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Families that Choose Life

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November 18, 2020 7:00 am

Families that Choose Life

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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November 18, 2020 7:00 am

Exodus 20:13 reveals the sixth commandment: "You shall not murder." Life is God’s wonderful gift that we might choose to enjoy. In this message, Adrian Rogers reveals three ways our families can choose life in the face of death and deception.

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What refining Studios in Memphis Tennessee umpiring title. Former CEO of lobar funding nuclear we all want a happy home and I'm excited about today's message with Adrian Rogers.

Families that choose life because that's really the foundation for having a happy home. I heard Adrian say many times without your family. You have no ministry as we think about our jobs.

We think about our identity. We think about our ministry, but without a family or family unit me what you really have wealth. Jesus said in John 1010 I have come that you might have life and have it abundantly. What were my favorite verses and he goes on to say, but the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy right so we want that abundant life and the only way we can have that abundant life as we know is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. But here we talk about the family and were talking about how to have a healthy family and I think a lot of that Byron is leadership is called many times as opposed to being taught and so I think the children and in everybody that family catches it along the way. So I think it's our responsibility to foster a healthy vibrant a spirit filled life inside the home.

We always love hearing from our listeners, and here's one from Florida that says I am grateful to Adrian Rogers sermons are available for free on the Internet. My wife and I listen at least once a week.

My soul hungers for God's word. Yet I'm careful where I go to listen to preaching. I know Pastor Rogers preaching the sound exciting, encouraging, thought-provoking. Thank you for this ministry. All that's wonderful. You know when you go into my home and it's not a perfect home by any means, but there's the word of God plastered all throughout the sunroom and we have tried to by God's grace, make that a vibrant, healthy, fun place and we try to model and from the kids. A Christian environment. Are we perfect know we flawless know but I think that's what God's design is for the home security. We are in a series right now. Perfect 10 for homes that win as we talk about families that choose life. Adrian Rogers has something to say but you know, many parents are moaning and groaning about children not having a standard and yet I wonder have the parents themselves. First of all understood the 10 Commandments and applied them to their own lives. Are they demonstrating the truth of God's word and front of these children number two are they lovingly treat our teaching and inculcating these things in the hearts and minds of kids. Hi, I sometimes have to laugh almost a I hope is not a cynical laugh, but the parents are complaining about the 10 Commandments no longer being on the classroom walls of our public schools and if you visit those homes look in those homes and save the 10 Commandments on the walls of those homes seems to me that there's a little bit of typography there. There is hope. But parents first of all, must believe the 10 Commandments, understand them, apply them, live them out. Teach them and illustrate them to the kids carry a great reminder that moms and dads all to leave their children to Jesus you know praying and pleading for their spiritual life and to others at full assurance that there truly saved.

Yeah, yeah, absolutely. And you we talked about the family unit, but I think it's not only the physical life of the social life. But what you just mentioned the spiritual life that we would say I will not go to heaven without my children but that's a strong statement and what if we took that statement a little further. I will not go to heaven without my children without my immediate family without my neighbors.

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Here's Adrian Rogers.

Thou shalt not kill K this that life is God's wonderful, wonderful gear, and therefore we ought to enjoy life and we ought to choose life. Jesus is the great life giver, Satan is the great life destroyer and Jesus said Satan comes to steal, kill and to destroy. But he said of himself, but I am, that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly. Satan came to destroy Jesus has come to give life now this command that says thou shalt not kill is another way of saying we must reject Satan, we must choose life.

Satan wants to bring death and your family.

He wants to bring death to you death the purity death, the joy death the happiness he wants to bring physical death.

He wants to bring spiritual death. He wants to bring eternal that he wants to make this life that Jesus said is to be abundant. He wants to make it miserable. Now fathers listen to me when talking about the 10 Commandments as they relate to the home your wife, your children have three kinds of life they have physical life, social life and spiritual life. They were made that way by Almighty God, and it is your job to protect that life now, having said all of that. Let's just talk about those three kinds of life that way to choose and let's see what fathers are to do and mothers are to do to protect these homes.

First of all the family is given to protect physical life. From what number one from intentional killing their people today at Sublette in a murder society, there is the crime of homicide is the crime of suicide is I've been studying about homes. I'm so alarmed at the rise of teenage suicide what a grievous thing. What a heartbreaking thing. It is for anybody to take his or her own life. No, no one ever has the right to take his own life. Number one, it is not. It is not is it belongs to God.

Most incurable disease. The most constant pain. The greatest trouble in Hardy but worst persecution that you can mention is still no reason to take one's own life because it takes out of God's hand matters which he alone is wise enough, strong enough and good enough to handle, never do that Jesus will give grace and God will make away then. Not only is the homicide and suicide that families need to be protected from an these days, but all the crime of infanticide.

The taking of innocent little lives with governmental approval, the Supreme Court said in February 1973 this to make you angry. Listen, they ruled quote that every woman in the United States now has the same right to an abortion during the first six months of pregnancy as she has in any other listen to this minor surgery any other minor surgery. I deplore the classification of little pre-born children and their dad is minor surgery something very wrong in America. What we protect spotted owls and whales and snail garters and eagles and made perhaps the most dangerous place the mother's womb.

The real issue of course is simply this Windows life began. That's the realist Jeremiah 15 answers it. If your Bible believer. God said to Jeremiah before I formed the in the belly I knew the before thou came us out of the will I sanctify them ordained a prophet unto the nation that little baby there and that mother's womb is life. What kind of life visit vegetable life or animal life or human life. It is human life. Somebody said what you that's not a human being and more than a nut and bolt put together and report back. Reason for is a difference that nothing bolt will always be a nothing boat, but that baby in his mother's womb.

It has every component of life and all you add to it is nutrition and fluid. It continues to grow. The analogy does not fit within 18 to 25 days behind this little human being is meeting brain waves may be recorded in 45 days and eight weeks.

The brain is completely present. By this time the little one will respond to touch at nine or 10 weeks he'll squint swallow move his tongue, and two more weeks. He has fingernails sucks his thumb swallows digest recoils from noise or pain. All of the organ systems are functional. Nothing new will develop all he does. It just simply pass on down through the birth canal is life. Dr. R a gallon made the Gallup poll so famous at this.

If a doctor will take money for killing the innocent in the womb. He will kill you with a needle when paid by your children in the newspaper I read this I couldn't believe it, but yet knowing today's insanity I did believe it told of Frank Balin, BAL UM, a New Jersey gardener. He's in his 70s. He went out you wrote to us.

Everybody has to try that one time or another to grow tomatoes and was coming out the eating his tomatoes so Mr. Bailey set a trap for the anti-caught the rat and the rat was trying to get out of Mr. Bateman took a broomstick. Rapid newspaper and beat that rat that that was eating his tomatoes.

Now, Mr. Lee Bernstein, the associated Humane Society Executive Director issued a summons for his arrest for Mr. Bateman's arrest, he said that he needed to be fine. $1250 for killing that rat and could face up to six months in jail is crime today, but a broomstick now when Mr. Bernstein found out that people are laughing at him. This is what he said. Listen to this the fact that the animal was killed is not why the summons came by the summons came because it was a trap animal that could not escape, and it was mutilated and died a horrible death.

Not that I killed the rat that's okay but it was trapped. He could escape when I read that I thought about little babies in the mother's womb little babies in the mother's womb trap and cannot escape their mother's womb yet. Here's a man who wants to rest another man for killing a rat been eating his tomatoes, you say well what you know that you're not a medical doctor.

Pastor will imitate what a medical doctor, said Dr. Landrum shuttles serve for more than 1/4 of a century as the attending obstetrician and gynecologist and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He pioneered in the field of sperm, biology, fertility and sterility, and a part of his international reputation lies in the discovery of male and female producing sperm.

This man's 0607. Either he is a medical doctor of no mean repute.

Listen to what he says.

He said I oppose abortion. I do so, first, because I accept what is biologically manifest that human life commences at the time of conception and second because I believe it is wrong to take innocent human life under any circumstances. My position is scientific, pragmatic and humanitarian. I don't whether saved or not, but I think straight. But not only are the is there this matter. Direct transgression of this commandment is the end direct transgression. We need to want to children about cruel cruelty is a way of killing people.

I just talk about being heartless, some sons of put their mothers in an early grave. Some husbands that put their wives in an early grave. Some of you have wrinkles in your daddy's brow and put gray hairs in your mother's head because of the way that you live the Chinese used to have an ancient torturing form of execution they called the Chinese water torture. They would strap a man into a chair and put over his head. A huge reservoir of water and let the water just a man. Until finally the whole nervous system would explode in devastating rebellion and it would in an horrible death grip.

Some of you killing people and the same way I believe people that are guilty of this are people who are in corrupt businesses. I would never be in the whiskey business, not because of financial matters, but because of this verse that says thou shalt not kill the liquor industry and we need to teach our kids that stayed on a standard Hollywood assaying drink Madison Avenue assaying drink their friends assaying drink it. But listen, the liquor industry has the curse of God upon whiskey is brewed with tears and thickened with blotting flavored with dad.

Listen to the Scriptures. Habakkuk chapter 2 verse 12 while in the him that built the town with blood establishing a city by iniquity. Habakkuk 2 verse 15 warning him to give his neighbor drink what you say.

People say well liquor is good for business card says while and then go to the town with an establishment of a city with an equity wall under him that given his neighbor drink, here's a letter that was written to the Dallas morning news if signed by medical doctor in Dallas. He works in the Parkland Hospital. Recently we saw another preview of hell in the Parkland Hospital emergency room.

A woman struck down by a drunken driver, a college student, lying, semiconscious bombing a head-on collision with another drunken driver who himself was critically injured.

The grunts companion was dead for other drums with lacerations and stab wounds waiting to be treated night after night year after year the same Bloodied Trl., Paro major automobile accident injury, stabbings, rates why pleadings and nightly emergencies treated and released admitted to the hospital or pronounced dead on arrival and almost always the bloodied trailers led by that honored man of distinction to again break almost always the moderate drinker, not the alcoholic. I wonder, is there so much joy to be gained from the total consumption of all the beers and whiskeys ever made the ever equal a small fraction of the innocent suffering but damaged bodies, the broken marriages. The discarded children, but total brutality and the crimes that will accompany its use.

What a quiet place. Our emergency rooms would be beverage alcohol was ever abolished from our city as a medical doctor. I know that alcohol has many defenders, but has notified. I mean, it has turned on highways in the slaughter, pans and homes into prisons of despair fathers you need to build a wall that more take that girl down some Saturday night some Friday night to the emergency room and let them see and understand these kids think they're invincible. Another way that we transgress. This is just by failing to take care of our bodies and temple might we commit suicide by degrees. Many of us look down our long noses at the bunker were killing ourselves with a knife and fork someone as well said that we Americans are digging the graves with their teeth killing themselves with immorality and involving themselves with alcohol may disable Pastor I'm free from all of those things one more thing, our Lord said in the spirit of this command that if we allow hatred in our hearts we have transgress this command.

First John three verse 15 who so ever hated his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. Mental murder is a somebody you hate is not in the liquor business.

I'm not in abortionists. I'm not a strong on the I'm not a terrorist I'm not a drug pusher they hate anybody is your heart headquarters for hate. I believe in salvation by grace but according to John you're going to hell. You're going to have if you are person who hates us.

I don't care what kind of hate it could be racial hate religious hate revengeful hate somebody has done something bad to you fathers should protect physical life.

Father should provide social life should make the home a happy place and then fathers should present spiritual life. Dad's auto lead the children to Jesus.

I have four children on this earth and a little boy in heaven. My four children along way from perfect.

You know how the preachers kids get into trouble. I get that way playing with the beacons kids in a perfect mate that all of God.

My son Stephen just mental time with them down in Florida.

Steve was a teenager I got to watch.

I didn't see the beauty of Jesus in his life that we walked on the island made a profession of faith.

I said Steve get car with me. Would you please say go for gun rights and let's just go out walking towards spend a day just walking in the woods and I said to him, son, daddy has got to know that you know Jesus we talk. I didn't try to put a stranglehold on but I just wanted to know that a new that he knew Jesus out there in the woods. We kneeled and prayed he assured me daddy I love Jesus and he shone through his life one day I was praying and I said, Lord, if any of my children not say I don't have any reason not to believe that another may not be saved but if any of them and not save the Lord. I don't want to go to heaven without all my children.

I didn't say anything my wife or the children about the next Sunday when I gave invitation. My oldest daughter Gail came down the aisle and she said that I don't believe I've ever really and truly been saved. I will be 70 she'd already been baptized. She gave her heart to Jesus.

I believe it was directly related to that prayer, O God, if any of my children not saved. I will say families need to choose life. Choose life and dad's.

You need to protect them. Their physical life, you need to provide their social life and make home the happiest place on earth and you need to pray for an plea for their spiritual life as I will not go to heaven without my children become with families need to choose life.

Satan has come the steel care and to destroy.

But Jesus has come that we might have life right now.

You can choose life. If you're not certain that your save if you don't know for certain that if you died right now, you could go to heaven.

You can get it settled right now and now you can choose life and abundant life would you pray prayer like this. Dear God, Troy, just pray, dear God, I know that you love me and I know that you want to save me Lord you promise to save me if I would trust. I do trust Jesus. I believe you're the son of God. I believe Jesus you died on the cross for my sin. I believe God raised from the dead and now I turn for my sin and I receive you by faith as my Lord and Savior come in my heart, forgive my sin save me Lord Jesus, would you pray that prayer right now. Save me Lord Jesus, I repent of my sin.

I yield my life to you. Thank you Lord for saving. I don't look for feeling. I don't ask for sign. I stand on your word. Thank you for saving and now Jesus began to make me the person you want me to be because I'm very Lord give me the courage to make this holy name I amen if you prayed to receive Jesus Christ just now. We would love to celebrate with you and invite you to our discovery, Jesus page on the website to find answers, you may need about your newfound faith. There is a response section. There you can share your testimony with us. Tell us how this message has affected you just go to and click the tab that says Discover Jesus welcome to God's forever family.

We can't wait to hear from you as you continue with your day. Remember this beautiful commission from Adrian Rogers. Families need to choose life, you've got to build a wall around the roof of your house Lester children fall off, protect their physical life provide for their social life and make home the happiest place on earth you need to pray for an plea for their spiritual life and say I will not go to show thanks for joining us today and tune in next time a more profound truth. Simply stated, online work

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