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Welcome to Cornerstone Church. We’re glad you decided to join us today as we celebrate all that Jesus has done for us. We are a church that LOVES GOD and LOVES OTHERS. We trust that you experienced God’s love here today. If there is anything we can do to serve you and help you grow in your relationship with Jesus, let us know.

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OUR PASTORAL STAFF
Lead Pastor – Erik Scottberg
Associate Pastor – Kermit Barker
Youth Pastor – Jake Wesemann
Discipleship Pastor – Phil Schneider
Children’s Director – Bethany Scottberg

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We believe there’s a next step for every follower of Jesus, no matter if you’re a new believer or if you’ve been doing this for years. Either way, we’re thrilled you’re here!

TODAY'S MESSAGE

Introduction:

  • “I’m the boss of this house!”
  • “I declare…bankruptcy!”
  • “You don’t need to pay taxes.”

 

Context (Matthew 9:1)

Matthew 9:1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.

 

Jesus’ Purpose (Matthew 9:2)

Matthew 9:2a Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat.

 

Matthew 9:2b When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”

Jesus is more concerned with our sin than our circumstance.

Matthew 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

 

Jesus’ Authority (Matthew 9:3)

Matthew 9:3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!”

Psalm 51:4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight;

 

Jesus’ Power (Matthew 9:4-7)

Matthew 6:4-6a Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.”

 

Conclusion (Matthew 9:8):

Matthew 9:8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.

The people recognized that heaven and earth had come together in Jesus.

 

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Response:

How will you respond to the power and authority of Jesus?

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