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November 14, 2021 7:00 am
No matter what you are dealing with life. It can be said Dr. Tony as many people who think they have lots of problems really only have one board is ready to solve because Jesus Christ didn't come to fit systems. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Hunter speaker senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative today. Dr. Evans begins a series on the power of Jesus name.
The Bible uses several of them in each of them tells of something significant. He starts today with one of Jesus most familiar and most important names.
Let's join him in Matthew chapter 1. When we speak about the name of a person where giving their identity away if I would ask for Bill Ralph would not raise his because if that's not his name that's not his identity because names are more than nomenclature. It has to do with identification in the Bible they really mattered because names were given happy early as possible time to define the hopes and dreams of a child by their parents.
So the parents would give the child a name to reflect what that child was destined to become because names mattered today I want to start off with Jesus is personal may Jesus never first thing I want you to observe is that Jesus's name was not given to him by his human mother and father.
It says been sent the message to Joseph and told Joseph this is what I want you to name the baby. That's not biologically yours. But the one that you will raise and I want you to call him what his father wants him to be named, I want you to call his name Jesus. This word Jesus is his most known name is the name that references him even when other names are associated with him now, but word Jesus means that Savior rescuer or deliver it means a Savior, a rescuer or a deliver the Old Testament name for Jesus was Joshua Joshua in the Old Testament was the one who delivered the people into the promised land and overcame the enemies in that land. So Joshua which name in the New Testament Greek is Jesus had to do with the person who led the way into the place of blessing and delivered the people from the enemies that would see to incarcerate them or hold them hostage. So when God wanted to name his only begotten son. He gave him the name of Savior, or deliver the primary reason why God became a man named his son Jesus is because he wanted to rescue people from their sin and that that is the primary issue is because one of the reasons rescue us from a bunch of other stuff because we don't allow him to rescue us from the main thing what we Jesus to rescue us from the peripheral which is important which errors as long as he leaves the central thing alone and what is.
Once you understand if you can't deal with the central thing that you're okay because known him for all this other stuff because all the stuff that you and I wrestle with in our day-to-day life is in some way related to it either is your sin something you've done that you shouldn't have done where you know having a consequence for doing it. That's one or as related to somebody else's saying what they did that negatively affects you all can be related to a contaminated simple environment in which you live or work or play. That's not necessarily caused by you or directly by somebody else. But just because evil has invaded the atmosphere. The flu virus has made its way around and brought a lot of health issues to a lot of people.
So one reason you may have flu. Is that your own immune system may be weak and therefore susceptible.
Another reason you can get fluid somebody sleeve is in your face you breathe it in, and vast ladies has caused your problem but another reason you can have flu is that the atmosphere has become so thick that simply by brave and bad like secondhand smoke. You just pick it up and it infiltrates you. But no matter where the flu comes from is rooted in the same virus no matter what you're dealing with in your life. It can be traced back directly, indirectly or environmentally to the presence of sin.
Therefore Jesus Christ, whose name means Savior and whose job description is salvific in nature.
To save from sin if not free to deal with sin that he's also not free to fix the thing you're calling about, but that right is the problem. We won't Jesus fix it. As long as you fix that we have a world today that calls on Jesus to fix the racial problem affects the social problem fix the economy for the nation. The fix my family. We call on Jesus for everything to which God wants you to know if you can't deal with. The main thing that he may not be able to help you with all the other stuff you're calling on them. For since the road of all the all the stuff you're calling on him for his directly, indirectly or environmentally tied to sin. So whenever you call the name Jesus. You are asking him not only to deal with the fruit of your problem, but the root of its origin. And if you cannot deal with the root of its origin.
You're saying but if it goes away for a while is gonna come back with a vengeance because that which caused it was never allowed to be rooted in cells people spend an amount of time and energy in the money fixing symptoms because they don't want to face sin, to appreciate Jesus's name, and the role that that name rings. One has to have an understanding about the nature of God. God is in his perfections. Everything about God is perfect. So in terms of his standard.
All sin has the same consequence. All sin is the same consequence if you went into the operating room in the hospital. You took a handful of dirt and put it in the room in the hospital of a person who would been opened up they would become contaminated by a handful of dirt. But let's say you just have a little bacterial on the scalpel back you can see, but it's on the scalpel and it cuts the person the same contamination that came from a lot of dirt that comes from a little invisible virus would have the same effect because of the nature of the room. So in an operating room. Everything is going to be sterilized.
The doctors nurses at the washing hands all the time because they understand a little virus can produce a messy situation, God is sterilized.
Everything about him is perfect and he cannot dumb down his standard to make us feel better because then he wouldn't be who he is, therefore, the issue of sin is the big issue that God must address whether it's little or whether it's great in order to address all the symptoms that we usually call on him for four wheel call on God to fit your circumstance, you must typically ask him, is there a sin that needs to be addressed because if you call until about your money, circumstance, health, circumstance, relational circumstance, emotional circumstance, whenever that legitimate circumstance is but he is not free to unveil for him to address the sin bin you know not invited him to do his job. It's like having cancer and asking the doctor to give you some Tylenol.
What you are asking for fix what's really wrong and a lot of people asked Jesus to fix something that's not really wrong asking Jesus to reverse a symptom not repair the root of a problem. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with a closer look at why asking for the right solution is so important.
Stay with us the portion of the church where they believed Golgotha was located greatest event by the greatest person ever took place. Tony having's travels to Israel to experience firsthand the places Jesus wanted to preach and ministered while on earth are invited to relive his inspirational journey in upcoming big screen the church to see hearing sitting in the temple more than just a captivating travel. Evans discusses the biblical and historical significance stop along the way and what it means for us today that reminded of another name about Satan is the sacrificial 5.November 15, 16 and 17 join Dr. Evans for a captivating journey with Jesus music Tony Evans.org sometimes journey with Jesus is coming to select theaters next week. Be sure to go online today to learn more and reserve your seat now whether or not you're able to catch the film I want to tell you, you can bring a small taste of that powerful journey into your home.
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These guides are sure to encourage everyone in your home. Bless your child by helping them discover God's amazing plan for so they can unlock their potential for a lifetime of following Jesus. Learn more about the complete line of kids books and Tony up and start or back to Dr. Evans for part two of today's lesson and so is Jesus and his job description is to address the issue of the contamination created by sin not.
Why does this matter.
Romans 623 says the wages of sin is death, but doesn't mean you stop existing liens and division separation has occurred in the Bible means separation not cessation, not the ending of something so the goal of sin is to bring separation always separate us from God us to one another.
You know what racial crisis social crisis all separation and is due to sin that winds up being discussed this skin so you can save a lot of dealing with issues in your life, your family, dealing with issues in our society if we just start with the sin issue and then we can apply to the skin. If you want the money issue or to whatever the issue happens that way because Jesus Christ didn't come to fix symptoms became the fixed costs, which results in the repair of symptoms but with that in face that you will be doing the patchwork of fixing a symptom. It gets better for a while then it reappears sin which is always the same have been addressed once and for all. The moment you come to Christ.
But not only did he come to do with the penalty of sin. Stay with me here because his name is Jesus. Let me see the rescuer came to deal with the power of sin. Sin secures your eternal destiny of sin messes up your life. My life now all you do is look in the mirror and you will see sin has messed up.
So don't look over here don't go around the mirror will show you close the same number but also many of us are still dealing else with things that affect the child. Many of us are dealing with things related to emotional strings related to finances. If we witness with our finances. We would be paying MasterCard didn't see because I can't pay my bills. God says you stand with your money to different answers. And if you look at it. I can pay my bill and you don't deal with the sin of financial disobedience not address the road you just try to be delivered from the consequence of the fruit seeks a little different but knows his name is rescuer and as his name is rescuer wants to deal with sin. The penalty of sin be addressed on the cross when he died for your sins of sin was addressed when he rose from the kill Jesus say you knew no sin became sin for us, and because he bought sin.
Sin sin kill Jesus. But when he rose on Sunday morning overrode what killed them what was said, but the resurrection says I can be. So I don't care what he can bring it by virtue of his resurrection, which is why Romans five verse 10 says that we are saved by his life saved means to be rescue that Jesus is alive right now to rescue you. First and foremost from the circumstances. I know he's a lawyer in the courtroom. I got I got these adopted in the sickroom. I doubt that he's a mother for the motherless and I got that he's a father for the fatherless. All is real and all that is true today unless the Raven's name is being introduced into the situation and that's what Boca will talk about death were folk don't want deal work.
