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December 30, 2021 7:00 am
Never know this day is our lives. Listen to Adrian Rogers Roberts 27 verse one is more about does not want a day may bring all I'm asking is you plan the future to say Lord help me not to waste time element to apply my days on the wisdom Lord. May I live the rest of my days whether it be fewer whether they be mini may they be used for you to kill time is suicide by degrees don't resume upon the diameter minute time I preach the last sermon that a person is ever before they got to love the word featuring the inspiring lessons in teaching Adrian Rogers were honest, we all want to know what the future holds. We believe we know what lies ahead. We can set ourselves up for success and avoid failure in part one of today's message Pastor Rogers helped us learn the God has a plan for every area of our lives if we confess our sins acknowledge him as Lord, and listen closely.
He promises to guide us if you have your Bible turned out of the book of James chapter 4 will begin in verse 13 as Adrian Rogers gives practical insight for planning your future Marine story is a story about a person for a whaler to a boastful businessman, a man who was making plans for his brothers here in this 21st century by want us to look at the story and we got to learn some lessons from it. This is James chapter 4 beginning in verse 13.
Go to now he that say today or tomorrow we will go into such a city and continue their year and by sale again. As you know not what should be on the morrow. What is your life is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away for the chief to say if the Lord will we shall live and do this or that, but now you rejoice in your postings. All such rejoicing is evil. Therefore the him not to do good and not to him. It is sin right this man made three major mistakes and I don't want you to make such a plan for future I will maybe three warnings will let each one of them again with the word beware. First of all, beware of self centered planning. Beware of self centered planning look at this man and you find out what was wrong with you have gone out of his plans altogether. He's not consulting with God is not seeking the will of God is like so many here you worship life is one thing your business life is another thing you divide your life into the secular and the sacred, and so you come to church and worship and then you plan your life as if there were no God. And the biggest goal is not the memo says there is no God. The biggest fool as Amanda says there is a God, and then doesn't live like you really taken God in your plans.
You see, the key to all of this look in verse 15 and you see the key all this that we ought to say if the Lord will wish to live and do this or that is not said, Lord, what is your will, seeking the will of God is not a single God show me pieces I'm going to do it this time I'm going to go to this place. I'm going to do this procedure I'm going to make this kind of money is not at all sought to bring God into his plans.
There's a big if in all of this is if the Lord will wish to live and do this or that we arrest God, the Lord bless what I'm doing, rather than Lord help me to do what your blessing defined really the will of God, not God wants to show you his will. God wants to show you his will as you look in the future. Beware of this godless planning. Beware of self centered planning.
Okay to move the second thing, not only should you be where self-centered planning but you need to beware of self-confident presumption, self-confident presumption, look in verse 14, where as you know not what shall be on the morrow for what is your life. But even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away for that you want to say if the Lord well we shall live. I do this all that Proverbs 27 verse one says most not thyself up tomorrow. For thou does not want a day may bring forth. Simon ask you as you plan the future to say Lord help me not to waste time element to apply my days on the wisdom Lord man I live at the rest of my days whether it be fewer whether they be mini may they be used for you to kill time is suicide by degrees don't resume upon the time that you if this were the last sermon you would ever hear, would you go from this meeting place to heaven or hell minute time I preach the last sermon that a person is ever before they die. Are you ready do you know Jesus are you say you say one of these days most not thyself tomorrow. For thou does not want a day may bring forth Nyers. The third and the final thing I will delay upon your heart as you think about your future. Not only beware of self-centered planning, leaving God out of your planning. Beware of self-confident presumption to think that you have so much time. By the way, before we leave that point you know Jesus in Luke 12 told of a rich farmer. He also was a businessman. Farmers are businessmen. This man had great crops is so great that he didn't really have enough room to warehouse at all is at 100 and pipelines are overflowing, so I know what I'll do.
They said since I have much goods laid up for well first of all, I'll tear down these old barns and build bigger bonds and I will say to myself, so that has much goods laid up for many years. He great and be merry.
