Let Your Spirit Be Stirred

Outline By: Brian A. Yeager



I. Introduction:

A. In every Scriptural point there is a balance (Deuteronomy 5:32).

1. It is wrong to be a person of no action (Isaiah 32:9-11).

2. It is equally wrong to be a person of overreaction (Mark 8:31-33).

B. This lesson is not a run out and get into Bible arguments with everyone in sin (Matthew 7:6).

1. We know that we cannot teach people that donŐt want to learn (Matthew 10:12-14, Acts 18:5-8, and Acts 19:9-10).

2. Nor should we think that we are doing something great when we get into endless arguments with people who ask questions (II Timothy 2:14-23 and Titus 3:9-11).


II. Body: Acts 17:16-17

A. How can we see sin and not be stirred (Psalms 97:10, Psalms 101:3, Psalms 119:104, Psalms 119:128, and Romans 12:9)?

1. We should shed tears (Psalms 119:136).

2. We should be eaten up (Psalms 119:139).

3. We should have grief (Psalms 119:158).

4. We should have anger (Job 32:1-3 and Mark 3:1-6).

B. How can we see sin and not respond (Isaiah 58:1)?

1. We need men like Elijah and Nehemiah today (I Kings 18:17-40 and Nehemiah 13:8-11).

2. Our zeal should move us as it did Jesus (John 2:13-17).

3. We shouldnŐt participate in sin, but should expose it (Ephesians 5:11).

4. We have to stop mouths and use sharp rebukes (Titus 1:10-14).

5. We must zealously contend for the faith (Proverbs 28:4 and Jude 3-4; cf. Philippians 1:17).

C. How can we sit idly while the work of Satan is being done in front of us (Matthew 13:24-26 and Matthew 13:36-39)?

1. When sin is occurring souls are being lost (Romans 6:23 and II Thessalonians 2:10).

2. If we care about souls, can we really sit idly as people are damned (Colossians 1:26-29)?


III. Conclusion: Jeremiah 6:10-11 and I Peter 3:10-11.



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