SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 2/7/22
February 11, 2022, 6:47 PM

SERMON SEEDS

BIBLE OUTLINES FOR PASTORS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

U3 – FOR WEEK OF 2/7/22

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MATTHEW 4:1-11 - HE DID IT!

Here are some things that Jesus did that I cannot do:

  • Walk on water
  • Raise the dead
  • Feed the multitudes with a few fish and loaves of bread
  • Make the blind see
  • Make the lame walk
  • Make the deaf and dumb speak and hear
  • Cause a tremendous catch of fish
  • Die for sins
  • Raise Himself from the dead)

To me, one of the most remarkable things that Jesus did was live a sinless life.  In sharing that It’s All About Jesus, we have seen the ministry of John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus. This week we see the temptation of Christ.  In this true story we see the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ over the temptation by the Devil.

I have entitled this message, HE DID IT!  I mean He did what you and I can’t do. He had total victory over sin.  And I want us to think of the significance of that this morning.

HE DID IT! – BUT WE HAVE SINNED

Isaiah 64:6

Romans 3:10-12, 23

1 John 2:15-16

Genesis 3:6

HE DID IT! – AND SHOWED HIMSELF SUPERIOR

Matthew 4:1-11

  • Superior over the Lusts of the Flesh. Vss. 3-4
  • Superior over the Pride of Life. Vss. 5-7
  • Superior over the Lusts of the Eyes. Vss. 8-10

HE DID IT! – AND BECAME OUR SAVIOR

  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • Romans 5:6-9
  • Ephesians 2:8-9

HE DID IT! – AND GIVES US HIS STRENGTH

  • Galatians 5:16, 2:20
  • Luke 11:13
  • Hebrews 4:15-16
  • 1 Corinthians 10:12-14

 

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JUDGES 14:1-15:8 – UNDER CONTROL!

When a vehicle is "out of control" there is no stopping what it will do.

When a child is "out of control" he or she behaves in outrageous ways.

The opposite of being out of control is being "under control".

Through the power of the Holy Spirit a Christian should allow God to control all areas of his life (Romans 12:1, Ephesians 5:18).

Samson was a great man, but would have been greater if he wasn't often out of control.  There are at least four areas in this passage in which Samson should have been under control.  We can learn from Samson's mistakes to:

CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS - 14:1-4

People say "You are what you eat." In reality, you are what you think. Proverbs 23:7a, Matthew 15:19

Samson saw a woman, and it was "Lust at first sight." He hadn't met her but wanted her. He was having all sorts of fantasy in his mind. Vss. 1-2

Samson's parents were rightfully opposed. Vs. 3, Deuteronomy 7:1-4

Samson insisted on having his own way. Vs. 3

Vs. 4 - God did not approve of Samson's sin. In fact, the sin that comes Samson's way is certainly an indication that he was out of the will of God.  God, however, would use the situation to bring glory to himself, and to give a problem to the Philistines.  If you look carefully, you will notice that God does not need perfect people or perfect situations in order to accomplish His perfect purposes.

Samson would have avoided this whole situation if his thoughts had been under control.  We will avoid a lot of grief too if our thoughts are under control. Romans 12:2, Philippians 4:8

CONTROL YOUR TESTIMONY - 14:5-11

Samson was to be a Nazarite from his birth. A Nazarite was to live a life of separation. He was not to touch dead bodies. He was not to partake of the fruit of the vine, and he was not supposed to cut his hair.  In these verses we find:

1. Samson in a vineyard Vss. 5-7

2. Samson touching a dead body Vss. 8-9

3. Samson hosting a drinking party Vss. 10-11

All of these things hurt Samson's testimony for God.

We must be careful to maintain a clear testimony for our Savior. Matthew 5:14-16, 1 Thessalonians 5:22

CONTROL YOUR TONGUE - 14:12-18

Often Samson's tongue got him in trouble. In this case, if he hadn't given the riddle there would have been no problem. Then, if he hadn't told his wife the solution to the riddle there would have been no difficulty. We must learn to keep our tongues under control as well. Psalm 141:3, James 3:2-5.

