Partial Outline: FULL PDF HERE Job 42:1-6 If the book of Job were written by a man, instead of by divine inspiration, man would have concluded the book with God explaining to Job why he suffered. But that is not the main issue of the book. The purpose of the Book of Job was two- fold: (1) To […]
A certain rich young ruler came to Jesus and asked, “Good Master, what shall I do, that I may inherit eternal life?” To his credit, he realized three things every person needs to face sooner or later.
1. Death is not the end. After death is the judgment.
2. Eternal life is something you have or don’t have (1 John 5:12).
3. Eternal life must be acquired before you die.
Jesus responded to his question with another question, “Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is God.” Strange response. Let’s consider Christ’s question to this young man.
We came across this question before when dealing with Jesus’ teaching on marriage and the Sabbath. Jesus asked this question several times.
“Have ye not read what David did…” (Mt. 12:3 cf. 1 Sam. 21).
“Or have ye not read in the law…” (Mt. 12:5 cf. Num. 28).
“Have ye not read, that he which made them…” (Mt. 19:4 cf. Gen. 1).
“Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes…” (Mt. 21:16 •cf. Ps. 8:2).
“…how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you?”
Matthew 17:1-21 (text: v. 17)
This is a question Jesus asked out of frustration. Frustration is an emotion and expression of an unfulfilled expectation. Jesus had reason to expect His disciples to have faith, yet in spite of all the miracles they witnessed, they were still faithless at times.
Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament (third shortest book in the Bible). Short in length but huge in it’s message.
Date: Shortly after the Babylonian conquest of Judah in 586 bc (v. 11). Author: 13 different Obadiah’s in the O.T. (common name).
Partial sermon: FULL PDF HERE 1 Timothy 2:1-6 What is America’s greatest threat? America’s greatest threat is not from ISIS, Iran, North Korea, or China. What is America’s greatest problem? It is not bigger government, spineless politicians, atheism, terrorism, or rising debt. I recently read an article by a well-known evangelist titled, “Who Is Our […]