Jesus said that to enter the kingdom one must have righteousness that exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees. Pastor Hollandsworth defines what it means to enter the kingdom, what characterizes the righteousness of the Pharisees, what is greater than pharisaical righteousness, and how we can fulfill the righteous of the law.
In the synagogue at Nazareth, Jesus read from the Isaiah scroll, applying the text to Himself, by concluding with the statement, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” Pastor Hollandsworth discusses the glorious nature of Christ’s ministry, as described in Luke 4:18-19, and explains why the people marveled at Him in the synagogue, yet moments later were eager to throw him off the rocky cliff at the edge of town.
John the Baptist pointed others to the Lamb of God, claiming that He would take away the sin (singular) of the world. Pastor Hollandsworth describes the important distinction between sin (singular) and sins (plural). He also explains why Jesus told Nathanael that he would see the angels ascending and descending on the Son of Man and how that relates to millennial inheritance.