CONTROL YOUR TEMPER - 14:19-15:8

Samson's temper was certainly not under control.  When we do not have our tempers under control we will also do damage. Ephesians 4:26-27, Galatians 5:22-23

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ECCLESIASTES 5:1-10 – RELATIONSHIPS

Man has various relationships. Ecclesiastes 5 talks about some of these.

BETWEEN MAN AND GOD - Vss. 1-7

1. Watch Your Works - Vs. 1

"Keep your foot" means "watch your step". 

We should be careful of our behavior when we enter the house of God.

We should be quick to listen and resist offering "the sacrifice of fools".

Evidently the sacrifice of fools is to offer something to God when our heart and soul aren't in it.

2. Watch Your Words - Vss. 2-3

Solomon appears to be talking about prayer in these two verses.

The secret of effective praying is in our heart preparation. We must humble ourselves before God and listen before we speak.

3. Keep Your Vows - Vss, 4-7

BETWEEN MAN AND GOVERNMENT - Vss. 8-9

Solomon is warning us not to be surprised at corruption in government.

Of course, we are to obey the government. Romans 13:1-7

BETWEEN MAN AND GOLD - Vss. 10-17

1. Riches Do Not Satisfy - Vs. 10

2. Riches Produce Sponges - Vs. 11a

A sponge is someone who wants to soak up your riches. The more we have, the more others want.

My Dad had a friend who once asked somebody to be the executor for his will. The first thing the would-be executor did was to ask for a 30 thousand dollar loan.

3. The Things Riches Buy Are Of Limited Value - Vs. 11b

4. Riches Can Cause Loss Of Sleep - Vs. 12

5. There Is No Guaranteed Security In Riches - Vss. 13-17

BETWEEN MAN AND GRATITUDE - Vss. 18-20

A person should work hard and enjoy the blessings that God has given him.

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GOOD ADVICE – JEREMIAH 9:23-24

PRACTICAL PRECEPTS FROM THE PROPHETS #2

  • What do people like to boast about?
  • Is all boasting wrong?
  • Is it Biblical to boast on God?
  • Here is what God says about glorying or boasting:

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord.

AVOID FALSE GLORY - Vs. 23

Don't glory or boast in your wisdom. 1 Corinthians 1:20-25, Proverbs 3:7

Don't glory or boast in your might. John 7:18, Psalm 147:10

Don't glory boast in your riches. Luke 12:13-21, Proverbs 23:4-5

ATTAIN TRUE GLORY - Vs. 24

Glory in understanding the Gospel and making it yours. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 5:9, 5:1

Glory in knowing Christ Philippians 3:10-21

Glory in knowing God's attributes

  1. Lovingkindness – Jeremiah 31:3, 33:11, John 3:16
  2. Judgment or Justice – 2 Corinthians 5:10, Revelation 20:11-15
  3. Righteousness – Psalm 145:7, Romans 3;20-25

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PSALM 27:1 – FEAR NOT

Psalm 27:1 - The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

The message of Psalm 27:1 is “Fear not!”

I would like you to walk away from this message saying,

I WILL NOT FEAR BECAUSE JESUS IS MY LIGHT.

I WILL NOT FEAR BECAUSE JESUS IS MY SALVATION.

I WILL NOT FEAR BECAUSE JESUS IS MY STRENGTH.   

We have lots of fears.

  • We fear the future.
  • We fear poor health.
  • We fear getting old.
  • We fear what people think.

Jesus says “Turn to me!”

Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Psalm 27:1 - The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

You need to say,

I WILL NOT FEAR BECAUSE JESUS IS MY LIGHT.   

What does light do?  It illuminates the darkness.

You may feel that you are in the darkness of fear, worry, and uncertainty.

Jesus says in John 8:12 …I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

You need to come to the Lord Jesus and ask Him for the light of His guidance.

He will guide you through His Word.

He will guide you through His Spirit.

He will guide you through Christian friends.

Admit your fears to the Lord Jesus and ask Him for help.

I WILL NOT FEAR BECAUSE JESUS IS MY SALVATION.

