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Memorial Service Today for Fallen Houston Firefighter

The Car Pro Show

00:41 sec | 6 d ago

Memorial Service Today for Fallen Houston Firefighter

"Firefighter Jerry Pacheco is being remembered in a memorial service at Houston First Baptist Church this hour. Pacheco is the second Houston firefighter to die of complications from Cove it, Houston Professional Firefighter Association president Marty Langton says Pacheco's son, Justin is also a firefighter. A very difficult time for the Houston firefighters. We ask the citizens of Houston, please take a moment about your heads. Pray for the magical family and for the Houston Fire Department family. Pacheco's mother tested positive this past week, so she's not able to attend her son's funeral. Instead, the procession is going to make a slight detour and drive by her house so she can see out the window.

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Atlanta - Barack Obama: Honor John Lewis by Renewing Voting Rights Act & Ballot Access in the U.S.

The Steve Harvey Morning Show

01:46 min | 2 weeks ago

Atlanta - Barack Obama: Honor John Lewis by Renewing Voting Rights Act & Ballot Access in the U.S.

"Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Ebony Baptist Church in Atlanta to bid farewell to Congressman John Lewis. Three President's spoke at the funeral of the late civil rights icon three presidents were talking pro Bush three real president. Yes President Clinton. President Obama delivered. Yes, he spoke about bloody Sunday when Congressman Lewis and other protesters were beaten by police and Selma fifty five years ago. President Obama also spoke about her suppression take a listen we may no longer have to. Guess the number Jelly beans in the jar in order to cast a ballot. But even as we sit here. There are those power who are doing their darndest. To discourage people from voting. By closing polling locations and targeting minorities and students with restricted by laws and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision, even undermining the postal service in the run-up. That's going to be dependent on mail in ballots so people don't get sick. That's the president that MSN. President. Jimmy Carter also sent his condolences and approximation. So it was just a beautiful service everything President Obama also reminded Americans to be. vigilant against the darker currents of this country's history. Beginning. June oil. Jennifer Holliday Holliday. I.

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12-year-old honors John Lewis with moving funeral tribute

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

02:37 min | 2 weeks ago

12-year-old honors John Lewis with moving funeral tribute

"Rights leader Longtime Congressman John Lewis has been buried in Atlanta and after he was honored by three former presidents yesterday. Including the most recent president, Barack Obama, who described him as a man of pure joy and unbreakable perseverance. He loved America until America learn how to love him back. back. It It was was a a ceremony ceremony fit fit for for an an American American hero. hero. Civil Civil rights rights leader leader John John Lewis Lewis was was remembered remembered for for his his unstoppable unstoppable fight fight for equality. His everlasting humility and his love for all hundreds gathered outside the Ebeneezer Baptist Church to watch the service inside 12 year old tie. Brief our gave a touching tribute. John knows was my hero, my friend. Let's honor him by getting in good trouble. And three former president shared how he shaped the nation. John and I had our disagreements, of course. But in the America John Lewis fought for and the America I believe. And differences of opinion. Our inevitable elements and evidence of democracy in action. I just loved it. I always will. And I'm so grateful. That he stayed true to form. I suggest Since he's close enough to God to keep his eye on the sparrow and us We salute suit up and march on his eulogy. The nation's first black president Barack Obama, call Louis a man of pure joy and unbreakable perseverance. Lewis did not hesitate. And he kept on Getting on board buses and sitting at lunch counters got his mug shot taken again and again. America was built by John Lewis. Is he as much as anyone? In our history. Brought this country a little bit closer. To our highest ideas. The former president told a story about speaking with Congressman Lewis after he joined the Senate. He said he walked over to him and said John I'm here because of you What we do for you. A more perfect union. Whether it's years from now or decades, or even if it takes another two centuries. John Lewis will be a founding father. Of that fuller fairer, better America.

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Life and legacy of John Lewis honored at Georgia funeral

Sports Talk with Jason and Ed

00:21 sec | 2 weeks ago

Life and legacy of John Lewis honored at Georgia funeral

"And civil rights icon John Lewis laid to rest following his funeral at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Former President Obama delivering the eulogy, The life of John Lewis was in so many ways exception. Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush also paid tribute. John Lewis was 80. President Trump was not at the funeral

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Mourners Gather For For The Funeral Of Congressman John Lewis in Atlanta

Tom Sullivan

00:53 sec | 2 weeks ago

Mourners Gather For For The Funeral Of Congressman John Lewis in Atlanta

"For John Lewis Today in Atlanta. Thie intimate funeral service that Ebeneezer Baptist Church reflecting Lewis's humble life and legacy is both congressmen and civil rights leader. Three former presidents were also there, we honor Our friend. For his faith and for living. It's fight Former President Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama pain tribute and President Obama called for Americans to carry on the fight when it comes to voting rights. Former President Obama eulogizing John Lewis's lifelong voting rights fight and telling Mourners they must not let the current president undo that there are those in power. You are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations and targeting minorities and student President Trump

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3 former presidents mourn John Lewis at funeral in Atlanta

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 weeks ago

3 former presidents mourn John Lewis at funeral in Atlanta

"John Lewis has been celebrated as a hero at his funeral what a gift John Lewis was Barack Obama was one of three former presidents remembering Lewis inside Atlanta's historic Ebenezer Baptist church he's been called an American Shane joining George W. bush and Bill Clinton and recalling Lewis is a lifelong push for a better America we salute suit up in Marshall Obama called Lewis a man of pure joy and unbreakable perseverance striving until the end to build a more perfect union he says when it eventually happens even if it takes another two centuries John Lewis will be a founding father Sager make ani Washington

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Obama gives passionate eulogy as John Lewis honored at funeral in MLK's Atlanta church

Sean Hannity

00:58 sec | 2 weeks ago

Obama gives passionate eulogy as John Lewis honored at funeral in MLK's Atlanta church

"He owes a debt to John Lewis, whom he first met as a law student. Years later, when Obama was first elected a senator, he told Louis quote I'm here because of you. And then on Inauguration Day, 29 29 years years when when the the first first people people I I greeted greeted and and hugged hugged On On that that stand. stand. I told him This is your day to delivering the eulogy at the funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church. President Obama addressing the fight over mail in ballots in November that he says are necessary to keep people from getting sick as they vote during a pandemic even as we sit here There are those in power who are doing their darndest. To discourage people from voting several speakers today at the funeral, saying, If you really want to honor the life of John Lewis vote, the funeral has now concluded his body is being taken to South U Cemetery for burial Reporting Live in Atlanta, Veronica Waters 95.5 WSB

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Obama to deliver eulogy for civil rights icon John Lewis in Atlanta

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:59 sec | 2 weeks ago

Obama to deliver eulogy for civil rights icon John Lewis in Atlanta

"Report The Life and Legacy of John Lewis. Family, Friends, congressional leaders and former presidents have have gathered gathered at at Ebenezer Ebenezer Baptist Baptist Church Church in in Atlanta Atlanta to to say say goodbye goodbye to to congressman congressman and and civil civil rights rights icon icon John John Lewis, Lewis, CBS CBS News News correspondent correspondent Alison Alison Keith Keith at at the the beginning beginning of of the the Celebration Celebration of of Life for John Lewis Historic Ebeneezer Baptist Church. Joint with churches all over the nation, bringing a bill 80 times to honor the man who faced death throughout his life and his battle for civil rights. The funeral is being held at the church where Dr Martin Luther King Jr and his father once preached former President George W. Bush. John Lewis. Always looked outwards. Not in words he always thought of others. Former President Barack Obama will deliver Lewis's eulogy. CBS News Special Report. I'm Jim Krystle. And, of course, stay with

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Obama to deliver eulogy for civil rights icon John Lewis in Atlanta

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:23 sec | 2 weeks ago

Obama to deliver eulogy for civil rights icon John Lewis in Atlanta

"John Lewis getting underway in Atlanta. Maybe see Steve Austin Sami is it Ebenezer Baptist Church leaders gathered here from across the world will be saying their final Goodbyes to Congressman Lewis. He was more than a congressman. He was a civil rights icon. Three former presidents will be here. President Obama will deliver the eulogy. Presidents Clinton and Bush will also be here. President Trump tweeting that maybe

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John Lewis, Towering Civil Rights Icon, Memorialized At Atlanta

KYW 24 Hour News

01:15 min | 2 weeks ago

John Lewis, Towering Civil Rights Icon, Memorialized At Atlanta

"The sound in Atlanta as masked Mourners air filing into a church where a funeral service for the legendary civil rights fighter and longtime congressman John Lewis is being held ahead of his burial. A winnable use. Mike Doherty has a preview. For half a century, John Lewis dedicated his life to civil rights and civil service. President Obama will deliver his eulogy at Ebenezer Baptist Church. That's the same church where Dr Martin Luther King Jr used to deliver sermons. Former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton are expected to attend the services Well, President Donald Trump says he will not go Georgia governor Brian Kemp says no matter where you go, everybody knows the name of John Lewis and Mohr importantly, They know his record of standing up. Speaking out and shaking up the status quo. Lewis made a name for himself by getting into what he calls good trouble. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms says he laid the groundwork for her and others and she will carry on his legacy and so governor when the good trouble continues to know that it is with the blessings of Congressman Lewis Lewis is the first black lawmaker toe lie in state at at the the Capitol Capitol Rotunda Rotunda in in Washington, Washington, D D C. C.

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Rep. John Lewis Makes Final Stop in Atlanta

