06 Jan Cleansing and Cursing – Matthew 21:12-22

  Click HERE for a printable copy of the leader guide.   Introduction (Matthew 7:22) I. Jesus judged PERVERSION.  A. The Lord’s action (Matthew 21:12-13; Romans 1:18)  B. The reaction of men (Matthew 21:14-16)  C. The Lord’s clear revelation (Matthew 21:13, 16-17; 24:2 Psalm 8:2; Isaiah 56:7; Jeremiah 7:11) Jesus has no tolerance for the...

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30 Dec The Triumphal Entry – Matthew 21:1-11

  Click HERE for a printable copy of the leader guide. A. Jesus faced the future with COURAGE. (Matthew 20:18-19; Luke 9:51; 2 Timothy 1:7) B. Jesus faced the future with HUMILITY. (Matthew 21:8-9)    1. Jesus performed a SPECTACULAR miracle just before the triumphal entry. (John 12:9-11)    2. Jesus ARRANGED this parade during...

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16 Dec Everlasting Father – Isaiah 9:6

  Click HERE for a printable copy of the leader guide.   Introduction (Isaiah 9:6-7; Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV; Proverbs 16:25; 2 Peter 3:8; Psalm 90:10 NIV; Psalm 90:12; Ephesians 5:15-16; Ephesians 5:16 KJV)  A. As Father of eternity, Jesus rules our PAST. (Galatians 6:7) GRIEF (Romans 8:28; Isaiah 61:1-3 NIV; 1...

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09 Dec Mighty God – Isaiah 9:6

  Click HERE for a printable copy of the leader guide.   Introduction (Isaiah 9:6; Genesis 1:1; 1 Corinthians 11:1)    Jesus was mighty even in His CRADLE. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4, 14)    Jesus was mighty even on His ­CROSS. (1 John 3:8; 2:2; Romans 5:6-8; 1...

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25 Nov What Do You Want? – Matthew 20:29-34

  Click HERE for a printable copy of the leader guide.   Introduction (Matthew 20:26-28)   A controversial INTERRUPTION (Matthew 20:29-30; Mark 10:46; Luke 18:35; Joshua 6:26)   A desperate SITUATION (Matthew 20:30; Luke 18:37)   A persistent EXCLAMATION (Matthew 20:31; Acts 17:32)   A faith-filled EXPECTATION (Matthew 20:32-34; 19:26;...

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18 Nov How to be First in Line – Matthew 20:17-28

  Click HERE for a printable copy of the leader guide.   Introduction (Matthew 20:16) A. Jesus’ Teaching about Position in the Kingdom Prediction of PERSECUTION (Matthew 20:17-19, 29; Isaiah 53:5) Plea for PREFERENCE (Matthew 20:20-24; 16:24-25) Pronouncement of a PRINCIPLE (Matthew 20:25-28; Deuteronomy 6:7)    B. Ten Essential Practices...

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