12/22/19 The Perfect Gift for THE Savior

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The Perfect Gift for THE Savior Matthew 2:1-12 1. Gold – to Symbolize His Royalty. (Matthew 2:1-6, 11, Philippians 2:9, Revelation 1:12-16, Acts 4:12) Philippians 2:9-11, For this reason God highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow-in heaven and on earth and under …

12/15/19 A Faith Giving Christmas

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A Faith-Giving Christmas Deuteronomy 31:1-9 1. Give the Gift of Faith by Sharing What God Has Done. (Deuteronomy 31:1-6, Deuteronomy 11:18-21, Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 8:38-39) Deuteronomy 11:18-21, Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on your hands, and let them be a symbol on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking …

12/08/19 Responding to the “Insults” of Jesus

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Responding to the “Insults” of Jesus Matthew 26:31-35 1. Even When Things Go “Wrong,” God is Still God. a. The Disciples Will Defect and Deny. (Matthew 26:31, 34, Leviticus 5:17, Ezekiel 18:20) Leviticus 5:17, If someone sins and without knowing it violates any of the LORD’s commands concerning anything prohibited, he is guilty, and he will bear his iniquity. Ezekiel …

12/01/19 Remember the Lord

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Remember the Lord Matthew 26:17-30   1. The Plans of God Shall Not Be Thwarted… (Matthew 26:17-18, 24a; Isaiah 14:27, 46:9-10) Isaiah 14:27, The Lord of Armies himself has planned it; therefore, who can stand in its way? It is his hand that is outstretched, so who can turn it back? Isaiah 46:9-10, Remember what happened long ago, for I …

11/24/19 The Irony of the Cross

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The Irony of the Cross Matthew 26:1-16 1. Jesus is Judge and Yet was Being Judged. (Matthew 26:1-5)   2. Jesus is Humble and Yet is Worthy of Extravagance. (Matthew 26:6-11, Philippians 2:7b-8, Revelation 5:13) Philippians 2:7b-8, And when he had come as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death-even to death on a …

11/17/19 No Black Sheep in Heaven

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No Black Sheep in Heaven Matthew 25:31-46   1. Son of Man Comes – a. As Yahweh. (Matthew 25:31, Zechariah 13:5, 1 Thessalonians 4:16) Zechariah 14:5, You will flee by my mountain valley, for the valley of the mountains will extend to Azal. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of King Uzziah of Judah. …

11/10/19 Great Expectations!

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Great Expectations! Matthew 25:14-30   1. The Master: a. Has Expectations of His Servants Based Upon Their Capacity. (Matthew 25:15, 1 Corinthians 12:7) 1 Corinthians 12:7, A manifestation of the Spirit is given to each person for the common good. b. Has Expectations of His Servants to Utilize The “Talents” Given Them. (Matthew 25:15, 19, 27, 1 Peter 4:10) 1 …

11/03/19 Be Prepared…Still???

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Be Prepared…Still??? Matthew 24:45-25:13 1. Faithful Servants Will Be Found Faithful During the Return of Jesus. (Matthew 24:45-51, 1 John 2:3-6) 1 John 2:3-6, This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commands. The one who says, “I have come to know him,” and yet doesn’t keep his commands, is a liar, and the truth …

10/27/19 Be Prepared!

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Be Prepared! Matthew 24:36-44 1. The Coming of Jesus Will Occur When We Aren’t Expecting It! (Matthew 24:36-39, Philippians 2:5-8, 2 Timothy 4:3-4) Philippians 2:5-8, Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited. Instead he emptied himself by assuming the form …