Morning Edition

24:00 min | 2 weeks ago

Rep. John Lewis Makes Final Stop in Atlanta

"Rights activist and icon who became a moral force in the United States. Congress will be laid to rest. Today. He's been celebrated in a series of memorials this week and this past Sunday, he received a hero's sendoff in his native state of Alabama. And on Monday, Congressman Lewis was honored in Washington, DC It was an emotional Ceremony with lawmakers. His colleagues Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, played a portion of a speech that Lewis gave to graduates at Emory University in 2014. As young people. You must understand that there are forces that would take us back to another period. But you must know that would mark warned by way made too much progress and we're going to make you some step back. Some delays some disappointment, but you must never give up. I give in. You must keep the faith and keep so eyes on the prize. That is so calling. That is your mission That is tomorrow. Obligation that is oh, man. They get out there and do it getting away. Lewis lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda following the ceremony, making him the first black lawmaker to receive that honor. And today, Congressman Lewis comes home to Atlanta, Georgia. The funeral service is being held at the historic Ebeneezer Baptist Church, where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr was once co pastor and joining us Now is Emma Hurt. She's a reporter with our member station W. A. B in Atlanta, and she joins us live from outside of Ebeneezer Baptist and Emma describe what it's like there where you are right now. Hi, Emma. Can you hear me? Emma will be joining us shortly. She is outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Now let's go to Debbie Elliot. We'll check back in with Emma. And just a few moments. Hi, Debbie. How are you? I am good. I know that you spent a lot of time in Alabama over the weekend. There were several memorials and services. It was quite a scene. Right. You know, I think the thing that stands out the most was was when he was in Selma and his casket was on this horse drawn carriage. And it crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, of course, that iconic place where he was met with state troopers and sheriff's deputies who beat him up in a peaceful march for voting rights. Back in 1965 and people had come to sort of witness him make that Symbolic final crossing. Yeah, you've been You've known the congressman for for many years. You spoke with him back in 2015 at that. Edmund Pettus Bridge. Tell us about that. Yes. So this was in advance of 50th anniversary celebrations marking You know, 50 years since the Voting Rights Act passed because of that horrible incident on that bridge. The nation in the world really became aware of the brutality against African Americans who were pushing for equality in the American South. And so I met him there. We stood at the foot of the bridge, and we had a conversation about what it was like back then. And let's listen to a little bit, and he describes what happened on that came before. Beating us. Shrimping with horses. Releasing the tick and I was getting here. A state trooper with the night stick. My legs went from under me. I thought I was going to die. I thought I saw death. He thought he saw death, You know, and this was a moment where he had been that the the sheriff's deputy in the state troopers told them you have to turn back. We're not going to let you march to Montgomery. And they asked to kneel in prayer and as they went to kneel in prayer before they were going to turn back and go back to their churches. They were told. The meeting started. Tell me what's so powerful about that moment in history is that it was it was. It was a time where people were able to see for the first time the brutality. Those images were so powerful. It was labeled bloody Sunday and it sped up the passages you said of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Debbie will will come back to you a little later to talk more about that. That's NPR's Debbie Elliot. We now have with us in the hurt. She is a reporter with our member station W. Abe in Atlanta, and she's outside of Ebeneezer Baptist Church where services will be held today. And Emma describe for us what it's like for you out there right now what you're seeing. Okay. Hi, Emma. This is Tanya. Can you hear me? Hi. Yeah. Can you hear me? I can I know that. It's It's quite a crowd. Okay? Can you tell us a bit about what you're seeing out there? I'm seeing I'd say about 200 people out here and we've kind of got to groups. We've got the people that are starting to gather at the Jumbotron, which has been set up right outside the church. I'm waiting to watch the service live there. And then we've got a crowd of people who are who are welcoming people as they arrive, welcoming the VIPs on presidential watch. Right now, I would say, waiting waiting for the three former presidents who are going to attend today and speak and the mood here is is really. I mean, it's it's serious, but it's also so joyful. It's about singing, and the stories that people have been telling me are just really powerful stories of how much Congressman Lewis meant to them. How much his message means to them in this time. And how much they want their Children and their grandchildren to make sure to remember him and what he stood for. What's really powerful, a swell about his home state of of his home state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta. Is that so many people felt like they knew him because they met him. You're hearing all of those stories from folks, I'm sure their interactions with him. Ebeneezer Baptist has so much history is I mentioned earlier, Martin looking Junior was a co pastor their share with us the significance of that church. Well, this was this was more Luther King Juniors from church. He grew up in it and was pastor as you said. It was also John Lewis's Home Church, where his wife's funeral was held in 2013. And it's really special. I think for these two figures overlap in this In this part of Atlanta to on Auburn Avenue, which is really the centre of Black Atlanta life, and some would argue the center of the Civil Rights movement and the two figures. I mean yesterday what was so powerful about Congressman Lewis lying in state in the Capitol in Georgia was that this was an honor denied to Dr King when he died. So I spoke to people who said I'm here because of all the people like Dr King who were denied that honor. And here we are giving Congressman Lewis most them may be the most honor. That we can right now. Sure, Let's listen to some of those folks that you spoke with you. It was amazing. It was amazing. All people on the young people. A lot of my friends has passed away. But I remember him from there. So that's why you mentioned This church being in the Hart. I just want to tell you that was Patricia Spicer, who's here, and she was talking about seeing Congressman Lewis speak at the 1963 march on Washington and that that's why his words were so powerful then and grabbed her then and she had to come today. The body of John Lewis was brought to Atlanta yesterday, and as you mentioned, it passed a number of important landmarks in the city. Walk us through. Some of those final landmarks that this journey to finally to Ebeneezer Baptist Church. There were there were quite a few stops because, as you said, Congressman Lewis has been such a presence in his district for, you know, 30 plus years. There was a pause at the Rainbow Crosswalk in Midtown, which you know, celebrates LGBT Q. The LGBTQ community here they passed by his downtown congressional office and a major street here that was renamed after him in the John Lewis Freedom Parkway on DH. It was there was also a big stop at a mural that you, Khun see driving down the interstate that runs through Atlanta. It has a picture of John Lewis and the words hero and, you know, it was really powerful. Tio. Watch him land for the last time in Atlanta and to watch him, you know, make his his final journey around the city. That's Emma hurt. She's a reporter with our member station. W. A. B in Atlanta. Thank you so much. Thank you. We're going to bring in another voice to our conversation. Remembering today the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis Bishop Leah Daughtry is with us. Now. She's a political organizer and strategist. She ran. The Democratic National Convention is in 2008 in 2016 and she is the presiding prelate of the House of the Lord Churches. And there is perhaps no one better to talk about the intersection of faith in politics in this moment, which is what's so much of John Lewis's life really represents Bishop. Doctor. Thank you for being here. Good morning to you. And thank you very much from including this conversation. I guess I would just start by asking where your thoughts are this morning. Oh, you know, in the it's Ah, it's a powerful day. In the African American tradition. We call this the services home going And so they are mix of sorrow and sadness, but also great joy, particularly when it's someone like Mr Lewis, who has lived his life in such an exemplary way and in keeping with the principles of his faith that we know that he And our tradition. He's going home to be with the creator. And so we rejoice in bed and in the deeply held idea that we will see him again. So the mix of emotions on and I'm looking forward to the servants and being able to worship with those who have gathered To celebrate his life. The the word and his faith came before politics, did it. Not that was with what guided him first? Yes, yes, And I think that's so instructive for all of us who are people of faith. He was deeply guided by the principles of the face that he held so deeply and so closely and though that is what informed him and informed his action. Informed his decision to get involved in the civil rights movement on then to pursue a career in electoral politics. It's because of the ideals of of of our faith of our share faith that God intends for all of us. To live a full and abundant life. It holds us equally ah, in God's eyes and ah, divinely created and therefore in endowed with these Possibilities of being hole and equal. And then we have an obligation to pursue of society that sees us as God. And so for John Lewis that meant getting involved in the civil rights movement. That meant going on the bus boycotts being part of the leadership because it was he was pursuing the principal's off his face. And then in his later life, Of course, he came to Congress again, seeking ways to create a just society, a beloved community that treats all of its citizens equally. That has got had intended them to be he. It was almost a joke near the end of his life. How often he was asked to talk about preaching to chickens as a child on how readily he wanted to share that story, right? It was, he just he reveled in it of the idea of Off the joy he had as a very young man. I mean, eight years old, even sharing what he believed to be the most important important message there, Wass and and it helped him. Negotiate through through Washington. It helped him find ways to communicate with people with whom he disagreed. This's a very important part of his legacy is enough. It is it is, you know it and it tells you how deeply held his faith was. You know in these days, particularly when people are chasing followers, and ah likes and so forth on social Media network to think of this young man who who so loved his face. It was so impassioned by that any audience any Opportunity. He had to share his fate. Even with the chickens, Wass and was a chance to home his craft was a chance to get his ideas out was a chance. The tests, cadences and rhythms of words was a chance to share was the chickens and with those around the pick of the air, the grass the field how passionate he was about things that he believed and then bringing those ideals to Congress and understanding again. The people I help The idea of our faith that God has created a so equal And so if this idea that you don't have to be just like me to be just like me, there's something we have in common with each other. And if we can just talk if we can just be in conversation, we can see each other perhaps here because we may not still agree, but at least The tendency to demonize the unknown goes away lesson diminishes in the conversation. And who could refuse the conversation with Mr Lewis, who could refuse to just sit and talk and listen, and he was as good a listener. As he Waas a conversationalist. So you know, I think the Congress was richer for having him there on the Congress was Richard that his colleagues were Richard for just being able to be in conversation with someone who has deeply held ideal of deeply held conviction and experience. We should point out. Three former presidents are expected to get the memorial today. Bill Clinton. Barack Obama and and George W. Bush. I mean, just exemplifying the way that he he was very firm about what he believed and believed in his party, but he would work with Republicans if it meant Getting getting through the legislation he thought was most important. That's right. I mean, red and blue. These sorts of lines. These artificial divisions that we create among ourselves to categorize each other didn't really existed. Mr Lewis's lexicon. It was all about the humanity of people, and so has admit moving communities forward if admits Getting everybody the rights they deserve. Then he was willing to have the conversation. He was willing to be engaged and involved. And we see that in the folks that are going to speak today that are going to be present today at the tone and the tenor of the service, which he himself Designed. He spoke to his his closest staff. A. Stephen knew his time was shortening and said, who he wanted to be there. And what's the one of the elements of the club is to be what we see. Today is of Mr Lewis's own crafted bishop. Doctor, Can I ask one quick question if you were involved in the ceremony today, Realism putting you on the spot. But is there scripture that you think represents this moment, something you can point to that that carries the weight of history with it, but also Is about hope is about the future. You know, The thing that comes to mind for me is the passage and Hebrews. There's a chapter the faith chapter. We call it. Chapter 11 that talks about all the icons of our faith. Abraham and Sarah and getting and so forth on a long litany and in the middle of verse 13 says these all died in the faith, not having received the promises. But having seen them afar off, and for me that speaks of the hope. That was Mr Lewis's life. He stood on the shoulders of those who went before who didn't see freedom who didn't think the achievement of our civil rights. He followed them and he lived his life in such a way that he advanced the faith. He advance the causes, but he didn't see all of the achievement. And now we come behind him on continue his legacy. So he believed he held these convictions didn't scenes didn't see everything he fought for comes repair, But he still believed he still continue fighting. And henceforth Scripture goes on to say there was laid up for me A crown of righteousness was the Lord. That right? Justo shall give me on that day. And not to me only bought to all those who love disappearing. And so we look forward to seeing the two of us again in the future. Bishop Leah Daughtry. Thank you so much for sharing your reflections with us on this day. Thank you. Yes, very powerful. Let's go now to NPR. Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell and NPR's senior editor and correspondent on the Washington desk. Ron Elving. Hey, guys. Kelsey. Good morning. We've heard so many powerful tributes from people throughout the country and the world. But But Louis is home state of Georgia. His presence and work had an especially profound. Meaning for his home state of Georgia for his district. Tell us a little bit more about his time there. You know, I am reminded of a couple of really, really standout moments of. I think one of the things that I think about a lot right now is the tribute that that they delivered for Johnny Isakson, who was a Republican senator. Of from Georgia, who retired last year, and in 2019 it was in November. So just just so a bit ago, Johnny Isakson was being was being honored and John Lewis Delivered this speech explaining how they could work together and and how there was an opportunity for anybody to find spaces where they agreed. And then, at the end of his speech, he walked across the Isaacson, who was in bad health and who had had trouble with his spine and said I will come to you brother and walked over and gave him a hug. That was really very much representative of the way. That John Lewis approached, you know, working on problems was what he wanted there to be bipartisanship. He wanted to be the person who came across, walked across and shake somebody's hand gave them a hug and said We can get something done here. He was also the kind of person who, whenever you saw him in the capital. There would be some person some tourist or a constituent who wanted to come and talk to him, and there was always had the time he had the time to tell his story had the time to talk to people about their story. He was extremely generous with his time and his constituents were known to come up to the capital and spent time directly with him. There was never a moment when it team like he was bigger than anybody else. Yeah, it's been Ah, so enriching and so fun over the last week to hear how so many people that I personally no have have met John Lewis, whether it's in Washington whether it's in Atlanta. New York Across the country. People have had a chance to meet him, but also have these intimate one on one conversations with him A CZ. We've learned he never turned anyone away. He was always willing to stop and have those conversations. One of the things that jumps out to me was a story about Congressman Lewis. When Hey, was in his district and he would spend a day doing a job in the district so even way back in the seventies, he would do things like drive a ups truck for a day to get a sense of what his constituents were up against. That is something that so many people feel is that he was of the people. Absolutely, and a lot of members of Congress that I speak to say they learned from that approach. They learned from John Lewis not just from the work that he did in civil rights, but the way he had a relationship with his constituents the way that he continued to speak about issues that meant something to him and then became active in them. I am reminded of the sit in on the House floor. On gun violence. He led House Democrats in a sit in and following. I believe the pulse shooting and they said that this was not a time when they could leave, and then he wanted to be the person who, you know who did the good trouble that he always talks about. He did not want to just be a person talking about it. He wanted to be a person involved in it. And you know so many members of Congress on Democrats and Republicans who felt inspired by that personal connection to his beliefs. The service eyes expected to begin shortly, and about 10 5 or 10 minutes. Ron, I'd love to go through with you what we can expect for today's service. But I want to talk first about Lewis's time as a civil rights activist, part of the movement back in the sixties. We expect to hear a lot about that today during the service, right? Yes, indeed, his life traced if you will, the trajectory of the African American experience over the last 70 80 years in American history. He was one of the group sometimes referred to as the Big Six, of course, beginning with Martin Luther King, whose name will be invoked. Many times today, but also Whitney Young of the National Urban League. Roy Wilkins of the CP. James Farmer of the Congress of regular Racial Equality and a Philip Randolph from the Pullman Porters Union. They were in many respects the Giants. Of the civil rights movement, as it took shape after World War two and rose in the fifties and sixties. Of course, John Lewis was there for most, all of it. He was part of the citizens at lunch counters in Nashville. He was one of the original 13 Freedom riders in 1961 integrating bus travel in the south. He was the youngest speaker on that day in 1963 when the march on Washington for jobs and justice featured Martin Luther King's I have a Dream speech. John Lewis spoke that day was the youngest speaker. He's the last person surviving from the speakers Dyas that day. And then, of course, the 1965 moment we have referenced Many times his beating on the Pettus Bridge. And, of course, his career in Congress, As Kelsey has described and then his links to the Black lives matter movement, which he paid tribute to In death as his cortege was coming to the capital earlier this week and paused on black lives matter Plaza in front of the White House to pay tribute to the movement and the people who are carrying forward his ideals today. Yes, And as we

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John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

AP News Radio

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John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

"Today's funeral for John Lewis will be held at a church steeped in civil rights history the wife of John Lewis will be remembered and celebrated at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist church where Martin Luther king was once the pastor and were Lewis was a member it was king's sermons St Louis first listen to is a fifteen year old boy growing up in Alabama that inspired his civil rights work for the next sixty five years a person familiar with the arrangement says former president Barack Obama is expected to speak former president George W. bush also is expected to attend I'm Mike help at

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John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 2 weeks ago

John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

"Today's funeral for John Lewis will be held at a church steeped in civil rights history the wife of John Lewis will be remembered and celebrated at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist church where Martin Luther king was once the pastor and were Lewis was a member it was king's sermons St Louis first listen to is a fifteen year old boy growing up in Alabama that inspired his civil rights work for the next sixty five years a person familiar with the arrangement says former president Barack Obama is expected to speak former president George W. bush also is expected to attend I'm Mike help at

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Former President Obama to deliver Rep. John Lewis eulogy in Atlanta

Kilmeade and Friends

00:39 sec | 2 weeks ago

Former President Obama to deliver Rep. John Lewis eulogy in Atlanta

"Former President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy for Congressman John Lewis during Thursday's funeral for the civil rights icon at Ebeneezer Baptist Church. Also among the invited dignitaries, former President Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. This is Chris Camp. It is the final resting place for more than 80,000 including civil war veterans, Tuskegee Airman victims during the Atlanta child murders and those who simply struggled to survive. Now South you cemetery found it during reconstruction is a burial place for slaves who had been kept out of segregated cemeteries will be the final resting place for John Lewis, Fitting for a man who devoted his life to the fight for Social justice.

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John Lewis Funeral to Be Held at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist

KNX Evening News

00:32 sec | 2 weeks ago

John Lewis Funeral to Be Held at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist

"Farewell for a civil rights giant. On Thursday. Here's CBS's Alison Keys. The funeral for Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis is being held at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. The voice of Dr Martin Luther King Jr once rang out during the fight for justice. Voting rights in equality Jennifer Holiday will sing Take my hand Precious Lord, a favorite of kings and a staple of black funerals. Former President Obama will give the eulogy for John Lewis before private burial. Also attending will be former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

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John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

The Lake Show with Henry Lake

00:32 sec | 2 weeks ago

John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

"Ofthe final farewell for a civil rights giant. On Thursday. Here's CBS's Alison Keys. The funeral for Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis is being held at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the voice of Dr Martin Luther King Jr once rang out during the fight for justice, voting rights in equality. Jennifer Holiday will sing, Take my hand Precious Lord, a favorite of kings and a staple of black funerals. Former President Obama will give the eulogy for John Lewis before private burial. Also attending will be former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W.

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Ebenezer Baptist Church a fitting site for John Lewis' funeral

AP 24 Hour News

00:18 sec | 2 weeks ago

Ebenezer Baptist Church a fitting site for John Lewis' funeral

"Congressman John Lewis is lying in repose at the Georgia capital are Julie Walker reports capital. Members of the public pay their respects that on Thursday, a private service will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, or Dr Martin Luther King Jr s funeral was also held. Lewis died July 17th at age 80

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Late Congressman John Lewis departs Washington for final time

The KFBK Morning News

00:26 sec | 2 weeks ago

Late Congressman John Lewis departs Washington for final time

"Final Washington D. C farewell to Congressman John Lewis John Lewis departing the United States Capitol for a final time Wednesday morning after a day of public viewing and remembrance. The late congressman and civil rights leader will be honored later Wednesday with the ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol before a final service Thursday morning at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the city he represented in Congress for over three decades.

