I. “I CAN’T GET NO SATISFACTION”
A. Lies about life.
1. Laugh and cry
2. World is getting better
3. Light at the end of the tunnel
4. Just dream
II. ALL IS VANITY (It is chasing the wind) Ecclesiastes 1:2
A. Nothing new under the sun 1:9
B. Profit 1:3
1. Generations come and go 1:4
Romans 8:20 (NKJ) “ For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope;
2. Sun rises and Sun sets 1:5
3. Wind—continually 1:6
4. Rivers—repeat 1:7
JESUS, NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES 12-22-19
I. JESUS BIRTH FORTOLD
A. In Bethlehem Micah 5:2
B. Virgin shall conceive and have a son Isaiah 7:14
II. ANGEL ANNOUNCES BIRTH AND HIS NAME
1. Shall call His name Jesus Matthew 1:21
2. Immanuel Matthew 1:23
B. Mary Luke 2:26-33
1. Call His name Jesus Luke 2:31
III. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NAME OF “JESUS”
A. Above Every Name
Philippians 2:9-10 (NKJV) 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
B. Meaning= Yahweh saves or Yahweh is salvation John 3:17
Galatians 4:4-5 (NKJV) 4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born[a] of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
1. Salvation no other name
John 14:6 (NKJV) 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
2. Forgiveness of Sin
Acts 10:43 (NKJV) 43 To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission[a] of sins.”
3. Pray in His name
John 14:13-14 (NKJV) 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you [a]ask anything in My name, I will do it.
IV. WE ARE TO BRING GLORY TO HIS NAME 2 Thessalonians 1:12
Colossians 3:17 (NKJV) 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him
PICTURES OF SAVIOR 12-15-19
JOHN 5:37 I. RECAP
II. MELCHIZEDEK---PORTRAIT OF CHIRST Genesis 14:17-19, Hebrews 7
Psalm 110:1-4 (NKJV) 110 The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” 2 The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies! 3 Your people shall be volunteers In the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth. 4 The Lord has sworn And will not relent, “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek.”
A. His Name—King of Righteousness
Matthew 22:41,45 (NKJV) 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 45 If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?”
Isaiah 64:6 (NKJV) 6 But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like [a]filthy rags;
We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.
1 Corinthians 1:30 (NKJV) 30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—
2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV) 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
B. His Office –King of Shalom (Peace) Hebrews 7:1
John 14:27 (NKJV) 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Romans 5:1 (NKJV) 5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, [a]we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Isaiah 32:17 (NKJV) 17 The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
Colossians 1:20 (NKJV) 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
C. The High Priest
Psalm 110:4 (NKJV) 4 The Lord has sworn And will not relent, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
II. ISAAC AS A TYPE OF CHRIST
A. Son of Promise Genesis 12:3, Genesis 3:15, Genesis 21:1,2
B. Supernatural Conception
C. Birth Foretold and His Name Genesis 17:19
Matthew 1:20 (NKJV) 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is [a]conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name [a]Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
D. Abraham confused Genesis 17:15-17
Matthew 1:19-20 (NKJV) 19 Then Joseph her husband, being [a]a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is [b]conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
E. Parallel Between Sarah and Mary Genesis 18:10,12,13,14
Luke 1:30-31 (NKJV) 30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.
Luke 1:34-35 (NKJV) 34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I [a]do not know a man?” 35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
KEY VERSE: Luke 1:37 “ For with God nothing will be impossible.”
2 Corinthians 5:21 “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
2 Tim 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
John 5:39 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
1 Corinthians 3:11-15 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.
Genesis 45:5 But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.
Genesis 50:20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
God’s power never fails Philippians 4:11-13
Revelation 3:17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ – and do not know that you are wretched, miserable poor, blind, and naked –
John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
RIGHT LIVING 10-13-19
Peace when we have right praying, thinking and living (obeying God) we should have peace.
Isaiah 32:17 (NKJV) The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
I. WISDOM IS FROM ABOVE. James 3:17
D. Willing to yield
E. Full of Mercy
F. Without partiality
II. LIVE THE WORD.
A. Learned and received Philippians 4:9
1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
B. Heard and saw
James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
C. Having the peace of God
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
III. PURIFY YOUR HEARTS, YOU DOUBLEMINDED Matthew 6:24-34
James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
RIGHT THINKING 10-6-19
I. RIGHT PRAYING Philippians 4:1-7
II. RIGHT THINKING v. 8, Isaiah 26:3, 2 Cor 10:5
A. Whatever things are true John 8:44, 2 Cor 11:3
B. Whatever things are noble and just
1. Noble—worthy of respect
2. Just—what is right
C. Whatever things are pure and lovely
2. Lovely—kind or gracious
D. Whatever things are of good report
2. Worthy to talk about
E. If there is any virtue and praiseworthy
1. Compare to David’s list.
Psalm 19:7-9 (NKJV) 7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; 8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
2. The believer should fill his heart and mind with God’s Word.
Psalm 119:165 (NKJV) Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble.
Description DON’T WORRY—BE HAPPY 9-29-19 PHILIPPIANS 4:6-9
What is WORRY? Anxious—v 6 means: to be pulled in different directions. Also “to strangle” ThreeConditions to conquer worry.
1. Right praying v 6-7 2. Right thinking v 8 3. Right living v 9
I. PRAYING! 3 Words to describe praying v. 6-7
A. Prayer: General word for making requests. The idea of: Adoration, Devotion & Worship
B. Supplication: Sharing of our needs and problems to God.
C. Appreciation: Giving thanks to God.
Ephesians 5:20 (NKJV) giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Colossians 3:15-17 (NKJV) 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
1. Peace of God
Romans 5:1 (NKJV) 5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, [a]we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Description CHARACTERISTICS OF CITIZEN OF HEAVEN 9-22-19 Philippians 3:20-21
1. In the records. 2. Spoke the Language 3. Obey the laws
I. LOYAL TO THE CAUSE OF HEAVEN Romans 5:8
B. The cross ended Old Testament religion Hebrews 10:19-25, Colossians 2:10-13
Galatians 5:24; 6:14
II. LOOK FOR THE LORD OF HEAVEN
Abraham Hebrews 11:13-16
Moses Hebrews 11:24-26
Jesus Hebrews 12:2
B. The returning of Jesus—a powerful motive Luke 12:40-48; I Corinthians 15:42-53
1 John 2:28-3:3 (NKJV) 28 And now, little children, abide in Him, that [a]when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. 29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him. 3 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of [b]God! Therefore the world does not know [c]us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
Description WHERE IS YOUR MIND? 9-15-19 PAUL AS A. . . . I. CITIZEN Philippians 3:17-21
A. Paul Weeping Philippians 3:17-18
B. Who Mind Earthly Things Ephesians 1:3; 2:6
Colossians 2:20-23 (NKJV) Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations— 21 “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” 22 which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.
Galatians 6:12-15 12 As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. 13 For not even those who are circumcised keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by [a]whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.
Colossians 3:1-3 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
II. CITIZENSHIP IN HEAVEN OUGHT TO MAKE US A BETTER PEOPLE HERE ON EARTH v. 20
A. We are in the records of Heaven
B. We speak the language of Heaven Colossians 4:6 1 John 4:5-6 (NKJV) 5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. Ephesians 4:29 (NKJV) 29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary [a]edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
C. Obey the laws of Heaven 1 Peter 2:11 (NKJV) 11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
Description STAYING WITH IT 9-7-19
I. PAUL THE ACCOUNTANT
II. THE ATHLETE
A. Know your limitation
C. Eyes on the prize
D. Press On
III. DEDICATION v. 15-16
A. “As many as are mature” v. 15
B. Have His mind (attitude) v. 15
C. “If you think otherwise” v. 15
D. “God will reveal (uncover or unveil) v. 15
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for [a]instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
E. “To the degree. . .already attained, let us walk” (walking in line) v. 16
1 Peter 2:2-3 (NKJV) as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow [a]thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.