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Israel: The Risk of Faith, Part 1

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September 30, 2021 8:00 am

Israel: The Risk of Faith, Part 1

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September 30, 2021 8:00 am

Making choices isn’t so bad when you have all the information you need to weigh your options. But when you’re pinning your future to nothing more than blind trust, it’s another story. The Bible calls that faith, and in this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans will explain why it’s a gamble that always pays off.

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Dr. Tony Evans says it were not ready to take the risk of faith.

What we have is it really thing celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans speaker senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Texas and Pres. of the urban making choices isn't so bad when you have all the information needed to weigh your options. But when you're planning your future to nothing more than blind trust.

It's another story. The Bible calls that faith and Dr. Evans tells us why it's a gamble that always pays off, let's join him for today's lesson will talk about the risk faith is risky because you have and make sure you do not see why people shy away from it is risky business, but without impossible to please God.

We seem not to not you actually win when because he wants to teach you in the children of Israel that he was going this verse 23 of Exodus 12 the first born in Israel. When the angel came he would never tell you they could say make sense to do with delivering me from Egypt, that would've been a bad decision as the Egyptians found out just because it had never been done before. Just because you had that way before. Just because you've never seen it like this before. One, it's in your best interest to risk strategy coming from the living God is one you want to pay attention to what to the blood of the lamb.

And when they saw the blood he would be safe if you are a Jewish first born. That might've been a nervous night for you. Dad.

Dad according to God.1 did you put the blood on the door.

This is my life afraid the first house was the issue would not be his emotions. The issue with their blood on the issue is not his feelings of frustration and security radio but it would have nothing to do with the result to the action of putting blood on the door is based on what should when the angel came passing over looking at the door and who believe that the message about the blood.

It would be the blood that would deliver them. Their emotions feel bad about a maximal because they didn't do what God said because it never before because it didn't make sense tells them access to live this for your children. Verse 26. When your children say what does this mean to you usual say it is the sacrifice to the Lord gave over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when he spoke, the Egyptians, but spared our homes and the people bow and worship this past your kids and you are the Passover on knowingly. Why am I telling this and why all of Hebrews telling us this about Frank because the Bible says. First Corinthians 5.

Seven. Jesus is our passel right in sync with Jesus Christ covers you every day on my way to heaven is only when I stand before God and God.

What is one frame I have been covered by the blood that is the same official depth of Jesus Christ looking to eternal deliverance, not good words, not the church not be all that's nice but I told my one thing that Jesus blood on my heart and I am saved by the blood did not simply for eternity.

The black delivered them in history delivered them from the Egyptians. Do not let the blood save them on earth for eternity but is good if you write in sync. Jesus Christ and his sacrifice becomes the member who gives freedom from best food you've delivered from the Spanish jargon tribulation takes you through the downs of life and makes you law that a copyright in the blood of the blood on her.

That's why Jesus said if you deny me before men, I will deny you before my father was in heaven.

But if you acknowledge me before men, I will acknowledge you before my father is in heaven a belief in God is not your deliverance, your deliverance comes through the block that is your identification with Jesus Christ.

So you are the only person who knows you a covenant job was to convince them to put the blood on the door. My job is to convince us. This congregation to keep the blood on the door that is to keep your identification with Jesus Christ front and center, not just belief in God but your identification with Jesus Christ. That is where God's deliverance comes not only for eternity but in history of the reasons we take communion.

One of the advantages you should use in taking communion is the call on the blood for whatever you need deliverance from in this life because it is the blood that is in the blood on TV.

Not too long ago that caught my attention. This man was in a fire and burned a large part of his body and I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

They laid him on the bed you could see all of the burn tissues and then they went and they poured on top of a bucket of leeches and so this guy has leeches all over him all over the burn. They said leeches the dead skin. The leeches will dead skin went on to say, the leeches also is dead skin and began sucking blood. They will, to the skin so that the bad skin and suck up the blood. The blood thinks of the leeches will produce new skin at the place where the bad skin have many women but did not understand it would be through the blood radio that this man would get his life back talking about the blood of Jesus may seem weird to you but if you look at what it sounds like the literature on this God when God starts doing is blood in your life through identification with Jesus Christ. He can destroy that's killing you and suck the life that he once you have which is why Paul said. Because five of Christ. Nevertheless I live is Christ to live the life which I now live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me because that is the passel the blood that gives you like life to come, but also covering now, but you got identify with the blood. You can just think about it talk about it, discuss it and study it is gotta be visible, so is your identification with Jesus Christ visible. Are you a secret agency biblically that you follow Christ, not just believe in God but that you are a Christian accused of being a Christian, would you be found innocent of all charges. Dr. Evans will be back in a moment with the turning point in the Abraham story as he continues this message from his current series heroes of the faith and were excited to let you know that Tony's newest book kingdom heroes goes hand-in-hand with the material being covered today. Together, heroes of the faith, and kingdom heroes focus on two very powerful words by faith, you'll discover how otherwise ordinary people became the best-known characters in the Bible just by acting as if God was telling the truth. What is it take to live a life of faith today where we live, what we say to a culture that insists that seeing is believing. How can we learn to trust God when our fears and feelings tell us not to find the answers when you get a copy of Tony's two-volume 13 message audio collection on CD or digital download, and his brand-new book heroes of the faith for limited time when you request the audio series and the book will also include a companion Bible study to maximize your understanding and application of this material. The entire faith resource package is our gift to you in appreciation for your generous contribution to help Tony's ministry reach out with the love and truth of the gospel. Just visit us or call us at 1-800-800-3222.

