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Romans Chapter 5:8-10

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July 2, 2022 1:00 am

Romans Chapter 5:8-10

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July 2, 2022 1:00 am

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You know when you enjoy human conflict. You can learn there's ways to review the resolve in a run from a conflict with your boss you can quit your job not always as we got to the mentality now conflict in marriage is run dry works are but with God where are you going to run. He's everywhere. Some of you praise God, have run in the here this morning and got us trying to speak.

Welcome to cross the bridge with Dede McGee.

We can have peace with God, or we can be. We make the choice today is that the decision is pastor Dave continues the Romans five piece is David McGee. Look at verse eight treasure but God demonstrates his all love towards us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. This is amazing part of it's not hey you know it. If you start making your way towards God. If you do this if you do that if you do catechism confirmation. This let the other, then God may begin to love you none of this out this is God love this long before we did any of he made the overture. He initiated this whole thing. Not only were doing well, but while we are still sinners understand to because we've actually confuse the language in some people get confused about this and they have actually heard people say, well in order to and understand and I'll explain it fully in order to come to God you have to repent before you come to God in a friend you can't repent. Apart from the supernatural spiritual power God gives you. In that moment. As you come to him you believe he is and there's a sorrow in your heart created percent.

But the thing that you can repent. Apart from him, friend, you can do that actually would change that word and I would think that means that the quit sending repent and is acquits, and that's what it means great in the original Greek and means to change her mind or the change of direction literally, to come to God not to fix everything not to work all your problems out and then come to because we tell the world that they get this misconception of wealth and I'll have to quit doing this and quit doing that and then I can come to God come to God why you're so sent his friend.

Think of.

If you need to quit sending before you come to God, when will you come to we just built a wall and from across the Bible says why were still sinners he died for us so we come to him, God begins to do something in her heart begins to change us from the inside out.

See even the measures that we had a repent in order to come to God. Yes you do have to change a lot yes you do have to change your direction but you know what you come to God, then your behavior change by before we say you gotta change your behavior, we just might got an accessible, we don't we don't want to do. Jesus died so they could be accessible. You know when you really like somebody maybe give them flowers and chocolates or gift or something and if you really, really like love.

Maybe you give them odometer something expensive about what Jesus did wasn't talk was a flower was in a down something much, much more. John 1513 says is greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. See you can tell what something is worth by the price others are willing to pay for other words, if you're curious about what something is worth you get a gold eBay and you can figure out what people pray in this work that must be what it's worth roughly as well and not to give chocolates or flowers or diamonds or money, but paid the ultimate price for himself.

So the price that he's placed upon you is a very high when God must love you in order to do life lesson years. Gotta shown his love for you the most powerful way possible. Gotta shown his love for you the most powerful way possible. When Jesus died on the cross what he was saying to us is I love you I love you this, Romans chapter 5 verse eight.

This is a key verse in the book of Romans and also in the Bible as a matter fact part of that Roman road that we've been talking about that some verses going through Romans. Does Romans is kind of unique in the sense that you can take from somebody from not knowing the Lord to knowing the Lord within this one, but Romans 310, 323 you don't have these in your mouth or have them written down somewhere you need to jot them down because the Bible says that we need to be put here to give to every man an answer for our Christian home so you don't know how to walk somebody through this or don't know these verses are encouraged strongly to write about Romans 58. The verse were looking at here. Romans 512, 623 Romans 10 910 sometimes I run run put in Romans 1013 as well. Whoever calls on the Lord shall be saved, and I would encourage you to mark these down and in walk somebody through them and say you know somebody says hey I think I'm going to heaven because I'm a good person say no.

Would you mind if I open my Bible and share with you what the Bible has to say about that and taken down the Roman road. Even if you have the verses member sometimes it really helps the open your Bible and the walk-through while we're still sinners, ungodly what this is saying, Jesus loved us when we were unlovable we were unlovable. Sometimes we still try to be unlovable that God have cacti at home.

That's like a lot of cactus called cacti who made up all those rules but anyway we got cacti and then I used to have one that was it was an ornery little cactus because you would need a much cactus you brush up against and you know that no release there their thorns or spikes into your this one kid you not. He had like this heatseeking sensitivity and you can just get close to him and he would release the spikes my brother from that and said you have that plan. But anyway you know that sometimes were like that cactus God tries to come close to us and we pull back just like trying to pet us in our own dog. How often do we do that more often than I care to think about. Not only do we occasionally act like cactuses, spikes or cacti were spiked were called to love the world, cacti would gotta said go go love people go. Love the unlovable go pray and be a blessing to those that hate you, and persecute you not go love them until they hurt you or you figure out they got spikes and run as far as an note. Love the unlovable.

Gotta shown is left to anyone's you to show his love to others.

You have to get firmly and grasp this concept, that it wasn't something in you.

God saw he just simply loves you not based on your use lounge.

