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May 1, 2022 8:00 am
Welcome to worship and the word with pastor's we are in a series called Passover to Pentecost or Pastor Robert ensuring about 50 days that changed the world. Today's message is about how to see people the way God does has some incredible things to share so much joy so series Passover to Pentecost.
We talk about Passover two weeks ago an Easter title this message, you won't understand yet but you will is called according to the flesh were going be talking about the 50 days that Jesus was this between Passover and Pentecost.
Jesus was a lawyer for the ice.
I want to read you some passages I can't read all about, but I want you to notice that the disciples did not recognize Jesus after the resurrection, and then were going to tie that into a truth we can apply to our lives right so John chapter 20 verse 11.
But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb and she saw two angels in white city, one at the head and the other at the feet were the body of Jesus of light. Then I said to her, woman, lighter weeping, she said them because they take away my Lord and I do not know where they laid him down when she said that she turned around and saw Jesus standing there and did not know that it was Jesus Dutch that's really strange. She'd been with him. Most believe the entire three and half years of his ministry, but probably at least three of those years. I should know Sam John 20 verse 19 then, the same day and evening, being the first day of the week when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said the van. Please be with you when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were glad when they saw the Lord you think walking through the wall would be enough to recognize Jesus not until he even spoke these incidents idea they were glad he had to show them his hands and his side. Remember how to do that.
Eight days later, Thomas promised anything, my God and my Lord until Jesus said touch touch my put your hand in my side the end he said I got my Lord, what do they say run first understrength is something different about his appearance. Luke 24 verse 30 I came to pass a facet of the table with family. Brooke took Brad this is the dark disciples on the road to Emmaus, blessed and broke it and gave it to them via their eyes were opened and they knew him and he vanished from the site okay. He's been walking talking them for hours with Sen. Lisa Guzman with a three and half years they've been walking and talking with him for hours and did not recognize. So we all know, probably all of us. We may be new in the faith understand that but we probably all know.
Second Corinthians 517 therefore many men say Christ is a new creation old things passed away. All things become the governor that verse in over 16 verse 16. Therefore, from now on from now own, we regard no one according to the flesh forgot the toggle message. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him thus no longer Paul says now we cry supportive flesh because he became a few minute walk from their 33 years, but we don't know Christ.
According to flesh anymore, but were also making a decision as believers to regard no one according to the flesh. No one, what does Jesus look like now I didn't say if you get if you got an image in your mind. I didn't say what did Jesus look like when you imagine Jesus on*do you imagine a human form.
In a wrong predicament, but he was only human. 33 years. If we imagine a human form then way knowing him after the flesh. What if we did what Paul said and we don't regard Jesus according the flesh anymore because he shows up to the disciples and nobody recognizes but what if I don't regard you getting more according to what your flushes. What if I take the time to get you get to know you as a person and stop judging people do you realize this is the answer to prejudice in our world. Every form of prejudice limits ever for so I have for only three, but for applications of this. Number one ethnicity ethnicity come from the Greek word ethanol's which means nations are languages regions of the world. So John for Jesus is at the well. Talking a woman. Verse nine. Then the woman of Samaria said damn how is it that you being a Jew know she brings right-center asked to drink from me, a Samaritan woman for Jews have no dealings with Samaritans G watch Jesus of response.
Jesus answered and said to her, if you knew the gift of God, and who we had years who says to you, give me a break. You would've asked him and he would've given you living water denoting St. or your children after the flesh.
You're judging me your prejudging pre-Judas prejudice prejudice pre-Judas that's a judgment without facts football prejudices it's a prejudgment anything you're judging me. After the flesh but you judge me after the spirit you'd realize that I could give you living water, and that all these ethnicities don't matter, you're a person and you need a Savior and on the Savior for 20 trying to tell her you get past this racial thing. I get past this, this, that I might be a different ethanol's and you gotta get past that.
Just think about if we made that decision, it would completely solve the problem.
Now I'm not talking about that we don't see or notice a different ethnicity than us, talk about that. What I'm saying is that I don't regard this this word regard.
