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He Who Rejects You, Rejects Me

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October 29, 2021 1:00 am

He Who Rejects You, Rejects Me

Truth Talk / Stu Epperson

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October 29, 2021 1:00 am

Stu and Robby look back a few chapters in the Book of Luke, diving into Luke 10: 11-16, and discussing a particularly heavy passage and the reality of Hell.

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This is Jim Graham from the masculine dirty podcast where we explore relationship instead a religion every week their chosen Truth Network podcast is starting in just a few seconds. Enjoy it. Sure, but most of all, thank you for listening you for choosing The Truth Podcast Network. This is the Truth Network we continue our journey in the book of Luke welcome to experience truth. I'm Stu Epperson and we have a special guest with us today. This guy the ratings I can just hear them going on every second. He's all it is Robert Gilmore.

Also, the Christian guard where you call the Christian cartels are obliterated. The Luke chapter 10 as I do the Christian card that is a good answer.

Okay, he's the host of a great Joe's need that your name and your host your show.

They often work together right is kind of got it leaves all the guesswork you like what's the net guys named Chris Garg. It was a guest joke current ratio.

So, believe always call to talk weekend instead of the structure can show trips to talk truth all weekend to make the kind I make that the focus and it's always fun. We can bring in another high-level super high rated powerful man a guy like Robert Gilmore to join as to what he's to do is read the passage of Scripture and then he's been read. These questions were to work our way through them as a worker with you. Luke 10 and is to be a great time so were trying to Luke and Robbie go ahead and read this to is my friend Luke chapter 1011 through 16 with yeah, I think, honestly, anybody is read.

This is coming out. I don't really get it. So it's can be fun to go through this statement.

Luke 10 through 1011 through 16.

Apparently also in Matthew 11 2323 the very best of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless, know this that the kingdom of God was very near you, but I say to you that I will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom and for that city. Woe to you, course and will you beside it for the mighty works were done in you that have been done in Tyre and Sidon, you would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes, but it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon that the judgment than for you in Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, I'll and you and Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades, he who hears you hears me, he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me and rejects him who sent me. So, what heavy passage and the way I open this up at wins in a word on my Facebook page.

There's these messages you been there and you always conjure a level you come because like when you're talking to write things down is one of those is what it one of the few Bible studies maybe were the teacher learns more from the people that are there, but we went to this passage in the way I set up Robbie as I set it up with this opening treatment monologue on a word that we hear a whole lot more in joking and cursing and profanity and even I found out at a young age. I did notice, I like a model where people stick in the middle finger up in the air and then I stuck my middle finger of the or ask a question. I just flipped up whole family there. You know Jesus all, never do that in I think was my older sister want to let you know someone else with us today that that year's telling someone to go to this place. It's a very rural place is a place it's graphically illustrated and taught deeply in the Bible is a place called hell. And what is used more profoundly and its use more profamily and in a joking way, even by Christians and wildly enough that that finger thing, and that the talk that way and I said no.

It's interesting that we hear a lot more about it. There and that kind of manner than we do in sermons anymore.

May Robbie was less than heard a sermon on hellfire and brimstone.

Now pregnant middle finger and her that when they got soaked. I had a interesting thought that nowadays and I don't know.

They will disagree with me and not try to be controversial, though it is my nature to show truth to talk we can we get get that way but I thought it. Nowadays we condemn you have all these people out there that are condemning hellfire and brimstone preaching there condemning all bank hellfire and brimstone neckties health. That's all we can stop this over and brimstone. I can't relax. Never heard a sermon on hell can you or read a book on hell I am, yet I can't think of the last time this I think we we talk more about those sermons in a negative light them actually hear the sermons. Therefore Moton to confirm veteran Conrad is and I can remember, and it's a tough window now and he talks about the levels of hell, which is fascinating. And then of course he believed it was his Catholic background leaves in the purgatorial that which is nowhere to be found in the Bible for you to touch in that little bit today because Jesus Christ comes out after sending the 70 and the first question read this first question Robbie and then this will get us into the context and the will go to these questions quickly and will just teach you this passage of Scripture. How could the mighty works of Jesus and his disciples be met with such rejection. Okay, so Jesus and 70, Luke, chapter 9. We talked about after you know all kinds of things are going on. He sent out 12 in pairs and they did mighty things, and they came back and they were blown away by the power that flow through them here in Luke, that's earlier in his ministry saying that those disciples. Luke nine N. This is later in his misery.

Luke chapter 10 earlier in the passage which we talked about last week.

He sensed the 70 out and he sends them out down toward Jerusalem, so he's come he's he is he is peaked in his ministry there's only six months or so left in his life on this earth before his death, and before his glorious resurrection. So he is like it says earlier, Luke 10. His eyes are set like a flint toward Jerusalem and as he is is eyes set that way accident to the end of Luke nine in Luke 10 he sends toward Jerusalem, toward Judea going south now the 70 messengers to go into towns. In pairs 2 x 2. The power of pairing we talked about that last week you you pair in discipleship share in evangelism. We pair them together as they can disciple one guy preaches. One guy praised one guy heals. One guy prays when you're there. They're working together as a team accountability building each other up and it is also more than one person's awareness to it. It's also an armor area x-rays exactly right. You hold my sword hold my arm or will I fight Jonathan's armor bearer has an afternoon nap so to or better than what we know that from Ecclesiastes chapter 41 falls down the other can help up I pity Amanda has no one to fall down and help monthly synthesis.

