SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 7/4/22
July 5, 2022, 7:30 PM

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U16 – FOR WEEK OF 7/4/22

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My sincere apologies for not having sent Sermon Seeds more regularly.

Although I will be away next week, I will try to be more regular when I return.

Your Brother in Christ,

Pastor Jack

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MARK 5:21-43 – WAIT!

In a day when there are Keurig machines that make coffee in seconds, cell phones that show you the pictures you take instantly, and Amazon who provides next day delivery of items ordered, we have become an impatient people.

· We don’t like to wait in line.

· We don’t like being stuck in traffic.

· We don’t like waiting for our food to be served.

· We don’t like waiting for test results from doctors.

· We don’t like it when we have to wait for people to “Get with the program.”

· We don’t like it when we have to wait for an answer.

  • And we don’t like it when the Lord wants us to wait!

From the beginning, however, waiting has been a way of life for God’s people.

  • Abraham had to wait for Isaac to be born.
  • Israel had to wait 400 years to be delivered from Egypt.
  • David had to wait for God to deal with Saul before he could become king.
  • Israel had to wait 70 years before it could return to the land after their captivity in Babylon.
  • We are waiting for the second coming of Christ.
  • We are told to wait on the Lord. Psalm 27:14
  • Another word we can use is patience.
  • We will all have to wait, but how we wait is key. We need to wait in faith. Psalm 62:5

Jairus, in our Scripture reading this morning, is an example of waiting on Jesus or God in faith.

WHEN STUCK IN TRAFFIC, WAIT IN FAITH! – Mark 5:21-24

· He came to Jesus by faith and asked for help.

· We must come to Jesus by faith for salvation.

· We must come to Jesus in prayer.

· Vs. 24 – They were thronging Jesus. Things were slow.

  • God’s ways are measured. Sometimes he acts quickly and other times he tells us to wait through the stuff.

WHEN TESTED, WAIT IN FAITH! – Mark 5:25-34

· This was another faith story, and Jairus, must have been amazed and encouraged hearing the testimony of the woman, but his daughter was dying!

  • As the delay in God’s answers get longer, and we see God working in other peoples’ lives, but must hang in with faith!

WHEN IN TURMOIL, WAIT IN FAITH! Mark 5:35-36

· Vs. 35 – The dreaded outcome happened.

  • Vs. 36 – Jesus’ advice was “Have faith!” He was saying, “Keep trusting me!”

WHEN CLOSE TO TRIUMPH, WAIT IN FAITH! – Mark 5:37-45

  • There will always be naysayers.

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MARK 6:1-6 – HAS JESUS LEFT THE BUILDING?

Elvis has left the building" is a phrase that was often used by public address announcers at the conclusion of Elvis Presley concerts in order to disperse audiences who lingered in hopes of an encore. It has since become a catchphrase and punchline.

The phrase was first used by promoter Horace Logan at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum on the fairgrounds of the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport, Louisiana, on December 15, 1956. Elvis had appeared in the middle of the night's lineup, and Logan needed to quiet the audience so that the remaining performers could play. The full quotation was:

All right, all right, Elvis has left the building. I've told you absolutely straight up to this point. You know that. He has left the building. He left the stage and went out the back with the policemen and he is now gone from the building.

The phrase has since become a catchphrase and punchline, used to refer to anyone who has exited in some sense (even death). Elvis has left the building - Wikipedia

You might be wondering why I would ever title a message with the question, “Has Jesus left the building?” First of all, let me assure that when an individual comes under conviction that he or she cannot earn their way to Heaven in any way, and that their sin is keeping them out, and turns to Jesus the Son of God and truly believes the Gospel, that person will never lose their salvation. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, John 10:27-30

When Christians meet, Jesus is there. Matthew 18:20 - For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

 He says in Matthew 28:20 – …And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age…”

So why the question, “Has Jesus left the building?”

As the passage we just read tells us, Jesus was limited from doing major miracles and left without doing any.

Although Jesus never leaves a true believer, it is possible for us as individuals, and as a church to see Jesus stop accomplishing major things and moving on. In a day when the world so badly needs the Lord Jesus, we should be alarmed if Jesus should stop using us or His church for His glory! We should in no way want to hinder the work of the Lord Jesus which is accomplished through the work of His Holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:19 - Do not quench the Spirit.

Ephesians 4:30-32 - And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

So, let’s look at this text to see how we can assure that Jesus has not left the building, that He is still using us and our church.

Jesus Returned. – Mark 6:1, Luke 4:16-30, He’s here at least four times a week, giving you opportunities, to worship, to learn, to encourage, to grow.

