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Behold We Go

Sunday Morning Service 10/30/22 – Pastor Eric Davis

I’m tickled to death. I thank the Lord, he saw a cross and paid my sin debt. I don’t have to go to devil’s hell. God paid my sin debt. I can be saved and forever free because Jesus loved me and he loved all mankind. So Mark chapter number ten. Mark chapter number ten. We’re going to look at our text verses in verses 32 through 34. We’re going to kind of go over some of the rest of the chapter two. And thank you ladies for singing that song again. I know it was sung just recently, but you all do such a good job with that, such a blessing, blessing for that song. Before we get into it, let’s have a word of prayer. Heavenly Father, we love you. And Father, we thank you for loving us, for your mercy and your grace towards us. And Lord, we know we’re not worthy nothing but sinners that are on our way to the devil’s hell. But Lord, we thank you for the grace that’s been shown towards us and for the cross that Jesus died on, for the tomb that’s now empty because he lives forevermore for salvation offered freely to all. Lord, we thank you for loving us. We pray for your help this morning. Lord, please remove all distractions from among us this morning. Help us to listen to Your word, what you’d have for us. Help my lips to say the things that need to be said and we give you the glory and the honor and the praise through it all. And Lord, thank you for your goodness and your grace in Jesus name, amen. Mark, chapter number ten. Jesus is speaking to his disciples and he’s on his way. He’s going on his way to Jerusalem and for the purpose of dying on the cross, he knows that’s where he’s headed. He’s already said that to his disciples twice before, once in Mark eight, once in Mark nine. He’s going to tell them again in Mark chapter number ten. And the Pharisees going to come to him and ask him some questions. Let’s just start reading verse number one. He said, and he arose from thence and cometh into the coast of Judea by the farther side of Jordan. And the people resorted to him again. And as he was wont, he taught them again. Jesus is always willing to teach and I’m glad of that, aren’t you? He’s always approachable. See, there’s no one that’s too far gone that Jesus cannot or would not save if they’ll just trust him. And you and I don’t always know from the outside what somebody may have done on the heart if they’ve heard the Gospel and heard the Gospel presented and heard some scriptures read. If they know the death, bureau and resurrection of Jesus Christ and Jesus died for their sins. It’s a hard decision and it should show forth itself on the outside. But sometimes the devil has a stronghold on that. And it takes some time for that to show thing about the thief on the cross. He had no way of showing that from that point on. But no doubt in our minds that he trusted Jesus. He said he’s in heaven right now because he put his faith in trust, the Lord Jesus Christ. So here’s what I’m saying is we don’t know what we might say to someone that might register in their heart. And when that time comes, they may just need that to trust and turn to Lord Jesus Christ. But Jesus is approachable. There’s not a one that Jesus would not save if they would just come to him. And as Bible says, as he was one, as his custom was, this was his habit. It was his custom to go and to teach others. He wanted others to know the truth. And the Pharisees came to him and asked him a question. They said, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife tempting him? We’re not going to read all this. We don’t have time to go through all this and get to where we need to go this morning. But they’re talking about marriage and divorce and Jesus answers our question and then look down verse number 13. And they brought young children to him that he should let me just say this, the Pharisees were asking him a question, not for an honest reply. They were trying to trip him up and to trick him, trying to trip him up and no man can trip up the Lord Jesus Christ. Verse 13 and they brought young children to him that he should touch them, and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus sought, he was much displeased and said unto them, suffer the little children to come unto me, or allow them to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God. Jesus loves the little children. Aren’t you thankful for that? And there’s a couple of lessons here. One, no child is too young to bring them to the Lord. Now, obviously not everyone will understand at a young age we dedicated both our children to the Lord. In an early age, that doesn’t save them. It just makes it a commitment to the Lord that we’re going to do our very best to train them and to raise them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And we’re praying for both of them that get salvation settled, have their hearts, put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. But Jesus didn’t turn the little children away. She’s thankful for that. I’m glad of that. He doesn’t turn anybody away. Sometimes we might think, and it’s not really the case here, but others might think that little children are a nuisance or get in the way, but God says they’re never in the way. But you know, another lesson here. Jesus said we’ve got to come to him in childlike faith, simple faith, we make it harder than it has to be. Verily I say to you, whose service shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. Just simple. Turn from your sins in your heart and put your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. And he said, come unto me, all you that labor, and I will give you rest. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them. When he was going forth into the way, there came one running and kneeled to him and asked him, good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why call us? Thou be good. There’s none good but one that is God trying to get Him to see who have Him realize who he’s talking to. And he never admits that. He never responds to that. He said, jesus said, there’s only one good, and that’s God. And he’s trying to get the young man to realize that who he’s talking to is the very God that he just referenced. Thou knowest the commandments, do not command, daughter. Do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness to fraud, not honor thy father and mother. And he answered a sinner to him, master, all these have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus beholding him. Loved him. And that’s an amazing phrase to me, because he knew that this young man would turn from him. But see, I believe this does away with the Calvinistic doctrine that we heard preached against this week, because Jesus knew that this young man would turn away, and yet he still loved him. His sins were still paid for on the cross of Calvary, just like yours and mine. Because Jesus tasted death for every man, there are not some that are preelected to go to hell and preelected to go to heaven. Jesus faced the death for every single person that’s ever been born. Jesus beholding Him, loved Him, and said to Him, one thing that is go thy way. So whatsoever thou hast give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven and come take up the cross and follow me. He said, you’re lacking one thing. You’re lacking a personal walk, personal relationship with me. And he was sad at that thing and went away grieved, for he had great possessions. I believe that’s many Americans today we may not be wealthy. My oldest this morning was riding in the van with Brother Bill and telling him he wanted to build the most expensive house that there ever was. And he named the figure, and Brother Bill said, that’s great. I’m going to go work for you. And so they got it all worked out, got it all planned out. But many of us don’t have the means. I’d say all of us in here don’t have the means to build the most expensive house. We may not have riches laid up in store at our house but we’ve got much more than our forefathers had. And God’s blessed us. God’s blessed us beyond measure. But in so doing we become comfortable and we become in a way we trust what we have. And we’ve neglected to depend upon the Lord as we should have. And many Americans in particular, and we’re going to see why are not putting their faith and trust in the Lord but they’re putting their faith in the economy or their wealth or their riches, their ability. Jesus looked roundabout and saith unto his disciples verse 122 I skipped that and he was saying at that saying it went away grief where he had great possessions. And Jesus looked roundabout and saith unto the disciples how hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God. Look at the disciples reactions. They were astonished and the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again and Satan to them children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God? It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Verse 26 and they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, who then can be saved? And Jesus looking upon him, saying with men it is impossible, but not with God. For with God all things are possible. And the church said, what on that? Amen. With God all things are possible. Then Peter began to say to him lo, we have left all and have followed thee. And in Matthew, a parallel passage to the scripture he asked the question what shall be given us for doing so? And Jesus answered and said barely I say to you there is no man that hath left house of brethren or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for my sake in the Gospels. But he shall receive 100 fold now and this time houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and lands with persecutions and in the world to come eternal life. But many that are first shall be last and last. First, I want you to notice in verse number 32 the disciples reaction to all of this. First, they were astonished. Verse 32 and they were in the way, going up to Jerusalem. And Jesus went before them and they were amazed and they followed. And as they followed they were afraid. Who had the disciples astonished at what Jesus had said? Amazed. And now they’re afraid. And he took again the twelve and began to tell them what things should happen unto him saying and here’s the title of the message this morning behold, we go. Behold, we go up to Jerusalem and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priest and unto the scribes and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles. And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him. And the third day he shall rise again. That’s the third time that Jesus spoke this unto them. But being as you and I often are with our minds on other things look at what they immediately went to. Verse number 35. And James and John, the son of Zebedee came unto him saying master, we would that thou shalt do for us whatsoever we shall desire. And he said unto them, what would ye that I should do for you? They said unto him, granted us that we may sit one on thy right hand and the other on thy left hand and in thy glory. The dad always had an expression when he would talk to us and he would see it not registering, not settling. He would do something like this, right? Just went right over our