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Beware! - Part 2

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January 17, 2022 7:00 am

Beware! - Part 2

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January 17, 2022 7:00 am

We must beware of false teachers and make sure we are growing in The Lord.

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Today on Fellowship in the Word pastor Bill Gebhardt challenges you to become a fully functioning follower of Jesus Christ help you if you don't do it.

The word is no help anyone when it you don't do the work ourselves kind of trouble joining us today on this addition of fellowship and the work with pastor Bill Gebhardt Fellowship in the Words the radio ministry of Fellowship Bible church located in Metairie Museum going pastor Bill Gebhardt now is once again he shows us how God's word meets our world. Second Temple notice. We not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, one of the kingdom of heaven.

Well first of all, it says, Lord, Lord, now from a Jewish point of view, that's for emphasis member. Jesus said, verily, verily, when you say it twice is for emphasis, and the Jews often use the term Lord because he would never speak the word Yahweh never the Jews never spoke Yahweh in public so they called him and I in the Old Testament Lord or Cory Haas in the New Testament Lord they would call him Lord and he said everyone who says Lord, Lord. It's amazing you think about it. He said not everyone who says it will enter the kingdom of heaven. I don't know. I thought that was the password you just a warlord. You said no McGinnis.

This is to talk to using current view of that Jesus was a talk is cheap. You see there's a difference or what they say. Not everyone who says Lord or one of the kingdom of heaven, but he would does the will of my father who is in heaven will enter.

What is the will of the father.

See my spiritually bankrupt Glenmore Meissen Gracie God's presence. You see there's a Beatitudes. He said yeah you Beatitudes give you the right frame of mind that there's nothing I bring to the table. I trust you for everything in the grace of God saves us is to get you do that you're in. From that point of view. Then he says many don't miss that word didn't say some even say if you said many will say to me on that day, what day is that day Judgment Day. Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and your name cast out demons in your name perform many miracles and then I will declare to them, I never knew you.

Apart from me you practice laws, wait a minute again, notice what they said what we've done. I prophesied in your name. I spoke for you. I cast out demons for you. I did miracles for you is that I don't watch a little bit like the dreamer. The signs and wonders and Deuteronomy 13 I got that's how you get in what you did in the name of the Lord Jesus is not the case, how to hire these people do this, you see, how do they do this three possibilities here. One is God allows him to do it will remember what he said with false prophets or false teachers coming to your meds there there because I'm testing you. I want to test you and see you're just like a lot of people use it will be that some like a wanderer sign he's in. Don't do that.

Secondly, he could be empowered by Satan.

See when you read the end times in the last the great tribulation, and the antichrist. Satan doing any stuff that seems miraculous to you. I hope so, yes, yes he's doing a lot to be empowered by Satan or three. And this isn't too far a leap he could belie you see a lot of times people lie about stuff like this is Taiwan's even to this day. Let me illustrate this. One of things you often hear from false teachers. The day is this the gift of healings that Jesus had in the apostles that Paul and Peter still press. Today we have the same gift I have that gift that's kind of an incident by claim because one of the ways that gift was validated by Jesus, Peter and Paul as they raise the dead. Okay, now how many dead people of using race or culture that people raise how many know it's never that what they tell you none up if they been raised, but somewhere in the upper Amazon on the darkest part of the Congo in a village there was a guy race in the day while you and I call that a whopper as if I had the gift I'm in the intensive care unit I be here Sunday morning but I'll be there every day of the week.

See if I have this gift and I want to validate the gospel of Jesus Christ to be raising the dead, so everyone sees it.

Jesus, Peter, Paul never did these kind of thing and raise the dead, and private, so no one would know they raise the dead in public so everyone would know.

You see, you can't. You gotta be careful with this, the other startling thing I think of this section of what Jesus said is apparently at the great white throne judgment there going to be people in line were going to tell him than we do great things in your name. Just imagine the shock when he said I don't know your I don't know you are all as you only enter the kingdom.

One way is he is a very different kind of thing and it's a warning from him. There are testimonies that are completely false.

I never knew you while so we have two we have false teachers and false testimonies and maybe this one most important to us beware of a false lifestyle or foundation is to beware of this notice.

It's a conclusion of this section. Therefore, taking the idea of two gates narrow and wide.

Two kinds of teachers true and false. You see, and he says I want to say therefore not let me conclude, therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and ask him maybe be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. The notice what he didn't say everybody who listens to good teaching is build a house on the rock it inside. Good teaching won't do you any good at all unless you act on notice. He said you hear these words of mine and you act on his brother James said you don't want to be just a hearer of the word. You have to be a doer of the word because word can help you if you don't do it.

