Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
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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






I. Introduction:
    A. Being longsuffering in teaching is necessary (II Timothy 4:2), but we
    have to be able to see some progress / effort in those we’re teaching
    (Luke 13:6-9).
    1. God is the example of longsuffering (Numbers 14:18 and I
    Timothy 1:16).
    2. God is also the example of realizing when to give up on some (II
    Peter 3:9-10 and II Thessalonians 2:10-12).
    B. In this lesson we’ll see that we have to identify some as dogs / pigs.
    For some it is difficult to look at someone or call someone a dog or a
    pig, but our Lord did not struggle with it (Mark 7:24-30).
    1. Notice some of the terms that Jesus used about sinners
    (Matthew 16:21-23, Matthew 22:18, and John 8:39-44).
    2. Simply put, we have to be willing to call names (Matthew 12:22-
    42).

II. Body: Matthew 7:6
    A. That which is holy and under our ability to give is the word of God
    (Psalms 119:140 and I Peter 1:23-25).
    1. The pearl is wonderful to think about in spiritual terms (Matthew
    13:45-46).
    2. The value of the word of God (Psalms 19:7-10, Psalms 119:72;
    127, and Acts 20:32).
    3. The value of the time it takes to correctly teach it (I Timothy 4:13,
    II Timothy 2:14-15, and Acts 20:17-21; 26-27).
    4. The word of God is in our hands (II Corinthians 4:5-7, Romans
    10:14-17, and Colossians 1:26-28; cf. I Timothy 3:15).
    B. This command requires us to judge who is worthy of being taught
    (Matthew 10:12-14 and Acts 18:5-8).
    1. Some need to be left alone (Matthew 15:1-14).
    2. Even some “brethren” have a point of no more effort (Romans
    16:17-18, I Timothy 6:20, and Titus 3:9-10).
    C. Some are likened unto dogs or swine (Philippians 3:1-3).
    1. Consider the thoughts behind someone being a dog
    (Deuteronomy 23:18, I Samuel 24:14, Proverbs 26:11, Isaiah 56:10-
    11, Philippians 3:2, and Revelation 22:14-15).
    2. Consider the thoughts behind someone being related to swine
    (Deuteronomy 14:8, Proverbs 11:22, and II Peter 2:22).
    D. Giving truth to those like dogs and swine is wasteful for it will be
    trampled and those teaching will be turned against (II Chronicles 36:14-
    16).
    1. Truth teachers easily become hated (I Thessalonians 2:14-16).
    2. Even if hated, we cannot back off from our proper stand (I
    Corinthians 16:13 and Titus 2:1; 15).

III. Conclusion:
    A. Let’s make sure we are never the ones that have to be given up
    (Romans 1:24) on because of willful ignorance (Ephesians 5:14-17).
    B. Let’s also be sure not to be the ones who turn and rend those trying
    to help save us (Galatians 4:16).



© 2008 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
The Sermon On The Mount (Part 18)
Matthew 7:6