21– Part 2:Totally Legal

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX

1 Corinthians 13:11-13

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

When you are 21 you are considered totally legal in America, ill have more to say about that in a bit but wen you are in christ all things are legal to you that are in Christ Jesus.

 1 Corinthians 6:12

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

1 Corinthians 10:23
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.

The Passion Translation ends this verse like this: …but not everything causes the spiritual advancement of others.

* Doing prison ministry through the years 

Since the lockdowns, prisoners have not been allowed to attend church receive visitors or enjoy the hope of prison ministries. 

The socialist humanists among us want to take the powerful place of the church out of the prison system as they do in schools, politics, social media and every part of our society. 


Repentance and the hope of redemption 

in Christ is the answer! 

Here’s a 2021 scripture for you

Acts 20:21

Testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. 

We have always been about living into Scripture’s call to 

Hebrews 13:3

Remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

No Jewish sections in Prisons 

Bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs 

Bar mitzvah (Hebrew: בַּר מִצְוָה) is a Jewish coming of age ritual for boys, whereas bat mitzvah (Hebrew: בַּת מִצְוָה; Ashkenazi pronunciation: bas mitzveh) is the equivalent for girls.

So, 13 is the age of personal accountability among the Jews. Any society that protects its children and its young adults will have rights of passages and certain age limits for certain things. 

The reason our prisons are not full of Jews is because 

prisons are full of fatherless people. 

If you are Jewish, you are defined by either one, two or all three groups including religion, ancestry or culture. Over 80% of Jewish people in the world live in either Israel or America. 12-14 million Jewish people in America tend to not end up in prison because they hear their Father bless them. 

 Matthew 3:17

And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

The age of majority is the threshold of adulthood as recognized or declared in law. It is the moment when minors cease to be considered such and assume legal control over their persons, actions, and decisions, thus terminating the control and legal responsibilities of their parents or guardian over them. 

Most countries set the age of majority at 18, but some jurisdictions have a higher age and others lower. The word “majority” here refers to having greater years and being of full age as opposed to minority, the state of being a minor. 

The law in a given jurisdiction may not actually use the term “age of majority.” The term typically refers to a collection of laws bestowing the status of adulthood. Those under the age of majority are referred to as minors and may be legally denied certain privileges such as voting, buying and drinking alcoholic beverages, buying tobacco, gambling, marrying, buying or owning firearms, owning property, entering into binding contracts, or getting full driving privileges.

The legal age of consensual sex throughout the world differs from country to country

Where prostitution is legal it tends to be much lower. Think about that!!!!

In some nations, it is legal to pay money to molest a child because the age of consent is low and prostitution is legal. Yet in the same nations it is illegal to pay money to set them free. They call that trafficking. 

Last year, we were instrumental and many times outright responsible for the liberty of 

1,116 boys and girls set free in 2020


Here are the 30 strongest Bible scriptures on maturity:

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

1 Corinthians 13:11

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

Ephesians 4:13

Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

1 Peter 2:2

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 2:6

Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away.

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

2 Timothy 2:22

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Ephesians 4:14

So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.

James 1:4

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

John 17:17

“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.”

Luke 2:52

And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

Luke 8:14

“And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.”

Matthew 5:48

“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Philippians 1:6

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 3:12

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.

Philippians 3:15

Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Proverbs 9:9

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.



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