See the word is no help anyone when it we don't do the word, we get ourselves all kinds of trouble when we don't do the word so he says notice and the rain fell, the floods came the winds blew and slammed against the house, and yet it did not fall was founded on the rock were rock their spectra you heard of Petra and it doesn't mean bold or big rocket means bedrock Petra means bedrock is built on bedrock. Then he says everyone hears these words of mine does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the floods came the winds blew and slam against that house, and it fell great was its fall brown very different kind of thing he said when you act upon these words of his what works the Beatitudes the narrow gate. The recognition of false teachers and false testimonies. He said if you act upon them, and these are two groups and when you think about a certain point of view of his analogy is this. They have similarities just like people in the world. The one they both hear the word that's it both people hear the word.

One just doesn't do it they just here to they both build a house and it seems to be what he's talking about a boat very similar house like a track. Everybody has a kind of same kind house to live in the same neighborhood. They build in the same general location.

In other words, the circumstances of life are very similar. Apparently the house was similar but there's some differences as well. In these groups. One is this so nothing different is noticeable on the outside you look at someone who's in and someone is they look the same to you on the outside. Secondly, one acts upon Christ word Beatitudes narrow gate, the other does not act on his word. He says they go through their same sister own system. Her own belief system. Just like the Pharisees and here's the greatest different. They have two completely different foundations that make some sense to us, the scribes and Pharisees had a very complicated religious observance foundation and if you do all the complexities of the degree we do them you will press got enough you will begin and Jesus hated and reasoning hated it was, he came to die because it was the only solution Dorsett one thing is true about this. We cannot save ourselves.

No human being ever will have to be saved.

You see, that's the whole point of the Lamb of God coming in the world. We have to be saved with the prayer of faith and trust in what he's done. That's called the grace of God and God's mercy. Notice that he then uses a metaphor and says the wind and rain's coming that could ultimately mean God's judgment and he said one house stands in the other doesn't. First Thessalonians 110 says Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath of God is what he does. He rescues us to notice how upset it is at the end he says, and it fell great was its fall from what a terrible terrible thing this is this great sermon of Jesus Christ ends with Jesus Christ and you better choose everybody has to choose. He says there's there's two ways to gates. There's two kinds of teachers is to testimonies there's two lifestyles to foundations and there's two destinations that you choose otherwise. He said his final words. And great was its fall, sir tells you how much is at stake here. Notice the response of the people when Jesus had finished these words, the crowd were amazed at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one having authority, not as the scribes did Jesus do" anybody a rabbi or scribe only taught by quoting old rabbis inscribed. No one had any authority.

Jesus didn't talk like you talk like who he was the Messiah of Israel, the son of God.

What amazes me there was this, no pun intended. It says they were amazed. Eric plus so they were astonished at his teaching, so comprehensive, so insightful, so profound. What I 40.

This man has something missing to see it. No conversion. Every other times and many believed in him, not one here nothing that's incredible teaching, but I may go to the Broadway and abroad gate that was like nothing I've ever heard. But I'm going with the Pharisees, no conversion at all, just amazement while what to tell you about us pretty hardheaded about this army. Our pride gets in the way salvation according to Paul in Ephesians 2 is a gift from God the opposite. He paid the price for it.

He hands it to you. And here's a gift all you have to do is receive an open I'm not receiving. I wonder. It's amazing how when we I would not everybody want to believe but they don't.

They just don't because it's a directed attack on their pride. You see my proud for being a Christian. Yes, my proud of how I became one. Not really. I didn't do a thing I didn't do anything except believing there is no merit in faith in the Bible, only the object of faith, so he gets all the credit and yet we reject. But when we think of this whole sermon on the Mount.

One thing I want to close with is this what is your response to the whole sermon that Jesus preached we been in it for eight weeks. What is your response think the first question when ask yourself is what gate have I entered or what where my one. This am begging you get that one done first. You see a bag of it on through the turnstile the night narrow gate. I hope so, yes Jesus commanded me to.

I'm going through music that's very important. Secondly, though, the next question will be this am I a discerning Christian if you're an average Christian, you're not.

I had to see Christians are not discerning.

That's why false teaching is running amok in our country and it's getting worse every five years, 10 years. One of the theories are you starting to see a merge which is so sad to me is this in the mega-church movement in the United States.

One of the things that keep doing now is constantly wanting to let you know you have to deemphasize the Bible, you have to people carrier.

You see, they really don't not by way if you're sitting here today and right now you're so drowsy you're trying your best to keep your eyes open. That tells me something about you know could tell you some about me.

I did that. I understand that but sees the word of God Mesa people care much for that. So what we really we give them what they want to have given him millions of programs give them a concert given the whole much of a motion they can feel. That's why though. Come back to get something from you but you can't start this thing with the word of God.

Taking center stage is not you just don't do that. So what's that make the people come less and less discerning Christians are not a very discerning group as a whole, and we need to be. I mean, they had to be from the first century on, and nothing is really change so that am I a discerning Christian thoroughly is my life bearing fruit. Jesus said, a good tree bears good fruit is my light bear fruit in my growing as a Christian, can I sense that I'm going why do I know if I'm going okay when the storms come. How do you handle when the storms come to me.

