SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 4/11/22
April 11, 2022, 7:35 PM

SERMON SEEDS

BIBLE OUTLINES FOR PASTORS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

U12 – FOR WEEK OF 4/11/22

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LUKE 19:29-40 – PRIVILEGED

Privileges! We all have them, but we do not all have the same privileges.

I’ve met many people who own summer homes in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York. Specifically, most of them have their summer homes in Caroga Lake.

I own no summer home.

However, I, Lord willing, will be privileged to preach at the summer chapel in Caroga Lake again this summer. None of them will have that privilege.

My friend, Steve has the privilege of being a police department chaplain. I do not.

However, I have been privileged to be paid for doing Christian ministry of some sort since we were married. Steve has not had that privilege.

 Many of my friends are privileged to have skills that allow them to work with their hands. I do not.

However, I am privileged to have skills that allow me to speak in public. Many of my friends do not.

Now there are privileges that most of us share in this country:

  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom to vote
  • Freedom to make our own decisions
  • Prosperity that allows us to have sufficient food, clothing and housing.

Today we are celebrating Palm Sunday. This is the day when Jesus officially presented Himself to Israel as her Messiah. This was a fulfillment of Scripture.

Zechariah 9:9 - Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Without going into detail, the date of this arrival was predicted perfectly by the Prophet Daniel. Daniel 9:24-26

Although Jesus, had been in Jerusalem before, this is the first time He presented Himself as King when He arrived.  

There were many who were privileged to participate in this Palm Sunday celebration, and it excites me to tell you that we have some of the same privileges as Christians.

PRIVILEGED TO SERVE – Vss. 28-32

Many of us when we are thanked for our military service think of it as privilege to have served our country.

How much more should we consider it at a privilege to serve our Lord and Savior! Paul did! 1Timothy 1:12-15

Remember, we serve the Lord Jesus when we serve others.

Galatians 6:9-10

Mark 9:41 – Cup of Cold Water

PRIVILEGED TO SHARE – Vss. 33-34

  • The owners of the colt shared him. 19:33-34
  • A boy shared his lunch – John 6:9-11
  • Ladies supported Jesus’s ministry – Luke 8:1-3
  • Martha shared Jesus into her home. Luke 10:38
  • The owners of the upper room shared it with Jesus for the last supper. Luke 22:7-13
  • Joseph of Arimathea shared an empty tomb.

Every time you give something to the Lord Jesus, you are privileged to share. 

  • Tithes and missions offerings
  • Time
  • Talents/skills
  • Showing hospitality to other saints 1 Peter 4:9

PRIVILEGED TO SUBMIT – Vss. 35-36

This act was a symbolic sign of submission to Jesus as Messiah. Not all would have been sincere. They were expecting a political release and the Kingdom to be established on Earth. That will happen when Jesus returns.

We have shared with you that we are to be submissive to Jesus. Luke 9:23

Our attitude should always be “Lord Jesus, I’ll go where you want me to go. I’ll do what you want me to do. I’ll be what you want me to be.”

Why is it a privilege and not drudgery to submit to Jesus? Because of what He has done for us!

Good Friday Service – We will remember!

1 Peter 2:22-25

Never ask a Christian “What do you want to do when you retire?”

Instead, ask, “What does God want you to do when you retire. Some of you have more time now to consider God’s will for your life as you have more time.

Spend the rest of your days in joyful, submissive obedience and watch what God does!

PRIVILEGED TO SHOW – Vs.35

Even the donkey got in the act! He was privileged to show Jesus to the crowd that Jesus was their expected Messiah. Only this colt and his mother had this privilege.

If you know Jesus, you have the privilege of showing Him to others who need. You show this by your actions and your words.

Psalm 107:1-2

One of the greatest privileges Dottie and I have had was to lead our children to Christ and I had the privilege of baptizing each one.

 PRIVILEGED TO SHOUT (Or to Praise) – Vss. 37-38

By this time, the crowd was joined by those who were at the Passover feast at Jerusalem, and they joined the disciples in the praise. John 12:12-13

Vs. 37 – Notice that many praised God for the miracles they had seen, not the least of which would have been the resurrection of Lazarus from the dead.

We have many miracles to praise God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for.

The greatest of all is our salvation.

My Father is omnipotent, and that you can´t deny;
A God of might and miracles, ´tis written in the sky.

