When the crowds were increasing… popularity is growing, but for the wrong reasons.
Earlier v. 16… they needed more. Show us a sign.
Faith was not enough, they needed more.
Also continuing the idea of true blessedness… hearing and obeying.
Faith, Hearing, and Believing is enough.
WHY DO WE NEED MORE? (show us a sign)
THE ARROGANCE OF UNBELIEF
These were the religious of society. Well thought of in society.
YET, they were sinners Ephesians 2:1
Today… all without the hope of the Gospel
The unconverted. Dead in our sins
Seeks a sign
Not a particular sign… just show me more.
Prove it to me.
Arrogance rather than humility
The truly supernatural is standing before them, but they want more.
None will be given
You have been shown enough
Nothing MORE will be revealed.
Jesus is enough!
THE SIGN OF UNBELIEF
He had already performed many miracles to this point.
There was not enough proof for their hardened hearts
His ministry as prophet
His preaching of judgement
His call for repentance
Son of Man to this generation
Death, Burial, and Resurrections
THE REALITY OF JUDGEMENT
Queen of the South
1 King 10:1-10
She came seeking wisdom from Solomon (seeking truth)
Jesus is much wiser than Solomon
Men of Nineveh
They responded to Jonah’s message of repentance
Jesus is greater than Jonah
We have heard, yet we fail to believe.
We hear, yet we fail to obey.
It is a great picture of arrogance verse humility.
The hardened says “convince me.” A receptive heart cries out “save me”
JESUS IS ENOUGH!