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February 3, 2022 1:50 pm
In today's part 1 episode Pastor Russ Andrews describes the Power and Supremacy of Jesus Christ. Answering the Question, "Who Is Jesus". Do you know who Jesus is? Is he just a Historical figure? Is he a Profit? Or is He the Almighty God and Savior? He has power over not only humanity but sickness and the Spiritual Realm.
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You can visit us email@example.com 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, too much message, the supremacy of Christ and will be looking basically at the two main text in Luke chapter 6 verses one through 11, but I want you first to turn the Hebrews chapter 1 is near the end of in the Bible get a revelation turned back to get the first large large book, and out of the Hebrews and not beginning with verse one we don't know exactly the right of Hebrews was many believe it was the apostle Paul, but regardless, the Holy Spirit was one who guided the writer to write exactly what God wanted to share with us in right here in chapter 1 God is sharing with us who Jesus is. Okay, if that's what I really want you to grasp tonight. Who is Jesus to look at verse one.
In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days the last days will be from the. The ascension all the way to right now until he comes back those of the last ice of the last 2000 years.
But in these last days has spoken to us by his son, whom he appointed heir of all things improve. Who he made what the universe the sun is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.
After he had provided purification for sins is a reference to what the cross he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs but to which of the angels did God ever say you're my son today have become your father did nothing. Angels again I will be his father and he will be my son. And again when God brings his firstborn. By the way that it does not mean his that he was Jesus created the firstborn is like the firstborn son. He is the is the preeminent one is the most important one is the supreme one. So this is pointing to Christ supremacy again when God brings his firstborn into the world. He says let all God's angels worship him. You only worship heard God speaking of the angels.
He says he made his angels spirits and in-service flames of fire, but about the son he says to catch this so important. What is God the father say about God the son is talking about Jesus. He looks at Jesus and he says your throne of God, so God the father is calling God the son. What God your throne of God will last forever and ever in righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom that separates us the staff of a ruling King when Jesus comes back is coming is Lord of lords and King of Kings won a prayer for and that you can turn or dilute a print tonight is what I'm asking God to do for you and me that God will give us eyes to see the supremacy and the glory and the Majesty of Jesus who is the Christ. So what is it mean to be simpering. According to Webster's dictionary, it means it is a reference to the highest in rank or authority, or the greatest in degree quality. The idea of the supremacy of Christ is that there's no one and no thing superior to Jesus. Nothing in all creation. Jesus is superior to everything a creation. He is the highest billion in existence. He is literally God incarnate God in the flesh. Emmanuelle God with us the entire written word of God has as its chief subject, the son of God who is the loftiest idea in the universe when I wrote that that I thought of the late great Dr. asked him Lockridge. He says this about Jesus. He said Jesus is the miracle of the age is the superlative of everything good that you choose to call and he is the Almighty God, who guides and keeps all his people. He heals the sick. He cleanses the leper he forgives sinners discharge debtors.
He delivers the captives.
He defends the fable he blesses the young.
He served the unfortunate. He regards the aged, he rewards the diligent and he beautifies the meek, the Prince of princes is the King of Kings and he's the Lord of lords is goodness is limitless is mercy is everlasting is love never changes his grace is sufficient.
His reign is Rogers's joke is easy in this burden is light fingers on her own about five minutes. Lockridge says I wish I could describe interior but is indescribable because that's my King is incomprehensible. He's indefensible in man irresistible.
Let me ask you a question. How do you perceive Jesus was somebody says the name of Jesus was the thought personnel that enters your mind really is Jesus you just a historic figure, thus far in this gospel of Luke. We witnessed the supremacy of Jesus in the following ways he spoke to the people with authority. He healed the sick, he delivered the possessed, he received a worshiper at his feet. He forgave sinners because of who he is the supreme God of the universe became full of truth and grace and mercy. This is to mocking yes. Do you understand this. Do you really comprehend this truth in the gaps of your soul when you're praying to Jesus, which is fine to do as he is. What start with and I he's our intercessor will administer one times that we don't pray to Jesus we pray to God.you know what I did not argue with them all the under this when I first came to know Jesus talk to them every night in my bedroom is 12 1314-year-old Jesus is God is going to deliver.
Chapter 6 were here in this chapter. He's going to reveal is that he is the Lord of the Sabbath, so look at verse one in Luke chapter 617. Jesus was going to the grain feels and his disciples begin to pick some great heads of grain brought them in their hands in either kernels. Some of the Pharisees asked why you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath Jesus answered them, and you never read what David did when his companions were hungry when we say if you read the Old Testament the end of the house of God and taken the consecrated bridge, David. Yet what is lawful only for pre-state, and he also gave some of his companions.
