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Sermon Outline, September 2, 2018, “Avenue of Good News”

Avenue of Good News

Matthew 5:16

 

Let your Light shine with Respect.

Shine your light with a Respectful Attitude.

~ I Peter 2:17   Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

 

Shine your light with Respectful Speech.

~ Ephesians 4:29         Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

 

Shine your light with a Respectful Spirit.

~ I Peter 2:18              Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable.

 

 

Let your Light shine with Excellence.

Excellence gives attention to the Details.

~ Colossians 3:17         Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

 

~ Colossians 3:23        Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,

 

Excellence always remembers for Whom we work.

~ Colossians 3:17         Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

 

~ Colossians 3:23-24   Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

 

Let your Light shine with Integrity.

Integrity shines with Honesty.

~ Ephesians 4:25         Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.

 

Integrity shines with Faithfulness.

~ Matthew 24:45         “Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?

 

~ Matthew 25:21         His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’

Sermon Outline, August 26, 2018, “Power of Good News”

Power of Good News

Romans 1:16 ~ 17

~ Revelation 21:8

 

Be Bold for Jesus because of the Drawing Power of the Gospel.

The Drawing Power of the Gospel consists of God’s Unconditional Love.

~ Romans 5:8              But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

~ Romans 5:6              For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

 

The Drawing Power of the Gospel consists of God’s Immeasurable Grace.

~ Romans 6:23            For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

~ II Corinthians 5:21   He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

 

 

Be Bold for Jesus because of the Dynamic Power of the Gospel.

The Dynamic Power of the Gospel saves from the Penalty of Sin.

~ Romans 6:23             For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

~ Romans 8:1-4           Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

 

~ Ephesians 1:7           In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

 

The Dynamic Power of the Gospel saves from the Power of Sin.

~ Acts 2:38      Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

~ I John 1:9     If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

~ Romans 8:13             for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

 

The Dynamic Power of the Gospel saves from the Punishment of Sin.

~ Matthew 25:41         “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;

 

~ Revelation 14:11      And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

 

~ Revelation 20:15      And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

 

~ Revelation 21:8         But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

 

~ Revelation 21:1-4    Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

 

 

Be Bold for Jesus because of the Scoping Power of the Gospel.

The Scoping Power of the Gospel is Universal.

~ Galatians 3:28          There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

 

~ II Peter 3:9   The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

 

~ I Timothy 2:3-4        This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

The Scoping Power of the Gospel is Conditional.

  • First condition for Salvation is Faith

~ Romans 10:9-10      that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

 

~ James 2:24  You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

 

  • Second condition for Salvation is Repentance

~ Acts 3:19    Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;

 

  • Third condition for Salvation is Confession

~ Romans 10:9          that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

 

  • Fourth condition for Salvation is Baptism

~ I Peter 3:21             Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

 

~ Acts 2:38     Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

~ Romans 6:3-4         Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

 

Every condition is essential

~ Mark 16:16            He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

 

~ Acts 2:38                Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

~ Romans 10:9          that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

 

~ Mark 16:16            He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

 

~ Acts 2:38                Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Sermon Notes, August 19, 2018, “Source for Good News”

Source for Good News

Acts 4:12

Jesus is the Only Source of Salvation because of His Person!

Jesus is the Christ!

~ John 4:25-26            The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”

Jesus is the Son of the Living God.

~ John 3:16     “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Jesus is Lord!

~ Romans 1:4              who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord

~ John 5:28-29            Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29 and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.

 

Jesus is the Only Source of Salvation because of His Work!

His Work consists of His death at the cross!

~ I John 2:2     and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

~ I John 4:10   In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

~ I Peter 1:18  knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers

 

His Work consists of His burial!

~ I Corinthians 15:3-4             For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures

 

His Work consists of His resurrection!

~ Romans 1:4 who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord

~ I Corinthians 15:55-57         O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

~ Romans 8:34            who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

~ I Corinthians 15:51-53         Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.

 

Jesus is the Only Source of Salvation because of His Word!

His Word is the source of Truth!

~ John 17:17   Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

~ II Peter 1:20-21       But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

 

His Word is the source of Life!

~ John 6:63     It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

~ I Peter 1:23   for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.

 

His Word is the source of Faith!

~ Romans 10:17          So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Sermon Outline, August 12, 2018, “Basis for Good News”

Basis for Good News

 

I Corinthians 15:1-4

 

The Gospel Message consists of Truth!

Truth One: Jesus died for our sins.

~ Isaiah 53:5               But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.

 

Truth Two: Jesus was buried.

~ Isaiah 53:9   His grave was assigned with wicked men,
Yet He was with a rich man in His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

 

Truth Three: Jesus arose from the dead.

~ Romans 6:4              Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

 

~ I Corinthians 11:26   For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

 

 

The Gospel Message saves the Sinner.

Truth One: The Gospel of Jesus Christ saves!

~ Romans 1:16             For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

 

~ Romans 5:8               But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

Truth Two: Only the Gospel of Jesus saves!

~ 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.

 

~ Acts 4:12       And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

 

~ Ephesians 2:8           For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

 

 

The Gospel Message secures our relationship with God.

The Gospel places us in a secure relationship with God, the Father.

~ Romans 8:1              Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

 

~ I John 5:13                These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.

 

~ Romans 8:31-34        What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

 

~ Romans 8:38-39        For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

The Condition of this secure relationship depends on our faith.

~ Matthew 24:13         But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

Sermon Outline, August 5, 2018, “Object of Good News”

Object of Good News

 

 John 1:35-51

 

Be Excited about Jesus!

Be Excited about the Person of Jesus!

~ Romans 1:4               who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,

 

Be Excited about the Work of Jesus!

~ Romans 1:16             For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

 

~ I Corinthians 1:18, 21, 23    18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

23 but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,

 

~ I Corinthians 2:2       For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.

 

~ Ephesians 1:7            In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

 

 

Be Positive about Jesus!

Find People who need Jesus!

~ Matthew 28:19-20               Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

 

~ 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.”

 

Invite people to Jesus!

~ Romans 1:14-15       I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. 15 So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.

 

~ I Corinthians 9:16    For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.

 

 

Be Persistent for Jesus!

Follow through with People!

 

Watch people experience Jesus!

~ I Corinthians 15:10              But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

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