June 2011

June 30, 2011

INTRODUCTION – Review of concept of “kingdom” in gospel of Matthew
John the Baptist – 3:2 – Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand
Jesus – 4:17 same

Sermon on the Mount – chps. 5-7 – How to enter in and experience it:
1. brokenness “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”

2. enduring persecution, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” 5:10

3. Greatness in the kingdom of God can be attained by obeying and teaching others to obey Christ’s commandments 5:19 Continue reading Healing and Feeding the Multitudes – Matthew 15:29-39

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June 12, 2011
INTRODUCTION – Our theme = Your Kingdom Come – – a prayer Jesus Christ the King expects His disciples to pray as a way of life; and a prayer that He expects us to expect Him to answer – first in our Jerusalem, and then to the ends of the earth.

A huge difference in the kingdom of darkness – that many of our friends and neighbors and co-workers are stuck in; and the kingdom of God – – is the king of the kingdom of darkness – otherwise known as Satan – could care less if you ever care about anyone but yourself – – in fact he will encourage you to be obsessed with yourself, and to live a self absorbed life. Continue reading Knowing Jesus the King – Matthew 15:21-28

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