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Fully Engaged With the Gospel

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January 12, 2021
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Fully Engaged With the Gospel

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  • male announcer: Passionate,courageous, bold, resolute.
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  • All around us,people live fully engaged.
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  • We witness in real timeas athletes push the boundaries
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  • of their physical ability,entrepreneurs drive industry
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  • forward, and creatives explorethe potentials of art
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  • and performance.
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  • Ours is a life best livedfully engaged.
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  • But what if we did the samewith our faith?
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  • What if we took our faithto more than we thought it
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  • could be?
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  • If we as believers livedfully engaged?
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  • Be undeniably dedicated,utterly committed.
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  • Even you might be surprisedby who you can be
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  • through the power of God.
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  • You are unlimited,and you are fully engaged.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • announcer: And now, here isyour host, Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • David Jeremiah: Most peoplethink of the gospel as the truth
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  • we must believe to be saved.
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  • And it is.
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  • The problem is once weare saved, it's easy to forget
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  • about the gospel.
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  • But as Christians, we are calledto be fully engaged
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  • with the gospel.
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  • And that is the titleof my message today.
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  • Why fully engaged?
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  • Because the gospel isthe power of God.
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  • It impacts every areaof our life, our family,
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  • our finances, friendships,and even our future.
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  • And when the power of Godchanges us, we become witnesses
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  • for how it can change othersas well.
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  • We accept and believe the gospelone time, but we live out
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  • the gospel every single day.
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  • We become stewardsof God's gracious good news,
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  • and that isa weighty responsibility.
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  • And doing so means committingto a fully engaged life.
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  • So stay with me and let'sexplore the gospel together
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Let me read toyou the words of a man who was
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  • fully engaged with the gospel,his name is Paul.
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  • And he wrote this incredibleletter to the Romans.
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  • In the 16th and 17th verses,we read his words, "For I am not
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  • ashamed of the gospel of Christ,for it is the power of God
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  • to salvation for everyonewho believes, for the Jew first
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  • and also for the Greek.
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  • For in it the righteousnessof God is revealed from faith
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  • to faith; as it is written,'The just shall live by faith.'"
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  • If you've ever dabbled at allin theology, you know these are
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  • two of the most important versesin the Bible.
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  • There are no two verses like itanyplace in the Scripture.
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  • These words arethe essence of Christianity.
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  • And in many respects,these two verses are responsible
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  • for the Protestant Reformation.
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  • Knowing that Paul wason his way to Rome,
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  • the imperial city of his day,he's writing to the Romans
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  • to whom he is about to visit,and he wants them to know
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  • what he's bringing with himwhen he comes.
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  • He wants them to knowthat the gospel is his message,
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  • and that he is not ashamedof it.
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  • He's saying, "Though I may bethe laughingstock
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  • of the aristocratic thinkersin the city of Rome,
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  • I am not ashamedof the gospel of Jesus Christ."
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  • Sometimes today,as you look around, you notice
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  • that some folks are ashamedof the gospel.
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  • They're all right to do church,they're all right to be
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  • good people, they're all righteven to be known as religious,
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  • perhaps even as evangelicals.
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  • But when it comes to the gospel,they think maybe that's
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  • a bit over the top.
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  • And they don't want to beinvolved in preaching
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  • the gospel, or trumpetingthe call of the gospel.
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  • Sometimes, it's truethat they're this way
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  • because of intellectual reasons.
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  • Paul ran into that in his lifewhen he wrote
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  • to the Corinthians.
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  • He said the Jews viewthe gospel as a stumbling block,
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  • and the Greeks think it'sfoolishness.
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  • Well, he's about to go to Rome,filled up with Greeks,
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  • to tell them about the gospel,which they think is foolishness.
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  • Just think of it.
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  • In the midst of the pompand ceremony
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  • of these Roman emperorsand in the imperial city
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  • of Rome, here comes this guywho says that the Savior
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  • of the world was a carpenterwho grew up in Nazareth.
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  • And imagines the ridiculeand laughter of the court
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  • and the great peoplewhen they're saying
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  • to one another the latest jokein town is there's this guy
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  • who arrived actually sayingthat a carpenter from Nazareth
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  • in the land of the Jewsis the Son of God.
