Why Jesus | Nobody’s Perfect! | March 21, 2021
Why Jesus-He’s Been Revealed! | April 28, 2019
Today’s passage | Mark 5:1-20
A Lot Happened by the Seas of Galilee (Mark 2-4)
Jesus healed the crippled
Jesus taught in the synagogues
He spoke in parables…
The Sower (or soils)…
A Lamp on its Stand, etc…
He took a nap on a stormy sea
Jesus Encounters a Demon Possessed Man (Mark 5:1-20)
There are three requests…
“Send us among the pigs!”
Leave our region!
Let me go with you!
Well, two out of three ain’t bad!
Life With Jesus Is…
Peace (sitting there…)
Back from where He came…
Bleeding is stopped… The dead are raised…
Jesus sends out the 12…
Jesus is welcomed back to the Decapolis! (Mark 7:31-37)
A Lamp on its Stand? (Mark 4:21-25)
What is hidden is meant to be revealed!
Measure… by measure… and even more!
Was your knowledge of the Holy Spirit hidden from you?
What is Your Request of Jesus?
Peace & Comfort… or MISSION?
How do you feel about the Holy Spirit?
Consider carefully what you hear…
What has been hidden was meant to be revealed!
Why Jesus-He’s ALIVE! | Easter 2019 | April 21, 2019
Today’s passage | Luke 24:13-49
Jesus Wants a Conversation with Us… | (vv. 13-24)
A slow walk home with a perfect stranger
They were kept from recognizing Him…
What did they know? What things?
The tomb was empty… and so were they
Why Don’t We Understand? | (vv. 25-28)
We’re foolish and slow…
We have the information…
It’s been proven true…
Jesus wants to be invited in… | (vv. 29-32)
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you…” (Jeremiah 29:13-14a)
He wants our hearts…
Then their eyes were opened…
When He captures our hearts the Bible comes alive!
He wants us to spread the Good News! | (vv. 33-49)
“It is true! The Lord has risen!”
We recognized Him when He broke the bread…
He comes in peace
Why do doubts rise in your mind?
I’m real. Let’s eat!
Then He opened their minds…
The Christ will suffer… and rise… and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in His name…
You will be my witnesses…
You won’t do this alone…
The Holy Spirit will come, then you must go and proclaim the Good News!
Why Jesus | Nobody’s Perfect! | April 14, 2019
What’s the Standard?
The Pharisees were the Billy Grahams of their day
Everyone looked up to them
Jesus praised their righteousness | Matthew 5:20
Do you live in a small house or a penthouse? | Luke 18:9-14
Wait a Minute… What’s the Standard?
Isn’t there a Law to live by? | Mark 10:17-20
You’ve heard it said, but I tell you… | Matthew 5:21-22, 27-28…
It’s all about the heart! | Mark 10:21-25; Matthew 6:21
Who Then Can Be Saved?!
With man this is impossible, but not with God… | Mark 10:26-27
All things are possible with God
Does Anyone Deserve to be Saved?
Are you better than the “mom” from Milladore?
Is there anything more reprehensible?!
How about killing God’s one and only Son?
We need someone like us…
who understands us…
but is perfect…
to represent us to God… | Hebrewa 2:14-18
With confidence?! What about righteousness? | Hebrews 4:14-16
Jesus seemed to think that personal righteousness was a pretty big deal… remember?! | Matthew 5:20
Our righteousness is not earned by us… | 2 Corinthians 5:21
it is by grace through faith in JESUS! | Romans 3:21-26
WHY JESUS | He knows you… BUT doesn’t condemn you! | April 7, 2019
Take a Look Back…
What have you done, that if others knew about it, you would have no friends here?
Does God know about it?
Does He really know about me?
An Outcast of Outcasts | John 4:1-42
If you wanted to make a big impact who would you approach? One with great credibility or one with none?
Jesus knows you… all about you
Jesus reveals Himself to those looking for Him
What was her response?
What should ours be?
When does that responsibility end?
Caught in the Act | John 8:2-11
She was set up, but she was still guilty
The crowd wanted judgment & punishment
The crowd was no better than she
Jesus did not condemn her
Do you think He wants to condemn you?
What did Jesus command her to do?
Does this apply to you?
Jesus Was On MIssion | Luke 19:10 & John 3:17
Jesus seeks out a hated tax collector
Jesus didn’t come to condemn the world
Take a Look Forward…
He knows all about you… that’s why He came
Jesus sacrificed His life for yours!
Now, go tell others all about Him!
No one is an outcast from Him
There are only the lost…
…whom He wants us to seek… so He can save!