These are notes and part of my prep…actual message was quite different

May 27th                      Why People Fail

  1. People fail because they trust in numbers, even when wrong
  2. People fail because they try to use their numbers to influence their judicial and governmental functions
  3. People fail because the think in groups, not individuals.
    1. Mob mentality
    2. Emotion driven, not truth or fact driven
  4. People fail because they will ignore truth to stay part of the group (mob)
  5. People fail because we are too easily fooled, tricked, lied to, tricked, bought, influenced or pressured into the group think, regardless of the information provided.
  6. People fail because they will call for the death of the innocent, while promoting freedom for the guilty.
    1. Christians bad, Abortion good
    2. MS-13 good, Conservative Christians bad
    3. Kill Jesus, release Barrabas
  7. There is a reason the United States of America IS NOT A DEMOCRACY!
    1. We are a Constitutional Republic of States with a representative form of government.
    2. Our founders knew that people are far too foolish and deceivable to be trusted with a democracy.
    3. Our elected representatives have messed things up enough, without the other 360 Million getting involved

Why God Rules

  1. God is Creator
  2. God is Sovereign
  3. God is Right
    1. Jesus was ruled innocent by the courts
    2. Jesus had no need to answer questions
    3. He only answered to agree with them when they called Him King of the Jews
  4. God does not bow to man
  5. God had a plan through all of this mess
  6. Heaven is NOT a democracy, it is a THEOCRACY – God Rules
    1. His Will, not ours
      1. Look at how bad 1/3 of the angels who tried to run thing messed up
      2. Can you imagine the CHAOS if PEOPLE were in charge of the universe?
    2. Trust God and His Plan
    3. Don’t try to reason everything out
    4. BELIEVE

Luke 23:1-25 “Then the entire council took Jesus over to Pilate, the Roman governor.  They began at once to state their case: “This man has been leading our people to ruin by telling them not to pay their taxes to the Roman government and by claiming he is the Messiah, a king.”   So Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “Yes, it is as you say.”  Pilate turned to the leading priests and to the crowd and said, “I find nothing wrong with this man!”  Then they became desperate. “But he is causing riots everywhere he goes, all over Judea, from Galilee to Jerusalem!”  “Oh, is he a Galilean?” Pilate asked.  When they answered that he was, Pilate sent him to Herod Antipas, because Galilee was under Herod’s jurisdiction, and Herod happened to be in Jerusalem at the time. Herod was delighted at the opportunity to see Jesus, because he had heard about him and had been hoping for a long time to see him perform a miracle.  He asked Jesus question after question, but Jesus refused to answer.  Meanwhile, the leading priests and the teachers of religious law stood there shouting their accusations.  Now Herod and his soldiers began mocking and ridiculing Jesus. Then they put a royal robe on him and sent him back to Pilate.  Herod and Pilate, who had been enemies before, became friends that day.  Then Pilate called together the leading priests and other religious leaders, along with the people, and he announced his verdict. “You brought this man to me, accusing him of leading a revolt. I have examined him thoroughly on this point in your presence and find him innocent.  Herod came to the same conclusion and sent him back to us. Nothing this man has done calls for the death penalty.  So I will have him flogged, but then I will release him.”    Then a mighty roar rose from the crowd, and with one voice they shouted, “Kill him, and release Barabbas to us!” (Barabbas was in prison for murder and for taking part in an insurrection in Jerusalem against the government.)  Pilate argued with them, because he wanted to release Jesus.  But they shouted, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”  For the third time he demanded, “Why? What crime has he committed? I have found no reason to sentence him to death. I will therefore flog him and let him go.”  But the crowd shouted louder and louder for Jesus’ death, and their voices prevailed.  So Pilate sentenced Jesus to die as they demanded.  As they had requested, he released Barabbas, the man in prison for insurrection and murder. But he delivered Jesus over to them to do as they wished.”    NLT