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The Shoes of Sonship

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris
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August 9, 2020 8:00 am

The Shoes of Sonship

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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August 9, 2020 8:00 am

Pastor Robert explains why it’s by grace, not works, that we are sons and daughters of God.

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Looking to worship in the word with pastor today were concluding our incredible series sons not surplus which is been about lessons from the parable of the prodigal son. Today's message is about the rights of such. It's all just so good, so let's tuning with pastor Robert if you want to turn the Bible somewhere will be only 50 were in the three week series called sons not service, and this way is the message called the shoes of some ship so we talked about the three gifts that the father to the gifts of which 15 verse 20. The father said to his servants very quickly. The best robe and put only we thought that the robe of righteousness, put a reading on his hand. We talk about the rate of authority and shoes on his face over and talk about the shoes of some ship this week. Not most messages I collect to let you know this because some of you think this way and some of you don't. But some of you do.

So if you do think this way of the way I think. I guess, which is not always the right way to think this is probably too much explanation for this that this is why think this way was my wife's is a goofy way to fame anyway. I normally have three points so I'm telling Eleanor Ontario's only three points only up to today. So just own a mess up your cadence okay but the second one last twice as long. So it all worked out again still be able to cover all the material in the three short hours that we have left.

Okay I jokingly picture first time. Don't believe okay so when I talk a lot shoes representing the Bible.

That's what I did with the reading I would like to look at what it represents of the Bible is all we did with the road so really the same thing shoes.

But before I can tell you what shoes represent. I'm going to tell you what, taking his shoes off, represents so they will be able understand what shoes represent right so the first point is take your shoes off now you know you have to do that right now you can can can I get to go to Richard if you got no some sort of foot powder owners of the number one is take your shoes off, so what would that represent in the Bible shoes represent rights.

So when we talk about the shoes of son ship.

The father was giving the prodigal son that is rights as a son.

The son was actually saying I don't belong don't deserve rights of a son just like me like a hired servant. He was they know you. You still have the rights of son ship. That's what it but when you took your shoes off in the Bible give Matt that you're giving up your rights, show your couple places, but there's a story the famous love story.

The Bible, Boaz and Ruth and Boaz wants to marry Ruth, but there is a kinsman that's nearer in line called the near kinsman redeemer which represents Christ, by the way, so the near kinsman redeemer, so Boaz goes and talks to him and says I want to marry her fear, but your first in line when you marry her decide non-not going to. So this is what he does when we just show your grade 4 verse seven. So now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning X redeeming and exchanging that is really just jumped amazed that is one just mention this Christ has redeemed us and we have exchanged RCN for his righteousness, but this is the custom to confirm redeeming and exchanging to confirm anything. One man took off his sandal and gave it to the other and this was a confirmation in Israel. So what was this a confirmation of the confirmation that he was giving up his right that he had the right to marry roof but he was giving up his rod, but the way that you confirmed that you are giving up your rights was a director shoes off say that now when we go back in Deuteronomy and show you where the law what the law said about this.

Deuteronomy 25.

This would be if if a man dies and he doesn't have an air then the brother of that man was to marry his widow so that she would have an air okay but what if he doesn't want to marry her.

So this one. Deuteronomy 25 tells us or seven but if the man does not want to take his brothers wife and let his brothers wife go up to the gate to the elders and say my husband's brother refuses to raise up a name to his brother in Israel he were not for 40 will not perform the duty of my husband's brother now will reverse a personally I see humor in the Bible the lobby with unsafe and I see that God wrote the Bible because he knew about humans. So watch how this I just just think about this conversation right per se in the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him. You need to marry the woman what the law says you lead to marry her but if he stands firm and says I don't want the woman I don't want to take a look at this wonder how some of these conversations went your matter since she's me she's she scares me.

I'm scared of her. I don't know. And ladies, I'm not making fun of your above ladies because think about the lady. She could feel the same way that you see them when he's ugly you know he's either I don't want to marry my husband's brother. That's why I chose my husband. He was the good-looking one. You know, so I just got puts all these things in here because he knows humans okay alright so but he stands firm and says I don't want her verse nine did his brothers wife succumb to him in the presence of the elders removed his sandal from his foot please. Giving up the right of redemption spit in his face so she gets a little bit redemption itself and say answer and say so shall it be done to the man who will not build up his brothers house and his name shall be called in the Israel.

She gets more morbid and severe. The house the VM, who had his sandal removed his name.

