SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 10/24/22
October 27, 2022, 7:48 PM

SERMON SEEDS

BIBLE OUTLINES FOR PASTORS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS

U28 – FOR WEEK OF 10/24/22

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FROM AMONG THE DEAD – GENESIS 5:21-24

Scripture Reading – Genesis 5:15-27

Love Chapter – 1 Corinthians 13

Creation Chapters – Genesis 1-2

Resurrection Chapter - 1 Corinthians 15

Faith Chapter – Hebrews 11

Death Chapter – Genesis 5

  • Of course, our Scripture reading was not one of the cheeriest we’ve read.
  • The point is, the one phrase repeated over and over again is, “and he died.”
  • Things haven’t changed. On grave markers everywhere there are usually two dates – Birth and Death
  • A grim reminder! – Hebrews 9:27 – “It is appointed unto men once to die…”
  • Another grim reminder – Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death…”
  • There was great wickedness before the flood.
  • There is great wickedness today! – Romans 3:23
  • Out of death before the flood, there comes a glimmer of hope! Jude 14-15, Genesis 5:24
  • Out of death today there comes a glimmer of hope.  John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:7
  • Enoch walked by faith and didn’t see death. Hebrews 11:5-6
  • Like Enoch, we will not see permanent death if we have walked with God. John 11:25-26

Life as a believer which comes out of the dead, must be a faith walk. It’s proof that we are genuinely born again!

TO WALK WITH GOD:

We Start at the Same Point - Genesis 5:21-22, Amos 3:3

  • Enoch’s walk began at the birth of his Son.
  • Our walk begins with our new birth! John 1:12-13
  • Enoch walked with God for three hundred years.
  • We are to show our salvation by walking with Him every day. Lamentations 3:22-23, Psalm 5:3, John 15:1-7

We Have the Same (Two-fold) Purpose* – Amos 3:3

  1. God’s Glory Isaiah 42:8, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, John 14:13-14, 17:1-4, Ephesians 3:20-21, Colossians 3:17
  2. Christ’s Kingdom Matthew 6:33, Acts 4:18-22, 25-31

We Proceed at the Same Pace – Galatians 5:22-26

  • To do this we keep “in step” with the Spirit of God.

We End at the Same Place – Genesis 5:24,

  • Enoch’s faith walk ended with God taking him “home”. Hebrews 11:5-6
  • Our faith walk will end the same way. Psalm 73:24, Psalms 17:15

* Joseph M. Stowell, Perilous Pursuits (Chicago, Moody Press, 1994) pp 105-107

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COLOSSIANS 3:14-17 – TOGETHER!

Remember the Lone Ranger? The ironic thing about the Lone Ranger was that he was hardly ever alone! Tonto was with him most of the time!

We as Christians tend to be “Lone Rangers”. We treat the practicing of our faith a private thing, not to be shared with many and sometimes we don’t share with any!

Although each of us is responsible to have our own faith and live out our own faith, our Lord knew it was not healthy for us to go it alone! That’s why he gives us our brothers and sisters in our local church. The local church is not optional! The local church is where you are known, and know others.

Introduction – Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 – Make sure you belong!

  • Are you a sinner? Are you aware that you have failed God, and stand guilty before Him?
  • Are you aware that God loves you enough to send His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to pay for your sins so your guilty verdict can be reversed?
  • Are you aware that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and is alive right now.
  • Are you aware of God’s offer of forgiveness? Have you accepted God’s gift of forgiveness? Romans 10:9-10
  • If you have, are you aware that you are part of a wonderful family, the Family of God? John 1:12
  • Are you aware that you have an obligation as a family member to interact with other family members is a local church?
  • Colossians 3:14-17 shows us four things, we as a church, should do individually, and together!

TOGETHER, WE SHOULD:

Let the Love of Christ Unite Us. Vs. 14

Colossians 3:14 (ESV) - And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

TOGETHER, WE SHOULD:

Let the Peace of Christ Reign over Us. Vs. 15

“The closer believers are to Christ (and His likeness), the closer they are to each other.” Bible Knowledge Commentary

 The peace of Christ, our Lord, is the arbiter, the umpire, the referee. We are to be thankful.

TOGETHER, WE SHOULD:

Let the Word of Christ Indwell Us. Vs. 16

Should the Word of God indwell the Pastor and Deacons, and their wives?

Should the Word of Christ indwell you brothers and sisters around you?

Should the Word of Christ indwell you? It’s the way you can encourage others.

Psalms – “This is the Day” (Psalm 118:24), Hymns – “Holy, Holy, Holy”, Spiritual Songs – “Redeemed”

TOGETHER, WE SHOULD:

Let the Authority of Christ Empower Us. Vs. 17

Matthew 28:18, John 14:13-14

 

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JOSHUA 20 – MERCY SHOWN, JUSTICE SATISFIED

#16 – MOVING FORWARD – THE BOOK OF JOSHUA

  • What is the difference between murder and (involuntary) manslaughter? Should there be a difference in punishment?
  • God in His mercy provided for a lesser punishment and protection for someone guilty of manslaughter.
  • Numbers 35:29-33 – God in His justice still required the blood for another in order to satisfy God’s righteous requirement.

A PLAN FOR MERCY – Vss. 1-2, Numbers 35:9-15

  • When someone was killed by another, an “Avenger of Blood” from his family was assigned to take the life of the guilty party. Genesis 9:5-6
  • The Cities of Refuge were appointed so a person guilty of manslaughter had a place to flee until he had a fair trial, and a place of protection from the Avenger of Blood.

A PLEA FOR MERCY – Vss. 3-4, Numbers 35:11

  • A person guilty of manslaughter was to flee the Avenger of Blood as fast as he could and present himself at a City of Refuge.
  • Access to these cities was to be provided with good roads. Deuteronomy 19:3

A PLACE FOR MERCY – Vss. 5-6, 9

  • Note that this place for mercy was available to all until there was a trial and/or the death of the high priest.

A PREREQUISITE FOR MERCY – Vs. 6

  • There was to be a trial. Numbers 35:12
  • Those guilty of murder were not to be spared. Numbers 35:16-21
  • Those guilty of manslaughter were allowed mercy. Numbers 35:22-23
  • Those guilty of manslaughter had to remain in the city of refuge to be protected.                  Numbers 35:24-28

THE PROVIDERS OF MERCY – Vss. 7-8

  • Six cities, 3 on each side of the Jordan and in each section of the country were provided.
  • According to Warren Wiersbe in The Bible Exposition Commentary: The meanings of the names of the cities are interesting. Taking them in the order listed in Joshua 20:7–8, you have: Kedesh = “righteousness”; Shechem = “shoulder”; Hebron = “fellowship”; Bezer = “fortress” or “strong”; and Ramoth = “heights.” Hebraists do not agree on what Golan means, but the Gesenius Lexicon says it means “exile.”
  • If you think of Christ as our refuge, how do the names for these cities apply to Him?

THE PRICE OF MERCY – Vs. 9

  • Blood was still required to avenge the shedding of blood.
  • Probably God accepted the death of the high priest as the blood payment required.
  • Although we are all guilty of sin and deserve punishment, Jesus, our High Priest was sacrificed for us that we might be set free. God’s justice was satisfied on the cross!    Hebrews 2:14-17

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Psalm 148 – THE TOTALITY OF PRAISE

ALL IN THE HEAVENS SHOULD PRAISE HIM – Vss. 1-4

ALL IN THE EARTH SHOULD PRAISE HIM – Vss. 7-12

ALL HAVE REASON TO PRAISE HIM – Vss. 5-6, 13-14

  • FOR THE PRONOUNCEMENT OF CREATION – Vs. 5
  • FOR THE PERMANENCE OF CREATION – Vs. 6
  • FOR HIS PREEMINENCE – Vs. 13
  • FOR HIS POWER – Vs. 14 - …he exalteth the horn of his people…
  • FOR HIS PROXIMITY – Vs. 14 - …a people near unto him.

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PROGRESSING TOWARD CHRIST-LIKENESS – GALATIANS 5:16-26

TRULY FREE – STUDIES IN GALATIANS #10A

(This is a continuation of Lesson #10. I covered the last two points with additional notes on the Fruit of the Spirit.)

  1. As Christians, what is our ultimate goal? Romans 8:29, 1 John 3:2
  2. Why will we not achieve this goal in this lifetime? Why should we strive to achieve this goal? 1 John 3:3,    1 Peter 1:13-16

The Galatians were considering going under the bondage of the law to achieve righteousness. In these verses Paul gives guidelines for becoming as much like Christ as possible.

THE WALK BY (IN) THE SPIRIT – Vss. 16, 18

  • Vs. 16 – As believers, we have been born again through the Spirit and indwelt by the Spirit.  John 3:3-8, Romans 8:8-10, 1 Corinthians 12:13
  • To walk by the Spirit is to be filled, controlled, and obedient to the Spirit in the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:18, Luke 11:13, Colossians 3:17
  • Vs. 18 – To be led by the Spirit implies that you are following! One is not under the bondage of law-keeping for the sake of righteousness. Romans 8:1-4

THE WAR WITHIN US – Vs. 17

  • The old “man” or nature hasn’t left us, but the new “man” is within us and through the Holy Spirit he is more powerful.
  • Whichever nature has the upper hand, the other nature will fight to regain control.

THE WORKS OF THE FLESH – Vss. 19-21a

  • Indecent Sins – Vs. 19 – “adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness”
  • Irreverent Sins – Vs. 20 – “idolatry, sorcery”
  • Interpersonal Sins – Vss. 20-21a – “hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders” 
  • Indulgent Sins – Vs. 21a – “drunkenness, revelries”

THE WARNING AGAINST FALSE PROFESSION – Vs. 21b

  • What is the difference between committing and practicing sin?
  • We will be capable of sin until we die. Someone who is truly born again will show evidence of a new life.
  • One who is not truly born again will not show on-going evidence of salvation. 1 John 1:810,                           2 Corinthians 5:17, Luke 8:11-15

THE WONDER OF FRUITFULNESS – Vss. 22-23

  • Love – 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, The Forgiven Woman – Luke 7:36-50
  • Joy – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Philippians 4:4, Blind Bartimaeus – Luke 18:35-43  
  • Peace – Romans 5:1, John 14:27, The Healed Demoniac – Mark 5:1-20 (Especially Vs. 15)
  • Longsuffering (Patience) – Colossians 3:12, James 5:7-10, Jeremiah – Jeremiah 1:17-19
  • Kindness – Ephesians 4:30-32, Ruth and Boaz (Each demonstrated kindness.) –

Ruth 2:8-16

  • Goodness – Romans 12:21, Matthew 5:16, Ephesians 2:10, Friends of David –                                       2 Samuel 17:27-29
  • Faithfulness – 1 Corinthians 4:2, Revelation 2:10, Parable of the Talents –                              Matthew 25:14-30 (Especially Vss. 21, 23)
  • Gentleness (Meekness) – Matthew 5:5, Matthew 11:28-30, Moses – Numbers 12:1-9
  • Self-control – Proverbs 25:28, 2 Peter 1:5-8 (temperance means “self-control), David and Saul, 1 Samuel 24, 26 (David spared Saul’s life twice.)

THE WAY TO MATURITY – Vss. 24-26

  • Vs. 24 – Being “crucified with Christ” is key. Galatians 2:20, 6:14-15
  • Vs. 25 – If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. (ESV)
  • Vs. 26 – How are we warned by this verse?

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PREPARED TO HELP – GALATIANS 6:1-10

TRULY FREE – STUDIES IN GALATIANS #11

  • Why is the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared!” good advice?
  • Since you have been saved, how have you been helped by other believers?
  • Do you see any ways we in this church prepare to help others?

After being exhorted to “walk in the Spirit” in Galatians 5:14-25, Paul warns against the sin of pride in Galatians 5:26. Having given this warning, Paul now tells us to be prepared to help other believers in two distinct ways:

HELP THROUGH INTERVENTION – Galatians 6:1-5

  1. ASSIST THOSE OVERTAKEN BY SIN – Vs. 1
  • It is a very easy thing to be overtaken or blindsided by a sin. In this case, it appears that a sin or habitual sin has occurred and has not been dealt with.
  • When we deal with sin in another person, it is always a touchy situation. The goal is always restoration. According to Warren Wiersbe, “The word restore means ‘to mend, as a net, or to restore a broken bone.’”
  • What makes a person “spiritual” enough to confront someone else’s sin?
  • Why is self-examination important? Matthew 7:1-5
  1. ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP – Vss. 2-3
  • Vs. 2 – Bearing one another’s burdens means to carry with endurance a heavy load. It would imply hanging in there with the person.
  • The law of Christ is the law of love. Galatians 5:13-14, Romans 13:8-10
  • Vs. 3 – Why is conceit dangerous? Proverbs 6:16-17, Galatians 5:26, 2 Corinthians 10:12
  1. ACCEPT YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY – Vss. 4-5
  • Vs. 4 – Self-examination is always in order. Why? 1 John 1:8-10
  • How can we rejoice in ourselves and not be conceited? Romans 12:3-8, Colossians 3:17
  • Vs. 5 – Although we are to help each other with our burdens, ultimately all will answer to the Lord.        1 Corinthians 4:1-5, 2 Corinthians 5:10

HELP THROUGH INVESTMENT – GALATIANS 6:6-10

  1. SUPPORT THE PASTOR/TEACHER – Vs. 6
  • What good things should be shared with a full time pastor? 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13,                                 1 Corinthians 9:1-15
  • Why is the pastor’s salary a sensitive issue (It isn’t here!)?
  1. SOW TO THE SPIRIT – Vss. 7-9
  • Vs. 7 is a universal truth but seems to be applied here to giving.
  • Vs. 8 – Again this is a general principle, but how does this verse apply to giving? Matthew 6:19-21,        2 Corinthians 9:6-10
  • Vs. 9 – We must not grow weary in well-doing! Eventually we reap!
  1. SHARE WITH ALL, ESPECIALLY FELLOW BELIEVERS – Vs. 10
  • This verse tells us that doing good is always in order, but our brothers and sisters in Christ should have priority. Philippians 2:4, Ephesians 4:28

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TITUS 3:8-15 – A PEACEFUL CHURCH

#7 of 7 – GODLY LIVING IN THE CHURCH (Last in the Series)

A Complete Lesson

1 Thessalonians 5:13 - And be at peace among yourselves.

  • What is your idea of a “peaceful church”?
  • What is God’s idea of a “peaceful church?”
  • Why is a “peaceful church” necessary?
  • What are the root causes when there is no peace in the church?

In Titus 3:8-15 Paul is wrapping up his epistle on Godly living in the church.  He gives us four things that will help us maintain peace in Christ’s church.

REACH OUT WITH GOOD WORKS – Vs. 8

· Titus was to preach constantly the truths about Godly living found in this little Epistle.

· What are some of the truths he would have preached from chapter 1?

· What are some of the truths he would have preached from chapter 2?

· What are some of the truths he would have preached from Titus 3:1-7?

· The goal in preaching these truths was that the Christians would do as they were taught.  The end result of that would have been Godly behavior. 

· The Christians were to learn to be careful to maintain good works.  What does it mean to be “careful” about doing something?

· What does it mean to maintain?

  • What are some of the good works coming from obedience to the Book of Titus that would have resulted in the Christians having a positive impact on their unsaved neighbors?

RETREAT FROM FOOLISH QUESTIONS – Vs. 9

· What are some of the foolish arguments that have taken place in churches today?  Why should they be avoided?

· What does it mean to “major on the minors and minor on the majors”?

· Genealogies from the Old Testament were delved into.  Fanciful myths were added to embellish the genealogies.  There was no value in these discussions.

· What kinds of contentions does Paul want us to avoid?

· What are some of the strivings over Old Testament law that took place in the New Testament church?

· What do the words “unprofitable” and “vain” mean?

  • Does this mean that there are to be no doctrinal discussions in the church?

REJECT HERETICS – Vss. 10-11

  • The original meaning of a heretic was a person who promoted a sect or a “party spirit”.  Why is it wrong to have sects or parties in the local church? 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 3:3-7
  • Most heretics are false teachers.  But a heretic can also be a person who is causing division within the church.
  • “The factious person will not submit to the Word or to godly leaders in the church. He is a law to himself and has no concern for spiritual truth or unity. Although false teachers certainly are the most devastatingly factious, Paul is here casting a broader net, which includes anyone in the church who is divisive and disruptive.” - John MacArthur, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary, Titus, (Chicago, Illinois, Moody Press, 1196), p. 164
  • According to verse 11, why is such a person dangerous?
  • According to verse 10 how is a heretic or factious person to be handled?
  • Why do churches have trouble doing such things?

REINFORCE THE BRETHREN – Vss. 12-15

· Vs. 12 - Titus’ ministry would be changed.  He would partner up once again with his mentor, Paul. We don’t know much about Artemas or Tychicus, but we can assume that each was a faithful man.  Why is it important that a pastor be faithful?

· Vs. 13 - We know nothing about Zenas the lawyer. Apollos was a gifted orator who was a positive force in the early church. Acts 18:24-28

· These men were to be encouraged as ministers of the Gospel by having their needs met by the church.

· What qualifies a person to receive financial support from a church? 1 Corinthians 9:7-10, 13-14

  • Titus 3:14 - And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful. (English Standard Version)

· I feel that the emphasis on good works was primarily toward the unsaved in verse 8.  Here, I feel there is more emphasis on the church family.

· Why should church family take care of their own?

· Why must we be devoted to good works?

  • Vs. 15 – What is the value of mutual greetings?
  • Why do we continue to need grace?

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