Be an Insider
1. Some Will Always Find a way to Be “Outsiders.” (Matthew 11:16-19)
a. They Won’t Be Happy, They Won’t Be Sad. (Matthew 11:16-17)
b. They Find a Way to Complain and Reject Despite the Outcomes and Evidence. (Matthew 11:18-19)
2. God Reveals Himself to All; Repentance IS the Proper Response to Keep from Judgment. (Matthew 11:20-24)
Psalms 19:1-4, The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard. Their message has gone out to the whole earth, and their words to the ends of the world.
Romans 1:18-23, For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, that is, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what he has made. As a result, people are without excuse. For though they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became worthless, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.
3. Blessed Are the “Insiders” Who:
a. Receive Revelation. (Matthew 11:25-27)
b. Respond to Revelation. (Matthew 11:28)
c. And Receive Rest and Purpose. (Matthew 11:29-30)