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January 2, 2022 7:00 am


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January 2, 2022 7:00 am

Pastor Robert shares the good news and hope we have through Christ by reminding us that there is no more condemnation and no separation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

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Welcome to worship and the word with pastor Robert today were starting a new series called good news in this new gospel centered series test.

Robert takes for words that without Christ are bad, but with Christ goodness today's messages about confirmation pastor ever has so many incredible things to share. So let's join him on some going to begin a new series for four weeks called good news they want to talk about good news and obviously rental but the good news of the gospel but were going to go in depth in a way that maybe you've never done it in for specific areas. In other words, I'm going to take for words that without Christ are bad news, but with Christ. These words actually become good news, everything changed when Christ came and so the first word and just titling the message there so this doesn't sound like an exciting title in the going tell you that, but the title of the message today is condemnation and that grace but he will turn out good news if there's ever a time when the world needs good news is right now. I mean it's nearly all backpacks and no you can't hardly just go to a browser without saying bad news.

The news doesn't even seem to be the news anymore that I could just rename it admits and and it gets it seems all slanted.

Whether it's conservative or liberal, it's all slanted and it seems to me that a lot of news channels are just a bunch of arguing.

Have you I I can even watch anymore. I'd I'd like to just know who won the gold medal place.

I like to know the new but I don't want for people just arguing about something is just crazy now when I was growing up there was a news man out. Granted, I did not like the news when I was a child I didn't watch the news unless I had to get a list that even when I did, but there was a news man news anchor when I was a child named Walter Cronkite, is anyone remember Walter Cronkite. He was called so you might remember this the most trusted man in America. Because he simply told you the news.

He didn't tell you his opinion just told you the names and so you can watch the news. Without all of the junk that's in there today. Well, we need good news.

You give your turn on social media, Internet, television, whatever is its bad news everyday and anything that happens that is bad, they want you to know about and so that's all the tell. So I want to tell you about the Goodmans and I want you know that when the good news came in this world 2000 years ago that what we call the good news is even good or than you think it is. It literally changes everything, and all the news you receive. If you will filter it through the good news. It can change at all because the good news. Change severance so will start three points number one what is the good news or the good news. We get that word from the word gospel.

The word gospel literally main means good names. So anytime you see the word gospel just for a while. While we do this study will you put the words good news and for instance Mark chapter 1 verse 14 now after John was put in prison. Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the good news of the kingdom of God. You say it said preaching the gospel. Let's take the definition preaching the good news of the kingdom of God and say the time is fulfilled, or this is just this is amazing the time they had waited for since the fall of Adam and the 4000 years. The time is now and the kingdom of God is at hand repent. By the way, that's one of the words were going to talk about the people thinks a bad word but it's actually good work and believe in the goodness and the good news in the gospel. I just watched… Think about Jesus brought good news. He did not bring bad news. He did not say repair act for hell is that hand. He said repent, change the way you're thinking because heaven is at hand, the kingdom of God is at hand. He has sent me to announce and proclaim good news. Everything he did was good news so so the Greek word which I know all of you will know and I will actually show it to you on the screen later signature print ready, but the Greek word is you on Lyons. You know what's this little bigger and will will talk about it you on jelly your that's the Greek word for gospel. There are two nouns in one verdict want refers to the news itself. Good would be the adjutant.

In other words, the news is good news. If news and the type of news.

It is as Goodmans. So one of the now verse of the names that one of announce though refers to the messenger who brings the good news which will focus in a month and then there's a verb which makes the tell the good news which is where we actually get our word evangelist, one who tells the good news is the evangelist so with great God chose for the New Testament written in great. It was written and coordinate Greek, which means common greater conversational great aunt with a lot of these Greek words that I've shared with you a lot about the background would be a military order and athletic term. This has a sense of the military because it comes from the king and it's about battle but are you and you only Gil Lyons is actually a messenger who brings good news from the king and that was his only job and this is the term that God chooses to put in the Bible to describe the gospel.

