Sermon Outline, November 20, 2016, “Simmered with Patience”
Simmered with Patience
I Thessalonians 5:14
Be tolerant of Sinners.
~ Luke 15:2 Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
~ Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?
Be confident in God’s power to change sinners.
~ Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
~ Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Invest in Relationships.
~ Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days.
Investing in relationships involves Risk.
~ II Corinthians 9:6 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Resolve to have a Clear Goal.
~ Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
~ Luke 9:51 When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem;
~ Acts 1:8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.
Resolve to Go Forward.
~ Philippians 3:12, 14 Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
~ I Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.