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Sermon Outline, December 11, 2016, “The Light”

The Light

Matthew 2:1-12

Wisdom seeks Jesus.

Wisdom seeks the Person of Jesus.

~ John 8:12     Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

 

Wisdom seeks the Word of Jesus.

~ John 5:39     You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me . . .

 

Wisdom worships Jesus.

Worship Jesus with the Will.

~ Matthew 16:24        Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.”

 

Worship Jesus with the Strength.

~ Mark 12:30              and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.

 

Worship Jesus with the Heart.

~ Matthew 6:21          . . . for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

 

~ Matthew 25:40        The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

 

Wisdom conquers with Jesus.

Jesus conquers evil.

~ Romans 12:21           Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

~ Luke 6:27-38           “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31 Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. 32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

 

Jesus conquers death.

~ John 11:25-26          Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”

 

~ I Corinthians 15:55-57         O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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