SERMON SEEDS
April 16, 2019, 10:30 AM

SERMON SEEDS FOR THE WEEK OF 4/15/19


SERMON SEEDS

R13 – THE WEEK OF APRIL 15, 2019

THIS WEEK – SERMON OUTLINES FOR

GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER.

 

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LUKE 23:33-46 – THE WAY OF THE CROSS LEADS HOME

THE WAY OF THE LEADS HOME – JESSIE B. POUNDS

  1. I must needs go home by the way of the cross,
    There’s no other way but this;
    I shall ne’er get sight of the Gates of Light,
    If the way of the cross I miss.
    • Refrain:
      The way of the cross leads home,
      The way of the cross leads home;
      It is sweet to know, as I onward go,
      The way of the cross leads home.
  2. I must needs go on in the blood-sprinkled way,
    The path that the Savior trod,
    If I ever climb to the heights sublime,
    Where the soul is at home with God.
  • This hymn by Jesse B. Pounds is a good reminder for all folks. There is only one way “home” to Heaven, and it is through faith in Jesus Christ’s Work on the cross for salvation, and His Resurrection from the dead. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
  • Here is an interesting thought: The Way of the Cross was the way for Jesus back to Heaven. For Him, the Way of the Cross led home.
  • In order to redeem us, to make a way for us to enter Heaven, He had to go by way of the cross. It was the only way! Luke 22:41-44.
  • We continue to tell The Story of Jesus according to the Gospel of Luke, and this Morning we see Jesus on the Cross, headed for home.
  • Three of Jesus’ “Seven Last Words” spoken from the Cross are found here. They speak of His progress on the way home.
  • There is the Way of Forgiveness
  • There is the Way of Assurance
  • There is the Way of Trust 

THE WAY OF FORGIVENESS – Luke 23:32-38

Luke 6:27-28, Isaiah 53:12, 1 Peter 2:23-24

Example of Steven – Acts 7:59-60

Colossians 3:13

 

THE WAY OF ASSURANCE – Luke 23:39-43

This thief:

  1. Knew he was a sinner who deserved to die.Vss. 39-41
  2. Knew Jesus was innocent - Vs. 41
  3. Knew Jesus was the Messiah – Vs. 42
  4. Reached out to Him by faith – Vs. 42
  5. Was assured of immediate presence with Jesus in Paradise - Vs. 43

THE WAY OF TRUST – Luke 23:44-46

Vs. 44 – Matthew 27:45-46

Vs. 45 – Hebrews 10:19-23

Vs. 46 – Philippians 1:21

Matthew 11:28-30 – A yoke of trust, submission, and obedience. It is the way to rest for our souls.

 

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ISAIAH 53 – BENEATH THE CROSS OF JESUS

 

Isaiah 53 is the definitive Old Testament passage on the sufferings of The

Lord Jesus Christ. Written 700 years before Christ, this prophecy gives us

in vivid detail a description of the work of Christ on Calvary.

 

Christ, The Servant Vss. 1-2

Christ, The Sorrowful Vs. 3

Christ, The Substitute Vss. 4-6

Christ, The Sufferer Vss. 7-9

Christ, The Satisfied Vss. 10-12

Christ, The Savior Vs. 11 - "...by his knowledge shall my righteous

servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities."

 

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MATTHEW 27:34-51 - PARTED

 

In this passage there are 3 things which are "parted", torn, or separated.

 

THE PARTED GARMENTS - Vss. 34-35 - THE SHAME OF THE CROSS

It was terrible that they publicly humiliated Jesus with the lowest possible

form of execution, crucifixion. But to add insult the soldiers parted his

garments, or divided them among themselves.

 

THE PARTED FELLOWSHIP - Vss. 45-49 - THE SORROW OF THE CROSS

This was the only time Jesus was "forsaken" by God the Father.

The punishment for our sins, He had to bear on His own.

 

THE PARTED VEIL - Vss. 50-51 - THE SUCCESS OF THE CROSS

A thick veil surrounded the "Holy of Holies". Inside represented the place

where God dwelled. The veil separated between God and man, and only the high

priest entered. That entrance was only once a year. When the veil was torn

it was torn from top to bottom. God tore the veil! Christ's death

symbolized open access to the presence of God for all that come through His

Son.

