Scripture: Romans 10: 1-10

Sermon Title: Keep It Simple

This morning our scripture is from Romans 10: 1-10 and the title of the sermon Keep It Simple. The focus is on verses 9-10 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. It is so simple yet some try to make it so hard, so complicated when God through the prophets laid it out so simply, believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus was raised from the dead, thou shalt be saved. . Simple right, so why are God’s people so confused? In our Bible Study we were reading about and discussing the difficulties that Paul and others had sharing the Gospel. Imagine Jesus had just been crucified and rose from the dead to save all creation and yet so much time was wasted arguing as to whether these new people of the way had to meet the Jewish requirements in order to be saved. We can find great insight given Acts 15 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. If that was not enough the Brethren wanted to put even more on the Gentiles Acts 15 23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia.24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:…. 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well We like those brethren trying to do the right thing but all the while our good intentions instead of drawing them nearer caused them to fall farther away, blocked by human undersrtanding, but Hallelujah for the grace of God that made a way out of no way for had the flesh persevered where would we gentiles be. Only God could set the record straight, and through only way His giving of the Holy Spirit. In the end God spoke for us again and continues to speak, no man can stop us from seeking and finding God. God put the matter to rest real simple Acts 10 44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.We spend so much time in the church trying to regulate God’s people that was never our job we are seed planters only God can bring fruition. How many people stayed home because they sinned last night, maybe they got drunk, maybe they fornicated maybe they said a curse word or two, instead of these people the ones who truly need God coming to God’s house for help and healing and anointing and inspiring instead of running to God we instead run them away trying to micro-manage God’s people. Only God knows each hearty and exactly what they need. So lets keep it simple, let us leave theheart to God and let us just give a word of testimony. Ok I said I would make this simple, we don’t like simple but truly it is all we can handle. S stands for sin sacrifice, now it is simple to say but it only because the sin sacrifice of Jesus made it so, no more every year sacrificing to forgive sin every year looking for a scape goat, trying to keep all on one accord, look at poor Moses what the people did to he and Aaron, leave God’s people to God, keep it simple, the blood of Jesus washes away all sin washes whiter than snow. Just keep yourself covered in the blood simple. I your intentions don’t matter, there is a reason for the saying the road to hell is pave with good intentions. The best example I can give is Judas, he had good intentions, to bring about deliverance for the Jews by turning Jesus in thinking this would trigger war and God would redeem Israel, good intentions but it led to the arrest and trial, conviction, and hanging on a tree the Lord of all creation, Judas should have kept it simple when Jesus called him out at the Lord’s Supper he could have went to Jesus and repented, Jesus would have still went to the cross but Jiudas could have simply stayed out of it, his intentions caused him to kill himself, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. M you must obey, simple no wiggle room you must obey God and His word. You can make a free will choice to obey or not to obey, it’s simple the choice is all your. Jesus tells us in 1st Samuel 15: 22 And Samuel said,Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. P praise Him God abides in our praise, it’s simple don’t you like it when people lift you up as un deserving as we may be it feels good and we like that person, we consider that person a friend, if that person calls out for our help we’ll be there are we better than God, it is so simple, wouldn’t you rather be like Abraham and be called a friend of God it’s simple treat Him reverence and respect know that it is He that hath made us and not we ourselves, simple, providential that we should Praise. L what could be more simple just love, everybody, rather they love you back or not will notAffect your salvation, but simply not loving will damn you to hell no ifs ands or buts about it.. E the simplest of all simply enter in. Matthew 7Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go inthereat: simply enter in the gate the strait gate is Jesus .It’s simple choose this day whom you will serve but for me it’s simple as foe me and my house we will serve the Lord, make it simple choose the Lord.S I M P L E

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