SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 1/31/22
February 1, 2022, 5:07 PM

SERMON SEEDS

BIBLE OUTLINES FOR PASTORS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

U2 – FOR WEEK OF 1/31/22

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LUKE 2:40-52 – ROLE MODEL!

Most people make New Year’s resolutions. Here are some funny ones from Wiki.

  • I resolve to be just a little bit nicer to people who do exactly what I want.
  • My New Year’s resolution is to stop hanging with people who ask me about my New Year’s resolution.
  • Buy new clothes big enough to account for next year’s holidays.
  • My Goal for 2022 is to accomplish the goals of 2021 which I should have done in 2020 because I promised them in 2019 and planned them in 2018.
  • Most common New Year’s resolution: Get in Shape. I choose round shape. Funny New Year's Resolutions 2022 - New Year Wiki

The trouble with New Year’s resolutions, is that almost always we don’t keep them! We are good for a while and then let them slip. Although we are well into the New Year,I suggest that we all strive to do something we all know that we should do. Let’s strive to be like Jesus and use Him as our role model.

1 John 3:2-3, 1 John 2:6

Vs. 40 – Luke tells us that Jesus grew up.  He increased in the important areas of spirit, wisdom and grace.  I believe that the Lord Jesus became more and more aware in his human mind, just who He was and where He came from.

his childhood. Only Luke records this event.

I have entitled this message, Role Model for the New Year because in this passage, Jesus is the role model for how we should behave any year.  Growing up or maturing is something we should never stop doing until we leave this life or when Jesus comes for us and gives us our new resurrection bodies. Philippians 3:12-14

Let’s see how Jesus grew up and try to follow His example.   

  • Vs. 41 – Proverbs 22:6
  • Vs. 42 – In a year Jesus would become a “son of the commandment”, or “son of the law or covenant”
  • Vs. 49 – Jesus whole goal was to please his Father above all things.

Psalms 40:7-8, Hebrews 10:7, John 4:34, Matthew 26:37-39

  • We can call God, Father when we have a personal relationship with Him John 1:12-13, Romans 8:15-16
  • If we are God’s children, shouldn’t be “about our Father’s House”? 1 Corinthians 6:19-20,

Psalm 27:4-8, Galatians 2:20

HE PRACTICED SUBMISSION – Luke 2:51

  • Jesus continued to do what He was told.
  • But He also submitted to those who were in authority over Him. Matthew 17:24-27, 22:15-22
  • We must follow His example. Romans 12:1,

Titus 3:1-2, Ephesians 5:18, 21, 22, 25,

Hebrews 13:17

HE PROCEEDED TO MATURE – LUKE 2:52

  • HE GREW INTELLECTUALLY – Wisdom

Job 28:28, Proverbs 4:7

  • HE GREW PHYSICALLY – Stature

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

  • HE GREW SPIRITUALLY – Favor with God

Philippians 3:10, 2 Peter 3:18

  • HE GREW SOCIALLY – Favor with man

John 15:12, Matthew 5:13-16, 1 Peter 3:15

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Matthew 3:1-12 – ABOUT FACE (REPENT!)!

Skit - Someone standing in back, after Scripture Reading, obeying my “orders”.

“Forward March”

“Company halt!”

“About Face!”

“Forward, March”

“Company halt”

“Company dismissed!”

You just witnessed an illustration of a word used often in the Bible, but not used as often as it should be in church and other Christian gatherings. The word is “Repent”.

The word, “Repent!” means to do an about face. We’ll explain more about that in a few minutes.

WHO CALLS FOR REPENTANCE? – Vs. 1

  • John the Baptist, Jesus – Luke 1:13-17, 76-77
  • God – Matthew 4:17, Isaiah 1:18, Revelation 2-3
  • God’s servants – 2 Timothy 4:2

Reproof – Correct – Appeal to Mind

Rebuke – Appeal to Heart

WHAT IS REPENTANCE? – Vss. 2, 8

Sorrow for sin, change of mind, heart, and behavior – Luke 3:10-14, Isaiah 1:16-17

WHO SHOULD REPENT? – Vss. 2-6

  • Unsaved
  • Those who profess salvation with no evidence of change in life 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • Christians who have lost their “first love” Revelation 2:4
  • Those who are convicted of sin

WHY SHOULD WE REPENT? – Vss. 8-12

  • Fear of eternal judgment (if unsaved)! John 3:16-18
  • The Kingdom of Heaven in at hand – Luke 12:40
  • Because we’re wrong! Matthew 15:8-9
  • Because God is grieved! Isaiah 59:1-4

WHEN SHOULD WE REPENT? – 1 Corinthians 6:2

HOW SHOULD WE REPENT?