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

07:32 min | 5 months ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Christ died for us you see. Here's The Gospel. Tim Keller puts it so well he says you're more sinful than you ever dared. Believe and you are more loved than you ever dared to hope and so for us as we've kind of come to a conclusion today for us. How do we wrestle with this? How do we? How do we comprehend? That'll be grasp what we've talked about today. That Jesus the son of God endured separation from his father beginning guests semi as the as the wrath of God is being poured out on him and then and then finalizing itself in the Cross as he felt the fellowship of the father being separated being stripped away from him. How do we respond to these things? Well first of all friends. We need to see the cost of our sin. Jesus the Son of God the God man God in the flesh became your sin. Barrer not so that you could cherish your sin. Not so that I can excuse and justify my senators continue going on with my life saying well. I'm forgiven no. We cherish sin. That shows we don't cherish our Savior but we need to repent of Sin Because we recognize it all sin brings death. I'll send bring separation. We've seen it on the cross and we need to stop cherishing cinema in our own lives and and fix our eyes in faith on the Lord Jesus and put him at the Center for many of in this place that I you you are in a in a in a strange world everybody listening to me has been has been impacted by a virus and yet this is a perfect way to understand a spiritual reality that everybody has been impacted by spiritual viruses. Well and Jesus came as the one who endured that virus who took the consequences and the effects of that virus for you and for me because he loves US. God Is Holy. He would not overlook sin and so he sent Jesus to be your Sin Bear. Will you let this Love Comfort you today? If your child than nothing you face can ever separate you from him. This is the promise that we have in his word that he who did not spare his own son that he will not let you be overtaken. You See. Maybe you're watching today and and you're if you're honest you're not too sure about this whole Christianity thing you just clicked on a video that one of your friends posted. Can I tell you today that you've heard the core message of this Bible? This is why we believe what we believe that that for one man one man a man like you and I looked at what Jesus did on the cross man named John Stott and it actually led him to believe in. God looked at what Jesus did on the Cross and this is what he said he said. I could never myself believe in God. If it were not for the cross in the in the real world of pain how could one worship God? Who was immune to that pain? I turned to that lonely twisted tortured figure on the cross nails through hands and feet back. Lacerated limbs wrenched brow bleeding from thorn pricks mouth dry and intolerably thirsty plunged into godforsaken darkness. John Stott looks at the Cross. He says that is the God for me. He set aside his immunity to pain and he entered into the world of flesh and blood of tears and death. You said when we celebrate the incarnation at Christmas we're celebrating the fact that God took on our flesh and that very flesh that Jesus took on as the flesh that was crucified on that Cross. So that you and I could find freedom. We could find peace that we could find the chains of bondage in San and our life broken so that we could find hope and eternal hope that is beyond this world and so I want to encourage you as as we come to. What would typically be a time of invitation there? There's no there's no there's no public service for you to come forward and right now but I'm GonNa give you a few ways that you can go and you can respond to this message and so as As we come to a close only pray for you and may God find us faithful to respond to this word? Let's pray together. Father in Jesus name we come and we're thankful that we can gather. We're thankful that we can humble ourselves before you are thankful that we can sing or thankful that we can hear your word. We're thankful the technology that's been invented so that we can see this message and that we can gather digitally today. Gabor thankful for what you're doing in our world today. Yes we're actually thankful because for so many people this is GonNa Strip away the comfort and the routines that we've gotten used to all of our lives that the the places we built for ourselves and got in this season you're you're pressing the reset button for us. And so God I pray that you you wouldn't let us respond to you pressing the reset button by watching more net flicks or I spend more time on facebook Bhagat. You'd help us to reconnect with what gives us a life that you have that families gather around your word together that you will get the response to this message. Be that that we we talk about things and we we. We fix our eyes on things. And we we try to grasp spiritual realities. So God I ask. You would move in each family. That's watching this video each person that's hearing the sound of my voice right now. I asked if they could behold the lamb of God who became a curse for them and that they would humble themselves before him that they would reject sin that that seeks to destroy them and they would embrace the savior who died for them. God let it be that a great number of people mark their spiritual birthday as these days when you upset the routines of our world and God. Maybe we'd be found faithful in these moments to say yes to you. Our Lord we pray in Jesus Name Amen. Thank you for watching this broadcast of our digital worship service at a got a Baptist Church. Here's some ways that you can respond.

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

05:25 min | 5 months ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Men who are serving our president who are engaged or full of the Holy Spirit who model Godliness who model faithfulness and then you vote them into represent you as somebody who serves a GOP church in that office of Deacon so you can't just say with the constitution says this you got to flesh out and you've got to seek the Lord we've got to seek the Lord and as we continue to seek the Lord and not just rest on our laurels. And don't don't please don't say well we've got a great new pastor. He'll take care of it I don't operate that way because I don't think it's healthy and he godly. Men Godly women around me because if we want to go far we got together. We want to go somewhere fast can get there by ourselves but if we want to get far we've gotta get together and so that's why I need you to be involved in this process. It'd be seeking the Lord throughout this process when we talk about a members meeting on the twenty nights. I need you to see members meeting and not just potluck lunch right. I mean you can come for the food but stay for the stay for the things we're going to talk about because we got on the same page. We got this. The church is not a top down run organization. Unless you're talking about the top being Jesus but we are congregational because the spirit of God tech's residents inside of every one of us who are united with Jesus by faith he's got a place for you to serve and he's got a role for you to play. I've been so incredibly blessed to get the no the leaders and the deacons of GOP Baptist Church they reflect positively upon you as a congregation but ultimately they give glory to the Lord Jesus Christ and as I said earlier. I'm growing into them. They're growing into me and as time passes we're becoming more and more one and I rejoice in that. Well let me share with you. A story about the kind of difference this makes and Pastors Live Timothy. George is the former Deacon of the former dean of divinity. School in Birmingham tells a story about listening to one of his professors lecture. About being a young pastor in rural Louisiana during the Depression and it powerfully illustrates act six. And the kind of ministry the Impact. That deacons can have you see. Electricity was just coming into that part of the country and this young pastor was out in a rural black church that just had one lightbulb hanging down from the ceiling. The whole sanctuary and the pastor was preaching away in the middle of his sermon. All of a sudden the electricity went out the building went pitch black and he didn't know what to say being a young preacher he kind of stumbled around. I most certainly would right trying to find his way and trying to figure out what to do until one of the elderly deacons sitting in the back of the church cried out preach on preacher. We can still see Jesus in the dark so what kind of role deacons plant a church. What kind of role do they play? In the life of a pastor we stick with God's design like our Constitution and the transition team and as you and the members get engaged prayerful in the process then they provide an indispensable role of encouragement of blessing and most of all of service. So will you pray in the coming weeks for God to call individuals into service? I hope you will. I hope you'll take seriously that homework. I in chapter three versus eight thirteen. Go home and read that. Read what it says about Deacons. Read what it says about the deacons wives about how these exemplary servants are supposed to be men of character so that Lord Willing it will never be set of a Baptist Church that we nominated somebody who haven't been here in three years. It can't be that way. It's not healthy. It can't be that way but the people who are serving the people who are qualified ought to be the ones who are given that title but for us have a vote. We've got to have members. Are you a member of church? Church membership may not seem like something that belongs in two thousand twenty but I can promise you that it does only members get devote because only members have invested themselves in this congregation with the kind of commitment that it takes to preserve our doctrinal orthodoxy and to advance our mission. Able faithfulness. And I I don't I don't want to draw a hardline because listen you. You may have valid reasons for why you haven't joined yet. I've I've had several conversations with you and I'm blessed that we have that openness of a relationship but prolonged hear me prolonged disobedience to the call to be a member of the local church uses the same logic cohabitation right between between a couple of says. Well we're going to get married one day in the future. Well Yeah but you're trying to take advantage of the benefits now and there's only.

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

10:23 min | 6 months ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"To choose to put the center by believing in the truth about his character character. That is the way to find a life in the midst of grief. We'll get John Eleven verse five now. Jesus loved Mary or Martha and her sister. Mr and Lazarus Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus this entire situation relation in John. Chapter Eleven is motivated by love. And so you need to choose now so that when the time comes to you that you will reassure or yourself that he loves you that he is good and that he has a purpose. Are you convinced of these things. Nurture your heart now that these things are true and and you will find yourself going there in your times of grief worship the Lord on the mountain so that it's your habit and you're disciplined when you walk into the valley. Choose now to remind yourself of his character. I'll never forget this I told you about. My previous pastor died when he was forty years old at a massive heart attack at a Church League softball game. Has I drove his daughters to the hospital that night. His five year old son sleeping at our house a walk into the room after park. The car let them off park the car and walked into the room. There and I hear Melissa who you get the funeral yesterday it is well with with my so hit. is well here. It is well with with my soul singing truth over her daughters daughters who had just heard the news that their father was gone. What will you do in the moments of grief? He choose now and she used to fix your eyes on his character but fixing your is in the UH on his character does not mean that. You don't need to be honest about your pain. Honesty honesty in the presence isn't of the word is the birthplace of hope. I think that's what this passage shows us when you read. Jesus encounters with Martha and Mary. Courage is us to fight through the numbness to be honest. Because it's only as we're honest and the presence of the word that we we find. Hope you say grief as journey for those who are outs on the outside looking in on courage. You when you're with people who are grieving you you need to choose to walk with them to cry with them and refuse to give in to the temptation to fix the situation. Because you can't don't ask them questions like are you okay so worst question you can ask somebody who's grieving. No they're not okay. We we don't need to try to make things okay. Just kinda smoothed over in gloss over the situation that's not God centered grief. We get that from John Chapter Eleven. And don't please for for the love of all this good tell them. It's time to move on police as you're telling don't ever say that I'll never tell them it's time to move on said you need to pray for wisdom and you need to get in the yoke of relationship with them and help them carry their burden when its bid a day or so. You haven't heard from them. You need to call them. And when they don't answer you to go to the house not to fill them with words and positively but maybe a sit by their side and put your hand on the shoulder pray. A young youth pastor was called to the hospital. The young boy been adopted from the Ukraine had some severe intestinal bacteria that was causing him amidst pain and he was as I walked in the room. He was fine and he said Oh. Hey Hey past Ryan. How're you doing? And I sat down by his side and then hit and this boy started screaming at the top of his lungs while his father stood there. And it just what. What's wrong are you okay? He's calling the nurses calling the doctors. We're going to the nurses station. Can you help him. Can you do something. No you gotta wait until the doctor gets here and all I could do with. Sit and pray away. I've never felt more helpless in my life and for an hour for he scraped screamed and he screamed and there's nothing Kakadu and I left there after he quit screaming and I'm sure he started right back up a few minutes after I left I left there thinking. God it's it's you you've got to work only you can do something to this situation. And His dad called me later on. He said thank you so much for being there. Your presence made all all the difference in the world. I'm thinking I don't know anything I mean really. I didn't do anything sometimes. Your presence is what matters the most so you go and you pray you ask God for wisdom about what to say but not just what decide when to say it and when not to say something but secondly and a little bit more briefly I want to tell you that there's another thing we see in this passage and that's this is that Jesus has authority over life and death. Jesus has authority over life and death can I can I encourage. You'd not no-trade these glorious truths for Cultural Fascination. There's a grim reaper. There's no myth mythological creature that's GonNa come and get you at the time of death. There's no crossing a river. There's a standing in line where repeater as defined your neighbor to book. And there's no mistaken timing as in that movie with Warren Beatty longtime ago. What was that having can wait or the Chris Rock version years later? I don't know what that one was but there's no purgatory. There's no limbo. Jesus has authority authority over life and death and that is the greatest truth that you need to believe. Jesus has authority and the raising of Lazarus from from the dead is a testimony of the power of God residing in his son unleashed through his spirit. God the father was in heaven knowing knowing that Lazarus was going to be raised. Jesus knew that Lazarus was going to be raised but when Jesus spoke Lazarus come forth it was the spirit of God working in the dead Ed bacteria ridden decaying flesh of Lazarus to bring him back to life. God the Father God the Son God the spirit at at work in Lazarus's death and resurrection at work in Jesus's death and resurrection. And guess what at work in your death and and resurrection as well. Jesus is the resurrection and the life. It's this this this thing that is happening that we're seeing in John Chapter eleven a foretaste of what's going to happen when they crucify Jesus in a few days. He mentioned Multiple Times Times that he was going to be raised from the dead that he would be raised from the dead bodily. And so Jesus is going to be raised from the dead and when he does as I said it's a bodily resurrection as a bodily resurrection. C I s chapter four verse. Sixteen tells us that we will be raised from the dead. The the dead in Christ will rise but Lazarus. He died again my friends. When we we we arrays as we will not die again but we will live forever more? In fact Jesus's resurrection is just a first fruit. Romans chapter six verse. Five says for if we have been united him with him in a breath my kids that means when you put your faith in Jesus they hit the forgiveness of your sin is put on Jesus on the Cross and that you've been united to him and his death that's what baptism represents that you've been united to him and his death but you don't stay under the water and baptism do you. You come up. Because you're going to be united with him in a resurrection and like his as well and the bodies that we receive they are eternal they are eternal. In fact I great the Chapter Fifteen verse verse. Forty two says that what is because then writing. But we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA get the the bodies were raised are a turtle I fifteen forty two says so it is with the resurrection of the dead. What is known is perishable that means the body that's put in the ground it's not gonNa look sane but what's raised is imperishable? It's turtle that soul that comes out of the human body will receive a new body and this is the hope that we live by by saying I am the resurrection of Jesus declaring that when we hope in him. We have the promise of Resurrection and life. This is the hope hope that we live in first. Peter Chapter one verse three says blessed be the garden father or Jesus Christ according to his great mercy he has caused us to be born again to a living hope hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. How do you know if you have this? Hope that one day you'll be raised from the dead.

