The Things of God

The Things of God

September 24, 2023 | David Deputy

Series Information

The Life of Christ series is a comprehensive study of the life of Jesus Christ, from before His birth to His last breath. Using accounts from all four of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), we hear Jesus' teaching to His audience then and to us today.

Follow Along with the Message

The Suffering Messiah (Matthew 16:21, 22; Mark 8:32)

  1. Jesus set his  toward Jerusalem.
  2. Suffer: to suffer on someone else’s account.
  3. Peter: “May God mercifully spare you this”
  4. We have a poor  of suffering.

The Things of God (Matthew 16:23)

  1. Peter went from being the rock to a  block.
  2. Because his mind was on the things of  not God.
  3. Suffering lets us know that something is wrong.

The Cost of Discipleship (Mark 8:34-37)

  1. There is a  for following Christ.
  2. “Jesus first” mentality: sacrificially follow Jesus.
  3. Remember:
    • Jesus  .
    • The disciples suffered.
    • The  suffered.
  4. Look to the things of God first.

The Pride of Discipleship (Mark 8:38)

  1. We are encouraged to  in Jesus.
  2. Jesus is:
    • Our  ,
    • Our  
    • Our  .

The Reward of Discipleship (Matthew 16:27-28)

  1. God rewards faithful service to Christ.
  2. We will see Jesus in his  .



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