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September 17, 2022 1:00 am
Most other than the and as part of what he calls.
Walk others and Patrick and if you can once got to do this may become possible.
It is a lot of it sounds impossible to your views welcome to cross the bridge would be David as the senior pastor of the Bridgeton, Kernersville, North Carolina you know and like open heart to think about others first. After all the morning and see ourselves first thing find out today how you can be other centered in view of the Holy Spirit in your life as pastor David continues his teaching in Romans chapter, but before we get into the devil is able to influence many Christians because they simply don't know their Bibles about God's word. That's why we want to send you pastor David's DVD message Romans from recorded in the heart. This eye opening.
Teaching will show the historical accuracy of the Bible Romans from our way of saying thank you for your gift to the station and beyond cross the bridge across the bridge.com to cop again. Let's cross the bridge. Now, here's the two teaching choose life and Romans chapter 8 verse three for one of the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh got by sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh on account of sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, God destroyed sin's control over us by giving his son as a sacrifice person think I came in the form of Jesus Christ hundred percent man hundred percent God was fully God is fully man. Wow, was one of the live as a man because he had as its first points out he needed to condemn Santa and he lived a perfect life using only one is only one, and he died for our sense, he condemned behavior will he condemned sin in the flesh is what verse four that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in the who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the spirit it says do not walk according to the flesh but according to what is he talking about your your flesh will desires your selfish nature. You have a selfish nature you've asked God to forgive you percent. You also have a a spirit nature.
And there's there's a war going on and and this chapter can talk about God is working in your new living translation. This verse is. He did this so that the requirement of the law would be fully accomplished for us no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow spirit this chapter. Such a wonderful balance in teaching the grace of God and yet also teaching the new nature and that we gotta let go of things we need to let go of things are things to hold us down the crutches in this chapter is is filled with qualifiers. If you if you follow the spirit. The laws been when you come to Jesus you start 11 different start to change your mind about God, you start to change your mind and your heart about church.
We have a lot of people that come to church or within go to church for they came they visit they got saved and outmanned like there like here like before the sun comes church I church that God in you. 11 church, your selfish nature would still have you at home in man.
That's the new nature, and is so awesome because it's not just God forgive me, forgive me and give me the power to live for you. You don't have to live the way you used to live.
You don't have to walk around angry and depressed and bitter and cynical and condemn. I don't know you but I think the title good news certainly applies the strap. It's not a get out of hell card.
Come to Jesus asking forgive me and I get this little get out of hell free car.
We also now this do whatever I want to do nothing of this. Like Josť Noonan, Jesus didn't say follow me and I get John Helfrich follow me.
I give Dick you have.
He said follow me and he said other things one of things.
Matthew 419 then he said don't follow me and I will make you fishers of men. Follow me and I'll make you fishers of men is interesting.
What we do with some of these were well you know I don't really tell people about Jesus. I'm not gifted in evangelism and give your gift. Jesus said if you follow him.
This is what happened.
You can start have a passion for people who don't know Jesus you're gonna you're gonna want to tell now perhaps you're not going to be a person that sits up in front of hundreds or even thousands of people and proclaims the gospel.
There are some people who are who are gifted in that way, but were all called. As we follow Jesus. I mean it could be simplest is keep the news you are invited cards on and you may not be able to stand on platform and and proclaim the gospel or be called to that but you know what you can hold these in your wallet. You can put these in tables and invite people so were invited to this new life. Jesus follow me and I'll make you fishers of men. This is what happens help at the same sheep reproduce what happens. This is what Chris get passion for loss was care about just pray for us again causes the church in missions and whatnot that help reach out.
That's the normal Jesus is following one that's not happening your life, you should be concerned because maybe you're following the ways of the world's phone is. Jesus says he can say follow me and some of you I will make fishers of doctors, follow me. I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew 1624 then Jesus said to his disciples of anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Who into the nitty-gritty now that we we look at why can't do that. You're right the Holy Spirit in you can do that more work is not programmed in our human nature to deny ourselves. So when we do, you can understand it's a Holy Spirit it's not you, it's a Holy Spirit in you.
If you're talking about you if you're focusing on you and Jesus is worthless to deny ourselves and following them at another clue sums not right. See what you know sometimes will get an email or something in and it's filled with the site and we sent last question we focused on Jesus. Jesus is only once in this email you 37. We focus on deny ourselves focus on others.
Jesus was the most others centered person that ever walked this planet was not self-centered and that's part of what he calls us to walk other center will pastor I can do it if you can once got to visit is up and become possible.
It doesn't matter. It sounds impossible to your ears Jesus when Jesus says it is is possible. Jesus walked up to Lehman site get up now you know what went through that God get up Lane but guess what I got the blind man to see.
Guess what, why, magazine. I wonder have been Lazarus clean and that to and also large is but see what Jesus said, come forth and the impossible came into the realm of possible so you see, this will deny yourself, follow him be fishers of men. That's not possible you write in you. It's not possible. Jesus says it is possible, it is possible we follow Mazer group's ability to do words they'll be one more John in this in the sense he's asking about Peter at the close of God at the gospel John and say what about Peter what about John and Peter had this thing will not go back and Peter a little bit healthy spiritual competition and so importantly, I know this not sure that you don't think we just don't like don't. I love John great examples of following. But if you look at the end John. John mentions that the net when they rent John and Peter ran to the time it says and then Don Reynold ahead and then it says in John got to the tomb first and then repeats again. Johnny got there first three times. John tells tells us he won that race with him and so we get the Manning and John going about Peter, what about later Jesus John 2126 is Jesus said them if I will that he remained till I come. What is that you you follow me, will well there is no personal application and that so if you're if you're concerned about what other people are overly concerned about what other people are doing wrong you can't be following Jesus. If you're concerned about how other people have wronged you. You can't be following Jesus because as you follow Jesus you have to keep your eyes on something when I was little kid, my dad taught me how to sail and stuff.
Tell me something various ways of you got to pick out a point that doesn't move and head for don't let you know that and young kid than a teenager.
Some look at the point focus on the point. This is where we go is a great thing for Christian what he focused on focused on what's going on around totally focused on what's going on around you focus on Jesus as you can be focused on both. You're either focused on Jesus and you're not focused on everything else. Are you focused on everything else and you're not focus on Jesus.
Jesus follow me nowhere about this guy that got her this girl that follow Jesus you're listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge will be back with more powerful insight from God's word in just a moment but first so many people today are losing faith simply because they don't know how much real evidence there is for the truth of the Bible.
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Now back to today's teaching for those who live according to the flesh set their minds on things of the flesh, but those who live according to the spirit, the things of the spirit, set their minds all in the new living translation brings about like this is those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit making changes his mind is kindred, its mind in the sense of Paul County uses the southern Osborne raises up the family for nearly 285, and in this area and and so I can talk about this process in mind here in an email for this if you grew up around here won't mind me and not from here like what in the world that not obey, not listening won't mind me he's not giving in.
He's not being obedient was in California once the out there doing stuff churches in speaking stuff is a really awesome worship leader Duane Clark and Weir fellowship together and his wife came in with this book, how to speak southern you know there will XA tire say old intonation. It was fun for the first two hours but that whole thing. Don't mind me don't eat that boys not obeying me so minds, things of the spirit means to make things of the spirit be dominated by the things of listen to what the Spirit says while because it's not heard someone is obviously angry at God call God a control freak. The house that your perception got stone us the way were wired.
Tell us how to live. It's not about him, his spirit getting control of us just to get control of its about this is the best way to live in victory. Life lesson.
We do not have to live defeated life. We do not have to live defeated life to the power the Holy Spirit, we can be overcome or we can be victorious.
We can do that, we take the mind of the spirit we yield to the spirit as we yield to the spirit we grow in the Lord. We make the choices and would go the other way, but we yield to the Spirit will of the victorious life I have lived a life and I made a lot of bad decisions, but praise God through yielding to his Holy Spirit. I made some good ones responding to God start home Bible study that was the power the Holy Spirit had no idea what God was going to do. I'm amazed at what God is blessed for yielding to the spirit. But that's not just me is not okay well blessed David reveals the dancing anybody who yields to my spirit.
They will live a victorious life, they will fill they will have a joy filled life. They will have life, and they will have a moribund and immense that offered everyone in the sad thing is, some people closer in our fallen nature, body, soul, spirit in our fallen nature.
The body is first body, soul, spirit three parts in us that leaves the death when the body is in control that leads to death.
It leads to sin. If you allow your body to control your life so much trouble I would get in so much trouble if I allowed my body to rule what I did how I did it when I did it. What I did but see when you get saved you asked Jesus to come into your life as your Savior that flips now spirit so body in that equals life.
That equals life can we invert it yeah we can. Sometimes we do.
But this is what God purchased for us.
This is what God offers struggling with alcohol struggling with pornography struggling with being judgment shall not loving people show bitterness struggling with pain.
You have to live there in those things happen.