Jesus Retaught. – Mark 6:2, 2 Timothy 4:2

The Citizens Reacted to Jesus. – Mark 6:2, Ezekiel 33:30-33 – It just might not be a great message unless the Holy Spirit uses it to change your life!

The Citizens Rejected Jesus. – Mark 6:3, Luke 10:16

Jesus Responded. – Mark 6:4, 6, Luke 7:9 – He marveled at great faith and great unbelief.

Jesus was Restrained. – Mark 6:5, Hebrews 3:18-19

Jesus Retreated. – Mark 6:6, Revelation 2:4-5

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Joshua 2:1-22 – UNLIKELY HERO

#4 – MOVING FORWARD – THE BOOK OF JOSHUA

  • Name some unlikely heroes found in the Bible.
  • Can you think of anyone in your lifetime who turned out to be an unlikely hero?
  • How is it possible for each of us to become unlikely heroes?

Two Israelites had gone into Jericho to spy before Israel attacked the city. God provided an unlikely hero, a harlot by the name of Rahab, to assist the spies.  Rahab had become a believer and was used of God.  In return, her life and the lives of family members were spared.

RAHAB'S PROTECTION OF THE SPIES - Vss. 1-7

  • Rahab protected the spies from the soldiers which were looking for them.
  • How do we explain her lie?

RAHAB'S PROFESSION OF FAITH - Vss. 8-11

  • Her faith, based on what God had done for Israel, was in the Lord. Vss. 9-10
  • On what is our faith based?
  • There was no doubt in her mind. Vs. 11, Hebrews 11:31, James 2:24-25

RAHAB'S PETITION FOR LIFE - Vss. 12-13

  • Rahab wanted her and her family to be protected when Israel conquered the land.

RAHAB'S PACT WITH ISRAEL - Vss. 14-22

  • Protection was promised as long as:
  • Rahab was silent. - Vss. 14, 20
  • The scarlet thread was in the window. Vs. 18
  • Her family remained in Rahab's house. Vss. 8-19
  • Joshua kept the promise which the spies made to Rahab. See Joshua 6:22-23.
  • What is the most amazing thing about this unlikely hero? Matthew 1:5

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Joshua 3:1-17 – HANDLING OBSTACLES

#5 – MOVING FORWARD – THE BOOK OF JOSHUA

  • What is an obstacle course, and have you ever navigated one?
  • How is life an obstacle course? Why is running it as a Christian important?
  • What is one of the biggest obstacles you’ve faced as a Christian?

After the spies returned from their trip to Jericho and told Joshua about their encounter with an unlikely hero, Rahab, Joshua knew that it was the Lord’s will to move forward. A flooded Jordan (Joshua 3:15) was the obstacle in front of them. Through this account we learn some valuable lessons about handling our own obstacles.

WORDS OF INSTRUCTION – Joshua 3:1-4

  1. Be Ready When God Is – Vs. 3
  2. Let God Go First – Vss. 4,6, Psalm 32:8, Proverbs 3:5-6

A WORD FOR SANCTIFICATION – Joshua 3:5, Exodus 19:10, 2 Timothy 2:19-22

A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT – Joshua 3:7, 4:14

A WORD OF CHALLENGE – Joshua 3:8, Hebrews 11:6

WORDS OF ASSURANCE – Joshua 3:9-11, Romans 15:4, Matthew 18:20

AN ACT OF FAITH – Joshua 3:14-17

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PSALM 5 - WALKING WITH GOD

 

PRIORITIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF GOD – Vss. 1-3

PERCEIVE THE HOLINESS OF GOD – Vss. 4-6

PURSUE THE PRESENCE OF GOD – Vss. 7-8

PONDER THE ENEMIES OF GOD – Vss. 9-10

PRAISE THE PERSON OF GOD – Vss. 11-12

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PROVERBS 9:1-12

HEARING FROM WISDOM

WISDOM’S INVITATION – Proverbs 9:16, Isaiah 55:1-3, Matthew 11:28-30, John 7:37-39,

                                                   Revelation 22:17

1 Wisdom hath builded her house, She hath hewn out her seven pillars:

2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; She hath also furnished her table.

3 She hath sent forth her maidens: She crieth upon the highest places of the city,

4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: As for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

5 Come, eat of my bread, And drink of the wine which I have mingled.

6 Forsake the foolish, and live; And go in the way of understanding.

WISDOM’S INSIGHTS – Proverbs 9:7–10

 7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame:

     And he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

 8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee:

     Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

 9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: Mark 4:24-25
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: And the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Job 28:28

WISDOM’S INCENTIVE – Proverbs 9:11

11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, And the years of thy life shall be increased.