I was out in twos a powerful message about establishing who are you discipling who's discipling you to go out to these mighty works in the question you asked year. This first question. How could they be met with such rejection. How could anyone in Jesus cast this pronounces woe upon the cities crossing and Beth SATA and Capernaum, what, how could they be met and how can they see these mighty works and still reject Christ Robbie in your ministry.

Your years of serving the Lord in preaching the gospel, how you seen people confronted with meringue miracles, healing in your own family and yet they still don't believe what's up with that it's the same thing that happened at the curse of self in arm that do this myself.

I don't need a Savior because I can save myself. I don't need any help, you know, because I got this under control it and this and no self serving attitude that you animals can of get knowledge about God same thing and so you want to upset somebody try to help if we doing here but but now that you're not not take a little farther. This is what confounds me and really befuddles me and that is that. Imagine people healed by Jesus. They were blind.

He touched their eyes. They can see they were deathly testers they could hear and yet they still didn't trust him and follow him back to self. Thank you for that delicious miracle man that you just produced literally out of nowhere, to 15,000 people, which happened a couple chapters earlier. Thank you for that. Jesus, my stomach is full. My heart is happy now we are going ahead on because this stuff about taking up my cross and follow me help. How could someone can you imagine that and it really happened. We know that happen people that were heel area didn't induce a good reminder when you see someone promoting a meal ministry feeling stable.

This is gonna do it for he will not necessarily it'll heal your body. You no longer crippled. So when you die, you can walk right into hell forever. Knowing this is how was in these three towns is over and get that deeper but go ahead and read that next question because Jesus actually says. So we close with you. We started this week with these verses wiping your dust off, which is just a Hebrew Hebrew is him for when the Hebrews would leave a Gentile town. They'd shake the dust everything.

We don't want any of this Gentile uncleanness that I was a bit ethnic and a bit racist but Jesus uses that same command of these disciples to demonstrate that if you reject Jesus and reject the messengers of Christ and rejecting him know that if a particular chicken, shake the dust off your feet to spare single privately to slip out of the city when the city rejection. You probably go in the square with your sandals and shake the dust off saying this that we will have no part of your rebellious const turn refuting and rebuffing and resisting God's grace to you on this day we are probably saying you are wrong and you have rejected and we will have no part of that is was a pretty symbolic strong thing that these disciples would do. That's how we wrapped up within Christ turns the corners as nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God is come near you. Every time any believer of Jesus Christ is anywhere and they are members of the kingdom. They serve the king and they have a king in their heart they have the Savior, Christ the Lord living in them. The Holy Spirit of God the kingdom of God is near whoever there with and that's who they rejected and then Jesus says it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city and read the next question is that parlays us into this pretty rough condemnation from Jesus, the loving Savior is going to get pretty graphic here and working to get into hell in a way maybe we don't want to but we gotta look at is the word of God. When Robbie, the next question.

What advantages did the cities have over Tyre and Sidon just Misha Sodom from Genesis 1912 through 25 and Isaiah 23, one through eight, Amos 139 Joel Matthew, Luke and Luke so well funny references yes so you have Tyre, Sidon, and saw to know you know about you, you done shows about this you Sodom and Gomorrah and they were they were sure they were inhospitable, less the dumbed down version but we know what happened. The Genesis 19 account verse 25, 12, 25, the heart of it were lot literally God warns them.

He says these angels to get them out of the city's fires coming right and these these evil men.

The height of Sodom's evil was the wickedness was seen in these these men wanted to break in the lots house and they wonder rape the angels of God who were there to deliver lot and then lot says will take my daughters. What a horrible thing rocking. Imagine someone offering their daughters to these pernicious perverted people and so what we know this wickedness of Sodom rose to the nostrils of God in the ears of God and just broke his heart and he had to judge them yet. Sodom will be more tolerable for them.

The day of judgment deliver the cities that Jesus was then performing miracles right in front of people. Sodom did not have Jesus Ronnie, you see that you see the contrast and isn't it interesting how were in our self-righteousness, which was medium early part of my life.

I was too good to go to heaven and part of my testimony us self-righteous. I was good I knew all the Bible verses right as I am not like those guys not like the we feel we have pets and by the way, right we pick on the homosexuals would pick on a drunken pig on these guys but Jesus talking to these Jewish villages Junior Jewish always through the capital all right Capernaum no was interesting of one eventually recalled Capernaum. Both SATA and M and a courtesan. He called it the evangelical triangle is like the Bible belt so right. How could it be that it's worse off or someone in the Bible Belt, where there's a church on every corner. You can't back your car up without running to honk if you love Jesus bumper sticker. How could it be that that person will be worse off in the judgment in these radical sodomites literally that live in Sodom and Gomorrah and I tyrant site. How can that be in my mind and understand death is separation from God. And so the further away you are, the more pain that's gonna be. That's the further that you are from love the further that you are from peace and all those things that God brings when you come into relationship with him and so these people that were so self-centered and their sexual sin and all that but actually taste God and spit them out right is watching you further back from God and actually rejecting up something that's unbelievable that you would reject which moves you as it doesn't move. God, he still anyway but it moves you further away, which is gonna put you in the heat okay and the heat will be will turn the heat up even more next week on experienced truth. We gotta go for this week. Thank you for being with us what we talking next time I express truth.

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