Matthew 11Have you considered My servant John?Job 1:8 The LORD said to Satan, "Have youconsidered My servant Job? For ther...
Matthew 11:1, Sent Ones• Matthew 11:1 And it came about that when Jesus hadfinished giving instructions to His twelve disc...
Matthew 11:1, Preach In Their Cities• Matthew 11:1 …He departed from there to teachand preach in their cities.• Jesus was ...
Matthew 11:2, Who Is This Guy John?• Matthew 11:2 Now when John, while imprisoned,heard of the works of Christ, he sent wo...
John the Baptist: The First Christian Martyr• “Three Christian martyrdoms are recorded in the NewTestament: John the Bapti...
John the Baptist: The First Christian Martyr• “Three Christian martyrdoms are recorded in the NewTestament: John the Bapti...
Matthew 11:2, Weak Point In John’sMinistry?• WHAT Do you think that John the Baptist is doing here?• There seems to be 5 s...
Matthew 11:2, Weak Point In John’sMinistry?• #1, …lapse of faith• #2, …wanting the kingdom to come soon…• #3, John MacArth...
Matthew 11:2, Weak Point In John’sMinistry?• If you look at the context thats coming in thenext few verses, you’ll see hes...
Matthew 11:2, John Failure?• They’re hanging around John’s jail cell.• So, is it possible that John the Baptist, whose mis...
Matthew 11:2, John’s Ministry• Matthew 3:1 Now in those days John the Baptistcame, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,sa...
Matthew 11:7, John A Shaken Reed ?• Matthew 11:7 As these men were going away,Jesus began to speak to the crowds aboutJohn...
Matthew 11:7, John A Shaken Reed ?• His message in Luke 3:17, "His winnowing fork isin His hand to thoroughly clear His th...
Matthew 11:11, End Of The OT• Matthew 11:11 "Truly I say to you, among those bornof women there has not arisen anyone grea...
There Is Only One Means Of SalvationIn The Entire Human Story, Gen-Rev• Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been savedthro...
Matthew 11:12, Kingdom Of HeavenSuffers Violence?• Matthew 11:12 "From the days of John the Baptist untilnow the kingdom o...
Matthew 11:12, Kingdom Of HeavenSuffers Violence• Matthew 11:12 "From the days of John the Baptist untilnow the kingdom of...
Matthew 11:12, Kingdom Of HeavenSuffers Violence• The John MacArthur Study Bible on page 1412,Matthew 11:12, The Kingdom O...
Matthew 11:12, Kingdom Of HeavenSuffers Violence• (NAS )NAU Luke 16:16 "The Law and the Prophets were proclaimeduntil John...
Matthew 11:14, John / Elijah?• Matthew 11:14 "And if you are willing to acceptit, John himself is Elijah who was to come.•...
Matthew 11:14, Elijah Was At TheTransfiguration• Matthew 17:11 And He answered and said, "Elijah iscoming and will restore...
Matthew 11:14, John / Elijah?• John 1:21 They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" And he said, "Iam not." "Are you the...
Mat 11:16, Israel A Kingdom Of Priests• Matthew 11:16 "But to what shall I compare thisgeneration? It is like children sit...
Matthew 11:19, Christians In The World• GML, by Compass International was asked;• “Do you think Christians should shop at ...
Matthew 11:19, Christians In The World• inscription does it have?" They said, "Caesars." And He said to them,"Then render ...
Matthew 11:19, Christians In The World• came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Howthen does i...
Matthew 11:19, Christians In The World• This is Gods chosen method of spreading the gospel. Therefore, it is Godswill that...
Matthew 11:19, Christians In The World• But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at theheight of his...
Matthew 11:20-24, Seeking Signs &Wonders• How much benefit to these 3 cities were allthe Signs & Wonders that Jesus perfor...
Matthew 11:20-24, Seeking Signs &Wonders• Luke 16:29 "But Abraham said, They have Moses andthe Prophets; let them hear the...
Matthew 11:21, If/Then• Matthew 11:21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe toyou, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurredin Tyre...
Chorazin, Bethsaida andCapernaum, the points of the"evangelical triangle." (BAR,Sept./Oct 1987)
…Jesus proclaims judgment againstBethsaida for their refusal to repent…Aerial view of et-Tell.www.biblearchaeology.org
Miracles Occurred In Tyre And Sidon• Tyre and Sidon were pagan gentile cities, andJesus is commending them over Israel!
Matthew 11:25, Jesus Breaks IntoPrayer• Men may spurn our appeals, reject ourmessage, oppose our arguments, despise ourper...
Matthew 11:25, A Veil Over Their Heart• Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus said, "I praise You,Father, Lord of heaven and ea...
Matthew 11:27, All Things• Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over toMe by My Father; and no one knows the Son exc...
