SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 11/14/21
November 18, 2022, 7:58 PM

SERMON SEEDS

BIBLE OUTLINES FOR PASTORS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS

U31 – FOR WEEK OF 11/14/22

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1 JOHN 2:1-2 – ON OUR SIDE

 

  • My Aunt Dot was on my side growing, helping me and my siblings get presents for our Mom and Dad. She was also on my side when I changed denominations (after being born again) to become a Baptist.
  • Pastor Wes was in the right place at the right time and on my side when I had surgery.
  • Dottie has been on my side and at my side for over 50 years. Helping, encouraging, enduring, and loving.

In this room this morning there are two types of people. There are people who need to know the joy of having their sins forgiven through the work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

And there are those who have had their sins forgiven but sometimes or often struggle with feelings of guilt and failure.

I have great news! There is somebody on your side who is superior to any mere human. 1 John 2:1-2 

AN IMPOSSIBLE PROBLEM

My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin.

  • John is addressing people who mostly respected him as a man of God and a Spiritual mentor. He calls them “My little children”, expressing care and compassion.

· God views us who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as His children. He has wonderful care and compassion towards us. Psalm 103:13, Romans 8:15-17

  • John is saying that the things that he wrote in the first chapter of his epistle were so believers would sin not. 1 John 1:5-10
  • If a Christian is honest before God, admitting the specific sins he has committed, God is faithful and just or righteous to forgive and cleanse us.
  • But now in 1 John 2:1 John tells us he’s writing so we won’t sin.
  • Well, that’s impossible, and John has already told us that. 1 John 1:8, 10
  • Christian if you are truly saved you will live a life with less sin, but you will not be sinless.  This will frustrate and concern you at times.
  • And there are those of you in this room with an even bigger problem.  You also should not sin, but you have sinned. Romans 3:23, Isaiah 64:6
  • You might say, “So I’ve sinned. I’ve done things that are wrong that have displeased God, so what?” Romans 6:23, Psalm 9:17, Isaiah 59:2
  • My friend, without help from God, your sin is an impossible problem.

AN IMPOSSIBLE PROBLEM

IMMEDIATE HELP

And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Back in 2004 both of my parents passed away. The Peters family acquired a new friend. His name was Dave. Our family needed to settle my mother’s estate.  That meant we had to deal with the law and with the authorities.

It is Dave who told us what to do. He saw that we signed the right papers, went to the right places and did what we had to do, helping us in a time of need.

Dave took us to probate court and did the talking and speaking on our behalf.  Because of Dave’s help, we got Mom’s estate settled. We called him for help, so he could come by us in a time of need.  Dave served as our advocate. Dave was our lawyer.

  • Just as the Peters family needed help, everyone in this room needs help because of our sin.
  • So, God has provided for us immediate help for our impossible problem. What is humanly impossible for man is divinely possible through God the Son.
  • The word advocate means “one called alongside to help.”
  • When a Christian sins Satan accuses the Christian, as the “accuser of the brethren”.  Jesus is there immediately to help. He is there to plead our case as one of his own.
  • He is the one called alongside to help in Heaven, while we have another helper on earth, God, the Holy Spirit. John 14:16-18, 14:26, John 16:7
  • Notice once again who my immediate help is in Heaven when I sin.  It is “Jesus Christ the Righteous”.  He can perfectly plead my case because He himself is righteous.
  • So Christian when you sin, you have someone there to help, the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Now if you are not a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, you have a problem.  You have nobody to help you. You will answer for your own sins. Revelation 20:11-15
  • As it stands now, if you are without Christ, you are destined for the Lake of Fire.  The good news is, however, that you can turn to Christ, trust Him as your Savior and Jesus will become your advocate, the one called alongside to help you!

AN IMPOSSIBLE PROBLEM

IMMEDIATE HELP

IMMEASURABLE FORGIVENESS

And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

  • When a Christian sins, and the Lord Jesus comes alongside to help him or her, it is on the basis that the Lord Jesus Christ is the propitiation for our sins.

John MacArthur – “The term propitiation, in definition, and application is most notably a biblical and theological word. It is a translation of hilasmos, which means “appeasement” or “satisfaction”. Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross satisfied the demands of God’s justice, thus appeasing His holy wrath against believer’s sins.” John MacArthur, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary, 1-3 John, (Chicago, Moody Publications, 2007), p. 46 

  • In other words, my friend, what Jesus did on the cross dying for your sins and paying for your sins in full is why He can be your advocate before the Heavenly Father. He can say to God the Judge, “Father, I died for that, forgive him.” Isaiah 53:4-6
  • Christian, your sin is humanly impossible for you to deal with. Christian, Christ comes before God and pleads your case. He pleads his own blood as the satisfaction for your sins.

