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Amazing Husband

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris
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June 30, 2019 8:00 am

Amazing Husband

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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June 30, 2019 8:00 am

Pastor Robert shows us that, as Christians, we are the bride of Christ and explains that we must abandon our marriage to the law to be empowered to live in God’s grace.

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Welcome to worship and the word with pastor Robert today. Pastor Robert is continuing his series of amazing Grace with a message about the incredible grace filled relationship God offers us through his son Jesus. While I'm your host Patrick and I'm here with my cohost and hey everybody, I'm excited about today's message Patrick because I love talking about that kind of relationship we can have a Christlike relationship based in love and not on I totally agree. Any note, that doesn't mean that we take advantage of God's love by just going around and doing whatever you want in this message.

Pastor Robert explains the difference between law and grace so well, and as you'll find out it really comes down to relationship right. I remember the first time I realized I didn't have to try to gain God's favor by following a bunch of regulations and obviously wanted to live a moral life, but I just need to be me and love him out of the truest and deepest part.

It was such a breath of fresh air for sure for sure. Well Pastor Robert is going to elaborate on this amazing relationship. So let's dive a series called amazing Grace and this week's message is called amazing husband amazing husband's not message on marriage. By the way, so don't don't think like God. Finally, the pastor heard regional marriage and help this jerk. I'm living with. But anyway and the reason this is because by grace we become married to Christ.

What a lot of people realize this is according to Scripture you were married before I was at the site by the white male felt like segment one site you're married to the law of the Bible says, show you that Scripture exactly I need understand the laws. Not bad Muslim blog is not bad.

God gave the law. The problem is though that in the same way the Jewish people and the Pharisees. They took 10 commands and targeting the 613 in the same way we we do that today and we try and please God by following a list of rules and regulations, but when you understand that were in a relationship which relationship.

Romans 614 very clear Scripture for CN shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

So no were not under law or was that means that maybe doing well. The setting were not under the laws of the land.

Yes, of course, were in the lost lamb. But this is all running in Romans 13 later same book he writes to obey the governing laws of was that things were not under law or in Romans seven he's going to give us an analogy to help us understand what that means. Okay, so you're only seven. Beginning in verse one. He says I do you not know, brethren thrice speak to those who know the law that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives for the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as you live now is giving an earthly example from the law, but if the husband dies, she is released. Remember the word released. She is released from the law of her husband so that your father husband where she marries another man to be called an old person she's married she goes in there is another one. She's called adulterous.

Whatever husband dies, she's free from that wall so she's no adulterous though she's married another man.

Verse four is very important. Here is where he brings with us.

Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ that you may be married to another another mode you were married to the law. Now you can be married to another, and who would that be to him H Jesus was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God. Okay so you were married to the law. Now you married Jesus regularly say the law is not bad but there is someone who is bad his name. Satan is the accuser of the brethren accuser. He accuses us, and let me tell you one thing he'll use the cues you will use the law sunny so you sure you really think you use block what he used Scripture to Jesus.

So yes, he will use okay so let us think about the law as a husband, and Jesus is a husband. So what kind of husband you think the law is you think he's forgiving you think he's kind you think he's mercifully going to laws merciful. You do this in your stone that anything immersing law in Congress what the law is the law is an overbearing fault finding critical judge mental husband. The law says you did that wrong you did that wrong you did that wrong you did that right but you do that wrong that wrong you did that very moment. I needed that wrong. I truly all the law has the power to do is point out what you do right, that's all that's you have to understand against the law is not bad.

The law contains the moral absolutes of God, and it tells us where we fall short. That's what the law brings us to Christ, will talk about that some. But here's the amazing thing and here's the problem you're married to the law as long as you live that that's what we just read in Romans 71. So how can we be married to Christ, well here's what he tells us, because God comes up this brilliant plan you're married to laws long as you both shall live till death do you part and you need understand some of the law allows It will never pass away. Have an earth will pass away, but not one jot not one table that's likable no because it's God's work. So law is not going back so I can you be married Christ get this.

Below is the but you can physically Godself. It's the only way you could cite Romans six also said before River 14 long you been buried with Christ.

Galatians has been crucified with Christ, for God to this brilliant idea if you'll die to CN and if you'll die to performance. If you'll die to rules and regulations.

You can be married to a relationship be married to Jesus as this is extremely good news when it switches in your mind because it's much better to be married to a person lives to a list much better.

Thank you for listening to worship and the word with pastor Robert Morris. If you've missed the first couple messages in this amazing race series. You can find them, as well as other messages today he's sharing a message titled, amazing husband and as he stayed a couple times if not actually about marriage so I hope none of you nudged her spouse in the middle and I never thought a lot like that. I find it interesting said, not overbearing, fault finding critical judge mental health. Yeah, that's not exactly something you put in a greeting right well will find out next week that there's a reason God gave the line. The first thing but it's really amazing that he worked out a way for us to get out.

