SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 7/25/22
July 25, 2022, 3:16 PM

SERMON SEEDS

BIBLE OUTLINES FOR PASTORS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS

U18 – FOR WEEK OF 7/25/22

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Mark 7:14–23 – (What’s) INSIDE (comes) OUT!

Three containers on card table. An air freshener, a soda, and a shoebox.

Spray air freshener. – What’s Inside Comes Out!

Open and taste soda. – What’s Inside Comes Out!

Open shoebox – Pull out soap and washcloth, crayons, a notebook, and a toy. What’s Inside Comes Out. Even though the box says “shoes” – What’s Inside Comes Out! (You may put whatever you want in the shoe box.)

The conservative religious party of Jesus’ day, the Pharisees, were more concerned with outward appearance than inward reality.

In the beginning of Mark 7:1-5, his disciples are taken to task because they did not follow a very detailed procedure of washing one’s hands before eating.

After giving a scathing evaluation of the hypocrisy of the Pharisees in Mark 7:6-13, Jesus makes a very important announcement, one we need to understand and heed.

Read Verses 14-15 – Jesus is saying “What’s Inside Comes Out”. A man’s inner spiritual condition may look good on the inside, but it will eventually show itself for what it is!     

INTRODUCTION – Mark 7:1-13

THE CONDITION OF THE HEART – Mark 7:14-23, Titus 3:3, Jeremiah 17:9

THE CONVERSION OF THE HEART – Titus 3:4-7, Ezekiel 36:25-27, Romans 10:9-13

THE CONDUCT OF THE NEW HEART – Titus 3:1-3, 8, Galatians 5:22-23

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GENESIS 1 – THE GOD OF CREATION

Genesis 1 gives us some repeating thoughts about creation that are worth considering. They give us a better insight into the nature of our God.

"GOD SAID" - HIS AUTHORITY OVER CREATION - Vss. 3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26

"IT WAS SO" - HIS ACTION IN CREATION - Vss. 7, 11, 15, 24, 30

"IT WAS GOOD" - HIS APPROVAL OF CREATION - Vss. 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31.

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Joshua 7:1-26 – THE ENEMY WITHIN

#8 – MOVING FORWARD – THE BOOK OF JOSHUA

J. Vernon McGee - "The worst enemy that you have is yourself. He occupies the same skin that you occupy. He uses the same brain that you use in thinking his destructive thoughts. He uses the same hands that you used to perform his own deeds. This enemy can do you more harm than anyone else. He is the greatest handicap that you have in your daily Christian Life…

“The only battle that the Children of Israel lost in taking the Promised Land was a battle in which the defeat came, not from without, but within.”

J. Vernon McGee, Through the Bible with J. Vernon McGee, Volume II, Joshua-Psalms (Nashville, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1982), pp. 16-17

  • Why do you agree or disagree with the statement above?
  • In what ways will our sins affect other people?
  • In this chapter we see how one man’s sin influenced the whole nation of Israel.

ISRAEL'S COMPROMISE – Vs. 1

  • Vs. 1 – In what sense did the nation of Israel sin?
  • We can carry this reasoning to the church today. When one person blows it, in a sense the whole church blows it. The church’s testimony is affected!

ISRAEL'S COLLAPSE – Vss. 2-5

  1. Caused by overconfidence – Vss. 2-3
  2. Compounded by failure to rely on God – Vss. 4-5 (Compare Joshua 7:5 with Joshua 5:1)

JOSHUA'S COMPLAINT – Vss. 6-9

  • Vs. 6 – They were right to mourn.
  • Vs. 7 – Joshua was wrong to blame God.
  • Vss. 7-8 – Joshua was correct to be concerned.

GOD'S COMMAND – Vss. 10-15

  • Vs. 10 – God told Joshua to stand because He had work for Joshua to do.
  • Vss. 11-12 – Joshua is told that Israel has sinned.
  • Vss. 13-15 – Joshua was expected to deal with it.  When there is known sin in the church, it needs to be dealt with. Matthew 18:15-17, 1 Corinthians 5, Galatians 6:1

JUDGMENT'S COMPLETION – Vss. 16-26

  1. Achan was identified as the culprit. – Vss. 16-18

Why do you think God didn’t just tell Joshua who the guilty party was?