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  • And not only that,he's the Savior of the world,
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  • and that he saves the worldby dying helplessly on a cross.
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  • How funny is that?
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  • A lot of people viewthe gospel in that way.
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  • Intellectually,it's inconceivable to them
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  • that the story of the gospelcould be actually true.
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  • Sometimes, they reject itfor philosophical reasons.
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  • Because, you see,the gospel reverses
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  • all of the other religionsof the world.
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  • All of the religionsof the world teach that you
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  • get to God by climbing up to himthrough all of the works
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  • of righteousness that youcan manage.
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  • But the gospel saysit's exactly the opposite.
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  • You don't climb up to God,God reaches down to you.
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  • So the gospel iscounterintuitive to every kind
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  • of philosophical thinkingyou can imagine.
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  • Someone has saidthat Christianity is
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  • the un-religion of the worldbecause it turns
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  • all our religious instinctson their heads.
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  • Sometimes, people rejectthis gospel
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  • because of social reasons.
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  • It's not respectable to bea Christian, did you know that?
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  • Criticism of Catholicsand evangelicals, berating them,
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  • almost as if to be a Christian,an evangelical,
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  • or a committed Catholicis to live
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  • beneath the intellectual linethat is acceptable
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  • to the more aristocratic people.
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  • The Bible says that God choosespeople, and he tells us how he
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  • goes about it.
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  • He says, "Not many wise,and not many mighty,
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  • and not many noble are called."
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  • He didn't say not any,he said not many.
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  • We're just common people.
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  • We're the people God has chosen,and those who do not like
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  • the gospel findthat to be socially revolting
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  • that God should choosepeople like us to be born
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  • into his family.
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  • And some people are disengagedwith the gospel
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  • for moral reasons.
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  • One day, I was in my officein the church that I started
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  • in Fort Wayne,and a man came to see me.
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  • And he'd heard me preachthe day before,
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  • and I gave a gospel message,and he said, "I just wanted
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  • to come by and tell youthat I've been thinking
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  • about being a Christian,but I don't think
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  • I'm going to do it."
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  • And I said, "Why?"
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  • He said, "Well, Dr. Jeremiah,it'd be just downright
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  • inconvenient for me right now,if you want to know the truth."
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  • Then he began to tell me,and it would have been
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  • very inconvenient for himto have become a Christian.
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  • But how many of you knowthat Christ comes to take us
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  • out of our convenience,and give us something
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  • far more important than anythingwe've got going for us
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  • at the time?
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  • But there are many peoplewho do not like the gospel,
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  • because, you see, the gospel isoffensive to the pride of man.
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  • The gospel tells menthat they are sinners,
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  • and that they're rebels,that they're under the wrath
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  • and condemnation of God,and they can't do anything
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  • about it themselves.
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  • And that is so revoltingto the modern
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  • "I can get it myself" person.
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  • So, as we unpackthese two verses,
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  • I want you to think with menot only about what Paul
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  • is saying concerning himself,but what Paul is saying to us,
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  • why should I be fully engagedwith the gospel?
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  • And he helps us understand thatin these two verses.
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  • First of all, it's the gospel.
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  • The gospel, the word "gospel"is made up of two Greek words,
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  • one word means news,and the little preface
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  • to the word means good.
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  • The word "gospel" meansgood news.
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  • How could you not want to befully engaged with good news?
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  • It's an announcementnot about what we do for God,
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  • it's an announcementabout what God has done
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  • for us.
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  • The gospel isn't a listof things you need to do
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  • to get to God.
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  • The gospel is a listof everything God has done
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  • to reach down to you.
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  • How could you not want to befully engaged with the gospel?
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  • Tim Keller says that here'sthe gospel: you're more sinful
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  • than you ever dared believe,and you're more loved
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  • than you ever dared hope.
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  • Isn't that the truth?
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  • Listen to how Paul continues,"The power of God to salvation."
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  • The gospel is not onlythe promise of good news,
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  • it's the power that God bringsinto the situation.
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  • By the way, if you'rea grammatical student,
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  • you might notice that the word"for" is in these two verses
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  • a lot.
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  • The word "for" is a wordthat tells you this is
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  • the because in the sentence.
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  • We should not be ashamedof the gospel because the gospel
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  • is the power of Godto salvation.
