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September 24, 2022 1:00 am
Everybody's call to ministry services ergo lock. I could never be like some of these people I read about the Bible. Yeah, in a sense of your selfish nature.
Your fleshly nature. That's right, it is impossible but with God through specs such thing as that whole thing about King has to go out the window, welcome to cross the bridge with David McGee, one of the important parts of following Christ is seeking the Holy Spirit on a regular basis and asking to be filled to overflowing. Find out more about this relationship between you and the Holy Spirit as Pastor David continues in Romans eight. Choose life and peace. Your statement deep. So in Romans chapter 8 have been encouraging people would encourage you to take the time to read this chapter.
Several times lower in minimum actually read it like once a week either Saturday night or Sunday morning. I'm not saying that's all you should read the Bible, you really should read the Bible every day. But keep in mind it's not necessarily a speed reading contest coming sometimes it all just read a few verses and just you know that the Lord just so speaks to me and other times I you know I'm in there for chapter 2 everyday and Salem encourage you to read the Bible, but especially while looking at this chapter to reread it several times lower and I know we all think water. I just don't have time to do that well.
Take the time to read because he took the time to bully okay so get God gave us his word to read and to be a life-changing experience a week should give it time and priority in our lives. Somewhere in Romans chapter 8 chapter 8 verse eight. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Statement in the new living translation will give it to Mrs. those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about the things that please the Spirit. That's going back to verse five.
So then if you're walking according to carnal things you cannot please God, what your driving thing in life never intended for us to say okay God I need forgiveness so can't get anywhere else. I guess I'll come to you now get forgiveness in the work done this whole order transaction number meant for us just to come to get a ticket. He says over and over. I can tell you how to live.
I can tell you how to live that you live life to the fullest extent that I created to be. How many of us really really believe that you understand that happiness, contentment, peace and joy don't come in all these things in the world they don't come in a nicer house nicer car better job, more money that will bring this not in the moment you realize that then you're more willing to come to God and I need you to control me because I want to live a life that is pleasing to you. Some people get a lot of trouble because if it's okay want to save now can go do whatever you live my life I can run my life. Not according this is yes theologically or forgiven of your sins, start the journey Jesus and follow me. Follow me as your following Jesus where your focus is on Jesus what's not on all the other stuff. Matthew 625 Jesus*what great question therefore is that you do not worry about your life what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body know what what you will put on his life more than food and the body more than clothing is your life all about these things. Friends knowingly is certainly no way to die because at some point you have to let go of all of you try to hold on to your if you try to make your life about this. You are going to miss it. If you make your life about God. It's going to be an rentable adventure. Jesus told us so many times. Matthew 1030 you cling to your life will lose it, but if you give it up for meal planning. I need to clean the understand this wars going on. Understand what I'm walking to my selfish nature. That's not pleasing in yourself and your old nature.
You cannot please God. Early in my Christian walk. I used to be really disappointed in myself just read this book about it. I'm applying this principle.
Everything is great and then I would mess up again and then I would be really disappointed. Check this out. I would be disappointed in myself.
An interesting menu's and their goal should be disappointed in yourself when you're all should never be disappointed in myself I know what myself is capable I've seen what all do unaided and yielded to the word of God and yielded to the spirit of God so disappointed in decisions yes but I need to hold on to the Holy Spirit cling to the Holy Spirit and have his priorities as my priorities and then I'll discover the joy of living for Lord been changed from the inside out. And God says if you do this will take care of but if you live your life trying to acquire and get things in your live a very frustrated life. Matthew 633 says, and he will give you all you need from day to day is you live for him and make the kingdom of God. Your primary concern in the new King James assists ET first. What is your primary concern is that money may you never be so cheaply satisfied.
If you live a life for God.
It's going to be incredible venture. 11 for sex, give me a break. Again, as cheaply satisfied saying success. There's there's more to life than being spiritually minded the life lesson here. We should make the kingdom of God.
Primary concern we should make the kingdom of God. Our primary concern to be kingdom minded summers look at this verse and I think I probably would. Well that's an oversimplification. You simply can't just focus on the kingdom of God because you know you got a work you gotta do this, you got you guys are saying neglect those things. Because what happens is you focus on the kingdom of God and you got a responsibility there certain things that you have to do again. I've been this world minded up in kingdom certainly goes kingdom on you friend have to make the decision if you will be cheaply satisfied are you focus on the kingdom of God and if you focus on the kingdom of God. Watching God do what he says he'll do as you step out in faith their stewardess should never go together. That's normal Christian, don't you know people talk about normal Christian real normal Christian. I don't want to be a normal Christian we look at the lives of other people, some of who are not following God we feel pretty good about us. Well, not really, somewhat like Joe, we cannot like him. We went through the book of acts we read about a lot of incredible incredible things went to the gospel. Incredible things I think your tendency looking through the Hebrew Scriptures. I think our tendency is to look at the lines in the Bible and say will that's the exception.
