Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Matthew 4:12-25

Jesus plunders Capernaum  (Matthew 4:12-25)

I.   Confiscate:  an __________________________ takes something from someone of lesser authority. 

A.  The “goods” plundered (taken by force) are ___________________, and the one plundered is ______________.

1.   “Or how can someone enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first __________ the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house” (Matthew 12:29). 

2.   “For he has rescued us from the dominion of ________________ and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have    redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:13-14; cf. Matthew 4:16).

B.  “…that I may be His own…” (Small Catechism, Apostles’ Creed, Art. II). 

II.   Jesus will not be found apart from His _______________. 

A.  We are essential to His ministry. 

B.  _____________ ordinarily follow the rabbi of their choice, but ___________ chooses His followers (vv.19, 21; John 15:16). 

III.   His word “Repent!” does what it says.

A.  Repentance is not merely a change of mind, but a change of _____________________.

B.  His call is a complete and necessary _______________ of our lives (vv.20-22; 1 Kings 19:19-21).

1.   He rescues us from the ______________ within ourselves, from our self-serving nature!    

2.   He did not come to be part of your life; He came to ______ your life.