Owensboro Church | Shod with the Gospel
River City, Church, podcast, Pastor, Brian Gibson shod, with the gospel recorded Wednesday January 17th, 2007 7 p.m. service, a few things that don’t go exactly the way we think they should have went and then before long we use lose our child-like ability just to believe and respond To the word of God, some people say it like this: they make it’s a sport like this. They say you know. Whenever I was young, I was on fire, but now I just had to kind of, inter in and the become a mature Christian and now you know I’m not as radical, don’t look as radical, but I’m just a Mormon tour site. Owensboro Church Do you know what I think about that? That’S backslidden isn’t it. I don’t want to be back. I want to have the dream in my heart that I always have. The dream won’t die in my passion for Jesus to remain the same with somebody say: Amanda. Let’S keep our passion level disciples tonight, we’re going to open up our Bible to Ephesians we’re going to go back and take a look. We’Ve been taking a look at the armor of God we’ve, been studying there for a couple of weeks now and we’re going to talk a lot about the preparation of the gospel of peace tonight, the preparation of the gospel of peace tonight. Do you know Jesus? I’M still thinking about that about young people. Do you know Jesus said you must become like little children. True, ever going to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven spoke and he said that describe he spoke and he said that the Pharisees to The Heavy Hitters in the community. Owensboro Church He said: if you’re going to enter into the kingdom of heaven, you must become like little children. Owensboro ChurchWhat are little? Children like church little children are easy to believe. Aren’T they I mean whatever the Lord has spoken to them, or the father or the mother tells that little child something the kid believes that it’s just gospel believes it. So don’t they children don’t have any problems lifting their hands to their Heavenly Father, lifting their hands to their Earthly. Dad who children are easy to believe easy to respond to your love, my little girl. Owensboro Church When I love her too, you know what she does she loves me back. She reaches up and she pats on me. She looks up at me like she likes me. She grins at me. When I walk into the room, it’s pretty nice, isn’t it the love of a little child? I want to look at me and say: hi, there’s somebody that loves me like a little child chapter 6 moving right along will begin reading in verse, 13 chapter 6, verse. 13, it is the whole armor of God is what we’re talking about tonight. Here’S what it says, therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and, having done all to stand, stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, having shot your feet with The preparation of the gospel of peace, above all, taking the shield of Faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit being watchful to they send, with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. And for me that may be given to me open my mouth Boulder to make known The Mystery of the Gospel Four, which I’m an ambassador in chains that in it I may speak boldly as I ought to speak.
One of the great things about the Apostle Paul at the end of this he says he is an ambassador of God In Chains do know the Apostle Paul pin mini all this letters from a prison cell, and whenever you read some of the things he writes whenever You take it in the perspective of this guy sitting in prison has been changed for the preaching of the Gospel. It makes everything come alive in a really really new wife. The Apostle Paul sets in a damp dark prison and all they can think of themselves. As as a Victorious warrior in Christ, you can put on the full armor of God stand against The Wiles of the devil. How many you think that sounds like a faith man to you got a guy who’s talking about being an overcomer, because he’s got Spiritual armor to put on praise the name of the Lord. He starts out any talks about these different parts of our armor says. Put all of this armor on and you’ll be able to stand you’ll be able to withstand the attack of the enemy in the evil day. Owensboro Church Having done all to stand, you will stand there for and you will defeat the Devil. Here’S the analogy he takes from common culture, he had seen Roman soldiers many times and so at the people in the city of Ephesus. He takes that thing. They think they’ve seen those people prepare themselves with armor for war. Owensboro ChurchHow many know every military man has a certain amount of armor or certain amount of combat Gary puts on before it goes into the war? Does that make sense to get Church make sense? He puts on several things the things that pop against talking about. The first thing he talks about his desk. He says he puts on a belt of belt first thing that goes on is the belt, and the belt is the central part of the roman armor that their soldiers would wear. That belt would be a place where they would hang all of their instruments of War II thing he says that they have to put on is a breastplate of righteousness. Everybody said breastplate they would put on a breastplate for whenever they got into the middle of a battle that nobody could easily stab them easily puncture their chest and get down to some of their vital organs. Any calls it a breastplate of righteousness, CS the righteousness of God that guard your heart. That’S remade, your heart that makes you whole and if you’ll put on that, breastplate you’ll have you’ll, have a provision that will keep you from getting wounded mortally in your heart.
