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May 6, 2021 8:00 am
We have ambassadors here to represent God this to Adrian Rogers also are appointed ambassador single ambassador will be looking for God has appointed you. God has anointed you and if you're not interested in being an ambassador when you have been appointed an ambassador, you are guilty of treason against Kevin K. The pastor I'm not very number one you don't have to be trying to share what Jesus is done for you be surprised how your testimony will have will continue the finding. As Christians we are here on the missing souls for Christ, acclaimed pastor and Bible teacher Adrian Rogers if I bring a man to Christ. He will be a new creature, God will put a new man in that seat without even unbuttoning the coat will there are six convicting truths found in second Corinthians chapter 5 for those who will answer the call to be a soul winner. If you have your Bible turn there now is Adrian Rogers continues with part two of the soul winners six mighty motivations that I've read about all psychic renders 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. Are we going to learn from. I want to listen today, very careful. If you are so winner you will be blessed and encouraged by this now. There are several things I want to learn first thing I want to learn is the soul winners compulsion compulsion had a compelling motive that drove what was Paul's compulsion basic Paul what he worked so hard and here's his answer psychic renders chapter 5 verse nine where is the reason I work so hard labor and whether present or absent. We may be accepted of him and that is a 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. If you're not endeavoring to bring souls to Christ, you are not acceptable to go. I don't care how much money you give him Faithfully attend. I don't care how well you may preach. I don't care how faithfully you may live. I care about 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 point if you displease God.
Your failure to please God. It 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. One of the balls and you want me to tell you I work so hard, I am compelled I am compelled to be acceptable begun. That's the first reason, the soul winners compulsion number two I want you to see the soul winners compensation will not verse 10 for 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 is a day coming when we will be compensated. Bible calls that the judgment seat of Christ, that is not the great white throne judgment where the unsaved will appear before the judgment seat.
Here is the word Greek word bimah BMA and what was was a raised platform in the middle of the Olympic God. Feel where runners would come and received 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 win 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 this driver for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. When you win souls to Jesus Christ you will receive a corruptible crown. You receive a crown that they do not away a crown of glory. What is this judgment seat of Christ.
What's going to be a reward for some and is going to be a regret to others. First Corinthians chapter 3. This time, 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. 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 baby 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 big man's work abide which to build upon one, 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 this telling us to be singed but say you get into heaven with coattail smoking everything that you live will go up in flames 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 want to 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, but 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 do my writing in your Bible, but terror of the Lord we persuade me to have a take it or leave it attitude.
This is a motivation. Paul knew there was a death in the eye judgment. Thanks, and he said, knowing that terrible war knowing what it means for soul to die unredeemed and to die and go to hell, but terror of the Lord. Now this is a generation that has failed to understand the terror of the Lord. The 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 to that. But if you preach the love of God and the exclusion of the judgment of God. You have given a whole picture you've only given half the truth of one half the truth becomes the only truth in that half-truth is an important Alabi to be another motivation that the apostle Paul had the apostle Paul, is motivation was compassion.
Notice the soul was compassion. Look, if you will now in second Corinthians 5 verses 13 to 15, whether we be beside ourselves. It is to go, what is that me beside ourselves whether we reschedule when we lost, when we been saying there were people who were saying. The apostle Paul was not mentally state is beside himself. He says well if so, it is to God whether we be so it is for your calls for the love of Christ constrain effects. That's another motivation, the love of Christ constrain us because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead and that he died for all, by the way of your five point, said he explained he dive all not for just some dinner all day and that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live under themselves, but under him which died for them and rose again. Paul's compassion is driving he speaking of the love of Christ, the love of Christ that was shown to him and now the love of Christ that is shed abroad in his heart by the Holy Ghost.
How can you say you love Jesus and not be concerned for souls that he died for what you say. Well I just don't have a love for souls what they something is not a level souls or love for souls that motivation Jesus Christ said to Peter you love me you love me then feed my sheep because we love Jesus.
What drives me.
What motivates me is not my love for people is my love for Jesus. Yes I love people, but the chief motivation of my life is his love for me and therefore his love through me. I asked Bill Gaither one of the greatest song lyrics ever written. He said, beyond any show that these are the greatest lyrics ever written.
Could we with ink the ocean feeling more every sky of parchment made wherever stall on earth a quill and every man a scribe by trade right. The love of God above would drain the ocean drop might cook the scroll containing the whole was stretched from sky to sky.
Listen, God loves you but he loves ozone around it was of the same event always moved with compassion that I want you to notice next the soul winner's confidence second rent is five verses 16 and 17 wherefore I still talk about what motivates wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh. Yay though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. That is after the flesh. Therefore, they demanded Christ, he is a new creature, all things are passed away behold all things have become new. Harris's confidence that I later sold Christ vibrant Amanda Christ. He will be a new creature, God will put a new man in that suit will not even unbuttoning the coat becomes brand-new in the Lord Jesus Christ, that he says henceforth know we no man after the flesh.
What you mean is to look at people's whether big shots and little shots, rich or poor, educated on educated, weak or strong, famous or non-famous. That's all a flash I see them as a soulful whom Jesus was a man out there working in the front I was going to grab say hello to another Holy Spirit seem to say my heart speak about so I very calmly talk to him about how he could no, he could go to heaven when he died and how he could have power and peace is like right by receiving Christ as his personal savior.