Jesus said that God set them in you fool, thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of them who shall those things be that you have laid up in store yet big bank account. Do you is I got have squared away for my retirement. I'm all right. You may not have 24 hours. How fool, this night thy soul shall be required of the he said many years God said tonight's clock was slow. Here's the third thing you need. Beware not only self-centered and planning not only self-confident presumption, but perhaps the most dangerous thing of all, and it is this friend you need to be where of self complacent procrastination self complacent procrastination. I noticed aware James is headed look at it. He says in verse 15. For that you all to say if the Lord will wish to live and do this so that, but now you rejoice in your postings was a man very complacent very boastful. All such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that no is to do good and could not do him it is sin. Now here's a man who knew what he ought to do what is new.
He's boasting in himself. All that is done is become complacent.
He is aware of God's will, but he doesn't want to do it.
Procrastination may be the biggest problem most of us have today. It's a very deceptive sin. You see other sins are very obvious drunkenness stealing hate, violence, these are all very obvious. Procrastination is so deceptive. Many of us think we were doing good if we don't do the dirty dozen sins. You know we have our littlest to send than we, and we say well I'm doing those things.
I'm fine. But most of us don't think of procrastination as a sin.
Now the Bible says to him a note to do good and with a nod to him it is sin is a greater sin to fail to do what you ought to do than to do what you are not to the most of us don't believe that, but I believe with all my heart. The Bible teaches. The Bible teaches that the sins of omission are greater than the sins of commission is very simple. If you think about it. Why is it a greater sin to fail to do what you want to do than watch ought not to do something if you doing what you want to do. You can't do what you did. But even if you're not doing what you want to do, you still wouldn't be doing what you want to do it. So it is a greater send a failure to watch ought to do than to do what you ought not to do the sins of omission are greater than the sins of commission Lavoie said the sins of omission those of the sins ought to have done and didn't do enough.
One of the sins of omission. Why does he say therefore to him that not to do good and do that. Not to him it is sin is not that the man says I will never do it. He just doesn't do it is self complacent procrastination.
Now this sin is not only very deceptive leaders, respectful because you can't. You don't know what God is leading me to do you know what God is telling me to do so I may look great find you very respectful to you. And yet, this sin would be in my heart and in my life.
Let me talk to you about the sin of omission. The sin of procrastination imitate why it is such a dangerous and deceptive sin is the reason that people lost. Why do people go to hell today because they live steel, commit adultery, no bulldozer sins worthy to Damas for those sins have been paid in full. Now, the reason a person is lost today simply is because he failed to do what he ought to do.
John verse chapter 3 and verse 18 Jesus said he that believes on him.
Speaking of himself is not condemned but he that believe is not is condemned already, because he hath not believed. No longer is a man condemned to hell because is a center because a sins of been faithful. He that believes on him on Jesus is not condemn, but either believe is not is condemned already because he has not believed one time I read a track on one side it said what must I do to be say the answer. Ask 16 verse 31, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and shall be say, on the other side of the track. Is that what must I do to be lost and there was nothing printed why you have anything to be lost. You'll have to curse the church you have to blaspheme God. You are already lost to believe on him is not condemned heatedly with not is condemned already because he has not believe it is the sin of omission. Now that sins are sold. Health many of you want to correct your thinking is say I my mind is messed up, how my going to get these images of pornography on my mind how my going to get this hatred on my mind these negative thoughts out of our mind. You know why you think wrongly because you're not thinking right. You see, the reason we do this what zigzag articles this thinking, thinking is because we are not thinking what we all to think your your mind is like a garden you don't have to. So we all you have to do is to fail to cultivate the garden. The weeds will come. God created you. God made you where you cannot think to thoughts at one time. If you thinking what is right. You cannot be thinking what is wrong now when David got into trouble and committed adultery with Bathsheba. The Bible teaches that it was in the afternoon. David was still in bed. He had gotten out of bed. I had forgotten I'm certain to have a quiet time with the Lord in the morning. Yes, his problem was not aggressive lost. It was simply neglected duty.
He was failing to do what he ought to have done, and therefore he did what he ought not to do center your heart, your mind on God fill your heart and mind with that which is right through just lovely pure virtuous of good report going to have difficulty with impure or unclean thoughts.
The sin of omission is the reason many homes are broken by God's plan is one man married to one woman, till death do them part but we have homes even in our Christian churches that are being fractured and and that coming apart.
