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Sermons on Christ Jesus

Jesus’ Authority Over Demons

Matthew 8:28-34 It was necessary for Christ to have authority over demons .        John 8:44, Ephesians 2:2-3, 1 John 1:8 1.  The Graveyard Encounter – Vs. 28 .             Mark 5:3, Luke 8:27 – Living in tombs 2.  The Demonic Confession – Vs. 29 – What demons know about Jesus .       A.  The…

The High Cost of Genuine Discipleship

Matthew 8:18-22 False Disciples: John 2:23-25, 6:66; Matthew 7:13-14,21-23, 10:32-39; Luke 9:23-26, 14:26-33 2 Sacrifices You Must Make to Follow Christ 1.  The Sacrifice of Cherished Comforts – Vss. 18-20 2.  The Sacrifice of Personal Relationships – Vss. 21-22 Implications: 1.  You must not put off following Christ 2.  You don’t get to set the terms of following Christ 3.  We need…

The Savior’s Sovereignty Over Sickness and Satan

Matthew 8:14-17 Characteristics of New Testament Miracles 1. They did not depend on the faith of the recipient 2. They were not performed for money or fame 3.  They were completely successful 4.  They were undeniable 5.  They were immediate and spontaneous 6.  They authenticated a true message and a new revelation .           1 Kings 17:23-24, Acts 2:22,…

Not A Tame Preacher: The Response to the Sermon on the Mount

Matthew 7:28-29 The Effect Of Christ’s Preaching – “Astonished” .        Matthew 13:54, 19:25, 22:33; Mark 1:22, 6:2, 11:18; Luke 4:31-32, John 7:46 The Nature Of Christ’s Preaching – Authority of words leads to authority of works Characteristics of Jesus’ Preaching 1.  The Clarity of His Preaching Was Authoritative .        Use of Illustrations – Matthew 5:13-14, 6:26-30,…

Predictions of Christ in the Old Testament – Part 2

The prophets anticipated Christ – Hebrews 1:1-2, 1 Peter 1:10-11 Part 1 – The Scarlet Thread of the Messiah Running Through The Pentateuch 2.  The Scarlet Thread of the Messiah Running Through The Prophets ..      A.  Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7, 11:1-9, 40:3-5, 53:5-12 .       B.  Jeremiah 31:15-17, 33:14-17 .       C.  Daniel 7:13-14 .       D.  Hosea…

Predictions of Christ in the Old Testament – Part 1

The prophets anticipated Christ – Hebrews 1:1-2, 1 Peter 1:10-11 1.  The Scarlet Thread of the Messiah Running Through The Pentateuch .       A.  Genesis 3:15 – the Protoeuangelion .       B.  Genesis 12:1-3 – the Abrahamic covenant (land-seed-blessing) .       C.  Genesis 29:10 .       D.  Exodus 12:1-13 .       E.   Leviticus 16:5-22 .     …

The Temptation of Jesus – Part 2

Matthew 4:1-11Last Week – The Edenic Rerun1.  The Personal Temptation – Vs. 2-4 This Week2.  The National Temptation – Vs. 5-9.        Deuteronomy 6:16, Exodus 17:1-73.  The Universal Temptation – Vs. 8-10.        Deuteronomy 6:13, John 12:31, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 2:2, 1 John 5:19.      How is this a temptation?  Satan will give it NOW.   …

The Baptism of Jesus Christ

Matthew 3:13-17 The way into God’s Kingdom is through repentance – there is NO OTHER WAY How Jesus’ baptism provided complete and confirming proof from the Trinity that He is the King. 1.  The Arrival of Jesus – Vs. 13-14 .         The beginning of His public ministry – John 11:29-34 .         He is shown to be…