Understand that life is tough sometimes things happen that hurt. But you don't have to live there. You have to set up your house. There those things can happen and you can move on. But things don't have to control it. You can have control over the and you need understand what I can't find my sinful make your right dad on both the final life was we cannot find our sinful nature but the Holy Spirit with an there is this war going on in and see the thing is if your flight in a war quit given guns and ammo to your enemy. You're not going to win like that could indulge in everything that you want to quit gossip and in quick control your time. Control your mouse control your brain. You can do these things of the Holy Spirit. See understand God and that we say I can't. And God says I can. That whole thing of I can't do it got just took that from all I'm trapped by last-minute you may choose to be trapped by different gases.
Now you have to set you free. Off-line the sinful nature in you and I will overcome friend if you can get a hold of this your life will be radically different from no are you can hear this and go.
I don't see how this is possible. I can't figure it out. I'm not sure this'll work for and take it from me. It does, he will, but the decision is yours. You have a free will. You can choose to continue in the same way given to your old nature we can choose the yield to the spirit and walk in freedom and victory and Noah blessed life and be joyful and yet tough things will happen, but you will rise above powers, God's he offers it to us not just to some abstract well you know will will take is a 10 week course is I'm here right now and if you are burdened and are heavy laden, such free right now. Maybe sitting over the past I've come the Lord I'm giving this one thing in my life 100 given to them hundred 102 and you keep giving it to him until you don't take it back and will set you free, as is a scriptural principle but one of Linda one I seen in my own life now understand.
Let me be clear. If you're here and you don't know Jesus as your Savior and you're going why I can't live this new nature and maybe sit here going. What will somebody tell me how to quit doing this and quit doing that before you become a Christian, you become a Christian, you asked Jesus to forgive you of your set, then God gives you new desires in the new nature and as you yield to them. You will live a spirit filled new life, but you can't fix you and anybody that says will human wisdom can fix you. I'm sorry I seen a fail over and over and over and over again. You can't fix you can't fix God can and he wants to say, look here. Here's a better way to live is a better way to live. I know what the problem is I'm willing to forgive and am willing to give you new nature want to forgive everything and you may have done horrible things in your life but you can walk without guilt and shame and condemnation. Those things don't have to control you anymore, you can be hard from your past, you can have assurances about your future and you can have the power of God for your life today maybe wandered off this time to come home pressure sitting here today and you thought trying to be a Christian was trying to do what's right, no friend it's coming to him who is right and watching what he does to be here today. Your lesson understand the preciousness of this moment God is extending the sandwich and invite you to come to you have the ability to say no there's people no doubt about it. There are people in this place are people listen that God is calling income to me and some will say don't be one of those people. And please friend don't sit here and think will maybe next Sunday. Maybe next Sunday. Maybe, maybe not. I'm not, doom and gloom you go walk out here get hit by a train.
There are special times in the spirit or the spirit is drawn you and will. The Bible says you can't come to God unless the spirit is drawn and also says another place that the spirit is not always a struggle with us today.
Right now, got his hand extended to us. If you been struggling as a as a believer got say hey I want to set you free. Want you to yield to me what you walk in this new nature has all the things you've been looking for in the world even looking outside thinking.
Happiness is here and there and got say no, no, it's in me send me always amazed when I think about Judas being so close so far. Think about Peter messed up the new Toronto from today run to the cross. You can find your way home from there, God will empower you to live the kind of life that the Bible describes and I were talking about. No more weight.
No more excuses, God's here, his hands extended, but the choice before you. The pain is God's power is God's choice is yours. Don't wait. Some of you been waiting too long you been waiting and waiting on while I figure this thing out and then work and then it got us income to me today don't walk out of here, burdened and held back friend. You know for sure that your sins have been forgiven.
You can know right now own Legion. A short simple prayer simply telling God you're sorry and asking him to help you to live for him. God wants you to pray this prayer so much that he died to give you the opportunity and the ability to ask him to forgive you. Please pray this prayer with me out loud right now.
Dear Jesus, I believe you died for me that I could be forgiven and I believe you were raised from the dead that I could have a new life not done wrong things I have sent and I'm sorry. Please forgive me of all those things.
Please give me the power to live for you. All of my days in Jesus name, amen friend of you prayed that prayer according to the Bible you've been forgiven you've been born again. Jesus said he would not turn anybody away who comes to him and he came for those people who knew they needed forgiveness. Those who were sick, not the righteous. So congratulations for you just made the greatest decision that you will ever make. God bless you, if you prayed that prayer with David for the first time we'd love to hear from you. You can call us toll-free at 877-458-5508 to receive our first steps package with helpful resources to help you begin your walk with Christ before we go, we want to help you strengthen your faith so that you can experience the power of truly knowing and believing God's word. That's why we want to send you Pastor David's DVD message Romans from Rome.
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