SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 11/7/22
November 11, 2022, 8:35 PM

SERMON SEEDS

BIBLE OUTLINES FOR PASTORS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS

U30 – FOR WEEK OF 11/7/22

First Baptist Church of New Holland PA - SERMON SEEDS (fbcnhremembers.com)

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JOSHUA 22:9-34 – DISASTER AVOIDED

#18 – MOVING FORWARD – THE BOOK OF JOSHUA

  • How do misunderstandings cause disaster? How do the words “I thought” cause trouble?
  • Why is it good to talk to others when something they have said or done troubles us?
  • Why do we tend to talk about people instead of to them? James 4:10-11, Galatians 6:1, Matthew 18:15-17

The two-and-one-half tribes that settled on the east side of the Jordon River were given their “honorary discharge” and sent home with Joshua’s blessing (Joshua 22:1-8). On the way home they did something that rightly concerned the other tribes. The way this was handled cleared up a misunderstanding and avoided disaster.

ALTAR BUILT – REPLICA – Vss. 9-10

  • Although we know from reading the rest of the story that this huge altar was a replica of the altar in Shiloh, what were the dangers of building this?

ALARM SOUNDED – REBELLION? – Vss. 11-12

  • We might think this is an extreme reaction, but as we progress in the story, we’ll see why the reaction was so adamant.

ADVANCE TEAM SENT – REBUKE AND REQUEST TO RECONSIDER – Vss. 13-20

  • Vss. 14-15 – A high-level committee was sent.
  • Vs. 16 – Based on the evidence, a serious accusation was made. Leviticus 17:8-9, Deuteronomy 13:12-15
  • Vss. 17-18 – Israel’s sin at Peor is sited as an example of disobedience that led to discipline.
  • Vs. 19 – A gracious offer was made. “If your land isn’t good enough, we’ll share ours.”
  • Vs. 20 – Achan is given as another example of sin that hurt the whole congregation.

ASSURANCE GIVEN – REMINDER – Vss. 21-31

  • Vss. 21-23 – The offending Tribes did not take offense, but agreed if the accusation was true, they should be punished.
  • Vss. 24-29 – The actual purpose of this altar was given as a memorial and reminder (witness) that their Tribes on the other side of the Jordan were part of Israel.
  • Vss.  30-31 – A confrontation was avoided by the explanation that was given.

ANSWER CONVEYED – REJOICING – Vss. 32-34

  • A report was made that caused joy instead of bloodshed.

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1 KINGS 19:16, 19, 2 KINGS 2:1-14 – STEADY IN PREPARATION

LIFE OF ELISHA, THE STEADY PROPHET - #1 of 9

SERIES INTRODUCTION:

There was a changing of the guard.  The job of prophet was being based from Elijah to Elisha.

There was a change in personalities. Elisha had a fiery personality. Elisha, as a friend of mine once said (Bob Smith of Sweet Valley, PA), was "steady".

There was no changing on God's part. Times change, leaders change and situations change. God does not change. Malachi 3:6

INTRODUCTION TO THIS LESSON

When God has a job for someone to do, He does everything necessary to prepare that person.

ELISHA'S DESTINY - 1 Kings 19:16, 19 - To be the next prophet in Israel.

ELISHA'S DECISION - 1 Kings 19:20-21 - To accept the call of God.

ELISHA'S DISCIPLESHIP - 1 Kings 19:21 - He began as Elijah's servant.  Elijah would have trained him.

ELISHA'S DETERMINATION - 2 Kings 2:1-7 - To stay with Elijah to the end.

ELISHA'S DESIRE - 2 Kings 2:8-9 - To have a double portion of Elijah's spirit

ELISHA'S DEMONSTRATION - 2 Kings 2:13-14 - This miracle showed that he was the new prophet in Israel.

You may find that there is so much material here that you will want to present it in two sermons.

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PSALM 1 - THE GODLY MAN

HIS DISCERNMENT - Vs. 1

He is happy (blessed) because he avoids the "counsel of the ungodly", "the way of sinners", and "the seat of the scornful."

HIS DELIGHT - Vs. 2

He delights in God's Word, continually meditating on it. Of course, the right kind of meditation will lead to obedience. Joshua 1:8

HIS DISTINCTIVES - Vs. 3

He will be like a productive tree planted by a good water supply. He will be fruitful and have continually green leaves. I think the leaves refer to our testimonies.

