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June 9, 2020 2:00 am
One person can do a lot of damage, and one person can do a lot of good. In the message "A One-Man Show," Skip discusses the apostle Paul's breakdown of the effects Adam brought on by his rebellion and what Jesus bought with His blood on the cross.
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Thousands of people over my lifetime like you have only one person I ever met completely changed my life.
His name is Jesus Christ.
He's what motivates us to do what we do to start churches for missionaries to go out one change we may not realize it at the moment. One thought were one action and one person can affect the world today on connect with skip-Skip shares how one man change the world for the worse and help understanding this bad news enables you to enjoy the good people want to tell you about a special resource that will help the kids in your life.
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Call now to give and receive your copy of sword to the Bible 892 1880 849 securely connectwithskip.com/offer now. We're in Romans chapter 5 get into the message with skip-we always say that doubt we will begin the service turn in your Bibles to that because we believe that God speaks through what God has already spoken that in his word. He tells us what he wants who he is who we are aware we fit into his plan so we always look at what the Scriptures have to say and were in the series. In the book of Romans called heart and soul sober.
In Romans chapter 5 in a few moments looking to begin in verse 12, and working to finish out the chapter the 10 verses that are left.
Think of the accomplishments that one person is able to do.
Think for example of Thomas Edison who in his lifetime, acquired 1093 patents 1093 patents who innovated the first record player.
The incandescent lightbulb in an early version of a motion picture camera. One person affecting a whole group of people or think of Albert Einstein, who developed quantum physics, the theory of relativity, Abraham Lincoln, who by his Emancipation Proclamation was able to free 3.5 million slaves and give them freedom. Think of women like Queen Esther, the right woman in the right place at the right time by her boldness, she was able to save the Jewish race in Persia from genocide or Moses who went up alone to Mount Sinai and heard from God, the law to give to his people. These surnames were familiar with, but here's a name you're probably not familiar with Josh Roth Monday. Have you ever heard of – Iraq munchy have you had a conversation about him this week. Probably not.
He was a man who lived in the hills of India living a quiet life attending his goats loving his wife one day his wife slid down the slope accidentally and was injured severely had to be taken to hospital.
The nurse hospital 45 miles away. They had no vehicle.
It was a catastrophic event after the ordeal completed – about the Monsey sold his goats brought a hammer and chisel get this for the next 22 years.
He dug a road through the mountain that is 30 feet high 25 feet wide, 360 feet long to connect his village to the nearby town reducing the drive rate from 35 miles to the hospital to 4 miles what one guy did for 22 years.
Someone said the individual activity of one man with a backbone will do more than a thousand men, with the mirror wishbone. One person really can change their world. But just like one person can affect great good. Likewise, a person can affect great evil. Think of it off ever 6 million Jews or more killed at his hand or the Cambodian leader of the Khmer Rouge in the 70s, Pol Pot 2 million deaths because of him because of starvation because of disease because of execution.
So one person can invent things and help people but another person can destroy what they have invented one person can light a match, cause a fire to burn, destroy homes, ruin lives. Another person can put out the fire safe homes rescue lives and that is the thrust of the passage were about to read. In this passage Paul the apostle lays one man and what he did against another man and what he did. Adam and Christ. Now you know that Peter said that Paul wrote many things that are hard to understand and are scholars, commentators, people write books on what the Bible is about most of them say that the section were about to read is perhaps one of the most difficult passages that Paul ever wrote to understand, so I want to break it down and simplify this passage and I want to give you some preliminaries and we haven't even started reading Abby to some preliminary in the paragraph were about to read the word one appears 11 times for you to get the thrust of what Paul is doing one appears 11 times.
We have one man one sin, one trespass one wrong choice and that opened the door for corruption, but we have one man one sacrifice one right choice that opened the door to salvation. So both Adam and Christ performed a one-man show they did something that affected the crowd.
The group so that word appears 11 times is another word rain not rain from heaven are AIN but rained like a king rains RTI G in the skull right rain so that word appears five times what Paul is doing is he acknowledges these two men Adam and Christ reigning over the kingdom. Adam reigning over the kingdom of death Jesus reigning over the kingdom of life condemnation flows from the stream of Adam, salvation, justification, flows from the stream of Christ. So we have one, 11 times rain five times and there's another phrase that is used five times in this paragraph. It's the two words much more much more. In other words, we have gained much more in Christ than we ever lost from Adam. That's the great thrust of this passage Serena look at what one person can do a leader.
Put it this way one smile can start a friendship one word can end a fight. One look can save our relationship, and one person can change your life. I've met thousands of people over my lifetime like you have but there's really only one person I ever met who completely changed my life.
His name is Jesus Christ. He's what he's what motivates us to do what we do to start churches or missionaries to go out for any good godly work to be done. He's the one who can change lives. So we have in this section. This 10 verse section. This 10 verse paragraph two sections. It's divided into two parts.
Verse 12 through 14 is the first part of verse 15 through 21 is the second part.
So in these two sections I'm gonna make two statements about two men Adam and Christ. These two statements. Some of their lives. One man's failure brought mankind's fall, and one man's fix.mankind's favor. Let's begin with the first is begin with Adam verse 15 or verse 12 of chapter 5. Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because all sinned for until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed or counted or reckoned when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of him who was to come. Bottom line is this Adam Blewett for everyone. What Adam did affected every single person I've often thought of you know I ever get a chance to meet Adam.
I got some choice words form factor.
Actually I thought unified pharmacy model? In what he did and ruined it all for us but then I started thinking about it and I realize I would've done the same effect.
I did the same again and again and again. And so to do.
The Bible says all of sin. We fallen short of the glory of God and the truth is of God would've tested every human being individually the result would be the same now Paul mentions Adam he talks about Adam seven times in all of his New Testament writing and he spoke about Adam as though Adam were an actual historical figure because Adam was an actual historical figure, but I want to underscore that he prefers to Adam and Eve. Jesus also spoke about Adam and Eve.
He says he calls him the man and the woman he says from the beginning from the beginning God created so you got Paul the apostle and Jesus, our Savior, both referring to a literal Adam and a little Eve, not as mythical figures, but his actual historical figures. However, you know this to be true whenever the name Adam is dropped in the conversation. That's a conversation stopper may try that next favorite Starbucks. I would use the dried is so public it will work there. Try it out in the secular world. I stand in line at the grocery stores have a conversation about Adam and Eve there to give you look like what you're kidding right you actually believe in a guiding man and a gal may be because if you believe in Adam and Eve, it must mean you believe in a creation that's where you lose the modern audience. They give you that spark that look like, and I lost my faith in high school biology class and that's because the prevailing belief of the last century is Darwinian evolution. Some point in the past were some big banks and big explosion and then a whole bunch of time went by when I would buy when Brian finally here we are. I had a hard time going along with the naturalists notion that no one plus nothing equals everything I have and hold a teleological viewpoint that says whenever I see something that looks like it's been designed because it's been designed.
It looks like there's gotta be a designer behind. There's an old axiom that says wherever there is a thing there must've been a preceding thought and wherever there is a thought, there must have been a thinker, so I understand that in modern culture evolution is considered a done deal is considered a close case. Everybody believes that this is science. Don't be an idiot to believe in creation, or Adam and Eve are what you need to know is that expert scientific expert.
They don't all agree on that. That is not the consensus infected you know the Charles Darwin when he came up with the evolution of the species. His whole evolutionary theory. He knew that there was one glaring lack of evidence against his theory called paleontology the fossil record did not substantiate his theory was bearing out or what he was postulating in his theory, but he believed that given enough time time would vindicate him. The fossil record would vindicate him.
Here's the problem. A lot of time is gone by the fossil record has not vindicated him and my molecular biologist Michael Denton said evolutionary theory is still as it was in Darwin's time, a highly speculative hypothesis entirely without direct factual support." I could give you quotes like that all day long from a group from scientists and experts. But here's the deal with you and I got to the parking lot were standing in front of your car and you show me your cool car you tell me about the how they designed it at the factory and they were thinking the sex on. Here's what happened billions of years ago there were sets of explosions rocks at each other and there were gases and eventually over a long long long long period of time metal formed in glass formed a rubber form and boozing up out of the pavement was your car. You look at, you're an idiot and if I believe what I just said I would be an idiot because what your job is not that looks like it's been designed by somebody like a designer was behind and I would agree with that. So that aside, I'm bringing all this up because a literal Adam is crucial to Paul's argument because you see different historical Adam does not represent mankind and sinfulness than an historical Jesus could never represent mankind in righteousness, one requires the other one acted in such a way as to affect humankind. Another acted in such a way as to affect but these verses tell us more. These verses actually answer the age old query about how we got into the mess we find ourselves in you every generation says something like this when I was a kid. Things were different.
