Last week Pastor Mike spoke about inviting Jesus into our hearts and allowing Him to become the Savior of our soul. Today we will learn that Jesus wants to be so much more than just our Savior. He longs to be Lord over every facet of our lives. Do you know Him as Lord and can you trust Him enough to let go and allow God to have total control? https://www.dropbox.com/s/causj5zv0o3o9wy/Jesus...%20Do%20You%20Know%20Him%20-%20part%204.pdf?dl=0 Online Communication Card: discoverreallife.net/contact Online Giving: discoverreallife.net/give (Lord) (To Understand the Sacrifice He Made) And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground. Luke 22:44 NASB At noon the whole country was covered with darkness, which lasted for three hours. At about three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud shout, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, My God, why did you abandon Me?” Matthew 27:45-46 GNT When He had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. John 19:30 NIV (To Realize the Battle He Won) The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 NASB But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 NASB “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead...” Matthew 28:5-7a NASB (To Embrace the Offer He Makes) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.. 1 Peter 1:3-4 NASB “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10b NASB Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB
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Before the fall of mankind God knew in advance that we would make a mess of things. He already had a plan in place even before the creation of the world. God's plan required a sacrifice and that sacrifice was made by sending His Son to die in our place. We needed a savior so Jesus came to be our Savior because He loves us. Do you know Him as Savior? Notes: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ksfemdbxl6j3w4y/Jesus...%20Do%20You%20Know%20Him%20-%20part%203.pdf?dl=0 Online Communication Card: discoverreallife.net/contact Online Giving: discoverreallife.net/give (Savior) (To save us from our sins) “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 NASB “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NASB For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV (To save us from ourselves) This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10 NIV For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 5:6 NASB For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God… 1 Peter 3:18 (To save us from our fears) When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified. And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, “Get up, and do not be afraid.” Matthew 17:6-7 NASB The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Psalm 27:1 NKJV (To save us for Himself) “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when you come in Your kingdom!” And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23:40b-43 NASB
Jesus... Do You Know Him? part 2 The characteristics of a true friend involve spending time together, sharing your thoughts and feelings with one another without fear of being rejected. A true friend accepts you the way you are and remains loyal to the end. Those kind of friends are hard to find, but that is exactly the kind of friend Jesus longs to be to us. Jesus… Do You Know Him as a friend? Notes: https://www.dropbox.com/s/op6s1zfen7k4gk8/Jesus...%20Do%20You%20Know%20Him%20-%20part%202.pdf?dl=0 Online Communication Card: https://discoverreallife.net/contact Online Giving: https://discoverreallife.net/give (Friend) (That I can relate to) And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NASB (Who can sympathize with me) This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin. Hebrews 4:15 NLT (Who accepts me) “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV “Never will I leave you...” Hebrews 13:5 NIV (That forgives me) (Matthew) But when Jesus heard this, He said, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:12-13 NASB (The Woman caught in Adultery) He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?... “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” John 8:10b-11 NKJV (Zaccheus) Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, Half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.” Luke 19:8 NASB (Peter) ...and threw himself into the sea. John 21:7c NASB
Because He has risen from the dead, we have hope and we can know Jesus as our hope! We can rely on Him to be everything we need during uncertainties, anxieties and our outlook for the future. In part one of this series, the question we need to ask ourselves is, "Do we know Jesus as our hope?" Notes: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i6pe4r1ut7dncq4/Jesus...%20Do%20You%20Know%20Him%20-%20part%201.pdf?dl=0 Online Communication Card: https://discoverreallife.net/contact Online Giving: https://discoverreallife.net/give (Hope) “He has risen.” Matthew, Mark, Luke While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be to you.” But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit. And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. Luke 24:36-40 NASB Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 NASB (Mary Magdalene) - John 20 NASB Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. v. 1 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” v. 15 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” v. 16 (Worship when you fear) (Thomas) - John 20 NASB After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving but believing.” Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and My God!” v. 26-28 (Worship in your doubts) “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27 NASB
Death… No one ever wants to talk about it, but we find ourselves thinking about it more than we would like to admit. Today Pastor Mike Davis will explore how the Bible answers these questions: What happens at death? What about the Second Coming of Christ? https://www.dropbox.com/s/o6bkru0pohbof47/Death%20pt2.pdf?dl=0 What happens at death? For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked. For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life. Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord—for we walk by faith, not by sight—we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:1-8 NASB Then He will say to those on His left, “Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels.” “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew 25:41; 46 NASB A Christian...(lives twice and dies once) A Non-Christian...(lives once and dies twice) What about the Second Coming of Christ? But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NASB The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 1 Corinthians 15:26 NASB
Death… no one ever wants to talk about it, but we find ourselves thinking about it more than we would like to admit. Today, as we begin a two-part series entitled, "Death" we can take comfort in the fact that death is not the end for the believer in Christ but is just the beginning of good things to come. https://www.dropbox.com/s/drw0ajp5l016nw1/Death%20pt1.pdf?dl=0 (The Truth about Death) “Lazarus is dead, and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him.” John 11:14b-15 NASB So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. John 11:17 NASB Martha then said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:21-26 NASB (Death is not the end for believers in Jesus) (Comfort regarding Death) “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places ; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going. John 14: 1-4 NASB Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6 NASB (I don’t have to worry to death about death) (A glimpse of Life after Death) And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and gleaming. And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah, who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Luke 9:29-31 NASB While he was saying this, a cloud formed and began to overshadow them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. Then a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!” And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. Luke 9:34-36a NASB (Life here is a prelude of life to come)
In Miracle Moments, part four, we see the desperation of a mother as she cries out to Jesus for her daughter's healing. Jesus appeared to be unsympathetic to her need, but because of the mother's perseverance Jesus frees the daughter from her affliction. Notes: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5eujknv2l8fz4b7/Miracle%20Moments%20part%204.pdf?dl=0 Healing of a Gentile Matthew 15:21-28 (For Helping Others) 1. (A Disturbed Parent) Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of Tyre and Sidon. And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed.” Matthew 15:21-22 NASB (Turn to Jesus in Difficult Moments) 2. (A Determined Parent) But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, “Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us.” But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” Matthew 15:23-25 NASB “Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8 CSB (Don’t stop praying when God is silent) 3. (A Desperate Parent) And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Matthew 15:26-27 NASB (Worship regardless of the answer) 4. (A Delighted Parent) Then Jesus said to her, “O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed at once. Matthew 15:28 NASB (God’s Grace is Sufficient)
In part three of "Miracle Moments" we are reminded that Jesus is compassionate and cares for the daily needs of his people. When we are able to trust Him with what we have, we learn that His provision will be more than enough. https://www.dropbox.com/s/d4c5otc2ebfwrio/Miracle%20Moments%20part%203.pdf?dl=0 Feeding the 5,000 Matthew 14:14-21 (For Provision) Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities. When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick. Matthew 14:13-14 NASB (Jesus is Compassionate) When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This place is desolate and the hour is already late; so send the crowds away, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Matthew 14:15 NASB (Self Sufficiency is a Lie) But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat! “They said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” And He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Matthew 14:16-18 NASB (Offer What You Have) Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds, and they all ate and were satisfied. Matthew 14:19-20a NASB A man from Baal-shalishah came to the man of God with his sack full of twenty loaves of barley bread from the first bread of the harvest. Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.” But Elisha’s attendant asked, “What? Am I to set this before a hundred men?” “Give it to the people to eat,” Elisha said, “for this is what the LORD says: ‘They will eat, and they will have some left over.’” So he set it before them, and as the LORD had promised, they ate and had some left over. 2 Kings 4:42-44 CSB (With God all things are possible) They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets. There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children. Matthew 14:20b-21 NASB (Jesus is More than Enough)
Today as we begin a new series called "Miracle Moments", we find that Jesus cared enough about someone to rescue them from embarrassment by performing a miracle. All that was required of them was to believe. https://www.dropbox.com/s/q8mafnquvc69g44/Miracle%20Moments%20part%201.pdf?dl=0 Miracle Moments Part 1 Water into Wine John 2:1-11 (To Rescue Us from Embarrassment) On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” John 2:1-3 NASB (Turn to Jesus in Times of Stress) And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim. John 2:4-7 NASB (Do whatever He asks) And He said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it to him. When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom, and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.” This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him. John 2:8-11 NASB (Believe) “Teacher, which command in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:36-39 CSB (Be interested in the lives of others) (Be involved in the lives of others) (Be an improvement in the lives of others)