Sermon Outline, January 29, 2017, “Pure”
Honor Jesus with our Will.
~ Submit the Will to His Authority.
~ Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
~ I Peter 3:22 who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.
~ Submit the Will to His Will.
~ Psalm 24:3-4 Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully.
~ Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
~ I Corinthians 6:18-20 Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
~ Ephesians 5:3, 5 But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; 5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Honor Jesus with our Mind.
Direct the Mind.
~ Psalm 94:11 The Lord knows the thoughts of man, That they are a mere breath.
~ Luke 8:17 For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.
Discipline the Mind.
~ Proverbs 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
~ Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, “Eat and drink!” But his heart is not with you.
~ Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
~ Colossians 3:1-3 Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Honor Jesus with our Heart.
An Unrepentant heart dishonors Jesus.
~ Luke 13:3, 5 I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
~ Hebrews 10:26-27 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.
~ Hebrews 10:29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
A Repentant heart honors Jesus.
~ I Corinthians 6:18 Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.
~ Psalm 119:9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.
~ Job 31:1 I have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?
~ I Corinthians 7:3 The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
~ Proverbs 11:14 Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.