SERMON SEEDS
February 20, 2019, 6:44 PM

SERMON SEEDS FOR THE WEEK OF 2/18/19


SERMON SEEDS

R5 – THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2019

 

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LUKE 19:45-20:19 – WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE?

Jesus came into Jerusalem presenting Himself as the Messiah, the fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9. Luke 19: 28-40

Those in authority, the chief priests and elders of the people felt that there authority was being threatened.

Use of Authority – 19:45-48

Isaiah 56:7, Jeremiah 7:11

Question of Authority – 20:1-8

Jesus had claimed authority from God all along. John attested to that authority. John 10:22-30, John 3:25-30

Struggle for Authority – 20:9-19

Psalm 118:22-23

Applications:

  1. Luke 19:45-48 – If you are a Christian, your body is the temple of God. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20                                                                                                                                                           Your temple is a place of prayer. Keep it clean for the sake of effective praying. 1 Timothy 2:8

 

  1.  Luke 20:1-8 – Jesus has the authority to tell you what to do through His Word and His Holy Spirit. Be sensitive to this authority and act accordingly.

 

  1. Luke 20:9-19 – Don’t reject the authority of the Lord Jesus in your life. If He’s not your Lord and Savior, He must be trusted as such. Romans 10:9-10                                                                   If He is your Lord and Savior, make sure, He’s in charge. We will all give account to Him.                                   Revelation 20:11-15, 2 Corinthians 5:10

 

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LUKE 20:19-44 – THE WISDOM OF JESUS

 

Who is the wisest man who ever lived? Solomon was until Jesus left Heaven and arrived on earth.

As in our day, people in Jesus’ day questioned His authority. Last week, we saw the leadership of Israel question the authority of Jesus, not liking it when He made a Messianic announcement on Palm Sunday and cleansed the temple of their graft! He told a parable that obviously was against them. This led to their desire to kill him. Luke 20:19

Vs. 20 – They watched Him, wanting to catch him in his words and discredit Him. They tried and failed because Jesus is the wisdom of God, because He is God! John 1:14

WISDOM CONCERNING RESPONSIBILITIES – Luke 20:20-26

We are to give to the government what is the government’s, and to God what is God’s.

Romans 13:1-7, 1 Corinthians 8:6

WISDOM CONCERNING RESURRECTION – Luke 20:27-40

Levirate Marriage

The source of their error – Matthew 22:29

John 1:12-13, 1 John 3:1-3

WISDOM CONCERNING RELATIONSHIP – Luke 20:41-44  

Descendant of David, but God the Son – Philippians 2:5-11

 

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LUKE 21:5-19 – HANG IN THERE!

 

Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl, One was an optimistic soul, But the other took a gloomy view, We shall drown he cried, without more ado! So with a last despairing cry, He flung up his legs and said, “Goodbye!”

Said the (other) frog with a merry grin, I can’t get out, but I won’t give in, I’ll just swim around till my strength is spent, Then I will die the more content. Bravely he swam till it did seem, His paddling (I changed the word from stuggling) began to churn the cream. On top of the butter at last he stepped, And out of the bowl at last he leapt.

What of the moral? Tis easily found, “If you can’t get out… Keep swimming around!!!!! Or “Hang in There!”

You have heard or said the words “Hang in There” many times!

We can hear Jesus say “Hang in There” as we listen to Him describe signs that are true now but will be even more prevalent as we approach His Second Coming. http://www.greatexpectations.org/Websites/greatexpectations/images/pdf/practices/enthusiasm/TWO%20FROGS.pdf

Vss. 5-6 – Jesus predicts the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. but also looks beyond that to His second coming.

Vs. 7 – What Jesus tells the disciples is true now, but will intensify during the Tribulation period of 7 years which precedes His coming. Because all of these are around today, they could happen to us. Jesus summary statement in verse 19 behooves us to “Hang in There!”

 

THERE WILL BE DECEPTION – Vs. 8

2 Timothy 3:1-9 – See list of false Christs on Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_messiah_claimants

THERE WILL BE WAR AND TALK OF WAR – Vss. 9-10

Military conflict took place in every year of the 20th Century. WW I, II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraq to name a few. Threats of war always talked about.

THERE WILL BE NATURAL DISASTERS – Vs. 11

Hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, blizzards, ice storms, floods, and wild fires will all be with us. But things will be worse in the Great tribulation.

THERE WILL BE PERSECUTION – Vs. 12

2 Timothy 3:12, John 15:18-21, Stephen, James, Paul, https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/january/50-worst-christian-persecution-open-doors-world-watch-list.html

THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITY – Vss. 13-15

Asia Bibi

THERE WILL BE BETRAYAL AND HATRED – Vss. 16-17

Hebrews 13:2

THERE WILL ETERNAL PRESERVATION – Vss. 18-19

John 10:27-30

SO, HANG IN THERE!

