Sermon Outline, September 16, 2018, “Evidence of Good News”
Evidence of Good News
~ 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;
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.
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, 4 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.
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.