04-26-2020 – Sunday AM – Live Stream – Collierville Church of Christ

In Sermons by Aaron Cozort

<inaudible> testing. One, two, three.<inaudible>. Good morning. Welcome to our live feed at the Collierville church of Christ.

Uh, for announcements this morning we want to notice that the pantry item for this month is bottled water.

Um, we had some good news that Ruby Brad is at home, so when you continue to pray for her,

we need to continue to watch over our pray for Francis and Sandy, which is her daughter, uh,

dealing with the Sandy’s, uh, recovering from her broken leg. So we need to continue to keep both of them in our prayers.

Joan Springer is dealing with pneumonia. Pray for her. Tina Lance, she’s a nurse and wife of the preacher in Chalmette,

Louisiana. She is recovering from Corona virus. Uh, Ginny Anderson’s aunt Rosie is doing well after having the Corona virus,

so that is good news. Um, Russell Klein and his wife Tracy, he is the preacher at Madisonville church of Christ and Kentucky.

Uh, they both are recovering from the Corona virus. If you have any prayer requests or any announcements,

you can go ahead and post them or send Aaron I a text and we will mention those at the end of our live stream today.

We are thankful you’re with us and we definitely miss everyone and we are definitely ready to be back together.

Hopefully that will happen soon. To start out this morning, we will sing number seven zero one seven zero one.

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uh huh. Uh huh<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> uh,<inaudible> uh, uh, the, my<inaudible><inaudible> we’ll have our opening prayer father in heaven.

Great and powerful is your name. We are thankful for you. What you do for us each day.

We are reminded of your love and care and concern for us and we are put at ease knowing that you are there watching over us and taking care of us each day.

We pray that you be with those that are on our minds, those that we’ve mentioned this morning. We’re thankful that Ruby Brad is home and pray that she continues to get better.

We pray that you be with Sandy and she is recovering from her broken leg from her fall and be with her that she will recover soon and be with Francis as she watches over her and and be with them both.

We pray that you’d be a Joan as she’s dealing with pneumonia, be with Tina and Ann and Rosie and Russell and Tracy as they are dealing with coronavirus and as they are recovering from that and pray that they will get back to a full state of health.

We pray that you watch over our country at this time is with our leaders that are making decisions and our federal government or state government,

city governments and and throughout the world. We pray that you watch over them and pray that they will make wise decisions as we move forward and pray that they look to you for what?

For guidance and to make the right decisions. We pray as we go through this worship this morning, that we will focus on you and focus on what Christ has done for us.

And we pray that you continue to be with us and all we do and you seem to do pray.

Amen. Our next song, prepare our minds for the Lord’s supper. We’ll be number 383, three,

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uh, we take this time on Sundays as God has commanded us to partake of the Lord’s supper, to be reminded of the sacrifice that Christ made.

As we go through this time. We pray that we look to the cross, look at what Christ did,

that sacrifice that was planned before the world began, knowing that he was going to have to come and that he was going to have to die because of our sin and be that perfect sacrifice as Hebrews tells us their blood to the blood of bull and go bulls and goats was not good enough.

There had to be that perfect sacrifice, that unspotted sacrifice. And that was Christ. If we did not have his sacrifice,

if he had not done that for us, we would have no chance of going to heaven at all,

no opportunity. But we do because of his sacrifice. And at this time we think about what he did.

We focus on his, on his sacrifice. And as we protect you, this blood, uh, this,

uh, bread which ever since his body and the fruit of the vine, which represents his blood, uh,

prayer. We, we focus on him. Let us pray our father in heaven. We are thankful for you and your love for us.

We are thankful for what Christ has done and giving his life for us. It should have been us.

It should have been us on that cross, not him, but he did it for us because he loves us and we pray as we go through this time as we partake of this bread which represents his body,

that we will focus on him and what he has done for us. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.<inaudible> let us pray.

Father in heaven, as we continue at this time, we were reminded of where we were at one time where we were lost without any,

uh, without any way of getting to heaven. Without, with, without that sacrifice that Christ made.

