Respect Part 2

We continue our look at part 2 of the topic of Respect through the historical event of Cain and Abel. We see how we should respect ourselves, those we come in contact with (our neighbours) and finish with how Jesus showed respect to God and his neighbours, even though he was faced with difficult circumstances.

The Greatness of Jesus

Hebrews chapter 1 verses 1-4

  1. in these last days has spoken to us in His Son,
  2. whom He appointed heir of all things,
  3. through whom also He made the world.
  4. And He is the radiance of His glory
  5. and the exact representation of His nature,
  6. and upholds all things by the word of His power.
  7. When He had made purification of sins,
  8. He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
  9. having become as much better than the angels,
  10. as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.

The Transfiguration of Jesus (Matt. 17:1-8)

An exposition of Matthew 17:1-8

Lessons:

  1. appreciate that the apostles were eyewitnesses of Jesus’ majesty (Matt. 17:1-9)
  2. look forward to seeing Jesus just as He is (Matt. 17:1,2)
  3. recognise that Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets (Matt. 17:4)
  4. understand that the Law and the Prophets have been replaced (Matt. 17:4-8)
  5. always recognise Jesus as God’s Son (Matt. 17:5)
  6. always listen to Jesus (Matt. 17:5)
  7. not be afraid (Matt. 17:6-8)

Jesus feeds the 5,000 – food for thought

Physical food miraculously supplied for the 5,000 men is also serious “food for thought”!

An exposition of Matthew 14:13-21

Lessons:

  • God can also supply our physical needs!
  • God can do even more than we can ask or think! Don’t be “hardened” like the apostles were.

God can also supply our spiritual needs!

Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you

An exposition of Matthew 15:21-28

Miraculous healing of the daughter of the Canaanite woman (a Gentile of the Syrophoenician race)