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The Only Way to Live | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers
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March 4, 2022 7:00 am

The Only Way to Live | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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Was the boot was a busy life of faith we live this into a real Rogers life. The only way to live his life as a nation. It is like a race.

It has a goal Mel helps us define that goal, which is the will of God what life is all about. It is five follow and finish smoking to the word finding featuring the truth of the gospel, found in the practical messages of Adrian Rogers book of Hebrews describes the heroes of our faith and explains how they exemplified the only way to live. Part one of today's message. We learned that faith is not blind superstition, positive thinking, or a feeling of optimism. Rather, it is confidence that rests in the hope conviction that sees the invisible and communication that comes from heaven. How does faith take its full effect in our lives. How do we fulfill our purpose.

If you have your Bible turn Hebrews chapter 10. Look at verse 38 is Adrian Rogers shares more about the only way to live what he tells us here that is three things I want to get these words down in your heart offers all confidence, conviction and confession. First of all, it is a confidence that rests in hope.

Look at it. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the word whole in the Bible means raw rib assurance based on divine revelation. Now faith therefore is the title be confidence that what God has said is true, and God will perform it.

Second, I think not only of confidence but conviction.

Faith is a conviction that sees the invisible, now here we read here. Faith is the evidence of things not seen. But actually this word evidence limit means conviction about what it means is that if you have faith in your heart. There is a conviction of something that you've not yet seen, but it is there is an salute confidence that leads to a conviction even though you might get same thing enables the believing soul to treat the future as present and the invisible passing of the Bible says you live by faith and then the third thing is, it is a communication that comes from heaven now Hebrews 11 in verse two says Bible by that is by faith. The elders receive a good report, that doesn't mean they made straight A's matter-of-factly doesn't talk about what they did it all.

It talks about what happened to them. They received the good report the good report means that they heard from heaven that God spoke to them.

It is not their reputation, but God's revelation that is spoken of here that God speaks to them they were conscious of God testifying to them now, we put these things together. Then you don't understand. First of all, the faith should not be altered by appearances. Faith should not be altered by appearances.

Look again 11 verse one now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

When you live by faith. You live above sea level by you live above the level of what you can see we live in a world it says are seeing is believing the Bible says. Believing is seeing.

But this verse down. John 20 verse 29 Jesus Atheneum Thomas because that has seen me. That has really Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed that you friend Thomas. They examined the nail prints in Jesus hand the wilderness. Jesus said blessed are those of not seen yet have believed. First Peter 18 put that down. Speaking of Jesus whom having not seen you love received by faith we see the invisible sulfates should not be altered by appearances. Number two, they should not be fettered by feelings.

Faith is confidence that goes beyond emotional. I've told you before that your emotions are the shallowest part of your nature. Faith is the deepest work of God, and God doesn't do the people's work in the show as part don't live your life under the tyranny of motion to something else, nothing. Faith is not limited by logic, faith just goes beyond logic. When Jesus was there with those people following him and they were tired and hungry and he called Philip Mr. Phoebe Street 5000 feet. Bill got out of his pocket calculator place as well and did take a laboring man years wages to feed these. Technically he was right, but any good red-blooded atheist could of done the same thing. You see, if you are adding up in equation you never really get the right answer to me that one of the elements. What Philip did. He left out God he just figured without God logically was right but is not limited by logic, bring God into your calculations.

Now we talked about the description of faith. Let's talk about the dynamics of the life of faith limited to how dynamic faith is. You see, we live by faith. Personal faith is the dynamic of spiritual wisdom that things that you will never understand. Apart from faith Malik if you anniversary through faith we understand what you like that through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear plain English, the visible was made out of the invisible.

Now God in the Bible is not explain God is not argued, God is just simply presented in God must be accepted by faith go down to verse six Hebrews 11 verse six but without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that is what talk about wisdom that the skeptic will save you as a God.

Don't ever try why because the finite cannot prove the infinite and you say well I can do it and he will smirk, but is not over yet is a now friend prove there is no God because he can prove there is no God. He had he accepted by faith.

There is no God. All people are believers that are those who believe in God and those who believe. There is no God is with him about the dynamic of faith.

Faith is a dynamic and spiritual wisdom is the dynamic and spiritual worship. Look again in verse six but without faith it is impossible to please him.

Worship is pleasing to God. For he that cometh to God must believe that he is by you say God you prove yourself to me I'll serve you know that million prove himself. You did not under any obligation to prove himself to you. Faith is not a response to prove that's what Thomas demanded in Jesus atomic you saying you believe Blessed are they have not seen but they believe what is faith. Faith is the heart's response to the character of God when Jesus Christ came to this earth.

He left all the splendor.

All of the glory all of that in heaven, and came to this earth and and came in a very ordinary nondescript way. The Bible says when we see him, but no beauty that we should design what you think Jesus look like you and Jesus look like the paintings of the painters paint like you just stepped out of a beauty salon white flowing robes moving around with a dinner plate behind his head pleasing this way. Look at some way look why did Jesus have to point them out so they could take him away, no beauty that we should desire him very ordinary nondescript person but yet that was in him all of the glory. All of the serenity. All of the dignity, all of the majesty. All of the purity.

All of the character of God in human flesh, but not because of outward, extravagant seated and coming to Jule Cherry down to this are born in a palace born rather mistaken, and when he did miracles. They were not publicity stunts. Often he would save. Don't tell anybody about this friend waited.

We hit the road with no doubt about about this.

I don't have that kind of followership only did miracles that attested to the fact that he was who he said he wants. Why did he come as he did because he wanted what he wanted, which is faith. Without faith it is impossible to please him. He could bias he could bribe us he can convince us they can take the roof off.

This building is a boom it's that I believe minimal faith is the heart's response to the character of God when your eyes right. It responds to light when you hear is right in response to sound when your heart is right in response to God and that response is called FAI pH thing so faith friend is the heart's response to God. That's the reason the Bible says, beware lest there be any new and evil heart of unbelief. Unbelief never comes up ahead. Unbelief comes out of the heart. Faith is the dynamic of spiritual worship fate honors God and God, mistake. Now here's the third thing we talk about the dynamic of faith and we say is the dynamic and spiritual wisdom is the dynamic of spiritual worship. And it is the dynamic and spiritual well and spiritual well look again in Hebrews 11 six but without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is not what's this, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him while you seeking my faith. Jesus said VW according to your thing, not according to fame not only feeling not according to future, not according to your fortune, not according to your friends, not according to fate, but according to your faith be it unto you.

Faith is the medium of exchange in the kingdom of heaven. If you pray without faith. You don't get an answer. What things if you desire when you pray, believe that you receive them. You shall have pray, believe you received friend out to do that now God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. Faith is the dynamic of spiritual well how spiritually strong are you how wealthy are you how many what kind of reserves do you have well it is all according to your faith. Now let us move to the third and final point I would talk about the description of faith we talk about the dynamic of faith. Let's talk about the destination of a life of faith.

You see, life is a journey where headed somewhere and it is not a casual journey.

It is a race notice here in Hebrews 12 was going. We go to skip all of these champions of faith goes will come back and take them one by one. All were doing now is just laying the groundwork okay. All right. Now, here in chapter 12 is kind of a conclusion to all of this versus wanted to wear for seeing we also compressed about was so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking on to Jesus and I watch this, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God about the life of faith. The only way to live is a life that has a destination. It is like a race. It has a goal mouth faith helps us define that goal, which is the will of God.

What life is all about. It is defined to follow and finish the will of God define the following and finish the will of God that my friend is the destination of faith. That's what faith is all about. Now how we going to do that well very quickly. I will mention some ways. First of all we to be motivated by the saints around us. We to be motivated by the saints around us.

Listen, he says see where compressed about was so great a cloud of witnesses. There they are. You can't see them all around us in the heavenly gallery there in the stands a great cloud of witnesses. These are the champions of pain gone before now. There they are in the ring about up there looking down and we happen to be on the field being walks by the gallery of the great and they are sharing us all as we run the race. Abraham, Moses, Daniel, Adrian's song.

That's the reason I'm going to bring this series of messages on these champions of faith so they can encourage you where to be motivated by the saints around his number two where to be separated from the surplus upon us that many of us are carrying extra weight. The Bible says we are to lay aside every weight these in Sandy's these awaits. In the olden days are you still attracting Doron and why would Ron I would get the lightest shoes I can get and just a pair of very light shorts to where am sure that even have sleeves and now one thing I did not do. I never ran with an overcoat anything wrong with overcoat's not a thing world nice to wear in cold weather, but here in a race what you do you lay aside every weight everything that is superfluous. If you want to be success in life don't get in the kindergarten stage of things. This writer is is wrong is this lawful is this unlawful forget that you ask yourself is this thing a weight or is it a wing and friend never exchange wings for weights for some things are not bad in and of themselves, but is absent is not for me not, I want to run this race that certain things that I am going to do without. I had to be motivated by the saints around me. I am to be separated from the surplus that is upon me any extra baggage number three I'm to be liberated from the snares beneath me where to be liberated from the snares beneath us. The Bible also mentions and the Sam which does so easily beset us all of us know what was settings and is a something we been wrestling with for a long time. Actually this word be settings to entangling something it would trip you up when you're running a race.

Ask what it is that keeps tripping you up where you keep falling is what it says it says lay aside be done with it. The great enemy of faith is.

It is sin, beware lest it be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief use that intellectual problems no you don't. You have dirty rotten sin I told you that your heart will respond in faith when your heart is right. If you're having trouble with faith prior repentance in the Bible.

It always comes this way, repentance and faith never faith and repentance repentance and faith try repentance, get your heart right. Get the sin out of your life and you will be surprised how quickly the flowers of faith will grow when you get the sin of the soil of your life but lay aside every weight, and the sandwich that so easily beset us 26-year-old business and I have a case precious visit is worth God not answering your prayers is worth a right relationship with God is not being a mighty power for God isn't worth it though lay aside be done with it. Thanks friend would be activated for the race before us notice these as a way to run with patience the race that is before us patience means determination. God does business with those who do business. God has a course for you.

God is set a race before you and you to get on the track last of all media dedicated to the Savior above us. Look, if you will, in Hebrews 12 two looking unto Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith. Looking at Jesus friend listen to me. It's not great faith in God that you need all we all want great faith in God. That's a byproduct, not great faith in God, but to me it is faith in the great God is at sync in is faith in the great God, do you know what faith is. It is governed byproduct of looking unto Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith is south of the Omega case you want to fire the gun is the goal to which we run these the coach coaches us as we run short eyes upon Jesus Christ. You moved across the bridge. I sure could hold you. You could tremble and try to screw up the courage that would be one way to do it for the bridge might fall.

But on the other hand, you can step back and look at it and see semitruck 18 wheelers going back and forth in automobiles. You can see the great pylons in the steel and the girders you have to make yourself believe you just go across the bridge because you see what it is and what he can do look to Jesus fall in love with Jesus study Jesus you find them in the word faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God's I will be talking about champions of faith I live by faith and you will not live without faith.

You know Jesus you can exist without faith, you will never live without faith.

Jesus that I found that you might have life you put your faith. Regardless, put your sins on Jesus Christ and I want to lead you to prayer. Now God will give you all the faith you need to trust in Jesus you doing have to manufacture to just say Lord help me to believe anyway. Are you ready to pray pray this prayer dear God.

Signature Safeway right now. Dear God, I know that you love me and I know that you want to save me Jesus you died to save me and you promise to save me if I would trust you. I do trust you right now, this moment this moment now.

Right now, this moment I received you by faith. I don't ask for sign. I don't look for feeling. I do, by faith I trust you to save me because you died for me. You shed your blood for me. You paid my send it your blood on the cross, you will raise from the dead. I believe it and I received your now my Lord, my Savior, my God, my friend. Again now, Lord Jesus, to make me the person you want me to be. Give me the courage to make it public name) on it if you prayed to receive Jesus Christ just now. God bless you and please go to our website. We have a page just for you mind God's love. There you'll find answers. You might need about your newfound faith. Click on the tab that says find God's love. When you go to LWF.org/radio welcome to God's forever family. We can't wait to hear from you today if you like to order a copy of today's message in its entirety. Call us at 1877 love God, to order the only way to live. This message is also part of the insightful series champions of faith for that complete collection all 18 powerful messages. Call us at 1877 love God or you can order online it LWF.org/radio or write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183. You can also purchase our new Bible studies, much like this message in our online store LWF.org/radio is your faith real, growing and developing through wisdom and worship are you actively finding following edition will of God.

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