 

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PSALM 91 – ON THE MOVE or MOVING ON

 

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

 

Life is full of changes. We move on physically, emotionally, and mentally.

 

According to this verse, we need to be on the move on spiritually as well. We need to move on!

 

MOVE IN! - He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High...

 

You have a physical dwelling place, a home where you spend most of your time.

If you are a Christian, you are invited to move into the presence of God.  You are to dwell in His presence.

 

You move into God's presence through:

Prayer - John 15:7

Praise - Hebrews 13:15-16

Scripture Reading - 2 Timothy 2:15

Memorization and Meditation on God's Word - Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:2, Psalm 119:97-100

Fellowship - Matthew 18:20, Hebrews 10:24-25

 

MOVE UP! - He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High...

 

It is a secret place.  Only those who know Christ find it.  Only those who confess sin find it. (Psalm 119:18, Psalm 32:5)  Only those who seek it, find it. (Psalm 27:8).

 

It is a step up to communion with our Great High Priest. Hebrews 4:14-16

It is a step up above sin, above the world, and above worry.

 

MOVE UNDER! - He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

 

The shadow is protection. There's more protection for the person who dwells in the secret place of the most high.  As he stays focused on the Lord, He will have peace (Isaiah 26:3). As he gives his problems to the Lord, he will have peace (Philippians 4:6-7). We will be protected from anxiety and worry!  We will relax in the truths of Psalm 121

 

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MARK 15 – CULMINATING ACTIONS – PART 2

MARK FOR MEN – A COMPLETE SET OF STUDY NOTES - LESSON #17

THINK ABOUT IT!

  • What excites you most about Jesus dying on the cross?
  • What disturbs you most about Jesus suffering on the cross?
  • What character or group of characters (other than the Lord Himself) grabs your attention when you think about the events of Good Friday? Why?
  • We are studying the second chapter of culminating actions in the life of our Lord and Savior. In chapter 15 of Mark we see the events concerning the crucifixion of Christ.

ACCUSATION - Vss. 1-5

  • Why was there a morning consultation of the whole council?
  • Note that Jesus never denied his identity as the Messiah and as the Son of God.
  • Why was Jesus silent when accused before Pilate? Vss. 3-5, Isaiah 53:7

REJECTION - Vss. 6-15

  • What made Barabbas more desirable to the crowd than Jesus?
  • What made the chief priests so vicious against Jesus? Vs. 11
  • What made Pilate hesitant to condemn Jesus to death?
  • What was Pilate’s biggest mistake? Vs. 15

HUMILIATION - Vss. 15-33

A. From the Soldiers – Vss. 6-21

  • Why does the scourging of Jesus make us wonder about the sincerity of Pilate?
  • In what specific ways was Jesus humiliated by the soldiers?
  • How do non-Christians humiliate Jesus today?
  • What does verse 21 imply about Simon of Cyrenia?
  • Why did Jesus refuse to drink?

B. On The Cross – Vss. 22-33

  • Why were the Jewish leaders indignant over the accusation written above Jesus’ cross? John 19:19-22
  • Who took time to revile Jesus on the Cross? Do we know that any of these repented? Luke 23:39-43
  • Why the darkness? Vs. 33
  • SEPARATION - Vss. 34-36
  • Who was Jesus separated from? Why?
  • Why is this separation the greatest act of love in all history? 2 Corinthians 5:21

VINDICATION - Vss. 37-38

  • How do we know that the tearing of the temple veil was a supernatural event?
  • What is the significance of the tearing of the veil?

ACCLAMATION - Vs. 39

  • What did the Centurion see that the Jewish Leadership failed to see?
  • What do you think convinced the Centurion?

ATTENTION - Vss. 40-47

  • From The Loyal Ladies – Vss. 40-41
  • To His Burial – Vss. 42-47
  • How will Joseph of Arimathaea always be remembered? John 19:38
  • What motivated Joseph to do what he did? Do you think this was his “coming out”?
  • Is there really such a thing as a secret disciple?

 

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ROMANS 12:3-8 – GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE LOCAL CHURCH

A COMPLETE SUNDAY SCHOOL OR BIBLE STUDY LESSON

 

  • What are some of the things you want from this church?
  • What are some of the things that other people want from this church or other local churches?
  • Why might the title of this study be disturbing to some?
  • Does God want you to get the most out of church? Why? How?
  • React to this statement: “In order to receive you must give.”

 

For us to get the most out of our bodies every part of the body must be functioning properly.  In order for us to get the most out of the local church, each participant must be functioning properly. In Romans 12:3-8 we find three principles, which when followed by the whole church, will guarantee that each of us will get the most out of the local church.

