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Sermon Outline, January 20, 2019, “The Bible is Solid ~ Part II”

The Bible is Solid ~ Part II

John 10:35

 

God’s Nature testifies to the Inerrancy of Scripture!

God in His very nature is Truth!

~ Titus 1:2                    in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,

 

~ Hebrews 6:18            so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.

 

~ Numbers 23:19        God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent;
Has He said, and will He not do it?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

 

~ I Samuel 15:29         Also the Glory of Israel will not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man that He should change His mind.”

 

~ II Timothy 2:13       If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

 

God is the Author of the Bible!

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

 

~ 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.

 

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

 

~ 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.

 

 

Scripture’s Nature testifies to the Inerrancy of Scripture!

Scripture declares it is Truth!

~ James 1:18               In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.

 

~ 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.

 

Geographical Accuracy points to the inerrancy of Scripture!

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

 

Historical Accuracy points to the inerrancy of Scripture!

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

 

Internal Consistency points to the inerrancy of Scripture!

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

 

The Unity of the Bible points to the inerrancy of Scripture!

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

 

Fulfilled Prophecies point to the inerrancy of Scripture!

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

 

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ points to the inerrancy of Scripture!

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

Sermon Outline, January 13, 2019, “The Bible is Solid”

The Bible is Solid

II Timothy 3:16-17

 

The Bible is Inspired!

The Bible is God-breathed!

~ 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.

 

The Entire Bible is God-breathed!

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

 

The Entire Bible is the Word of God!

~ 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.

 

 

The Bible is Eternal!

The Bible is Everlasting!

~ Isaiah 40:8               The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.

 

The Bible is Indestructible!

~ Matthew 5:18           For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

 

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

Sermon Outline, January 6, 2019, “Radical Mindset”

Radical Mindset

Romans 12:2

Refuse to Conform!

Refuse to go along with this world!

~ Psalm 1:1     How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

 

Refusers just say, “No!”

~ II Corinthians 6:14 – 7:1      Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? 16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said,

“I will dwell in them and walk among them;
And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
17 “Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord.
“And do not touch what is unclean;
And I will welcome you.
18 “And I will be a father to you,
And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,”
Says the Lord Almighty.

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

 

 

Reach for Change!

Reach for a Changed Life in the Power 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.

 

~ 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,

 

~ Philippians 1:6         For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

 

~ Philippians 2:13        for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

 

~ Romans 8:5-8            For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

 

Reach for a Changed Life in the Power of the Word of 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.

 

~ 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.

 

~ Proverbs 4:23           Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.

 

 

Construct a Biblical Mindset!

Saturate your mind with the Word of God.

~ Acts 2:42                  They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

 

~ Colossians 3:16         Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

 

A Biblical Mindset is Controlled by the Word of God.

~ Matthew 7:24-27     “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”

Sermon Outline, December 30, 2018, “Finding Contentment”

Finding Contentment

Philippians 4:11-13

A.  Paul learned the secret of being content.

  1. He didn’t always have it.
  2. He wasn’t instantly granted it by God.
  3. He had to go through seasons of testing.

 

B.  Seasons of Comfort

  1. In Christ I have the only thing that will truly satisfy the desires of my heart.
  2. Proverbs 30:8-9 (ESV)Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
     give me neither poverty nor riches;
     feed me with the food that is needful for me,
       9 lest I be full and deny you
       and say, “Who is the Lord?”
       or lest I be poor and steal
       and profane the name of my God.
  3. We must fight to stay needy and continue to depend on God.

 

C.  Seasons of Suffering

  1. In Christ I have something that can never be taken away.
  2. Phil. 4:13 could be restated as follows:    I can be content in any situation through him who strengthens me.

 

D.  Seasons of Waiting

  1. In Christ I have everything I need right now.
  2. Matthew 6:34 (NIV) Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Sermon Outline, December 23, 2018, “Christmas Reveals God’s Provision”

Christmas Reveals God’s Provision

Luke 2:1-20

 

Christmas reveals God’s Greatest Provision.

The Greatest Need of Mankind is Forgiveness!

~ Isaiah 53:5-6            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.
All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Him.

 

~ Matthew 1:21           She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

 

~ John 1:29                  The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

 

~ 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.”

 

~ 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.

 

The Greatest Provision of God is Salvation!

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

 

~ 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.

 

 

Christmas reveals God’s Abundant Provision.

God’s Abundant Provision brings Peace!

~ Romans 5:1              Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

 

~ Romans 12:18          If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.

 

 

God’s Abundant Provision brings Joy!

~ Philippians 4:4         Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

 

~ Nehemiah 4:10        Thus in Judah it was said,

“The strength of the burden bearers is failing,
Yet there is much rubbish;
And we ourselves are unable
To rebuild the wall.”

 

 

 

Christmas reveals God’s Universal Provision.

God’s Universal Provision includes All People!

~ 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.

 

~ Titus 2:11     For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,

 

~ 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.

