DonŐt Be Stubborn
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. The term stubborn means: Ňhaving or showing dogged determination not to change one's attitude or position on somethingÓ (New Oxford American Dictionary).
1. We are going to talk about people who wonŐt listen or change (Jeremiah 19:15).
2. This type of person doesnŐt want to hear it any more (Proverbs 29:1; cf. Proverbs 12:1).
B. What did God say to Saul about being stubborn (I Samuel 15:23)?
1. Saying that stubbornness is iniquity means destruction is coming (Proverbs 10:29 and Matthew 7:21-23).
2. Saying that stubbornness is idolatry is telling too (I Corinthians 10:14 and Galatians 5:19-21).
II. Body: Hebrews 3:1-4:11
A. When it is time to correct your life, you cannot choose to be stubborn (Jeremiah 7:21-34).
1. Some people get so stubborn that they reach a point of no return (Proverbs 1:24-31; cf. Romans 1:16-28 and II Thessalonians 2:10-12).
2. Think about what it means when you consider a time wherein there is no remedy (II Chronicles 36:14-16 and Proverbs 29:1).
B. Outside of just plainly ignoring the truth, so-called ŇbrethrenÓ also refuse to do some things they should be doing out of stubbornnessÉ
1. DonŐt be stubborn, if you need help ask for it as Christians are expected to help each other (Galatians 5:13-14, Galatians 6:2, and I Thessalonians 5:14).
2. DonŐt be stubborn by staying miserable (Proverbs 15:13) just because you want to have something to complain about (Jude 16).
3. DonŐt be stubborn by not even considering you could be wrong on something just because you refuse to change (Romans 2:17-25).
4. DonŐt be stubborn in delaying from doing what you know is right (Psalms 119:59-60).
C. Be willing toÉ
1. Listen (Proverbs 8:33).
2. Have the right heart and mind (I Chronicles 28:9).
3. Consider your ways (Haggai 1:5; 7).
4. To change (Lamentations 3:40).
III. Conclusion: DonŐt become the stubborn person who will not listen (Ezekiel 3:4-7 and Ezekiel 20:8).
© 2012 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