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October 8, 2021 8:00 am
Can it get any better than walking with God. Listen to Adrian Rogers not remember in the garden of Eden, Adam walked with God.
But when you get saved you will walk with God. God walks in you. I was saved by his life. He comes in. You cannot be a close one intimate relationship. He lives in us is the reason I said I'd rather live in Romans five been in the garden of Ethan broke into love. Find in part one of today's program, pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers began to explain the bad news of sin so that we can know the good news of the gospel being the first man created by God. Adam was given dominion over the earth.
When Adam sinned, he forfeited his dominion to sin because we are his offspring.
We are identified with Adam in this slavery to sin, but when we follow Jesus and join him in the kingdom of light we gained so much more through Christ than we ever lost through Adam. If you have your Bible turned out to Romans chapter 5 as Adrian Rogers concludes a powerful message.
There is so much more. I remember during one man either Adam or Christ because you're not a bar because you're in Christ here in the kingdom of death, the kingdom of life here in the kingdom of darkness are the kingdom of light.
Now I want you to say this lesson is the point. Don't mess it, you were in Adam you got saved and you came into Christ. Not that one man, but this one man you came from the kingdom and the reign of death into the kingdom and the reign of life and when you came out of Adam and you came into Jesus point and don't miss it you gained much more in Jesus than you ever lost in Adam domestic you gained much more in Jesus than you ever lost an item that's the reason that's the reason I had rather live in Romans five been in the garden of Eden. I had rather be a saved center that an innocent angel friend.
We have so much more in the Lord Jesus Christ, and out of that's the good news of the good news public hospital of Jesus Christ. Now let's look at it. First of all we go to see number one what we lost in Adam number two we going to see what we gained and Jesus said you got that number one. What did we lose in Adam number two. What did we gain in Jesus and you're going to say that we gain so much more in Jesus than we ever lost in Adam Hart know what we lose in Adam look in verse six for when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
And Adam, we lost strength and now we display weakness in Adam we lost strength not to see today the center is without strength. I would not talk about physical strength when not talking about financial strength without talking about intellectual strength were talking about Marlin spiritual strength to see you do not have in Adam what it takes to be what God made you to be. We are just simply without strength I mean don't tell an unsaved man do right live right be good folks. He can't he can't. He is without Strat we lost strength and we display weakness. You are completely, totally without power to live the Christian life in Adam.
Now here's the second thing you lost in Adam we lost strength and display weakness. We lost godliness and display wickedness. Look again in the same Scripture beginning in verse six for when we were yet without strength. Christ died for the godly but scarcely for a righteous man will one die yet. Peradventure for good men. Some would even dare to die. But God commended his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us to see. We lost godliness and now we display wickedness in the Bible says with Santos. The word for salmon. The Greek word, TR means to miss the mark.
Like if you are an archer, and you're aiming at the bull's-eye. I took a course in archery. One time and II had irritated instructor ahead of time. This was in college I thought was going to be what we call quick course. He knew what I was up to. They gave me a bold Sampson couldn't pull an odd I've never tried before. I want tell you I was on the football team. I thought I was tough I got that bow and I couldn't pull it and when I finally got it back. It was going all over like this. And then there may fool of myself is I didn't have the strengths to pull the bow and I never hit the bulls. Now the Bible says this word sin means it literally means missing as to what the Bible says about sin you other people are sitting here today thinking you good folks you think if you came and gave your heart to Jesus, you'd be doing God while five you think that you are good most of the people in America are egomaniacs strutting to hell thinking they're too good to be damned. Did you know that I became what the Bible has to say about our sin and what we lost in Adam we lost godliness and now we devised wickedness what's in it. But here's a definition number one.
Sin is the transgression of the law. First John three verse four ever commit the same transgressive also the law for sin.
Sin is the transgression of the law. Now if you have broken one of God's commandments USM. If you get stopped for running a red light. You don't tell the policeman look. Let me tell you all the stop signs. I did stop at and all the times that I obey the speed limit. That matter how much good. You've done you have transgressed the law and that if a man is hanging over Cliff by chain of 10 links how many links in the chain have to break before polls all to know just one conceptual keep the whole law get offended. One point is guilty of all. Is there anybody here who would say I have never ever broken God's laws.
