My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Feb 26th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.
- Luke is moving from the person of Christ to authority He possess
- Jesus demonstrating His authority/Lordship
Through His Teaching – vv. 31-32
Taught them on the Sabbath
- Who is the most qualified to teach the OT.
- Taught as if it was His autobiography
Astonished at His teaching… possessed authority.
- Spoke with confidence and boldness
- Matthew 7:28-29
Through Casting out Demons – vv. 33-37
In the synagogue
- Satan had the demonic in the synagogue (doctrine matters in the church)
Demon… cried out with a loud voice
- Demons knew that in a holy war
- Fallen angels opposed to the Kingdom of God
- Satan is the ruler of the unbelieving world. John 8:44, 1 John 5:19
Holy One of God
- James 2:19 – Demons shudder
Be silent and come out
- Demonstrating His authority over the demon
- Now is not the time
And they were amazed at His Word
- At His teaching, authority, and power
The news spreads
Through Healing the Masses – vv. 38-41
- More private and intimate
Rebuked the fever and she began to serve Him
- Touched by Christ. Completely. Wholly
- Response…serve Him
Laid hands on every one of them and healed
Demons crying out “You are the Son of God
Thoughts on Jesus’ healing ministry:
- Pointing people to who He is (authority/power)
- Pointing people to the new birth
- From dead to alive. NEW LIFE
- Every disease
- Not live the TV preachers that just heal certain types
Through Fulfilling His purpose – vv. 42-44
I must preach the Kingdom of God
- Rule and reign of God
- Satan is opposed to the WORD and the Work of the Kingdom
- Yet, the Word has the power and authority
- We are have the same mission and the protection 1 John 5:18-20
My sermon notes for Sunday morning, April 10th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.
- The Cleansing of the Temple and the Cursing of the Fig Tree
- He has entered the city of the King
- Here is showing His authority as the King.
- He now pronounces judgment as the King
- All the events of the week point to the cross and empty tomb
- Hypocrisy is the issue
- False worship is the issue
Cleansing the Temple – vv. 12-17
Mal. 3:1-4 – Prophesied over 400 years before.
Why was Jesus so upset?
- Not a particular person. the sellers, the buyers.
- This issue… what “worship” in the Temple had come to.
- Activity rather than worship
- Man-focused worship rather than God-focused worship
The temple should have been a place for true worship to take place, but it had turned into a religious business endeavor.
- Pilgrims coming for the Passover celebration
- Purchasing animals for sacrifices
- Jeremiah 7:9-11
The gentile court was for the gentiles to come and have access to the Temple. The idea was so that they could come and learn about the ONE TRUE GOD
- House of Prayer…Den of thieves. v. 13
- The nation of Israel should have cherished and protected this area.
- YET IT WAS A CONVENIENT AREA FOR BUSINESS
- What was designed for worship of God was now a worship of man.
- It also points to the character lived out in their daily lives. Thieves gathering… robbing God.
What are some dangers that we have today? Have we lost focus on our worship? Are we here for God or for man?
- Listen to our excuses about why people do not faithfully attend church…. Your will hear the heart!
The level of hypocrisy is astonishing. v. 14
- The temple is cleared
- Jesus begins to minister and heal
- REMEMBER… JESUS IS PROPHET, PRIEST, AND KING.
- Yet, the religious leaders are furious over what He is doing and has done in God’s House.
- THE IRONY of this picture.
Cursing the Fig Tree – vv. 18-22
The tree was fruitless
- He could have just caused the tree to produce fruit
- Instead, He judged
- This was a divine object lesson (John MacArthur)
Israel was fruitless
- Israel had all the rights and privileges to bear fruit
- Yet, the temple was a clear picture of their fruitlessness
- Morally and Religiously
- The tree represents Israel. The lack of fruit is their disobedience.
A lesson on faith and prayer – vv. 20-22
- Faith =Trust
- Hear, believe, embrace, do.
- The temple was supposed to be a house of prayer
- Prayer is the bedrock of our understanding of true faith.
- The intimate relationship that one has with God.
- To be a people of prayer is to be a people that truly know God.
- Israel did not live by true FAITH AND PRAYER and were judged.
- Jesus is teaching on the fruitfulness of true faithfulness
- This is not a “name it and claim it” teaching.
- What a great time to consider our own heart… as we anticipate Easter.
- We will be a people of activity or people of true worship