The last storm if you entered an arrogant you have to worry about the great white throne judgment but I mean the storms come in your life. How do you handle see how do you dip that's why Jesus keeps talking about this all the time when he commands us not to worry Petersons be anxious for nothing, why would say why why why should I worry because your child of God, you're a child of God would send me I means having it happens in my life has to come through. My father who is sovereign over all and loves me more than I can imagine and nothing can happen in my life hasn't been filtered through God. So were my worried about when my anxious about is that all things work together for your good okay do I believe that or not believe that using the storms come when my filled with peace or anxiety which one sick because that's what I'm acting upon what I'm hearing.

That's when I actually act upon what it is I say I believe we don't do very well with this.

I don't have Rafe sitting alone will never leave me nor forsake me to call me the worst thing that could happen to me can happen to me why that's what he told me.

I believe it. I'll be out some the body and present with the Lord. I gotta be honest once am present with the Lord you can beg me to come back as I was created for that and so are you.

It's a far far better place. You see, only to be anxious.

The storms are not going to affect me see that my foundation.

My foundation is I will act upon what it is I believe God's word and by the way, without a foundation you're in deep, deep trouble you saw Ida using pictures of Grand Isle how they make out that's a good I've seen just a couple weeks ago by the way, was a newscast and a guy said he shall Grand Isle and he said you know it's interesting that the coast United States is not like a lot of the Caribbean islands is what you mean care what way he said look at the structures on grand on almost all of them are just gone. He said in the Caribbean.

Many of the islands have no homeowners insurance, none what's at me when a hurricane hits you, the only person you can count on paying for any of it you no one else suggested they both are homes concrete reinforced steel bindings concrete but they broke our home because I don't want to face this again. Look at Grand Isle how we build our homes up with someone pulls in the grana frame house around some aluminum siding and it's gone using because the storm did come in a come in our life in a variety of ways and so that makes a difference. How do I know I'm growing, it's the way I handle the storms of life. Do I have a burden for the people on the wide way about entering by the end of the wide gate. That's what I come away with this. I find this profoundly sad. There is enormous amounts of people on the way. The easy way to walk right through the wide gate that should bother us. That's really tug at our heart that was going to happen is an interesting that we call things tragedies that are tragic, but not near what I'm talking about. I remembers to see in the long ago there was a small child, a three-year-old got lost in the woods from their home. How that happened. I don't know, but they got lost for a day or two.

That's heartbreaking three-year-old could lose his life in the woods they found was wonderful. Just like all this is great. We thought this little child. You see, I felt tremendous compassion and hurt for the child that I felt unspeakable joy that the child was found way that's exactly what Luke wrote, when someone comes to Christ because it's way more at stake. What that child was saved 398 and died at 93 and went to hell. So how wonderful was that they were saved three. The real tragedy is what happened in three the real tragedies would happen at the end.

And great was its fall.

Jesus said that's tragic, people with eternal damnation is at stake for people that should move us because God is said, here's my plan. You guys so it's our job if you guys, that's my plan. The we should have a burden for these people going the wide way. Last question, do I face the storms of life with confidence or fear and anxiety to face in that way that tells her so much about whether your doer. The word not just to hear what Jesus came to the conclusion of in this sermon amount was this you are what you choose to be. If you want to know what your life is the time you were born to the day it's the summation of all the choices you made.

We make bad choices and good choices.

But we always make choices and gouging the choices that's why come to the end of the songs is okay now choose.

It's your choice. Even doing wanted to hear and I'm looking to do it for you. So ask yourself, am I making wise choices. Not that I may come in the past. I think all this would sit by me some really bad ones, but known the future. Why make a wise choice and will my choice be based on what God is said and I will believe in putting action for spring. Father, thank you for the sermon on the Mount, no one had ever spoken by Jesus spoke to that original audience. They never heard any such thing, but we are so grateful that this inspired sermon by the son of God is recorded that we can just as the original audience hear the words of Jesus Christ our Lord. He pulls no punches. He's a straight forward is to be but what's at stake of the souls of men and women, boys and girls and he concluded by saying you make the choice. Father I pray that we take that to heart and in light of all of these other things we make choices we choose the narrow gate. We choose to listen to people who truly teach the word of God and not false teachers we choose to be discerning when it comes to hearing the testimony we choose father to build our house on the foundation of the word of Jesus Christ. The word of God we choose for to live forever are good thinking for this profoundly great sermon pastor broke your heart on the radio ministry of fellowship Lord, if you ever miss one of our broadcasting or maybe you just like to listen to the message one more time. Remember that you can Google great website called one place.com that's one place.com and you can listen the Fellowship in the Word online event website you will find on with today's broadcast but also many of our previous audio programs as well have Fellowship in the Word.

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