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“What is Impossible for Man is Possible for God” (Luke 18:18-30)

“What is Impossible for Man is Possible for God” (Luke 18:18-30)

June 21, 2020

“What is Impossible for Man is Possible for God” (Luke 18:18-30)


Notice the Rich Man...


The man thought he was a ruler, but he was really a _______ (v. 18)

It is possible to be a spiritual leader, but be spiritually ________.


The man thought he was righteous, but was really ____________ (vs. 19-22)

The money wasn’t the problem, but rather his _______ for it was.


The man thought he was rich, but was really _________ (v. 22-23)

Sin takes a good thing and makes it a bad thing by making it a ______ thing.


Notice the Riches of Jesus...


Jesus is the _______________


Jesus is the only _________________


Jesus is the only _________________



“And a ruler asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.'" And he said, "All these I have kept from my youth." When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, "How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God." Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?" But he said, "What is impossible with man is possible with God." And Peter said, "See, we have left our homes and followed you." And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life."”

Luke 18:18-30 ESV


“Sin that Lost a War”   Joshua 7:1

“Sin that Lost a War”  Joshua 7:1

May 31, 2020


“Sin that Lost a War” 

Joshua 7:1

May 31, 2020


“But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things, for Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things.  And the anger of the LORD burned against the people of Israel. Joshua 7:1 ESV


A.  The Underlying Cause of Sin:  Josh. 7:6-11a


  • Israel’s sin was______________.

           1.  Marked first of all by_________.  Josh. 7:3

                 Prov. 16:18

           2.  The child of pride is_______________.

                 Song 2:15

           3.  The grandchild of pride is______________.

                Eph. 6:11, 18


  • Achan’s sin was_______________.  Josh. 7:20-21

           Ex. 20:17


B.  The Unfailing Curse of Sin:  Josh. 6:18; Ps. 37:35


  • Notice what Achan’s sin caused:


     1.  It __________________God. Josh. 7:9

     2.  It brought ____________to his brothers. 

                Josh. 7:12; 1 Cor. 12:14, 26

      3.  It brought____________ to his parents.  Josh. 7:1

      4.  It brought ________to his children.

           Josh. 7:24-25


C.  The Inevitable Consequences of Sin:


        1.  The ultimate ____________of sin.  Josh. 7:18

              Num. 32:23; Rom. 14:11-12

         2.  The ultimate ___________ of sin.  Josh. 7:19-20

         3.  The ultimate ____________of sin.  Josh. 7:26


                          LIFE APPLICATION


Imagine something that didn’t happen…Prov. 28:13


“When God Cleans House”  Matthew 21:12-13

“When God Cleans House” Matthew 21:12-13

May 24, 2020


"When God Cleans House"

Matthew 21:12-13

May 24, 2020


God's Primary House

God's Pattern House

God's Perfect House

God's Permanent House


1 Cor. 6:19-20           John 14:16                  Rom. 4:8


“And Jesus entered the temple and dove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.  He said to them, ‘It is written,  My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”    Matthew 21:12-13 ESV


Three Simple Truths...


A.  The ____________of the temple.  Matt. 21:13

      1 Cor. 6:19-20


B.  The ____________of the temple.  Matt. 21:12

      John 2:15


He purged the temple with:


1.  A whip of chastisement.  Heb. 12:6

The ___________of chastisement.

                        Heb. 12:5; Ps. 37:35; Heb. 12:6

The ___________of chastisement.

                        Heb. 12:8 

The  ___________of chastisement.

                       Heb. 12:6


2.  A work of confusion.  1 Cor. 6:19-20


C.  The ____________of the temple.


      1.  A place of_________.  Matt. 21:13; Luke 18:1

            1 Thess. 5:17; 1 Sam. 12:23

      2.  A place of _________.  Matt. 21:14

            John 14:12

      3.  A place of _________.  Matt. 21:15-16

           1 Cor. 6:19-20




Is God cleaning your house?

Matt. 5:16                              Rev. 3:20


“Character That Takes You Beyond Circumstances”  A Life That Counts - Part 3  Genesis 39:23

“Character That Takes You Beyond Circumstances” A Life That Counts - Part 3 Genesis 39:23

May 17, 2020


Crossroads Fellowship

"Character That Takes You Beyond Circumstances"

A Life That Counts - Part 3

Genesis 39:23

May 17, 2020


'"The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph's charge, because the LORD was with him, and whatever he did, the LORD made it succeed."

                                    Genesis 39:23 ESV


                    Joseph...A GREAT SUCCESS STORY!


A.  Joseph's circumstances:


      1.  He was ___________  at home.

           Gen. 37:4    Gen. 37:22


      2.  He was _________and _____________ at

            work.  Gen. 37:7-8, 10      Gen. 39:17


      3.  He was ______________by friends in prison.

           Gen. 40:14, 23        Gen. 39:23



B.  Joseph's character:


      1.  He fulfilled his________________.

            Gen. 39:6; Gen. 39: 22-23; Gen. 41:38; Luke 16:10


     2.  He maintained his_____________.

           Gen. 39:10     Gen. 39:-8-9    Prov. 14:32


     3.  He trusted God's_____________.

           Gen. 45:-7-8

                         LIFE APPLICATION

Two lessons for life...

