Sermon Outline, June 9, 2019, “A Sacred Gift”
A Sacred Gift
~ I Peter 1:15-16 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Value the Gift!
Value the Surface of the Gift!
~ I Corinthians 6:19-20 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.
~ 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.
Value the Substance of the Gift!
~ Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
~ 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.
~ II Corinthians 10:5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
~ 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.
Guard the Gift!
Guard the Gift Constantly!
~ Job 31:1 I have made a covenant with my eyes;
How then could I gaze at a virgin?
~ Psalm 119:11 Your word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.
~ Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Guard the Gift Resolutely!
~ Mark 9:43, 45, 47 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire,
~ 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.
Reserve the Gift!
Reserve the Gift for God!
~ II Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Reserve the Gift for your Testimony for Jesus Christ!
~ I Thessalonians 4:3-4 For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,