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Sermon Outline, September 1, 2019, “People of Family”

People of Family

I Peter 3:1-7


One Ingredient: Wives submit to the Husbands!

Submission reveals her heart.


True beauty comes from the Heart!

~ 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.


  • The submissive heart reveals Respect.

~ Ephesians 5:33          Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.


  • The submissive heart reveals Purity.

~ Matthew 5:8              “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.


  • The submissive heart reveals Sweetness.

~ Matthew 5:5             “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.



Second Ingredient: Husbands lead your Wives.

Lead with Love!

~ Ephesians 5:25         Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,


Lead with Strength!



Lead with Equality!

~ Romans 3:23            for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,



Result: Redemption for Husband & Wife.

~ 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;

Sermon Outline, August 25, 2019, “People of Character”

People of Character

I Peter 2:11-25

~ I Peter 2:9    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;


God’s People submit to Authority!

God’s People submit to the Authority of Scripture!

~ Galatians 5:19-21     Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.


~ 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.


~ Matthew 5:16           Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.


God’s People submit to the Authority of Relationships!

~ Romans 13:1-2         Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.



God’s People endure Suffering!

Endure Suffering Conscientiously!

~ Hebrews 4:13           And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.


Endure Suffering Patiently!

~ Luke 6:32-35           If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.



God’s People model Jesus!

God’s People Suffer like Jesus!

~ Matthew 5:38-42                 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. 41 Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.


God’s People Forgive like Jesus!

~ Romans 12:17, 19-21         Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.

19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 “But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.



God’s People are Faithful like Jesus!

~ Revelation 2:10        Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.


~ II Timothy 4:7         I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;

Sermon Outline, August 18, 2019, “Precious People”

Precious People

I Peter 2:1-10


~ I Peter 2:9    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;


God saves us by His Precious Son!

God sent His Son!

~ John 3:16-17            “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. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.


God sent His Son to save Believers!

~ Hebrews 4:16           Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.


God sends Unbelievers to their Doom!

~ II Thessalonians 1:8-9         dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,



God strengthens us through His Precious Word!

Remove the Nasty Stuff!

~ Romans 13:12          The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.


~ Colossians 3:8          But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.


~ Hebrews 12:1           Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,


Crave the Good Stuff!

~ Matthew 4:4             But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”


~ II Timothy 2:15       Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.



God sets us apart for a Precious Purpose!

The Church is God’s Dwelling Place!

  • The Church is God’s House.

~ I Corinthians 3:16    Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?


  • The Church is the place for God’s Name.

~ Matthew 16:18         I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.


  • The Church is the place for God’s Word.

~ I Timothy 3:15          but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.


  • The Church is the place for God’s Heart.

~ II Chronicles 7:16    For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.


The Church serves as the Source of Life.

~ Romans 6:4-5          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. For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection,


Sermon Outline, August 11, 2019, “Holy People”

Holy People

I Peter 1:13-25

~ I Peter 2:9    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;



Pursue God’s Will!

Obedience begins in the Mind.

~ 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,


Exercise Self-Control.

~ I Timothy 4:7-8        But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.



Pursue God’s Nature!

God is Holy.


Strive to imitate God.

~ Matthew 5:48            Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.


~ 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.



Pursue Fear of God’s Judgment!

God’s Judgment is Fair!

~ Romans 2:11             For there is no partiality with God.


~ Ecclesiastes 12:14    For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.


God’s Judgment is Personal.

~ Romans 14:10          But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.


~ Romans 14:12           So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.


~ Matthew 12:36         But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.


God’s Judgment is Thorough.

~ Romans 2:16            on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.


~ 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.



Pursue Appreciation!

Appreciate the Redemption Price.

~ Titus 2:14                  who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.


~ Romans 5:9              Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.


The greatest expression of appreciation for our redemption price is to Abstain from sin!

~ Romans 6:1-2           What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?


~ Hebrews 10:26         For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,


~ 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?



Pursue New Lifestyle!

New Lifestyle began by the Word of God.

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


~ II Timothy 3:16       All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;


~ John 10:35               If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),


~ Hebrews 4:12           For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.


~ Matthew 24:35          Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.


~ 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.


New Lifestyle expresses sincere love.

~ I Corinthians 13:4-8a           Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails;


Sermon Outline, August 4, 2019, “People of Faith”

People of Faith

I Peter 1:1-12


Confident in Jesus Christ!

Be Confident in the Person of Jesus Christ.

~ Luke 6:46     “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?


~ Isaiah 29:13 “Because this people draw near with their words
And honor Me with their lip service,
But they remove their hearts far from Me,
And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,


Be Confident in the Work of 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.


~ 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.”



Confident in the Blessings of the Father!

Be Confident in the Blessing of God’s Protection!

~ Ephesians 6:12          For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.


~ II Timothy 4:18        The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.


Be Confident in the Blessing of God’s Salvation!

~ Titus 3:5       He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,


~ 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.



Confident in the Long-Term Goal!

The long-term goal strengthens faith to endure short-term distress.

~ John 16:33               These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”


~ James 1:2                 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,


~ Revelation 2:10        Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days.  Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.


~ Psalm 30:5               For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for a lifetime;
Weeping may last for the night,
But a shout of joy comes in the morning.


The long-term goal honors faith!

~ Romans 5:2              through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.


~ 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.


~ 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.’


~ Romans 8:18            For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

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