 

God’s Universal Provision proclaims Good News!

~ 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.

Sermon Outline, December 16, 2018, “Christmas Reveals God’s Power”

Christmas Reveals God’s Power

Luke 1:26-38

 

God specializes in the Ordinary!

God uses ordinary Places for Extraordinary things.

~ Matthew 19:26         And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

 

God uses ordinary People for Extraordinary purposes.

~ II Corinthians 5:17    Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

 

 

God specializes in Grace!

God’s Grace extends Proactively!

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

 

~ Romans 3:24             being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;

 

God’s Grace extends a Free Gift!

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

 

 

God specializes in Obstacles!

God overcomes Fear with His Presence.

~ Matthew 28:20         teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

 

~ Hebrews 13:5           Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”

 

God overcomes the Impossible with His Power!

~ 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 32:17         ‘Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,

 

~ Ephesians 3:20          Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,

Sermon Outline, December 9, 2018, “Christmas Reveals God’s Protection”

Christmas Reveals God’s Protection

Matthew 2:1-18

 

God Protects His Children from Satan!

God is Greater than Satan!

~ Revelation 1:8          “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

 

~ 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.

 

~ Psalm 139:7-10        Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.

 

~ Revelation 19:6        Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying,

“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.

 

 

God in Us is Greater than Satan!

~ I John 4:4      You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.

 

 

God Protects His Children from Sin!

God protects His Children from sin through the Death of His Son!

~ Ezekiel 18:4             Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die.

 

~ 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 8:1-3           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,

 

~ 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.

 

God protects His Children from sin through the Blood of His Son!

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

 

~ Isaiah 1:18               “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are as scarlet,
They will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They will be like wool.

 

 

God Protects His Children from Stress!

God protects His children from Stress with Truth!

~ John 8:32                 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

 

~ 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.”

 

God protects His children from Stress with Resources!

~ Psalm 23:1               The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

 

~ Matthew 7:7             Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

 

~ Mark 11:24               Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.

 

~ John 14:13-14          Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

 

~ Philippians 4:19       And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

 

~ II Corinthians 9:8     And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;

 

~ I John 5:14-15          This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

 

~ Matthew 6:11           Give us this day our daily bread.

Sermon Outline, December 2, 2018, “Christmas Reveals God’s Providence”

Christmas Reveals God’s Providence

Matthew 1:18-25

 

God’s Providence works through Events.

Events involve People.

~ Proverbs 16:9           The mind of man plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.

 

Events involve Places.

~ Proverbs 20:24         Man’s steps are ordained by the Lord,
How then can man understand his way?

 

Events involve Timing.

~ Romans 5:3-4           And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;

 

 

God’s Providence works with Free Will.

God’s Providence provides Free Will.

~ Romans 2:6-8           who will render to each person according to his deeds: to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.

 

God’s Providence brings Good out of Evil.

~ Romans 8:28            And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

 

 

God’s Providence works out God’s Purpose.

God’s Purpose includes Every Person.

~ Jeremiah 29:11        For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

 

~ 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.

 

God’s Purpose will Prevail.

~ Job 42:2     “I know that You can do all things,
And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.

Sermon Outline, November 18, 2018, “Baptized into Christ”

Baptized into Christ

Colossians 2:11-13

 

Baptism is essential for Salvation.

Baptism is essential for the Forgiveness of Sins.

~ 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.

 

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

 

~ I Peter 1:18-19         knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.

 

~ Acts 22:16                Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’

 

Baptism is essential for a Good Conscience.

~ 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,

 

~ Hebrews 10:22          let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

 

 

Baptism is essential for the Work of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit creates within us a New Person.

~ 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,

 

~ II Corinthians 5:17   Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

 

The Holy Spirit empowers our walk with Jesus Christ.

~ Philippians 1:6         For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

 

~ Philippians 2:13       for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

 

~ 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.

 

 

Baptism is essential for Union with Christ.

Baptism unites us with Christ.

~ 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.

 

~ Romans 6:11            Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

 

Baptism clothes us in Christ!

~ Galatians 3:27          For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

 

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

Sermon Outline, November 11, 2018, “Confess Christ”

Confess Christ

Matthew 10:32-33

 

Confess Christ with Personal Confidence!

Be confident in the Person of Christ!

~ John 2:19                 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

 

~ 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 confident in the Work of 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 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.

 

Be confident in the Word of Christ!

~ 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;

 

 

Confess Christ with Public Courage!

Confess Christ by Courageous Example!

~ Matthew 5:14-16      “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 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.

 

~ II Timothy 1:8         Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,

 

Confess Christ by Courageous Proclamation!

~ 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 1:23    but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,

 

~ Matthew 10:28         Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

 

Confess Christ with Anticipation!

Anticipate the Presence of Christ!

~ II Corinthians 5:6, 8            Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord—

8 we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.

 

Anticipate the Promise of Christ!

~ Revelation 3:21        He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

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