Nov
05

Paul’s Sermon in a Sentence

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Paul’s Sermon in a Sentence

I am currently working on a simple message that I believe can have a big punch. I invite you to join me an to share it with your people. Here goes the bullet list:

Title ideas-

PAUL’S SERMON IN A SENTENCE
THE RIGHT KIND OF LOVE
THE WHOLE PONT OF PREACHING
THE GOAL OF LIFE-LONG LEARNING
PAUL’S PURPOSE STATEMENT FOR HIS PREACHING MINISTRY
THE ONE THING WE BETTER GET RIGHT!

Text-
1 Timothy1:3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith. 5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, 6 from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, 7 desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm. (NKJV)

1 Timothy 1:3 When I left for Macedonia, I urged you to stay there in Ephesus and stop those whose teaching is contrary to the truth. 4 Don’t let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations,[a] which don’t help people live a life of faith in God.[b]
 5 The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. 6 But some people have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions. 7 They want to be known as teachers of the law of Moses, but they don’t know what they are talking about, even though they speak so confidently. (NLT)

Main Point Ideas-
1. Love that is from a pure heart. (Free of wrong motives)
Self-interest is not the driving motivation
Listing how it will benefit me is not the motivation
Agreement with the person’s viewpoints is not the reason.
A heart that is not filled with condemnation toward others
A heart that is not proud that it is better

2. Love that is from a pure conscience. (Free of unconfessed sin)

A mind free from self-condemnation
A mind free of true guilt
A mind free of false guilt
A mind that leans on the merits of Jesus
A mind that knows its own propensity to sin but does not excuse itself
A conscience cleansed by the blood of Jesus through repentance

3, Love that is from a sincere faith. (Free of religious hypocrisy)
A faith that is transparent and is not afraid to ask questions
A faith that trusts Jesus and not itself
A faith that weathers storms and becomes stronger
A faith free of clichés and full of trust
A faith that has a walk and not just a talk
A faith that rests in a relationship and not on a religious system
(note verses 6 and 7 above to see what Paul had in mind)

Think about how you can practically illustrate the above points in a way that people can clearly understand.

 

 

 

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