Sin is the transgression of law number two sin is failure to do good James for over 17 therefore to him that know what to do.
Good and with it not, to him it is sin. Is there anybody here who would say I have always, without exception, done what I should've done and never left any good done can say he's always been good on every occasion. But the Bible says to him a note to do good, and with it not, to him it is sin, and then in Romans chapter 14 in verse 23. The Bible says that whatever is not of faith is sin. For whatsoever is not of faith is sin. That is if you knew anything any course of action and you're not certain that it is the right course of action. You did not do, by faith, for you it was sin is Alan Stanley. There was a time when when the something was ace this right or wrong you say well I'm not sure. So, since I'm not sure I'll do it. One man was in the back bedroom. His wife was out front talking to a friend and the man was getting dressed and going out to dinner. He hollered out to his wife.
He said Darling is the shirt claim for me to wear. She talking to her friend without hesitation she said no and so he came out another shirt. He said how did you not one clean enough to where you didn't come back and look she said if you had basket was now afraid of is doubtful he started, but the Bible says whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
And most of us don't give God the benefit of the doubt. We just go ahead and do it.
Now here's something that many of us don't realize us in human goodness is sin. Isaiah 64 verse six but we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags and not our bad things are righteousness having the good deeds that you do the nice things you do the charity.
The love the kindness I mean in the side of a righteous and holy God. Human goodness is sin.
I've said this many times the worst form of badness is human goodness. When human goodness becomes a substitute for the new birth.
You see, we just don't understand what sin is and so think about sin is the transgression of the law sin is the failure to do good whatsoever is not of faith is sin. Human goodness without God is sin why the Bible even says the thought of foolishness is sin. So what we say what we say what we lose in Adam we lost our strength and display weakness. We lost our godliness and display wickedness and what else we lost in Adam we lost our peace and we deserve wrath look in verses nine and 10 much more than being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Did you know that the Bible teaches that we deserve the wrath of God. Look in verse 10 for if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his son is see what we lose in Adam we lost peace with God. We became enemies of God and because we enemies of God. We deserve the wrath of God is what sin is sin is high treason against heavens King sin is a clenched fist in the face of God. Why did we lose in Adam we all strength we lost godliness we lost peace now what we have we have weakness and wickedness and wrath. That's what we have in Adam and I'm telling you, if you're in Adam you're going to face the wrath of God. And I'm not your enemy because I tell you the truth I don't you let anybody tell you that God is too good to punish sin. God is too good not to punish sin. God is a holy God and there is in Adam.
The weakness we display the wickedness we devised handle wrath wrath. We deserve now that's what we lost in Adam. Now I want to say what we gained in Jesus. I want to show you the much more friendly, much more I want to show you that we gain much very much more and Jesus then we ever lost in Adam and now we just turning over and we go look at these five much more.
Much more is what did we gain in the Lord Jesus Christ. We saw what we lost in Adam. Now, what did we gain in the Lord Jesus. First of all, there is the much more of his redeeming blood look in verses eight and nine but God commended his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, much more than being now justified by his blood, we should be saved from wrath through him. Now let me tell you, there are three words that come together at Calvary. These three words deal with God's character.
One is the word justice. The other is the word mercy and the others. The word grace, not what you think about these as we think of the much more of his redeeming blood. The word justice. The word mercy and the word grace.
Now justice is God giving us what we deserve verses as well. I hope I get justice when you could just as you going to hell because God is a just God. We balsamic the wages of sin is death the soul the Senate that usually die, but justice is God giving us what we deserve mercy is God, not giving us what we deserve it just has merciless, but grace is God giving us what we don't deserve this word Todd makes us righteous. Three words you got them very dizzy and listen justice, mercy and grace, not all of these come together in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Listen, because Jesus took our sin when our sins were laid upon Jesus, God's justice was satisfied.
