05/19/19 The KING of Glory!

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The KING of Glory! Matthew 21:1-11   1. The King Rightful! (Matthew 21:1-5a, Hebrews 6:13, Colossians 1:15-17, John 1:18) Hebrews 6:13, For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater to swear by, he swore by himself. Colossians 1:15-17, He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was …

05/12/19 Get Out of the Closet…Christian!

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Get Out of the Closet…Christian! Matthew 20:29-34   1. I Once Was Blind… (Matthew 20:29-31)   2. But Now I See [Thanks to Jesus!]. (Matthew 20:32-33)   3. The Times Be a Changin’, Tell Someone About Jesus! (Matthew 20:34, Matthew 8:3-4, Mark 16:16, Acts 1:8, Isaiah 52:7-8, Psalms 105:1-3a) Matthew 8:3-4, Reaching out his hand, Jesus touched him, saying, “I …

05/05/19 To Be Like Jesus You Must Act Like Jesus

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To Be Like Jesus You Must Act Like Jesus Matthew 20:17-28 1. The KINGDOM is at Hand, Jesus Made It Possible to Enter! (Matthew 20:17-19)   2. Some Desire to Enter at the Top and Be Like Jesus. (Matthew 20:20-23) Matthew 27:55-56, Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and looked after him were there, watching from a distance. …

04/28/19 The Unconventional God of Christianity

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The Unconventional God of Christianity Matthew 20:1-16 1. The Call of the King Comes at Different Times to Different People. (Matthew 20:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Genesis 7:6, 12:4; 1 Samuel 3:1a, 4) 1 Corinthians 1:9, God is faithful; you were called by him into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Genesis 7:6, Noah was six hundred years old …

04/07/19 Profit and Loss

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Profit and Loss Matthew 19:23-30 1. Don’t Let Earthly Blessings Fool You, They May Actually Be a Hindrance to Salvation! (Matthew 19:23-24; John 7:24, John 9:1-2; Matthew 8:18-22) John 7:24, Stop judging according to outward appearances; rather judge according to righteous judgment. John 9:1-2, As he was passing by, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him: …

03/17/19 Who Are the “These?”

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Who Are the “These?” Matthew 19:13-22 1. The “These” (Matthew 19:14) are Residents of the Kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 19:13-15, Matthew 7:21, James 2:5) Matthew 7:21, Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. James 2:5, Listen, my dear brothers and …

03/10/19 The Perfect Wedding

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The Perfect Wedding Matthew 19:1-12 1. The Question: Is Divorce Permissible for Any Reason? (Matthew 19:1-3, Deuteronomy 24:1) Deuteronomy 24:1, “If a man marries a woman, but she becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, he may write her a divorce certificate, hand it to her, and send her away from his house. Opinion 1: Shammai …

03/03/19 Personal Forgiveness

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Personal Forgiveness Matthew 18:21-35 1. We Amaze Ourselves with our Generous Forgiveness. (Matthew 18:21) a. This literally translates: “How many times will my brother sin against me and I will forgive him?”   2. The Example of Forgiveness, for a Christian, is God Alone. (Matthew 18:22-27, Genesis 4:24, Romans 4:6-8) Genesis 4:24, If Cain is to be avenged seven times …

02/24/19 Love That Has Feet, Part II

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Love That Has Feet, Part II Matthew 18:15-20 1. God is Committed to Restoration and Preservation! a. He Values Everyone! (Matthew 18:10, Matthew 18:14, Luke 19:10) b. He Doesn’t Let the Majority’s Success Keep Him from the Minority in Trouble. (Matthew 18:12) c. He Takes the Initiative to Seek and Restore. (Matthew 18:12, Revelation 3:19-20) d. He Rejoices in Restoration. …

02/17/19 Love That Has Feet, Part I

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Love That Has Feet, Part I Matthew 18:10-14 1. God is Committed to Restoration and Preservation! a. He Values Everyone! (Matthew 18:10, Matthew 18:14, Luke 19:10)   Luke 19:10, For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.   b. He Doesn’t Let the Majority’s Success Keep Him from the Minority in Trouble. (Matthew 18:12) …