And we look at where we’re at today and how we have that hope we have, we know that we can go to heaven because of his sacrifice.

We pray as we partake of this for the vine, which since his blood that we will think about what it means to us and pray that we partake of an unworthy manner into you and Jesus.

Somebody pray. Amen.<inaudible> at this time we also have the opportunity to give back, which we received and we’ve talked about how there’s opportunities.

I know we’re not together at this time, but there’s still, um, there’s ways online, the website to give or to drop by the building.

But we, we know that God still takes care of us and we know that God has blessed us.

So at this time, let’s give back a portion we received. Let us pray our father in heaven.

We are thankful for you and your blessings. Each day we were reminded how much you bless us and we reminded that you take care of us every day and we are thankful for what you do for us and we’re thankful for taking care of us.

We pray as we give back a portion where you receive this week that we’ll give back with a cheerful heart and pray that it continue to be used in this congregation to spread your word throughout this community and pray that you watch over the,

that make the choices, make the decisions on that. And in Jesus name we pray. Amen.<inaudible> we will see number 611 before the sermon number 611 heavenly sunlight.

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uh, sunlight.<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> I am rejoicing. Singing is pray is a Jesus<inaudible>. Now.

Aaron<inaudible>, I don’t know how else to say this, but this doesn’t feel normal yet and I’m glad I look forward to the day when you and I are here together and for all those who may not be a part of our congregation locally,

I pray for the time when you can again assemble together with your local congregations. Though I want you to know you are welcome here and we’re,

we’re grateful and glad that you’ve been able to join us today. Seeing seeing is for many of us,

fundamental to our very existence. There’s never been a time where we couldn’t see. There’s never been a time where we weren’t able to simply open our eyes and look around us.

Now, some of us may have reached an age where our eyesight is beginning to diminish. Some of us may have reached a point where we look at things and they’re not as clear as they used to be,

but for the majority of us, the majority of humanity, okay, we take our eyesight for granted.

We don’t imagine the possibility that one day we wake up and we open our eyes and we still don’t see<inaudible>.

But what will you see? The question I want us to focus on in our study this morning is what will you see in Matthew chapter five Jesus is beginning what we have termed the sermon on the Mount and in Matthew chapter five he says,

blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn,

for they shall be comforted. Bless it are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall,

and I want you to notice that future tense for they shall see God. Jesus said, predicated upon one being willing to obey God,

one being pure and hard, one setting their heart, their life and their their entire existence into the hands of God.

They will see God. You and I can look around us and we can see the reality of God in Oh so many ways.

We could turn over to Psalm 19 and we could read through that Psalm and the beginning of that Psalm talks about the universe and everything around us showing us the existence of God.

And we can read about God’s laws and his commandments declaring to us the existence of God. And we can read about how those two things combined.

The revelation of the world around us and the revelation of God’s word to us is sweeter than honey in the honeycomb is the Psalmus writer writes there,

but that’s seeing the reality and the evidence of God. That’s not the same as seeing God. There was a time when Moses was there on the Mount Sinai and he was there and there was a time before he was in the presence of God and before he saw the backside of God.

And then there was a time after that and then there was that time and everything that Moses knew for all those years before that for all of those decades that he had lived,

he knew there was a God. He knew about him. He knew what he had said. He saw the university created and then he saw him and it wasn’t the same thing.

And so Jesus says, blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. And the question for you is,

what will you see turn to the book of job, the old Testament. This patriarch endured a great deal.

He went through a a great deal of, of difficulty, a great deal of of hardship and pain and loss and Joe declares in job chapter 19 verse 25 for I know that my Redeemer lives and he shall stand at last on the earth.

Joe looked forward in the midst of his struggle in the midst of his demise, in the midst of all of the pain and the anguish that he had going on around him,

and then the midst of his friends turning against him and declaring him to be a center that he wasn’t.

He said, I know there’s one who will buy me back and I know one day my Redeemer will stand on this earth,

but he goes on to say in verse 25 he shall stand at last on the earth and after my skin is destroyed this,

I know that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself and my eyes shall be hold and not another how my heart yearns within me.

Joe was not perfect in all that. He said Joe was not flawless in all that he did and we read the conclusion of that in the end of the book of Joe where job’s seeks repentance and and brings about repentance and seeks forgiveness,

but Gelb says, I know who my Redeemer is. Joe knew who he offered sacrifices to in job chapter one and two as he served as the patriarch and the intercessor for his family,

Joe knew who his Redeemer was. Joe knew that he had faults. Joe knew that he had sins,

but he knew that he was faithful and Jobe said, I know there’s coming in day where I will be.

Hold him with my eyes. And why is that job? Because Joe knew something about himself and he tried to convince his friends of it.

Joe knew something about his faithfulness. Joe knew that he was pure in heart. So Jesus says it is possible for one who is pure in heart and it is true that for one who is pure in heart,

they will see God and job’s said all the way in those centuries. Before that point, I know I will see God and job longed for the day when his life and all of its pain was over so he could see God,

but then consider another passage in Isaiah chapter six we see another aspect of this because in order to be pure in heart,

in order to be faithful and to be righteous before God, it requires not just a desire to do good.

It requires not just a desire to be pleasing to God, but it requires that one hears and obeys and this enters as well into this discussion of site and what you see in Isaiah chapter six God calls for someone to send to his people.

God desires to have a profit that he will send down and declare a message to Israel and we read in verse eight also,

I heard the voice of the Lord saying, whom shall I send and who will go for us? Then I said,

that’s Isaiah. Then I said, here am I send me, and he said, go and tell this people keep on hearing but do not understand.

Keep on seeing but do not perceive. Here’s God’s message to Israel through his prophet, as he sends the prophet out on this mission,

as he, as he sends him with this commission, he says, you go out and you tell people that they won’t hear you go out and you tell people that they’ll see and they won’t understand.

He goes on to say, make the heart of this people Dole and their ears heavy and shut their eyes less.

They see with their eyes and hear where their ears and understand with their hearts and return and be healed.

God knows something about Israel’s heart when God gives this commission to Isaiah to go forth and to prophesy and to teach and to tell these people God’s words,

he knows the people will not listen. Yeah. And that the more that Isaiah tells them and the more that Isaiah preaches to them,

and the more than Isaiah declares to them, the less they will listen. Yeah. And the more that Isaiah shows them what’s coming in,

the more that Isaiah declares to them of what will be, the less they will understand. And God says it’s because their heart is wrong.

Ultimately the reason why an individual sees and doesn’t understand, hears, and doesn’t perceive is because that individual’s heart is unwilling to listen and to see the truth.<inaudible> and so in this view and in this question of what will you see,

there is the predicated question, the premise of what do you see now? Not just what will you see in the future,

not just will you see God, not just will you be one who has a pure heart that will see God,

but what do you see now? Is your heart open to the truth? Is your heart willing to see and to perceive and to understand what God is saying to you now?

Because if not, notice the end of what God said concerning Israel. They won’t see with their eyes.

They won’t hear where their ears, they won’t understand with their heart because they won’t return and be healed.

God says, I’ve offered them redemption. You go back to Isaiah chapter one and in verse 18 Isaiah pleads with Israel on behalf of God to reason together to cleanse their hands of the sin that they had to have them wa have themselves washed and wearing white robes washed in the blood and reason with them there God about righteousness,

about holiness, about redemption, and they would not. It’s not as though God’s not doing his part.

It’s not as though God hasn’t offered it to them. It’s not as though God hasn’t placed it before them and said,

here, I will do this for you, but instead they have looked at that offering. They have looked at that option of redemption.

They have looked at what God has presented and they have rejected it whole heartedly. Now, this passage has an interesting connection because if you turn to Matthew chapter 13 Jesus references this passage in Isaiah.

