Manifesto of the Kingdom

Jesus Teaches Us About Kingdom Living

Matthew 5-7

June 13, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

Premise 1 - As a Christian we have been sent INTO the world with the message of the Gospel Premise 2 - The Gospel has the power to save and transform Premise 3 - The world is sinking, what can we do? http://...live in the way of Jesus ACTION ITEMS Have you received Jesus as Savior and Lord? How can the teachings of Jesus help you filter your thinking toward others? Think of ways you can apply today’s teaching in your home

Matthew 7:24-29

June 7, 2020 • Nate Gallagher

Point 1: The Storm Romans 5:3-4 James 1:2-4 Philippians 1:12 Point 2: The Sand Quote: "Good things becomes bad things when we make them foundational things.” Rich Wilkerson Jr Point 3: The Rock “The tie between information and action has been severed. Information is now a commodity that can be bought and sold, or used as a form of entertainment, or worn like a garment to enhance one’s status. It comes indiscriminately, directed at no one in particular, disconnected from usefulness; we are glutted with information, drowning in information, have no control over it, and don’t know what to do with it.” -Neil Postman ACTION ITEMS: 1. HEAR IT (OR READ IT) 2. RECEIVE IT (AS THE WORD OF GOD) 3. SUBMIT TO IT (WE PLACE IT ABOVE OUT OWN FEELINGS, DESIRES, AND AMBITIONS)

Matthew 7:15-23

May 30, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

Prophets help in communication with God. Three premises to bear in mind: 1) All of us need to hear from God; 2) God REALLY wants to speak to US; 3) God will speak to us through someone else. Beware of false prophets. A prophet speaks truth only if it's consistent with the Bible; you will know them not by their words but by their behavior! Action Items Have you trusted Christ as your Savior? If not pray: “Jesus, please forgive me of my sin, come into my life and help me to follow you” Ask a trusted Christian friend to evaluate your life. Ask them to be honest and kind, pointing out at least 2 positives and 2 areas to work on

Matthew 7:13-14

May 16, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

We are INVITED to ENTER - an imperative as in the Greek translation. As we go through the narrow gate, there is pressure on us: 1) To be living opposite to the culture of the times 2) In you to resistance in us to what Jesus values the most 3) For a work that Jesus wants to produce in us! Jesus is going to SAVE me from DESTRUCTION and GIVE me LIFE! Action item: What you need to do ... Enter through the narrow gate and invite someone else to join you

Matthew 7:7-12

May 10, 2020 • Nate Gallagher

"Asking can be difficult in our self-help world." But it's more than http://that...it's not WHAT you receive, but THAT you know GOD! Point 1 - Stay Active - Prayer is the vehicle for us to ask God for help Point 2 - Stay Aligned - To the heart and will of God! Conclusion 1 - We are evil and God love us anyways Conclusion 2 - Jesus offers us a NEW condition

Matthew 7:1-6

May 2, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

Point 1 - Jesus is not restricting all judgment Point 2 - Self judgment is essential Point 3 - Jesus does not forbid us from judging others Point 4 - We are not the judge Action Items: 1) How has God used this message to examine your life? 2) Ask someone to give an honest biblical examination of your life. Be sure to provide positives as well as constructive criticisms

Matthew 6:25-34

April 25, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

Point 1: Commanding us not to worry does NOT take worry away! Proverbs 24:10 - If you faint in the day of adversity, Your strength is small. Point 2: Worry Can Be Harmful Point 3: There's a Difference between Worry and Concern Point 4: Jesus tells us we don't have to worry about this life! Point 5: Jesus gives us the solution to worry! Action Items Some productive ways to occupy your time when your concerns become worries: 1. Meditate upon the promises of God Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. 2. Pray for others 3. Reevaluate your part in His kingdom 4. Accept the possibility that all your worries may come to pass and that God will remain upon the throne and still be actively involved in accomplishing His purposes on the planet and in you life and the lives of others

