Pastor Ron Roddey
"To Be A Successful Christian"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, March 25, 2012
Matthew Chapter 11
11:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his
twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their
11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent
two of his disciples,
11:3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for
11:4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those
things which ye do hear and see:
11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are
cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have
the gospel preached to them.
11:6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes
concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed
shaken with the wind?
11:8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment?
behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
11:9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you,
and more than a prophet.
11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger
before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there
hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that
is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of
heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
11:14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
11:16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto
children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
11:17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we
have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a
11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a
man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But
wisdom is justified of her children.
11:20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty
works were done, because they repented not:
11:21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the
mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon,
they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
11:22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon
at the day of judgment, than for you.
11:23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be
brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in
thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
11:24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land
of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord
of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise
and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth
the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the
Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will
give you rest.
11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in
heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.