It is the messenger who never brings bad news when he shows up his only job is to bring good news, but he actually show you an example of this in the Old Testament is just an example of what I second Samuel 18 verse 27 so the watchman said I think the running of the first is like the running of a human's. The sun rose.and the king said he is a good man and comes with good news. He's an event jelly all is that he's a good messenger. That means when he gets here, he'll have good news so there was a specific messenger he would show up and go around from village to village. They had no Internet, that no email, so the messenger would come and say the war is over and he would go from village to village. In other words, your warriors, your family members are going to be returning to not show up and say the King is coming to visit your village or city or town might show up and say your taxes are being lowered and he probably never did the let's all hope that we have a long jelly that comes and tells us that, but I doubt it, but it would.

The gospel is good news first. All you need understand Christianity is not a religion. It is classified by people as a religion, but it is not a religion.

It is a relationship with Christ that sits very important but for the sake of argument for the sake of understanding this all up classified as a religion, but it is the only Christianity is the only religion that has good news. Study of no other religion has good news is all bad. You'll know why. It's all what you have to do to get to heaven instead of what's already been done for you so you can go to heaven it's totally different by the writer. The reason I say Christianity is not a religion. Religion is man's attempt to get the God Christianity is God's attempt to get you, so it it it is totally different and and even the now they've adopted no religion know there's the did you know there's the religion of no religion.

How's that good news.

How is it good news that were only metaphysical and when we die. There is no afterlife.

How's that good news. How is the good news that things only happen by chance. How is that good news there's there's thought up a God who loves you and who is orchestrating things in your life or your good. How is that good news that's bad. What good news is is that there is a God who loves you and he sent his son to die for you on the cross.

That's good news.

And this messenger.

This Greek word that God should describe the message. The gospel is a messenger who only brings good news only.

So here for number two who has the messenger and this might surprise you because you might think we are the messengers that were not the messenger.

Let me show you that the great part. Now that I said this is the English transliteration of the Greek word you on Gil Lyons say that your long jelly known. Here's the reason I wanted to show it to you as I want to break it down and look right in the middle of the sort you see that work.

Anyone recognize that word angel would break the record for Angel is on the loss any means messenger is what makes you remember that the Bible refers to angels.

When the Old Testament refers to the angel of the Lord.

Anyway, it's all what it says. The angel it's referring to Jesus. Jesus is the messenger who brought the good news at remora Georgia word evangelist. We got our word evangelist hears the word evangelist and then write that what Downs@one yes I see the Lord again.

Angel so evangelist is one who brings good news, but what I want you to understand about this is that it's Jesus the recent years is because I think we have it confused because sometimes we call books gospel's we call Matthew Mark and Luke Mark Matthew Mark Luke and John Gospels right now is nothing wrong with saying that the gospel of Matthew. But what that means is, is the story of Jesus told by Matthew that they want the first four books of the blood New Testament when I called Gospels until the second century we think that they were called Gospels because of Mark chapter 1 verse one Mark 11 says the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the son of God, the beginning of the gospel. So again here me. I'm not. I'm not putting down the Bible at all, but the gospel is not just the story of Jesus. The gospel is Jesus. In other words the gospel reason I showed you the word angel reason I told you it's a messenger is I'm telling you that God himself became the messenger and came and because of the SI don't just have the story that Jesus came, I have Jesus. But this is very very important or sick last night not long before went to bed.

I got a bad report about two friends of mine. In other words one was going through difficulties with his church and the other is been hospitalized for appropriate and it's right before go to bed and so I'm lying there in bed and I'm just thinking I just I Lord I just can't handle this. I can't. I can handle this. I just I pray for my want you to help promote your touch, Emily, but for me to just go to sleep now. I'm undisturbed. I'm upset about my two friends are going through such difficulties, and so I told the Lord. I just have to give you this part because I can't carry this burden and I went right on the sleep. I woke up this morning I thought about it, but the burden wasn't there. I still had concern.

A separate form at the burns are so here is from 10 last night I didn't need the story that Jesus came to earth I need Jesus. I needed the great physician, I needed the shepherd who causes me to lie down in green pastures.

I needed the one who causes me always to triumph.

I needed the one who is the conqueror I needed the King of Kings and Lord of lords.

That's the gospel Jesus. This is good news. So… Messenger is here for number three. What's the message so again wouldn't take for words and the first word is condemnation something to show you how this is a bad news word without Jesus, but with Jesus. He actually makes for condemnation of good work.