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

12:26 min | 8 months ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"And in the same way Jesus walking in the fullness of the Holy Spirit kind of gets this notification from heaven saying Hey Lazarus is sick but this illness does not lead to death it is for the glory of God so that the son of God may be glorified through it. So we'll get verse five. This is now Jesus. Once again loved Mary. I Love Martha and her sister and Lazarus so that when he heard that Lazarus was ill he immediately rushed to aside. God No what is it says. So when he heard that Lazarus was ill he stayed two days longer in the place place where he was now. If you're if you're reading John's Gospel for the first time you stop for a moment you think he's he had you've said that wrong. It can't reread this over and over and over. But that's exactly what he says just like he was compelled and John Chapter four to meet the woman and Samaria just like he was compelled to go to the man the disabled beside the Pool Bethseda and chapter five. He is compelled not to go to them. He is compelled to wait another something. Good here church. If you'll just meditate eight with me on this for a few moments. Jesus loved Mary and Martha and Lazarus so much that he waited and for Lazarus. This was no mere wait. was He loved laser so much. Let's let him die. He loved Mary and Martha so much that he allowed allowed them to go through days mourning without him at their side. Just let this land on you for me ask you. This question in that I think is very revealing for us and twenty nine thousand nine almost twenty twenty church in America. When do you feel most loved by God when things are comfortable when they're going your way when everything's kind of mountain out in top experience? When do you feel most like goddess pleased with you? Is that when you when you don't have any of these periods of waiting in your life now if we're honest with ourselves that's when we feel absolutely distant from God we feel like he is not near at all. We don't feel we don't feel loved at all during the seasons and I wanNa tell tell you what you're going to experience from area martabit later on is that's a perfectly normal human emotion but what have we said about our feelings. Our feelings cannot lead our fe because your feelings cannot be trusted instead. You've got to preach to your feeling you gotta preach into your heart and into your mind. The the truth of God's word to experience a transformation that can make your waiting hopeful and purposeful and so Jesus this love them enough he cares for them enough to wait why John Piper says love. The world's got it all wrong. He said love is doing what you need to do. In order to reveal most fully and most durably all satisfying glory of God in. Jesus this let me let me say that again. Love is doing what you need to do. In order to reveal most fully and most durably the all oh satisfying glory of Jesus. You See. That's why Jesus waited. He loved them so much that he allowed them to. Experience death breath. He allowed them to experience suffering so that they could see something about him that they would not have seen otherwise you say that he loved them so much that he he he allowed them to endure because he knew that when his presence when he drew near after this period of time where he waited after he drew near that he that they would be able to experience a deeper understanding of who he is and his power and his character and his glory than they would have experienced if he had rushed to their side. Or as we've already tame with some of the others if he had just given the word Lazarus was was fine. See this is why this is the last time is because this is the the pinnacle we're at the top of the mountain here. You're seeing Jesus do things that exposed the character of God the UN away that absolutely blows the minds of most American Christians just to be quite honest. And you say we'll want Ryan you say that phrase American Christians. Why don't you say it this way? Because because over the past few weeks people have been busting into churches just like ones in the region that you saw on the video earlier and as the pastor has been taken away in handcuffs or just taking outside and beaten and as the officials closed the church down the people say okay. Well we'll just go worship outside. They don't look at it as Oh whoa is us. Persecution has come God must not be near they say God the fact that we're being persecuted as proof that you're here with us and so we don't need a building to worship we'll just go worship and some place in some cases I've seen it. They just go worship outside the prison. Were there pastor is would would you be that church member. I hope you'd be if if that was us. I hope you be that search. I'd love to hear your singing outside the outside the jail but but that's why I I say this is because we if we're honest we feel most loved by God when it's a season of comfort and it's it's not wrong not to look forward forward to those seasons of suffering discomfort at we don't if you if you look forward to that you're weird okay. That's just that's all there is to it but there can be hope nope that you can. You can plant the seed within your own heart now because you know suffering. We'll come one day and that when Jesus seems distant he's always distant he's only distant on purpose. See that's why he waited. But there's there's another reason why he waited two more days. Jesus knew that Lazarus was about to die and the Jews had a superstition. We've already talked about this right. Jesus wants to wants to just blow away all of these superstitions that we kind of bring into our religious activities so that we just believe the truth and so. There's a superstition that the Jews had the spirit of the person Hubbard of the body for three days and so he wanted it to be undeniable. What he knew that he was blatantly raising? Jesus from the dead. And that's why he waited. Tony Evans says this he says this passage demonstrates an important theological truth regarding prayer. You see in our times of struggle. We want God to respond immediately and when he does it we're tempted to assume he doesn't care but the reality is is that we don't understand his timing or his purposes because his ways these are not our ways. There's a method to his apparent contradictions. He responds as he does because he loves us. And because he's seeking his glory and a a Christian trust him and his delays. That's the way that some of you need to plant in your heart today. Trust him in his delays. Trust him when things. Don't go your way. Trust him when you get that phone call that you weren't expecting trust him because when he's distant or at least he feels like he's distant we know that he's got a purpose and then he's GonNa draw near and so. Jesus sets off. Go to go to Mary. Martha and Lazarus but his disciples. Don't understand this look at verse eight. There's there's a couple of different responses to this. Some of them are worried about safety. John Chapter ever say the disciple said to him. Rabbi the Jews are now seeking disown you and you are going there again. Jesus answered or they're not twelve hours in the day. If anyone walks in the day it's not stumble because he sees the light of the world but if anyone walks in the ninety symbols because the light is not in him. That seems like the most unhelpful. Answer ever doesn't it. I'm imagining whatever. Disciples said that kind of looked at the look at his friend beside him. It was like did did I. I just hear what I thought. What does that even mean right? What means something he's saying there's twelve hours of daylight in today and if you WanNa do something you gotta do it while you can do it? Because I didn't have electricity back then and so while we've got time we've got to do it. And he's saying now is the the time for me to respond to my father and go to Lazarus's side even though it could put me in danger and an ultimately would then look at verse eleven. He says after saying these things he said our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep but I will go awaken him. There were some. They just didn't get it right. Verse twelve the disciples disciple set him or if he's fallen asleep he will recover right like he'll wake up. He's okay now. Jesus has spoken of his death but they thought he meant taking taking rest and sleep. You don't have to go to wake him up. Jesus he's okay and then and then Jesus just has to get real blunt with him in verse. Fourteen Lazarus's died guys is Just imagine kind of looking like in case you didn't understand what I'm saying Elisas has died and for your sake here this for your sake. I'm glad I was not there. Why so that you may want believe but let us go to him? And then the verse. Sixteen we're Thomas shows that boldness. He said well if he's GonNa die. Let's go within also die number seventeen says when Jesus came he found that Lazarus at argument on the tomb for how many days for day. We've seen Jesus wait but now you're gonNA say something else. Incredible you're going to see Jesus weep Jesus goes from waiting to weeping now just so that we get this. Is there any doubt that Jesus knows what's going to happen. Jesus knows what he's going to do right. He's already said it multiple times. He said it. I'm going to raise him from. I'm the dead therefore ends land on us very very very immensely of the fact that Jesus weeps with Mary and Martha because if he was like the rest of us he would have gone on and say. Hey I got this. Don't worry quit crying get up. Wash your face whatever whatever you need to do. Come with me to the Tim. Jesus doesn't do that. Does he tells us something. Jesus deals with Mary and Martha individually. Now we know. Mary and Martha Martha is the doer. Right and we loved the dissecting the personality types here. I Martha is the doer. She's the number one on the grand scale right and look at verse. Seventeen Nazar dead for while the Jews thought the sole hovered over the body for three days and so then in verse Eighteen Bethany near Jerusalem about two miles off that many Jews had come to Martha to console them so when Martha heard that Jesus was coming. She couldn't wait could she. She was like. Oh He's where okay. Okay I'm going to him and so she went but Mary remained seated typical Martha said to Jesus Lord. If you had been here my brother would not have doc mark that mark that but even now I know that whatever you ask from God God will give you and Jesus said to her. Your brother will rise again Martha I said to him. I know that he will rise again in the resurrection the last day. Jesus said I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me though he died yet shall he live and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never never die? That's the part that we'll get into and we get through the seven. I am sayings and he says. Do you believe this verse. Twenty seven she says to him. Yes Lord I believe that you are the Christ the son of God who's coming coming into the world so so Martha's had her encounter with the savior. He's here he's here the Jesus rebuked her for her honesty.

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"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

03:23 min | 9 months ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Seeing prey proclaim rejoice in the one who prepares table before you even in the presence of your enemies. You have no reason to fear because Jesus Award. He's the only thing that can can really cause you to fear and lack lack assurance when you send separate you from fellowship with God. That's the only thing that can separate you from Fella Shipping with your father sin and so if you're plagued with with with fears this morning maybe you need to get in the presence of God but maybe the reason played with fears is because you've allowed the habit of sin to creep into your life and let those doubts. Go unchecked remembered outs. Not Not wrong if you take it into the presence of Yawn and so I don't know what's going on in each one of your individualized today but I do know this. I know who's Lord and I know that you can have peace in whatever season. You're an whatever moment you're in. Whatever whatever season uncertainty you're in because Jesus is Lord Award of those moments and those seasons where you are right here right now? December I twenty. Nineteen and Scots were Alabama. Jesus is Lord he is Lord and you need to unite with the truth today that nothing can separate you from him Except except the send that you willfully walk in so today if you're a believer and you're willfully walking in habitual obituary saying you need to repent of that sin. If you if you recognize today as we've been talking you say you know what that description that Ryan gave of Cultural Christianity Shirley. May I want to know more more about what it what it means to walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit on a on a moment by moment basis. Then let's talk about that. There's there's uh-huh quick easy answers because life isn't quick and easy right but still as we talk about the truth as we meditate on the truth together Goggle show you the way because Jesus is the way and so today if you have these findings within and fears without like the him says guess what God's inviting you to come and today if you don't know Jesus as your savior he's not your treasure if you know if you know today that if you if you drew your last breath here on this earth that you would slip into a crisis eternity because you've never put your face solely in him then. Don't leave for a moment. Don't leave a moment open between now and the time. Were you respond to Jesus you can do so by coming down in the front. I love to take a Bible and share with you about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ but one way or another think about what were you are during this time of invitation. It's not a time to just get up and sing the song and really hope that it'll get over quickly and you can just get listen. I've been there. I've tried my way through invitation nations for years and there's no peace that can compare that piece on that day and July nineteen ninety-seven where I believed I believed and experience the face of God for the first time if you're here today and that's you. That's God's design that's God's will for you feel the war draw near and say I am. I'm here I'm here. I love you no matter how old or young you are today. Now's the time become is pretty good..

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"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

01:57 min | 9 months ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Merry Christmas and therefore you know I'm GonNa get all upset. Listen folks outrageous not a strategy for the Gospel forth. It's really not what is First Corinthians. Sell US best strategy in the world is to have the love of Jesus and you walk into into this Christmas season. This is his celebrate the way that he's GonNa take captive every moment of this advent event Christmas season and it's not about jingle bells and wreaths and happy holidays and Christmas Christmas sweaters.

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

13:05 min | 9 months ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"And so typically we would do some kind of special advent sermon series But since we are already going through the gospel of John it just makes sense for us to continue you and our exploration of his Gospel and look at knowing Jesus because John's purpose and all of this is stated in John Chapter after twenty verse. Thirty one that we would we would read these things that have been written so that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ the son of God and that by believing we may have life life in his name. We've been looking at these seven signs from the gospel of John. These seven miracles. Some of them are are. I mean. They're all miraculous. Some of them are are miracles in the true sense of the word but all of them are signs. You've heard that and Isaiah chapter eleven. Jesus would come as the signal right as is the sign as the as the one who had display these signs for people to see that he is Emmanuel God with us. And that's exciting for us if we really grasp the truth of it. There's no age. There's no Christmas that should go by. The Christmas will be different. Holiday seasons will be different. But but but Jesus if we grasp the truth about him than every Christmas will be an exciting time. Every Christmas will be a season of joy. Even in the face Sir deepest sorrow I remember it was December of one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and I remember the big tornado. Just come through Huntsville. Huntsville that in November and and it was. It was just a a tom where we were very bad at several friends. That were in the the school over there and Jones Valley Elementary School. That was destroyed. I had friends in that building that survived and so that but that season my grandfather was going Downhill Hill and the late December after Christmas. We buried him because he passed away from cancer. And so Christmas that year looked extremely different for me as a nine year old which you can imagine as a nine year old there's heights of joy and then and then depths of sorrow just all around that season but but even in the face of that roller coaster of emotion even in the face of those different seasons of life that we experience these truths about. Jesus speak to us right where we are. And that's why we want to continue in our series this morning because what what Jesus has showed us is that when he turns the water into wine shows us that the life that he gives as one of enduring and everlasting joy and made available by faith in him. When Jesus heals the official your son he shows us? That life is found by believing in the words of God when Jesus healed a disabled man in Jerusalem. He showed us that life. Life is not found in superstition or in believing some kind of magic. Life is believing in the person and work of Jesus Christ and when Jesus Fed the multitude sued last week. He showed us that life comes in the face of our broken. This and the things that we call impossible because Jesus works through simple faith faith in struggling people the things that we would call impossible. Jesus just sees as business as usual. Because that's the kind of business that he's in. Is that chimerical working faith strengthening business. And so today. Jesus wants us to believe in him and to find the kind of life in hand Dan that delivers us from earthly fear. Now we get our technical term for the word fear from the Greek word phobia right and if you've ever done a study Different phobias that exist. There are all kinds of phobias. In fact if you are somebody who suffers from tribeca phobia then you would be not going on. The joy club outing to Gadston when they go on Friday the thirteenth. Because that's what tribeca phobia is. It is the fear of the number thirteen Jennifer Aniston share and Whoopi Goldberg her. All Avia. Which means that they are afraid of flying Barbra streisand? Dan Is XENEPHOBIC. That's a word that's thrown around a lot. But she admits this she's uncomfortable around strangers. We all know that Michael Jackson was plagued by phobias. He was haunted haunted by the fear of contaminations infections and diseases. Which is why they black mask right? He was missing phobic. But the celebrity with the most phobias is somebody. They named Woody Allen many of you may have heard of him. He's afraid of and I quote insects. Sunshine dogs deer bright colors. Children Heights Heights. Small rooms crowds and cancer. And so yeah. There's his famous people of the past are no different. Did you know that George Washington was scared of scared to death of being buried alive. Legitimate fear Richard Nixon was terrified of hospitals and Napoleon Bonaparte the military and political genius feared two cats interesting so many times people wrapped up in their devices until all hours of the morning because of something we call foam. Oh fear of who knows it. Anybody missing out. Yeah fear of missing out and that the heightened levels of anxiety because they're afraid somebody is going to do something or post something about them and they're just this anxiety or they're going to be not going to be able to be involved in something the thing that everybody else is involved in Mexico says this he says fear turns us into control freaks for fear at center is a perceived loss of control when lie spins wildly we grab for a component of life. We can manage our diets the tidiness of our home the armrest rest of plane or in many cases the people around us the more insecure we feel the meaner we become we growl and we bear our fangs. Why why because we're bad in part but also because we feel cornered you see fear releases tyrant within us all? Maybe saw all that this past week at your family gathering you say Jesus wants us to live fearlessly. Which is the point of this sign nine and so let us look at John Chapter six John Chapter six and let's actually begin with verse fifteen to get the context Jesus is just fed the five thousand and Jesus perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king? Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself and see the crowds wanted to use Jesus as a potential conqueror of their Roman oppressors. But Jesus would not have. This is not a right response to the glory that he had displayed in the feeding of the multitude. John simply tells us that Jesus withdrew to the mountain by himself but Matthew and Mortell US and other detail that Jesus went on the mountain mountain specifically to pray you see that Matthew Fourteen twenty three and mark six forty six well. This is not directly linked to the sign for today. It would still be good for us to see something important about life. According to Jesus in this passage last week I ended by asking you about your prayer life which may be a tough tough spot for for all of us. and Jesus shows us by escaping to the mountain to pray the true nature of life with God at the center. Jesus Standard of life and ministry was to live moment by moment in prayer and then unite with his father in different seasons of prayer. You say well we'll we'll show me that okay. Well Jesus lived moment by moment in prayer we see this in John Chapter five verse Seventeen. I'm GonNa just read it to you. Says Jesus answered them. My father is working until now. Oh and I am working basically saying wherever I see my father working I work. Jesus knew where God was moving. He was in tune with the spirit. Why because he was in in fellowship with a spirit he was abiding in the spirit of his father? He was he was. He was communing with the father in such a way that he saw. Aw the father moving through the spirit and the lives of different people. That's why in John Chapter Four. He had to go through Samaria remember that he was he in other in in other times. Luke Chapter Force being one of them he is driven by the spirit into the Wilderness. Then he has to go through Samaria and then he. He has to go to Jerusalem on by this pool. This hailing pool where he finds this one disabled man among the multitudes why because Jesus knew his father was was moving and working because his father so loved the world that he sent Jesus so that that love might be expressed not just in abstract back truth but in hands and feet and physical touch and spoken word. You see this is. This is God's love for the world and Jesus came him fully devoted to this mission and model for us. I only in chapter five seventeen. which says pray without ceasing? Pray continuously but he also had these extended sessions of prayer if you will these retreats of Prayer Forty Five Times throughout the Gospel and some of these are synonymous but but that we can count over thirty three different occasions where we find Jesus seeking time alone to pray John Chapter eight verse Thirty Eight. He says I speak of what I've seen with my father. I think that during these seasons where Jesus would would go by himself and would pray God would reveal just like like he does cross the next step the next things that Jesus was supposed to do the next people the next place that he was supposed to go Jesus lived live in full dependence upon the Father John Chapter twelve versus forty nine fifty say. Jesus says this. I've not spoken to monmouth authority. But the father who sent sent me himself has given me a commandment what to say and what to speak and that his commandment is eternal life what I say therefore I I say as the father has told me where did you hear it. He heard it as he was abiding in the presence of his father just like he calls us to abide in him. You see Jesus didn't come to live a life that was beyond us in fact he's GonNa tell us as we get into these lengthy discourses in the latter parts of John that he's actually calm so that we can experience life more abundantly life to the full. What does that mean? It's the life that Jesus himself as living. Don't make it into some kind of Health Wealth Prosperity Gospel where you never have any low times. He's saying no. I want you to experience life life with me life with my father life filled with my spirit and this for US blows out of the water. Any kind of understanding of a cultural Christianity where we just you know attend services on a weekend. God doesn't want to just rule your weekends. He wants to rule the ten thousand Monday moments of your life and he has given you a pathway into his presence through the gift of prayer and so followed Jesus truly they follow. Jesus as we've talked about today and be a person of prayer prayer listening says a lot about you randy sprinkle who's is a one of my southern Baptists heroes. He said prayers an unspoken confession of our utter dependence upon God but prayer looseness is an unbroken unbroken testimony of our dependence upon the flesh. Why was Jesus so often in prayer is because he was utterly dependent attendant upon his father? Why should we be people of prayer? Not because we want to use God's divine vending machine. We've already seen that doesn't work right right. That doesn't work. There's no magical formula. There's no there's no listen. There's no right way to pray. Except in Jesus name there's no right Eh. Rate Way to pray except praying. God's words back to him there's no there's no wrong way to express what's in your heart to your father in fact I would be willing to to tell you today this morning that if you're afraid you're bad at prayer just try it. Just just go for it and if you mess up I promise you. There's not going to be a lightning bolt from the sky. But Let let God's Word Guide you and then just pour out out your heart because he is your father if you know Jesus as your savior. Jesus shows us that life life with him is meant to be a life fellowship in communion moment by moment where Jesus rules over the ten thousand mundane moments of our life and our homes our families our workplaces and in each and every season..