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  • Did you knowthat the gospel of Jesus Christ
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  • is the most powerful forcein the universe?
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  • It is the deliverance of manfrom the consequences
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  • of the fall and sin.
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  • To be saved means to be set freefrom the greatest evil,
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  • and placed in the possessionof the greatest good.
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  • A friend of mine,who is a young teacher
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  • of the Word of Godby the name of J.D. Greer,
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  • has written a little bookon the gospel.
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  • And in that book, he makesthis incredible statement.
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  • "The gospel revealsa greater power
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  • than even the power of creation.
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  • It is the power of new creation,redeeming from sin,
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  • and regenerating lifefrom death.
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  • Did you know that nothing elsein the Bible
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  • except for Christ himselfis referred to
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  • as the power of God?
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  • Think about that.
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  • The sun is9.900 degrees Fahrenheit
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  • on the surface,and 27 million degrees
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  • at its core.
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  • Tsunami waves rise upto 100 feet high, and travel
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  • at over 80 miles an hour,destroying everything
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  • in their path.
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  • A recently discovered staris reported to streak
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  • through the heavensat 1.5 miles per second.
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  • We know of volcanoes that spewlava up to 17 miles
  • 00:12:55.880 --> 00:12:59.284
  • into the atmosphere,whose eruptions can be heard
  • 00:12:59.317 --> 00:13:02.153
  • from more than 3.000 miles away.
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  • And none of these is calledthe power of God.
  • 00:13:05.723 --> 00:13:09.360
  • Jesus' victorious workof putting away our sin forever
  • 00:13:09.394 --> 00:13:13.631
  • is what the Bible callsthe power of God."
  • 00:13:13.665 --> 00:13:17.869
  • If you're a Christian here todaybecause you've accepted
  • 00:13:17.902 --> 00:13:20.839
  • Jesus Christ as your Savior, youare a very wonderfully blessed
  • 00:13:20.872 --> 00:13:25.810
  • and unique person.
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  • You have experiencedthe power of God.
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  • Men and women, I'm here to tellyou like never before
  • 00:13:32.183 --> 00:13:34.686
  • in all of my time as a pastor,I am so excited and committed
  • 00:13:34.719 --> 00:13:39.724
  • to be involved as a distributorof the power of God.
  • 00:13:39.757 --> 00:13:45.063
  • Because as I look at the worldtoday, it is the only thing
  • 00:13:45.096 --> 00:13:48.466
  • powerful enough to rescue usfrom ourselves.
  • 00:13:48.499 --> 00:13:53.738
  • And I hope you catchin this sermon today
  • 00:13:53.771 --> 00:13:55.940
  • that all of us needto re-energize ourselves
  • 00:13:55.974 --> 00:13:59.477
  • toward this message, which isthe one life-changing thing
  • 00:13:59.510 --> 00:14:02.614
  • we have to offerto a dying and desperate world.
  • 00:14:02.647 --> 00:14:06.784
  • We should be totally engagedwith the gospel because
  • 00:14:06.818 --> 00:14:09.888
  • of the promise of the gospel,it's the good news.
  • 00:14:09.921 --> 00:14:12.924
  • Because of the powerof the gospel, it's the gospel
  • 00:14:12.957 --> 00:14:16.327
  • that leads us to salvation.
  • 00:14:16.361 --> 00:14:18.296
  • And because of the purposeof the gospel, it says,
  • 00:14:18.329 --> 00:14:20.665
  • "For everyone who believes."
  • 00:14:20.698 --> 00:14:23.268
  • John 3:16 says that God lovesthe world, and that if we
  • 00:14:23.301 --> 00:14:26.871
  • believe in him, we won't perish.
  • 00:14:26.905 --> 00:14:29.440
  • Acts 2:21 says, "And itshall come to pass that whoever
  • 00:14:29.474 --> 00:14:32.977
  • calls on the name of the Lordshall be saved."
  • 00:14:33.011 --> 00:14:35.914
  • Yes, the gospel is God's poweroffered to us.
  • 00:14:35.947 --> 00:14:39.684
  • But it must be received by us.
  • 00:14:39.717 --> 00:14:43.121
  • And the Bible says there'sa priority to the gospel.
