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.