The Kingdom of God has a King…His Name is Jesus

May 29, 2022 Preacher: Phil Courson Series: Is Kingdom Living Relevant in a Modern World?

Topic: Kingdom Living Scripture: Matthew 7:28–7:29

 

Is Kingdom Living Revelant in a Fallen World

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Matthew 7:28,29

Introduction

The Kingdom of God has a King…His Name is Jesus

It is not praise He desires; it is practice. The Sermon on the Mount is not to be commended; it is to be carried out.” ML Jones

  1. Two Words

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.”

astonished’ - ekplesso is a very strong word meaning, “to strike out, expel by a blow, drive out or away, to strike one out of self-possession, to strike with panic, shock”

authority’ – exousia - speaks of the fact that Jesus possessed both the power and the privilege, and in the NT His authority served to prove His sovereignty.

  1. One God and King

Who is this Jesus? Is He just a great and powerful teacher? This is a question that each of us have to make.

Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?”

Son of Man – favorite way for Jesus to describe himself. Why?

Daniel 7:13,14 -

Mark 14:61,62

Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.’

So, the question is…Is Jesus the Son of God?

Direct Claims

Mark 14:60-65 – Jesus before the Council

John 10:31-36 – Jesus says, ‘I am the Son of God’

John 20:28,29 – Jesus with Thomas

John - The ‘I AM’ saying of Jesus

I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.” John 8:58,59

The fulfillment of OT prophecy is a direct claim that He is the Son of God

Jesus resurrection is a direct claim that He is the Son of God

Indirect Claims

Mark 2:5-12 – Jesus forgives sins

Matthew 25:31,32 - Judge of the world

His teaching, miracles and life are all indirect claims that He is the Son of God.

  1. Conclusion

Let us continually be astonished as we read and study God’s Word and let us see the authority of God’s Word on our lives by building upon the Rock…Jesus!

 

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