The next thing the Apostle Paul says – and this is where we’re going to start tonight – he says that you should have U-verse 15th having charge your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace, having shot your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace how about You look down at your feet right there for one moment. Owensboro Church Look down at your neighbors feet right beside kind of feet. Do they have other feet good-looking other feet, ugly, they it’s winter, so they all! I have on shoes right. You shouldn’t be seeing their toenails right now, but I bet if you took off some of their shoes in the middle of winter, their toenails wouldn’t be trim very well cuz they’re, not wearing sandals. The Apostle Paul goes to Great Lengths to talk about feet and he doesn’t cerebral of his letters. Do you know he calls the feet of the Gospel messenger in Romans, chapter 10, beautiful somebody say I have beautiful feet the Bible is very clear. It doesn’t matter if your feet or fat, it doesn’t matter if they have corns on it, doesn’t matter. If you haven’t trimmed your toenail, it doesn’t matter if you’re missing a toe or two. If you carry the gospel of Jesus Christ, you know what your feet are. Beautiful, just pick them up there for one moment say those feet. You are beautiful, yeah, look at your neighbor and say her feet. Her feet are his feet, are beautiful. Apostle Paul goes on and he talks about the full armor of God says having shelter feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Everybody say the word shod. It’S not aware. Owensboro Church We use a lot in in our common language. Add a horse. People use that today they say I had my horse show. That means they put a new set of shoes on their horse. Owensboro Church I can say this much for a warrior in the ancient near East. What he has on his feet is something that is very, very, very important. Owensboro Church How many know your Footwear matters now? Doesn’T it think of you were to try to go out and run a marathon today in a pair of dress shoes? Would it be hard on your feet absolutely think about if somebody worked in a industrial site or work construction, and they went out in a pair of soft old shoes? Could that be dangerous to their feet? Absolutely work, construction? What kind of boots do you wear? You need steel toe boots because something could fall on your foot and it could damage it when, whenever these soldiers went out to war, the type of shoes they had on it mattered. Historians tell me that roam and their shoes and the legions in their army had the best Footwear of the day was the type of Footwear that had a certain type of traction under it was almost like spikes. Whatever those guys went to war, they would be able to dig in and hold their ground and not lose their footing, and it is even considered an offensive weapon for the Roman soldiers. Somebody say it’s only offense, every other part of the armor of God is a defensive weapon, except to one but the shoes and to the sword cuz. How many know whenever you’ve got the right Traction in your feet? You can dig in and you can drive into the enemy’s territory with somebody say, Amen. Owensboro Church how many know the church is supposed to be on the offense. Not just the defense write a best. Owensboro Church defense is a good offense. You can run up the scoreboard again and again and again, and you can keep the ball out of your opponents and you can win your game almost every time. What’S happened to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the last hundred years we went on the defense, didn’t we we didn’t need spikes, we didn’t need cleats, we didn’t need something to fight anymore. We were called in the 1950s of the 1960s doing the same stuff. We’Ve done for a hundred years. Church wasn’t charging into Progressive culture anymore, Church hadn’t really even charged in the 1980s. Yet today, if you look at it all across the board in America, that’s why there’s less people church today in America, then there’s ever been before, because we had a relic to the traditions of the past and we have people at a form of godliness. But didn’t have the power thereof and didn’t look anything like anything that made sense to Modern America. I mean all the package has to change. Gospel stays the same, but the package must change. I have friends that won’t come down there because it doesn’t look like Sumter chart from the 1950s and 1960s and all I can say, is there crazy, they’ve missed the entire point, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ? Would you agree with that? How many churches not about us? You know I have a nostalgic attachment to some old hymns that were sung on the church. I grew up in but understand this most people in my generation. Don’T see what I’m saying most people don’t have that attachment 25. 24. 23 years old, how many no they’re not into singing Just as I am you know that when I like it, sometimes in my personal prayer time I like that, but you know what I understand it doesn’t connect with most of modern culture. You understand that doesn’t connect with them. Thank my father was 61 years old when he died last year. Owensboro Church do you know how old Mick Jagger was? How old is Mick Jagger? Now? What is E60 63 for something like that? Mick Jagger the Rolling Stones, everybody say the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones are in their 60s, so does it make more sense? Okay, if people in their 60s can connect to a screaming guitar and if a fifteen-year-old kid can connect to a screaming guitar, doesn’t it make more sense that we have a screaming guitar on stage to you? Do you see how that’s all fence of thinking? What brings common culture here? Everybody say the shoes must be all sensitive. He says this. He says your feet, shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, everybody say the preparation says the preparation of the Gospel peace. It is the gospel of peace that prepares you to be authentic and the gospel of peace is the primary means of spiritual warfare that exists on the Earth today. But verbal proclamation of the Gospel is spiritual warfare at its highest level. Owensboro Church people talk about spiritual warfare. This entire portion of Ephesians were talking about it’s simply about a war between one Army and another, and you don’t what is great to pray, it’s great to bind the devil, it’s great to get in your prayer, closet and pray and pray up a storm. But unless you proclaim the gospel to somebody, you will never win a spiritual war. Your feet must be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Romans. Chapter 1, verse 16 says I’m not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the Salvation the power of Salvation under the Jew.
