Description ‘LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE” 7-14-19 THREE TOOLS WE NEED TO LET GOD WORK IN US!
I. DO ALL THINGS WITHOUT. . . .
II. THAT YOU MAY BECOME. . . . Titus 2:1
Ephesians 5:1 (NKJV) Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
B. Harmless Romans 16:19, Eph 5:27
Matthew 10:16 (NKJV) “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
2 Corinthians 11:3 (NKJV) But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
C. Without Fault Numbers 19:2; 2 Peter 3:14
Numbers 6:14 (NKJV) And he shall present his offering to the Lord: one male lamb in its first year without blemish as a burnt offering, one ewe lamb in its first year without blemish as a sin offering, one ram without blemish as a peace offering,
D. Crooked and Perverse Generation Isaiah 53:6
Deuteronomy 32:5 (NKJV) “They have corrupted themselves; They are not His children, Because of their blemish: A perverse and crooked generation.
Proverbs 2:15 (NKJV) Whose ways are crooked, And who are devious in their paths;
III. SHINE AS LIGHTS
Matthew 5:16 (NKJV) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
2 Corinthians 4:6 (NKJV) For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:8 (NKJV) For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
Description GLORIFY GOD 6-2-19 God Exalting Jesus
Acts 2:32-36 (NKJV) 32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore being exalted [a]to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. 34 “For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, 35 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” 36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”
All Will Bow To Him
Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, And shall not
return, That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath.
All Will Worship Jesus
1. Angels in Heaven Revelation 4:2-9
2. Spirits of the Redeemed Revelation 4:10-11
3. Obedient believers on earth Romans 10:9
4. The dishonest on earth 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
5. Demons and lost humans in hell 1 Peter 3:18-22
Jesus was to glorify God the Father
John 17:1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come.
Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,
John 17:22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:
John 17:24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may
behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
Our ultimate purpose---The Glory of God
Ephesians 1:6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
Ephesians 1:12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
Ephesians 1:14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to
the praise of His glory.
Fellowship of Christ’s Sufferings
Philippians 3:10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings,
being conformed to His death,
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father
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.”
MATTHEW 21:1-11 10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?” 11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”
LUKE 19:29-40 39 And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” 40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,
Lowly and riding on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.
25 Save now, I pray, O Lord; O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity. 26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.
Description 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 WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER 3-31-19
I. FELLOWSHIP IN THE GOSPEL v. 5
II. BEGUN A GOOD WORK v. 6
A. Until Day of Jesus Christ Philippians 1:10, 2:16, Colossians 1:8
B. You are partakers v. 7
C. Affection of Jesus Christ v. 8
A. Love Abound v. 9
1. Point Out False Teachers
John 8:44 (NKJV) 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
Matthew 23:3 (NKJV) 3 Therefore whatever they tell you [a]to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do.
B. Knowledge and Discernment
IV. APPROVE THINGS THAT ARE EXCELLENT v. 10
V. FILL WITH FRUITS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 [a]gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
I. BACKGROUND OF CHURCH AT PHILIPPI II. PAUL’S SECOND MISSIONARY TRIP Acts 16:7
A. Stopped at Troas---Wait
B. God’s Leading Acts 16:9-10 III. FIRST STOP—PHILIPPI Acts 16:13-15
B. Slave Girl Acts 16:16-18
C. Philippian Jailer Acts 16:30, 31-34 IV. PAUL IN PRISON AT ROME
A. Epaphroditus (Pastor of church in Philippi) brought gift. Philippians 4:15-16, 2 Corinthians 8: 1-4
1. Epaphroditus---sick Philippians 2:25-30 V. REASON PAUL WROTE LETTER
A. Thank them for gift.
B. To show he appreciated them sending Epaphroditus.
C. Inform them of the condition in rome Philippians 1:12-26
D. Encourage to stay united Philippians 2:1,2; 4:2
E. Warn of false teachers. Philippians 3:1-2 VI. MAJOR THEMES
A. Pursuing Christlikeness Philippians 3:12-14
B. No Old Testament Quotes---Paul’s Autobiography Philippians 2:4-7
C. The humanity of Christ Philippians 2:5-11
D. Joy and Rejoice Philippians 1:4, 18, 25, 26
Philippians 2:2, 16-18, 28
Philippians 3:1,3; 4:1,4,10
B. Jesus as man. Hebrews 2:17-18
Hebrews 5:7 (NKJV) “ who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear,”
Romans 3:25 (NKJV) “ whom God set forth as a [a]propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,”
WHAT TO LOOK FOR 2-24-19
2 Timothy 2:15 (NKJV) Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
I. OBSERVE—Answers the questions. . . . . . John 14:1-6
II. INTERPRETATION—What does it mean?
D. Compare scripture with scripture John 6:35; 8:12, 10:11-14, 15:1,5
John 10:7 (NKJV) 7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
John 11:25 (NKJV) 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
III. APPLICATION—What does it mean to me and apply to my life?
John 20:30-31 (NKJV) 30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
Description RESOURCES 2-17-19
I. CONFIDENCE IN THE WORD OF GOD.
A. Jesus in Synagogue at Nazareth Luke 4:18-9; 25-27, I King 17:8-16,
2 Kings 5:1-15
Isaiah 61:1-2 (NKJV) “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,”
B. Misuse of Scripture
John 5:39-40 (NKJV)39 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. 40 But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. 46 For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me.