  • 00:14:43.154 --> 00:14:46.624
  • Some people struggle with this.
  • 00:14:46.658 --> 00:14:49.661
  • This verse says the gospel comesfirst to the Jews, and then
  • 00:14:49.694 --> 00:14:52.230
  • to the Greeks, to the Gentiles.
  • 00:14:52.263 --> 00:14:57.268
  • Now, there's only one gospel,so if you've heard
  • 00:14:57.302 --> 00:15:00.838
  • some of the rumorsthat have been floating around
  • 00:15:00.872 --> 00:15:02.640
  • lately that Jewish peopleget saved in a different way
  • 00:15:02.674 --> 00:15:04.909
  • than Gentiles, don't believe itbecause there's only one gospel.
  • 00:15:04.943 --> 00:15:08.446
  • There's not gospel number oneand gospel number two, or plan A
  • 00:15:08.479 --> 00:15:11.449
  • and B, there's just one gospel,the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:15:11.482 --> 00:15:15.453
  • The gospel is the great leveler.
  • 00:15:15.486 --> 00:15:17.355
  • Everybody comes to faiththe same way.
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  • When you get to heaven,everybody else who's there got
  • 00:15:19.557 --> 00:15:22.360
  • there the same way you did.
  • 00:15:22.393 --> 00:15:24.796
  • Nobody climbed up over the wall,nobody offered some bribe,
  • 00:15:24.829 --> 00:15:28.132
  • nobody said,"I'm better than they are."
  • 00:15:28.166 --> 00:15:30.435
  • You only get to heaven one way,that's through the gospel
  • 00:15:30.468 --> 00:15:32.971
  • of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:15:33.004 --> 00:15:34.305
  • Whether you're Jewish or Gentileor Muslim or whoever you are,
  • 00:15:34.339 --> 00:15:37.442
  • the gospel is the great leveler.
  • 00:15:37.475 --> 00:15:39.711
  • But in the economy of God,he allowed the gospel to begin
  • 00:15:39.744 --> 00:15:43.047
  • to his chosen people, the Jews.
  • 00:15:43.081 --> 00:15:46.117
  • And you and I are graftedinto this because,
  • 00:15:46.150 --> 00:15:49.754
  • listen to Acts chapter 13,"Paul and Barnabas grew bold
  • 00:15:49.787 --> 00:15:54.692
  • and said, 'It was necessarythat the word of God
  • 00:15:54.726 --> 00:15:57.929
  • should be spoken to you first;but since you reject it,
  • 00:15:57.962 --> 00:16:01.899
  • and judge yourselves unworthyof everlasting life, behold,
  • 00:16:01.933 --> 00:16:05.403
  • we turn to the Gentiles.'"
  • 00:16:05.436 --> 00:16:08.272
  • It's the same gospel,to the Jew first,
  • 00:16:08.306 --> 00:16:12.477
  • and also to the Greek.
  • 00:16:12.510 --> 00:16:15.646
  • And then we should never bedisengaged with the gospel
  • 00:16:15.680 --> 00:16:19.083
  • not only because of the promiseof the gospel,
  • 00:16:19.117 --> 00:16:21.519
  • that it's the good news,and the power of the gospel
  • 00:16:21.552 --> 00:16:24.422
  • because it's what causessalvation to happen,
  • 00:16:24.455 --> 00:16:27.291
  • or the purpose of the gospelfor everyone who will believe,
  • 00:16:27.325 --> 00:16:31.729
  • or the priority of the gospel,the Jew first
  • 00:16:31.763 --> 00:16:33.898
  • and then the Greek, but becauseof the plan of the gospel,
  • 00:16:33.931 --> 00:16:38.469
  • "The righteousness of Godis revealed."
  • 00:16:38.503 --> 00:16:42.740
  • Put on your thinking capsright now, don't take
  • 00:16:42.774 --> 00:16:45.476
  • a mental vacation.
  • 00:16:45.510 --> 00:16:48.479
  • Stay with me for these moments,these are the most important
  • 00:16:48.513 --> 00:16:51.482
  • truths in this verse.
  • 00:16:51.516 --> 00:16:53.885
  • We should be engagedwith the gospel because it's
  • 00:16:53.918 --> 00:16:56.320
  • the gospel that helps usunderstand how we can become
  • 00:16:56.354 --> 00:17:00.024
  • worthy of heaven.
