Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hebrews 13:7-14

“The Unchanging Nature of the Gospel”
Hebrews 13:7-14

Introduction: 2 Peter 2:5; Matthew 11:11

I. Looking Back vs. 7-8
“Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. [8] Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Luke 13:34; Acts 7:51-53; 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16; Colossians 3:1-2; James 1:17-18; Isaiah 40:8

II. Looking Around vs. 9-10
“Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited. [10] We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.” 

John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:5; Matthew 7:13-16; Romans 14:17; John 6:55-56; 2 Corinthians 4:4

III. Looking Forward vs. 11-14
“For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp. [12] Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. [13] So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. [14] For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.”

Leviticus 6:30; Hebrews 10:4, 10; Romans 8:3-4; John 1:14; 2 Timothy 3:12; Hebrews 11:10, 13, 16

Conclusion: Philippians 3:13-14; Hebrews 6:19-20;  12:2; Romans 10:17


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hebrews 13:1-6

“Christ Will Change You!”
Hebrews 13:1-6

Introduction: Hebrews 10:20; 6:1; 2:3

1. Brotherly Love v. 1
    “Let love of the brethren continue.”

2. Hospitality v. 2
    “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.”

Luke 19; 1 Kings 17:20-23; Acts 10:8-23; 28:2-11; Genesis 18:2-10; 19:1-3; Judges 13:15-25

3. Sympathy v. 3
    “Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.”

Romans 12:15

4. Purity v. 4
    “Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”

Matthew 19:3-6

5. Contentment vs. 5
    “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU, ...””

Philippians 4:11

Conclusion: Hebrews 13:6, “... so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?””


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hebrews 12:18-29

“A Great Invitation”
Hebrews 12:18-29

Introduction: Romans 6:14; 8:13; 2 Corinthians 4:18; 1 Peter 2:10

I.  Mountain #1: I Can See It … I Just Can't Touch It  vs. 18-21
    “For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind, [19] and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken to them. [20] For they could not bear the command, “IF EVEN A BEAST TOUCHES THE MOUNTAIN, IT WILL BE STONED.” [21] And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, “I AM FULL OF FEAR and trembling.””

Exodus 20:18-19

II. Mountain #2: I Can't See It … But I Can Touch It  vs. 22-24
    “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, [23] to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, [24] and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.”

John 3:6; Romans 8:5; Luke 15:10; Genesis 4:10-11; Hebrews 10:28-29; Hebrews 2:3;
1 Corinthians 11:27

Conclusion: Hebrews 12:25-27, “See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven. [26] And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN.” [27] This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.”

Galatians 1:4; 2 Peter 3:10; Matthew 16:26

Hebrews 12:28-29, “Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; [29] for our God is a consuming fire.”

Romans 12:1; Hebrews 10:26-27; Romans 8:29


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hebrews 12:1-17

"Godly Discipline"
Hebrews 12:1-17

I.   Endurance  vs. 1-3
     “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, [2] fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. [3] For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

II.   Discipline  vs. 4-10
     “You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin; [5] and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, “MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM; [6] FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” [7] It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? [8] But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. [9] Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? [10] For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.”

Matthew 6:10

III. Righteousness  vs. 11-17
     “[11] All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. [12]  Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, [13] and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed. [14] Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. [15] See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled; [16] that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. [17] For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.”

Conclusion: Revelation 3:19; Romans 12:21; Hebrews 10:39