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May 5, 2021 8:00 am
Rollover funding Studios in Memphis Tennessee home. Byron Tyler cure involve the CEO of love refining fury today is a special day for the because it was 37 years ago today that my wife and I stood before Adrian Rogers and emeritus. It's our anniversary.
All that's great. Happy anniversary. What a hallmark event that's also well I so thankful to have a special bride for all these years and Dr. Rogers tied the knot type well today.
Adrian Rogers talks about the soul winner's six mighty motivations and you know Carrie when I think of the legacy of Adrian Rogers.
Of course he was a prolific and anointed preacher and teacher of God's word. But I'm also reminded of his passion for lost souls all the time right he would.
He was his mantra was come to Jesus right. He had a very sensitive approach to introducing people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. It was very unique. He was a pastor of urgency. Thanks.
At that way we carry. We would be remiss if we didn't mention that tomorrow is the national Day of prayer this day exist to mobilize unified public prayer for America and can you think of anything more needed right now and to pray now I think as you look at the national Day of prayer, love life and liberty.
I think you know prayer is a critical foundation of that God's word.
Also, devotional messages, all that comes together for one day.
You know what they also have the prayer breakfast in February and they have the national Day of prayer.
In May, and so is that time a year. We just pause and say it's time to pray for our leaders pray for our nation and pray that God will move in a mighty way across our land will prayer was always a concern of Adrian Rogers and we talk about having effectual in fervent prayers of a righteous man.
He had this to say, the key is effectual prayer. Everything that's called prayer is not prayer in a guts. As you stretch forth your hands, but I will not hear and he said that your iniquities have separated between you and your God and your sins have hidden his face from you that he will not hear. And actually the prayers of an unrepentant people, anger, God's will.
Prayer is not some sort of a smokescreen that we can hide in and just say God bless us anyway. God bless his people who seek his face and turn from their wicked ways, and then the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.I pray with the group on Monday evenings and it's a joy for me to do that but one of the things we pray is God keep us hungry. Keep us holy and keep us humble. Think about that bond enough we can be holy and humble guy can do a lot of things yes and that's what we need right now is some humility is no doubt that we are in a crisis here in America. With this pandemic social unrest plus people of lost her job summing in many have lost family members. Adrian Rogers offered this prayer for listeners and for America. Lord Jesus, you're the one who teaches us to pray and father you said in your word unto the God that answers prayer, shall all flesh, and Lord I'm so grateful you described yourself as a prayer answering God. Lord, you said call upon me and I will answer the and show the great and mighty things, which the analyst for these are your words so Lord your people who listening to this program bring our unified hearts and voices to praise you together, Lord, we pray for our nation and God please please God, forgive us of our sins that amounted up to the heavens.
Oh God, have mercy on America and give us space to repent and the strong name of Jesus. Amen. You know that's our main responsibility to pray. Jesus said, watch and pray, lest you fall into temptation. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak yet to really just be intentional about our prayer life and the pray for American pray for our great state in our great region are great County right that's up to us will not only is prayer something special for us to receive from our listeners, we also appreciate the fuel of hearing from our listeners when they write to us and we have this listener who says that if I cannot explain God's blessing to his work on today's message from Adrian Rogers, the soul winner's six mighty motivations is part one take your Bibles please and turn to second Corinthians chapter 5 and when you found it. Would you look up here for moment Teresa, your achievement in life will be primarily impelled by your motivation about what motivates you impels you drives you and will cause you to be what ever you end up hurting the boy one time who young man really was going to the wood and heard a growl and looked behind in and there was a great slick there and the blood began to run and the bear began to run in the post. This bear is going to get me and devour me unless I find some way of escape missing be no way of escape, and then he saw a tree and there was a limit when I was 15 feet high. He said nobody is ever jumped 15 feet high, strata. But I got to if I save my life and the bear was right there with his warm moist breath on that makeup that man's neck with a prayer.
This youngster gave only hard as he could miss Lynn, but he caught it on his way back down. That's motivation. I want to speak to you about the soul winner's mighty motivation. The minor soul winner that I've known anything about or read about is the apostle Paul.
And in this second greatest chapter 5 we find out what motivated Paul what drove Paul what tell Paul what made him the greatest missionary the world is ever known. And we going to learn from the and if you I want to listen today, very careful. If you are so winner you will be blessed and encouraged by this now for several things I want to learn the very first thing I want to learn is the soul winners compulsion someone is compulsion.
