SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 2/28/22
March 3, 2022, 7:26 PM

SERMON SEEDS

BIBLE OUTLINES FOR PASTORS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

U6 – FOR WEEK OF 2/28/22

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MARK 2:1-12 – JESUS CARES! DO I?

“Frank E. Graeff was a minister in the Methodist denomination and served some of its leading churches, in the Philadelphia Conference. Throughout the district, he was known as the sunshine minister.

“In spite of his outwardly-cheery disposition and winsome personality, Graeff was often called upon to go through severe testing experiences in his life.

“It was while passing through such a test and experiencing severe despondency, doubt and physical agony, that Mr. Graeff wrote this hymn, Does Jesus Care?

“Rev. Graeff turned to the Scriptures for solace and strength. First Peter 5:7 became especially meaningful to him during this particular struggle: Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.

“The phrase, He careth for you, spoke deeply to his need.”

Story Behind "Does Jesus Care" Hymn - Believers Portal

Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song,
As the burdens press, and the cares distress
And the way grows weary and long?

Does Jesus care when my way is dark
With a nameless dread and fear?
As the daylight fades into deep night shades,
Does He care enough to be near?

Does Jesus care when I’ve tried and failed
To resist some temptation strong;
When for my deep grief there is no relief,
Though my tears flow all the night long?

Does Jesus care when I’ve said “goodbye”
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks,
Is it aught to Him? Does He see?

Refrain:

Oh yes, He cares, I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
I know my Savior cares.

Does Jesus Care by Frank E. Graeff

As we will see in the passage before us, the Lord Jesus Christ does care! As Christ-followers, our goal should be to like the Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:1-2 - Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

1 John 3:2-3 - Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

So, if I am trying to be like Jesus, I need to care like he did. As we look at the ways Jesus cared in this passage, we need to say, “Jesus Cares! Do I?”

JESUS CARES ABOUT PEOPLE. DO I? Mark 2:1-10

   In the Middle East, “Open House” was the norm.

   Jeremiah 31:3, Matthew 9:35-28, 2 Peter 3:8-9

JESUS CARES ABOUT HIS WORD. DO I? Mark 2:1-2

   Psalm 138:2, John 17:17, Ezra 7:10

JESUS CARES ABOUT FAITH. DO I? Mark 2:3-5

   He saw their faith. Can He see mine?

   Matthew 8:8-13, 15:21:28, Ephesians 2:8-9,

   Colossians 3:17, John 15:7, Psalm 107:2

JESUS CARES ABOUT FORGIVENESS. DO I? Mark 2:5-7

   Ephesians 1:7, John 1:9, Luke 6:37, Ephesians 4:30-32

JESUS CARES ABOUT TRANSFORMATION. DO I?

Mark 2:8-10

   Daniel 7:13-14, 2 Corinthians 5:17

JESUS CARES ABOUT ME! DO I CARE ABOUT HIM? 

   Mark 12:28-31

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GENESIS 12:1 – 13:4 – JOURNEY WITH GREATNESS

Abraham was a great man. God made him great as the father of faith, the father of the nation Israel, and as the ancestor of the Messiah, the Lord Jesus.  Let us take a journey with this great man.

3 STEPS UP:

  1. To The Land Vss. 1,4,7,8

  2. To A Nation Vs. 2a

  3. To Blessing Vss. 2b-3

3 STEPS DOWN

  1. Fleeing Vs. 10

  2. Fearing Vss. 11-13

  3. Fabricating Falsehood Vss. 14-20

1 STEP BACK 13:1-4

  Abraham went back to Bethel. Back to where he once was with God and restored fellowship there.                                                                                                                                                                                               (12:8)

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PSLAM 27 – A BALANCED LIFE

When we practice these principles in Psalm 27 we will have a balanced Christian life.

ABSENCE OF FEAR - Vss. 1-3

When the Lord is our light, our salvation, and our strength, we have nothing to fear.

ASPIRATION TOWARDS GOD - Vss. 4, 8

Seeking the face of God is to be a priority in our lives.

ASSURANCE OF PROTECTION - Vss. 5-6, 10

APPEAL FOR HELP - Vss. 9, 11-12

When in trouble ask for the Lord's help.

