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May 13, 2018

Sermon: Superhero Moms

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Scripture Lesson

2 Chronicles 24.20-21; Matthew 23:37-38

Then the spirit of God took possession of Zechariah son of the priest Jehoiada; he stood above the people and said to them, ‘Thus says God: Why do you transgress the commandments of the Lord, so that you cannot prosper? Because you have forsaken the Lord, he has also forsaken you.’ But they conspired against him, and by command of the king they stoned him to death in the court of the house of the Lord.

The Lament over Jerusalem
‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you, desolate.

Sermon Outline

Rev. Jonathan Swanson
Superhero Moms
2 Chronicles 24.20-21; Matthew 23:37-38

I. Introduction: Baby Blues
II. Mother’s Day
III. Jesus’ last words at the temple (2 Chr. 24:20-21; Matt. 23:37-38)
    A. The context
    B. The religious leaders kill God’s messengers
         1. Zechariah (24:20)
         2. “They stoned him” (24:21)
         3. God’s response is lament (23:37)
         C. Jesus longs to save his oppressors (23:37)
         D. A reverse simile
IV. What is our response?
         A. Accept God’s invitation (23:37)
         B. Don’t seek revenge
         C. If possible, thank your mother
V. Conclusion: What can Mom teach us about God?


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