ISRAEL AWAKENS

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Nov.29th, 2020

Intro – “after those days” (33) refers us back to Jer.30:23-24. After the tribulation period the Jews will turn to Christ Jer.31:1. The new covenant was set up with the birth of Christ Jer.31:22 but the Jews have not yet accepted it.  They will eventuallyRom.11:25-27.  Because they rejected Christ, God offered the new covenant to the Gentiles so that what will one day apply to the Jews already applies to us today.  Jeremiah explains the difference between the old and the new covenant.

I. The old covenant was broken. (32)

A. Written on stone. Ex.31:18

B.  The Israelites failed in keeping it.  Ex.32:8, 19, Ex.34:1

C. So do we. Rom.3:23, James 2:10,

II. A new covenant is made by God.  2Cor.3:6 (33)

A. We already have it. 1Cor.11:25

B.  It is written in our hearts.  2Cor.3:3

C.  “After those days” the Jews wake up and accept Christ as Messiah. Zech.12:9-10, Ezk.39:28

III.  In the new covenant all will know the Lord. Zech.14:16

A. Because He will be reigning on earth. Dan.7:18, 27

B.  His rules will be followed.  Ezk.36:26-27

C.  Israel will be forgiven. Ezk.11:17-20

D. Just as we have forgiveness of sins.  Mt.26:28, 1Jn.1:7

Con. – Have you entered into the new covenant with Jesus?

GOD’S DESIRE

John 6:37-40

November 22nd 2020

Intro – The reason we can be confidant about our salvation is because that’s what God wants for us. 2Pet.3:9.

I. The Father draws us to Jesus. (37)  Jn.6:44

A. Through the word.    Heb.4:12, Rom.1:16

B. Through our conscience.    Rom.2:15

II. Jesus welcomes us.  (37-38)  Matt.11:28

A. He will not listen to those who refuse to repent. Ps.66:18, Is.59:2, Jn.9:31, 1Pet.3:12, Lk.13:3

B. He will listen to a prayer of repentance.  Act 3:19, Rom.10:13

C. He alone is the One who can forgive.  Act 4:12

            1. He alone is our mediator.    1Tim.2:5

            2. He came to save us.    Lk.19:10

            3. No one else has made this journey.    Jn.3:13, Mt.24:5, 11, Rev.22:18

III. God wants us to remain faithful.  (39-40)

A. He promises to be faithful on His part.    Heb.13:5

B. Will you be faithful?      Col.1:22-23, Heb.3:14

C. He wants us to be a part of the Rapture.    1Thess.4:16

Con. If Jesus Christ came to rescue you and it’s God’s will that you would be saved, why do you resist?  Come to Jesus and ask Him to forgive you and to give you the eternal life that He wants you to have. It’s your decision.

KNOW HE IS GOD

Deut.7:9-11

Nov. 8th 2020

Intro – God has just told the Israelites what not to do. Don’t mix with unbelievers, De.7:2 and tear down the things that would harm you spiritually, De.7:5. Now He tells them what they should do.

I. Know that there is only one true God.

A. The Canaanite gods were real not God.  1Cor.8:4-6

B. Unbelievers create their own gods. Rom.1:22-25

C. There is only one true God. De.4:39, Is.45:5,6,14,18,21,22

D. He still reveals Himself to us today. Ps.144:15

II. Know that He keeps His covenant with believers.

A. Remember these truths. De.28:1-2

B. He is always faithful. Heb.13:5

1. True believers are always a minority, even though many claim to be Christians. Matt.7:22-23

2. He always has a remnant of true believers. 1Kings 19:18, Matt.7:14

C. He keeps His new covenant. Matt.26:28, 1Jn.1:7, 9

III. He also keeps His word concerning unbelievers.

A. Unbelievers will suffer. De.28:15

B. Unrepentant will perish. Lk.13:3, Rev.20:15

C. Unbelievers still have a choice. Joshua 24:15

Con. Have you made your choice? Is Jesus Christ the One you worship as your Lord and Savior?

The Millennium

Isaiah 32:1-8

Nov.15th, 2020

Intro – Our text today speaks about the 1000 year reign of Christ here on earth. Rev.20:4-6 tells us about it. If you are a believer you will reign with Jesus.

I. Jesus will reign over the whole earth during this time. Dan.7:13-14

            A. There will be justice.  Ps.37:28, Is.9:7

            B. Spiritual blindness will be removed.  Lk.24:45

            C. Hearts will be open to the word of God.  2Cor.4:4

            D. People will be able to discern the truth.  1Jn.5:20, Heb.5:14

            E. They will no longer call evil good.  Is.5:20, Mt.24:9

II. Christians will no longer be persecuted. 2Tim.2:12

            A. Fools and scoundrels will no longer be in power.  Ps.74:18

            B. God’s principals will be implemented.  Ph.2:10-11, Mt.19:28, Rev.2:26

III. We should look ahead to this better day. Luke 21:28

            A. We have to be patient. Heb.11:8-10

            B. Because it will be worth it all. 2Cor.4:17-18, 2Cor.2:9

Con. So stay faithful, don’t get discouraged. God is in control and He has a future plan for you that is out of this world! 1Tim.6:12

GRAFTED IN

Romans 11:13-24

Nov. 1st 2020

Intro – The Lord, speaking through the Apostle Paul, uses an OT analogy to help the Christians in Rome to understand their relationship to Christ. 

I. Israel is the olive tree.  (13-15) Jer.11:16

            A. They are God’s chosen people. Neh.9:7

            B. However, they abandoned God. Jer.11:13, Matt.23:37-38, Jn.1:11

            C. Only a few believed, the rest were cut off. (17) Acts 13:46

II. We can be a part of the olive tree family. (16-18)

            A. God chose to work through Abraham.  Gen.12:1-3

            B. God chose to send the Messiah through the Jewish (olive tree) people. Jn.4:22, Mt.10:5-6

            C. We can become a part of the olive tree through faith. 1Pet.2:9, Gal.3:7-9, Rom.4:16, Jn 1:12

III. God treats all the branches the same. 19-24

            A. Unbelief cuts us off from God. Jn.15:6

            B. Repentance will bring them back in. (23) Jn.15:7

Con. Have you become a part of the olive tree family?  A part of God’s family by faith in Jesus?

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