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Heaven's New Community

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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February 28, 2022 7:00 am

Heaven's New Community

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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Meeting agenda on truth and righteousness, not Dr. Tony Evans shares if we want to support God's agenda. We need to see one another through is simply saying my great melancholy. This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative driven you titled today's message heavens new community.

We all look forward to heaven is a place where there's justice and fairness and equality. What about here on earth.

Is there a way we can see more of that in our society today. God doesn't want us to wait to happen to experience heaven or at least pieces of it the Lord's praises. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

In heaven, God will have people from every nation, every tribe, every kindred and every tongue worshiping him without losing the uniqueness they go to be around the same throne. What we are supposed to be today is a preview of coming attractions. You know, in movies and television they show you clips of what's coming up. What was supposed to be God's people. The church heavens new community operating on earth as a preview of what heaven is to look like that must happen intentionally. We can't just hope that it occurs. That means the church is to take the lead cross culturally cross racially crossed socially across class to bring people together and modeled the kingdom of God in the midst of the kingdom of man and that's what will learn to do today. As we turn to Ephesians 24 look at heavens new community words will help you to appreciate this passage. Separation filiation and unification.

Remember that the Gentiles in the flesh, also called on circumcision by the so-called circumcision, which is performed in the flesh by human hands. Remember, you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel straight of the covenant, the problem having no hope and without God in the world he tell these now new believers that they were separated at birth 12 talks about two kinds of separation that existed in the church that Paul wants to address one of social separation as seen in the word circumcision and circumcision.

He called them Gentiles in the flesh that is as people look at other people. This is what you are. It would be like calling somebody black or white or Hispanic, or Asian, that is, according to the flesh and recognize differences that you were there because Gentiles were still on the margins.

Donations to verse 11 and following after Peter learned his lesson from God what happening with eating pork chop with the Gentile men of vision came in. That means you they came in and saw Peter that pastor and feel asleep with the Gentile and said basically how you eat with them and when we get in and you and nobody called these practice to separate world that text said that Peter was so intimidated by the Jews by the race that he backed up an agenda. We can imagine how the width of the Jews because he could not keep his Jewish friends, but they're bringing all standards of measurement by which social acceptability is measured, but the point here is that they were socially, but that was really become spiritually. Please notice the line here that we are given in verse 12, they were separated from Christ. In other words, they had no hope of the Messiah separation led to the need for reconciliation and this is where our Savior comes in but now verse 13 says you are off to death about the blood of Jesus Christ referring to the sacrificial death why you have disharmony between races between couples between friends we made about the reason why you have separation always is related to sin. Why, because sin is driven by selfishness is a sin because they want to satisfy so that's what you said you want to do something that pleases you, even though it doesn't please God. And the thing that pleases you. Please God is to get to people in the same house and both sell fish on all of separation business relationship bring separation and the relationship vision. You must call all you can do a set of laws to keep people from killing Chuck. But what you cannot do is not the right relationship unless you deal with the spiritual issue. So what God did in Christ by his blood, will deal with the notice verse 14 is our 70 came and preached, became a priest.

What is that Christ brought me on the basis for harmony man one division that if the getting regular now because what Jesus came to do one of the where there was still in the gap was about bringing things together. Now you remember in World War II.

Europe was divided, it was divided from the Warsaw Pact and NATO, and Germany was split right down the middle and the separate East Germany West Germany. They erected the what Berlin wall two different lands to different philosophies of communism versus democracy two different people always on the verge of a hot or cold war that wall hostility. Now notice what Jesus did in verse 20 he is not.

So if the person made both groups into one Jew and Gentile broke down the barrier of the dividing wall of Jerusalem Temple one. There was the wall of the Gentiles. It separated the Gentile from the Jewish Ct., Gentile try to climb over that wall is a serious stuff, the hatred was into Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ, because he says obliterated all the Berlin wall wall that separated people separated please not implicate the myth is staggering urgency of the moment. What Jesus did was go down the belly that is what that wall represents by doing what turning groups in one now, you can turn to when one you have to write that would incorporate Jews and Gentiles is called the brain called the church community will be a new race almost like 1/3 race of third race of people who will be brought together in one family based on one person. Christ didn't want to act and that was by now the hostility and I don't have because you never sent you going to heaven because Christ has covered you with his right fist because I've never said I'm going to happen because I have been because Christ righteous, God is now credited to the account girl trusted Jesus Christ righteousness of Christ. I guess we credited to the cross that we committed and what happened. It was just doing the right of Christ and putting all spiritual blank account and that's when I show in Christ and actions on Jesus Christ because you make with. I am not perfect but God.

Section 2 my account verse 51 man is important. This is important because if you don't see yourself as part of the new man. You keep flowing like a part of the only race of the mistake classicism, faith, cultural livable space or, divisions based on a lot of things will stay both on a personal level family level church level and certainly societal level, because you do not see that your part of this new race that God established is a heavenly new community inclines separate men have been erased. There is no spiritual advantage.

Look at delegations three verse 28 there is neither Jew or Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male or female, for you all one in what everything is no such thing as a man of the thing of the woman. No, what he is saying is goals. Distinctions in the family of God in terms of spiritual relationship spiritual development white man has no advantage of a black man and woman have your damage over male vice versa.

I report your employee that when you come to the family of God, you, people turn before God yes down recognitions among men, but they are never to be you all somebody's God cannot say that because of who you were all all the money you have that you somehow are a privilege. You are simply saved by grace.

