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Sermon Outline, Rahab’s Red Rope, May 5, 2019

Rahab’s Red Rope

Joshua 2, 6:17, 22, 23

Grip God’s Existence!

Acknowledge God’s Person.

Hebrews 11:6  And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who

comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who

seek Him.

Psalm 14:1  The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”  They are

corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds;  There is no one who does


Acknowledge God’s Omnipresence!

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.

II Chronicles 16:9   For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the

earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You

have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars.”

I John 5:14-15  14 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.

Grip God’s Sovereignty!

Trust God’s Control!

Revelation 4:2  Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was

standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne.

Trust God’s Goodness!

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.

Romans 8:32   He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us

all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

Grip God’s Power!

Trust God’s ability to Save!

Mark 16:16  He who has believed and has been baptized shall be

saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.


Acts 3:19  Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away,

in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;


Romans 10:9  that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe

in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;


Mark 16:16  He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but

he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.


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.


I Peter 3:21  Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal

of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God [a]for a good conscience—through

the resurrection of Jesus Christ,


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,

Trust God’s ability to Honor Faith!

                         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!

Psalm 1:6  For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the

wicked will perish.

Hebrews 11:39  And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did

not receive what was promised,

Care for One Another


I Corinthians 12:25 & Luke 10:25-37

John 13:35

Be Sensitive!

Be sensitive with your eyes.

Romans 16:16     Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.

I Corinthians 16:20     All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

II Corinthians 13:12     Greet one another with a holy kiss.

Be sensitive with your heart.

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;

Be Selfless!

Be selfless with your time.

I Corinthians 10:24     Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.

Philippians 2:4     do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Be selfless with your money.

Matthew 6:24     “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.

Matthew 6:21     for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Mark 8:36     For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

Luke 12:15      Then He said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”

Be Steadfast!

Provide Loving Care!

Galatians 5:14     For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Romans 13:8     Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.

Galatians 5:13      For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Provide faithful Care!

I Corinthians 15:58      Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

Sermon Outline, March 5, 2017, The Throne of Grace

The Throne of Grace

Ephesians 1:15 – 2

Pray Specifically.

Be Specific with Gratitude.

~ James 1:17                          Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

~ I Thessalonians 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.


Be Specific with Requests.

~ 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.

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


Pray Persistently.

Persistent prayer remains loyal to God.

~ I John 5:14 ~ 15                   14 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.

~ Psalm 139:7                         Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?

~ 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.


Persistent prayer remains loyal to the Need.

~ Ephesians 6:18                     With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,

Pray Confidently.

Pray with Confidence in God’s Omnipotent 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,

~ Luke 1:37                             For nothing will be impossible with God.”


Pray with Confidence in God’s Sovereign Power.

~ 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.

The Heart and Hands of Jesus

The Hands & Feet of Jesus

April 12, 2015

Mark 10:45

Look with Jesus’ Eyes.

Jesus refused to look Inwardly.

~ Philippians 2:3 – 4

Jesus intentionally looked Outwardly.

~ Romans 12:10, 16

Walk with Jesus’ Feet.

Jesus’ feet refused to walk away from needs.

~ Galatians 6:10

Jesus’ feet always walked toward needs.

~ Galatians 5:13

Serve with Jesus’ Hands.

Jesus refused to keep His hands away from service.

~ I Thessalonians 5:15

Jesus always helped with His hands.

~ Colossians 3:17

Sermon Outline, June 29, 2014

Jesus: The Son of God

John 1

 Present Jesus as the Proper Person.

            Jesus Christ is Fully Divine.

                        ~ John 10:30; Philippians 2:6

                                     Jesus is Divine due to His Eternal Nature.  ~ John 17:5

                                     Jesus is Divine because He is Life-Giving.  ~ John 11:25

                                     Jesus is Divine because He is the Light.  ~ John 8:12

             Jesus Christ is Fully Human.

                        ~ Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:3

 Present Jesus with the Proper Purpose.

            Jesus’ Purpose was given to Him by His Father.

                        ~ Genesis 3:15

             Jesus’ Purpose was to give His Life for the World.

                        ~ Matthew 1:21; I Corinthians 15:3; Galatians 1:4;

                           Ephesians 1:7; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 9:26; I Peter 2:24

 Present Jesus with the Proper Preeminence.

            Jesus deserves First Place in our Worship.

