SERMON SEEDS
January 22, 2019, 5:12 PM

SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 1/21/19


SERMON SEEDS

R3 – THE WEEK OF JANUARY 21, 2019

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LUKE 19:11-27 – FAITHFUL SERVANTS

 

I was ordained as a Baptist Minister 43 years ago this month. Our first church was the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Although I pity those poor people because I was a “rookie”, and “wet behind the ears,” I have some remembrances of some faithful servants of our Lord Jesus.

 

  • Olive Dager
  • Henry and Mary McCullough
  • Joe Sizlier
  • LeRoy Weatherall
  • Rick and Sherri Lucas
  • George Dauber

None these folks were famous, and many of them are probably with Jesus, but what distinguished them was their faithfulness. In the parable before us this morning, and in a similar but different one in Matthew 25, the words of the King or the businessman were “Well done, good and faithful servant”! Both of these parables teach that Jesus rewards faithfulness.

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem to give His life for our sins. Luke 18:31-32

Last week we saw that He had time for those in need, including Blind Bartimaeus and Zacchaeus. The meeting with Zach was followed by this parable – explain it.

  • Jesus is the nobleman Vs. 12

 

  • Far Country Heaven

 

  • He will return.

 

  • Servants are believers

 

  • Unlike story about talents, each person receives the same amount

 

  • A mina or pound was about 100 days wages of a common laborer

 

  • Vs. 13 Each one was to invest.

The business is the Great Commission. We are given the Gospel to share.                        Matthew 28:19-29, 2 Corinthians 5:18-19                                                                                            All of us also have these helps with which to make our investment:

  1. The Word of God – Romans 10:17, 2 Timothy 3:16, Romans 15:4,                                Hebrews 12:4, 2 Timothy 2:15, Joshua 1:8
  2. The Spirit of God – Acts 1:8, Galatians 5:16, 22-23 Ephesians 3:14-20, 5:18
  3. The Promise of Answered Prayer - John 14:13-14, Luke 11:8-13, Matthew 9:35-38, 1 Timothy 2:1-8

 

  • Vs. 14 – Unbelievers do not want Jesus to rule over them.

 

  • Vss. 15-19 – Faithfulness is rewarded

 

  • Vss. 20- 26 – Unfaithfulness is penalized

 

  • Vs. 27 – Unbelief is punished. John 3:16-18

 

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EXODUS 19:1-4 – HOLINESS ANYONE?

 

Leviticus 19:1-4 - And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.

THE REQUIREMENT OF HOLINESS - …Ye shall be holy:

 

THE REASON FOR HOLINESS - … for I the LORD your God am holy.

 

THE RESPECT OF HOLINESS - Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father…

 

THE REVERENCE OF HOLINESS - …and keep my sabbaths:

 

THE RESTRICTION OF HOLINESS - Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.

 

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Psalms 122 – THE PLACE TO BE!

PSALMS FOR THE JOURNEY #2 

 

· In years past the church was considered more of “A Place to be” than it is today.  What has changed?

· How has the church helped you in your Spiritual journey?

· If someone asked you, “Why should I be more involved in church than Sunday Morning Worship?”, what would you say?

· I believe that Psalm 122 was written by David for the benefit of those who would come to Jerusalem during one of the feasts. Deuteronomy 16:16

· As Jerusalem was “The Place to be” for worshipping Jews, I believe that the church is “The Place to be” for believers. Hebrews 10:24-25

 

  1. A PLACE OF JOY – Vs. 1

· The Psalmist received an invitation to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.  In the same manor, we should not be shy about inviting folks to join us in church.

· Why should it be a joy to come to church?

· What robs us of joy when we come to church? Ephesians 4:30-32, Philippians 4:2

· What part does the Holy Spirit have in making church joyful? Ephesians 5:17-19

 

  1. A PLACE THAT’S SPECIAL – Vs. 2

· Perhaps the Psalmist was spending a moment to “take it all in”.

· Perhaps the Psalmist was meditating on the greatness of the city and God’s faithfulness to her.

