SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 9/19/22
September 21, 2022, 11:36 AM

SERMON SEEDS

BIBLE OUTLINES FOR PASTORS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS

U25 – FOR WEEK OF 9/19/22

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MARK 9:1-8 – KINGDOM PREVIEW

Background:

  • Mark 8:27-30 – Peter’s profession
  • Mark 8:31 – Christ’s prediction of His suffering, death, and Resurrection.
  • Mark 8:32-33 – Christ’s rebuke of Peter.
  • Mark 8:34-38 – Discipleship requires sacrifice, and suffering.

The Preview was PROMISED. – Mark 9:1

The Preview was PRIVATE and PERSONAL. – Mark 9:2-3

The Preview was PROFOUND. – Mark 9:3-4, Matthew 17:2, Luke 9:29-31

The Preview was PERPLEXING. – Mark 9:5-6

The Preview was POWERFUL. – Mark 9:7, Shekinah Glory, “Hear Him”. He is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. Luke 24:25-27, Luke 24:44-45

The Preview was PENETRATING. – Mark 9:8, John 1:14, 2 Peter 1:16-18, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-12

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JOSHUA 16-17– MISSING GOD’S BEST

#15 – MOVING FORWARD – THE BOOK OF JOSHUA

  • What does it mean to miss God’s best?
  • How is it possible to miss God’s best for us?
  • Why should we never be content with being just partially obedient?
  • In Numbers 33:51-56 Israel was given instructions to take possession of the land and destroy the residents of the land and their idols. Joshua 1-12 describes the beginning of the process.
  • In Joshua 13:1-7 God itemizes the land yet to be possessed and tells Joshua to divide the land so the individual tribes could possess their territory and finish conquering the land.
  • As we arrive at Joshua 16-17, The Tribes of Reuben, Gad, the half-Tribe of Manasseh, and Judah had received their assigned inheritance. Next was the Tribe of Joseph that included Ephraim and the other half of Manasseh to receive their inheritance.
  • Like the other Tribes, they missed God’s best by not totally obeying God.

COMPROMISE – Joshua 16:1-10

  • Vs. 10 – After describing the territory in verses 1-9, this telling statement is made. Instead of driving them out, they simply subdued the Canaanites. There was always the potential for the Canaanites to regain strength and give grief to Israel.
  • What happens when we allow pet sins to hang around? Colossians 3:1-10, 2 Peter 2:9
  • “We Christians have three choices: (1) We can fully conquer our fleshly lusts; (2) we can co-exist with them; or (3) we can let them fully conquer us.” Roy Gingrich, The Book of Joshua

COMPLIANCE – Joshua 17:3-6

  • Inheritance in the land came through the sons.
  • However, when there were no sons, the daughters were to inherit. Numbers 27:1-11
  • The daughters received their inheritance. The only stipulation was they needed to marry within their tribe. Numbers 36:1-12
  • When it comes to inheritance, women and men have equal rights. Galatians 3:26-29

COMPLAINTS – Joshua 17:12-14, 16

  • Vss. 12-13 – Manasseh was having trouble with the Canaanites. Why could they not drive them out? How does this relate to our stubborn sins?
  • Vs. 14 – They wanted more territory than what they were allotted because of the difficulty they were experiencing in being victorious.
  • Vs. 16 – They wanted an easier way of possessing land than what God prescribed. Sound familiar?

Hebrews 12:1-4, 1 Peter 5:8-9

COMPULSION – Joshua 17:15, 17-18

  • Vs. 15 – Joshua compelled them not to be lazy but make a way for themselves. There was plenty of territory for them, they needed to possess it.
  • Vss. 17-18 – Joshua again compelled them to get to work! They were to clear the land and drive out the Canaanites. With God’s help they could succeed.
  • We too can take more Spiritual land and drive out our sins, if only we would get busy and trust God for help. 1 John 2:15-17, Ephesians 6:10-17, Galatians 5:16

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PSALM 98 – IT’S HIS!

Our Lord owns everything. Here are some things that are His!

HIS VICTORY – Vs. 1

O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

HIS SALVATION – Vss. 2a, 3b

The LORD hath made known his salvation:

…all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS – Vs. 2b

…his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

HIS MERCY AND HIS TRUTH – Vs. 3a

He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel…

HIS PRAISE – Vss. 4-8

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King. Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

HIS COMING – Vs. 9

Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

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PROVERBS 6:12-15 – MARKS OF WORTHLESSNESS 

People are not worthless (Genesis 1:27, 1 Timothy 2:3-4), but they are capable of living worthless lives. Here are the signs or marks of a person living a worthless life. He or she is:

SCATHING WITH THE MOUTH – Vs. 12

SLY IN BODY LANGUAGE – Vs. 13

SCHEMING IN HEART – Vs. 14

SINISTER IN ACTION (SOWS DISCORD) – Vs. 14

SUDDEN IN DEMISE – Vs. 15

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TRUTH ILLUSTRATED – GALATIANS 4:21-31

TRULY FREE – STUDIES IN GALATIANS #8

  • In speaking and teaching, what is an illustration?
  • How have illustrations helped.
  • Allegory is a type of illustration. “A Biblical allegory is a spiritual application of a literal, historical event.”

In chapters 3-4 of Galatians Paul deals doctrinally with the Galatians’ temptation to listen to Judaizers and place themselves under Old Testament law. He has been proving that justification by faith alone in Christ alone is the means of salvation. He concludes this section of Galatians with a Biblical allegory.

THE ILLUSTRATION IS BASED ON FACT. – Galatians 4:21-23

  • Vs. 21 – Paul begins by addressing those who are thinking of going back to law-keeping.
  • Paul is asking them to consider what is said in the Law. The first 5 books of the Bible were all written by Moses and were referred to as “The Law”.
  • Vss. 22-23 – Paul shares contrasts in Genesis concerning Abraham’s children.
  • Two sons
  • Two mothers, one slave and one free
  • Ishmael had a physical birth based on natural conception. Genesis 16:1-13
  • Isaac had supernatural birth based on promise. Genesis 18:9-15, Genesis 21:1-7

THE ILLUSTRATION IS INTERPRETED BY GOD. – Galatians 4:24-27

  • Vs. 24 – There are two covenants, the Old and the New.
  • Hagar, the slave, represents the Old Covenant given on Mt. Sinai. Exodus 19:4-8
  • Vs. 25 – Hagar also represents Jerusalem, which was and is in Spiritual bondage under the Law.
  • Vs. 26 – Sarah represents the New Jerusalem which is above. As believers, we are citizens of New Jerusalem. Philippians 3:30, Colossians 3:1-4, Revelation 21:1-8
  • Vs. 27 – This is a quote from Isaiah 54:1. Although this verse originally applied to Israel, Paul relates it to Sarah. She was barren, but eventually through promise, has many descendants.
  • The New Jerusalem (Heaven) would have been barren unless Jesus set believers free through his death, burial, and resurrection, which set us free from sin and death.

THE ILLUSTRATION IS APPLIED TO US. – Galatians 4:28-31

  • Vs. 28 – All believers are “children of promise”. John 3:3-7,16, Galatians 3:9, 22, & 29
  • Vs. 29 – As Ishmael “persecuted” Isaac, so we will be persecuted by those who have been born of the flesh, but not of the Spirit. Genesis 21:8-9, 2 Timothy 3:12
  • Vs. 30 – Ishmael had no inheritance with Isaac. So, those who are in bondage have no inheritance with believers. Genesis 21:10-14
  • Vs. 31 – We, being set by free by Christ, are children of the free woman. Let’s act like it!

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PHILIPPIANS 1:27-30 - TAKE A STAND!

During the summer several years ago, I received a disturbing phone call. It was disturbing that I received a report that someone was planning to open an "adult", pornographic bookstore in Fonda, New York, where I was pastoring. What was more disturbing was the person calling me thought I should do something about it!

 I asked at the new "store" what they were going to sell. When the man was done explaining, I said, "Sounds like an adult book store to me." The man confirmed what I suggested.

I informed the mayor about the problem and made arrangements to attend the next village board meeting. The three local ministers were there, including myself, plus many other people. The press was there as well. The mayor, the village board, and almost everyone else were opposed to the store. For me, it was like making a snow ball, and pushing it down a hill. The opposition to the adult book store gained momentum.

At that point, I, more or less stepped aside, and other people in the community took over. There were boycotts and pickets. The Village Board passed an ordinance. And the great majority of the town was against this store. The end result - THE ADULT BOOK STORE NEVER OPENED BECAUSE PEOPLE TOOK A STAND FOR WHAT WAS RIGHT!

As Christians, we are to stand for what is right.  In Philippians 1:27-30

we find Paul encouraging the Philippians to take a stand.

STAND AS CITIZENS Vs. 27a

"Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ:"

The word "conversation" here carries the idea of citizenship.

Paul wanted the Philippians to act as good citizens of Heaven.

