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The Jesus Revolution: 58 A.D.

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September 30, 2018 3:00 pm

The Jesus Revolution: 58 A.D.

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Harvest messages are brought to you by harvest partners to receive free email daily devotions or to become a harvest partner, please visit us the Jesus movement now what we hear those words are mine trace back to the late 60s early 70s. The last great spiritual awakening in America. It's amazing really because in the middle of the drug revolution in the sexual revolution God said to Jesus, revolution, and by the way, we didn't call it that. That's what time magazine dubbed this move of God. Back in the day we call it the Jesus movement we call ourselves Jesus people.

Some people call this Jesus freaks. We didn't really care. So don't care. But the time magazine came up with a final and I thought it was a really good description because they recognize this was a revolution among people, especially young people, what is revolution is a word that means all people and change, but it's also a word that means to turn around or to rotate to return to something. It was returning to the first Jesus revolution was that what I was also in the late 50s early 60s but it was around 58 A.D. so long time ago. That's where Jesus showed up and started the revolution. That's when Jesus began his ministry died on the cross for our sin rose again from the dead and ascended to heaven, so I want to focus on the first Jesus revolution back in that revolution. There were no bellbottoms but there was longhair beards and sandals to see so there was some similarities mighty Rome was ruling the planet and they succeeded in killing the very son of God that does not mean that were placing the responsibility for the death of Jesus on the Roman so they played a part in it, nor we play the responsibility for the death of Jesus on the Jewish people or the religious leaders so they played a part get it if you want to get technical if you're looking for someone to blame for the death of Jesus, look no further than right here it's my fault it's your fault it's our fault because we all sinned against God and God needed an acceptable sacrifice. So he sent his own son.

By the way, the sun willingly went to the cross to die for our sin.

So I guess you could even say it's God's fault because the Bible said it please the father says it please the father to bruise him. God took no delight in putting the punishment for our sins upon his son but his righteous demands had to be met and they were met in the death of Jesus and Christ said it is finished and finished were the righteous demands of God but the man in charge was Roman governor Pontius Pilate doing the bidding of Rome. They killed him by crucifying him. The Romans did not invent the crucifixion, the Carthaginians did, but the Romans, shall we say, perfected it to good to another level made it more painful, more horrific actually use it as a form of torture and also use crucified men lining the streets leading in the Roman cities to be a warning for anyone who would dare defy the power of Rome yes so that is how our Lord came to be put to death. It was Rome that persecuted the early church, especially under Caesar Nero and ultimately Rome was defeated. Interestingly, as we look at Daniel, not by another military power. Babylon was defeated by the Medo Persians the Medo Persians were defeated by the Greeks. The Greeks were defeated by the Romans and the Romans were defeated by no one in particular. They just eventually collapsed beneath her own way in the church that they persecuted, prevailed, and that's because the early church did not defeat role militarily, but they all prayed them in the out live them. Now we come to a letter that the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome. Paul did not start this church. What he was writing to them only ask your question. Can you think of maybe the most important letter you've ever received some other way.

We've lost the art of letter writing.

Have we not you know because I have letters that I've saved for years, letters written to me by people that I appreciate your love for cards drawn by my children and grandchildren. I save everything okay because those are precious memories to me that's funded to got a car or a letter and read it nowadays. I can even read my own writing using a very legible writing and now it's good I can even I write something one of the even right there. As I type pretty much everything and so letters are precious commodity. Paul wrote a letter to Rome.

I member probably one of the most important letters are a receipt was when I was a little boy and I was a budding cartoonist. That's what I wanted to do with my life to have a cartoon strip. I had my own cartoon characters and I sort of lived in this little alternate world and I started corresponding with Charles in the show overheard him the creator peanuts know he was at the peak of his popularity in the 60s when I was writing him and he was so kind to write me back and I would send a letter and expect a response and I would get a Job something about it. No and amazingly this famous cartoonist took the time to write me. I asked them stupid questions I asked him to critique my art like you didn't have something else to do and then even more. I asked them for free stuff I said can I have an original piece of art that you use in this or any send it to me and I lost it in the other day I was in some hotel and they have like an art gallery and they had original art by Scholz and they had one of those original cartoon strips. It was worth thousands of years, and I look at it and in the immortal words of Homer Simpson. I said doll. He was so kind those enemies sign things in a very generous man. I remember why we get the letter from him and have a little drawing of Charlie Brown on the outside is named Charles in Scholz and he lived and coughed at Coffee Ln., Sebastopol, CA who concretely it just sounded so mysterious and II have one of these letters and home address to Greg Laurie 777 Avocado St., Newport Beach, CA lives of an apartment in some apartments are that I would get this letter letter from Charles Schultz is open it up and greeted I'd reread it again.

It was like a letter from heaven we know what the book of Romans actually is a letter from heaven to all of us, written by Paul Nepal of course was not always the great apostle used to be the notorious Christian killer Saul of Tarsus, Saul of Tarsus was a very intelligent man. He became a scholar in advance quickly. He was born in Tarsus, which was a very important city in the Roman world because it was famous for its university which rank among those in Athens and Alexandria is one of the most honored in the Roman world, and it also gave him Roman citizenship which was not easy to come by, but he was taught in the ways of the Greeks, but he was also schooled under the great master teacher. Gamaliel was called the teacher's teacher on the steps outside of the city of Jerusalem, so we schooled in the way of Scripture.

He knows the culture and teaching of the Greeks. He knows the laws and the ways of Rome and he was a deeply religious man, he decided to become a Pharisee, which was thus relatively small group of people who were super devoted to their faith and even more, he decided to become a member of the Sanhedrin, the Sanhedrin were sort of like the Supreme Court of their day might've been a little easier to become a member of the Sanhedrin backbend and it is now to become a member of the Supreme Court. That's another subject for another time, but here is Saul of Tarsus.

Now he is a young man he's climb the corporate ladder if you will, risen in the ranks of scholar and intelligent man, a religious man but interestingly a hateful man because he heard about this new group.

This sect, they probably regarded it as a colt.

These here. Choose to follow this Jesus of Nazareth.

I thought he was killed and dealt with all know they say he's alive and their numbers are growing or they thought Saul of Tarsus will all take care that all hunt them down and kill them and infect Saul of Tarsus present presided over the death of the first martyr of the church. Stephen and I believe on that day when Stephen was stoned for his faith that his seed was Saul Sohn in the heart of Saul because we read in X7 59 as they stoned him, Stephen prayed, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. He felt it was knees shouting Lord don't charge them with this sin, but that he died.

And so Saul under the conviction of the Holy Spirit said I'm in a hunt Christians down. I'm not happy to just find them in Jerusalem got special extradition orders to find them wherever they were and he was leaving town and he was on the Damascus road and he had an unexpected encounter with Jesus. Jesus personally encountered Saul of Tarsus and said these words, Saul, Saul, are you persecuting me interesting. Jesus did not say why are you persecuting my people. He said while you persecuting me because when people oppose God's people or persecute Christians there actually at war with God himself.

And then Saul, but who is this that speaking to me says who are you, Lord.

And Saul is probably thinking, don't say Jesus don't say Jesus don't then Jesus said I am cheese thousands of echo chamber whom you are persecuting. Harden wicked Saul said, Lord, what you want me to do and he surrendered his conversion was so unexpected that people in the church didn't believe that when he was running the church a little cocaine. The Lord when you let him and therefore arrest us any. Can you imagine this is like the most unimaginable person coming to Christ right, but no one is beyond the reach of God which occupy said him and invite a brother in Christ Howard Stern become a leader, some for what Howard Stern missing apostle Omar's going to teach a message next week from the book of Romans Lady Gaga is elitist and worship is really awesome now to the point is that that's silly that those people weigela you don't think I can reach them. God can reach anyone if he could reach Saul of Tarsus, he can reach any body else. Any where.

