Offended in Jesus

TEXTMat. 11:6

INTRODUCTION:

A.      WHAT DOES JESUS MEAN "OFFENDED IN ME?" - KJV

          1.       ASV - "occasion of stumbling"

          2.       Mat. 18:7cause to sin.

B.      DOES JESUS CAUSE SOME TO SIN?

          1.       Each man is responsible for his own actions( James 1:13-14 )

          2.       Jew & Gentile - foolishness, stumblingblock

                   ( 1 Cor.1:22-24 ). Why? Not what they desired or expected.

C.      DOES JESUS LIVE UP TO OUR EXPECTATIONS - IS HE A

          STUMBLINGBLOCK TO ME?

D.      SOME WERE OFFENDED BY:

I.      CONDITIONS OF THE EARTHLY LIFE OF JESUS.

A.      HE CAME FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS( John 1:46 ).

B.      HE WAS POOR( Luke 9:58 ).

C.      HIS SCHOOLING( John 7:15 ).

D.      HIS FAMILY( Mat. 13:55-56 ).

E.      WE MAY NOT REJECT JESUS FOR THESE REASONS, BUT WHAT ABOUT

          HIS DISCIPLES?

II.     WHAT JESUS DID.

A.      HE ATE WITH SINNERS & PUBLICANS( Mat. 9:10-13 ).

B.      ALLOWED A SINFUL WOMAN TO TOUCH & WORSHIP HIM( Luke 7:39 ).

C.      HEALED ON THE SABBATH & SAID GOD WAS HIS FATHER( John 5:18 ).

III.    WHAT JESUS SAID.

A.      John 6:52-60, 66.

B.      John 8:51-52.

C.      John 2:19-22.

D.      Matt. 21:42-44.

IV.   WHAT THEY THINK HE TAUGHT.

A.      RELIGIOUS DIVISION( John 17:20-21 ).

B.      WARS & TORTURES OF THE CHURCH & CRUSADES

          ( Mat. 26:51-54;  John 18:36 ).

C.      MANY REJECT HIS TEACHING BECAUSE OF THEIR AGE.

V.    HIS FOLLOWERS.

A.      SOMETIMES IT'S THEIR BACKGROUND (Luke 15:1-2;  Acts 4:13).

B.      SOMETIMES IT'S THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS( 1 Pet. 4:3-4, 17, 14-15 ).

C.      SOMETIMES BECAUSE OF THEIR SIN( Titus 2:7-8 ).

VI.   HIS TEACHINGS.

A.      ONE CHURCH( Eph. 1:22-23;  2:16;  4:4 ).

B.      THE NEED FOR SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY( Gal. 1:6-9;  2 John 9 ).

C.      THE NECESSITY OF BAPTISM( Acts 2:38;  22:16 ).

D.      THE NECESSITY OF COMMITMENT( 2 Tim. 1:12 ).

CONCLUSION:

A.      ARE YOU OFFENDED IN JESUS?

B.      HAVE YOU OBEYED?