You “Good for Nothing Moron!”


The following is a sermon outline from among our free sermons that deals with spouting off at the mouth. Enjoy it! You will need to add more meat to this, but the bones are in place.

You "Good for Nothing Moron!"
A free sermon outline for your online bible study.

Matthew 5:22 But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause[a] shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.(NKJV)

Introduction: Most of us have heard the above passage many times. The heavy hitter in the passage has to do with calling someone a fool. This has been preached on a lot. Would you allow me to mention the smaller weight (if you will) admonition of Jesus. He used the word "Raca". Interestingly I ran across this in a topical index of bible words. The definition giving there was that it roughly means, "You good-for-nothing-moron."

Transition: If I am in a room and some people are discussing something and one raises their voice and calls another a good-for-nothing-moron, I will expect someone to begin to sell tickets because there is about to be a fight. In the above passage, it starts with anger, moves to name calling and escalates to passing judgment in calling someone a fool. The result is the possibility of ending up at a cookout in the Devil’s house. Notice also that it starts with a brother, then moves before a council of others, and then comes before God. Hmmmm!

Let’s consider three ways to de-escalate such a situation if we feel our temper begin to boil.

1. Try to deal with it when its just you and your brother.

2. If it goes before a council of others, watch your mouth. Your words paint a picture of your heart.

3. If it remains unsettled, don’t pass judgment yourself. Leave it to God.


Always remember that a man can become ensnared by the words of his mouth.

If the situation escalates make sure that you don’t!

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