Sermons

Summary: Jesus The King: Paying the Bill - Matthew chapter 17 verses 24-27 - sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info

  Study Tools
  Study Tools

SERMON OUTLINE:

Jesus Declared as King:

• Matthew chapter 2 verse 2:

• "Where is he born to be KING of the Jews".

• Matthew chapter 4 verse 23:

• "Jesus went throughout Galilee...preaching the good news of the KINGDOM,

• Matthew chapter 21 verse 5:

• "Your KING is coming to you riding on a donkey".

• Matthew chapter 27 verse 11:

• "the governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," replied Jesus".

• Matthew chapter 27 verse 37:

• "This is Jesus, the KING of the Jews".

Jesus Demonstrates his Kingship:

• It is the only miracle recorded solely by Matthew

• It is the only miracle Jesus performed to meet His own needs

• It is the only miracle Jesus performed using money

• It is the only miracle Jesus performed using one fish

• It is the only miracle which does not have the results recorded

SERMON BODY

Ill:

• Video clip – You tube – ‘Stop and hear the music’:

• http://youtu.be/hnOPu0_YWhw

• On January 12, 2007 at 7:51am in the morning;

• An experiment began … sponsored by the Washington Post newspaper.

• A young musician takes his position against a wall in the metro station;

• Of the Washington DC., subway.

• He is wearing jeans; a long-sleeved shirt, and a Washington National’s baseball cap.

• He opens his violin case … removes the instrument;

• He throws a few dollars into the case from his pocket as “seed money” … and begins playing.

• He plays for the next 43 minutes … and during that time

• He performs six classical pieces – flawlessly !!

• During that 43 minutes;

• 1,097 people passed by, tossing in a total of $32.17 into his violin case.

• Of that 1,097 people;

• Only seven paused longer than sixty seconds to listen to this performance;

• Of those seven who lingered … only one recognized the violinist!

• The name of the violinist was Joshua Bell:

• Three days prior – he had filled Boston’s Symphony Hall;

• Where just “adequate” tickets sold for $100 apiece.

• And two weeks later,

• He would play for a standing-room-only audience in Bethesda, Maryland.

• Joshua Bell’s talents & artistry commands an average of $1,000 per minute;

• When performing this day in the subway;

• He barely earned enough to pay for a pair of cheap shoes.

• Now – you can’t fault the instrument;

• He was playing a Stradivarius worth 3.5 million dollars!

• You can’t fault the performance …

• He flawlessly played some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s best work!

• Yet … scarcely anyone noticed the presence of such artistry in this context:

• Flanked by a kiosk on one side and a shoe-shine stand on the other

• Most of those passer-by’s cynically wrote off this entertainer;

• As some typical, needy, dime-a-dozen musician,

• Who needed a few more cents to support his habit …or… to pay for a place to sleep.

• Little did they know that among them was a genius;

• And if they gave him some time he would greatly enrich their lives!

• TRANSITION:

• If you had lived 2,000 years ago, and if you encountered Jesus and the disciples,

• There would have been nothing to mark him out as being different,

• From the other twelve men.

• No halo on his head,

• No glow of light shining above or around him,

• He would have looked exactly the same,

• As any other Jewish man from that region of Galilee.

ill:

• If he was part of an identity parade to spot the Son of God,

• We would all probably fail to pick him out.

• Even his cousin John the Baptist (John chapter 1 verses 33-34)

• Failed to recognise him without God sending “the Spirit like a dove to land on him”.

• There was nothing that would have marked Jesus out as being different;

• And nothing to mark him out as being a King:

• But that is of course who he was and is!

Jesus Declared the King:

• Matthew in his gospel portrays Jesus a king;

• A quick scan through his gospel portrays that.

(a). Matthew chapter 2 verse 2:

• The Magi / wise men come looking for a baby,

• They ask the question "Where is he born to be KING of the Jews".

• Herod was king because he purchased the position off the Romans;

• But this baby will be born king – it is his kingdom by rights!

(b). Matthew chapter 4 verse 23:

"Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,

preaching the good news of the KINGDOM, and healing every

Download Sermon With PRO View On One Page With PRO
Browse All Media

Related Media


Life Of David
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Prayer For Healing
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion