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July 9, 2022 1:00 am
What you have to figure out is what you gonna do their carrier for you. Every relationship, reveals your heart and will your lot like typhoid Mary while people around you might be dropping like flies into boilers. The brothers of welcome to cross the bridge with David McGee. Well, maybe difficult to hear the infecting people with sin or infecting them with grace.
Find out which one it is. Today is Pastor David continues in Romans five with his teaching one life can change the world you sleep verse 12 Romans chapter 5 is it therefore just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because all have sinned, so there is this thing going around call sin. And this is how death is spread and see through Adam's sin entered into the world. A lot of times, especially a young Christian Adam Blewitt Kimberly Adam Blewitt for I wish I would've been in the garden. I would've blown it and then is grown in the Lord. I realize you know what I would've fared any better than she friend we have this thing called a sin nature that's been handed to us and if you think that you can go through life even as a believer never said a theologically yes God gives you the power to be in overcome her overall set. The reality is we still sin while we place ourselves back in my decision not yours will handle this my way. Not your way.
But understand, everyone of us would fall in the garden. Everyone else, not just when we talk about sin were not just talking about what you do wrong when talking about also doing everything right.
In other words, you go through a day you love everybody in the way you're supposed to love you tell everybody you see about Jesus doing everything right. Doing nothing wrong that would make you sinless. Verse 13 says for until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. The new living translation. Maybe a clarity that says yes people send even before the law was given and there was no law to break, since it had not yet been given to even from Moses, even though there was no law given because the law was given through Moses still death was Raymond was raining because of all the man is appalled's amazing thing, though, when we begin to take on the nature of Christ. You don't have to live under the curse under the penalty under the bondage under the power of sin. That's what the gospel is all about. You can live the 3.verse 14 nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who would not send according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of him who was to come. So through through his sin came death and and physical death brought spiritual death.
Now understand to notice is sorry about the death reigned from Adam to Moses was dealing with Tom in the law had been given, and yet sin was still there. Verse 50. But the free gift is not like the offense. For by the one man's offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.
So, simply put, friend throughout him came, sin came death through Jesus comes grace and life. You don't have to make a decision about your Adamic nature is a word we use that's Artie been given to Yorty that you were born. The first time without a dominant nature, but there's a decision involved in being born again. That's me and born of the spirit member years ago somebody we were in the old building's mobile place.
No, somebody drop by the church. I was talking to them you know, and I was trying to minister to women. Phone rang and I was only person there in the answer phone as a telemarketer selling widgets or something on her cell and innocent while you negative actually call the church and you can't talk right now I you know you need these widget magnetic Sanderson I can't member what we really need these as early dog and I were okay were finding the you know I'm trying to minister to people with in this, get off the phone and he will not get on the phone is like being desolation.
I get off the phone.
Hello, I said you go to church anywhere using Catholic Church consider you born again is born again soon. I morning no what you do with the fact that Jesus said you must be born again. He said he said essentially said that John chapter 3 wood and come up with that. Jesus, when he came up without a warning, hasten John what he knew what to do or how to be morning in the morning and explain how to be born. Okay that's all you morning going for a disbursing Lord is your savior and be born again, he should sure letting in the sinners prayer I was subject to praise God working to get more information hung up the phone, you know, the people are talking to said happens all the time.
It's only happened that once you next time you get a telemarketer call to take your shot Milligan to get mad. So Jesus is the one that came up with the born-again thing. Our first birth from Adam. Our second birth through Jesus Christ came death, Jesus comes life. Romans chapter 515 and again in new living translation which it helps and in some of these the to go between these translations as is and what a difference between our sin and God's generous gift of forgiveness for this one man, Adam brought death to many through a set but this other man, Jesus Christ brought forgiveness to many through God's bountiful gift.
There was a woman who was morning and I came United States and bore.
She was a working in a house think it was in New Jersey and she was there for about two weeks and all the residence there got sick. So then she quit working for them and she went to work for somebody else and everybody in the house got sick developed typhoid so then she left.
She went to another house there's like 16 people now she was cooking and cleaning and guess what. 14 of the 16 people came down with typhoid.
Well, somewhere along the lines might say that you think there's a problem here should know. There's nothing wrong with me well to want to care for another household all them got sick and then the law intervened and they said you know what you may look healthy but your carrier of typhoid you see you can be a carrier of typhoid and look healthy but everybody around can catch that from you and so they took apartments and you know what you're here. You can't live among people anymore because you got typhoid, we can know how to cure your failure to live up here they Are for like three years and then somehow she cut it the she gets back out changes or night. I told her don't work with food don't work with people she knew. She goes out and gets a job in a restaurant. What happens people start dropping like fun house. So finally she change her name with another job before he died. And finally they said you know what you're going to have to come live apart from people for the rest of your life, your name was typhoid Mary and all these people got infected because Mary Sent.