What you have to do to harm your home will be after beater cursor wife. They have to commit adultery against your husband know just neglect to do what you ought to know. Therefore, dammit know to do good with her not to him it is sin. I know how many times a day I tell Joyce that I love her but I do. I hold her in my arms and say I love you your precious your wonderful to me. Listen. One man was said is washes it. Once you tell me 11. He said when we got married. I told gelid if I change my mind.
I'll let you know love is and is not like diamine that you get holding treasure forever. You know that diamonds are forever know love is like a flower it has to be cultivated is tender love is a growing living thing. This is why so many homes, failing just by neglect your love.
You have to visualize objective, verbalize it, you have to finalize. Why do churches fail is because people are going to war against the church know they have simply neglected their church is a verse of Scripture within the book of Numbers chapter 32 verse 23. This is what it says but if he will not do so. Behold, you sin against the Lord and be sure your sin will find you out what sin is that what it happened is when the Israelites were coming out of Egypt going into Canaan before they crossed over into Canaan. There, on the east side before they went over what we call today the West Bank on the side. There were two tribes Reuben and Gad said to Joshua, look, we don't want to cross over. We just want to say here the grasses call and lash our families. 11. Here it is all right with you will just stay here but Joshua said but your brothers are going to war over there when they cross over into Canaan, the Canaanites of the rebalance and the drives of Gad and Ruben said it's okay when it's time for we will come over and help our brothers is why Joshua said all right but if you don't do so, you sin against the Lord and be sure you sin will find you out.
What is that mean to us today. We know we have a lot of people want to stay on the easy side of the river don't have a lot of people who want others to work and build a church where they just want to sit over here on the side and not come to the aid of this church. He wasn't much for story about a was in his desire while others work to build a church.
He was sitting by the fire same will store day by day.
He never seem to tire no matter what the others did. He was sitting by the fire. At last he died is almost to some say he went up higher, but is doing what he used to do. He said modify no man has a right to be peace when his brother and it will where people are church is a safe will feed me feed me. Oh brother so-and-so feeds me more than brother so and so they want to eat the meat and drink the sweet let others work to do anything reason that so many churches are failing today against the church listen to him and know to do good and not to him. It is sand. I'm telling the reason the people lost is the sin of omission. The reason people have wrong thinking is the sin of omission.
The reason that homes break up the sin of omission.
The reason the churches fail. As the sand of omission. Failing to do what we ought to do is there one of these days I'm going to get to it.
Friend, you have sin in your heart to him and know to do good and with enough for him to say I got to conclude the message today, but I as we think about your future being where of self centered planning.
Don't leave God had a plan as you think about your future. Beware of self-confident presumption you do not have a promise of tomorrow. Your life is like a vapor, what you going to do.
Do if you think about your future. Beware of self complacent procrastination saying Maņana. One of these days I'm going to do it and let know what to do good and not to him in the sand.
Some of you need to give your heart to Jesus you say one of these days I'm going to do it that some people don't believe in God at all.
They don't believe in heaven or hell. But I am a member. People who know there's a God adapted I got to face the judgment to go through and ask them why they not say this, I will.
I'm going to I would do that someday. Listen to me. Why would you talk that way.
I've never talk to a man who ever said I am determined to go to hell the peopling. One of these days I'll be say the Bible says, behold, now is the accepted time. Behold, now is the day of salvation. The Bible says most not thyself up tomorrow.
For thou does not want a day may bring full you want to face your future face your future by giving your heart to Jesus Christ and letting the Holy Spirit of God be in you to guide you and to show you and give you a whole that is wonderful and glorious by the thousand lives to live. I give them all to Jesus.
If you not say that what you prayer prayer like this. Dear God, I'm a sinner and I'm lost. I'm ashamed of my sin. I repent of my sin. I turn from my sin to you, Jesus. I open my heart I receive you by faith into my life as my Lord and Savior take control of my life and begin now to make me the person you want me to be and I will follow you the rest of my days.
If you will only give Mr. and I will live for you, not in order to be saved, but because you have saved me by your grace, I just trust you now in your holy name. Amen. If you prayed to receive Jesus Christ just now. We would love to celebrate with you and invite you to find God's love page on the website you'll find answers, you may need about your newfound faith.
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