If That Were Preached From The Pulpit…
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. We know that we are supposed to be concerned with what is taught from the pulpit (Acts 17:10-11).
1. We know we cannot allow error to be taught (I Timothy 1:3-7).
2. We know to correct error if it is taught (Acts 18:24-28) and if correction is refused that we have to handle that teacher appropriately (Romans 16:17-18, Titus 1:9-11, and Revelation 2:2).
B. What we have to consider is, sermons are not only taught from pulpits (Philippians 2:14-16).
1. We are supposed to live as examples for others to follow (I Timothy 4:12 and Titus 2:7).
2. Whether righteously or not, we’re being watched (Luke 11:53-54).
3. Our actions can lead someone just as far from the truth as a false lesson from the pulpit (Galatians 2:11-17).
II. Body: We cannot use one judgment for the pulpit and another in life (Matthew 7:2).
A. Consider: If a sermon were preached teaching you to close your Bible because it’s not important, you’d rightly expose that error (Psalms 19:7 and James 1:21).
1. What are we teaching if people see that we do not place a premium on our studies (Luke 10:38-42)?
a. Consider what others would think to see you prioritize the other way (Psalms 1:1-2 and Psalms 119:97-105).
b. People will see the effect of our love for the truth in our lives (I Timothy 4:15).
2. What are we teaching others if they do not see knowledge in us (Isaiah 8:20, Mark 12:24, and I Corinthians 15:34)?
B. Consider: If a sermon were preached teaching to mistreat your brethren, you’d rightly point out the error of that lesson (John 13:34-35, Hebrews 13:1, and I Peter 3:8).
1. What are we teaching if people see that we are not there for each other when needs arise (James 5:19-20 and I John 3:14-18)?
2. What are we teaching if we do not honor and respect one another (Romans 12:10)?
3 What do people see if there is carnal bickering amongst us (Galatians 5:13-15)?
C. Whatever the subject, we have to teach in deed what we expect to be taught in word (II Corinthians 4:2, II John 4, and III John 4).
1. The walk and talk have to line up (Psalms 15:1-2 and I John 2:3-6).
2. Any other walk is a lie (I John 1:6).
III. Conclusion: Romans 2:1-3; 2:17-24.
© 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