July 8, 2021

Convicting Verses For Sidewalk Ministry

Convicting Verses For Sidewalk Ministry

God’s Word is the most powerful tool that He has given us to change the hearts of Moms and others we encounter at the abortion centers. In this episode, we share some convicting verses that we use at the abortion centers and how we apply these...


God’s Word is the most powerful tool that He has given us to change the hearts of Moms and others we encounter at the abortion centers. In this episode, we share some convicting verses that we use at the abortion centers and how we apply these verses.

https://sidewalks4life.com/convicting-verses-for-abortion-determined-moms/

Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.560 --> 00:00:05.759 I Am Yours, I am yours, I am yours, and me, 2 00:00:06.120 --> 00:00:11.349 Lord, I am yours. Welcome to the Gospel Center prolife podcast. The 3 00:00:11.429 --> 00:00:15.789 Bible is the foundation of everything we do as believers. In this episode we 4 00:00:15.869 --> 00:00:19.710 talked about some convicting verses that we use on the sidewalks to reach MOMS and 5 00:00:19.750 --> 00:00:31.859 dad's stay with us. I felt show passish, touch your heart, use 6 00:00:32.020 --> 00:00:39.170 me. Welcome to the Gospel Center pray life podcast. Appreciate you guys, 7 00:00:39.250 --> 00:00:44.049 listening as always, and we encourage you to share this podcast with other people. 8 00:00:44.729 --> 00:00:49.090 This is a gospel centered podcast. This is a biblical podcast, right. 9 00:00:49.130 --> 00:00:52.799 Yes, Gospel centered, yeah, not focused centered. That's right. 10 00:00:52.880 --> 00:00:57.439 It's focused on the Gospel, but in particular it's called the Gospel centered pro 11 00:00:57.600 --> 00:01:02.159 life podcast. I've got that now. And we believe, as a Gospel 12 00:01:02.280 --> 00:01:08.829 Centered Podcast, part of a Gospel Centered Ministry Love Life, that the principles 13 00:01:08.909 --> 00:01:14.870 that we that we share and that we base our ministry on, come from 14 00:01:15.390 --> 00:01:19.260 the book. That's right, the Bible, the word of God's matter of 15 00:01:19.299 --> 00:01:22.219 fact, have my Bible right here, and what does it say on the 16 00:01:22.340 --> 00:01:27.019 Front? Vicki Holy Bible. That's right, it's a holy it's a Holy 17 00:01:27.099 --> 00:01:33.209 Bible. Right. Amen. Amen. One time, I believe was my 18 00:01:33.290 --> 00:01:38.489 brother was talking to a young she's a young Christian and as a girl that 19 00:01:38.569 --> 00:01:42.290 we went to churchious and asked her he was trying to get at what version 20 00:01:42.329 --> 00:01:46.609 of the Bible she was reading. Okay, because she wasn't exactly understanding scripture. 21 00:01:46.769 --> 00:01:48.920 So he's like, so, what Bibe are you reading? She's like 22 00:01:49.480 --> 00:01:53.079 the Holy Bible, okay, the holy one. Well, well, we 23 00:01:53.200 --> 00:01:57.920 believe, but she knew the most important thing, that most important part the 24 00:01:57.959 --> 00:02:01.189 word of God is holy. Yes, word of God is important. It's 25 00:02:01.230 --> 00:02:05.549 important in the principles that we that we glean from the word of God and 26 00:02:05.590 --> 00:02:08.909 that we apply in ministry, but also in the midst of ministry it's important 27 00:02:08.949 --> 00:02:14.030 that we use the word of God. If you guys listened to my podcast 28 00:02:14.069 --> 00:02:16.900 about putting on the armor of God, there is a piece of that armor 29 00:02:17.020 --> 00:02:22.620 that the Bible names, yeah, basically itself, right, the sword of 30 00:02:22.659 --> 00:02:25.460 the spirit, which is the word of God. Right. And so, 31 00:02:25.780 --> 00:02:30.689 and I encourage you guys bring Your Bible out to the sidewalk with you. 32 00:02:30.169 --> 00:02:35.770 Don't I mean listen people's perceptions or what they are, and I could care 33 00:02:35.810 --> 00:02:38.689 less what their perceptions are if, as long as what I'm doing is is 34 00:02:38.729 --> 00:02:44.360 biblical, and I believe having the word of God with you is Biblical. 35 00:02:44.599 --> 00:02:46.240 This is our weapon. It's alway. It is our weapon out there. 36 00:02:46.319 --> 00:02:50.199 Now, I know you might just want to say, even though you might 37 00:02:50.280 --> 00:02:52.879 think I don't want to appear to be like a Bible thumber or whatever, 38 00:02:53.199 --> 00:02:54.479 just don't thump it. Just have it with you. Ain't got a thump 39 00:02:54.520 --> 00:02:58.750 it right, have it with you to read. Yeah, I think it's 40 00:02:58.750 --> 00:03:02.750 powerful personally. Yeah, that if you can open up your Bible and show 41 00:03:02.870 --> 00:03:06.949 somebody in the scripture what the Bible says, open it up to some one 42 00:03:07.270 --> 00:03:09.789 thirty nine versus thirteen and fourteen and show them, here's what God says for 43 00:03:09.830 --> 00:03:14.740 you, form my inward parts. Yep, rather than okay, I don't 44 00:03:14.740 --> 00:03:17.900 want to discount this, but I personally, this is a personal conviction of 45 00:03:17.939 --> 00:03:24.020 mine, but I can't stand when I see someone sharing from their iphone. 46 00:03:24.340 --> 00:03:28.569 Yeah, I don't like it, like like your friend Vicki over here, 47 00:03:28.729 --> 00:03:30.849 like my friend Vicki. Or I'll tell you what I hate even worse. 48 00:03:31.449 --> 00:03:34.889 I maybe hates hates, a strong word. Okay, I don't hate the 49 00:03:34.930 --> 00:03:37.930 people. Right, you hate this. Just an old fashioned guy, I 50 00:03:38.009 --> 00:03:42.159 guess. I like just have a Bible. What I see someone preach from 51 00:03:42.199 --> 00:03:45.400 their phone. I've seen people do that, street preachers preaching from their phone. 52 00:03:45.520 --> 00:03:49.360 Yeah, or even like counselors on the sidewalk. Please, guys, 53 00:03:49.400 --> 00:03:51.759 if you're listen, don't take this as like criticism. For me, it's 54 00:03:51.800 --> 00:03:54.280 probably a just a personal issue I need to deal with. Read from your 55 00:03:54.319 --> 00:03:58.389 phone, that's fine, but just know while you're reading from your phone, 56 00:03:58.389 --> 00:04:00.590 I'm judging you for it. Yeah, exactly. Well. So to that 57 00:04:00.750 --> 00:04:04.069 point, I will share a story that happened on the sidewalk. Okay, 58 00:04:04.349 --> 00:04:06.949 where I was out there? I think it was this pest. Well, 59 00:04:08.069 --> 00:04:11.539 two Fridays to go, and one of the pro abortion people claim to be 60 00:04:11.580 --> 00:04:15.539 a pastor. She was do I never seen her before and I was shocked 61 00:04:15.819 --> 00:04:17.699 and said, well, what do you do with the verse? Why do 62 00:04:17.740 --> 00:04:20.939 you call me Lord Lord and not do what I say, which was an 63 00:04:21.100 --> 00:04:29.009 actually word for word, perfect recitation of that verse. But she said what 64 00:04:29.129 --> 00:04:31.810 verse is that? And I didn't know off the top of my head. 65 00:04:32.089 --> 00:04:35.250 I mean I knew it, I had recited it correctly, but I didn't 66 00:04:35.250 --> 00:04:40.839 know the reference. I'm terrible at at memorizing the references, and then she 67 00:04:41.000 --> 00:04:43.959 said, where's your Bible, because I pull out my phone. I said, 68 00:04:44.000 --> 00:04:46.279 I'll find you the verse, I can get you the reference. Said 69 00:04:46.360 --> 00:04:50.360 No, get your Bible. Where's Your Bible? I'm afraid that was I 70 00:04:50.519 --> 00:04:55.550 was ashamed. That was convicting for me. I but today I stood and 71 00:04:55.670 --> 00:04:59.750 bring my Bible out there. I have, I have valid reasons. I 72 00:04:59.790 --> 00:05:03.269 feel they're my Bible is small. That's all I can carry out there with 73 00:05:03.310 --> 00:05:06.180 all the other stuff I carry. Okay, and the print is small and 74 00:05:06.300 --> 00:05:09.899 I don't see it. Yeah, so what am I going to do? 75 00:05:10.019 --> 00:05:13.980 I mean, I could wear my reading glasses, use your giant print Bible 76 00:05:14.100 --> 00:05:15.939 and have it in a backpack. On expect though. Oh yeah, I 77 00:05:16.100 --> 00:05:20.449 would, or maybe just like have a little wheelbarrow with all my supplies that 78 00:05:20.569 --> 00:05:25.089 I drag around the hire me well, but you make it dislike this podcast 79 00:05:25.170 --> 00:05:29.410 is not necessarily about that. Okay, that's again. That's a little side 80 00:05:29.490 --> 00:05:30.689 track. Think it's the head. I think it's good to have your Bible 81 00:05:30.730 --> 00:05:34.290 with you and I have a smaller Bible than I kind of can slip in 82 00:05:34.410 --> 00:05:39.639 my in my bag and whatever else. Yeah, I don't carry a man 83 00:05:39.759 --> 00:05:42.079 purse, but I guess I could, you could, or you could have 84 00:05:42.319 --> 00:05:46.040 their they make all kinds of suff suzs of bibles you can slip in belly 85 00:05:46.079 --> 00:05:48.839 packs and all that stuff. But that's not the point of this podcast. 86 00:05:49.670 --> 00:05:55.149 The point of this podcast is whether you read it from your phone or whether 87 00:05:55.189 --> 00:05:58.829 you have it printed out, like Vicki does. She has several scriptures printed 88 00:05:58.949 --> 00:06:03.339 out right, whether you have it memorized or whether you have your physical Bible 89 00:06:03.500 --> 00:06:09.579 there. We need to be using scripture and in particular we're going to talk 90 00:06:09.579 --> 00:06:15.220 about some convicting verses right, because there are certainly comforting verses and versus, 91 00:06:15.420 --> 00:06:17.379 like I shared some one hundred and thirty nine that are really powerful verses that 92 00:06:17.459 --> 00:06:21.850 need to be shared, but there are also some convicting verses that need to 93 00:06:21.850 --> 00:06:26.889 be shared, like we can share John Sixteen. Great, okay, for 94 00:06:27.009 --> 00:06:30.730 God, so love the world can probably I'll quote that one. That's an 95 00:06:30.730 --> 00:06:34.399 awesome passage and now I think it's very appropriate at an abortion center. But 96 00:06:34.560 --> 00:06:40.279 there's also some convicting versus that we need to share, where Jesus talks about 97 00:06:40.680 --> 00:06:45.319 loving your neighbor as yourself and he talks about why do you call me Lord, 98 00:06:45.560 --> 00:06:48.269 Lord and not do what I say? Yeah, and pin people down 99 00:06:48.350 --> 00:06:53.029 with the scripture, because you get them to agree to John Sixteen. Yeah, 100 00:06:53.550 --> 00:06:56.750 and which they've agreed to John Sixteen, you could ask the question, 101 00:06:56.829 --> 00:07:00.550 would you believe the whole Bible? Yeah, okay. Well, let's go 102 00:07:00.829 --> 00:07:03.939 into Luke. Was it six six hundred and forty six I will be never 103 00:07:04.100 --> 00:07:08.579 forget that reference. Now let's see what Luke, six hundred and forty six 104 00:07:08.699 --> 00:07:12.699 I says. Yeah, and so, anyway, we want to talk about 105 00:07:12.699 --> 00:07:15.259 some of these convicting verses. So we're going to share them with you as 106 00:07:15.379 --> 00:07:18.930 yeah, maybe you as right these verse references down. Yeah, put these 107 00:07:19.050 --> 00:07:23.689 on a sheet carried in your belly back like Vicky does. Yeah, or 108 00:07:23.889 --> 00:07:26.810 put them to memory, if you can, holight them in your Bible. 109 00:07:27.250 --> 00:07:30.920 But they're convicting versus that, I think, can bring the conviction the Holy 110 00:07:30.959 --> 00:07:34.000 Spirit, because God uses his word to bring conviction. The Holy Spirit, 111 00:07:34.079 --> 00:07:39.120 coupled with the word of God, brings conviction and God can open these people's 112 00:07:39.120 --> 00:07:42.160 eyes to the fact that what they're doing is not right in God's sight. 113 00:07:42.399 --> 00:07:45.750 Yeah, turn their hearts right. So here's some convicting verses. We're going 114 00:07:45.790 --> 00:07:47.389 to share them with you and then we're going to kind of talk around them, 115 00:07:47.430 --> 00:07:51.110 how they apply, how you can apply them on the sidewalk and share 116 00:07:51.189 --> 00:07:55.550 them with the women going into the abortion center and the oneonone conversations with the 117 00:07:55.629 --> 00:07:59.259 men also going into the abortion center. There's one on one conversations when they 118 00:07:59.300 --> 00:08:03.180 might be appropriate. Yeah, you said, because I just in general, 119 00:08:03.579 --> 00:08:07.660 they're not what I lead with. Right. I actually just if I were 120 00:08:07.740 --> 00:08:13.569 to characterize how I tend to counsel, I tend to lead with a positive 121 00:08:15.050 --> 00:08:20.250 message. Not that these are not positive, but they're they're more the warnings 122 00:08:20.410 --> 00:08:22.170 there are. I guess that's what these are. More these verses, I 123 00:08:22.250 --> 00:08:28.360 think the convicting verses in general have warnings in them and that's not where I 124 00:08:28.519 --> 00:08:35.039 lead. I start with just the kind of the inspiration for good behavior, 125 00:08:35.519 --> 00:08:41.669 following and trusting in God. And if that gentle answer or that gentle beginning 126 00:08:43.110 --> 00:08:48.190 is not sufficient for helping to change their heart, then I moved you for 127 00:08:48.269 --> 00:08:52.389 the de Jugular. Then I go for the Jugguler. I you know what 128 00:08:52.309 --> 00:08:58.820 to put a little context behind that biblically, if you think about Elijah when 129 00:08:58.019 --> 00:09:05.860 he runs from Jezebel and he's hiding out or reads, he's on the mound. 