Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Recognizing God's Ministry

The Recognition of God’s Gifts
Recognizing God's Ministry
2 Corinthians 5:14-21

Introduction: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, “For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 15 and He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. 16 Therefore from now on we recognize no man according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

 James 1:17


I.   The Ministry of Reconciliation vs. 18-19a
     “Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them …”

Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:10-11; John 1:14; Colossians 1:13-14, 19-22; 2 Peter 3:9; 5:10-11


II. The Word of Reconciliation v. 19b
     “…He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.”

 Romans 10:17; 1 Corinthians 1:21; Matthew 16:26; Matthew 4:4; Acts 6:2-4, 7; Ephesians 3:21; Acts 13:26; 1 Peter 1:25 – 2:2


III. The Task of Reconciliation v. 20
     “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”

Luke 8:15; John 15:8; Colossians 1:5-6; 1 Corinthians 16:14; James 1:18; Ephesians 4:11-13; 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8; Colossians 1:25, 27-28; Matthew 9:37-38; Mark 16:20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-4


Conclusion: Ezekiel 36:26; Hebrews 11:16


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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Recognizing God's Salvation

The Recognition of God's Gifts
Recognizing God’s Salvation
Titus 2:11-14

Introduction: Timothy 1:9-10


I.   The Grace of God v. 11 
     “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, …”

Ephesians 2:8-9; Luke 1:77-79; 2 Peter 3:9; Romans 3:24; Galatians 1:4


II. The Glory of Christ vs. 12-13
     “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus; …”

Luke 2:11; John 1:14, 17; 1 Timothy 1:14; Ephesians 1:7-8; 2:4-7; 1 John 5:11; Mark 10:15; Exodus 20:3; Matthew 6:33; 1 Timothy 4:7-8; Romans 10:2-3; Romans 1:16-17; Genesis 1:27; 1 John 4:17; 2 Corinthians 1:12; Hebrews 6:19; 1 Peter 2:11; 1:13; Colossians 3:1


III. The Good Deeds of Man v. 14
     “Jesus; 14 … gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”

1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 7:18; 2 Timothy 2:21; John 3:21; 1 Corinthians 13:3; John 4:34; Luke 19:10; Colossians 1:10; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Timothy 2:4; 1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 2:10


Conclusion: Galatians 1:4; 3 John 11; Romans 8:18; 2 Corinthians 3:3; Ezekiel 36:26; 2 Corinthians 5:20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-2; John 4:42; Revelation 21:6; 22:17


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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Recognizing God's Spirit

The Recognizing of God’s Gifts
Recognizing God's Spirit
Acts 2:38-39

Introduction: Acts 2:38-39, “Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself.”

Romans 5:8; James 1:21; Romans 1:17; James 1:17


I.   The Reason for the Gift 

John 14:16-17; John 4:18


II.  The Importance of the Gift

John 3:5; Ezekiel 11:19-20


III. The Extent of God’s Gift

John 3:34; Acts 6:2-3; Romans 5:5


IV. The Purpose of the Gift

2 Peter 1:3-4

     A. Adoption. Romans 8:14-16; 2 Corinthians 3:17; 5:4-5

     B. Instruction. Nehemiah 9:19-20; John 16:13; 1 Corinthians 2:12-14; 14:33; John 4:24; 1 Corinthians 2:12


V.  The Acceptance of the Gift

Ephesians 1:13-14; James 2:19

     A. Faith. Galatians 3:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

     B. Repentance. Acts 2:38

     C. Confession. 1 John 4:2-3

     D. Baptism. Acts 2:38; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 8:17; 1 Corinthians 12:13

     E. Obedient Christian Living. Acts 5:32; 1 John 3:24


Conclusion: Acts 2:36-41, “"Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ-- this Jesus whom you crucified." 37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?" 38 And Peter said to them, "Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself." 40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation!" 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and there were added that day about three thousand souls.”

James 4:5; Hebrews 10:29; Ephesians 4:30; Galatians 5:5; John 6:63; 1 John 4:13; 2 Corinthians 9:15


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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Recognizing God's Righteousness

The Recognition of God’s Gifts
Recognizing God's Righteousness
Romans 5:8-17

Introduction: Romans 1:14-18


I.  Remission of Sins vs. 8-9
     “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.”

Colossians 1:13-14; Ephesians 1:7-8


II. Reconciliation to God vs. 10-11
     “For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.”

Colossians 1:19-22


III. New Representation vs. 12-15
     “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned-- 13 for until the Law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.”

1 Corinthians 15:22, 45; John 11:25


IV. Righteousness vs. 16-17
     “And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification. 17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.”

Romans 8:1-2; 3:10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24


Conclusion: Philippians 3:8-11; Romans 6:13, 16-18; 8:10-11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 John 5:3; Matthew 5:6, 10, 31, 33; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 John 2:29; Philippians 1:11


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