SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 8/8/22
August 8, 2022, 8:12 PM

SERMON SEEDS

BIBLE OUTLINES FOR PASTORS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS

U19 – FOR WEEK OF 8/8/22

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Mark 7:24-30 – WHEN IT COMES TO PRAYER, HANG IN THERE!

When it comes to prayer, hang in there! God does not always answer our prayers quickly, and sometimes it may take years to answer. When we know something is God’s will, we are not to give up praying!

The Scripture we just read is the story of a Gentile woman of faith who “hung in there” in a live session with the Lord Jesus. Her faith was complimented by Jesus in Matthew 15:28. Let’s learn from this lady some lessons about persistent prayer, especially concerning the Lord’s Work.

Vs. 24 – This was in a Gentile area outside of Galilee, an area that was known as Phoenicia, and would be part of modern-day Lebanon. It appears that Jesus was taking some rest, and probably wanted to do some teaching of His disciples. He probably left Judah for the sake of privacy.

KEEP CARING! – Mark 7:24-25, Ephesians 6:18,

1 Timothy 2:1-6, Matthew 9:36-38

This woman came because she kept caring, she was persistent. If we really care about people, we will be persistent in prayer.

KEEP COMING (AND ASKING)! – Mark 7:25-26,

Matthew 15:21-24, Philippians 4:6-7, Mark 11:24, Matthew 7:7-8

KEEP BEING COURAGEOUS! – Mark 7:27-28, Colossians 4:2

KEEP BEING CONFIDENT! – Mark 7:29, 1 John 5:14-15

YOU WILL BE CONSOLED! – Mark 7:30, Matthew 15:28

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MARK 8:1-9 – CONSIDER THE MULTITUDE

Our text begins, In those days the multitude being very great…

Your life is filled with a multitude of people.

  • There's your family and friends.
  • There are your neighbors.
  • There are your fellow workers and school friends.
  • There are people you meet socially and in the world of business.
  • There are people who wait on you at the gas station and the store.

You know a multitude of people.  And just as Jesus considered the multitude, we need to consider the multitude as well.

The multitude you know has many needs. In a sense of the word, they are starving.  Just as Jesus said to the disciples, I have compassion on the multitude and want to feed them, he is saying to you and I, "I have compassion on the multitude you know and want to feed them."

We probably answer the Lord the same way the disciples did, "Lord there are so many. We can't possibly feed them."

The disciples did end up feeding the multitude.  It was they who brought Jesus the 7 loaves and a few fishes, and it was they who took the food to the people.

For a few moments let's Consider the Multitude we know.

OUR RESPONSE TO THE MULTITUDE: COMPASION

Mark 8:1-3, Mark 6:34, Matthew 15:30, John 4:35

OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE MULTITUDE – TO REACH OUT

  • We are responsible to witness. 1 Peter 3:15, Psalm 107:2
  • We are responsible to be sympathetic to others. Romans 12:15
  • We are responsible to encourage other Christians. Hebrews 10:24-25
  • We are responsible to meet the physical needs of others. James 2:14-17

OUR RESOURCES FOR THE MULTITUDE – Many and Varied

There are at least 7 “loaves” that Jesus will multiply if we bring them to Him:

  • Loaf #1 is Our Tongue.
  • LOAF #2 IS THE HOLY SPIRIT - Romans 8:9, Acts 1:8 Galatians 5:22-23
  • LOAF #3 IS PRAYER - Matthew 7:7-11, 1 John 5:14-15,
  • LOAF #4 IS THE WORD OF GOD - 1 Peter 1:23, 1 Timothy 3:16-17, Isaiah 55:10-11
  • LOAF # 5 IS SPIRITUAL GIFTS – 2 Timothy 1:16, Romans 12:3-8
  • LOAF # 6 IS GOOD WORKS - Matthew 5:16
  • LOAF # 7 IS OUR MONEY – Matthew 6:19-21

OUR RELIANCE TO HELP THE MULTITUDES – Bring Our Resources to Jesus and Let Him Bless Them – Mark 8:6-7

OUR RESULTS FOR THE MULTITUDE – Jesus Will Multiply What We Bring to Him for His Use. – Mark 8:8, John 14:12 

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Joshua 8:1-29 – AFTER FORGIVENESS

#9 – MOVING FORWARD – THE BOOK OF JOSHUA

  • There have been times in our lives when we have slidden back into “major” sin. We repented, and God forgave us. 2 Corinthians 7:10, 1 John 1:8-10, Psalm 32:5
  • How will Satan try to deceive and defeat us after a major sin in our lives?
  • What happened at Ai after a great victory at Jericho? Joshua 7
  • How was the major defeat handled?
  • In Judges 8:1-29, Israel learns that there is life and hope after forgiveness. They could not change what happened, but they could move forward. The same is true for us.

 

AFTER FORGIVENESS THERE IS CONFIDENCE  Vs. 1

  • After the defeat at Ai, Israel’s confidence was shaken. Joshua 7:5-9
  • Vs. 1 - Joshua is told to fear not, neither to be afraid. God wanted Joshua to go forward and be confident. Joshua is being reassured of what he had been told previously. Joshua 1:2-6
  •  As Christians, when we are in right fellowship with God, we can be confident.                                      2 Corinthians 5:6-8, Philippians 1:6, 4:13, 1 John 3:21-22, 5:14-15

AFTER FORGIVENESS THERE IS SERVICE  Vss. 1-2

  • God now says to Joshua, "Arise, go to Ai."
  • They failed the first time, but after repenting, they were not disqualified from service.
  • When we fail God and repent, there is always something we can do in service to our Lord. Matthew 5:15-17, Ephesians 2:8
  • Are there certain jobs in serving the Lord that we may be disqualified from for a period of time, or even permanently?

AFTER FORGIVENESS THERE IS GUIDANCE  VSS. 1-2

  • The first time Israel went to Ai, it was without the guidance of God. This time God would give the instructions.  When Israel succeeded, it was because God was instructing her.
  • It is important for you and I to know exactly what God wants us to be doing.  He makes His will very knowable. Psalm 32:8, Ephesians 5:15-17, Psalm 1:1-3

AFTER FORGIVENESS THERE IS OBEDIENCE  Vss. 3-19

  • Notice that Joshua and the children of Israel were back to doing what they knew how to do so well when they wanted to - OBEYING GOD!
  • Vss. 3-13 - There were three units of soldiers mentioned here, the ambush unit of 30,000 men, the main army, and another unit of 5,000 men stationed between Bethel and Ai.
  • Vss. 14-18 - The plan was done in obedience and worked. Our best days are obedient days.                  

AFTER FORGIVENESS THERE IS VICTORY  Vss. 20-29

  • After Israel's miserable defeat, there was a tremendous victory at Ai
  • It began with confession and forsaking of sin.
  • There was a restoration of confidence, service, guidance, and obedience. We can experience the same.

 

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RECEIVING GOD’S BLESSINGS

SELECTED PASSAGES IN PSALMS

Psalm 1:1-3 - BLESSED BY MATH (SUBTRACTION AND ADDITION)

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psalm 32:1-2 - BLESSED BY FORGIVENESS

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Psalm 32:5 - I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

Psalm 33:12 - BLESSED BY CITIZENSHIP

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

1 Peter 2:17-18 - But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Psalm 34:8 - BLESSED BY TRUST

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Psalm 41:1-3 - BLESSED BY COMPASSION

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

Matthew 5:7 - Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Psalm 65:4 - BLESSED BY CHOICE

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

Psalm 84:4 - Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

Psalm 89:15-16 - BLESSED BY KNOWLEDGE

Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

Psalm 94:12 - BLESSED BY CHASTENING

Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

Proverbs 3:11-12 - My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: 12For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Psalm 106:3 - BLESSED BY DISCERNMENT

Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

Judgment = Justice

Psalm 112:1 - BLESSED BY FEAR

Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 33:8 - Let all the earth fear the LORD: Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

Psalm 119:1-2 - BLESSED BY LIFESTYLE

Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

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AMOS 9:11-15 – HOPE FOR ISRAEL

There will be a day when Jesus will come and establish His kingdom here on earth. Zechariah 14:1-9, Revelation 20:1-4, Isaiah 11 It is during this millennial reign of Christ that Israel will be restored.

PRAISE RESTORED - Vs. 11

Praise and worship will return with the rebuilding of the temple.

PROPERTY RESTORED - Vs. 12

PROSPERITY RESTORED - Vs. 13

PEOPLE RESTORED - Vs. 14

And these things will be PERMANENTLY RESTORED! - Vs. 15

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JOHN 3:16-21 – GOD’S GREAT GIFT

THE PRESENT – Vs. 16 – Everlasting life is for those who by faith accept God’s free gift of salvation.

