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The Supremacy of Christ Part #2

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December 29, 2021 12:30 am

The Supremacy of Christ Part #2

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December 29, 2021 12:30 am

Pastor Russ Andrews is back as he finishes his sermon on the power and might of Jesus. Enjoy and let Jesus's words bring you peace.

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Do you feel like Christianity is just a system of rules and regulations, I can do this but I can't do that. Do you feel like your efforts to reach God. Find God, and please God, you, do you feel like your faith is dead or alive today. Pastor Russ Andrews will walk us through Scripture to answer these questions join us on finding purpose, glorifying God by helping men find their purpose for living. For more information and to connect with Russ Andrews and finding purpose could visit us connect with us on Facebook. Now let's listen to Russ Andrews as he teaches us how to be a Christian without being religious title this message, the supremacy of Christ in chapter 4 when Jesus visited his home town of Lazarus heat heat where he read from the scroll of Isaiah chapter 61 and ending he sat down and he declared to everyone that was listen every innocent guy was only all this religious priest and he said today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing was declaring the great I am is here I am the Messiah and cited the world you believe that this brings us to verses 3313 31 site where Luke is will give us more evidence that Jesus is the one he claimed to be deity failed in human flesh the truck along with okay I got it working this out. You see it okay is not about me it's about the Lord taking his word and an opening up to to us that we can actually see Jesus for who he really is and what I want to say good night's I want you to see him like you've never seen before before and all of his Majesty and glory. I want you to see him as the supreme God who rules over the universe, by the way the war supreme means highest greatest preeminent transcendent unparalleled on unmatchable and unsurpassed, and I could go on and on and on are forced to describe it but this is why the highest and most important court in the United States is called what the Supreme Court when the Supreme Court makes a decision is final because it is the preeminent court in the land man. Jesus is the supreme ruler in the universe in one day.

This is going to become abundantly clear when the trumpet sounds and he appears in the sky because the policies and every eye will see him in the whole world would know. Then who is this is is going to judge the nations in every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that what Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father.

This what all of heaven is waiting for this allowing for objects down here in this body. This breaking down I'm getting tired I'm getting old but I will try to do this as long as he allows me to and then I will be ready. So tonight's text out to deceive the supremacy of Christ invoice in his authority in his power in his love is purpose of first let's look at his authority. Look at verse 31 look right and he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath and they were astonished at his teaching force word processed what authority you the Jewish people had been listening for years to the Pharisees and the scribes preach and teach. So what I hearing not much. You know I'm going with this is similar to what we hear in many churches today.

We all expected net income from the most sermons today are just short little cute homilies that are dry dead on convicting and powerless and this is why tens of thousands of churches are closing right now in our country. In 2020. David Kinnaman, the president of Boerner which is a research Institute said as many as 20 places back in 2020.

As many as 20% of churches could close within the next 18 months there more than 300,000 churches in the United States if his prediction is correct and you don't not available say this. I hope it is always there churches to shut up and never open the doors again, but if his prediction is correct 60,000 churches open to close the door's wise this is without the presence of the Holy Spirit in a church combined with how life was preaching.

The people remain blind lost and spiritually dead.

This is the atmosphere. Men in many churches.

Somebody showed me a picture of a church recently right here in Raleigh not tell you which church it was on a Sunday morning just smile and he sent me the picture. I think it had eight people sit around and accomplish the six about 508 people. This the same situation that existed at the time of Christ in the synagogues. So what did the people need to hear back then the same thing. We need here today a message from God's word man that will change your life. It has power and authority of the text says that Jesus went down to compartment why he went down to the blade Capernaum is about 700 feet below sea level and it was a small fishing village had the privilege of going and standing right there in the city, and I look at is a restored temple that we think stands a bump upon this temple that stood there 2000 years ago and it looks one of the Sea of Galilee is absolutely gorgeous and we took a little law trip on a boat and around the Sea of Galilee never say you know what Jesus went in a Capernaum unit says right here to teach the people see this was his mission. This lie came into the world to teach the gospel. So what did he take. He taught the word of God like no teacher they had ever heard. You know why you taught with power and authority was the reaction. Look at verse 32 says they were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority, they had never heard anything like that and they were overwhelmed. Do you know why I believe the reason it had authority to the main reason minute, but I think it's because this Jesus knew who he was. He knew why he was here he knew what the people needed any new he was the answer.

Furthermore, it is the most important part.

He preached from God's word. Any rollout on the power of the Holy Spirit.

Simply when you know the truth and believe the truth, you can speak with authority.

The reason so many men and women who occupy today's pulpits did not speak with authority is because I don't think they know really who they are. I don't think they really understand what it there and they really don't understand what the people need and didn't have the answer for. More importantly, they don't really preach God's word.

They may read Scripture they mention the name of Jesus, but they don't have the power of the Spirit. Do you know why because they're not really proclaiming the word of God.

I don't think they really believe the word of God is what they do.

This is very subtle's listen for the word of God. What you they say listen to the word of God. What they believe is it is a that some of this may be the word of God. They want to listen and possibly hear it. You got speak it these amount mystically as they read some really inspired words are written by some human bands shall believe that God used to those human bands depend exactly what he wanted them to do. Japan used their personalities using individual running styles, but nonetheless guided their thoughts as they wrote Scripture does when you pick up the Bible and read it. Your reading God's word doubly that I believe that yesterday young product and inclusive only one debiting what you will think that yesterday we had 24 young man who in two different fraternities at NC State 24 different party was yesterday they tribute for club afternoon to Saturday and that of the building were to ball and then one hour. You know what they did that, I believe, is not because we have such fancy words so that we look so attractive. Even though I do is because Jim and I we open up that study with prayer. We teach about authority of God's word and we were lot of the Holy Spirit to change the lives of these men and change our lives you what happens every week. I'm not kidding. Two more guys walking if everybody of all the guys show up who been there once we have 40 guys and I believe that it can keep growing.

Don't pray for that ministry amid the young people want to hear the truth or hunger for it. And if you listen to up 67 your baldheaded man from Bethel they got to be hungry for some. They normally teach the truth to them. Jesus spoke upon the authority of God's word and by the power the Holy Spirit and because of this, his message was clear in convicting C cut to the core of a man's heart, and you have been cut by the word of God to the heart to the core. A heart Amy call Michael the great missionary to China see it. If you have never been hurt by word from God. It is probable that you have never heard God speak see the people were shocked to the core and ugly they were divinely hurt, but you see now.

Their hearts were ready to believe the gospel in Jesus we lay it out for them. Listen, Jesus dollars but with authority, but he backed it up with what power. Look at verses 33 through 36 in the synagogue there was a man who had had the spirit of an unclean demon and he cried out with a loud voice half. What have you do with us, Jesus of Nazareth and you come to destroy us. I know who you are, the holy one of God. But Jesus rebuked him, saying, be silent and come out of him, and with a demon had thrown him down in their midst thrown him down. He came out of him, having done him no harm and they were all amazed when you do consider one another. What is this word full with authority and power. He commands even even the demons to come out and they do and reports about him spread all over the region. I guess I mean I want you to understand this. All throughout Scripture we see evidence of an unseen world world where the principalities and spiritual forces of evil awaiting war day and night against God and God's people is going all over the world right now gossip 24 seven receive SYC was so much evil. Right now on television and in the in Hollywood is just putting out evil. You can even watch it. We try to find something we went to your shows like leave it to beaver Andy Griffith show guys. Jesus bore more of the brought of this war that anyone who is ever lived.

You know why because when he came to this world. He put out it was a frontal assault on enemy territory. The day he was born with D-Day in this text we see Jesus come face-to-face with one of Satan's minions, a demon who had entered a man and now he had he had had control of his managed body and when the demon saw Jesus he knew exactly what to look at what he says again he said ha, what have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth and you come to destroy us. I know you are the holy one of God's will is going only the man was speaking but he was under the control of the demon that control of his vocal box in his talk, and he ordered out this language and everybody heard it if I was listening.

So what was he really saying with this war heart is an expression of disgust displeasure even hostility. In essence, he was saying why you hear this is none of your business. Lee was alone know know what he wanted Jesus to get out of there. I think the demon also was filled with some fear and dread.

This word also can mean dread and this is what he has Jesus.

If you come to destroy them. That notice that he used to work toward us what he do this you know why because the Bible says that it some point God is going to destroy Satan and all of his demonic forces is going to cast them where into hail the John of the Bible says that God created hail for one reason to have to send all the angels beginning with Lucifer who rebelled against him and who brought all this evil upon a world that's recruited helpful. He did not create helpful men, but what's the problem if you but if you belong to Satan and you refuse God's grace and mercy all your life then you go go live in hell with them. It is will be worse than being in a concentration camp with the Nazis running it. That's the worst image of hell I can think of just how long this will last forever. Jesus says it'll be a place with a warm, devouring the wicked never ceases you and ugly. That is, is symbolic of the fact that they will have it you have a guilty conscience that will never let up.

You just know what you forever drive you insane.

But, as noted in the pills to take as their freedom yell much with the people doing their sit there watching this front row seats and they couldn't believe what they were hearing ugly they were totally silence watching the conversation and listen to conversation between Jesus and bassist Damon would Jesus do they jump up and down to shout the job down to check the fall season. Pray no.

He uttered seven simple words, be silent about him and immediately just as when he spoke creation into existence. He said let it be and it was the moment he said come out that demon came out and that men failed to the ground, convulsing in a epileptic fit at any just lay there silent and unharmed is what I want you to understand he had been held captive by that demon for years and Jesus did what set him free member. Jesus said the spirit of the Lord is upon me, because I have come to us to set the captives free and have been set free from sin about him but want you entangled in the events every thing on you up and set free gym have been set free some of you do not ablate still entangled in what the Bible calls a stronghold is a sand that you tried to quit and you just can't seem to do it. This can even happen to believers. Now that your you can be possessed by a demon, but you could be controlled by ACN. This got you entangled and is only one who can set you free. What's his name Jesus did he reset free tonight, Jesus.

