SERMON SEEDS FOR WEEK OF 8/15/22
August 18, 2022, 5:05 PM

SERMON SEEDS

BIBLE OUTLINES FOR PASTORS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS

U20 – FOR WEEK OF 8/15/22

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HEBREWS 1:4-14 – OUR SUPERIOR SOVEREIGN

  • Think of the U.S. President or world leader, living or dead, for whom you have the most respect. Was he perfect? Did he have any faults? Did he have absolute power? Meaning, could he control everything?
  • Think of the religious leader, living or dead, for whom you have the respect. Was he perfect? Did he have any faults? Did he have absolute power?
  • Think of the pastor, living or dead, for whom you have the most respect. Was he perfect? Did he have any faults? Did he have absolute power?
  • Think of the Christian, living or dead, for whom you have the most respect. Was he or she perfect? Did he or she have any faults? Did he or she have absolute power?
  • Think of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is living. Is He perfect? Does He have any faults? Does He have absolute power?

How you view the Lord Jesus Christ will have tremendous impact on your life now and in the future. There is no created being greater than Him. That’s because He is not a created being. He is God!

When we think of created beings who have superior qualities to us, we think of angels. In the passage which Joe just read we see that Jesus is superior to any angel. Angels were well respected by the Jews and even venerated. With many people, they still are today. But it’s all about Jesus, and he is above all.

Let’s look at our Superior Sovereign!

Background – Hebrews 1:1-3

His Position – Hebrews 1:4-5

  • Vs. 4 – Although the angels collectively were referred to as “the sons of God”, no angel was a Son by inheritance. Thus, Jesus has the greater name.
  • Vs. 5a – Psalm 2:7 – Happened at the resurrection. Acts 13:33, Romans 1:4
  • Vs. 5b – 2 Samuel 7:14

His Praise – Hebrews 1:6

  • “firstborn” speaks of rank and honor.

His Preeminence – Hebrews 1:7-9, 13-14

His Power – Hebrews 1:10-12

 

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GRACE – IT’S AMAZING!

JESUS HAS IT

Luke 2:40 - And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

John 1:14 - And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:17 - For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:9 - For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Hebrews 2:9 - But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

GOD GIVES IT

Acts 11:23 - Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

IT’S THE GOSPEL

Acts 20:24 - But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

IT’S A GIFT

Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

IT’S IN GOD’S WORD

Acts 20:32 - And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

IT MAKES US RIGHT WITH GOD

Romans 3:24 - Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 1:7 - In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

IT’S WHERE WE STAND

Romans 5:2 - By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 6:14 - For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

IT MAKES ME WHAT I AM

1 Corinthians 15:10 - But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

IT HELPS ME WHEN I NEED IT

2 Corinthians 12:9 - And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Hebrews 4:14-16 - Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

IT MAKES ME STRONG

2 Timothy 2:1 - Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2 Peter 1:2 - Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

2 Peter 3:18 - But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

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Genesis 3 – WHEN TESTED

 

SATAN DECEIVES – Vss. 1-5

MAN DECIDES – Vss. 6-8

GOD DETECTS – Vss. 9-13

SIN DESTROYS – Vss. 16-24

GRACE DELIVERS – Vss. 14-15

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Joshua 9 – DECEIVED!

#10 – MOVING FORWARD – THE BOOK OF JOSHUA

· Name some people who have deceived Christians.

· Satan is the master of deceit. Ephesians 6:11-12, 1 Peter 5:8-9, 2 Corinthians 11:14-15,  John 8:44

· Joshua and the Children of Israel were given specific instructions for destroying the inhabitants of the land. Exodus 23:31-33, Deuteronomy 7:2

  • While most of the area was planning war against Israel, the residents of Gibeon (6 miles NW of Jerusalem) realized that they would be destroyed and decided to try trickery to deceive Israel.  Although the Israelites probably didn't consider themselves very gullible, they were deceived for three reasons:
  1. THEY JUDGED BY APPEARANCE  Vss. 1-13

o The Gibeonites Prepared  Vss. 3-5

o They Pretended  Vs. 4

o They Proposed  Vs. 6 (Based on what God had instructed Israel.)  Deuteronomy 20:10-18

    • They Persuaded  Vss. 7-13

2. THEY ASSUMED THEY WERE BEING TOLD THE TRUTH  Vss. 14-15 - They could have checked out the story first.

3. THEY FAILED TO ASK GOD  Vs. 14

Note the consequences of the decision:

  1. DISOBEDIENCE  Vss. 15-17
  2. CRITICISM  Vs. 18
  3. LIVING WITH THE SITUATION  Vss. 19-27

o They Kept Their Word  Vss. 19-20, Psalm 15:1, 4b, Genesis 27:32-33

o They Put Them Under Subjection  Vs. 21

  • They (The Gibeonites) Served the God of Israel  Vss. 22-27
  1. PROTECTING THEIR ENEMIES Joshua 10 (Next week.)

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JOSHUA 10 – FROM CHALLENGE TO TRIUMPH

#11 – MOVING FORWARD – THE BOOK OF JOSHUA

  • How have you seen a challenge in your life turn into a triumph?
  • Why does God like to see you challenged, even by your own sins and mistakes?                                2 Corinthians 12:7-10
  • Following an ill-advised peace treaty with the enemy, Gibeon in Joshua 9, the Children of Israel are now called on to protect her. But God turned Israel’s challenge into His triumph!

FIERCE ANTAGONISM – Vss. 1-5

  • Facts – Vs. 1 – Gibeon’s peace with Israel put Jerusalem and other cities in jeopardy.
  • Fear – Vs. 2 – Mighty Gibeon surrendered. A good ally was lost!
  • Formation – Vss. 3-4 – The goal was to take back control of the area.
  • Force – Vs. 5 – It appears their move into battle mode was very quick.

FERVENT APPEAL – Vss. 6-8

  • Call for Help – Vs. 6
  • Commitment by Joshua and Israel – Vs. 7 – How did this “crisis” create an opportunity?
  • Comfort from God – Vs. 8 – God once again reinforces His promise to be with Joshua.

FORMIDABLE ATTACK – Vss. 9-21

  • It Was a Surprise – Vs. 9
  • It Was Effective – Vs. 10
  • It Was Supported by God – Vss. 11
  • It Was Miraculous – Vss. 12-15 – God intervened in nature at the request of man.
  • It Was Victorious – Vss. 16-21

FIRM ASSURANCE – Vss. 22-28

  • Kings Humiliated – Vss. 22-24
  • Israel Encouraged – Vs. 25
  • Kings Destroyed – Vss. 26-28

FULL ACCOMPLISHMENT – Vss. 29-43

  • Libnah – Vss. 29-30
  • Lachish – Vss. 31-33
  • Eglon – Vss. 34-35
  • Hebron – Vss. 36-37
  • Debir – Vss. 38-39
  • Summary – Vss. 40-43

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PSALM 18:28-38 – GOD IS

GOD IS MY LIGHT – Vs. 18

GOD IS MY STRENGTH – Vss. 29, 32, 34

GOD IS MY GUIDE – Vs. 30a

GOD IS MY PROTECTION – Vss. 30b, 33, 35, 36

GOD IS MY GOD – Vs. 31a

GOD IS MY ROCK – Vs. 31b

GOD IS MY VICTORY – Vss. 37-38

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Matthew 19:17-26 – AN INQUIRY

A PERTINENT QUESTION – Vs. 17

The “rich young ruler” had a good, relevant question, “What good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?”

A PENETRATING OBSERVATION – Vs. 18

In essence was saying, “You call me good and there is none good but God. That means I am God.”

A POWERFUL INTERVIEW – Vss. 19-22

The one thing the man lacked was faith enough in Christ to leave behind his wealth.

A PROVOKING DISCUSSION – Vss. 23-26

God does the “impossible” through Calvary in order to save a person’s soul.

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Luke 7:44-50 - A REPENTANT WOMAN (SOUL)

SHE BROUGHT THE WATER OF WELCOME – Vs. 44 – Her Tears

SHE GAVE THE KISS OF AFFECTION – Vs. 45

SHE USED OINTMENT OF APPRECIATION – Vs. 46

SHE RECEIVED WONDER OF FORGIVENESS – Vss. 48-50

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1 PETER 1:3-9 - TAKING INVENTORY

This text contains an inventory.  It is an itemization, a stock listing of some of the things that you and I have if we have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior from sin.

This morning we want to see what we have in Christ.  If we are going to live Godly lives in Christ, we need to understand the great wealth and struggles that come our way with knowing Christ.

GREAT HOPE Vs. 3

Peter gives us a great reminder here.

He begins with the words, "Blessed be God."

The "blessed" often means "happy" as in Psalm 1 or Matthew 5's beatitudes. But here it means "PRAISED"!

Peter reminds us to praise HIM!

We need reminders like this!

We forget to worship. We forget to say "Thank you".

Even in the worship portion of our services, we forget all too quickly to concentrate on Worshipping God. Psalm 64:6-7, Psalm 48:9

In Verse 3  we are to give praise to the God and Father.

This reminds us that God is a Trinity, or a "Triunity".

There is one God, 3 distinct personalities in the Godhead.

Our text tells us that He is Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

LORD - He is our Master of Christians.

    • A point we often forget.
    • We think we control our own lives.
    • We act that we are "the boss."

