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GATHERED IN

 

Ezekiel 34:11-16

 

April 15th 2018

 

LISTEN TO MESSAGE

 

 

 

Intro – Our text today speaks of a gathering in of the Jewish people although this has partially begun we know its complete fulfillment comes at the end of the tribulation period. The bible speaks of several worldwide gatherings.  

 

 

 

I. The gathering in of the Jewish people.

 

A. This has always been the Lord’s desire.  Matt.23:37-39

 

B.  After the tribulation period this gathering will be complete.  Mt.24:29-31, Zech.12:9-10

 

1. But it will begin before the tribulation.  Jer.23:3, Eze. 36:24, Eze.37:14, 21

 

2. Israel will be threatened. Eze.38:14-15

 

3. God will rescue them. Joel 2:2, Eze.38:22, Joel 2:20

 

4. God continues to gather them until their enemies are defeated.  Joel 2:28, Joel 3:2, 17-18

 

 

 

II. The gathering of all mankind. Mt.12:36-37

 

A. There will be a time of judging the nations.  Mt. 25:31-32

 

B. There will be a time of judging individuals.  Rev.20:11-15

 

1. Sin exposed publicly. (12-13)

 

2. Of all who have not repented (15)

 

 

 

III. The gathering of the church age believers.

 

A. This takes place at the Rapture.  1Thes.4:13-18

 

B. It will separate the believers from unbelievers.  Mt.13:30

 

C. It will happen quickly. 1Cor.15:52

 

 

 

Con. Which gathering will you be a part of?

 

 

RESURRECTION OF THE BODY

Luke 24:36-43

April 8th, 2018+

 

LISTEN TO MESSAGE

 

Intro – I believe in “the resurrection of the body” The bodily resurrection of Jesus is the foundation of Christianity. It’s why the devil works so hard to get people to deny it.

 

I. The denial of the bodily resurrection of Jesus does 3 things.

 A. Calls Jesus a liar. Jn.2:19-22                               

B. Ignores the fall of Adam affected his spirit, soul and body. Mt. 5:28, 1Cor.6:18, James1:15

1. Broke fellowship with God. Gen.3:8

2. Set his soul on a path to hell. Matt.7:13, Lk.13:24, Rom.3:23

3. Brought physical death to his body. Rom.5:12

C. Rejects the idea that Jesus came to restore us. 1Jn:3:8, Rom.8:3, Phil.3:21

 

II. The devil tried to destroy Jesus.

A. Just like he did Adam and Eve. Matt.4:9-10

B. He thought he had won. Luke 23:46

C. Jesus would not stay dead! Luke 24:5-6

 

III.  It is our hope for a complete salvation/restoration.

A. We will have a new immortal body. 2Cor.5:1-4, 1Cor.15:54-55.

B. It will be like Jesus.

1. Recognizable. (39)

2. Incorruptible. 1Cor.15:53

3. Like Jesus.  1Jn.3:2

C. What happened to Jesus will happen to us. Rom.8:11

Con. Without the resurrection of His body Jesus would have failed in His mission of salvation and restoration.
But He did not fail.   1Peter 5:10, Rom.8:23

A GUILT OFFERING

Isaiah 3:10-12

March 25th 2018

LISTEN TO MESSAGE

 

Intro – The bible speaks about our sins being placed on Jesus but doesn’t tell us exactly when that took place.  I believe our text today gives us a pretty good clue.

I.  He was crushed because He became a “guilt offering”.  (10) Is.53:5

A. We know our sins were placed on Him. 2Cor.5:21,

B. When He said “Thy will be done” He became our guilt offering. Luke 22:42-44, (Hematohidrosis)

C. Judas delivered Him over to the Roman guards. Rom.4:25

II. His life was prolonged.  (10)

A. He rose from the dead.

B. His resurrection was proof God was satisfied with the guilt offering. (11)

C. His resurrection was proof our sins were paid for. (11) Rom.6:23, Heb.9:26, Heb.10:10, 12

D. We are justified by trusting in His finished work. Jn.19:30, Rom.3:28

III. He will be known for His great work of salvation. (12)

A.  We eagerly await the return of our Savior. Heb.9:28, Rev.19:14

B.  The world will know Him as the Savior. Is.52:15

C.  Every unbeliever will someday confess He is Lord. Phil.2:9-11

Con. –What amazing love He showed us by becoming our “guilt offering”. The children recognized Him as “King of Kings and Lord of Lords”. Can you sing of Him today as your King?

 

 

PAUL’S PRAYER

Ephesians 1:15-23

April 1st 2018 Easter

LISTEN TO MESSAGE

Intro – He had heard of their faith and love. Now he wanted them to understand the power of Christ’s resurrection. He prays for 3 areas of their lives. These areas of your life will only develop after you have committed yourself to the risen Savior.

I. Wisdom – means to apply knowledge.

A. Knowledge of God not based on man but the Spirit. Rom.8:16

B. When you receive the risen Savior, He places His Holy Spirit in you. Acts 2:38

C. Holy Spirit’s work is to teach us Christ and how to apply that knowledge so we have wisdom.  Jn.14:25-26, Jn.16:13-14

II. Revelation – means to expose. Eph.5:11

A. Ability to reveal is based on knowledge of Truth not extra biblical revelation. Rev.22:18, Jn.14:6

B. Knowledge comes from knowing the word of God.  Mt.13:23, Mt.7:24

C. God reveals Himself through the word.  2 Cor.4:3-4, Eph.4:17-18   

D. Revealed truth about salvation gives enlightenment and hope to the heart. Rom.8:24-25

III. Hope = anticipation.  Heb.9:28

A. You have been called to join God’s family. 2Tim.1:9, Jn.1:12

B. Because we are His, we have an inheritance.  1Pet.2:9, 1Cor.2:9  

C. It is based on power of the HS. Rom.15:13

1. Power demonstrated through the resurrection.  Rom.8:11, 1Pet.1:3

2. Power demonstrated through His saving grace.  Jn.3:3, 2Cor.5:17, Eph.4:23-24

Con. We celebrate the Lord’s resurrection because it proves we have eternal life in Christ and the power to live for Him today.

 

OUR HELPER

Luke 1:46-56

March 18th 2018

LISTEN TO MESSAGE

 

Intro – Mary sings her praise to God for all He has done including choosing her to be the mother of the  Messiah.  Through her He would carry out His promise to Abraham to bless all nations.

 

I. God helps the humble.

A. She was a slave to God’s will. (48) Rom.6:18, 22

B. She showed a humble attitude. (38)  1Cor.1:26-28

C. She expressed a need for a Savior. (47) Rom.3:10, 23

 

II. God helps those who glorify Him.       Ole Hallesby prayer

A. She exalts (magnifies) the Lord.   (46) Ps.34:2

1. By knowing scripture.    1Sam.2:1-10, Ps.37:30-31

2. By telling what God has done.    Ps.98:1-3

B. He is the One who has done great things. (49) Jude 1:25

 

III. God helps those who trust Him.

A. With trust comes respect for who He is. (50) Luke 12:5, Rev.21:7-8

B. He had fulfilled His promise to Abraham. (54-55)  Gen.12:3, Lk.2:11, Mt 1:21, Phil 2:7

 

Con. God can use you if you humble yourself before Him and allow Him to have His will done in your life.

Then your life will glorify Him also. You will sing His praises for what He has done for you.

“Lord if it will be to Your glory heal suddenly.  If it will glorify You more, heal gradually; if it will glorify You even more, may your servant remain sick awhile; and if it will glorify Your name still more, take him to Yourself in heaven.”   Hallesby

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