  • 00:17:00.058 --> 00:17:03.428
  • Ladies and gentlemen, when Jesusdied on the cross, he took
  • 00:17:03.461 --> 00:17:06.597
  • all of our sin upon himself,and stood in our place,
  • 00:17:06.631 --> 00:17:11.269
  • but that's not the endof the story.
  • 00:17:11.302 --> 00:17:13.538
  • In exchange for our sin,he gave to us his righteousness,
  • 00:17:13.571 --> 00:17:19.510
  • so that we can now standbefore God, not because
  • 00:17:19.544 --> 00:17:22.280
  • of anything we have done,but we are the receivers
  • 00:17:22.313 --> 00:17:25.817
  • of the righteousness of Godthrough salvation
  • 00:17:25.850 --> 00:17:28.386
  • in Jesus Christ alone.
  • 00:17:28.419 --> 00:17:30.488
  • We should not be disengagedwith the gospel.
  • 00:17:30.521 --> 00:17:32.757
  • How could we be disengagedwith something so marvelous,
  • 00:17:32.790 --> 00:17:35.293
  • so wonderful?
  • 00:17:35.326 --> 00:17:38.262
  • The verse endswith this thought, that we
  • 00:17:38.296 --> 00:17:40.798
  • should not be disengagedwith the gospel
  • 00:17:40.832 --> 00:17:42.700
  • because of the principleof the gospel,
  • 00:17:42.733 --> 00:17:45.369
  • "for everyone who believes,from faith to faith,
  • 00:17:45.403 --> 00:17:48.906
  • 'The just shall live by faith.'"So, here's this gospel,
  • 00:17:48.940 --> 00:17:53.177
  • the power of God.
  • 00:17:53.211 --> 00:17:54.512
  • How do we get it?
  • 00:17:54.545 --> 00:17:55.947
  • We get it by faith.
  • 00:17:55.980 --> 00:17:59.383
  • One interpretation of this saysthat it's out of faith
  • 00:17:59.417 --> 00:18:02.920
  • and into faith.
  • 00:18:02.954 --> 00:18:04.489
  • And the idea is that it comesto us sometimes through others.
  • 00:18:04.522 --> 00:18:06.791
  • The righteousness of Godis conveyed to me
  • 00:18:06.824 --> 00:18:09.093
  • out of the testimonyof another man's faith,
  • 00:18:09.127 --> 00:18:11.729
  • into the receptivityof my faith.
  • 00:18:11.762 --> 00:18:14.198
  • One man preaches,another man believes,
  • 00:18:14.232 --> 00:18:16.434
  • and faith comes to your heartfrom faith to faith,
  • 00:18:16.467 --> 00:18:21.539
  • and people believe.
  • 00:18:21.572 --> 00:18:22.874
  • As I ask you today,think about how you came to know
  • 00:18:22.907 --> 00:18:25.143
  • Jesus Christ.
  • 00:18:25.176 --> 00:18:26.477
  • Was it not someone who told youabout him, either your parents,
  • 00:18:26.511 --> 00:18:28.913
  • or the peoplein your small group,
  • 00:18:28.946 --> 00:18:30.281
  • or in your class,or maybe a preacher?
  • 00:18:30.314 --> 00:18:31.616
  • How do we get this faith?
  • 00:18:31.649 --> 00:18:33.951
  • It's from faith to faith.
  • 00:18:33.985 --> 00:18:35.286
  • And when we get the faith,we receive it,
  • 00:18:35.319 --> 00:18:36.954
  • now we become reservoirs.
  • 00:18:36.988 --> 00:18:38.456
  • And from our lives,others get faith.
  • 00:18:38.489 --> 00:18:41.025
  • So, the gospel says the wayfaith is communicated
  • 00:18:41.058 --> 00:18:43.928
  • is originally comes from God,it's deposited in a human,
  • 00:18:43.961 --> 00:18:47.298
  • and through that faithin that human,
  • 00:18:47.331 --> 00:18:48.900
  • he is the transferorof that faith to others.
  • 00:18:48.933 --> 00:18:53.037
  • The gospel is shared by faith.