130 00:09:05.940 --> 00:09:09.980 I forget where he ends up, but but he's just ready to give 131 00:09:09.009 --> 00:09:13.570 it a give everything up. He's in such despair. And when God appears 132 00:09:13.649 --> 00:09:20.049 to him, that progression of God was not in the storm. God was 133 00:09:20.210 --> 00:09:28.039 not in the heavy wind, God was not in the whatever the next progression 134 00:09:28.159 --> 00:09:31.840 was, I can't remember. But then there was a gentle breeze. Yeah, 135 00:09:31.440 --> 00:09:35.639 and yeah, and that's when he first heard God. And and so 136 00:09:35.799 --> 00:09:41.549 I was thinking God came to him in his despair, not as a storm 137 00:09:41.669 --> 00:09:48.029 but as a still quiet get with gentleness. Yeah, and and I think 138 00:09:48.110 --> 00:09:50.669 God would have moved into all those other things had and that does happen. 139 00:09:50.870 --> 00:09:54.940 God does do that throughout the Bible, where it gets worse and worse and 140 00:09:54.019 --> 00:09:56.539 worse for you if you're not listening to that still small voice. But if 141 00:09:56.539 --> 00:10:01.740 we can get them with that still small voice, that's probably best. Yeah, 142 00:10:01.740 --> 00:10:07.649 yeah, you don't have to go for the juggular. Enlist absolutely absolutely 143 00:10:07.690 --> 00:10:09.730 need to. Yeah, right, I mean basically, at the end of 144 00:10:09.769 --> 00:10:16.049 the day, you can try anything and everything to get to a person's heart, 145 00:10:16.169 --> 00:10:20.409 to soften their heart, to bring conviction and there's only so far we 146 00:10:20.519 --> 00:10:24.799 can go right. It's got to be the Holy Spirit convicting them and they've 147 00:10:24.799 --> 00:10:26.919 got to open their hearts to the word of God, and so I think 148 00:10:26.919 --> 00:10:31.480 it is good for us to kind of throw it through. Everything we can 149 00:10:31.519 --> 00:10:35.600 Adam give them with the Bible says about comfort, about his love for them 150 00:10:35.750 --> 00:10:39.710 and for their baby. Do think that's where we start, but then get 151 00:10:39.750 --> 00:10:43.110 into the conviction of the Holy Spirit as far as they're sin, the rebellion 152 00:10:43.149 --> 00:10:50.100 against God. You know that that actually played out for me just probably Saturday 153 00:10:50.100 --> 00:10:54.820 before last, where I was talking to a young lady and started out very 154 00:10:54.860 --> 00:11:00.259 kind of like, I guess, comforting in the sense that God's with her, 155 00:11:00.620 --> 00:11:03.289 with, you know, her and her baby. God has a love 156 00:11:03.370 --> 00:11:05.490 for her and her baby. But her heart was just hard and she was 157 00:11:05.529 --> 00:11:11.529 trying to justify herself, and so I went into some convicting Scriptures and convicting 158 00:11:11.649 --> 00:11:15.490 realities and really broke down for her. You know, if you believe that 159 00:11:15.610 --> 00:11:18.679 God loved you, because I kind of went in that whole you know my 160 00:11:18.000 --> 00:11:22.519 fail proof probablife argument that, you know, Does God love you? When 161 00:11:22.559 --> 00:11:26.399 did he begin to love you? Before I was born. And I pin 162 00:11:26.440 --> 00:11:28.960 her down, doesn't he also loved this baby, and I kind of really 163 00:11:30.000 --> 00:11:31.480 got into the idea that, you know, because she said, well, 164 00:11:31.519 --> 00:11:35.590 God gives us all free will, so what you're using is you're using the 165 00:11:35.669 --> 00:11:41.669 free will that God has given you as a justification to take someone else's free 166 00:11:41.710 --> 00:11:46.700 will away from them. Yeah, and and the word of God will not 167 00:11:46.860 --> 00:11:50.779 stand with that, like God's God's not okay with that and you're going to 168 00:11:50.860 --> 00:11:56.100 stand accountable before him for what you're doing. Justifying yourself about God's love for 169 00:11:56.179 --> 00:12:00.139 you and then saying basically, God's love for this baby is not the same, 170 00:12:00.299 --> 00:12:03.370 to use some other convicting verses and things. Yeah, yeah, but, 171 00:12:03.490 --> 00:12:07.210 yeah, I kind of went from, I guess, comforting to convicting. 172 00:12:07.970 --> 00:12:11.049 Yeah, because I thought that was appropriate in that situation. And I 173 00:12:11.169 --> 00:12:16.759 think to your point, ultimately, every single person you have the opportunity for 174 00:12:16.799 --> 00:12:22.600 any kind of extended discussion, you can't ignore the convicting verses of God, 175 00:12:22.799 --> 00:12:26.120 because the reason that they're there for an abortion is in all likelihood, they 176 00:12:26.159 --> 00:12:31.629 are leading a life of sin. Yeah, and and unless they are convicted 177 00:12:31.710 --> 00:12:35.350 that not only is abortion wrong, but so many of the choices that have 178 00:12:35.470 --> 00:12:39.990 led them to that place need to be addressed and ultimately they need to submit 179 00:12:39.029 --> 00:12:41.590 their lives to the Lord, and you're not going to get there if they're 180 00:12:41.590 --> 00:12:46.980 not convicted of their sin, which is a heart truth. So, but 181 00:12:46.179 --> 00:12:52.059 we don't always have that opportunity in those few minutes be in front of an 182 00:12:52.059 --> 00:12:56.179 abortion center, but I do think we usually, at least I usually do, 183 00:12:56.460 --> 00:13:01.450 have the opportunity to introduce some of these convicting verses, even if I 184 00:13:01.490 --> 00:13:05.289 can't go into the full gospel presentation or anything like that. Right, but 185 00:13:05.490 --> 00:13:09.409 some of these were some of my favorite, okay, favorites that that I 186 00:13:09.529 --> 00:13:13.919 found that I've used, okay, frequently. Yeah, and so read a 187 00:13:13.960 --> 00:13:16.639 few of them. I kind of talk random holy apply yeah, and how, 188 00:13:16.720 --> 00:13:20.159 you guess, can use them out there on the sidewalk. So this 189 00:13:20.320 --> 00:13:22.000 the first one. You have here. A second Peter to Twenty three, 190 00:13:22.080 --> 00:13:26.629 twenty one, and it says for if, after they have escaped the pollutions 191 00:13:26.629 --> 00:13:30.909 of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Save Your Jesus Christ, 192 00:13:31.070 --> 00:13:35.710 they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for 193 00:13:35.789 --> 00:13:39.309 them than the beginning, for it would have been better for them not to 194 00:13:39.389 --> 00:13:43.220 have known the way of righteousness than, having known it, to turn from 195 00:13:43.220 --> 00:13:46.379 the holy commandment delivered to them. That's pretty powerful statement. It's yeah, 196 00:13:46.379 --> 00:13:50.059 yeah, because that is what's happening out there, isn't it? Yeah. 197 00:13:50.100 --> 00:13:54.620 Well, you encounter so many of these people that go into the abortion centers, 198 00:13:54.659 --> 00:13:56.450 that claim to be Christians, that claim to love God. Yeah, 199 00:13:58.330 --> 00:14:01.730 in this verse speaks just to that. When you've okay, you claim to 200 00:14:01.809 --> 00:14:05.610 be to haven't had some kind of encounter with the Lord, have some kind 201 00:14:05.610 --> 00:14:07.730 of relationship with Jesus, you ask Jesus into your heart or something like that, 202 00:14:09.929 --> 00:14:13.039 and by that you've escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of 203 00:14:13.120 --> 00:14:18.679 Jesus, then you're entangling yourself again into sin. Yeah, like you bring 204 00:14:18.720 --> 00:14:24.590 yourself under greater condemnation and judgment. Now you can get into all the theological 205 00:14:24.669 --> 00:14:28.429 implications of that, and there's debates out there about once saved, always saved 206 00:14:28.590 --> 00:14:31.309 and all these other things. That's not really what you're getting to in front 207 00:14:31.350 --> 00:14:35.710 of the abortion center. You're just bringing to bear the word of God. 208 00:14:35.950 --> 00:14:39.419 What, what do you believe about this? Because the Bible says if you've 209 00:14:39.259 --> 00:14:43.700 escaped the blutions of the world through the knowledge of Jesus and you're going to 210 00:14:43.740 --> 00:14:48.899 go back into that stuff, back into unrighteousness. You murdering your own child. 211 00:14:50.500 --> 00:14:54.929 Yeah, then it would be better have do you have not even really 212 00:14:56.409 --> 00:15:00.049 connected yourself with Jesus? Yeah, claim to be connected with Jesus and being 213 00:15:00.129 --> 00:15:03.769 rebellion to him. Yes, your judgment is going to be worse. Well, 214 00:15:03.009 --> 00:15:07.759 that part that you just said about righteousness, that you're, you know, 215 00:15:07.840 --> 00:15:11.240 piggyback in off of that phrase. It would be better not to have 216 00:15:11.360 --> 00:15:15.919 known the way of righteousness. Went. Before I introduce this first, I'll 217 00:15:16.200 --> 00:15:20.919 I'll often say, do you believe this is a human being? Yes. 218 00:15:20.200 --> 00:15:24.830 Do you believe it a living human being? Yes. Do you believe that 219 00:15:26.990 --> 00:15:31.190 we should not murder innocent living human beings? Yes, and then you say 220 00:15:31.309 --> 00:15:35.269 so. And does God say anything about that? Well, yes, the 221 00:15:35.389 --> 00:15:37.820 sixth commandment that shall not murder. Yeah. Is that the way of righteousness? 222 00:15:39.019 --> 00:15:43.100 Well, yes, what would you make of this verse? And then, 223 00:15:43.139 --> 00:15:46.740 because they do know, they know the way of righteousness. Sure, 224 00:15:46.940 --> 00:15:50.490 yeah, if they, if they and if they claim to and have any 225 00:15:50.570 --> 00:15:54.850 knowledge of Jesus Christ, they know the way of righteousness. You can't ignore 226 00:15:54.929 --> 00:15:58.169 them. What that verse is saying. Yeah, absolutely so I think it's 227 00:15:58.169 --> 00:16:03.679 powerful if you build on one of the things that I think you do well 228 00:16:04.200 --> 00:16:10.679 and and I think it's really important, is to take a passage and break 229 00:16:10.720 --> 00:16:15.840 it down and pull out the different pieces one at a time and build to 230 00:16:17.159 --> 00:16:18.230 you agree with this, you agree with this, you agree with this. 231 00:16:18.389 --> 00:16:23.629 Well, what do you say with Russa? Then? Yeah, you can't, 232 00:16:23.789 --> 00:16:26.870 and one of the points I'll try to get to with people. You 233 00:16:26.950 --> 00:16:32.029 can't affirm portions of the word of God that you agree with and reject other 234 00:16:32.149 --> 00:16:34.659 portions that you disagree with. Right, if you believe that John Sixteen is 235 00:16:34.779 --> 00:16:38.740 true, then you also need to believe that Second Peter to Twenty three, 236 00:16:38.860 --> 00:16:42.019 twenty one is true. And if not, why do you decide? Why 237 00:16:42.059 --> 00:16:45.419 do you reject one and accept the other? I'll sometimes ask that and there's 238 00:16:45.500 --> 00:16:49.889 no real good answer, sure for that. Yeah, another verse is He 239 00:16:49.970 --> 00:16:55.450 Brews Ten, twenty six through absolutely one of my very favorites. I quote, 240 00:16:55.529 --> 00:16:59.289 I have this one memorized, which is hard for me to do, 241 00:16:59.529 --> 00:17:04.079 but this one was so important in sharing the Gospel. I actually do use 242 00:17:04.079 --> 00:17:10.039 this verse when I share the Gospel because I think the danger of this verse 243 00:17:10.319 --> 00:17:15.640 is to take it before you actually dwell on and know this verse after Hearing 244 00:17:15.680 --> 00:17:19.309 The Gospel, is to just think, well, I'm saved, I ask 245 00:17:19.390 --> 00:17:25.470 forgiveness, Jesus forgives me so I can go in and have the abortion, 246 00:17:25.789 --> 00:17:29.750 because I know that Jesus will forgive me and I want to get rid of 247 00:17:29.829 --> 00:17:33.059 that misconception right away. Right. Yeah, yeah, so Hebrews Ten, 248 00:17:33.180 --> 00:17:37.579 twenty six through twenty seven, for if we sin willfully after we have received 249 00:17:37.579 --> 00:17:41.660 the knowledge of the truth, they're long no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 250 00:17:42.259 --> 00:17:48.730 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and fiery indignation which will devour the 251 00:17:48.849 --> 00:17:52.410 adversaries. Wow, that's heavy. I will often say when I finish this 252 00:17:53.170 --> 00:17:56.089 that's a pretty frightening verse, isn't it? Yeah, and just let it 253 00:17:56.250 --> 00:18:00.960 sit with them. I don't even need to really explain it because it says. 254 00:18:02.000 --> 00:18:07.039 It says if we after we receive the knowledge, tooth, there no 255 00:18:07.279 --> 00:18:15.190 longer remains a sacrifice for sins. That's heavy. Yeah, that is they're 256 00:18:15.269 --> 00:18:19.349 no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, and I'm one of the reasons I 257 00:18:19.430 --> 00:18:23.789 don't explain it is because I have a hard time explaining it to myself. 