Matthew Bible Study 2020, Unexpected Messiah

Sep 19, 2021
Luke 23 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 3)
Luke 23 – The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 3)
Luke 23 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 3) picks up where we left off last week in trial 5 where Herod sends Jesus back to Pilate. Herod and Pilate were not able to find Jesus guilty of any crime at all. Pilate is now back in the hot seat and must deal with this angry group of religious leaders that want to crucify Jesus. Luke 23 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 3) shows the craftiness of Pilate in his attempts to not kill Jesus, but also not make him innocent to appease the Jewish religious leaders. The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus : Trail 1. Before Annas Trail 2. Before Caiaphas / Sanhedrin at night Trial 3. Before Caiaphas / Sanhedrin in morning Trial 4. Before Pilate Trial 5. Before Herod Trial 6. Again before Pilate Luke 23 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 3)
 
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The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus shows how much Jesus cares for us:
Jesus WILLINGLY ENDURED RADICAL INJUSTICE, PAIN & SUFFERING to purchase our salvation Then Herod, with his men of war, treated Him with contempt and mocked Him, arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him back to Pilate. Luke 23:11, (NKJV) The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus is a Call to Stand Up for what is Right: IF WE FAIL TO STAND FOR TRUTH – WE WILL BE RUN OVER BY LIES The Prophet Isaiah wrote: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light, and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! “ ISAIAH 5:20, (NKJV) The Book of Luke states: “Pilate, therefore, wishing to release Jesus, again called out to them.” Luke 23:20 (NKJV)   The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus Demonstrates the Sovereignty of Jesus: They killed Jesus because He is God The Apostle John wrote: Then Pilate said to Him, "Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?" Jesus answered, "You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin." John 19:10-11, (NKJV) The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus Reveal the Irony in The Trials: 1. Pilate the wicked judges Jesus the just and righteous one on the Bema Seat. 2. Israel’s religious leaders have been waiting for the Messiah but can’t see that He is right in front of them and they want to crucify Him. 3. Barabbas the wicked criminal, robber and murderer is released. Jesus is beaten and bloodied, committing no crime is sentenced to a criminal’s death, crux fiction on a cross.
God’s message to us: BARABBAS = Son of the father
 
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  • Sep 19, 2021Luke 23 – The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 3)
    Sep 19, 2021
    Luke 23 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 3)
    Luke 23 – The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 3)
    Luke 23 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 3) picks up where we left off last week in trial 5 where Herod sends Jesus back to Pilate. Herod and Pilate were not able to find Jesus guilty of any crime at all. Pilate is now back in the hot seat and must deal with this angry group of religious leaders that want to crucify Jesus. Luke 23 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 3) shows the craftiness of Pilate in his attempts to not kill Jesus, but also not make him innocent to appease the Jewish religious leaders. The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus : Trail 1. Before Annas Trail 2. Before Caiaphas / Sanhedrin at night Trial 3. Before Caiaphas / Sanhedrin in morning Trial 4. Before Pilate Trial 5. Before Herod Trial 6. Again before Pilate Luke 23 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 3)
     
    Watch the Video:  https://youtu.be/xXoP-5HSqQw
    The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus shows how much Jesus cares for us:
    Jesus WILLINGLY ENDURED RADICAL INJUSTICE, PAIN & SUFFERING to purchase our salvation Then Herod, with his men of war, treated Him with contempt and mocked Him, arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him back to Pilate. Luke 23:11, (NKJV) The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus is a Call to Stand Up for what is Right: IF WE FAIL TO STAND FOR TRUTH – WE WILL BE RUN OVER BY LIES The Prophet Isaiah wrote: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light, and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! “ ISAIAH 5:20, (NKJV) The Book of Luke states: “Pilate, therefore, wishing to release Jesus, again called out to them.” Luke 23:20 (NKJV)   The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus Demonstrates the Sovereignty of Jesus: They killed Jesus because He is God The Apostle John wrote: Then Pilate said to Him, "Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?" Jesus answered, "You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin." John 19:10-11, (NKJV) The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus Reveal the Irony in The Trials: 1. Pilate the wicked judges Jesus the just and righteous one on the Bema Seat. 2. Israel’s religious leaders have been waiting for the Messiah but can’t see that He is right in front of them and they want to crucify Him. 3. Barabbas the wicked criminal, robber and murderer is released. Jesus is beaten and bloodied, committing no crime is sentenced to a criminal’s death, crux fiction on a cross.
    God’s message to us: BARABBAS = Son of the father
     
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  • Sep 12, 2021Matthew 26:69-27:14 – The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 2)
    Sep 12, 2021
    Matthew 26:69-27:14 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 2)
    Matthew 26:69-27:14 – The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 2)
    Matthew 26:69-27:14 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 2) reveals that Jesus was denied the equitable, due process of a fair trial. He was arrested, judged, sentenced, then put to death – all without a valid legal procedure or a justifiable reason for His execution.  Jesus was innocent. He committed no crime that would even warrant an arrest – much less a ruling of execution by a high court.  Matthew 26:69-27:14 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 2) expose the mockery of justice in the highest degree. 
     
     
    The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 2) demonstrates the progression of Peter’s sin:
    In these illegal trials, we also see Peter's progression of sin. What began with pride and prayerlessness ultimately turned into the shocking, utter denial of Jesus.
    The Apostle Paul wrote:  "For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not."
    (Romans 7:18, KJV)  https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/rom/7/18/s_1053018
     
    The Prophet Isaiah wrote: "But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our RIGHTEOUSNESSES are like filthy rags."
    (Isaiah 64:6, NKJV)  https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/isa/64/6/s_743006
    From the Book of Mark it is written:  “ 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”  (Mark 7:21-23, NKJV)  https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/mar/7/21-23/s_964021
    Matthew 26:69-27:14 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 2)
     
     
    The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 2) shows it’s impossible to follow Jesus from a distance:
    CS LEWIS quotes:  "The soul is but a hollow which God fills. Its union with God is, almost by definition, a continual self-abandonment." (The Problem with Pain) MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE Quotes : "I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness. I never cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus." Your religion is vile to God - unless Jesus is your Lord The Prophet Zechariah wrote: "12 I said to them, "If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain." So, they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. 13 And the Lord said to me, "Throw it to the potter" — that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord for the potter." (Zechariah 11:12-13, NKJV)  https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/zec/11/12-13/s_922012 The FOURTH ILLEGAL TRIAL of Jesus - Matthew 27 The FOURTH ILLEGAL TRIAL of Jesus – LUKE 23
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  • Sep 5, 2021Matthew 26:47-68 – The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 1)
    Sep 5, 2021
    Matthew 26:47-68 – The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 1)
    Matthew 26:47-68 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 1) is the first of a mini-series of six illegal trials Jesus endured by the religious leaders of Israel. John 18 records the First Illegal Trial of Jesus before Annas the former High Priest. Annas' corruption reveals that without Jesus man is astonishingly evil. Matthew 26:47-68 – The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus (Part 1) begins with the betrayal of one of His disciples Judas. Jesus is led before Annas, where Jesus' First Illegal Trial transpires. Next, Jesus is taken to Caiaphas the High Priest, and the high court of the Sanhedrin in the darkness of the early morning for the Second Illegal Trial of Jesus.
     
     
    The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus did not follow the law of God's Word:
     
    Moses wrote:   " You shall appoint judges and officers in all your gates, which the LORD your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with just judgment.  You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.  You shall follow what is altogether just, that you may live and inherit the land which the LORD your God is giving you. " Deuteronomy 16:18–20 (NKJV)
     
    Matthew 26:47-68 - The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus
     
     
    The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus shows how corrupt mankind is without Jesus:
     
    Without Jesus man is ASTONISHINGLY EVIL
    Through Jesus we are BORN AGAIN to new life
    The Apostle Paul said:  "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."  2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
    Judas was a FAKE CHRISTIAN – He was not born again
    The FIRST Illegal Trials of Jesus – John 18:12-12
     
    Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him. And they led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was high priest that year. John 18:12-13 (NKJV)
     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jhn/18/12-13/s_1015012
     
