Sunday, December 23, 2018

Sunday Sermon Outline: What Does God Want for Christmas?

What Does God Want for Christmas?
Micah 6:6-8

I. The Wrong Answer vs. 6-7
     Micah 6:6-7, “With what shall I come before the LORD and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”

II. The Right Answer v. 8
     Micah 6:8, “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30, NAS)


     Matthew 12:18-21, “Here is My Servant whom I have chosen, the One I love, in whom I delight; I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations. 19 He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear His voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out, till He leads justice to victory. 21 In His name the nations will put their hope.”
     Luke 1:50-55, “His mercy extends to those who fear Him, from generation to generation. 51 He has performed mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. 54 He has helped His servant Israel, remembering to be merciful 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as He said to our fathers.”


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday Sermon Outline: An Indescribable Gift!

“An Indescribable Gift”
2 Corinthians 9:15

2 Corinthians 9:15, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”


     “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).
     “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost” (Luke 19:10).

     “God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

     Romans 8:17, “if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.” 


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sunday Sermon Outline: Daniel 12

“Solid Faith in a Shaky World”
When they call for religion
Daniel 12

I. The Ministry of Michael vs. 1-4
     “Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued. 2 Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4 But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”

II. The Failure of the Flesh vs. 5-7
     “5 Then I, Daniel, looked and behold, two others were standing, one on this bank of the river and the other on that bank of the river. 6 And one said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be until the end of these wonders?” 7 I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed.”

III. The Relief of the Righteous vs. 8-13
     “8 As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?” 9 He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. 10 Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand. 11 From the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1,335 days! 13 But as for you, go your way to the end; then you will enter into rest and rise again for your allotted portion at the end of the age.”