06/30/19 What Do You Do With Jesus?

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What Do You Do With Jesus? Matthew 21:28-22:14 1. Repentance is Required to Enter the Kingdom of God. (Matthew 21:28-32, James 1:22, Luke 13:3) James 1:22, But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. Luke 13:3, No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well.   2. God Provides and Is …

06/23/19 Can I See?

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Can I See? Mark 5:21-24, 35-43 1. To “See” Jesus, Start by Throwing Out Civility and Laying your Requests at the Feet of Jesus. (Mark 5:21-24a, Hebrews 10:19-22) Hebrews 10:19-22, Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that …

06/16/19 In the Meantime…

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In the Meantime… 1 Peter 4:7-11   Intro Stats: 51% of Tucson is “Post-Christian” They: 1) Have not read the Bible in the past week 2) Have not attended church in the past 6 months 3) Have never made a commitment to Jesus 4) Have not prayed to God in the past week 5) Disagree that faith is important in …

06/09/19 Believing is Seeing

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Believing is Seeing Matthew 21:23-27 1. Religion Devoid of Belief is Skepticism. (Matthew 21:23, John 20:24-29) John 20:24-29, But Thomas (called “Twin”), one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples were telling him, “We’ve seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “If I don’t see the mark of the nails in his …

06/02/19 Making God Happy, Part II

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Making God Happy, Part II Matthew 21:12-22 1. Things that Make God Angry: a. The Depreciation of Worship. b. The Exploitation of People. i. Gentiles. ii. Travelers. iii. Disabled. c. The Stumbling Block. (Matthew 21:13, Luke 17:1-2) 2. Things that Bring God’s Compassion: (Matthew 21:15-17) a. Those that Come to Him. (Matthew 21:14, Micah 7:18-19) Micah 7:18-19, Who is a …

05/26/19 Making God Happy, Part I

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Making Jesus Happy! (Part I) Matthew 21:12-22 1. Things that Make God Angry: a. The Depreciation of Worship. (Matthew 21:12, 1 Corinthians 11:17-18, Matthew 15:7-9) 1 Corinthians 11:17-18, Now in giving this instruction I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse. For to begin with, I hear that when you come …

05/19/19 The KING of Glory!

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The KING of Glory! Matthew 21:1-11   1. The King Rightful! (Matthew 21:1-5a, Hebrews 6:13, Colossians 1:15-17, John 1:18) Hebrews 6:13, For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater to swear by, he swore by himself. Colossians 1:15-17, He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was …

05/12/19 Get Out of the Closet…Christian!

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Get Out of the Closet…Christian! Matthew 20:29-34   1. I Once Was Blind… (Matthew 20:29-31)   2. But Now I See [Thanks to Jesus!]. (Matthew 20:32-33)   3. The Times Be a Changin’, Tell Someone About Jesus! (Matthew 20:34, Matthew 8:3-4, Mark 16:16, Acts 1:8, Isaiah 52:7-8, Psalms 105:1-3a) Matthew 8:3-4, Reaching out his hand, Jesus touched him, saying, “I …

05/05/19 To Be Like Jesus You Must Act Like Jesus

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To Be Like Jesus You Must Act Like Jesus Matthew 20:17-28 1. The KINGDOM is at Hand, Jesus Made It Possible to Enter! (Matthew 20:17-19)   2. Some Desire to Enter at the Top and Be Like Jesus. (Matthew 20:20-23) Matthew 27:55-56, Many women who had followed Jesus from Galilee and looked after him were there, watching from a distance. …

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 …