March 8, 2015

Warning: When Seeing is Believing

Speaker: Mark Twombly Series: The King's Speech Topic: Exposition Passage: Matthew 7:15–7:20

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    The King and His Kingdom

        For now, the Kingdom is not physical place, but it is in the hearts of His people.


    The Path of Life

        Jesus is our Great Shepherd who leads us on this Kingdom path.




    False Prophets – Who Are They?

        False teachers are a past, present, and future reality.


    Outward Appearance

        A false prophet can say and do many good things.


    Inward Reality

        We must be sure that those we are following are following Jesus and not Satan !


ROOT TO FRUIT (V. 16-19)


    A Closer Look

        We are looking for signs of spiritual life.


    The Fruit


    The Root

        A half truth presented as a whole truth is an untruth.


    The Destiny (V.19)

        Nothing less than your eternal destiny is at stake.




    What We Didn’t See


    What We Now See




    Who we are determines who we follow and where we are going.


Community Meditation Questions


  • Do you consider yourself discerning? Why is it so hard for us to believe that bad things can come in good packages?
  • Who are false prophets most like? Read 2 Corinthians 11:12-15
  • Who are good teachers most like? Read 1 Corinthians 11:1, Hebrews 13:7


  • Reflect on John 10. What is Jesus like, and why is He worth following?
  • Reflect on John 15. Why is abiding in Christ so necessary for life?


  • Why is it so important to be discerning? What are the consequences of being gullible?
  • Reflect on Matthew 7:13-23. Why is it important to recognize that the way of life is narrow and hard, while the way of death is wide and easy? What are the implications for how you live your daily life?
  • Reflect on Proverbs 1:32-33. What is at stake?

other sermons in this series

Apr 5


The Authority of the King

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Passage: Matthew 7:28–7:29 Series: The King's Speech

Mar 29


Foundation for the Good Fight

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Passage: Matthew 7:24–7:27 Series: The King's Speech

Mar 22


House Builders

Speaker: Dean Macke Passage: Matthew 7:24–7:27 Series: The King's Speech