258 00:18:23.829 --> 00:18:32.299 Yeah, but if a heart has become so hardened that they are willfully continuing 259 00:18:32.539 --> 00:18:37.660 down a path that God has clearly told them not to go, then is 260 00:18:37.900 --> 00:18:42.769 any repentance sincere? Right? Yeah, maybe that's what it's saying. Whatever 261 00:18:42.849 --> 00:18:47.529 it's saying, it's scary. Yeah, well, it is scary and I 262 00:18:47.650 --> 00:18:52.490 could try to get into it and break it down hermonoustically and exogetically and every 263 00:18:52.569 --> 00:18:55.759 other way. It's big, weird. Ill, I won't try to do 264 00:18:55.880 --> 00:18:59.079 that because I think we'd have to get into the larger context of the entire 265 00:18:59.119 --> 00:19:03.920 book of Hebrews, especially in particular. I mean the context of the ten 266 00:19:04.039 --> 00:19:07.720 chapter of Hebrews. I won't get into that, but I think just kind 267 00:19:07.759 --> 00:19:11.029 of let it be out there at face value. And, like you said, 268 00:19:11.750 --> 00:19:17.309 don't you believe that's a scary verse? And if anybody reads that verse 269 00:19:17.390 --> 00:19:22.549 and doesn't think it's kind of a scary verse, ends with the fiery judgment 270 00:19:22.589 --> 00:19:26.420 it speaks, you know that the last part of it is and fiery indignation 271 00:19:27.099 --> 00:19:32.779 which will devour the adversaries, the adversaries of the Lord. Yeah, right, 272 00:19:32.859 --> 00:19:37.460 that's pretty that's how pretty good? That's it. That's definitely describing hell 273 00:19:37.660 --> 00:19:42.890 of and if you willfully continue in sin, that's what's going to be awaiting 274 00:19:42.970 --> 00:19:47.609 you. And what does it mean to willfully continue in sin? Well, 275 00:19:47.730 --> 00:19:51.369 you got to have knowledge. They do have knowledge. They will. They 276 00:19:51.690 --> 00:19:53.839 have expressed that, usually in a conversation where at when I come to this 277 00:19:55.000 --> 00:19:57.559 verse, they have expressed an understanding. They have knowledge that what they're about 278 00:19:57.559 --> 00:20:03.640 to do is s in. Many of them have continued that. That that's 279 00:20:03.640 --> 00:20:07.470 an important part of it. Having, you know, while willfully, if 280 00:20:07.509 --> 00:20:11.789 we go on sending my version, I think says continue in sin. So 281 00:20:11.910 --> 00:20:15.910 if you're continuing and sin willfully, and for many of these women this is 282 00:20:15.109 --> 00:20:19.750 the third, fourth, Fifth Abortion Shun, that to me is a wilful 283 00:20:21.349 --> 00:20:26.619 continuation, continuing and sin. So so if you start talking with them about 284 00:20:26.660 --> 00:20:33.579 that and then what God says awaits them and just let them ponder, is 285 00:20:33.700 --> 00:20:40.690 what you're about to do worth this? Right? Yeah, yeah, without 286 00:20:40.730 --> 00:20:44.130 again, without getting into the theological implications of it. And you know, 287 00:20:44.809 --> 00:20:48.170 what could that mean for the Christian and what does it mean to continue willfully 288 00:20:48.210 --> 00:20:52.039 own and sin? Fact is there's a stern warning here, right, there 289 00:20:52.160 --> 00:20:57.119 is judgment and you don't want to risk it. Yeah, right, yeah, 290 00:20:57.160 --> 00:21:02.440 and so, to be specific, I would I will often use this, 291 00:21:02.599 --> 00:21:06.549 like I said, after sharing the Gospel, but also if someone says, 292 00:21:07.109 --> 00:21:11.549 well, God is a forgiving God, and so I've already said I'm 293 00:21:11.549 --> 00:21:15.710 sorry. Sometimes I'll say that more I'm just going to go in there and 294 00:21:15.789 --> 00:21:18.619 do this, but it's the last time and then I'll then I'll repent. 295 00:21:18.700 --> 00:21:21.980 Then I'll tell him I'm sorry. That's a that's a good time for trotting 296 00:21:22.019 --> 00:21:26.019 out this verse, in my opinion. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah, well, 297 00:21:26.059 --> 00:21:30.140 another verse that thinks, a powerful verse, maybe even one of the 298 00:21:30.420 --> 00:21:33.769 most powerful verses to share, and you share this often, even in just 299 00:21:33.890 --> 00:21:37.369 breaking down the Gospel. Yeah, and sharing about the Lordship of Jesus, 300 00:21:37.410 --> 00:21:41.690 because we're sharing the gospel. We're not saying just just ask Jesus into your 301 00:21:41.730 --> 00:21:44.450 heart and going your life, going with your life right. We're yeah, 302 00:21:44.609 --> 00:21:48.880 we want them them ask Jesus into their life as Lord Right now. We 303 00:21:48.000 --> 00:21:52.960 do just so you guys know, we do try to pin them down with 304 00:21:53.359 --> 00:21:56.960 really surrendering their life to Jesus right then and there. We're not doing the 305 00:21:57.079 --> 00:22:00.240 you know whole says, say the sinner's prayer thing, necessarily kind of want 306 00:22:00.240 --> 00:22:03.630 them to articulate a prayer themselves. Yep, we shared the Gospel along the 307 00:22:03.750 --> 00:22:07.630 lines of what Ray Comfort does, sharing the law and then the grace of 308 00:22:07.710 --> 00:22:14.910 God in light of the law and our guilt before him. But to some, 309 00:22:15.150 --> 00:22:17.660 some, what I'm trying to say is we talk about Lordship. We 310 00:22:17.740 --> 00:22:21.420 talked about Jesus becoming not just your savior, right, but your Lord. 311 00:22:21.460 --> 00:22:23.259 And Yeah, what does that mean? What does that mean? And they 312 00:22:23.299 --> 00:22:29.420 can't answer that. And I'm not sure Ray Comfort goes heavily into Lordship in 313 00:22:29.619 --> 00:22:33.650 the he may, but in the the Youtube presentations that I've watched, I 314 00:22:33.730 --> 00:22:37.970 don't think he does so much. I do because I have found in all 315 00:22:38.009 --> 00:22:42.569 the years being out there sharing the Gospel, it is a huge issue. 