I mean nobody can actually live like that is just like a story told to encourage us wait a minute. If it's telling us about people that we can never be like how that occurred see we look at NOL can be like that can't be like this can be like Paul can be like Peter can be like the disciples can be like any other people to read about the book back to me like Elijah. Elijah David, Moses, although there are people you know they were Canada extraordinary calling on their lives. But don't miss this ordinary people, ordinary people to the moment we think of them as spiritual superheroes. Guess what would you like I can't do that. Nobody can do that nobody could live like that she can. You can't. That's why we were told that I gave you these examples that you might not that you might go move around but say how can that happen. I can have true and lasting joy. I can live a life that God is pleased with.
As I walk in the spirit, and bless others in your never to be satisfied living for yourself as long as your eyes are on you. You're never going to find peace and joy is only your house, get on you. You give away your patient Julie you can live in others centered life and find to be spiritually minded and sign this joy and peace.
It's been so elusive in your life.
While not sure it's possible. Certainly that's not for me that's for certain.
Here's another one certain called Christians we have in our mindset that there certain people who are called to radical life with God. And then there's the rest of the people were all called to this radical life with God in the moment go well you know I'm not really called served at the parade to be a part of a ministry or know what you're getting ripped off.
You are getting ripped off one just not sure that that's possible in your own strength in your own flesh. You cannot follow call of God. Everybody's call to ministry Jesus at some even say some of you follow me and follow me. Luke 1827 Jesus then he said the things which are impossible with men are possible with God. Recently or know I could never be like some of these people I read about the Bible. Yet, in a sense of your selfish nature.
Your fleshly nature. That's right, it is impossible but with God respects this thing is impossible. That whole thing about King is to go out the window in John chapter read Jesus tells his followers if you abide in my word, you are my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. This desire to see others set free, has lead pastor and teacher David McGee on a mission to teach others the important truths of Scripture. These are timeless truths were talking about people deal with loneliness last selfishness.
All these things that were still dealing with. It was this reason that David selected seven of his favorite teachings to share with you. David McGee selects seven features teachings on finding your purpose in life how to cope with pain-and-suffering dealing with temptations and more. Each teaching is based on solid biblical study and will help set you free to experience the abundant life in Jesus Christ selects seven audio series is available to you for a gift of any amount to cross the bridge to order, visit cross the bridge.com or call our friendly representatives at 877-458-5508 get to know God's word better and see your life changed with this exciting series from cross the bridge. Now, let's return to our study verse that you are not in the flesh but in the spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now anyone does not have the spirit of Christ is not his powerful force. So genocide about walking according to the spirit, the spirit of God dwells in from the bottle. It seems when you come to Jesus you ask him to forgive you of your sins, the Holy Spirit, his relationship with the changes before your say before your walking with the Lord. The spirit is alongside of you terrorize the Greek word PAR is alongside of you. What you don't want these convincing you are convicting you of your need for God and he does this, if you will, from the outside and influence you to go for that service or to go to church. He's only outside influence.
Once you come to the Lord asking to forgive you of your sins, God washes away your sins. Now there's a place will always work and live, see what you're walking in your sins.
And you're not forgiven of God cannot abide more sentence the natures clot so then you have the spirit of God and I believe, according to the Scriptures that you should ask for God to fill you with the spirit. Why is that and I'm not going to get weird and wacky. The Bible doesn't tell us to get weird and wacky but it tells Jesus says that were supposed to be filled with the spirit you get any said don't let your fears drive you wasted jalapeno earthly father we ask if the son asked for a piece of bread fathers noggin again.
Must I how much more with a heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him filled overflowing with filled overflowing with the spirit. Guess what happened.
You no longer hold only your set and when we sin gang.
It should bother. Don't ever talk yourself into being okay with your center give an excuse or wealth this way because of that, according to the Bible you can live about doesn't mean you're always there to be controlled by the spirit.
It means that most of the time you should be controlled by the spirit and when you mess has to be forgiven and of the spirit is in you know the Bible talks about quenching the spirit talks about grieving the spirit was a talk about the well the spirit is in you and Jesus is all never leave you nor forsake you. The spirit is always with you. Where will you take the spirit of God this week. What TV shows will spirit of God. Watch with websites will be visited by the spirit of God. When we do those things that are contrary to the spirit of God. Contrary to God's word grieving work quenching the spirit in us instead of yielding to the Holy Spirit, verse 10 Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is life because of righteousness. Your body will die at that. Probably not a newsflash.
I think everybody really everybody that's in their right mind understands that at some point. This body will become and will be walking. If you know Jesus, you'll be walking completely and that new nature, and I look forward to watching as you grow older you grow older.
Bible talks about you know it be in our bodies are like a 10 you know some of you are still in that really cool shiny pup tent neocon a phase and God bless you richly as you get a easy go on telling what it used to be you know it leaks now when it rains and there's just all kinds of you know it doesn't look like a reality.
And one day you'll say goodbye to. That's okay. I got in the neat way to look forward to saying goodbye to the 10th any time. He is like. So then you know when we see each other were not looking for tents that are like messed up and you beat up and leak and is overlooking for the glorified bodies. The new living translation is versus since Christ lives within you.
Even though your body will die because of sin. Your spirit is alive because you've been made right with God spirit is alive is spirit is the spirit is life in the new King James spirit is capitalized. Why the Is indicating the Holy Spirit, to receive spirit capitalized for he capitalizes speaking of the Lord spirit is life.
See you belong to God for and you belong to God in the spirit of God should be controlling you rather than the fleshly desires and that the cares of the world. We should be growing as a believer should be growing and why we should be growing in active service. We should be growing in the know whenever you attend a sporting event or concert or whatever you most people want to want to get down front and nothing you need to do this here physically but spiritually don't just sit on the outskirts don't do that. I don't understand. I've seen people being here for a year or two and basically there visiting the same church every they're not really in games. They're not active part. I don't understand, and you know may I never understand because these folks could be just and and and and live in and out instead of just watching it go by when they could be a part of what God is doing. You can't make the kingdom of God. Your focus and being a spectator became new he can't do it. Christ is in you the bodies that the yield to yield to the Holy Spirit and maybe something will disappear as a body of the people are serving, you know, that's not even the issue to be what really bothers me is that I see people who are walking in freedom that Jesus died for that there be an earthly minded worldly minded heavenly mind. That's what grieves me because friend when you're straddling that fence you're not free you're in bondage and so yeah and love you. I want to grab your hand on our pulley off down Tony, I'll walk you through this. Bob, I'll tell you what it says and I'll tell you that you need to live a life according to the Holy Spirit and that's all I can do but I don't understand why have to do something is not built on your understanding. Years ago the you know the Lord led me he said hey want to start a home Bible study tell me anything about. I did not understand for and think about it if I had sat there with guns of God I don't understand what I understand it all. Move forward, I would still be my house this Sunday morning telling God I need understand guy would keep saying step out then you understand yielding to the Holy Spirit. Love this story. DL Moody was an evangelist traveled around they were inviting in this town and the pastors were meeting together and and the sky was really excited about the old lady went and seen Eamon just blown away by the ministry got a given. And so he are you saying talk about you moving this with you and another pastor said is this thing about DL Moody and what does he have a like a monopoly on the Holy Spirit got turned to Mrs. no no no DL Moody does not have a monopoly on the Holy Spirit.
But Holy Spirit has a monopoly on deal Moody to the question isn't really.
We have the spirit. The real question from the day for you.
Is this the spirit have you. Are you yielding to the Holy Spirit. Are you still arguing with God.
Why don't understand this friend you get those points in your life that it's a complete faith think God will sometimes let us understand thing is let us understand today probably more than we deserved. Understand certainly enough to make a decision for him. Will we make a decision for 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. 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 to congratulations for you just made the greatest decision that you will ever make. God bless you if you've prayed this prayer with Pastor David receiving Jesus Christ for the first time or re-dedicating your life to the Lord. Please call and let us know want to send you our exclusive first steps package for free. This package will help you grow in your new life receive your first steps package by calling 877-458-5508. That's 877-458-5508 or visit us email@example.com when you call that are called team representative know where you heard about our broadcast. The apostle Paul laid the foundation for the New Testament church and yet few of us in the church today really understand the events and places that shaped this remarkable man, but now pastor and Bible teacher David McGee has created the footsteps of Paul tour through the heart of the ancient world will be a part of a breathtaking three day tour of the famous Greek islands. Also during the tour. David McGee will be opening the Bible to teach on Mars Hill. The Very Pl. in Athens. Paul talked about the unknown God will go up to the Acropolis and visit the Parthenon also will visit Patmos. The place where John wrote the book of Revelation will continue to Ephesus and Turkey sharing the history stories and reality of these historic places that change the future of the church. Plus be a part of an actual television production as we film parts of the tour for national TV program across the bridge.
The footsteps of Paul tour with pastor and Bible teacher David McGee combined your vacation with an in-depth experience in the reality of God's word. For more information visit cross the bridge.com or call us at 877-458-5508. That's 877-458-5508. Contact us today because space is limited and this tour will fill up fast hello pastor, I hope this letter finds you well. I've been praying for you and was just writing to give you an update. I really have been blessed by being able to read and stay in the word without everyday worldly things, hindering my thoughts. That's the only good thing about prison a lot of time to get myself together with Christ. I've got a job working with the local animal shelter. I get to take the abuse dogs and train them. This is also good for the other inmates that come to me about seeing the dogs allows me to ask them if they know Jesus the Lord is good and all he does this job pay $0.70 a day and I wanted to send the 10%. I'm supposed to, but it was going to cost me seven dollars to send $0.50 a week, some going to send you a stamp. That's $0.44 so I have to send I know will be used. Love all of you and God bless Bradley know I want to thank everybody who's been giving her who was ever given to cross the bridge ministries on behalf of Bradley is without your support, we can be telling about Bradley friends there's a lot of Bradleys out there and you know what we need your help to reach so please join with us to reach more people by supporting financially the work of this ministry for less than a dollar a day for $25 a month you can become one of our bridge builders and help us to reach more people and the next time we tell a story about the next Bradley you can know that you helped us play a part. Thank you so much for supporting this ministry. Look forward to hearing from you to become a bridge builder simply go online to cross a bridge.com or call us at 877-458-5508 you know each day comes with the sheriff stresses.
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