John 13:13 - Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for [so] I am.

JESUS - His personal name which means "Jehovah is salvation." He is our Savior.

CHRIST - Means "THE ANOINTED ONE.

                  Equivalent to the Hebrew Word, "Messiah".

                  For the Christian, Jesus is KING!

 

Why should we praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ?

Through His Son God has shown us "abundant mercy."

Never think God wants to give us what we deserve!

We deserve Hell! Psalm 18:4, Isaiah 64:6

Instead of giving us what we deserve, God, in his abundant mercy has provided a way of avoiding the judgment in Hell which we deserve.

As Righteous, God requires punishment.

In Love and Mercy, God sent His Son to take the punishment for our sin. 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 1:18-19

How do I make God's abundant mercy mine?

"HATH BEGOTTEN US AGAIN" speaks of a second birth.

I was born once into earth's family.

I must be born again into God's family.

Natural birth must be followed by Spiritual Birth. John 3:3

That happens when we trust Christ. John 1:12-13

When we are born again through the work of the Spirit of God, we obtain a lively, or a "living" hope.

By the word "hope" the Bible does not mean something wishy washy, like "I hope I graduate."

In the Bible, the word "hope" is something that can be looked forward to with anxious anticipation. If you have Biblical hope, you are not only sure of Heaven but you are looking forward to it! Hebrews 6:17-19

  • A living hope is hope of life, life eternal.
  • A living hope reminds me that things will be perfect in Heaven some day.
  • A living hope means that whatever goes wrong this week, it will not be permanent. The hurts of today will be long forgotten by you 100 years from now.

 

The basis of our hope, according to our text, is the resurrection of Christ.

Because Jesus resurrected from the dead, we are assured of the power of God to raise us from the dead.

We are assured that God has accepted Jesus' sacrifice for sin!

In John 14:19, Jesus says ...because I live, ye shall live also.

WE HAVE A GREAT INHERITANCE Vs. 4

Most people get an inheritance when someone else dies.

The person who dies leaves behind property, money, jewelry, or something else of value.

The great part about this inheritance is that the Lord gives us the inheritance after we die!  This inheritance is not what we leave behind, but what we receive!

We often mourn Christians who go on to heaven.

Remember this, that they are enjoying their inheritance in Christ.

I especially like the word "undefiled". Our inheritance in heaven will not involve the filthiness of this world.

No x-rated movies.

No x-rated people.

No x-rated morals.

No effects of alcohol, pills, hard drugs, immorality.

No lying, no stealing, no murder. Revelation 21:27

And notice that this inheritance is reserved in Heaven for us.

Our inheritance in Heaven is reserved, or "guarded" as the word means.

WE HAVE A GREAT PRESERVATION Vs. 5

Your salvation is not based on your works, or the keeping of commandments, but by faith.

If you have been born into the family of God, it was the work of God! John 3:5-6

It is the Spirit of God that does the work of regeneration, making us born again. Salvation is God's work, not mine!

Just as I have no power to save myself, I have no power to keep myself saved.

To be sure, If I am saved, I am changed, and live a changed life. That's part of the proof that I'm saved. 2 Corinthians 5:17

But it is the power of God that saved me, and it is the power of God that keeps me saved!

John 10:27-18

WE HAVE GREAT TRIALS Vss. 6-7

People who are invited to Christ are sometimes given the impression that if they but trust Christ, all their trials will go away. Troubles will disappear.

That's just not true.

Although nobody wants trials or grief, or hurt or hassle, although nobody wants to cry, Vs. 6 tells us why they happen.

The key words are "...if need be..."

Trials begin because God deems them necessary for us.

We need trials to increase our faith.

We need them to increase our patience.

We need them to be a testimony to others.

We need them because we need discipline.

In some ways, troubles begin, because Satan gets hoping mad, and wants to keep you from being effective for Christ.

Also, troubles begin, because God wants to use the troubles to mature us in our faith. James 1:2-4

Verse 7 - The trials of our faith are likened unto gold that is refined. Gold is heated so impurities can be removed. When we allow God to refine us through our troubles, the trials refine us, improve us, mature us, make us more productive.

The trials make it so God can award us with praise and honor and glory when Jesus Christ returns. That is, if we've heeded the lessons intended for us in the trials. James 1:12

 

OUR INVENTORY IN CHRIST:

GREAT HOPE

GREAT INHERITANCE

GREAT PRESERVATION

GREAT TRIALS

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1 JOHN 5:11-13 – THIS IS…

THIS IS THE RECORD - Vs. 11 - And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

THIS IS THE REQUIREMENT - Vs. 12 - He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

THIS IS THE REASSURANCE - Vs. 13 - These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

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