First, and also the gentle somebody say, the gospel is the power of God to Salvation. Do you want to be offensive in the kingdom of God, you must get prepared with the gospel of peace gospel. If you have your Bible right, there just go ahead and underline gospel. Underline gospel right there. It’S fine! That’S why God gave us a bye, but we can ride and we can take notes in them. We can look back and see what the Lord spoken to us and when we wear it out will get us a new one, amen amen so that work gospel. It is this Greek word: is the Greek word Evangelion Evangelion? It simply means that means good news. Everybody say good news. Isn’T it good to know that the message of God today is good news on to humanity? Amen, gospel is good news. I mean all the Cowboys to set us free from our sins amen. He wants to kill our broken bodies. He wants to give us. He wants to put our lives back together. It’S good to know that God is on our side. There is good news for you to not and good news to everybody you cross path. Whenever you have the gospel of peace, it is the Avenger, it is the gospel of peace, everybody say peace that word. Peace means what it’s written in the Greek. It means peace and or prosperity of Peace. On your feet. Owensboro Church first thing: I want you to write down those if you’re taking notes right down this right. I need to be familiar with the gospel. I need to be familiar with the gospel. That means you need to know exactly every element that’s contained in the gospel message. You need to be familiar with the gospel, that’s part of being prepared becoming familiar turn over to 1st Corinthians chapter 15. I’Ll show you pull sums up the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Christ! Very quickly, very, very in a nice little package here, several versus it does not take long to present the gospel 1st Corinthians chapter 15 book in reading and verse one here’s what he says says these words. Moreover Brethren. I declare to you the gospel which I preach to you, which also you received and in which you stand. Everything we’ve been reading about in Ephesians is about standing. Isn’T it stand, stand stand you stand on your feet on Christ, the solid rock. I stand all other ground is sinking sand, verse 1. Let’S look at again we’re over brother and I declare to you the gospel, the Evangelion, the good news which I preach to you, which also you received and in which you stand by which also you are saved. If you hold fast, that word, which I preach to you, unless you believed in vain fry delivered to you, first of all that which I also received the Christ died for our sins. According to the scriptures everybody say, Christ died for me. First, step of the Gospel you want to be able to carry the gospel anywhere you go. You need to be able to tell people that the scripture say: Christ died for you. Owensboro Church Christ died for you, alright that Christ died for our sins. According to the scriptures. First. 3 verse 4 and then he was buried. Everybody say he was buried yeah that he was placed in a tooth. That’S the second part of the Gospel Christ.. He was placed in the Tomb for us and that he rose again the third day. According to the scriptures, everybody say the resurrection and that he was seen by cephas, then by the 12, after that he was seen by over 500 brother and her once of whom the greater part remained of the present, but some of falling asleep. After that, he was seen by James then by the Apostle. Then last of all he was singing by me also is buy one born out of due time. The Apostle Paul gives us the gospel in just very few scriptures. He says that Christ died for our sins. That it came to this Earthly was buried. He rose from the grave and that there are many witnesses of his resurrection. That’S the gospel! Do you know the gospel is simple from buddy say it’s simple, it’s so simple that a grade-school child can convey it. That’S the beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You don’t have to be a theologian up to be a preacher. You don’t have to be a pastor. You don’t have to be a very good student of the Bible not yet to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a matter of fact, some of the most effective gospel percent I’ve ever met are people who’ve only been saved for maybe a matter of weeks. They know this much. They know Christ died for me. He he came to this earth.