No matter what color you want one new man, Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with more of his lesson on heaven's new community. Right now though, I encourage you to follow up on what you're hearing today by requesting a copy of our current message compilation phase, hope, unity this tribute to Black history month explains how to dig up the root of personal prejudice.

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Your trip today because rooms are filling up. Reserve your spot at Tony Stark for the third thing. Unification unification are quickly all new citizens so that you no longer strangers and aliens are right at the far stranger on alien if a foreigner you are no longer Gentiles youth to be there to the Jewish you are not joint charge. No matter what their background and I hope you there group that's here if I wanted to go to church and I am spurred as I have been because of the color of my skin.

That is the gap of Christ. Just come to gainvertically came to grant because you want to live in the flesh and not in the spirit of the church. You no longer those people. There is a way to deal now if you committed to Christ in you, established in his family only that, but it's the new family with the safe and of God's household.

Speaks of citizens become a new nation first Peter 29 says we are new nation but here's become a new family that he's bringing intimacy now that's a new relationship for 73 15th that we are God's household, and then the first of it.

If I wanted to talk comfortably between the old women like mother's old men like fathers younger than my brother.

The young women like sisters why we call each other brother and sister shouldn't just be a quaint term because this is another family. This is another family limitation. You are technically closer to your brother or sister in Christ is a different race that your brother and sister in the flesh were not Christians because your brother and fist in the flesh. If they don't become Christians when they die. You will never see them again your brother and sister in the spirit of the different right Christians you will be with web.

So when it comes the family a new family that he said anything. God's household. How did you really cool. Another problem when you both have the same day.

Finalization of the building, having been built usability motive for three things about building. Building upon the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. They were responsible for recording and proclaiming the word of God for the apostles and the prophets laid the biblical foundation for the church. So what you're saying is that the church is situated on Christ and his word for Christ is the foundation of their job to think the truth of Christ, and recorded and communicated so that that's why first of the 315 said that the church is the ground and pillar of the truth. It is the foundation of truth that is the word of God is the word by which we measure our relationship was done thickly. The cornerstone Christ himself being the cornerstone of the picturesque word cornerstone, what cornerstone related to the architectural design of the building and the cornerstone one the alignment stone by which the unity and symmetry of all other stone would be measured in other words, cornerstone was so situated that in order for the building to be straight and be proficient like all the other stones had to properly align themselves to the cornerstone. So Jesus is installed on all and if you make the cornerstone and finally we are the bricks you are being built to gather the imagery of putting bricks in their proper place in order that there might be a properly built building that was the thing he uses the word Was. It was with God (tabernacle where God came the tabernacle found from the place where God came to the temple where the glory got to the church, the body of the temple of God, but so collectively we representable.and if we are unified as the body you agree or we agree about everything, but it means removing the same direction as unity unity of the same direction. The lease shall have disagreements different personalities and different backgrounds different histories different class of different cultures, different races, but they all coming together in one new man pulling in this one new direction.

But guess what, what we will be will be the hangout of God.

We will be where God out what that was. His glory was when he hung out and God is not hanging out with a lot of churches today because they using false Christ. Jesus is not the cornerstone the pop of the property that is the word of God is not the standard, and every brick is not for men. We got bricks that want to isolate themselves from the building.

You hang around the neighborhood. Every brick has been positioned to unity of what he talking about moving in the same direction. Because of this passage that curriculums five verse 18, all these things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.

Verse 20. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us.

We beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

God in Christ have not only been the reconciler.

He has given us the ministry of reconciliation. You have a job to do and that is to be a reconciled no problem with a lot of us cannot reconcile is because we keep the divisions going. We keep Masco. He said you are my ambassador and you are to be the reconciler we are to be the promoters of racial harmony of class harmony. We are to be promoted family staying together and not breaking up. We are not to be promoting godless agenda based on truth and righteousness is not based on race and culture.

Sometimes people say we must promote reconciliation and God have given this project.

The ministry of reconciliation based on the word doc for my job is not to please everybody in my job is not to be so damn biblical to say that I'm proud of God and maybe he knew what he was doing maybe be anything other than what he made me but when I get so that Jesus and have to adjust to me to develop the legal I got a God complex adjustable cross site with you when we adjust to the cross will be God's new hangout. If you feel at home. What else could we do it is not often answered prayer you think the powerful presidential system supernatural activity. Why, if they can trust us what cost him his son, his life and that is reconciliation affiliation heavens new community that is will Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with the closing prayer reconciliation want to make sure to stay with us for that first though today's teaching is an important message for churches. So if you feel motivated to do something toward building heavens, new community, consider passing this lesson along to your friends, family, or church leaders. It's available on both CD and downloadable MP3s and includes more material than we been able to present on the air just visit Tony to find a link on the homepage for this collection called faith, hope, unity, attribute to Black history month, and if you contact today that along with the audio messages from this series will also send you a bonus copy of Tony's signature work on Christian unity. The newly revised oneness embraced this special package is our gift to you. When you make a donation to help support the work of the urban alternative again. The details are waiting for you in 2011 start or or let one of our team members help you by calling us anytime today or tonight at 1-800-800-3222 superheroes give us hope and inspiration and can always be counted on to do the right thing will Dr. Evans says God has created a plan for ordinary man that gives us real life characters to be inspired by. Join us tomorrow as Tony kicks off a series of messages on Biblical manhood right now though his back to wrap up today's program with word of prayer doctrine development of reconciliation that you pay for on the cross that brings us into right relationship with God also transferred to bring us in right relationship to one another.

We cry out to you to make us one so that your glory may be manifested in Jesus name, amen man, and as you seek to develop those right relationships with one another be looking for opportunities to show each other.

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