    The SECOND Illegal Trials of Jesus – Matthew 26:57
     
    And those who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. Matthew 26:57 (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/mat/26/57/s_955057
     
     
     
    The SIX ILLEGAL TRIALS of Jesus were prophetically predicted by the Prophet Isaiah:
     
    The Prophet Isaiah says: "I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard, I did not hide My face from shame and spitting." Isaiah 50:6 (NKJV)
     
    He was wounded (pierced) for our transgressions, He was bruised (crushed) for our iniquities, the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:5–6 (NKJV)
     
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  • Aug 29, 2021Matthew 26:31-46 – Gethsemane Obedience Under Agony
    Aug 29, 2021
    Matthew 26:31-46 - Gethsemane Obedience Under Agony
    Matthew 26:31-46 – Gethsemane Obedience Under Agony
    Matthew 26:31-46 - Gethsemane Obedience Under Agony is when Jesus takes Peter, James and John and asks them to pray with Him.  Gethsemane mean "Oil Press".  Jesus’ decision to endure the cross began with victory at Gethsemane through obedience under agony.  Matthew 26:31-46 - Gethsemane Obedience Under Agony Jesus teaches His disciples the importance of praying before we enter into trials or tribulations.
     
     
    Matthew 26:31-46 - Gethsemane Obedience Under Agony
     Before He was betrayed, arrested, tried and killed Jesus turned to His Father in prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. Although Jesus’ disciples thought they would stand by His side, even Peter denied Jesus and was prone to sin. Victory at Gethsemane came not by force or wit, but instead Jesus shows us the important of prayer.
    The prophet Zechariah said, “I will strike the Shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.”  (Zechariah 13:7, NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/zec/13/7/s_924007
     
    Jesus quotes from the Old Testament to predict Peter’s denial and the abandonment of the disciples. Before Jesus is betrayed He goes to the Garden of Gethsemane to spend time in prayer. Here Jesus reveals the power of prayer as he sweats drops of blood and asks the Father, “Can this cup of wrath pass?”
    Through prayer God gives us power and strength and it is here Jesus lives out obedience under agony. For the first time in all eternity the Trinity was conflicted. Although Jesus asks for the cup to pass, God’s wrath must be satisfied because He is just, holy and sin cannot go unpunished. Life is not a fairy tale and God is not magic. Jesus will have victory at Gethsemane because He submits to His Father’s will. Our salvation was contingent upon Jesus obediently going to the cross. Gethsemane reveals the depth of Jesus' sorrow, the intensity of Jesus' prayer (not what I want, but what God wants) and the strength of Jesus' resolve. Why would Jesus allow His own Son to endure such a terrible trial and death? Why do we go through such hardship? Some blessings God cannot give us until we are mature enough to contain the blessings. God's blessings cannot take us where our character cannot hold us. Our victory is found in prayer and it is in prayer where God develops our character to align our will with His. Be encouraged Christian, there is power in prayer and our salvation is secure in Jesus alone who is faithful.
     
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  • Aug 1, 2021Matthew 26:31-35 – Prone To Self-Sufficiency
    Aug 1, 2021
    Matthew 26 - Prone To Self-Sufficiency
    Matthew 26:31-35 – Prone To Self-Sufficiency
    Matthew 26:31-35 - Prone to Self-Sufficiency is the story where Jesus foretells Peter's denial of knowing Him. Jesus show His sovereignty.  Jesus meets His disciples where they are spiritually to take them where they need to be. Matthew 26:31-35 - Prone to Self-Sufficiency shows that Peter was tragically unaware of both the spiritual reality and the spiritual battle that Jesus clearly saw. Peter felt brave at the moment and had no perception beyond the moment. Soon, Jesus said this not to condemn His disciples, but to show them that He really was in command of the situation, and to demonstrate that the Scriptures regarding the suffering of the Messiah must be fulfilled.
     
     
     
     

    Being prone to self-sufficiency caused Peter to question God's revealed word. God's Word Reveals God's Will.

