Never Man So Spake

TEXTJohn 7:45-46

INTRODUCTION:

A.      THE POWER OF SPEECH.  Politicians, Commentators, Salesman.

B.      THE GREATEST ORATOR EVER WAS JESUS.

          1.       Can any speech of man compare to the Sermon on the Mount?

          2.       Can any words compare to Christ's in importance?

          3.       The soldiers after hearing him once( John 7:46 ).

C.      WHAT MADE JESUS' WORDS DIFFERENT?

D.      NEVER DID MAN SPEAK --

I.     WITH SUCH AUTHORITY.

A.      HE SPOKE AS THE SOURCE, NOT THE AGENT( Mat. 7:28-29 ).

B.      HE RECEIVED ALL AUTHORITY WHEN HE WAS RAISED ( Eph. 1:20-23 )

C.      GOD SPEAKS THRU CHRIST TO US( Heb. 1:1-2 ).

D.      WE MUST HEAR HIM( Matt. 17:5;  Col. 3:17 ).

II.    WITH SUCH TENDERNESS.

A.      HE CALLED JUDAS HIS FRIEND( Matt. 26:50 ).

B.      HE SPOKE WORDS OF TENDERNESS TO THE LOWEST

          SINNER ( John 8:3-11 ).

C.      HIS LAST PLEA TO ISRAEL( Matt. 23:37 ).

D.      THE INVITATION( Mat. 11:28-30 ).

III.   WITH SUCH COMPASSION AND LOVE.

A.      NO MAN EVER LOVED AS JESUS DID( John 15:13 ).

B.      COMPASSION & THE MULTITUDES( Matt. 9:36-38 ).

C.      LOVE & COMPASSION WERE POURED OUT ON THE CROSS ( Luke 23:34 ).

IV.  NEVER DID MAN SAY SUCH FEARFUL THINGS.

A.      TO ISRAEL( Matt. 23-24:2 ).

B.      TO ALL( Matt. 10:28;  7:13-14 ).

V.   WITH SUCH SIMPLICITY SUCH PROFOUND

      TRUTHS.

A.      THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER( Matt. 13 ).

B.      THE BEATITUDES( Matt. 5 ).

C.      THE BREAD OF LIFE( John 6 ).

VI.  SUCH PROMISES.

A.      WHO ELSE COULD PROMISE SUCH A FULL LIFE?( Mat. 6:33 ).

B.      SALVATION FROM SIN( John 8:31-32 ).

C.      HE HAS PROMISED HIS PRESENCE ( Matt. 28:19-2018:20;  Phil. 4:4-5 )

D.      ETERNAL LIFE( John 6:40 ).

E.      GOD HAS UNDERWRITTEN THESE PROMISES( Rom. 1:4 ).

CONCLUSION:

A.      THE WORDS OF JESUS ARE WONDERFUL.

B.      LISTEN AND DO( Matt. 7:24-27 ).