Yeah. In Matthew chapter 13 beginning in verse 10 the disciples come to Jesus because in Matthew 13 in Matthew’s record,

Jesus begins to teach in parables. He begins to use these earthly stories with heavenly meanings. He begins to use these throw besides as the word parable means where he’s putting down a lesson and they’re supposed to understand the spirit application and some of them do and some of them don’t.

And so the disciples come to him in verse 10 and they say, why didn’t you speak to them in parables?

Jesus, what’s the reason? Now you’ve got to get a little bit of the background here. Jesus is the rabbi.

Jesus is the teacher. The disciples are those who walk behind him. The disciples are those who are supposed to be watching his every move and learning how to do what he does.

They’re in training. They are the disciples who follow after the teacher so they can become teachers. Yeah.

And so they’re asking him, why are you teaching this way? And Jesus responds, he answered and said to them,

because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given for whoever has to him or will be given.

And he will have abundance. But whoever does not have even what he has will be taken away from him.

Therefore, I speak to them in parables because seeing they do not see and hearing, they do not hear nor do they understand.

Does that sound like Isaiah? And then he follows it up with this and in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled which says hearing you will hear and shall not understand.

Seeing you will see and not perceive for the hearts of this. People have grown Dole. Their ears are hard of hearing and their eyes are they have closed Les.

They should see with their eyes and hear with their ears less. They should understand with their hearts and turn so that I should heal them.

Then he says, verse 16 but blessed are your eyes for they see and your ears for they hear for a surely.

I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desire to see what you see and did not see it and to hear what you hear and did not hear it.

Jesus declares to these disciples that they are privileged. They are privileged in their time to live. In that moment to have their hearts being willing to hear,

being willing to see, being willing to obey and to witness what prophets and righteous men for centuries had desired.

To see the fulfillment of the Redeemer on this earth, the fulfillment of what job’s spoke about when he saw that day,

when his Redeemer would stand on the earth. And here these disciples are, they’re doing it. They’re seeing it and their understanding,

they’re hearing and obeying, but the people generally speaking, not all of them. Some of them would hear and obey,

some of them would understand, but of them, the vast majority of them would not. The vast majority of them would turn away from Christ preferring what was normal,

preferring what they’d always had, preferring what they had always done instead of allowing their heart, okay, and their eyes and their ears to bring about their redemption.

Now notice something else in Isaiah and Matthew. Jesus makes it clear that these individuals whose heart is dull,

whose heart is unwilling to hear the word of God and obey it, he says, these people are sick.

These people are damaged. These people, the English word we’d use is, are handicapped, but they’re handicapped by choice.

It’s not as though these people were born unable to hear. It’s not as though these people were born unable to see.

Notice what he said, verse 15 for their hearts, for the hearts of this, people have grown dull.

Their ears are hard of hearing and their eyes notice this phrase, they have closed. They are willfully handicapped as though they go about their day with their hand over their eyes,

refusing to take it away. They’ve got their hands in their ears and they’re refusing to pull their fingers out of their ears.

They don’t want to hear they’re doing everything they can to avoid the truth that they’re broken and that they’re lost and that they need redemption.

So what will you see begins first with what do you see? I want to take you to one more passage before we move forward in this.

And that deals with a man who saw and woodsy turn to John chapter eight in John chapter eight Jesus speaks concerning Jesus has declared to this people that the the truth is available to them.

And the truth would set them free and the Jews rejected the premise that they needed to be set free and Jesus declared to them that they were of their father the devil.

He was a liar from the beginning and they had followed in his steps and in verse 48 then the Jews answered and said to him,

do we not say rightly that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?<inaudible> they go so far as to say you’re not even a Jew.

You go into the Samaritans land and you go into some area and you interact with those people. You aren’t even a Jew and make it even worse.

You’re not even a Jew and you have a demon or you wouldn’t say such things. Jesus replies to them,

I do not have a demon, but I honor my father and you dishonor me. I do not seek my own glory.