I'm at the moment it's amazing we just don't think about these things. Think about 23 years later he goes in for a mortgage that's okay. Let's get the mortgage application filled out here what your first night. The date the HEV and your last name removed. Blessings remove okay. My one goes the full magnet the house of him who had his sandal removed just wonder if I got what you look like so but there it is in Scripture say I'm trying to find out what shoes represent only take your shoes off of me to give up your rights case so what you think because a lot of people don't realize their meanings. All these things in the Bible so we just remind you the on gift taking off your shoes means giving up your rights. Let me remind you of a very famous for that all you know of the conversation that a guy named Moses had with God that a burning bush.

What's the first thing that God said to him that your shoes off place where you stand in his holy will talk to me give up all your rights, you become the mating with no rights. You give it all up bejeweled. Same thing happens to Joshua. Remember going the promised land there about say Jericho the first city goes up on the heel and he sees a guy with a sort Joshua five verse 13 again the past when Josh was Jericho. They lift his eyes and looked the older man stood opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand and also went to him and said to him, argue for us or for our adversaries.

For he said no but as commander of the Army of the Lord.

I have to I'm the commander Joshua fell on his face the earth and worship said and what is my Lord Savior service in the commander of the Lord's army said to Joshua, take your sandal off your foot for the place where you state is holy judgment itself is what he said I the commander of the Army when you give up your rights was no way Israel could defeat Jericho. By the way you read I read at this this is that the man is Jesus, and he gives them the planned walk around the city 77 days. That's where he gets to play on from this guy right here is Jesus because it says, then says in the Lord said to him in the Lord we know as the commander of the Army.

I actually love his answer also he said are you for us, offered via the said note, no know it's kinda like you know they been trained to ask you, do you want fries or an apple pie with that and the correct answer always yes joke is no no I don't want fries and fly with my salad was built chicken say here's what Jesus is saying Joshua, I'm not here to take sides under takeover.

I'm not here for to get on your side Joshua I'm your Savior, get on my side. You know my side every be okay. I'm not here to serve in your army on the commander you serve in lower me or not but if you serve my Army give up on your rights take your shoes off right there, one following so first before we talk about what shoes putting your shoes shoes back on the prodigal son we all know what they represent. They reject represent rights and you gotta think about first. So number one is take your shoes off. Here's number two but your shoes back home he say what he may. I'm told that the rights of son ship now when you can do on your own. Not when you've earned, not how smart you are, not how great you are, but the rights of being a son or daughter.because Moses and also put your shoes back on and led the people of Israel, but they led the people of Israel under God, so God has something for you do and he gives you rights as a son, and is about but want to go back to Luke 15 and and just sum up what the rights are and bring in another part and actually I'm going out in the series here and will bring it back to my original burden that the Lord gave me that we are sons, not servants. And everyone talks about the prodigal son, that's that that's the prodigal son and is prodigal son. But Jesus tells the story of the parable.

Parable comes from Carondelet. The Greek word for all means, alongside the Holy Spirit works alongside us but Leah's to throat when Jesus would do as he would throw a story alongside a truth she could understand the truth is what the parable expects so she's the one that tells us the parable of the prodigal son, but their two sons. Why did he put two sons in story and that it's a big thing and remember the father gives him a robe arraignment and shoes and throws a party foreign in the sun.

The older son then tells us what he does he will come in the board. This is really important for us to catch six of verse 25. His older sons in the field. As he came and drew near the house. He heard music and dancing so I called one of the servants and asked him what these things meant and he said to him, your brother is common because he has received him safe and sound. Your fathers feel the fatted calf, but he that's elder brother was angry or not going and therefore his father came out and pleaded with him so he answered and said his firm is father lo these many years I have been serving you member were sons, not servants. I have been serving you. I never transgress your commandment at any time after Scott's ally because were all sinners will follow shortly. One, the perfect son this with others. Only one perfect son his name Jesus. The so we know that slide. The other thing is that I make any sense and you never even gave me a young goat, and that's a lie because you like getting in, says the father divided the boat sons as Americans and because he was the firstborn he got twice as much but you never get anyone goat no I gave you thousands of euros that I might make Mary, my friends, but as soon as this son of yours son memorized and I been serving sees this son of yours comes here who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you kill the fatted calf for him and he said to him, son, you are always with me and all that I have is yours.

I'm just sum of the rights of sons and daughters are right, it's the presence in the provision of God.

The presence of the Parisian God and all these other every everything we could look through the Scripture to find but shoes will be summed up in what the father said to him, you're always with me. You're always with me.

You have me you have me and all that I have is yours.

But why does Jesus even bring over son into because he tells three parables, he tells a parable of the lost coin. A woman had 10 points lost one search salicylate you found it diligently and then found it. She called all her friends together and had a party and he said there is joy in heaven when one sinner repents many tales about a lossy Shepherd has 100 sheep, he loses 1A lees 99.