Make your contribution and let us send you that heroes of the faith, and kingdom heroes book and study package as our thank you gift. Again that's or call us day or night at 1-800-800-3222. Dr. Evans will be back with more of today's lesson right after this we will add God we had communion we talked about the resurrection.

Dr. Tony recalls what happened when he led a group of first-timers on a trip to the holy people began to understand fresh fiction. That's one of things that I think comes out of going is a fresh account so that things got stale as a way of injecting light reality you experience. Now you can have that experience yourself to Tony's new movie coming out this November journey with Keith what I'm hoping is that this experience and I will be there with you there with me. Journey with November near you for fellowship and have to get sometimes landmark if it Tony She now goes on to the second of these three debts.

He says in verse 29 by faith they passed through the Red Sea, as though they were passing through dry land, and the Egyptians when they attempted it drowned. According to chapter 13 verse 17 now and let the people go.

God did not leave them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near four God said people might change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt. Hence, God let the people around. By the way of the wilderness to the Reds the miracle happen at the Red Sea, but the Red Sea is not the direct route to the promised land management plan is here. I got to bring about way out of the way.I need you take me for maybe he wanted you to see hard to see. You know the LY you going all over the place.

Since he did not take them on the short route washes they wound up at the Red Sea. It says because God let them. So God led the long way around. So if you are following God and he seemed to know a shortcut job. You gotta take this long why we go to go this route why we got a quick says he didn't even though the children really didn't understand it but not taken a short route. God is taking too long for what you're looking to inform all the long way around. Pharaoh has second thoughts. Chapter 14 verse five when the king of Egypt was told that the people of the seventh change of mind change of heart toward the people and they said, what is this, we have done that we have let Israel go from serving as the let all that extra help.

Go we think the chariots verse seven to go after them.

Okay. Washes want to stay with me about verse eight says the law of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and each of the sons of Israel as the sons of Israel were going out boldly washes it says and the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart. So when don't give him God told him no. Not means to make you do and make you do it fast enough of what you intended to do in the first place. God said you want to go get God told it will grow like God is moving beside the nuance.

God is more the unsaved employee aside your God is more nonstate coworker side God is more on your unsafe family #yours you pray and looking to God you trust in God and the problem is coming after the difficult coming up you would just last my pocket you give me a large told me you already said what when the people see only company they do what Christians do today. Verse 11 then they said to Moses, is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to God, why have you dealt with us in this way bring Egypt is not the word we spoke, you would need to leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians, for if we have been better served. Egyptians Diane will they did what we do want God would look like God is working in like we expected want to double back it says they were scared and God was behind the long way and help fill out one after Moses said to the people who cancel the congregation of Israel says the baby. In Hebrews Moses like the pastor he says on the side of the pastor past the mouse, the pulpit and says standby and see the salvation of what else is a preacher going to say congregation is scared about inflation instead about crime is good about this and see what dates you will never see him again. Everything trust the Lord you think let's get practical.

Give me some real sense trust you while you keep silent look at the first phrase in 16th in the first phrase in 17 watch this he said you you you look at the first regular 70. As for me and you finish 717.

As for me, for you as for me I will harden Egyptians heart you you what I told you to do you need me to do what I'm supposed to do about me but yet because yet you you know what I told you but my part will only move you move nothing. So Moses you pick up you hold it out. You do what I put in your hand and then you have a double miracle, because verse 2110 and Moses stretched out his hand over the sea and the Lord swept the sea back by a strong swim all night and turn the sea and the dry land so that the waters were divided in the sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea as on the dry land next to me. If you never gambled on God and seeing what he could do when only he could do it and maybe that's why God may not be real in your life because you've never been on the little stuff.

Maybe the stuff you could do even if there wasn't God she'd never been wanting in a crisis when he boxed you in between a rock and a hard place. We put you out on the cliff. We put you on a ledge when you were in a pinch. Many of us are waiting on God.

When God is waiting on us and God says I am not going to move and you will not see my aunt until I see you will there's 1/3 miracle.

Dr. Evans wants to tell us about but that will have to wait for tomorrow's program right now. Reminder that today's message Israel the risk of faith is part of Tony's current series called heroes of the faith.

Don't forget, for a limited time were making this two-volume 13 message collection on CD and digital download available to you along with his brand-new book and study guide kingdom heroes. There are gift to you. When you help us keep Tony's teaching on this station with your generous donation.

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I want to say congratulations to Dr. Tony having tea is one of the most remarkable and respective leaders in the ministry. This generation not only is a remarkable pastor and teacher and author, but stayed at the task and is celebrating our fellowship. Consider you a hero. Thank you for upholding the standard of biblical expository preaching and exalting the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for your years of service to the Lord and to his people. Congratulations from all of us here at the urban. Alternatively, thank each of you for your continued support and encouragement tomorrow. Dr. Evans will tell us more about how the gamble you could ever take can actually be a sure thing sure to join us, the alternative binding urban alternative celebrating Thanksgiving generous contributions of listeners

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