Approaching the Table

Feb 20, 2019 (Wednesday)

Approaching the Table
Series: Eat this Book
Mike Freeman| February 16th & 17th

Sermon Notes:

Eat This Book-Approaching The Table Feb. 16/17, 2019

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”Matthew 7:24–27

  • Two Ways To Respond To God’s Word
    • ________ or  ________

 

  • A Life Built On The Word:
    • Is Aware Of The False ________

13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy[a] that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7:13-14

    • The False Path Is ________ and leads to death
    • The True Path is ________ and Leads To Life
      • “This Will Be ________”
      • “This Will Take ________”
      • “This Means Leaving ________”
  • A Life Built On The Word Is Aware Of The False Path… and Follows ________

 

  • A Life Built On The Word Is Aware Of False ________

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. Matthew 7:15-20

    • False Prophets Look Like The ________ ________

 

    • False Prophets Produce ________
      • The Lack The ________ In Their Teaching
      • They Lack The ________ In Their Life

 

  • A Life Built On The Word Is Aware Of False Prophets… and Follows Jesus’s ________

 

  • A Life Built On The Word Is Aware Of False ________

 

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Matthew 7:21–23

  • What Causes False Peace?
    • A ________ Confession Of Jesus
      • Lacking ________ And ________

Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” John 6:29

 

      • Some Claim Relationship but are without ________

 

  • What Causes False Peace?
    • A Life Of Good ________
      • Lacking ________ With Christ

 

      • Some Claim Obedience But Are Without ________

 

And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching,  for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes. Matthew 7:28–29

 

Next Steps

  • I want to build my life on the Rock! To do so, I commit to reading 3 chapters of Matthew each day through the rest of February.
  • I want to build my life on the Rock! Please register me for the Bible Study Training on March 3rd.
  • I am trusting Jesus for the first time today.
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