Summary: As the world changes do you?
DO YOU THINK CHRIST WOULD GET INVOLVED TODAY
John 7: 1After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
2Now the Jew’s feast of tabernacles was at hand.
3His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
4For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.
5For neither did his brethren believe in him.
6Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
7The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
The left wing optimist crowd would have you and I believe that Christ was weak easy going soft spoken fence straddling lovey dovey that went along with just about any thing
Religious customs of his day.
Jesus stripped that bunch of pretenders of their robes and man made programs.
(!) WORLD AFFAIRS OF MODERN DAY SOCIETY.
A. POLITICAL--- full of corruption & crookedness
B. Religious --- Pretense, shame, false fronts
C. Social ---- cussing wife swapping drinking
(2)WORD OF GOD INSPIRED SCRIPTURES
Matt: 5:17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
A. Duration of the word: new birth new life.
B. Heaven and earth will pass a away -- my word is eternal
C. Dilution of his word--- if any man add to are take away.
Rev:18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
(3)WEEPING BROKEN_ HEARTED AND SUFFERING
John 11:35 Jesus wept.
A .This world is cruel,
B. This world is cold hearted
C . So little compassion for each other hardly any for Christ.
(4) WORK,WRECK,WOUND OF SATAN.
Luke 22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
John 8 :44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
A. Jesus met the devil head on
B. Jesus will deliver every soul that wants deliverance
C. Jesus will cast out demons today if people wanted him to
(5) WORSHIP SERVICE EACH SUNDAY
Luke 4: 16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
17And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
A. Christ will get in our prayer service
B. Christ will get in our praise service
C Christ will get in our preaching service
(6) WELL BEING OF EVERY SAINT
Rom 2: 4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
5But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
6Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,