SERMON SEEDS
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SERMON SEEDS

Q26 – THE WEEK OF JULY 7, 2018

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MATTHEW 22:1-14 – DRESSED FOR THE WEDDING

 

Eight Things Not to Wear to a Wedding - Cosmopolitan Magazine.

 

“Weddings these days have fewer and fewer rules because couples are just more progressive than they used to be. That's great! Still, while you have a lot more freedom than you may have had 10 years or so ago, there are a few things to remember while getting dressed to be respectful of the ceremony and the people getting married. Let's get into it, shall we?”

 

  1. DON’T WEAR WHITE!
  2. LEAVE THE SWEATS AT HOME
  3. DENIM = NO!
  4. SAY BYE TO SHORTS, GUYS
  5. COVER YOUR SHOULDERS WHEN APPLICABLE
  6. CARGO PANTS ARE NOT OKAY
  7. DON’T GO AGAINST THE DRESS CODE - Don't wear a tux or a ballgown to a backyard wedding — in that case, it’s better to keep it casual.
  8. RIPS AND WHOLES, EVEN INTENTIONAL ONES, DO NOT BELONG https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/fashion/advice/a4503/what-not-to-wear-at-wedding/

If in 2018 Cosmopolitan Magazine tells us etiquette for a wedding, is it unreasonable for us to think that there is a dress code for admission to Heaven?

And if we would not want to offend the bride on earth, why would should we attempt to enter God’s presence improperly clothed?

In Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus tells a parable about a Wedding Feast for a King’s Son. It is similar to, but not the same as, the parable recorded in Luke 14:16-24.

Vss. 1-10 – Explain the Parable, verse by verse.

The Garment Provided – Vs. 11

The King was providing the wedding Garment.

God provides ours because of our uncleanness. Isaiah 64:6, Isaiah 61:10, Romans 3:21-25,

The Garment Purchased – Vs. 11

Isaiah 53:4-6, 1 Peter 1:19-21

The Garment Put On or Accepted

Philippians 3:7-10, Romans 5:1, Revelation 19:7-8, Titus 3:3-8

The Garment Passed Over or Rejected – Vss. 11-14

1 John 5:11-12

 

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JEREMIAH 15:16 – A WORTHY PASSION

 

 

What are you passionate about?  The pictures on the screen indicate some of the things that might be on your list.

 

  • Are you passionate about hunting and/or fishing?
  • Are you passionate about the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, or Steelers?
  • Are you passionate about your job?
  • Are you passionate about retirement? I am! Never been happier!
  • Are you passionate about your children or your grandchildren?
  • Are you passionate about ice cream and/or other desserts?
  • Are you passionate about some favorite food?
  • Are you passionate over your wife or husband?
  • Are you passionate over a certain special guy or girl?
  • Are you passionate about being an American?

 

It is okay to a point to be passionate about some or all of the things that we mentioned.  There are other passions which are not good at all.

  • Some people are passionately racist.
  • Some people are passionately militant.
  • Some people allow their sexual passions to rule them.
  • Some people are passionate about bad habits.
  • Some people hate passionately, as we discovered this past week, when a young man murdered 33 people, including himself.
  • We will all be passionate about some things
  • Some passions will last a life time.

 

I think it would be a shame to not have within your life at least one passion that is worthwhile.  I’m talking about a passion that is positive, that is helpful, that is beneficial.

 

I’m talking about a passion that is worthy of all the time, thought, and energy we put into something that we are passionate about.

 

There was an Old Testament Prophet by the name of Jeremiah.  He was called to minister to the people of Judah, the Southern Kingdom of Israel in a time of Spiritual and moral decay.  In fact, during Jeremiah’s time Jerusalem fell and many Jewish people went into captivity. 

 

God had warned the people through Jeremiah and others that judgment was coming.  He called for repentance, for a turning back to God.

 

Jeremiah did not have an easy time of it. He was persecuted. He was ignored. He was accused of not speaking of God and of lying.  And most times when the people did ask for advice from God through him, they didn’t believe or do what Jeremiah told them.

 

Jeremiah was often burdened for his people. He’s been called “The Weeping Prophet”.  He often suffered personally.

 

What kept Jeremiah going?  Why didn’t he just “throw in the towel?” Of course the fact that He was serving God helped.  The fact that God had called him kept Him going as well.

 

There was another thing that kept Jeremiah going.  It was a worthy passion.  It is a passion so worthy that I have decided to make it a passion of mine. 

 

Jeremiah 15:16 (KJV) 16 - Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

 

Thy words… 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21

 

Thy words were found…

God’s Word is all around. It’s available.

