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Good News from the Graveyard (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard
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April 15, 2022 8:00 am

Good News from the Graveyard (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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When we had no salvation in a relationship with a holy God and eternal life, having right standing before God, no ability to rid ourselves of sin when Christ died and gone hello and welcome to this Good Friday addition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard glad you stop by for the special celebration of the person and work of Jesus Christ will for anyone who was there when Jesus walked up Calvary's hill and died on Calvary's cross. The last where they would use to describe it is good but God saw beyond the torture beyond the tomb to the good news of his gospel.

He overcame sin and death that day and through him. So can we today's message is straight ahead stay with us here or stop by Pastor any time to hear today's message or any recent message on demand. That's Pastor you can also download or subscribe to the podcast a Google podcast. It's bona fide, or forever you enjoy your podcasts now in today's Destin for victory message good news from the graveyard is Pastor Paul. Romans chapter 5 verse six through eight.

What Paul said when he was trying to help us understand what happened in the right time when we were powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

Only will anyone die for a righteous man both for good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this while we were still sinners, Christ died for us to grasp what Paul said there is a time when we were still powerless by nature.

And then we have lived the life of this obedience against the will of God by nature and nurture in disobedience to God. We were powerless and when we had no salvation. No relationship with a holy God and eternal life, having right standing before God, no sin when we said that when Christ died for the ungodly that he makes the point. Will someone die for a righteous person a good person, but it's possible what happens every now and then. And every now and then a person will sacrifice their life so that someone else stays alive, but it's always someone someone that they have a compelling reason to spare. He said, but God demonstrated his love and that when all of us were sinners. Disobedience alienated from God doing our own thing, not caring what God just then Christ died for us in December 2008 movie came out in title 7 pounds and when I was reading and hearing the reviews about it. Trying to determine whether it was worth going to see enough from the reviewers that really captured my imagination and I decided yes I definitely have to see this bill because even the reviewers before I saw it didn't want to give the entire movie away, but they wanted to establish the premise so people could get an idea what it was about and whether or not they recommended that it was seen enough from the review as I was able to piece together a pretty solid premise and I knew that even before I saw it.

This is a movie about a man who is bleak guilt man who is full of anguish and torment.

Because of his own sense of guilt and it is important that he find some persons to be incredibly generous and sacrificial toward to try to ease his sense of guilt to try to deal with what he was grappling with psychologically and so I understood from the reviewer that this movie is about this and this guilt ridden man trying to find people we can be kind and sacrificial toward he wants to make sure that these are all good people who will be of his sacrifice information. I said what I want to see the movie and then the second thing I concluded was the movie.

I'm not going to enjoy whatever it has to offer as its own story, but I said that movie been is the antithesis of the gospel because in the movie you have a man looking for people to help in the gospel last man no sin in this life.

Yeah but man oh man oh man, who is to say from their sins.

Full but Jesus was the end to somebody good enough to be right with God. Jesus came not to say he'd be on the day somebody who isn't worth it for me. I live all of us were born in sin nation from God without salvation can make a case right standing with God on our own merit. Hope you understand that about to see that you think you're a candidate for the fourth person in the Godhead.

All's as Paul said were errors right standing with God. No power to make a case that Lord good enough for you except I know you're holy I know that you cannot stand in the presence of sin back but more for you to consider an exception to the rule. I hope everybody knows better than the worst sign of sin in your life that you think your story, God can be anybody who knows, I messed up and I need help. One day the seas were standing and they were standing and they were playing probably father. I'm glad that I'm not like that sinner over there and they were bragging in prayer and then meanwhile, there was a man standing nearby's motives west.

Jesus said, and said, Lord, have mercy on and Jesus told his followers just moved prayer the Lord hears about those sample fools who have all kinds of hatred and malice and hypocrisy in their lives and swallow a camel. When you become on your own. You can be nothing but ridiculous whenever you think you are before God when you're really messed from the crime scene one self-righteous person ever get right on teal. They recognize Lord I'm in the category with Paul and Peter and everybody in Scripture. The patriarch what people needed salvation God use them in their dispensation because that work part of redemptive history, but I'll look forward to the Costco.

They knew they needed something I think about the rights of people got drunků Things all over again why this is that the king will gotta make peace of God's divine provision God. He was so mad at the people and have impacted long enough to know why he struck the rock. David was a man he was a man after God's own heart is also a man full of sin where to look forward to the cross for salvation with all day so I will come to the palace with her. She got pregnant, with love when he's lying with her, but settlement to desperate baby sit him home on furlough, hoping to sleep with his wife so when he come back from war and have a baby, you remember, oh yeah, when I went on furlough has when it happened. Sinner make your conniving, but it didn't work out. He came home, but he didn't go sleep what is why he's such a soldier can enjoy the pleasure I wipe my ass a soldier for most of the brothers came home the boys will be dictated with us the second half of Pastor Paul Shepard's message is coming right up. We want to thank all of you who support destined for victory with your prayers and financial support, gifts that help Pastor Paul share the joy the gospel message with a growing audience destined for victory is supported entirely by friends like you. So please prayerfully consider making a generous gift to destined for victory today. You can give online safely and securely from our website. Pastor or give us a call at 855-339-5500 again. The numbers 855-339-5500. Let's rejoin Pastor Paul for the second half today's message of good news from the graveyard got desperate since so maybe about getting maybe then you'll sleep with his wife. He drank the wine, but he would not sleep with his wife. Finally David in desperation sent him back to the battle line with seal and then withdrawal from you imagine sin, making use of you so that he won't open the seal orders that are sealed say he's got to cover up what I did with his wife. That's what your Bible is full of people who are desperately one this and guess what they are no different than all of us never do what David asked so hello Bruce, your center is.

You can talk so clearly about somebody else's sin, which is not real good at articulating your own swap and brand never did before I came to Christ thing okay so you get the member Neverland award things you never did that.

There was some other things you can. Sin is also sin is also something you wanted to do just to go to jail.

And then there are sins of omission things that God clearly and we refuse to do. Bottom line as well is why Jesus because we 7 pounds. We were not. That's exactly what I'm coming. The five those who know they desperately need me. The reason why the resurrection took place is because you and I were hopeless and needed the Lord.

I talked a little about the reality and the reason I want to close by talking about the results of the resurrection. What does it all mean it all means that you and I don't have to die in our sins. Election means that we don't even have to disobedience to God, the resurrection means that you will work right standing with God to make every decision right you have perfection saying that you can have rights with God the Holy Spirit called all the others. When you receive Christ with you and talk with you and teach you how to be a follower of Jesus Christ. I will let you know the results of the direction our we don't have to stay in the mess we're in that we don't have to die sin that we don't have the judgment is clear. It is appointed wants to make that case you should have to prove that everybody is going to check out okay how healthy you are. You are checking out here sooner or later. Check it out by years of rescoring. Perhaps fourscore we have this great meeting that generally speaking, people live 7080 sometimes longer hear people say oh no, I'm very healthy one friends is all know I plan to live fine you will stay in the world as long as I don't knock yourself out. Help yourself. I'm going to say and do whatever you ready for me.

It doesn't matter how long you live, do the best you can be cute as you can pick yourself up the bed as you want to bet again when you think you find. Take your pictures when you tell young people take your shots now know when you check and people that they see the best way you take your pictures now okay but don't think you can fool you want to check out here is not only about your days you had to be old people even as you will have to be set to wake up and you wake up in eternity never open your eyes again here on earth. You can leave your house and your call thinking you're going to work never get scared. This reality of the Bible says you are forever, so do not build your whole things on this earth because this is the judgment when you meet God. What will be important on that day is what you bid about Jesus. That's what will matter. Things that your compass in this world. They are as good as what they're good for if you make a name for yourself here with what you can take your reputation with you to eternity treatment in eternity judgment and it doesn't matter. On that day it will not matter how much money you how many houses you have, what your job title was how many businesses are built how much money you left.

How much money to churches and the only thing that will matter is whether you know Jesus trusted him as your Savior and listen to the Lord, you are so far ahead Dudley Mason people get intimidated because I got friends who have more money and have bigger houses and better jobs and more prestige and famous and all that stuff and getting to know Christ. You know that's the most important thing.

There is no you know Christ that's what you be the boy was playing in his front yard just toss the ball up in the air and catching playing in front yard, a man pulled up in the car rolled his window down little boy I need to get to the highway you know where Interstate 5 is little boy said no sir I don't catch it mess. All right, well then you know where MainStreet is good. I heard that if I get on Main Street that will take me to Interstate 5. Can you tell me where mainstream boy said no circuit on his ball and finally the man and frustrations that I can you tell me where a gas station to get to a gas station, they can tell me where MainStreet is like a file station a little boy said no. I don't know.

I'm sorry man little boy said, but I'm not lost you not know no you, but if you know all you know you will you know when this is all house not made with hand going to heaven submits you know everything you need to know when it's all said and done, is really not what you know is who you know and when you know Jesus when you know that on that day of judgment that all of us will face you will know you because you put your trust in him. You'll never hear the words apart from me. I never knew you know that you are he is and he is not telling you the results of the resurrection are that you don't. Thank you for being here for today special Easter message. Good news from the graveyard as part of this month's celebration of Easter we prepared a booklet which will encourage you with a hope and power the resurrection.

It's called he's alive and I'll give you details of how you can get your copy in a moment, but right now Pastor Paul is joining the studio for a few moments pester. Why should the fact that Jesus is alive be so important to us. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the truth that distinguishes our faith from all other religions. When we think about it. Jesus was only an outstanding leader and teacher while on earth, and many people even non-Christians realize that he was, but if that's all he was. Then he is to be named among great men. But we who are Bible believers, we who are followers of Christ. We proclaim because we believe it is absolutely true that the historical fact is not only that he lived and died but that he rose from the grave on the third day he lives now and he still lives. So that's a different message than you'll get from any religion anywhere in the world.

He's not just a great man is not God man. He is the Redeemer. He is the one who revelations as well as their buddies alive see when you got me preaching buddies alive and he is coming again for his church. I'm excited because Easter is something we need to all rejoice about because it is what makes our belief system different than any other in the whole world and I praise God that day is approaching and once again were going to rejoice in the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. What a day that will be Pastor Paul. Again, the booklet is called he's alive and it's our gift to you this month for your generous donation to Destin for victory. Just call 855-339-5500 or visit Pastor to make a safe and secure donation online. You can also mail your gift to Destin for victory PO Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538. Again, the addresses Destin for victory. Box 1767, Fremont, CA 94538 learn to stay focused you learn to live your life on top of time, then you will build the quality of your life. Because if you give enough time to things that are important but not urgent. You will prevent some of them from becoming urgent. And that's next Pastor Paul Shepard's message until then. Have a blessed Easter weekend and remember he who began a good working you will bring it to completion.

In Christ, you are destined for victory

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