Sin was paid for that one, but I wait a minute when my sins were laid upon Jesus not only was God's justice satisfied with God's mercy was shown because I deserve it, but God have mercy upon me, but not only was God's justice satisfied in God's mercy shown when my sin was laid upon the Lord Jesus Christ, God's grace was given, and I now have become a child of God I am made righteous in his sight. I am justified by his blood, look at it in verse nine. Much more than being now justified by his friend. We gain so much more than Adam ever lost my here's the second, much more. First, much more. There is the much more of his redeeming blood number two there is much more of his reconciling dad verses nine and 10 again much more than being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him for it. When we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his son. Here's the second, much more, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
There is the much more of his reconciling dad, here's the wonderful part Jesus gave himself for us that he might give himself to us. We are now reconciled. Now what's the difference well.
Adam was an enemy. And so when God came in the midst of the garden. Adam beat it to the bushes to high heat. He tried to cover himself later with fig leaves. He could not stand the gaze of a holy God's hand and he separated from God by the way, it was Adam running from God. God never needs to be reconciled where the ones that are reconciled and so we have become enemies of God not remember in the garden of Eden, Adam walked with God.
But when you get saved you don't walk with God. God walks in you I mean you are saved by his life.
He comes in.
You listen to it. Look at it again in this passage of Scripture by verse 10 for if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be say by his why he lives in us. That's the reason I said I'd rather live in Romans five than in the garden of Eden is the third much more in this good visit. Here's the third much more father's the much more of his not only redeeming blood and reconciling death, but his renewing gift. Look, if you will, in verse 15, but not as the offense, so also is the free gift that is the free gift is in contrast to the offense.
The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life. Now what's this for through the offense of one that is Adam. Many be dead much more the grace of God. What's this and that gift of grace which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many one-man sand and got us into trouble. One man died on the cross and got us all out and forgave every sense. And it is an absolute share gift map.
Adam lost and collected wages.
Jesus died and gave again the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. This is the much more of God's grace God doesn't tell us to earn salvation by salvation deserve salvation. We cannot is the grace of God hears the much more of his reigning power.
Look, if you will, in verse 17 of the same chapter. For if by one man's offense death reigned by one much more they which receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness. We just talked about, that shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ, Adam reigned over an earthly dominion before he fell but friend we have a heavenly kingdom.
Adam simply rule animals bring regular judge angels, I mean we have a kingdom we reign with Jesus Christ and we will have to wait to get to heaven to do the Bible says we reign in life right now not in the suite. Bye-bye but now we have moved into his kingdom. We are seated with Jesus in the heavenly's Adam was never seated in heavenly Adam had dominion here on earth and Jesus die and we got much more when Jesus die. Here's the last of these five much more. And that's the much more of his restoring grace. Look, if you will, in verse 20. Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound, but where sin abounded, grace did much more abound, although that much more much more of his restoring grace to see when Adam seen the monster was let loose in the land monster that monster was sand and that sin abounds and miles and miles about how the grace came along and grace is hold it right there were to send abound, grace did much more about God's amazing grace, how we fall. If we fail if we stumble if we fail to call upon the grace of God, and fall into sin. He never lets us go. He will cleanse us forgiveness and restores those of five much more's one-man Adam or Jesus two kingdoms that life are great loss and Adam and all my sweet friend so much more in Jesus make you want to fight a bear with us which one you think is think it's God's amazing grace, not cheap because Jesus suffered, and bled and died that you might be saved today, would you bow your heads in prayer, my friend, you could not help being in Adam, you were born in Adam, you have no control over that, but now is your time of decision.
You don't have to stay in Adam. You can be born again, you can be born into the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus Christ will be the head of that kingdom and you can rule and reign with Jesus Christ. If you would like to be saved. I want you to pray this prayer after me just prayed out of your heart dear God, I need you. I am a sinner. I've lost so much in Adam, but old you want to save me and give me so much more than I ever lost Jesus, thank you for paying for my sin with your blood on the cross. I believe you did. I believe God raised from the dead. I believe you are the son of God, and now I trust my destiny to you I receive you into my life is my Lord and Savior, my God, and because you save me.
I will follow you all the days of my I will not be ashamed of you. My my Savior. If you prayed to receive Jesus Christ just now we want to celebrate with you and invite you to our discovery, Jesus page on your website. There you'll find answers, you may need about your newfound faith. There's a response section.
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