This broadcaster has 418 podcast archives available on-demand.
Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.
September 11, 2022 1:00 am
Vision probably thinks is only one well-known this morning because that will ruin your life is let the Holy Spirit fill and control you. Let the Holy Spirit fill and control and the pretense in this Ephesians worth means it will continually be available to welcome to cross the bridge would be date is the senior pastor of the bridge in Kernersville, North Carolina, one of the important parts of following Christ is seeking to hold the spirit regular basis and asking to be filled to overflowing. Find out more about this relationship between you and the Holy Spirit is passionately continued in the book of Romans chapter, but before we get it. The devil is able to influence so many Christians today because they simply don't know their box about God's word. That's why we want to send you Pastor David's message Romans for more recorded in the heart of interval.
This I couldn't show no doubt the historical accuracy of the Bible Romans from our way of saying thank you gift today to help more people.
This station and beyond cross the bridge to cross the bridge.com to request your again that's crossed the bridge. Now, here's the teaching choose life and peace. Romans chapter 8 verse two for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the wall.
Jesus wants to rescue us from the law. Jesus wants to rescue us, set us free from our sin to sin doesn't end this chapter Tyler Sam doesn't dictate to a believer what he does. It should we have this thing we been talking about it yield to God yield to your sent when you're young to your sent.
You're not the only God when you're yielding to God you're not yielding to yourself and we have that decision, set us free from all and we been made free by sin waits at the door and your again if you let it. You can give another flash or selfish desires is doesn't just set us free to meet the minimum requirements we can live above the law is not about the lawn that were free to break it. I mean we can exceed the requirements of the law through the Holy Spirit. The law of gravity. It it's there. I mean, if there be doubt in a jump off the top of this building, and whether you believe in the law of gravity or not doesn't matter, but an airplane because of the laws of aerodynamics can rise above the law of gravity. That's what we can do when we read the Bible to go. I don't know if I can do that you can. The Wright brothers. There was part of them is all in a single word or a job and know that I think it will, and it did. And it does and we can rise above the minimum requirements of US a life lesson.
You can the requirements of the law is the power of the Holy Spirit. You can rise above the requirements of the law through the power of the Holy Spirit.
If you been with us a few weeks ago when we were going through seven chapter 7.
You say we can do this. That's right, you can't.
You still can't God do the powers Holy Spirit can. It's interesting to me. The first seven chapters of Romans mentioned the spirit four times the Holy Spirit mentioned 21 times in this chapter, God is trying to give us the key is trying to show us what we need and and how we needed in the Holy Spirit is working. If you come to the Lord asking to forgive you of your sentence, then the Holy Spirit is inside of you working to release you to deliver you to set you free from set and you can give into the Holy Spirit and be set free. You can struggle with them and live in the faith, asking the failure asking the failure fresh.
Some people get freaked out about that old people will start running around doing crazy things. The Bible talks about being filled with the spirit forget what you've seen on TV or heard on the radio and this is the Bible encourages us to be filled with the spirit is encouraged to be filled with the spirit wants no wife because you spirit leaks out of you got me for every day that is Ephesians 518 says don't be drunk with wine, I'm not thinking that when on this morning because that will ruin your life instead let the Holy Spirit fill and control you. Let the Holy Spirit fill and control asking God to fill you with the spirit awesome thing in Jesus. He dealt with her fears as he mentions in passages is like a father is not going to give somebody a stone and they want a piece of bread and any times and he said how much more your heavenly father will give the Holy Spirit to what to those who ask him lets us know we need to be asked. We need to be asking to be filled with the spirit and the pretense in this Ephesians worth means that working annually being filled with the spirit were under the law.
Law is not achievable while walking in her flesh, but you know what the Holy Spirit man you can love your enemies, you can take care of the poor. You can you can be made free. I want to great deal. I see this in real life this past week in solicitor and you know I wish him well. My flash my flash my selfish nature, mild nature.
I don't want to pray that God would bless him my flash wants to do whatever. But to the power the Holy Spirit. I think man God blesses that person or those people I can do that.
That's not me that's God spirit set in me free from me and noticed God is he's given us the tools in this chapter you will like and use that phrase, but too many think were going to be made happy by what's outside of class I will have. I know I've been through the drill will all be happy when filling your mind, I'll be happy when I get a new job, I'll be happy to get a better job. I'll be happy to get that promotion will be happy if I get to college and be happy about it in the car be happy to get that new house many times in your life if you said something like that. And then when it happened it was like I was what I thought it would be a good friend in Cleveland. His father was top fuel drag ration and he ended up one year when in the national big daddy… You gotta follow that thing and and you know what his comment was after he won the national thought of you have thought to be happier than I sent thing with him is two months later he was diagnosed with cancer four months later he was gone to we set these things up. Will this happens, I'll be happy if that happens, I'll be happy it done it before. If I find success in music. I'll be happy if I get this I'll be happy to find those things go well this is it this year is what I thought it be friend of your 11 like that all you can be set free from that happiness doesn't depend on what happened. It depends upon the Lord, you have if you know Jesus as your Savior. You can have joy. You don't have to say while be happy if I'll be happy with you and be happy this morning. If you don't know Jesus. Guess what you can be happy this morning as I was given a chance before you finish your Jesus and a beer chasing that all now know that I know are and happened using all my good God loves you so much is that all will. This is what I'm going to tease you like that little carrot stick, think and and happiness depends on you getting a raise and you get the house and you get all your clothes on top wells located learn how to swim. My cousin got a swim to me.
You know when I put my head down starts with that lookup maybe farther away any Thought I would notice a yes I had a tragic childhood. God is not like that to each and every one of us today right here. Here is peers joy. Here's happiness. Here's forgiveness but we go well. I'm going to look somewhere else so amazing thing.
Mention cars and mechanics. Imagine then that one to imagine if you went out you try to start your car and it wouldn't start but instead of trying to look at the better stuff you just got out a card port for the liquor help you twisted up Dubin set up on the roof. Maybe put a laptop with porn on it in front of it met all that'll help babysit some cash on the hood all Pastor David Comeau now who would try to fix a problem like that with with booze or with though was porn with money, too many friends way too many God here is this is that this is your solution.
He's not running away from you. He's running to you getting here.
I think I'll just fix all trotted and were you were listening to Pastor David McGee only crossed the bridge will be back with more powerful insight from God's word in just a moment but first so many people today are losing faith simply because they don't know how much real evidence there is for the truth of the Bible.
We want to help you strengthen your faith so that you can live the abundant life God has for you by sending you Pastor David's DVD message Romans from home. This insightful teaching recorded in the heart of the ancient city of Rome will help you see the book of Romans in its historical context, and confirm your faith in the truth of God's word Romans from home is our gift to thank you for your donation to help more people on this station and beyond.
Crossed the bridge from death to life's ago to cross the bridge.com to request your copy today. Again that's crossed the bridge.com. Now back to today's teaching ever shrink for what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flash by sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh on account of sin, he condemned sin in the flesh. I'm reading from the new King James given to you in the new living translation says the law of Moses could not save because of our sinful nature but God put into effect a different plan to save us he said his own son in a human body like ours except ours or something. God destroyed sin's control over us by giving his son as a sacrifice person think I came in the form of Jesus Christ hundred percent man hundred percent God.
He was fully God is fully man. Wow, was why did he live as a man because he had as its first points out he needed to condemn Santa flex.
