“Some Things Christ Did NOT Do” Matthew 13:13-37
“Some things Christ did NOT do” • Matthew 13:13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.14And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says:'Hearing you will hear and shall not understand,And seeing you will see and not perceive;15For the hearts of this people have grown dull.Their ears are hard of hearing,And their eyes they have closed,Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,So that I shouldheal them.'
“Some things Christ did NOT do” • John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. • Titus 1:2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,
He Did Not Please Everyone… • Matthew 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'19The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is justified by her children." • Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. • 1Thessalonians 2:4 But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.
He Did Not Exempt Man From Responsibility… • Matthew 27:22 Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all said to him, "Let Him be crucified!" • Matthew 27:25 And all the people answered and said, "His blood be on us and on our children.“ • John 12:48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him--the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.49For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.50And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak."
He Did Not Exempt Man From Responsibility… • Romans 14:12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. • 2Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 11 Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.
He Did Not Successfully Teach Some… • Matthew 13:15 Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. • John 10:24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, "How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly." 25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me.26But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you.
He Did Not Save All Men… • John 1:11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: • John 5:40 But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
He Did Not Save All Men… • Matthew 7:13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.14Becausenarrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” • Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.22Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'23And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
He Did Not Keep All Who Came To Him… • Mark 14:43 And immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44 Now His betrayer had given them a signal, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him and lead Him away safely." 45 As soon as He had come, immediately he went up to Him and said to Him, "Rabbi, Rabbi!" and kissed Him. 46 Then they laid their hands on Him and took Him. 47 And one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. 48 Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me?49I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled."50 Then they all forsook Him and fled. • John 17:12 While I was with them in the world,I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept;and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
He Did Not Keep All Who Came To Him… Not Once Saved, Always Saved • 1Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. • 2Timothy 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
He Did Not Save Himself From The Cross… • John 12:27 "Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.28Father, glorify Your name."Then a voice came from heaven, saying, "I have both glorified it and will glorify it again." 29 Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to Him." • Matthew 26:39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will."40 Then He came to the disciples and found them asleep, and said to Peter, "What? Could you not watch with Me one hour?41Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."42 Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unlessI drink it, Your will be done."43 And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. 44 So He left them, went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
He Had To Die To Save Us… • Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.“ • Luke 19:10 ”for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.“ • John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. • Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
He Did Not, And Will Not, Save Outside Of The Church… • Ephesians 5:23For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, • Acts 20:28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
He Did Not, And Will Not, Save Outside Of The Church… • Acts 2:36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." 37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" 38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call." 40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation." 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. • Acts 2:47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
Some Things Christ Did Not Do • There were some things Christ obviously did not and will not do! • He will save us from our sins if we will obey Him. • Thankfully, one can obey Him- Now! • Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. • Mark 16:16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.