Permit the Children to Come to Me

Text: Mark 10:13-16 Disciples First Turned the Children Away, Then Jesus Welcomed Them — Why? They were important — even from a young age, children are to be trained in the right way (Proverbs 22:6) They provided an important reminder — “the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (v. 14) Characteristics of Children […]

“I Will Build My Church”

Text: Matthew 16:18 I Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:16) He is our Savior (2 Timothy 1:10), King (John 18:36-37), and is Deity (John 1:1) This is important because Jesus’ identity would be the foundation of His church (Matthew 16:18) Will Indicates a future time when His plan would […]

The Name of Jesus

Text: Isaiah 9:6 Wonderful Counselor Jesus is the great teacher (Matthew 7:28-29) His message is of divine origin (John 12:49-50) His words lead to eternal life (John 5:24; 6:68) Mighty God Power of Jesus displayed in Creation (Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16) While on earth, Jesus demonstrated power over creation (Matthew 8:26-27) The deity of Christ […]

Turmoil in the Middle East

Text: Genesis 21:9-13 From the beginning, there has been strife between Isaac & Ishmael. It continues today between Jewish & Arab peoples. Misconceptions About the End Is Armageddon Coming? Common concept of Armageddon — armies of Christ & armies of nations gathered in Israel; one final, great battle Bible depiction of Armageddon — enemies of […]

Six Roles of Christ

Creator (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16) Prophet (John 1:1,14; 12:49-50) Savior (Matthew 1:21; Luke 19:10; John 3:14-15) Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:25) King (John 18:36) Judge (2 Corinthians 5:10)

The Gospel of the Kingdom

Text: Matthew 4:23 The Announcement Jesus came preaching the gospel of the kingdom (Matthew 4:23) This had been planned for a long time (Daniel 2:44; Isaiah 2:2-4) The Kingdom at Hand The establishment of the kingdom was close (Matthew 3:2; 4:17) If we are still waiting for the kingdom, as some claim, then was Jesus […]

Three Branches of Government

Text: Isaiah 33:22 Judicial Branch — “The Lord is our judge” Christ will judge each of us (2 Corinthians 5:10) He is fit to be our judge — unbiased (Acts 10:34-35), knows & understands the law (John 1:14) He has the exclusive right to judge us (Colossians 2:16-17,20-22) Legislative Branch — “The Lord is our […]