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Gathering the Evidence ()

Dr. Sylvester Williams, March 30, 2014

Evidence is needed in court of law to exonerate or convict

Sanhedrin - court of Jesus' day; responsibility to find the Messiah; would question and look for the Messiah;

Sadducees - more "educated"; based belief on first five books of Bible; Torah

Pharisees - identified with the majority of the Jews

High Priest - determine who had transgressed the law

Christ Jesus was crucified and resurrected
- Jesus did not shy away from confrontation; he did not back away from controversy
? Stop trying to "tip-toe" around the issues of the day; Jesus called people out: Herod -"old fox"; woman at the well - "multiple husbands"
- Jesus came to bring sword, division not peace
? Because he spoke the truth that would put father against son, mother against daughter
- Mt 21 - parable of householder that planted a vineyard and the husbandmen killed the servants, the son,
? Visit judgment on the husbandmen for the wrong that was done
- Pastors & Leaders = Sadducees & Pharisees
? We know of leaders but don't speak up about, doing drugs, infidelity, fornicating,
? Doctor can't diagnose your problem if you don't expose your problems
§ Confess faults to each other to be healed
§ Stop wearing the masks of your unrighteousness
- Salvation - God having his best for you when you do his will
? Living in sin is not doing your best; God has better for you
- Jesus who he was based on being in heaven with His Father
? We have to get in God's will before we can return to heaven
? God wants you to look like Him not like your mother or father or sin
- Mt 9:3, Mr 2:7, Mr 14:61; Joh 10:33-36
? Called Jesus a blasphemer because Jesus forgave man of sins; in their eyes only God could forgive sins
? Blasphemer - in place of God
? Jesus declared that He was the "Son of the Blessed"; not crucified for being a "do-gooder"
? Jesus declared that He was the "Son of God"; "I and the Father are one" - Joh 10:30
- Jesus was miracle worker
? A lover of sin doesn’t follow Christ Jesus
? Everyone doesn’t believe because we have not believed evidence for Jesus about what He said and did
? Only don’t believe because your don’t know
? Oh taste and see that the Lord is good; we've never tasted, never seen…. Refused and rejected the evidence
? If you find out about Jesus then your life will be changed and that change is based on the evidence
- Acts 4-5 chapters
? Called apostles ignorant and unlearned but because of how they spoke they need the apostles had been with Jesus Christ ; because the apostles were w/ Christ no one could stop what they said
- Took counsel to put Christ to death
? The leaders had the evidence and knew that the evidence could set the people free and be delivered
? Same things happens now with taking prayer from schools, teaching evolution and not creation because when you know who God is the evidence is indisputable

Tags: , Christ Jesus, confrontation, direct, honest, Messiah

About Dr. Sylvester Williams: Pastor of The Assembly at Durham Christian Center
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