But it is up to you find it.

 

Thy words were found and I did eat them…     

 

So how do we get nourishment from God’s Word?

  • We need to bite it. Take a portion in.
  • We need to chew it. Think about what it means.
  • We need to swallow it.  Make it part of our lives.
  • We need to digest it.  When we have digested God’s Word we have chosen to obey it.
  • Memorization and Meditation is the key. Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:1-3, Psalm 119:15-16
  • Psalm 119:11 – Good purpose for meditation.

 

Jeremiah 15:16 - Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart…

 

  • The joy of obedience
  • The joy of God’s peace – Isaiah 26:3
  • The joy of answered prayer.  John 14:13-14
  • The joy that comes with being filled with God’s Word.

Colossians 3:16

  • The joy that comes God’s Spiritual blessings. Eph. 1:3

   

…for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.

John 1:12, Galatians 4:6-7

 

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1 KINGS 18:17-40 – THE CONFRONTING PROPHET

GOOD (FAITHFUL) SERVANT FOR BAD TIMES #5

  • Why do pastors, preachers, and Bible Teachers need to be confrontational sometimes?
  • Why do Christians, in general, need to be confrontational sometimes? Galatians 6:1-2
  • Why is it difficult to confront people?

The Prophet Elijah had confronted King Ahab, telling him there would be no rain until he (Elijah) said so. After over 3 years it was now time for Elijah to confront Ahab, the Children of Israel, false religion, and false prophets.

ELIJAH CONFRONTS AHAB – Vss. 17-19

  • Vs. 17 – Notice how easy it is to blame others when something is our own fault. We should be quick to be honest about what is our own fault. Ezekiel 33:17
  • Vs. 18 – Elijah corrects Ahab and identifies the problem.
  • Vs. 19 – Elijah calls for a public confrontation before Israel and Jezebel’s prophets.

ELIJAH CONFRONTS ISRAEL – Vss. 20-24

  • Vs. 21 – Notice that Elijah is accusing the people of being “wishy-washy”.
  • Vss. 22-25 – Elijah proposed a contest to show who the true God was. Humanly speaking, who had the advantage and why?

 

ELIJAH CONFRONTS FALSE PROPHETS – Vss. 25-29

  • Elijah was challenging the very existence of Baal.
  • Vs. 28 – Notice Elijah’s sarcasm. Was it justified?
  • Vs. 29 – There was no response from Heaven, proving that the god didn’t exist.

 

ELIJAH CONFRONTS FALSE GODS – Vss. 30-40

  • Vs. 30 – Notice Elijah invited close observation of what he was doing.
  • Vss. 31-32a – The first thing he did was to rebuild the altar of the Lord.
  • Vss. 32b-35 – Why did Elijah douse the offering with water three times?
  • Vss. 36-37 – Notice the motives for Elijah wanting God to answer his prayers.
  • Vs. 38 – Notice God’s quick and thorough response.
  • Vs. 39 – Notice the response of the people.
  • Vs. 40 – Why did God have the false prophets killed?

 

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PSALM 47 – OUR OF WONDERFUL GOD

 

THE POWER OF GOD - Vss. 1-3

THE PLAN OF GOD - Vs. 4

THE PRAISE OF GOD - Vss. 5-7

THE PREEMINENCE OF GOD - Vss. 8-9

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MATTHEW 15:29-39, MATTHEW 14:14-21 – STILL!

 

There are two recorded instances of the Lord Jesus feeding large crowds.

In Matthew 14:14-21 the feeding of the five thousand is recorded.

In Matthew 15:29-39 the feeding of the four thousand is recorded.

There were several things still true for both miracles.

 

JESUS STILL HAD COMPASSION – Matthew 15:29-32, Matthew 14:13-16

 

THE DISCIPLES STILL DIDN'T GET IT - Matthew 15:33, Matthew 14:17

They didn't realize that they, with Jesus power, could feed the multitude.

 

JESUS STILL USED WHAT WAS AVAILABLE - Matthew 15:34, Matthew 14:17-18

 

JESUS STILL WORKED IN ORDERLY FASHION - Matthew 15:35-36, Matthew 14:19

 

THERE WAS STILL PLENTY OF FOOD WITH LEFTOVERS - Matthew 15:37-38, Matthew 14:20-21

 

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MARK 3 – CHOICE IN ACTION

MARK FOR MEN – A COMPLETE SET OF STUDY NOTES

LESSON #4

THINK ABOUT IT!

