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. We talked about God’s providence when we discussed Matthew 6:24-
    34, therefore we will try not to be too repetitive.
    1. We know that God’s providence in one’s life is conditional
    (Psalms 1:1-6, John 14:21-23, and I Peter 3:12).
    2. God’s providence stretches beyond the physical (Hebrews 11:
    32-40; 13:14; cf. I John 4:14).
    B. We should note that Jesus taught the same things we’ll be
    discussing in another SEPARATE time that is recorded for us (Luke 11:
    1-13).

II. Body: Matthew 7:7-12
    Verse 7: Ask and it shall be given is conditional (II Corinthians 12:1-11
    and I John 3:22).
    •        If one is TRULY seeking truth, they will find it (Deuteronomy 4:
    29, Proverbs 1:22-33, John 7:17, and Acts 10:1-5; 44-48).
    o        BUT time is of the essence (Proverbs 8:17, Isaiah 55:6-
    7, and Matthew 25:1-13).
    •        Knock and it shall be opened is not something that
    should be unfamiliar to as Christians (Revelation 3:14-20).
    o        Knocking really shows a need to be earnest and
    stresses a matter of time (Luke 13:22-30).
    o        There are obviously those who are less earnest in
    seeking to have the door of salvation opened unto them
    (Acts 26:24-29).
    Verse 8: The efforts must be made to find and have doors opened.  This
    is a testament that God wants to be found and open doors for us (Acts
    17:23-31).
    Verses 9-10: A LOVING Father (cf. II Thessalonians 2:16-17 and I John 3:
    1-3) does not provide harmful things to His children when asked to
    provide needed things (Psalms 103:13).
    •        God’s love for the faithful is as a parent (Proverbs 3:12,
    Ephesians 2:18-19; 3:14-15, Hebrews 12:5-11, and James 1:17-18).
    Verse 11: As we are fallible, but able to provide for our children (I
    Timothy 5:8); how much greater do you think God can care for us (II
    Corinthians 4:17-18, Ephesians 2:5-7, and II Peter 1:3-4)?
    Verse 12: This verse ties back to our context (Therefore, all things...".  
    •        We’ve heard “treat others as you want to be treated” (cf.
    Romans 13:8-10 and James 2:8).
    •        This would not authorize you to treat others badly, the
    instruction is assuming the hearer is a just seeker who would
    seek the good for others (Galatians 6:10 and Philippians 2:4).

III. Conclusion: The question is, are you seekers (Psalms 119:2; 155 and
Hebrews 11:6)?





© 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 19)
Matthew 7:7-12