There is one who seeks and judges most assuredly. I say to you, if anyone keeps my word,

he shall never see death. Then the Jews said to him, now we know that you have a demon.

Abraham is dead and the prophets, and you say, if anyone keeps my word, he shall never taste death.

Are you greater than our father Abraham, who is dead and the prophets are dead? Who do you make yourself out to be?

They said, you must be a lunatic. You must be insane. You must be possessed. Okay.

To think that you have more power than Abraham, to think that you’re better than Abraham, to think that you’re higher than all the profits that have come before you.

Who do you think you are? But Jesus responds to them. If I honor myself, my honor is nothing.

It is my father who honors me, of whom you say that he is yours, God, yet you have not known him,

but I know him. And if I say I do not know him, I shall be a liar like you.

But I do know him and keep his word. Your father Abraham, and notice this phrase, your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day and he saw it and was glad.

Jesus says that Abraham living before Isaac, before Jacob, before Joseph, before Moses, before Israel, before the nation existed,

he said, Abraham saw my day and he rejoiced. Now they’re going to question that. They’re not going to see the possibility of that they’re going to see and not perceive.

They’re going to hear and not understand. Then the Jews said to him, you have not. You are not yet 50 years old,

and have you seen Abraham? Jesus said to them, most assuredly, I say to you before Abraham was,

I am in Abraham’s day, according to Hebrews chapter 11 Abraham by faith went out to a land he didn’t know,

and Abraham sojourned looking for a city whose builder and foundation was God, and as he so journey looking for a city,

looking for a home, he testified concerning himself that he was just a Sojourner on this earth, but he looked for a city that belonged to God.

Jesus says, concerning Abraham that he found what he was looking for. Jesus said concerning Abraham, he saw what he wanted to see.

He saw my day. He solved the Redeemer. You might wonder, well, how did, how did Abraham see the Redeemer?

Okay, you’re a member. There was a day when Abraham came face to face with the cost of sin.

God told Abraham, you take your son of promise, you take your only begotten, you take the one who I promised to you,

and you take him up to that mountain and you put him on that altar and you sacrifice. Yeah.

And Abraham went through with every single step. Abraham saw what had to be done. He saw what God commanded.

He saw that he didn’t understand it, but he would do it anyway because he trusted in his God.

And so he took his son and he took those servants and they went to the Mount. And as they prepared to go up to the mountain to worship,

he left the two servants behind. And he and the boy traveled on and they went up and the boy asked him,

where’s the sacrifice? And Abraham replied, the Lord will provide. And so he took his son and he bound his son,

and he put him on the Alderney prepared to take his son’s life. He prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for the sin because this child was innocent.

This child had done no wrong. This child didn’t deserve to die, but he was dying because of someone else and God’s stayed his hand.

And I firmly believe in that day, Abraham saw Jesus’s day hadn’t rejoiced because Abraham came face to face with the cost of sin and the price of redemption and God said,

you don’t have to sacrifice your son. I’ll sacrifice mine. But one more passage on seeding. Turn to the book of revelation.

Revelation chapter 22 the very last book and the very last chapter of our English Bibles as John is seeing a vision and glimpsing,

a vision of the church in a glorified state, in a home with God had full fellowship with the Lord.

We read verse chapter 22 verse one and he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal proceeding from the throne of God and from the lamb in the middle of its street and on either side of the river was the tree of life which bore 12 fruits.

Each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations and there shall be no more curse,

but the throne of God and of the lamb shall be in it and his servants shall serve him. Now wait a minute,

before we go any further, what did we just read in Isaiah six we read less minds. These people see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and be healed.

And Jesus said in Matthew chapter 13 less they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and their hearts stopped being goal and they be healed.

And we have this picture of the presence of God where the nations, not just Israel, the nations,

not just the Jews, the nations come continually before the presence of God and the tree of life heals them day after day after day.

And this picture is presented of this continual renewal of this continual healing. And then the very next verse,

they shall see his face and his name shall be on their foreheads. If you go back into the book of revelation,

the idea of the name on the forehead is who do you belong to? Who’s serving are you? Are you the servant of Satan?

