Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: Philippians 2:5-11

“Our Humble Example”
Philippians 2:5-11

Introduction: 2 Chronicles 36:11-16; Micah 6:7-8; Proverbs 16:18


I.  Will we – like Jesus – offer humble service? vs. 5-7
     “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.” 

Matthew 20:28; Galatians 5:13; Matthew 23:37


II. Will we – like Jesus – offer humble sacrifice? v. 8
     “Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” 

Romans 12:2; 8:29; 12:1; Jeremiah 6:19-20


III. Will we – like Jesus – be satisfied with a heavenly reward? vs. 9-11
     “For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” 

1 Peter 1:4; Hebrews 11:16; 12:2; Colossians 1:13


Conclusion: 1 Peter 5:6; James 4:10


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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“Four Great Memorials of the Church”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

Introduction: Mark 16:15; Romans 1:16


I.  We Remember the Death of Christ. v. 3
     “I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.”

1 Corinthians 11:23-26, 28-30


II. We Remember the Burial of Christ. v. 4a
     “I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, [4] and that He was buried …”

Romans 6:3-6; 1 John 5:18; Ephesians 2:5; Mark 16:16; John 3:5; Acts 22:16; Acts 2:37-38; 1 Peter 3:21


III. We Remember the Resurrection of Christ. v. 4b
     “I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, [4] and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures …” 

Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:26; Hebrews 10:25


IV. We remember the Witnesses of Christ. vs. 5-8
     “I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, [4] and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, [5] and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. [6] After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; [7] then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; [8] and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.” 

2 Corinthians 5:17-20; 2 Timothy 2:2


Conclusion: Ephesians 5:8


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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: 2 Chronicles 16:9

“Searching for Hearts”
2 Chronicles 16:9

2 Chronicles 16:9, “For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.”

Introduction: Psalm 34:15, “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are attentive to their cry” (1 Peter 3:12).


I.  Consider Noah
     Genesis 6:8, “Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.”


II. Consider Job
     Job 1:8, “there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.”


III. Consider Abraham
     Romans 4:16, "For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all."


IV. Consider Moses
     Exodus 33:11, “the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend.”
     Hebrews 3:5, “Moses was faithful in all [God's] house as a servant.”


V.  Consider David
     Acts 13:22, “He is A MAN AFTER MY HEART, who will do all My will.”
     Acts 7:46, “David found favor in God's sight.”


VI. Consider John the Baptist
     Luke 1:15, “he will be great in the sight of the Lord.”
     John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
     Matthew 11:11, “Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist.”


VII. Consider Yourself
     2 Chronicles 16:9, “the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.”
     2 Chronicles 16:10, "Asa was angry with the seer and put him in prison, for he was enraged at him for this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.”
     2 Chronicles 16:12-13, “In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians. [13] So Asa slept with his fathers, having died in the forty-first year of his reign.”
     Philippians 2:13, "for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”


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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: John 2:13-17

“Real Zeal”
John 2:13-17

Introduction: Jude 1:14; Luke 19:38, 41; 19:10, 45-46

John 2:13-17, “The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. [14] And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables . [15] And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables; [16] and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making My Father's house a place of business.” [17] His disciples remembered that it was written, “ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME.”” 

 John 1:29


I. True zeal will not tolerate sin in the temple of God

2 Timothy 2:21; John 15:12-14; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 6:11-13


II. True zeal will not tolerate pollution in the Body of Christ.

Matthew 23:37-38; Revelation 2:1-7, 14-16, 20-22; 3:1-3, 16-19


III. True zeal will not tolerate lies against God’s Word

2 Peter 3:16; Psalm 119:10-11; 1 John 2:4-5


Conclusion: Psalm 51:17; Galatians 2:20; Romans 8:8; 2 Timothy 3:4; 4:5; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Romans 1:16-17; Galatians 1:6-9; 2 Timothy 4:3-4; Mark 7:6-8; Acts 17:16-17; 1 Corinthians 9:16


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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: Acts 24:24-27

“What Really Matters”
Acts 24:24-27

Introduction: Acts 24:22-23, "But Felix, having a more exact knowledge about the Way, put them off, saying, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will decide your case." 23 And he gave orders to the centurion for him to be kept in custody and yet have some freedom, and not to prevent any of his friends from ministering to him."

Acts 24:24-27, "But some days later, Felix arrived with Drusilla, his wife who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul, and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus. 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." 26 At the same time too, he was hoping that money would be given him by Paul; therefore he also used to send for him quite often and converse with him. 27 But after two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and wishing to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul imprisoned."

1 Peter 3:15


I. Paul Preached Righteousness

Matthew 5:6; 6:33; John 16:8; Romans 10:2-3; 1 John 3:10; 2 Peter 3:13; Matthew 5:20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 John 2:29


II. Paul Preached Self-Control

Matthew 16:24; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 1 Peter 2:24; Galatians 2:22-24; Titus 2:11-12


III. Paul Preached Judgment 

2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 12:36; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; 1 Peter 4:4-5


Conclusion: Hebrews 13:8


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