Sermon Notes

The choice for a Kingdom Servant!

Matthew 7:7-12

28 When Jesus had finished this sermon, the crowds were astonished at His teaching, 29 because He was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.

9 Week review of the Kingdom

The attitude of the kingdom servant is to be satisfied in obeying Jesus’ way of living. 

The job of a kingdom servant is to be healing tasty salt and vibrant God shining light to show God’s generosity. 

The rules for a kingdom servant is to live by the Royal Law, love others as Christ has loved you.

The standard for a kingdom servant is Christ’s perfection, received at salvation, matured in sanctification, and brought to completion upon his return. 

The worship of a kingdom servant must be sincere mercy, prayers, and sacrifices.

Worship to honor God not be recognized by people

Sincere worship is also trusting God to fulfill and satisfy your daily needs.

The behavior of a kingdom servant should never be self-righteous or judgmental. You should examine yourself first, and help others be restored. Also don’t waste time on dogs and hogs. 

The motivation of a kingdom servant is not to manipulate God to get what you want. You can’t anyway. So just treat others well, the way you want to be treated. The motivation is to honor God.

And the key for a kingdom servant is to be sincere in our seeking and following Jesus. Give him the praise. Admit wrongdoing. Seek reconciliation. You’re not perfect so don’t pretend like you are. Character over Charisma; Practice over preaching. True righteousness is obedience from a submitted heart!

And finally this week we get to 

The choice of a kingdom servant…

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words. It is expressed in the choices one makes. Eleanor Roosevelt

24 “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. 

26 But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!” 


Therefore

everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock.


James 1:19 My dearly loved brothers, understand this: Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger, 20 for man’s anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness. 21 Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evil, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save you.

22 But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.


everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock.

25 The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house.

Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. 


Θεμελιόω

themelióō



Hebrews 1:10

And: In the beginning, Lord,

You established the earth,

and the heavens are the 

works of Your hands;


Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. 


John 14:9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words I speak to you I do not speak on My own. The Father who lives in Me does His works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. Otherwise, believe because of the works themselves.

26 But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!” 



pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!



19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you.


19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, 20 love the Lord your God, obey Him, and remain faithful to Him.



Choose today. Do what Jesus said; or don't. Eternity is in the balance.