Are you the servant of God? These people belong to the Lord. These people have been bought with a price.

These people have been washed in the blood of the lamb and have been redeemed from the one who died for them and stands as there Redeemer,

the one who’s worthy. These people come continually from every nation and they come to the presence of God to find healing and to see what do you have?

You have a group of people whose hearts have been obedient to the Lord. You have a group of people who recognize their need for their God.

You have a group of people who’ve been willing to hear and not only hear but obey and not only obey,

but some even have died for the testimony of their Lord. And these are the faithful. These are the ones God has said.

You may see my face and you may be in my presence, so what will you see? What have you prepared your heart to do?

Is your heart open and willing to hear the truth of God’s word or is it closed? Is it shut down by man’s doctrines?

Is it shut down to the truth of the word of God because we’re too busy? Isn’t it shut down to the word of God because we’re too set in our ways?

Has the word of God declared to you through the the reading of scripture that you need to change and yet you say,

you know what, I’m fine where I am. God will accept it. Well, I just don’t think that’s what the scripture actually says.

As a matter of fact, I know it’s not what it says and I challenge anyone who would have that perspective to find one passage in all of scripture that says any such thing.

God commands all men everywhere to repent. Have you done that? Have you heard the word of God and believed that Jesus Christ is the son of God?

Those in Jesus’s day when Jesus was speaking to them concerning Abraham refused, do you believe that he was who he claimed to be?

They refuse to believe that he was the son of God. They refused to believe that he was deity in the flesh,

but yet Jesus said before Abraham was I am. I existed before he was ever born. Do you believe that Jesus Christ is a son of God and are you willing to change your life based upon his word?

Are you willing to open your ears and to open your eyes and to open your heart to be obedient to the gospel?

Because the gospel is the power of God unto salvation. Romans chapter one verse 16 and the gospel is the message of Christ to declare to all men everywhere that they must repent and they must confess his name,

and they must be immersed in water for the remission of their sins to rise up, to walk in newness of life,

and then they must continue faithful unto death. Have you done that? Are you ready to do that today?

If you haven’t done it, you have any need that we can help you fulfill. If you have a need to be obedient to the gospel and you’re not certain,

and maybe we’ve said things that you’re not sure about, please reach out to us because one day I hope you will see God.<inaudible> well,

thank Aaron for the great lesson and we hope that you can be with us again next week as we study some more into worship our God.

We will close with number 736 number 736 to Christ beach room to who? Christ<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> and Paul<inaudible>.

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against, uh, uh, uh, sin<inaudible><inaudible> bitch<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> Blitzer, Grice<inaudible> so who cries?<inaudible><inaudible>,

eh,<inaudible> uh, horse. Hey Dan, your fights<inaudible> uh, uh, uh,<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> to cry.<inaudible><inaudible> let us bow our gracious father in heaven.

We come before your throne. Grateful for the day that you’ve given to us. Grateful for all of your many blessings.

We’re grateful for all that you do for us on a daily basis. We thank you for your provision.

We thank you for your blessings. We thank you most of all for your redemption through your son who died on the cross for our sins.

We thank you for the home in heaven that awaits those who are faithful and the crown of life that awaits those who love his appearing.

We pray that you watch over us as we go throughout this week. Help us to remain faithful but also to remain positive and upbeat and encouraged by all of the many good things around us.

Help us to think on those things which are true and righteous and Holy and pure and of good report.

Help us to daily be faithful in service to you and encouraging those who are around us and uplifting those who are weak.

We pray for those who are spreading the gospel throughout the world. May they have safety and may they speak boldly.

Your word. We ask that you forgive us when we sin and fall short of your glory. Bring us back the next appointed time.

All this we pray in Jesus name. Amen. I do want to make mention that Wednesday night there will be a stream available at our normal Bible study time at 7:00 PM.

Hope you all have a great week.