Matthew 6:19-24

April 19, 2020 • Nate Gallagher

Point 1: What We Do Quote: “we shouldn’t imagine he means ‘don’t worry about this life – get ready for the next one’. ‘Heaven’ here is where God is right now, and where, if you learn to love and serve God right now, you will have treasure in the present, not just in the future.” -N T Wright Point 2: What We Desire Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) Matthew 5:14-16 (NKJV) Point 3: What We Are Dedicated To Action Items: 1. Develop or decide on essential spiritual practices 2. Limit Non-Essential Intake 3. Be Generous To Those Around You 4. Pray for a deeper desire for closeness with God

Matthew 6:9-13

April 5, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

Church is not confined ... it is being mobilized Jonathan Edwards - “Every Christian family ought to be as it were a little church, consecrated to Christ and wholly influenced and governed by his rules.” Point 1 - Effective Prayer Makes a Difference James 5:16b NKJV “... The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” NIV “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” NLT “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:17-18 Point 2 - More Effective Prayer Makes a Bigger Difference • Relationship is the root of prayer. "Our Father..." • Worship is the focus of prayer. "Hallowed be Your Name..." Exodus 8:10; Deuteronomy 33:26; 1 Samuel 2:2; Daniel 11:32b • Surrender is the purpose of prayer. “Your Will Be Done...” Isaiah 55:8-9 • Petition is the privilege “Give us this day our daily bread...”

Matthew 6:5-18

March 28, 2020 • Jim Gallagher • Matthew 6:5–18

PRAYING AND FASTING 2Chronicles 20:3 - 4 2Chronicles 20:6 2Chronicles 20:12, 15, & 17 Point 1    When To Pray Point 2     How to pray        * Pray alone - Matthew 6:8        * Pray together - Matthew 18:19-20        * Pray with persistence Point 3     What to pray         * Praise - 2Chronicles 20:6         * Intercession         * Petitions - 1 Peter 3:7 Action items:     = Let’s pray - pray every day, multiple times a day     = All Church Fast  - Wednesday (4-1-2020) sunup to sundown               Follow us live on Facebook from 9am - 5pm 4/1/2020               https://m.facebook.com/calvarychapelverobeach/

Matthew 6:1-4 Part 2

March 15, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

If we do what Jesus tells us in the Sermon on the Mount, we beautify the Gospel! Point 1 - Do not do charitable deeds “to” be seen by men. Point 2 - Do charitable deeds! Application 1 - Giving is not limited to those who have abundance Application 2 - Giving is not limited to finances Application 3 - Giving is not limited to tithing Application 4 - Giving is an opportunity to share the Gospel

Matthew 6:1-4

March 8, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

What does it mean to be a hypocrite? Are we all hypocrites? Hypocrite - an actor Hypocrisy - to play a role Failure does not equal hypocrisy; Feeling one way but behaving another is not hypocrisy. Galatians 2:11-13 reveals the answer

Matthew 5:38-48

March 1, 2020 • Jim Gallagher • Matthew 5:38–48

Jesus’ Kingdom is different. There will be no retaliation there. Love your neighbor covers all the other laws after loving God. Love your neighbor, but also love your enemies. Why? Because God lives us! How? Pray, Bless, Do Good!

Matthew 5:31-37

February 23, 2020 • Jim Gallagher • Matthew 5:31–37

Point #1 Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage (Matthew 19:3-9; Deuteronomy 24:1; Romans 7:2-3; Exodus 21:10-11; 1 Corinthians 7:15; Deuteronomy 24:5) Point #2 - Telling the truth (1 Corinthians 4:2)

Matthew 5:21-30

February 9, 2020 • Jim Gallagher • Matthew 5:21–30

Example #1 Anger and Murder INDICTMENT Exodus 20:13 - Luke 15:28 Anger = Murder Anger > Murder Genesis 9:6 - Exodus 21:14 INSTRUCTION Manifesto - the way of life for the child of God Proverbs 15:1 - Mark 11:25-26 Example #2 Lust and Adultery INDICTMENT Exodus 20:14 Lust = Adultery Lust < Adultery INSTRUCTION Manifesto - The way of life for the child of God Matthew 5:29-30 - Job 31:11 - Proverbs 5:18