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

15:51 min | 9 months ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"I don't have the money. I don't have time I'm too busy. I'm not strong enough right. Romans chapter one verse. Seventeen says that the Gospel is the righteousness of God revealed from faith. Faith four faith as written the righteous shall live by Faye. Now there's no. There's no doubt in my mind that Paul had the word faith in that verse three times because he wanted to get it through our thick skulls. About what the Christian life looks like it is never never ever lived in your own strength and your own power. Our it is always live by what that was week. All right it was always live by what I always lived by. What y'all just y'all yeah there you go okay so I mean you got me right and so it's always meant to be live by faith? It was never listened. Some of your strong. Oh but that strength can be a stumbling block. Some of you are smart. But that smartness that intellect can be a stumbling block some are are masterful at relationships or your masterful at all different kinds of things but guess what God never called you evening your strength to lean on your own strength. He's gifted you so that even in those gifts you can lean on him. You can walk by faith. Faith is dependence. Faith is surrender. Faith is saying God. It's going to have to be you because because a strong is I think I am. I am nothing. I can't do this only you can't. And this is God's design you just bring you you just bring that smidge faith that says maybe he can. I hope he can I long for him to do it. Maybe he can and he says that's it. That's listen I heard this a long time ago this I love this. Have you ever wondered why Jesus said they. You should have the faith of a child. Arctic pasture say at one time. He said you know why Jesus said that. That's because as you grow up you go from being a receiver to an achiever. You think you've got to work for everything but when you're a child what do you do your entire. I what two three years of your life are. Basically you continually crying out independence. Because you can't do it on your faith of child. Listen there's no confusion about the Christian life is supposed to look like God has designed for you and he is displaying it through this story as a sign. Not only for his disciples there at his side. But for us all of these years later at a gop a Baptist Church you bring your tiny speck of faith and you watch God do something that you can't even begin to fathom how the rest of the story goes. We are still have says that Jesus gives thanks for the food and I remember when when you get asked to pray array this coming week. We're not we're not giving thanks for the food or giving thanks to the giver of the Food Right. Jesus gave thanks to the father for the food and the disciples pass it out. Look what it says. It says so that they had as much as they want it. Now there is A. There's a myth out there that says that there were people in the crowd that had food that Jesus and the disciples just know about it and that the little boys generosity bread generosity and everybody everybody else gave his food. I'll give mine too. And that's how they were enough to feed the crowd No now don't don't D- mythologised scripture like that. Because you can't I mean you're you're about to see Jesus walk on water next week so there's really no need. Jesus if Jesus is hailing people from a distance then he took the launchable and he made it multiply multiply right he made it multiply and so the people looking swell and it says eaten their fill right. He tells his disciples gather up all the leftover crumbs. Now what is your was your bottle. Say pieces fragments right. You get the picture that that it's not just like some little Niblett leftover right you get you. Get the idea that it's like. Where did all this come from? And what it says it's the Gab. The fragments of that nothing. Maybe also they gathered them up and filled filled how many baskets twelve baskets. How many disciples did Jesus have wonder why they were twelve? Baskets Ascot's because each one of those disciples had a little doggy bag testifying the faithfulness and the sufficiency of Hot Right. And that's what so many pastors astor's when they're preach on as fast as they get to the point where listen your your faith is not in yourself. Your faith is not in the people around you. Your faith is in the is in the god of the ages. Your faith is in the God of Heaven Your Faith in Jesus Christ himself. And here's the thing about faith. Ah each one of those Doggie bags was a testimony of God's faithfulness and his sufficiency. So guess where you're supposed to fix your eyes when you put your faith in something in the taste testimony the faithfulness and the sufficiency of God himself in his work. This is your little doggie bag a fragments and Jesus says I guess what. If you'll if every morning you'll come to me with that empty basket and you'll fix your eyes on me. I'll fill ended up with the fragments of my faithfulness so that you can go throughout your day. And it'll be like Manna. Which is ultimately what John Chapter six is about? Jesus is the true and Better Moses limitations chapter three says that his mercies Percy's our new every morning great is your faithfulness right and so Jesus says listen. Just come and you'll find your daily portion in my present so that so that I mean I know what you're facing throughout the rest of your day but you don't but if you'll if you'll set aside this time each morning to come into my presence presence and to receive from my phone this grace upon grace then I will give you everything you need for your day because I know what every second is GonNa Anna is GonNa is GonNa Bring and so you come to me and I will give you everything that you need. Because I am sufficient sufficient. Tony Ed and says Jesus took insufficiency. Thank God for it and provided more than enough. So don't let your resources limit what God can do offer prayers of Thanksgiving in the midst midst of your in sufficiency. What's this week really about something about some awesome food on the table? What the world wants to make it about this week is about thanking God in the midst of your insufficiency for many of you get situations waiting for you at Thanksgiving and it's causing anxiety in your mind about that person that issue or that unresolved unforgiven area? That happened like last year or forty years ago. Or whatever and every holiday you just have to face it and you say I don't know what to do and Jesus says go. We'll get your basket. You wake up on Thanksgiving morning I go get your baskin come get some fragments and faithfulness and go throughout Saturday. Because I know what's coming and I want to prepare you for it. That's the sign for the disciples but very quickly he's got another group in mind and that's the crowd the crowd. While the main part of the signs of the disciples. Jesus engages the crowd a little bit more extensively and we'll cover that next year but versus fourteen and fifteen shows. How the responded onto the sign itself? We'll get verse fourteen. It says when the people saw the sign that he had done they saw they said this is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world they were thinking about Deuteronomy chapter eighteen versus fifteen eighteen. It says Moses said the ward. Your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you from your brothers. It is the hand that you shall listen and I'll raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers and I will put my words in his mouth and he shall speak to them all that I command him and so at first glance they had it right then if they were looking at Jesus as that prophet he is that profit but Jesus sees through their initial response givers fifteen perceiving them that they were about to come and take him by force to make him King Jesus. This withdrew again to the mountain. By himself I fifteen shows is the reality of what was going on in their minds. Remember they wanted a king. They wanted a king why because they saw Jesus coming as the third exodus the first one was from Egypt. The second one was from Babylon and now from Rome here. We have a conqueror. Hunker are victorious warrior coming to put his enemies at his feet coming to help us. Conquer this awful people called the Romans and so the people looked at Jesus and they wanted their own will they wanted to make Jesus King. They didn't want the will of God. They didn't want to admit to him as they wanted to use him. As a conqueror conqueror John Piper he put wonderfully said. Jesus didn't come to be useful. Though he came to be precious. He didn't come to be a tool. So in your hands to do your will. He came to be a treasure that you sell everything for and follow..

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"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

09:14 min | 1 year ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"It isn't happening. You think that I'm standing sadly by but I tell you I've never stand idly by. Could it be that things are happening that you didn't anticipate so you haven't been really looking for them and then the response with this fourfold response over the next couple of chapters verse five he says I'm doing a bigger work than you can understand even about told you you wouldn't. I believe it and then look at Chapter Two verse Fourteen Chapter Two verse fourteen. He leads him through after after her back. Issues issues this complaint to the Lord that you're gonNA use Babylon sinful horrible wretched Pagan Babylon to judge. How can you be holy and use an unholy holy nation like that's a great question. Look averse to fourteen. He says for the Earth will be filled with knowledge of the glory of the Lord is the water covers the see what he sang is the bigger thing that I'm doing is going to result in the knowledge of my glory covering the Earth back. Do you really think that you as a meager lowly. Human Prophet can cause my glory and the knowledge of my gory to cover the earth because I can and I'm doing it. You think I'm standing Alibaba but I'm doing something that's going to result in people knowing my glory skip back to verse four of Chapter Two. If you want to understand how back says behold his puffed up. It's not upright within him but that last part the righteous shall live by his faith. You're gonNA walk with me. You must walk in trust and in faith and finally skip forward to diverse twenty chapter two and it's what I love about. God reveals his heart for us right after after God's spins Tom Moses on Mount Sinai and gets in the Ten Commandments. Lobbying Bob is among the people of Israel is accompanied with the Tabernacle residing in the center of the camp so God doesn't just give us his law gives us presence when Joe comes and Ascott all of these questions. All all of these questions got answers and gives Job of vision of himself right. Think About Corinthians Chapter Twelve when when Paul has this thorn in the flesh that sent by God's Messenger of Satan so what Paul calls it and and God says my grace's sufficient for you my powers may perfect and your weakness essentially Paul. I'm with you and and that that that that's your that's your hope that your glory we heard Becky testify few weeks ago walking through the Valley of the shadow of death that his nearness what it was all about that what that's what defines that time I'm not just the sadness and so rebecca kicks the same thing. God doesn't just give Quebec and answer because an answer doesn't increase faith yod gifts sir. I mean Yeah God gives her back himself. A Vision of himself verse Twenty Says But the Lord is in his Holy Temple at all the earth. Keep silence before him. What's it's happened is God. God gives back this vision of himself sitting on his throne basically saying listen a backup. If I am still on my throne then you can trust me with unanswered Sir questions. You always have questions. You'll never have enough answers but you can have me well. That'd be good enough enough and in that way he he doesn't just answer questions he inspires us to worship and so that's what I that's what I hope will happen happen. At the end of tonight is that we will we will recognize that God isn't just committed to answering our questions but that God is inviting us to behold him and to worship him in spirit and truth and he's saying I don't just want to give you answers. I'm GONNA I give you myself and some of these answers you can have and and some of these trains of thought will be helpful to you but ultimately I want you to receive me not just the knowledge of situation and so the problem of evil that people talk about from an apologetic standpoint is is is twofold. They're talking about two kinds of evil. Two kinds of evil. I kind of evil is moral evil moral evil you think give situations like nine eleven or columbine or the existence of Isis or the mass shooting in Odessa Texas a few weeks ago. This type of evil is is. AC for human beings to explain because this type of evil is rooted in the choices of fallen human beings who devise evil schemes jeremiah seventeen nine says the hardest desperately sick of all things who can understand it right humans have fallen natures and we point to moral evil as a testimony of that and some moral evil exists and people say well. That's just a product of of human choices and people still struggle with that but that's it's not moral evil that they have trouble explaining. It's the other kind of evil that exists in the world and that's the evil of natural evil so the existence of a Bola cancer natural disasters like hurricane Dorian that that give apocalyptic devastation to the Bahamas and other places and this is the kind of evil it has really made made people who doubt the existence of God. This is kind of reinforced their doubt because this this kind of evil is hard to explain it's random it's devastating and and many of you have heard of the French philosopher named Voltaire Voltaire looked not at a certain disaster that happened on November first seventeen fifty five November. I seventeen fifty five was all saints day in in Lisbon Spain vein and the churches were filled. I mean Lisbon Portugal. The churches were field because of it being all Saints Day and no one knew when they entered into the church that day that before the services concluded that an eight point five magnitude earthquake would rock Portugal and that between sixty and seventy two thousand people would die in Portugal most of them dying because the walls of churches that they were worshiping in fell in on them when we say it that way we really feel why Voltaire had such a struggle not weighing voltaire said it people aren't safe safe in the House of God. God knew that would be their yard could've stopped that earthquake from happening on All Saints Day. Why would God allow that I mean. Do you feel the weight of that question right. We don't want to set up Straw man here. We we really WANNA feel. The weight of why people people have struggled with this. This is voltaire. This is why he he declared that that Christianity was a farce epicurious preceded Voltaire Teheran ass in articulating what was called the logical problem of evil and the belief in all powerful all good God he called the Quadra Lima Emma leave it leave it to leave it to a philosopher to come up with that name instead of just a Diorama he has he has a Quadra and this was the Quadrille Emma he asks is this he said if God is willing to prevent evil but not able then he's not omnipotent if God is able to prevent evil but not willing then he's not good is he both able and willing then where does evil come from is he neither able nor willing feeling then why call him God and so this this fourfold problem as he looked at the logical problem of evil people it it made him stumble and it really made him attack this Christian understanding of an all good all powerful God and so we want to before we jump into the the Christian responser to the biblical response to the Quadrille Emma I would. I I would just say that if you ever have somebody who is asking you this question and they wanna put God on trial and Christianity on trial. Just ask them will will you know the I guess. The opposite of Christianity is being an atheist right and so how would an atheist censure that question mini mini atheist thank that they've solved the problem of evil and suffering in the world and that is that the universe is bleak and we just have to accept it Richard Dawkins whose of famous atheist issed he explained that an an extreme version of this that there's no meaning behind anything it's a product of chance and quote unquote dance of DNA. There's no oh good. There's no evil but the only problem is is that in saying that there's no evil you're denying the existence of moral evil and that's blatant. How can you deny that you see. Atheism is not a solution because it doesn't remove suffering in fact it can make it can make suffering bring ten thousand times worse.

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"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

08:57 min | 1 year ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"We WanNA wrestle with some things tonight and and like I said if you are note taker and I encourage you you feel free to take notes but I do have twenty or twenty five copies of everything. I'm GONNA say tonight so that if you just want to listen and it also be posted online on the audio for this if you want to go back and listen to it 'cause we're we'll cover a lot of ground tonight and some of the stuff that we'll be dealing with tonight is slightly philosophical in nature and so sometimes philosophical topics you kinda need to need to think through them and so. I just want to encourage you. A guy dot com. It'll be on the front page for the next several weeks and and of course I this is all prompted because of eighteenth anniversary of nine eleven probably one of the last times if not the last time that our nation was actually really unified if you think about it I know each one of us could stand we could we could recount where we were because it's one of those moments where you you don't forget exactly where you were what you were doing. You know I remember I was a senior senior Auburn. I was newly engaged. we've mentioned. I'd been engaged for about less than a month and and I remember we I heard the news Sarai before going to class and all the images and as we got the class just they kept talking about it and talking about it and so called a few friends I think I think this might be one of the only times a God would honor me skipping class and let's go back to my house and let's pray and I remember me and a friend of mine or hey and another friend of ours name Kim we went and just hit our faces back in my apartment complex and and of an interceded and just knew that that war was going to be what happened as a result of of of nine eleven and and I remember that night we had faith Evangelism Strategy Energy Lake Baptist Church and Auburn and we went we went out and and we talked to some people and we went back to church and we prayed and then you probably remember just just like you know churches were filled that following Sunday and then a few weeks after maybe a few months after and then and then we kind of just learned to cope and auto people without that that freshness of nine eleven drifted away from the Church and so tonight as we think about eighteen years since nine eleven eleven we don't just want to to recount. We want to learn you know I think that's one of the things that Lord admonishes us if he can tell us all can tell us and I this audience to to to to have hope when we grief essentially not to waste our grief then I I don't think we need to we need need to waste times like like tonight with just a just remembrance in one sense. I think we need to say well. What what has got word have to say about this and and how do we how do we respond to people who really struggle with this this reality of evil in the world and so to do that? We'll look at the prophet back. A lot of people think that God doesn't like a hard questions. I don't know where they get that from but when I look at scripture and I look at the people who dealt with God inscription I see people asking a lot of hard questions making some pretty bold old requests and how back is one of those in the Old Testament that comes to the same place that many Americans came to on nine eleven and that's why I called this this an Old Testament Prophet leads a conversation on nine eleven obviously hit back not not around for nine eleven then but at the same time he was around for Israel's national tragedy he was looking at national tragedy and he's asking a question in fact the the subheading a Montek says his complaint he is complaining before the Lord he is issuing a a strong statement statement to God and God is it's not out of out of sinful anger but it it is out of honesty which I think is what God blesses and so God is not afraid of hard questions God's not afraid of honesty and and so I think people lead to hear that on Tom's like nine eleven and so let me give you a little context for Abaco Quebec Glib during the final decades of Israel southern kingdom it was a time of injustice and idolatry and he saw the rising threat of Babylon the sinful nation that God was gonna use to judge the people of Israel and and that was not really good news for anybody as he saw Babylon coming his book records this conversation that he had with God which is really if you think about it. It's his journey to believe that God is good even when there's much even when tragedy in the world now that's a message that people need to hear today that God is still good even when there's evil evil in tragedy in the world and so let's look at the back chapter one verses two and three. This is evacuate complaint. He says Wardhaugh Longchamps I cry live for help and you will not hear or cry to you violence and you will not safe while you make me see iniquity. Why do you do. Why do you idly look at wrong. That's a really strong statement destruction and violence or before me strife and contention arise basically looking at and he's saying why are are you silent. Why are you not doing something right. It's almost treating God is if Hebraic is is in the midst of this conflict in this turmoil and got suspended stanton over to the side and you know from the midst of the battle in the heat of the battle looks over God and said. Why are you just standing there you you you really feel back back just the weight of Quebec's complaint to the Lord. Where are you looking for. He says the law is paralyzed and justice. Never goes forth for the wicked surround. The righteous and justice goes forth perverted so he's saying real. Justice is nowhere to be found there. There's nothing fair happening here is this is essentially what he's saying from from from his perspective may says and even the even the so-called justice that is supposed to go forth that goes forth perverted voted because it comes from a heart of wickedness. He saying evil a bounce. Where's your holy desire for justice in the zeal for Your glory and while Oh you may never picture yourself saying this to God. Can I tell you that that's what the majority of our nation said on eleven especially when we heard those initial reports upwards of fifty thousand people work in those buildings we're thinking oh my goodness fifty thousand thousand people as we see them crumbled down early. New York morning on on television as you see the as you see the people choosing their own fate as to whether they're going to stay and burn or they're gonNA jump yeah. I don't know if you've seen those pictures horrifying and so to relive that every nine eleven it I I try to look at it through the eyes of somebody who doesn't believe like we believe and those are the questions that keep coming up in my mind of people wondering got. How could you allow that to happen right and I think a lot of people ask that a question and God's not afraid of hard questions and can I tell you we Christians don't need to be afraid of hard questions either. We don't need to be afraid to ask our questions. We also don't need to be afraid to Wade Wade into those waters those hard questions bring and so that's what we're GonNa do tonight and the good thing is for us is that her back is asked the question and and then just like the ward answered job in verse five the Word Answers Back so look what he says in verse five he says look among the nations and see wonder and be astounded under. I'm doing a work in your days that you would not believe even if I told you see the Lord says to back. There's an underlying problem with your question your complaint back. You're considering yourself to be omniscient just because you can't see something happening doesn't mean that.

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"Son to die for me. He is my treasure. He's the one I love love and I thought turn away from US my senna myself and has not turned toward Jesus it forms this this these footsteps by which I follow Jesus in my daily life. It's just this. This is what we talked about. We talked about walking with God. I'm walking with him and I'm repenting of old self and the things that I still struggle with the things that but I still cling to and I'm setting my eyes. I'm fixing my eyes on Jesus the author and professor of fake and I'm walking after him and believing his promises and continuing yeah throw off my old self and embracing my new cell I'm I'm. I'm saying no to send Satan and death and I'm saying Yes to the father son and the spirit and they're working are in my life. It's just this one step step after the other in the right direction and this is exactly what the message of John tells us repents and behold the lamb repent and see how he's taken away your sin reject all that has separated you from him and embrace all that Jesus is for you in the nineteen sixties. There was a French inventor who created a children's story known as the magic screen and inside that screen kind of underneath it was aluminum powder so that as children turn these knobs there was a stylus inside of it scraped the powder away from the screen creating design. We know them as a sketch right right and this is an actual design. I was never that good okay. I can't even imagine how you would do do that. Some of you may have been sketch artists right but the the best or maybe the worst part about an sketch if you had siblings. It's probably the worst part was that after. You've spent all that time right. How did you Michelle got it. How did you how do you erase the screen. You shake it and maybe you've done something right right and you come along and we're like. Oh Wow you know no. It's gone forever and it's gone forever would have been great to have smartphones with cameras on back then and so hello this French inventor gave us a great illustration about Sin Atonement. You San Marks up the screen of our lives it really does it really does hurt us rips into the soul that God created guy gave to you you say but the the evidence of our San Dan our our disobedience even it's indisputable. It's not a pretty picture when we turn our eyes on the lamb of God and we follow him and repentance and faith. It's like God takes that sketch of our soul and just Jackson to wear the thing that you poured yourself into that separated you from him because of what Jesus has done. It's no more and this is the Gospel awesome that we proclaim this. Jesus that we embrace the biblical Jesus who tells us to repent and put our faith in him for those who've never trusted Christ in this room today. There may be some in here who've never put their faith in Jesus. I want to tell you that in following Jesus today in repentance and faith as you've heard the promises of God for you that is you believe in him. They God takes all those scars that are on your soul and just like that sketchy shakes them because of the blood of Jesus your make clean your made holy in you see that's the the beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Bible says that he cast US sins as far as East is from the West but for the majority of you in here who are believers what you're going to talk about and community groups tonight is that repentance faith. They're not just something that we do at the moment of our salvation but rather forms the footsteps by which we follow Christ all throughout the rest of our our lives and if you wanNA perfect example of that thing about something else that the Apostle John said and i John Chapter One verse nine if we say we have no sin and we'd save ourselves he's talking to believers in the truth is not in us but oh version on what a treasure what a promise to cling to if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and he cleanses from all unrighteousness repentance is agreeing agreeing with this truth and confessing and faith is believing that God will do it and so today during this imitation if you don't know Christ repent and believe let those footsteps of Repentance and faith become the foundation upon which you enter into a relationship with Jesus but if you're a believer in this room today how has your week looked this past week what needs to be repented of and the pathways the same for you. Let I John Chapter One verse nine. Wash your soul and recognize that it's for us and that as we believe then the the effects of sin in our life with that sketch of our soul it applies to us just as well and so as as we have this time imitation. Kevin is GONNA come. Shans GonNA come. WE'RE GONNA sing through that Song Amazing Grace again. We're GONNA believe that that crisis for us. If you're here in this room today that grace for you and not desire would be that you would recognize that. Jesus is the only way and then as you recognize Jesus the only way that you would follow him. Whatever that looks like in your life let's pray to..

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"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"And so there was a little boy who's in sunday school one sunday morning and the pastor was in there and he was a new pastor i can i can i can understand stand that feeling and he was really trying to gain ground with the kids in his <hes> in his in that sunday school class and he thought he would tell them a story but he wanted to describe the character of the story so he said to them he said boys and girls want to tell you a story about somebody who likes to live in the woods but sometimes we can see him in our yards anybody. Anybody have any idea what i'm talking about. The kids just stared at him like if you've taught kids sunday school it's just stared at him and he said i want to tell you about a creature richer that lives in the woods sometimes in our yards big bushy tail likes to eat nuts. Anybody have any idea what i'm talking about. Just stares. I'm talking about a creature that lives in the woods. Sometimes in our yards big bushy tail eats nuts likes to climb trees jump from tree to tree now. Does anybody know what i'm talking about. Aw and one young boy raised his hand just kind of take him out of his misery and the pastor said. Do you know what i'm thinking about young man and the kids said yeah i know the answer should be jesus but it really does sound like a squirrel to me. You know if we're going to be in in church. We kind of assume that we're gonna be talking about jesus is not we even when sometimes it might not seem like jesus might be the right answer to that story but we do we think and we know that we're going to talk about jesus but over the next couple of months i wanna take an opportunity to make sure that we're not just assuming that we know i know and are all on the same page about who jesus is and that might seem very elementary to you but if you if you if you've kind of seen the direction that we've been going doing we just don't want to take anything for granted together. We wanna make sure that we're all on the same page and so we're gonna talk about this knowing jesus and knowing him for who he said that he was himself knowing who people who walked with him who saw him who experienced him what they said about him and this will take us just. It'll probably take us at least their next february two to look gat. You'll see kind of the outline here but the reason that we want to do. This is because that question who is jesus. I think it's really the most important question question that we could ever ask who is jesus the way you answer that question is probably the most important thing about you because it's the moment the longest lasting implications and so we want to ask that question that jesus himself asked the apostle peter because one statistician cultural commentator he said this he says the flexibility of our jesus the flexibility our jesus exhibits is unprecedented unprecedented in our day and time he said there's a gumby light quality to jesus in the united states and there really is it just the moment that somebody wants to to claim jesus they just throw out that name and say well he would do that or this or he would would approve of this or that and if you wanna prime example maybe familiar with the the the plights of the colorado baker who is a christian named jack phillips jackson thirty one once at the supreme court and the colorado civil rights commission is trying to take him back there and he refused the becca cake for a a same sex wedding. Even though he'd served those customers time and time again <hes> he wouldn't bacon so very interestingly some would say foolishly foolishly jack and his attorney christian wagner went on the view and it was asked jack phillips sitting there in the midst of a of those people they said. Do you think jesus would bake the cake loaded question right and joy behar which you know joy behar dr said i think jesus would make the cake wow okay. Where do you get that from c. We just kind of we're we're just kind of if we want jesus to approve something we just say that he would approve of it just like jesse duplantis or copeland one of them. If jesus was walking around this earth he wouldn't be on a donkey anymore. He'd be an applying like. I want you to buy me right and so it's not just limited joy on the view. I mean you've got you've got people claiming the name of price on tv who are who are twisting and controlling the real jesus. The biblical jesus eases into a jesus. That's not really jesus and yet they're still on t._v. And even though they're questioned they're they're still around and that's why we don't wanna just assume that everybody understands the biblical jesus. The vast majority of people believe in jesus or believe things about jesus. But what about jesus must you believe in order to be in a relationship with god. I think that digs a little bit deeper deeper into that question and that's why we wanna study the gospel of john because in that study we will have those questions answered who is jesus and what do we really need to believe about him to find salvation as we begin this morning it'd be best for us to start at the end of john's gospel rather than that at the beginning which might seem peculiar to you but the first witness this is the joe on presents and his gospel is the writer himself john the apostle and he tells us very clearly in john chapter twenty versus thirty and thirty one why he's written but just before we jump into that a few facts about john the gospel about john's gospel john the apostle that you may not know john and his brother john were apostles which means that they walk with jesus while he was on this earth their father zebedee and their mother was some omay who was most likely the sister sister of jesus's mother mary which makes james and john the cousins of jesus yes john the baptist was another cousin but this john john was another cousin jesus in that way could have lived in alabama and so well self deprecating humor here it is all relative yeah but they were known for their loud and zealous personalities and therefore that earned him the nickname sons of thunder. That's exactly all right. They were the sons of thunder however if you notice this on a funder at the end of the gospel traded in that tunnel for a little bit different one and that was the apostle or the disciple whom jesus loved john was actually the last surviving apostle he was exiled to patmos as an old man he had preached that message about jesus christ for years and years and years so much so that he developed a very unique way of chefs such which he chronicled for us in his gospel account as he writes his gospel account towards the end of his life because the gospel of john came out around the same time as the book of revelation did he was distinctly aware i think of the three other accounts of jesus's life that we're getting in matthew mark and luke and he didn't want to overlap what already eloquently said so. He wrote down what they didn't britain say over ninety. Two percent of the material contained in john's gospel is unique to john's gospel. It's not found in matthew mark and luke and he wrote it collected it in a very memorable way every single chapter all twenty one chapters and i'll have this list for you as a take home next week. I don't want to overload. Did you the first sunday but these have all be available on the website but every every single chapter contains a declaration of jesus's divinity there in every single chapter there's somebody or something that testifies to jesus being god in the flesh but john rights and makes it's known these three sets of sevens to make it memorable seven witnesses seven signs and seven sayings and that will be a <hes> outline the kind of the meta outline of our study for the next few months seven witnesses seven signs and seven sayings and so we you want to answer the question who is jesus by looking first at the seven witnesses starting with john the apostle but we don't just want to fill our minds with facts and knowledge. We want to tonight with john's purpose for writing nineteen thirty five. John said this he said he said he who saw it has borne born witness. His testimony is true and he knows that he is telling the truth that you also may believe in this actually corroborates with what's found in the next chapter john twenty versus thirty and thirty one where he says this he says now jesus did many other sons in the presence of the disciples which are not written in this book but those are written so that you may not believe that jesus is the christ the son of god and by believing you may have life in and his name now. I think it's very very interesting that john rights and gives us what he calls signs <music> signs now think of it think of it. Is this a person who's writing and saying that they're giving you signs. They want you to do what so. What do they want you to do with the signs i mean let's let's let's think about it when people come into the doors baptist church and and we have a sign up on the wall. What are we trying to get them to read it and follow it right if they're trying to get to a specific place. We want them to know exactly exactly the way to get into where they're going. This is exactly god's intention in calling john to chronicle the signs that he saw saw in the life of jesus because he wants you to see those signs believed those signs and follow those signs to the conclusion that they would draw. These are folks on the road to take us to where where god wants us to be where john wants. Ultimately i think we're we want to be as well and if you want to follow these signs you must believe you must believe now to believe means that you are placing your faith in reliable evidence. We don't believe in a blind fay in many circumstances. That's why god is revealed scripture to us so that we can have an informed faith about whom we are believing if your thought about it that way that's why we had a revealed religion. We we had a book that contains the not just the revelation at the end but the the revelations of god's truth route throughout history and namely the revelation of god's truth and his son jesus and what john wants you to understand is that it's only when you understand christ in his personal work that you can be saved. You must not believe in something you must believe in something specific namely the truth about who jesus is but then you also if you want to when you believe you will find a life and for us understand the kind of life that john is talking about here. We must now go to the beginning of john's gospel and i want to encourage you to turn to john chapter one john chapter one. How can jesus bring life into the lives of creature who are creatures who are already alive. Let me say that again again as you turn. How can jesus bring life into the lives of creatures who are already alive. There you go that's right because i think god ordained the new testament estimate to be written in greek because it's one of the most specific and explicit languages and descriptive languages that has ever existed and so in in john one one and in john chapter twenty john describes a certain kind of life that comes from jesus and so we want to look at john chapter one verse one and that'll be the remainder of our text today to look at what john the apostle is saying about the lord jesus christ and so john chapter one verse one it says in the beginning was the word and the word was with god and the word was god you see john begins his narrative very differently than his three other counterparts. He doesn't go through a genealogy or birth narrative or any account of earn early earthly life of jesus jonga's back the very beginning and that is the eternity of jesus christ and in this verse. John is using rhetoric that shows how long he has preached. It's this message..

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

11:50 min | 1 year ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"I think peter peter says it pretty clearly paul said it pretty clearly. You've been been and been given a gift so that you can pour out that gift on the people around you. That's what makes the church the church that's what makes the church church unique and beautiful and also is this unity without uniformity and this the diversity that's by design and it's intended to be a blessing that people around me. I'm not i'm not selfish with my gift. I use it to be a blessing of those around me so you've been given these gifts. You've been placed where you are. When you're here so that you can be a blessing to those who are around you but here's the key a spent time asking you recognized this in your life and i think if view spend any amount of time. We talked about right in your testimony. You'd see that grace at work in your life right. We're gonna appreciate it in ourselves. Once as we come to grips with it but here's the kicker the appreciate it and others to appreciate the fact that god has given you gifts success yes but he's also giving your brothers and sisters in christ different gifts that are from him that are by grace and that are intended to compliments your gifts not not be the same as but to complement your or gifts. One person has this gift. I may i say this. I don't i don't i don't want to draw any any more attention and to myself then just to say this. God's called me to be where i am for. A reason and god has called many of you to be teachers and they're a bunch of you who could stand up on this platform and and and deliver messages of god's grace nice but there are some of you say i can't i can't do that. That's not me and what i want you to see is is is that when you come to those points where you say that's their ministry. That's not my ministry. Maybe you come to those points where he's i wish i had that gift the you you need to recognize that there's temptation there to be discouraged and what do we do when we face the scourge fear and doubt we cling to the promises of god that he has deposited positive these gifts of grace inside of us and their unique to you the god it's not called you got a you got out and called me to be god's called you to be you and me to it'd be me and in that way there is a beauty that comes from that diversity you see that and so as a pastor sir i praise god for the diversity in this congregation and i'm just scratching the surface. I'm just getting to know it but as i've gotten to know it. I am so thankful will that all of you are not like me. I mean i really am. I am thankful that you are you. I'm thankful they got us called you to be you in the context of us. I'm thankful that god's called me to be in the context of us because it is by design so don't be tempted to despise is someone else because they don't have your giftedness. You're calling or your passions. Don't be envious if someone else because they have something different from you you in fact. If you want to just write this down to go look at it later first corinthians chapter twelve versus fourteen thirteen paul is that famous body metaphor way says you know what the i you said the ear i don't. I don't need you right or what if a foot said well because i'm not hand then you know i'm not important that's just silly and anybody who's gone through some kind of experience where they've lost the ability to see or hear or they've lost the ability took to move one of their lands would say no. It's important that they all move right. It's important that they all function correctly and god would say see what i'm trying to tell you. I've given you a physical illustration to show you exactly how crucial it is. A you recognize your purpose and be that you don't detach from the body of christ just because you're different from other people are just because other people are different from you so don't be envious be tempted but instead celebrate appreciate and and rejoice in the diverse grace of god that has been poured out and how it serves one purpose and that is to advance his kingdom because what we used to celebrate my friends it creates a culture and this church needs to be a place where individual diversity and giftedness a celebration celebrated as it is used for the kingdom of god now you need to understand. There's no place for self promotion when using your spiritual gifts if i if i stood before you and i want to geeta that i was amazing and awesome and glorious and needed to be exalted that you need to you need to remove me as pastor from gop baptist church because my gifts don't exist for me who am i give exists for to be a blessing to you as san into this in this pulpit to preach the truth truth to you and so who do your gifts exists to be able to look around you. That's who it is and so we need to understand one of the reasons that this diversity is intentional and it has been created is because it is from divine generosity. The divine generosity look eight and this is one of those passes. I think ought to people they read a physician's. They get it as fast as they're like. What what does that mean and so. I wanna take a few moments. Now i want to explain this to you from <hes> from from jewish worldview which is what paul would have been speaking from and so paul says that therefore meaning that what i just said to you you is based on this right because grace was given because when he and he would say we could we could add an when when when the resurrected that christ ascended on high he led a host of captives and he gave gifts them in and saying he ascended verse nine. What does it mean that he also descended into the lower regions of the earth that he who descended as one who also ascended far the heavens that he might feel all things and again some of your saying what and so once again let's look at what this means paul it was actually quoting psalm sixty eight verse eighteen and you see that in some of your footnotes robert says you ascended on high leading host of captives and your train and receiving gifts among men even among the rebellious may dwell there and so paul has this picture in his mind when a king would go and he would conquer another nation how many the movie national treasure nicholas cage longtime ago okay this afternoon homework national treasure because it kind of you get this picture assuring national treasure. There's this idea a myth story that there's this massive treasure that it has things from all the civilizations of the ages and the idea was was was that as each nation conquered they would take that treasure and they'd add to it added to their treasure and then when they get conquered date add to the treasurer and so on and so forth and you had this huge as you know his history defining treasure and so this this is what paul has in mind is that as as kings would conquer they they would plunder the other nation and they would take the best from that nation you think about it when when daniel shatter acme shack and abednego what happened to them. How did they end up in babylon. They ended up there because as the jews were conquered took the best the brightest the strongest from israel israel and they put them into positions in that other nation and so paul has this in mind and he's saying this is what happened when jesus conquered death basically that when he died and this is this is in the apostles creed that that people get uncomfortable with this because we're not sure about it scripturally and and it's kind of one of those things that if it's if you wanna if you wanna believe it then then there's and understanding of why it would be this way when it says he descended that means the apostles creed says he descended into hell right after after he died and that that's kind of where they get it that paul saying he ascended and if he if he us ended means he also descended into the lower of the earth and there's different interpretations of that but i think in context what he's saying is saying that christ in those three days that he was dead he'd been buried in the tomb in those three days he descended ended into hell and because he was victorious that he was plundering the depths of hell to strip the kingdom of satan of its power to go ahead and be kind of a a reclaimer that hey your days are done. I have conquered death. I am the victorious war and then as he ascended three days later that he led a parade of captives almost like this he stripped the demonic forces of their power and just like the demons were consigned onto enslaved into the ones who disobeyed enslaved into into the service of satan. Jesus has has weakened his forces massively bley and aasiya sins. He's throwing out the plunder onto the church and saying here some of you be have had the gift of faith right. Here's some of you have the gift of encouragement here's some of you have had the gift of service some and he's just pouring out the guests on the church. He ascends back in heaven. That's what paul's thinking and it was all rooted in this idea that as the victorious were were your conquered that he plundered the enemy and out of that plunder as he as he goes to his people well he throws those gifts off into the crowds and paul saying this is exactly what the victorious warrior jesus who has conquered death and ponder hell itself. This is why you can be competent in your service. It has nothing to do with you and the limitations of your ability it has nothing to do with you you and the things that you would heap upon yourself in terms of a deal and despair. It has nothing to do with you. It has everything to do with your conquering king your your gifts come from him. They're not rooted in you. Even though god has deposited them within you as you as you fix your eyes on him as you recognize he has defeated defeated the enemy then you can be bold and courageous to go and serve in his name then you can go and radically love people who are broken then you can go with boldness proclaim with confidence the gospel of jesus christ even to the hardest heart because you know that christ has conquered it all and the gifts that you have are directly directly from him you get the idea why paul building this up and he's so excited as he's talking about the church is because jesus has conquered death and he has plundered hell stripped it of its power and therefore these are the truth that we cling to as we fight this fight of faith as we seek unity in the midst of diversity within the church which choose to focus on jesus as the victorious warrior intentionally dispensing his this gift of grace to those around you and you need to focus on that grace rather than the differences that exist among us we are vastly different and it is by design and that design is rooted in the generosity of jesus as our conquering king king and so dispensing that grace given to you to other people.

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Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

09:02 min | 1 year ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Notice. What was not mentioned. The style of music being played was not mentioned notice what was not mentioned skin colour not mentioned the number in your bank account was not mentioned. Your position in this community is not mentioned agent. We have one body and one spirit one. Hope one ward one faith one baptism one god the entire trinity has been working our salvation in the creation and the operation of his church and therefore this one nisa is the one that's that we have been called to abide in and to experience in this church family that has all centered around christ so just to sum it up if we focus on each other well only see our differences but if we focus on god then we will see the massive massive depth of unity that he hasn't himself and as we worship and praise him we will experience that unity within our fellowship together and so based on these promises and ask you out by baptist church. Will you make that commitment today. Will you claim to the truth of god's word that we've seen so that the power of god can be unleashed in the airlines to produce the kind of unity that we need in this world needs to see us. God has already provided the power. It's up to us to appropriate it so so that idea of aiming towards unity. I commit to maintain the unity of the spirit and the bond piece by focusing on the truth of god's unity as the foundation of our practical experience community within our church family. It's only ask what does this look like for. You personally more willing. We're gonna have a lot of opportunities that imitations. We're gonna be able to get real honest with each other and you're like we can get more honest okay well. We've been honest enough already. Maybe just thought this is one more. Let me ask you you would this apply. What does this look like for you personally to believe this unity. Remember satan is no new strategies. He's not innovative native the same things that people have been tested with throughout generations. We're tested with as well so paul calls us to stand firm chapter six against non innovative those old tired strategy that the enemy that somehow still many christians today succumb to i want to equip you for one way that you can flesh out this truth today. Flesh out this truth about aiming towards our unity and that is when it comes to gossip a i believe that gossip up has no place in this body. I'm a month old here okay so i have no baggage that i'm talking about this from. I've no experience. Nobody's come to me and said hey you really didn't talk about gossip gossip so maybe i don't know but especially that person that's happened right but just think about these things to great thoughts. We don't have definition initiative gossip and your and your bob. I love to write these down because gossip involves saying behind the person's back with you never say to his face as gotham awesome in fact. If any of you need to know this is the way i've i've talked to the staff about this. This is the way we deal with. These things in any of you ever come to me and <unk> says well. Some people have said etc etc okay. Let's go talk to him or any of you ever comes and says hey you know i've got. I've got this concern with this person in this church or staff member whatever the case may be. You need to know that listen. We'll hear it we'll talk but before we finish that conversation we're gonna set up a time to talk to the person that you or shortland with because i can't fix other people i can be the best passer in the world but i cannot fix another the person and i really don't think that's called us to fix each other but at the same time as iron sharpens iron right and so if you really do care about seeing somebody else closer to jesus then you will have no problem going to talk to them directly but if you really gossiping the you will not want to say to that person's face that's the difference between gossip and biblical accountability but there's another side of gossip and that's flattering. I really don't struggle that. Some people do the people who might have a tendency to be people pleasers. We start with lottery said we because lottery involves saying to a person's face with you'd never say about got them behind their back. Meaning accountability takes place or do you have relationships in this church. Family were gossip takes place. Remember life in christ the seasons of passionate obedience together by tom's of self examination. We're about to come to a time limitation where you can examine yourself in this way and a plot the truth that we've seen today that this specific area in your your life because remember what james chapter three says about the tongue as a small member but it can set your world on fire and it can set churches on fire not in a good way and so maybe this is the way that you need responded. Maybe during this sanitation. You don't even need to really stand up and saying you don't need to need to respond but by doing anything but you're saying. Is this me you want to flesh out this unity. I want to abide in these triggers. I'm gonna cling to these promises got helped me to be refined in purified break any area of my life where i tend towards gossip or breaking area of my life rat tend towards flattery got restrain yeah put the providence is put a guard over my tongue. Put a guard helped me. It helped me to say something and when just to be quiet. Pray that per a lot because there's sometimes w- where the person in front of me doesn't need to hear ryan then into here my silence. They need to hear maybe choir because i don't have the answers for everything on encourage you today. Today's an opportunity for you to respond to these truths that we've seen to believe that god wants to do this work of unity in us to believe that satan has no new strategies is he having his way with you and so i just i'm gonna pray and duggan akon and we're going to enter into a time imitation and during that time tation this alters open. If you want to come in and you wanna pray you wanna. I just just with your physical posture. You want to decry the warden and say i need you. This is a blind spot mall. I ford and easier. I've upset before if you need to step out. You're gonna make a phone call as a way to respond to this time imitation do that. We say wherever he leads. I'll go. I pray that you'll make like that. Your your heart cry no matter what song we're singing and so if you need to respond in that way you can do that but if you need to respond you need somebody to pray with you. There's people down here in the front. Come to me. We'll we'll pray with you if you need to trust christ today. Maybe you heard phillips testimony testimony earlier and you say i've been here for a long time. I know it all up here but i've never trusted here and you can you can do that. I love to walk you through what that looks flying today. If you need to join the church we'd love to receive you because god.