THE PURPOSE – Vs. 17 – Jesus did not come into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through His sacrificial death on The Cross. Romans 5:1, 6-9

THE PROBLEM – Vs. 18 – Although the one who believes is not condemned, the one who does not believe is condemned.

THE PROCESS OF CONDEMNATION – Vss. 19-21

     Light has come into the world.

     Men loved darkness instead of light because of their evil deeds.

     Because their deeds are evil, people hate the light and will not come to the light

     lest they be reproved.

THE PRACTICE OF THE TRUTH – Vs. 22 – The one who practices truth is the one who has come to the light through acceptance of the free gift of salvation. His life has been changed and his deeds will show it! 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10

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ROMANS 8:5-13 – CONTRASTS

There are certain contrasts between the believer and the unbeliever.  These differences are enough to motivate us to want to avoid “the lusts of the flesh” and to live after the Spirit.”

TWO MINDS – Vss. 5-7

One of two minds is going to control your thinking.  It will be the mind of the “flesh” or the mind of the “Spirit”. Vs. 5

TWO MODES – Vss. 8-9

There are two modes of operation, one of which is in charge of every life. We will either operate in the “flesh” or in the Spiirit

Notice the helplessness found in Vs. 8.  It is impossible to please God in our own self-effort.

TWO MANDATES – Vss. 10-11

In these verses the mandates are unto life and death. The mandate to life is by the Spirit of God who will raise us from the dead.

TWO METHODS – Vss. 12-13

We either live after the “flesh” or after the “Spirit”.

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GALATIANS 3:1-14 – FAITH ALONE!

TRULY FREE – STUDIES IN GALATIANS #5

  • Read 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 and Romans 10:9-13. What needs to be added to this Gospel for a person to be saved?
  • Galatians 6:1 – Why is Paul incredulous that the Galatians would add anything to the Gospel message, especially circumcision, as a condition for salvation? The word “foolish” here means ‘Spiritually dull’ (Wiersbe).

In these verses, Paul is making an argument for faith alone plus nothing for one to be saved. He wants them to consider the work of the Spirit, the testimony of Scripture, and the work of Christ. Summing it up, salvation is by faith alone!

CONSIDER THE WORK OF THE SPIRIT – Galatians 3:2-5

  • The moment a person is saved by faith alone, the Holy Spirit becomes a part of his or her life.                    1 Corinthians 12:13, 2 Corinthians 1:21-22, John 14:15-18
  • Vs. 2 – Did Paul consider the Galatians to be saved? Romans 8:9
  • Through a series of questions, Paul is pointing out that the Holy Spirit was given to the Galatians through faith and not through works of the law.
  1. Vs. 2 – Did they receive the Holy Spirit by faith or law keeping?
  2. Vs. 3 – If they began having the power of the Holy Spirit through faith, why do they want to add works to the mix? “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!”
  3. Vs. 4 – They had already suffered much for their faith. Was that in vain? If they added works to their salvation, the suffering would have been in vain. 2 Timothy 3:12
  4. Vs. 5 – Were those showing the power of the Holy Spirit doing it by faith or keeping laws?

CONSIDER THE TESTIMONY OF THE SCRIPTURES – Galatians 3:6-12

  • 2 Timothy 3:16 and Psalm 119:80 remind us of the importance and authority of the Scriptures.
  • Vss. 6-7 – One cannot be a true child of Abraham unless one has the same faith as Abraham. Abraham’s faith existed long before the Mosaic Law. Genesis 15:6
  • Vss. 8-9 – It is through the same faith as Abraham that we Gentiles are blessed. Genesis 12:3
  • Vs. 10 – How many times does one need to break the law to be cursed? Deuteronomy 27:26
  • Vss. 11-12 – Faith and law-keeping don’t mix. Habakkuk 2:4, Leviticus 18:5

CONSIDER THE WORK OF THE SAVIOR – Galatians 3:13-14

  • Vs. 13 – For Christ to redeem us from the curse of the law, He had to become cursed himself. He was taking our punishment. Deuteronomy 21:23
  •  Vs. 14 – Jews and Gentiles alike are blessed when their faith is in the redemptive work of Christ!
  • Vs. 14 – Because all who have faith in Christ receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, salvation is more than “fire insurance from hell”!
  • When it comes to witnessing, why are the truths in these verses important?
  • Why do I need to be aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit?

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