I mean next to the lab. We are crucified with Christ died. You know when we give our lives to Christ were not only born again and have the promise of eternity.

But we get to live every single day seems like ground opening illustration without lifting salinity couplings law can't do all right number one law cannot justify a Romans 320 therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in the sight Romans 328.

Therefore, we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law justified by faith in Jesus, not by law, Paul dealt with most of his ministry, Paul wrote a little over 1/3 of the New Testament. About half of his writings are trying to get people understand grace in Galatians is dealing one particular group said had to be circumcised and that their preaching is to Gentiles the city and they said okay we will even in yes salvation by grace but you also have to be circumcised. Now here's my point. There were these groups, it went around saying yes you are saved by grace, but in order to keep it mature or be signed by you also have to do this, that I was about 2000 years ago.

Aren't you glad that we come along way since then. Is that message still being preached you saved by grace you better not do this and you better do this in regard to this neighbor do this license. Look at verse one license for 10 foolish Texans.

Oh foolish Galatians who has bewitched you put a spell that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified numbers. If he died for you.

That's how your your your site defined justified this only I want to learn prewriting awards have a question for you. Did you receive the spirit by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith.

Faith right then watch this verse three are you so foolish, having begun in the spirit. Are you now being made perfect or complete by the flesh.

Now I want to read this passage again, but out of a different version. I want to read about the message version you crazy.

Galatians did someone put a hex on had you taken leave of your senses something crazy has happened for its obvious that you no longer have the crucified Jesus clear focus in your lives.

His sacrifice on the cross was certainly set before you clearly are not.

Let me put this question you. How did your new life began.

Was it by working your heads off to please God, or was it by responding to God's message to you. Are you going to continue this craziness for only crazy people would think they could complete by their own efforts. What was begun by God, you are smart enough or strong enough to begin it. How do you suppose you could perfect it finished. I just love this November. He's using the analogy of marriage that your first marriage was to law.

Your second marriage was to is to Christ.

When you think about that for a minute that you were married to the law, if you're a believer now you're married to Christ. Okay I want you to think about saying this is going to blow your way many many Christians are trying to impress their new husband. Jesus by keeping a good relationship with her former husband that if you been married before.

Try that in the natural and see how it works out. Can you Maxine alive say to her husband who's been married before, honey am so excited today when you been doing I have been going over every day and surveying my former husband and doing things for him and I think it's going to make our marriage better.

Paul would say, you crazy woman right now. Not saying we were lawless people because I want to bring you to the point.

Surely what actually does cause us to walk in holiness and righteousness, because God does want us to walk in holiness and righteousness. But what cause us to walk in holiness and righteousness is not trying to follow a list of rules and regulations but it's falling in love with your husband. Consult law law cannot justify. Here's the second thing walk in the law cannot empower. It cannot empower you to live a righteous life locket around 74 we read them only go there for my brother. You also become dead to the law through the body of Christ that you be may be married to another, you were married long again or to Christ. To him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God can only bear fruit to God is to be married to a fruit producing husband is that he is divine when we talk about this and recalls that that record by means of fruit bearing vine as opposed to wildlife diesel and produces regular life. Galatians 221 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the logging I study my that's amazing. Is it we could have been right with God through keeping all been Jesus.the invite for no reason, though, the only way we can be right with God is the relationship with Jesus Christ. In other words, the knowledge of the law does not empower you to do the law. That's what I'm trying if I can you send me past Robert did did you steal things before you were saved. Yes, that it had a big problem. Stealing is matter fact I remember when my teachers try to be kind to find another teacher and she said he picks up things rather easily as okay.

Yes, if you have yet yes I'm promising okay what what what what helped you overcome stating what cause you not to steal. While I was reading the law. One day, and it said, thou shalt not steal, and as soon as I read that spam. I never stole you all.

It says it, I just read it and that empowered me to never psyllium same way on forever the same day thou shall not covet a member coveted again.

I didn't even notice that you got a new Lexus guy didn't even notice you got new red Lexus. I didn't even notice is that your testimony before your believer because now obviously we read the word of God and the word of God empowers us understand that.

But before you were believer did knowing that you shouldn't do it ever help you not give you the victory. No relationship with Jesus brings us into victory and then it says you been released. We been released. Okay, that were release. It's amazing how God plans these messages out that that word released is a military word use very many times in the New Testament. It's it actually means discharged from military service. So those of your veterans you you understands work discharged.

Let me say this when I get. I did not serve in the military. I tried to, but they did not have any openings for generals was Michael so but you know you got have friends and family and I have utmost respect for those who do not mean that your sleep and but you see television programs and in movies and I hear from those who served military that they do portray this one character. Well, this one a functioning altar. That's the drill sort, and he normally starts by saying something like this. I am not your mom. And then that Sgt. tells you what to do and when to do it and where to do it and how to do it and how long you're going to do it and why you're going do it and why is because I said so and he tells you when you're going to get up and when you eat when you're going to go to bed and he tells you what your shoes are going to look like any tells you what your bad is going to look like when you make it up right. I so you serve and then at some point your discharged and you're walking across the compound get in again.