· What can we do to establish a sense of awe when we come to church?   Deuteronomy 10: 14, 17, Isaiah 40:10-14, 25-26, Romans 11:33-36, Hebrews 4:1-4,         1 Corinthians 8:6, John 3:16

 

  1. A PLACE OF UNITY – Vs. 3

· Building projects abounded under David and Solomon.

· As walls were expanded and buildings built, there was a sense of order. It all seemed to “fit”.

· Church is to be a place of unity, where all fit, if they are true believers. Psalm 133,              Romans 15:1-7, 1 John 2:19

· When must believers be excluded from fellowship for the sake of holiness and unity? 1 Corinthians 5:9-13

 

  1. A PLACE OF FELLOWSHIP – Vs. 4

· All the tribes were together in the place where the Lord chose for a central place of worship. Deuteronomy 16:11

· Why was it important that the tribes came together as one to worship?

· What is fellowship?  What happens when we forsake it? 1 Kings 12:25-33

 

  1. A PLACE OF WORSHIP – Vs. 4

· What was the benefit of Israel’s corporate thanksgiving and worship?

· What benefit is there to our corporate worship?

 

  1. A PLACE OF ORGANIZATION – Vs. 5

· Jerusalem was the place of an organized government.

· Why is church government important?

· The church’s structure has three basic parts: congregation, elders, and deacons. Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:1-13

 

  1. A PLACE OF PEACE – Vss. 6-8

· These verses express a desire for peace within Jerusalem and peace for those who love the city.

· God is the God of peace. Romans 5:1, Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:23

· God wants his children to live in peace with each other. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

 

  1. A PLACE OF SECURITY – Vss.  6-7

· King David’s desire was that his people would be a secure people, and that Jerusalem would be secure.

· Why should the church be a place of security for God’s people? John 15:18-19,               James 1:2-4

· How does true love produce a sense of security? John 15:9-15, 1 John 4:18-19

 

  1. A PLACE OF GOOD – Vs. 9

· Each believer is a temple of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 3:18, 6:19

· Wherever the church meets, it meets in “the house of the Lord our God”.

· Why should I seek the good of the church and its members?

· How should I seek the good of the church and its members?

 

“In a church one of the most delightful conditions is the compactness of unity: "one Lord, one faith, one baptism." A church should be one in creed and one in heart, one in testimony and one in service, one in aspiration and one in sympathy. They greatly injure our Jerusalem who would build dividing walls within her; she needs compacting, not dividing. There is no joy in going up to a church which is rent with internal dissension: the gladness of holy men is aroused by the adhesiveness of love, the unity of life; it would be their sadness if they saw the church to be a house divided against itself. Some bodies of Christians appear to be periodically blown to fragments, and no gracious man is glad to be in the way when the explosions take place: thither the tribes do not go up, for strife and contention are not attractive forces.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Treasury of David

 

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ISAIAH 2 – THE “WRAP” OR SUMMING IT UP

 

THE FUTURE OF GOD’S CITY – Vss. 1-3

THE FIRMNESS OF GOD’S RULE – Vs. 4

THE FAULTS OF GOD’S PEOPLE – Vss. 5-9

THE FORCE OF GOD’S JUDGMENT – Vss. 10-18

THE FEAR OF GOD’S POWER – Vss. 19-22

 

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MATTHEW 17:1-8 – AN AUDIO-VISUAL DISPLAY

 

In the Transfiguration of Jesus, God used what the Disciples saw and what they heard to show the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

JESUS WAS CHANGED – Vss. 1-2

And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, [2] And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

 

THE DISCIPLES SAW CELEBRITIES – Vs. 3

And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

 

PETER MADE COMMENTS – Vs. 4

Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

 

GOD GAVE A COMMAND – Vs. 5

While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

 

JESUS BROUGHT COMFORT – Vss. 6-8

And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. [7] And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. [8] And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.

 

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MARK 12 – FUTURE ACTIONS

MARK FOR MEN – A COMPLETE SET OF STUDY NOTES - LESSON #15

 

THINK ABOUT IT!

  •  What is the rapture?  When will it take place? 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3
  •  What prophecies need to be fulfilled before the rapture can take place?
  •  What great event will follow the rapture?