  1. Achan made a public confession. – Vss. 19-23
  2. Achan, his family (evidently, they were accomplices), the stolen items, and all his possessions were destroyed. – Vss. 24-26

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PSALM 93 – OUR GOD REIGNS

THE LORD’S REIGN IS:

MAJESTIC – [1] The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty;  

STRONG – … the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself:

[3] The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. [4] The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

STEADFAST - [1] …the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

ETERNAL - [2] Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.

RELIABLE - [5] Thy testimonies are very sure:

HOLY – [5] …holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever.

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OBADIAH 1:1-21 – PRIDE BEFORE A FALL

The people of Edom were the descendants of Jacob’s brother, Esau. Their pride hurt family relationships with their brother, Jacob. Obadiah pronounces judgment on Edom as well as all other nations, and shows the ultimate victory to be secured by Israel during the Day of the Lord.

INTRODUCTION

  • Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament (21 verses), and perhaps the most neglected.
  • Although there are many people named Obadiah mentioned in the Old Testament, it is not likely that any one of them wrote this book.
  • Obadiah’s name means “servant of Jehovah”.  Obadiah’s name reflected who he was. That’s all that people need to know about him, or God would have told us more.
  • The writing of this book was in conjunction with a victory over Jerusalem by her enemies.  There are four mentioned in Scripture, but only two are really plausible: the invasion by the Chaldeans led by King Nebuchadnezzar or an invasion in the time of King Jehoram (2 Chronicles 21). 

CLASSIC STRUGGLE BETWEEN JACOB AND ESAU AND THEIR DESCENDANTS

  • From the Womb – Genesis 25:19-26
  • Between the Parents – Genesis 25:27-28
  • Concerning Birthright and Blessing – Genesis 25:29-33, Hebrews 12:16, Genesis 27:1-28:9
  • Concerning Relationship with God – Genesis 28:10-22, 32:22-32
  • Esau settled in the region south of the Red Sea called Mount Seir. There were continual struggles between Edom and Israel. 1 Samuel 14:47, 2 Samuel 8:14, 2 Kings 8:20-22
  • Eventually the Edomites were deposed from their land, and became known as the Idumeans. They were eventually forced to become Jews.  The kings named “Herod” were actually descendants of Esau. 

DECLARATION OF JUDGMENT – Vss. 1-9

  • Edom Despised – Vss. 1-2
  • Edom Deceived – Vss. 3-4, 6-7
  • Edom Decimated – Vs. 5
  • Edom Destroyed – Vss. 8-9

DESCRIPTION OF THE UNCHARITABLE – Vss. 10-14

  • Sin Against a Brother – Vs. 10
  • Sympathy with the Enemy – Vs. 11
  • Smugness Against Jacob – Vs. 12
  • Sharing the Spoils – Vs. 13
  • Standing in Opposition – Vs. 14

DAY OF THE LORD – Vss. 15-16

  • It Is Near – Vs. 15a
  • It Is Nasty – Vss. 15b-16

DELIVERANCE FOR ISRAEL – Vss. 17-21

  • A New Situation – Vs. 17
  • A Needed Victory – Vs. 18
  • A New Possession – Vss. 19-20
  • A Noble Kingdom – Vs. 21

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MATTHEW 16:13-27 – LEARNING FROM JESUS

Jesus is doing some very definite teaching of his disciples in the passage. They were to learn from His teachings. We should learn as well!

A STARTLING QUESTION - Vs. 13-15

The disciples may have been startled that Jesus was asking who people said he was.

They were probably more startled when Jesus turned the question around to ask who they thought he was.  That's really the key issue. Who do you say Jesus is?

A STRONG CONFESSION - Vs. 16

Peter delivers a very strong, definite response. Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.

A SURE PROMISE - Vss. 17-20

Jesus would build His church upon Himself. He is the rock.

A STRANGE REBUKE - Vss. 21-22

Jesus told of his death and resurrection.