And so that brings us now to my first point.

If you're taking notes because were talking about a Jesus revolution, to share with you five ways to start a Jesus revolution in your own life. Looking at what we see in the first part of Romans number one. If you want to experience a personal Jesus revolution you need to humble yourself. If you want to experience a personal Jesus revolution or revival you need to humble yourself. Second Chronicles 714.

Again, God says abide people which are called by my name will what humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I'll hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land.

Humble themselves. So Saul changes his name to Paul. Wouldn't Saul mean Saul was a name that meant requested one. Ask for a beautiful party. You invite Saul forget to invite Saul better call Saul right because he's the one is the popular one is a powerful one. He's a requested one sausage not that guy anymore so it becomes Paul what is call me it means little or humble, little or humble you know today it's of course a popular name we name our sons after apostles Peter James Paul John know in the days Caesar was the name of Ovalle.

Now we name our sons after apostles and we name our dogs after Caesar or maybe our solid. I like Caesar salad. By the way, holding anchovies know Kale okay so he's a humble man. He's a humble man who's been brought low by God. He wants to serve God. So he wants to write this letter to Rome, but he's never been to Rome before, but he wants to go to Rome and so his original plan was to make a journey to Spain and then to Rome, but he needed to take an offering to the poor believers living in Jerusalem, but when he arrived there, he was arrested and put in prison for two years so he invoked his right as a Roman citizen and said I appeal to Caesar so they released him from prison put them on a boat going to Rome and the boat was shipwrecked… Having a bad. In your life in the Bible and she says in acts of the God of the little pieces of wood and rolled them into shore which I think is the first case of surfing anywhere. Historically, no, didn't start and why it started in the book of acts because surely if you're writing a board into the shore. Someone had to stand upright, just even for a moment just so he finally gets to Rome and then he's put into prison in Rome for two years 3 m point number two when you're having a personal Jesus revolution will go where God wants you to go. Sometimes they feel God wants us to do something that were not able to do.

Don't fret about what you can do do what you can do. Don't fret about what you can't do do what you can do. David wanted to build a temple for the Lord, you thought, why should God dwell in a tent tabernacle. Let's build a temple. They live in a palace concert of abolishment of the mine.

So, David, David started putting it together drawing up the plans and the Lord showed him the prophet.

Sorry buddy, you're a man of war. You can't build this house of David did everything he could. He drew plans gather materials lined up the work crew and the artist son, Solomon built the temple. The point is simply this, he did what God wanted him to do. Sometimes we want to do a certain thing in God says no. I want you to do another thing. And then what were doing. The other thing the Lord opens the door for that thing. We originally wanted to do. The main thing is is you got where God tells you to go you doing God tells you to do. Going back to what Paul said when he was Saul Lord what do you want me to do so.

He writes them a letter a letter to Christians living in Rome Rome at this moment in time was the cultural and governmental center of the planet population was around 1 million. By the way, many of the people who lived there were slaves to the Romans and conquered territories take people into slavery and make them build all these structures and do the work that they didn't want to do the Roman world was very impressive yet all the temples to the Roman gods, Jupiter, Saturn, Apollo, Nike that's and that's a God it just a giant shoe mill wasn't but that's really got the name by the way, but anyway all of these temples and then there was a hippodrome.

The hippodrome is where they had the chariot races.

Then there was the Coliseum and that's where they entertain the citizens of Rome and the other gladiator matches and it's also were many Christians lost their lives as they were fed the wild animals and such. So that was Rome. This powerful kingdom of the day in the Romans build a road system to most of the world that they had conquered the Roman road so they would send their armies and those road to enforce peace.

So call it was got Pax Romana Pax Romana was a force piece you submitted to Rome, you pay the price and so is on these very roads at the Romans built for conquest. God used for the apostles. The walk-in to conquer the world with the gospel. So God uses all kinds of things for his glory. So here know is Rome and all of its power and God directs Paul to write them a letter you know it's been said that all roads lead to Rome. We could also be said all roads lead to Rome and since such a significant book is been defined as the gospel talk to believers. Point number three studying the book of Romans can bring up personal Jesus revolution in your life that's are we doing this together studying the book of Romans can bring up personal Jesus revolution or revival in your life when you give you a few examples years ago there was a young man named Augustine he was raised in a Christian home by his godly mother, but he rebels, and he moved to Rome to live a carefree life.

He was into drinking and partying in and sex. In fact, he got a young girl pregnant had a son with her. He was living in rebellion against God, but he was empty, and he was searching one day, Augustine heard a child singing like a little song with the words and read, and Augustine thought that was a message to God. From him. So he rushed over he found the Bible. He opened it up and it felt to Romans 1313, which says we should be true in everything we do and not participate in wall parties and getting stronger in adultery. Living or fighting the jealousy. Let the Lord Jesus Christ take control of your life. Don't think of ways to indulge your evil desires and Augustine committed his life to Christ and he went on to be one of the greatest leaders in the history of the church. Now fast forward many years there was a German monk named Martin Luther he wanted to know God. He wanted to please God, but he could not reach God through all of the ritual of the Catholic Church and he read it first from Romans chapter 1 verse 17 that says the just shall live by faith like a lightning bolt from heaven. Luther realized salvation came by faith in Christ and Christ alone and change his life and he went on to lead a modern revival in his day, then fast forward many more years.

It was a missionary named John Wesley.

He sailed across the sea to reach the American Indians. The problem was.

Wesley wasn't a believer yet and after returning to England. He said quote I went to save the Indians but who will save me." So one night Wesley is walking along the streets there in England and he comes across a little church and the pastor was reading the commentary written by Martin Luther on the book of Romans, a Wesley says quote my heart was strangely warmed." And Wesley came to Christ and he went on to be a part of a great revival in England. Fast forward many more years as a middle-age pastor's churches know that large is wondering what to teach from his pulpit next.

He hurriedly taught the book of Romans, the people would really enjoy it. So he decided to teach verse by verse through the book of Romans, 40 discovered was the book transformed His name was Chuck Smith. Chuck said, quote I really discovered grace I've been trying to serve God by works. I been trying so hard to do everything right and obligate God to bless me then they begin to realize that God's goodness and blessings were on the basis of what God had already done. God was preparing Chuck because he left the church. When done orange county became the pastor of coverage up Chapel Costa Mesa, and in short order the Jesus movement happened so easy. God has used the book of Romans to bring revival historically Swiss commentator F go day road that in all probability every great spiritual revival in the church will be connected is affected because of the deeper understanding of this book, let's pray that God brings revival to you and to me and to us as we study the book of Romans together because it's a significant powerful book.

Why study Roman answer, because Romans is the most basic comprehensive statement of what the gospel is in the Bible again.

Romans is the most basic comprehensive statement of what the gospel is in the Bible because in Romans 323 we read all of his sin and fallen short of the glory of God.

That's why Christ came. This is important because people to this day still say that is basically good, though actually man is not basically good that we learned nothing else on the book of Romans. You'll find out that man is not good that is that he's Bubba Bubba Bubba bad he's bad to the bone.

Trust, I hope you know that about yourself already and everybody else. So yes were sinful. But Romans also offers a solution to that sin. Romans 623 says the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.

Romans 58 God demonstrated his own love for us while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. And then, of course, Romans 1023 whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Told her Romans, the book of Romans we learn how to know the will of God. Do any of you want to know God's will for your life been praying about that. That's in Romans chapter 12 verses one into also desired. You therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, present your bodies are your total personalities to God as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable, which is your reasonable service. Don't be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may know what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, God will reveal his will to you if you will present yourself to him.

