Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Galatians 1

Galatians 1
“The Basis of Truth”

Introduction:  Acts 16:1-6; 18:23; Galatians 3:3; 5:7; 1:6; 3:1; 5:4

I.  The Deliverance of God  vs. 1-5
     “Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), [2] and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: [3]  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, [4] who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, [5] to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen.”

Acts 26:15-18; Ephesians 4:4-7; Matthew 10:34; Romans 12:18; 2:10; 5:1; Luke 2:14

II. The Distortion of the Truth  vs. 6-9
     “[6]  I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; [7] which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. [8] But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! [9] As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!”

John 4:23; 1 John 4:6

III. The Direction of the Divine  vs. 10-24
     “[10]  For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. [11]  For I would have you know, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. [12] For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. [13]  For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it; [14] and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions. [15] But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, was pleased [16] to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood, [17] nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus.[18]  Then three years later I went up to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Cephas, and stayed with him fifteen days. [19] But I did not see any other of the apostles except James, the Lord's brother. [20] (Now in what I am writing to you, I assure you before God that I am not lying.) [21] Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. [22] I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Judea which were in Christ; [23] but only, they kept hearing, “He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.” [24] And they were glorifying God because of me.”

Conclusion: Hebrews 1:1-3; Romans 5:1; 1 John 4:6


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hosea 14

Hosea 14
“Restoration of the Relationship”

Introduction: Isaiah 30:18; Psalm 68:20; Hebrews 12:29; Romans 16:26; Hebrews 1:2; 2 Timothy 2:26

I.   Repentance and Return to God  vs. 1-3
     “[1] Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. [2] Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity and receive us graciously, that we may present the fruit of our lips. [3] Assyria will not save us, we will not ride on horses; nor will we say again, ‘Our god,’ to the work of our hands; for in You the orphan finds mercy.””

1 John 1:9;  Chronicles 7:14

II.  Renewal of Divine Support  vs. 4-7
     “[4] I will heal their apostasy, I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from them. [5] I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily, and he will take root like the cedars of Lebanon. [6] His shoots will sprout, and his beauty will be like the olive tree and his fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon. [7] Those who live in his shadow will again raise grain, and they will blossom like the vine. His renown will be like the wine of Lebanon.”

John 14:21, 23; Mark 3:5-6; Romans 12:21

III. Recognition of Divine Authority  vs. 8-9
     “[8] O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like a luxuriant cypress; from Me comes your fruit. [9] Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right, and the righteous will walk in them, but transgressors will stumble in them.”

Isaiah 42:8; Exodus 20:3-6; Psalm 63:1 119:98-100

Conclusion: 2 Corinthians 2:15-16; Ephesians 5:25-27; John 12:48; 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22; 1 John 4:1; Hebrews 2:1


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hosea 13

Hosea 13
“Terrible Transitions”

Introduction: Philippians 3:14; 1 Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 6:1; 10:39; Acts 26:18; 2 Timothy 3:13; Hosea 7:16

I.  From Priceless to Worthless  vs. 1-3
     “When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling. He exalted himself in Israel, but through Baal he did wrong and died. [2] And now they sin more and more, and make for themselves molten images, idols skillfully made from their silver, all of them the work of craftsmen. They say of them, “Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!” [3] Therefore they will be like the morning cloud and like dew which soon disappears, like chaff which is blown away from the threshing floor and like smoke from a chimney.”

Genesis 41:52; Exodus 20:3; Romans 6:23; 2 Timothy 2:16; Deuteronomy 26:18-19; Hosea 12:11

II. From Satisfaction to Devastation  vs. 4-8
     “[4] Yet I have been the LORD your God since the land of Egypt; and you were not to know any god except Me, for there is no savior besides Me. [5] I cared for you in the wilderness, in the land of drought. [6] As they had their pasture, they became satisfied, and being satisfied, their heart became proud; therefore they forgot Me. [7] So I will be like a lion to them; like a leopard I will lie in wait by the wayside. [8] I will encounter them like a bear robbed of her cubs, and I will tear open their chests; there I will also devour them like a lioness, as a wild beast would tear them.”

Hebrews 4:13; Isaiah 14:13; Ezekiel 28:17; Deuteronomy 8:10-14; James 4:4

III. From Subjects to Slaves  vs. 9-11
     “[9] It is your destruction, O Israel, that you are against Me, against your help. [10] Where now is your king that he may save you in all your cities, and your judges of whom you requested, “Give me a king and princes”? [11] I gave you a king in My anger and took him away in My wrath.”

