SERMON SEEDS
October 16, 2019, 2:50 PM

SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 10/14/19


SERMON SEEDS

R19 – THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14, 2019

Sermon Seeds is a generally weekly collection of Sermon and Bible Study Outlines and Full Lessons from the pen of Pastor Jack Peters. Pastor Jack has been pastoring for over 43 years and enjoys sharing what he gleans from God’s Word. He currently serves as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of New Holland, PA.

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1PETER 1:19-23 – STRESSED OUT?

HOLY LIVING IN A HOSTILE WORLD (1 PETER) #5

Chuck Swindoll - "Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage singing, the next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over.

 

"His problem began when his owner decided to clean his cage with a vacuum. She stuck the nozzle in to suck up the seeds and feathers in the bottom of the cage. Then the phone rang. Instinctively she turned to pick it up.  She barely said hello when- sswwwwwppppp! Chippie got sucked in. She gasped, let the phone drop, and snapped off the vacuum. With her heart in her mouth, she unzipped the bag.

 

"There was Chippie-alive but stunned-covered with heavy black dust. She grabbed him and rushed to the bathtub, turned on the faucet full blast, and held Chippie under a torrent of ice-cold water, power-washing him clean. So she did what any compassionate pet owner would do: she snatched up the hair dryer and blasted the wet, shivering little bird with hot air.

 

Chippie doesn't sing much anymore.” (Also credited to Max Lucado)

We cannot escape stressful situations. Job 5:7, James 1:2-4, John 16:33

Jesus came to relieve stress. Isaiah 41:10, Matthew11:28-30, Isaiah 26:3-4

GOD HAS GIVEN US A WONDERFUL REDEMPTION. 1 Peter 1:18-19

Ephesians 2:1-3, Romans 5:12, John 1:29

GOD HAS GIVEN US A WONDERFUL REVELATION. 1 Peter 1:20-21

John 14:6, 1 Peter 1:18-23

If you can trust God with your soul, you can trust God with everything else! Proverbs 3:5-6, 1 Peter 5:7

GOD HAS GIVEN US A WONDERFUL REGENERATION. 1 Peter 1:23

John 1:12-13, Romans 8:15-17

GOD HAS GIVEN US A WONDERFUL RESPONSIBILITY. 1 Peter1:22

1 John 13:34-35

 

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2 CHRONICLES 1:1-12 – THREE PRINCIPLES FOR LEADERSHIP

 

King Solomon took over the Kingdom of Israel after his father, David. Here are three principles that helped him lead and will help us lead at any level (home, church etc.).

 

1. GOD STRENGTHENS, WE SERVE. Vss. 1-6

 

2. GOD REQUIRES, WE REQUEST. Vss. 7-10

God required that Solomon ask for we he wanted. Jesus tells us to ask what we want according to His will. John 14:13-14

 

3. GOD REWARDS, WE RECEIVE. Vss. 11-12

 

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PSALM 22 – FAST FORWARD TO THE CROSS

Psalms for Living #8

This is a Sermon for the Lord’s Table.

Read and Comment – 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

  • The Lord’s Table is a memorial that looks back to what He has done and forward “till He Comes”.
  • Psalm 22, this week’s “Psalm for living”, is fast-forwarding to the cross.
  • There is no incident in David’s Life that matches the execution of a criminal that’s described here.
  • David is functioning as a prophet and looking ahead to Calvary.
  • This Psalm is quoted often in the New Testament.
  • Let’s look at the words found here:

 

Words of AbandonmentPsalm 22:1-5, Matt. 27:45-46

  • The first line brings fast forwards us to the cross!
  • It was the cry of abandonment. The abandonment was caused by us. God His Father, became, God Jesus’ judge, as God poured out the wrath of His punishment upon His own Son, so we might be forgiven. Isaiah 53:3-6, 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • Vss. 3-5 – Notice the trust in spite of the separation.

 

Words that Hurt – Psalm 22:6-8, 12-13, Matthew 27:13

  • Vss. 12-13 – Bashan – the Golan Heights.
  • He likens his enemies as wild bulls and lions as they attack verbally.

 

Words of the Innocent – Psalm 22:9-11, 2 Corinthians 5:21

 

Words of the Helpless – Psalm 22:14-18,

  • Vs. 14 - Think of all the abuse that Jesus took in His body.
  • Vs. 15 - Psalm 69:21, John 19:28-29
  • Vs. 16 – Although newer translations refer to a lion instead of piercing, I prefer what it says here about piercing. Jesus was pierced in hands and feet.
  • Vs. 18 – Luke 23:34

 

Words of Hope – Psalm22:19-21

  • Here Jesus is back in fellowship with the Father, and there is hope! Luke 23:46

 

Words of Victory – Psalm 22:22-31,

  • Vs. 22 – Hebrews 2:12
  • Vs. 31 - John 19:30

 

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PROVERBS 25:11-13, 25 – GOOD WORDS

 

There are all kinds of words, but the best kind of words are good words.

 

A FIT WORD Vs. 11

A right word at the right time is always appropriate.

 

A FORTUNATE WORD Vs. 12

A man is fortunate when he has a friend who will rebuke him in love.

A man is wise when he heeds the rebuke.

 

A  FAITHFUL WORD Vs. 13, 25

A faithful servant delivers the message of his master.

The master is refreshed.

When we faithfully deliver the message of salvation to those who need it, we are delivering the faithful word.

As we deliver the "good news" (The Gospel) from a far country (Heaven), many souls will be refreshed (Vs. 2

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MARK 8:27-38 – CONSIDERATIONS

 

There are three things which each of us should consider in this passage.

 

1. CONSIDER THE IDENTITY OF JESUS Vss. 27-30

Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, "the son of the living God" (Matthew 16;16)

 

2. CONSIDER THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CROSS Vss. 31-33

Peter was looking for the Messiah to set up an immediate kingdom.

Jesus rebuked him, because the things of God included the death, burial, and resurrection of the Messiah.

 

3. CONSIDER THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR DISCIPLESHIP Vss. 34-38

Just as Jesus was willing to suffer that we might have forgiveness of sins, the disciple of Jesus must be willing to "deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."

 

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JOHN 5:1-15 – A PICTURE OF SALVATION

 

This story gives us a beautiful picture of salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

INTRODUCTION - Vss. 1-5

 

A SIMPLE QUESTION - Vs. 6

Jesus wanted to know if the man wanted to be made whole.  That simple question applies to any sinner.  Because of our sin, we need cleansing (Isaiah 64:6).  The cleansing has been made available because of the work of Christ on the cross. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 2 Corinthians 5:21)

 

A STANDARD EXCUSE - Vs. 7

This man said, "I have nobody to help me.", and yet his help was talking with him.

There will always be excuses for not being saved! People today have many of them.

 

A STRIKING DEMAND - Vs. 8

Jesus told the man "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk."

To the sinner Jesus says "Believe!" Both of these demands require faith.  Faith in Christ is the only demand that God makes for salvation.

See John 3:16, Acts 16:31, and Ephesians 2:8-9.

 

A STUPENDOUS RESULT - Vs. 9

Just as this man was healed, we are also healed (saved) when we place faith in Christ. A tremendous change takes place (2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Corinthians 6:11)

 

A STRENUOUS EXAMINATION - Vss. 10-16

After a person is saved, unbelievers will inquire as to "what happened?"

 

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2 PETER 3:7-14 – JUDGMENT IS COMING

 

The judgment of God is coming. Peter addresses coming judgment and encourages us to do what is right.

 

RESERVATION FOR JUDGMENT Vss. 7, 10

 

RESTRAINT FOR SALVATION Vss. 8-9

The Lord is holding back judgment so more can come to Christ.

 

RESPONSE BY LIVING Vss. 11, 12, 14

We respond to the coming of the Lord and the need for others to be saved by living  Godly lives.

 

REASSURANCE FOR THE FUTURE Vs. 13

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ISAIAH 6:1-8 – KNOWING GOD’S HOLINESS

KNOWING GOD #3 OF 7

 

(Note: This is a series basically on the attributes of God. Very Complete Notes, so be creative in adapting them. If you don’t change some of it, be sure to give me credit for writing your sermon. Otherwise, I don’t need credit. :-)

                   

Pastor Peters is preaching on Knowing God’s Holiness.

What a mismatch.  Pastor Peters and no other preacher is capable of such a task.  God’s holiness, is mostly beyond comprehension.  We can only grasp a small part of it.

Why then should I listen? Even a little understanding of the holiness of God will change your life!

 

But what do we mean when we say, “God is holy”?

Something that is holy is sacred or set apart from others.

If God is holy, and He is, he is set apart from all others. 

He is special.

 

 

THE PRESENTATION OF GOD’S HOLINESS – Vss. 1-4

Vs. 1 - A great king, Uzziah, had died.  This was a great sorrow.  But although great and Godly people pass on, the vision that Isaiah saw reminded him and us, that God is alive! He says, “I SAW THE LORD!”

 

Who did Isaiah see on that throne?  According to the Apostle John, he saw the Lord Jesus.

John 12:41 - These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

 

Jesus is God!

God took Isaiah’s eyes off the problems of this world and placed them on God himself. Psalm 93:1

 

Vs. 1 – Notice that God is high and lifted up

I believe that Isaiah would have been awe of the vast size of the temple in which God dwells. He saw God as high and lifted up, above everyone. I think Isaiah probably felt as big as a speck of dust.

 

and his train filled the temple.

The train was the hem of his garment.

What is the garment of God?

It is a garment of light! Psalm 104:1-2, 1 John 1:5

 

If there is no darkness in God’s light, try to imagine how intense that light in the temple of God must be!  The most intense of lighting on earth can not compare with the light of the glory of God!   

 

Isaiah 6:2 - Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

 

Seraphim are angels that evidently guard the very holiness of God.  Their name means “burning ones”.  Imagine their intense brightness as they fly around the throne in an attitude of worship. I think that these creatures must be huge! Imagine giant wing spans, and the massive power in those wings!

   

Even these creatures who have not been tainted with sin do not look at God. They cover their faces and their feet in humility. 

If these creatures are in awe of the glory of God, we should certainly be in awe of His glory even more so.

 

Isaiah 6:3 - And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

 

These creatures, how many of them there were no one knows, fly around God’s throne proclaiming his holiness.   

 

And please realize that the proclamation of God’s holiness was probably very loud.  I feel that these angels would be making their proclamation of his holiness with booming voices.

 

Isaiah 6:4 - And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

 

The posts of the doors of the heavenly temple vibrated, perhaps in reaction to the proclamation of the seraphim, and probably as a reaction to the awesome power and holiness of God!

The house was filled with smoke, a symbol of the glory of God.

 

So this is an awesome scene, showing Isaiah and us, just how awesome, how holy God is!

 

THE PRESENTATION OF GOD’S HOLINESS – Vss. 1-4

THE PROBLEM WITH GOD’S HOLINESS – 5

 

Isaiah had a problem with God’s holiness.

Isaiah’s problem with God’s holiness was his own sinfulness!

 

Isaiah 6:5 - Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

 

In the time of Isaiah, it would have been easy for him to compare himself with other Jews, and feel pretty comfortable.  Isaiah would have been better than most of them.

 

And today you can compare yourself with most Christians and feel pretty good about your own Christianity.

 

But Isaiah was not comparing himself with other Jews.

And you should not compare yourself to other Christians.

 

Isaiah saw God.  And when Isaiah saw God he was terrified.

When he saw the pure holiness of God, he cried, “Woe is me for I am undone!”

 

THE PURIFICATION OF GOD’S HOLINESS – 6-7

 

Isaiah 6:6-7 - Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: [7] And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

 

The moment Isaiah came to the end of himself and admitted his filthiness, was the moment God, in his holiness provided help.

The moment a person without Christ, comes to the end of himself and turns to Christ God purges his sin. 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

 

The moment a Christian comes to the end of himself and confesses his sin, God purges his sin.   

1 John 1:7-10

 

THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF GOD’S HOLINESS Vs. 8, 1 Peter 1:15-16

 

God did not save you so you could continue to live the way you always did.

God saved you so your life can be productive for Him.

If you sincerely get saved, and sincerely confess your sins as a Christian, then God’s holiness will accomplish two things.

 

First of all, because you appreciate the cleansing you have received, you will be available to God for whatever purpose he has for you.

 

Isaiah 6:8 - Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

 

Isaiah had seen God’s holiness.

Isaiah had seen his own filthy sinfulness.   

 

Isaiah had experienced the cleansing of his sin.

God called for a volunteer.

Isaiah answered the call, not because, he was superior or special, but because he was cleansed, appreciative and available to do whatever God called him to do. How would he dare not do what God called him to do?

 

There’s more. Please turn to 1 Peter 1:15-16, But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; [16] Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

 

What has God called you to? Look at verses 1 Peter 1:3-5.

 

This God who has given you new life

This God who has given you an incorruptible inheritance in Heaven

This God who is holy has called you to live a holy life!

 

You are God’s child if you have been born again. John 1:12  

 

Your conversation, your manner of life is to be “Like Father like son.”  You’re Father is holy, set apart from evil, set apart to himself.  You are to be holy, set apart from evil, set apart to the Father himself.

 

Now the only way we can live holy lives is through the power of the one who has made us holy. It is only through the work of the Spirit of God that we have the power to live holy, Godly lives.

If you have seen the holiness of God

If you have dealt with your sin, either by being saved or confessing them as a Christian

If your sins are purged

Then, be available, saying, “here am I send me”, and be holy, living a holy life because the one who has called you to forgiveness and salvation is holy.

 

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