316 00:22:42.650 --> 00:22:47.880 Yeah for it, because so many people, they're on the virtual and their 317 00:22:47.920 --> 00:22:52.599 baby, claim Jesus is their Lord and they really have no idea what young 318 00:22:52.759 --> 00:22:56.400 chip means. So lukendred and forty six says, but why do you call 319 00:22:56.440 --> 00:23:00.509 me Lord, Lord, and do not do the things which I say? 320 00:23:00.549 --> 00:23:07.470 Yeah, and the word Lord Means Master. Yeah, it's what a servant 321 00:23:07.509 --> 00:23:11.940 calls his master. So Jesus is saying, why do you call Me Lord? 322 00:23:12.299 --> 00:23:15.099 Why do you say that you're my servant when you're not doing what I 323 00:23:15.180 --> 00:23:19.859 say. Yeah, and in the context of the abortion center, of course, 324 00:23:21.019 --> 00:23:22.900 when you've kind of pinned them down with the truth that's a baby that 325 00:23:22.940 --> 00:23:26.059 they carry, that their struggles are real, yes, but their baby doesn't 326 00:23:26.059 --> 00:23:30.690 deserve to die. And yet they claim to be a Christian. What does 327 00:23:30.730 --> 00:23:33.250 Jesus say? So why do you call me Lord Lord and do not do 328 00:23:33.369 --> 00:23:37.930 the things which I say? You can get a woman to agree that abortion 329 00:23:37.049 --> 00:23:41.759 is wrong, you can get them to agree that their baby is loved by 330 00:23:41.880 --> 00:23:45.400 God, that it to abort their child is sin. But it's not just 331 00:23:45.559 --> 00:23:51.480 the agreement, it's the doing right, and that's what Jesus is talking about 332 00:23:51.480 --> 00:23:56.509 here. Yeah, and after that first the next one that that we wrote 333 00:23:56.549 --> 00:24:00.789 down, and maybe you could read that, is the Matthew Seven Twenty hundred 334 00:24:00.789 --> 00:24:03.750 twenty three, because it piggybacks off of that. It takes it even a 335 00:24:03.109 --> 00:24:07.150 step further, which is obvious when you read it. Yeah, sure, 336 00:24:07.470 --> 00:24:11.460 and this is a scary verse here. It is, yes, because it 337 00:24:11.579 --> 00:24:15.539 speaks of judgment, it speaks of, you know, Jesus being fed up 338 00:24:15.619 --> 00:24:21.099 with with people hypocritically proclaiming him to be Lord and so this is Matthew Seven, 339 00:24:21.500 --> 00:24:23.849 twenty one through twenty three, right says. Not everyone who says to 340 00:24:23.890 --> 00:24:27.450 me, Lord Lord shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does 341 00:24:27.529 --> 00:24:32.130 the will of my father in heaven. Many will say to me in that 342 00:24:32.250 --> 00:24:34.250 day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name and cast 343 00:24:34.250 --> 00:24:38.039 out demons in your name and done many mighty are many wonders in your name? 344 00:24:38.319 --> 00:24:42.000 And then I will declare to them, I never knew you, depart 345 00:24:42.039 --> 00:24:47.799 from me, you who practice lawlessness, depart from me. I never knew 346 00:24:47.839 --> 00:24:51.839 you. Here they are, they're doing these apparent miracles and they are certainly 347 00:24:51.960 --> 00:24:57.430 calling him Lord, but he's saying I never knew you, depart from me. 348 00:24:57.950 --> 00:25:04.549 That is that's a huge warning to people saying Jesus as Lord. Yeah, 349 00:25:04.589 --> 00:25:07.660 and being if I'm sharing the scripture with someone out in front of the 350 00:25:07.660 --> 00:25:11.299 abortion center, sharing it with a mom or with a dad breaking this down, 351 00:25:11.859 --> 00:25:15.259 I'll ask them pointedly, are you one of those people that are calling 352 00:25:15.299 --> 00:25:22.809 Jesus Lord Lord, and yet you're not willing to obey him? That's hypocrisy. 353 00:25:22.849 --> 00:25:26.130 Yeah, just because you, and I'll use the term talk is cheap. 354 00:25:26.490 --> 00:25:30.930 God's not after just your words, God's not after you, just saying 355 00:25:30.009 --> 00:25:36.599 he's Lord. God is after you. You actually letting him be Lord in 356 00:25:36.799 --> 00:25:38.720 your life, right, but if you continue to do what you want to 357 00:25:38.799 --> 00:25:42.759 do in contrast to what he wants you to do, he's not the Lord 358 00:25:42.799 --> 00:25:47.480 of your life. You are the Lord of your own life's guess what that's 359 00:25:47.480 --> 00:25:49.349 going to lead you, exactly, and look where it has let you, 360 00:25:49.509 --> 00:25:52.789 where it has led you, look where it's going to continue to lead you. 361 00:25:52.829 --> 00:25:56.509 It's ultimately going to lead you to hell. Yeah, yeah. The 362 00:25:56.190 --> 00:26:03.470 one I think thing to be careful, excuse me of with with these verses, 363 00:26:03.509 --> 00:26:06.579 is I have had people say, well, it's by fair faith, 364 00:26:06.740 --> 00:26:11.940 not works, that that you're saved, and and so here Jesus is saying, 365 00:26:12.500 --> 00:26:18.019 but your works will reflect your faith. Yeah, exactly, and to 366 00:26:18.140 --> 00:26:22.329 make that distinction clear. Yeah, absolutely. It's not the works that save 367 00:26:22.450 --> 00:26:25.609 you, right, but the works are the outflow of the fact that you 368 00:26:25.730 --> 00:26:30.769 are saved. Right, that's that's the evidence. That's like the fruit does 369 00:26:30.849 --> 00:26:33.359 not what makes the tree what it is, but it is the evidence of 370 00:26:33.440 --> 00:26:37.440 what kind of truth that it is. Yeah, right, and he could 371 00:26:37.480 --> 00:26:40.799 not make it any clearer. Don't call me Lord unless you're doing what I 372 00:26:40.839 --> 00:26:44.440 say. Yeah, or I am not your Lord. Yeah, you're the 373 00:26:44.519 --> 00:26:47.710 Lord of your life. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah, very good verse. 374 00:26:48.349 --> 00:26:52.589 So another verse. This is John, the gospel of John, Chapter Fourteen, 375 00:26:52.630 --> 00:26:56.869 Verses Twenty three through twenty four, says Jesus answered and said to him, 376 00:26:57.589 --> 00:27:00.859 if anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my father 377 00:27:00.980 --> 00:27:04.460 will love him and we will come to him and make our home with him. 378 00:27:06.220 --> 00:27:08.660 He who does not love me does not keep my words, and the 379 00:27:08.819 --> 00:27:12.579 word which you hear is not mine, but the fathers who sent me. 380 00:27:14.539 --> 00:27:18.609 So this is Jesus talking about his word, talking about his commands. If 381 00:27:18.690 --> 00:27:22.450 anyone loves me, he's going to keep my word. And you know, 382 00:27:22.690 --> 00:27:25.769 I think this is appropriate to share as well. Out there on the sidewalk 383 00:27:25.849 --> 00:27:30.200 or whatever context, you're counseling a woman WHO's trying to justify her abortion by 384 00:27:30.200 --> 00:27:33.319 saying that God loves her and she loves God and all this. But Jesus 385 00:27:33.480 --> 00:27:36.519 this is saying, if you love me, you're going to keep my word. 386 00:27:36.759 --> 00:27:40.039 Yeah, and Boarding your child is not keeping Jesus word. Right. 