He was buried. It was resurrected. I’Ve repented and believed on this message and I’m saved their own fire about it. Have you ever seen a brand new Christian, be so on fire and be such a great presenter of the Gospel you ever seen that you can be that type of gospel. Witness. Do you know that it’s a simple message so simple? The Apostle Paul said that some of the Greeks they won’t even receive it cuz. It’S too simple for them said these words. You said I don’t come in persuasive words of man’s Wisdom, but I come and demonstration and in power of the gospel Paul said it was simple. That’S one thing you need to know you need to understand your gospel. Tell me know: we need to be able to get an answer to people whenever they question us about our faith, amen, Church waiting to be prepared to give them an answer, to talk to them efficiently to talk to them effectively and let them know stop this gospel. That we are a part of its part of the Christian faith. Second thing we need to know is what all did the gospel purchase for us? What all did the gospel purchase for us? What did Christ die for us to turn over your Bibles to Isaiah? Chapter 53, Isaiah chapter 53, Isaiah chapter 53. This is Isaiah looking for feta CLE end of the death of Jesus Christ, hundreds of years before it ever happened. He reads this: this is talk of the atonement or what was paid for for you and I, whenever Jesus Christ died on calvary’s Cross, Isaiah 53 verse 5. It says this will start in, for excuse, me, say: surely, is borne our griefs and carried our sorrows stricken Smitten by God and Afflicted, but he was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. Chastisement for our peace was upon him and by his stripes. We are healed. All we like sheep, have gone astray. We have turned everyone to his own way and the lord has laid on him. The iniquity of us all starts off by talking about Jesus Christ says: surely he has borne our griefs need understand that say. Jesus Took My grief’s yeah, he took your grease says he carried our sorrows, Owensboro Church he is taking our sorrows and then it says we esteem him stricken Smitten by God and Afflicted. Then it says he was wounded for our transgressions. What does it mean to be? A transgressor means this that you and I have broken the laws of God, because we transgress the laws of God. That means we broke the law of God. Christ was wounded for those transgressions. He took your punishment. The next thing he says is this: he was bruised for our iniquities, everybody say: iniquity, iniquity means you’re Bend towards sin. Do you know all of your man if he has a natural Bend to do the wrong thing? If you ever recognize that as a young person, did you recognize that you had been to do what was wrong, even though you wanted to do what was right? Maybe you sought to do what was right.
There was this natural Bend in your life to do the wrong thing. I can remember taking my little nephew when he was a little boy doing a test on it. Leave it in my living room. I’D pick up a remote control, I’d, say John Jacob. Looking here in Jake and look over at me, I’d say: Jake, don’t touch this remote control set in the middle room on walk out of the room, and you know where John Jacob Lugo, where to go straight to the remote control. Every time why Yuma nature is we’re full of iniquity. We have a bent, or whatever Adam, send every person receive from their grandfather, Adam and iniquity in the heart Jesus Christ. He took that iniquity. We don’t have to live with the bend towards send anymore. Whatever you coming to Jesus Christ, his atonement, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, changes you where you no longer are bent towards in your vent towards heaven, somebody say: amen, amen! Isn’T it good to know that the grace of Jesus Christ changes are very nature in the gospel? Very simple: is there let’s look back down at our text, Owensboro Church says this: the chastisement for our peace or the punishment for our peace? What’S upon him, the punishment for our peace was upon Him says the punishment for our shalom shalom was upon him. The punishment for our Shalom was upon him. Everybody say peace that word that the purchase or the punishment for our peace. That means our prosperity that word Shalom. The Hebrew concept of Peace means there’s nothing missing, there’s nothing broken that you have been made totally whole in every area of your life says that Jesus Christ was punished so that every broken part of our Lives might be put back together. Shalom, nothing missing, nothing broken completely whole! That’S what the gospel comes to do for us need to understand what this preparation is. This gospel is it’s Jesus Christ coming to make us nothing missing. Nothing broken perfectly whole. How many gods in the fixing people business what he does best praise the Lord he came to me whenever I was a drug addict and an idiot and out-of-control broke into pieces, and he put me back together. He said chalone, nothing missing, nothing broken totally. Whole concept is this that you would be protected, but I say shalom includes protection. Owensboro Church the protection of God comes upon. You in the gospel concept is that you would be prosperous. You would have what you needed on this Earth to live in abundance to an overflowing Victory. Even material things, the concepts there in the word Shalom Prosperity, protection in peace – means that you would have peace in your mind, how many Ono, the peace in your mind, does worth worth every dollar on the earth. Isn’T it you could have rest. In your mind, the Bible says this: the Jesus Christ in the gospel but peace for our minds. Peace of God could guard our hearts and our minds. Owensboro Church he says he goes on to say this and he says by his stripes we are healed. Everybody say physical healing physical healing is paid for in the gospel Jesus. Christ back was broken so that we might be made whole if you will place your faith in the broken back of Jesus Christ of Nazareth healing is yours. It’S already been paid for in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I want you to understand what all belongs to you in the gospel you to get a good handle on the gospel. You don’t know how to put on the preparation of the gospel of peace, so that nobody Falls you nobody tricks, you, nobody takes away. What’S your Covenant right, what’s been paid for you by Jesus Christ on calvary’s Cross next thing, Owensboro Church I want you to know what you need to be prepared to present the gospel to somebody else. Have you thought about it? Do you ever witness to anyone? The gospel? Owensboro Church have you ever witnessed to anyone the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Recently, it’s really simple: don’t have to be a preacher to do it.