Matthew 11:27, Gods Omnipotence• Philippians 4:13 I can do all things throughHim who strengthens me.• How often do we atte...
Matthew 11:27, Gods Omnipotence• Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over toMe by My Father; and no one knows the S...
Mat 11:28, The Great, Invitation,We Are Cresting Over The Divide• Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all who are weary andheavy-la...
Matthew 11:28, My Load Is Light• Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all who areweary and heavy-laden, and I will give yourest. 29 ...
Some Loads Drive People To Suicide• Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all thingsto work together for good to those w...
Some Loads Drive People To Suicide• 1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because Hecares for you.• John 5:30 "I ca...
Matthew 11:29, Have Good SelfEsteem While Humble• Let Jesus be your example of humility!• Zechariah 9:9…Behold, your king ...
Matthew 11:29, Have Good SelfEsteem While Humble• Let Jesus be your example of humility!• Zechariah 9:9…He is just and end...
Matthew 11:29, Have Good SelfEsteem While Humble• triumph, having lived His life with temptationwithout sin, He still was ...
THE END
Mt 14:4; Mk 6:18; Lev 20:21 John the Baptist: The FirstChristian Martyr, [DLK askes, Is he? Matt 11:11, Luk 16:16], Acts 1...
Matthew 10:5, 11:11, 16:20, 28:19, Luke 16:16, Mark 8:29,John 14:17 Matthew 9:30, Keep Quiet!, Is A Different“oikonomia”• ...
Matthew 11:27, Gods Omnipotence• Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over toMe by My Father; and no one knows the S...
GOD SPOKE TO MY WIFE AGAINTODAY IN AN AUDIBLE VOICE• March 7, 2013• GOD SPOKE TO MY WIFE AGAIN TODAY IN AN AUDIBLE VOICE [...
Some Loads Drive People To Suicide• 2 Timothy 3:1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For...
Matthew 11:19, Christians In The World• GML, by Compass International was asked;• “Do you think Christians should shop at ...
Matthew 11:28 Galatians 6:9 Revelation 2:3 2 Thessalonians3:13 Jeremiah 12:5 , 45:3 Isaiah 40:28, Weary, Tired, AndNeed Sl...
Ruth 1:9 1 Kings 5:4 Psalm 37:7 Ecclesiastes 4:6 Isaiah 63:14 Daniel 12:13 Matthew 11:28Mark 6:31 Romans 15:32 Leviticus 2...
1 Peter 5:7 Matthew 11:30, His Yoke• Today is May 15, 2013, Verse of the Day -- Matthew 11:30 For My yoke iseasy, and My b...
Matthew 11Have you considered My servant John?Job 1:8 The LORD said to Satan, "Have youconsidered My servant Job? For ther...
Matthew 11, Elijah, Signs and Wonders, If Then, Chorazin, Bethsaida, Veil, All Things, Omnipotence, Suicide, Humble, Chris...
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  • http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2013/02/20/John-the-Baptist-The-First-Christian-Martyr.aspx#Article[DLK askes, Is he? Matt 11:11, Luk 16:16], Acts 11:26, Mt 14:4; Mk 6:18; Lev 20:21 ,
  • http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2013/02/20/John-the-Baptist-The-First-Christian-Martyr.aspx#Article[DLK askes, Is he? Matt 11:11, Luk 16:16], Acts 11:26, Mt 14:4; Mk 6:18; Lev 20:21 ,
  • GML, by Compass International , 1 Samuel 16:7 1 Corinthians 5:9-10, 12-13 Matthew 5:16 Isaiah 9:2 Matthew 13:24-30 Daniel 3:12 Hebrews 13:17 Luke 20:22-25
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  • Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum, the points of the "evangelical triangle." (BAR, Sept./Oct 1987)
  • http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2007/08/Three-Woes!.aspxAerial view of et-Tell. (http://www.unomaha.edu/bethsaida/reports/fig_2_Bethsaida_Aerial_2003.jpg)
  • Matthew 11:27, 21:22 Mark 9:23 Psalm 57:2 Philippians 4:13,
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    1. 1. Matthew 11Have you considered My servant John?Job 1:8 The LORD said to Satan, "Have youconsidered My servant Job? For there is noone like him on the earth, a blameless andupright man, fearing God and turning awayfrom evil."