And then, if you will not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. You know how you can have your mind renewed by reading the word of God. It will clean your brain up. We all need a good brainwashing on the way, you may understand that but having your mind and your thoughts cleanse by the word of God and so that's all.

Here in Romans, and it's also in Romans that I understand that God can make everything work for his glory right. Romans 828 will know that one, but we know that all things work together for good to those that love God and of the called according to his purpose.

What about this pricelist again. Romans chapter 1 and read a few verses to Paul, a bondservant, you might underline the word bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God, which he promised through his prophets in the holy Scripture concerning his son Jesus Christ was born of the seed of David according to the flesh and declared to be the son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead through him we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all the nations, for his name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ, you might underline that will come back to it to all or in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints might underline that to grace me to you and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I think my God through Jesus Christ for you all. So Paul was southern see you. Thanks Jesus Christ for you all all y'all that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world for God is my witness. Verse nine, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers making request. If, by some means. Now at least I may find a way in the will of God to come to you.

There point number four. If you want a personal Jesus revolution. Learn how to be a servant. Verse one Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ. This is significant because he was the great what he was the desired one. He was the educated one. Now we just Paul, humble, small, and he calls himself a bondservant yet season apostle, but a bondservant now with all the slaves in Rome. He was in a way, speaking their language see a bondservant was someone who was a slave who'd been freed by his master, but then went on to voluntarily continue in service as a slave or a special category.

Upon servant, Paul says I am a bondservant of Jesus, I love to do this. It is my choice to do this and I want to do this you know, if only we could discover the joy of serving others. Conventional wisdom is everyone should serve me.

Conventional wisdom is I'm entitled, you will meet take care of me. I don't want to work. I don't find myself.

I just want everything to come my way and biblical teaching says no put the needs of others first serve others, and here's a little secret. Many of us miss there is great joy in serving people. In fact, there is more joy in serving than there is in being served. Even Jesus said he did not come to be served but to serve, did you know that studies have been done that show that serving others brings personal happiness American to describe themselves as very happy volunteer at least five hours a month. One study showed that older individuals who volunteered at least 200 hours a year. Decrease the risk of hypertension by a whopping 40%. Studies have also shown that those that help others live longer. Learn to serve. That's over always encouraging you get a volunteer at the church serve in some way shape or form.

You know, we have needs everywhere. We need hundreds of people to help us do what we do every single Sunday from teaching the kids and send his goal to assisting those who teach to helping people find seats or finding a place to park your car or or serving you. When you make a commitment to Christ to the list just goes on and on and not so many volunteers that I know that there last and I want you to become one of them so you can be blessed as well.

Verse one is called to be an apostle lesson every Christian is called to do or be something for God's glory. Let me say that again.

Every Christian is called to do or be something for God's glory. Verse six Paul says, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ.

I think sometimes we think people who are and what we might call professional ministry are sort of the elite old. He's the pastor. Oh, he's in the Sistine pastor will they work at the church of their worship leader are there a missionary there really serving God is out here in the regular old workforce. I can bring glory to God. Oh yes you can. Every Christian can and must bring glory to God. That's my number one priority. To know God and bring glory to his name whenever new to priority is to be a good husband and a good father and a good grandfather. By the way that's even before my ministry as a pastor because of I'm not a good husband and father. How good of a pastor could actually be. So we have to keep our priorities in order that we have our calling in God gives his gifts to every believer in Romans we read we been many, are one body in Christ everyone members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us already told you I never wanted to be a preacher if you believe me when I say that I wanted to be a cartoonist like Charles and Schultz and I want to live it, feeling too because it sounded cool but to see that was not what God had in store for me. In fact it's funny because I I mentioned to someone some years ago cartoonist. They said good because my car is broken.

Can you fix it and all know I'm not that kind of cartoonist. I drawled silly drawing some paper I can to the conflict on the last guy you want. Looking under your hood because it'll be sad result for sure.

No, you don't need Greg a preacher by the will of God.

You need Jack an auto mechanic by the will of God to help you with that particular problem. I received a letter from a guy to radio ministry said I wanted to thank you for your messages. I was working for FedEx and one day hearing your program. I prayed the prayer with you and accepted Christ into my life. I remember the feeling it was awesome. I'll never forget you said tell someone that I did, I would tell anyone that would listen. I haven't told some people that wouldn't listen.

And I remember the feeling and the realization that I was finally doing what it was meant to be doing a lot of then he says, a study says. I started volunteering more and more I shared with everyone.

Eventually I went back to school and became a pastor. Then last year we left our comfort zone. I started to ministry through our church.

We currently run the up and running auto repair ministry in Olympia, Washington, and were reaching people in a unique way. And if I hadn't taken that first step by accepting Christ. I would be able to tell people so I love that there's a guy using the skill set to repair cars because you know when your car is broken. You don't need a sermon need your car working again right. Let's say you're having issues with your team unity. David a dentist by the will of God. You want me in there with the drill. Trust me, I went to the dentist recently visited quite a few things to me and I was slightly terrified because I hadn't been for a while and I hate those drills and they say it won't hurt but it always hurts what it didn't hurt. Thank God hallelujah and he's a believer and he glorifies God with that skill set.

A business can glorify God, a businessman rather into business.

You know that can be a calling from the Lord others. A man named Steve Green and his wife is Jackie and they run Hobby lobby for her to Hobby lobby.

So I actually interviewed them because they wrote a book about the Bible and in their very successful business to make a lot of money and they also donate millions and millions of dollars to ministries around the world and they built the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC that you can go and visit now and I think that's fantastic and go to our nations capital and see all these monuments and other things. And now we have a museum of the Bible and they've taken their abilities and use them for God's glory so maybe you're not called to preach, but you can make money. That's a gift use that for God's glory as well whatever you're called to do pulses verse when I'm separated unto the gospel. What is that mean gospel means good news. By the way, it doesn't mean good advice. Jesus did not come to improve our life seeking to save our life again to reiterate it. We learn nothing else from the book of Romans we learn worse sinful. This is good news. Number seven, called to be saints everyone. What a saint looks like, look no further. Here I am a living breathing thing you might say well I'm pretty disappointed we guess what I'm looking at a bunch of living, breathing saints right now all y'all All Saints because what is this safe is not a person is performed a miracle or two or person lives a perfect life.

A saint is just another word for a believer. So when you put your faith in Jesus Christ.

You become a bona fide legitimate biblical say you don't have to call me St. Gregory, but you can if you want about I heard about a little boy that like to admire the sting glass windows at his church depicting St. Peter St. Paul St. John whether he was in Sunday school and the teacher asked the saints a little boy said there are people that the light shines through and I have the right, so when God's light shine through your essay to one last point will close if you want a personal Jesus revolution you need to learn how to pray. If you want a personal Jesus revolution of revival you need to learn how to pray look diverse like God is my witness whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers. The thing about prayer is it puts me in touch with God.

Here's a question when things are going reasonably well.

There's no crisis, no problem on the horizon. Do we pray as much as we ought to.

As Christians are personalizing the answer for you. Do I pray as much, as I ought to is a Christian ready for the answer Noid.

I could pray a lot more and I think some of you would probably say the same thing we could pray a lot more and so when crisis hits.

What's our first inclination is to say, God, take this problem away and sometimes he does, doesn't, then other times he doesn't take it away, but the reality is that problem. That difficulty keeps me in touch with God he keeps me dependent upon God and he keeps me praying without ceasing. I mean, Paul says without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers and then were told in Scripture, pray without ceasing, for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ concerning the house that even possible, pray without ceasing. I have a life I have to go to work I have to drive in the free way to get to work I have to do a lot of things in life. I can just pray all day, why not. It doesn't mean you have to be on your knees with your eyes closed you can do it that way is not just a prayer before a meal or prayer with other believers. It just living in prayer, living in communion with God, and I love how my grandkids always bust me when we forget the pray. It's like a little mission in life.

