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The Kindness & Severity of the Son of God

January 9, 2022 Speaker: Tim Spears Series: Follow Me: Learning to Live Like Jesus

Topic: UPCC Passage: Matthew 23:27-39

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Note: this service was canceled due to icy weather concerns. 

 

Sermon Outline

Starter Questions

  • What is your conception of jesus?
  • What is your conception of leadership in the church?

Things to Consider

  • Descriptive vs. Prescriptive in view of the History of Redemption
  • This is the climax to a conflict not just in the Gospel of Matthew but throughout redemptive history in the story of Israel and in the story of humanity – failure of leadership
  • There is a specific corporate dimension to this judgment and a time period as well.
  • We need to be incredibly careful and understand the full context before running around contextualizing especially in the 21st century, American context.
Overview
  1. Explain the Word of God
  2. Share the main idea
  3. Make application

I. JESUS’S PROPHETIC JUDGMENTS UPON ISRAEL’S RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT

II. JESUS’S JUDICIAL HARDENING OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS & JUDGMENT

III. JESUS’S LAMENT OVER ISRAEL, PROPHETIC JUDGMENT & PROMISE OF DISTANT SALVATION

Takeaways

  • MAIN IDEA (HISTORIC REDEMPTIVE PERSPECTIVE)
  • MAIN IDEA (OUR APPLICATION)
  • HOW DOES THE GOSPEL RELATE?

CONCLUSION

  • What has God done for you in Christ through the gospel?
  • What must be your expectations of Jesus Christ?
  • What must be your expectations for leadership in the church?

 

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