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December 24, 2020 7:00 am
How should we tell our children about the whole Christmas story. Listen to Adrian Rogers about some people have the idea that you can just take a child praying the child and nurture the child in becoming a Christian and manager sorely goes into being a Christian. A Christian is not like Temple finally matures the role of Christian is more like all who has become a prince by the kiss of grace welcome to love worth finding.
Thank you for studying God's word with us as we continue to celebrate God with the incarnation today a message from pastor and teacher Adrian Rogers that continues to reveal the story of our salvation through the three miracle births in John chapter 39 part one of today's message.
We learned about the deficiency of our natural birth being born into a sinful world down to a sinful nature but praise God for the virgin birth of Jesus Christ in which God in human flesh came to earth, so that we might be saved. How can we better understand that new birth. If you have your Bible turn to John chapter 3 is Adrian Rogers further explains the three miracle births why Jesus why are Gethsemane. Why Calvary why couldn't God just say I forgive you. What is the efficiency of the virgin birth. First of all, Jesus came as a ministry in the flesh. A ministry of revelation, the way we could know God, the son of man has displayed God you want to know what God is like, look at the Lord Jesus Christ who could say he that hath seen me has seen my father not remember that Jesus said, except a man be born again he cannot see.
So Jesus has come to open our lives so that they might see. But not only ministry of revelation, a ministry of read Jim Chin Melissa Kaplan, our father Adam's sin, and when he said he dragged the entire human race down with him. We are all descendents of Adam and the Bible says in Adam all die now.
Adam forfeited the whole thing.
It was lost by man and according to God's law of sovereign justice. It must be redeemed by man. God cannot just step in and save. I forgive if he could have he would have why the virgin birth Jesus could not amend so that had he been a son of Adam. Adam sinful blood would've been in his main he would've been a slave to Satan just like every other some of Adam was a slave he had to be the son of God, therefore, is not born of Adam is born of a virgin side by the Holy Spirit of God to do that we send us we had to be a man to pay the sin that but without shedding of blood is no remission of sin. Therefore, you had to be God, man, I listened very carefully became as he did, born of a virgin to be what it was St. Louis. It was what he was St. Louis to do what he did die for our sins.
A Seneca diaper nobody also said, except his own yet to be sinless to be a substitute became as he to be what he wants to do what he did, that we might be what we are sons and daughters of God. He came to America we might go to heaven. It was one of the virgin that we might be born again. Thank God for the virgin birth don't think it's incidental don't think is mythological braided is the foundation stone of our faith that God became man. This is the incarnation second Adam from above reinstate us in by love a ministry of revelation, a ministry of redemption and a ministry of restoration. He brought back for us what the first Adam lost as matter fact he brought back more more than Adam ever lost. Listen to me when Adam was in the garden of Eden, he was merely innocent until he sin, you are more than innocent.
You are righteous when you trust the Lord Jesus Christ. God imparts to you the righteousness of Christ that is the third and final thing I want you to see not only the deficiency of the natural birth and the efficiency of the virgin birth, but I want you to see. Therefore, the sufficiency of the new birth I Jesus is saying this man you must be born again.
Look in verses four through seven, Nicodemus saved him him. How can a man be born when he is old Kenny enter the second time into his mother's womb and be born. Jesus answered barely barely a sanity except a man be born of water and of the spirit_that he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, that which is one of the Spirit is spirit model lock that I set under the you must be born again. This is clear now why Jesus said to Nicodemus, Nicodemus, one birth for you is not enough now. I say again, I'm glad that you use a birth illustrate salvation because that's something we can all understand. For example, in a birth there must be a conception that must be to parents for you to be all pelican verse five Jesus answered, barely barely I say to the except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God now who are parents and the new birth water and the spirit we surpassed understand the spirit us the Holy Spirit.
What about the water. What is a sample water in the Old Testament and in the New Testament is an emblem symbol of the word of God.
The Bible speaks in Ephesians chapter 5 of the washing of water by the word God says of his word is not my word like the Rhema coming down from heaven, word of God is one parent in the New Bern pastiche of that. Yes, Peter explains it to us in first Peter chapter 1 verse 23 being born again. That's the same subject now be born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which live in Abydos forever, the word of God is the seed that impregnates that's the reason it takes the preaching of the word of God to get people say that's one parent.
The word of God and in the spirit of God, that you take the word of God in the spirit of God. If we preach the word of God in the spirit is not here to enlighten different by that it does happen, but if we depend upon the spirit of God, but we don't get the truth of God the Holy Spirit of God is helpless to conceive the new man, but when the word of God and the spirit of God come together. That is a conception to parents that bring about the new birth, where does it take place in the womb of faith in the womb of faith.
You take the word of God, of the spirit of God.
The gestation takes place in the womb of faith. When we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and Lord may need understandings print when parents conceive a child they don't create life. They transmit life. The life of the parents now goes into the child when you're saved when you are born again, God does not create life. He knew he transfers life, you the life of God comes in BU alertness about salvation. Salvation is not getting man out of earth and heaven. That's a byproduct of salvation by God I'm going to heaven I'm nothing like never. That's wonderful, but salvation is not primarily getting man out of earth and heaven is getting God out of heaven, and the man that's the reason Jesus said in John 1010 I have come that you might have life and that you might have it abundantly to see that life comes from God above, just as the life of your parents is in you and so this life is transferred now.
Not only is there conception. But here's the second thing is another trait of the twice born in a conception and a number. A character is produced.
A character is produce. Now I am a character using say that investor will I'm a character until you and what makes my characteristics naturally. What he knew my father, my mother, you'd understand.
I am the sum total of the characteristics of my parents that nothing in me. It was not in my parents and all that was in my parent's resentment because their character, their characteristics, their natural traits are in me by my natural birth. Now when you born again you get a new character. The character of God is reproduced in you. The Bible tells us in second Peter one verse four we become partakers of the divine nature. I have my human nature I'm a Rogers by my divine nature. I have the nature of God in me that some people have the idea that you just take a child and began to train the child and nurture the child in becoming a Christian and manager sorely goes into being a Christian, nobody is have saved.
We have saved is to be altogether lost. Listen carefully.
I've use this analogy before a Christian is not like a tadpole who finally matures and becomes a frog. A Christian is more like a fall who has become a prince by the kiss of grace is something super natural. Not only were nicer people. We are new creatures and when we new creatures we receive characteristics of our father, we receive the nature of off all managing for things that are true about you.
If you have been saved traits of the twice born number one you're going to have a love for the Lord Jesus Christ see your partaker of the divine nature.
The characteristic of the heavenly father's good being you master question what is heavenly father. Think of his son. He said this is my beloved son in whom I am well please. What you call yourself a Christian.
If you don't love Jesus, you say I believe in.
That's not the point.
Beloved, I love the Lord Jesus, not romantically.
I love him. Love Jesus Christ. Do you love it, and not your 200 you have divine nature and you this is a characteristic that is transmitted when the life of God come to be. Not only is there going to be a love for the Lord Jesus Christ and his word that's going to be in you, but I'll take another sign you going to have the witness of the Spirit, if you born of the spirit that means the spirit of God is in you and the spirit of God is going to witness to you that you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. You know the Bible says in Romans chapter 8 verse 16 the Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that where the children of God that is born into God's family, the spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God have the witness of the Spirit in your heart that you belong to Jesus Christ. I say do you ask your churchman right and ask for baptize unless futile. Does the Holy Spirit of God whispered to you that you belong to Jesus Christ.
I'm not talking about emotion is awareness. Awareness, not emotion, awareness.
I have an awareness that I belong to God, you say explained to me I can explain it, but if you have general appointment he that hath the spirit, the witness himself God's Spirit bears witness with our spirit which you have got to love the Lord Jesus Christ. There will be the witness of the Spirit anyone else there will be if you been saved. There will be a desire for wholeness because you have the nature of God and God is holy desire for wholeness as a come in your heart and your life by hatred for sin, desire to be righteous and be holy if not what you call yourself a child of God, because God is holy is natures to be in you saying that you'd be sinless will be sinless. That would take in the heaven and the rapture. But there's a difference in my heart now after I've been saved before I was saved I was running to send now I'm running from people's although I believe in eternal security. I just get savings and all I want to will I send all I want to I send more. I will draw unwanted. I do slip and fall in sin, but the desire of my heart is to live a holy life. That is, those are my heart a little ways. I know that I'm safe to another trait of twice more, and that is a desire to share Jesus Christ. Can you convince me that you're saving you have no desire to tell others about you have no desire for your brothers in a family, your sister, your father, your mother, your friends, your neighbors, to know the Jesus that you know if you knew the cure for cancer would you share if you knew the answer. The war would you tell it when you know what you saying that you know Sharon from the moment I gave my heart to Jesus Christ at this moment, there has been a desire in my heart to share Jesus Christ.
And if you have that desire?
At that thing you call salvation said before, if you can give away maybe will give it up now when you save number 1 Conception Takes Pl. Number two, when a conception takes place a character is born.
Number three when a birth takes place. There is a finality, a finality you're only born once in either room in the physical realm. You can only have one bird in the spiritual realm. You can only have one bird.
It will keep getting born physically. You don't keep getting safe spiritual once you're born, you will be unable and my parents cannot take me back to the hospital so we don't like this one thinking that no listen. A birth is a finality hire people's thought about getting saved over and over and over again I would you be a challenge, usually anywhere in the Bible anyway where anybody was ever safe twice. You can do it.
You can find friend anymore than you could gladden this word find somebody want twice physically to see it with a birth. There is a finality.
