SERMON SEEDS
April 30, 2017, 4:29 PM

SERMON SEEDS P15 FOR WEEK OF 5/1/17

SERMON SEEDS

P15 – THE WEEK OF MAY 1, 2017

 

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Sermon Seeds is a 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. Some of these outlines are new. Most have been shared in the past. Feel free to improve on these outlines any way the Lord leads you.

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

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REVELATION 22:1-8 – WHAT A CITY!

Thinking About Heaven #2

Understandings of this passage do vary.  I have opted for brief notes here. I suggest you study the passage for yourself and draw your own conclusions. You may listen to how I handled the passage at http://www.fbcnhremembers.com/page/what_a_city.

 

Think of a city where

·      There is no fear - Crime is 0%

·      Nobody locks their doors

·      There is no pollution

·      There is no mental illness

·      There are no politics

·      There are no taxes

·      There’s no need for hospitals, funeral homes, or graveyards

·      There are no accidents

·      There is no racial discrimination

·      There is no lying, stealing, or cheating

·      There is no false religion or religious “whackos”

Most of you realize that I am talking about Heaven or The New Jerusalem. I have chosen to describe this wonderful place by what is not there. The Book of Revelation tells much more about this place and what is there.

Last week, “All Things New” in the Eternal State (SEMON SEEDS P14)

This week we are taking a more detailed look at the city, New Jerusalem. And we can only exclaim, “WHAT A CITY!”

A GLORIOUS CITY – Revelation 21:9-21

Vs. 9 – Israel is alluded to as the “bride or wife of God”.

             Jeremiah 2:32

             The church is the “bride of Christ”.

              Revelation 19:7-9

Vs. 16 – Cube – 1 Kings 6:19-20 – 1,400-1,500 miles long, wide, high

Vs. 17 – Wall – probable width – 216 feet

 

A SANCTIFIED CITY – Revelation 21:22-27

A holy city is a “sanctified” city, set apart for God who is holy.

Vs. 23 – 1 John 1:5 - … God is light and in Him is no darkness at all

 

A VICTORIOUS CITY – Revelation 22:1-5

 

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NUMBERS 13 – RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

OR, SPYING THE LAND

THE SPIES CHOSEN – Vss. 1-16

 

THE SPIES COMMISSIONED – Vss. 17-20

 

THE SPIES’ CONDUCT – Vss. 21-25

 

THE SPIES’ COMPLAINT – Vss. 26-29

 

THE SPIES’ CONFLICT – Vss. 30-33

Caleb didn’t agree with the other spies. He was ready to trust God for victory in a challenging land.

 

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NEHEMIAH 2:1-9 – ON THE SPOT

There are times in our lives when we are suddenly placed in a precarious or difficult situation. If we have been walking with God, we can be confident that He will be there for us when we are placed “On The Spot”.  Nehemiah, the King’s cupbearer, had been burdened for the terrible conditions in Jerusalem. See Nehemiah 1

NEHEMIAH WAS DESPONDENT – Vs. 1

According to Nehemiah 1:4, Nehemiah had “mourned, wept, fasted, and prayed” concerning Jerusalem.  As much as he probably tried to hide it in front of the king, the sorrow finally showed itself.

NEHEMIAH WAS DISTRESSED – Vs. 2

The King noticed that Nehemiah was sorrowful but not sick.  It was thought that if servants were not joyful in front of their king, they were plotting to overthrow the king.  We can understand Nehemiah’s fear.

NEHEMIAH WAS DEPENDENT – Vss. 3-4

Nehemiah told the king exactly what was bothering him. When he told the king, the king asked what Nehemiah wanted.  So quickly Nehemiah gave an “emergency prayer”, asking God for help.  Emergency prayers work best when we are in the habit of obeying 1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing.”

NEHEMIAH WAS DEFINITE – Vss. 5-8

Nehemiah asked for all that he needed and didn’t hold back on his request for fear that he was asking too much.  We need to remember when we pray to God to ask for great things for His glory and according to His will.  John 14:13-14

NEHEMIAH WAS DISPATCHED – Vss. 6b, 8b

The king was pleased to send Nehemiah, granting his requests for what he had asked.

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MATTHEW 20:1-16 – THE GRACE PARABLE

 

Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.

THE RECRUITMENT OF GRACE – Vss. 1-8

This parable indicates that people are recruited for salvation at various times of the “day” we call life. Some are saved early, when they can give a full day of service to the master.  Some people come at midlife, or at the end of life, or even on the death bed.

THE REWARDS OF GRACE – Vss. 9-10

Although there will be various rewards in Heaven, everyone receives the same “wage” in a sense. Whether you are saved early or late in life, there is the reward of eternal life.

THE RESENTMENT OF GRACE – Vss. 11-12

Some may think they are deserving of more and may resent the person who comes to Christ late in life.  They didn’t get to endure the struggles and labors that come with serving Christ after salvation. They resent those who seem to get in “by the skin of their teeth”.

THE REMINDERS OF GRACE – Vss. 13-16

God can save who He wants, when He wants, and how He wants.  God is not evil because He saves some late in life and does not require that they go through the rigors of the Christian life here on earth. God is good, because He shows grace to so many people.

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MARK 4:35-41 – WHAT TO TAKE ON THE VOYAGE OF LIFE

 

TAKE CHRIST – Vss. 35-36 – Make sure Jesus is in your life as Savior, and you are following his will. John 1:12-13, Ephesians 5:15-27

 

TAKE CONSIDERATION – Vs. 37 – There will be storms.

 

TAKE COUNSEL – Vs. 38 – Ask Jesus for help.

 

TAKE COMFORT – Vs. 39 – Jesus will calm the storm.

 

TAKE CONFIDENCE – Vs. 40 – Have faith!

 

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ROMANS 10:9-10, 13-17 – NO TIME FOR SILENCE  

 

There are times when it is right to be silent, especially when words will needlessly hurt someone. There are other times when it is wrong to be silent, especially when someone is in danger, and words would warn. When it comes to the sharing of the Gospel of  Jesus Christ, today is no time for silence.

 

THE MESSAGE OF SALVATION - Vss. 9-10,13

 

THE METHOD OF EVANGELISM - Vss. 14, 17 (Preaching of the Word of God)

 

THE MANDATE FOR MISSIONS - Vss. 14-15

 

THE MISTAKE OF (SOME) HEARERS - Vs. 16

 

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PHILIPPIANS 4:6-9 – HELP LINES

Philippians – PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL #18

You might be familiar with help lines or help desks where you can call for assistance.

Philippians 4:6-8 are lines written in the Bible that help us.  Therefore, they are “help lines”.

 

HELP FOR THE HEART – Vss. 6-7 – PRAY!

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. [7] And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

HELP FOR THE MIND – Vs. 8 – THINK!

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

 

HELP FOR THE LIFE – Vs. 9 – IMITATE!

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

 

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