Why men reject christ - Mathew 8 verses 16 to 22


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  • WHAT YOU MIGHT SAY: Have you ever told a lie? Telling just one lie, according to God's standards, makes you a "liar." God always tells the truth – He cannot lie. Read what He says about liars in Revelation 21:8. How do you feel about what He says there?
  • WHAT YOU MIGHT SAY: Have you ever stolen anything? Maybe you don’t think it was too bad, because you only took something small (like a piece of candy, or a dollar from Mom’s purse). But the truth is that if you’ve ever stolen anything – no matter how small – then you are a thief. Stealing is a serious sin, see what God says about thieves in1 Corinthians 6:10
  • WHAT YOU MIGHT SAY: Have you ever broken this commandment? In 1 John 3:15 the Bible says that hatred in your heart is the same as murder in God’s eyes. Have you ever hated anyone? If so, then you have broken this commandment.
  • WHAT YOU MIGHT SAY: When two people get married, God expects them to be faithful to each other. When married people aren’t faithful, that’s called adultery. You’ll learn more about this commandment when you grow up. Right now, it’s enough to know that adultery breaks people’s hearts.
  • WHAT YOU MIGHT SAY: When two people get married, God expects them to be faithful to each other. When married people aren’t faithful, that’s called adultery. You’ll learn more about this commandment when you grow up. Right now, it’s enough to know that adultery breaks people’s hearts.
  • Why men reject christ - Mathew 8 verses 16 to 22

    1. 1. Why men reject Christ Mathew 8:16 to 22
    2. 2. I – INTRODUCTION to the topic andcontextual backgroundAfter the first three miracles of verses 1 to 15,Jesus did a lot of healing again the purpose ofwhich is to show proof his divinity. Jesus healed allunconditionally. Through his healing Jesusempathized with human pain and sorrow, showedcompassion & love for man because the cause ofpain, sickness and death and sin and this wasnever part of God’s plan and through healingJesus gave us a preview of His coming kingdomwhere there will be no sin, no death and no pain.But despite the wonderful miracles and hearing themarvelous teachings of Christ men continue toreject the Messiah not only in Jesus time but evenuntil today. In the next verses Mathew shows uswhat keeps men from rejecting Christ.
    3. 3. 1.) The barrier of personal comforts (vs. 18 to 20)• The scribes were authorities in Jewish law, andwere closely associated with the Pharisees. Theywere highly educated and were the scholarly classof Jewish society. They were fiercely loyal to thesystem of religious traditions Typically the scribeswere teachers, not followers of teachers, and theywere especially reluctant to follow a teacher suchas Christ, who not only was not educated in arabbinic school but actually denounced thetraditions they held sacred. For a scribe to addressJesus as didaskalos (Teacher) was therefore aconsiderable concession in itself,
    4. 4. •The scribe may have sincerely thought that Jesus was the greatest Teacherhe had ever heard and the greatest miracle worker the world had ever seen. Heprobably sincerely recognized that Jesus’ teaching and power were from Godand that He was in some uniquely special way God’s man for the hour. Hefound Jesus appealing and wanted to be associated with Him. I will follow Youwherever You go, he said to Jesus.Jesus responded to the scribe’s statement by making a statement of His own.He did not verbally question the man’s sincerity but simply mentioned somedemands of true discipleship the man had never considered. At first glanceJesus’ words seem unrelated to the scribe’s affirmation. He was saying, inproverbial form, that in spite of His divine authority and miracle-working power,self-indulgence was not in His plan, and He had fewer physical comfortsthan many animals.