                        ~ Revelation 5:12

            Jesus deserves First Place in our Allegiance.

                        ~ Revelation 2:10; Matthew 24:13; James 1:12

Sermon Outline, June 22, 2014

Jesus: Sowing the Seed

Mark 4:1-20

 Pay Attention to the Sower.

            The Sower represents Jesus Christ.

                        ~ I Corinthians 1:23; II Timothy 2:2

             The Sower sows in Faith.

                        ~ Isaiah 55:11

             The Sower sows Faithfully.

                        ~ II Timothy 4:2

 Pay Attention to the Seed.

            The Seed is Powerful.

                        ~ I Corinthians 1:18; Romans 1:16

             The Seed is Productive.

                     The Word of God creates Life ~ I Peter 1:23.

                     The Word of God changes Lives ~ Romans 12:2.

                     The Word of God cleanses Lives ~ Hebrews 4:12.

Pay Attention to the Soil

            One Response to the Word represents Hard Soil.

                        ~ Mark 4:9

            A Second Response to the Word represents Shallow Soil.

                        ~ Psalm 1:1-3

            A Third Response to the Word represents Cluttered Soil.

                        ~ I Timothy 6:10

            A Fourth Response to the Word represents Productive Soil.

                        ~ James 1:22

Sermon Outline, June 8, 2014

The Birth of Jesus

Matthew 1:18-25; & 2

 Only Jesus is the Source of Salvation.

            Consider the Person of Jesus.

                        ~ Colossians 2:9; John 1:14; I John 4:15; I John 5:5

             Consider the Name of Jesus.

                        ~ Acts 4:12; I Timothy 2:5; John 14:6

 Only Jesus is the Fulfillment of Messianic Prophecy.

            Consider the Prophecies surrounding His Birth.

             Consider the Credibility of Fulfilled Messianic Prophecy.

                        ~ Romans 10:9-11

 Only Jesus is Worthy of Worship.

            Worship Jesus with the Will.

                        ~ Matthew 16:24

             Worship Jesus with Strength.

                        ~ Mark 12:30

             Worship Jesus with the Heart.

                        ~ Matthew 6:21

Sermon outline, June 1, 2014

Rebuilding the Walls

Nehemiah 4 & 6

 A Servant of God demonstrates Humility.

            Humility empties Self.

                        ~ Philippians 2:5-7

             Humility reaches for God’s Plan.

                        ~ John 3:30

 A Servant of God demonstrates Heart.

            God’s Servant has a heart for Purpose.

                        ~ Jeremiah 29:11

             God’s Servant has a heart for People.

                        ~ Philippians 2:4

 A Servant of God demonstrates Commitment.

            God’s Servant is committed to Responsibility.

                        ~ Philippians 3:14; Luke 9:62

             God’s Servant is committed to Truth.

                        ~ John 8:32; I Corinthians 13:6

Sermon Outline, May 25, 2014


Ezra 1

 The Exile started when the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 586 B.C.

 Babylon was taken over by the Persians.

 The king who ordered Judah and Benjamin to return was Cyrus.

 Out of all of the exiles, only 42,360 returned, and the remainder stayed in Exile.

 The first thing the returnees did was rebuild the altar but not the whole Temple.

The king who ordered the Temple to be finished was Darius.

 The Temple was finally finished and dedicated in 516 B.C.

 The prophet who foretold the seventy-year Exile was Jeremiah.

 There are lots of Christian exiles in Syria, Nigeria, and North Korea today.

 One way to bring children out of Exile today is through foster care and adoption.

Sermon Outline, May 18, 2014

Daniel in Exile

Daniel 1

 Be Resolved to Know the Right Thing.

            Resolve to Look for the Right.

                 The Word of God ~ II Timothy 3:16

                 The Holy Spirit ~ John 16:7-8

                 The Conscience ~ Romans 2:14-15 

             Resolve to Treasure the Right.

                        ~ Psalm 119:11; Romans 1:16

 Be Resolved to Do the Right Thing.

            Do the Right in Every Place.

                        ~ Hebrews 4:13; II Chronicles 16:9; Psalm 33:13

             Do the Right by Every Person.

                        ~ Romans 12:17; James 4:17

 Be Resolved to Trust God’s Faithfulness.

            God is Faithful to His People.

                        ~ Deuteronomy 7:9

             God is Faithful to His Word.

                        ~ Luke 11:28

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