01/26/20 Jesus: Perfectly Capable, Perfectly Prayerful

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Jesus: Perfectly Capable, Perfectly Prayerful Matthew 26:36-46   1) Jesus Invites Us to Pray. (Matthew 26:36)   2) Jesus Prayed When He was Disturbed. (Matthew 26:37-38)   3) Jesus Prayed When He was Overwhelmed. (Matthew 26:39a)   4) Jesus Prayed When He wanted to Accomplish God’s Will. (Matthew 26:39b, 42, 44)   5) Jesus Prayed for Spiritual Strength Beyond His …

01/19/20 A New Year’s Challenge, Part II

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A New Year’s Challenge, Part II Lord, Please Give Us Your Heart Luke 15:11-32   1. Everyone is Born Separated from God in Sin. a. They Actively Rebel. (Luke 15:11-15, Ephesians 2:3) Ephesians 2:3, We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children …

01/12/20 A New Year’s Challenge, Part I

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A New Year’s Challenge – Part I Acts 28:1-10   1. When the “Storm” is Over, Get Back to Work. (Acts 28:1-3a, Luke 9:62) Luke 9:62, But Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.””   2. When the Storm is Over, New Challenges Will …

12/22/19 The Perfect Gift for THE Savior

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The Perfect Gift for THE Savior Matthew 2:1-12 1. Gold – to Symbolize His Royalty. (Matthew 2:1-6, 11, Philippians 2:9, Revelation 1:12-16, Acts 4:12) Philippians 2:9-11, For this reason God highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow-in heaven and on earth and under …

12/15/19 A Faith Giving Christmas

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A Faith-Giving Christmas Deuteronomy 31:1-9 1. Give the Gift of Faith by Sharing What God Has Done. (Deuteronomy 31:1-6, Deuteronomy 11:18-21, Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 8:38-39) Deuteronomy 11:18-21, Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on your hands, and let them be a symbol on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking …

12/08/19 Responding to the “Insults” of Jesus

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Responding to the “Insults” of Jesus Matthew 26:31-35 1. Even When Things Go “Wrong,” God is Still God. a. The Disciples Will Defect and Deny. (Matthew 26:31, 34, Leviticus 5:17, Ezekiel 18:20) Leviticus 5:17, If someone sins and without knowing it violates any of the LORD’s commands concerning anything prohibited, he is guilty, and he will bear his iniquity. Ezekiel …

12/01/19 Remember the Lord

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Remember the Lord Matthew 26:17-30   1. The Plans of God Shall Not Be Thwarted… (Matthew 26:17-18, 24a; Isaiah 14:27, 46:9-10) Isaiah 14:27, The Lord of Armies himself has planned it; therefore, who can stand in its way? It is his hand that is outstretched, so who can turn it back? Isaiah 46:9-10, Remember what happened long ago, for I …

11/24/19 The Irony of the Cross

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The Irony of the Cross Matthew 26:1-16 1. Jesus is Judge and Yet was Being Judged. (Matthew 26:1-5)   2. Jesus is Humble and Yet is Worthy of Extravagance. (Matthew 26:6-11, Philippians 2:7b-8, Revelation 5:13) Philippians 2:7b-8, And when he had come as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death-even to death on a …