What Happens When Jesus Is In The House
Feb. 27, 2011
INTRODUCTION: According to Matt. 9:1, Capernaum was "His own city." This city is located on the N.W. side of the Sea of Galilee and happens to be the hometown of Peter and Andrew. It was a city that knew much of the activity of the Lord Jesus from first-hand experience. If you want to talk about a "town of opportunity," Capernaum was it. However, according to the Bible, this city for the most part remained very unresponsive to the message of Jesus Christ. There was such rejection that Matthew records Jesus' words of personal rebuke to Capernaum and the neighboring towns.
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.'"
This text causes me to beg the question: "When He works in our midst, do we still question His power and authority to do mighty things?"
"What Happens When Jesus is in the House"
I. WORD IS PREACHED. 1-2
WHEN JESUS WAS PRESENT.
A. DRAWING POWER. 1
"it was heard that He was in the house" - Jesus was back, He had been there in the past and His return drew the crowd.
The greatest thing that could happen in any church is for word to get out that, "Jesus Christ is in the house." There is a drawing power about Jesus.
John 12:32, "I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw ...
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