Jesus said, rejoice that your names are written in heaven when a baby is born here on this earth that the courthouse's name is record. Jesus said don't rejoice that the demons are subject to you, but rejoice rather that your name is written in heaven and the Greek word that means your name stands written from people they will unsay but I am lost once a Vic is recording the right to name any races at riser then erases it.
Rights of any races at Multnomah know a birth is a finality.
Now there's a difference between relationship and fellowship. I am a Rogers I was born.
That's finality be through all eternity, fellowship, sometimes with different my dad came into the woodshed now know full a birth is a brand-new a fresh start to see a newborn baby is all tomorrow season of yesterday's member find a policeman standing ready to rest a newborn child for crimes is and we are born again, your sins are in the grave of God's forgetfulness. You are brand-new. Suppose you been a prostitute, you get saved you become an arch virgin in the sight of Jesus Christ born again with a fresh start and how far is to remove your sin from you as far as the east is from the witness stated safe arsenal of this from the sound measure from the North Pole South Pole.
There is no East: Wesco start going east.
Just keep on going to start going west to just keep on going infinity.
That's how far he has removed our sins from us when you're born in a growth process begins a birth is the beginning of the growth cycle. You see folks God doesn't demand that we be full-grown before we get more we come, just as we are. The Bible says in first Peter 22 as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that you may grow thereby some of you waiting you safe. Fast Rogers. I just got things straightened out.
I need to learn the Bible more not I need to work on this habit I learned this and then I will give my heart to Jesus what you're saying is I'm au gratin and get more you can do it.
You can't really begin to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Do you give your heart to Christ until conception began and a growth begins. You can't do it. Don't try to grow up and then get more income just as you all you similar the things I don't have figured out yet you wake up in hell, you still won't haven't figured out did you believe this, Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so.
Did you believe this, the Christ died for your stance. Can you believe this believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. Start there and then you can grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Next in a birth you get a family and about that some of you may not know your earthly father is. But you have heavenly father thought about your responsibility, your father think about his responsibility to you. Did you know that when you come to him, he becomes your father, and he will watch over you. David said once I was young and I'm old and yet I've not seen the righteous forsaken or his seed begging bread like his father. His children, so the Lord. Then back to him.
Your heavenly Father knows what things you have made you get a father and I don't get father get a fortune wears of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ and not only fallen fortune to give family that you may be an only child physically, but I look at your family like your family, brothers and sisters all over the world when you're born into the greatest family I've ever met is the family of God, and last of all, a birth is a certain event that brings a certainty to be able sound on been save as people have you been born again is envelope so I think so. Maybe so I'm trying to do the best I can but I would ask you physically never been born. So what I think so hope so I made was on the best I cannot say you will.
And talk about how we look. If you have trusted Christ if you come down the word of God but your faith with God is put your sins and somebody says you save you say yes hallelujah praise God. I know I'm save God's spirit agrees with my spirit, but I'm a child of God: Will Rogers the philosopher cowboy philosopher, numerous from Oklahoma was asked. He wanted to get a passport and he went into the office. The passport I said what will need your birth certificate. He said what they said no proof of your birth.
He said while I'm hearing for in I'm here and I've been born again.
I know I'm not boasting in myself. I'm giving praise to the grace of God I got a lot of growing to do. I'm in the family. Though I have been saying I've been born again. Now think about it, the deficiency of the natural birth, the efficiency of the virgin birth, the sufficiency of the newborn. That's what Christmas is all about. Now if you not saved.
I want to lead you in a prayer and print if you need Jesus pray this way. Dear God speak to them out of your heart dear God, I know that you love me. I know that you want to save me Jesus died to save me, you promise to save me if I would trust you.
I do trust you. I believe you're the son of God. I believe you paid my send it with your blood on the cross.
I believe that the father raised from the dead. Now by faith I receive you into my life as my Lord and Savior and I yield my life.
The begin now to make me the person you want me to be Lord I want to be a new creature. I want to be born again and I thank you for doing your holy name.
Amen it is today. You have prayed to receive Jesus Christ as Savior.
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It's a good time to evaluate your relationship with God. You have the characteristics of someone reborn you love Jesus and share him with others you desire holiness and have the witness of the Spirit in your life will join us next time. For more real truth that never change my online worth a Facebook friend wrote this testimony a bowl on her wall recently. He said I've struggled on her for many years for assurance of salvation, but tonight I decided to settle the question once and for all. I prayed with Adrienne at the end of the program and I'm standing on God's promise to say great you are so thankful to get the walk alongside you and help you in your relationship with God. With these timeless messages from Adrian Rogers in spite of the global pandemic and all the social unrest in the political division that we've seen in this year it's really been a fruitful one for love worth finding a generous friend is given a challenge gift to encourage you to give over and above here at the end of the year. Thank you for your generosity. We'd love to send you a brand-new names of God card set, the gift right now.
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