ACCEPTANCE OF WAITING - Vss. 13-14

Instead of being discouraged, we are willing to trust the Lord and wait on Him.

We accept the fact that waiting on the Lord is part of the Christian life.

 

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CALLED TO PREACH! – EZEKIEL 2:1-3:4

PRACTICAL PRECEPTS FROM THE PROPHETS #4

  • What do you appreciate about preachers (pastors)? (I am not fishing for compliments. :-)

· What makes their calling worthwhile, challenging, and sometimes frustrating?

  • Why does a preacher need to be convinced that he’s been called by God?
  • How does God call a preacher?

The prophet Ezekiel was among the exiles that were taken out of the land of Judah during the Babylonian Captivity. He was a priest called to be a Prophet. He was called to preach!

RECRUITMENT OF EZEKIEL - 2:1-3

  • In Ezekiel 1, Ezekiel saw a great vision of the glory of God.  Ezekiel 1:28
  • He was reminded as to whom he would be serving.
  • Isaiah also had a vision of God's glory in Isaiah 6:1-8.
  • Those called to preach must see God in His glory and must have experienced salvation for themselves. In these verses, God singles out Ezekiel as one who would be God's representative.  There is no higher calling than the calling to preach!  Romans 10:15
  • In what sense of the word is every Christian called to preach?  Matthew 28:19-20

REBELLION OF ISRAEL - 2:3-4

All preachers like to see positive results from their preaching. However, the preacher does not always see positive results. Often, people will rebel against the message.  Even though the preacher may not see the positive results, he can be assured of a positive outcome.                   Isaiah 55:10-11

REASSURANCE FROM GOD - 2:5

No matter what the response to the preaching of God's Word, the preacher who is doing God's will can be assured that those hearing will know that he is a messenger from God.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PREACHER - 2:6-8

1. Be Fearless - Vs. 6

2. Be Faithful - Vss. 7-8

RECEPTION OF GOD'S WORD - 2:9-3:4

     God's word must be received and digested before it can be shared with others!  Ezra 7:10

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JOHN 4:4-30 – SOUL-WINNER

We know, that as Christians, it is our responsibility to witness or to be "soul-winners."  See Psalm 107:2, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Peter 3:15.

The greatest soul winner of all was our Lord Jesus Christ.  Not only did He win every soul that is saved through his death on the cross, but He was also effective in personal evangelism.  In this text we see the master soul winner at work. As Jesus dealt with the woman at the well, please note:

HE CAUGHT HER ATTENTION Vss. 4-9

While the disciples went for food, Jesus rested by a well.

The woman came for water at unusual time because she was probably an outcast because of her immoral behavior.

Jesus asked her for a drink of water. This was unusual because he was a Jew and she a Samaritans.  "For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans."

HE CREATED AN INTEREST Vss. 10-15

Although she didn't understand what Jesus was talking about, his offer of living water certainly got her attention.

HE CHALLENGED HER HEART Vss. 16-26

Concerning her past. Vss.16-19

Concerning worship. Vss. 20-24

Concerning His identity. Vss. 25-26

HE CAUSED RESULTS Vss. 27-30

Obviously, the woman believed.

She went to the village and called the man to come meet the one she was sure was the Messiah.

May we remember that it is our duty to witness, but it is always the Spirit of God who works when people believe. (John 16:8-11)

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THESSALONIANS 3 – CLEAR THINKING ABOUT OUR CONDUCT

CLEAR THINKING IN A CLOUDY WORLD #3

  • Do good, very good, and excellent churches have their faults?
  • What should church members, leaders, and pastors do about these faults?
  • In the Gospels, how did Jesus handle the faults of His followers? Was He merciful?
  • How do the Epistles handle the faults of the saints?

The Church in Thessalonica was a good church that was suffering from persecution and false teaching. They needed clear thinking about their condition (Chapter 1). They needed clear thinking about the conclusion, or the Day of the Lord (chapter 2). They needed clear thinking about their conduct (Chapter 3). Some things needed to be addressed in a loving, but firm way.