Salvation means to be saved.  To be saved is to be rescued.

From what do we need saving or rescuing?

Every one of us has failed God. 

Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Isaiah 64:6 - But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

God is a righteous and holy God.  He demands punishment for sin.

Ezekiel 18:4 - …the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death…

God is a righteous God, but He is also a loving God.

That’s why He sent His Son to earth on a rescue mission.   

The Lord Jesus was sinless and didn’t need to pay for His sins because He had done.  Therefore He could die for your sins, and that’s exactly what He did.

2 Corinthians 5:21 - For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

He died for you, was buried and rose again. He’s living in Heaven.

He died to rescue you, to save you.

All you have to do is accept His free gift, turning from sin and trying to earn your way to Heaven and trusting that Christ paid for your sins in full.

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

This will change your life.

2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

This will remove the fear of standing before God and not knowing what to say.   

What about you? Can you say, “Jesus is my salvation I will not fear”?   

I WILL NOT FEAR BECAUSE JESUS IS MY STRENGTH.   

When Jesus is your savior, He will be the strength of my life.

We will be able to say with the Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Psalm 27:1 - The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

The message of Psalm 27:1 is “Fear not!”

I would like you to walk away from this message saying,

I WILL NOT FEAR BECAUSE JESUS IS MY LIGHT.

I WILL NOT FEAR BECAUSE JESUS IS MY SALVATION.

I WILL NOT FEAR BECAUSE JESUS IS MY STRENGTH.   

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WELL-ADJUSTED INSTRUCTIONS – PHILIPPIANS 4:1-19

FAMILY TALKS IN PHILIPPIANS #7 of 7

  • What do you know about the Apostle Paul that suggests to you that he was a caring pastor?
  • In most of Paul’s epistles, there is a practical section. Philippians is no different.
  • While closing his book, Paul gives some instructions that address the Church in Philippi and are helpful to us!

STAND FAST! – Vs. 1

  • What terms of affection does Paul use here and what do they mean?
  • What does Paul mean when he says, “Stand fast”? Ephesians 6:10

GET ALONG! – Vss. 2-3

  • Euodia and Syntyche had worked with Paul for the sake of the Gospel. Now they were at odds. Paul is begging them to get along. Philippians 2:1-8
  • Perhaps “Companion” or “Yokefellow” was a person’s name. Maybe a church leader who could mediate between them and anyone else who might have been taking sides.

REJOICE ALWAYS! – Vs. 4

  • In context, why was it important that they rejoiced in the Lord?

BE REASONABLE! – Vs. 5

  • Gentleness carries the idea of “sweet reasonableness”. Why is gentleness a good testimony of the Lord.
  • We never know when the Lord will come back. Let’s be a good testimony now!

BE AT PEACE! – Vss. 6-7

  • Hearts and minds are guarded as we follow these principles.

THINK STRAIGHT! – Vs. 8

  • To think or meditate on these things is to meditate on Scripture and the Lord Jesus.

APPLY WHAT YOU’VE LEARNED! – Vs. 9

  • Be a Nike Christian, “Just do it!”. Obedience leads to peace.

BE CONTENT! – Vss. 10-13

  • How had Paul learned contentment?
  • The secret is to rely on Christ in every situation that you face.

GIVE SACRIFICIALLY! – Vss. 14-18

  • They invested in the Gospel ministry. Vss. 14-16

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WAIT!

WAIT CONTINUALLY

Psalm 25:5 - Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Hosea 12:6 - Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

WAIT COURAGEOUSLY

Psalm 27:14 - Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

WAIT PATIENTLY

Psalm 37:7 - Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

WAIT EXCLUSIVELY

Psalm 62:5-6 - My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. [6] He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

WAIT INTENSELY

Psalm 123:2 - Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

WAIT EXPECTANTLY

Psalm 130:5-6 - I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. [6] My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Lamentations 3:25-26 - The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. [26] It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.

WAIT VICTORIOUSLY

Isaiah 40:31 - But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

WAIT HOPEFULLY

Galatians 5:5 - For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

WAIT UPWARDLY

1 Thessalonians 1:10 - And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

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