My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Feb 5th. 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.
- Matthew 1:1-17
- Whereas Matthew traces Jesus’ lineage from Abraham to emphasize Jesus’ Jewish heritage, Luke traces it back to Adam to show that Jesus is the fulfillment of the hopes of all people
- Luke from Jesus to Adam
- Matthew from Abraham to Joseph
- Luke through Mary (Biological descent)
- Matthew through Joseph (Legal descent)
- The genealogy is a great picture of salvation.
A Picture of Humanity
- Real people (humanity)
- Not perfect
- Did great things, made bad mistakes
- People in need of a Savior
- Romans 3:23 – ALL HAVE SINNED
A Picture of God’s Faithfulness
- Generation after Generation
- Blesses obedience
- Disciplines disobedience
- Continues with His Covenant promises
- All the promises of Scripture
- God is God
A Picture of Jesus
- Born into this world
- Identifying with humanity
- Supposedly the son of Joseph
Son of David – v. 31
- Will reign forever – Revelation 11:15
Son of Abraham – v. 34
- The promised seed – Galatians 3:16
Son of Adam – v. 38
- The new Adam
- He was from man, yet perfect
- He fulfills what Adam could not
- Hebrews 2:17
- 1 Corinthians 15:45
Son of God – v. 38
- Luke 1:31–35
- Luke 2:11
- Luke 3:22.
 Crossway Bibles, The ESV Study Bible (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2008), 1954.
My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Jan 8th. 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 purification of Mary and the presentation of Jesus
- A picture of God fulfilling His covenant promises
- A picture of the faithfulness of God’s people
- Simeon’s praise and prophecy
Joseph and Mary – vv. 21-24
- Circumcision on 8th day – Genesis 17:11-12
- Purification – Only Mary needed to be purified.
- Leviticus 12:1-8 Unclean for 7 days
- Purification after an additional 33
- Guilt of sin through birth (Sin through Adam)
- Dedication – Exodus 13:2
- First born son dedicated to the Lord
Simeon – vv. 25-35
- Righteous, Devout
- Faithful, Serving
- Waiting of the consolation of Israel
- Comfort, rescue Isaiah 49:13
- Received a special word from God (Wed nights study…Special revelation)
- Acknowledged God’s sovereignty
- Praised God for:
- the coming salvation Isaiah 52:1-15
- Light for the nations Isaiah 42:6
- Joseph and Mary marveled
- Another encounter with a prophetic word
- Angels, Elizabeth, Shepherds
- Jesus is the Messiah, but all will not receive.
- Mary and Joseph will also suffer
- Sword through your own soul
- Death of Jesus on cross…spear in side
Anna – 36-38
- In the temple
- Worshiping, fasting, and praying
- Difficult life… YET GIVING THANKS
- THE BLESSING OF SEEKING HIM… WE SEEK AND FIND!
Joseph and Mary – vv. 39-40
- PERFORMED EVERYTHING ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF GOD
- Matthew 2:1-23 – Wisemen come, flee to Egypt
- The child grew and God’s favor was upon Him
- Fully man – grew as a man
How do circumcision and baptism correspond? – John Piper
Greek expression: peritomē
Pronunciation: peh ree toh MAY
Strong’s Number: 4061
Circumcision today is nothing more than a medical procedure performed shortly after birth for hygienic reasons. In ancient times, however, circumcision, or peritomē in Greek, signaled a male’s membership in the Jewish religion. The first Christians continued to participate in the Jewish rites and customs, even attending the services of the temple (Acts 3:1; 5:21, 42). As Gentiles came to Christ, controversy arose between those who said that circumcision was unnecessary, and those who believed that circumcision was necessary in order to participate in the covenant community. Some people argued that since the covenant promise of the Messiah was given to the Jews, Gentiles must first be circumcised and become Jews before they could receive salvation in Christ. Consequently, not all the Jewish believers were willing to accept Gentiles into the church.