He lived a perfect life. He's the only one is only one, and he died for our said he condemned behavior will he condemned sin in the flesh is what it is amazing to think about that we can live a life that overcomes sin not saying we do it, but I'm sent to this verse through this chapter. Apparently it is possible as possible. Where do we go off track. Why we sent well we we choose. Sometimes, regrettably to let send control the old nature instead letting the new nature of the Holy Spirit controls we get that you got got his gentleman. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman. The Holy Spirit is not going to make somebody do something he will not violate free will understand you had a neighbor who was trying to minister to every time you mention the Holy Spirit to what's up with the Holy Spirit and utensil happening. So I got work with and came a start, the Holy Spirit hello Holy Spirit, one night in his church through into the floor and he was paralyzed, he could move in and he said to just freak me out and said it didn't really sound like the Holy Spirit, supreme, that's not the Holy Spirit.
You always have a choice. Sometimes you go well I shouldn't do this mess.
Godsend don't do it and we make the choice. There's a life lesson we can choose the let send control us or the Holy Spirit to control who should we let control us. The Holy Spirit again. He's not going to take over your will, you have to give your will to the second got to know you want me to do this again. Some of probably really didn't want to come here today, but you yielded the God near here that's awesome because the more you yield to God, the stronger that become the more you yield to sin, stronger that when I was gotta go say and you can become a butterfly that cocoons go to go. Gotta go. So you let go of that old nature. What is it, if we let the Holy Spirit control is going to be like paralyzed on the floor for several hours. Know what is the Bible say the fruit of the spirit Galatians 522 but the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control. Against such there is no about you Malik that listen to sounds pretty good. Sounds pretty good to be loving, joyful, peaceful, to be willing to put up long-suffering to be kind to be good to be faithful to be gentle. That's life.
Holy Spirit saliva allowing him to God not only forgives us, but he gives us a new nature new design also is not just okay well you say this prayer you're forgiven I'll just go all the way were doing. You asked God to forgive and okay given the nature that's why you get saved you get to do the old things you want us this isn't that much fun while always thought this was cool and you start to let go what you got a new nature. God has imparted to you a new nature, a new way to live.
If you will. Jesus didn't just say follow me and give it to could have Sally set to follow me and he gave us things to do as we follow this is as you follow me, this is what housing is another Jesus, and we recognize this and the body of Christ. Jesus came to die for our sense right will why he just pop up one day and then die the same day it was all about. This nonperson wanted me to because he was teaching us how to live saying you know what this is what life can be like as you follow you can love people. You can be gentle, you can become. You can tell people the truth in love. Jesus wants to he wants to do that. He's not.
He's not finished minute and positionally. Theologically, Lord asking to forgive you of your sins, your sins are cleansed really the sanctification God cleaning you up for his purposes then begins through yielding to his Holy Spirit and Jesus wants to show us how to live as surprising when I talk to people and sometimes you don't run into somebody the justice no mention church or something like the when they do that I almost sure somebody wounded. I don't sit there and all you Gentile heathen dog going die. I wonder what happened what happened and when I get in that situation and remember this from talk about Jesus.
Don't talk about church is when you talk about church you're digging out a wound when you talk about.
I met a lot of people don't like the church and then sorry to say we probably given him summary but I've never met anybody that like Jesus all they may be disturbed by some of the things he said, but the things about Jesus and you want to be more like the lab so how do you do that will first to get saved and then you allow God's spirit to work in gang.
God is given us a way to live and that's life with Jesus shows us how to live Jesus shows us how to live. I may sound like a simple statement which you think. We forget that we think will Jesus is all about forgiveness. Jesus is about forgiveness.
But what happens then talked about before. Some items for asked Jesus to save them in their born-again. We don't know what's going on in the heart. But God says he will reject and invite it really comes in blazing and are still here in the real God lesion. Here is a start and is working I want to be more like Jesus. I'm sure many of you want to be like Jesus, people listen radio and television, satellite they want to be like Jesus. I want to be like the way he treated people like Leah want to be more like that but you know course, what we think is everybody else need to be more like dollar. Everybody else is not like Jesus. Well, they're looking at you noticing now. You're not like just we want everybody else to be more loving and work on, but doesn't really apply to us heard the story to young brothers and mothers making pancakes and the kids are not ready yet to brother start a fight over the pancake, she decides uses a teaching opportunity to she said Brandon and David, you, you guys need to just be more like Jesus be more loving and be more kind than what you mean mom so we know what you should be doing is is offering Jesus would offer the other one. The pancakes will boys looked at each other. Notice when said Brandon you be Jesus so I can get the pancake we go the lines like that all the like Jesus, must you be like Jesus and he send this is how it's not by the Holy Spirit, by giving yourself over to Holy Spirit. You can rise above your human nature can defeat the law of gravity of you and the new life in the spirit S not just here to teach the Bible.