 COMMITMENT TO PRAY – Vss. 1-2

  • This was a good church that had its own struggles. Why was Paul bothering them to pray for him? Ephesians 6:18, Colossians 4:2-4, 1 Peter 4:7, 2 Peter 3:9
  • Paul’s desire is that the word of the Lord would run swiftly, or speed on, with good results as it did among the Thessalonians.
  • Paul also wanted prayer for protection from “unreasonable and wicked men”. Jesus said that there will be opposition to our Christian stand and message. John 15:18-21

CONFIDENCE IN THE LORD – Vss. 3-5

  • The Lord is faithful. Vs. 3
  • The Lord will enable. Vs. 4
  • The Lord will guide. Vs. 5

COMMAND FOR HOLINESS – Vs. 6

  • We are a holy people, set apart for God in our behavior. 1 Peter 1:14-16
  • In this case there was a specific issue being considered, which is the refusal of some to work for a living, even though they were physically able, and work was available.
  • In his first letter, Paul had already given instructions on work. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
  • Separation from believers is the last step of discipline. Galatians 6:2, Matthew 18:15-17

CORRECTION OF ERROR – Vss.7-15

Example – Vss. 7-9

  • Vs. 7 – Paul and his coworkers served as a good example.
  • Vs. 8 – They did not expect the Thessalonians to support them, but they supported themselves. They gave a good example of hard work.
  • Vs. 9 – Paul had the right to receive support (1 Corinthians 9:7-18), but did not practice that right in order to be a good example.

Exhortation – Vss. 10-12

  • Vs. 10 – People who can support themselves should!
  • Vs. 11 (ESV) – For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.
  • When people have too much time on their hands, they can start meddling in other people’s affairs. I believe this often happens in churches when people are not engaged in the Lord’s work but criticize those who are. There’s something for every believer to do in the Lord’s Work. Romans 12:3-8
  • Vs. 12 – Those who were guilty of being lazy are told to work quietly and earn their living.

Encouragement – Vs. 13

  • Most of the Thessalonians were not guilty of being lazy, so Paul encouraged them to continue to be productive in serving the Lord.

Exclusion (in love) – Vss. 14-15

  • Vs. 14 – Those who persist in disobedience were not to be allowed fellowship with other church members. This is meant to encourage them to repent and be restored.
  • Vs. 15 – They are to be treated firmly, but lovingly. These folks are not our enemies, but brothers and sisters. 2 Corinthians 2:6-11

COMFORT IN CONCLUSION – Vss. 16-18

  • Vs. 16 – Being obedient isn’t always easy, but we have the Lord of peace with us.
  • Vs. 18 – We also have grace through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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GOD’S RULE IN MY LIFE (A TOPICAL STUDY)

Thy kingdom come… Matthew 6:10

  • What influence can you have on the world situation?
  • What influence can you have as an American citizen?
  • What influence can you have in your neighborhood?
  • What influence can you have in your church?
  • What influence can you have in your own life?

Let’s face it, the only time things are ever right anywhere is when God is ruling.  Although I can have some influence on all the things discussed above, the one area I have the most control over is my own life.  As I pray for and allow God’s kingdom (rule) to come to my own life, my life will be different, pleasing to God, and an effective influence.

A RULE THAT IS SUPERIOR

Romans 11:33-36 - O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! [34] For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? [35] Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? [36] For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Psalm 139:7-10 - Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? [8] If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. [9] If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; [10] Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

Hebrews 13:5-6 - Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. [6] So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

A RULE THAT IS SURRENDERED

Romans 12:1-2 - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. [2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Galatians 2:20 - I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Romans 6:11-13 - Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. [12] Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. [13] Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

Luke 9:23 - And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

James 4:7 - Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

A RULE THAT IS SPECIAL

John 1:12 - But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Romans 8:16-17 - The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: [17] And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Proverbs 3:11-12 - My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

John 15:4-5, 7 - Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. [5] I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

A RULE THAT IS SPIRITUAL

Romans 8:14 - For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Galatians 5:16 - This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Galatians 5:22-26 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, [23] Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. [26] Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Ephesians 3:16-17a - That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;

A RULE THAT IS SCRIPTURAL

Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Psalm 119:11 - Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Psalm 119:97-100 - O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. [98] Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. [99] I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. [100] I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

Psalm 119:112 - I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.

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