head. And I guess a lot went right over my head. I’m missing some parts up there. But they had their minds on other things. They had ears that were hardened, that weren’t listening. How many times has God spoken to us? I hope it didn’t happen this week, but how many times has God spoken to us? And our ears were hardened. Our heart was hardened. We didn’t receive what God wanted us to have because our mind was centered on other things. You know why? I believe they were amazed at the Lord’s doctrine. They were afraid of what they were going to was going to happen to them in Jerusalem. They were astonished at all this because they had their mind on things other than the Lord we just saw. They were astonished at Jesus when he said that riches, trusting in riches will not get a person into the kingdom of God or a rich man will hardly enter into the kingdom of God. They were arguing over who would be the greatest. They argued over who could sit on either side of the Lord in his kingdom just lest we put James and John all alone. Look at verse number 41. We’ll skip for a minute. When the Ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. But you realize it wasn’t because they were saying James and John. How could you think such things? This is the Lord and savior. I think they wanted to be just like James and John. They wanted to share in that position too. And today we’ve got to be careful that our wealth, what we have, our position that we don’t put any of that ahead of the Lord. They were afraid. They were astonished. They were amazed. But notice this, verse number 32. They were in the way, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus went before them. They were in the right way. They were in the right path. They were going along the right journey. They were with the right person. The Lord Jesus Christ. They were in the right company. I believe you need to be in the right place. I believe a Christian’s place is in the house of God on Sunday. Amen. And that’s in the right place with the right people serving the right person, the Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only true God. But even when you’re trying to follow God and serve Him, it’s possible for you and me to get amazed and to get afraid because our eyes get off of the one we’re following and get on to the circumstances around us. You know what these disciples saw? They didn’t necessarily see Jesus leading them although they saw him with their physical eye. Their mind went past that. Their mind saw what lay ahead in Jerusalem and they were afraid. Their mind saw the opposition that was coming. The enemies out there you and I have a lot of enemies out there. As Christians, they say, we want to get along with you, and they do. But when we bring up the name of Jesus Christ, we are enmity against them. They were amazed that Jesus would continue and would go. He knew what lay ahead and he said, Behold, we go. He was steadfast in his direction. I’m thankful for that. He was set in the way that he was supposed to go. His teachings contradicted men’s thoughts. But you know what? His ways are not our ways. His thoughts are not our thoughts. They were confused at the direction he was going. Not only was their mind on other things, their mind was on their position. They were looking ahead at what the opposition that would come in Jerusalem. But they’re also trying to consider when Jesus comes to rule and reign, what will be in it for me? I’m not going to ask you if you’ve ever thought that, but I’m going to say this. When we get our eyes off of Jesus spiritually then enters fear and amazement. We’re astonished. We’re troubled. God says in two Timothy that God has not given us a spirit of fear but of love and of power and of a sound mind. Right. So when we have our hearts in our eyes where they need to be we can go through this life and not be afraid and amazed and astonished at what God’s doing. We may not be able to understand everything. The disciples didn’t understand. I just lost the microphone cover. That’s okay. The disciples didn’t understand why Jesus was going where he was going to Jerusalem. But he had a purpose. Did God know what he was going? He did, didn’t he? Did Jesus know where he was headed? And so what should have happened? And I’m not laying this off on the disciples because I find myself there too often what should have happened is they should have put their faith and their trust and their reliance on the Lord. And I know it’s easier said than done. The Gideon should have done the same thing and Joshua should have done the same thing. Moses should have done the same thing. But you and I have no excuse not to look to the Lord for everything had he not provided them with what they needed. Listen. They were right there. The answer was before them the whole time. Jesus, the prince of peace, the author of their salvation, was before him. And he told them ahead of time, what’s going to happen? He said, The Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests and unto the scribes and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles. And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him. And the third day he shall rise again. If you go back and look at Mark, chapter eight, verse number 31, let’s do that for a minute. He began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things and be rejected to the elders and the chief priests and scribes and be killed. And after three days rise again. Mark 931 he taught his disciples the Son of Him, the Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him. And after that he is killed. He shall rise the third day kind of get the idea that Jesus has said this more than once. But they didn’t have their ears turned on. Their ears weren’t turned on. Their heart was not listening. They immediately went to lord, when you come into your kingdom, can I rule and reign with you? I want to serve you in the glory and majesty but I don’t want to walk with you through the suffering of persecution. Let’s just overlook that part of it and go straight to the glory. We can’t have one without the other. Matter of fact, let’s look at let’s just finish reading here. And he said to him, what would you like to do for you? They said to him, Granted us that we may sit one on the right hand, the other on my left hand, and thy glory. But Jesus said unto them, you know not what you ask. Can you drink of the cup that I drink of and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? And they sent it to him, we can. And Jesus said to the theme, you shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of. And with the baptism of thy and baptized with all shall ye be baptized. And they did all of the disciples of the Lord accept Judas. And he was not a true disciple. All the disciples of the Lord suffered at the hands of the world because of their faith in God and their service for the Lord. And every single one of them, apart from John the apostle suffered a martyr’s death. And the apostle John might as well have, had he suffered physically as well. But to sit on my right hand and my left hand is not mine to give it. It shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. When the Ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to him and said unto them, ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the gentiles exercise lordship over them, and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall I not be among you, but whosoever it will be great among you shall be your minister, and who serve you will be the cheapest, shall be servant of all. Look at our example. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but the minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. He said, you’re going about it all the wrong way. You’re looking for position, you’re looking for wealth, you’re looking for authority. It’s not about that. It’s about being a servant serving the needs of someone else. The Son of Man, Jesus himself, said that I came to not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give his life, my life, a ransom for many. They relied, I believe. Not only was their mind not on the Lord and here’s why we’re going over this not just to preach to the disciples to the current day, disciples of the Lord, amen. To preach to the church. Our eyes get off of the Lord Jesus Christ so easily. We get our minds full of the cares of this world, the things of this world. It may not be position, it may not be possessions, it could be entertainment, it could be recreation, it could just be sorrow, it could be weariness. There’s a multitude of things that get our eyes off the Lord, and every single one of us has experienced that at some point in time. But when we do, that’s when the fear comes. That’s when the amazement comes. That’s when the astonishment comes. So how do we keep that from happening? Well, we got to keep our eyes where it needs to be, on the Lord. And he is coming. Amen. He’s on his way. Their mind was not where it should have been, but also they were relying upon their flesh. I believe that they were relying on their own understanding. They didn’t understand what the Lord was doing. He said, Lord, it doesn’t make sense that you go up to Jerusalem. This doctrine doesn’t make sense. I don’t understand it. And they were amazed. We don’t understand God’s ways, but we can trust God in his ways. Proverbs three, five and six. Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean on unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways. Acknowledge Him and he shall direct thy paths. God’s ways are always perfect and always right. He’s a just and loving God and his way is always perfect. They were relying on their own strength. You know, Moses in Exodus 1413 said this. He said unto the people, fear you not. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord which he will show you today. Sometimes, as dad taught Sunday school, we got to take our hands off the wheel. Say, Lord, we got to take our hands off the wheel all the time. Shouldn’t say sometimes. Say, Lord, this is your life. This is your work. You do the work. It may have been out of the disciples control. You ever felt like that? It was out. Things were out of your control. The world is out of control. But dad mentioned it this morning. It wasn’t out of God’s control. Their own reasoning when we didn’t read it. But mark eight. When Jesus said what was going to happen to him, peter rebuked the Lord. He thought he knew better than the Lord and the Lord had to correct him. That’s why I believe they were amazed. They were astonished. They were afraid. They got their eyes off the Lord. Their mind was on other things. Their heart was hardened. Let’s go to the end of March real quick. Let’s go to Mark chapter number 16, verse number we’re not going to read it all, but this is when Jesus rose from the grave and Mary Magdalene mother Mary, the mother of James and Sloan had brought sweet spices. They might come anoint him. And they came into the sepulchre. They saw an angel that said verse number six be not afraid of you. See Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified. He is risen. He is not here. Behold the place where they laid him, but go your way. Tell us, disciples. And Peter, I, like Jesus, made sure the angel said make sure you let Peter know as far as he’s gone. You tell Peter also that Jesus is risen and that I’m not done with him. Amen. He goes before you in the Galilee. There shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they went out quickly and fled from the sepulchre. For they trembled and were amazed. Neither said they anything to any man, for they were afraid. Here again they’re astonished. They’re amazed. They’re afraid. Now. When Jesus was written earlier the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with him as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive and had been seen of her, did what believe not. After that he appeared in another form of two of them as they walked and went into another country. And they went and told them the residue. Neither believed they then. Verse 14. Afterward he appeared under the eleven as they sat at meat and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. Jesus had to correct them. He had to get them straight. He said, Listen, I sent messengers on to you, tell you that I’m alive. And you didn’t believe them. Their unbelief, their hardness of heart caused them to be afraid. Let’s not let anything get in the way of our walk with the Lord. Let’s not lose sight of what God has done and is doing. I know sorrows come, troubles come, disappointments come. But God is still God. He’s still in control. He’s still got a work and purpose for us to do. Let’s not lose sight of what God’s doing. Amen. He knows the end from the beginning. And he’s placed us here, we heard this week. He’s placed us behold, the whole of Egypt is before Thee. He’s placed us in this place for a reason. Let’s not get weary and welldoing, we’ve had a good start. Let’s keep on going. Amen. Keep on going for the Lord Jesus knew what was ahead. He said verse 33, behold, we go. He knew his disciples were afraid. He said, but listen, we’re going forward. This is what we’re going to accomplish. I’m going to Jerusalem, I’m going to die on the cross for man sins. I’m gonna be buried. But that’s not the end. Three days later, I’m coming up out of the grave, alive forevermore. I’m being resurrected, and we’re going to get through all of this. Isn’t that a blessing that Jesus said that his disciples you know what, god is saying the same thing today. We’re going to get through all of this. This is not the end. This is just the journey through this life. We’re going with the Lord. The disciples had the answer, all with them, and yet their heartless of heart, their mind on other things. They didn’t have the peace that only God could give, because they weren’t looking to the One who could give it. You and I, as we go through this life and troubles beset us, disappointments come upon us, and it doesn’t seem like things are moving the way they should. Let’s get our eyes off all that and look up unto the heavens from whence cometh our help. Amen. Look unto Jesus, who’s coming again, who’s still ruling and reigning in the affairs of men, allowing things to come to pass, and is going to step out on the clouds one day soon and call us to be home with him, so shall we ever be with the Lord. Listen, the comforts of heaven are not the mansions, although that’s wonderful. I’m looking forward to seeing my mansion and where the grass never grows, it has to never be mowed and the light bulbs never changed. It never needs change. Amen. Gary. The carpets don’t need clean, but the comfort of heaven is Jesus. We’re going to be forever with him, the one who loved me and. Gave himself for me. He wiped away all tears from our eyes, going to help us. We may not see all things back in this life. We may not care what happened in this life when we see him. What a blessing. That’s our blessed hope. Let’s not let the things of this world steal our joy from what Jesus wants us to have. I’m going to leave us with you a couple more verses. Let me find them so I don’t miss them. Up it says in John 14 there it is, john 1427 peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you, not as the world giveth give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Turn with me to Philippians chapter number four. And Jesus said, I’m giving you my peace, not as the world given, I’m giving my peace. The disciples could have had peace about this situation, just like you and I can have peace in today’s situation. What they had to do, get their minds off other things, off the temporal. Things are passing. Get their eyes on the Lord, recognize him for who he is. He’s a savior. The God of the universe was with them. And as we do, you and I have 66 books of comfort, help, strength, joy through this life. And more oftentimes than not it sits on the shelf, don’t it? And it just sits there. We don’t take advantage of what God has given us. We’ve got the answer right before us. Or how often do we spend time with the Lord in prayer? We’ve got to spend time with God. Verse number five, philippians four five. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. Spend time with the Lord, bring your request unto God, let him speak to you. Verse seven. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Not the peace of the world, but the peace of God. How do you have the peace of God in troubling times? Well, first of all, you have to know the Lord, and I hope you know him. I hope you have a personal walk with him. He said the rich young ruler lacked one thing. That one thing was that relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. No amount of money, no amount of heritage in your own family, nothing. Your family can’t be saved for you. You have to make that decision yourself. One thing I like is personal relationship with God. And then number two is keeping our eyes fixed on the Savior as we go through this life. Verse 32. Again, they were in the way, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus went before them and they were amazed. And as they followed, they were following Jesus. They were afraid and he took again the twelve, I think in Matthew it says he took them apart. He’s trying to teach them, trying to tell them, trying to let them know, hey, this world is going to get worse. Your situation that you’re in right now, it’s actually going to get worse. But don’t be afraid, don’t be full of care. What he’s saying, John? He said, let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. He said, these things are going to happen. Matter of fact, they’re going to hate you so much they’re going to come in and try to kill you. But don’t be afraid. It’s like when the baker and the butler came to Joseph, or came to Joseph, and Joseph looked upon him and sounded countless and he said, why are you sad, Countenance? Countenance why your face is sad. Joseph knew and had his eyes on the God of Heaven, the God over the circumstance and not on the circumstance. Jesus wants us to lift up our eyes unto Him who’s in control of our circumstances and of our situation. Look at verse number, let’s go down verse number 46. We’re going to go through this quickly. When they came to Jericho, as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bonnee, the son of Tommy, sat by the highway side begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to crouch and say, jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. We won’t go through the rest of the story. But blind Bartimaeus is healed because he cries out unto Jesus. He says, thou son of David, have mercy on me and heal me. He knew what he needed. He knew the one that could meet that need. And he cried out unto him to meet that need. And Jesus did not turn him away. He never turned the children away. He didn’t turn this one away who came seeking for him. He responded and he healed him of his need. What’s your need this morning? Do you need salvation? He’ll save you if you’ll come to Him. You need comfort. He’ll comfort you. Only he can comfort you. Do you need encouragement? Do you need help? Do you need strength for the journey? I’m confused and things haven’t worked out the way I wanted them to. Things seem like they’re crashing in around me. God is still in control. He’s still leading us. We’re still following Him as the disciples. We’re following Jesus up the hill into Jerusalem. They did not have the peace and joy that they could have had. They just realized who it was that they were following. It’s the same one that calmed the seas in their boat. The same one that fed 5004 thousand. The same one that raised the dead back to life. That’s the same Lord and Savior that you and I serve. Same one that’s coming after us. So regardless of what goes on around us. Let’s lift up our eyes unto the Lord from whence cometh our help. Our help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth. Amen. Let’s stand with Headbound and eyes closed. I’m glad. Though Jesus knew what lay ahead of him, he didn’t falter his steps. He said, Behold, we go. His face was set, his heart was settled. You and I can have that same resolve. Not in ourselves, but only by following Jesus Christ, by looking to Him more than just going through the motions. It’s in our heart. Is it in your heart? How many of you know you’re saved? You just slip up your hand. Testimony. The Lord. Good. You can put your hands down. Does anyone here say, Brother, I’m not sure that I’m saved? If I’m died right now, I don’t know that heaven will be my home. We’re not promised of tomorrow. We’re not promised of another day. Just slip up your hand so I could pray for you to be honest before God. Say, I’m not sure that I’m saved. Just slip up your hand. I’ll pray for you. Anybody? Let me ask you this. How many of you have situations or circumstances that you feel like are beyond your control? Just slip up your hand. That’s many? There’s several all over the building. Tell you, the Lord wants to go with you. If he didn’t refuse the little children, he’s not going to refuse you. We’ve been to the altar all week. This week. But won’t you come this morning, just Neil, and say, lord, would you help me? Help me to get my eyes back on you where they need to be. Help me not to look at the things around me, the circumstances around me, but look to you for strength and help. I tell you this. You and I can be faithful because he is faithful. He is true. Are you concerned with eternal things? Or are you like the disciples, like we all get sometimes, so wrapped up in just a temporal passing thing to this world? And this life is fleeting. It’ll soon be over. Two things will matter. One. Did you trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior? And number two what do you have to offer the Lord for the life that he’s given you for his salvation? Do you have anything to thank Him for? Father in Heaven, lord, thank you for your love and your mercy, your grace. Help us to keep our eyes on Thee, to walk with you as the disciples walked. But, Lord, to trust you as they had to learn to trust you. Help us to rest in Your will, knowing that your way is perfect, that our paths and our steps are ordered by the Lord, by a faithful God. Lord, I believe even now you’re saying, Behold, we go. There’s still a work to do. Lord, would you help us to be faithful to do that work and to look for Jesus as he comes. In Jesus name we pray. Lord, help those that are here, the hearts that are here, that are heavy. Comfort them. Help them. Help us all in Jesus. Amen

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