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Get In The Car With God
PPT 1 Series Title: Words
We have been for the most part speaking about our words this week we are going to look at a few of the words Jesus spoke.
PPT 2 Message Title: A Message From God, Get in the car with God.
As we begin let me just talk about the words of Jesus for a moment.
PPT 3 text
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (AV)
Colossians 3:16 Let the Word of Christ-the message-have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! (MSG)
Give the words of Jesus plenty of room in your lives! Let His words dwell richly. Get fat with the words of Jesus. Stuff yourself. Pig out. Pack all you can inside yourself.
There are all kinds of words in this world, some will hurt you, some will teach you, some will incite you to anger, some will cause you to help others. But of all the words in the world there are none like those of Jesus.
The words I speak to you are spirit and life (John 6:63)
Illus: To the woman caught in the shame of adultery He said, "Neither do I condemn you go and sin no more." Can you imagine the turn around that brought in her life knowing the religious leaders were planning on stoning her to death. The words of Jesus will turn your life around!
PPT 4 text
Psalms 107:20 He spoke the word that healed you, that pulled you back from the brink of death. (MSG)
Illus: In Mark 5 is the story of a demon possessed man who lived in the cemetery, and we are specifically told no man could tame him. They often tied him up with chains and he would break out. Jesus with a word sent the demons out of Him. He can make bad things come out of you with His words. He can take cutting out of you, He can take crazy out of you, He can take suicidal depression out of you, He can put you in your right mind with His words
The religious leaders sent their officers to arrest Jesus, (John 7) they came back empty handed. When asked why they said, "Never a man spake as He spake." The were mesmerized by His words. Imagine police officers finding someone whom they had an arrest warrant to capture, and were sent out for that purpose and they came back and said, "we didn't arrest Him because His words were so gracious." They were taking back because for the first time in their lives they meant someone whose words were spirit and life.
In Luke 24 after talking with the resurrected Christ, the two disciples said, "Did not our hearts burn within us while we walked and talked with Him in the way." Never a man spake as He spake!
In Luke 13:12 a woman who was bent over double, Jesus said to her: "Woman thou art loosed!" And immediately her back was straightened out- He can straighten you out when life has bent you over backwards.
The life giving power of the Bible and especially the words of Jesus in the bible are the reason it is the best book in the world, and also make it the hardest book in the world to read. Because we have an enemy who doesn't want us in this book.
So now I want to look at just one of the things that Jesus said for our benefit, and we will break it down a little bit.
PPT 5 text
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
These things? What things was He referring to? We shall try to answer that, because Jesus said that they have the potential to bring great benefit to our lives.
Jesus is talking about the potential for peace in a world that is full of hurt.
In this verse Jesus lays out a universal truth:
You shall have tribulation. No might's, no maybe's, you can take it to the bank. No exemptions. Rich poor, young old, male female.
Then He lays out a wonderful possibility:
You might have peace. Not you definitely will have peace, it is available, it is within your grasp, you could have it, or you could miss it. Part of the reason you would miss it, is because you aren't hearing the words that are supposed to bring it.