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April 25, 2021 8:00 am
Welcome to worship and the word with pastor were in a series called perfect or perfected work pastor Robert helps to shift our focus from trying to be perfect. Letting God perfect us as he walked closely in today's message Pastor Robert challenges and encourages us on the definition of the word.
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Join Pastor Robert someone a series called perfect our perfected. I'm sure none of you have related to either of the first two messages functional perfectionism, knowing there's a real problem with that last week on stress stressed out. No one's ever umbrella stress.
So this week that I will messages good enough going up on the same way that perfect has become a catchphrase, a buzzword same way good enough pass, but good enough is like almost a bad Frakes. It's like when you're doing a school project about 2 AM. You say it's good enough goods gotten a bad rap song about actually show you that the word good is a good work in Scripture. I will talk about. Are you okay if you're perfected by grace and you're not perfect, are you okay if God says you're good you're okay good alright so Mark chapter 10 verse 17 says, Jesus, as he was going out on the road, one came running. This is the rich young ruler liked by following the call this the story of the rich young rumor because he was rich, young and a regular alright so one came running out before him and asked him good teacher. Notice immediately. The focus is on being good.
What shall I do that I may inherit eternal life. So Jesus said to him, why do you call me no one is good but one, that is God. You know the commandments.
Now if you want a number and he can do not commit adultery, do not murder did not steal her story not bear false witness, do not defraud on your father mother yelling 86 of the 10 Commandments but commandments are divided into two categories. The first four have to do with your relationship with God the last six which he named after your relationship with other people. Those are the only six Jesus night because he forgot verse four because the man couldn't say that he Can say that he did Not have any other gods before him.
He couldn't say that safe.
He could only talk about what he had done in relationship with other people. So Jesus only 96. He said you know the commandments. Verse 20 be answered sending teacher all these things I kept from my Jesus looking at him, love him. I just love those two words are like Babel missed him, loved her mother what you love them enough to fill in the church and he said to him, one thing you lack go your way. So whatever you have and give it to the poor you will have treasure in heaven, take up the cross. Sounds like more one by the likes it's all involved in one country of the cross and follow me was that it is word and went away sorrowful. Great possession is the point. His focus was on being good enough and Jesus.
In essence, says to us, not enough become a good enough to go to heaven when you go to heaven is to give everything up to.. In other words, to be perfect now talk about this. We talk about perfect. Our perfected buddy comes and yours a guy says I All these commandments now. I thought about this. This last week was for Vegas message.
I went to the 10 Commandments I broke nine of them. By the time I was 15 or 16 years old and a chilling one that's only one of never broken. Aren't you glad I thought about it by getting out guy, but they like corneas a broken Netherlands and you probably have to probably broken. The majority of so you can't be here 20 strengths that you want talk about being good. Okay I just put it out of your reach. Sell everything given away take up the cross we willing to die a horrible death and follow me and the guy goes way said you would think because he says no it's not about being good. It's about something else and we'll talk in a moment. Will follow-up this passage because most the time we were preach on it. We don't read the passage after and that's when Jesus explains what he meant so little about that moment so the first thing I will talk about though is good is good is good, some bad, it's good. I looked up the word good in that dictionary, Merriam-Webster, and there were so many definitions like any one scream additional scroll through some of these words favorable character bountiful handsome, I'm a good pastor suitable plastic also music.
I'm a good pastor, clever, true, honorable deserving of respect. Adequate, satisfactory, virtuous, commendable time, benevolent, skillful, something conforming to the moral character of the universe. So good is not bad. Good is good to get to this message and find out that it is.
It really is good.
It's okay to be good. So what, being good or perfect.
So let me ask you something.
You have a good job idea of a perfect job. Gail both so there was a time when Nimrod traveled in spoken and there were Bibles you for Bibles based but I had to do things on the side sometimes make extra money. I work for God to bill for insisting we would do the fenceposts and the fence panels. Another guy worked for had a cleaning company and so when I went to clean.
