Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you have a dream that you have fulfilled? Please raise your hand. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Villa Luisa, Arcontica and Cardinal Dasmarinas Village III. OBJECTIVES: To be obedient in God's command. IV. TEXT: Matthew 1:24
Do you have a dream that you have fulfilled? Please raise your hand.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
Villa Luisa, Arcontica and Cardinal Dasmarinas Village
To be obedient in God's command.
When Joseph got up from his sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary as his wife.
- Pray for obedience to spring up in our hearts that we will be doers and not hearers only (James 1:22)
Keep on being obedient to the word, and not merely being hearers who deceive themselves.
To do what God commands.
Joseph, The 2nd dreamer
As he was walking along, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax collector's desk. Jesus told him, "Follow me!" So Levi got up and followed him.
Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
B. Audience: to the Jews
C. Keywords: Fulfilled
D. Purpose: To show Jesus of Nazareth was the Kingly Messiah of Jewish Prophecy.
Tax collector, a publican.
A Jew prohibited to enter courts of non-Jew to deliver the collected tax to the Roman (non-Jews). His profession made him a sinner.
"Depart! Depart! Go out from there; touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her; purify yourselves, you who carry the vessels of the LORD.
Therefore, "Get away from them and separate yourselves from them," declares the Lord, "and don't touch anything unclean. Then I will welcome you.
"Don't handle this! Don't taste or touch that!"
"but as for the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You are not to eat from it, nor are you to touch it, or you will die.'"
He told them, "You understand how wrong it is for a Jew to associate or visit with a gentile. But God has shown me that I should stop calling anyone common or unclean,
They said, "You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them!"
The Samaritan woman asked him, "How can you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" Because Jews do not have anything to do with Samaritans.
Events that will make Matthew unclean or a sinner:
1. Matthew will touch the money of the people.
2. Often thought of him stealing money, or adding charges to the people that will go straight to his pocket.
3. He will enter Roman courts to deliver the money.
4. He might be probably advised to eat with them if he has a good tax collection that day.
5. Touch unclean hands of the Romans.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. What Can We Learn?
1. Let every waking up time be God's will and God's timing fulfilled in your life.
2. We obey God in every waking time.
a. There's no first thing in the morning for us, but only in the business world. We have waking up time in the Lord.
- do our devotions, pray every day/every night and read the bible every night and every day.
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Samuel said, "Does the LORD delight as much in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the LORD? Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.
3. We offer sacrifices to God:
a. Our offerings - Philippians 4:18
I have been paid in full and have more than enough. I am fully supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus what you sent—a fragrant aroma, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.
b. Our broken spirits - Psalms 51:17
True sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. A broken and chastened heart, God, you will not despise.
c. Our bodies - Romans 12:1
I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.
d. To do good and share with others - Hebrews 13:16
Do not neglect to do good and to be generous, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.
e. Going to God's house is a sacrifice - 1 Peter 2:4-5