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There's an App for That! (cont'd)

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October 1, 2021 8:00 am

There's an App for That! (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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October 1, 2021 8:00 am

Making a strong commitment to listen to, accept, and apply truth; God's promise to bless us when we live by truth; based on James 1:18-27.

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Forest listen except now I must apply. I must apply the word. There's an app for that. I must apply the word I must do what you were just told me I should do. Think of God's word like that breaks in your car. The only work if you apply them hello and welcome to this Friday addition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Shepherd, senior pastor of destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. The book of James is one of the most practical books in the Bible. A how-to guide on how to live the Christian life. It starts by listening to the voice of truth. The infallible word of God and then applying that truth to our everyday lives. Today's message of straightahead, stay right here or listen to the podcast on that's pastor Now let's join Pastor Paul for today's message.

There's an app for that to be one of these people's rejects, and then walks away from it. If you look at verse 23. If you listen but don't do what it says you will be like a person who looks at their faith, and a member and after looking at their face in the mirror goes away and immediately forgets what they look like we illustrated this morning.

Got up at some point you went to a mirror you looked in the mirror.

I hope there's no one here who didn't look in the mirror at any point before you got here. I trust everybody had that level of wisdom you need that level of wisdom. Why, because when you go to the mirror in the morning after a long night of sleep or short night of sleep.

Whatever the man is going to reveal the truth, saw the truth when you got up this morning so and that but it wasn't for you to see me.

The job was to reveal what is you get what that means.

I'm fine.

You want find the member just reveal that some things you might want to consider before you leave this house job cuts you out a call. Yeah, you may job was just reveal what is some of you would reveal wrinkles in your face.

You slept wrong and is a wrinkle in your face a Lucrece that you need to work on some of you all night and the mirror revealed that there was some dried up general policies about the trip right now so dried up general and the mayor was saying you want to do some summary all you was going in every which direction I came out that you wanted to stay secure during the night but it came out and there's a pizza hair that was to have its own way, all some of you it would be some crowd down there in the corner.

July all the entrepreneur something in the corner. I and the mirror was better. So you might want to get your little Dragon get that cleaned all the mirror did was reveal but James said if you listen to God's word but you don't do what it says you are as bullish as you want to been this morning by just getting up and going out, not allowing the mirror to help you address the issues and he says we must learn that that's how foolish it is to walk away from the word why because the word doesn't change for us years of being a preacher and being a pastor. I've always seen at different times in a particular message when I have some hard point.

I've seen people get up, pack up their little grip and get out and I can tell by the look on their face that it's in response to being angry about something. I said I seen it already is a renowned and it happens just get in there but what drove them get mad at the mailman because you don't like the latter. My job is to true my job is to live by the word of truth, the major breach, I have to hear what I say and not have to abide by what I say or face the consequences. And by the same God. That's going to compete you convicted me when you get through. We all do what God said to do no exception and soul. If you don't do what it says. James says is like look in the mirror forgetting that you get all the stuff here's out of place could drool wrinkles desperately need makeup.

Whatever else notice that he keeps using the word deception or some form thereof. We saw in earlier messages. He said, don't deceive yourself please say that again here if you listen to the word but don't do it you will deceive yourself.

What does he mean when he keeps saying beware of deception. If we don't listen to the word of God and then apply it. He says we will deceive ourselves by ignoring it because you ignore something, doesn't mean it goes away so he says if you hear the word but don't do it you will deceive yourself.

I don't like it.

I don't want to abide by something ignore what the truth is still there, and that truth and I will judge you both in this life and will certainly judge you in the time of judgment.

Every truth that you ignored God was speaking we were speaking God was speaking in his eternal word is going to meet us again and in and deception was the definition deception means. I think I'm right but I'm wrong is the most dangerous thing for you to live in the think you're right. You actually think you're right and you're wrong and were told you along. But you ignored it and you made yourself work and final Court of arbitration about what was right and wrong. That's why Jesus said in Matthew seven lobby below say Lord, Lord, but they will not enter the kingdom. Don't you believe for a minute that everybody who showed up at a church today is going to happen because people have shown up at the church word rejected part of it and walk away from it deceive themselves thinking there right and the said their role and is going to judge even owls parents and thereby told by him a going there and it's true. Things so we have to live by the word, so don't get mad at pastor and I'm telling you God Lord is calling for all of us to change singles telling you you can't be sexually active and be in the will of God. I know you want to feel silly and arduous and limited in what you say for bullish for not living in them all. The Bible calls a moral filth which is read moral filth calmly fell behind in the work of filthy when you're having sex with somebody will marry him.

That's filthy. The Bible says in its popular and make it not filthy to see him as a UK side, but I have needs no you need to get married and they will marry you.

You need to put up the cookies seal the jar locket in the cabinet, no cookies, nobody's here without a marriage want to go. Gotta put a ring on it and then follow that up with an actual date at an actual altar with an actual ceremony cited, but here are a few other breaches still not you got some new Bible will principal. I mean they are falling like flies 1520 preacher good balance were and now they let you like anything goes to you somewhere you want to will be right back with more of today's destined for Victor message from Pastor Paul Sheppard listen to the broadcast on that's Pastor and when you stop by and check out our online store for a host of great resources, including books and DVDs from Pastor Paul.

