Summary: In His last message to the masses Jesus gave us some things to pay attention too. This message was used as a New Year’s Message on the last day of 2006.

Take Heed

A New Years Message

Luke 21:34-36


These are some of the last words that Jesus

would speak to the masses.

After this most of His words were spoken to

the directly to the disciples. (Mostly

recorded in John 13-16)

The context is about his coming again.

He gives us these warnings.

I. Take heed. Vs. 34

A. From the Greek word “pros-ekh’-o” meaning

to “beware” or “pay attention to”

B. Jesus is saying “Listen, pay attention”.

C. Pay attention to yourselves.

1. Watch yourself.

2. It is a big caution sign.

D. Pay attention to these three things.

1. That your heart be overcharged

with “surfeiting” vs. 34

a. here is a word we are not very familiar


b. it means to be sick from overindulgence.

c. While applied to a hangover, it’s

implication of much further reaching.

d. It is a warning to pay attention lest you

make yourself sick from your lifestyle.

1) putting unhealthy substances in our


2) putting too much in our bodies


3) being overindulgent in anything.

e. These are all very selfish.

d. The right way.

1Co 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or

drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the

glory of God

2. Hearts be overcharged with drunkenness.

The Scripture is very clear – Don’t get drunk.

Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine,wherein is

excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Pr 20:1 Wine is a mocker,strong drink is

raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is

not wise.

3. Hearts be overcharged with the cares of this


A. Trust the Lord for everything.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all

thine heart; and lean not unto thine own

understanding. (6) In all thy ways

acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy


B. Pray about everything

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon

him; for he careth for you.

C. Seek the Lord first.

Matthew 6:25-33

4. Don’t be so preoccupied with these things

that you forget about the Lord’s coming.

A. He will come as a thief in the night.

1Th 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that

the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in

the night.

B. In the twinkling of an eye.

1 Coring.15: 51 Behold, I shew you a

mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we

shall all be changed. (52a) In a moment,

in the twinkling of an eye, at the last


C. At a time when you “think not”

Lu 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for

the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye

think not.

II. Watch!

A. For His coming (context of verse)

Mark 13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye

know not when the time is.

B. Yourself –

1. Verse 34

2. For temptations.

Mt 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into

temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the

flesh is weak.

C. Watch out for the work of Satan.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your

adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh

about, seeking whom he may devour:

1. He is a destroyer

2. He is a deceiver

3. He is a distracter

4. He is defeated.

III. Pray always! Vs. 36

A. Learn to pray

1. Every day

Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to

this end, that men ought always to pray, and

not to faint;

2. All the time.

1Thes. 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

3. About everything

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in

every thing by prayer and supplication with

thanksgiving let your requests be made known

unto God

B. We must become people of Prayer

C. We have the promise that God will hear and


Jer. 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee,

and shew thee great and mighty things, which

thou knowest not.


Take heed – Pay attention.



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