Paul had a compelling motive that drove what was Paul's compulsion basic Paul what you worked so hard and here is his answer second greatest chapter 5 verse nine where is the reason I work so hard where labor and whether present or absent. We may be accepted of him. That doesn't mean that we work to get to heaven. What he is saying is I want to be acceptable to God. I want God to be pleased with me let you look at if you're not endeavoring to bring souls to Christ, you are not acceptable to go. I don't care how much money you get on Make me attend. I don't care how well you may preach. I don't care how faithfully you may live. I care not the house circumspectly. You may want listen.
If you are not endeavoring to bring souls to Jesus Christ. You are not acceptable him you not pleasing him and no matter whom you may please if you displease God. Your failure to please God. It really doesn't matter how many people you displease and the way to please God is to bring souls to the Lord Jesus Christ, that is your compulsion, Andrew Murray, a great Christian of yesteryear said two classes of Christian soul winners and backsliders you want to pause and you want me to tell you I worked so hard, I am compelled I am compelled to be acceptable to God. That's the first reason, the soul winners compulsion number two I want you to see the soul winners compensation will not verse 10 we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to that get done, whether it be good or bad. There's a day coming when we will be compensated. Bible calls that the judgment seat of Christ is not the great white throne judgment where the unsaved will appear before the judgment seat here is the word record beam on BMA and what was was a raised platform in the middle of the Olympic field where runners would come and receive their reward or else they would be disgraced and received no and I would often be a Loral placed on the head that sooner or later would will and fade away, but we are going to be compensated. As we went souls for the Lord Jesus Christ. Now what is our compensation going to be just putting your margin.
Their first drink is nine verses 24 through 26 million. Not that they which run a race run all but one received the prize.
So run, the team may obtain every man to strive for the mastery is temperate in all things. That is if you're going to run a race you got to train yourself. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown that is just a wreath around the head, but we an incorruptible. Therefore so run, not as uncertain.
So fine I not as one. Paul says if you want to get the crown you got to train yourself, you have got to discipline yourself.
You have to run with all and when you box is not shadowboxing as one who is beating the this is why I did a real fine ever come to the place where you realize that one of these days you're going to face the Lord and receive a crown if your soul and I am a has-been athlete but I did play some football.
I was a captain of a championship team in our war was illegal football which I gave to my sweetheart Joyce will go football because we played football. We were called Letterman. That is, we got a sweater with a letter our letter said PB Palm Beach I skip then because God blessed me with some success. I got some loving, some trophy comes limiting what happened with these came into our house one night and got the golden football it's going who has it. Now I have one about the sweater gumballs got the sweater it's going. What about the cops where they are.
I don't know. I will tell you something friend when you went souls to Jesus Christ you will receive a corruptible crown.
You receive a crown that they not away a crown of glory. What is this judgment seat of Christ. What's going to be a reward for some it is going to be a regret to others. First Corinthians chapter 3. This time, but this in your mind. Verses 11 through 15 for other foundation can no man lay that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold and silver, precious stones, that's one category would hey stubble, that's another category. Now listen to this.
If you are Sunday morning benchwarmer listen to this. Every man's work shall be made manifest one of these days where to live, is going to be made manifest for the day shall declare what day the day of the judgment seat of Christ, because it shall be revealed by fire and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is not what size it is, but of what sort it is. God is looking for quality not quantity. Now listen to this man's work abide which is built thereupon known Jesus Christ, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire. What is telling us that tells us why Paul labored. He said there's a compensation there's the judgment seat every mother's child is going to come to the judgment seat of Christ that they might if you been saying one of these days you're going to see a replay of that old television program.
This is your life and the life that you live is going to come and review before the Lord. So your life will be gold and silver and precious stone.
If you're not a soul winner. Your life will be what hey and stop golden silver and precious stones can burn. They've already been through the file would hey stubble will be consumed by the fire, your life will be revealed. It shall be tested by five not want to go to be. I want you to imagine yourself right now, standing before the judgment seat of Christ, are you going to be satisfied. There's going be a reward for some some people say I don't believe in rewards will. God does just the Scriptures them. Revelation chapter 22 verse 12 Jesus said, behold, I come quick and my reward is with me to get the every man according as his work shall be what is that with his gold silver and precious stones and wood hay and stubble.
Put this down first Corinthians 3 verse eight that he that plaintiff and he that water are one, and every man shall receive his own reward according to his only agency that his own reward according to his only look if you went to Matthew chapter 6 and verse 20 got this down.
Jesus said lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven when either ball nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through the state that projects don't get the ID that everybody's going to be the same in heaven.
