He That Is Least In The Kingdom Is Greater Than He

Outline By: Brian A. Yeager

(http://www.wordsoftruth.net)

  

I. Introduction:

A. People often misunderstand what greatness is (Jeremiah 9:23-24).

1. What does worldly wealth really do (Proverbs 23:5)?

2. How far does being physically strong go (Psalms 33:16)?

3. How far will worldly wisdom go (Isaiah 29:14)?

4. The world values things that do not last (I John 2:15-17).

B. We should learn greatness from someone whom really understands greatness (Psalms 96:4).

1. We are looking towards real exaltation (I Peter 5:6).

2. However, that does not mean what we are now is short of amazing (I John 4:4).

 

II. Body: With The Mindset Of Humility, LetŐs Consider How Great We Are In The Sight Of God (Luke 7:24-28).

A. John was not a ŇnobodyÓ (Matthew 3:1-7).

1. He was prophesied of (Isaiah 40:1-3 and Malachi 3:1-3).

2. He had a miraculous, special birth (Luke 1:5-25; 1:57-66).

3. Yet, even if you are least in the kingdom you are greater than him.  Consider that (Ephesians 2:19-22)!

B. We [faithful Christians] are really great (I Peter 2:5-9).

1. You [faithful Christians] are figuratively GodŐs temple (Hebrews 3:1-6).

2. We are a redeemed, peculiar people (Titus 2:11-14).

3. We are partakers of the inheritance (Colossians 1:12-13).

C. We are GodŐs children (II Corinthians 6:17-18).

1. This is NOT said of people of the world (I John 3:1-2).

2. Even Israel of old did not have the relationship we now have (Galatians 4:1-5).

D. Still, we cannot think more highly of ourselves than we should (Romans 12:3).

1. We are not saved because of our good works (II Corinthians 5:21 and II Timothy 1:9-10).

2. So, while we [faithful Christians] are great in many ways, we have to stay grounded (Matthew 5:3).

 

III. Conclusion: LetŐs rejoice that we will inherit glory (Romans 8:17).

 

 

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