Matthew 19: 27 – 30

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 19

Text: Matthew 19: 27 – 30 Then Peter said in reply, “See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first. (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. Natural focus:

Our own:

Our doing:

Our sacrifices:

Our expectations:

  1. Divine grace:

Jesus’ attitude:

Jesus’ principle:

Jesus’s promise:

Jesus’ proverb:

  1. True disciples:

Following:

Sacrificing:

  1. Glorious king:

The session of Christ:

The session with Christ:

  1. Amazing promises:

Rich reward:

Eternal life:

Matthew 19: 13 – 15

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 19

Text: Matthew 19: 13 – 15 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away. (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. Exemplary parents:

Their children’s greatest need:

Their children’s only hope:

  1. Unhelpful disciples:

They mean well:

They follow their times:

They fail to understand:

  1. A profound statement:

The lesson from children:

The baptism of children:

The role of children:

  1. A welcoming Saviour:

His time:

His energies:

His kingdom:

Matthew 19: 1 – 12

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 19

Text: Matthew 19: 1 – 12 ….. And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?”….. (ESV)

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Introduction:

A relevant question:

A divisive question:

  1. God’s creational order:

Two genders only:

Heterosexual marriage:

Monogamy:

Life-long commitment:

  1. Man’s hardness of heart:

Sinful opposition:

Sinful divorce:

Sinful remarriage:

  1. Kingdom’s calling:

To be married:

Not to marry:

Forgiveness

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 18

Text: Matthew 18: 21 – 35 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven….. (ESV)

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Introduction:

Necessary evidence:

Necessary condition:

  1. Jesus’ challenging command:

Seventy time seven:

From your heart:

  1. Jesus’ clear condition:
  1. Jesus’ powerful parable:

God’s forgiveness:

God’s pity:

God’s expectation:

God’s discipline:

Matthew 18: 15 – 20

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 18

Text: Matthew 18: 15 – 20 If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. (ESV)

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Introduction:
Kingdom life:
Kingdom continuity: Deuteronomy 19:15

  1. Church practice:
    Personal initiative:
    Progressive steps:
    Solemn decision:
  2. Church objective:
    Repentance:
    Restoration:
  3. Church authority:
    Divine pattern:
    Divine guidance:
  4. Church prayers:
    The Father of Christ:
    The name of Christ:
    The presence of Christ:

Matthew 18: 10 – 14

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 18

Text: Matthew 18: 10 – 14 See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of my[b] Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. God’s kingdom:

Different rules:

Challenging rules:

Soul-winning rules:

Encouraging rules:

  1. God’s little ones:

God’ sheep:

God’s angels:

  1. God’s preservation:

Divine seeking:

Divine rejoicing:

Divine willing:

  1. God’ Son:

Jesus’ self-revelation:

Jesus’ self-consciousness:

The greatest in the kingdom

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 18

Text: Matthew 18: 1 – 9 ….. Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven ….. (ESV)

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Introduction:

Jesus’ language:

Jesus’ example:

  1. Becomes:

Dependence:

Trust:

Humility:

  1. Receives:

The least:

The Lord:

  1. Fights:

Tempting into sin:

Falling into sin:

  1. Chooses:

Spiritual good:

Eternal reward:

Matthew 17: 24 – 27

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 17

Text: Matthew 17: 24 – 27 ….. However, not to give offence to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself. (ESV)

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Introduction:

Different interpretations:

Different context:

Different views:

  1. Jesus’ obedience:

God’s law:

God’s righteousness:

  1. Jesus’ teaching:

His person:

His disciples:

  1. Jesus’ principles:

Submission:

Sacrifice:

Others:

  1. Jesus’ provision:

Miraculous:

Illustrative: …for yourself

Matthew 17: 22 – 23

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 17

Text: Matthew 17: 22 – 23 As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.” And they were greatly distressed. (ESV)

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Introduction:

Christ’s knowledge: of himself and of his destiny

Christ’s instruction: to his disciples

Christ’s disciples:

  1. To be delivered:

Divine element:

Human element: Judas and the Jews

  1. To be killed:

Man’s unrighteousness:

God’s righteousness:

  1. To be raised:

God’s glorification:

God’s vindication: To the church in Rome Paul writes that Jesus was…declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead.

God’s confirmation: