Understanding and Applying God’s Word
Sermon Series: The Life of Jesus: From Creation to the Cradle to the Cross to the Crown
Sermon Title: Understanding and Applying God’s Word
Sermon Text: Matthew 13: 51-52
Date: January 28, 2018
“The distinguishing mark of saving faith is not perfection. The mark of faith is not that I never sin sexually. The mark of faith is that I fight. I fight anything that dims my sight of Jesus as my glorious Savior. I fight anything that diminishes the fullness of the lordship of Jesus in my life. I fight anything that threatens to replace Jesus as the supreme Treasure of my life. Faith fights anything that stands between me and receiving Jesus — not with fists or knives or guns or bombs, but with the truth of Christ.” John Piper
The Bible is not a feather to tickle ears. It is a sharp two-edged sword that cuts to the core of our being.
“God is calling us to so greatly love others that we do no desire for them anything that might separate them from God.” Rosaria Butterfield
- A Question Posed verse 51
A. The Concern-Have you understood all these things?
- The Confirmation-They said to him, yes, Lord
II. The Instruction Presented verse 52
- The Identification “Therefore every scribe which is structed unto the kingdom of heaven.
B. The Instruction-They are to be faithful like a householder to the cause of Christ and the Gospel.
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Luke 6:46
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments John 14: 15
If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. John 13:17
III. The Message to Proclaim
- The seriousness of our Message
“regardless of how well we define the Gospel, it does no good if we don’t declare the Gospel.
2 Corinthians 5:11 says “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men.”
Acts 17:30-The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,
B. The severity of our Message
C. The Savior of our Message