Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: 1 Timothy 3:1-7

“Looking Over the Overseer”
1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9

1 Timothy 3:1-7, “It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. [2] An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, [3] not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. [4] He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity [5] (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), [6] and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. [7] And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.”

Titus 1:6-9, “if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. [7] For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, [8] but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, [9] holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.”

I. Character qualifications: Examining his personal life.

II. Domestic qualifications: Examining his home life.

1 Corinthians 7:12, 15-16

III. Competence qualifications: Examining his spiritual life.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: 1 TImothy 2

The Administration of God’s Household
“Keeping the House Orderly”
1 Timothy 2

I.  The Importance of Prayer vs. 1-7
     “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, [2] for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. [3] This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, [4] who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. [5] For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, [6] who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. [7] For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.”

     A. It brings about a proper lifestyle. vs. 1-2
          Colossians 1:10; Matthew 5:16

     B. It pleases the Lord. vs. 3-7
          2 Peter 3:9; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 14:6; 1 Timothy 3:15; 4:3; 6:5; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:8

II. The Importance of Position vs. 8-15
     “[8] Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension. [9] Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, [10] but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. [11] A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. [12] But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. [13] For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. [14] And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. [15] But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.”

     A. The Role of Men in worship v. 8
          James 5:16

     B. The Role of Women in worship vs. 9-15

           1. True beauty vs. 9-10
                1 Samuel 16:7; James 2:2-4; Titus 2:3-5

          2. True learning vs. 11-12
               1 Timothy 2:2, 8; Acts 18:26; 2 Timothy 1:5; Titus 2:4-5

          3. True living vs. 13-15
               1 Timothy 4:1; 1 Timothy 5:11-15


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: 1 Timothy 1

The Administration of God’s Household 
“Practice Sound Teaching”
1 Timothy 1

I.  Preparation for Sound Teaching vs. 1-2
     “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope, [2] To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

2 Timothy 2:2; Luke 8:20-21

II. The Pollution of Sound Teaching vs. 3-7
     “As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines, [4] nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith. [5] But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. [6] For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion, [7] wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.” 

1 Timothy 6:3-4

III. The Purpose of Sound Teaching vs. 8-11
     “But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, [9] realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers [10] and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, [11] according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.” 

2 Timothy 4:3-4; Titus 1:9

IV. The Profit of Sound Teaching vs. 12-17
     “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service, [13] even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief; [14] and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus. [15] It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.[16] Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life. [17] Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”

John 1:14; James 1:21; John 5:24; 15:7-8

V.  Perseverance in Sound Teaching vs. 18-20
     “This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight, [19] keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith. [20] Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme.”

Hebrews 10:28-29

Conclusion: 1 Timothy 4:13-16


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: Psalm 2

"Why are the nations in an uproar?"
Psalm 2

Introduction: Acts 4:24-28; 1 Kings 18:17-18; Luke 16:31, 14-15; Acts 17:1-7; Mark 7:6-8; Romans 1:16-18; Psalm 19:7; Romans 1:32; Matthew 23:37

I.  David speaks of rebellion. vs. 1-3
     “Why are the nations in an uproar, and the peoples devising a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take counsel together against the LORD and against His Anointed: 3 "Let us tear their fetters apart, and cast away their cords from us!"

II. God speaks in response. vs. 4-6
     “He who sits in the heavens laughs, the Lord scoffs at them. 5 Then He will speak to them in His anger and terrify them in His fury: 6 "But as for Me, I have installed My King upon Zion, My holy mountain."

John 13:20

III. Christ speaks with reassurance. vs. 7-9
     “"I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, 'Thou art My Son, Today I have begotten Thee. 8 Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Thine inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, Thou shalt shatter them like earthenware.'"

IV. David speaks of repentance. vs. 10-12
     “Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; take warning, O judges of the earth. 11 Worship the LORD with reverence, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way, for His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!”

Conclusion: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; Isaiah 57:20-21; Revelation 3:15-16; Psalm 1; Romans 6:23; Proverbs 14:34; Acts 26:19-20


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: Exodus 32:7-8

“Corruption within the Camp”
Exodus 32:7-8

Introduction: 1 Samuel 16:7

Exodus 32:7-8, “Go down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.[8] They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and have sacrificed to it and said, ‘This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!’” 

Exodus 32:9-10, “The LORD said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people. [10] Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation.””

Exodus 15:1-2; Hebrews 4:11

I. Corruption occurs when you refuse to wait on God
     Exodus 32:1, “Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.””

Deuteronomy 32:4-6; Exodus 32:3-4; Exodus 20:22-23; Psalm 10:11; Isaiah 49:14-15; Romans 8:28; Psalm 34:15, 19; Psalm 27:14; Galatians 5:5

II. Corruption occurs when God is no longer in control.
     Exodus 32:25, “Moses saw that the people were out of control—for Aaron had let them get out of control to be a derision among their enemies.”

Isaiah 1:4; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

III. Corruption in the camp cannot be tolerated.
     Exodus 32:25-28, “Now when Moses saw that the people were out of control—for Aaron had let them get out of control to be a derision among their enemies— [26] then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, “Whoever is for the LORD, come to me!” And all the sons of Levi gathered together to him. [27] He said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Every man of you put his sword upon his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and kill every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his neighbor.’” [28] So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people fell that day.”

Deuteronomy 23:14; Exodus 32:29

Conclusion: Galatians 6:7-9