SERMON SEEDS
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SERMON SEEDS

N8 – THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 23, 2016

 

Sermon Seeds is a weekly mailing of brief sermon outlines from Pastor

Jack Peters.  These outlines are meant to help other pastors and Bible

Teachers in their own preparations, as well as students of the Word in their studies. 

 

These outlines are only "seeds".  They are not sermons ready for you to

preach.  Feel free to improve on these outlines any way the Lord leads

you.

 

As seeds these outlines need to be:

 

WRAPPED (planted)  in the soil of  SUPPLICATION   (prayer).

WATERED with the rain of EDUCATION (doctrine).

WARMED by the sun of  APPLICATION AND ILLUSTRATION.

 

These outlines are based on the King James Version of the Bible, but are usually a “fit” with other translations.

 

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A GOOD MAN – A TOPICAL SERMON/LESSON

 

A GOOD MAN’S STEPS ARE ORDERED.

Micah 6:8 - He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

A GOOD MAN’S WALLET IS OPEN.

Psalm 112:5 - A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Proverbs 13:22 - A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.


A GOOD MAN’S LIFE IS FAVORED BY GOD.

Proverbs 12:2 - A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

A GOOD MAN’S HOPE IS IN THE LORD.

Lamentations 3:26 - It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

A GOOD MAN’S LIFE SPEAKS WELL.

Luke 6:45 - A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

A GOOD MAN’S HEART IS FULL OF THE SPIRIT AND FAITH.

Acts 11:23-24 - Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

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PSALM 130 – AN EXAMPLE OF GODLY LIVING

 

The Psalmist shows by example how to live a Godly life.

CALL TO GOD – Vss. 1-2

Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.  Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

 

CONFESSION OF SIN – Vss. 3-4

If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

 

CONDUCT OF WAITING – Vss. 5-6

I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

 

CHALLENGE TO OTHERS – Vss. 7-8

Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.  And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

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MALACHI 1:2-14 – LOVE DOUBTED, LOVE WITHHELD

NOW AND THEN – STUDIES IN MALACHI – #2

Malachi was probably written during the times of Ezra and Nehemiah, or shortly thereafter. The Book addresses some of the same difficulties found in Nehemiah. The people were what Jesus would later call “lukewarm”.  His name means “my messenger”, and he immediately addressed two sins of the people. These sins were both rooted in their own lack of love.

LOVE DOUBTED – Vss. 2-5

·      Vs. 2 – God begins by expressing his ongoing love.

1.    God’s love for Israel is unconditional, not dependent on anything Israel had done. Deuteronomy 7:7-8, 10:15, 21:5

2.    God’s love for Israel was “sovereignly bestowed”, beginning with Abraham.  Genesis 12:1-3

3.    God’s love for Israel is everlasting. Jeremiah 31:3

4.    God’s love for Israel is like a husband’s love for his wife. Malachi 2:11

5.    God’s love for Israel is like a father’s love for his son. Exodus 4:22-23, Hosea 11:1

Copied from: David M. Levy, Malachi: Messenger of Rebuke and Renewal (Bellmawr NJ, Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry Inc. 1992), pp. 12-13

·      Notice the quick response from Israel, “How have you loved us?”  They quickly doubted the love of God.

·      Vss. 2-3 – Reference is made to Jacob’s twin brother, Esau. Jacob was loved by God, Esau was “hated”.

·      God’s hatred for Esau is relative. God’s love was so great for Israel, that any attitude towards Esau was equal to hatred. Genesis 29:30-33, Luke 14:26

·      Vss. 3-4 – Esau or Edom had been conquered on a couple of occasions, and thought they would rebuild. God assured them that rebuilding efforts would be futile.

·      Vs. 5 – Israel would witness the fall of Edom and glorify God.

 

LOVE WITHHELD – Vss. 6-14

·      Vs. 6 – Although God loved Israel, Israel was not returning that love.

·      If we love God, let us honor Him as “Father”.

·      If we consider God to be our master, we are to fear Him.

·      God takes aim at the religious leaders, the priests. They despised the name of God. To despise God’s name is to despise who He is.

·      Vss. 6-7 – The priests wanted to know how they despised His name. It was in the sacrifices that they were offering.

·      Vs. 8 – Instead of offerings being without blemish, they were offering God the leftovers.

