WHAT HAPPENS WHEN JESUS IS IN THE HOUSE
Matthew 11:20-24, “Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent: ‘Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.’"
I. WORD IS PREACHED
WHEN JESUS WAS PRESENT:
A. DRAWING POWER
“it was heard that He was in the house”
John 12:32, “I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself."
B. DYNAMIC PREACHING
“He preached the word to them”
1. Drew a Crowd
2. Drew people of Confidence
3. Drew a Cripple
4. Drew Criticism
1 Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you — unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures”
II. FAITH WAS PERSISTENT
What a passage on Determination!
“Whatever It Takes”
III. FORGIVENESS IS PRESENT.
Romans 2:16, “in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.”
“Son, your sins are forgiven you”
1. The first word put the man in the family of God
2. The second word put the man in the fellowship of God
1 John 1:7–10 . . . But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
Psalms 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.”
Micah 7:18-19 “Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in mercy. He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea.”
Isaiah 43:25 "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.”
Jeremiah 31:34, “No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."
IV. DOUBT IS ON THE PROWL.
Job 4:7, "Remember now, who ever perished being innocent? Or where were the upright ever cut off?”
V. DEITY (HE’S GOD) WAS PROVEN.
VI. GOD WAS PRAISED.
“immediately” – on the spot
“We never saw anything like this!” (“We never saw it on this fashion”)