Matthew 15: 29 – 39


Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Revelation 21: 1 – 22: 5

Text: Matthew 15: 31 so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel. (ESV)

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Introduction:

The church of Christ: Jews and Gentiles

The mystery of Christ: Fully man and fully God

The revelation of Christ: …he who has seen me has seen the Father

  1. The power of God:

Necessary:

Infinite:

Doubted:

Wonder-causing:

Purposeful: …to do good and to glorify God

  1. The goodness of God:

Towards needy men:

Despite sinful men:

  1. The faithfulness of God:

His covenant: through Abraham’s offspring the nations will be blessed

His kingdom: The OT (renewed by the NT) had promised a kingdom of prosperity and bliss.

His salvation: John 3:16-17 tells us that God gave his Son not to judge the world but to save it. God’s salvation is cosmic. The whole creation is longing for such redemption.

  1. The glory of God:

Man’s chief end:

God’s chief end: