The Sermon Series "Route 66, a road trip through the Bible"
Ths series looks at the Bible as a library of 66 books that reveal God's Words to us.
Law: the Beginning of Grace
April 23, 2017
Sermon Notes :
The Word of God for Us
The Law seems like a list of _dont’s_.
The Law is like the words of a loving _parent.
The Law brings the fulfillment of _grace_.
“You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. “You shall not steal. “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” ~Exodus 20:13-17
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” ~Matthew 5:17-18
“We have all received one blessing after another. God’s grace is not limited. Moses gave us the law. Jesus Christ has given us grace and truth.” ~John 1:16-17
“For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!” ~Romans 6:14-15
History: The Good, Bad, & Ugly
April 30, 2017
Sermon Notes :
The Servants of God
God’s servants are rarely perfect.
Why are the lifted up in the Bible.
You don’t have to be perfect to serve God.
“Then Nathan said to David, ‘You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says:… Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites.’” ~2 Samuel 12:7, 9
“Samson said to them, ‘This time I have a right to get even with the Philistines; I will really harm them.’ Samson said to them, ‘Since you’ve acted like this, I swear that I won’t stop until I get my revenge on you.’ He attacked them viciously and slaughtered many of them. Then he went down and stayed in a cave in the rock of Etam.” ~Judges 15:3, 7-8
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” ~2 Corinthians 4:7-9
Poetry: The Cry Of My Heart
May 7, 2017
Sermon Notes :
Poetry is the language of the heart
The Bible speaks to ever part of us.
Hebrew poetry is meant for everyone.
God understand the cry of our heart.
“My enemies say of me in malice, ‘When will he die and his name perish?’ Whenever one comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it abroad. All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying, ‘A vile disease has beset him; he will never get up from the place where he lies.’” ~ Psalm 41:5-8
“Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.” ~Psalm 1:1-2
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” ~Psalm 23:1-4
Prophecy: The Lord Says...
May 14, 2017
Sermon Notes :
Prophets Speak for the Lord
Prophecy is more than telling the future.
People often disregard the prophets.
Prophets must Love the people.
“‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,’ declares the Lord.” ~ Jeremiah 31:31-32
“Woe to you, because you build tombs for the prophets, and it was your ancestors who killed them. So you testify that you approve of what your ancestors did; they killed the prophets, and you build their tombs. Because of this, God in his wisdom said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.’” ~Luke 11:47-49
“The LORD said to me, ‘Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress. Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes’” ~ Hosea 3:1
Gospel: God in the Flesh
May 21, 2017
Sermon Notes :
Gospel tell the Story of Jesus
The word Gospel mean Good News.
One story, four different points of view.
Gospel tell the story of salvation.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” ~John 1:1-4
“As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.” ~Mark 16:5
‘While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. ~Luke 24:4
‘The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.’” ~Matthew 28:5
“Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.’” ~Luke 19:9-10
Letters: In my loving words
May 28, 2017
Sermon Notes :
Most of the N.T. books are Letters
The Letters are written to specific people.
They are written to grow disciples.
They still instruct & encourage us today.
“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” ~Ephesians 1:1-2
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” ~Ephesians. 2:8
“What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” ~James 2:14-17
“Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith. ~Romans 3:23-25
“I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand, which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how I write. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:17-18