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January 24, 2022 6:00 am
Welcome to the Kerwin Baptist Church broadcast our desire is for the word of God spread throughout all me know join is now for a portion of one of our services here at Kerwin Baptist Church located in Kernersville, North Carolina John chapter 16 what I like to do different today. All right he was born. He died, he rose again. Now what you preach on this subject, expedient Easter celebrates. Obviously, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But I want you to understand why it was so important that he resurrected and ascended back into heaven. Why is that so important I back she had people asked me well of Christ so wonderful why did he die leaf. Why did he die and raise again.
Instead but one answer that for you today.
Look at John chapter 16 verse four, but these things. This is Jesus speaking have I told you that when the time shall come.
You may remember that I told you of them, and these things I said unto you at the beginning because I was with you but now I go my way to him that sent me to catch up.
Jesus is telling his believers his disciples, his followers that I am now going to go back to heaven to my father, who is the one that sent him, and none of you asking me whether goest now.
They were six but because I have said these things unto you, sorrow has filled your heart. Once again, would you get this.
There were a lot of Christ followers and believers that were very troubled and confused at the prospect that Jesus would leave and go back into heaven. There's many that thought that he was going to establish his kingdom here on earth. Even some of his disciples believed they were jockeying for position wanting to be in charge of this and that, thinking that Christ would die and he would raise again from the dead and then he would take care of all the evildoers punish everybody set up his kingdom.
That wasn't what Jesus plan was. So they were limit trouble little bit confused, and even said there in verse six he says that sorrow has filled your heart because I told you I'm going back to my father notice were seven nevertheless I tell you the truth, and by the way, Jesus always told the truth this it is expedient for you that I go away no, how could it ever be expedient for Christ to leave. How could it be better for us. For you to go into and leave us. How could that be better than for you to be with us, makes no sense whatsoever in their minds, we were seven nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away, the comforter will not come unto you, but if I depart, I will send him unto you, and when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment. I explained this verse nine of sin, because they believe not me of righteousness, because I go to my father and you see me no more of judgment because the prince of this world is judged.
I have yet many things to say into you but you cannot bear them now. More that's the truth. Howbeit when he, the spirit of truth is, he will guide you into all truth for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak, and he will show you things to come. Listen to this, he shall glorify me for he shall receive of mine and shall show it unto you by the way. Look at verse 14. This is a freebie. Speaking of the Holy Spirit, he shall glorify me anything you do.
That doesn't bring glory to God.
Don't you say well I was just the Holy Spirit led me to do it. No heated, the Holy Spirit only leads you to do things that glorify Christ if what we do doesn't glorify Christ Holy Spirit had nothing to do with that. Notice verse 14 he shall glorify me for he shall receive of mine and shall show it on to you.
All things that the father have our mind.
Therefore, said I that he shall take of mine and shall show it unto you, that word expedient is the Greek word, some Pharaoh almost sounds like some railroad, but two very different things that word expedient means to profit to be better for the dictionary definition of expedient is this a means to an end.
I love that I want you to understand Jesus left as a means to an end. I want you to understand today the means and I want you to understand the end.
Lord, I pray you bless as we look at maybe some questions that folks haven't even asked the Lord. It's something that they need to know something that we need to understand on Easter Sunday. Thank you for everyone here. Lord, we do not desire to waste their time, bless me, Lord, to be brief, but to be very very clear in Jesus name, amen. Why was it expedient why was it better for Jesus to leave then to stay number one this morning. I want you to understand why this will help you understand the Bible more if you're Christian. It will help you understand being a Christian, more if you're not a Christian will help you understand Christ more and why you need Christ in your life. Number one I want you to understand why was it better for us that Jesus going to lower than to stay here. Number one that the promise could be presented. He mentions here in this passage he gives us a promise and if he had not left that he couldn't present us this promise notice. If you would first that we see in verse seven nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away, the comforter will not come unto you, the promise is Jesus that I'm leaving but I'm leaving so that the Holy Spirit, the comforter will come home and do his ministry in your life that is a promise that Christ made, by the way he fulfilled that promise.
And every time an individual gets down on their knees calls out to God, ask him to save them the Holy Spirit, the comforter comes and resides in lives in their life.
It's a promise that he is still fulfilling. Now use a preacher. Why is that so important notice I want to notice first the repair ministry of the comforter labor seven, he says, the comforter will not come unto you.
Isn't it amazing you called him the company for no part of the job of the Holy Spirit. When you get save the Holy Spirit moves in and part of it is the comfort your life.
Jesus said, I'll never leave you nor forsake you. And the way he proves that is when you can say the Holy Spirit comes in here are at ease with you everywhere you go.
And when you go through rough times.
When you go through downtimes when you get a bad report from the doctor when you have a family member that breaks your heart for you find out that her friend has stabbed you in the you don't have to go to Bob you can try say how we can will you go to Christ as to the Holy Spirit. He's the comforter he's the one the covers. Notice I cannot just repair ministry, but even bigger the reproving ministry that he explains this.
Look at verse eight he said when he is come, he will reprove a reprove what is that mean a means to correct this is not popular preaching nowadays. I know this is Easter, but I got explain God's word. What will he reprove what will the Holy Spirit to the reprove that word is reprove it means to do a notice that there is a reproach in a person's life and he did he seek to correct that notice.
First he reprove the world of sin. Why verse nine because they believe not on me. In other words, this you and I are sinners, and the Holy Spirit is that person that comes and convicts your heart. If you're sitting here and you never been say and you have that uncomfortable feeling in your heart in your life right now and you say this is not a bad few. It is a very, very comfortable building. Why am I so uncomfortable. That is the Holy Spirit is reproving you and said he's telling you you have sin in your life. And Your Honor, we know that Jesus died for your sins. He's trying to reprove you about.
By the way, dear friend. What a precious thing. When the Holy Spirit convicts the Bible says that there is a day that you can say no to the Holy Spirit, one too many times and he will leave you alone.
But if the Holy Spirit in your heart today you want to say thank God I still have a chance to be safe. Thank God I can still get my life.
He reprove the world of sin. Second, reprove the world of righteousness. Why verse 10 of righteousness, because I go to my father you see me no more. In other words, is Christ Liesel who is our example. Now Holy Spirit is our example.
Now Lord is now that I have realize I'm a sinner and get along hard to Christ now Holy Spirit in my life who leaves me to live in the right way. Righteousness the Holy Spirit is that thing inside of you different when you're Christian you and you give your heart to Christ that Holy Spirit is the one sizes don't go there. Don't do that, you know it's not right you know it's not right. It's that uncomfortable thing inside. It is this egg killed.
It's that paying of conviction. The Holy Spirit not only reprocess of sin, but he refers us to righteousness. Notice the third thing that the Holy Spirit does he reprove the world of judgment. What is that mean look at verse 11 of judgment because the prince of this world is judged. Who is the prince and power of the air.
Satan, what is the Holy Spirit do he remind you that Satan's days are numbered. Look any different.
Once you get this if Jesus had died and arose and he stayed right here, we wouldn't have the comforter, we wouldn't have the comforter, reproving the world of sin and reproving us to righteousness reproving the world of judgment. Listen, that's the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Christ did his job. He gave his life. He died on the cross. But he went back to heaven. He ascended into glory, so that promise could be present there for a new and I this morning on resurrection Sunday to be glad when he resurrected he went to heaven, but he didn't leave us hanging. He gave us the Holy Spirit comforter. That's when you get bad news and you can say well I know it's bad but the Lord is good. Anyway, that's the comforter notice number two not just so that the promise could be presented. Number two, that the priesthood could be perfected.
Now that sounds like fancy terms not know if you not if you don't go to church a lot you my cell Lord as his technical stuff know it's not does not listen to me. The priesthood had to be perfected now.