Deuteronomy 17:19 (NKJV) 19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes,
Matthew 15:1-4 (NKJV) 15 Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, 2 “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” 3 He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? 4 For God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’
C. Word Not To Be Changed John 19:28
Matthew 5:17-20 (NKJV) 17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one [a]jot or one [b]tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 24:27 (NKJV) 27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He [a]expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. 32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”
II. WE NEED A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORD
John 17:17 (NKJV) Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 (NKJV) Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
A. Observation-What does it say? What is the actual context in the text?
B. Interpretation-What does it mean? We are to discover the original intent and meaning of the author.
C. Application-What does it mean to me? How does it apply to my life?
III. OBEDIENCE TO THE WORD OF GOD.
John 4:34 (NKJV) Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.
John 6:38 (NKJV) For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
John 17:4 (NKJV) I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
A. Know and Study
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.
B. Live by the Word
James 1:22 (NKJV) But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
C. Don’t leave home without it
Psalm 119:9-11 (NKJV) How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to your word.
With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Joshua 1:8 (NKJV) 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
I. JESUS’ PHYSICAL CONDITION—HUNGRY Luke 4:1-4
A. Tempted---Stone to Bread v. 3
B. Jesus Answer –It is written v. 4
Deuteronomy 8:3 (NKJV) So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.
PRINCIPLE: OBEYING GOD IS YOUR PRIORITY
II. ALL YOU SEE IS YOURS Luke 4:5-8
A. Tempted—To take Jesus off God’s plan v. 5-7
B. Jesus’ Answer—It is written v. 8; Deuteronomy 10:20
Deuteronomy 6: (NKJV) You shall fear the Lord your God and serve Him, and shall take oaths in His name.
PRINCIPLE: WORSHIPING GOD IS TO BE OUR PRIORITY
III. SHOW OF POWER Luke 4:9-13
A. Tempted—Throw yourself off temple v. 9-11
Psalm 91:11-12 (NKJV) 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
B. Jesus’ answer—It is written v. 12
Deuteronomy 6:16 “You shall not tempt the Lord your God as you tempted Him in Massah. PRINCIPLE: TRUST GOD
Description WHAT IS YOUR LIFE MOTTO? WHAT DO YOU LIVE BY? 2/3/19
I. ANCIENT NAVIGATORS
A. Navigate by the sun and stars
B. Faulty maps “Ferdinand Magellan”
II. OUR MODERN WORLD RESEMBLES A VAST UNCHARTED OCEAN.
III. THE EXAMPLE OF JOB Job 1-2
A. Upright in front of God Job 1:1-5
B. Satan said Job serves you because of all he has Job 1:7-18
C. The Unexpected happens Job 1:13-18
D. Jobs response Job 1:21-22
E. Took away his health Job 2:2-4
IV. GLORIFY GOD
Ephesians 3:10 (NKJV)10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,
1 Peter 4:11 (NKJV) 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Description TAKE UP HIS CROSS I. DISCIPLE_________________________ Matthew 16:24-27;
Mark 8:34-38; Luke 9:23-26
A. Deny Yourself
B. Take up His Cross
C. Follow Jesus II. BENEFITS OF DISCIPLESHIP
A. Have a real life. Matthew 16:25
“For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” Galatians 6:8
“Because the [a]carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be”. Romans 8:7
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and [a]mammon.” Matthew 16:25
B. You’ll never be disappointed Matthew 16:26
“He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like foliage”. Proverbs 11:28
“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. “ John 3:18
“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ” Philippians 3:7-8
C. The rewards Matthew 16:27
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many [a]mansions; if it were not so,[b]I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3
“who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11
“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.” Rev 19:11
a. Judgement Seat of Christ 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” 2 Cor 5:10
b. Great White Throne
“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before [a]God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works” . Rev 20:11-13
Rom 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Gal 3:10 - For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.”
Jhn 3:15 - “that whoever believes in Him should not perish but[fn] have eternal life.
Jhn 3:17 - “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
1Jo 5:11 - And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
Eph 2:8 - For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
Eph 2:9 - not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Gen 49:9 - Judah is a lion’s whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him?
Gen 49:10 - The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
Until Shiloh comes; And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.
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
A. The Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-32
Luke 15:20-24 (NKJV) 20 “And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 “But the father said to his servants, [a]‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. 23 And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; 24 for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry.