SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 7/18/22
July 18, 2022, 6:39 PM

SERMON SEEDS

BIBLE OUTLINES FOR PASTORS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS

U17 – FOR WEEK OF 7/18/22

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JEREMIAH 31:3 – DRAWN BY LOVE

Jeremiah 31:3 - The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.

  • A little girl is suddenly frightened, and in fear, runs into her daddy’s outstretched arms. Daddy draws her in and holds her tight. That’s love.
  • A man gets a call from the daughter of a close friend, “Daddy is gone!” He died suddenly and unexpectedly. The man and wife hurry to the home and he is met by that daughter. She comes close in tears and he draws her in and cries with her. That’s love!
  • A brother and sister are separated from each other for years and are joyfully reunited. They draw each other close with laughter and tears. That’s love.
  • A friend calls another friend with a serious problem. Although they are miles apart the friend called draws the other close by listening and prayer with that person. That’s love!
  • A family in a church loses a loved one. The rest of the church draws them close, doing everything they can to help and support. That’s love!

In Jeremiah 31:3, God is talking to Israel, but this verse is draw for us! God draws people to Himself through the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Lord Jesus drew people to Himself when he walked this earth. He still does. Who are some the people he draws today? The same types of people He drew to Himself back then.

John 6:43 – Nobody seeks Jesus, God the Son, unless God the Father draws them.

NICK AT NIGHT:

JESUS DRAWS THE RELIGIOUS AND RIGID – John 3:1-21, Ezekiel 36-25-27

Nick looked for change. He found it. John 19:39-40

ZACH IN A TREE:

JESUS DRAWS THE RICH AND RESENTED – Luke 19:1-10

Zach looked for acceptance. He found it. Genesis 15:3-6, Galatians 3:7,9

WOMAN AT A WELL:

JESUS DRAWS THE RAUNCHY AND REJECTED – John 4:1-30

The woman looked for deliverance. She found it in Christ. John 8:34-36

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MARK 6:30-52 – THE SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL APPLICATION

  • One can go to school to learn any number of things.
  • Of course, one can go to school to learn how to be a doctor, teacher, lawyer, real estate agent, accountant, minister, engineer, or computer programmer.
  • And one can go to school to learn to be an air traffic controller, pilot, race car driver, plumber, carpenter, nurse, or mechanic.
  • One can also go to school to learn to be an undertaker, a clown, a barber, or a fashion designer.
  • There is no end to schools one can attend on various levels.
  • This morning I want to suggest to you that we all should enroll and attend different kind of school. I call it the “The School of Practical Application”.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 – Scripture is meant to be practical. It becomes practical to you and I when we apply it to our own lives.

A good preacher or Bible teacher will give application to the doctrinal truths that are being taught. But the Holy Spirit can give you insights on how the Scriptures apply to you, especially, when you are reading the Scriptures for yourself, which you should do in a systematic way.

Psalm 119:8 is a great prayer to begin with.

1 Peter 2:1-3 – Is a solid way to approach reading Scripture or listening to a sermon.

As you read, keeping looking for ways this Scripture applies. This morning, let me give you some examples of what this may look like from Mark 6:30-52

  1. REPORT – I should make myself accountable to God. Mark 6:30, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Corinthians 3:11-15
  2. REST – I should take time for physical and Spiritual breaks. Mark 6:31, Isaiah 26:3-4
  3. REALITY – I should have compassion for the Spiritual and physical needs of others. Mark 6:32-34, John 3:16-18, Luke 10:2, Philippians 2:1-4
  4. RESPONSIBILITY – I should share what I have and let Jesus multiply it. Mark 6:35-44, 2 Corinthians 9:6-9, Romans 12:3-8
  5. RELIANCE – I should look for Jesus in the storm. Mark 6:45-52

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MEET YOUR HOST – HEBREWS 1:1-4

(For Celebration of The Lord’s Table)

I have been to a lot of celebrations, mostly wedding receptions, where I didn’t know the hosts (Parents). One thing that is always courteous to do, is to introduce yourself, and if possible, get to know them at least a little.

The most important celebration we participate in as believers in Jesus Christ is what we call, “The Lord’s Table”. As we just read in Luke 22:19-20, the Lord himself instituted this commemoration in remembrance of Himself. Every time believers gather to celebrate the Lord’s Table; I believe the real host is the Lord Himself. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

As we always say, it is important that we not partake of the bread and the cup at the Lord’s Table in an unworthy manner. 1 Corinthians 11:27

I believe one way to avoid eating in an “unworthy manner” is by remembering some facts about our host at the Table. For that let’s go to Hebrews 1:1-4.

Luke 22:7-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

JESUS IS THE PRESTIGIOUS HOST

  • "... whom he has appointed heir of all things..." Philippians 2:5-11
  • Philippians 2:6 (ESV) – “who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,”

JESUS IS THE POWERFUL HOST

  • "... through whom also He made the worlds;" Colossians 1:16, Psalm 33:6, 9
  • "and upholding all things by the word of his power..." Colossians 1:17
  • He’ll hold things together for you as well if you trust Him. Proverbs 3:5-6, Philippians 4:6-7

JESUS IS THE PREEMINENT HOST

  • "Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person..." Matthew 17:1-2, John 14:8-11
  • "...sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high;" Ephesians 1:19-23

JESUS IS THE PURIFYING HOST

  • "... when he had by himself purged our sins..."  1 Peter 1:18-19

JESUS IS THE PERFECT HOST

  • "having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they." Hebrews 1:5-14, 1 Cor. 11:27 ff.

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Joshua 4:19-5:15 – IN THE LAND

#6 – MOVING FORWARD – THE BOOK OF JOSHUA

  • Forty years after leaving Egypt the Children of Israel were finally in the Promised Land!
  • How do we know that the Land of Canaan does not represent Heaven?
  • For the Christian, the Land of Canaan teaches about victorious Christian living.

PROCLAMATION – JOSHUA 4:19-24

  • Two memorials of twelve stones were set up. One was in the middle of the Jordan River (Verse 9). What might that signify or proclaim?
  • Vss. 21-23 – The stones at placed at Gilgal were there to proclaim what had happened at the Jordan. Note that fathers were to be ready to instruct their children.                              Deuteronomy 6:4-9
  • Vs. 24 – Not only were the stones a proclamation to the Israelites, but to the whole world. As Christians are to proclaim the greatness of our God, especially concerning salvation, Israel was responsible to be a testimony to other nations.

PROTECTION – JOSHUA 5:1

  • Word of Israel’s arrival would have spread quickly in the land of Canaan.
  • The way it happened devastated the Canaanites.

PREPARATION – JOSHUA 5:2-10

  • Although it appeared that a quick attack would have been militarily wise, God wanted His people to be Spiritually prepared. There was some unfinished business to attend to.
  1. Circumcision – Vss. 2-9, Genesis 17:9-13, Deuteronomy 10:16, Colossians 2:11-13
  2. Passover – Vs. 10, Exodus 12:40-49, 1 Corinthians 5:7

PROVISION – JOSHUA 5:11-12

  • God provides for His people with a miracle when needed, and by normal means when normal means are available.

PREEMINENCE – JOSHUA 5:13-15

  • This is a Christophany, an appearance of the Lord Jesus in the Old Testament.
  • How was this helpful to Joshua?

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Joshua 6:1-27 – ACCOMPLISHING THE IMPOSSIBLE!

#7 – MOVING FORWARD – THE BOOK OF JOSHUA

  • What impossible things have you seen God do?
  • Why do you think God likes to do the impossible?
  • What does God require from us if we want Him to do the impossible?
  • When we face impossible situations, we must remember that the most important thing of all is that God's will be done! Matthew 6:10, Luke 22:39-42

Joshua and Israel had entered the Promised Land at God's command. God's plan was for them to have victory over the enemy. There are some principles in this chapter that will help  accomplish the impossible through us.

CONSIDER IT DONE - Vss. 1-2

  • Jericho was a formidable city which had shut its doors to Israel.
  • Jericho looked like an impossible enemy, but God said to Joshua, "I have given unto thine hand Jericho".
  • When God makes a promise, He keeps it. Some of the promises that we can consider done are Luke 1:37, Philippians 1:6, Philippians 4:13, Philippians 4:19, and 1 John 5:4.

CIRCLE IT WITH OBEDIENCE AND PRAYER - Vss. 3-14

  • Here were some unusual orders. This was a test of Joshua's faith.
  • Humanly speaking, what God asked Joshua to do did not make sense.
  • Joshua and the people were to circle the city once a day for six days. On the seventh day they were to circle the city seven times.
  • This reminds me that God wants us to circle our problems with prayer! Before we do anything else, problems should be prayed about. 1 John 5:14-15, James 1:5-8, Jeremiah 33:3, Mark 11:22-24, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Luke 18:1
  • Remember, all the prayer in the world will not negate the effects of unbelief and disobedience, unless it is a prayer of confession. 1 Samuel 15:22-23, Hebrews 3:18-19

CLAIM IT BY FAITH - Vss. 15-16

  • After the children of Israel had circled Jericho 13 times, the Israelites were told to shout because the Lord had given them the city. They were to claim the victory by taking action!
  • I see the shout as the final claim to a conquered Jericho. I see the shout as an outward expression of an inward confidence.
  • As we pray the Lord may ask us to give a "shout" by taking some sort of action.

CONCLUSION - Vss. 17-27

  • God conquered Jericho! Vss. 17-21
  • Promises were kept. Vss. 22-25
  • A curse was pronounced. Vs. 26, 1 Kings 16:34
  • Joshua was honored. Vs. 27

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PASLM 6 – WHEN HURTING

ASK FOR HELP or HELP REQUESTED – Vss. 1, 4

ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR NEED or HARDSHIPS ENUMERATED – Vss. 2-3, 5-7

ASSUME GOD HEARS or HOPE RESTORED – Vss. 8-10

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WISELY WISE or DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS ON WISDOM

The Bible Defines Wisdom in Job 28:28.

  • The “Fear of the Lord” is wisdom.
  • To turn away from evil is understanding.

The Wise Men Found in the Bible

  • Solomon, Moses, David, and Paul are a few examples. Choose your own examples for your message or lesson.
  • According to the definition of wisdom in Job 28:28, Job was a wise man. Job 1:1

To Have Wisdom, Faith is Necessary - Proverbs 3:5-7

  • We must trust the Lord with all our hearts.
  • We must not trust our own understanding.
  • We are to acknowledge Him in all our ways.
  • He will direct our paths.
  • Faith is applied so that we have God’s wisdom, fearing the Lord, and turning away from evil.

The Worst Kind of Evil Is Unbelief - Hebrews 3:12-13, 18-19

  • Hebrews 3:12-13 warns of an evil, unbelieving heart.
  • Hebrews 3:18-19 shows that disobedience is the result of unbelief.

The Positive Example of Levi - Malachi 2:5-7

  • God had a covenant with the priests (Levi) that was a covenant of life, peace, and the fear of God.  They stood in awe of God’s name.
  • The priests taught accurately and turned people away from iniquity.
  • The people were to seek instruction from the priests.
  • Today, believers are the priests (1 Peter 2:9), and should act accordingly.

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THAT’S THE PLAN! – LUKE 9:37-56

Jesus had a plan for His life (John 4:34), and he has a similar plan for our lives. Some of the specifics of the plan are spelled out in this passage of Scripture.

  • FAITH – Luke 9:37-43A, Matthew 17:19-20
  • PERSECUTION – Luke 9: 43B-45, Luke 6:26, 2 Timothy 3:12
  • HUMILITY – Luke 9:46-48, Mark 10:42-45
  • ACCEPTANCE – Luke 9:49-50, Romans 15:5-7
  • MERCY – Luke 9:51-56, Ezekiel 33:11, John 3:17

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TITUS 3:1-7 – BEHAVIOR BEFORE A WATCHING WORLD

In order for Christians to have an impact on unsaved people, they must demonstrate proper behavior. Matthew 5:13-16, 1 Peter 3:15

Titus 3:1-7 gives us procedures for living a Godly life before those who are unsaved and watching our behavior.

RESPONSE – Vs. 1

We are to be submissive and obedient to those in authority over us.

RESTRAINT – Vs. 2

Our behavior should always be under control.

REMINDER – Vs. 3

We are to remember our previous behavior before we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ.

REGENERATION AND RENEWAL – Vss. 4-7

The only way we will be a good testimony to the unsaved is if we have been truly regenerated and renewed by the Spirit of God. This happens when we have been born again. John 3:3-7, John 1:12-13

 

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