That verse from the Lord Jesus Christ makes absolutely no sense at all. It will have the same trite. There is treasure that we go to Leah the judgment seat of Christ that Paul is talking about here is I can bring to step five is a time approval, but it will also be listen Christian listen to me. It's also going to be a time of regret for some baby man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss.
He himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire.
What is that mean you're going to be saying just what saying you'll get into heaven with coattail smoking everything that you live will go up in flames. I checked this morning is filled with people whose lives I would hey and stubble and I'm telling you, as surely as I stand here. One of these days and much sooner than you may realize you're going to stand before the judgment seat of Rice and receive the things done in your body, whether it be good or evil, but not going to be in his soul winning in heaven, you're going to come in the judgment seat and receive the things done in your body, what you hear now living, breathing all the soul when you brought eternity, you must do now. How sad it will be to go to heaven and not have one souls and brought souls to Jesus must die, go in empty-handed.
Must I meet my Savior. So once soul with which to greet him. Must I empty-handed go. Don't you want to bring somebody to heaven with you. I have a denominational worker work for the entire Southern Baptist convention call upon me. I went to visit him. He was on his deathbed.
I shall never forget what he said to me he said Pastor I am saying I'm going to heaven he said I am not afraid to die. Now listen to this, he said, I am ashamed because I've not been a soul I'm not been so I'm ashamed that. Can you imagine facing the Lord Jesus Christ and never ever even really trying to bring the sold price to go empty-handed.
Heaven old, my friend, you say what I just get to heaven will be fine with me just build me a cabin in the corner of glory friend.
I don't know how I cannot explain it, but the Bible says clearly and plainly and unmistakably. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss.
One of these days in the clear light of eternity. It was held.
God why was I not on soul winner that you don't to win souls in order to get to heaven you get to heaven by the grace of God I cannot work my soul to save that work. My Lord has done but I will work like any slave for the love of God's dear son Paul said, you will know what motivates me.
What is my compulsion to pleasing what is my compensation. I am going to the judgment seat of Christ. Here's the third thing that motivated Paul. So what is conviction look you will not verse 11.
Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord we persuade men knowing the terror of the Lord, but we are made manifest under God, and I trust also made manifest in your conscience.
I want to go that phrase. If you don't mind writing in your Bible, but terror of the Lord we persuade men have a take it or leave it attitude. This is a motivation. Paul knew there was a death of God. I judgment face and he said, knowing the terror of war knowing what it means for soul to die unredeemed and die and go to hell. Terror of the Lord. I realized today that you don't hear help from many pulpits. I would take as surely as I stand here. There is a place of everlasting fire that the Bible calls him. And when you leave a solar Jesus Christ no longer they facing an eternity in hell.
No longer must they face the terror of the Lord, but they can know the grace of the Lord now is out of leaving him what you don't believe in hell. Let me ask you some questions if there is no hell, is not the Bible. A bundle of blunders because the Bible itself wonders over and over against their believe in hell. Just jettison your Bible just announced the God that you're smarter than God. You don't need the word of God. The Bible is a blunder. If there is no hell, is not Jesus Christ agency did over the greatest hellfire preacher in the Bible was not some backwoods preacher, but Jesus Christ himself, Mark nine versus 43 and 44 and if I handle friendly cut it all is benefiting to enter the life main than having two hands to going to hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched where their worm dies not in the fire is not quenched. If there is no hell, is not the Bible. A bundle blunders. If there is no hell was not Jesus Christ deceiver. If there is no hell would not count real estate. Why did Jesus on the cross to save us to save us. I wanted to buy every mouthful of spit they put on the Savior's face by every handful of beard they jerk from his cheeks. By every stripe.
The last marked his back with by every bruise that the raw upon him by the steering nail that were driven into his quivering hands by the blackness the other side of his heart as he cried.
My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me with all that you mean to tell me that Jesus died to save souls from hell. The done exists.
Was not Calvary a blunder if there's no hell I would ask another question. If there is no hell. How can you be in heaven the same Bible tells us about heaven tells us about hell you can say well I'll only believe the part that tells us about. Paul said, let me tell you what motivates me but of the Lord. Now this is a generation that has failed to understand the terror of the Lord Bible speaks of people living in the last days. Mrs. there is no fear of God before their eyes. You say will is in God, a God of love. Yes he is and will get but if you preach the love of God in the exclusion of the judgment of God. You have given the whole picture only given half the truth of what happened through becomes the only proven that half-truth is and will you part two of this important message coming up tomorrow.
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