This verse ties back into such a key verse and in their very similar. John 316 we heard this so many times that we don't even pay attention to the words anymore let me ask you to pay attention to the word for God so loved the world.

This world absolutely with all the cacti absolutely the bad people absolutely that he gave a bunch of rules and regulations. And no, that's what it is. He gave his only begotten son, that whoever flies right and asked correctly done, spit shoe or smoke or go the girls and blue or whatever that thing in. I saw what it says that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting.

We forget that it was love that drove Jesus on God so loved the gave what you get gave his son.

When you talk about trying to hug you cacti think Jesus was here to save humanity. The human race, and luckily did before you say will that was actually the Jewish we were the Roman people was your set. You and I all played a part in his execution but No, No lately kick them out of his hometown, a friend betrayed them.

The religious people city was filled with demons.

The centers that he was guilty, the son of God. Silica wanted to keep going. Love Islam drove them on. Because he would rather go through hell for you then go to heaven without when you think about what he did what he offers us simply amazing God's done all the active it's it's it's his work. God loves God gives. We believe we live. That's it.

That's what he offers us. If you believe in me.

You live but we try to complicate what is not just sent you can just believe and then just come to repentance.

I know some of you in your upbringing and and you go to enough estimates only say like that really talk like that you start on like that then just everybody want to come to Jesus yeah would not be horrible and that Jesus is available with his hands outstretched. Not saying if you don't act better his income to me. But again, what we do we fix outside for incoming got quit doing this that mailing that what you were held at the newcomer got you're doing or fixing the outside incidents that got says no you come to me just like you are I will begin the change you from the inside out and see because we put the focus on the outside. What happens to you. Gotta look a certain way and you can look a certain way, what are you going to pick up a masking word arch absolutely what's happened is because of that church is been a breeding ground for hypocrites, well aware that mass literally the Greek people treat these. That's what it means somebody wears a mask wants to pretend something on the outside is happening.

It's not happening here. How is it happening here you go back to this and understand that God loves you and your goodness cannot earn God's love your badness can't drive them away show it. You can rejected, you can rejected, you can hear somehow. You can hear about this love about this incredible Savior and what is done and what he did for you and say no thanks one of the 12 did that and he Judas heart that would reject the sacrifice of the Savior. I wish a lot of things only friend I sure do wish I got a hard on anybody.

You can rejected, you can hear about this love and reject would encourage you not to do. Thank you for listening to cross the bridge with David McGee will return to David's teaching in just a moment the tragedy in Benghazi. The bombings in Boston and the current unrest in Egypt are all vivid accounts of terrorism each time an event like this occurs, it often causes us to respond with fear.

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What are we justified by our good works by church attendance by this buyer.

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His blood by his blood a lot the blood of Jesus Christ, not the blood of bulls, not the C can't be justified by those things. But by the blood of Jesus Christ himself. He shed his blood for us. Look at verse 10 for if we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his son, much more is another much more will be father think in this chapter, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by his life to her senses much more than percent, much more, having been reconciled, shall be saved by the way me for it. When we were enemies. I want an enemy of God while you were before you came to Jesus to ask him to forgive you of your says your enemy of God. Let me go one step further. If you're here today and you've not accepted Jesus as your Savior. You're an enemy of God. Not because of him. But that's your decision.

You can be at peace with God or you can be the enemy of God.

See. Somehow we got in this and actually heard a preacher I love watching teaching in such a preacher this week and I heard him say will you and I were all children of God were not all children got some of the Bible teaches Jesus himself in John eight. He's talking these guys because you know what you are in the very seeker sensitive way. He said you are of your father the devil are strong words and John chapter 1 verse 12 says as many as believe in Jesus are able to become sons children, but those who don't believe in Jesus are at war with him and are not his children need understand that a friend if you want to be at war with God.

That's your choice would strongly encourage you not to be at war with God.

One of you is going to get worn out, lose suck to be him yet. I don't know it's fear of rejection or what some choose to continue to be at war with God in the evening understand with Jesus. It's not like it's hot or cold book of Revelation. He talks about you know what if your lukewarm that they did a nice thing in the King James and they sits all spew you out of my mouth thinking new King James takes a little more accurate approaches is out vomit you out of my mouth I want you lukewarm. How would you describe yourself today hi on fire passionate for the Lord are lukewarm illusion, and he'll love you if you're on the fence are on the wrong side of the fence, but basically your war with God. Matthew 1230 says this he this is Jesus because he is not with me is against me and him. He who does not gather with me scatters abroad give it to you in the new living translation.

