5 TRUTHS ABOUT PAUL AND THE GOSPEL IN PRISON 4-7-19
I. IT CREATED NEW OPPORTUNITIES v. 12
II. THE PALACE GUARD AND OTHERS HEARD THE GOSPEL v. 13, Acts 28:17-21
Acts 28:16 (NKJV) 16 Now when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard; but Paul was permitted to dwell by himself with the soldier who guarded him.
Acts 28:11 (NKJV) 11 After three months we sailed in an Alexandrian ship whose figurehead was the [a]Twin Brothers, which had wintered at the island.
Acts 9:15 (NKJV) 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children[a] of Israel.
Acts 28:23-24 (NKJV) 23 So when they had appointed him a day, many came to him at hislodging, to whom he explained and solemnly testified of the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus from both the Law of Moses and the Prophets, from morning till evening. 24 And some were persuaded by the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved.
Acts 28:30-31 (NKJV) 30 Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, 31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.
III. CAUSED OTHERS TO PREACH THE GOSPEL v. 14
IV. THE GOSPEL WAS GETTING OUT NO MATTER THE MOTIVE v. 15-17
1 Corinthians 13:4 (NKJV) 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
V. THE GOSPEL IS BEING PREACHED NO MATTER WHO RECEIVES THE CREDIT v.18
Romans 12:12 (NKJV) 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
2 Corinthians 6:10 (NKJV) 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Description A SUBMISSIVE MIND 5-26-19 Jesus is the ultimate example of selfless humility. John 13:12-17
Jesus was God. Hebrews 1:13
John 1:4 (NKJV) In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
Colossians 1:15 (NKJV) He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
Contrast Jesus’ attitude with Lucifer. Ezekiel 28:11-19
Isaiah 14:12-15 (NKJV) 12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’ 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.
God has taught us to live with one another.
Romans 12:10 (NKJV) Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
Edify one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NKJV) Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
Bear each other’s burdens.
Galatians 6:2 (NKJV) Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Not to judge one another.
Romans 14:1 (NKJV) Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things.
Jesus as servant.
Matthew 20:28 (NKJV) Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
A. Jesus was
Philippians 2:5-8 (NKJV) 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
John 13:12-17 (NKJV) 12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, â€œDo you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one anotherâ€™s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16 Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
B. We humble to God
Romans 6:13 (NKJV) And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble. 17 Better is a dinner of [a]herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred. Proverbs 15:16-17
Better is a little with righteousness, Than vast revenues without justice. Proverbs 16:8
II. JACOB BLESSES JOSEPH’S SONS Genesis 48:3-4; 5; 10-14; 15-16
III. JACOB BLESSES THE REST OF THE BROTHERS Genesis 49 Sons of Leah
A. Reuben v. 3-4
B. Simeon and Levi v. 5-7
C. Judah v. 8-12
D. Zebulun v. 13
E. Issachar v. 14-15 Son of Bilhah (Rachael’s Maid Servant)
F. Dan v. 16-18 Sons of Zilpah (Leah’s Maid Servant)
G. Gad v. 19
H. Asher v. 20 Son of Bilhah (Rachael’s Maid Servant)
I. Naphtali v. 21 Sons of Rachael
J. Joseph v. 22-26
K. Benjamin v. 27