Sunday, February 19, 2023

Sunday Sermon Outline: Wrong is Always Wrong

“Wrong Is Always Wrong”
Isaiah 5:20


Isaiah 5:20 (NAS), “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness …!” 

I. Wrong is always wrong … even if you don’t get caught.

Proverbs 15:3. “The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” 

Hebrews 4:13, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” 

II. Wrong is always wrong … even if its for a good cause.

1 John 3:4, “everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.” 

1 John 5:17, “All wrongdoing is sin.”

2 Samuel 6:7, “The Lord's anger burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act; therefore God struck him down and he died there beside the ark of God.”

III. Wrong is always wrong … even if it doesn’t bother your conscience.

Hebrews 5:14, “solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”

IV. Wrong is always wrong … even if everyone else is doing it.

John 17:17, “Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth.” 

Exodus 23:2, “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong.”

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22, “test everything. Hold on to the good. 22 Avoid every kind of evil.”

1 John 4:1, “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 


1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

James 1:25 (NAS), “One who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man shall be blessed in what he does.”



Sunday, February 12, 2023

Sunday Sermon Outline: The Glory of God's Redemption

"The Glory of God's Redemption"
1 Thessalonians 2:13-20

Introduction: John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 4:2-4

I.  God's Word in His People v. 13
     “For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.”
James 1:21; Hebrews 2:3; 12:25; Isaiah 55:10-11; John 8:31-32

II. God's People in the World vs. 14-18
     “[14] For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews, [15] who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men, [16] hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them to the utmost. [17] But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short while—in person, not in spirit—were all the more eager with great desire to see your face. [18] For we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, more than once—and yet Satan hindered us.”

1 Thessalonians 1:6; Acts 8:1; 2 Timothy 3:11-12; 2 Corinthians 1:3-5; 1 Peter 4:12-14

III. God's People in Heaven vs. 19-20
     “[19] For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? [20] For you are our glory and joy.” 

Matthew 10:34; Colossians 1:13; John 14:2-3

Conclusion: Philippians 3:20; Romans 8:16-18