Sermons on Christ
Big Idea/Theme: God’s Word is an expression of His love for His people. Application/Aim: Embrace the love of God for His people by trusting in Jesus Christ. (1) God’s Word Points Us to His Love for Us in Jesus Christ (Daniel 9:20-23) (2) God’s Promises Are Fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Daniel 9:24) (A) First description of the 70 weeks in v. 24: 6 promises to be accomplished (B) Second description of the 70 weeks in vv. 25-27: Historical things that will happen. (3) History Points to Jesus Christ (Daniel 25-27) (A) 70 Weeks, Part 1: 7 Weeks – rebuilding of Jerusalem & coming of anointed one (B) 70 Weeks, Part 2: 62 Weeks – continued rebuilding of Jerusalem in “troubled time” (C) 70 Weeks, Part 3: 1 Week – anointed one cut off forging a covenant, a prince’s people will destroy Jerusalem. – Last week is described twice. Jesus is the fulfillment of this text. He fulfills both what was to be accomplished in the 70 weeks, and he fulfills the historical contours of what would happen in the 70 weeks. The way that God answers Daniel’s prayers for the forgiveness of the sins of God’s people is by helping him to forward to the good news of a covenant that would be forged in a “messiah” that would be cut of – namely, Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 10:1-14).
Theme: Jesus said to give up your life to God, and that Yahweh is the God of the living. Aim: Worship God with your whole life, and submit to our earthly government. Pray for faith to believe in the resurrection and to find hope, not in earthly marriage, but being united to Jesus Christ as our Bridegroom. (1) Pay Your Taxes (Mark 12:13-17) (2) Marriage Isn’t Forever (Mark 12:18–27).
Theme: Faith in Christ is being fully dependent upon Jesus’ death and resurrection and it bears the fruit of humility, cooperation, and perseverance. Aim: Let this text strengthen your faith and bear the fruit of humility and perseverance in your fight against your sin with hope in the gospel. Let this text help you to see the seriousness of God’s coming wrath. (1) Faith Is Fundamental (Mark 9:14-29) (2) The Cross & Resurrection Fuel Faith (Mark 9:30-32) (3) Faith Leads to Humility (Mark 9:33-37) (4) Faith Encourages Others to Serve Christ (Mark 9:38-41) (5) Faith is a Fight (Mark 9:42-50)
Theme: Jesus rules over men, spirits, and illness, and His prayerful mission was to preach the gospel. Aim: Turn from the empty kings of this world, and have Christ as your King. Jesus is… (1) King over men (Mark 1:14-20) (2) King over spirits (Mark 1:21-28, 32) (3) King over illness (Mark 1:29-34, 40-45) (4) A King who prays and preaches (Mark 1:35-39)
Theme: Jesus, the Son of God, is God, and Jesus is the good news that John looked forward to. Aim: Go to the Word of God to learn who who Jesus Christ really is, then repent and believe in Him! (1) Jesus Is the Good News (Mark 1:1) a. The beginning of the gospel b. Point of origin (2) Jesus Is the Son of God (Mark 1:1b) (3) Jesus’ Forerunner Foretold (Mark 1:2-8) a. John the Baptist b. Substance of John’s Teaching (4) The Trinity and the Gospel (Mark 1:9-15)