There's nothing wrong with me.
There's nothing wrong with me when you can sit there today and say there's nothing wrong with you, but you're actually the carrier of the deadly disease called sin and it's a disease that killed more people than typhoid more people in cancer more people in heart disease and what you have to figure out is what you going to be a carrier of sin. Jesus is every relationship that you have, reveals your heart and that and he said in the will know know know I will have Ron don't have a problem in your lot like typhoid Mary while people around you might be dropping like flies.
You can boilers in a brown there's no problem. Life lesson here. You are either infecting people center infecting them with grace. You are either infecting people with center infecting them with grace is a gracious God, he's always been a gracious God's plan is to use us carriers of Adam to become carriers of Jesus Christ to have that second birth to be born again that we can carry grace and mercy enjoyed other people to carry Jesus, but that's her choice not occasionally not talk to me on a second. I grew up with the notion that the Hebrew Scriptures was. He was really mad. In the Old Testament. I was just mad that he was just me, I don't know I have this picture that he can set up on his throne. You know, and then just can't wait for people to step out of line unit 07 outline step outline numbers open on soluble that was a picture I had a God. Later in life that led to some serious spiritual problems in my life is when I messed up. I started running from God and just like God chased Adam say in where are you guy kept chasing me and I kept running well is run from the mix that God hears what I mean by that thought God wanted to beat me with a big stick for being bad. That's why was chasing me. You know I was really chasing me because he missed fellowship with. He missed me being his friend creator God of the universe could miss you or I were not fellowship absolutely.
I think he chases us around fellowship when he think he tells the stories like the one of the prodigal son with the father was licking any solace on a faraway office with his leasing the following as he was sitting at the window waiting and looking for and when you wander off.
That's God's heart toward you. He's looking he's waiting sin when you might come home. Finally, a friend Christian friend who I was kind of afraid of sin came to me and was talking to him and he said you know I love you and I miss you and tears came to my house as I realize that was the heart of God not come here on the beach you not come here I want will on you know the world it done. It's taking its toll on me. That's a Khmer mission in a loving come home to me.
That's what God is doing the date that's what the Lord is doing through this ministry and the television, radio, and all these things shouting out the people come home, come back walking this freedom that I'll give you an he's a gracious God and gracious God, in the old and the new Hebrew coming Exodus chapter 34, six and seven Exodus being in the Old Testament, the Hebrew Scriptures says it. And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and said that merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abounding in goodness and truth are 15 uses that word by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ. A bounded too many here soon. The Greek abounded, abounding, what is happening to abound is enough and to spare to super about to be in excess of paint a picture for essay you've messed up this week that Pro includes all of us.
I think that's probably safe to say an interview for like you did mess up this week just ask your spouse will help you you messed up this week and you hear anyone you know I do.
I need I need forgiveness of fresh but something come to God. I will God really forgive me and and is it more like a old. Here's a little little drop grace, that's it that's all got to know you need more, but that's all the grace of God is not the way it works. You come to God for I need any forgiveness anything grace and God is abounding in excess of will and the port all I Lord I need forgiveness because I hear some grace hallelujah okay not there is this other thing I did some Andres well I there is one other thing, here's some more gray. He's got plenty is never going to run out if this is mercies are new every morning. So yesterday I know that I use up all is mercies for yesterday. Maybe. But even abuse of yesterday's freshman new every morning. The moment you wake the moment you open your eyes get her some mercy mercy by mercies are new every morning.
They're not worn out even wear me out. You say that you can use them all up. I still have fresh batch mercy fresh batch of grace about you friend, but I need that mercy every morning, and God is so willing to give it. Now the reality is I can think. I know I don't need your mercy. I don't need your grace and I miss out the loser he still has it.
Can you send Jesus to hunt for the sins of the world. So, are there like containers up there with people's names on the grace form, but because I say no I don't want it, they never receive it in the missile friend is that describe you today are you listening and saying I don't need grace or maybe just maybe just a couple drops not you need grace poured out on your friend and God loves you enough to give it to 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 in 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. But it doesn't have to because God knows your future and you can to with David McGee's teaching entitled know your future immune to terrorism.
