4.17.2016

The Genuine Article

The Genuine Article

By Randy Kutz

I. Peacemakers are the “genuine article” = sons (sermon on mount is the process of

this)

A. Matthew 5:9 – “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the

Sons of God.”

B. How can we become the “Genuine Article” in the midst of a society that is

telling us in order to be “accepting” of others we must abide by societies

definitions?

C. Romans 8:19

1. Peacemaker is different than a peacekeeper.

1. If you haven’t been confronted with this yet… you will be!

1. The earth is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God…

II. Persecution qualifies your son-ship - Matthew 5:43-45 (read)

A. Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

1. Reminder: praying for your enemies is not praying a carnal prayer.

2. Lord’s prayer: They kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven…

B. Verse 45- praying for those that persecute also qualifies you to be “sons of

the Father”.

1. There is no mistake that the next “be-attitude” is “blessed are those

who are persecuted…”

D. Peacemaking stirs up strife (but doesn’t look for trouble)– I Cor. 11:18-19

(read)

E. Misconceptions about peace

1. Approved = genuine

2. There are contrary motivations in the church which stir up strife.

Those motives do not accept the genuine article.

3. Is it your fault when you take a stand and it causes division? = no

1. Jesus at birth, Angels sing “Glory to God in the highest Peace on

earth…

2. Paul says… if possible live at peace with all men (implying not always

possible).

3. Matthew 10:34 “I have not come to bring peace on earth but a

sword…”

- Jesus is dealing with man’s refusal to be genuine (see previous

- We are not worthy of Jesus if we put family ahead of Him or if

and following verses).

we do not accept our cross.

III. Peacemakers deal with their soulish issues (they accept their cross- not their sin)

A. Genuineness is knowing who you are, and what your problems are.

B. Dealing with the soul is huge.

C. Look at the curses instilled at the Garden due to man’s rebellion.

April 17, 2016

The Genuine Article

By Randy Kutz

1. Man’s curse in his soul is to be production and performance driven.

2. Woman’s curse in her soul is to desire (turn) to man for support.

- “must work the ground from which he is made to make it

produce for him.”

- This was not so before the curse… The Lord made the herb of

the field and the fruit produce, man’s job was to fill earth and

subdue (bring into order).

- The manifestation of the Son’s of God will again heal the land

and bring it back to its proper place.

- Answer to this soul issue is to be surrendered to Christ to

provide all of our needs.

- Answer to this soul issue, surrender to will of Christ not will of

man. Have self-respect and do not let man dictate your worth.

D. Adam was driven from the garden and prevented from ever returning (angel

with flaming sword).

1. Because of his act of rebellion (sin of witchcraft – rooted in pride).

E. The answer for the soul then is to humble ourselves and repent (Godly

Brokenness - testimony) by acknowledging who we are and our need for a

Savior. We are then called to receive the Good news of the Gospel, which is

on-going salvation.

1. I Corinthians 1:18 “For the message of the cross is foolishness to

2. The Gospel brings us back to the Tree of Life (Jesus- the second

those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power

of God”.

Adam).

IV. Conclusion – Peacemakers are Sons

A. Sons (Genuine Disciples) are persecuted

B. Sons allow their Soul to be dealt with (Godly Brokenness)

C. Sons = Heal and restore to bring the Kingdom to earth!

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