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Sermon Outline, July 15, 2018, “Three Gifts for Christmas (in July)”

Three Gifts for Christmas (in July)

 The Biggest Gift – Jesus

     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.  

Write down three reasons The Biggest Gift is important to you…

1.       __________________________________________

 2.  __________________________________________

 3.  __________________________________________

 

Write down 2 ways you are using or could use The Biggest Gift in your life…

       1.     __________________________________________

  1.    _________________________________________

 

The Essential Gift – Holy Spirit

     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.

Why is the Essential Gift so important in your life? 

Read Romans 8 and write down all the different ways this gift is essential in your life…

  

The Some-Assembly-Required Gift – The Church

     1 Corinthians 12:12-14          For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.  14 For the body is not one member, but many.

 

What is your piece in the gift that requires some assembly?

How has this gift been a blessing to your life?

Sermon Outline, July 8, 2018, “Answering Satan’s Accusations”

Answering Satan’s Accusations

Romans 8:33-34

 

Revelation 12:9-10 can help us understand Romans 8:33-34.

Revelation 12:9-10      And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

Romans 8:33-34        33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

 

Satan is called the “accuser.”

 

Satan launches accusations at us.

John 8:44         44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

He is a liar.

He knows how to most effectively press us.

 

Satan accuses us day and night before God.

Revelation 12:10         10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers[a] has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

Satan’s accusations against us before God are true.

We are guilty.

 

It is God who justifies (v. 33).

Romans 8:33   Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

We do not justify ourselves.

God is actually saving us from himself.

Micah 7:8-9     Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;
when I fall, I shall rise;
when I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be a light to me.
I will bear the indignation of the Lord
because I have sinned against him,
until he pleads my cause
and executes judgment for me.
He will bring me out to the light;
I shall look upon his vindication.

 

 

Christ Jesus is interceding for us (v. 34).

Romans 8:34   Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

Satan’s accusations may be true, but they have no power because Jesus died for our sins.

We must preach the gospel to ourselves rather than listen to Satan.

Sermon Outline, July 1, 2018, “Love Over Fear”

God has sent you on a mission.

…to share a message.

…with the right motivation.

–         T. Keller

 

If you are a follower of Jesus, you are called to go!

  • Luke 10 – Jesus sends out his followers
  • What kind of tool are you?

o   sharp and ready for action

or

o   rusty and hard to work with

 

 

If you are a follower of Jesus, you have a message!

  • We are called to proclaim: Jesus and his resurrection.
  • Communicate the Gospel with words!
  • 1 John 4:8-11 – God loves us.

 

 

May your motivation be love.

  • Sharing the gospel can simply be the natural overflow of our hearts.
  • 1 John 4:12-18 – We share God’s love.
  • The Bible is an instruction manual.
  • The Bible is a love story.

 

Sermon Outline, June 24, 2018, “Admonish One Another”

Admonish One Another

Romans 15:14

~ I Thessalonian 5:14; Galatians 6:1; James 5:19-20; Jude 23

 

Admonish One Another Courageously!

Courage involves Risk!

~ Deuteronomy 31:6               Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

 

Courage involves Righteousness!

~ Galatians 6:1            Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.

 

~ Matthew 18:15          “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.

 

 

Admonish One Another Conscientiously!

Be Conscientious about the Right Motives!

~ Galatians 6:1            Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.

 

Be Conscientious about the Right Process.

~ Matthew 18:15-17              “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

 

Be Conscientious about the Right Facts!

~ Matthew 18:16         But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed.

 

~ I Timothy 5:19         Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.

 

Admonish One Another Compassionately!

Compassion is careful with Timing.

~ I Corinthians 13:4    Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

 

Compassion implements Tactful Truth.

~ Ephesians 4:15          but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,

 

~ Ephesians 4:29         Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

Sermon Outline, June 17, 2018, “Bear with One Another”

Bear with One Another

Galatians 6:2

~ John 13:35

 

Be Encouraging!

Be Realistic about People!

~ Galatians 6:2            Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.

 

~ James 3:2     For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.

 

~ James 2:10    For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.

 

Seek to Build Up people!

~ Matthew 7:1-2         “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

 

~ I Thessalonians 5:11            Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

 

~ James 5:16               Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

 

~ Galatians 6:2            Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.

 

 

Be Patient!

Be Patient with Spiritual Growth!

~ Colossians 3:12        So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

 

~ Romans 14:1            Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions.

 

Be Patient with Hurting People!

~ I Thessalonians 5:14           We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

 

 

Be Forgiving!

Forgive Completely!

~ Colossians 2:13        When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,

 

~ I Peter 2:24               and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

 

~ Ephesians 4:32          Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

 

Forgive Constantly!

~ Luke 17:4     And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”

 

~ Matthew 18:21-22   Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

Sermon Outline, June 10, 2018, “Serving One Another”

Serving One Another

Galatians 5:13; John 13:1-20

Philippians 2:5-8

 

A Servant models Humility!