  • In what ways is it nice to have freedom of choice?
  • What is the hardest choice you ever made?
  • When can freedom of choice be harmful?
  • Who was the best at making right choices? Why?

 

REVIEW

In Acts 2 we saw Jesus taking "Action on the Issues". In verses 18-28, we saw the Pharisees brining up issues that were brought on by their legalism.

THE FASTING ISSUE - Vss. 18-22

THE SABBATH ISSUE - Vss. 23-28

 

In Mark 3 there are many people shown making choices. Some of the choices were good, some were bad.

I. CHOICE TO HEAL - Vss. 1-6

A. THE SCENE SET - Vss. 1-2

  • What were they watching for? Why?
  • What should they have been watching for?
  • In what situations should we be careful not to have a critical spirit?

 

B. THE MASTER QUESTIONS - Vss. 3-4

  • What is the implication if we don't do good on Sabbath Days?

C. THE MASTER RESPONDS IN ANGER - Vs. 5

  • Why was Jesus angry?
  • Does Jesus ever get angry with us for the same reason? When?

 

D. THE PHARISEES CONSPIRE - Vs. 6

  • Why did the "establishment" choose to hate Jesus and conspire against Him?

 

II. CHOICE TO BE HEALED - Vss. 7-12

 

A. WITHDRAWAL TO THE SEA - Vs. 7

 

B. GATHERING OF A MULTITUDE - Vss. 7-9

  • What was the attitude of the crowd around Jesus?
  • Why was there a boat ready?

 

C. HEALING OF MANY - Vss. 10-12

  • Why were the demons making such a fuss? What does this tell you about the authority of the Lord Jesus?

 

III. CHOICE OF THE TWELVE - Vss. 13-19

 

A. THE CALL - Vs. 13

 

B. THE PURPOSE OF THE CALL - Vss. 14-15

  1. That they would be with Him. Vs. 14
  2. That He would send them forth. Vss. 14-15
  • What does Jesus teach us about the training and commissioning of missionaries and church leaders? See 1 Timothy 2:1-2

 

IV. CHOICES OF UNBELIEF - Vss. 20-30

 

A. THE SANITY ISSUE - Vss. 20-21

  • In all likelihood, this was Jesus' family coming to get Him. Why did the family think Jesus was crazy? Do you think the family was acting out of malice, embarrassment, or concern?
  • The family's story will continue in verse 31, after a brief aside by Dr. Luke.

 

B. The BEELZEBUB ISSUE - Vss. 22-30

  1. The Charge - Vss. 22-23
  2. The Answer - Vss. 24-27
  3. The Warning - Vss. 28-30
  • What was the accusation of the Pharisees?
  • What did Jesus say to show that the charge was ridiculous?
  • What is the "unpardonable sin"?
  • How would you answer someone who thinks they might have committed it?

 

V. THE CHOICE OF FAMILY - Vss. 31-35

 

A. PHYSICAL FAMILY CALLS - Vss. 31-32

 

B. SPIRITUAL FAMILY INTRODUCED - Vss. 33-35

  • What must I do to be related to Jesus?
  • Why is obedience so important to the Lord Jesus?

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JAMES 3:1-12 – TONGUE-TIED

 

It was my first wedding. The bride was 60 something. The groom was 70 something.

They decided on a full church wedding.  To say I was nervous is probably an understatement.

As I was giving a little devotional to the new couple I tried to quote part of Ephesians 4:26, "Don't let the sun go down upon your wrath."  Instead, I said "Don't end the day without having a fight!"

Talk about being tongue-tied, using my tongue in a wrong way, I succeeded!

 

James gives us a very serious warning in our text.  All people end up getting tongue-tied at one time or another.  We are all guilty of misusing the tongue.

 

THE IMPORTANT TONGUE - Vss. 1-4

The tongue, although small, is important.  There should not be an over abundance of teachers (masters), because they will receive greater judgment (condemnation).  Those who teach others are judged by a higher standard than those who are not teachers.

 

James gives two examples of small things being important.  He refers to the bit placed in a horse's mouth, and the rudder (helm) which steers a boat.  Both small things accomplish great results. 

 

THE INFLAMED TONGUE - Vss. 5-6

"The tongue is a fire!"

 

THE INCONSISTENT TONGUE - Vss. 9-12

 

THE IMPOSSIBLE TONGUE - Vss. 7-8

(I make this point last, because the solution to the problem is found here.)

No man can tame the tongue! Only God can!

First we need to trust Christ as Savior.

Next we need to turn the control of the tongue over to Him.

Romans 13:14 - "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof."

Galatians 2:20 - "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."

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