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May 15, 2022 8:00 am
Welcome to worship in the work we are about halfway through our series Passover where Pastor Robert has been sharing the days after Jesus's resurrection change today. Pastor Robert, assuring three keys to strengthening our faith. So let's student within the World Series called Passover to very false 50 days change the world, focusing right now in the 40 days when Jesus was on this earth. What was Jesus trying to do during the 40 days.
Why did he spend 40 days on your this one. This way might surprise you a little bit. He spent 40 days trying to get the disciples to believe and that's the title of the message believe now you might think. I think they already believed when they show you the Bible, by the way, if you want to write about the 40 days the Lasky's easy last chapter, Matthew last chapter, Mark, last chapter of Luke last chapter of John the four Gospels and first chapter backs and those that's the Tim base of the verse chapter right okay so anyway just in Scriptures Mark 16 verse nine now when he rose early on the first day of the week. He appeared first to Mary Magaly, out of whom he had cast seven demons she went. He told those who been with him as they mourned and wept, and when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her was your Bible say they did not believe this, the 11 remember, referred to as the 12 when Jesus only Judas betrays him, and hates himself for the 50 days the referred to as the 11 from then on, the referred to as the 12 these are the 11 disciples walk with Jesus. 3 1/2 years. Your Bible says not just pass Robert they did not believe that your Bible say that they did not believe how many times I Jesus all the I'm going to Jerusalem I'm going to be the Son of Man will be scourged be mocked and crucified but will rise again on the third day where they at the tomb on the third day they dangling verse 12. After that, he appeared in another form to 2 AM as they walked in winning the country.
That's the Emmaus Road disciples. We thought about that last week and today the Emmaus Road. Disciples went and told it to the rest that's the 11 but they did not believe them either.
They serve the 11 disciples of the guys he's been spending three and half years with they did not believe Mary and they did not believe the two disciples on the road to my now know this and I'm just having fun is this what your Bible.
Six. That's why you had to stay for the state can days to get these guys to believe one other verse one of the passage. Luke 24 verse nine then they returned from the two laser ladies now several group of ladies and told all these things to the 11 and to all the rest. It was Mary Magaly Joanna Mary the mother of James and the other women with them. All these things to the apostles and their words seemed to them like I do all tail's and they did not believe them. For some Bible rodents and they didn't believe so. Three. Three applications to belief all right three things I want you to believe here's number one believe Jesus is God by just the son of God because were told God in three persons believe Jesus is God now will I go to passage and talk about how you can straighten your belief Mark nine, verse 14, when he came to the cycles now can we develop our fish. If you go up a few verses Jesus goes up on phone that was called the Mount of Transfiguration takes Peter James and John with him. He was transfigured before them, and now he's coming back down. So there. There are nine disciples at the bottom of the mountain because he took three with so this is when he came back to the disciples gates when you came to the disciples, he saw a great multitude around them, and scribes disputing with them immediately when I saw him all the people are greatly amazed and running the emigrated and he asked the scribes what are you discussing with them then one of the crown answered said teacher I brought you my son is a mean spirit, and wherever he sees his hammock frozen balancing foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid so I spoke to your disciples that they should cast it out, but they could not. He answered him and said oh faithless generation towards unbelieving, how long shall I be with you.
How long shall I bear with you.
I just love these four words bring unanimity is the creator and sustainer of the universe. Bring me the boy I'll take care of this. Then I brought him to him and when he saw him immediately. The spirit convulsed him and he fell on the ground and wallowed foaming at the mouth so he asked his father how long is it been happening to him and he said from childhood, and often he has thrown them both in the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.
Jesus said to him, if you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes immediately the father child cried out and said with tears Ward I believe, help my unbelief. First thing I want you notice is how calm Jesus this bring unanimity when he comes the spirit process for down he's wallowing I'm foaming at the mouth. You know now and I don't mean the same anyway to be un-considerate of what the board was going for budget when you not just say this while going all around you know I okay so it's just like Jesus says to the father along to me like this is a desert rat. He's not like God. Sleep well manů Aloes is Manhattan and the father sis since you since child since his job and then I know it doesn't say this, but just wonder Jesus is like the other kids that we got three colonial remarriage 70, which only Jeremiah's pizza parlor. All of Jeremiah's. I'm just saying please call that he's in the boat. One day the boat is safety sleep and when trying to tell you.
