The Messiah has Arrived
July 03, 2022 | Robbie Alderman
Passage: Matthew 12:22-36
Last week, we looked at Jesus trusting God's plan and His not waning to reveal who He was until the Father's appointed time. This week, we will look at Jesus' assertion that the Messiah has truly arrived and He does not want anything but our full submission.
Jesus is the true Messiah, the Son of David, the Savior of the world.
1. Jesus, the Son of David, has all authority. All of these challenges to their claim reveal that Jesus is in charge and He is establishing the Kingdom of God. If the Spirit of God is in us, it means the only power that our enemy has over us is to disrupt our effectiveness for the Kingdom of God.
2. When we encounter that authority, we must believe. Jesus wants our fully committed hearts. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, is unforgivable. Meaning we so consistently and continually refusing God's will, that we can not recognize when it becomes fully displayed. Claiming that what is evil is good and what is good is evil. We choose to shut ourselves off from Jesus and become blind to goodness and truth. "It would save much heartbreak if people would realize that the one man who cannot have committed the sin against the Holy Spirit is the man who fears he has, for the sin against the Holy Spirit can be truly described as the loss of all sense of sin." - William Barclay.
An ignored nudge from the Spirit inside of you can lead to numbness, which can lead to blindness, which can lead to eternally missing the glory and grace of Jesus Christ.
This sermon series will a year long journey through the book of Matthew in 2022. These messages will examine the broader themes in Matthew like God’s character, Jesus as the fulfillment of the Old Testament’s promises for a Messiah, and the importance of internal integrity over external behavior. It lays out practical application points like the need for salvation, baptism, and repentance. It also provides answers to the question “Who is Jesus?”. It invites you to recognize Jesus as God’s Son and to receive him as Lord of your lives. This sermon series provides the groundwork for a clear explanation of the Gospel.