 

In Mark 13 we have Mark's account of what we know as the "Olivet Discourse".  Here Jesus is talking about future events, especially the "Tribulation Period".

I. QUESTIONS ON THE FUTURE - Vss. 1-4

  • What does Jesus' comment about the destruction of the temple teach us about being   enamored with "things"?  Vss. 1-2
  • Jesus' discourse was a result of the questions asked by the Peter, James, John, and Andrew.

II. PRELIMINARY EVENTS - Vss. 5-13

A.  False Christs Vss. 5-6

B.  Wars And Rumors Of Wars Vss. 7-8

C.  Persecution Vss. 9-13

    1. Vs. 9 - Start of difficulty

    2. Vs. 10 - Spread of the Gospel

    3. Vs. 11 - Spirit guidance

    4. Vss. 12-14  - Serious hatred against the saints.

 

  • Although we have certainly had "hints" of these things happening now, and in the past, these things will occur during the first part of the Tribulation Period.

Vss. 5-6 - False Christs - Revelation 6:1-2

Vss. 7-8 - Wars and Rumors of Wars - Revelation 6:3-4

Vs. 8 - Earthquakes etc. - Revelation 6:5-6, 12-17

Vs. 9, 11-14 - Persecution - Revelation 6:9-11

Vs. 10 - Gospel Preached to All Nations - Revelation 7:1-10 - 144,000 Jewish

             Evangelists

III. DANIEL'S PROPHECY FULFILLED - Vss. 14-18

A.  What To Look For Vs.14

B.  What To Do Vss. 14-18

 

  • The "Abomination of Desolation" is described in Daniel 9:24-27
  • This begins the second part of the tribulation.

 

IV. THE GREAT TRIBULATION - Vss. 19-23

 

A.  Its Magnitude Vss. 19-20

B.  Its Danger Vss. 21-23

 

  • Who are the elect mentioned here?
  • What do these verses teach us about false teachers today?

V. THE RETURN OF CHRIST - Vss. 24-27

A.  Natural Phenomenon Vss. 24-25

B.  His Arrival Vs. 26

C. The Gathering Of The Elect Vs. 27

 

  • Jesus' arrival will be glorious and victorious - Revelation 19:11-14
  • Jesus' arrival will be to the Mount of Olives - Zechariah 14:3-4

VI. THE FIG TREE - Vss. 28-31

A. The Parable Vs. 28

B. The Interpretation Vss. 29-31

 

  • What generation that shall not perish is referred to in these verses?
  • How should Vs. 31 motivate us today?

VII. THE CALL TO WATCH Vss. 32-37

A. The Secret Time Vs. 32

B. The Sure Formula Vs. 33

C. The Steadfast Servant Vss. 34-37

 

  • Do we as Christians do much watching and praying?  Why not?
  • Titus 2:11-13 tells us about our behavior as we watch and pray.
  • Why should recent world events motivate us to watch and pray?
  • How will Christians be "sleeping" when Jesus returns?
  • How do we know that the admonition is for us today? Vs. 37

 

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1 CORINTHIANS 10:12-14 – SURVIVAL

 

The Christian lives in a wicked world! Satan is trying to entice the Christian to sin (1 Peter 5:8).  The Christian can survive Satan's brutal attacks if he heeds these verses.

 

BE CAREFUL - Vs. 12

The Christian needs to realize that he is vulnerable.  When the Christian thinks he's arrived or made it Spiritually, he needs to take heed!  He's setting himself up for a fall.  We are to remember the Israelites in the wilderness is a model of failure. See 1 Corinthians 10:5-11

 

BE CONFIDENT - Vs. 13

No temptation is a new one.

God is faithful.

God will provide a way to escape.  All we have to do is take that way of escape.

 

BE CONCERNED - Vs. 14

Idolatry is a terrible sin.  We should loathe the idea of falling into idolatry.  We are to flee from idolatry.

 

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2 PETER 1:2-4 – GREAT RESULTS

 

Here are five great results of knowing God through Christ:

 

GRACE - Vs. 2

PEACE - Vs. 2

LIFE - Vs. 3

GODLINESS - Vs. 3

DIVINE NATURE - Vs. 4

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