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Incomparable Value of Christ & His Kingdom

October 14, 2021
By Jathan Newton

The Incomparable Value of Christ & His Kingdom

- Matthew 13:44-53

Notes:

1)  Recognize the Value

 

 

 

 

2)  Respond to the Value

 

 

 

 

 Digging Deeper:

  • What do you delight in?  What is the relationship between joy and value?
  • Describe the value of Christ and His Kingdom.
  • How did you come to see the value of Jesus?  How can you explain His value to others?

Other passages to consider:

Matt 5:17-20; 6:19-21; 7:13-14; 10:27, 38-39; 25:31-46; Eph 1:3-23; Phil 3:7-21.

Expectations for the Kingdom of God

October 01, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

 Expectations for the Kingdom of God – Matthew 13:24-43

Notes:

Kingdom of God = God’s redemptive rule over His people.

The Kingdom of God has…

1) small                                                 , but experiences                                                                        !

 

 

2) unnoticeable                                    , but produces                                                                            !

 

 

3)                                                     now, but in the end all evil will be                                                  !

 

Digging Deeper:

  • What kind of Kingdom were the Jews expecting the Messiah to bring in?
  • How is the Kingdom of God…Already & Not Yet?
  • What do these parables teach about how God works through the Gospel?
  • How should the truth of the return of Christ encourage us?

 

Other passages to consider:

Ps 78:2; Isa 11:9; Ezek 17:22-24; Dan 7:13; 12:3; 1 Cor 15:25, 50-58;

1 Thess 5:1-11; 2 Thess 1:5-12; Rev 11:15-18; 21:3

The Kingdom Advances

May 22, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

The Kingdom Advances – Matthew 9:35-10:15

Sermon Notes:

1)  The ___________ of the King – v35

2)  The ___________ of the King – vv36-38

3)  The ___________ of the King – vv1-15

Digging Deeper:

  • What qualities of Christ do we see displayed in this passage?
  • Were the twelve disciples highly qualified to advance the Kingdom?  What does that say about how God works?
  • How were the apostles able to advance the Kingdom?
  • Do you believe the fields around you are white for harvest?  What is God calling you to do?

Other Passages to Consider:

Num 27:12-23; Ps 23; Ezek 34:1-16; Mic 5:4; Matt 28:18-20; 1 Cor 1:26-31; 2 Cor 5:16-21.

Priority in Prayer

January 16, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

Priority in Prayer – Matthew 6:9-10

Sermon Notes:

1)  God’s glory – “Hallowed by your name”

2)  God’s reign – “Your kingdom come”

3)  God’s will – “Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”

Digging Deeper:

  • What tends to be the focus of your prayers?  What is Jesus showing should be our priority?
  • What is the Kingdom of God?  Explain how the Kingdom of God is already present, but not yet completed.
  • How does God reveal His will?  If we are going to pray, “Your will be done”, what commitment(s) do we need to make with regard to the Bible?
  • How can we cultivate a God-centered focus in our lives?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 30:4; 97:12; 103:1; 111:9; Ezek 20:8-9; 36:20-23; Matt 7:21; 12:50; 1 Pet 3:15; Col 3:1-4; Titus 2:11-14.

Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

June 26, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Intro to the Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 4:23-5:2

 

Digging Deeper:

  • Who is the Sermon on the Mount for?  What is its purpose?
  • What in Matthew’s account shows that this was one historical event (rather than a compilation of Jesus’s teachings)?
  • As believers, what is our relationship to the world?  To what kingdom do we belong?

Other Passages to Consider:

Isa 61:1-2; Matt 12:28;  Mark 10:23-30; Luke 4:18-19; John 3:3-15; Col 1:13-14; 1 Pet 2:9-12 

The Promised King Has Come!

November 28, 2019
By Pastor Jathan

The Promised King Has Come! – Matthew 1:1

 

Digging Deeper:

  • Have you ever waited a long time for something?  How did you feel when finally the wait was over?  How can you rejoice in the coming of Christ this Christmas season?
  • Do you rejoice often about being rescued by Jesus?  How can you regularly remember what Christ has done for you?
  • What does Christ’s rule look like in your life?  What areas do you need to bring under His Lordship?
  • Because God sent the promised Messiah we know that God will keep the rest of His promises.  What promises of God encourage you today?
  • How will we experience Christ’s rescue and rule when He returns?

Other passages to consider: 

2 Sam. 7:1-17; Isa 9:6-7; 11:1-5; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Amos 9:11; Acts 2:29-40; Eph 2:1-7; Col 1:13-14; 1 Thess 4:13-5:11; Heb 2:14-15

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