387 00:27:40.279 --> 00:27:44.119 And and a way to introduce this verse might be to say do you love 388 00:27:44.200 --> 00:27:47.349 God? Yeah, I asked that a lot out on the side. Wrek. 389 00:27:47.390 --> 00:27:51.589 Do you love God? They almost always say yes. And then this 390 00:27:51.710 --> 00:27:56.470 would be a great verse to say at that point. Yeah, because if 391 00:27:56.910 --> 00:28:00.140 again, God is very clear. Okay, if you love him, keep 392 00:28:00.220 --> 00:28:06.059 his word. And what is his word say about killing innocent people? That 393 00:28:06.180 --> 00:28:10.140 shall not murder? His whird is clear. Yeah, yeah, absolutely. 394 00:28:10.220 --> 00:28:15.490 Yeah. So another verse. It actually the whole book of First John Is 395 00:28:15.609 --> 00:28:18.089 Powerful. Let me just tell you. First John is probably one of my 396 00:28:18.130 --> 00:28:22.450 favorite books outside of Hebrews. I really like Hebrews as well. Keep who's 397 00:28:22.450 --> 00:28:25.930 a lot too, but first John is really practical, really kind of pins 398 00:28:25.970 --> 00:28:32.440 people down, because we do have this kind of false notion that that almost 399 00:28:32.480 --> 00:28:37.000 got owes us something and that the way we live is kind of irrelevant to 400 00:28:37.079 --> 00:28:41.509 God and that our words are actually what's important. Well, John's cutting through 401 00:28:41.549 --> 00:28:44.910 that garbage. It's not just your words, yes, it's not. Let's 402 00:28:44.950 --> 00:28:47.470 not love or his he says this. And First John, let's not love 403 00:28:48.109 --> 00:28:52.269 our brethren only in word, but also in word. And indeed, so 404 00:28:52.390 --> 00:28:57.380 here's what he says in this first John. Three, three, right, 405 00:28:57.420 --> 00:29:00.180 yeah, versus four through six, and then I think you kind of broken 406 00:29:00.220 --> 00:29:03.420 it up in verses eight through ten here. Yeah, so i's going to 407 00:29:03.460 --> 00:29:08.539 read. It says everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness, and sin is 408 00:29:08.740 --> 00:29:12.690 lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and 409 00:29:12.769 --> 00:29:17.410 in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him sins. 410 00:29:17.609 --> 00:29:22.809 No one who sins has seen him or knows him. The one who practices 411 00:29:22.970 --> 00:29:25.799 sin is of the devil, for the devil as sinned from the beginning. 412 00:29:26.359 --> 00:29:29.599 The son of God appeared for this purpose to destroy the works of the devil. 413 00:29:30.319 --> 00:29:33.599 No one who was born of God practices sin, because his seat abides 414 00:29:33.640 --> 00:29:38.509 in him, and he cannot sin because he is born of God. By 415 00:29:38.630 --> 00:29:41.069 this, the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious. 416 00:29:41.109 --> 00:29:45.470 Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who 417 00:29:45.789 --> 00:29:49.670 does not love his brother. Wow, that is chock full, yeah, 418 00:29:49.710 --> 00:29:55.819 of convicting. Yeah, and I'll just be be really candid, convicting for 419 00:29:55.980 --> 00:29:59.339 me as well. Yeah, not just for the people I'm ministering tight right 420 00:29:59.539 --> 00:30:03.180 now again. I've let me there's one point in there. It says he 421 00:30:03.380 --> 00:30:08.089 who is born of God or who who no one who is born of God 422 00:30:08.210 --> 00:30:12.289 practices sin, because he sees, abides in him and he cannot sin. 423 00:30:12.569 --> 00:30:18.609 Wow, no one who sees him, I'm sorry, no one who sins 424 00:30:18.009 --> 00:30:23.000 has seen him or knows you. Wow, have you sinned? Not In 425 00:30:23.079 --> 00:30:27.559 the past five minutes. Okay, I mean I would say this is a 426 00:30:27.680 --> 00:30:33.240 verse where conviction should be there and we need to examine our own hearts first. 427 00:30:33.279 --> 00:30:36.470 Yeah, I do think, though, if you share this verse, 428 00:30:37.829 --> 00:30:40.430 the question is going to be asked. Well, if this is true, 429 00:30:40.470 --> 00:30:42.869 then then we're all doomed, right, because I've sinned, and then they'll 430 00:30:42.869 --> 00:30:47.269 ask you, have you sinned also, which they do, by the way. 431 00:30:47.349 --> 00:30:51.619 This happens all the time. That is the response exactly. Yeah, 432 00:30:51.660 --> 00:30:53.019 I get when I read this verse. Yeah, and so what is your 433 00:30:53.220 --> 00:30:56.180 what is your reply? Well, it's an opportunity, then, to share 434 00:30:56.220 --> 00:31:00.099 the Gospel, the truth of the Gospel, that that all have sinned and 435 00:31:00.180 --> 00:31:03.059 fall short of the glory of God and there is a penalty for sin, 436 00:31:03.180 --> 00:31:07.170 but there is also an answer. Yeah, and and then go on to 437 00:31:07.329 --> 00:31:11.529 share the full Gospel as well, as well as I can, but I 438 00:31:11.730 --> 00:31:17.130 will focus on taking the heat off of me. Yeah, since I'm not 439 00:31:17.170 --> 00:31:19.200 about to kill a baby right then and there, and they are so at 440 00:31:19.279 --> 00:31:23.079 the moment, that is the more pressing issue, and then when I go 441 00:31:23.240 --> 00:31:27.079 home I can deal with my own my own issues. But but I'll focus 442 00:31:27.160 --> 00:31:30.839 on things like the one who practices sin is of the devil. Yeah, 443 00:31:30.920 --> 00:31:37.950 and no one who is born of God practices sin, and that the those 444 00:31:37.029 --> 00:31:41.269 who are the children of God and the children of the devil. They're obvious. 445 00:31:41.390 --> 00:31:45.750 than ask them. which do you think, looking here at this abortion 446 00:31:45.950 --> 00:31:51.700 center and your choice is before you? which is the choice that shows you 447 00:31:51.779 --> 00:31:55.299 are a child of God and which shows you the Cho Voice, or which 448 00:31:55.339 --> 00:31:59.980 choice shows you that you are a child of God or of Satan? Yeah, 449 00:32:00.259 --> 00:32:02.930 and the answer is obvious, just like this first says. It is 450 00:32:04.250 --> 00:32:08.730 obvious. So at least I think what we're kind of trying to get them 451 00:32:08.930 --> 00:32:13.930 to is a point of acknowledging, right, that what they're about to do 452 00:32:14.490 --> 00:32:17.519 is a grievous sin, yeah, against God, and that there are going 453 00:32:17.599 --> 00:32:22.480 to be SEF severe constantly. Yes. So we're not sharing this verse from 454 00:32:22.480 --> 00:32:27.759 a perspective of we're not sinners, you are right. This is not like 455 00:32:28.279 --> 00:32:30.950 condemning them and showing them how much better we are than they are. Right, 456 00:32:31.390 --> 00:32:35.789 but this is showing them that sends a big deal to God. Yes, 457 00:32:36.109 --> 00:32:38.109 and then it incurs wrath and judgment from God and we need to examine 458 00:32:38.150 --> 00:32:43.509 our own hearts. Now I'll just