10/07/18 There is Still Hope!

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There Is Still Hope! Matthew 16:1-12 1. Additional Signs Aren’t Always Given to Those Who Refuse to See. (Matthew 16:1-4a) a. Their Opposition is Seen in their Partnerships (Matthew 16:1, Psalm 78:40-41, Matthew 4:7)   Psalm 78:40-41, How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the desert. They constantly tested God and provoked the Holy …

09/30/18 Different Situation – Same God

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Different Situation – Same God Matthew 15:31-39 1. God’s Desire is for our Best and our Good – that Includes Everyone! (Matthew 15:32, Romans 10:11-12) Romans 10:11-12, For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes on him will not be put to shame,” since there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, because the same Lord of all richly blesses all …

09/23/18 Who Let the Dogs Out?

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Who Let the Dogs Out? Matthew 15:21-31 1. The Messiah is Uniquely Jewish. a. He Came from the Jews. (Matthew 15:22, Jeremiah 33:17) Jeremiah 33:17, For this is what the LORD says: David will never fail to have a man sitting on the throne of the house of Israel. b. He Came for the Jews…First. (Matthew 15:24, Matthew 4:24-25, John …

09/16/18 Step on the Scales

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Step on the Scales Matthew 15:1-20 1. Scripture Outweighs Tradition (Matthew 15:1-2), Opinion (Matthew 15:3-6), and Culture (Matthew 15:7-9). “If a man poured water over the one hand with a single rinsing, his hand is clean; but if over both hands with a single rinsing, R. Meir declares them unclean unless he pours over them a quarter-log or more.” (M …

09/09/18 Gigantic Examples in Small Packages

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Gigantic Examples in Small Packages Mark 10:13-16 1. No One is an Inconvenience to Jesus. (Mark 10:13-14a, Matthew 18:10) Matthew 18:10, See to it that you don’t despise one of these little ones, because I tell you that in heaven their angels continually view the face of my Father in heaven. 2. The Kingdom of Heaven Belongs to Those Who …

09/02/18 Get Out of the Boat!

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Get Out of the Boat! Matthew 14:22-33 1. Apart from Jesus There Is Fear. (Matthew 14:22-26, 2 Timothy 1:7) 2 Timothy 1:7, For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.   2. Upon the Call of the Great I AM, Step Out in Faith! (Matthew 14:27-29, Exodus 3:14) Exodus 3:14, …

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 …