And then Jesus said to them, the son of man is Lord of the Sabbath. Three very important truths that arise from this incident that occurred on the Sabbath industries gets into a lot of trouble is that I think about that.
This is the reason we get in trouble is truth number one God, not man rose over the Sabbath. Grandmother God the father and we know this from Scripture, has entrusted all authority and power and dominion to his son Jesus and God is number three. God is more concerned about being merciful hurting people and obeying rules and regulations, and traditions thereon said so what was the big problem here in this chapter would understand this we need to turn to the Old Testament the Jewish legal code which basically God gave to Moses for the nation of Israel that had ceremonial laws and moral laws and civil laws. The Jewish legal code allow for appropriate portion of the walkabout field to grab something to eat if they were hungry and had nowhere to go.
Deuteronomy 23 versus 2425 says if you enter your neighbor's vineyard. You may eat all the grapes. You won't but do not put any in your basket if you know your neighbors grain fear.
You may pick current with your hands but you must not put a sickle to the standing grain other words, anyone could pick enough food to satisfy their hunger just could harvest U.S. Treasury make a profit off of it. So this'll used to this law was established by God because he cares about the poor and the needy and not what this is all the disciples were doing.
Picking a little food from somebody's feel because there was no mutt McDonald's nearby. They had to West again so is the problem with the problem was not what they were doing it was when they were doing it all the Sabbath. So what did Jesus do and how did he respond.
He responded with righteous anger because he is righteous in Matthew's account, he sheds more light on what Jesus actually said to the Pharisees, who once again. Although try to do was to catch Jesus in some violation of the law.
The so they were using God's law against Jesus to live… I'm trapped in Matthew 12 verses three and four Jesus answered them, haven't you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry. He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread which was not lawful for them to do was only lawful for the priest to eat the consecrated bread so this was going out. Hopefully what I can read first Samuel chapter 21 is a fascinating story because here we find David along with a band of brothers. These are fighting men who hit or siding with him to support him against King Saul. You may remember that Saul was jealous of David because David had defeated her only slay Goliath and he was all badly for Saul in the people say David is killed, seeking solace killed his thousands, and David is killed his 10,000s somebody told me want to. I think it was Sam Simpson.
He said he was comparing me to Joe not. He said yeah Joseph reached his thousands and rushed his racist hands as fun, unite.
I get like I can tackle I need to be humbled around them is as my wife anyway so David Simpson saw was that you trying to kill David even if David was his son Jonathan's best friend. This is what David Flynn from Jerusalem and told his men to meet up in this little town called Nob which were just a little bit northeast of Jerusalem and went with David Comes you running into not to go straight to the priest you know why he knew the priest had to have some food in his men were starving. They were famished and the priest then was Ahimelech.
Ahimelech told David that the only food they had available was the consecrated bread. There was only to be placed in the holy place of God. No one else was supposed to even touch this bread, Ahimelech offered to give some to David on one condition. He said at the man kept themselves pure. What he meant by that date. If they did not have sexual relations with with women.
David responded: indeed, women have been kept from us. As usual whenever I set out to go to war the midst things are holy even omissions that are not holy. How much more so today. So the priest gave him the consecrated bread even though he knew that if Ali got slow so why was he willing to do this is Ahimelech understood the heart of God. God cares more about human need in about laws and traditions back in Matthew 12 Jesus is blistering. These Jesus Matthew Trevor's father said, why haven't you read, and allow the Sabbath the priest in the temple desecrate the day and you're innocent see the priest every day. Had to make sacrifices on the altar and so they had to like the far killed animals pick up the dead carcasses and put them on the altar and all that involved what work but on the Sabbath. They had to make double sacrifices his identity twice as much work. John MacArthur says the most legalistic Pharisee.