Philippians 3:20, Hebrews 13:14

STAND IN PARTNERSHIP Vs. 27

"that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;"

STAND WITH BOLDNESS Vs. 28

"And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God."

Stephen is a good example of standing boldly. (Acts 6-7)

STAND THROUGH SUFFERING Vs. 29

"For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;"

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TITUS 2:11-15 – INSTRUCTED BY GRACE

GODLY LIVING IN THE CHURCH #5

(A COMPLETE LESSON)

Please react to each of these quotes on grace:

  • “A man must completely despair of himself in order to become fit to obtain the grace of Christ.”   Martin Luther
  • “Abounding sin is the terror of the world, but abounding grace is the hope of mankind.”  A. W. Tozer
  • “As the earth can produce nothing unless it is fertilized by the sun, so we can do nothing without the grace of God.”   Saint Jean Baptiste Marie Vianney    
  • “Grace grows best in winter.” Samuel Rutherford

All quotes are from Drapers Book of Quotations for the Christian World as found on Bible Illustrator 3.0

One of the greatest concepts in the whole Bible is that of “grace”.  After encouraging specific groups of people to act in certain ways in Titus 2:1-10, Paul shows us that we are to be instructed by grace in Titus 2:11-15.  Heeding such instruction will enable us to carry out the principles found in the first part of Titus 2.

THE APPEARANCE OF GRACE – Vs. 11

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

· How should we define grace?

· How did the grace of God appear in a way we could understand it?  See John 1:14

· How is the Cross an advertisement for grace?  See 2 Corinthians 5:21 and Romans 5:6-9

· In what ways has the “grace of God that bringeth salvation” appeared unto all men?

· How did God’s grace appear to you?

  • How has God’s grace through salvation changed you?  Why is this an important question to answer?    Ephesians 2:8-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17

THE APPLICATION OF GRACE – Vs. 12

Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

  • Why do we need to be taught by grace?
  • Why would grace teach us to deny “ungodliness and worldly lusts?  How would you define each of these terms?
  • How do we go about denouncing “ungodliness and worldly lusts”?
  • How does living soberly or “sensibly” affect our lifestyle?
  • How does living righteously affect those around us?
  • How does living a godly life impact my relationship with God?
  • Why is it important to have the behavior described in this verse “in the present world”?

THE ASPIRATION OF GRACE – Vs. 13 

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

· The two terms “blessed hope” and “the glorious appearing are referring to the same event.  We are waiting for the rapture!  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

· Why did Jesus tell us to watch for His coming? Matthew 25:13, Mark 13:35-37

· How should watching for Jesus’ coming effect our attitudes and our behavior?

  • What are some key ingredients in watching for Jesus’ coming, and why?  1 Peter 4:7, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10

THE ACTIVITY (OR ACTION) OF GRACE – Vs. 14

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

· Jesus, by His grace, took action for us!  He gave Himself for us!

· How complete is our redemption and why?

· How should being a “purified people” affect our behavior? See 1 John 3:1-3.

· How are we a peculiar people?

  • Why are we not always zealous for good works?  How can we fix that problem?

THE AUTHORITY UNDER GRACE – Vs. 15

These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

  • God in His grace has set Godly men, like Timothy, over us.
  • Why should a preacher speak with authority?
  • Describe the boldness that a preacher should have.

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GOD’S PRESENCE

  • How do you know about God is present?
  • How does this knowledge affect you?
  • Why is God’s presence a good thing?
  • What is God’s presence a challenge?

UNCOMFORTABLE IN GOD’S PRESENCE

Genesis 3:8 - And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Genesis 4:16 - And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

Jonah 1:3 - But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.

ATTRIBUTES OF GOD’S PRESENCE

Exodus 33:14 - And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
1 Chronicles 16:27 - Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

JOY IN GOD’S PRESENCE

Psalms 16:11 - Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Luke 15:10 - Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 - For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy.

FEAR OF LOSS OF GOD’S PRESENCE
Psalms 51:11 - Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

WORSHIP IN GOD’S PRESENCE

Psalms 100:2 - Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

COMPLETENESS OF GOD’S PRESENCE

Psalms 139:7-10 - Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

PARTAKERS OF GOD’S PRESENCE

Psalms 140:13 - Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

HUMILITY IN GOD’S PRESENCE.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 - But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.

INTERCESSION IN GOD’S PRESENCE

Hebrews 9:24 - For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

SECURITY IN GOD’S PRESENCE

Jude 1:24-25 - Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

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