    The Prophet Isaiah says:  "Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand." (Isaiah 53:10, NKJV)  https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/isa/53/10/s_732010
     
    The Prophet Zechariah says: "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, Against the Man who is My Companion," Says the LORD of hosts. "Strike the Shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered; Then I will turn My hand against the little ones." (Zechariah 13:7, NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/zec/13/7/s_924007
     
     
    Spiritual Growth Comes by Grace Not by Merit.  Grace Flows through the Channel of Brokenness.  Humbleness come from who we are not what we do.  The disciple James says:  "But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "GOD RESISTS THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE." Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
    Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
    Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up." (James 4:6-10, NKJV) 
    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jas/4/6-10/s_1150006
     
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    Key Words

    God's Will
    Pride
    Humbleness
    Spiritual Battle
    Spiritual Growth
    GOD RESISTS THE PROUD BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.
    Resist the devil
    Draw near to God and He will draw near to you
    Purify your hearts
    Double-Minded.
    Deficient and not Self-Sufficient.
    Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord
    Spiritual Growth Comes by Grace Not by Merit
    Grace Flows through the Channel of Brokenness
    Pride Leads to a Mindset of Swing Harder
    Yell Louder
    I'll Prove My Worth
    Self Sufficiency Denies Jesus' Lordship
    There is a Spiritual Battle for Our Souls
    You Can't Fight Spiritual Battles by Human Effort
    Transformation Begins in the Heart Not the Will
    A Humble Heart Receives Instruction

     
  • Jul 25, 2021Matthew 26:14-30 – The Last Supper Uncaused Love
    Jul 25, 2021
    The Last Supper Uncaused Love
    Matthew 26:14-30 – The Last Supper Uncaused Love
    Matthew 26:14-30 – The Last Supper Uncaused Love is the incredible story of Jesus instituting the first communion with His disciples. In the midst of Christ's looming crucifixion, Jesus displays uncaused love for us. At The Last Supper we are reminded that Judas Betrays Jesus for 30 pieces of sliver. There is a little Judas in all of us. In His sovereignty, affirmed in Zechariah 11:12-13, Jesus knew His betrayal would happen and even still Jesus makes Himself vulnerable and demonstrates His uncaused love for His disciples to the end.
     
    The Last Supper Uncaused Love
     
     
    Read Zechariah 11:12-13  https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/zec/11/12-13/s_922012
     
    None of Jesus’ disciples really understood His uncaused love for them. They often jockeyed for position to see who would be the greatest among them. Personal gain comes from following Jesus, but riches are not the reason we follow Jesus. Matthew 26:14-30 - Last Supper Uncaused Love reveals that Jesus Himself is the end goal and we follow Jesus to know Jesus. Jesus predicts His betrayal and the disciples ask Jesus, "Lord, is it I?" How do we know if we have a genuine relationship with God?
    Genuine relationship with God is not marked by Hyper Spirituality, but humility. The Lordship of Jesus is revealed by humility and a fervent desire to obey God's Word. During The Last Supper Jesus displays the ultimate servant leadership by washing the disciple’s feet and it is then the disciples recognize we are flawed sinners.
    As the disciples take part in The Last Supper Jesus gives them unleavened bread, which represents the sinless life of Jesus. Jesus also gives them a cup of wine, which represents the new Covenant found in the blood of Jesus. In His final moments Jesus reveals His uncaused love for us at The Last Supper by giving of Himself so that we can receive salvation through the Lamb of God.
     
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  • Jul 18, 2021Matthew 26:1-16 – Lavish Worship
    Jul 18, 2021
    Lavish Worship
    Matthew 26:1-16 – Lavish Worship
    Matthew 26:1-16 - Lavish Worship by Pastor David Menard. The Mission Church Carlsbad
     
