The 5th Sunday of Lent

Isaiah: Preparing the Way ~ Part 5“Blessed”Isaiah 40:9; 52:7; 61:1-3; Matt. 5:1-12April 7, 2019 I. The CONTEXT around the BEATITUDES. (Mt. 5:1-12)A. An ANCIENT LONGING. (Isaiah 40:9; 52:7; 61:1-3)B. The specific OCCASION and AUDIENCE...

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The 4th Sunday of Lent

Isaiah: Preparing the Way ~ Part 4The Unusual KingIsaiah 42:1-4, Matthew 12March 31, 2019 I. QUARRELS and KINGSHIP – Mt. 12A. One Greater than the TEMPLE – Mt. 12:1-14B. One Greater than JONAH – Mt. 12:38-41C. One Greater than...

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The 3rd Sunday of Lent

Isaiah: Preparing the Way ~ Part 3The Fasting God has ChosenIsaiah 58 & Matthew 6March 24, 2019 I. The TRAP of RELIGION Is. 58:1-5; Mt. 6:1-21A. It becomes an ACT Mt. 6:2,5,16B. It becomes a TRANSACTION Is. 58:3, Mt. 6:2,5,16C. It is EMPTY...

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The 2nd Sunday of Lent

Isaiah: Preparing the Way ~ Part 2Repentance is RelationalMt. 21:13; Isaiah 56March 17, 2019 I. JESUS in the TEMPLE. (Matt. 21:12-15)A. Jesus CREATES a RUCKUS. (v.12-13)B. Two TYPES of PEOPLE. (v.14-15) As we follow this Lenten journey, seeking...

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The 1st Sunday of Lent

Isaiah: Preparing the Way ~ Part 1A Highway for our GodIsaiah 40: 1-11; Matthew 3: 1-3March 10, 2019 I. A TEXT for REFUGEESA. A WORD of COMFORT (Isa. 40:1-2)B. A PROMISE of RETURN (Isa. 40:3-5)C. GOD will do it! (Isa. 40:5-11) II. Matthew’s GOOD...

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