Summary: How God has friended everyone many years ago
GOD FRIENDED ME
Once again Hollywood has tried to bring down God to our level with a new show coming on you TV soon, called GOD FRIENDED ME.
This is the write up for this show
God Friended Me is a humorous, uplifting drama about an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.
Miles Finer is intelligent, hopeful and optimistic, but he doesn't believe in God. This puts him at odds with his father, Reverend Arthur Finer, a beloved preacher at Harlem's Trinity Church for 25 years who is stun by his son's strong rejection of his faith.
Miles feels he's found his purpose in life hosting a podcast where he's free to speak his mind, but that changes when he receives the ultimate friend request.
After repeated pokes by God, Miles' curiosity takes over, and he accepts the request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom, an online journalist suffering from writer's block.
Brought together by the "God Account," the two find themselves investigating God's friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need.
Joining them on their journey are Miles's supportive sister, Ali, a doctoral psych student by day and bartender by night, and his best friend, Rakesh, a sometime hacker who helps Miles and Cara research the mysterious account. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he'll play along and, in the process, change his life forever.
I have and will continue to say this Hollywood has no interests in the Spiritual condition of anyone only what lines their pocketbooks.
But some will watch and go to “Christian Movies” and not even think of how much money they spend.
But when the preacher speaks the truth about money in church many have the attitude all the preacher wants is money.
Will I mentioned 2 of the four M that preachers stay away from if they want to draw a crowd.
MOVIES – MONEY SO I MIGHT AS WELL JUST MENTION THE OTHERS. MUSIC – MOBLE DEVICES.
With all this said I would like for you to preach on this topic with the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit on GOD FRIENDED ME.
I. God has Friended Me
And by the way God has friended each and every one here this morning!
No not on social media but God Friended me some 2000 years ago!!!!
Some 2000 years ago God sent his only begotten Son JESUS to this earth for one reason and one reason alone.
You see Jesus who is all God added to His divine nature human nature and left the splendor of heaven to come to a sin cursed earth, to pay my sin debt and your sin debt.
Because everyone in this auditorium we are all sinners.
When Adam sinned in the garden it was not the fruit it was his disobedience to God!!
And when Adam disobeyed God his sin separated him from God.
When I was born into this world I was born a sinner. I am a sinner by birth and by choice!!
ROMANS 3:10, 23
Two types of sinners Saved sinners and lost sinners. You are one or the other.
But God Friended Me.
Not only me but everyone here.
II. Why did God do this?
A. Because He loves me and he loves you!!
Jesus did not tell me He loved me on social media or a TV show or Movie. He showed me how much He loved me by willing dying for me and shedding His royal sinless blood for me and you.
For as much as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God
Jesus knew before He even came to earth the pain and suffering He was going to have to go through and He still came and went to the cross and bore my sins and your sins in His sinless body all because He loved me and He loves you.
B. JESUS HAS SHOWN US HIS LOVE BY TAKING MY PLACE ON THE CROSS
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.