TEXT:  MATTHEW 19:13-20

I. God wants us to understand what others believe vss. 13-14       Daniel 1:19-21

  1. What does society know about Jesus?    I Chronicles 12:32
  1. What does my neighbor think about God’s Word?
  1. What does my relative believe about eternity?

II. God wants us to know what we believe      vss. 15-16

  1. Know it based on God’s revelation
  1. Know it based on God’s authority
    1. Faithfully searching God’s Word     Acts 17:10-13, Proverbs 8:32-36, II Timothy 2:15, Psalm 119:9-12
    1. Faithfully joining God’s worship     Hebrews 10:22-23

III. God wants us to be material for Christ building His church      vss. 17-20

  1. By listening to Him speak to our hearts vs. 17
  1. By yielding to Christ building His church vs. 18
  1. By trusting in Christ to succeed in His work on earth vs. 19
  1. By obeying Christ in His commission to His followers vss. 19-20