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March 12, 2021 7:00 am
Dr. Tony Evans says the secret of becoming God is found in what Jesus Christ offers to God celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Abbott, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the urban alternative. There are some great foods out there simply can't be made when the recipe omits a key ingredient. Likewise, godliness will never be realized in our lives if we leave out the essential component today. Dr. Evans explores just want that special ingredient is as he unveils the mystery of godliness. Let's join him all Bible Fellowship to teach the patient how men ought to conduct themselves, their lives what the household of God. Part of the family of God, and I will do that but I want you to explain to them the mystery of godliness is by confession, meaning I agree with it, and confession means everybody saying the same thing everybody understanding it the same way, and everybody want to explain to this fellowship. The mystery what is beast because he says great is the mystery story about godliness that was in the Old Testament that now has been made clear in the New Testament. Hebrews chapter 8 will come right back into first Timothy but he was A is one place that summarizes this in verse six of Hebrews 8 it says, but now he has obtained a more excellent ministry, but as much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which is been impacted on better promises verse 10 is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days the Lord I will put my law into their minds. I will write them on their heart I will be there.they will be my people, they shall not teach everyone.
His fellow citizens and everyone his brother, saying know the Lord for all will know me, from the least to the greatest of them. I will be merciful to their iniquities. I will remember their sins no more. When he set a new covenant New Testament he has made the first obsolete Old Testament, but whatever is becoming obsolete is growing old is ready to disappear so God says I'm making a new arrangement.
Covenant estimate that will make absolutely all testament covenant and the new testament covenant is that a member will testament covenant which leads if you live in the Old Testament, you're missing the New Testament if you live in the Old Testament you are living under something that has been made obsolete. I explained that reasonable because of something that has come along. The mystery between the two covenants (New Testament is a mystery related to how you become godly if the mystery of godliness is the mysterious understanding of how we consistently reflect the character of God, they all covenant testament. You are told what you must do and you were told it negatively.
Let's take the 10 Commandments which is a summary of the old covenant, thou shalt not bow shall not counsel shall not, thou shalt not shall not counsel so you were told in a negative way. What you ought not do in the old covenant, but the script we just ran.
We went from you and you shouldn't do. I will know covenant I will I will I will I will I will I will I will covenant you better not you better not you better not you better not you better not says nothing will covenant, which is a mystery.
What revealed fully in the Old Testament is better years ago before the advancement of technology, your grandparents or great-grandparents clean clothes with the scrubbing they got the scrubbing board out.
They got the pail of water and they would and scrub and sprouts to make dirty clothes clean every week for how often they did they would have to roll up their sleeves because they will try to make something dirty clean for their children themselves, or bedmate in the way they did it was by scrubbing the mess out. Then along came washing machines, washing machine, was the goal of the scrubbing board but truthful is different. The scrubbing that grandmother used to use depending on elbow grease and her ability to go up and down, up and down ring and I twisted the peas go up and down, up and down to get it clean. Women called the washing machine doesn't be all commonly called the scrubbing board. While the purpose was the same. The power was different because the two got a clean residing in the machine can be elbow grease the company that is elbow grease, make myself better, stop doing this, try to do better. I promise I'll rededicate now rededicate my rededication that I rededicated the left is I'm scrub and scrub it and I'm trying to try getting tired because every week I gotta clean this thing up again.
The old covenant. The covenant is the washing machine which means that in the covenant, the washing machine right on them the power in the all covenant my elbows because the washing machine know covenant was built in such a way that it has more to clean things then my effort to never do on my own.
Say what grandma got a washing machine.
She discarded her scrubbing board because the got back to the scrubbing board was now to go back to something obsolete go back to something that would not produce what this little thing, this new invention if cleanliness is used for godliness under the covenant, which is all covenant. It's what God will do what you do. One of the Christians who dance between competence you wash machine this week and the bullet that week.
Wash machine this week and the board that week and they wonder why some weeks I'm really clean godly.
I'm not so clean godly because your shifting competence piece of what machine you do not go back to the board because to go back there just to retreat to something. In theory, and that's why it's a mystery because it was not clear like this in the Old Testament little further, he says this mystery that also he calls a great and has to do with being godly. That is, lifestyles consistent with the manifestation character of God says has to do with the person. Please notice he says in first Timothy three verse 16 he was revealed in the flesh was vindicated in the spirit. See my angel proclaimed among nations. Lieberman the world think of the glory. So he speaks about Jesus Christ.
He never wrote a song the double song written about him W would be in the government never wrote about his book has sold more than every other book that the more books written about him spinning the other person who has ever lived. Years proclaimed worldwide. No one in the world. That's why on Sunday in charge of all around the world. They are there to give recognition to Jesus Christ because of his uniqueness taken up the glory that is having raised from the data set that up to heaven on the right hand of the father in a position of exultation.
This is the mysterious one. The mystery of becoming godly is centered on the uniqueness of Jesus Christ. He is, if you will, the master key that opens up the lack godliness to being godly now godliness is not merely to your belief in God, godliness, and I to the mysterious one uniqueness of Jesus Christ as the centerpiece of understanding what it means to be a godly and the enablement to use the washing machine and no longer scrubbing board. Everyone was a Christian who was received Jesus Christ as their sin bearer should want to become godly.
The one thing God is putting you in the desire to be godly, which means that you hate the point that you are not.
If you being ungodly, then you need to raise a whole another question and that is whether Christ is living in you because the one thing that comes with salvation is a desire to be godly even if you are on.
I may be addiction but I hate that I have it and I want to get rid of it. Even if I fail to get rid of the because there is this desire to be godly. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment to share the mystery ingredient in godliness, don't go away even though we love for life to be pleasant and happy all the time.
That's just how life works. We will have difficult seasons of life winter seasons as Crystal Harris and Priscilla Scheier explore in the new lowest Evans legacy Bible study seasons of a woman's life. The winter season is also an opportunity for giving dressing into the safe and for unified that you can even that difficult seasons Tecra teaching him get your copy of this powerful book workbook in the miniseries now with your generous gift to the urban alternative. Find out more about seasons of a woman's life would visit email@example.com and while you're there, be sure to check out Tony's popular book, God himself. It's a probing look at the many characteristics that make the Lord who he is his nature is goodness is love and much more. We serve an infinite God.
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Let's join Dr. Evans for part two of today's lesson is now to the person of Jesus Christ. Now how is it tied Titus chapter 2 verses 11 and following, for the grace of God.
Verse 11 has appeared, bringing salvation to all men instructing us to deny ungodliness word and desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and godliness. The word again in this present age. He says the grace of God has appeared in appeared when Jesus appeared John wanted says the law came by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ so much the appearance of Jesus came the appearance of grace. It's not that grace didn't exist in the Old Testament that when the testament opens up.
And Jesus is introduced on the same the grace of God has now appeared to all men, and now it is universal in its expression. Many people don't know it but they go back to me all comment every time they go back to self-help.
Every time I go to I promise I'm not going to that old covenant that's old covenant thought depends on you, says the grace of God is appeared. Romans 614 says you are no longer under the Mosaic law. You are now under grace and it has appeared in a person, Jesus Christ. He says well you get the power to say no to sin.
And yes to give by the instruction of grace 21 says no sin became sin for us, browse the motocross that we might become the right God in him reasonably all across Jesus God on credit. Jesus never said he was a perfect being, God is all the world together and put them on Jesus. So Jesus was credited with our sin. That's what took him to the cross. And that's what killed was credited to give You have to pay the bill when he paid the bill's last word was out last by which means it is finished.
Paid in full at watch. This will accept Jesus the right was credited. That's right. This type of bill's, although you would be have already been sold in Jesus, but when you accepted Jesus God. The righteousness of Christ onto your so you only go to credit but the righteousness that God expects you to live as a godly Christian credited to you the righteousness you're looking for already. Most Christians will serve as Christians when not failing because we don't know what's right when failing with powerlessness to political which means one thing that Christ in us have not been expanded when a woman gets pregnant. She had the life within her, but that life to be revealed that life must grow inside of her and you know that life is going to the belly of get bigger inside. It was only seen once capitalized, now begins to expand and take over Rome inside of her belly get accept Jesus as Savior.
But if there is no expansion of Christ inside of us. Christ in us. The Scripture says, which is the hope of glory.
If there is no expansion of the life that's why you will discover how to expand the light within. So that your living will godly without just hearing more sermons on you should do this, you shouldn't do that shouldn't do that you should do that.
We WAS what you gotta do you do you do the new covenant was done done done done and done. If taking something already done and magnifying it yourself up.
That's what that's what we hear some you get all whipped up. Okay, I'm ready little God, I'm ready to serve God.
Now I'm ready to get rid of this addiction. Now I promise I'm not getting more now and you get in the flesh, you get all excited lesson 24. I would later die down because you were outside living without any change will the baby growing inside. It doesn't matter how you get on the outside.
That's why you chose to not change. Jesus Christ brought grace out of the shadows and into the public square for the purpose of transforming only thing I wanted you to understand there was a mystery. The mystery is Christ in you. God revealed in the flesh inside of you and the job of the Holy Spirit is to make the indwelling Christ expand within you so that you are naturally becoming more you not scrubbing it you put it in the washing machine and getting God wants to reveal his mystery within each of us, but there's a requirement on our part. It begins with acknowledging and receiving it.
Dr. Tony Avenue and she was here with the word about how to start listing to the broadcast and you have yet to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior, we can resolve that right now.
I will say a little prayer I want you to print after me, but you gotta meaningful yourself, Lord Jesus, I'm assuming, and I know I need a Savior because I can't save myself so right now I trust you alone because you died for me and arose for me to be my sin bearer.
You are now my substitute and I'm believing you to forgive my sin and to give me eternal life. Thank you for the free gift of salvation that you have given to me. Help me to live a life to please you in Jesus name, amen.
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That's 1-800-800-3222, or make the arrangements and get your digital downloads right away that Tony Avenue and just.org again that's Tony ever and.org. Having a lifestyle that's consistent with the character of God. Sounds like a great idea, but it may be easier said than done on Monday. Dr. Evans will tell us how we can turn godliness from an abstract theory into an absolute reality right now, though he's back with this thought-provoking story and one day a father who loved his son. His son died father had drawn up a will and so when the father died. The lawyer came read the will that all of his expensive things are to be auctioned so he came in. The auctioneer said we going to bring out a picture. The man's son he says when the body building committee compressed a couple of old picture of what they can for some expensive art pieces and all the artifacts and stuff so nobody was building on the shadows from the back of the room came middle. The old man said Sir I was the servant of the man died. Nobody will take the picture of the boy. I want to know if I can have it. The auctioneer said one more time. Is everyone will build a picture of the sun. Nobody better. He said so you may have a picture. Then he picked up the gavel the gavel down and said the option is provided looking around say what he said he read the will will set you want to auction all my expensive properties. Starting with a picture of my son Andrew gets the job. My son gets everything else in life because I son gets everything else going around looking for everything else we want this. We want that we want. We want this person we want this trick we want this trade paperback.
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