1.  Pain often has a __________purpose.

2.  God often redirects our lives _________  ___________. Gen. 50:20       Prov. 3:5-6        Phil. 1:27

“Greatness…It’s a Matter of the Heart”  A Life That Counts - Part 2  1 Samuel 16:7 Acts 13:22

“Greatness…It’s a Matter of the Heart” A Life That Counts - Part 2 1 Samuel 16:7 Acts 13:22

May 10, 2020


Crossroads Fellowship

"Greatness...It's a Matter of the Heart"

A Life That Counts - Part 2

1 Samuel 16:7       Acts 13:22

May 10, 2020


"But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him.  For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.'"  1 Samuel 16:7 ESV


"And when He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, '"I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.'"  Acts 13:22 ESV 




1.  First Test:  _____.

      David's response:  a _____________ heart. Ps. 51:1-3   Ps 51:17


2.  Second Test:  _________.

      David's response:  a _____________. heart. Ps. 118:5-6   Ps 73:26   1 Sam. 17:37   Ps. 116:10


3.  Third test:  ___________.

     David's response:  a ____________ heart. Acts 13:22


Characteristics of a Servant's Heart:


__________________Ps. 119:10

_________________  Ps. 119:37

________________2 Sam. 24:24


4.  Fourth test:  ____________.

      David's response:  a ____________ heart. 1 Sam. 18:14   Ps. 115:1   Ps. 75:6-7




2 Chronicles 16:9


What does God see when He examines my heart?


Can I make the commitment this morning that says, "My number one desire is to have a heart after God?"

“It’s Really Up To You” Hebrews 3:5

“It’s Really Up To You” Hebrews 3:5

May 3, 2020


"It's Really Up To You"

A Life That Counts - Part 1

Hebrews 3:5

May 3, 2020


"Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later,"

Hebrews 3:5  ESV


                                 Hebrews 11:23-27


Moses Settled Four Key Issues:

  • The issue of___________:  Who am I?
  • The issue of___________:  What will I do with my life?
  • The issue of___________:  What is really most important?
  • The issue of__________:  How much am I willing to commit?


                  The Foundation for Personal Success


1.  Discover what God made me________. Heb. 11:24; Rom. 8:28

2.  Accept ________________for my life.  Heb. 11:25

                                 Three Facts of Life:

  • I can't live off other's___________________.
  • I can't blame others for the_______________.
  • No one can ruin my life __________________.

3.  Establish a _____________for my life.  Heb. 11:26

      The World's Value System:

  • Power/prestige      v. 24
  • Pleasure                v. 25
  • Possessions           v. 26


Luke 16:13

Moses' Value System:

  • God's __________is more valuable than popularity.  Heb. 11:24
  • ____________are more valuable than pleasures. Heb. 11:25
  • God's _________is more valuable than possessions.  Heb. 11:26a; Luke 12:15;

            Heb. 11:26b     

Your values are determined by your vision!

4.  Never take my eyes off_____________.  Heb. 11:27

     Heb. 12:1-2


                                   LIFE APPLICATION

What are you living for?

Who are you living for?

What are you going to do with the rest of your days on this earth?


                         ....It's really up to you! 



“What is Right and What is Wrong?”  Proverbs 2:1-5, 9

“What is Right and What is Wrong?” Proverbs 2:1-5, 9

April 26, 2020


"What is Right and What is Wrong?"

Proverbs 2:1-5, 9

April 26,  2020  


"Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity and every good course."  Prov. 2:9 NAS


Three Moral Questions that Determine the Life I Live:


1.  What will be my authority for choosing right and wrong?

a.  The ____________authority:  "Everyone says..."     Ex. 23:2; Rom. 12:2

b.  The __________ authority:  "I say..."        Jer. 17:9; Prov. 14:12; Isa. 55:8

c.  The _________authority:  "God says..."     Jude 1:25; 2 Tim. 3:16


2.  What does the Bible say about right and wrong?


a.  Genesis tell us:________we came to know right and wrong.  Gen. 2:16-17

b.  Proverbs tells us:  the potential________of knowing right from wrong.


