AM: “Jesus Demonstrated Being Rooted in The Scriptures”

Text: Matthew 19:1-15

  • Introduction Matthew 4 and Luke 4.
  • The temptation (testing) of Jesus display to us that He is truly The Son of God – without spot or blemish.
  • Jesus used Scripture to respond to the social issues of His day
  • The most challenged items are the “Beginning of Scripture” and “The Deity of Jesus”
  1. Jesus believed in the authority of Holy Scriptures     Matthew 19:1-4
    1. Jesus is declaring that the Book of Genesis is authoritative     Genesis 1:1-5, 26-31
    2. Jesus is using the Scriptures to answer social issues
    3. Jesus is using the Scriptures to answer a theological question    Ephesians 5
      1. Marriage is to display the theology of God’s love for us
      2. Marriage is to demonstrate the theology of a covenantal relationship
      3. Marriage is to express the theology of us loving others with God’s love
  2. Jesus believed in the Biblical account of Beginnings    Matthew 19:4-9
    1. In the beginning, God created
    2. In the beginning, God created male & female
    3. In the beginning, God created marriage to be a husband & wife together as one
    4. In the beginning, God created marriage to be a lifelong commitment     Genesis 1:27; 2:24; 5:2
  3. Jesus stated that some people are not destined to be married    Matthew 19: 10-12
    1. Jesus did not believe marriage was a bad thing     I Corinthians 7:28
    2. Jesus did believe marriage was a good thing for most people
    3. Jesus did believe marriage was not for everyone      I Corinthians &:7-12
  4. Jesus believed that children were precious    Matthew 19:13-15
    1. Children are to be brought into Jesus’ presence
    2. Children are not to be forbidden from Jesus
    3. Children are to be blessed by Jesus
  5. Jesus believed in the permanency of Scripture, not the earth     Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33
    1. Jesus asserts what Scripture says about the deterioration of the earth     Psalm 102:24-27;   Isaiah 34:1-4; 51:5-8
    2. Jesus declares that His Word will not be destroyed     Matthew 5:17-19;  Psalm 119:89-90;  II Peter 3:10-13
    3. God and His Word are Eternal     Hebrews 1:10-12;  I Peter 1:23-25