  • Turn to Christ – 1 Thessalonians 1:9
  • Confession of sin – 1 John 1:9
  • Godly sorrow – 2 Corinthians 7:10
  • Forsake sin – Isaiah 55:6-7

HERE THIS SERMON PREACHED BY PASTOR JACK

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MATTHEW 3:13-17 – THE TRINITY AND ME

There are people today who would like to remove the doctrine of the Trinity from Christianity. When they do, the whole building called our faith comes tumbling down. The doctrine of the Trinity is part of the structure of our faith. Without it, we do not have Biblical Christianity.

When we think of the word Trinity, we think of the Biblical teaching that God is "three in one and one in three". Although the word "Trinity" is not found in the Bible, the doctrine of the Trinity is. Don't panic if you do not fully understand how there can be one God, and yet three persons in the Godhead. No human being can fully comprehend the doctrine of the Trinity. That’s because we are created beings trying to understand our self-existent creator God who says in Exodus 3:14, And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”

In this passage we are examining the Baptism of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is an important passage because it is here that we find the Trinity presented together. Jesus the Son of God is baptized. The Holy Spirit descends upon him in the form of a dove. God the Father gives his approval from Heaven.

This scene reminds me of some of the ways God the Trinity is involved in the lives of true Christians. Hence the title, “The Trinity and Me”

JESUS IS GOD WITH ME - IDENTIFICATION

Jesus is Emmanuel, “ God with us” - God identifying with man. Instead of remaining aloof from his creation, Jesus Christ who for all eternity has been and ever will be the Son of God, came to earth, identifying with man.

· Jesus identified with us in his BIRTH. Matthew 1:20-23

· Jesus identified with us in his BAPTISM. Matthew 3:13-15

· Jesus identified with us through his BLOOD. 1 Peter 1:18-19, 2 Corinthians 5:21

· Jesus identifies with us in the BATTLE. 1 John 2:1-2, Hebrews 4:14-15 (He is always interceding for us before the Father.)

  • Jesus identifies with us in the BASICS. Matthew 28:20, Hebrews 13:5, Romans 8:35-39

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD IN ME - INDWELLING - Vs. 16

The Holy Spirit is God in us - God indwelling man

Because Jesus was the perfect man, the God-Man, He did things the way we should do them. He was our example.  All that Jesus did as a man on earth was done in the power of the Holy Spirit. This is fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 61:1. John promised that Jesus would baptize with the Spirit. Matthew 3:11, 1 Corinthians 12:13

· PRESENCE. Romans 8:9 (The Holy Spirit Indwells)

· POWER. Acts 1:8, Ephesians 1:17-23

· PRODUCTION. Ephesians 5:18-21, Galatians 5:22-23

· PRAYER. Romans 8:26, Ephesians 5:18, Jude 20-21

GOD OVER ME - INVOLVEMENT - Vs. 17

The Father is God over us - God involving Himself with man.

God the Father is present as He always is. He is involved in the life of the perfect man, the Lord Jesus. He is also involved in the life of His children through the New Birth.

· God's AUTHORITY - "This is" Isaiah 42:5-8

One of the greatest reasons for Godly Christian behavior is God's authority in my life.

· God's AFFECTION - "My Beloved Son"

We too are God's beloved children if we know Christ. John 1:12, 1 John 4:10, John 3:16

· God's APPROVAL - "In Whom I am well pleased." 3 John 3:4

The perfect man had approval from God. We, as His children, can also have his approval. As Jesus pleased God, God approved. As we please God, God approves.

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GOD’S PERFECT PLAN – ISAIAH 48:17-18

PRACTICAL PRECEPTS FROM THE PROPHETS #1

PROPHECY, PROPHETS Reception and declaration of a word from the Lord through a direct prompting of the Holy Spirit and the human instrument thereof. In the Old Testament three key terms are used of the prophet. Roʾeh and hozeh are translated as “seer.” The most important term, navi’, is usually translated “prophet.” It probably meant “one who is called to speak.” Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary

  • When you think of a Prophet, what or who comes to mind?
  • Was all prophecy predicting the future?
  • God’s communications through the Prophets were generally designed to announce God’s message and require a response, whether future events were involved or not.
  • God’s messages through the Prophets are valuable today to help us grow in our faith.
  • There are 17 Prophetic Books, running from Isaiah through Malachi. Over the next several months, let’s ponder some of the Spiritual advice given through the Prophets by considering one passage per Prophetic Book.

God has great plans for us as His children when we walk with Him.