The positive potential...Prov. 13:6, 9

The negative potential...Prov. 28:18; Prov. 28:2


c.  Romans tells us:  our _____________to know right and wrong.  Rom. 2:12; Rom. 14:23

d.  Hebrews and James tell us:  how we___________ right and wrong.  Heb. 5:14; Heb. 5:13; James 4:11


3.  How will I respond to right and wrong?


              As followers of Christ we each are to be...


a.  A __________to society.  Zech. 1:3

b.  A__________to sinners.  2 Cor. 5:20

c   A___________to saints.  Gal. 6:1

d.  A___________ in need of God's strength.  Phil. 1:10


                              LIFE APPLICATION


                                GROWTH WORK

1.  Where do I need to make a stand for the truth?

2.  To whom can I show the forgiving and restoring power of Christ?

3.  What believer needs my help in their struggle with sin.

4.  Where do I need God to purify me right now?

No Compromise  Hebrews 11: 24-29 & Exodus 8, 10, 12, 14 ESV

No Compromise Hebrews 11: 24-29 & Exodus 8, 10, 12, 14 ESV

April 19, 2020


“No Compromise”

Hebrews 11: 24-29      Exodus 8, 10, 12, 14

April 19,  2020


“By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.  He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasure of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward .  By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.  By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.  By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned.”  Hebrews 11:24-29 ESV


The Results of No Compromise


A.  A decision regarding the practice of sin:  Heb. 11:27

     1.  A decision regarding______________.  Ex. 8:25

     2.  A decision regarding______________.  Ex. 8:28; Ex. 11:7

     3.  A decision regarding_______________.  Ex. 10:8-9; Acts 16:31; Josh. 24:15

     4.  A decision regarding______________.  Ex. 10:24-26


B.  A deliverance regarding the pollution of sin:  Heb. 11:28

     Acts 20:21             1 Cor. 5:8


    1.  The lamb was a___________ lamb.  Ex. 12:5; John 8:46

    2.  The lamb was a___________ lamb.  Ex. 12:6; Gal. 4:4-5; John 8:56; Gen. 22:8

     3.  The lamb was a ____________lamb.  Ex. 12:7, 13; 1 John 1:7; Heb. 9:22

     4.  The lamb ____________lamb.  Ex. 12:8; Col. 1:27


C.  A demonstration regarding victory over sin.  Heb. 11:29

      Ex. 14:18    Ex. 14:22    Ex. 14:29    Eph. 1:19


                                THE POWER HE GIVES…

        1.  Power to_______.  Phil. 4:13

        2.  Power to_______________.  Isa. 40:28-31

        3.  Power to___________.  Phil. 2:13




We compromise when we focus on shadows rather than substance.     


Suppose There Had Been No Easter: 1 Corinthians 15:14  ESV

Suppose There Had Been No Easter: 1 Corinthians 15:14  ESV

April 12, 2020


"Suppose There Had Been No Easter"

1 Corinthians 15:14

April 12, 2020


"And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is vain."  1 Corinthians 15:14  ESV


                     IF CHRIST HAS NOT BEEN RAISED...

1.  Then we have nothing to _________________.

     1 Cor. 15:14                                  1 Cor. 15:1, 3-4


2.  Then we have nothing to _________________.

      1 Cor. 15:14          Rom. 10:9                 Rom. 1:4


3.  Then the Apostles would all be _____________.

     1 Cor. 15:15


4.  Then sin has never been __________________.

      1 Cor. 15:17                      Rom. 4:25


5.  Then death has _________________________.

      1 Cor. 15:18      1 Thess. 4:16-17


6.  Then the future is _______________________.

      1 Cor. 15:19


                              LIFE APPLICATION




1 Cor. 15:20


Because Christ is risen from the dead...


Preaching has _________________!

Faith is  ______________________!

The disciples are _______________!

Sin has been    _________________!

Death has been ________________!

The future is  __________________!


Jesus is alive!  Jesus is alive!  Jesus is alive!

When It’s Not Like I Planned  Psalm 44:23-24 ESV

When It’s Not Like I Planned Psalm 44:23-24 ESV

April 5, 2020


"When Life Is Not Like I Planned"

Psalm 44:23-26

April  5, 2020

“Awake!  Why are you sleeping, O Lord?  Rouse yourself!  Do not reject us forever!  Why do you hide your face?  Why do you forget our affliction and oppression?  Psalm 44:23-24 ESV


God's word to me when life doesn't work out as I planned:


1.  God says, "Let me be __________."


God is in control and __________what He _______ into my life.  Prov. 19:21; Dan. 4:35

Pain and difficulty are a reality but not always the result of ______ or lack of faith.

James 1:2-3; John 9:3

God is not obligated to ________ Himself to me.   1 Cor. 13:12


2.  God says _________ me.  Heb. 11:13


Test of Faith.  Ps. 105:19

Crisis of Faith.  Josh. 5, 6

Offense of Faith.  Matt. 11


I am Learning…


      A.  Trust is a _________ I make.  Job 13:15


      B.  I must keep my eye on ____________ 2 Cor. 4:17-18; 1 Peter 2:11


      C.  The more I get to _______  my father the more I _________him.  Psalm 34:18      

      D.  I can let God use my pain to demonstrate His ___________.  2 Cor. 12:9-10




Will you let God be God?


Will you trust Him?