A good news word exit site. The work condemnation comes from the word damnation. Here in Matthew 23 verse 14 Jesus said what he describes and Pharisees, hypocrites for you devour widows houses, and for a pretense make long prayers.

Therefore, you will receive the greater condemnation in the old King James it says you shall receive the greater damnation Mark 320 90, King James, he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost Never forgiveness but is in danger of eternal damnation. So all the newer versions used for condemnation, but the work condemnation comes from the word damnation.

So what does damnation mean or what is condemnation means a death sentence. That's what makes when he says don't blaspheme the Holy Spirit doesn't mean that you say something negative about the Holy Spirit what it means is that the Holy Spirit is the one who draws you to Christ reveals Christ you and when you speak against our stand against the Holy Spirit drawing Christ. The near danger of eternal damnation, eternal death, eternal separation from God. So it's a death since that's what condemnation it's downtown. The world is Jesus turning that into a good work.

By the way, if you have a fear if you have a habit of damning things.

Stop it. Why would you ever day in your marriage or your spouse or are your checkbook or your retirement account. I just I just thought I would stop putting the word damn in front of things that you don't want a death sentence over said that okay to say that and so and by the way, if some of you would like to nudge someone beside you your camp sites are in no never ask God to dammit.

I would be good either, so they a death sentence. So what happened is this word death that completely change when Jesus God's remember that the woman at the well he says to her one as well. The woman caught in adultery what assessor where are your accusers does no one continue. In other words, does no one give you a death sentence.

She said no one hears good news topic made the direct I don't give you debts and save my marriage. No one. John 316 most famous verse in the Bible John 317 for God did not. I love the words did not hear did not send his son into the world. Watch this funny safe. This white to give the world a death sentence, but that the world through him might be safe. He who believes in him is not given a death sentence, but he who does not believe already has a death sentence God in the community that's in it.

You argue were born with a death sentence. The good news guns to remove the death sentence, but he's already condemned because it is not believe the name the son of God. There's a really good one. Romans 81 there is therefore now no death sentence to those who are in Christ Jesus. They do not walk according the flesh but according to the spirit is no more death, that this is South.

This is a world that is bad news.

Where were born with a death sentence. The good news comes in the world and is no more death sentence for those who believe and that's all that has. That's why think Christianity only religion world has good news because it's not that you hopefully you're good enough. One day Jerome thanked one by the way, starts with no condemnation. You remember that incident, you and with no separation. Verse 38. I'm persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come. Coming up with everything, nor height, nor depth, or any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord will only say Roman sites with no condemnation Indians with no separate all that good news. It's greater than you think that's good news is really good news that no condemnation is the glory of the gospel. No separation is the guarantee of the gospel. Here's the good news. Jesus shows that whenever religion the world gives bad news in every religion the world tells you what you have to do to go to heaven.

Here's what Jesus says he shows up and says on the way and the way to heaven. They say what tell us we got there, do the works of God, believe in me except me, receive my that's it must pretty good news. So this for moment lest this condemnation was rapid up your your your in court and God's, the judge and if you've ever done anything wrong.

Your condemned to eternal death. If you done anything wrong and so they don't have to play the full video of your life to find out you done things wrong and so God raises the gavel when he's about to pronounce the death sentence over you and then Jesus steps that and says father I'll take her since I'll die for and the father says you want to receive this now. You might even say what I don't want Jesus to have's what he would say wall PRD did they he's already done. He already took your sentence, but it's up to you when you're sick, that are not because you prefer. So would you like to receive what Jesus did for you when you say yes I like to receive it. Here's what I want you to understand he hits the gavel and this is what he says okay when you are sitting next to eternal life. Your cynics to eternal life, say the bad news is you're born synapse to eternal death. The good news is you're born again synapse to eternal life. Your cynics by God through Jesus Christ through their life. The good news takes all the bad filters and changes it so that all these words that were very, very bad news for us as sinners. Everything changes because a person a messenger.

The messenger came in this world and brought the good news.

We want you to take a moment to think about with Pastor Richard today and really listened with the Holy Spirit.

St. if you want to connect assessor check out some past Roberts at the messages. Visit Pastor if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of your community were so glad you joined us from the beginning of the series next time. Pastor Robert is going to share about repentance.

Be sure to join us.

Until then, have a blessed week

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