Anyone who isn't helping me opposes me and anyone who is in working with me is actually working against for strong words and master question is are you gathering, you scatter scissors know there's no fence sitting here on the fence your scattering if you're forming your gathering to you know Jesus as your Savior. Your soul is no longer world. You're on the right team, but you are you helping Jesus and his calls Jesus I you love me so much mesmerized time filled with amazement at your love and I just wanted to tell other people's awesome since about the whole thing kind of in the military fashion sometimes work were called to a battleground on the playground and imagine him so I can let me say I am in the military, block grant, which grand jury in while not really in a particular branch will what you mean will Hootie report. While I don't really report anybody will how do you how do you get your orders well know Mike tells me what to do not join the military. I got sick darkly tell me what so how does that work not part of the Army you're not reporting for duty in active fact. Imagine how that would go in a battle for you know they were going out were going to do that okay well although I do that I'm going to gotta do my own thing over here house at about a number well some of us are trying to fight a battle like trying to do our own thing, consider submitting to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and let him lead the charge.

We want to do our own thing and that's never going to work because you're not only not helping the gather your scatter.

I love enough to say that early on in ministry as this is really in hindsight it's a really urgent prayer, but I Jesus and Jesus.

Give me your barn for the law and in the Lord and that still small voice not audible just in that still small voice.

I can give you a burden for the loss.

That's what kept me on the cross, you can't handle civil Lord skimming portion give me a smidge of your burden for the lost.

So it can drive me on and ministry more to put your hand on your heart fill your heart beat encourage you to do the same and put your hand on your heart fill your heart with every beat of your heart. A person who does not know Jesus on this planet slipping into an eternity without every heartbeat every minute of every hour of every day every week every year of your life. Should that matter to us. It should drop us.

It should fuel us, not by religious sentiment, but his love for us in our love for them. They are in a conflict with God for this is not like you know when you get into human conflict. You can there. There's ways to relieve the resolving to run from heavy to get a result and get a conflict with your boss you can quit your job not always something to do.

We got to the mentality now that if it conflict in marriage is run, get a divorce. Don't try to work through, but with God where are you going to run. He's everywhere.

Some of you praise God, have run in the here this morning and got us trying to speak to try to run from God of hidden some dark places and dark corners. You know what I found. He was there trying to reach me trying to touch me not being afraid of trying to shatter the darkness and reach out can run anywhere.

Second Corinthians is this chapter 5 verse 18 says now all things are of God, who is reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ and is given us the ministry of reconciliation that is that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them and is committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf be reconciled to God as God were pleading through us, be reconciled to God. That's our ministry meant not the ministry condemnation. The ministry of reconciliation.

What is it mean to reconcile reconciled us to settle or resolve a conflict settle or resolve a conflict.

We have the opportunity we have the calling.

We have the empowerment to help people settle their conflict not just in a marriage or a job.

Those are noble things but with God himself. The power of God's word and his Holy Spirit can resolve the conflict between a person and God and if you listen and then there's and you're wondering why I'm not sure if I have peace with God in the near war with God friend in love telling you your war with God. If you're if you don't understand completely about Jesus and Eve asking to forgive your sins, you do not have the peace of God, you are at war with God is awesome thing about this thing of being at war with God is you can make peace with God and in its this final life lesson is we can have peace with God or be at war with God. We make the choice so right now God has his hand extended to say and I want to be at peace with you what we do. The shame, the pain was his.

The pain and he did so on the pain and the shame were his choice is yours. If today here listening you're not sure where you are with the Lord. Not sure you've ever asking to forgive you of your sins right now God's hand is extended to you saying come to me.

I'll forgive you your sins. I'll begin to do a work in. I'll begin you to give you the power to overcome those things that would hold you back or maybe maybe today you.

You've honestly said you know a Pastor David not hot, not passionate about my relationship with the Lord.

Probably more lukewarm that can change with a simple decision saying God. You know what I don't want to be grabbed and the wheel anymore. Got I don't want to be the copilot anymore. I want you to be the pilot owing you to be the Lord of malign friend that's not a one time decision. That's a daily decision. It's been a while since you've made that decision to really have God Lord of your life make this more make it today friend you know for sure that your sins have been forgiven. You can know right now own Legion.

A short simple prayer simply telling God you're sorry and asking him to help you to live for him.

Please pray this prayer with me out loud right now. Dear Jesus, I believe you died for me that I could be forgiven and I believe you were raised from the dead that I can have a new life not done wrong things I have sent and I'm sorry. Please forgive me of all those things.

Please give me the power to live for you. All of my days in Jesus name, amen it friend of you prayed that prayer according to the Bible you've been forgiven you've been born again. Jesus said he would not turn anybody away who comes to him and he came for those people who knew they needed forgiveness. Those who were sick, not the righteous. So congratulations from you just made the greatest decision that you will ever make. God bless you if this was your first time praying that prayer with Pastor David we would love to hear from you. You can call us toll-free at 877-458-5508 to receive our first steps package with helpful resources to help you begin your walk with Christ. Also, if you been blessed by cross a bridge ministries would you consider supporting us with a financial gift when you call with your gift.

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