This is based on the principle of Old Testament priest New Testament priest and even present-day priest to look at me want to get this there was a problem with the priest system.
The priest is the one that when a person before Christ came a person had to go and get a lamb and get a perfect lamb and a spotless lamb and he would have to bring that lamina priest would come in only certain people could be priest and they had to be right and holy before God and that priest would take that lamb and he would sacrifice that lamb and he would go into the holy of holies it was a private room and if there was any sin in that priest life the moment he walked in there he would be killed instantly.
He would take that in on behalf of the person who sins that priest would go in and he would offer that lamb as a sacrifice to God for those sins and that person would be forgiven, but there was a problem with that. When that person would be forgiven of those sins. He could leave right away and go out right back out and commit more sin. Now those sins needed to be paid for.
It was a never-ending process. I want you to notice under this fact under the Old Testament priest number one, there were insufficient sacrifices you see Jesus had to be that perfect high priest for our sins to be covered later and understand is a minute number one I want to notice this, that in the Old Testament sacrifices and New Testament sacrifices.
There was always wrong blood. I want to redo these verses and is in and you know if you want to turn to its final list we repost Hebrews chapter 10 verse four. Listen, for it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sin, but that's what they always sacrificed notice in Hebrews chapter 9 verse 12 neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Listen to me that means is that all those other priest, they sacrifice lambs and cows and goats and all these things, but none of it was the blood that would cover our sins forever. It was the wrong blood. But Jesus entered into the holy of holies once shed his blood and covered our sins forever number two it was always a wrong body nonmarket like big turn this by which it listen to this recloser Leviticus chapter 25 gives the requirements of what we call a kinsman redeemer. The person that would come in and pay the price for somebody that couldn't pay what is owed in Leviticus chapter 25 is this, if thy brother be waxen poor and have sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it. Then shall he redeem that which is brother soul and if the man have none to redeem it. Which means he was too poor to do it and himself be able to redeem and that means now this person who is going to be the Redeemer has the means to pay that person's bill. Verse 27 then let him count the years of the sale thereof and restore the over plus under the man to whom he sold it, that he may return to his possession a listener. This want to get this in Leviticus 25 there were three requirements for a person that would be Redeemer number one they had to be related. He said the person of kin in the whole picture is rooted in the Old Testament Boaz that was her kinsman redeemer was related to her, you know there's a problem. When the priest would take that lamina go in and and and and sacrifice that lamb for this is related to the person is or how do you know they were related because they had to be of a certain lineage to be appraised. Which means they were related to the ones coming to have the priest cover the sins they had to be related. Number two, that the rich Bible says right there that a person can't pay it. It has to be somebody that is able to cover all the cost, number three, they had to be ready.
Which means what verse 25 says this person is willing to pay the price. There's a problem in Old Testament sacrifice and New Testament sacrifice. They were related. They weren't wealthy and they weren't ready limitation about Jesus Christ, where now related were family. Number two, he's rich.
He owns the cattle on a thousand hills.
He owns it all. Number three. He's ready and willing to say to your he had to perfect the priesthood because there was a problem for everything that a priest would do. It was temporary for one last long. So Jesus had to come and die so that he could perfect praise to the CRI preacher than why did he not stay well. It wasn't just insufficient sacrifices, but number two it was insufficient services. Listen to this. Want to get this now what attorney Bob Hebrews, coming to turn a lot today but I want you to see this. I know this is a bit technical for Easter, but trust me, you learn something today if you let yourself right Hebrews.
Look at chapter 4 and just keep your Bibles there because you look at a couple places in Hebrews, Old Testament priest and New Testament priest. There were insufficient sacrifices and by the way, even priest. Nowadays it's insufficient sacrifice.
They are not holy and clean up your before God. Only Christ is number two there were insufficient services. You say why will notice what the Bible says about our high priest. Hebrews chapter 4 verse 14, number one, a priest might not be touched. There was a problem with Old Testament priest. The New Testament priest they might not be touched by our infirmities.
