Hebrews 12: 1-3
Numbers 13: 27-33; Philippians 4: 13; Numbers 14: 24; Joshua 14: 9; I. People with eyes of faith don’t allow doubters.
II. People with eyes of faith see God.
III. People with eyes of faith keep fixed on God and are willing to take risks.
HIS voice must ALWAYS trump the voice of doubters.
On Mission with God
I. ITS AUTHORITY
A. JESUS HAS BEEN GIVEN “ALL AUTHORITY”…
B. ”ALL AUTHORITY” BOTH IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH…
C. WITH “ALL AUTHORITY” IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH…
II. ITS MISSION
A. THEY WERE TO “MAKE DISCIPLES”…
B. HOW THEY WERE TO “MAKE DISCIPLES”…
I. By “baptising them” into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
2. Then by “teaching them to observe all things” He had
3. Making Christ-like disciples.
III. ITS A COPY
A. IT IS FOR “ALL THE NATIONS”…
B. FOR “ALL NATIONS”, NOT JUST ISRAEL…
C. FOR “ALL NATIONS”, NOT JUST OUR OWN CULTURE.
IV. ITS PROMISE
A. “I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS”…
B. “EVEN TO THE END OF THE AGE”…
We have a Mission to – be Christ-like disciples who are making Christ-like disciples, that are making Christ-like disciples!
WHO WILL ROLL THE STONE AWAY?
I. THE STONES OF LIFE
A. The Stone of Empty, Disappointed Faith.
B. The Stone of Enslaving Habits.
C. The Stone of Errant Relationships.
II. THE POWER OF EASTER – 3 R’s
A. Redemption. (vs. 6a)
1. In Creation, God Showed His Hand.
2. In Redemption God Showed His Heart. (John 3:16)
Salvation is Not Spelled “ D – O ”
It is Spelled “ D -O – N – E ”
B. Resurrection. (vs. 6b)
1. We Know Christ Was Divine Because of the Resurrection (Romans 1:3-4)
2. Our Salvation Depends Upon Christ’s Resurrection.
3. Our Resurrection Is Possible Because of Christ’s Resurrection (Romans 8:10-11)
C. Relationship. (vs. 7)
1. Luke Records That Jesus Turned and Looked at Peter.
2. Christ’s Death and Resurrection is so the Relationship
Between Us and Him Could Be Reestablished.
THE ABC’s OF SALVATION
A. Admit. (1John 1:8)
B. Believe. (John 3:16)
C. Confess. (1 John 1:9)
RECEIVING THE KING
I. CELEBRATING PALM SUNDAY MEANS ACCEPTING WE CAN’T HAVE IT OUR WAY
E. Wonder Worker
II. RECEIVING HIM MEANS LETTING GOD HAVE HIS WAY
A. Sin Couldn’t Be Overlooked. Isaiah 53:6
B. Love Couldn’t Be Denied. Romans 5:8
C. Sacrifice Couldn’t Be Avoided. Luke 22:42
D. The cross Cannot Be Skirted.
What displays God’s splendor?
Israel was desperate. God sent a message of hope!
I. Earnest repentance
1. Pray without ceasing. Isaiah 62: 6-7, 2 Corinthians 7: 10
1. Wrong made right. Luke 19: 89
III. Awakening that leads to action.
1. “Is there anything I can’t do?” Jeremiah 32: 27
MAKING JESUS LORD
1 Cor. 12:3; Psalms 16
I. The Importance of His Lordship.
A. The Lordship of Jesus Christ. Philippians 2:8-11
B. The necessity of the Holy Spirit. Revelation 19: 11-16
Romans 10: 9-10
II. The Recognition of His Lordship. Psalms 16:1-2
A. Keep me. Psalms 16:1
B. The Eternal Christ is my LORD. Psalms 16:2
Genesis 3: 6, Matthew 6: 33
III. The Extent of His Lordship
A. No good apart from Him. Psalms 16: 2b
B. Only two classes of People. Psalms 16: 3,4
IV. The Privileges of His Lordship
A. A delightful inheritance. Psalms 16: 5,6
B. A constant security. Psalms 16: 7-10
C. A fullness of joy. Psalms 16: 11; John 15:11, 17:13
Psalms 139: 23-24
Why we don’t see God clearly . . .
I. REBELLION AGAINS GOD
A. The People of Israel Had Been Blessed.
B. Sin – Willful Disobedience To The Known Will of God.
II. WE TEND TO PUT GOD IN A BOX
III. WE SEE GOD THROUGH OURSELVES
A. We Tend to Project Upon God Our Dominate Qualities.
B. When We See God Through Ourselves Problems Arise
IV. WE OFTEN SEE GOD THROUGH OUR PARENTS
V. WE SEE GOD THROUGH THE MEDIA
VI. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE SEE GOD CLEARLY?
A. Confusion. (vs. 1)
B. Confession. (vs. 1-5) 1Chronicles 7: 14
C. Change. (vs. 6-7)
D. Commitment. (vs. 8)
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, my friend, Anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.”
THREE GREAT PASSIONS
Philippians 1:3-6, 9-11
I. WE MUST PRAY, PLAN, AND EXPECT A SUPERNATURAL INVASION
OF GOD IN OUR CHURCH
A. Spiritually, Nothing of Significance Will Ever Happen in Our
Lives Without a “Supernatural Invasion of God.”
B. We Must Therefore Pray, Plan and Expect a Supernatural
Invasion of God on Our Church. 2 Timothy3: 5
II. WE MUST BE DRIVEN BY A PASSION FOR HOLINESS
A. We Are a People Who Are Called to Holiness.
B. We Must Experience it Personally.
C. We Must Proclaim it Publicly. Titus 2: 11-13
D. We Must Model it Consistently.
III. LOST AND BROKEN PEOPLE MATTER TO GOD, THEREFORE
LOST AND BROKEN PEOPLE MUST MATTER TO US
A. We Must Put The Issue of “Lost And Broken People” on The
Front Burner of Our Concern.
B. God Loves People More Than Anything. (John 3:16)
C. What Do You See Around You? Luke 19: 11
D. Do You Have Eyes for the Harvest?