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. Our text today is a “beware” text about false teachers, but
    let’s not forget to be aware of false doctrine (i.e. in books,
    online, etc.) as well (Matthew 16:6-12 and II Peter 3:16-18; cf. I
    Corinthians 10:12).
    1. We’ll be focusing on awareness of those teaching
    contrary to the will of God (Deuteronomy 13:1-4).
    2. Being aware, sober minded, or on alert is necessary to
    be faithful (I Thessalonians 5:6).
    B. Many “brethren” have made false teaching easy because
    they want error (Isaiah 30:9-11, Jeremiah 6:16-17, and II
    Timothy 4:2-5).
    1. Many have forgotten the attitude we should have
    towards error (Psalms 119:104; 128).
    2. We need to be cautious in knowing that false brethren
    are often well liked (Luke 6:26 and Jeremiah 5:31)!

II. Body: Matthew 7:15-20

    A. False prophets / teachers are wolves in sheep’s clothing
    (Acts 20:28-31, II Peter 2:1-2; 12-22, and Jude 3-4; 10-21).
    1. They look and sound the part of truth (II Corinthians 11:
    12-15).
    2. Within they are really ravening [robbers; extortion (of a
    ferocious wild animal) extremely hungry and hunting for
    prey; Strong’s & Webster] (Luke 11:39 and Matthew 23:
    14; 25).
    a. We must always remember that they’ll fight
    carnally Matthew 5:11 and Romans 3:8).
    b. Though those on the side of error fight carnally,
    we cannot stoop to their levels (II Corinthians 10:3-4).
    B. Ye shall know them by their fruits (Luke 6:43-46, Proverbs
    10:16, and Ephesians 5:9-10).
    1. Wolves in sheep’s clothing are identifiable (I John 4:1-
    6).
    2. We must warn others once we identify them (Romans
    16:17-18, I Timothy 1:19-20, II Timothy 2:16-18, and II
    Timothy 4:10; 14-16).
    3. Knowing their doctrines is important (cf. II Corinthians
    2:11).  NOTICE: they have a plan (http://www.zianet.
    com/maxey/reflx7.htm)
    C. They’ll ultimately be cast into the fire (Hebrews 10:26-31
    and II Peter 2:3-9).
    1. Though their judgment will come in the end, we cannot
    be indifferent when the wolves are hiding amongst us
    (Proverbs 28:4, Galatians 2:1-5, Ephesians 5:11, I Timothy
    5:22, II John 9-11, and Revelation 2:6; 14; 20-23).
    2. When possible, we must stop error from being taught (I
    Timothy 1:3-7 and Titus 1:10-14).

III. Conclusion: Colossians 2:8; 18-23


© 2009 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 21)
Matthew 7:15-20