04/05/20 God’s Not Dead!

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God’s Not Dead! Matthew 27:62-66   1. The Impact and Glory of Jesus Can’t Be Stopped. (Matthew 27:62-63, Acts 4:17-18) Acts 4:17-18, But so that this does not spread any further among the people, let’s threaten them against speaking to anyone in this name again.” So they called for them and ordered them not to speak or teach at all …

03/29/20 While You Wait

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While You Wait Matthew 27:57-61   1. When God is Silent, Continue to Follow His Commands. (Matthew 27:57-58, Deuteronomy 21:22-23) Deuteronomy 21:22-23, If anyone is found guilty of an offense deserving the death penalty and is executed, and you hang his body on a tree, you are not to leave his corpse on the tree overnight but are to bury …

03/22/20 The Horror and Victory of the Cross

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The Horror and Victory of the Cross Matthew 27:26-56 1. Mankind Personally Attacks God in Many Ways Through Sin. (Matthew 27:26-31, 2 Corinthians 5:21) 2 Corinthians 5:21, He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.   2. Mankind Proves Its Ignorance When It …

03/15/20 Incoming! Take Cover!

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INCOMING! TAKE COVER! Matthew 27:11-26   1. No Matter How Things Appear or Feel, God is Faithful to Fulfill and Save! (Matthew 27:11-14, Leviticus 4:32, 35b, John 1:29) Leviticus 4:32, 35b, Or if the offering that he brings as a sin offering is a lamb…In this way the priest will make atonement on his behalf for the sin he has …

02/23/20 God is Not For Sale

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God is Not For Sale Matthew 27:1-10 1. No Matter How You Frame it, Sin is Against God. (Matthew 27:1-2, Romans 3:23, Genesis 39:9) Romans 3:23, For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Genesis 39:9, No one in this house is greater than I am. He has withheld nothing from me except you, because you …

02/16/20 The Dangerous Progression of Sin

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The Dangerous Progression of Sin Matthew 26:69-75 1. Sin Has Immediate Effects: a. We Flee from the Light. (Matthew 26:69-71a, Matthew 10:32-33, John 3:19-20) Matthew 10:32-33, Therefore, everyone who will acknowledge me before others, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever denies me before others, I will also deny him before my Father in heaven. …

02/09/20 The Blinding Effects of Hatred

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The Blinding Effects of Hatred Matthew 26:57-68 1. In Hatred: a. We Can’t See Clearly. (Matthew 26:59, 1 John 2:11) 1 John 2:11, But the one who hates his brother or sister is in the darkness, walks in the darkness, and doesn’t know where he’s going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. b. We Can’t Obey God’s Law Perfectly. …

02/02/20 Be Like Jesus

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Be Like Jesus Matthew 26:47-56 1. Judas Was a Friend in Name Only. (Matthew 26:47-50)   2. The Disciples Were Friends Transformed. a. They Started Sincerely. (Matthew 26:51) b. They Became Confused and Short-Sighted. (Matthew 26:51b-52, Luke 22:49-50)   Luke 22:49-50, When those around him saw what was going to happen, they asked, “Lord, should we strike with the sword?” …