BACKGROUND – Vss. 1-2

  • What will church be like when each person acts like a living sacrifice?
  • How will each Christian having a “renewed” mind affect a local congregation?
  • How will proving what is “…that good and acceptable, and perfect will of God” effect the community in which a church resides?
  • When each Christian in the local congregation is following Romans 12:1-2, putting verses 3-8 into practice will be much easier.

THE PRINCIPLE OF INTROSPECTION – Vs. 3

  • Paul appeals to the church based on the “grace” that was given to him. This grace made him an Apostle in the local church. See Romans 1:1-5, 1 Timothy 1:12-14
  • Paul is setting the example of a humble evaluation of one’s gifts.
  • When it comes to one’s gifts and abilities why do many people over evaluate them?
  • How is this over evaluation of gifts a problem in the local church?
  • How is the under evaluation of one’s gifts also a problem? 
  • Why do Christians often tend not to use their gifts or even try to find out what they are?
  • How do you handle a person who thinks he’s more gifted than he is?
  • How do you handle a person who claims not to have gifts?
  • How do you handle a person who doesn’t want to use their gifts?
  • What does it mean to “think soberly” about our gifts?
  • What part does faith have in the evaluation of our gifts?

THE PRINCIPLE OF INTEGRATION – Vss. 4-5

  • How is your eye different from you knee, or your nose different from your hand?
  • How are your thumb, ears, and brain integrated into your body?
  • What happens when part of your body is not doing its job?
  • It is ridiculous to think of every member of our body as having the same function.  It is equally ridiculous to think of each member of Christ’s body as having the same function.
  • Just as our body is integrated with each part working together to compliment the other, so the church is integrated with each person’s giftedness designed to contribute to the well being of the church.
  • What happens when a member of the church is not doing their job?
  • Each person needs to discover what his or her gifts are and integrate them into Christ’s body, the church.
  • How does one discover his or her gifts?

THE PRINCIPLE OF INITIATION – Vss. 6-8

  • Paul wants us to initiate or start the use of our gifts and then to keep on using them.
  • Every spiritual gift given to a Christian is a result of God’s sovereign grace.  God has given each of us at least one spiritual gift which we do not deserve.  Because they come out of His grace, He has chosen our gifts for us.
  • We should not complain or pout if we seem to be less gifted than others.  He has uniquely gifted each of us to be integrated into His body.  We are only responsible for the gifts we have.  With more gifts comes more responsibility.  Luke 12:48
  • Paul now gives a list of seven gifts.  These are not all the spiritual gifts mentioned in the Scriptures, but they are a good place to begin in evaluating what our gifts are.
  • Prophesy – Is speaking for God.  Today it is the preaching of God’s Word.  Old and New Testament prophets proclaimed boldly their message from God.  The preacher today is to do the same. 2 Timothy 4:2
  • Ministry (Service) – What are some of the wide variety of gifts that fall under the gift of “service”?
  • Teaching – What are some of the different styles of teaching?  Why are teachers of the word vital? Why should the pastor have some ability in teaching? What qualities does a good teacher have?
  • Exhortation – An exhorter is an encourager.  He is one who, like the Holy Spirit who empowers him, “comes alongside to help”.  What makes a person a good encourager?
  • Giving – Everyone is to give (2 Corinthians 9:7), but there are some who are gifted in this area.  They are to give with “simplicity”, or simply. They are not to make a show about their giving.  Some translations say that the giver is to give generously. This too, is true.
  • Ruling – When a person has the gift of ruling, he is able to provide leadership.  Not all leaders in the church are members of the church board.  Many ministries need those who will lead.  If God has gifted you as a leader you are to be diligent in the job you have been given.
  • Mercy – What is involved in showing mercy?  Why is cheerfulness an important ingredient?
  • You might have noticed that each of these “gifts” are qualities that should be parts in some degree to every Christian’s life. (For instance, we all should give and show mercy.)  While we should use all of these qualities at one time or another, the person who is gifted in a particular area should develop his or her gift.

 

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EPHESIANS 4:25-32 – PRACICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING

 

Christianity is a very practical faith.  After coming to know Christ as Savior, we are to conduct ourselves in a practical, Godly way. Paul gives us some tips for practical Christian living in these verses.

 

BE TRUTHFUL Vs. 25

 

BE TAME Vss. 26-27, 29

Anger should be under control.

Our speech should be edifying instead of being destructive.

 

BE TRUSTWORTHY Vs. 28

 

BE  TENDER Vss. 30-32

We should be those who do not grieve the Spirit of God, but practice forgiveness. We should forgive as we have been forgiven.

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