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Good News For Everbody

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Challenge listener to see the hearing of the gospel as an opportunity to turn to the LORD knowing there will judgement one day

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Introduction- 8 Hour Home Going Celebration For Aretha Franklin two days ago

Aretha Franklin wearing gold fit for royalty. A gold casket.  A thousand pink Cadillacs.  Who’s who of celebrities and “mainstream” popular culture clergy.  I started to wonder who was not there besides Nikki and myself.  After seeing so many people both known and unknown in attendance, I begin to think I would see some of you there too; especially with it being a three day weekend- You could haven flown or driven to Detroit and still made it back in time for church worship today.
It was a glorious home going celebration that took place for everyone to enjoy together and remember Aretha Franklin’s life and what she meant to them.  Everybody is gathered together at a Greater Grace Temple in Detroit singing the songs and classic hymns of the church as well other popular songs I am sure many of you probably know well:
Praise breaks
Chaka Khan- “Going Up Younder”
Jennifer Hudson- “Amazing Grace”
Gladys Knight- “You’ll Never Walk Alone/Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Bishop Paul Morton and Yolanda Adams- “Mary Don’t You Weep”
Clark Sisters- “Is My Living In Vain”
Faith Hill- “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
Jennifer Holliday- “Climbing Higher Mountains”
Vanessa Bell Armstrong and The Williams Brothers- “Precious Memories”
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology @ Georgetown University quote:
Some cosmic ethnographer were to drop down here and do a biopsy and extract of living tissue of Black Genius- here today would be the veritable cornucopia  of its radical expression. We done had all kind of sangin’ up in here from high European derived classical composition,
To Gut bucket gospel grueling reality of our blues and soul tradition. We have heard singers hit high notes and pan the depths of the range and scale of American voice. But we are hear for one voice, one reason, one woman- a bronze wunderkinder of the Gospel.
wunderkinder play \ˈvu̇n-dər-ˌkin-dər\
: a child prodigy; also : one who succeeds in a competitive or highly difficult field or profession at an early age
In classical antiquity, the cornucopia /ˌkɔːrnjəˈkoʊpiə, ˌkɔːrnə-/ (from Latin cornu copiae), also called the horn of plenty, was a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers or nuts.
But not all in attendance understood the true significance of the occasion.  In fact not even some of the speakers and eulogists.  Many of the famous dignitaries were recognized during the opening remarks of most of the eulogies; even Louis Farrakhan was greeted.  But what about Jesus in His own house.  Even the media sought to find fault with some of the comments and behaviors of the clergy assembled.

Transition to the Celebration Scene of the Text (versus 1-5)

Heaven Sent & Urgent

Then I saw another angle flying directly overhead
angels are human messenger serving as an envoy, one who is sent or a supernatural being that attends upon or serves as a messenger of a superior supernatural entity
2 Cor 5:
2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
With an eternal Gospel (good news), word from which we get evangelize
God’s last appeal for repentance from those about to be judged

Permanent & Enduring

Romans 2:16 ESV
on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
With an eternal gospel to proclaim
The Gospel message is permanently valid
versus the transient gospel of man
eternal = unlimited duration of time, always valid
To proclaim= announce, communicate, preach

Universally Applicable

Attention Getting & Dramatic- To those who dwell on earth
One Message For Everyone To Hear
Whose audience is:
Illustration: Jeremiah & t
Jeremiah 28:10–13 ESV
Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke-bars from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke them. And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, “Thus says the Lord: Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all the nations within two years.” But Jeremiah the prophet went his way. Sometime after the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke-bars from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “Go, tell Hananiah, ‘Thus says the Lord: You have broken wooden bars, but you have made in their place bars of iron.
Hosea 1:2 ESV
When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord.”
Hosea 1:2
those who dwell on earth- dwelling place of man, geographical sense. the gospel message is meant for humankind. It comes from heaven down to earth
On earth
dwell= to remain for some time in a place, often with the implication of a settled situation
Exodus 3:14 ESV
God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ”
Exodus 3:14
Counter-Cultural- to every nation
body of persons united by kinship, culture,and common traditions
Crosses Familial Boundaries- to every tribe
group bound together by common descent or blood-relationship. subgroup of a nation which is regarded as being more closely related biologically then the entire nation. crosses family boundaries
Mark 3:31–35 ESV
And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”
Breaks Language Barriers- to every language
Illustrate: Our current political discourse within the USA of shouting at one another and making one another out to be enemies.
dialect, speech
to every people- the largest unit into which the people of the world are divided on the basis of their constituting a socio-political community. Nation as any large group of people sharing common ancestry, geography and/or political realm
Revelation 14:7 ESV
And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

One Clear Message!

One Message For Everyone To Hear
Fear God
judgement is a necessary implication of the gospel
Give God Glory
Judgement Is Coming
Worship Your Creator
Judgement is a necessary implication of the gospel
Romans 2:16 ESV
on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
Transition to Close with last sub-point
Worship Your Creator!
Psalm 100:1 ESV
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Psalm 24:1–3 ESV
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?
Psalm 100:1–5 ESV
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 107:1 ESV
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
Psalm 107
Close:

TO THE CHOIRMASTER. A PSALM OF DAVID, WHEN NATHAN THE PROPHET WENT TO HIM, AFTER HE HAD GONE IN TO BATHSHEBA.

John 1:1–2 ESV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
John 1:1 ESV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1–4 ESV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
Psalm 51:1–4 ESV
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.
Psalm 51:1-4
John 3:16–18 ESV
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
John 3:16–21 ESV
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
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