WISDOM’S INDIVIDUALITY – Proverbs 9:12

12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: But if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

 

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GALATIANS 2:1-10 – ON THE SAME PAGE

TRULY FREE – STUDIES IN GALATIANS #3

  • What does it mean to be “on the same page”? In daily life why is that important?
  • When is it important to be on the same page with other believers? When is it not?

There came a time when Paul had to make sure that he and the original twelve Apostles were on the same page, defining and preaching the same Gospel. Paul recounts this meeting in our text. This Epistle was written to correct the teaching of Judaizers who were saying one had to follow Old Testament Law, especially circumcision, to be saved. Paul tells of this meeting that refutes that lie.

THE OCCASION – Galatians 2:1-2

  • Barnabas and Titus went with him. Who were they? Acts 4:36-37, 11:21-24, Titus 1:4
  • There is some debate as to when this meeting took place. I lean towards this being a private meeting with leadership before the church council mentioned in Acts 15, where it was concluded that Gentiles did not have to live under the law. Acts 15:1-21
  • It is interesting to note that Paul went up by “revelation”. What does that mean?
  • Why is it important to obey God’s leading in our lives? 1 Samuel 15:22-23

THE TEST CASE – Galatians 2:3-5

  • Vs. 3 – Titus was “Exhibit A”. He was truly converted and had never been circumcised.
  • Vs. 4 – There were Judaizers who were trying to force circumcision on Titus and all male Gentile converts. How would have this caused bondage?
  • Vs. 5 – Paul and his partners did not yield, because the truth was at stake.

THE COMPARISON – Galatians 2:2, 6

  • Vs. 2 – Paul made sure that his Gospel was the same as the Apostles.
  • Vs. 6 – The Gospel Paul preached was compared with that of those who were primary leaders. Why is it important that the Gospel we preach is accurate?

THE DIFFERENCE – Galatians 2:7-8

  • Peter and Paul had the same Gospel, but different ministries.
  • Peter’s style was designed primarily for Jewish evangelism.
  • Paul’s style was designed primarily for Gentile evangelism.
  • We are all gifted in different ways to fulfill God’s plan for our lives.

THE RESULTS – Galatians 1:9-10

  1. The “right hand of fellowship” – Vs. 9
  2. An agreement on ministries – Vs. 9
  3. An agreement to remember the poor – Vs. 10

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

In the Trenches for Our Churches

Learning to Intercede for Others

John 14:12-14 (KJV) - Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

  • The words of our Lord Jesus written above should excite us, empower us, and challenge us to live lives dedicated to intercessory prayer.
  • The Lord Jesus never intended His church to be weak, but a powerful witness for Him. Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8
  • The Lord Jesus did not intend individual Christians to be weak, but strong in Godly living, prayer, evangelism, and good works. Romans 6:14, Galatians 5:16, John 15:1-17, Ephesians 2:10
  • Perhaps the single, most perplexing problem we have is feeble prayer lives.
  • Learning to pray for others will take most of us a lifetime to perfect. Remember, improving personal intercessory prayer is better than no prayer life at all!
  • Group prayer in our churches is important, but will probably not be as effective until some of us learn to pray effectively privately, behind closed doors.

LET’S GO BEHIND CLOSED DOORS!

  • IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN THE NAME OF JESUS

Matthew 6:5-6 (KJV) - And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
Hebrews 4:14-16 (KJV) - Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

  • IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Jude 1:20 (KJV) - But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

  • WITH A PENITENT HEART

Psalm 66:18 (KJV) - If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
1 John 1:9 (KJV) - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

  • WITH PRAISE ON OUR LIPS AND IN OUR HEARTS

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (KJV) - Rejoice evermore.  Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Hebrews 13:15 (KJV) - By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

  • WITH THE PROMISE OF ANSWERS

Matthew 7:7-11 (KJV) - Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

  • AS A PRIVILEGED INTERCESSOR FOR ALL

FOR THE SAVED:

Ephesians 6:18 (KJV) - Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Ephesians 3:14-21 (KJV) - For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

For more specific prayers for the saints, see Ephesians 1:17-23, Philippians 1:9-11, Colossians 1:9-14, and 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12.

 

FOR THE UNSAVED: - 1 Timothy 2:1-6 (KJV) - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

 

  • AS A PARTICULAR INTERCESSOR FOR SOME

Colossians 4:12 (KJV) - Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

 

  • AS A PERSISTENT INTERCESSOR FOR OTHERS

Luke 18:1-8 (KJV) - And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

  • AS A PARTNER WITH GOD FOR THE SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF ALL

James 5:16-18 (KJV) - Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

 

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