Be A Sermon
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. We know the importance of being able to tell someone about our Lord (Romans 1:16-18) to help them to be saved (Proverbs 11:30).
1. This includes how to answer (Colossians 4:5-6).
2. It also includes when not to answer (II Timothy 2:23).
B. We’ve also know we’re to be lights to the world (Matthew 5:14-16), but what does that really mean?
1. It means more than just verbally teaching others (I Corinthians 9:27).
2. We’re taught of God to show our faith (James 2:14-18).
II. Body: Let your life preach a lesson to others (I Peter 3:8-16).
A. Your life should preach a sermon of faithfulness louder than any false statements that could be said of you (Titus 2:7-8).
1. People will say false things about faithful people (Psalms 35:11 and Romans 3:8).
2. Your manner of life should speak for itself (II Timothy 3:10-12).
3. Think of what proof your faithful living can be (Philippians 2:19-23).
4. Live by the principle of not giving someone something bad to say about you (I Timothy 4:12).
B. Your life should be a sermon of good conversation [conduct; manner of life] in Christ (I Peter 2:11-12).
1. Conversation becoming of the Gospel (Philippians 1:27).
2. Walking properly (Colossians 1:10 and I John 2:3-6).
3. Maintaining good works (Titus 3:8).
4. How good is your reputation (Proverbs 22:1 and Ecclesiastes 7:1)?
C. The sermon of your life should not just be a show either as others have done in their lives (Matthew 23:1-5).
1. While you want to put your faith on display (I Timothy 4:15)…
2. … You have to keep in mind some factors to keep you from doing things for a show (John 5:44, John 7:18, Philippians 2:3, and Jude 1:25).
3. If you fall into the trap of just doing good works to be seen you’ll find yourself in love with glory and out of love with the Lord (John 12:37-43).
III. Conclusion: Philippians 2:14-16
© 2015 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