Jesus Heals and Forgives (Matthew 9:1-8)

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Sunday, September 30, 2012
Pastor Scott Floyd

Main Idea: Jesus proves His divine authority to forgive sins with His divine power to heal the paralytic.

1. He Claimed Divine Authority to Forgive Sins (vv 1-2)

2. He was Accused of Blasphemy (vv 3-5)

3. He Proved His Divine Authority to Forgive Sins (vv 6-7)

4. Let Us Stand in Awe and Glorify God (v 8 )

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Jesus’ Authority Over the Evil Realm (Matthew 8:28-34)

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Sunday, September 23, 2012
Pastor Scott Floyd

Main Idea: Christians face life in this fallen world by clinging ever more closely to Jesus.

1. Even Demons Recognize Jesus’ Divinity and Power (vv 28-29)

2. Even Demons Must Submit Their Evil Plans to the Will of Jesus (vv 30-32)

3. Some People Prefer the ‘Status Quo’ Rather Than the Life Changing Power of Jesus (vv 33-34)

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Examination of Self

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is given to the Church to be a blessing for God’s people, but there is a way that you can come to this sacrament and eat the bread and drink the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner.  And Scripture says, if you do that then you are guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. (See 1 Corinthians 11:27)  Now, you know as well as I do that you do not want to do that.  So, here is the question:  How do we do that? Continue reading