A Lesson Of Reminders
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. Sometimes we need to bring things to remembrance (I Timothy 4:6 and II Peter 3:1-2).
1. We cannot allow what weŐve learned to slip (Hebrews 2:1).
2. It is possible to become a forgetful hearer (James 1:25).
B. If a point in this lesson doesnŐt directly apply to you, donŐt pass it off with an ŇI already know thisÓ attitude (II Peter 1:12-13).
1. If you already fully know some of the things we will be discussing, consider this a review for you to be able to better teach them yourself (Colossians 4:6).
2. Think of how you can help your brethren apply these things if you fully get them (Romans 15:1-3).
II. Body: We have to be sure we are pleasing God in ALL things (Colossians 1:10).
A. Some reminders about being fully committed (Colossians 3:1-4).
1. While our studies Tuesday night are not ŇcongregationalÓ, why wouldnŐt you do all you can to be there (Luke 10:38-42)?
2. While you cannot study all the time (Ecclesiastes 12:12), how much are you studying (Acts 17:10-11)?
B. Some reminders about the example others see in you (I Timothy 4:12 and Titus 2:7-8).
1. Even unto the vilest people, what is your reputation (Proverbs 22:1; cf. I Peter 4:11-17)?
2. Could you tell someone to follow your example (I Corinthians 4:16)?
C. Some reminders about worship (Philippians 3:3).
1. The LordŐs Supper (Matthew 26:26-29).
a. We remember the LordŐs death, NOT His burial or resurrection (I Corinthians 11:23-26).
b. Our lives have to be right to partake (I Corinthians 11:27-29).
c. The LordŐs Supper was the last He had with the disciples until AFTER His resurrection (John 21:12-15).
2. We have made it a point to understand the fact that we have to understand what we sing (Psalms 47:7 and I Corinthians 14:15) and have those songs be the truth (Proverbs 8:7).
a. Yet, how are you following Colossians 3:16 if you whisper the song without the person near you not even hearing you?
b. Yes, we praise God in song (Psalms 147:1), but each other are to be considered too (Ephesians 5:19).
3. In prayer, we understand that miracles have ceased (I Corinthians 13:8-13) and we are thankful (Ephesians 5:20 and I Thessalonians 5:17-18).
a. Yet, we must remember that there are things we can ASK for that God still does to this day (Matthew 6:11; cf. Acts 14:17 & Hebrews 6:7 and II Peter 3:9).
b. If the entire congregation were in sin, prayer for that would be right (Ezra 10:1). Individually, when you sin you should pray privately for forgiveness (I John 1:9).
c. In general, GodŐs non-miraculous providence (Romans 8:28 and II Corinthians 9:8-10).
d. Point being, it is not just giving of thanks in prayer to be focused on as we can carefully ask for those things that are clearly given today non-miraculously (Philippians 4:6).
4. Sermons are part of the worship on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7), but they arenŐt the most important reason for our coming together (John 4:23-24 and Hebrews 10:23-25).
III. Conclusion: Be committed to never FORGET any part of GodŐs word (Proverbs 119:93).
© 2013 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager