SERMON SEEDS
May 15, 2017, 4:32 PM

SERMON SEEDS P17 FOR WEEK OF 5/15/17

SERMON SEEDS

P17 – THE WEEK OF MAY 15, 2017

TO VIEW PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF SERMON SEEDS CLICK ON:

http://www.fbcnhremembers.com/page/sermon_seeds

CLICK IN BOX THAT SAYS: VIEW ANOTHER BLOG ENTRY

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 topreach. Some of these outlines are new. Some 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.

TO SUBSCRIBE – SEND A BLANK EMAIL AND PLACE

THE WORD “SUBSCRIBE” IN THE SUBJECT LINE TO

pastorjackpeters@gmail.com

 

TO UNSUBSCRIBE – SEND A BLANK EMAIL AND PLACE

THE WORD “UNSUBSCRIBE” IN THE SUBJECT LINE TO

pastorjackpeters@gmail.com

 

IF YOU LIKE WHAT SEE, PLEASE PASS THEM ALONG!

_________________

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT PASTOR MAIL?

Pastor Mail is a mailing list where male pastors can share sermons, outlines, and illustrations with fellow pastors.

To subscribe send a blank email to:

pastormail-subscribe@associate.com

 

_______________________________

 

WHAT HIS MOTHER SAW!

Luke 1:26 - Mary was indeed special and blessed!

She saw the Lord Jesus “up close and personal” in a way nobody else did. However, we too can see Jesus in the same ways as she did through the eyes of faith.

Mary Saw His Deity – Luke 1:26-38, Luke 1:46-48

Mary Saw His Greeters

1.    Shepherds – Luke 2:8-20

2.    Prophets – Luke 2:25-38

3.    Wise Men – Matthew 2:1-12

Mary Saw His Maturation – Luke 2:40-51

Mary Saw His Miracles – John 2:1-10

Mary Saw His Sacrifice – John 19:18-37

Mary Saw His Resurrection – Acts 1:12-14

Although the Scripture does not say Mary saw the risen Lord, I think it likely. She and Jesus’ formerly unbelieving half-brothers were assembled with the Apostles and women who had seen Him.  If Mary or anyone else in the group had not actually seen the risen Lord, they believed the testimony of the others.

Mary Saw His Power – Acts 2:1-4

Again, the Bible does not say that Mary was present on the Day of Pentecost, but assuming that the same group mentioned in Acts 1:12-14 was present, she too would have experienced this the arrival of the Holy Spirit.

 

YOU MAY LISTEN TO THIS SERMON AT:

http://www.fbcnhremembers.com/page/what_his_mother_saw

_______________________________

JOSHUA 1:8 – BOOKWORM

In America, the expression, "bookworm" refers to someone who is always reading or studying.  "His nose", we might say, "is always in a book."  According to Joshua 1:8, when it comes to the Bible, Christians should all be "bookworms."

MY PORTION - "This book of the law..."

Joshua only had the first five books of the Bible. We have the completed Word of God.  The portion on which I build my life is to be "this book".  Jeremiah 15:16, 2 Timothy 2:15

MY PERMANENCE - "...shall not depart out of thy mouth..."

I am to refer to and talk about the Word of God as I speak.

In order to do this, I must memorize God's Word. Psalm 119:11, John 15:7

MY PROCESS - "...but thou shalt meditate therein day and night..."

Again, to meditate, we must memorize!  Meditation involves reflection upon the meaning of God's Word, and application to my own life.

Psalm 1:2, Psalm 119:97

MY PURPOSE - "...that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein..."

I hide God's Word in my heart and meditate on it so I will learn to obey the Book!

MY PROMISE - "...for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."

See Psalm 1:3

______________________________

PSALM 63 – SOUL TALK

THE SEEKING SOUL - Vss. 1-4

THE SATISFIED SOUL - Vss. 5-7

THE SECURE SOUL - Vss. 8-11

If you study this Psalm, practice it, and preach it, you’ll be blessed!

_______________________________

LUKE 9:57-63 – WILLING?

Many people who say that they are willing to follow Jesus really aren’t.  Here are three people who claimed they would follow Jesus but weren’t as willing as they sounded.

SOME ARE “WILLING” BUT DISILLUSIONED – Vss. 57-58

Evidently this man thought that following Jesus would mean prosperity.  Jesus told the disillusioned man that it meant sacrifice.

SOME ARE “WILLING” BUT DISORIENTED – Vss. 60-61

This man would follow Jesus when he thought the time was right, after he buried his father (who probably hadn’t died yet).

Jesus told him that following Jesus meant preaching now.

SOME ARE “WILLING” BUT DISTRACTED – Vss. 62-63

This man was more interested in family and friends than following Jesus.

Jesus told him that the one who began a task and looked back wasn’t fit for God’s kingdom.

______________________________

JOHN 4:4 – SAMARIA

There are times in our lives when we face difficult conditions, work through difficult situations, and deal with difficult people.  These do not appear to be the most pleasant of times. Our Lord faced a real challenge when "...he must needs go through Samaria."  Like Jesus, we will face our own "Samarias".

SAMARIA WAS A LAND OF OPPOSITION

Samaria was at one time a part of Israel (Samaria). When Assyria conquered Israel, it deported everyone but the poor of the land. Then Assyria brought other people from other lands into Samaria. These people half learned the customs of the Jews, and intermarried with the Jews who remained. The Samaritans had a form of religion similar to the Jews, but it was not the Jewish religion.  The Jews and Samaritans hated each other. See John 4:9

There will be times when we as Christians will face all sorts of opposition as we strive to do the will of God. 2 Timothy 3:12, James 1:2-4.

SAMARIA WAS A LAND OF OBEDIENCE

Jesus had to go through Samaria because this is where God the Father wanted Him to go. 

We must remember that some our toughest times will come as we strive to live obediently. 1 Samuel 15:22-23, John 14:15.

SAMARIA WAS A LAND OF OPPORTUNITY

Jesus won the Woman at the well and other Samaritans to Himself.

Without facing opposition and being obedient, He would not have had these opportunities. See the rest of the chapter for details.

Our opportunities to bless other Christians and to win the unsaved to Christ will come as we face our Samarias through opposition and in obedience.

______________________________

EPHESIANS 4:4-6 – NARROWING IT DOWN  

We as Christians talk about priorities.

We know that God is important.

We know that we have an obligation to the Lord Jesus because he died for us.

We know that we will answer to God someday.

And yet we conduct our lives as though our obligation to God were the least important thing in our lives.

We have a broad spectrum of responsibilities and interests, but it is time for us to get our priorities straight.  It is time to narrow down what we do, eliminating other things, so that we do what is important to God.

Ephesians 4:4-6 - There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; [5] One Lord, one faith, one baptism, [6] One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

 

These verses were actually written to encourage unity within the church.  They speak to me about what is important to God, and have challenged me to try narrowing down the details of my life so that I will concentrate on what’s important.  

The Trinity is very evident in these verses. You will see the emphasis on God the Holy Spirit in verse 4, God the Son in verse 5, and God the Father in verse 6.

 

THERE IS ONE BODY

That body is the body of Christ. The body of Christ is the church. 1 Corinthians 12:13, Romans 12:5

The church, which is the body of Christ, is made up of every person who has truly placed their faith and trust in Christ as Savior.   

You and I are members of one body.

We all have different functions, but we must work together, if the will of our Lord and Master, the Lord Jesus, is to be accomplished.

We have all been given at least one Spiritual gift to use in service to the Lord and to the rest of the body, the church.  If we fail to do what we can do for the body of Christ, the church is handicapped, just as you are handicapped if one of your body members, like the fingers, fail to do what they are supposed to.

We get so wrapped up in our little worlds, that we become independent of the church, and the other members of the body.  If your eye or another part of the body did that, you’d be in big trouble!1 Corinthians 12:14-21

Being a member of the body of Christ, the church, is more than showing up when I feel like it or putting money in the plate.  For you to do your part within the body, you must accept the fact that your contribution is important and that you are obligated to use whatever gifts and talents God has given you to help and encourage the other members of the body of Christ.   

   

THERE IS ONE SPIRIT

The one Spirit is the Holy Spirit.

The word “Spirit” is capitalized.

That shows that it refers to one “Holy Spirit”, God the Holy Spirit.

In a sense of the word, we have many “spirits” in our lives.

We might have a joyful spirit, or an angry spirit.

We might have a jealous spirit, or a spirit of cooperation.

We might have forgiving spirit, or a bitter spirit.

We might have a spirit of hunting, or a spirit of sports, or a spirit of pleasure, or a spirit of independence, or a spirit of pride.

All too often, people try to set apart one of these or one of many other “spirits” as “holy” or most important in the life.

The Holy Spirit indwells the Christian. Romans 8:9

If there is only one truly “holy” Spirit, it makes sense that this Spirit should be the only Spirit controlling my life. When He controls, all my attitudes and my priorities are going to be right. Ephesians 5:9

   

THERE IS ONE HOPE   

Ephesians. 4:4 - There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

God, through the work of His Holy Spirit, called you to salvation.  If you accepted the call, believing on the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, you have one hope.  

What is that one hope?

It is the hope of Heaven. It is the hope of eternal life.

This hope is not a “maybe”, but a certainty. Revelation 21:1-4, 1 John 3:2-3

We will be like Jesus when we are in His presence. Because we have this one hope which extends into all eternity, we are to live our lives in pure way.   

I am to live my life as a citizen of Heaven, because that’s exactly what I am!

 

THERE IS ONE LORD

We all give lip service to the fact that Jesus is Lord.

And we realize that Jesus, as God, rules in Heaven.

And we realize that Jesus will rule when He returns to earth.

We call Jesus, “Lord”, but here are some sobering verses.

John 13:13 - Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

Matthew 7:21 - Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Our biggest problem is saying that Jesus is Lord and not acting like it.

Our trouble is that we try to have more than one Lord in our lives.  That’s like having more than one boss telling us what to do. Matthew 6:24

 

THERE IS ONE FAITH   

There is “one faith” in the sense that there is one body of truth in which to believe.  There are the basics of salvation that must be the tenets of our faith.

There is also “one faith” in the sense of one person in which to place my faith.

There is only “one faith” that saves, which is in the Lord Jesus Christ. John 3:36

The concept of one faith is important because there are many teaching that there are many ways to Heaven. A typical comment is that “We all serve the same God.” Or “We’re all going to the same place.” This is not true! John 14:6, 1 John 5:12

E DO NOT ALL SERVE THE SAME GOD!

WE ARE NOT ALL GOING TO THE SAME PLACE! John 14:6, 1 John 5:12

 

THERE IS ONE BAPTISM

The Holy Spirit has already been mentioned, so the baptism here is not the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Baptism speaks of identification.

When a Christian is baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus, he or she is identifying himself or herself with the Lord Jesus Christ.

There is only one baptism that is necessary.

That is the baptism that comes after belief in Jesus as Savior.

It is the one baptism that follows the one faith.

The pattern is simple enough. Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 10:48

First a person is to believe on Christ, becoming a disciple.

Next they are to identify with Christ by being baptized.

Then they are to grow in Christ through learning.

 

THERE IS ONE FATHER   

Ephesians 4:6 - One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Why should I make sure that I have no idols in my life? Because there is only one God!

Why should I worship only one God?  Because there is only one God!

Why should I bring all my problems to my Heavenly Father?  Because He is above all!

Notice the completeness of our God.  He is above. He is through. And He is in us!

Such a wonderful, all powerful Heavenly Father is to be worshipped and adored.

 

_______________________________

PHILIPPIANS 4:10-13 – SIGNS YOU ARE GROWING UP

Philippians – PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL #19

You’ve probably said to other people, “Why don’t you grow up?”  And it is true that all people, at one time or another, start acting like responsible adults.

This is also true for us as Christians. As Paul winds down his letter to the Philippians, he shows his own Spiritual maturity as he acknowledges a gift of support that the Philippians had sent while he was in jail.  His words lead us to evaluate our own Spiritual maturity. Are there signs in our lives that we are growing up Spiritually?

·      ARE YOU JOYFUL? – Vs. 10

Philippians 1:4, 18, 2:17-18, 3:1, 3:3, 4:4, 10. Romans 5:3-5

·      ARE YOU APPRECIATIVE? – Vs. 10

Philippians 4:10

·      ARE YOU CONTENTED? – Vs. 11

      2 Corinthians 6:4-10, 1 Kings 21:1-5, Hebrews 13:5-6

·      ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? – Vs. 12

·      ARE YOU RELIANT? – Vs. 13

      2 Corinthians 5:17, John 15:4-5

 

____________________________

 

IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE, PLEASE FORWARD

TO THOSE YOU THINK WILL BE BLESSED!

 

TO SUBSCRIBE – SEND A BLANK EMAIL AND PLACE

THE WORD “SUBSCRIBE” IN THE SUBJECT LINE TO

pastorjackpeters@gmail.com

 

TO UNSUBSCRIBE – SEND A BLANK EMAIL AND PLACE

THE WORD “UNSUBSCRIBE” IN THE SUBJECT LINE TO

pastorjackpeters@gmail.com

Post a Comment



Contents © 2017 First Baptist Church of New Holland PA | Church Website Provided by mychurchwebsite.net | Privacy Policy