Humility thinks of Others Before Self.

~ Philippians 2:3-4      Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

 

Humility places Others Before Self!

~ Romans 12:10          Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;

 

 

A Servant models Heart!

A Servant’s Heart serves Willingly!

~ Colossians 3:23        Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,

 

~ Ecclesiastes 9:10      Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.

 

A Servant’s Heart serves Willingly to do Whatever!

~ Colossians 3:17       Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

 

~ Galatians 6:10         So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

 

 

A Servant models Leadership!

Leadership makes the First Move!

~ Matthew 20:28          just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

 

Leadership provides the Example of Service!

~ Philippians 2:5-8      Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Sermon Outline, June 3, 2018, “Pursue Peace with One Another”

Pursue Peace with One Another

Mark 9:50

Psalm 133:1; Ephesians 4:3

 

Pursue the Purpose of Peace!

Pursue the purpose of Evangelism!

~ John 17:21   that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.

 

~ John 17:23   I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.

 

Pursue the Heart of Jesus!

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

 

 

Pursue the Mind of Peace!

Demonstrate Respect for each other!

~ Philippians 2:2         make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.

 

~ Romans 12:16          Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.

 

~ 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.

 

Demonstrate a Genuine Respect for each other!

~ James 3:18  And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

 

 

Pursue the Heart of Peace!

Demonstrate a Selfless Love!

~ Romans 12:10          Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;

 

~ Philippians 2:3-4      Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

 

Demonstrate a Sincere Selfless Love.

~ I Peter 1:22  Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,

 

 

Pursue the Spirit of Peace!

Be willing to Compromise!

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

 

Be willing to Cooperate!

~ James 3:18               And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Sermon Outline, May 27, 2018, “Comfort One Another”

Comfort One Another 

I Thessalonians 4:13-18

 

Be Informed!

Death is Temporary!

~ John 5:28-29             Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29 and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.

 

~ Ecclesiastes 12:7       then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

 

~ Hebrews 9:27           And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,

 

There is hope for the Christian!

~ 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,

 

~ Revelation 20:15      And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

 

~ 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!

Be Confident in 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,

 

Be Confident in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ!

~ 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.

 

~ Mark 13:26              Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.

 

~ Luke 12:40               You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”

 

~ John 14:1-3              “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.

 

 

Be Ready!

Be Ready for Christ’s Second Coming!

~ John 5:28-29            Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29 and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.

 

~ I Corinthians 15:51-52         Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

 

Be Ready for Eternity!

~ Revelation 21:3        And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,

Sermon Outline, May 20, 2018, “Accept One Another”

Accept One Another

 

Romans 15:7

 

Accept One Another for the Sake of Truth!

Stand together in Truth!

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

 

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

 

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

 

~ Psalm 119:11           Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.

 

  • Jesus

~ Matthew 16:16          Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

 

~ Colossians 2:9          For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,

 

Stand together for Truth!

~ 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.

 

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

 

~ 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.

 

~ 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.”

 

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

 

~ 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.

 

~ I Corinthians 6:9-10             Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

 

~ 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.

 

~ Ephesians 5:5            For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

 

~ 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.”

 

~ Genesis 2:24            For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

 

 

Accept One Another for the Sake of Growth!

Be patient with Spiritual Growth!

~ Romans 14:1            Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions.

 

~ II Peter 3:18             but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

 

Be patient with Zeal!

~ 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 1:18   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.

 

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

 

~ Philippians 3:9        and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

 

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

 

Be patient with Personalities!

~ I Thessalonians 5:14            We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

 

 

Accept One Another for the Sake of Love!

Accept one another Unconditionally!

~ Romans 15:7            Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.

 

~ Romans 7:19            For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want.

 

~ James 3:2     For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.

 

Accept one another Sincerely!

~ I Samuel 16:7           But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Sermon Outline, May 13, 2018, “Forgive One Another”

Forgive One Another

 

Ephesians 4:32; Matthew 18:21-35

 

Be Intentional.

Be Intentional with Release!

~ I Peter 2:24               and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

 

Be Intentional with Initiative!

~ Ephesians 4:32         Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

 

~ I Corinthians 13:5    does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,

 

~ Matthew 5:7             Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

 

 

Be Gracious!

Extend Grace!

~ Ephesians 4:32         Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

 

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

 

~ Matthew 6:14-15     For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

 

Extend Sincere Grace!

~ Matthew 5:7            Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

 

~ Luke 6:37                Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned.

 

~ Luke 17:4                 And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.

 

 

Be Determined!

Refuse to Think about the Offense!

~ Isaiah 43:25             I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.

 

Refuse to Talk about the Offense!

~ Revelation 12:10      Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,

“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.

 

~ Psalm 103:12           As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

 

~ I John 1:9     If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

 

Refuse to Use the Offense against the Other Person!

~ Romans 12:17-21     Never pay back evil for evil to anyone.  Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with 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.

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