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Authority of Jesus

Outline—Matthew 8:18–34

  1. Authority of Jesus over disciples (vv. 18–22)
  2. Authority of Jesus over nature (vv. 23–27)
  3. Authority of Jesus over demons (vv. 28–34)

Related Scripture

  • Mark 8:4:35–5:17
  • Luke 8:22–37

Take Home Points

  • Fear drives out faith just as faith drives out fear.
  • Are you ready to serve the Lord? Have you counted the cost?

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Four Miracles

Outline—Matthew 8:1–17

  1. Authority of Jesus to cleanse (vv. 1–4)
  2. Authority of Jesus to reach (vv. 5–13)
  3. Authority of Jesus to restore (vv. 14–15)
  4. Authority of Jesus to rescue (vv. 16–17)

Take Home Points

  • As bad as leprosy was, it illustrates the sin that we all suffer from.
  • If we ask, Jesus will cleanse us frou our sin and make us whole.
  • At Jesus’ word, souls are saved.

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Outline—Matthew 7:13–29

  1. The Way is precise (vv. 13–14)
  2. The Way is perceptive (vv. 15–20)
  3. The Way is personal (vv. 21–23)
  4. The Way is permanent (vv. 24–29)

Take Home Points

  • Are you built for the storm?
  • We are called to be Gospel givers—and Gospel livers.
  • The crowd is not always right.
  • God is always dividing men into two different camps: obedient, headed for eternal life vs. rebellious, headed for eternal death.
  • It is difficult to counter virtue.
  • You need to be built for the storm—tests are coming.

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Outline—Matthew 7:1–12

  1. Imbalance exposed (vv. 1–5)
  2. Imbalance excoriated (v. 6)
  3. Inquery enjoined (vv. 7–11)
  4. Ideal equilibrium (v. 12)

Related Scripture

  • Leviticus 18:19

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Outline—Matthew 6:25–34

  1. Carnal thinking promotes worry (vv. 25–27)
  2. Spiritual thinking answers worry (vv. 28–30)
  3. There are marks of spiritual thinking (vv. 31–34)

Alternate Outline Based on Worry

  1. Worry is ungrateful (v. 25)
  2. Worry is unreasonable (v. 26)
  3. Worry is unavailing (vv. 27–30)
  4. Worry is uncivilized (vv. 31–33)
  5. Worry is unnecessary (v. 34)

Take Home Point

  • Whom will you serve—God or worry?

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Outline—Matthew 6:19–24

  1. There are two treasures (vv. 19–20)
  2. But only one wealth (vv. 21)
  3. There are two visions (vv. 22–23)
  4. But only one master (vv. 24)

Related Scriptures

  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Corinthians

Take Home Points

  • Worry is the paycheck of unbelief (Christians do not need to worry).
  • Store Your Treasures in Heaven:
    • Earthly things are transient, heavenly things are eterna.l
    • Where your treasure is, so is your heart.
    • Heavenly treasure brings security on earth.
    • Put God first, and He will take care of the rest.

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