We decide not regard someone this word regard regarding these to judge to get to know to interview to discern. In other words, I'm going to get to know you, not after the flesh I go to interview you, not according the flesh I want to get to know who you are supposed when Ethan Lange got married I was talking with a friend of mine who is an African-American pastor will resell all ever say that is because it's germane to the sport and its underlying story. I'll just tell you of a friend of mine and I never say present turmeric because it doesn't matter. The matter what is ethnicity, but it matters and sort so anyway he and I were talking and he said hey. Her daughter got married. Keep keep the layman know for a bit of friends we been friends for many years as an ally. He said you have a picture of the know the wedding or anything like that. I said I didn't supplement my phone and this friend of mine said he's black and so I said what I met with that guy six months and he never one time Mitchell. He was black, is that he's got some spelling and no member that that was Ricky Ricardo believes you got Lucy got some explaining to do, but I had told him legs met someone is a wonderful young man graduated with a degree in accounting. Our families fall in love with me comes from a good family but never mentions race because it wasn't German that the length and that some SAC number two Jennifer, this is huge prejudice in our world. Gender Galatians 328 there is neither Jew integrate there's race again, slave and free, that status there is neither male nor female son got to deal with this to some Humana prejudice, your gender biased is no doubt I'm reading the Bible, there is neither male nor female slaves that will like their other Scriptures when you don't know about those in and I can take all message of blood for me to explain you difficult passages about male and female, but there's no there's no difference in price and he says for what you are all one in Christ Jesus house a house a woman less capable than a man, because she doesn't have genitalia melted, Sears like big if. If a woman will send a business meeting and you have any type of a negative thought your biased your body assess Alderson and what if you decide from now own, which I read it in the Bible to regard no one according to the flesh when you're not talking the female you're from the person or your following just talking the person now I realize there are differences.
I'm again saying that it's not that we don't notice their differences.
Not saying that I'm simply saying we choose not to judge that person according to ethnicity or gender.
When I want to get to know you, not according to the flesh want to try know people after the spirit. So I know there are differences – I don't want to be graphic Metatron be crude, but the other people they they can take this too far. There are no differences between men and women take your clothes off. There are differences. I promise there are differences in there, not just biological not just physical. Women are more in touch with their emotions and studies prove that they are much more in touch with her most lame not been in marriage counseling center talking you know the woman is so intelligent she's crying that's why you have clean exes Bill and Kleenex for the guy. Lester's allergies in the area know if Kleenex is merged on server which is very touching link your site to the land and also how is your child, first L6 was raised by wolves and really just goes on.
Decent way way way way that that William Junior but no sellable side. We have no doubt there is no that's why we get married so I can find out all night. I understand that Debbie and I like to listen to the oldies smelter called so we're listening. This is old song from so I'll play the song but you'll recognize this when assuring the words to the course of written by Dan fueling song but then okay. Here hear the words to sometimes when we touch. No member list the honesty's too much and I have to close my eyes and high I want to hold you till I die. And we both break down and cry.
I want to hold you till the fear in me subsides a man did not write this. Dan Heald did not write this.
Dan feels life wrote him a little love note put it in his suitcase. He wrote over the all: a good song and now we get in trouble with me on because were listed on the right phone from the radio look over watch the front and right what what you wrote gets it. He gets it know he doesn't get it just, I'm just being honest their differences. Male and female, but I'm not going to regard you in a demeaning way because you're different than I like number 3H this is a discrimination first 7412 Paul told Timothy, let me know one despise. I'm okay with that word means in the moment but be an example to the believers and were to conduct 11 spirit and faith in impurity saw show it to you in a monastery definition, but the word despised in the Greek means not that you have to hang on Saddam. I will shortly yet, but the means can TM not can TM can TM it is where we get our word contempt by showing that Webster's dictionary can TM means to treat with contempt, but that doesn't help a city government to regard noticeable regard as on word the of one's notice or consideration to regard someone as unworthy of one's notice or consideration that this is a prejudice to judge someone younger than you. As unworthy of your consideration.
