01/27/19 An Elevated Status

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An Elevated Status Matthew 17:22-27 1. The Plan of God Was Intentional and Misunderstood. (Matthew 17:22-23, Acts 2:23, John 14:1-3) Acts 2:23, Though he [Jesus] was delivered up according to God’s determined plan and foreknowledge, you used lawless people to nail him to a cross and kill him. John 14:1-3, Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe …

01/20/19 I Believe in Me…???

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I Believe in Me…??? Matthew 17:14-20 1. The World and Its Problems Can Be Overwhelming. (Matthew 17:14-15, Hebrews 10:32, Ephesians 6:11-12) Hebrews 10:32, Remember the earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings. Ephesians 6:11-12, Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil. …

01/13/19 Nothing Before Jesus

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Nothing Before Jesus Luke 10:38-42 1. Anyone Willing to Sit at the Feet of Jesus May be His Disciple. (Luke 10:38-39, Galatians 3:27-29, Matthew 4:18-22) Galatians 3:27-29, For those of you who were baptized into Christ have been clothed with Christ. There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male and female; since you are all one in Christ …

12/23/18 Jesus: God Among Us

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Jesus: God Among Us Matthew 1:18-25 1. Jesus – God the Son. (Matthew 1:20; John 10:28-30, John 8:57-58) John 10:28-30, I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of …

12/09/18 Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas

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Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas Luke 1:5-25 1. God’s Messengers Bring the Hope, Peace, Joy, Reconciliation, and Authority of God! (Luke 1:11-17; John 1:11-13, John 12:47-50) John 1:11-13, He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, he gave them the right to be children of God, to those …

12/02/18 Christmas: The Season of Love

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Christmas: The Season of Love John 3:16-21 1. God’s Demonstration of Love is Universal. (John 3:16a, John 3:17, 1 Timothy 2:3-4) 1 Timothy 2:3-4, This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.   2. God’s Demonstration of Love is Costly. (John 3:16b, 1 John …

11/25/18 When All Signs Point to the Same Truth

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When All Signs Point to the Same Truth Matthew 17:1-10 1. The Law Testifies to the Coming of the Messiah. (Matthew 17:1-3a, Exodus 24:9-10, Deuteronomy 18:15-19, Luke 9:30-31) Exodus 24:9-10, Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of Israel’s elders, and they saw the God of Israel. Beneath his feet was something like a pavement made …

11/11/18 Build Upon a Rock Not a Block

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Build Upon a Rock Not a Block Matthew 16:21-24 1. The Mission of the Messiah Was Sacrificial. (Matthew 16:21; Matthew 9:15, Matthew 10:38, Matthew 12:40, Matthew 26:28; Revelation 1:5b)   Matthew 9:15, Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests be sad while the groom is with them? The time will come when the groom will be taken away from …