08/26/18 Bring Them to Jesus!

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Bring Them to Jesus! Matthew 14:13-21 1. Everyone Wants Jesus (Although the Expression Varies). (Matthew 14:13-14)   2. When We Try to Provide for “Everyone” We Are Overwhelmed and Face Practical Limitations. (Matthew 14:15-17, Mark 6:37) a. Mark 6:37, “You give them something to eat,” he responded. They said to him, “Should we go and buy two hundred denarii worth …

08/19/18 Get Over It!

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Get Over It! Matthew 13:53-14:12 Some are Offended Because of Their Pride in Life. (Matthew 13:53-58) Some are Offended Because of Their Pleasure in Sin. (Matthew 14:1-11) Both Miss the Blessings of Being Saved. (Matthew 14:12)

08/05/18 The Ultimate Gated Community, part 2

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The Ultimate Gated Community – Part II Matthew 13:44-52 From last week: 1. The Kingdom Has Come. 2. The Kingdom is Coming. 3. The Kingdom is Expansive. 4. The Kingdom is Transformational.   5. The Kingdom is Valuable. (Matthew 13:44-46) 6. The Kingdom is “Gated.” (Matthew 13:47-50, Revelation 21:21)   Revelation 21:21, The twelve gates are twelve pearls; each individual …

07/29/18 The Ultimate Gated Community, part 1

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The Ultimate Gated Community – Part I Matthew 13:24-43 1. The Kingdom Has Come. (Matthew 13:24-28, 36-38a, Luke 11:20) Luke 11:20, “If I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” 2. The Kingdom is Coming. (Matthew 13:29-30, 38b-43, Revelation 21:1-4) Revelation 21:1-4, “Then I saw a new heaven and a …

07/22/18 When Your God is Sovereign

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When Your God is Sovereign Matthew 13:10-17 1.    In God’s Sovereignty God Gives His Message.  (Matthew 13:11-12) a.     1 Timothy 6:15b-16, He is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see, to him be honor …

07/15/18 What God is Looking For

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What God is Looking For Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 1. Jesus is looking for a Specific Response. a. Some Fail to Put it Together. (Matthew 13:3-4, 19) b. Some Aren’t Willing to Accept. (Matthew 13:5-6, 20-21) c. Some Don’t Care. (Matthew 13:7, 22) 2. Jesus wants us to Hear, Understand, and Produce. (Matthew 13:8, 23, 1 John 14:15, 1 Timothy 3:13, …

07/08/18 The Family of God

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The Family of God Matthew 12:43-50 Temporary Benefits of Being with Jesus Are Wonderful! (Matthew 12:43) Temporary Benefits are Temporary! (Matthew 12:44-45) Earthly Relationships Were a Means to a Mission for Jesus. (Matthew 12:46-48) Eternal Relationships with Jesus Are Evidenced by Obedience. (Matthew 12:49-50)

07/01/18 The Best and the Worst

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The Best and the Worst Matthew 12:38-42 The “Worst” Sign (Fish Food) Got the Best Recognition (Openness) (Matthew 12:38-40) The “Worst” Preacher (Jonah) Got the Best Results (Repentance) (Matthew 12:41) The “Worst” Example (Solomon) Got the Best Regard (Seeking) (Matthew 12:42) The Best of God Has Come: His Sign, His Preaching, and His Wisdom (JESUS!)

06/24/18 A Test of the Heart

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A Test of The Heart Matthew 12:33-37 1.        Trees are Not Known by Their Orchard, but By Their Fruit. (Matthew 12:33) 2.        Inspecting the “Fruit” of One’s Mouth is an Efficient Test of One’s Heart. (Matthew 12:34-35) 3.        God’s “Fruit Inspection” Will Be Thorough and Final. (Matthew 12:36-37)