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June 10, 2020 2:00 am
The first man, Adam, brought about mankind's fall. But the Son of Man, Jesus, bought mankind's favor. In the message "A One-Man Show," Skip talks about the free gift you have in Jesus.
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Adam is the anti-type of Cues in his commentary said there's a greater distance between Christ and Adam between the grasshopper and the highest archangel so one choice, one that one sin affected the many one sacrifice, one way to see affected salvation through Adam's sin into the world to Christ we can be free from the bondage of sin today on connect with Skip Heitzig scriptures more about the free gift. Jesus offers first Skip was to let you know what a resource for you can get some extra biblical encouragement from his wife, Linda, you crave knowledge connection and honest conversation, but I'm excited to announce that my wife Linea just launched a new podcast called all the thing she and her cohost Lindsay Maestas are diving into a variety of topics including faith, family, culture, and the workplace. If you have a desire to learn and grow while getting to know Linea better subscribe today were ever you listen to your podcasts thinking scant the vinyl ditzy foundational truths about who God is and how he works in your life and our heart is to help the friends like you I meeting these difficult teachings available anywhere across the US and around the world that your support is the final to make that happen today will help keep these messages he left on the air telling you and countless others. Please consider getting today. I connect.com/Downey connectwithskip.com/donate or call 892 1888, 892 1888. Thank you. Now where in Romans chapter 5 as we dive into the teaching with Skip Heitzig 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. When he opened the door a deadly virus infected humanity since Adam every human being is born as I am positive through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin. Thus death spread to all men good 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 will 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 you 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 act is the federal head for all those who believe now I can hear wheels turning in and heads. People say what way and when that's not fair. I never met Adam, I would know him from Adam, why, why am I taking the rap for 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 for the 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 the baguettes 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 by one man by one man on the rate something to you that I've been fascinated with for years.
I know you wouldn't read anything like this today from a government agency, but this is a statement given by the Minnesota crime commission was written in 1926 as an explanation that the, the government agency was giving to explain the rise in crime rate but you would never hear a government organization say anything like this today, but it happens to be biblically accurate 1926 Minnesota crime commission. The reason for the rise in crime rate, I quote every baby starts life is a little savage by they got that right. He is completely selfish and self-centered.
He wants what he wants when he wants it. His bottle, his mother's attention. His playmates toy.
His uncles watch denied these and he see this with rage and aggressiveness, which would be murderous were he not so helpless. This means that all children not just certain children are born delinquent if permitted to continue in the self-centered world of his infancy given free reign to his impulsive actions to satisfy his wants every child would grow up. A criminal thief killer rapist you'd never hear that today were so politically correct, but wouldn't touch that with a 10 foot pole.
However, the Minnesota crime commission in 1926 seem to have a good biblical grasp on what we call depravity. That's a term for our condition. The total depravity of mankind is a harsh word but that's at the heart center was in the war.
Depravity means marked by corruption. It does not mean you're as bad as you can possibly be a major as bad off as you can possibly be. You see before God.
You and I are as bad off as we can possible do we can get any worse. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness that God that is our natural state. We are by children.
The nature of wrath, even as others that's depravity. That's what Adam brought sin entered death entered death spread, death reigned.
Now we turn the corner. After considering Adam we consider what Paul calls in Corinthians, the last Adam. Jesus.
So just like to one man's failure brought mankind's fall.
Also by one man's fix brought mankind's favorite. Let's look at verse 15.
I'm glad just for the first word is it's a nice change but the free gift is not like the offense. First, by the one man's offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from the one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification.
For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ. Therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one man's righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.
For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one man's obedience many will be made righteous. Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Now if you just sneak back 1/2 of verse, verse 14.
Notice what it says at the end. We haven't even looked at that yet. It says Adam, who is a present type.
Adam, who is a type of him H referring to Jesus, Adam, who is a type of him who was to come. Type 2+ pattern. He is a type. Adam is a type of Christ, not because they are similar to each other, but because they are this similar to each other.
The only similarity between Adam and Christ. Is that what one did affected the rest that's their similar. Adam is a type of Jesus in an opposite sense we would say actually he's the anti-type.
Adam is the antitype of Christ Hughes in his commentary said there is a greater distance between Christ and Adam the between the grasshopper and the highest archangel so one choice one act, one sin affected the many one sacrifice one righteous deed affected salvation permitted not by the way, technically you see where it says many occasions that work because of this, many were made righteous.
Many were made guilty. There should be of the there's an article before than the original language of the many so the one affected though many and the second the one affected the many and the many means everybody means all mankind. Look at verse 18. Therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, so many is an appositional statement of every single person everyone. All of but here to me is a great part. There's that that phrase I told you about much more what you look at a few of these.
Look at verse 15 but the free gift is not like the offense.
For by one man's gift or one man's offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.
Verse 70 roof by one man's offense death reigned through the one man, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life to the one, Jesus Christ. Verse 20. Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound in other words, people still blow it from the time of Adam to the time of Moses when the law was given. But when the law was written at the time of Moses. It now makes it worse because you might be doing all the stuff the losses don't do now that the losses don't do it you know it's wrong what pain don't touch don't enter the law makes the offense known and amplified.
Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded hears the term much more. Here's the composite truth of all these whatever we lost in Adam we gained in Christ, much more in verse 20 is really the pinnacle of the entire passage where sin abounded, grace.