Sadly, the first thing that God will set us free from his spiritual blindness you been set free from spiritual blindness come to Jesus and what you come to Jesus, you begin to set you free from your addictions. All that happy in the years you been dry 37 years, you might have a stores I hear about man to have an Internet detox centers or your wives know that there break in the middle night in the wake of the snow out on the brevet of friend recently told us told my wife that she knew her husband was drinking she confronted in this weekend's is he's a believer struggling with alcohol because I want us to move to the next thing about Jesus that we need to really sit in Vanessa's love for us. Look at verse 38 is and he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon's house there. Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever and they appeal to him on her behalf. He stood over her, and rebuked the fever and it left her and immediately she rose and began to serve them and with the sun was setting, all those who had had any who were sick know they don't look for the loved ones with various diseases brought them to him and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them in demons also came out of many client you are the son of God, but he reviewed them and will not allow them to speak because they knew that he was the Christ together.

I don't have time to talk about that but will quickly notice that the demons believe Jesus is the kind of day. Why do so many people not believe, and you know why he didn't want them to speak because it was not yet his time to be fully revealed to the public is not on the grace of Jesus only divine time schedule and it was not yet his time, but what I want you to see here is the love me that Jesus has for the world and for you and me out your nose hate that with this poor woman, Simon Peter's mother-in-law, she was suffering from a very high fever. She probably thought she was God really did.

As soon as he heard about it. He walked into probably her bedroom.

He walked up to the bed as his Heaton 88. He stood there looking down at her.

I sadly he probably knelt over and he looked right into her ass and what did he say what he did. What happened what you all the Bible knowledge test here is the time eight words.

He rebuked the fever left her to get the same thing you did to the other. Damon, he just he told the fever to leave her and what they were doing it. It left her and then she got up she was fully well.

One minute she's shivering with a fever under blankets and the next minute she's walking on serving everybody and as soon as this happened everybody to just see that and he got to the house and there's news all of Capernaum and all night long.

They brought the sick from all over the city and what did he do heat he healed every one of them probably touch them a touch them personally.

You think he was tired all night long, as long as they came. He healed them in news the spread throughout the town of all over the region. In Ephesians 317 through 19, Paul attempts with words to describe the love of God is and I pray that you operate as follows man in rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints to grant sketches as hell.

Why think was hands.

How long thing I have always put up with you how high it cost him his life in deep is the love of Christ seated matter how deep you suck in the sand. Is he reached down there and rescue you. I'm living proof basis and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, we can't really the love of Christ is beyond our comprehension and the only way like you get might wrap my head around it is to focus on the cross. This is the greatest picture of the love of Christ that I can see Bella Dale Cessna Chuck Swindoll great preach on the radio and he was actually teaching flippant stew which describes Jesus showed his self humiliation where rest and applicant. He begin to describe what Jesus gave up and I started thinking about that today you think about it.

He was in heaven. In his all. It is beautiful, powerful body when heat existed with the father and son for eternity past and he reigned in heaven and all the millions and millions of angels worship him. It was a place of joy and light, and yet he humbled himself and became obedient to his father and volunteered to come to earth and be confined in a human body that is frail and dying, and he experienced hunger and pain and then the guys he surrendered himself in the garden to Roman soldiers when he could've called down the altars and is in heaven. He restrained the use of his power and he allowed them to mock him to spit on him and discourage him to the point where he was basically skinned alive and then he allow them to make him march up to the top of Golgotha where he laid out he stretched out his arms voluntarily basis it do it and they nailed him to the cross.

I can imagine what he went through, you know I did it. Love for God so loved the world that he gave his son on April 23, 1962. Karl Barth, the renowned German theologian spoke at the Rockefeller's chapel on the campus of the universe to Chicago during the Q&A session. A student asked not a Barth if he could summarize his theology in a single sentence. In essence what the gal asked him he says not a Barth and all of your years of studying Scripture was the most amazing truth that you ever learn about God. He said Jesus loves me this on the for the Bible tells me so let me close with the purpose of Christ. Why did Jesus come into the world. Look at verses 42, 44, and when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place and the people saw him and came to him. It would've kept him from leaving him trying to restrain him. He said to them, must what preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well. File was sent for this purpose. This was his life purpose.

He was and he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea. Jesus was sent into the world to preach the good news was the good news is the gospel of Jesus Christ. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have what eternal life. That's what he wants for us eternal life. Do you know that you have eternal life.

If you did not a night. Do you know that you would like the thief on the cross. Open up your ass in paradise. A few minutes after you die, you know that people done right now all of the world people to not ask of your listeners to a pianist play. People need the Lord's honesty green sign people need the at the end of dreams people need the Lord being a Christian is not about being religious but about having a dynamic alive relationship with Jesus Christ you been listening to finding purpose with pastor Russ Sanders glorifying God by helping men and their purpose for living. You can discover more about finding your purpose in life by checking out the resources finding will connect to finding purpose on Facebook pastor Russ would also like to extend a special invitation for you to join him in over 300 other local men to study God's word together every Tuesday night at 7 PM in downtown Raleigh. Find out more finding This is good Truth Network

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