1 Samuel 10:19

IV. From Life as Sons to Death as Sinners  vs. 12-14
     “[12] The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is stored up. [13] The pains of childbirth come upon him; he is not a wise son, for it is not the time that he should delay at the opening of the womb. [14] Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? O Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion will be hidden from My sight.”

Hosea 14:9; Deuteronomy 30:19-20; 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

V.  From Success to Failure  vs. 15-16

     “[15] Though he flourishes among the reeds, an east wind will come, the wind of the LORD coming up from the wilderness; and his fountain will become dry and his spring will be dried up; It will plunder his treasury of every precious article. [16] Samaria will be held guilty, for she has rebelled against her God. They will fall by the sword, Their little ones will be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women will be ripped open.”

Amos 3:2; Luke 12:47-48; Jeremiah 23:32; 21:5

Conclusion: Judges 17:6; 21:25; Matthew 24:51; Luke 16:24; Revelation 14:10; 20:10; 1 John 5:19; Hebrews 10:31; Romans 10:11


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hosea 12

Hosea 12
“Learning from the Past”

Introduction: Hebrews 10:30; Romans 8:5; 1 Corinthians 2:14; 1 Timothy 4:8

I.   The Dispute with Israel  vs. 1-2
     “Ephraim feeds on wind, and pursues the east wind continually; He multiplies lies and violence. Moreover, he makes a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried to Egypt. [2] The LORD also has a dispute with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; He will repay him according to his deeds.”

Genesis 41:6; Exodus 10:13; 2 Chronicles 19:2; Hosea 7:11; Genesis 15:13; Hebrews 10:26-31

II. The Lineage of Israel  vs. 3-5
     “[3] In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his maturity he contended with God. [4] Yes, he wrestled with the angel and prevailed; He wept and sought His favor. He found Him at Bethel and there He spoke with us, [5] Even the LORD, the God of hosts, the LORD is His name.”

Genesis 32:25-28; Genesis 28:16-22

III. The Hope of Israel v. 6
     “[6] Therefore, return to your God, observe kindness and justice, and wait for your God continually.”

Romans 1:28; Acts 14:22

IV. The Fall of Israel  vs. 7-8
     “[7] A merchant, in whose hands are false balances, He loves to oppress. [8] And Ephraim said, “Surely I have become rich, I have found wealth for myself; in all my labors they will find in me no iniquity, which would be sin.”” 

 2 Chronicles 2:5; Galatians 1:4; 2 Timothy 3:5; Isaiah 42:8; Luke 12:18; Proverbs 30:12

V.  The Fault of Israel  vs. 9-11
     “[9] But I have been the LORD your God since the land of Egypt; I will make you live in tents again, as in the days of the appointed festival. [10] I have also spoken to the prophets, and I gave numerous visions, and through the prophets I gave parables. [11] Is there iniquity in Gilead? Surely they are worthless. In Gilgal they sacrifice bulls, yes, their altars are like the stone heaps beside the furrows of the field.”

John 8:11; 2 Corinthians 2:15-16; Deuteronomy 7:6; 14:2; Exodus 29:45-46; Jeremiah 31:3; Deuteronomy 29:5; 2 Chronicles 36:15-16; Isaiah 29:11-12; 1 John 2:15; James 4:4; Philippians 2:12; Galatians 5:24

VI. The Legacy of Israel vs. 12-14
     “[12] Now Jacob fled to the land of Aram, and Israel worked for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep. [13] But by a prophet the LORD brought Israel from Egypt, and by a prophet he was kept. [14] Ephraim has provoked to bitter anger; so his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on him and bring back his reproach to him.”

Genesis 11:30;  25:21;  29:31; Hebrews 11:12; Romans 4:19; Hebrews 11:9; Genesis 12:10; Genesis 26:1; Genesis 41:41-2; Genesis 15:5; Exodus 1:5; Acts 1:15; Isaiah 11:9; Habakkuk 2:14; Acts 2:41; Haggai 2:7; Hebrews 11:23, 25; Exodus 2:15; Acts 7:29; Exodus 7:7; 12:36-40; Deuteronomy 8:4; Psalm 78:15-16; 114:8; Exodus 16:13; Hebrews 10:29; Exodus 34:6

Conclusion: Philippians 2:7-11; Joshua 3:15; John 5:3-5; Joshua 5:9; Romans 12:19; Ezekiel 33:11; Matthew 9:13; James 2:13