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08/25/2017

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Bringers VII... The Hearers


"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (Jn.14:6).

As we continue this Friday series about bringing folks to the Lord, we have covered God's part and our part, so now we actually get to the hearer... If you were not raised in the church, stop and think about what your life was before you became a Christian. More than likely, we thought we were pretty good people and had a shot at getting into heaven after we died. The truth, of course, is that not even one soul has the remotest chance of spending eternity with the Lord outside of Jesus. Today's verse puts it all in perfect perspective as Jesus tells us that no one comes to the Father except through Me.... Our own wisdom led us to a false conclusion that must be dealt with. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Eph.6:12). We must remember that our battle is against the powers of darkness that influence the thinking of lost souls. The gospel is the only power able to defeat that, and we are the ones that are told to deliver it. There is no pre-written script or catchy phrase that we can use to convict a hearer of the truth. Instead, it is a type of demeanor and genuine care that will eventually make in impact... It not like being a high-pressure salesman who will not accept no for an answer, but rather an ability to answer a no with something like this; "If you ever change your mind, let me know..." It is amazing to think about human reasoning when compared to the infinite wisdom of God. It is incongruous to think that we can tell God how we must worship or what the terms of salvation really are. God will accept us to Him, but only on His terms...

Have a great day... T   G   I   F         Thank God I'm Forgiven.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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