They just say fix my problem we not here to talk about my sin on the sin of somebody else and make not here to discuss that you are not here to talk. Jesus.
Jesus is only job description is you shall call his name Jesus and rescuer because he shall deliver his people from their sin.
That's why Jesus came.
When you have a power of attorney that means somebody have given you permission to use their day on their behalf because they've given you their power with their name was. If you have their name but have not been given permission to use it then you don't have the legal right for its use a lot of folk from Jesus's name not been given permission to use it. They have not been granted the opportunity, but because they think using the name will give them this magical. They use the name without the backing of the person a great illustration of this is acts chapter 19 verses 11 and following. When that person. Paul is been casting out demons to get demons out of folk and seven census people watch what Paul is doing and they say we can do that late notice.
He did it in Jesus's name probably go up the name of Jesus, the demons will come out when they said we like that so they they want to get rid of the demon so they go up to the demon possessed person and say come out of the right name. But when the come out in Jesus name.
The demon spoke up 90.
The demon said. Now Jesus we know all we know you will know you and then it goes on and jumped all Jesus's name. In other words, just because you know the name and just because you use the name does not mean you've been given legitimate rights and authority that comes to the name.
That's why first John chapter 5 verses 50 6T wants even now it says that you can.
If you are doing his will. God respond to your use name if you are not concerned with doing well using his name illegitimately using his name apart from his gall, which is dealing with said don't bother calling on my name if you're not committed to my will and committed to my person, known Jesus in the day with the family. All I will tell you so you can use his name without and then he has no obligation to respond. So if you pray in Jesus's name.
I need you to rescue me the freedom to identify sin. What sin that needs to be addressed, which frees them up to number one. Forget the sin sin and then based on the will to address the circumstances.
But if you skip will spiritually you waste your time with the tagline and say John chapter 16 he says in verse 23 and 24. If you ask in my name and say John 14 verses 13 and 14. If you ask in my name. If you ask in my name, but right in the context of that if you ask in my name, we better have a relationship just to schedule out the word Jesus Bible says at the judgment of the goats and sheep people say we did this in your main domain we did we say Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus Jesus of the morning, Jesus at noontime Jesus when the sun go down. We had Jesus all over the place and effective Jesus ago say I never knew you. I never use my name.
We had no relationship that was no commitment to me that was walking with me. That was seeking my will for your life. You were just throwing out my name so it's a special name, when used appropriately. Philippians chapter 2 verse nine says, for this reason also, God highly exalted him, and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of the father. Now will you know I don't know the Mr. big stuff is in your life. I don't know the names that make you a name dropper, but no one name that is above every name you may know your doctors name but I know name is Megan and him you may need an attorney, but I know they got then that name. You may make friends had long as you keep the meaning of the name Manning up his name, you will discover that he will and you your my address as well. Determine what he will address in the circumstances, you will discover that his name is greater than name and I'm not the way the name of J's return confess that Jesus is Lord we want you to do two things with this name you will shoot up now to take a name he wants you to take a name you really want to take a knee shall bow, but why are you going to open your mouth that's with your mouth you know somebody you talk about every body else. You better bring up the name Jesus talked about the big you better bring up the name Jesus, because he is right that the human names looking at fix the issue in your life and when you get right you'll get to see addressing sin and changing circumstances is all about.
But as we learn that name describes a person a person you can know the Bible describes Jesus standing at the door of your hard knocking when she let them in. That relationship begins. But what does that mean how do you do that what Tony would love to tell you is it Tony Avenue and start org today and follow the link that says Jesus you find answers to your questions a simple prayer can change your life and free follow-up resources now if you like to have a copy of today's message to review on your own or pass along to a friend. Just contact us for details on the title Jesus the Savior. Better yet, get it as a part of Tony's current teaching series encountering Jesus names. As I mentioned, will send you the full-length versions of all 11 messages in this powerful series, along with Tony's impressive photo book experiencing Israel there. I thank you gift when you make a generous contribution to support Tony's ministry here on the radio and around the world as it Tony Evans.org for details on the special double offer before time runs out or call our resource Center at one 800 832, 22 team members are standing by 24 seven to help you.
There are some who think Christ is Jesus last name but is more than a name. It's a powerful description of who Jesus is. Next time, Dr. Evans will dig into what that means. I hope you will be with us, the alternative with Dr. Tony have since brought to you by the urban alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you