Notice verse 14 seeing then that we have a great high priest that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities but was in all points tempted like as we are yet without sin. Did you get that you know the problem with Old Testament priest they might not be touched by your infirmities, they might not have compassion for you.
It's just a job. Here is the Lamb what your sins are they going to do it. We taste something about our priest.
He has compassion. He knows what you're going through. He knows exactly how you feel notice. Secondly, the priest might not be touched. Number two, the priest might not be true because their human I want to read your verse for single chapter 2 verse 12 says now the sons of Eli were sons of the Lyle they knew not the Lord who was Eli he was the priest who were his sons.
They were the ones could be the next priest. The problem was that they were filthy man. By the way there priest nowadays that are filthy man. There are pastors nowadays that are filthy man. That's why you can't depend on a priest or pastor know the problem with the human priest might not be touched with your infirmity and they might not be true, there might be something in their life.
You don't even know how could they be clean enough to purchase your redemption. But Jesus Christ is number three, a priest nowadays Old Testament days. New Testament days could be terminated.
Now get this wicked Hebrews chapter 7 what you get this number 23 I let you get there. Hebrews chapter 7 if you need help with right upper chapter 6 anymore upfront for chapter 8 if any more help and that I know what to do. I chapter 7 verse 23 and they truly were many priest because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death, stay right there. Listen that he is saying in Hebrews. There had to be many priest in Old Testament days there had to be many priest and New Testament days and nowadays listen there has to be many priest everywhere. If you believe that why because they die. There's not just one because they died and you have to get look at verse 24, but this man Christ because he continue with ever have an unchangeable priesthood did you get that sorry quarrel know that look like for the backside means is that your priest on our priest in Old Testament days. How can they be your redemption. They couldn't even save themselves.
One time Jesus die, he rose again, lives forever more. Listen to me when became the sacrifice of sin. He died, was buried, but when he defeated death, he will never die again and when you are saved in your in Christ you will either is or what about what but on the die of sickness. Whatever the case of EO different absent from the body present with the Lord we say something.
There were insufficient services Old Testament priest might not be touched. They might not be true, they could be terminated.
Listen to me disabled pre-trust don't understand. Why did he leave no look. If you would at verse 25 of Hebrews chapter 7 wherefore he speaking of Christ because it says he continues forever will never die oligomer. 25 wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come under God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hold on, I'm going somewhere with this almost none. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens you know any human priest that you could say that about.
We were 27 who needed not daily, as those high priest to offer up sacrifice, he doesn't have to make sacrifices every day like the Old Testament priest knew he didn't have to make sacrifice every day like the New Testament priest to notice verse 27 for his own sins and then for the people. For this he did once, when he offered up himself.
Look at me, Jesus our high priest. He died once shed his blood once and it has covered our sin forever. That's why he went to heaven. You say I still don't understand. I'm glad you asked because now here comes the nail in the conflict. Verse 28 for the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity, but the word of the oath which was since the law being the word of God maketh the son, who is consecrated for evermore. Get this priesthood is perfected in Christ. Why look at me because when he died and he rose again and he went to his followers and said I'm going back to my father but I'm to leave you a comforter. Why wasn't so important for him to go back to the father because when he got back to the father. The Bible says he sat down at the right hand of the throne of God and he ever liveth to make intercession for me it was important for him to go back there. So when you and I see you and we say I'm sorry Jesus is right there by the father is a high priest that never dies and he says the father I paid for those sins.
I shed my blood. He is in processing even right now morning was in the priesthood had a problem it was human but when Christ came. He's a priest that ever liveth to make intercession.
He is still intercepting on our behalf at the right hand of God right now when you got up this morning headed out here and somebody pulled out in front of you, and you thought that word or you said that word or you wrote it down and sign that word.
