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DESCRIPTIONDoes God Mean. What He Says ?. Matt. 16:21-23 NKJV. 21. From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
21. From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
22. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, "Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!"
23. But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men."Adversary, an offense or impediment, an opposer
Peter understood what Jesus said !
But he did not believe that Jesus meant what he said!
Gen. 2:16-17 - could not eat of one tree in garden
Gen. 3:2-3 - she knew what God had said
1 Tim. 2:14 - the woman was deceived
She was deceived by the devil into thinking that God did not mean what he said!
Gen. 6:7 I will destroy man2 Pet. 2:5 - Noah was a preacher of righteousnessHe preached for 120 years warning peopleOnly 8 people believed God
All the rest of the people did not believe - it did not seem reasonable to them !
Gen. 19:17 Escape for thy life; look not behind thee
But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. Gen. 19:26
What harm would it do?Could he really mean not to look back?
God gave instructions for moving tabernacle furnitureEx. 25:14 - staves into the ringsNum. 4:15 they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die
Touched ark and died - II Samuel 6What harm could touching the ark possibly do ?
Lev. 10:1-2 offered strange fire which he had not commanded them= unauthorized
Why ?What difference does it makeFire is fire
Lev. 10:3 - among those who are near me I will be sanctified
Rom. 3:10 there is none righteous, no not oneRom. 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.Rom. 6:23 For the wages of sin is death:Rev. 21:27 - only those in Lambs book of life
John 4:24 God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Matt. 15:8-9 In vain they do worship
Many Do whatever pleases them
Heb. 10:24-25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together
Some attend only when convenient
Forsake for any reason
Matt. 19:9 except it be for fornication
Many today not willing to accept this
John 13:34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another;
John 13:35 By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
Eph. 4:22-32 = Put off the old man - put on the NewSpeechLyingCorrupt communication
Col.4:6 seasoned with saltProv.13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:ProfanityCursingGossip
Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. KJV
"Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me. NKJV
So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told. ESV
So have courage, men! I trust God that everything will turn out as he told me. GWT
Sermon by Arthur PigmanEvans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs RoadEvans, Ga. firstname.lastname@example.orgSunday Morning January 29, 2012