We claimed office buildings and yet make plain restaurants and he did not believe that you cleaned up all its wood brushes you put a rubber glove on and you took this you know rag thing and just clean that Paul song, playing in the toilet. You know, and he comes in and gets only know yes I believe you got a really jet*you know any, choose me out, you know, some a little mad at him. I'm a little embarrassed so that okay all this really go side with like that one kiss was longer than my glove sewing he would go all the way down in the foldable no water got in his life. My glove was about that long but am following song all way down my glove filled up with toilet water was all perfect job but it was actually perfect for me at that time in my life. It was perfect for me so I want to talk that this good or perfect. So now when asked the question man better married.
Look forward don't blink, don't lose in any way at all day is your wife perfect go live.
Is she good is she a good gift from God our shoe perfect gift from God show you Scripture Proverbs 1822 and finds a wife finds a good thing she's go by measuring other Scripture.
James 117 every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow 30 so is your wife good or perfect ready for this. Yes, let me tell you what I mean. Debbie and I were having a funny fight. One time I know if you know what a funny five years, but you'll recognize you had one is when you're arguing about who was right. Which way to go, which was the shortest route or whatever it is and you're not mad at each other.
He remarried a long time just kind of you know, joking with each other not jab and there was nothing just joke it was everyone understand we were not really fighting and we were, you know, my dad would not say anything that would've hurt each other's feelings, but we were joking with each other and so I said to her, you know. Contrary to popular belief, you are not perfect and she said to me I'm perfect for you. So is my wife, a good wife or perfect wife.
Yes, she's a great wife and she's perfect for me. She perfect in her behavior, not Buddy. She perfect for me. Yes, I'll follow me. So when God gives the gift is perfect for us. But it's also a good gift. Good is not bad. Good is good. Okay is point number two grace is good.
Grace is good.
So remember which Myrna runs out to Jesus. What after the marriage for life. You know the commandments Mall okay like one thing everything out that so watch what happens next was 23 then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples how hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God and the disciples were astonished at his words. Astonished, I want you to work with them at astonished at his words. But Jesus answered idea and said them children, how hard ideas for those who trust in riches, nice clarifying a little more to enter the kingdom of God. And then there's the famous verse is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God and they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves things I did Jesus among themselves and Kennedy say.
But Jesus looked at them and said with neon, being saved with neon, it's impossible to know the God for with God all things are possible.
For me, just talk for a moment about the disciples. Why were they astonished why were they greatly astonished by the way, these are two different words in the Greek astonished means amazed the secular astonished is amazed, but it's a compound word and the other word that he joins with it is to strike with the bloke like to strike someone in the fights get on with your fist, so it was like he picked them in the face with amazement, but such Lord. The Bible uses their work amazed the first time.
Then they were not down with amazement. But why because I've heard that the disciples were poor. So when Jesus said no it's hard for rich people to go to heaven. You would think they'd say I, rich people like it was for fishermen were going to like it or not say they were rich but just remember when I follow Jesus said they left their nets and boats with their high servants hired servants are called employees. Poor people don't have employees.
I'm not saying they were rich.
I'm not some not not not breach in a rich gospel or hyper prosperity saying they were okay. They had hired servants their businesses by the way, Going on because Peter goes back to fishing and he still got his boat. All I'm saying is there's no reason that they would be astonished and afraid this will actually also means not only amazement but fear. Why would you be afraid when Jesus said to stop the people's got money to go to heaven. Why would they just say yeah that's what we think to why, why would they be afraid because I had some it is just crazy that somehow we think these guys that they had businesses that's that's all I'm saying to their greatly astonished, and so Jesus said well it's your stuff and I so wanted the end generally say I want you to hear his answer with man it's impossible to tell you what this makes it impossible for you to save yourself.
That's what Jesus said you can't be good enough to make it is completely impossible to save yourself. You need just like this incredible Jesus segments is what he strongly felt. You need a Savior. Someone who can do it for you because you have to remember in order to be accepted by God and acceptable sacrifice had to be perfect.
