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August 17, 2021 8:00 am
Jesus, nothing makes and listen closely as Adrian Rogers explains why about every body is enjoying life as a matter fact, to borrow a phrase from another. Many living lives of quiet desperation is without James was nothing makes sense man is ignorant of his past, and he's afraid of his future story somewhere in between mystery and misery.
Though if you only know the Lord Jesus Christ.
You have the sweetest fellowship this side of heaven. And then think of the fellowship. When we all get to heaven. Welcome to love worth 90 Adrian Rogers said a rich man is without Jesus.
A strongman is weak without Jesus and an educated man is ignorant until he comes to know the Lord Jesus Christ. As we just heard. Without Jesus man is ignorant of his past and afraid of his future. He lives somewhere in between mystery and misery when we know the Lord Jesus we experience the sweetest fellowship on earth. If you have your Bible turned out first John chapter 3 as Adrian Rogers shares more about when we all get to heaven were making our way through this wonderful book of first John, this epistle written by the apostle where calling this Bible study the sweetest fellowship this side of heaven, but folks were going to move our fellowship right on up and right on over to and not everybody is enjoying life as a matter fact, to borrow a phrase from another. Many living lives of quiet desperation crust of bread a corner to sleep in a minute to smile and an hour a week in time of joy and a pack of trouble and never laugh, but the loan comes double and this is life route 1 lot if you know Jesus not if you know Jesus friend to know Jesus is life eternal Jesus and I, that you might have life and have one. I'm here to tell you that a rich man is poor without Jesus and the strongman is weak without Jesus and an educated man is ignorant until he comes to know the Lord Jesus Christ Jesus. I don't have Christ, why have you, Ernest Hemingway was just way to his own life and he wrote concerning those of us who live here on planet Earth. He said it seems as if we are a colony of an AMT is its living on the end of a burning log that so that people have without Christ, which is no hope at all. A French critic wrote this. The universe is in different, why are we here on this feeling my spinning in infinite space. They said I haven't the slightest idea and I'm sure that no one has lied to, but I have the word of God I am Jesus Christ.
I have the Holy Spirit within me and you can also this is without Jesus. Nothing makes sense man is ignorant of his past, and he's afraid of his future, so is somewhere in between mystery and misery below.
The only know the Lord Jesus Christ. You have the sweetest fellowship this side of heaven.
And then think of the fellowship. When we all get to heaven. First John three verse one behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called. I watch this, the sons of God, therefore the world know that's not because it knew him not to let it now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him, but we shall see him as he is, and every man that hath this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is into matter. Three things I want to think about today. I want to think about the Christian dignity and I want to think about the Christian destiny and I want to think about the Christian's duty and their all right here so you can remember that first of all, we don't think about the Christians dignity.
What we are look at this verse. Again, behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God.
Therefore let us not because it knew him not the oldest word. What manner, what manner of love the fall has bestowed upon us constructive look at that. I mean, what manner of love the word literally means it is a Greek phrase which means something from out of this world illuminate his what other worldly kind of love, love, not from this planet describe loan quality. Is this love behold what manner of blood out of this world that the father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God. I hope that one called John the Sebi considering I pray that will rip your heart today solicit we are not just cold sons of God. We are sons and daughters of God netted that sink in the not sink into you but friendless and I am a child of God I am a royal blue blood. I'm John McKay Scully Prince Adrian I am a child of the cane and so are you.
I want you to turn to Hebrews chapter 1 with me if you will for adjustment chapter 2 rather anticipates of the Lord Jesus Christ and what you doing in verse 10, Floyd McCain him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things that is. Everything was made for him, and by him in bringing many sons and the glory.
That's us many sons to make the captain of their salvation perfect through suffering for both he that sanctifies the word sanctify means to be set apart for God, for both he that sanctify best Jesus and they who are sanctified are all of one know what that means in plain English, is that Jesus is in me and I am in Christ and we are one together and then look at this next phrase for which cause I don't miss this is not a shame to call them brethren say I will declare thy name unto my brethren in the midst of the church will I sing praise underling are you ashamed of Jesus is not ashamed of you, he's not ashamed to call you brother. He's not ashamed to call you sister and we are sons of God with us in the Bible says they are all of one in this passage in Hebrews. That means we share the same nature that means we are partakers of the divine nature. That means I am a brother of Jesus Christ.
