Behold King Jesus (Matthew 21:1-11)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Matthew 21:1-11, we behold Jesus as the Messianic King from three perspectives so that we will believe in the King, rejoice in the King, and live a life on mission in devotion to the King.

  1. Behold the Messianic King promised prophetically (21:4)

  2. Behold the Messianic King presented historically (21:1-11)

  3. Behold the Messianic King presiding eternally (21:9, 22:44, 19:28, 26:31)

Warning Against Worldliness (1 John 2:15-17)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In 1 John 2:15-17, there are 1 command and 2 truths to warn you and to help you to wage war against worldliness.

  1. Command: Do not love the world (v. 15a)

  2. Truth #1: The love of the world and the love of the Father are enemies (vv. 15b-16)

  3. Truth #: The ways of the world and the ways of the Father have different destinations (v. 17)

The Sin Within (Romans 7:13-20)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Romans 7:13-20, Paul addresses the experiential reality of indwelling sin so that you can know and attend to such sin for the remainder of your life on earth.

  1. The issue (v. 13)

    • Question: Did the Law Bring Death? (v. 13a)

    • Answer: No, sin brought death through the Law (v. 13b)

    • Reason: To show the exceeding measure of sin (v. 13c)

  2. Clarification #1: The Law is spiritual, but man is fleshly (vv. 14-17)

  3. Clarification #2: Nothing good dwells in man’s flesh (vv. 18-20)

You, Sin, and the Law (Romans 7:7-12)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Romans 7:7-12, we see two crucial clarifications in regard to YOUR relationship to the LAW and SIN so that you will affirm the goodness of the law while understanding that it cannot save or sanctify you.

  1. The law REVEALS the sinfulness of your sin (v. 7)

  2. Sin uses the law to RUIN your life (vv. 8-11)

    • Sin uses the law to produce evil in you (v. 8)

    • Sin uses the law to deceive you (v. 11)

    • Sin uses the law to bring the DEATH SENTENCE upon you. (vv. 8-11)

Freed from the Law (Romans 7:1-6)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Romans 7:1-6, we see that the Christian freed from the reign of the law will certainly live a God-glorifying life.

  1. How were you set free from the law? (vv. 1-4a)

  2. Why did you need to be set free from the law? (v. 4b)

  3. For what purpose were you set free from the law? (v. 4b)

  4. What is the result of having been set free from the law? (v. 6b)

The Secret of Sanctification (Romans 6:1-4)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Romans 6:1-4, we see the fact that guarantees radically new and righteous living for those under the reign of God’s super-abounding grace.

  1. A Common Objection (v. 1)

  2. A Definitive Response (vv. 2-4)

    1. A Definitive Death: You died to sin (v. 2)

      • You died to sin with Christ (vv. 3-4)

        • Christ died

        • You are united with Christ

        • Therefore you died with Christ and were buried with Christ

    2. A Definitive Purpose: to walk in newness of life (v. 4)

The Church: Deacons (Acts 6:1-7, 1 Timothy 3:8-13)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In today’s sermon, two questions will be answered about the biblical office of Deacons so that you can rightly know the role of Deacons in the life of a local church.

  1. Why Deacons? What is their Purpose and Practice? (Acts 6:1-7)

  2. Who are Deacons to be? The Qualifications for Deacons (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

The Church: Elders

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In today’s sermon, three questions will be answered about biblical eldership so that you can rightly know the role of elders in the life of a local church.

  1. Why Elders? The Purpose of Elders (Acts 20:28, Ephesians 4:11-12)

  2. What do Elders do? The Conduct of Elders (1 Peter 5:1-4)

  3. Who are Elders to be? The Qualifications for Elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7, cf. Titus 1:5-9)