1/10/21 “Teach Your Kids (and Your Grandkids and…) ” Don White”

 

Sermon Outline for Psalm 78:1-8. Theme: Tell coming generations His Word, His Story.

1. God’s Truth is _______________ truth.

A. A false view of truth underlies much of today’s upheavals.

B. God helps those who’ll hear Him by revealing true Truth, real reality.

2. God’s Truth is _______________truth.

A. He’s so blessed us with a sacred Truth heirloom to hand down, vv. 3-5.

B. He strongly charges us to relay & bequeath what we’ve received of Him

3. God’s Truth is _______________truth.

A. Only He can break the sin chains that brought earlier generations’ ruin.

B. With the Gospel we can help change that destructive trajectory.

Questions for Study: What are the Great Commission’s three action components? How do the latter two relate to the first one? What does Jesus promise in the Great Commission? See Matthew 28:18-20.

How do our teaching & fellowship ministries (Sunday School, KIDS Church, Refuge, Marion Youth Center, Bible studies) help fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission?

What reasons does Psalmist Asaph give for telling the coming generations of the Lord and His mighty works? See Ps. 78:1-8. What purpose do verses 9-66 serve regarding vv. 3-8?

Name two major hurdles our Church faces in educating children (& adults) in the Lord’s ways. How do we overcome the hurdles?

How is educating in the Lord’s Word & way a giving of the gift of light?

11/1/20 “The Fork in the Road before Us” Don White

Sermon Outline for Romans 16:17-27, text vv. 17-18. Theme: Avoid false teachers.

1. False teachers’ unholy ________________ & ________________.

A. They contradict what the Apostles taught.

B. False teaching attacks the unity created in those who agree with & hold to the one true Faith’s tenets & principles.

 

2. False teachers’ unholy ______________ & __________________.

A. V. 18

B. Method; the key here: they deceive, they seem something other than what they truly are.

Questions for Study

False teachers usually follow a pattern Satan originated in tempting Adam & Eve to forsake the Lord & His way. Read Genesis 3:1-7. Can you see the following in those verses? The false teacher comes as a friendly guide to show a “better way”; he/she questions God’s clear statement (Did God really say…) & seeks to create doubt; he denies God’s plain statement is true; denies His warnings come from His love; he implies God is holding back something that following the false teacher’s teaching will give. He uses half-truths, e.g., knowing good & evil.

How have false teachers pressed the did God really say challenge when it comes to God’s creation of humans: humans as bearing God’s image & likeness; humans as created male or female; marriage as between a man &

a woman; God as man’s Provider, Lord, Judge & Law Giver…

How do false teaching & teachers create division, dissension among Christians? What does God say faithful leaders are to do about it?

See: Acts 20:28ff; Romans 16:17b; I Thessalonians 5:20-22; Titus 3:10-11.

Jesus said His words are spirit & life (John 6:63), life giving to those who receive them. What is the fruit or effect of false teaching? Can we tell if a teaching is false by its fruits?