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Things Jesus Never Said: Week 5 (Mark 10:17-23)

Things Jesus Never Said: Week 5 (Mark 10:17-23)

November 10, 2019 | Kyle Brenon | Mark 10:17-23

This week we continue with week 5 of our sermon series, “Things Jesus Never Said.” It's nothing new for man to twist scripture in order to meet his own purpose and to add or take away from the gospel in order to make it more palatable to a heart unwilling to surrender. Sometimes we twist the gospel and the words of Jesus because we have convinced ourselves that the things we want must be the things He wants for us! Have you ever heard anyone claim, that if you give your life to Christ all your wildest dreams will come true? That it is His will for YOU to be prosperous, to be wealthy and for all your troubles to go away?! What a sad self-seeking promise that is. Jesus never said, “Follow me, and I will give you whatever you want,” but He DID say something quite shocking to at least one rich ruler… "go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."

Mark 10:17-23
"And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before (Jesus) and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’” And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”

 

 

 

 

Things Jesus Never Said: Week 4 (Romans 3:21-26)

Things Jesus Never Said: Week 4 (Romans 3:21-26)

November 3, 2019 | Kyle Brenon | Romans 3:21-26

This week we continue with Week 4 of our sermon series, “Things Jesus Never Said.” As we have seen throughout this series, we have a tendency to pick up ideas and thoughts about God and His word as we go along. Some of these things can be helpful, that is, if they are true! Unfortunately, though many of them are not true, some in fact are downright dangerous! It could be a saying we have heard that sticks with us (as we have seen in our past 2 weeks) or simply an idea we have grabbed hold of and built a belief around without even realizing it (as we will see this week). Often it is our actions and the way we approach trials that will reveal some of these “Hitchhikers.” This week we look at some of the reasons why in our pursuit of righteousness, we often act as though Jesus told us to “go therefore and try harder” rather than telling us to “deny ourselves, take up our cross daily and follow Him.”

Romans 3:21-26

 "But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it- the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus."

 

 

Things Jesus Never Said: Week 3 (Jeremiah 17:5-10)

Things Jesus Never Said: Week 3 (Jeremiah 17:5-10)

October 27, 2019 | Jonathan Yakel | Jeremiah 17:5-10

This week we continue our series on Things Jesus Never Said (even in 1x10^6 years). First of all, He is not bound by time! He is the author of all truth because He is The Truth. Some statements the world comforts us with are partially true and some are just out of left field at Nationals Park.

“Follow your heart” is an example of one that sounds compassionate when delivered to us but falls short of providing value when we are searching for answers. When God reveals His truth to us, it is plain to see that any person’s heart is not to be followed.

Jeremiah 17:5-10

5 Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. 6 He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. 7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. 8 He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? 10 “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”

Things Jesus Never Said: Week 2 ( Philippians 4:4-7, 4:10-13)

Things Jesus Never Said: Week 2 ( Philippians 4:4-7, 4:10-13)

October 20, 2019 | Kyle Brenon | Philippians 4:4-7, 4:10-13

We often hear people say things about God, His word, even about His plan and will for our lives that might sound good at first but when we take a closer look, they just don’t line up with what He tells us in His Word. We leave ourselves vulnerable to these lies when we don’t know for ourselves what The Bible actually says and if we aren’t careful, we will trade what is TRUE for what is ALMOST TRUE. In the process we will miss out on so much of what God is really doing in our lives. 

This week we continue in our new sermon series as we look at why Jesus never said… “God JUST wants you to be happy.”

 Philippians 4:4-7

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:10-13

“I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things Jesus Never Said: Week 1 (Colossians 2:1-9)

Things Jesus Never Said: Week 1 (Colossians 2:1-9)

October 13, 2019 | Kyle Brenon | Colossians 2:1-9

As we move through life, we have a tendency to pick things up—some good things and some bad, sometimes on purpose and sometimes without even realizing it. When it comes to our understanding of God: who He is, how He works, and even how He wants us to live, if we aren’t careful, we can pick up some pretty goofy things along the way!

This week, we begin a new sermon series called “Things Jesus Never Said!” where we will explore some of the things we may have unknowingly picked up along the way. Lies we have heard that on the surface sound good but are not at all in line with what God tells us in His word.

 Colossians 2:1-9

“For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.”