Marveling at Greatness
Marveling at Greatness - Matthew 8:5-13
Sermon Notes on Website - www.mariettachurchg.org
Sunday November 11th 2018
Pastor Darren Smith
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
United Christian Church
2851 Sevier Road
Marietta – NY 13110
Facebook - @Marietta Church
Today’s Sermon Outline and Bulletin
Front Cover – John 4:35 – NKJV
Lift Up Your Eyes
35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’?
Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields,
for they are already white for harvest!
Inside Cover - Colossians 3:16 (NLT)
16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives.
Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives.
Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
Call to Worship – Psalm 46 - God the Refuge of His People and Conqueror of the Nations
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song for Alamoth.
46 God is our refuge and strength, A[a] very present help in trouble.
Today’s Sermon – Marveling at Greatness - Matthew 8:5-13
Matthew 8:5-13 New King James Version (NKJV) - Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant
5 Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, 6 saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”
7 And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
8 The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! 11 And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.12 But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
Great faith is humbly placing yourself under authority of Jesus Christ for every- day life and eternal life.
Today’s service marked 100 years since the end of World War 1. Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany Monday.
Today’s sermon is about Roman Soldier (Centurion) who understood authority and rank in his life. He understood the authority of Jesus.
What lessons can we learn from the Centurion.
1. ‘C’ – Courage : Roman Soldiers we hated by the Jewish people. He had a strong faith in Jesus and was willing to step out of his comfort zone and reach out to Jesus. Verse 5.
2. ‘C’ – Compassion : His servant was sick and he asked Jesus to heal his servant.
3. ‘H’ – Humility : This was a great soldier in the Roman Army humbling himself before Jesus. I am not worthy!! Verse 8
4. ‘W’ – Wisdom : The Centurion had wisdom to Jesus’s authority. Just say the word and my servant will be healed. Verse 8
5. ‘F’ – Faith : Just say the word and my servant will be healed. Verse 8
What lessons can we learn from Jesus
1. The primacy of Faith – verse 10-11
2. The reality of heaven and hell – verse 12
3. Jesus had authority – verse 13
Jesus authority is established in the (4) Gospels. See below.
Pastor references supporting scripture in his Sermon for the Authority of Jesus.
Foundation : Trinity – Father, Son, Holy Spirit
Below is some additional scripture and foundation of the Authority of Jesus.
The Old Testament prophesizes about the coming of Jesus as our savior. The New Testament established Jesus’s authority.
Matthew 3:16-17 (NKJV) : 16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and [a]He saw the Spirit of God ascending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Luke 20 [Full Chapter] - Jesus’ Authority Questioned - Now it happened on one of those days, as He taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel, that the chief priests and the scribes, together with the elders, confronted Him and spoke to Him, saying, “Tell us, by what authority are You doing these things? Or who is he who gave You this authority?” But He answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one thing, and answer Me: ...
Matthew 20:25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them.
Matthew 21:23-27 [ Jesus’ Authority Questioned ] Now when He came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people confronted Him as He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority?”
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Mark 10:42 But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.
Mark 11:27 [ Jesus’ Authority Questioned ] Then they came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to Him.
Mark 11:29 But Jesus answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one question; then answer Me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things:
Mark 11:33 So they answered and said to Jesus, “We do not know.” And Jesus answered and said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
Luke 20:1 [ Jesus’ Authority Questioned ] Now it happened on one of those days, as He taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel, that the chief priests and the scribes, together with the elders, confronted Him
Luke 20:8 And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
John 11:51 Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,