Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday Sermon Outline: Rejoicing in the Lord, 1 Samuel 2

“Rejoicing in the Lord”
1 Samuel 2:1-10

Introduction: 1 Samuel 1:10-11; 1 Samuel 1:14, “How long will you make yourself drunk? Put away your wine from you.”
     “No, my lord, I am a woman oppressed in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD” (1 Samuel 1:15).
     “Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of Him” (1 Samuel 1:17).
     1 Samuel 1:19, “Elkanah had relations with Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.”
     “For this boy I prayed, and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of Him. [28] So I have also dedicated him to the LORD; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the LORD” (1 Samuel 1:27-28).

I. The Goodness of God v. 1
     “My heart exults in the LORD; my horn is exalted in the LORD, my mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, because I rejoice in Your salvation.”

Psalm 34; Romans 8:28

II. The Greatness of God vs. 2-3
     “There is no one holy like the LORD, indeed, there is no one besides You, nor is there any rock like our God. [3] Boast no more so very proudly, do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and with Him actions are weighed.”

     1 Samuel 2:12, “Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the LORD.” “I am about to judge [Eli’s] house forever for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons brought a curse on themselves and he did not rebuke them” (1 Samuel 3:13).

Jeremiah 11:20; Hebrews 4:12-13; Psalm 95:1-3

III. The Government of God vs. 4-8
     “The bows of the mighty are shattered, but the feeble gird on strength. [5] Those who were full hire themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry cease to hunger. Even the barren gives birth to seven, but she who has many children languishes. [6] The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up. [7] The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts. [8] He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, and inherit a seat of honor; for the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and He set the world on them.”

Psalm 47:7-8; Revelation 19:6

IV. The Glory of God vs. 9-10
     “He keeps the feet of His godly ones, but the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; for not by might shall a man prevail. [10] Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; against them He will thunder in the heavens, the LORD will judge the ends of the earth; and He will give strength to His king, and will exalt the horn of His anointed.”

Acts 17:31; Isaiah 9:6-7; Hebrews 13:5; Psalm 95:6-7; 5:4-8; 2:12; 128:1

Conclusion: 1 Samuel 2:21, “The LORD visited Hannah; and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew before the LORD.”

Mark 10:29-31; Ephesians 1:3; Revelation 18:2, 4-5, 20; Luke 14:11; 1 Peter 5:5-6; Revelation 19:16; Ephesians 1:10; Revelation 1:5-6


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Sermon Oultine: Acts 2:42, Moving Toward Maturity

Acts 2:42
"Moving towards Maturity"

Introduction: Acts 2:37-38, "... they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, 'Brethren, what shall we do?' 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.'"
     Acts 2:41, "those who had received his word were baptized; and there were added that day about three thousand souls."
     Acts 2:42, "And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." 

I. Walking in the Word

John 8:31-32; James 4:17; 2 Timothy 2:15 

II. Faithful in Fellowship
     Acts 2:44-45, "And all those who had believed were together, and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions, and they were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need."

Luke 12:15; Hebrews 10:24-25

III. Constant in Communion

Luke 22:19-20; Acts 20:7

IV. Persistent in Prayer

1 Thessalonians 5:17; Hebrews 4:15-16; Acts 6:1-7; 1 John 1:9; Ephesians 2:13; Genesis 4:26


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday Sermon Outline: God's Sanding Process

"God's Sanding Process"

Introduction: 2 Timothy 2:21, "Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work."

     James 1:4, "And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."

I. God's Sanding People

     1 Kings 12:24, "Thus says the Lord, “You must not go up and fight against your relatives the sons of Israel; return every man to his house, for this thing has come from Me.”"

II. God's Sanding Process

     Psalm 37:1, "Do not fret because of evildoers."

     Psalm 120:6-7, "Too long has my soul had its dwelling with those who hate peace. I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war."

     2 Timothy 2:14, "Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless, and leads to the ruin of the hearers."

III. God's Sanding Partners

     Colossians 3:23, "Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men."

IV. God's Sanding Parents

     Ezekiel 2:8, "Do not be rebellious like that rebellious house."

Conclusion: Hebrews 6:1, "... let us press on to maturity ..."


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday Sermon Outline: A Godly Dress Code

Psalm 96:9
“A Godly Dress Code”

Introduction: Psalm 96:9, “Worship the LORD in holy attire; tremble before Him all the earth.”

Psalm 96:8; 2 Timothy 2:15

I. Divine Example

     A. God has given us example of proper clothing.

Psalm 93:4-5; Psalm 104:1-2

     B. Christ also has given us an example of proper dress.

Isaiah 59:17; Ephesians 1:22; Revelation 19:11-13

II. Earthly Application

Psalm 132:9; 1 Peter 2:5

     A. The right clothing brings us into relationship with Christ.

Ephesians 4:22, 24; Galatians 3:26-27

     B. The right clothing will assure our acceptance by our Bridegroom.

Matthew 22:11-14; Luke 12:35-36

     C. The right clothing can change your attitude.

Proverbs 31:25; 1 Peter 3:3-4; 1 Samuel 16:7; Psalm 109:29; Matthew 7:15-16, 21; Colossians 3:12; Psalm 132:9; Revelation 19:7-8

     D. The right clothing will protect us from evil.

Romans 13:12, 14; Ephesians 6:13-17

     E. The right clothing causes us to anticipate heaven in hope.

2 Corinthians 5:1-4

Conclusion: Proverbs 4:7-9; Matthew 23:27; Revelation 3:4-5; Isaiah 61:10; Romans 12:1; Revelation 7:14