I am a blood brother. You are a blood brother of Jesus. He has my nature because he took human nature. I have his nature because I have been born of God and we are sons and daughters of God, and Jesus Christ is not ashamed to call us as brothers.
God open our hearts today.
To understand this if you can only understand behold what manner of love the father hath bestowed upon us that we should be call the sons of God.
Mexico can do the holy Trinity blood Brothers with the Lord Jesus Christ. John 17 verses 21 through 23 Jesus is praying is great high priestly prayer before his father that they all may be one as our father are to me and I am the that they us talk about us also may be one in us that the world may believe that I sent me know what's this, and the glory which thou gavest me I have given them that they may be one even as we are one, I in them thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one eye. Watch this and that the world may know that thou hast loved them as guys love me. How much does God love his son Jesus. Let me ask you question does he love Jesus more than he loves you is not with a sense about folks you say no I can't take that in.
But it is true that nothing you can do to make God love you anymore than he loved. He loves you as much as he loves his own dear son Jesus pray father helped him to know. Help them to know that thou hast loved them even as you love me you say we are the sons and daughters of God in Romans chapter 8 and verse 29 one needed phono. Then he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his son that he, God, son might be the firstborn among many brother is the firstborn son buddies just firstborn in a family of many brothers. We are brothers of Jesus sons of God literally cannot reason Romans eight says that God has sent forth the Spirit of his son into our hearts cry, Abba, father you want Abba father means.
It means that if father is just an error made diminutive and means that you know I love my children call me daddy that just blesses me now when they may be formally call me father or not, that's okay but I like daddy and I we have the spirit of God in our hearts. And I don't mean this irreverently, but we can speak to God and called him Abba father, Lily means day father and because of that because I'm a son of God because Jesus Christ is my brother. I have my father's care. I'm not a beggar. My father is obligated to take care of me and he will that's a reason worry is so pagan Jesus said in Matthew chapter 6 verse 26,000. There they sell, not merely they gather into barns, and yet your father feeding them. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they knew I Jesus is saying what farmer would feed his chickens and starving children Afrin God takes care of the birds of the air, because I'm wanting something. If you are a child of God. God is obligated to take care love you is a them. Why don't I have more money in the bank. You don't need money in the bank. If you got God once I was young, I mold you have not seen the righteous forsaken him or his seed begging bread unless you question which would you rather have a warehouse full of bran. Our father who owns a bakery that ran warehouse get stale.
Nothing better fresh bread. Give us today our daily fee, don't you think it'll take care of you. Yes, he is a behold what manner of love the father is the one lesson we should be called the sons of God.
Not only have the father's care, but you have with all this correction what trouble sometime because God love you digitally.
God sometimes engineers your trouble with this verse down Hebrews chapter 12 verses five through seven and having forgotten exultation would speak of on to you as under children, my son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord in her fate without rebuke of him for whom the Lord loveth he chastening everyone was that dad to mom's a son daughter.
I'm doing this because I love you I will visit my dad let me formally let my brother's phone.
The Lord loveth he chastening and scourges every son whom he receive if he endured chastening, God be with you as with sons for what son is a whom the father chases not mean God is 1120 chases. This means God does loves his little boy playing on the yard he gets in the mud. He's covered with mud from head to foot his father come through the door, sees a son you can come in the house like a come out here in the art and politics. A garden hose and this rinses that will will report its income in mass, not the son that the father is rejecting. It is the mud and sometimes God just as the hoses down the primary focus is not that he rejects us when he does that actually is because he loves us that he does that all you have the father's not only do you have the father's care and the father's direction which you have the father's passion, old friend. I think of how I love my children. I've child.
One time we went through surgery and I can remember taking that maybe there and handing the baby over to the doctor and think it will not only take the place of a child, I would gladly do it that the child might not have to go through that has a father. His children, the Bible says so. The Lord. Them that fear him. All he cares for you.
His heart is broken when your heart is broken and therefore not to be easy to talk with him. You don't talk with him as judge is Judge good for you. He's more than judge you don't talk to him as ruler. He is really you don't talk to him as king he is king.
But you talk to him. His father, God sent forth the Spirit of his son into our hearts, crying, Abba fall, and you have a father's companionship. I'm never alone. God is real to me.