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Instead, find hope with this month's special offer. Know your future be immune to terrorism know your future is available as a CD or DVD, and is our gift to you when you call today with a donation to cross the bridge ministries is because of your continued faithful support that were able to broadcast across the nation. With the life-changing word of God to help support cross the bridge and receive your CD or DVD copy of know your future call 877-458-5508 or go online to cross the bridge.com. Now let's return to pastor David's verse by verse teaching in the book of Romans. Let's look at this gift in verse 16 it says and the contest is not like that which came to the one I sent for the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gas free. Just which came from many offenses resulted in justification the free gift.
We talked about justification that justice is never send Jesus is here.
Think of it like this was the leader of the human race is when Adam fell and declared war on God.
All of us were we live you if you're an American citizen. The president makes a decision to go to war with somebody. He makes that decision. It puts all of us at war because he's our leader, Adam was our leader in the sense that he fell in a sinful nature we declared war on got all of us were at war with God is not that you maybe were born, or even woke up every day going I'm at war with God maybe did doesn't matter. You were in a state of war because your natural leader. Adam made that decision now you have the decision to follow Adam which comes naturally to send to death.
He follow Jesus to life and notices this free gift free gift that's good. You can't buy. You cannot buy it has to be given to and it's a get an interesting thing about gifts, imagine at Christmas time you get a gift and you call that's just beautiful and sometimes it's interesting you ladies can just make masterpieces with ribbons and paper and stuff, some you guys to a little concerned but this can also be no sometimes you know it is all that's pretty especially kids.
We wrapped a gift for kiddos. It's got a waste of time and when their Yonkers weather is tear through what they want to get in order to get the gift get open.
I never had one of my children pop up in April, May or June and say hey what's up box with a ribbon in the paper all that's my Christmas present heaven opened the I don't have to say Benjamin you you need to open again gift is meant to be open and enjoy.
So this gift. So many people in this world. Maybe some people sit here some people listen have a gift it's unopened sin that their fee and it's not just a gift, the gift is the gift of life is the gift of Jesus Christ that the gift of his lot all the difference between being at war with God and being friends with and yet some people say who are you following follow Adam following Jesus some amazing thing when you stop to consider that Adam's life change the world. We should be too shocked at that because there's been other lives of change the world and in and in a different fashion, you think of Hitler, Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, all these people in history that they really impacted history they changed human history lovers of young people like Martin Luther, John Wycliffe would intense doubt that they led the world in Reformation change your their life change the world but you know what happens. We go through this life and and and we we forget the simple truth. Adam change the world. Jesus changed or if you following Jesus.
Guess what you can change the font Adam was pretty muchthing. But if you're following Jesus. You can make a difference.
The life lesson here one life can change the world one life can change the world. The question is will be years seat. We give you this analogy was a thermometer to do a thermometer registers what's going on around. In other words, if it's hot, it tells you it's hot, it's cold. It tells you it's cold simply registers it surrounding a thermostat that little thing on the wall that you adjusting your house or your apartment or whatever it impacts its environment doesn't register. What's going on. It changes what's going on around when you're growing up that whole thermostat thing is it's a bit of a mystery and not sure how it works. You just go over there and change numbers that matter really what your father said that was an HVAC heating and air.
When I was a young kid and it was an engineer source and no one's lawyers well one night I was cold so I turned the heat wave got too hot.
So when open the window. I learned a lot about heating and air that night that I didn't know before things looked up straight, Neubauer friend, which are you you thermostat or are you thermometer see if the monitor just regular being just registers what's going on around it. If you're in the middle of a bad situation then you're having a bad day. If you're in the middle. The tense situation in your very that's what a thermometer to not call us to be thermometer is called us to be thermostats to influence what's going on around us, and even in the midst of a lost Diane dark hopeless world.
You can be aligned that can impact the people around the question is that God wants to ask every person this morning's which will you be will you be a thermometer and follow Adam believe you thermostat and follow Jesus all this would not be possible if the one for the grace of God in this free gift, but God says you know because you say well I love to be thermostat but I can't because I'm sending a message that loved one. There's good and there's his mercies are new every morning and his grace is just waiting to be poured out upon the and you can be set free to be thermostat. Ask God to help you asking to forgive you. You can be set for you next week. How about right now is available. Not only is he available his hand is outstretched to you can be justified through this gift of this one act of believing in Jesus. We can choose not to ask him for this grace walk out with your sand and your problems stuff going on, weighing you down and you can be thermometer today and say no I cannot. Please forgive me. I need a fresh batch of your mercy and your grace 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 could 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. So congratulations 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 the bridge ministries would you consider supporting us with a financial gift when you call with your gift. Make sure to ask them about this month's special offer entitled know your future be immune to terrorism.
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