Sermon Outline, May 8, 2016, “Standing”
~ Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Stand on the Truth.
The Bible provides a sure Foundation.
~ John 17:17 “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.”
~ II Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
Jesus provides a sure Foundation.
~ John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
~ Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”
Stand for the Truth.
~ Luke 6:46 “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”
~ James 1:22 “But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.”
Speak for truth.
~ Ephesians 4:25 “Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.”
~ Colossians 3:9 “Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices”
Stand with the Truth.
Stand with the Truth with Love.
~ Ephesians 4:15 “but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ”
Stand with the Truth with Patience.
~ I Thessalonians 5:14 “We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”