You can also listen to the program right in the palm of your hand by downloading the free destined for victory Search for destined for victory in the app store. Pastor Paul will join me from the studio in California after today's message. So stay tuned for that. But first let's join him for the second half of this message. There's an app for that shacking you on what a person is if you're married couple outside the will of God does weddings all the time someone something to come and sit in the word comparison and you know what we I get this folk who just shacked up recently and I have married veteran checkers have veteran kids injected, and I said to the limitations and they show you what we never been there but we heard the word we want to get this right together and now you get to leave but now you can do it in the will of God. Second, you don't get it because you do drive by exact update on the guys I got by a booty call.

Knowing what you doing. None are normal follow-through for a few minutes and become fall and when he leaves y'all have been more the Bible just called Richard preaching the word of truth and you gotta stop and you gotta tell them you can come to you like that anymore because until you will marry me you can have any of this by the word of Charles and see how often he want to come by when he noted cookie jars close and you will you know if you help them out there somebody else and in Amil said that up in your head as though you will miss out on something. Limited moral filth and value to my life value to the stock of my life I'm saying to you. You can't have access to me without making a full marital commitment to me adding value to your stock.

This is hard, but it's right that we all have all you say Lord I messed up am so sorry but remember things means to change my mind and my direction. Do not try to practice a confession life. I know some folk not sure, but people I know that you someday prayers on Sunday after church to confess everything they did wrong. Monday through Saturday with no intention of changing it. The next week, so all you do is acknowledge this on a more yeah you know you know you will Lord you know what happened to me does not repent that this confessing is acknowledging what you did. Repentance means Lord I'm so sorry and I want to please you and do your will want your blessings on my life and so I'm going to give up thinking I'm right and you're wrong I'm doing now that you're right and I'm wrong and asked you to not only forgive me, but cleanse me and teach me how to avoid this pleasing you moving forward. So he says don't be like the person looking in the mirror but won't do anything about it and then it ends with the glorious promise that I want to encourage you with.

But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this what's this, not forgetting what he is doing.

He will be blessed in what he does.

I want to tell you when you do it God's way you got a blessing not only a blessing coming you got a life of blessing that's coming your way.

He says when you look into the perfect law talked about the new covenant of Christ and his love and you continue in it he says you're setting yourself up to be blessed about you but I'm looking forward to a life of blessing, not blessing these days were so materialistic blessing God always financial. Sometimes they are, but trust me when I tell you, God can bless you with a good child God to bless you with peace of mind. I see some folk up in their God can bless you. Night of sleep.

God bless you. So that you can sleep all you like to send your phone down manager walking in the way of the Lord is blessing you with health and peace of my heart and God bless you Richard is the truth and live bless you in ways that money can't buy in here in the passage by saying listen, don't be falsely religious and gives an example of real practical example, he says when you want to practice real genuine relationship with God. He says do things like look after orphans and widows in their distress. All the things he could have given us an example, he says, look around and find somebody who doesn't have the ability to put themselves in on Bible days to be a widow to be an orphan, awfully precarious situation because you want in a society that had any type of social support for you that was not office you could go down to apply for assistance in Bible days after they went over the offer that had to be somebody who couldn't get anything out of it and he said if you want to practice true religion find somebody forget the people who give them some for Christmas not given you some for Christmas. Find somebody who can't give you a thing, O come all and be a blessing to them. My wife and I am recent years have stopped. We decided to stop blessed each other on Christmas because of what you know the law of the law to become 23rd April 29, Sanjay the third day baby, I want to get it. I got to see God trying to get me to marry you will bring up golden doodles tell you now about the pole and I will marry with prenups I married Bob to become one not to become almost 1% got this nesting over here Mariam it's all in. I did make some new soulmate you get over. God bless you be we you noted this and just need to look over this document is read. I married that you buy a covenant in the water in the company to become one just thanks so much for joining us for today's message. There's an app for that. Always glad to have you with us as promise Pastor Paul has joined me here in the studio better know your heart is encouraged by so many of our friends were listening and letting us know that destined for victory is having an impact in their lives tell us, and remind me why are you so committed using media as a part of this ministry will way and I'll tell you I'm sold on the fact that if we're going to fulfill the great commission and of course that's our job as the body of Christ to go into the world to make disciples to baptize people and teach them to observe all things that Christ commanded to do that I am more convinced than ever.

It demands that we take a strong fresh look at how to use technology in every other resource. To that end. In other words, we gotta realize we were boomers. I'm a baby boomer born between 46 and 64 that our generation me to and I realize that we were the last generation in American history that was typically raised in church or in some religious training, and we've got three generations under us, and now there's an emerging fourth-generation there still being developed. There known as generation alpha my first grandchild is an alpha and so I realize that with these three. For generations we've gotta preach the gospel to. They are not inclined to come to church and hear the gospel if you will, but the vast majority of them are probably going to have to be reached where they are before we can get them into the life of the church so technology is very important to be in that we can reach them with the good news of Jesus Christ. That's what it's all about pastor reaching as many people as we can with the gospel.

You know, media can often go where missionaries cannot into the homes of elderly shut-ins or those who have no way of getting to church. It can also travel into remote areas of the world that are often hostile to the Christian faith. Just one more reason why your gifts to destined for victory are so critical to the cause of Christ for your generous gift to destined for victory today would like to send you a booklet from Pastor Paul called get your hopes up.

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