 

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MARK 15 – THE FINAL HOURS

 

Mark tells us of the last hours of Jesus by telling us about:

 

PILATE'S RELUCTANT CONSENT - Vss. 1-15

Pilate gave in to the demands of the Jewish leaders.

He tired to find a way to not crucify Jesus, but in the end yielded to their

demands.

 

THE SOLDIERS' REPULSIVE CONDUCT - Vss. 16-28

They mocked and beat Him. Vss. 15-18

They crucified Him. Vss.19-28

 

THE PEOPLE'S REBELLIOUS CHALLENGE - Vss. 29-32

Those who didn't believe on Him challenged Him to come off the cross.

Staying on the cross secured forgiveness for all that trust Him as Savior.

 

THE SAVIOR'S RIGHTEOUS CONQUEST - Vss. 33-38

Our Lord died for our sins and secured forgiveness.

The torn veil showed that God had accepted Jesus' sacrifice, and that there

was now, through Jesus, access into the Father's presence.

 

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JOHN 19:30 – IT IS FINISHED!

 

There is always a sense of satisfaction when a job is done. When we can add

the word "finished" to a task at work, at home or church, it is a real

relief! I am glad to say that Dottie and I sent our children to Christian

Schools. But I am also glad to say that there was a day when I was finished

paying the bills. When our anything productive is completed, it is nice to

say "Finished!" When an unpleasant chapter in life is over, it is also good

when we can say, "Finished!"

 

"It is finished!" were words uttered by our Lord Jesus on the cross. His

task was completed.

He had done all that His Father had sent Him to do. There was nothing

overlooked. Every detail was attended to.

 

Of course, the words "It is finished" certainly refer to the atoning work of

Christ on the cross. Everything that needed to be done was done to secure

salvation. But the words "It is finished" can be placed over every part of

Jesus' life.

 

IT IS FINISHED MEANS:

 

1. EVERY APPOINTMENT KEPT

Before Christ ever set foot on this earth, I believe he had appointments

scheduled for Him. He was better than any doctor, any pastor, and any

salesman, at keeping every appointment. Here are some of the appointments

that he kept:

 

Bethlehem- Micah 5:2

Nicodemus - John 3

The Woman at the Well - John 4

The Rich Young Ruler Mark 10:17-22

Zachaeus - Luke 19:1-10

Jerusalem - Luke 19:28-40, Zechariah 9:9

Calvary - Isaiah 53

 

2. EVERY MIRACLE PERFORMED

The Water Was Turned Into Wine - John 2

Many Blind Men Saw. Examples - Luke 18:35-43, John 9

Five Thousand Were Fed - John 6

The Sea Was Calmed During the Storm. - Luke 8

Lazarus Was Raised From The Dead. - John 11

Jesus Was Transfigured. Matthew 17

 

3. EVERY LESSON TAUGHT

The Sermon on the Mount - Matthew 5-7

The "Bread of Life" - John 6

The "Light of the World" - John 9

The "Good Shepherd" - John 10

The Olivet Discourse - Matthew 24-25

The Upper Room Discourse - John 13-16

 

4. EVERY PROPHECY FULFILLED

Concerning His Birth - Micah 5:2, Isaiah 7&9:6

Concerning His Life - Isaiah 61:1-2a, Luke 4:16-21

Concerning His Death - Psalm 22: 1,14,18, Isaiah 53

 

5. EVERY SIN PAID FOR.

Not one sin was missed.

Not one offense overlooked.

Nothing was left out!

The work of Christ is complete. Romans 6:19, Hebrews 9:27-28, Hebrews 10:14

 

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MARK 16 – THE GREATNESS OF EASTER

Easter is a great holiday. Mark shows us some of the greatness of Easter.

 

THE GREAT KINDNESS Vss. 1-3

The women come to the tomb to anoint his body.

 

THE GREAT DISCOVERY Vss.4-5

The tomb is empty!

 

THE GREAT ANNOUNCEMENT Vss. 6-8

"He is not here!"