Consider the priest who ministered in the temple is innocent of breaking the Sabbath, despite the fact that they work twice as hard as he did on the other things to Jesus's point this out to these hypocritical religious Jesus and what he did for Shorty was doing when he pointed this out to them. You think in a smaller size that he was declaring war against their religious establishment because the religious establishment that they have set up was actually preventing people from coming to God was seeking God is like a stumbling block is like a closed-door Pharisees stop them from coming to Jesus. They stop it from coming to God. What Jesus did right in front of all those people. Now these people are watching this and listening to what Jesus saying he embarrassed and humiliated the religious leaders right in front of the people and they were furious they were angry, but their anglers did return to rage with what he said next, look at verse six again when I'm in Matthew 12 I tell you that one greater than the temple is here, like right now if you had known what these words mean. I desire mercy and not sacrifice you would not have condemned the innocent of the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. That's what he say to these men who dressed in robes and clerical collars and they got phylacteries up on their boards which they turn on the 10 Commandments they want to make sure that in right-thinking Memphis there was The man right here, don't break the law. Don't break the law. Don't break the law to this don't do that since what religion this is just rules, regulations and traditions that do nothing but put a burden on people when Jesus said this. These were fighting words, Jesus was accusing these religious teachers that they didn't understand the word of God, even when Nicodemus came to Jesus at night the Robinette story and he said you are Israel's master teacher. You understand what it means to be born again, just like many religious leaders don't today. Like the man who said she's never said that the Nicodemus really is what he was saying now make these words up. This is what if if if Jesus elaborated on what he was saying this is what the Pharisees really understood them saying he was saying if you understood Hosea chapter 6 verse six. That's what he was quoting Hosea chapter 6 verse 61 amount of property that God desires a merciful compassionate responses to the hurting and needy breath and ritual observances. You would not of condemned innocent man wake up you blind guides with you the Matthew 23 or 24 = 102 the shepherds he calls them blind gods.
You don't even understand God's word. Ahimelech did he understand that God first and foremost is a God bit of mercy, which is why Ahimelech gave the British David Fishman were in great need. Moreover, Jesus. If you fail to see that the one standing here in your presence is the prophesied son of man is not only Lord of the Sabbath, but he actually is the Sabbath. See someone that can give rest.
He is the Sabbath Jesus declaring himself, the Lord of Sabbath and when in doing that he's claiming to be code equal to God is also claiming to be God himself in the flesh after the second man right in here who'd been coming to this pops of years definitely believe in God.
Jesus equal to God. They don't really grasp Jesus is God. We get to heaven and they got to go to see one. What a sissy said to have the right hand of God does not physically it's positionally is like your your your right arm is typically what is strong all Jesus is the strong arm of God and whatever God reveals himself in the flesh is always to the second person of the Godhead, so we get to heaven.
We were seated what the Israelites was saying in Deuteronomy 6 hero Israel, the Lord our God is what one, but he is a God who exists in three persons, father, son and Holy Spirit in the way I can understand. My mind is God, the Bible says God is spirit I think is a reference to the father. The Holy Spirit is what spirit you cannot see spirit we get to heaven will be worshiping. We will follow the feet of Jesus in Luke's primary goal in writing this gospel member. He said at the given orderly account from eyewitness eyewitness is correct number that what he is trying to show us in the entire Gospel of Luke is who Jesus is and what he is like look at Hebrews 13 and eight again I think is in your outline. Verse three says the son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being divorce but about the son he that is got the pelvis is your throne. Oh God will last for ever and ever doing when the prophet told David that from his seed would come one who would sit on his throne. And it would be an everlasting. What kingdom David God's kingdom is go, but Jesus came from a lot of food. David and when he said many times God resists the kingdom is here.
He's the one who ushers in this everlasting kingdom, and is inviting us men to be part of it, but you have to get by this major hurdle. You have to believe that Jesus is who he claimed to be God in the flesh. Colossians 115 to 16 says he is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn, the supreme one over all creation.
For by him all things were created things in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities all things were created by him and for him is before all things and in him all things hold together.
You know that our bodies are being held together by the Lord is actually something I can't remember the name of the summa ship that therefore should be bringing it up the some promos owner something in their sale that Ashley is the glue to hold your body together is in the shape of a cross they can isolate one is in the shape of a cross on that interesting member God is that this handprint all creation is everywhere you look is evidence that God exist is what we've learned about the supremacy of Christ. Jesus Christ is supreme and his authority. No one ever taught the way he did. Jesus Christ is supreme and his power is because he could heal the sick and forgive sinners Jesus Christ is supreme in his righteousness.
What that means yes he is the author of righteousness and he is righteous.
Therefore, he is the one who sets the standard of what is right and wrong in this world Jesus Christ is supreme in his very essence is the Jesus man is the great I am of the Old Testament. When he stood before the Pharisees later in John chapter 80 sit before Abraham was born, I they picked up stones to stone him, accusing him of blasphemy. So people a lot of feelers there were Jesus never claim to be God.
Oh yes he did and they crucified him go stone them because they knew what he was.
They knew who he was claiming to be what he says I'm Lord of the Sabbath is claiming to be God and he is raising the ante he knows that he's headed for the cross braces dilute six verse six on another Sabbath he went to the synagogue. I love the CI that you love a good fight, your boxing match is we're watching right here. This is a great boxing match is another Sabbath he went to the synagogue and was teaching in a man was there whose right hand was shriveled the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, looking for a reason to accuse Jesus so they they watched him closely city would heal on the Sabbath. But Jesus knew what they were thinking 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.
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