    When Jesus finishes the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24-25 He is met with an incredible display of lavish worship. In Matthew 26:1-16 - Lavish Worship is demonstrated by many of Jesus' followers. Jesus reminded His disciples that He will be crucified at the hands of the chief priests. The scene takes place as Jesus is eating in the home of Simon the Leper. Mary, the sister of Lazarus, comes in and pours an alabaster jar of expensive perfume on Jesus' head as her expression of lavish worship. Mary gave her best to Jesus! Generosity is the fruit of those who lavish worship on Jesus. Lavish Worship
    Although Mary expresses lavish worship, Jesus' disciples were critical of her eccentric generosity. A critical spirit often masquerades as righteousness and is the fruit of those who are self-seeking. However, lavish worship and generosity is the fruit of those who worship Jesus. Lavish worship touches God's heart as He leads us from isolation into community where we seek Jesus together.
    Jesus is willing to receive lavish worship as He is the fulfillment of the Old Testament Scriptures; He is the Messiah! Israel had 7 feasts or holy days meant to display lavish worship of God. Passover is the most important feast day focused on the sacrificial lamb and lavish worship for God who delivered them from slavery in Egypt. The second is the feast of Unleavened Bread. The third is the feast of First Fruits, which takes place 3 days after Passover, and is fulfilled in Jesus' resurrection. The fourth feast fulfilled in Jesus' 1st coming is the feast of Weeks, which takes place 50 days after Passover; also known as Pentecost when the Holy Spirit fills Jesus' followers. Jesus fulfills 4 out of the 7 Feasts of Israel in His life, death and resurrection; He is worthy of our lavish worship!
    Jesus is only a day away from celebrating the Passover with His disciples and it is the perfume and oil from Mary that would leave a scented reminder of her lavish worship as He suffers through betrayal, trials, scourging and crucifixion. His sovereignty is on display in the crucifixion as He gives up His life willingly. The LORD Jesus is worthy of our lavish worship!
     
     
    Matthew 26:1-16 - Lavish Worship Video
     
     
  • Jul 11, 2021Matthew 25:31-46 – Jesus’ Judgment of the Nations
    Jul 11, 2021
    Jesus' Judgment of the Nations, Gospel of Jesus Christ, Babylon has fallen, Mark of the Beast (666)
    Matthew 25:31-46 – Jesus’ Judgment of the Nations
    Matthew 25:31-46 - Jesus' Judgment of the Nations by Pastor David Menard.  The Mission Church Carlsbad
     
    At the end of the Tribulation Period, just before the establishment of LORD's  Millennial Kingdom, Jesus will call all nations before His throne for judgment. This judgment of nations has long been foretold by the prophets. For example, Zechariah described this judgment of nations when he wrote,
    "Then the LORD will go forth And fight against those nations, As He fights in the day of battle.
    And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, Making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south." (Zechariah 14:3-4, NKJV)
     
    This judgment of nations will be conducted by the Lord Jesus. Micah also predicted this judgment of nations. He wrote,  "Hear, all you peoples! Listen, O earth, and all that is in it! Let the Lord GOD be a witness against you, The Lord from His holy temple. For behold, the LORD is coming out of His place; He will come down And tread on the high places of the earth. The mountains will melt under Him, And the valleys will split Like wax before the fire, Like waters poured down a steep place." (Micah 1:3-4, NKJV) 
    The Prophet Joel wrote, “For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,  I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations ” (Joel 3:2, NKJV).
     
    The judgment of nations, in which God will either chose to “bless” or “curse” the nations will be based on their treatment of Israel, this will be God’s final fulfillment of the covenant He made with Abraham!
     
    After the rapture and at the end of the tribulation Jesus will separate the sheep (righteous) and the goats (unrighteous). Before Jesus’ second coming and His millennial Kingdom the Gospel will be preached, commercial Babylon will fall and the mark of the beast (666) will be distributed in mass. God’s wrath will fall on those who do not receive Jesus as Savior and for their sins of omission. King Jesus will return in radiant glory.  Jesus' judgement of the nations will be for each person according to their response to the Gospel.
     
    Jesus' Judgment of the Nations, Gospel of Jesus Christ, Babylon has fallen, Mark of the Beast (666)
     
     
     
    1. There is a KINGDOM coming
    When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 2. Jesus will reign as KING All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 3. This Kingdom was God’s desire from the beginning of time Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 4. Jesus is coming again in radiant glory
     
    When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
     
     
    Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.
    5. Jesus' Judgment of the nations at his second coming.
     