You just have to be able to tell somebody. God loves you. Jesus loves. You wants to forgive you of your sins so much. He died for you, you know you can do that almost anywhere. The Bible says that there’s an anointing on our life to have the gospel. The piece on our feet says that we have an unction of the Holy One and that we know all things. First John 2:28 says you shall receive power to be my Witnesses, witness of his gospel in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and of the uttermost parts of the Earth. The simple fact is this goddess: commanded you and I carry the gospel into the world Matthew chapter 28. The Great Commission Mark chapter 16, the Great Commission. We must wear the gospel of peace on our shoes everywhere we go we’re walking examples who the king of kings and the Lord of lords in say men. When we get there, we must be able to tell them. Tell them tell them, let me give you an easy Segway in the presenting the gospel. Owensboro Church It’S like this. What’S your story, what’s your story, think about it for a second, what’s my story, what is God done in my life? What is God done in my life makes it personal how many no telling somebody what God has done in your life. It works better than just sticking a piece of paper in their hand, I’m not against tracks or track witnessing not against that at all. But if you can make it personal personable, this is my story that this is what God has done for me in the gospel. I have a testimony. Everybody does that’s for see. Jesus Christ of Nazareth saved you from sin. You know my testimony Set Me Free from drugs. Jesus Christ Set Me Free from drugs. Set me up Wash Me cleanse me turn me around. Put me on the right path. He’Ll do the same! For you that’s my angle, then I preach the gospel off.
What should just think about it right there for one moment, what’s my angle, what’s my angle, what’s my angle, think about it? It’S my angle, are you committed enough to the gospel Jesus Christ ever share it with anyone else? Are you committed enough to the Gospel of Jesus Christ to ever share it with anyone else? Only thing that can stop. You is yourself, fear those things shouldn’t rule over the Christian. What is my angle, what is my angle? What is my ankle? Just ask the Lord Bible says this: we overcome the Devil by the blood of the lamb and by the word of Our Testimony, your testimony is powerful. Owensboro Church It’Ll put those those shoes on your feet, enable you to preach the gospel to somebody else to somebody else. Let me pray for you guys she would be anointed to win souls with the gospel in your mouth. It’S going to lift your hand to Heaven there. If you believe God wants to anoint you to do such father. I pray in Jesus, mighty name. Will the we would be carriers of the gospel of peace everywhere we go father right now we have hands lifted up in a Hearts lifted up with our hands you’re, believing that you have anointed us to be Witnesses of your gospel in every sphere of our life. Father I pray that we would be gospel Witnesses in our workplaces. I pray all the we would live out. The gospel walk out, the god look like Jesus Christ, father when we show up. I pray that you are annoying and your spirit and your wisdom would show up Lord Daniel wrote that he wins Souls is wise father.
I pray for a soul winning anointing in this house. Right now. I pray father that our loved ones who are lost would see the gospel shine clearly through US world that are co-workers who are lost would see the gospel Sean, clearly thrust fault of the people we contact everywhere, who are lost would see the gospel flow through US. Lord, I pray that you would have known our lips to speak road that fear would be broken in out of our life. Fear that stops us from doing what we’re called to do. I pray that you would give it in this house. Give it in this house. Also, when an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, there’s anyone in here tonight, that’s not right with the Lord Jesus Christ. I want to give you the opportunity to do so right now. I barely clearly taught Christ died for your since he was placed in a tomb on the third day. He was resurrected, spilled his blood on calvary’s cross that you might go free from the law of sin and death. Owensboro Church You can be saved from your sins. Can I have a home in heaven there’s anyone in there that needs to do that tonight for a matter of fact, just slip your hand up right now, very matter-of-fact. Let me see you, people make matter-of-fact decisions, they seem they seem to stand the test of time. Just matter of fact, I need to get right with the Lord Jesus Christ. Just lift up your hand right now, right now, right now, father, I pray that you would make this house a landmark for salvation, not as the pastor in this house. I lift my hands. I bless these people. I pray that you would leave them, God them take them to a place called the best father. Prosper them anoint them in every area of their lives. Owensboro Church I’Ll bless them now in Jesus name, amen, amen, amen, God bless you Church you are dismissed. Will see you Sunday morning or Saturday night