OUR RESOURCE – Isaiah 48:17

Notice that God is:

  1. The LORD, our Redeemer – 1 Peter 1:17-19
  2. The Holy One (of Israel) – 1 Peter 1:13-16
  3. The LORD our God – John 13:13, Psalm 100
  4. He is our teacher. –  John 16:13-15, 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  5. He is our guide. – Psalm 32:8

OUR RESPONSIBILITY – Isaiah 48:18a

  • It is a very simple requirement. God wants obedient children. 1 Samuel 15:22-23
  • Obedience begins with Salvation. John 3:7 …You must be born again.
  • Obedience, for the Christian, is to be a way of life. John 14:21, Philippians 2:12-13

OUR RESULTS – Isaiah 48:18b

Let’s not be like Israel who was disobedient. She missed out on many great blessings. Two are mentioned here:

  1. Peace like a river – constantly flowing, never drying up. Isaiah 26:3-4, John 14:27
  2. Righteousness like the waves of the sea – powerful and prolific – Ephesians 6:14, Romans 13:11-14, Titus 2:11-13

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A WELL-ADJUSTED LOSER – PHILIPPIANS 3:1-10

FAMILY TALKS IN PHILIPPIANS #5 of 7

  • Name some minor losses that all of us have suffered.
  • Name some major losses that you have suffered.
  • Name some good losses that you have suffered.

The Apostle Paul lost excess baggage in his religion when he placed his faith in Christ. Paul wrote these words out of concern for the Philippians. He was concerned that the Philippians not add any unnecessary and dangerous excess baggage to their faith. He wanted them to become what he was, a well-adjusted loser.

 

Philippians 3:1- Paul seems to be drawing his letter to a close by reminding the Philippians to be joyful. However, the Lord has given him more to say, so he continues to speak.

 

HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN THE FLESH Vss. 2-3

  • Vs. 2 - Paul is giving a three-fold warning. The “dogs” he warns of were a reference to people acting like wild dogs. These would have been false teachers. Isaiah 56:10-11
  • "Beware of evil workers."  He is talking about the same group of people. Why is anyone who perverts the gospel “evil”?
  • “Beware of the mutilation.”  These false teachers are mentioned in Acts 15:1. They added circumcision to the Gospel. What groups try to add things to the Gospel today?
  • Vs. 3 - Physical circumcision was a sign of Israel's covenant relationship with God, showing that they were God's people.
  • Circumcision was a sign of something that should also have taken place in the heart. Deuteronomy 30:6
  • Paul is saying here that physical circumcision is not necessary, because we are God's circumcision that has a circumcised heart. God's circumcision has given us a new life. Colossians 2:10-11.
  1. We worship God in the Spirit. John 4:23-24
  2. We glory in Christ Jesus alone. Revelation 5:12
  3. We have no confidence in the flesh. Galatians 6:14

THERE IS NO CONDUCT GOOD ENOUGH  Vss.  4-7

  • Vss. 4-6 - Humanly speaking, we’d say Paul had a pedigree a “mile long”. Why was God not impressed?
  • Vs. 7 - When Paul was confronted by Jesus on the Road to Damascus, he gave up his own self efforts. Why was he willing to give it up?

THERE IS NO CHOICE BETTER THAN CHRIST  Vss. 8-10

  • Vs. 8 - Paul knew that he had a choice. He chose to leave behind all self effort in favor of Christ for salvation. All his previous efforts he counted but dung or refuse.
  • Vs. 9 - Paul knew that he wanted to be found in Christ and Christ alone! “The just shall live by faith.” Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38
  • Vs. 10 - Now Paul gives a goal for his life that should be the goal of every Christian.
  1. Paul was saved by faith in Christ.
  2. Paul was changed by Christ.
  3. Paul was in love with Christ.
  4. So now, Paul simply wanted to know Christ better!
  • Warren Wiersbe points out 4 things about the experience of knowing Christ, all beginning with the letter "P".  Main points taken from Warren Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, Volume 2 (NT), (Wheaton, IL, Victor Books, 1989), p. 87
  1. Knowing Christ is a personal experience.
  2. Knowing Christ is a powerful experience. Ephesians 1:19-21, Philippians 4:13
  3. Knowing Christ is a painful experience.
  4. Knowing Christ is a practical experience.

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WELL-ADJUSTED MATURITY – PHILIPPIANS 3:11-22

FAMILY TALKS IN PHILIPPIANS #6 of 7

  • How did you grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually from ages 5 to 13, to 18, to 25 years old, to now?
  • Why is spiritual maturity especially important? Titus 2:1-6, Hebrews 5:12-6:2
  • In our last study, we saw the Apostle Paul as a well-adjusted loser. Philippians 3:1-11
  • This week we see Paul developing a well-adjusted spiritual maturity that we should emulate.

MAKE A CHOICE – Vss. 12-16

  • Vss. 11-12 - Paul was looking forward to perfection by way of the rapture. This perfection is something we should look forward to as well. 1 John 3:1-3
  • Both John and Paul knew that we aren't perfect yet. There’s still room for Spiritual growth.
  • Vs. 12 - Paul wanted to apprehend what Christ had apprehended him for. Vs. 10
  • Vs. 13 - Paul says, "I haven't made it yet, but I’m pressing forward.”
  • He chose to be focused on “this one thing I do”. What things do we need to leave in the past in order to move forward? Do we ever have to deal with the past before we can forget it?
  • Vs. 13 tells us to forget the past, but to reach forward, like a runner, straining every muscle to reach the finish line.
  • Vs. 14 - Paul says, I press toward the Mark! He is pursuing the target, the finish line of the race! The finish line is Christ-likeness. Philippians 3:10
  • Paul made a choice. Because he made a choice and followed through, he was confident at the end of his life.  2 Timothy 4:6-8

 

MARK THE CONSISTENT – Vss. 15-19

  • Why is it helpful to have good role models?
  • Why would we refrain from saying, “Follow my example.”?
  • Vs. 15 - Paul now says, "If you are perfect or mature have the same attitude which I have."

Philippians 3:15 (ESV) Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.

  • Vs. 16 - Paul is challenging us to continue to pursue maturity in Christ.

Philippians 3:16 (ESV) - Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

  • Vs. 17 - Not only does Paul say, "Follow my example.", but he encourages us to follow the example of others who are doing the same thing.
  • Vss. 18-19 - Paul warns us that there are a lot of bad examples out there.

MAXIMIZE YOUR CITIZENSHIP – Vss. 20-21

  • Vs. 20 - Our citizenship is in Heaven! We have never seen Heaven, but we have the rights and privileges of citizenship there. Some of those privileges are the power, protection, and answered prayer that come from God to Heaven’s citizens in the name of the Lord Jesus! Ephesians 1:19-22, 2 Timothy 4:16-18, John 14:13-14, Titus 2:11-14
  • Vs. 21 - And when he comes, he will change this old body into a new body, one like His!

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THE GENESIS FAITH CONNECTION

HEBREWS 11:1-22

CREATION – FIRST FAITH – Hebrews 11:1-3

Faith is the substance, basis, “assurance”, “certainty” of what we are hoping for.

The basis of our faith is the Word of God.

Why are Genesis 1:1 and Romans 1:20 important to our faith?

ABEL – SACRIFICING FAITH – Hebrews 11:4, Genesis 4:1-8

Undoubtedly, both Cain and Abel saw the sacrifices of their parents, which would have been blood sacrifices. Genesis 3:20-24

Abel’s sacrifice was accepted because it was a blood sacrifice. Hebrews 9:22

Last year we lost three saints in our church. How does their faith speak to you?

ENOCH – WALKING FAITH – Hebrews 11:5-6, Genesis 5:22-24

For us, what does walking with God entail?

Notice the impossibility of pleasing God without faith.

We have faith when we diligently seek God and obey Him. John 14:15, James 1:22

NOAH – RESPONSIVE FAITH – Hebrews 11:7

According to this verse, how did Noah respond in faith? What does that teach us?

ABRAHAM – EXPECTANT FAITH – Hebrews 11:8-12

Vs. 8 – Abraham heeded the call of God obediently. Genesis 12:1-4

Vs. 9 – He sojourned in the land of promise, along with Isaac and Jacob after him, without inheriting the land. Genesis 12:7

Vs. 10 – By faith, he was looking for God’s city yet to come. Revelation 21-22

Vss. 11-12 – It is very possible that the faith here belonged to Abraham and not Sarah, but either way, a promise was expected to be fulfilled.

ALL – UNFULFILLED FAITH – Hebrews 11:13-16

None of the patriarchs saw the fulfillment of God’s promises for a homeland in this life.

However, they believed that God would provide a city to come.

Vs. 16 – We are to be like them in looking for the coming city. Hebrews 13:14

ABRAHAM – OBEDIENT FAITH – Hebrews 11:17-19, Genesis 22:1-14

Abraham’s faith allowed him to obey in the most stressful of circumstances.

ISAAC – RESIGNED FAITH – Hebrews 11:20, Genesis 27:30-40

Isaac intended to bless Esau, but when the blessing ended on Jacob, he recognized God’s will.

JACOB – SENSITIVE FAITH – Hebrews 11:21, Genesis 48:17-20

Jacob blessed Joseph’s sons contrary to Joseph’s will because it was God’s will.

JOSEPH – CONFIDENT FAITH – Hebrews 11:22, Joshua 24:32

Joseph was so sure that God would fulfill his promises, that he wanted to be buried in the land.

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