You know civilian clothes and all of a sudden you hear that same familiar voice.

I soldier before you realize it turned around to salute you been discharged. That's where Paul uses you been discharged from the military to get all going to Morgan's detail next week that the law was to bring us to Christ, but now we come to Christ not in this don't do do don't don't don't system anymore or knowing the love relationship with Jesus Christ. Welcome back. You listening to worship in the word with Pastor Robert, I really love Pastor Robert illustration about them as your ex-husband in Jesus as our new head the way he talked about it if comical but also really put things into perspective. I love that illustration for its definitely not something that we should be but it's crazy how we sometimes still try to live by the law. This makes me think of the Israelites after the captivity, dreaming of Egypt instead of enjoying their freedom like them if were not careful, we can miss out on enjoying the freedom and love relationship with the father offers so crazy because living in a relationship is simpler and rewarding. I think I Pastor Robert said the tactic of the enemy to get us to focus law works under ex-husband so that we forget we have a better, more loving and devoted husband. It sounds funny to say that being married to Jesus is amazing. It is now, let's get back to so the law can't justify the law can't empower but here's the third point. Love came love can justify and empower looking love. Can you say now that you you still not love their budget love each other using the no not on what that until about the Bible definition love you know that is God is love. So God can justify and God can't empower easily one can in Jesus is the fulfillment of love and us having a love relationship love is the strongest governing force in the world, not law.

Love that you want to do it. Not that you have to do is the strongest governing force in the think about this.

I hear this a lot. Okay, so let me just we just tell you how I feel about this right okay the yellow brick Park will sing like okay Pastor you better not preach too much on grace because people just go NCN going out tonight. We give you permission to just be a little forceful here. We greatly okay are you sure you're okay. Let's just is listening. I will say something and it's it's it's actually can be taken arrogantly. I don't mean in arrogantly owning factually distressed to stay with her. We silently okay I know what I'm doing.

I know how to build spiritually healthy church numbing doing a short while. If not, if your firefighter you know how to fight fires.

Unit 30 years, even trying to do what I tell you how to fight fires. I don't know that five hours.

Thanks, Rachel teacher, I do not know how to teach eighth graders your nurse working construction. Your three computers listening. I'm a pastor and I know what I'm doing and I'm glad I'm going explain it to our natural mind says you won't people to live holy preach law churches are preach law. People do not live holy because it's probably like deep do you know what gives CN strength when you be good to know what gives CN power strength in my life lately read it. First Corinthians 1556, the strength of CN is the law sees all opposite, with its office in our natural thinking God says if you want to receive give here is an offset of God.

If you want to live.listen if you won't people live holy preach grace because the law cannot empower you to live holy grace because it's well it's a love relationship might want one last example, Paul uses the analogy of marriage marriage to the law of marriage to grace okay so I'm I'm married to Debbie how would Debbie feel if I said to her, I want you to understand something. I'm not going to commit adultery. And the reason that I'm not going to commit adultery is because the loss is not now want to visit, just an analogy is not the way I feel and I don't want to. I don't think my long time.

By God's grace I don't ever think about it, my God, okay. But if I said that her I'm not going to commit adultery because loss is not. I think it makes her feel but what about if I said to her. When you open your eyes in the morning, the sun rises and when you close your eyes at night the stars shine when you walk in a room.

I can't see anyone I knew in the room of the I love you with all of my heart. No matter what, and forever and always. And you will never have to worry about me being unfaithful because I am madly and passionately head over heels in love with you. Which one of those husbands you will be married to.

Here's here's a great thing you're married to the second one. If you're Christian because Jesus says to all Christians.

When you open your eyes in the morning. The sun comes up from the close of the night the stars shine and I will never leave you or forsake even when here's Scripture, even when your faith less.

I'll be thankful. I love you with all my heart. No matter what, forever and always.

You know why grace is so amazing because we have an amazing husband.

Yes, Pastor Robert said right at the end about how much God loves us so powerful and exciting. I feel like I should write that down and hang it up somewhere to remind me every day. A great idea Patrick everyone listening today, I encourage you to take a moment to really listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you. We really do hope you will take some time to think about all Pastor Robert has shared were about halfway through this amazing grace series.

But if you would like to get a copy of this message or any of the messages in this series Pastor or call 33933 to complete eight part series for yourself or to share with a friend or family to be sure to visit Pastor or call 833933 can also follow Pastor Robert on Facebook, Instagram with continuing amazing Grace Robert saying more about why we were given the Old Testament. Thanks for listening. We pray God's blessing

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