He bowed and prayed with me and gave his heart to Christ. I thought myself out easily. I could pass that meant by how easily I could've just given him a good morning and pastored by Jerry Parker sitting out here and chair. He told me a story, dear.
I may not get all the details correct, but Jerry received a phone call and this person said the I have your number on my telephone.
Did you call me Jerry said no I didn't call you this number was there. You must always an audit going. I do know the mistake is been made that while I have you on the phone. I will ask a question if you died today would you go to heaven. The man said well I really don't know. There's a limit to how you can let him go. Saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ like them phone.
Some days later the phone rang again. This time was a woman said. Did you call my house. He said notes and will I have a number here that you call my house. Jerry said, is your husband so-and-so yes he is.
Let me ask you question. Are you sure you died today you go to heaven. She said will not not really would like to know yes I will let her the Christ also, I want to submit to you that when the wrong number.
That's the providence of God with the providence of God is all around. We have this conviction that if any man is in Christ Jesus. This confidence that if any man is in Christ is your problem, we see people after the flesh.
We think you will like it when somebody important to Christ, that would be great, but friend, all people are important Christ and you need to stop seeing them according to the flesh, the up and out are just as lost as the down and out, and don't call any man common if Jesus Christ died for him. We need to stop seeing people through the flesh.
Years ago I heard a story that will be great down in Tampa, Florida. A man was driving a high-powered boat and he was going under bridge.
He had a bridge pylon was thrown out of the boat and nearly ran.
They fished him out of the water and they had him there on the bridge, giving artificial respiration to trying to do what they can do. A man stopped. He thought that's interesting.
I want to see what is happening there is there is about.
He had here now look at the people giving artificial respiration. That's interesting what an epic this is that I get to see and then they turn the man's face this way the man would been crossing the bridge said Micah, that's my bro Batman is my brother when he saw the face of his brother.
He was transformed lesson giving artificial respiration. You people pray, that's my birth know what he did he saw him after the flesh before then it was another man, you need to see every man as your potential. Rather, you need to see every woman is your potential sister, you need to have this confidence that if any man be in Christ Jesus is a new creature when we fish for fish. We take a fish out of a beautiful life and death.
But when we fish for men. We take men out of a horrible life in the heaven into a beautiful life. Now listen the six thing. Of the six things that I will mention to you is what I want to call the soul when his commission and all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ. That is a safest and have given to us the ministry of reconciliation.
You have been called to say man you have been called to the ministry and what is the ministry's ministry of reconciliation to it that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them and have committed to loss the word of reconciliation.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us.
We pray you in Christ stand that is in Christ place, being reconciled to God that we been reconciled and we been reconciled by Calvary.
God's role is to himself.
But God did not save you simply to sit to sour, but the server we have been reconciled.
Therefore, it follows as night follows day that we have been given a ministry of reconciliation that is to get people reconciled to God. And in this verse, Paul says we are appointed ambassador or heavens ambassadorial what is ambassadorial ambassador or somebody who represents the person of the king and the court of another. I was in Washington I been there for presidential inauguration. I caught a cab and I was dressed really nice cabdriver look back at me and said that what you do. I said I am ambassadorial is a draw from where I sit very important place.
I said I server came I came, I said yes I'm his ambassadorial. I told my cabbie about Jesus Christ. I would take something from you are and ambassadorial. There's a will, I don't have much education I'm having the money you are and ambassadorial fire that big and ambassadorial to the kinking you are somebody you not 1/5 wheel God has appointed you. God has anointed you and if you're not interested in being ambassadorial when you have been appointed and ambassadorial, you are guilty of treason against heavens King to review is not only to be ineffective it is to be in revolt if you're not interested in evangelism to some degree you are in apostasy. Prison limiters these people stumbling in darkness can walk in line if you will only open the word of God and share with how to be saying what pastor I am not trying number one, you don't have to be trained. You share what Jesus has done for you to be surprised how your testimony will have affect and then you need to get going last request. If you received $1000 cash per facility led Christ would make a difference in your life you think about you receive $1000 cash for every soul that you led to Christ's is really a matter of motivation. These are six might motivation. I want to start with the person again. That is Paul said look I do this, but I might be acceptable to him to please him.
I write of a concert violinist who stood before a vast audience and played his violin in a masterful way.
When he finished the concert.
He turned and left the stage, but people were still standing, applauding, plotting, and behind the stage they should go back out there. They are applauding for you go back out there.
They're all standing is another metal stamping so you see that man on the third room is not spending and he is my teacher friend. I don't care how many people employed. If you don't please Jesus. What difference does it make you what a convicting conclusion. TD's powerful message. If you don't please Jesus difference does it make maybe two days you've listed you have questions regarding placing your faith fully and what Jesus did for you. We'd love to offer you an insightful resource on our website. It's are discovered, Jesus page you can find answers, you may need about your faith. There's a response section as well share how this message or others have made a difference in your life go to LWF.org/radio and click the tab that says Discover Jesus we can't wait to hear from you if you'd like a copy of today's message. You can order one by calling us at 1877 love God mention the title, the soul winners six mighty motivations.
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