 

THE GREAT APPEARANCES Vss. 9-14

Mary Magdalene Vss. 9-11

Disciples on Road to Emmaus Vss. 12-13

The Eleven Vs. 14

 

THE GREAT COMMISSION Vss. 15-18

 

THE GREAT CONCLUSION Vss. 19-20

The Ascension. Vs. 19

The preaching of the Gospel. Vs. 20

 

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LUKE 24:13-45 – JESUS DREW NEAR

 

When Jesus rose from the dead He ministered to hurting people.

He appeared to Mary Magdalene who was hurting because of the loss of her

Master.

He appeared to Peter who was hurting because he had denied his Lord three

times.

He appeared to 10 of the disciples who were hurting because they ran when

Jesus was arrested.

He appeared to Thomas who was hurting because of his unbelief.

He appeared to as many as 500 disciples at one time. Many of these would

have been hurting for some reason.

As we see our text, Jesus also appeared to two of His followers on the Road

to Emmaus. They were also hurting. It says in Luke 24:15, "Jesus himself

drew near, and went with them."

Even today, when we are hurting, we find that Jesus draws near."

 

JESUS DRAWS NEAR DURING CONFUSION - Vss. 1-14

Jesus drew near to these disciples during confusing times. Just that week

they probably had been involved with Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

Then there was the betrayal, arrest, trial, conviction and crucifixion of

their Lord.

Added to this were the events of Verses 1-14. These men were certainly

confused!

It is during our times of confusion that Jesus will draw near to help us.

When we hurt because of sickness, death, marital or family problems,

financial difficulties or employment or school problems, Jesus will draw

near to help us. Matthew 11:28-30, Romans 8:38-39, Hebrews 13:5

 

JESUS DRAWS NEAR WITH CONCERN - Vss. 15-17

He wanted to know why the disciples were sad.

He was desirous to help.

Even today, Jesus is present, always ready to listen and always concerned.

Hebrews 4:15-16, 1 Peter 5:7,

 

JESUS DRAWS NEAR WITH CORRECTION - Vss. 18-27

Notice that Jesus listened to their concerns and then corrected them!

He taught them about Himself so that they would better understand the events

that had just taken place.

As we pray and study our Bibles during times of trouble, Jesus will correct

us as well, and put us on the right path. 2 Timothy 3:16

 

JESUS DRAWS NEAR WITH COMFORT - Vss. 28-35

These disciples were comforted by Jesus' appearance. Vs. 31

Actually as Jesus taught the Scriptures to them their hearts "burned". This

was a good heartburn. Vs. 32

Notice how quickly they shared their comfort with others.

Jesus will comfort us. As we get into the Word of God and prayer, we will

see Him clearly and be comforted.

 

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JOHN 20:1-23 – HE IS RISEN

 

DIFFICULTY OF AN EMPTY TOMB Vss. 1-10

DISCOVERY OF A RISEN SAVIOR Vss. 11-18

 

DISCLOSURE TO LOYAL DISCIPLES Vss. 19-23

 

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JOHN 21:1-18 – FISHING LESSONS

 

Jesus had promised to make the disciples "fishers of men". Matthew 4:19

This post-resurrection appearance can be applied to winning souls for Him.

 

DON'T FISH WITHOUT CHRIST - Vss. 1-6

The disciples went fishing without Jesus and caught nothing.

With Jesus' help the nets were full.

We can't expect to win souls to Christ without His enabling power. John 15:5

 

DON'T FRET OVER THE CATCH - Vss. 7-11

Often when we lead souls to Christ we worry about the sincerity of the decision and the consistency of the converts.  Just as the net held all the flesh, the Lord Jesus holds all those that sincerely trust in Him.  John 10:27-31

 

DON'T FUSS WHEN CORRECTED - Vss. 12-18

In order for Peter to be the very best fisher of men, Jesus needed to deal with issues in his life, and encourage him.  Jesus will correct us as well, to make sure we are good fishers of men. Hebrews 12:5-11

 

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1 CORINTHIANS 15:51-58 – BECAUSE OF EASTER

 

Because of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, we look forward to our own resurrection. Here we find:

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

1 Corinthians 15:51 - Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

 

SOMETHING DYNAMIC

1 Corinthians 15:52-53 - In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. [53] For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

 

SOMETHING DELIGHTFUL

1 Corinthians 15:54-57 - So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. [55] O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? [56] The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. [57] But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

SOMETHING DEMANDING

1 Corinthians 15:58 - Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

 

 

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