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Summary: To show that whenever two or three persons gathered in JESUS's Name, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is in their midst.

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I. EXORDIUM:

How GOD relates to us?

He relates to us as a Person: the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

1 Timothy 2:5 (Amplified Bible)

For there [is only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that whenever two or three persons gathered in JESUS's Name, the LORD JESUS CHRIST is in their midst.

IV. TEXT:

Matthew 18:20 (Amplified Bible)

For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I AM in the midst of them.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are in our midst whenever two or three gathered together in Your Name.

VI. TITLE:

JESUS in the midst of three

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Dr. Luke, The Beloved Physician (close friend and traveling companion of Paul)

B. Audience: Theophilus (Greek means friend of GOD, a Christian)

C. Purpose: To give a connected and orderly narrative of the life of CHRIST as seen by eyewitnesses

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Matthew 18:20 (Amplified Bible)

For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I AM in the midst of them.

Matthew 18:20 (King James Version)

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

A. Two or three gathered in JESUS's Name

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name,"

John 20:26 (Amplified Bible)

Eight days later His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, though they were behind closed doors, and stood among them and said, Peace to you!

1 Corinthians 5:4 (Amplified Bible)

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, on the man who has committed such a deed. When you and my own spirit are met together with the power of our Lord Jesus,

Perfect example from the bible is Paul, Silas and Timothy gathering or assembling themselves and GOD, the LORD JESUS, the Son, Himself, the Second Person in the Trinity, the Double-Portion of the Trinity is in their midst.

2 Thessalonians 1:1 (Amplified Bible)

PAUL, SILVANUS (Silas), and Timothy, to the church (assembly) of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One):

B. JESUS is in the midst of them

"there am I in the midst of them"

Matthew 28:20 (Amplified Bible)

Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (erpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).

John 8:58 (Amplified Bible)

Jesus replied, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, before Abraham was born, I AM.

Revelation 2:1 (Amplified Bible)

TO THE angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Ephesus write: These are the words of Him Who holds the seven stars [which are the messengers of the seven churches] in His right hand, Who goes about among the seven golden lampstands [which are the seven churches]:

Revelation 21:3 (Amplified Bible)

Then I heard a mighty voice from the throne and I perceived its distinct words, saying, See! The abode of God is with men, and He will live (encamp, tent) among them; and they shall be His people, and God shall personally be with them and be their God.


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