HIS DESTINY - Vss. 4-6

He will stand in judgment. Vs. 5

He will stand in the congregation of the righteous. Vs. 5

The Lord knows his way, bringing him to Heaven. Vs. 6

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LUKE 17:12-19 etc. – EVIDENCES OF A THANKFUL HEART

We want to remind you that there are various ways that we can show our appreciation to the Lord for what He has done.  There are outward ways of expressing an inward, thankful heart.

In the Gospel of Luke we want to see 3 men who showed their appreciation for Jesus healing them in 3 ways. 

ONE WHO WORSHIPPED - Luke 17:11-19

Vss. 11-12 - Ten men were very sick. They had leprosy. It was a disease that ate at the skin, and made one an outcast per Jewish law.

Because they were outcasts, they stood afar off.

We had a problem like these lepers that was fatal.

It made us outcasts before God.

The problem was our sin.

Vs. 13 - These men had the right idea.  They called on the Lord Jesus to have mercy on them.  They had no other hope.

Like these men, we needed mercy.  We were dead in trespasses and sins.  The only one who could help us was the Lord Jesus, because it was Him who died for us.  Like these lepers, we needed to call on the Lord to be saved. Romans 10:17 says, For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Vss. 14 - These men were told to go show themselves to the priest.

For them to get back into society, they needed for the priest to pronounce them as "clean."  They took the step of faith to show themselves to the priest, taking Jesus at His word, and as they went, they were healed.

Our healing for salvation was similar.  We took God at his word, that he would save us, if we believed, and He did exactly what he promised. John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:17

Vss. 15-16 - I think each man saw that he was healed. However, only one of them turned around, worshipped God, and gave thanks. What happened to the others?

I think that they were so busy wanting to get back to their lives, that they forgot to say "thank you" and to worship God. Here is a great reminder for you and I.  How thankful are we for what God has done for us?

Our sins have been forgiven.

We have a home in Heaven.

We have the Holy Spirit.

We have answered prayer.

We can't lose our salvation, if we are truly saved.

We are truly loved of God!

Shouldn't we, of all people be giving praise and adoration and thanksgiving to God?!

1 Timothy 1:12-17, Revelation 5:9-12

This thanksgiving season should be one of worship for those of us who know Christ personally.  We have reason to worship and praise God!

Vss. 17-19 - There was 90% more cleansed than were actually giving thanks.  I wonder if this percentage is true for us who are saved?  What percentage of us who are saved are truly thankful?

Let us make sure that we are among the ones who return to give thanks.

We do not like it very well when people fail to give thanks for what we've done.  Imagine how God must feel!

ONE WHO WALKED LUKE 18:35-43

Vs. 43 – Bartimaeus had his sight restored and followed Jesus after being healed. He also worshipped God because of his healing.

Bartimaeus reminds me that a truly thankful person is someone who will walk after Jesus.  Because of what Jesus has done for him in saving him, he will walk after and with Jesus. Luke 9:23-24, John 15:1-7

ONE WHO WITNESSED LUKE 8:26-39

Vs. 39 - Notice where the man was sent - to his own home. It meant going back to the people who knew him "when". It meant going back to the people who knew him best.

We are the ones who can best reach the ones we love.

We are the ones who can best reach the ones we know best.

We are the ones, who should show our appreciation for what the Lord has done for us, by telling others. Psalm 107:2, 1 Peter 3:15

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1 TIMOTHY 3:1-7 – GODLY LEADERSHIP

(This is a complete lesson done in a prayer meeting session.)

  • What type of leader do you want to follow?
  • Why do you think most churches lack qualified leaders?
  • Should we try to imitate our leaders?  Why? To what extent?
  • Notice that Paul expected to be imitated.

1 Corinthians 11:1 - Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

1 John 2:6 - He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

In 1 Timothy 3:1-7 Paul is instructing those who would be “bishops”. The word "bishop" means "overseer".  When we see this term we often think of the pastor and other Godly leaders in the church.  The role of leadership in the church is not for everyone, because everyone does not qualify. Even though we might never fully qualify to be leaders, we should still strive to be as Godly as possible. Making the characteristics of leadership our goal will help us live Godly lives.

A Godly leader is:

CONSISTENT IN BEHAVIOR - Vss. 1-3

  • Vs. 2 - The word blameless means “beyond reproach”.
  • How can a person still be a sinner (1 John 1:8) and yet beyond reproach?
  • In what ways should leaders and congregation members be beyond reproach?
  • To be the husband of one wife is to be “a one woman man”.  To be the wife of one husband is to be a “one man woman”.  This quality should be reflected in our attitudes and our actions.
  • In its strictest sense, the word “vigilant” means to be sober.  Hence in this situation it would refer to being sober spiritually.

A spiritually sober person is always “under control”.  The spiritually sober person is actually under the control of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 5:18-21.

· To be sober is to be "serious, earnest, sound.”  If this is the case, what part do joy, joking, and laughter have among us?

· The words good behavior mean "orderly" or "well ordered".

  • In what ways should pastors and other leaders show orderly behavior?  In what ways should all believers show it?
  • In what ways should all believers be “apt to teach”?
  • Vs. 3 – Do you think church leaders should be total abstainers? Why?
  • What is a “striker?”  What about a striker is not under control?
  • What should be the attitude of Christians towards money?
  • Contrast a patient individual with a brawler.
  • Why is it especially dangerous for a leader to be covetous?

CONSCIENTIOUS AT HOME - Vss. 4-5

  • Who is to be the ruler in the home and why?
  • What does it mean to have “children in subjection with gravity?”
  • The easiest time to bring children in subjection is when they are young.
  • Why is a man disqualified from leadership in the church when he isn’t in charge at home?

CONDITIONED BY EXPERIENCE - Vs. 6

  • Why do Christians need experience before they can lead?
  • Why do churches and Christian organizations tend to make novices leaders?
  • Why was the devil condemned?

COMPLIMENTED BY OUTSIDERS - Vs. 7

  • Why is the testimony of leaders and Christians to unbelievers so important?
  • What reproach is there for Christians who have a poor testimony?  How is it a snare?

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JUDE 1:24-25 – BENEDICTION

At the end of services in some churches the minister will give a benediction or a blessing. Some Bible Books also end with a benediction or a blessing. Much can be learned from these benedictions, such as the one found here in Jude. This benediction is especially appropriate for times of thanksgiving.

GOD'S ABILITY - Vs. 24 - Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

GOD'S ATTRIBUTES - Vs. 25a - To the only wise God our Saviour,

1. Only wise God

2. Our Savior

GOD'S ADORATION - Vs. 25b - be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

I should ascribe (give credit) to God all the glory, majesty, dominion and power. I should do this with my lips, but also in the way I conduct my life. I should let Him have all the glory and majesty in my thoughts and actions. I should let Him have the dominion and power over me.

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THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

THE PERSONALITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Acts 5:3-4 (He is God!), John 16:7-14

THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

John 7:37-39, John 14:16-18, Acts 2:1-4, Romans 8:8-11, 15-17

THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Acts 1:8, Romans 15:13

THE PROMINENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Romans 8:14, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 5:18

THE PRODUCTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Ephesians 5:9, 19-21, Galatians 5:22-23

PRAYER IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

Ephesians 6:18, Jude 1:20-21

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GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY

A Topical Study

What is the secret to aging well? Caleb and Paul aged well? What about us?

Joshua 14:10-11 - And now, behold, the Lord hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the Lord spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old. [11] As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.

2 Timothy 4:6-8 - For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. [7] I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: [8] Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

I think that most of us would like to “age” the ways Caleb and the Apostle Paul did. We would like to “grow old gracefully”.  And God would like us to grow old gracefully.

THE REALITY OF AGING

Psalm 90:10 - The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

Job 7:6 - My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

Job 9:25 - Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

REQUESTS FOR AGING

Psalm 39:4 - Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.

Psalm 71:17-18 - O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. [18] Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.

RECIPE FOR AGING

Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 - Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; [2] While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: [3] In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, [4] And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low; [5] Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: [6] Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. [7] Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

1 Peter 3:10-12 - For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: [11] Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. [12] For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR AGING

Titus 2:1-6 - But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: [2] That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. [3] The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; [4] That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, [5] To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. [6] Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

REASSURANCE FOR AGING

Job 19:25-27 - For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: [26] And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: [27] Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

2 Corinthians 5:8 - We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

 

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