I will say that grindingly would be strange if I could not say that I can be shut up along with him and is never too busy to talk with me. Sometimes I get busy and you know the phone is in the desert and the tyranny of the telephone and the phone rings and you want answering a not answer and sometimes I will be just work will be piled up like this in the formal writing. Also, but I think it and on the other hand, somebody said daddy what you will pay it all the difference in the world and if they say Papa for a little paralysis is what is that there is a relationship with Almighty God. That is so one of this is what John is talking about behold what manner of love is not about us that we should be called the sons of God, we have folks is care we have his correction.
We have his compassion. We have his companionship. He is our father.
Christ is our brother. He's not ashamed to call us. We are part of the family of God is there.
You may think that he's forgotten you, but he has. I heard about what the Indians do sometimes to bring a young boy from that passage of boyhood to young manhood. They take an Indian lab out in yesteryear and they would put him out there in the forest where wild animals were and they would draw a circle and put that young Indian in that circle and he would be told you cannot leave the circle all night long. You will stay out here by your self. They gave him a little knife. That's all he had to protect himself with and the little Indian boy switch them in the middle of the circle and darkness would fall and he could hear all of the wild animals and the hoots of the owls in the house of the coyotes and close things out there, little boy. We just am in the middle of the circle and just tremble find out exhaustion, he would problem the ground and go to sleep and we would wake up in the morning and the sun would come up. He was his father standing right outside that circle with a drawn bow your father's watching over you, friend. I want to.
He is there. You may think that you alone which are not alone behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God. So first of all, write down my dignity and a son of God, I am asked of can to the holy Trinity, and Jesus is not ashamed to call just pretty good member. I guess glorious is the second thing, go to get better. Not only do you see our dignity and what we all, but now notice our destiny and what we will be now continue to read. Beloved, now are we the sons of God and does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like. But we shall see him as he is. That is incredible.
Now what John is telling us is first of all the some things we don't know that I'll be very comforting to you. Below is some things that you not supposed to know one ways to give a good witness, the Lord Jesus Christ just to tell what you know not what you don't know so many of us are afraid to witness because of where price is going ask us a question. We know the answer to worry about limited to perfect answer to say I don't know the answer know if you tell people what you don't know when you don't know then maybe a bleeding when you tell me you do know when you do not what will Roger sentimental show vagueness by not knowing so much as I do. By doing so much the night so and the certain things that you don't know and a lot of things about the future that you don't know about these things have been kept from us on purpose. When the apostle Paul was called up into the third heaven, he saw things are lawful for man daughter Jesus and I have many things to tell you but you're not able to bear.
Daniel said seal up the prophecies for the time then the just a lot of things folks we don't know what we'll be like we did have one will look like what age will be what will eat what you don't know. Don't even try to answer those questions bring a four-year-old can ask questions. Nobody can answer, except God. So don't try to explain everything.
We don't be like in the resurrection body. I don't know yet. Hence, we have clues that some things we can't be dogmatic about my friend is something we can be told about that is will be like Jesus and that's good enough for me. Now you don't I get there, what we should be like.
But we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like for we shall see him as he is actually there are three things that are mentioned here that we can certainly know first of all, the Christ is going to appear Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth night and say if he shall appear, but when he shall appear, Christ is coming back to this matter is like a great drama into acts and I won the five things that is the birth of Bethlehem scene one. Then there is the land of Nazareth and the preacher Galilee scene to scene three.
There is the preacher and the miracle worker seen for this, the crucified son of God. Scene five layers were married, risen and ascended Christ and then the curtain comes down.
That's the first act, five scenes, and now we're waiting for the second active again and Christ is now standing in the wings getting ready to step back home the stage of human history. This is not a make-believe drama Israel Jesus went the glory. He's coming back to glory. He appeared once, he is coming back to this earth as a actually Christ is coming again he is coming again, thank you is Jesus is coming and coming up tomorrow will you the second half of this important message but maybe today you have questions about who Jesus is or what he means to you how you can begin a relationship with God through Christ, go to where discovered Jesus email@example.com/radio find resources and materials there that will answer questions you may have about your faith again go to LWF.org/radio and click Discover Jesus now if you like to order a copy of today's message in its entirety: 1877 love God and mention the title when we all get to heaven. This message is also part of the insightful series sweetest fellowship this side of heaven. For that complete collection all 11 powerful messages: 1877 love God will go online to order it LWF.org/radio or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 thank you so much for studying in God's word with us today.
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