Sunday, March 28, 2021

The Need is Real!

 

Pericope:  Mark 11:1-10 RSV - And when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Beth′phage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 2 and said to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat; untie it and bring it. 3 If any one says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4 And they went away, and found a colt tied at the door out in the open street; and they untied it. 5 And those who stood there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6 And they told them what Jesus had said; and they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus…

Sermon Text:  Mark 11:  3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’”

Sermon Title:  The Need is Real!

Point 1: Specific placevs. 2 and said to them, “Go into the village… you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat; untie it and bring it

Point 2: Specific timevs. 2b you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat;

Vs 3…3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’”

We have a small window of opportunity to respond to the needs of Jesus.  You don’t have forever to live for Jesus.

Point 3: Specific job…Vs 7 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus… and threw their garments on it; and he sat upon it.

It was prophetic.  Zechariah 9: 9… See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

You got one job to do! Fulfill the needs of Jesus! Jesus needs you to carry out his work in the earth. He said greater works shall we do. John 14:12

12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. He needs you but God can do it without you so don’t get arrogant.

Conclusion: New Life God has called us to meet the many needs in this community.

Life Application:

1. Text the word YesEastEden to 71441 for East of Eden

2. Email the Alderman (you will be sent email addresses and facts to stipulate)

3. Show up on Zoom and or in person

4. Fast and Pray

 

 

Friday, March 12, 2021

Password Protection

Pericope:  Matthew 4: 1-11 4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.” 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Sermon Text:  Matthew 4: 3 (c):…“If you are the Son of God…

Sermon Title: Password Protection

Point 1: Watch the keywords and trigger words. Vs 3(c) … tell these stones to become bread.

Point 2: Watch the chain linked passwords. Vs 6(b) 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

Point 3: Watch that double click test link. Vs 7 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’

a.  Hold you hostage. 

b.  Since he has your personal information he can hold up your bank account and take your money. 

c.   Once Satan has your identification he causes you to lose your confidence in your established Christian identity.  Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

d.  From the outset he was after Jesus identity “if you be the son of God”

Life Application:

1: Study and know the word so you can distinguish your password. 2 Tim 2: 15 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

2: Use your password with confidence.

3: Don’t loose your identity in a feeble effort to trying to protect your Identity.


Sunday, March 7, 2021

Wait For It!

 

Pericope:  Luke 2:25-35 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,

    according to your word;

30 for my eyes have seen your salvation

31     that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,

Sermon Text: Luke 2: 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Sermon Title: Wait For It!

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Isaiah 30:18 The Lord God is waiting to show how kind he is and to have pity on you. The Lord always does right; he blesses those who trust him.

Point 1: The Promise of the Wait – vs. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Point 2: The Fruit of the Wait – vs. 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation

        25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 

Point 3: The Results of the Wait – vs. 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

        John 16:21

Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.

Point 4: The Reveal of the Wait – vs. 31     that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”

Verse 29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;

Life Application:

1.  Hold on to the promises of God

2.  Attach a scripture to the promise which is the fertilizer of the fruit of the Spirit.

3.  Your baby reveal party has a save the date you just got to wait.

Family Exercise

    worship (online only) please complete the Life Application from the sermon.  See attached or below.   Family Exercise – Virtual Family S...