WORD OF GOD - 5

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Sunday Morning:May 30, 2004

Text:Luke 8:9-11"And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? 10. And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. 11. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God."

JOHN PREACHED KINGDOM

Luke 3:3"And he (John the Baptist) came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;"

KINGDOM MESSAGE

Matthew 3:2"And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

JESUS FULFILLED ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS

Matthew 3:13-15"Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15. And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him."

EXTENT OF KINGDOM MESSAGE

Matthew 10:5-7"These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6. But go rather to the lost [perfect tense, perish] sheep of the house of Israel. 7. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand."

TO THE JEW FIRST

Romans 1:16-17"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: (kingdom message) for it is the power of God unto [eiv, leading to] salvation (so great salvation) to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."

PAULíS MANNER

Acts 17:1-2"Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: 2. And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,"

INTO THE SYNAGOGUE OF THE JEWS

Acts 17:10-11"And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."

DISPUTING WITH THE JEWS

Acts 17:17"Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him."

TO THE JEW FIRST

Acts 2:14"But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:"

YE MEN OF ISRAEL

Acts 2:22 "Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:"

THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL

Acts 2:36"Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ (Messiah).Ē

 

THE QUESTION

Acts 2:37 "Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?"

THE ANSWER

Acts 2:38-39"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call."

FULFILLED ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS

Acts 2:41"Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls."

NEXT, THE SAMARITANS

Acts 8:4-6"Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word (of the Kingdom). 5. Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did."

FULFILLED ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS

Acts 8:12"But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women."

PAUL FULFILLED ALL RIGHEOUSNESS

Acts 9:18 "And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized."

PAULíS MESSAGE

Acts 9:20 "And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God (King of kings)."

 

ALSO THE GENTILE

Acts 10:28"And he said unto them (Cornelius and those with him), Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man (Peter) that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation (Gentile); but God hath showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean."

PETERíS MESSAGE

Acts 10:34-37 "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35. But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him (God). 36. The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) 37. That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;"

PREACH ONLY TO THE PEOPLE

Acts 10:42-43 "And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. 43. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins."

THE SIGN TO PETER AND COMPANY

Acts 10:44-46"While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 45. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,"

FULFILL ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS

Acts 10:47-48"Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? 48. And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days."

THE JAILOR

Acts 16:27-33"Then he (Philippian Jailor) called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, 30. And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

COMMON SALVATION

31. And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

THE SO GREAT SALVATION

32. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord [God, Nestles, 24th], and to all that were in his house.

FULFILLED ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS

33. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway."

TO THE GENTILES

Acts 13:44-46"And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God. 45. But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. 46. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you (Israel): but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles."

THEY WERE GLAD

Acts 13:48"And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed."

THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Colossians 1:26-27"Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27. To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:"

THE GENTILES WILL HEAR IT

Acts 28:25-28". . . Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, 26. Saying, Go unto this people (Israel), and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: 27. For the heart of this people (Israel) is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted (repentance unto baptism), and I should heal [restore] them. 28. Be it known therefore unto you, that the (so great) salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it."