    2. 2. Matthew 11:1, Sent Ones• Matthew 11:1 And it came about that when Jesus hadfinished giving instructions to His twelve disciples...• Are you one of Jesus’ “sent ones”?• What should a “sent one” of Jesus’ do?• Matthew 10:7 "And as you go, preach….• 2 Timothy 4:1-2 I solemnly charge you in the presenceof God and of Christ Jesus…preach the word; be readyin season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort,with great patience and instruction.• Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of allthe nations, baptizing them in the name of the Fatherand the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them toobserve all that I commanded you…
    3. 3. Matthew 11:1, Preach In Their Cities• Matthew 11:1 …He departed from there to teachand preach in their cities.• Jesus was in His hometown, Matthew 13:57 Andthey took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them,"A prophet is not without honor except in hishometown and in his own household.“• Mark 6:4 Jesus said to them, "A prophet is notwithout honor except in his hometown andamong his own relatives and in his ownhousehold."
    4. 4. Matthew 11:2, Who Is This Guy John?• Matthew 11:2 Now when John, while imprisoned,heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by hisdisciples 3 and said to Him, "Are You the ExpectedOne, or shall we look for someone else?“• “John” is used 8X’s in Matthew 11• John 10:41 Many came to Him and were saying,"While John performed no sign, yet everythingJohn said about this man was true.“• How would you like that to be said about you, forall eternity?
    5. 5. John the Baptist: The First Christian Martyr• “Three Christian martyrdoms are recorded in the NewTestament: John the Baptist in ca. AD 31, Stephen in ca.AD 35 and James the apostle in ca. AD 44. There wouldbe countless others that would follow in their train. Inthis article I would like to briefly consider the historyand archaeology associated with the first Christianmartyr, John the Baptist….” www.biblearchaeology.org• [DLK asks, Is he? Matt 11:11, Luke 16:16]• Acts 11:26…Antioch. And for an entire year they metwith the church and taught considerable numbers; andthe disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
    6. 6. John the Baptist: The First Christian Martyr• “Three Christian martyrdoms are recorded in the NewTestament: John the Baptist in ca. AD 31, Stephen in ca.AD 35 and James the apostle in ca. AD 44. There wouldbe countless others that would follow in their train. Inthis article I would like to briefly consider the historyand archaeology associated with the first Christianmartyr, John the Baptist….” www.biblearchaeology.org• [DLK asks, Is he? Matt 11:11, Luke 16:16]• Acts 11:26…Antioch. And for an entire year they metwith the church and taught considerable numbers; andthe disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
    7. 7. Matthew 11:2, Weak Point In John’sMinistry?• WHAT Do you think that John the Baptist is doing here?• There seems to be 5 schools of thought concerningwhat John the Baptist is doing here;• #1, The most common view would be that John ishaving a little lapse of faith• #2, Chuck Smith says, that John the Baptist is wantingthe kingdom to come soon, and wants Jesus to hurryup and bring in the kingdom.• #3, John MacArthur Study Bible, page 1411 says, “…Hewas understandably confused by the turn of events: hewas imprisoned, and Christ was carrying on a ministryof healing, not judgment, in Galilee, far fromJerusalem, the city of the king--
    8. 8. Matthew 11:2, Weak Point In John’sMinistry?• #1, …lapse of faith• #2, …wanting the kingdom to come soon…• #3, John MacArthur …confused by the turn of events…• #4, Walvoord and Zuck on page 43 of the BibleKnowledge Commentary say, “…John must havethought, If I am Messiah’s forerunner and Jesus is theMessiah, why am I in prison? John needed areassurance and clarification, for he had expected TheMessiah to overcome wickedness, judge sin, and bringin His Kingdom."• #5, DLK says, “John is sending his disciples to hearwords directly from Jesus. John the Baptist was notweak in his faith, confused, unsure, or trying to getJesus to do something he was not ready to do.”
    9. 9. Matthew 11:2, Weak Point In John’sMinistry?• If you look at the context thats coming in thenext few verses, you’ll see hes doing his jobcorrectly. He’s sending people to Jesus to get theword straight from Jesus.• Matthew 11:7 …"What did you go out into thewilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?• Matthew 11:11 "Truly I say to you, among thoseborn of women there has not arisen anyonegreater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who isleast in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
    10. 10. Matthew 11:2, John Failure?• They’re hanging around John’s jail cell.• So, is it possible that John the Baptist, whose mission was toannounce Jesus Christ, would rather have his followers go and seekJesus for the answer, rather than John, himself, telling them again.• John’s message was;• Matthew 3:11 "As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance,but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit toremove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit andfire.• Do you really think he abandoned his ministry of proclaiming theMessiah, because he was afraid, lacked faith, needed reassurance,or was wanting the kingdom to come?• Was Jesus ignorant of all these shortcomings when He commendedJohn?
    11. 11. Matthew 11:2, John’s Ministry• Matthew 3:1 Now in those days John the Baptistcame, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,saying, 2 "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is athand." 3 For this is the one referred to by Isaiahthe prophet when he said, "THE VOICE OF ONECRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, MAKE READY THEWAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!".• Luke 3:4 …MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD…• Luke 1:15 …he will be filled with the Holy Spiritwhile yet in his mothers womb.• John 1:29…"Behold, the Lamb of God who takesaway the sin of the world!
    12. 12. Matthew 11:7, John A Shaken Reed ?• Matthew 11:7 As these men were going away,Jesus began to speak to the crowds aboutJohn, "What did you go out into thewilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?• A confused coward?• Mark 6:18 For John had been saying to Herod,"It is not lawful for you to have your brotherswife."
    13. 13. Matthew 11:7, John A Shaken Reed ?• His message in Luke 3:17, "His winnowing fork isin His hand to thoroughly clear His threshingfloor, and to gather the wheat into His barn; butHe will burn up the chaff with unquenchablefire." 18 So with many other exhortations hepreached the gospel to the people. 19 But whenHerod the tetrarch was reprimanded by himbecause of Herodias, his brothers wife, andbecause of all the wicked things which Herod haddone, 20 Herod also added this to them all: helocked John up in prison.
    14. 14. Matthew 11:11, End Of The OT• Matthew 11:11 "Truly I say to you, among those bornof women there has not arisen anyone greater thanJohn the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in thekingdom of heaven is greater than he.
    15. 15. There Is Only One Means Of SalvationIn The Entire Human Story, Gen-Rev• Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been savedthrough faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the giftof God; 9 not as a result of works, that no one shouldboast.• Genesis 15:6 Then he believed in the LORD; and Hereckoned it to him as righteousness.• Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, butbelieves in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith iscredited as righteousness,
    16. 16. Matthew 11:12, Kingdom Of HeavenSuffers Violence?• Matthew 11:12 "From the days of John the Baptist untilnow the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, andviolent men take it by force.• YLT NAS NAU Matthew 11:12 ...and violent men take it byforce.• NKJ ESV KJV ...and the violent take it by force.• CSB ...and the violent have been seizing it by force.• NET ...and forceful people lay hold of it.• NIV ... and violent people have been raiding it.• YLT Matthew 11:12 And, from the days of John theBaptist till now, the reign of the heavens doth sufferviolence, and violent men do take it by force,
    17. 17. Matthew 11:12, Kingdom Of HeavenSuffers Violence• Matthew 11:12 "From the days of John the Baptist untilnow the kingdom of heaven suffers violence...• Luke 3:20 Herod …locked John up in prison.• Hebrews 11:36 and others experienced mockings andscourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment. 37 Theywere stoned, they were sawn in two, they weretempted, they were put to death with the sword; theywent about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute,afflicted, ill-treated 38 (men of whom the world was notworthy), wandering in deserts and mountains andcaves and holes in the ground.
    18. 18. Matthew 11:12, Kingdom Of HeavenSuffers Violence• The John MacArthur Study Bible on page 1412,Matthew 11:12, The Kingdom Of Heaven SuffersViolence says, “From the time he began his preachingministry, John the Baptist evoked a strong reaction.Having been imprisoned already, John ultimately fellvictim to Herods savagery. But the kingdom can neverbe subdued or opposed by human violence. Noticethat where Matthew says, "the violent take it by force,"Luke has, "everyone is pressing into it" (Luke 16:16). Sothe sense of this verse may be rendered this way: (Thekingdom presses ahead relentlessly, and only therelentless press their way into it." Thus again Christ ismagnifying the difficulty of entering the kingdom…”
    19. 19. Matthew 11:12, Kingdom Of HeavenSuffers Violence• (NAS )NAU Luke 16:16 "The Law and the Prophets were proclaimeduntil John; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of God has beenpreached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.• KJV ...and every man presseth into it.• CSB ...and everyone is strongly urged to enter it.• ESV ...and everyone forces his way into it.• NET ...and everyone is urged to enter it.• NKJ ...and everyone is pressing into it.• YLT ...and every one doth press into it;
    20. 20. Matthew 11:14, John / Elijah?• Matthew 11:14 "And if you are willing to acceptit, John himself is Elijah who was to come.• Malachi 4:5 "Behold, I am going to send youElijah the prophet before the coming of the greatand terrible day of the LORD. 6 "He will restorethe hearts of the fathers to their children and thehearts of the children to their fathers, so that Iwill not come and smite the land with a curse.“• Matthew 17:3…Moses and Elijah appeared…• Luke 1:13 But the angel said to...Zacharias... 17"It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him inthe spirit and power of Elijah...
    21. 21. Matthew 11:14, Elijah Was At TheTransfiguration• Matthew 17:11 And He answered and said, "Elijah iscoming and will restore all things; 12 but I say to you thatElijah already came, and they did not recognize him, butdid to him whatever they wished. So also the Son of Man isgoing to suffer at their hands." 13 Then the disciplesunderstood that He had spoken to them about John theBaptist.• “Elijah is coming and will restore all things”• Revelation 11:4 These are the two olive trees and the twolampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth.• Matthew 27:47 And some of those who were standingthere, when they heard it, began saying, "This man iscalling for Elijah.“• Mark 9:11-14…They asked Him, saying, "Why is it that thescribes say that Elijah must come first?“ [also Luke 9:8-33]
    22. 22. Matthew 11:14, John / Elijah?• John 1:21 They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" And he said, "Iam not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No.“ 22 Then theysaid to him, "Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those whosent us? What do you say about yourself?" 23 He said, "I am A VOICE OFONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, MAKE STRAIGHT THE WAY OF THELORD, as Isaiah the prophet said." 24 Now they had been sent from thePharisees. 25 They asked him, and said to him, "Why then are youbaptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?" 26 Johnanswered them saying, "I baptize in water, but among you stands Onewhom you do not know.• Isaiah 40:10 Behold, the Lord God will come with might, With His armruling for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, And His recompensebefore Him. 11 Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He willgather the lambs, And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead thenursing ewes.• John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd…
    23. 23. Mat 11:16, Israel A Kingdom Of Priests• Matthew 11:16 "But to what shall I compare thisgeneration? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, who call out to the other children, 17 andsay, We played the flute for you, and you did notdance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.‘• Israel is unfruitful, not doing their commission;• Exodus 19:6 and you shall be to Me a kingdom ofpriests and a holy nation. These are the wordsthat you shall speak to the sons of Israel."
    24. 24. Matthew 11:19, Christians In The World• GML, by Compass International was asked;• “Do you think Christians should shop at grocery stores who sell beer andtobacco products? And what about supporting businesses that supporthomosexuals and/or abortion?ANSWER:• There is a vast difference between businesses that are clearly supportingsinful acts like abortion and homosexual activity and those that simplycarry items that MAY be sinfully abused. For instance, in past GMLs, weshowed scripturally that drinking wine (including beer) and smokingcigarettes were not necessarily sin in themselves.• The Bible says we must pay taxes (Luke 20:22-25) and obey the laws(Hebrews 13:17), even if the government is corrupt - assuming that youdont disobey God by obeying the law (Daniel 3:12).• "Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" But He detected theirtrickery and said to them, "Show Me a denarius. Whose likeness and
    25. 25. Matthew 11:19, Christians In The World• inscription does it have?" They said, "Caesars." And He said to them,"Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesars, and to God the thingsthat are Gods." — Luke 20:22-25 Obey your leaders and submit to them,for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Letthem do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable foryou. — Hebrews 13:17• "There are certain Jews whom you have appointed over the administrationof the province of Babylon, namely Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego.These men, O king, have disregarded you; they do not serve your gods orworship the golden image which you have set up." — Daniel 3:12• The Bible also says Believers and nonbelievers WILL live together until theend of the world. .Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, "Thekingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed inhis field. But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed taresamong the wheat, and went away. But when the wheat sprouted and boregrain, then the tares became evident also. The slaves of the landowner
    26. 26. Matthew 11:19, Christians In The World• came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Howthen does it have tares? And he said to them, An enemy has done this!The slaves said to him, Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?But he said, No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uprootthe wheat with them. Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and inthe time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, First gather up the taresand bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into mybarn." — Matthew 13:24-30 By living and working together, God can useus to be witnesses to nonbelievers of His love.• The people who walk in darknessWill see a great light;Those who live in a dark land,The light will shine on them. — Isaiah 9:2• Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your goodworks, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. —Matthew 5:16
    27. 27. Matthew 11:19, Christians In The World• This is Gods chosen method of spreading the gospel. Therefore, it is Godswill that Christians interact with non-Christians.• I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; I did notmean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous andswindlers, or with idolaters; for then you would have to go out of the world. . . For what have I to do with judging outsiders? . . . But those who areoutside, God judges. — 1 Corinthians 5:9-10, 12-13 Using an application ofthis verse, you would be legalistic to say that you wont go to a store topurchase milk and eggs if they sell wine, beer and cigarettes. But abortionand homosexuality are clearly out of bounds. Therefore, if a business ispromoting homosexual activity AND you have an alternative choice, takethe alternative. But if the only local source of electricity is promotinghomosexual marriages, it would be dumb to cancel the service.Remember, God knows your heart.
    28. 28. Matthew 11:19, Christians In The World• But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at theheight of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as mansees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at theheart." —1 Samuel 16:7.”
    29. 29. Matthew 11:20-24, Seeking Signs &Wonders• How much benefit to these 3 cities were allthe Signs & Wonders that Jesus performedthere.• Luke 11:29 As the crowds were increasing, Hebegan to say, "This generation is a wickedgeneration; it seeks for a sign, and yet no signwill be given to it but the sign of Jonah.
    30. 30. Matthew 11:20-24, Seeking Signs &Wonders• Luke 16:29 "But Abraham said, They have Moses andthe Prophets; let them hear them.• 30 "But he said, No, father Abraham, but if someonegoes to them from the dead, they will repent!• 31 "But he said to him, If they do not listen to Mosesand the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even ifsomeone rises from the dead.“• John 10:41 Many came to Him and were saying, "WhileJohn performed no sign, yet everything John said aboutthis man was true.“ 42 Many believed in Him there.
    31. 31. Matthew 11:21, If/Then• Matthew 11:21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe toyou, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurredin Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, theywould have repented long ago in sackcloth andashes.• Matthew 11:14 "And if you are willing to acceptit, John himself is Elijah who was to come.• Matthew 17:11…"Elijah is coming and willrestore all things;
    32. 32. Chorazin, Bethsaida andCapernaum, the points of the"evangelical triangle." (BAR,Sept./Oct 1987)
    33. 33. …Jesus proclaims judgment againstBethsaida for their refusal to repent…Aerial view of et-Tell.www.biblearchaeology.org
    34. 34. Miracles Occurred In Tyre And Sidon• Tyre and Sidon were pagan gentile cities, andJesus is commending them over Israel!
    35. 35. Matthew 11:25, Jesus Breaks IntoPrayer• Men may spurn our appeals, reject ourmessage, oppose our arguments, despise ourpersons, but they are helpless against ourprayers. J. Sidlow Baxter (1903-1999,Australian pastor and theologian)
    36. 36. Matthew 11:25, A Veil Over Their Heart• Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus said, "I praise You,Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hiddenthese things from the wise and intelligent and haverevealed them to infants.• 2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were hardened; for untilthis very day at the reading of the old covenant the sameveil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ. 15 Butto this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over theirheart; 16 but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veilis taken away.• John 12:40 "He has blinded their eyes, and He hardenedtheir heart; lest they see with their eyes, and perceive withtheir heart, and be converted, and I heal them." 41 Thesethings Isaiah said, because he saw His glory, and he spokeof Him.
    37. 37. Matthew 11:27, All Things• Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over toMe by My Father; and no one knows the Son exceptthe Father; nor does anyone know the Father exceptthe Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to revealHim.• Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil took Him to a very highmountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of theworld and their glory; 9 and he said to Him, "All thesethings I will give You, if You fall down and worship me."10 Then Jesus said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written,YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, ANDSERVE HIM ONLY."
    38. 38. Matthew 11:27, Gods Omnipotence• Philippians 4:13 I can do all things throughHim who strengthens me.• How often do we attempt work for God to thelimit of our incompetency, rather than thelimit of Gods omnipotence? J. Hudson Taylor• Psalm 57:2 I will cry to God Most High, To Godwho accomplishes all things for me.• Matthew 21:22 "And all things you ask inprayer, believing, you will receive."
    39. 39. Matthew 11:27, Gods Omnipotence• Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over toMe by My Father; and no one knows the Son exceptthe Father; nor does anyone know the Father exceptthe Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to revealHim.• How often do we attempt work for God to the limit ofour incompetency, rather than the limit of Godsomnipotence? J. Hudson Taylor• Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him whostrengthens me.• Psalm 57:2 I will cry to God Most High, To God whoaccomplishes all things for me.
    40. 40. Mat 11:28, The Great, Invitation,We Are Cresting Over The Divide• Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all who are weary andheavy-laden….”• The Ryrie Study Bible, page 1478, says, “The greatinvitation, extended to all, is threefold: (1) to come andreceive salvation; (2) to learn in discipleship; and (3) toserve in yoke with the Lord. The yoke involvesinstruction under discipline. Yet, in contrast to theteaching of the scribes, Jesus’ yoke is easy. Through theages these verses have been among the most belovedin the New Testament.”• Matthew 28:19…make disciples of all the nations…
    41. 41. Matthew 11:28, My Load Is Light• Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all who areweary and heavy-laden, and I will give yourest. 29 "Take My yoke upon you, and learnfrom Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart;and you shall find rest for your souls. 30 "ForMy yoke is easy, and My load is light.“• If you can’t carry your burden, maybe youaren’t supposed to.• Maybe you should hand it off to Jesus.
    42. 42. Some Loads Drive People To Suicide• Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all thingsto work together for good to those who love God, tothose who are called according to His purpose.• Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; and itis no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and thelife which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Sonof God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.• Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenheartedAnd saves those who are crushed in spirit.• Isaiah 29:16… Shall the potter be considered as equalwith the clay
    43. 43. Some Loads Drive People To Suicide• 1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because Hecares for you.• John 5:30 "I can do nothing on My own initiative.• Lamentations 3:22 The LORDS lovingkindnesses indeednever cease, For His compassions never fail.• John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, so that inMe you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation,but take courage; I have overcome the world."• Deuteronomy 23:5 "Nevertheless, the LORD your God wasnot willing to listen to Balaam, but the LORD your Godturned the curse into a blessing for you because the LORDyour God loves you.