Many Jews in Christ’s day misunderstood the significance of circumcision, believing that the physical act was necessary for and a guarantee of salvation. Thus, observing the rite of circumcision became not only a symbol of religious privilege, but also a source of racial pride (Phil. 3:4–6). These Jews associated the ceremony with the Mosaic law rather than the promise to Abraham (John 7:22; Acts 15:1; Gen. 17:10–11). Because Greeks and Romans did not practice circumcision, Jews were called “the circumcision” (Acts 10:45; 11:2; Rom. 15:8; Gal. 2:7–9; Eph. 2:11), and Gentiles were called “the uncircumcision” (Gal. 2:7; Eph. 2:11).
While visiting Caesarea, Jewish believers were amazed to realize that uncircumcised Gentiles received the purifying gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:44–48). When Peter returned to Jerusalem after his visit to Caesarea, “the circumcision party” criticized him; but after telling how the Spirit had fallen upon the Gentiles, Peter declared that he could not stand against God. At this, the Jewish believers were silenced and glorified God that repentance unto life had been granted to Gentiles (Acts 11:1–3, 15:18). But certain Judaizers of the Pharisaic party taught the Christians in Antioch that circumcision was necessary for salvation (Acts 15:1, 5). After debating these persons, Paul and Barnabas went to Jerusalem to consult with the other apostles and elders (Acts 15:2). Peter argued that God had given the Spirit to Gentiles and cleansed their hearts by faith, affirming that “we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are” (Acts 15:11, nasb). Therefore, James and the other Jerusalem leaders agreed that circumcision should not be imposed on the Gentiles (Acts 15:13–21). It was decided that Peter, James, and John would be entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised, while Paul and Barnabas would preach to the uncircumcised (Gal. 2:7–9).
 Eugene E. Carpenter and Philip W. Comfort, Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2000), 253.
My sermon notes for Wednesday night, May 4th. 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 Wednesday at 6:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.
A great site providing introduction to the book of Nehemiah
ESV Global Study Bible – Intro to Nehemiah
- God brought the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery
- If they broke the covenant, they would be slaves once again (Jeremiah 2:14-15)
- Assyrians take northern Kingdom
- 10 tribes were scattered and intermarried with Assyrians or left.
586 BC – Jerusalem Falls to Babylonians
- Nebuchadnezzar was ruler
- Daniel to Babylon
538 BC – Persians defeat Babylonians
- Cyrus was ruler
- Allowed conquered subjects to return to their homelands
- 2 Chronicles 36:7 – Was allowed to take back possessions taken from Temple.
- Ezra 1-4
- Rebuilding of temple
- Darius is ruler
- Greeks defeat Persians at Marathon
- Haggai/Zechariah encouragement to build the Temple
- Temple completed
- Xerxes is ruler
- Esther is chosen to be queen (479 BC)
- Artaxerxes is ruler
- Nehemiah is cupbearer
- Nehemiah goes to Jerusalem to build the wall.
- Where Ezra deals with the religious restoration, Nehemiah is concerned with the political and geographical
- Both are concerned with the restoration of Israel.
- God uses both for His Glory!
- Nehemiah 1-7 is the restoration of the wall
- Nehemiah 8-13 is the restoration of the people
Nehemiah 6:15–16 – So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days. And when all our enemies heard of it, all the nations around us were afraid and fell greatly in their own esteem, for they perceived that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God. (ESV)
Nehemiah 8:8 – They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. (ESV)
Nehemiah’s Trust in God
- His obedience to God’s leading in His life
- Coming before the King
- Taking on such a task…finishing the task
- Nehemiah 7:5
- Nehemiah faced continuous opposition, disappointments, and setbacks, yet he continued with the task
Nehemiah’s Devotion to the Word of God
- The spiritual revival came in response to Ezra’s reading of “the Book of the Law of Moses” (Nehemiah 8:1-13)
- Reading, Explaining, Understanding, Doing the Word (the will of God)