04/28/19 The Unconventional God of Christianity

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The Unconventional God of Christianity Matthew 20:1-16 1. The Call of the King Comes at Different Times to Different People. (Matthew 20:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Genesis 7:6, 12:4; 1 Samuel 3:1a, 4) 1 Corinthians 1:9, God is faithful; you were called by him into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Genesis 7:6, Noah was six hundred years old …

04/21/19 The Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus!

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The Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus! John 20 1. Jesus Overcomes Death!. The Tomb Could Not Hold Him. (20:1-10) 2. Jesus Overcomes Death! He is Alive! (20:11-18) 3. Jesus Overcomes Death! His Spirit and Overcoming Power Remain! (20:19-23) 4. Jesus Overcomes Death! Blessed is the One Who Believes in Jesus! (20:24-29)

04/19/19 The Plan and Its Price

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The Plan and Its Price John 17-19 1. The Desires of Jesus: (Chapter 17) a. God Would be Glorified (17:3) b. People Would be Saved (17:3) c. God’s People Would be Protected (17:15), Sanctified (17:17), and Called (17:18) d. Unity Among His People to Demonstrate Love (17:26) 2. The Incredible Example of Jesus: (Chapter 18) a. Betrayed and Supported but …

04/14/19 The King of Glory and Everything!

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The King of Glory and Everything! Matthew 1-2, Luke 19:37-40 1. Jesus: The Promised Jewish Savior. (Matthew 1:1, 17, 20-23, 2:2-3; Mark 15:2, John 19:3) a. He is: i. Jesus (Matthew 1:1) ii. Emmanuel (Matthew 1:23) iii. King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2) Matthew 3:16-17, As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that …

04/07/19 Profit and Loss

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Profit and Loss Matthew 19:23-30 1. Don’t Let Earthly Blessings Fool You, They May Actually Be a Hindrance to Salvation! (Matthew 19:23-24; John 7:24, John 9:1-2; Matthew 8:18-22) John 7:24, Stop judging according to outward appearances; rather judge according to righteous judgment. John 9:1-2, As he was passing by, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him: …

03/17/19 Who Are the “These?”

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Who Are the “These?” Matthew 19:13-22 1. The “These” (Matthew 19:14) are Residents of the Kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 19:13-15, Matthew 7:21, James 2:5) Matthew 7:21, Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. James 2:5, Listen, my dear brothers and …

03/10/19 The Perfect Wedding

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The Perfect Wedding Matthew 19:1-12 1. The Question: Is Divorce Permissible for Any Reason? (Matthew 19:1-3, Deuteronomy 24:1) Deuteronomy 24:1, “If a man marries a woman, but she becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, he may write her a divorce certificate, hand it to her, and send her away from his house. Opinion 1: Shammai …

03/03/19 Personal Forgiveness

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Personal Forgiveness Matthew 18:21-35 1. We Amaze Ourselves with our Generous Forgiveness. (Matthew 18:21) a. This literally translates: “How many times will my brother sin against me and I will forgive him?”   2. The Example of Forgiveness, for a Christian, is God Alone. (Matthew 18:22-27, Genesis 4:24, Romans 4:6-8) Genesis 4:24, If Cain is to be avenged seven times …