02/18/18 Lord of the Harvest

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The Lord of the Harvest Matthew 9:35-38 The Lord of the Harvest Is Compassionate. (Matthew 9:35-36)   The Lord of the Harvest is Calling and Completing. (Matthew 9:36-37)   The Lord of the Harvest is Capable. (Matthew 9:38)

02/11/18 Like No Other

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Like No Other Matthew 9:18-34 The Messianic Claims of Jesus are Proven in Power: Over Illness.  (Matthew 9:20-22) Over Death.  (Matthew 9:18-19, 23-26) Over Evil.  (Matthew 9:32-33)  The Power of the Messiah is Found in the Person and Authority of Jesus. Not in Superstition.  (Matthew 9:20-22) Not in the Perfect Faith of the Individual or the Intercessor.  (Matthew 9:18, 21, …

02/04/18 You Are NOT the Same

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You Are NOT the Same Matthew 9:14-17 1. Rejoicing is the Proper Response to Salvation! (Vs. 14-15, Luke 15:10) Luke 15:10, “I tell you, in the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.” 2. Salvation Comes: a) Not as a Fix of a Broken and Insufficient Recipient. (Vs. 16, Gal 3:10) …

01/28/18 Flip or Flop

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Flip or Flop? Matthew 9:9-13 1. The Call from Jesus is Based Upon Need, Not Upon Standing. (Vs. 9-11, Ecc 7:20, Rom 3:9, Acts 15:9, Jas 2:1-4) Ecclesiastes 7:20, “There is certainly no one righteous on the earth who does good and never sins.” Romans 3:9, “What then? Are we any better off? Not at all! For we have already …

01/14/18 On That Day, What Will You Be Like?

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On That Day, What Will You Be Like? Matthew 7:24-27 Both Wise and Foolish Builders Produce Good Looking Products. (Vs. 24, 26, Psa 18:2, Matt 23:27-28, John 12:47-48) *  Psalm 18:2, “The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock where I seek refuge” *  Matthew 23:27-28, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  You …

12/24/17 What Christmas Means to Me

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Luke 2:1-7 1) Some Celebrate Christmas Love. (Galatians 2:21; Matthew 6:1, Matthew 7:21-23) 2) Some Celebrate Christmas Kindness. (2 Corinthians 5:10, Romans 3:10-12) 3) Some Celebrate Christmas Traditions. (Colossians 2:20-23, Philippians 3:7) 4) Some Celebrate the Christmas Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-9, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Jude 1:24-25)

12/17/17 Christmas’ Demonstration of God

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Luke 1:26-38 1) Christmas Demonstrates God’s Grace to Us and for Us. (Luke 1:26-30, Ephesians 1:6) 2) Christmas Demonstrates: a) God’s Rule Over Eternity. (Luke 1:31-33) b) God’s Rule Over History. (Luke 1:32) c) God’s Rule Over Humanity. (Luke 1:34-37)

12/10/17 The Battle Belongs to the Lord

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Matthew 8:28-34 1) The Battle Isn’t Against Flesh and Blood. (Matthew 8:28-29, Ephesians 6:12) 2) The Battle-Changer Has Brought the Fight to the Enemy. (Matthew 8:29, James 2:19) 3) Battles Are Always Costly; Are You Willing to Pay the Price for Victory? (Matthew 8:30-34, Matthew 17:15, Revelation 20:10)  

12/03/17 The Son of Man and His Disciples

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Matthew 8:18-22 1) Jesus Demonstrates the Kind of Disciples He Wants: a) They Count the Cost of Ministry. (Matthew 8:18-20) b) They Commit to the Mission Without Reservation. (Matthew 8:21-22, Matthew 16:25) 2) Jesus Demonstrates the Kind of Christ He Is: (Matthew 8:20) a) One That Must Be Revealed. (Matthew 8:20, Matthew 16:16-17) b) One Who Is Human. (Psalm 8:4) …