How do you know where my going on that again is the Lord. I'm sorry Jesus said, not by the throne of God. Our high priest is still alive in the oil. He is still making intercession for us and he said God he sin but I paid for that. He's clear all the priesthood had to be perfect to look at me. It couldn't of been perfected if you'd stayed on earth he had to be right there at the throne of God so that our sin would not be held to our account. How wonderful it is to be saved quickly and I know the time.
Number three. Why did he go back in heaven. Why was it expedient why is it a means to an end that our place could be prepared. It's not just so that the promise could be presented and it wasn't just so that the priesthood could be perfected. But listen when he rose again and he ascended back into heaven. He's doing something right processing for us. When you Holy Spirit and thought about the company tells us you're doing wrong you did wrong, you need to ask God to forgive you and we pray we say Lord I need help. I'm sorry.
Forgive me, Holy Spirit takes a right to the son.
The son given to the father.
We are clear, but is doing something John chapter 14 verses one through three. Do you let not your heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in me. In my father's house are many mansions if it were not so I would've told you. I go to prepare a place for you and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am there.
He maybe also number one I don't have time to get all verse number one. It's a real place.
Why because that's where Christ is, and he's real number two. It's a restful place.
I don't have time to give the versus Bible Costley says Christ will give us rest for labor rest for souls. It's a restful number three. It's a rejoicing place. I think I have so many verse about the rejoicing that goes on in heaven.
Even every time a person gets save the angels rejoice in heaven. Number four.
It's a remaining place. It's forever is a preacher what your point was and I'm close with this on our times gone. It's Easter and Tom has a roast in the oven. I'm going to Tom Lobo about you, but you I have been very blessed in my life to grow up the way I did. It was an easy and there are some people who experience it. There's a whole lot of negative but I grew up living on the road in a travel trailer with my mom and dad. The one advantage of it is the things I got to see the places that I went. The disadvantage of it is a little with my dad in a travel trailer topic again. Some of you have been to some of these places that you know and some of you have done some traveling.
You understand one goal with his men about the hike at Yosemite outgunned a hike to half Dome and hike divide bridal veil Falls upset in the on the base of El Capitan and looked up and he looked up at El Capitan at Yosemite national Park and you see these little dots upon side of the mountain you get binoculars and is these little sleeping bags that that these mountain climbers. They put up the put a spike in the mountain here and a spike in the mountain here and they have hanging hand make sleeping bags and know it'll take him two days or three days to climb to the top of El Capitan mill, not the put a spike in no hang and El Capitan is literally almost a mile and three for straight up in the air and they'll hang there and sleep rely. Could you imagine I cannot imagine I would put like five spikes on each side in a very reinforce sleeping bag. I've got to walk on beaches in Hawaii when I was six, seven years old. I got to do that on my honeymoon. I'm gotten to see I was a Hawaiian I been in every state United States. I've been in foreign countries. I've seen the Grand Canyon.
I mean I could go down. I could just name place after place after place biopsy like you have written all across the Blue Ridge Mountains of red across the Shenandoah mounds of been across the Rocky Mountains up seeing the grand Teton's eye. I have literally seen you know been involved in oh in a old Western show in Cody Wyoming.
I have literally been active and went out and participated in a rodeo there in Cody Wyoming and all I can say places like, you know it is a preacher where you going with all this on Sunday. I've seen some beautiful almost unbelievable places, and Jesus created that in less than a week.
Can you imagine what he's created for you after all these years know why was important for him to leave that I'm not I'm not leaving alone the comforters coming and it's better for you that he comes because he's got some ministries in your life that is not my area. I did my job, but only going to sit down by the father Naaman intercession for your sins. And while you're over here in your struggle and in your trying to serve me appreciate that I am going to be building you something that you cannot even imagine your brain dear friend I'm here to tell you why it's so expedient is he's preparing a place for us right now. So when we going. I believe it's going to be soon. Thank you for listening to you received a blessing from our broadcast. The current Baptist Church is located at 4520 Old Hollow Rd. in Kernersville, NC may also contact us by phone at 336-993-5119 or occur when Baptist Church.com enjoy our services live molar medium on our website and church.
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