    5. 5. “The Son of Man” - in Daniel 7:13. Jesus is called by that title over eightytimes in the gospels and it was the most common name that He used forHimself. It was a term of His humiliation, and was especially appropriate in thefigure of His having nowhere to lay His head. In His humiliation He did not evenhave the basic comforts of life. Jesus had no place of His own—no house orproperty, not even a tent.Jesus’ purpose in making such a statement was obviously to make the scribetake stock of the genuineness of his commitment. Many people are initiallyimpressed with Christ upon seeing the miracles hearing his teaching. But a fewreally considered to count the cost. Jesus illustrates this in Mathew 13:5-6,20-21. Jesus knew the scribe was too eager to declare his allegiance. He didnot count the cost of discipleship, which involves self-denial, sacrifice, and quitepossibly suffering. (2 Timothy 3:12,, Mathew 10:18 to 22, Mathew 16:24)
    6. 6. 2.) The barrier of personal riches (vs. 21)• This man, like the scribe of verse 19, was one of Jesus’ disciples in the senseof being a follower who was unofficially identified with Him. He was not one ofthe twelve, but a hanger-on who had perhaps followed Jesus about thecountryside for a few weeks or months.• At first glance the request seemed legitimate request. Since the Jews did notpractice embalming, a dead body had to be quickly prepared and buried. Notonly that, but Jewish tradition required that a person mourn for his deceasedfather or mother for a period of thirty days. The final act of devotion to parentswas seeing that they were properly buried. Since Jesus was about to go to theother side of the Sea of Galilee, a burial obviously could not wait until Hisreturn.
    7. 7. • The man’s asking for permission to bury [his] father, however, did not meanthat his father was already dead. The phrase was a common Near Easternfigure of speech that referred to a son’s responsibility to help his father in thefamily business until the father died and the inheritance was distributed.Obviously such a commitment could involve a long period of time, thirty or fortyyears or more if the father was relatively young. A man’s inheritance wascustomarily lost or reduced if he did not fulfill his expected responsibilities to thefamily.This person did not want to risk losing his inheritance by committing himselffully to Jesus. He wanted to be associated with Jesus in name, but the focus ofhis life was on his personal prosperity and well-being, not on serving the Lord.Jesus therefore said to him, “Follow Me; and allow the dead to bury their owndead.” the seemingly nonsensical expression allow the dead to bury their owndead was a proverbial figure of speech. It meant, “Let the world take care of thethings of the world.” The spiritually dead can take care of their own things.
    8. 8. Ug kaniya nangutana ang usa ka punoan nga nag-ingon, "Maayong Magtutudlo, unsa bay buhaton koaron makapanunod ako sa kinabuhing dayon?"Si Jesus mitubag kaniya, "Nganong giingnan moman ako nga maayo? Walay bisan usa nga maayogawas sa Dios lamang.Ikaw nahibalo sa mga sugo: `Ayaw pagpanapaw,Ayaw pagbuno, Ayaw pagpangawat, Ayawpagbakak sa imong pagsaksi, Tumahod ka sa imongamahan ug inahan.`“ - Luke 18:18 – 23
    9. 9. Commandment no. 9“Thou shall not lie” Dili ka mamakak
    10. 10. Commandment no. 8“Thou shall not steal” Dili ka mangawat
    11. 11. Commandment no 6. “You shall not murder” Dili ka mo patayYe have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; andwhosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you,That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in dangerof the judgment . . . (Mathew 5:21,22)Kamo nakadungog na niini nga gikasulti ngadto sa mga tawo sa karaan, nganagaingon, `Ayaw pagbuno; ug bisan kinsa nga makabuno mahiagum sahukom.`Apan sultihan ko kamo, nga bisan kinsa nga masuko batok sa iyangigsoon, mahiagum na sa hukmanan;
    12. 12. Commandment no. 7 “You shall not commit adultery” Dili ka manapawYe have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commitadultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lustafter her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. (Mathew5:27, 28)"Nakadungog kamo sa giingon, `Ayaw pagpanapaw.`Apan sultihan ko kamo,nga bisan kadtong magatan-awg babaye uban sa pagkaibog kaniya,nakapanapaw na kaniya diha sa sulod sa iyang kaugalingong kasingkasing.
    13. 13. Nganong gi ingnan siya ni Hesus nga tanawa ang mga sugo ?Ang pag tuman ba sa sugo angmaka pahimo nato nga matarung ?
    14. 14. Para maka pa namin ta sa atong ka- dautan ! “Kay sa atubangan sa Dios walay tawo nga pagamatarungon pinaagi sa mga pagtuman sakasugoan, kay pinaagi sa kasugoan nagaabut hinoon ang kahibalo mahitungod sa sala.” (Romans 3:20)
    15. 15. Sanglit nakasala man ang tanan ug nakabsan sa himaya sa Dios – Romans 3:23
    16. 16. Ang silot sa sala . . . Apan alang sa mga talawan, ug sa mga dili matinoohon, ug sa mga malaw-ay, alang sa mga mamomono, ug sa mga makihilawason, ug sa mga lumayan, ug sa mga magsisimbag mga diosdios, ug sa tanang mga bakakon, ang ilang bahin mao ang paghiadto sa linaw nga nagasilaob sa kalayo ug asupri, nga mao ang ikaduhang kamatayon (Revelations 21:8)
    17. 17. Apan ang Dios nagapadayag sa iyang gugma alang kanatopinaagi niini, nga bisan sa mga makasasala pa kita si Cristonagpakamatay alang kanato – Romans 5:8
    18. 18. Unsay angay nimong buhaton . . .Ang saktong pamagi sa kaluwasan
    19. 19. Kay kon pinaagi sa imong baba magasugid ikaw nga si Jesus mao ang Ginoo ug magatoo sa sulod sa imong kasingkasing nga siya gibanhaw sa Dios gikan sa mga patay, nan, maluwas ikaw. Romans 10:9
    20. 20. 1.) PAG HINOLSOL !(REPENT OF YOUR SINS) Angkona ang imong pagka makasasala, pagsakit sa imong sala, og isalikway imong sala !Busa, paghinulsol kamo, ug pamalik na kamo kaniya, aron mapala ang inyong mga sala, aron ang mga panahon sa kahayahay magaabut gikan sa atubangan sa Ginoo – Acts 3:19
    21. 21. 2.) Tuohi nga ang pagpakamatay niya sa cross sa kalbaryo bayad sa imong sala ! (Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for your sins)“Siya gayud mao ang midala sa atong mga sala diha sa iyanglawas ngadto sa kahoy, aron kita mamatay ngadto sa sala ug mabuhi ngadto sa pagkamatarung. Pinaagi sa iyang mga samad kamo nangaayo.” – 1 Peter 2:24
    22. 22. 3.) Angkona si Cristo ngamao nay masunod sa imongkinabuhi, og i-tugyan imong kinabuhi niya (CONFESS JESUS AS LORD OF YOUR LIFEAND SURRENDER YOUR LIFE TO HIM)Kay kon pinaagi sa imong baba magasugid ikaw nga si Jesus mao ang Ginoo ug magatoo sa sulod sa imong kasingkasing nga siya gibanhaw sa Dios gikan sa mga patay, nan, maluwas ikaw. Romans 10:9
    23. 23. Ug siya miingon, "Kanang tanan ako nangginabantayan sukad pa sa akong pagkabatan-on."Ug sa pagkadungog niini ni Jesus, siya miingonkaniya, "Usa pa ka butang ang imong kulang.Ibaligya ang tanan mong kab-tangan ug ang halinipanghatag sa mga kabus, ug makabaton kagbahandi didto sa langit; ug unya umanhi ka ugsumunod kanako."Apan sa iyang pagkadungog niini, siya nasubo sahilabihan gayud kay siya dato man ugod kaayo.(Luke 18:18 – 23)
    24. 24. Ug sa iyang mga tinun-an misulti si Jesus nga nag-ingon,"Kon adunay buot mosunod kanako, kinahanglan magdumili siya sa iyang kaugalingon, ug magpas-an sa iyang krus, ug magsunod kanako.” – Mathew 16:24