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Sermon Outline, September 30, 2018, “Inspiration of Good News”

Inspiration of Good News

John 14:1-6

 

Be Confident in the Person of God!

Be Confident in God.

~ John 3:17                 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

 

~ Proverbs 3:5-6         Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.

 

Be Confident in Jesus Christ.

~ John 3:17                 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

 

~ Luke 19:10               For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

 

~ 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.

 

 

Be Confident in the Place of God!

God’s Place is Heaven!

~ Psalm 23:6               Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

 

~ Revelation 21:4        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.”

 

God’s Place is Spacious!

~ Revelation 21:16      The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the rod, fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal.

 

God’s Place is Prepared!

~ Revelation 21:1-2    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.

 

 

Be Confident in the Promise of God!

Anticipate God’s Promise!

~ Matthew 16:27                     For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds.

 

~ Matthew 25:31                     But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.

 

~ I Thessalonians 4:16            For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

 

~ I John 3:2                             Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.

 

~ Revelation 3:11                    I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

 

~ Revelation 22:7                    “And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.”

 

~ Revelation 22:12                  Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.

 

~ Revelation 22:20                  He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

 

 

Anticipate His Joyous Promise!

~ I Thessalonians 4:17            Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.

 

~ I Thessalonians 4:14, 16, 17            14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.

 

 

Be Confident in the Provision of God!

Jesus is the Way to God!

~ John 10:10               The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

 

~ John 11:25-26           Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”

 

Jesus is the Only Way to God!

~ 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.

 

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

Sermon Outline, September 23, 2018, “Obligation of Good News”

Obligation of Good News

Romans 1:14-16

Be Responsible!

We have an obligation to God.

Matthew 28:18-20

 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 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 evento the remotest part of the earth.”

Romans 14:12

 So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.

II Corinthians 5:10

 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for [his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

We have an obligation to our fellow man.

Matthew 28:19-20

19 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 Icommanded 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 evento the remotest part of the earth.”

Be Ready!

Be Prepared!

I Peter 3:15

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

Be Enthusiastically Prepared!

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.

Romans 5:6

For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

Romans 5:8

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

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.

 

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 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.

Be Relentless!

Stand up for the Gospel!

Luke 12:4-5

“I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!

Contend for the Gospel!

Jude 3

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.

Sermon Outline, September 16, 2018, “Evidence of Good News”

Evidence of Good News

Acts 26

~ I Peter 3:15  but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

 

Be Authentic!

Authentic Testimonies consist of Respect!

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

 

Authentic Testimonies consist of Transparency!

~ I Timothy 1:5           But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

 

Authentic Testimonies consist of Simplicity!

~ I Corinthians 1:17     For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.

 

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

 

 

Be Credible!

Credibility presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

~ 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,

 

~ I Corinthians 1:18    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.

 

Credibility presents Evidence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

~ 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.

 

 

Be Bold!

Boldness in our testimony stems from Confidence!

~ II Timothy 1:7         For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

 

Boldness in our testimony expresses Courage!

~ Matthew 10:32-33    “Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.

 

Boldness in our testimony expresses Optimism!

~ Genesis 18:14          Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

 

~ Numbers 11:23         The Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord’s power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.”

 

~ Jeremiah 32:7           ‘Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle is coming to you, saying, “Buy for yourself my field which is at Anathoth, for you have the right of redemption to buy it.”’

 

~ Luke 1:37                  For nothing will be impossible with God.”

 

~ Philippians 4:13       I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Sermon Outline, September 9, 2018, “Toothless Dogs”

Toothless Dogs

II Peter 1:1-9

 

The Problem – Eye Trouble

II Peter 1:9        But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

 

 Nearsighted

II Peter 1:9a    But whoever does not have them is nearsighted

 

Blind to the Realities

II Peter 1:9b    and blind,

 

Lost Sight of Forgiveness

II Peter 1:9c    forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

 

 

The Provision – God’s Glorious Goodness

Undeserved Righteousness

II Peter 1:1      Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:

 

Unequaled Riches

II Peter 1:2-3   Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.  His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

 

Unmatched Hope

II Peter 1:4      Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

 

 

The Program – Christ Honoring Life

Inward Attitudes

II Peter 1:5      For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;

 

Outward Attitudes

II Peter 1:6      and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

 

‘Others’ Attitudes

                                II Peter 1:7      and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

 

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