Peter rebuked Him! This is strange, when you consider that Peter just confessed that Jesus is the Son of God.

A STAGGERING CORRECTION - Vss. 23-27

Peter was put in his place. His rebuke of Jesus came from the devil, not God.

At that moment, Peter was not seeking the things of God.

Jesus continues by showing just how high a cost must be paid to be a disciple of Christ.

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STAYING TRUE!

GALATIANS 2:11-21

TRULY FREE – STUDIES IN GALATIANS #4

  • Give us some examples of Christian hypocrisy that most of us have practiced.
  • Not even the Apostles were exempt from this sin. Why are none of us exempt?
  • Why is staying true to Christ and His Gospel so important?

Paul is writing to the Galatians to prevent them from adding Old Testament Law to their faith in Christ. He was encouraging them to stay true and thus stay free from bondage as a Christian. Such bondage leads to hypocrisy (Mark 7:1-13). Paul is giving his personal testimony and tells of a time when Paul confronted Peter himself.

PETER’S FEARFUL CONDUCT – Galatians 2:11-13

  • Vs. 11 – The issue is adding Jewish law to the Gentiles upon salvation. Peter had already been taught this truth when he took the Gospel to Cornelius (Acts 10:9-16, 28, 44-48). He defended Paul and Barnabas at a church council (Acts 15:5-11, 19-20).
  • Vs. 12 – Instead of continuing to eat with the Gentiles, he gradually went back to separating himself from them. The men that came from James caused Peter to fear. Proverbs 29:25
  • Vs. 13 – This led others also to stray. What’s the lesson here?

PAUL’S FORCEFUL CONFRONTATION – Galatians 2:14

  • Paul confronted Peter publicly, because his sin was public.
  • Peter, who acted like a Gentile in the past, was now influencing Gentiles to live under Jewish law. He was violating his own convictions. We can be certain, he repented. 2 Peter 3:15-16  

THE BELIEVER’S FRUITFUL COURSE – Galatians 2:15-21

  • Vs. 15 – Paul concedes that Jewish believers had a better upbringing.
  • Vs. 16 – Paul also makes it clear that Jewish upbringing doesn’t save. It is justification by faith that saves. Romans 5:1, 6-9
  • Vs. 17 – Paul’s opponents had the wrong idea that Paul was teaching that one justified by grace was free to sin, thus making Christ a servant of sin. Paul’s response is, “Absolutely not!”                     Romans 6-8 shows that Paul did not teach this at all.
  • Vs. 18 – Paul teaches that if he went back to the old way of justification by works, he would be a transgressor.
  • Vs. 19 – The law taught Paul to be a sinner who needed a Savior. Galatians 3:24
  • When Paul trusted Christ, he became free from the law, and no longer needed a tutor, or schoolmaster. Galatians 3:25,
  • Vs. 20 – Compare with Romans 6 and Romans 8:1-4. Christ lives in me through the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Vs. 21 – Living according to Verses 19-20 are in accordance with a life of grace.

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PHILIPPIANS 4:1-8 – STAND!

In order for Christians and churches to have an impact in society they must take a stand. Here is a good summary of the stand we need to take.

STAND FAST! – Vs. 1

Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

STAND TOGETHER! – Vss. 2-3

I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.

STAND JOYFULLY! – Vs. 4

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

STAND WISELY! – Vs. 5

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

STAND PRAYERFULLY! – Vs. 6

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

STAND PEACEFULLY! – Vs. 7

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

STAND THOUGHTFULLY – Vs. 8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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1 TIMOTHY 4:10-16 – THE PASTOR WE CAN APPRECIATE

A PASTOR’S PATTERN – EXAMPLE – Vs. 12

1 Timothy 4:12 - Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

A PASTOR’S PRIORITY – ESSENTIALS – Vs. 13

1 Timothy 4:13 - Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

A PASTOR’S POWER – ENABLEMENT – Vs. 14

1 Timothy 4:14 - Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

A PASTOR’S PONDERING – EXERCISE – Vs. 15

1 Timothy 4:15 - Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

A PASTOR’S PROMISE – ENDURANCE – Vs. 16

1 Timothy 4:16 - Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

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