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"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

13:32 min | 1 year ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"All Right so first Corinthians Chapter fifteen we're going to end this series that we've been doing the past several weeks <hes> called first things and just a little bit of recap before we jump into the last few verses of this tax tonight we we initially started on this path because we said the way you start is important the first things that you fix your eyes on as <hes> in a new season or or a new circumstance or situation and it really directs the course of of of your of your life in one sense for Paul. That's exactly what it what it had done when he started in ministry in Corinth he had a specific starting point because Z. recognize. You never could know where you're going unless you knew where you are and the Gospel meets us where we are to describe where we are in describe where God wants us to be which is in a relationship with him and so Paul began with the Gospel and we wanted to get very Mary certain that we all were on the same page about what the core of the Gospel is and we've done it every every single week this far so we might as well do it again tonight right. If you want to remember the core essence of the Gospel. We'd do their hands right here right right so let's start with this hand we say Christ Dodd for our sins and was raised right. So what does the Gospel well. It's it's the message that Christ persons and then was raised from the dead and so this is the Gospel this this was the place that Paul wanted wanted to start why because the Gospel is God's diagnosis of the greatest problems that we have the greatest problems are not outside of us in the lives of other people and what they're doing to us and what <hes> what circumstances are around us or what's in our bank account or what's the those might be real problems but the Gospel says that's not the greatest problem the greatest problems not outside of us the Guy The Gospel says the greatest problems are inside of us so Paul wants to remind at this group of believers who have who have strayed away from living out the Gospel wants to remind them of this Gospel that he preached to them and that they needed to hold fast too and that Gospel is not just some fictionalized account of fabled tales about a man named Jesus. What Paul wanted us to see what we looked at last week was these are real events that happened that are historically verifiable and that when we read about these events in the text <unk> scripture that we're reading something that is faithful something that we can trust in? We talked about that about Matt's remember last week not not actual maps that are on the wall but Matt's M. A. P. S. manuscripts archaeology prophecy and statistics artistic all of those all of those things when you apply those tests to scripture scripture stands unique among all the other texts of history as reliable and faithful and verifiable and this matters because when we received the news of the Gospel we WanNa make sure it's not fake news and and Paul didn't believe it was fake news. The Corinthians were treating it like it was fake news but for us. It's not fake news. It is the power gone as the power God for the salvation of those who believe for the personal so for the gentile and so Paul. This is what he based his ministry on but he didn't basis ministry on himself. We saw last last week that he basis ministry on the risen Christ. It was not about him in fact Paul didn't have to high of a view of himself. It was not a morbid self-deprecation but it was instead just a god centered humility woody because he talks about himself as as one untimely born premature and so we want to pick up in verses nine through eleven tonight and we want to talk about something that's very I think it speaks directly into where we are as a culture and if we care about about speaking in a way to our culture that would be appealing to our culture that the culture would want to listen to us us first of all we need to remind ourselves and this is just this is not an attacks but first Corinthians chapter thirteen Paul's reminded us that I can speak in the tongues of angels right and tongues of men but if I have not love I am nothing. I'm just a resounding Gong longer clanging cymbal suppose already established that that we need to speak with love. You need to remember this truth without love is not truth. Love it out. Truth is not love this. This culture would have us to believe that we have to abandon one to have the other truth without love is not truth. According to First Corinthians chapter thirteen but love without truth is not real love either and so Paul wants us to understand tonight. He wants us to understand tonight something about how the Gospel speaks to the individual we've handed hinted hinted at this that Christ it and just I for Sin Christ out for centers but let's pickup in verse nine and will read Reversal Lebanon. We'll see exactly what Paul wants to center tonight. Paul says for I end the least of all the apostles unworthy to be called an apostle because I persecuted the Church of God but by the Grace Ace of God I am what I am and His grace toward me was not in vain on the contrary. I worked harder than any of them. Though it was not I but the grace of God that is within me whether then it was I or they so so we preach and so you believed and so Paul begins he says for iron the least of all the apostles unworthy to be called an apostle because I persecuted the Church of God. We kind of pick up where we left off last week. That Paul recognizes is is something about himself that he's very honest about and he never changed his view of from the moment that he encountered Christ on that Damascus road he recognized something. That's very crucial to US receiving the Gospel and that's that is that we are not the Lord of our lives. We we live in a culture that that throws around such phrases like well. You speak your truth right. You speak your truth. In fact I haven't watched the of it probably won't but but you know Robert Mueller was on on Capitol Hill today and he is as you know being encouraged speak his truth right well. That's just a very very dangerous thing. When you put a personal pronoun in front of the Word Truth Right it was not made to be that way it ceases to be objective truth at that point in time because there's no such thing as your truth and my truth and his truth and her truth right there's only the truth right definite article showing that is the truth and so we need to be concerned about the truth Rupaul recognize the truth about his own life is that he's not Lord the moment that he saw Jesus on that Damascus road and at binded him his is reopened and beautiful paradox that I think he explores more and Second Corinthians chapter four just this the fact that that in the moment where he saw the most clearly his fiscal site left him but his spiritual site was gained and he recognized that Jesus alone is ward and if Jesus alone his ward than that dethrones the self this is why Paul Can Paul is humble? This is why Paul recognizes that he he can be honest about himself. What this this for us is key? Can you be honest about yourself. Do you feel like this place is a place where you can be transparent. We we really struggle with this in in especially the the southern culture right the southern culture where we in a lot of ways. We've been taught that to come to churches to put on a mask right and just to look certain way to always be a certain way and and we struggle with letting people in and granted I don't. I don't think you should go around just kind of vomiting out your issues to everybody and you know the deepest secrets of your life to everybody but at the same time Paul show he gives us an example here about having this basic understanding. Of who you are that puts you on level ground with everybody else in this world God forbid that any Christian that that would that would say by Baptist Church Church home. Whatever seek to put themselves above anybody else because we're not in fact? I don't think it's <hes> forget who it is. Quote one time that I heard at said I think it would see US Lewis. He said if if men's speak ill view he said basically <unk>. Don't wind them for your much worse than they know that you are right. I mean listen. That's what Tim Keller says. Tim Keller Passer in New York City pointed a church in Manhattan happened. Remember Presbyterian Church. She says he says this is the Gospel that you are worse than you ever have thought yourself to be but you're more than you've ever known yourself to be. That is the Gospel and so we don't need to act like where people who had altogether because we don't listen if the world is broken because of San then guess what that means we are broken because of San and if we build fortresses right where the people think will ever Wanna go there because everybody there thinks that they got it all together then we will we will diminish because what the world longs to see now in authentic Christianity as or people who recognize with Paul all that it's only by the grace of God that I am what I am. If you see anything good for me I can promise you it's not from me his from God. It's God's work in me and so this is the heart of this passage in Paul has gone <hes> in this. Let me let me apply this to something. I said this past Sunday. I encouraged encouraged you if you if you feel I could just kind of floating along in life right now Roger testimony and I would encourage if you haven't done that in the mid week right right it out right after testimony talk about what John has done in your life talk about what God is saved you from think about the things that we just kind of embrace in Christian in culture without realizing what we're saying we even even this. This come APP probably said about this coming Saturday. The Brittany I've heard Brittany sesame and my language reflects opposite Britain has got a really awesome testimony and she does us right but don't think that when I say somebody has a really awesome testimony what's what a lot of people think well. My testimony is not as good as hers. Oh Child of God. Would you recognize that if Jesus have saved you no matter what he saved you from. You have an awesome testimony. You have an amazing testimony. We think about people who've been saved out of drugs or alcohol or or sexual morality is having a really good or powerful testimonies but consider what Paul says in Romans Chapter One and two divisions to Romans Chapter One and two Paul after he's just said I'm not ashamed with the power of the Gospel or I'm not Shannon Gospels the power for the Salvation Ovation those who believe that the Jew I also for the gentile he immediately goes in Romans chapter one and shows how the gentiles are centers right and how they traded the things that can be known about God and suppress them and they pursued less than all these he's horrible things and and we look at from chapter one and it's just this really horrible list of of things that the broken nece of Sin Sin has done to humanity but then less any Jew whose reading that reading thing that description of the gentiles Romans chapter one thing that they're above them. Romans chapter two is all about how the Jews there and just as bad shape and really worse because they've had the truth preach to them and they have the covenants and they have all these other things and yet they've rejected. God to Romans Chapter One chapter two are all about how Jews gentiles the ground is equal at the foot of the cross and finish after he does the same thing as a way of helping these Jews and gentiles and emphasis that they can be unified because Christ is their bond of peace and that just because they're ju- and considered there near to God and just because they're gentile and someone say they're far off from God really everybody's far off off from God and it's a Marvelous Act of grace if anybody comes to him and so what I'm saying is this your may have saved you out of drugs or he may have just saved you out of self righteousness. Maybe he saved you pornography or maybe he just saved you out of half-hearted halfhearted religion. It's all it is awesome if he saved you out of Islam but it's also awesome if he saved you out of Cultural Callous Christianity you may not have you may not have been a rapist or a pedophile or a drug dealer but did it take any less of God's power to.

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"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

14:13 min | 1 year ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Second Peter Chapter One and and we are going to continue our series this morning through this what we're calling life in Christ and we are glad you're here like I said if once this service concludes if you've got any questions about this message or you got ways that I can pray for you or you need to respond and any way and feel comfortable coming down front. WE'RE GONNA make I'M GONNA be right back there in the parlor and I would love to talk with you more and just kind of pray for you or encourage you and just continue to talk about what God's doing in us as we hear this message last week. We talked about this idea idea of life in Christ this this this just universal pathway for all people who want to walk with the Lord. How do we do that? What does that look like is there? I mean it makes percents God's confusing out of order so he's going to say something that he really wants us to understand. He's going to say clearly right. He's not he's not going to not going to speak in a way that we can't understand everything that that he wants us to understand fully. He's made plain in his word and that's what we're going to look at. This morning is just a continuation of what we began last week and so I'm going to ask you based on the truth that you heard last week. It Got Baptist Church. What what is what is resonating in your mind? How is your walk with the Lord compared to what we talked about last week? Are you hungering for him. Are you thirsty for his presence. Do you long to know him or are you just content with your current experience with him. You see what we saw last week is that no one limits limits our relationship with God accept ourselves. no-one limits your ability to walk with God except you the greatest obstacle so our godliness are not outside of us in the lives of other people in our environment. The greatest obstacles to US walking with God are inside of us because Second Peter Chapter one verse three makes it clear that God has given us everything that we need for life and godliness what that means is that for where you are in this life got his already given you everything you need. He's already put the right tools there in place for you to endure for you to to walk and to stand firm there is no deficiency in the Gospel what we need to work on is our awareness of and response to the truth of God's promises and so we've looked at second Peter Chapter one versus three and four this week we're going to begin to look at verse five and once again just so that we can really feel the entire context of what Peter's talking about we're GonNa read from verse three all the way down to verse eleven so Second Peter Chapter when I'm going to begin reading and you follow along with me in your copy of God's Word Peter Says His divine power has granted us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us to his own borey and excellence by which he is granted to us is precious and very great promises promises so that through them you may become partake of the divine nature having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire for this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue and virtue and knowledge and knowledge was self control and self control with steadfastness and steadfastness with Godliness and Godliness with brotherly affection and brotherly affection with love for these qualities are yours and are increasing they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus. This Christ forever lacks these qualities as so nearsighted that he is blind having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins therefore brothers be all the more diligent to make your calling an election share for if you practice these qualities you will never fall all for in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is what God has done for us in these verses and what Peter wants us to understand you see the truth of God's promises received with a heart of faith brings the power of God into our lives to accomplish his purposes now. That's that's where a lot of Christians like the muddy. The water what are God's purposes for US got power being unleashed through his promises. That's what we want but we said it very clearly last week. You can't have the power of God if you don't have the purposes of God in mind the proverbs Chapter Three's says delight yourself in the world and he we'll give you the desires of your heart. The understanding air is your heart is being transformed by the way of wisdom by the by the spirit of God and so as your heart is transforming you embrace the purposes of God and as you as you say just like I did here. I am Lord here. I am just like Samuel did in I Samuel Speak Lord for your services listening as you as you respond to the promises of God in that way that's when you find the power of got unleashed into your life to make you more and more like him. This is what God has done for us and today Peter wants us to understand what the first steps of faith look like in the life of every believer so these verses answer a question for us. What should everyone of US pursuing doing in our daily lives as we wake up and we face our day where should we set our eyes before we look in the mirror and begin to judge whether or not our appearances is sufficiently made over enough to walk outside God we need to look in the Mirror of God's word to see if we are spiritually surrendered to him and as God moves us individually that's when the expression of faithfulness is a church family comes and to its full manifestation? N._F._l.. Station according to God's word as we all walk with God and are filled with his spirit then we see God's power unleashed not just individually but in us as a church family and that's what we ultimately longing for and so last week we saw two words power and promises bonuses and over the next two weeks. You're going to say two more words that obliterate because that's what pastures do you're going to last week we saw power and promises and over the next two weeks you're GONNA see attitude and action so power promises attitude action this week. We're GONNA look at attitude and so we'll get verse five verse five so God has granted us these promises and then there's five Peter says for this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue and virtue with knowledge now I uni no that the verse numbers in your in your copy of God's Word or not inspired the chapter breakdowns are not inspired and so that means that it's okay for us to take a little snippet of a verse and focus in on it and then we'll pick back up with that next week because I think we're going to see today. Several words of verse five will is sufficient enough to take our time this morning and so what Peter says is for this very reason he saying because of what God has done for you. There's only one right response now. That's key for us. That shows us that this is the universal pathway for all of us define a life in Christ. This is not a well. That's right for Ryan but what's right for me is this Peter says for this very reason because of what God has done here here is the right response. It's kind of like one of my favorite chapters. In the Bible. Romans Chapter Twelve Romans Chapter Twelve verse one Paul says therefore brothers in view of God's mercy offer your bodies as living sacrifices holy and acceptable to God for this is your spiritual Rachel active worship right what policies saying he says that we're he uses that word therefore now just as studious bobble scholars that I know you are whenever you see the word therefore you need to ask why their therefore is therefore right and so in Romans Chapter Twelve verse one Paul says therefore and what he's saying is is that this is chapter twelve. I've spent eleven chapters exposing to you. The mercy of God unleashed unleashed in your life through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ through his resurrection and through his spirit and so he saying that's I mean Romans chapter. That's a that's a lot of words. That's a lot of promises a lot of truth to meditate tate on and Paul says because of all that there's only one right response off your bodies as living sacrifices offering your body's got about church present Romans chapter six. He says another way says present your members I mean he says members he means your hands. Your feet your tongue. Your mind your very life all that is in you offer it to him. That's the only right response it's no surprise that Paul and Peter and not in conflict conflict because in Second Peter Chapter One Peter says for this reason make every effort to supplement your faith. Hey saying brothers offer your bodies as living sacrifices he just says the different way the only attitude that serves the right response to what God has done to give his powerful promises. I'm all in take my everything. I'm all yours. I hold nothing back have all with me now. These words are translated in various ways throughout different versions of God's word different translations of God's word that are translated from the original Hebrew in Greek but we've heard we've seen some translations say instead of make every effort it says says having brought in all earnestness kind of like that one or adding on your part all diligence and you also have some <hes> some people who paraphrase right and they basically try to faithfully take what's in the and the original Greek and Hebrew Hebrew and take the thought of it and then put it into words that maybe we get and so one modern paraphrase put second Peter Chapter one verse fine like this. Do your best. We get that don't we do your best breath. Peter says because of what Jesus has done do your Best Guy Baptist Church now some people they don't say your best. Some people use this catchphrase and I wanNA. I WANNA give you some context because I might step on your toes here. Some people say we'll just let go and let God right now. I get the context in which that's that's given because we like to control things right and we want to control so everything and yet there's some things that we absolutely cannot control and so what the person who came up with that that little you know kind of little statement is saying is where you can't control things just let God like leave it up to him right so one of the things though I can't control other people but what can always control myself and so when it comes to the way that other people respond I got yeah. Just let go and let God what he's GonNa do but you need to know that that is never that is never the approach that we should take our personal. Spiritual disciplines are the ways that we respond to the Lord you never let go and let God 'cause Peterson's do your best on the other side though because because the Christian life is lived and balanced between two ditches I kind of like to kind of driving we wanNA keep in the middle of the road and we don't want to go into either ditch. One ditch is like going God..

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"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

09:56 min | 1 year ago

"baptist church" Discussed on Agape Baptist Church | Scottsboro, Alabama

"Hospitality the Taliban in really quickly with those two encouragement the gift of hospitality you will encourage you will motivate you a refresh. The heart of your pastor not just when those gifts are expressed were tim and his family but when those gifts are expressed. Escort each other the faith family there is something that happens in the heart of the pastor when he looks at and he sees his congregation loving one another be no. I know who's you are by. How you love.

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