This past weekend at Eastbrook, we continued our new series entitled “The Beginning of the End.” This series explores the resurrection of Jesus in tandem with some of Jesus’ teaching about the fall of Jerusalem and the end of all time. This weekend Pastor Ruth Carver preached from Matthew 26:31-46, the parable of the sheep and the goats.
This message is from the tenth and final part of our longer journey through the Gospel of Matthew, which includes “Family Tree,” “Power in Preparation,” “Becoming Real,” “The Messiah’s Mission,” “Stories of the Kingdom,” “Who Do You Say I Am?“, “‘Tis the Reason,” “Jesus Said What?!“, and “Scandalous Jesus.“
The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)
The Meaning of Maranatha
- Watchword of Early Christians
- Jesus’ 2nd Coming and Last Judgment
Jesus’ Parable of the Sheep and Goats
- Who are the sheep and the goats?
- On what basis are people sent to heaven or hell?
- The “Big 6” human needs
- Who are the “least of these”?
Be Ready for the 2nd Coming and Last Judgment
- A litmus test for true, saving faith
- Maranatha as our watchword
This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:
- Watch Keith Green’s song Sheep and Goats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix8ddosjg-k
- Listen to Michael Card’s song Maranatha: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvcEEk_HELw
- Read a good book on the parables of Jesus, such as The Parables of Jesus by David Wenham or An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus by Robert H. Stein.