·      They wouldn’t dare offer these to their governor.

·      Share some ways many Christians offer God the leftovers.

·      When we do not give God our best, we are withholding love from Him. Deuteronomy 6:4-7

·      Vs. 9 – The priests made faulty offerings, and yet expected God’s favor.  God basically tells them that they’re dreaming. Psalm 66:18

·      Vs. 10 – God would rather have “the doors closed” and receive no offering, than to have a halfhearted offering from His people.

·      Vs. 11 – This promise will have its ultimate fulfillment during the Millennium. See Isaiah 11.

·      Vs. 12 – The priests were showing disrespect for the offerings that were being made to God. They were taking their responsibilities lightly.

·      Vs. 13 – Instead of treating their service to the Lord as a privilege, they were treating it as weariness.

·      Vs. 14 – People were cheating God by not offering their best. God promised retribution. 

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MARK 3:1-6 – ALL WRONG!

The people in this true story got it all wrong!

 

WRONG REASON FOR PAYING ATTENTION – Vss. 1-2 – They wanted to accuse Jesus.

 

WRONG UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE – Vss. 3-4 – They thought healing on the Sabbath was a sin.

 

WRONG REACTION TO JESUS – Vss. 5-6 – They consulted how to destroy Him.

 

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LUKE 6:12-14 – WHO WERE THOSE GUYS? – Part 1

 

This is a two-part sermon on the twelve disciples.

 

PETER – THE SPOKESMAN

Luke 22:31-34, Hebrews 10:25, Acts 2:14-15, Isaiah 43:10

 

ANDREW – THE RECRUITER

John 1:40-42, 6:4-13, 12:20-22, Mark 16:15

 

JAMES – THE MARTYR

Acts 12:1-2, 2 Timothy 3:12

 

JOHN – THE LOVER

1 John 4:7-12

 

PHILIP – THE PRACTICAL

John 1:43-46, 6:5-6, 14:8-11, Colossians 3:23

 

BARTHOLOMEW (NATHANIEL) – THE BELIEVER

John 1:45-51, John 3:16, Hebrews 11:6

 

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LUKE 6:15-16 – WHO WERE THOSE GUYS? – Part 2

 

This is a two-part sermon on the twelve disciples.

 

MATTHEW – THE TRANSFORMED

Luke 5:27-29, 1 Corinthians 1:30-31

 

THOMAS – THE LOYAL

John 11:16, John 14:24-29, Galatians 2:20

 

JAMES, SON OF ALPHEUS – THE FAITHFUL

1 Corinthians 4:1-5

 

SIMON – THE ZEALOUS

Romans 12:9-11, Titus 2:14

 

JUDAS, SON OF JAMES – THE INQUIRER

John 14:22-24, Proverbs 4:5-8

 

JUDAS ISCARIOT – THE GREEDY

John 12:1-8, 14:10-11, 1 Timothy 6:10-12

 

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PHILIPPIANS 1:1-2 – THE TEAM

Philippians – Partnership in the Gospel #1

 

If you are a Christian, you are part of a very special partnership.  It is called the church.  Matthew 16:18, Matthew 28:19-20

The church in Philippi was founded by Paul and Silas. Acts 16:6-40

Paul was thankful for their partnership in the Gospel from the very beginning.  Philippians 1:5, 27

So, what is the Gospel? 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:16-17, Romans 10:9-10

When there is a team, there are team members with various duties. In Philippians 1:1-2, Paul introduces us to the team.

SLAVES (Servants) – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Philippians 2:5-8, Exodus 21:1-6

 

SAINTS

A saint is set apart, holy, “in Christ Jesus”.  In Christ, I have the ability to live the Christian life that God wants me to live. Philippians 4:13, 1 Peter 1:13-19

 

SUPERVISORS (Overseers, Bishops, Elders)

1 Peter 5:1-4, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Timothy 3:1-7

 

SERVANTS (Deacons, Ministers)

Acts 6:1-4, 1 Timothy 3:8-13

 

SUPERIORS

We have great superiors who provide all we need for the sake of partnering in the Gospel. They provide:

Grace – Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 Peter 5:10, 2 Peter 3:18

Peace – Romans 5:1, Hebrews 13:20-21

 

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