Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sunday Sermon Outline: Out of the Mouth of Babes

"Out of the Mouth of Babes"
Matthew 21:15-16; 19:13-15

     Matthew 21:12-14, “And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. 13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; but you are making it a robbers’ den.”

I. Children are important to the King. Matthew 21:15-16
     “But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were crying out in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they became indignant, 16 and said to Him, "Do You hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read, 'OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABES THOU HAST PREPARED PRAISE FOR THYSELF'?"”

     A. The wrong reaction vs. 15-16a
     1 John 3:1, “See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and such we are.”
     1 John 4:19, “We love, because He first loved us.”

     B. The righteous reaction v. 16b

II. Children are important to the Kingdom. Matthew 19:13-15
     “Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." 15 And after laying His hands on them, He departed from there.”

     A. The wrong reaction v. 13

     B. The righteous reaction vs. 14-15
     Matthew 18:1-4, “At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" 2 And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, 3 and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

     Mark 10:15, “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all.”
     2 Corinthians 12:9, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."
     1 Corinthians 1:22-25, "For indeed Jews ask for signs, and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ [is] the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men."


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Sunday Sermon Outline: The Day Christ Arose

"The Day Christ Arose"

I. Jesus’ Ministry

     Matthew 4:18-22
     John 7:1-9

II. Jesus’ Crucifixion and Burial

     Matthew 26:59-66
     Luke 24:6-7
     Matthew 17:9

III. Jesus’ Resurrection

     Matthew 28:5-7
     John 20:11-16
     Luke 24:13-35
     Luke 24:36-49
     Acts 5:30-31
     1 Corinthians 15:3-8

IV. Jesus’ Ascension

     Acts 1:6-11


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Sunday Sermon Outline: A Special Invitation

Matthew 11:28-30
"A Special Invitation"

     Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
     Matthew 11:27, “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”

I. We are invited to rest. v. 28
     “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

II. We are invited to serve. vs. 29-30
     “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

     "Not My will, but Thine be done" (Matthew 26:39).
     "If anyone wishes to serve Me, let Him deny himself, take up His cross, and follow Me" (Matthew 16:24).
     "I delight to do Thy will, O my God" (Psalm 40:8).
     "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Luke 11:2).
     "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind; that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect" (Romans 12:2).
     "We beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God" (2 Corinthians 5:20).

III. We are invited to learn. v. 29
     “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me …”

     "Here am I, send me" (Isaiah 6:8).
     "What shall I do, Lord" (Acts 22:10).
     Ephesians 4:17-24, “So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 19 and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 20 But you did not learn Christ in this way, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.”

     "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6).
     "Thy testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live" (Psalm 119:144).