    There is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
    6. Jesus has three messages to the world during the Tribulation prior to the judgment of the nations. Read: Revelation 14:6-11
    The Three Messages to all the nations:
    What is the everlasting gospel and why is this being preached at this point in time? Find out if it is still too late to be saved.
    Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water." Find what Babylon stands for in the end times and how it is connected to you. And another angel followed, saying, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication." What is the mark of the beast? What should we know about it to avoid taking this mark? What are the consequeces of not taking the mark of the beast?
    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name."
     
     
     
  • Jul 4, 2021Matthew 25:14-30 – The Parable of the Talents
    Jul 4, 2021
    Matthew 25 - The Parable of the Talents
    Matthew 25:14-30 – The Parable of the Talents
    Matthew 25:14-30 - The Parable of the Talents by Pastor David Menard. The Mission Church Carlsbad.
     
    Why does Jesus want us to know about of The Parable of the Talents?  In Matthew 25:14-30 - The Parable of the Talents Pastor David Menard teaches on one of Jesus' most profound parables and the importance of having a well invested life for God's kingdom. 
     
    Matthew 25 - A Well Invested Life
     
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    1.  God has given you a STEWARDSHIP
    Pastor David describes what stewardship mean's in God's kingdom. Pastor David will show you the difference between natural gifts or talents we are born with opposed to spiritual gifts that Jesus gives when He is our LORD.  
     
    2.   WISELY INVESTING verses FOOLISHLY SQUANDERING our life
     
    How well are you investing your time, treasures and talents?   This sermon explains what happens to those who invest their talents wisely and unwisely in God's kingdom.  You will see examples of the wise investments you can make as well as the unwise investments.  Jesus gives you the choice.  In this sermon Pastor David points out three key reasons people refuse to invest their life living for Jesus.  Tune in to see what each of these three reasons are and how you can avoid them.
      3.   Jesus gives us gifts to SERVE OTHERS
     
    Read:  John 15:4-8 NLT 
     
     A branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in Me.  "Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in Me, and I in them, will produce much fruit.  For apart from Me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in Me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers.  Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned.  But if you remain in Me and My words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!  When you produce much fruit, you are My true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father
     
    3.  We all must face a day of RECKONING
     
    Reckoning is an accounting term used to balance the books. You have been given resources to invest.  This sermon will teach you what you need to know to be ready for this day of reckoning.
           
     
    He also said to His disciples: "There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to     him that this man was wasting his goods.    So he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.' 
     
     
     And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.
     
           
     
    5.      The REWARDS we receive
     
     
    There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.   So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.  It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.   It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
           
     
    Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.  Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
  • Jun 27, 2021Matthew 25:1-13 – Ready for the Return of Jesus
    Jun 27, 2021
    Ready For The Return of Jesus
    Matthew 25:1-13 – Ready for the Return of Jesus
    Matthew 25:1-13 - Ready for the Return of Jesus by Pastor JC Cooper.  The Mission Church Carlsbad
     
    What does it mean to be Ready for the Return of Jesus?  Pastor JC Cooper teaches you the key points of this parable so that you can be prepared at all times. You will see the examples of five wise bridesmaids compared to five foolish bridesmaids. How does this parable apply to us today?  You can find out the answers to this question and more by tuning in to the following broadcast:
     
    Ready For The Return of Jesus
     
    We also have set up a group of Bible Study Questions.
     
    1. Fake Christianity
     
    Read Colossians 2:20-23 and Jame 3:13-16
     
    Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations— "Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,"  which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men? These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.
     
    Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.  This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.
     
    2. Knowing and Applying God's Word
     
    Read James 3:17
     
    But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
     
    3. The Transformation of the Holy Spirit
     
    Read Romans 8:5-11
     
     For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.  For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.  So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.  But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.  And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
     
    4. Readiness Comes Through a Relationship with Jesus
     
    Read Matthew 7:22-23
     
    Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'  And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
     
    5. The Door is Still Open
     
    Read Isaiah 25:8-9
     
    He will swallow up death forever, And the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces; The rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken.  And it will be said in that day: "Behold, this is our God; We have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the LORD; We have waited for Him; We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation."
     
     
     
     
     
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