    44. 44. Matthew 11:29, Have Good SelfEsteem While Humble• Let Jesus be your example of humility!• Zechariah 9:9…Behold, your king is coming to you;He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, andmounted on a donkey• The pride we are born with is the root of most of oursin.• 1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of theflesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful prideof life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
    45. 45. Matthew 11:29, Have Good SelfEsteem While Humble• Let Jesus be your example of humility!• Zechariah 9:9…He is just and endowed withsalvation, Humble…• GML said, “As a study in opposites, Jesus lived Hislife on earth in total humility. He acquired no wealth,had no home, washed others feet, and even on Hisday of accepting His role as King of kings and Lord oflords, He rode in on a donkey. The translation of theHebrew word "just" in this verse is actually"vindicated and victorious." So in Jesus moment of
    46. 46. Matthew 11:29, Have Good SelfEsteem While Humble• triumph, having lived His life with temptationwithout sin, He still was showing humility by ridingon a donkey rather than the chariot of a King.Contrast that scene with the way we honor todaysworld leaders and corporate tycoons.”• Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, And ahaughty spirit before stumbling.• Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of manis haughty, But humility goes before honor.
    47. 47. THE END
    48. 48. Mt 14:4; Mk 6:18; Lev 20:21 John the Baptist: The FirstChristian Martyr, [DLK askes, Is he? Matt 11:11, Luk 16:16], Acts 11:26• “Three Christian martyrdoms are recorded inthe New Testament: John the Baptist in ca. AD31, Stephen in ca. AD 35 and James theapostle in ca. AD 44. There would be countlessothers that would follow in their train. In thisarticle I would like to briefly consider thehistory and archaeology associated with thefirst Christian martyr, John the Baptist….”Coin of Herod Antipas. Obverse (left), inscription TIBE PIAC(Tiberias, where the coin was minted)within a wreath;reverse (right), upright palm branch surrounded by theinscription HPWΔOY TETPAPXOY (of Herod the Tetrarch), LΛΓ
    49. 49. Matthew 10:5, 11:11, 16:20, 28:19, Luke 16:16, Mark 8:29,John 14:17 Matthew 9:30, Keep Quiet!, Is A Different“oikonomia”• Matthew 9:30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesussternly warned them, saying, "See here, let no one knowabout this!“• “So they went out and told no man.”• 31 But they went out, and spread the news about Him in allthat land.• I find that everyone that is truly “healed” by Jesus wants totell everyone they know.• This is a different “oikonomia” than the church age,Matthew 16:20 Then He warned the disciples that theyshould tell no one that He was the Christ. [Matthew 10:5, 11:11,16:20, 28:19, Luke 16:16, Mark 8:29, John 14:17]• Keep Quiet!, Matthew 8:4, 9:30, 16:20, Mark 5:43, 8:29
    50. 50. Matthew 11:27, Gods Omnipotence• Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over toMe by My Father; and no one knows the Son exceptthe Father; nor does anyone know the Father exceptthe Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to revealHim.• How often do we attempt work for God to the limit ofour incompetency, rather than the limit of Godsomnipotence? J. Hudson Taylor• Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him whostrengthens me.• Psalm 57:2 I will cry to God Most High, To God whoaccomplishes all things for me.
