Summary: Have you ever needed a fresh start in you spiritual life? How many people have ever needed a do over or a start again? Well if you have been a Christian for more than 2 seconds we have all needed a fresh start. A tug to get us unstuck from the mud. Wel
Stuck In the Mud!
Jesus, Jesus , Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, If I were to stand here for the next 45 minutes and said nothing else except the name of Jesus you would have just heard the greatest message ever preached in a pulpit. It’s all about Jesus, every fiber of my being. Some people say you’re a bit crazy Brian all you do is talk about Jesus. Yeah and if you were a former drug addict and homeless living on the streets and Jesus set you free and delivered from sin all you would do is talk about Jesus too. I have come across some people who don’t think a former drug addict should ever preach the Gospel and especially on a Sunday morning. So I have come up with a little spiritual exam to see where you are when it comes to your walk with God. Let’s take a quick look at the Ten Commandments. Surely a good Christian should be able to follow the Ten Commandments right? Also remember that the Bible says that if you are found guilty of breaking one of the laws of God you are guilty of breaking the entire law.1st commandment thou shalt not steal. Have you ever stolen a paper clip, a French fry, or a parking spot at the mall? Ouch didn’t make it past the 1st one.2nd commandment thou shalt not lie. If anyone says that they have never lied you just broke the second commandment because you are lying. Lets see O for two.3rd commandment thou shal not commit adultery. Remember Jesus said if you look at anyone with lust in your eye you have committed adultery in your heart. 4th commandment Thou shalt not kill. Surely we don’t have any murders in the building. Jesus said if you have anger in your heart towards another it is as if you have committed murder. So let’s see I guess we are a bunch of thieving, lying, alduteres, murders aren’t we. Had it not been for the shed blood of a loving savior who hung on a cross for us we would all be found guilty, but praise God when God sees us he sees his Son. We are declared not guilty through faith in Jesus Christ. Oohh some body is going to be set free in here today. The Lord spoke this message to me and he wants to teach you a life changing principle today. We have come to the point in our lives that nothing else matters except Jesus. Not what sister Suzy or Brother Bobby are saying about you, not what they are saying about you at work, not what the world is trying to tell you to believe, not what some politician is trying to convince you to believe all that matters is the death burial and resurrection of Christ.
This Bible is printed in Black and white all over the world. But I am here to tell you this morning church that the original manuscript was penned in Red. My version says on the front cover that the words of Christ are in Red Letters. Well I am telling you that the whole book is in Red letters brother. It’s covered in Christ’s blood from Genesis to Revelation. You don’t need a PHD in theology to figure this book out. You don’t have to know how to expound on the newounces of doctrine. You don’t have to own 42 versions of the Bible. It’s all about Jesus. It’s all about the Blood of Christ shed for the forgiveness of sins. Brother Isaiah said it this way that He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering, like one from whom men hide their faces, he was despised, and we esteemed him not, surley he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by god, smitten by him, and afflicted., but he was pierced for our transgression and he was bruised for our iniquities the chastisement of our peace was upon him and by his stripes we are healed. By His stripes you are healed. By His stripes you are healed. It doesn’t say you were healed it doesn’t say you might be healed. It says you are healed. You’re healed by the blood of the Lamb. That cancer in your life; its healed; those financial problems you’re going through; its healed, that promotion you have been waiting for; its healed, that loved one you want to see come to Christ; its healed; that ministry you have been waiting for its healed, that person you cant forgive; its healed, that anger problem you have its healed, that addiction you have been carrying around for 20 years its healed. It’s all under the Blood. There’s power, power, wonder working power in the blood of the lamb. I am talking to somebody in here this morning. Some people don’t want to hear about the blood anymore they think it’s too risky for church, but I got to preach it this morning, I got to preach Jesus Christ Crucified, dead and buried and risen on the third day ascended to right hand of the father having sent the Holy Ghost and fire to whosoever will believe. Were not the church of the frozen chosen we believe in the gifts and the manifestations of the Holy Ghost, we believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost with initial evidence of speaking in tongues we believe in the book the whole book and nothing but the book so help me God. Ole brother Bobby or Sister Suzy may not want to hear this message today, the blood is just to controversial for some Christians but the Lord has anointed me to deliver it so I love you and Ill pray for you Brother Bobby I’ll lift you up sister Suzy but your going to have step aside for a minute while God delivers some people up in this Church today. He’s come to set the captive free today, its your day, its your day for a miracle, you might have come today looking for something different, and your going to get it, you might have come to hear the preacher this morning but your instead you’re getting a holy ghost filled former drug addict that’s on fire for God or might have come today looking for a sign from God that he still loves you, well guess what friend he’s been here since the Son rose this morning waiting to give it to you. And that’s the Son not the Sun; come on somebody…God loves you so much that he sent his own son to die for you. For God so loved you that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life. Do you mind if I preach this thing this morning. Hallelujah, Hallelujah.