Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday Sermon Outline: Encouragement to Endure Suffering

"Encouragement to Endure Suffering"
Romans 8:18-30


Introduction: Romans 15:4, “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”


Romans 8:18-30, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. 24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. 26 And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren; 30 and whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.”


I. We should be encouraged by the expectation of future glory. v. 18
     “… the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”


2 Timothy 3:12, "Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted."


II. We should be encouraged by the redemption of creation. vs. 19-25
     “For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. 24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.”


III. We should be encouraged by the intercession of the Spirit. vs. 26-27 
     “And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”


IV. We should be encouraged by the cohesion of God's eternal plan. vs. 28-30
     “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren; 30 and whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.”


Conclusion: v. 18, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”




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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Sunday Sermon Outline: In God We Trust

“In God We Trust”
Psalm 33:8-22


Introduction: Romans 13:4; Isaiah 5:20; Hosea 10:13-14
     2 Chronicles 20:20, “Have faith in the LORD your God and you will be upheld; have faith in His prophets and you will be successful.”


I. We must trust in God’s plan. vs. 8-15


     A. We must trust in His Sovereignty, vs. 8-11.
     “Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. 9 For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. 10 The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples. 11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.”


Isaiah 46:9-10; Psalm 103:19; 9:7-10; Proverbs 19:21; Deuteronomy 7:21


     “Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock” (Isaiah 26:4).


     B. We must trust in God’s Selection of a people, vs. 12-15.
     “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. 13 The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men; 14 From His dwelling place He looks out On all the inhabitants of the earth, 15 He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works.”


     Psalm 65:4-5, “Blessed are those You choose and bring near to live in Your courts! We are filled with the good things of Your house, of Your holy temple. 5 You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.”


Romans 13:1; 8:28-31; 2 Chronicles 16:8-9; Romans 11:5


     Psalm 4:3-5, “But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when [we] call to Him. 4 Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the LORD.”


II. We must trust in God’s protection. vs. 16-22


     A. We must trust in His Strength, vs. 16-19.
     “The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not delivered by great strength. 17 A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength. 18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness, 19 To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine.”


Psalm 118:8; 1 Chronicles 5:18-20; 2 Chronicles 14:8-12


     Jeremiah 17:5-8, “This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD. 6 He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. 7 But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him. 8 He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."”


     Isaiah 12:2, “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.”


     B. We must trust in His Security, vs. 20-22.
     “Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name. 22 Let Your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us, According as we have hoped in You.”


     Psalm 25:1-3, “To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul; 2 in You I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 3 No one whose hope is in You will ever be put to shame, …” “in You I trust, O my God.”


2 Corinthians 1:9-10; Hebrews 13:5; 1 Corinthians 15:19-22; 2 Timothy 1:12


     Psalm 56:3-4, “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?”

     Psalm 86:2, “Guard my life, for I am devoted to You. You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You.”


Conclusion: Psalm 55:22, “Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.”


1 Peter 3:12; Psalm 26:1-3; 1 Peter 4:19; James 4:7-10


     “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless. 12 O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in You” (Psalm 84:11-12).




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