He goes and finds that she puts on her shoulders. Razorback calls while the odds friends together that a party says there is joy in heaven when one sinner repents many tales about the, the prodigal son a sailor and the father throws a party for the YC wise even tell us that the older son.

We got go back like even told the parable in first place and this is how I know right now it's not sound like I'm bringing altogether but in the moment I'm it's all come together when I save my burden for this series, I mean the burden the Lord's work. The Lord wants us to catch this. We are sons, not service. One is even tell this wise even till this parable is in the first fartlek 50 verse one and all the tax collectors and sinners drew near to him to hear him just notice of the Bible always puts tax collectors with similar stress want to give notice that in the Pharisees and scribes complain saying out again.

Sometimes words just jump out this man receives sinners since they were to receive sinners UU audit just your body will just say it out loud right now.

Thank you Jesus thank you Jesus that you receive sinners means I got to be received and you got to be received its ability receive sinners, but that's another mad about and receive sinners, and even if went up so so our numbers because of this, what's only because of this he Jesus spoke this parable to them, site wisely doing it is felons. These three parables which are all one per wifely for the Bible to show us how much the father loves to recover stolen kids. That's one reason the second reason is he showing us that it's all grace and not works now know you're thinking that I don't understand that I want you to think about how much of a battle that Jesus had constantly with the Pharisees constantly and how many parables he told to try to explain to VM guys.

It's not works. Its grace, its grace, so he comes to earth. Eddie hangs out with sinners in the Pharisees get all mad about why please hear me because they felt they had earned their relationship with God and the sinners haven't earned so he tells all these parables over and over, and he tells this one made that the older son has got to represent the Pharisees the and the prodigal represents the sinners because Easton says the Pharisees were mad because he was this man receives sinners and need for the jail about my father. He gets excited when one symptom so anything that you you're the older brother. This is Eyman server yelled, establishing every and every one goat and the father says all that I have pictures. And yet you're mad because I'm giving attention to the center of the came home at all. These always pair all these things until he tells about the workers that enjoyed working in the field like he tells that a guy goes out and he hires people the start of the day that 6 AM and then in the third hour that would be 9 AM because they started 6 feet hire some more in the six hour that's movie hires more in the ninth hour he hires more. That's 3 PM and then in the 11th hour, that's 5 PM. They in the 6 PM sunset you work from sunrise to sunset and he said and anything 11th hour he hire some more workers and we got ready to pay him. He says to the 11th hour workers. He gave the on a day's wage. So the guys I got hired at the first of the day said one of these will pay them a day's wage and I only worked one hour when what is give us and we got to them he gave them a day's wage. I am mad about anything. Why you mad.

This is exactly what I'd read, this is what they said they said because you're making them equal to us. That's why were mad. The only worked one hour we were told day by your pay, your making them equal to us. Think about this. This is exactly the way Pharisees feel.

But we've worked harder Jesus saying yeah but you get the same thing forgiveness for all your sins and eternity in heaven. You get the same thing as a guide comes in the 11th out what they felt like they had earned if they felt like they deserved it. There's a self righteousness to cervix. See if you remember when we went, the thing that jumped out at me in this parable that I never sleep never again have been preaching for all these years never say it was this were to go back where we started with 50 verse 70, the prodigal son that when he came to himself, he said, how many of my father's hired servants I'd never seen the word higher and I knew there was something that worked hard and I couldn't figure out any even the sun later says you know just I'm not were to be called the son might like when you're hired servants take care fierce what you do later is that there's a hole in the whole thing came together for me this week. As I came together a hired servant is an employee is higher so when he gets his paycheck. He started. I hope yes no maybe thought, but an employee when he gets a paycheck.

He's earned he worked and he got it, but that's not what we are were not hired servants. We don't earn it with Jesus for sons and daughters and it's a free gift from the father. That's the difference. And that's what the Pharisees could not stay. They could not handle it with Jesus that these sinners haven't earned.

That's what they were telling Jesus over and over and over parable after parable after burble said to them know they haven't heard you have any you have any doubt, please hear me if you feel like you have earned your right relationship with God. You alone others to earned it.

Also you look at others a go live up to your standard of righteousness, and you will be critical in judgment when we just say this like you're a Pharisee that's a pharisaical spirit. If a workspace mentality.

Many, many people get this when growing up, whether they are good parents, bad parents, Christian parents, non-Christian parents, they grow up feeling like when I write my parents love me when I don't act right. So let me so when I asked why, as an adult now. God loves when the don't act right. God doesn't limit.

I got some news for you God loves you, whether you like it or not, no matter how you act, God loves us by grace, works. It's a gift. It's not a what you to take a moment to think about what Pastor Robert shared today and listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you if you want to connect with us or check out some of Pastor Roberts. Other messages visit Pastor Robert dog and if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of your community.

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