If You Don't Know Jesus, You Don't Know Anything!
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Pastor Wayne Powers
Delivered On
October 12, 2016
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I Corinthians 1:21 "For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe." (Reference vss II Corinthians 1:12, I Cor 1:17,18; 3:19)

When people need to be set free or are bound up in sin of this world, the wisdom of this world cannot get the job done.

Jesus can set you free, if you cry out to Him.

It doesn't matter how smart you are, how well you know the Bible, how good you speak in front of a crowd: If you do not have the anointing of God, you cannot get the job done.

  • You need the have the anointing of God, because only the power of God can save the lost.

Acts 17:16-21 At the sight of rampant idolatry and sin in the city, his spirit was stirred (not in a good way).

We may not have stone or wooden idols today, but this world has idols.

How long has it been since you've been stirred by the rampant sin going on in your church? Are you ready to do something about it?

When will you be stirred up by the condition of your church?

We need to be stirred up by:

  • the situation of the church
  • the situation with our families
  • the situation with ourselves and our relationship with God

We need to be stirred to the point of doing somehting about it.

To get the church, country and nation straightened we must first start in the church.

There will be those who will believe and those who will not believe.

How long is it going to take for the church of today to be stirred up enough to take the gospel outside of its' walls into the world?

The gospel being preached today is not the gospel of the New Testament.

When the Word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ is truly preached it will:

  • Touch the heart of people
  • Move them
  • Transform them
  • Cause them to react to God in some way

The true gospel (the gospel of Acts) is new to most people in today's church.

  • They are not hearing the whole story
  • They are being told bits and pieces

The people of today's church need the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Acts 17:22-34

To those who want to know (ref vs 19) what the gospel means"

  • If you don't know Jesus, you will die and go to hell.
  • To know Jesus is to live and go to Heaven.
  • The gospel mean life or death.

Churches of today do not want to hear about Jesus. Churches of today are more concerned with:

  • Who can we get to bring more people in?
  • What programs can we start to draw in new people?
  • What can be done to fill the pews?
  • What has to be done to make the church friendlier for this world?

Christians need to be stirred by the bad condition of the church today. The church doesn't need a new fad or gimmick, it needs something new from the throne room of God!

Many people will hear the gospel and ignore it (ref vs 34). Again there will be those who believe and those who will not believe.

What we do know is that the Blood of Christ will set us free. Salvation and eternal life is gimmick free.

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