Jesus is not unconcerned with the boy, but he's on impressed with the demon is only on impressed with this thing. The reason is because these dog is the Lord of heaven and earth. And then he says when he saw the people running and watching this boy. Another words we saw the demon footnote to show customer disease that you're not comfortable sure tree chassis. They went out, but something is very important.
This guy says to if you can do anything Jesus said to him, if you can believe there's what he said sir that if does not regard me that if is not about me. The question is not if I can do anything. The question is if you can believe because I can do it and then this man gives the best answer in the world to this Lord, I believe, help my unbelief. That's good, that's a great answer. I actually think that the angels in heaven, or, like you don't family feud that answer. The answer, Lord, I believe, help mentally okay. Probably all of us can say that probably all of us can say my business, my family, my marriage, my health, my kids, my grandkids. I believe, help my liquid when you say that process right. I do believe Lord but I like more belief, so he gives the key to getting more fights to more belief. Verse 20 I when you come in the house. His disciples asked him privately, why could we not tested out and he said to them this time comes out by nothing but prayer and fasting.
Okay, here's what he said because you have put action to your faith if you want more faith you have to move you have to do something you don't get about more faith by just sitting around, you get more faith by precedent.and I'm just telling you that there's nothing wrong with the power of God, but the power of God is not turned though until there is activity in your life until you do something alright so number one believe in Jesus the God number two believe Jesus loves you lobby will have a problem believing Jesus loves I did for years. I finally had a counselor coach.guy save me. I said I don't understand why God would ever love me. They said Robert. I tell you what it's because God is loving then he said to me this is stubbornly said, it's deathly not because you're lovable. He said that's like that's what you don't understand you think I'm not lovable but God loving you has nothing to do. Whether you're lovable or not. One week and not lovable. The next it's because he's loving all the time so so let me show you again after the resurrection. A disciple who understand who understood this, like John, chapter 20 verse one down the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the true, then she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved Melanie to stop for a moment, this is John. John refers to himself throughout his gospel as the other disciple okay so when you see the other disciple, John is taught writing about himself, but he notice he says whom Jesus loved so will come back then in a moment she ran, came Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and send them out. I just think it's by resting some fun in a moment of jaundice and said to them, they taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we knew not where they played well over they blame Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb so they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the team first. John's life. I'm not will save you. That was that. We all know now look at verse eight. Then the other disciple. I watch this came to the tomb first, went in also watch and he saw and believed there was one of the 11 believed that's what the Bible says safe you and the Holy Spirit's inspiring the riders of the of the Bible. John couldn't say he believed to be getting belief, so one unbelief. I'm trying to figure out why believe I just I just will give the punchline the reason we believe this because he knew Jesus loved. That's what caused him to have a bright serve, how to have a breakthrough. One is to put action to your faith, the other is to believe Jesus loves you, but looked like it took John 13 just just so you know he knows Jesus loves John 1323 now there was lineal Jesus was on one of his disciples whom Jesus loved, John 1926 when Jesus therefore saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved John 24 verse seven. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved John 2120 then Peter turned around, saw the disciple Jesus loved John Newton. Jesus loved now I do I still get little table about Jeff John writing this by himself, his gun like numbers 12 three now the man Moses was very humble, more than all meandered around by Sir Moses wrote that so I can either conclude that Moses and John were egotistical, arguing they were led by the Holy Spirit, so they weren't saying something prideful. They were just saying some factual base, like if I said I have great hair is just factual hunts on notice that one is funny stuff out so we need to edit that for those television okay so it doesn't mean that Jesus didn't love the other disciples, it just means that John knew that he loved him. He had a revelation. By the way John is the only gospel writer who recorded the 11th commandment. You do know there are 11 Jesus gave us an John 1334 a new commandment I give to you that you love one another. John 1512 this is my commandment that you love one another. John, 57 these things I command you, that you love one another and then first John, which John wrote as well for 21 and this commandment we have for him, that he who loves God must love his brother. John was the only disciple of the 11 that after Judas of 11 that was not martyred. The other Tim or Margaret if you don't know.
By the way John Libby over hundred years old, but the other two young just to let you know. Matthew was killed with the sword. Philip was found. Peter was crucified upside down.
James was thrown from the temple and then beaten to death extends the lesser James the great was beheaded. Simon the zealot was crucified.
Bartholomew was flayed to death with the whip Thomas was stabbed with a spirit Thaddeus was filled with arrows and drink was went seven times last what was meant by seven soldiers in the crucified, and if you will know why John was martyred. It's because they tried to meet in the they have the whole Roman Coliseum field in the big the big the night after they done all sorts of killing Christians the big night with the last of them they'd advertise it was they were going to burn him in burning oil. They had a cauldron of burning all they put John Emmett and he preached the gospel to them and falling mouth and yes he suffered no harm. That's when they exiled him to the island of Patmos and writes the book of Revelation. So I know he suffered no harm.
Buddy Monica mixed up a little. If you read the book of Revelation is not a joke. He knew Jesus was God. He knew Jesus loved Ellen and I will explain one verse to your from John, this is one the greatest Gospels that maybe you never thought of the last verse in the book of John says and many more things Jesus did that if they were written in books. I suppose the world itself could not contain the books going to think about that you can't understand the last verse of John. If you don't understand the first person John he could not have been referring to the three and half years Jesus was a loser because you could write a book of everything Jesus did many books of everything he did in 43 and half years.
It would not feel the world but the first person. John says in the beginning, the exact same when Genesis begins in the beginning was the word and the Word was with God's word was.is what he saying if you write ever saying Jesus is done since the beginning of time for every human being. The world could not contain his books say she knew Jesus was God. That's the revelation that he had so embarrassed for number three believe that you love Jesus. Now I don't have time to read the Scripture I knew I'd run little short on time today. But the Scriptures when Jesus asked Peter three times do you love me Scriptures in John 21 and this is during the 40 days. Three times he says Peter the 11th. Peter do you love me Peter D11. You gotta remember, Peter was the most human of all the disciples I mean you know Jesus comes walking on the water and says it is not Peter says if issue pieces from I said it is in the DN Jesus is disciples one day who said run SADE I am is it in there like Jeremiah Elijah anyone since John the Baptist that's got to be the stupid Jesus.
Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and he's probably thinking I was standing beside him and baptize myself you know I mean just and then he said, guys who am I Peter says you're the Christ the son of the living God.
Jesus said flesh and blood did reveal this to my father in heaven. This would Jesus say this a miracle. This is that you got the theater and then Jesus says that the Last Supper, all of your going to deny me. Let me tell you one because the Scripture says you're going to and he quotes the verbs from the Old Testament. He quotes the sheep's going to be the shepherds only slaughtered them cheaper than be scattered your all going to deny me tonight Peter says now me if everybody's not showing the value Jesus is your brother number three tenants before the rooster crows twice even deny me three times after the resurrection is trying to get them to believe that he's God that he loves them but he turned it Peter believe that he listens for he says to Peter three times do you love me do you love me, do you limit Peter's last answer was Ward. You know all things, of course, Jesus meant that he left he was trying get Peter to know that he loved see, God never asked you a question to learn something. He always ask you a question for you to learn something when he said to Adam, where are you God knew where was Adam didn't know where was he wanted Adam to say I'm hiding from you in fear and shame. Here's what I want to because of the resurrection. I want you know you do love Jesus, even though in word and indeed we have all denied him at some point in our lives.
Some of you did not even at school so you did not work and will get really transparent with something, not even a bar so we do not even children.
But that doesn't mean that just means that fluid just like one hidden want you to boldly Jesus is God that he loves you well. Take a moment to think about will test ruptured today and really listen to what the Holy Spirit seem to you if you want to connect with the sword checkouts and the pastor of its other messages. Visit Paso Robles.com. If you haven't already got photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of your community. Thank you so much for joining us next time. Pastor Robert sharing how God still moves in our lives. Seasons until then. Have a blessed