Some age discrimination first 75 that was for 475 has this phenomenal truth that most people read over remembering sleep for 75, verse one. Do not rebuke an older man but exhort him as a father younger me on this.
How Yuri exhort younger men as brothers and my brothers older women as mothers, younger women as sisters with all.
Now again your thing. I didn't sleep okay.
So he tells the younger man first thought only want you to rebuke an elder might only get exhort him. Even if you got a correctly correction I want you just want to speak to him in an ongoing way and you speak to him as a father but then he says an unbelievable price and the older man speak to the younger me on as brothers. He didn't say a sentence and he told the younger women to speak to the old rim as mothers and he told the older women to speak of younger women as sisters not his daughters. This is huge. In other words, when someone speaks to me, a younger man.
He can speak to me as a father, but I will speak to a younger man as a son because he's a grown up mail is an adult suspect him as a brother anytime what this is saying it's okay to look up to someone. It's not okay to look down on anyone. That's what this is telling us it's okay to look up to someone. It's not okay to look down. So it's okay to respect your elders.
It's not okay to disrespect her youth. That's not okay. There are brothers in Christ. There are sisters in Christ I told you many times I meet with this coach.
So one time Josh and I were meeting with and we're sitting on the couch and he was sitting in a chair just are sitting beside each other and so he says I don't answer questions not trick question just for a simple as both a piece of Josh who is that sitting on the couch beside adjustment Monday up and he said to me, Robert, who is that sitting on the couch beside you trusted my son he said, not according to the Bible is set according to the Bible elder brothers and he said in Josh, if you see your father is higher than for the rest of your life, and Robert. If you see your son is lower than you. You children have problems for the rest of your lives said, you gotta begin to see yourself as brothers. Everyone with okay so here's the last one appearance.
We don't judge people after the flesh we don't judge by FSC gender, age, appearance, now there could be many more applications I just chose for that.tell Samuel to go and anoint the next king of Israel, even though hooded ship but he says is one of the sons of Jesse first Samuel 16 this when he sees the oldest son, the firstborn verse six sort was when I came that he looked a lot. That's the only son of Jesse, the firstborn and said surely the Lord's anointed is before you. But the Lord said to Samuel do not look at his appearance. Could we say, do not regard according to appearance or his physical stature, because I refuse them for the Lord does not see as man speaks could we say, according to the flesh for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart and many times do we judge by the outward appearance somehow promote tall, short and heavyset long-haired shorthair, no hair so that in for some you guys like you feel comfortable coming times we judge Cornett a friend of mine that played professional basketball so everybody sees the garden and they'll come up to me told me Sibiu coming all dance like that are supposed and so he said so what I say when they asked me now as I say 6 foot 913 yes, and the like what he said. While I know that one question leads to three and what your mastery is how tall and 16 foot nine, what size shoe do I wear 13 did not play basketball. Yes, again, I'm not saying it's wrong for notice. I'm not saying that you can't help but notice the 6 foot not okay, but to judge to judge according to appearance for personal appearance, nerdy, good looking, our society is just taken by parents, but were not to judge according to appearance, so I really had one major point today that were not Rotary goal regard people 40 flesh when he read it to you of the message Bible segment is 560 because of this decision.
We don't evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We looked at the Messiah that way. Once and got it all wrong. We have a really good friend here Gateway church Nick through a church we show you pictures and I confess you don't remember remember Nick was born with no arms and the legs. When I met him. The very first time many many years ago.
He said forwards to now introduce them to a lot of people. He says forwards every time you meet someone he says forwards give me a hug you like a huge mistake. If you judge me according to his flesh because he is a wonderful wonderful person to get you make a huge mistake.
If you judge each from now. What if Gateway church and Christians around the world say from now we will regard you get to what you just to take a moment to think about will pass. Robert shared and really listen to what the Holy Spirit saying to you if you want to connect with us or check out some past reference other messages visit Pastor Robert.com if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of so glad you joined us next time. Pastor Robert sharing about the benefits of Christ's resurrection. Tilden have a blessed