    51. 51. GOD SPOKE TO MY WIFE AGAINTODAY IN AN AUDIBLE VOICE• March 7, 2013• GOD SPOKE TO MY WIFE AGAIN TODAY IN AN AUDIBLE VOICE [Excerpts]•After I wrote an article challenging the notion that God tells people things in an audible voice, my wife said she disagreed. Almost daily she has beenhearing from God.•• Sometimes God talks to her for just a few minutes, more often she hears a voice for as long as an hour or more. This often happens in conjunctionwith her prayer time, and often when I am not around.•• So I decided to sneak up on her and listen to see if I could hear Gods voice -- to see if it was truly audible or just something in her head. Much to myjoy, today I heard the voice, too. It was low and consistent. Here is some of what I heard the voice say:•• See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turnaway from him that speaketh from heaven...• Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace..."•• I then discovered the source of the voice of God: She was playing a CD of someone reading the Scriptures, Alexander Scourby. I then realized I haveheard God talking, too. Perhaps it was a different reader: a pastor or someone else reading the Bible. If I dont have access to CDs or cassettes of theBible, my pastor reads long passages of Scripture on the Lords Day.•• However, there is another way to hear God speaking to me. I can read the Bible out loud to myself*. And you can hear from God that way, too.•• Theologian Frances Turretin (1623-1687) warned us centuries ago of those who think God speaks outside of the written word, in the name of theHoly Spirit: "The Holy Spirit (the supplier (epichoregia), Jer. 31:34; Jn. 6:45 and 1 Jn. 2:27) does not render the Scripture less necessary. He is notgiven to us in order to introduce new revelations, but to impress the written word on our hearts; so that here the word must never be separatedfrom the Spirit (Is. 59:21).•• Later he explains the blessing of the written word. Gods word is sufficient; the Bible gives us all that we need. We dont need tradition, a pope,Mormon "prophet" Joseph Smith, or any modern day "prophets" and "apostles." We need the Word of God. Turretin explains: "Three thingsparticularly prove the necessity of the Scripture: (1) the preservation of the word; (2) its vindication; (3) its propagation. It was necessary for a writtenword to be given to the church that the canon of true religious faith might be constant and unmoved; that it might easily be preserved pure andentire against the weakness of memory, the depravity of men and the shortness of life; that it might be more certainly defended from the frauds andcorruptions of Satan; that it might more conveniently not only be sent to the absent and widely separated, but also be transmitted to posterity."•• We give to the Scriptures such a sufficiency and perfection as is immediate and explicit. There is no need to have recourse to any traditionindependent of them.•
    52. 52. Some Loads Drive People To Suicide• 2 Timothy 3:1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be loversof self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant…• 2 Timothy 3:1-5 Romans 9:19-21 Romans 8:28• Galatians 2:20… Christ lives in me• Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.• "do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit . . ." (Philippians 2:3• Isaiah 29:16… Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay• Casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you. —1 Peter 5:7• "I can do nothing on My own initiative" (John 5:30).• Satan, the great deceiver (". . . the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; . .&nbsp." —Revelation 12:9• Lamentations 3:22 LORDS lovingkindnesses indeed never cease…• my load is light. —Matthew 11:28-30• In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. —John 16:33• the LORD your God loves you. —Deuteronomy 23:5• The LORD knows the thoughts of man,That they are a mere breath. —Psalm 94:11• for five months Revelation 9:6 And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they willlong to die, and death flees from them.
    53. 53. Matthew 11:19, Christians In The World• GML, by Compass International was asked;• “Do you think Christians should shop at grocery stores who sell beer andtobacco products? And what about supporting businesses that supporthomosexuals and/or abortion?ANSWER:• There is a vast difference between businesses that are clearly supportingsinful acts like abortion and homosexual activity and those that simplycarry items that MAY be sinfully abused. For instance, in past GMLs, weshowed scripturally that drinking wine (including beer) and smokingcigarettes were not necessarily sin in themselves.• The Bible says we must pay taxes (Luke 20:22-25) and obey the laws(Hebrews 13:17), even if the government is corrupt - assuming that youdont disobey God by obeying the law (Daniel 3:12).• "Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" But He detected theirtrickery and said to them, "Show Me a denarius. Whose likeness andinscription does it have?" They said, "Caesars." And He said to them,
    54. 54. Matthew 11:28 Galatians 6:9 Revelation 2:3 2 Thessalonians3:13 Jeremiah 12:5 , 45:3 Isaiah 40:28, Weary, Tired, AndNeed Sleep• Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you notheard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, theCreator of the ends of the earth Does notbecome weary or tired. His understanding isinscrutable.
    55. 55. Ruth 1:9 1 Kings 5:4 Psalm 37:7 Ecclesiastes 4:6 Isaiah 63:14 Daniel 12:13 Matthew 11:28Mark 6:31 Romans 15:32 Leviticus 23:3 Exodus 23:12, Redneck Recliners, Ifeel like an idiot; I’ve been using mine wrong for all theseyears!• Romans 15:32 so that I may come to you in joyby the will of God and find refreshing rest inyour company.
    56. 56. 1 Peter 5:7 Matthew 11:30, His Yoke• Today is May 15, 2013, Verse of the Day -- Matthew 11:30 For My yoke iseasy, and My burden is light.• THOUGHT FOR THE DAY• When life feels too heavy, something is wrong spiritually.• MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY• God promises that when we do things in His strength, we will find "rest forour souls."• "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble inheart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. —Matthew 11:29 Jesuscarried the weight of the world on His shoulders, all the way to the Cross.He can certainly carry the burdens that are weighing you down. Castingall your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you. —1 Peter 5:7Weariness comes from trying to carry burdens you were never meant tocarry. Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give yourest. — Matthew 11:28
    57. 57. Matthew 11Have you considered My servant John?Job 1:8 The LORD said to Satan, "Have youconsidered My servant Job? For there is no onelike him on the earth, a blameless and uprightman, fearing God and turning away from evil."

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