Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday Sermon Outline: Seven Blunders of the World

“Seven Blunders of the World”

I. “It doesn’t matter which religion you choose – all paths lead to God.”
     John 8:24, “Unless you believe that I am He, you shall die in your sins.”
     John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”
     Acts 4:12, “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved."

II. “As long as I live a good life, God will save me.” 
     Hebrews 9:22, “Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” 
     1 Peter 1:18-19, “You were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.” 
     Romans 10:1-3, “Brethren, my heart's desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. 3 For not knowing about God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.”
     1 Timothy 1:15, “It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.” 

III. “How can I think about God when I’m so busy trying to make ends meet?”\
     2 Corinthians 4:18, “We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 
     Matthew 6:19-20, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on the earth ... lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.” 
     Matthew 6:33, “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.” 
     1 Timothy 6:7, “For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.” 
     Mark 8:35-36, “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

IV. “I’m saved by my faith alone!”
     James 2:17-20, 24, “17 Faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. 18 But someone may well say, "You have faith, and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works." 19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. 20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? … 24 You see that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone.” 
     Mark 16:16, “He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved.” 

V. “I can worship God any way I please.”
     John 4:23, “True worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.”
     2 Peter 1:3, “His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness.”
     Leviticus 10:1-2, “Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them. 2 And fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.”
     Mark 7:5-9, "‘Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with impure hands?’ 6 And He said to them, ‘Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, 'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME. 7 BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.' 8 Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.’ 9 He was also saying to them, ‘You nicely set aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition.'” 
     Acts 2:42,  “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”
     Acts 20:7, “on the first day of the week, [they] were gathered together to break bread.”
     Romans 12:1, “by the mercies of God, present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” 

VI. “God can’t save me … I’ve done too many bad things.”
     Romans 1:16, “the gospel … is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.”
     James 1:21, “In humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.” 
     Hebrews 7:25, “He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”
     1 Corinthians 6:9-11, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.”

VII. “I’ve still got plenty of time to make a decision!”
     Hebrews 3:13, “Encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today," lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin."
     2 Corinthians 6:1-2,  “... not to receive the grace of God in vain -- 2 for He says, ‘AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU, AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU;’ behold, now is ‘THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,’ behold, now is ‘THE DAY OF SALVATION.’”
     Acts 24:25, “and as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time, I will summon you.”" 


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