By Robert Bond

Benchley, November 5, 2017

  • Introduction
    • Jesus knew the hearts of men.
    • John 6:64
    • Luke 6:8
    • John 4:29
    • Matthew 12:30
  • What would Jesus say to us if we had a chance encounter with Him?
    • Hypocrisy
      • John 1:47 – Nathanael had no guile – no hypocrisy.
      • Matthew 23:5-6 – The hypocrisy of the Pharisees.
    • Bringing others to Jesus
      • Matthew 4:19 – Apostles would be fishers of men.
      • Matthew 23:13 – Religious leaders were shutting up the kingdom of heaven!
    • Worries and cares
      • Luke 10:38-42 – Mary chose the good part.
      • Luke 10:41 – Martha was worried about many things.
    • Motives
      • Mark 14:6-8 – The woman did a good work – she did what she could to honor Jesus.
      • Matthew 12:34 – These people had evil hearts and wrong motives.
    • Faith
      • Matthew 15:21-28; 8:10 – Jesus compliments great faith.
      • John 8:46; 10:25 – Jesus rebukes people for lack of faith.
    • Being children of Abraham
      • Luke 19:10 – Salvation came to the house of Zaccheus. Jesus called him a son of Abraham.
      • Mark 7:9 – Jesus rebukes them for following their traditions instead of God’s commandments.
  • One thing Jesus would say to everyone:
    • Matthew 11:28 – “Come unto men … I will give you rest.”
    • Matthew 19:16

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