There were here that before. Did you ever say that before the of course you did you hurt your parents say it. I never hear my dad, here goes again as a kid is things are and then I grew up I was right because when I was a kid. Things were different. And now I'm hearing my son so you know how to get things were different, and I'm guessing my grandson to say the same thing. I think every generation says it because it's true. I think that evil grows with every subsequent generation and so we find ourselves asking who's fault is all this is just another shooting we saw yesterday and the day before and last week another one just seems like these things are rampant. Did you know that right now there are 40 active wars on planet Earth. 40 active conflicts. Those are on the rise, there's a rise of depression and suicide in our own country. Among the very young, especially so we scratch our heads and whose fault is that this must be the Democrats fault zone. I know it's the Republicans or knights is independent. You know that I know it's either on this is a Russian conspiracy. What is a Chinese conspiracy know it's Adam's fault. Adam opened the door, Adam was given an incredible power called the power of choice, volition, everybody knows this great power when a young man asked the young woman for her hand in marriage, who has a lot of power, so Neil and Jackie are up in the front when Neil when you asked wife Jackie to marry you. What you say. So yes I see your girls next he selects as a good thing as very powerful choice that she made what she said no, all boys at all boy okay so choices powerful. Every parent discovers when they get their child in order a command or directive to be obedient and the low voices. Now powerful choice now that child is about to experience a powerful parents choice. After that choice, but nonetheless, volition is an extremely powerful thing. Adam was given a simple directive simple instruction.
One easy rule, one restriction Adam, do you can do this. Just stay away from that tree.
But you know what it's like when you see a sign that says don't touch you want to touch right you know what, what, why, why, designer what he wanted. Such processes don't touch so if you see a sign on the door.
This is keep out it's want to take a peek and find out why what's so important you see a sign that says lead paint. You think you will maybe describe by now. I just want to see.
So God hung up a sign for Adam, but he touch the pain. He opened the door with the verse 12 therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world. That's where the problems all start through one man sin entered the world. He opened the door and when you open that door. A deadly virus infected humanity since Adam every human being is born. Yes I am positive through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin. Thus death spread to all men. Verse 14 nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses you notice the progression sin entered number one death entered number two death spread number three and number four. Death reigned so one man's act brought results so catastrophic. We are still to this day experiencing the repercussions. When Adam sinned, he generated a constitutional change in his character, he acted as the federal head of humanity. That's what theologians call the federal head of humanity passing on his nature throughout history that sort of hard for you to get your head around the federal headship give you kind of a modern analogy in the story and the movies the hunger games. The head actress who is in this the character Aberdeen. She becomes both a substitute as well as a representative she's a substitute for her sister. Prem saved her life by taking her place. But she becomes a representative she becomes the federal head of her district so that if she wins those gladiatorial hunger games.
Her whole district reaps the benefits for a whole year of food and feasts. So Adam acted as the federal head of humanity. Jesus comes after an action is the federal head for all those who believe now I can hear wheels turning in and heads. People say what way limit that's not fair. I never met Adam, I would know him from Adam know why. Why am I taking the raptor what he did. Why am I being implicated for a crime he committed. I didn't eat the fruit like fruit. I actually do like fruit. Why would God condemn the world because of one person did help me pass that along.
Well let me answer that simply first of all by saying this principle works in other aspects of human propagation we get physical characteristics from parents and grandparents that gets passed down by color, hair color, body type, height, all of that gets passed on genetically in the genetic code all the way down the line in the same way. Sin is a matter of spiritual genetics, we inherit a fallen nature to be second explanation by condemning the race through one man, God is able to save the race through one by consigning all of us under the condemnation clause. Since were all born into that state. We can all be saved by his grace by simply believing I one man by one man Skip the message from the series partnership now here Skip to tell you about how you can keep encouraging messages like this coming your way as you help connect others to God's truth bringing Jesus into every relationship in your life is one of the best decisions you could ever make. That's why we want to make these biblical teachings available to even more people to this broadcast and you can help connect others with these life-changing truths. When you give today. Here's how you can join in this mission to connect listeners like you to Jesus you can give email@example.com/donate. That's connectwithskip.com/domain 4:892 to 1892 to 1880 think that tomorrow is Skip six years of of the gracious gift of Jesus and so they Skip presentation of connection communications to God's unchanging truth