It had to be perfect was showing Leviticus 2221 and whoever offers a sacrifice of the peace offering to the Lord to fulfill his bowel or free will offering from the cattle are the she must be perfect to be accepted right there in the Scripture must be perfect to be accepted. There shall be no defect in it. Exodus 12 five about the Passover lamb your lamb shall be without blemish and then obviously fulfilled in Christ. First Peter 119 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish. So here's the perfect one standing there saying you can save yourself become a good enough yet be perfect, but imperfect I can cite that's what Chantel salt. We make all my perfectionism stress limit estate perfectionism will never be overcome by trying to be better will never overcome it by trying to be better or do better only overcome perfectionism by grace by being perfected by grace receiving grace giving example of grace.
So in the Old Testament God gives the law.
It's his moral standard of the New Testament tells us it's literally to frustrate us to bring us to grace's phenomenal. It's just all spends Jesus and Paul spend most of their ministry trying get people understand how good graces. So you got them all and most people again think it's 10 questions, not to questions 613 questions if Leviticus, which is the lead the ball up the Levites. Leviticus and the Deuteronomy means the loss I could talk so Leviticus underground have lost 613 loss so here here's what Pierce had good graces.
God says to every human.
If you want to go to heaven. You have to be perfect. There's a test yesterday 613 questions and got to get them all right.
If you miss one don't go to heaven and by the way, you've already missed about 600 now my son took the test and scored a perfect score if you won't.
You can take his great or you can take the test yourself but you already felt fatherly easiness to accept Christ and what he did on the cross, baby. Want to try to work your way there you will accept your score shares the problem but with believers.
We accept grace and we still tried to be perfect and everything we are going be perfect. Your human like mistakes but your good because he's made you good in God's good so I so good is good graces good and here's number three God is good God is good now I know where the word good comes from but I decided to just refresh myself on this slide I put in the search is good come from God.
The word got all these articles note no good doesn't come from God. Good is this word God is this word and destroy almost 1 of said straight out several strip God is not some basic and I kept thinking what I need to go back because I remember when I did the study years ago you listed going back to the trust and transfer of the six century. This word came in the distance from the Greek and Latin. But at some stomach think that I think I need to go back farther not to go back. I can't find it.
You know that up and then I thought. All I know how I can go back farther I go to the Bible. But remember, I just got your mind up the Bible is better than the Internet. It's incredible how good the Bible, yes. So if you're really trying to find out correct theology and doctrine. Just build the Bible so let me just tell you whether Dodge good or not gay so Deuteronomy 2611 so you shall rejoice in every good thing which the Lord your God has given you in your house. Psalm 118 verse 10 give thanks to the Lord for he is good. Psalm 119 68. You are good and do good. Psalm 145 verse nine the Lord is good to all Romans 828 we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, and those are the called according to his purpose personally for four for every creature of God is good for John 11 beloved, do not attempt to imitate what is evil.
But what is good.
He does good is God, but he who does evil has not seen God. Why, because God is good God is good. Now there's a question on what to get you through the whole message is good, good enough if God says it's good. So when I started I say is good.
Good enough and you're like no but is good.
Good enough for God says it's good yes. So I just want to show you have good good BS.
According got so God created the world six. Thanks out Scripture talks about today is as a thousand years. We don't know God's eternal.
We also we don't we don't know about older viewers. All those things are all sorts of theories about that, at whatever theory you won't. I don't mind. I don't mind millions of years, six days, whatever you want as long as you know, God did that's that's nonemotional God did it and we didn't happen because you know nothing collided with nothing. God said, let there be light and there was light. We have a design very aggressive. I so do you remember at the end of each day of creation, God checked for one thing, here's the end of verse of day one Genesis 24 and God saw the light, that is what good insight perfect things I gripe Johnson was good in the day to mercy and God saw that it was good in the day three verse 12.so I was good in the bar day for verse 18.Psalms good in the day five verse 21.Psalms good. Now, you do need to know on day six.
He created man before he created woman. Genesis 218 said it says and the Lord God said that's not good that's not good creating man without Pullman looked and said is not good that's not good just ladies just leave him for a few days, you'll say you'll agree with God. Not good is not good, but I think the end of day six, after he graded woman Genesis 131 they God saw everything that he made in the deed.
It was very good in the evening morning with six-day size what you know something good is good enough with its gets good enough to be good to be made good by God's grace everything you made was good when he made you said that's good is good.
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