Matthew 9:1-8

October 23, 2022


Intro- Jesus wants you to know that you are saved. That you are ready for eternity, ready to die. So how can we know for sure that we are saved and that we will go to heaven when we die?

I. Know Who can forgive sin. 1-5

            A. Only Jesus can forgive your sin. Acts 4:12, 1Jn.1:7

            B. Believing that Jesus died for you will forgive you is what saves you. Rom.10:9

            C. Repentance shows you have put your faith in Jesus. Lk.13:3, Acts 3:19

            D. Not all believed. Heb.11:6

II. Know that He will forgive you. 6

            A. This promise is for everyone who believes. Jn.3:16, 2Peter 3:9

            B. IF you ask He forgives. Rom.10:13, 1Jn.1:9

            C. God cannot lie.  Num.23:19, Titus 1:2, Heb.6:17-19

III. Know that a change takes place. 7-8

            A. You become a new creation. 2Cor.5:17

            B. You have a desire to do God's will. Eph.4:21-24

            C. Jesus comes into your heart. Acts 2:38, Rom.8:16, Rom.8:9-11, 1Jn.5:12-13

Con. So the question is have you done what Scripture says you must do? Confess, repent, believe and ask Jesus to save you. If you have done that then you know that you are saved.


Deut. 10:12-22

October, 16th, 2022

I. Fear and love.

            A. To recognize His power, He is omnipotent.  Luke 12:4-5, Jn.12:43, Mal.1:6

            B. We should also love God.

                        1. By keeping His commandments. Jn.14:15

                        2. By seeking to serve Him. Mt.22:37

                        3. Our respect and reverence will increase. 1Jn.4:18

II Repent.

            A. They talked like believers but were not.

                        1. They went through the rituals. Matt.15:8

                        2. They were still rebelling against God. Ps.78:8, Is.46:12

            B. God calls on them to stop rebelling. vs 16

            C. Instead they should cling to Him. De.13:4, Jn.15:4, 1Jn.2:28

III. Praise God for what He has done.

            A. Praise Him for all your blessings.  Ps.103:2

            B. For His salvation, share your testimony. Jn.19:35

Con. - Is your life filled with praise to God?  Praise Him for who He is and what He has done for you.










October 2nd, 2022

Intro - Paul prays for the believers. He prays that their lives would glorify God. He reminds them that they are a part of God's family.

I. Through the inner man.

            A. The new man that was created at conversion. 2Cor.5:17, 2Cor.4:16, Eph.4:24

            B. As you grow spiritually you will glorify Christ.  Rom.8:14

            C. By showing love. Jn.13:34, 1Jn.4:12

II. Through your understanding of spiritual truths. 1Cor.2:6, 10

            A. Lack of understanding shows you are still a child spiritually.  1Cor.3:1

            B. Have knowledge of Christ's love.

                        1. breadth/width.  Ps.103:12

                        2. length. Prov.3:1-2

                        3. height. Job 11:7-8, Is.55:9

                        4. depth.  Micah 7:19

            C. Being a spirit led person. Rom.8:14

III. By proclaiming what God has done.

            A. Our school is a perfect example of what God can do.  vs 20

            B. Give testimony of what He has done for you. Ps.103:2

            C. Give thanks for His forgiveness. 1Jn.1:7, 9

Con. Are you glorifying God by the life you are living?


Luke 14:1-11

October 9th, 2022


Intro - Our text today speaks of 2 groups of people who were very proud. Pride is a sin God considers an abomination.


I. Who are the proud and who are the humble.

                        Proud                                                                                      Humble

A. Those who say there is no God.     Ps.10:4                        A. They remember what God has done. De.8:2

B. Those who cause strife.                  Prov.28:25                   B. They pray and seek God. 2Chron.7:14

C. Those who dress seductively.        Is.3:16                         C. Those who obey God. Zeph.2:3

D. Those who get drunk.                    Is.28:1                         D. Those God listens to. Ps.10:17

E. Those who rebel against authority. Zeph.3:11                    E. Those God leads. Ps.28:9

F. Those who lie.                                Ps.31:18                      F. Who don't think to highly of self. Rom.12:3


II. The Pharisees try to entrap Jesus. Matt.22:15

            A. The invitation included this sick man.

            B. They wanted to get Him to do something He was not supposed to according to them.

            C. Jesus humbles them before the crowd. vs 6, 11, James 4:6


III. The "I'm better than others" group.  Luke 18:11-14

            A. The bible tells us to be just the opposite. Phil.2:3-4

            B. Humility can be taught. Matt.11:29

            C. Be as humble as a child. Mt.18:4  


Con. Pray as Jesus prayed, forgive as Jesus forgave, live as Jesus lived and you will be humble.



Sept. 25th, 2022

Intro. - The bible tells us we must confront sin. In our own lives and in the lives of other people. The question is how we do that.

I. You should be.

            A. Gentle.  2Cor.2:7

            B. Supportive.  Rom.15:1, James 2:8, Mt.7:12

            C. Humble.   Mt.7:3-5

II. You should not be.

            A. Arrogant.  2Thess.3:15

            B. Challenging. James 3:17-18, Eph.4:2-3

            C. Deceived.  Lk.18:10-13

III. Only after self-examination.

            A. We tend to ignore our own sin. Jer.17:9, Titus 3:3

            B. We should ask the HS to reveal sin. Ps.139:23, Rom.14:12

Con. We must confront sin but how we do that can make the difference between someone rejecting God or seeking Him. It can make the difference between strengthening fellowship or breaking it. Rom.14:19

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