My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device or creed;
I trust the ever living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.

 

I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me. Eliza E. Hewitt

http://nethymnal.org/htm/m/y/myfaithh.htm

  • Christian every sin you ever committed was paid for on the cross is paid for. You have a Savior who died for you, and now pleads your case in Heaven as your advocate.
  • When you sin, you are to confess that sin, so you can maintain fellowship with your Heavenly Father. 1 John 1:9
  • My friend if you have not placed your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior you have a problem. The Bibles says that you are “dead in trespasses and sins”. That means the “Lake of Fire” is your destiny.
  • But I have good news for you. Christ’s death on the cross was sufficient to pay for your sins too. He died for you! That means that right now you can turn to Christ in faith and trust Him as your Savior. Immeasurable forgiveness is here for you! John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9

AN IMPOSSIBLE PROBLEM

IMMEDIATE HELP

IMMEASURABLE FORGIVENESS

TO HEAR PASTOR JACK PREACH THIS SERMON VISIT:

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2 KINGS 2:1-15-25 – THE STEADY MODEL

LIFE OF ELISHA, THE STEADY PROPHET - #2 of 9

Elisha, "The Steady Prophet" was a steady model to those around Him. There is no substitute for a good example

 

HE MODELED WISDOM - Vss. 15-18

Elisha was accepted as the new leader of the prophets. Vss. 13-15 Some wanted to send a search party. He did not think it wise. His wisdom was proved out when a search was made and nothing was found. Notice how mild a rebuke he gave. These men were grieving the loss of their leader, Elijah. He wisely went easy on them. Proverbs 19:10 tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Elisha modeled this. 1 Timothy 4:12 shows the wise behavior of a Godly pastor.

 

HE MODELED CREATIVITY - Vss. 19-22 I think it is say to say that Elijah had spent some time Jericho and was familiar with the water difficulty. It was Elisha however who solved the problem. Elisha performed few miracles exactly like Elijah. He was original. He was creative. There is nothing wrong with being like someone or doing things the way someone else did. However, God has given us all unique abilities and ways of doing things. We should not be afraid of being creative as we strive to serve God.

 

HE MODELED AUTHORITY - Vss. 23-25 People have wondered how Elisha could be so mean to small children. These were not small children but youths, teens, and/or young adults. They made fun of God's servant, Elisha, and the home going of Elijah. ("Get up thou bald head.") They were being disrespectful and rebellious. Elisha had every right to rebuke them. He used his authority as a man of God. See 1 Corinthians 5, Galatians 6:1, Ezekiel 3:16-21

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PSALM 100 - THE WAYS OF WORSHIP

WHAT TO DO - Vss. 1-2

¨ Make a joyful noise

¨ Serve the Lord with gladness

  • Come before His presence with singing

WHERE TO GO - Vs. 4

Into His presence with thanksgiving and praise

WHAT DO KNOW - Vss. 3, 5

(What we know helps us to worship.)

¨ The Lord is God

¨ He has made us

¨ We are his people

¨ We are his sheep

¨ The Lord is good

¨ His mercy is everlasting

¨ His truth endures to all generations

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PSALM 150 – PRAISE: A SUMMARY

The psalms are loaded with praise to our wonderful God.  Psalm 150 seems to sum up what has been said about praise in the other Psalms.

PRAISE FOR HIS MAJESTY - Vs. 1

Psalm 93:1, Psalm 96:1, Psalm113:3-4,

PRAISE FOR HIS MIGHTY ACTS - Vs. 2

Psalm 46, Psalm 104, Psalm 107, Psalm 136

PRAISE WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - Vss. 3-5

Psalm 33:1-3, Psalm 81:1-4, Psalm 92:1-3, Psalm 108:1-2,

PRAISE WITH THE MOUTH Vs. 6

  • Psalm 96:1-2, Psalm 98:1, Psalm 89:1, Psalm 104:33-34

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MATTHEW 7:11-19 – MATH LESSON

I once was once on a commercial flight and asked by a young lady to switch seats so she and the girl could sit in my seat and the one next to me.

I would be moved up to a rather uncomfortable seat in the front of the plane, looking at the wall that separated coach from first class.  The thing that bugged me was the girl did not say "thank you" until I hinted.  I was doing her a favor, but there was no real gratitude. Ironically enough, a few minutes later, the stewardess made us switch our seats back!

We all have met ungrateful people and have, at times, shown a lack of gratitude ourselves.  Lest we forget, our Scripture gives us a math lesson in gratitude.

THERE WERE TEN HURTING, TEN HEALED Vss. 11-14

THERE  WERE NINE GOING, ONE GRATEFUL Vss. 14-16

THERE  ARE FOUR STATEMENTS, ONE SAVED Vss. 17-19

  1. "Were there not ten cleansed?"

  2. "Where are the nine?"

  3. "There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this

       stranger?

  4. "Thy faith hath made thee whole."

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IT’S A WRAP – GALATIANS 6:11-18

TRULY FREE – STUDIES IN GALATIANS #12

  • We are all people who bring up the same topics in conversation repeatedly. What are some of the topics people talk about? What does this tell you about yourself and others you know?
  • In the Book of Galatians Paul was passionate about the Spiritual health of the churches he and Barnabas founded in a region called Galatia (Acts 13:14-14:23).
  • Throughout the whole Book of Galatians, Paul was stressing that false teachers were trying to get them to leave the freedom of salvation by grace alone and bring them under the bondage of the law.
  • As Paul wraps up his book, he remains on the same theme of being truly free and not going under the bondage of law. Paul began his letter succinctly, leaving out niceties, and getting to the point. He ends the same way, almost abruptly, with no personal greetings.

GIANT (LARGE) LETTERS! – Galatians 6:11

  • Although it is entirely possible that Paul wrote the whole letter himself, it seems more likely that he had dictated his letter to a scribe (1 Corinthians 16:21, Colossians 4:18, 2 Thessalonians 3:17).
  • In Paul’s day it was common for the author of a dictated letter to take the pen from the hand of the scribe and write concluding remarks and add a signature to the writings.
  • Paul wrote a whole paragraph because he didn’t want the readers to miss the point.
  • Large letters may have been for emphasis, but there is a possibility that Paul had a vision problem and would naturally write in large letters. I feel the former idea is true.

GLOATING JUDAIZERS – Galatians 6:12-13

  • Vs. 12a – Their emphasis was self-effort (flesh as opposed to Spirit) and their key talking point was circumcision.
  • Vs. 12b – They compelled the Galatians to be circumcised and thus avoid the reproach of the cross. There would be no persecution from the Jews if law was wrongly added to the grace provided by the cross.
  • Vs. 13a – The Judaizers were hypocrites, wanting the Galatians to keep the law but not able to do it themselves. Jesus condemned them in Matthew 23 as did Peter in Acts 15:5-11.
  • Vs. 13b – The Judaizers were not interested in Spiritual well-being, but in gloating.

GLORIFIED CROSS – Galatians 6:14-15

  • Vs. 14 – The Cross was a sign of humiliation and shame. This is what Jesus suffered. Matthew 27
  • Paul boasted in the cross of Christ. It is the source of redemption (Romans 5:6-9, Ephesians 1:7), reconciliation (Romans 5:1, 2 Corinthians 5:18-20), righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21, Philippians 3:7-10), and regeneration (Vs. 15, 2 Corinthians 5:17).
  • Paul looked to the cross and saw Himself dead with Christ and dead to the World’s influence.

Galatians 2:20, Romans 6:8-14

  • The world looked to the cross and saw a dead Paul, not conforming to their ways of living.
  • When the world looks at us, what do they see? John 15:18-25, Luke 14:26-33, 2 Timothy 3:10-15

GRIEVOUS REQUEST – Galatians 6:17

  • Paul was saying “Stop bothering me!”, or “Leave me alone!”
  • On his body he had the scars that came with suffering for Christ’s sake.

GENUINE BLESSINGS – Galatians 6:16, 18

  • Paul was wishing God’s best blessings on those who were truly saved.
  • Vs. 16 – “The Israel of God” in this age are the “Children of Abraham” by faith. Galatians 3:5-9, 1 Peter 2:9-10 (This does not nullify the Messianic promises to Israel.)

 

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REVELATION 5:12 – WORTHY OF WORSHIP

Revelation 5:12 (KJV) - Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

Colossians 3:17

Because the Lord Jesus Christ is worthy of worship, He is worthy to receive:

  1. Power (and Authority) – Hebrews 1:1-3, Acts 2:32-36, How much authority does He really have in your life?
  2. Riches – Romans 12: 1 – Riches = Tithes (Money), Time, Talents, Thoughts, Trust
  3. Wisdom – 1 Corinthians 1:30, Ephesians 1:17
  4. Strength – John 15:4-5, Philippians 4:13
  5. Honor – Matthew 15:8, Philippians 4:8
  6. Glory – 2 Corinthians 10:17, Psalm 34:1-3
  7. Blessing – Psalm 103:2, Nehemiah 9:5-6

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