Here's a better translation super abounded as one translation says super abounded. Another translation overflowed exceeded the mark. Here's my translation when sin reached its high water mark grace completely flooded over Charles Haddon Spurgeon preached the whole message on verse 20. The single verse he called it grace abounding over abounding sin.
Think of it like a damn water down that is erected to keep out the flow of a great river. There are several examples around the world to notable ones in our region would be the state almost next door to us. Sort of next-door Nevada the Hoover dam built in 1935 by FDR largest structure on earth at the time and in the orbital dam in California happens to be.
To this day, the tallest, the highest dam in the world. 754 feet high 1 mile wide.
The point of the passage then is that sin cannot erect a dam so high that grace cannot overflow want you to hear that truth speaks some of your thinking you know what I've done, you know what I thought you know what I said and you know how often I've said it yet for like Adam lately what is it we we were just like that we keep doing it but you might feel like a failure on so many levels and and and if you're thinking you know my sin has erected a dam is pretty high God's grace can overflow that were sin abounded, grace can abound much more back in 1492 member would have been 1492.
In 1492, you got an a that date yet.
I was probably kindergarten right we learn that so you you were there, you did good, as I just heard from 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue before 1942, 1492 for service so before 1492 the Spanish coins.
Coins in Spain had a little motif on the front of the Strait of Gibraltar.
The rock of Gibraltar and the words in Latin inscribed may close. Will try the means no more beyond this thing is you've reached the end of the world.
There's nothing after this is nothing beyond this this is that baby is no more beyond well that was 1492 and Chris hadn't come back home from his voyages yet, but when Christopher Columbus did come back home from his exploring the new world and discovered, although there's a lot more they had to re-mint the coin and they dropped the nae and now it read close. Will try there is more beyond. And if you think your failure has tapped out God's grace. You don't know your God if you think what you've done the damage you've erected has kept God's grace away from you. You don't understand your God or his grace, and you need to let verse 20 sink and where sin abounded, grace over float go back to Adam. You know what happened when Adam sinned, right out of sin with his wife and afterwards a chitosan in their and he looked down ago were naked, we can fix that they had this sudden self-realization of some they never really realize before was an issue before other very self-conscious and so they had to cover themselves up to one of the cover themselves up with what are the they put on Figley's ever felt the fig leaf is so rough that whiskers on its itchy its rockets not comfortable and it's temporary fig leaves dry out. They break apart. You have to keep getting new ones, which is just a bad experience all the way around. So God was very gracious and provided. The Bible says skins animal skins for now question would you rather have leaves with whiskers on your private parts or sheepskin easy choice right so God provided animal skins. Presumably that we can be sure sheepskins to cover them up, but to get animal skins. You gotta get an animal to get animal skins. You gotta kill an animal you have to shed that animals innocent blood that handled them do anything God kill the animals show the blood took the skins provided clothing that becomes a principle that is shared in the New Testament. Hebrews 922 without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. In that whole encounter God was sharing two truths with Adam and Eve that become part of the biblical narrative. First of all, death came into the world because of sin, and only a life can pay for and number two God is demonstrating that a substitute can be offered in the place of the one who committed the sin now with Adam and Eve when they send it was one Lamb per person. Eve needed a skin. Adam needed a skin so it was one lamb for one person, but as time moves on. God establishes the Passover among the Hebrew nation and he allows one lamb to be slain for one family later on. Time moves on Yom Kippur day of atonement.
God allows the slang of one lamb for the whole nation.
Time does march on. By the time we get to the New Testament, John the Baptist sees Jesus coming to look behold the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world. Now it's one lamb for the world that one man one lamb can do.
So what can one man do a lot. Jesus is now the new federal head on. Does the damage left by Adam so people might look at God is in fair.
You're right it's not fair that Jesus should pay for your sent. Think of it that way people complain they say why should I get punished for what Adam did. Here's my question.
Why should Jesus get punished for what you did, and yet he did.
He was that lamb he did. Why he must think were worth. He must think were worth speaking of one man.
You've heard of the lump statement of one man's trash is another man's treasure.
So there's yard sales all the time the bear that truth out right so unfortunately the stuff that is in the yard sale today is in the dumpster tomorrow and maybe some of you feel like that you feel sort of like leftovers that the yard sale you feel useless you feel worthless.
I want you to know God doesn't see it that way. God doesn't see you that way. God doesn't think you're a bargain at a yard sale because he was willing to pay the highest price to enter into a relationship with you.
For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son highest price and that's the gift verse 15 but the free gift is not like because it's a gift you can't brag about your accomplishments because it's a gift you can earn that you can only receive the gift that you have to receive the gift ports really not valid so you can't blame Adam for what he did because you have that incredible power of choice yourself in a come down to this. What will you do with Jesus or will you do with God's provision to fix the problem.
What we do we believe and let Jesus be your federal head of you out and do what he did here. I am pretty bad, bad stuff.
Every generation okay. Let them begin with you.
Let them change your heart. Your life one that you want to change a nation world one person at a time, begins God is giving you an incredible power right now to choose tubes that Skip message from the series partnership want to invite Jesus into your heart. Would love to tell you a little more about this life-changing decision interview from music connectwithskip.com/know God.
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