  • 00:18:53.070 --> 00:18:56.007
  • I'm here to tell you todaythat there's someone waiting
  • 00:18:56.040 --> 00:18:59.544
  • for you to share your faith.
  • 00:18:59.577 --> 00:19:04.081
  • Did you ever thinkabout what that term means?
  • 00:19:04.115 --> 00:19:06.317
  • "I want to share my faith."
  • 00:19:06.350 --> 00:19:09.253
  • That doesn't mean just talkabout what you believe.
  • 00:19:09.287 --> 00:19:10.955
  • That means take the faiththat God has given to you,
  • 00:19:10.988 --> 00:19:13.758
  • and allow yourself to bea conduit so that that faith
  • 00:19:13.791 --> 00:19:16.827
  • can come from you into others,from faith to faith.
  • 00:19:16.861 --> 00:19:23.334
  • Every one of us has some faithto give away, don't we?
  • 00:19:23.367 --> 00:19:27.004
  • No, we don't give anybodysalvation, we help them
  • 00:19:27.038 --> 00:19:30.074
  • understand what faith is.
  • 00:19:30.107 --> 00:19:32.176
  • And it's through our witnessthat they become Christians.
  • 00:19:32.210 --> 00:19:38.583
  • But the gospel's not only sharedby faith, it's received
  • 00:19:38.616 --> 00:19:40.885
  • by faith.
  • 00:19:40.918 --> 00:19:42.220
  • "For everyone who believes,and the just shall live
  • 00:19:42.253 --> 00:19:45.756
  • by faith."
  • 00:19:45.790 --> 00:19:48.125
  • Earlier, Paul has writtenthat the gospel is
  • 00:19:48.159 --> 00:19:50.661
  • for everyone who believes.
  • 00:19:50.695 --> 00:19:51.996
  • That means you may knowabout the faith,
  • 00:19:52.029 --> 00:19:54.298
  • you may have seen the faith,you may understand the faith,
  • 00:19:54.332 --> 00:19:56.567
  • but you don't have the faithunless you receive the faith.
  • 00:19:56.601 --> 00:20:00.805
  • You have to reach out and takethe gift.
  • 00:20:00.838 --> 00:20:04.175
  • The gospel says that salvationis a gift of God
  • 00:20:04.208 --> 00:20:08.246
  • through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • 00:20:08.279 --> 00:20:09.780
  • You may not even really be ableto say you have a gift until you
  • 00:20:09.814 --> 00:20:12.383
  • receive it.
  • 00:20:12.416 --> 00:20:14.318
  • Did you get anythingfor Christmas?
  • 00:20:14.352 --> 00:20:15.653
  • "Yes, it's sitting upin the room, unwrapped."
  • 00:20:15.686 --> 00:20:19.390
  • You didn't get anything becauseit's not your gift until you
  • 00:20:19.423 --> 00:20:22.660
  • receive it, until you accept it.
  • 00:20:22.693 --> 00:20:25.396
  • And so it is with the gospel.
  • 00:20:25.429 --> 00:20:26.764
  • If you don't know Jesus Christ,it's not going to come through
  • 00:20:26.797 --> 00:20:29.267
  • osmosis, it's not going to comethrough coming to church.
  • 00:20:29.300 --> 00:20:32.069
  • You only get Jesus Christ whenyou understand that he loves
  • 00:20:32.103 --> 00:20:35.706
  • you, and he sent his Son to diefor you, and by faith,
  • 00:20:35.740 --> 00:20:38.876
  • through prayer, you askJesus Christ to be your Savior.
  • 00:20:38.909 --> 00:20:43.514
  • The Bible tells us,"For by grace we are saved
  • 00:20:43.547 --> 00:20:46.017
  • through faith,and that not of ourselves;
  • 00:20:46.050 --> 00:20:49.086
  • it is a gift of God,not of works,
  • 00:20:49.120 --> 00:20:51.355
  • lest any man should boast."
  • 00:20:51.389 --> 00:20:55.159
  • Ladies and gentlemen, the reasonI want you to hear this story,
  • 00:20:55.192 --> 00:20:57.428
  • and hear the heartof your pastor, is this.
  • 00:20:57.461 --> 00:21:00.931
  • We basically just have one jobto do as a church.
  • 00:21:00.965 --> 00:21:04.602
  • We do a lot of other thingsthat are important.
  • 00:21:04.635 --> 00:21:06.203
  • And if we're not careful,we let all the other things get
  • 00:21:06.237 --> 00:21:08.072
  • in the way of the one thingwe're supposed to do,
  • 00:21:08.105 --> 00:21:10.808
  • and that's to carrythe message of the gospel
  • 00:21:10.841 --> 00:21:12.710
  • to the world, and leteverybody know that the just
  • 00:21:12.743 --> 00:21:15.680
  • shall live by faith.
  • 00:21:15.713 --> 00:21:17.081
  • And if you'll put your faithin Jesus Christ,
  • 00:21:17.114 --> 00:21:19.250
  • he will change your lives,can I get an amen?
  • 00:21:19.283 --> 00:21:23.688
  • I want to end by telling youa more modern story.
  • 00:21:23.721 --> 00:21:28.192
  • On the morningof September the 11th, 2001,
  • 00:21:28.225 --> 00:21:30.861
  • the Brooklyn Tabernacle lostfour of its members.
  • 00:21:30.895 --> 00:21:33.798
  • One victim was a police officer,and the officer's funeral
  • 00:21:33.831 --> 00:21:37.301
  • was held at the church building.
  • 00:21:37.335 --> 00:21:38.969
  • And Rudy Giuliani, then mayorof New York City, had asked
  • 00:21:39.003 --> 00:21:43.841
  • to share a few thoughts.
  • 00:21:43.874 --> 00:21:46.677
  • In his book "You Were Madefor More," Jim Cymbala,
  • 00:21:46.711 --> 00:21:49.213
  • pastor of the Tabernacle,records what the mayor shared
  • 00:21:49.246 --> 00:21:51.782
  • with the audience that morning.
  • 00:21:51.816 --> 00:21:53.918
  • Listen carefully.
  • 00:21:53.951 --> 00:21:56.387
  • "You know, people," he said,"I've learned something
  • 00:21:56.420 --> 00:21:57.922
  • through all this.
  • 00:21:57.955 --> 00:21:59.256
  • Let me see if I can express itto you.
  • 00:21:59.290 --> 00:22:01.625
  • When everybody was fleeingthat building, and the cops
  • 00:22:01.659 --> 00:22:03.894
  • and the firefightersand the EMS people
  • 00:22:03.928 --> 00:22:05.696
  • were heading up into it,do you think any of them said,
  • 00:22:05.730 --> 00:22:08.366
  • 'I wonder how many blacksare up there for us to save?
  • 00:22:08.399 --> 00:22:12.136
  • I wonder what percentage arewhites up there?
  • 00:22:12.169 --> 00:22:14.438
  • I wonder how many Jewsare up there?
  • 00:22:14.472 --> 00:22:16.173
  • Let's see, I wonderhow many people up there make
  • 00:22:16.207 --> 00:22:18.676
  • $400.000 or $24.000or whatever?'
  • 00:22:18.709 --> 00:22:23.214
  • No, when you're saving lives,they're all precious.
  • 00:22:23.247 --> 00:22:26.183
  • And that's how we'resupposed to live all the time.
  • 00:22:26.217 --> 00:22:28.686
  • How would you want the copsto treat you if you were
  • 00:22:28.719 --> 00:22:30.888
  • on the 75th floor that day?
  • 00:22:30.921 --> 00:22:32.823
  • Would you want them to say,'Excuse me,
  • 00:22:32.857 --> 00:22:34.725
  • but I got to get to the bossesand get them out first'?
  • 00:22:34.759 --> 00:22:38.929
  • Not exactly."
  • 00:22:38.963 --> 00:22:40.598
  • Giuliani said,"I haven't always lived
  • 00:22:40.631 --> 00:22:42.400
  • this way, but I'm convincedthat God wants us to do it.
  • 00:22:42.433 --> 00:22:46.604
  • He wants us to valueevery human life
  • 00:22:46.637 --> 00:22:48.873
  • the way he values us."
  • 00:22:48.906 --> 00:22:51.242
  • Jim Cymbala said,"I sat there thinking,
  • 00:22:51.275 --> 00:22:54.011
  • 'My goodness, the mayoris preaching the gospel.'
  • 00:22:54.044 --> 00:22:58.182
  • And it's a gospelthat seems to have eluded
  • 00:22:58.215 --> 00:23:00.017
  • so many of our churchesthroughout New York
  • 00:23:00.050 --> 00:23:02.219
  • and this country.
  • 00:23:02.253 --> 00:23:03.554
  • The world you and I live in isfalling apart before our eyes,
  • 00:23:03.587 --> 00:23:06.390
  • and we are God'sonly representatives
  • 00:23:06.424 --> 00:23:09.093
  • on the planet, and simply cannottake time to pick and choose
  • 00:23:09.126 --> 00:23:12.530
  • who needs our help.
  • 00:23:12.563 --> 00:23:14.532
  • They all need help.
  • 00:23:14.565 --> 00:23:15.866
  • They all need the loveand forgiveness of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:23:15.900 --> 00:23:18.569
  • They all need to be rescuedfrom the horror
  • 00:23:18.602 --> 00:23:21.071
  • of an eternity apart from God."
  • 00:23:21.105 --> 00:23:22.740
  • And gentlemen and ladies,that's what God has called us
  • 00:23:22.773 --> 00:23:25.409
  • to do as a church.
  • 00:23:25.443 --> 00:23:27.945
  • And we need to be very seriousabout the calling that God
  • 00:23:27.978 --> 00:23:32.450
  • has placed upon usfor the gospel.
  • 00:23:32.483 --> 00:23:35.753
  • "For I am not ashamedof the gospel,
  • 00:23:35.786 --> 00:23:38.522
  • for it is the power of Godunto salvation."
  • 00:23:38.556 --> 00:23:42.493
  • I hope you will join your pastorwith a new
  • 00:23:42.526 --> 00:23:46.464
  • and greater understandingnot only the responsibility,
  • 00:23:46.497 --> 00:23:51.836
  • but the privilege we haveto preach this gospel
  • 00:23:51.869 --> 00:23:55.906
  • and share this gospel.
  • 00:23:55.940 --> 00:23:57.241
  • And don't think because you'renot a preacher or teacher,
  • 00:23:57.274 --> 00:23:59.043
  • that doesn't involve you.
  • 00:23:59.076 --> 00:24:00.377
  • Listen to me, everything you dothat advances the ministry,
  • 00:24:00.411 --> 00:24:03.948
  • whether it's with childrenor young people or anybody else,
  • 00:24:03.981 --> 00:24:06.050
  • is helping usget the gospel forward.
  • 00:24:06.083 --> 00:24:09.320
  • Don't diminish the importanceof your job, and don't say,
  • 00:24:09.353 --> 00:24:12.323
  • "I'm not a preacher, so."
  • 00:24:12.356 --> 00:24:13.757
  • Or don't say,"I haven't been asked to teach."
  • 00:24:13.791 --> 00:24:15.659
  • No, do what God has called youto do where you are,
  • 00:24:15.693 --> 00:24:18.362
  • and trust God.
  • 00:24:18.395 --> 00:24:19.697
  • Don't worry so muchabout the promotion,
  • 00:24:19.730 --> 00:24:21.332
  • worry about yourself.
  • 00:24:21.365 --> 00:24:23.067
  • Worry about what God has calledyou do, and then go do it
  • 00:24:23.100 --> 00:24:25.135
  • with all your heart.
  • 00:24:25.169 --> 00:24:27.371
  • And the gospel of Jesus Christwill be the winner.
  • 00:24:27.404 --> 00:24:30.574
  • Amen.
  • 00:24:30.608 --> 00:24:32.610
  • announcer: Dr. Jeremiah willreturn to close today's program
  • 00:24:34.378 --> 00:24:37.882
  • right after this.
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  • announcer:Thank you for watching today.
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  • announcer: And now,with one last word
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  • for today's program,here is Dr. Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: As we learnedin today's message,
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  • the gospel of Jesus Christoffers the good news
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  • about the sacrificial deathand resurrection
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  • announcer: Next timeon "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Ladiesand gentlemen, the fear of God
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  • has been lostin our culture today.
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  • God is being kicked to the curb,shoved to the perimeter,
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  • omitted from everything.
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  • But we who know him, we who arebelievers, we who are followers
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  • and it starts with havingthe right attitude
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