I am here to teach about but I'm here to teach the Bible so that we can grab hold of the stuff Bible doing Bible study leaving the Bible. Doing so that you can discover a better way to live a way to live for God way to be set free from all the stuff and God's secrets. He saying what this is it.
Here's how it's done through him die like that song we think sometimes I'm forgiven because you or forsake I'm accepted you are condemned in this not only forgives gives us the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins and allows us to live a new life were saved by grace.
No doubt about it for me clarify you come to God you don't deserve it.
You've not earned it God's will to forgive you but then the process starts of you becoming more like Jesus and against my old one so I just praise and asked God to forgive him and never any changes are made.
I'm not God, but it concerns me for that person.
Because Spurgeon said something. He said the grace that does not change your life. Cannot save your soul when you come across Jesus, forgive me of my sentence like forgive me my sins. Why did he die on the cross he died on the cross because of my sins because of my sins. That's what put them on the cross. I will keep doing those things on the let go of those things I'm going to the Holy Spirit rise above. Look at verse four that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in the who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the spirit so this is a phrase that again is in verse one, and some some bottles in and it's not there is ownership but it says do not walk according to the flesh but according to the what is he talking about here.
Your flesh will desires your selfish nature. You have a selfish nature you've asked God to forgive you of your sent. You also have a a spirit nature. And there's there's a war going on and and this chapter can talk about and God is working in your new living translation. This verse is. He did this so that the requirement of the law would be fully accomplished for us and no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow spirit this chapter. Such a wonderful balance in teaching the grace of God and yet also teaching the new nature and that we gotta let go of things we need to let go of things are things a hold us down the crutches in this chapter is is filled with qualifiers. If you if you follow the spirit. The laws been fulfilled when you come to Jesus start 11 different start to change your mind about God, you start to change your mind and your heart about church. We have a lot of people that come to church or within go to church before, but they came they visit they got saved and outmanned like there like here like before the sun comes church church that God in you, loving church, your selfish nature would still have you at home in man is so awesome because it's not just God, forgive me, forgive me, give me the power to live free and you don't have to live the way you used to live.
You don't have to walk around angry and depressed and bitter and cynical and condemn. I don't know you but I think the title.
Good news certainly applies the strap friend you know for sure that your sins been forgiven. You can know right now lesion a short simple prayer simply telling God you're sorry and asking him to help you to live for him. God wants you to pray this prayer so much that he died to give you the opportunity and the ability to ask him to forgive you. 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 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 for you just made the greatest decision that you will ever make. God bless you, if you prayed that prayer with David for the first time we'd 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 before we go, we want to help you strengthen your faith so that you can experience the power of truly knowing and believing God's word.
That's why we want to send you Pastor David's DVD message Romans from Rome. This insightful resource recorded in the heart of the ancient city of Rome gives you a much deeper understanding of the historical context of the entire New Testament meaning you'll know God's word better moments from Rome is our gift to thank you for your donation to help more people on this station and beyond cross the bridge from death to life so good across the bridge.com now to request your copy today.
Again that's crossed the bridge.com you know each day comes with share of stress. So what better way to wake up with an encouraging word from his across the bridge.com and sign up now for David Mickey's email devotions each devotion include Scripture and a message from the heart of the it's easy and it's free.
Sign up email@example.com and be sure to join us next time across the bridge with David to hear more from applicable