say generally what's being conveyed in this scripture 459 00:32:44.269 --> 00:32:47.140 is the pattern of our life. If the pattern of your life is one 460 00:32:47.180 --> 00:32:52.980 of sin and rebellion to God, don't pretend to be his child. If 461 00:32:52.059 --> 00:32:59.410 the pattern of your life is righteousness and you seek to please God, then 462 00:32:59.490 --> 00:33:02.769 you're his child. Right. That's that's evident. So at that point where 463 00:33:02.849 --> 00:33:07.130 says he cannot sin, obviously we know that we can. And their scripture 464 00:33:07.170 --> 00:33:09.769 versus. It tells even John Himself. John's not saying a Christian can never 465 00:33:09.809 --> 00:33:13.960 sin. He's saying that it should not be the pattern of her life. 466 00:33:14.160 --> 00:33:16.200 And if you go back in the first chapter of First John where he talks 467 00:33:16.240 --> 00:33:21.039 about this, he says I write you these things, little children. I 468 00:33:21.079 --> 00:33:23.039 think it's actually in the second chapter. Write these these things you little children, 469 00:33:23.359 --> 00:33:27.430 so that you will so that you would not sin. But if you 470 00:33:27.509 --> 00:33:30.630 do sin, you have an advocate with the father. So he's saying I 471 00:33:30.990 --> 00:33:32.390 don't want you to sin, but if you do, and so he's not 472 00:33:32.509 --> 00:33:37.990 refuting himself in his same letter. Right he's he is saying that Christians, 473 00:33:37.430 --> 00:33:42.299 yes, they do sin, but it's not the pattern of their life. 474 00:33:42.539 --> 00:33:45.740 And I think laying that out and helping helping a person at the abortions that 475 00:33:45.740 --> 00:33:49.339 are to understand that what he's talking about. Now you don't always have time 476 00:33:49.420 --> 00:33:52.819 to lay all that out. I think the most important thing is like what 477 00:33:52.940 --> 00:33:57.730 you mentioned, that contrast between lights and darkness. Yeah, between the Devil 478 00:33:58.170 --> 00:34:00.049 and the Lord. Yeah, whose side are you? All Right? That's 479 00:34:00.049 --> 00:34:04.049 the most helpful thing. Things. First, I probably wouldn't go to the 480 00:34:04.170 --> 00:34:07.210 part about the advocate, that we have an advocate, he who sins, 481 00:34:07.289 --> 00:34:12.440 because again, they're just waiting to grasp it. Anything you offer that allows 482 00:34:12.480 --> 00:34:15.639 them to justify what they're about to do. And if you're in if they're 483 00:34:15.639 --> 00:34:19.079 thinking, oh well, I've got an advocate and when I do sin, 484 00:34:19.199 --> 00:34:22.599 then and then it's fine for me, for me to go sind. So 485 00:34:22.599 --> 00:34:30.110 so the contrast is really critical because even they see it, and I've rarely 486 00:34:30.269 --> 00:34:35.989 had someone that will say that they have not had a pattern of sin. 487 00:34:36.349 --> 00:34:39.340 Yeah, and that that is what has led them there. Very few of 488 00:34:39.500 --> 00:34:45.059 them will say, well, I'm I'm really mostly good. This is like 489 00:34:45.179 --> 00:34:47.219 the only really bad thing I've ever done. Right, most of them, 490 00:34:47.219 --> 00:34:52.809 see, there's been a progression of bad, sinful choices that have led them 491 00:34:52.929 --> 00:34:59.130 to now this really serious yeah, sinful choice now t takes the life of 492 00:34:59.170 --> 00:35:01.730 an innocent human being. Yeah, and I think sometimes we can get into 493 00:35:01.769 --> 00:35:06.769 the mount the mindset and sharing these scriptures that we somehow have to explain them 494 00:35:06.809 --> 00:35:08.199 all thoroughly and there's going to be questions, like you said, and you 495 00:35:08.320 --> 00:35:12.039 share this scripture, there's questions. Or what about this? It says he 496 00:35:12.079 --> 00:35:15.039 cannot say in it all. Okay, there's can be questions, but certainly 497 00:35:15.639 --> 00:35:19.679 the Holy Spirit needs to do a work in their hearts and just to share 498 00:35:19.719 --> 00:35:22.110 the words. And if they ask me a question, and I don't want 499 00:35:22.110 --> 00:35:28.829 to get in depth and try to explain some theological exegetical breakdown with that scripture 500 00:35:28.869 --> 00:35:34.230 means, I'll just say think about that verse, think about where you stand 501 00:35:34.269 --> 00:35:37.940 in light of that verse and let the Lord speak it to your heart. 502 00:35:37.940 --> 00:35:40.179 And I even pray over them and that that sort of thing. Ultimately, 503 00:35:40.219 --> 00:35:45.099 I'm trust in the word of God to do it's work. Yeah, and 504 00:35:45.219 --> 00:35:46.980 so these are just some scriptures and we're actually going to put an article out 505 00:35:47.099 --> 00:35:50.530 right and I think we'll have all of the scriptures. We get in touch 506 00:35:50.610 --> 00:35:52.929 on all of them, but there's there's quite a few more and I'm sure 507 00:35:52.969 --> 00:35:57.849 you guys know many more verses that you can share. But I think at 508 00:35:57.889 --> 00:36:00.730 the end of the day the point of this podcast episode is that, guys, 509 00:36:00.769 --> 00:36:04.800 you need to use the word of God. Use The word of God 510 00:36:05.119 --> 00:36:08.639 to bring comfort and use the word of God to bring conviction, that God 511 00:36:08.760 --> 00:36:14.679 use his word right to pierce hearts and you can't do it if you don't 512 00:36:14.679 --> 00:36:17.199 know the word of God. So obviously the first thing is no, the 513 00:36:17.280 --> 00:36:23.110 word of God and take the time to to organize your Bible with, I 514 00:36:23.190 --> 00:36:28.510 don't know, mark or something where you can pull this scripture up quickly when 515 00:36:28.550 --> 00:36:30.869 you need it. But you can't pull it up if you don't know it's 516 00:36:30.909 --> 00:36:35.539 there. Yeah, absolutely, yeah, all right, guess we appreciate you 517 00:36:35.699 --> 00:36:37.980 tuning in and, as always, we appreciate if you guys would share this 518 00:36:38.099 --> 00:36:44.940 podcast leave us a review. If you have issues subjects you like for us 519 00:36:44.940 --> 00:36:46.690 to cover, we love to cover those in future episodes. So you can 520 00:36:46.730 --> 00:36:51.289 shoot me an email danuite love life dot org. You can shoot Vicki an 521 00:36:51.329 --> 00:36:52.969 email at Vicky at love life dot Org. Would love to hear from you, 522 00:36:53.449 --> 00:37:01.280 but until next time, God, bless God. Bless our love for 523 00:37:01.519 --> 00:37:14.719 love. Give me our love for gratitude. I know it will cost me 524 00:37:14.880 --> 00:37:22.670 my life. Nothing's too precious in some you