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You Asked For It - Week 1

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
November 5, 2022

You Asked For It 2022 – Week 1
November 5, 2022

Q1: If you have doubts, does that mean you don’t have faith and you’re going to hell? Kokomo Campus

Origin – French douter Meaning “Fear”
The Latin “Dubius” Meaning “Unsettled”
“To Waver In Judgement or Hesitate In Indecision”

John The Baptist
Luke 7:19
And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to Jesus, saying, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”

Matthew 14:31
And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

John 20:27-29
Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Q2: You have stated that God speaks to our heart, yet in the Bible it says that our hearts are wicked. Is the difference being God speaks to our spiritual heart and our fleshly heart is wicked? Please explain with verses; I have been confused about this for a while.  Online Campus

Jeremiah 17:9-10
“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.

Israel Heart of Stone
Jeremiah 5:23
But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart;
They have revolted and departed.

Jeremiah 7:24
Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and the dictates of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward.

Ezekiel 11:19,20
Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God. But as for those whose hearts follow the desire for their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord God.

A New Heart
Ezekiel 36:26
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

You Have A New Heart The Moment You Believe On Jesus
A New Heart Is Instant and Complete The Moment You Believe
You Were Dead; You Are Alive
You Were Wicked; You Are Righteous
You Were Lost; You Are Found (In Christ)
You Were Under Satan; You Are With Christ

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Q3: I have read that there is no one in Hell and no one in Heaven at this time. They will not be sent there until the final judgment. What do you think? Kokomo Campus

Purgatory (1 Corinthians 3:15, 1 Peter 1:7, 2 Maccabees 12:45)
Soul Sleep (John 11:11-13, 1 Thessalonians 4:13)
Nonexistence (Genesis 3:19, Ecclesiastes 9:5, 9:10, Psalm 146:3-4)
Immediately At Death – Eternal Heaven or Hell

Luke 16:19
“There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torment in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’ ”

Philippians 1:21-24
For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.

2 Corinthians 5:6-8
So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well-pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

Q4: I lost a granddaughter on April 4, 2014. She was a stillbirth and was full term. I held her and said my goodbyes to an “angel” that never knew the likes of our world. She would be turning 9 in April of this coming year. Is she 9 in heaven or still a baby? Peru Campus

Jesus said
Matthew 19:13-15
Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.

Matthew 18:10
“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.”

Q5: What’s the difference between Son of man and Son of God? Kokomo Campus

Jesus Referred To As “Son of Man” 88 Times
Simple Idea – “Son of Adam”
Jesus’ Humanity & The Jewish Messiah’s Name

Jesus Referred To As “Son of God” More Than 40 Times
Jesus As Deity
Jesus is God!

Q6: Revelation 20: 12, 13 – It states in these verses that “the dead were judged according to what they had done.” Isn’t believing in Christ as our savior what assures us of going to Heaven and not our deeds? This seems to be confirmed in Matthew 16:27. Online Campus

Matthew 16:27
For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.

Revelation 20:11-15
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.