It took a miracle to put the stars in place;
It took a miracle to hang the world in space.
But when he saved my soul,
Cleansed and made me whole,
It took a miracle of love and grace.

“It Took a Miracle” by John W. Peterson

It is our privilege to sing God’s praises, because we have witnessed at least one miracle! Hebrews 13:14-15

PRIVILEGED TO SUFFER (Criticism) – Vss. 39-40

Not all in the crowd were excited. If you a true follower of Jesus, expect to be criticized!

Vs. 39 – The crowd was too big and too excited to be subdued by some would-be complainers.

Vs. 40 – The Messiah was being offered to His People. It was a joyful day of fulfilled prophecy.  If the people didn’t rejoice the rocks would have cried out.

1 Peter 4:12-13 – It is our privilege to suffer for Jesus.

PRIVILEGE OF SALVATION – If you do not accept this privilege, you have none of the others!

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MATTHEW 26-27 – THE GREATEST CRIME IN HISTORY

THERE WAS INTRIGUE – 26:3-5, 14-16, 47-50

The Jewish leadership wanted Jesus disposed of.  Judas, one of Jesus’ closest associates, betrayed Him.

THERE WAS INJUSTICE – 26:59-66

This was a farce of a trial.

THERE WAS INDIGNITY (or INHUMANITY) – 26:65-67, 27:26-34

THERE WERE INSULTS – 27:38-46

The greatest insult of all was the needed separation between God the Father and God the Son as Jesus bore the price of the world’s sin. Vs.46

THERE WAS INTERVENTION – 27:51

The veil of the temple was rent in two, showing that the way was now open to the “holy of holies” through the death of Christ for our sins. He intervened for us! Isaiah 55:5-6

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MARK 15:1-38 – CONSIDER CALVARY

Jesus died for that very serious condition called sin.  It was on the cross of Calvary that He took on His shoulders the very sins for which you and I should be punished! Isaiah 53:5-6, 2 Corinthians 5:21

PILATE'S RELUCTANT CONSENT - Vss. 1-15

Pontius Pilate was the Roman governor, charged with keeping the Roman rule in tact. The Jews could not legally put anyone to death, so they needed Pilate's consent. In a human sense, Jesus' fate was now in the hands of Pontius Pilate.

Vs. 1 - Evidently there was another brief counsel meeting where those who made up the Sanhedran, chief priests, the elders and the scribes made "official" what had happened the night before.

With this in mind they bound Jesus, as if binding was necessary, and took Him off to face Pontius Pilate.

Vs. 2 - Jesus was presented to Pilate by the high priests as a would-be king, trying to usurp authority from the emperor, Caesar. They had taken His Spiritual claims to being the Messiah, The Son of God, and changed them into a political claim. The first time Jesus came, He did not come as a political ruler.  The next time He comes, He will set up His kingdom as "King of Kings and Lord of Lords".

So Pilate asked him point blank- "Are you King of the Jews?"

Jesus answer could very well have meant, "Yes, but not with your exact meaning." He was and is King, but He was no threat to Caesar at that time.  He did not come to overthrow Roman Rule. He came to save souls, by dying in their place.

Vss. 3-5 - The high priests made all sorts of false accusations.

The one on trial had the right to defend himself.

Jesus remained silent It was obvious to Pilate that the Jews had the wrong motives in bringing Jesus before him.

It was amazing to Pilate that Jesus could remain silent.

And Pilate was not fooled. He knew that Jesus was innocent. In John 18:38, Pilate says "I find in him no fault at all."

Vs. 15 - Notice that Pilate gave in. Instead of doing what he knew to right, he allowed Jesus to be crucified. He didn't want a riot on his hands. He had Jesus scourged or flogged.

THE SOLDIERS' REPULSIVE CONDUCT - Vss. 16-28

Vs. 21 - We know that Jesus did carry his own cross, or perhaps part of it for a short distance. John tells us that in his Gospel.

But, Jesus has been through much in the past several hours, and his physical weakness requires the Romans to "volunteer" someone to carry the cross. This Simon of Cyrene carries the cross and perhaps became a believer.  His sons are known to those to whom Mark is writing.

Vss. 23-24 - The drink had some sort of narcotic in it to weaken ones senses. Jesus would have none of it. He was in total control until the end.

The gambling that was done for Jesus' clothes was a fulfillment of Psalm 22:18 - They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

THE PEOPLE'S REBELLIOUS CHALLENGE - Vss. 27-32

Vss. 27-32

The ironic thing about all of this is that Jesus could have come down off the cross.

 

He could have saved Himself.

He could have destroyed His enemies.

But it was staying on the cross that saved others.

It was staying on the cross that atoned for our sins.

It was staying on the cross that made Him the Savior of the world.

How much did God love you? (Stretch hands.) This much!

There is a happy note here.

Yes both thieves who were on crosses mocked him.

But one had a change of heart. Luke 23:39-43

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

Jesus was not defeated. He defeated sin and death.

Jesus was victorious.

But there was a great price that still needed to be paid.

It occurred between noon and 3:00 P.M.

Vs. 33 - God provided a supernatural darkness.

In Scripture darkness and judgment go together. Joel 2:31, Amos 8:9-10

So why was their darkness? Because there was judgment was being pronounced on the sins of the world.

Jesus was taking the punishment of sin on the cross.  This was a time of silence from the cross, and evidently around the cross.

We can't fathom all the pain, all the anguish, all the misery all the judgment placed on Jesus shoulders.

In these 3 hours God the Father became God the judge!

Judgment was poured out on the Lord Jesus.

It was a judgment that Jesus had to bear alone without the presence of His Heavenly Father.

Vs. 34 - Eternal judgment includes separation from God.

In order for the price for sin to be paid, God had to turn his back temporally on His Son.

But notice that God did not stop being Jesus' God, and that separation from God was indeed temporary.

Vs. 37 - What did Jesus cry with the loud voice.

John tells us that Jesus cried "IT IS FINISHED!"

Every appointment kept.

Every lesson taught.

Every miracle performed.

Every prophecy fulfilled.

Every sin paid for.

It was finished!

The job was done!

Jesus died victoriously!

Next it says that Jesus "gave up the ghost".

He was in control to the end.

No one took His life. He gave it.

Vs. 38 - Immediately there is proof that God had accepted Jesus' sacrifice for sin.

In the temple was a place called the "Holy of Holies".

This was the place where God literally resided.

There was a giant curtain or veil around the Holy of Holies.

The high priest was only allowed in once a year with a blood sacrifice.

Immediately, God tore the veil from top the bottom.

God was saying, "there is now open access to me."

Access into God's presence is not through the blood of lambs and goats, but through the blood of Christ. Anyone can come into God's presence through the Son.

My friend, the price is paid.

Have you accepted God's free gift?

John 3:16 - Christian, how much do you appreciate what Christ has done for you?

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MATTHEW 28:1-10 – EASTER ANGEL

Much is said about the angels at Christmastime.  However, the angels were active at the resurrection as well.  Here is one such angel at work.

THE ANGEL’S ACTIONS – Vss. 1-4

He rolled back the stone.

He scared the guards.

THE ANGEL’S ANNOUNCEMENT – Vss. 5-7

They were not to fear.

Jesus was not there, but risen.

They were to see where the Lord lay.

They were to tell the disciples.

THE ANGEL AUTHENTICATED – Vss. 8-10

Jesus appeared to the women and showed that what the angel had said was correct.

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LUKE 24:13-32 – JESUS IS THE ANSWER

JESUS IS THE ANSWER FOR SORROW - Vss. 13-24)

When there is sorrow, Jesus is there to listen. (Hebrews 13:5-6, Revelation 3:20)

JESUS IS THE ANSWER FOR CONFUSION - Vss. 25-27

He can take what confuses us and explain it.  He uses His Word. When we are confused we must not only pray for guidance but read the Bible.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER FOR JOY - Vss. 28-32, 41

If we want to be joyful, we must realize that we serve a risen Lord!

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LUKE 24:33-53 - EASTER EVENTS

(Good possibility for a Sunday School lesson)

REPORTS OF THE RESURRECTION - Vss. 33-35

REVELATION TO THE DISCIPLES - Vs. 36

RESPONSE OF TERROR - Vs. 37

REASSURANCE THROUGH TOUCH AND TASTE - Vss. 38-43

Jesus showed them His body and ate food.

REVIEW OF THE SCRIPTURES - Vss. 44-46

RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVANGELISM - Vss. 47-49

RETURN TO HEAVEN Vss. 40-53

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JOHN 21 – IT SOUNDS FAMILLIAR

A FAMILIAR SCENE - Vss. 1-3

Peter and some of the other disciples decided to return to the familiar haunts of the fishing boat.

And like other times in the past, there were no fish to be caught!

A FAMILIAR SOUND - Vss. 4-6

It was the voice of the Lord Jesus. He was inquiring as to their wellbeing. When they reply that they have no "meat", he tells them to cast the net on the other side of the boat. There is a great catch.

A FAMILIAR STORY - Vss. 7-12

It is Peter, who as usual, reacts spontaneously. He grabs his coat and puts it on. He grabs the net to bring it in. Then he and the other disciples are invited to join Jesus for breakfast!

A FAMILIAR SPOTLIGHT - Vss. 13-18

The spotlight is on Peter! It needed to be. Peter had publicly denied his Lord. He needed to publicly confess his Lord. He also needed to be publicly restored by Jesus so the other disciples will later follow his leadership.

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JOHN 20:14 - A PENETRATING QUESTION

There will be times of tears in our lives. (Psalm 30:5, Ecclesiastes 3:4, James 1:2-4)

After Jesus had been crucified there were many tears shed.

Mary Magdalene was in tears, not only because of the death of her Lord, but because she thought that someone stole His body. The risen Lord comes to Mary and asks "Woman, why weepest thou?" In today's language he might say, "Lady, why are you crying/"

She didn't need to cry. She had a risen Lord.

CHRISTIAN, WHY ARE YOU CRYING?

JESUS IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD. - John 15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN. - Psalm 103:10-14, Colossians 1:12-14

YOU ARE GOD'S CHILD. - 1 John 1:12-13

GOD LOVES YOU. Romans 8:35-39

THE HOLY SPIRIT LIVES INSIDE OF YOU. - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, John 14:16-18

JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! - Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-10 – NEED TO KNOW

  • I know how to juggle. – Explain how.
  • I know how to drive a race car – Explain how.
  • I know how to scuba dive – Explain how.
  • I know how to walk.
  • I know how to talk.
  • I know how to eat.

Do I really know how to juggle, drive a race car or scuba dive? Only in my head, not in practice.

Do I really know how to walk, talk, and eat? Yes!

Do I need to know how to juggle, drive a race car, or scuba dive?  Thankfully, no I don’t.

Do I need to know how to walk, talk, and eat? Yes!

There are things we need to know in order to do certain things. To juggle, drive a race car and scuba dive, I would have to learn certain facts and skill sets.

It’s Easter again. To truly enjoy Easter there are three things you need to know, not only in your head, but in your heart and in practice. They are found here in 1 Corinthians 15:1-10.

There are three things that we need to know mentioned in the passage.

THE REALITY OF REDEMPTION - Vss. 1-4

Vss. 1-2 – As Paul begins the “The Resurrection Chapter”, he reminds his listeners of the Gospel.

It is faith in the “Good News” that caused them to be “born again”, to be declared righteous by God. Romans 5:1

Paul was saying you stand in the Gospel, and you are saved from paying the penalty for you sins.

The person who is truly saved has had a life changing transformation. 2 Corinthians 5:17

In the end, you will hold fast to your faith because God keeps you saved. John 10:28-30

If you have believed in vain, it means you only gave Jesus lip service and hadn’t really trusted him.

Vs. 3 – The Gospel speaks of the reality of redemption. Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. Psalm 22:1, Isaiah 53:3-6, 2 Corinthians 5:21

THE REALITY OF RESURRECTION - Vss. 4-7

Vs. 4 - Again the reality of the resurrection is according to the Scriptures. Isaiah 53:10-12, Acts 2:25-28

Vss. 5-7 – “and that he was seen” Here are witnesses of the fact that Jesus did rise from the dead. (Review them)

THE REALITY OF REGENERATION - Vss. 8-10

Regeneration means the new birth. John 3:3-7

Vss. 8-9 Jesus appeared to Paul. Paul was regenerated (born again) by the Spirit of God. His life was changed when he saw the risen Lord on the road to Damascus Acts 9:3-6, 17-22

Vs. 10 – Paul attributed it all to the grace of God.

On this Easter Sunday:

Have you been regenerated?

Do you know the Reality of Redemption?

Do you know the Reality of Resurrection?

Do you know the Reality of Regeneration?

If you know these things for certain in your heart, celebrate!

“Christ is risen!”

“He is risen indeed!”

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