Now even Christopher who was only five.

The other night were getting ready to eat.

He says pop-up is the black hand on the shoulder little guy pop yes you forgot to pray, that's very true. All right, Christopher wanted to lead us in prayer. I don't want to assist it just wants to bust as he doesn't want to do the prayer part right now we don't always pray as much, as we ought to with the idea of calling on the Lord listen when you're in your vehicle cruising down the freeway and you're cursing the traffic right and what I have to be in the freeway for two hours a day for some even longer since miserable. Did it ever occur to you, your car could become a sanctuary, a place to hear the word of God a place to worship the Lord a place to pray. Just keep your eyes open potato. It can be. The Bible talks about Elijah who went into the king of the other court of the most powerful man in the world.

King Ahab and Elijah said is the Lord God lives, before whom I stand, there will not be rain, but according to my word. Basically, Elijah recognized wherever he was. He was in God's presence, you're closer to God when you're in a building like this you can be close to God wherever you go wife because the dwelling place of God is with us your the temple is in you, so you two can pray without let me close with this Paul uses the word gospel.

What is the word gospel me to get a means good news. Here's the good news. God loves you. Here's the bad news you're separated from God by your sin. Here's the good news. God sent his son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for your sin and then he rose again from the dead three days later and up. I will respond to Jesus Christ.

I can be forgiven of all of my sin.

Listen, you can never personal Jesus revolution today as you need Jesus. I'm not talking about Christianity. I'm talking about Christ. I'm not talking about religion I'm talking about relationship.

There's a big difference is Jesus living in you survive out. I know it didn't someone just moved into your house in the middle of the night to be aware of their presence. Bunch of unwashed dishes who messed up the sofa who was lives here.

You know, because her cooking fish all night, right, whatever is a probably an analogy the brakes on quickly but here I think you know I'm going to Jesus Christ as living inside of you is not cooking fish and making a mess of rubrics that would have Jesus as living in you.

You'll know he's there and if you don't know that he's there. Maybe he is a living and you would you like to would you like him to forgive you of your sin and become your Savior in your Lord, I can happen right now because Jesus who died and rose again stands at the door of your life, and he nods and says if you hear his voice and open the door he will come really close now in prayer. I'm going to extend an invitation to anyone here or watching wherever you may be. If you need Jesus in your life. Respond to this invitation. Right now it's up our heads. Father I pray now for every person here every person listening and watching wherever they are. Help them to see their need for you help them to come to you. Help them to believe in you. We pray level I had zipped out, and her eyes are closed and were praying. How many of you would say today Greg, I need Jesus Christ in my life. I want my sin forgiven.

I want to know that when I die I will go to heaven hi one this big hole in my heart filled. I want my guilt taken away. I'm ready to say yes to Jesus. Pray for me that that your desire. If you want Christ to come in your life if you want him to forgive you of your sin if you want to go to heaven when you die wherever you are, would you raise your hand up and let me pray for you raise your hand. The part I can see it.bless you and God bless you publish this raise your hand up or I can see it soon.

I need Jesus. I want to believe God bless you. Anybody else raise your hand up a pray for you publish some of your course or watching the screen.

I can see you but would you take this little step of faith where you are and see I need Jesus because the Lord sees you as raise your hand now but ask everyone to be the raise your hand if you would please I want you to pray this prayer after me up like you can even print out loud, pray this prayer out loud after me just pray Lord Jesus, I know I'm a seven but I know you're the Savior who died on the cross for me. I turned from my sin. Now that I choose to follow you. In Jesus name I pray.


God bless each one of

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