Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager


Matthew 7:21-23

I. Introduction:

A. Matthew 7:13-14 is enough to make us pause, this context should make you consider yourself seriously for those lost THINK they’re saved [SELF DECEIVED] (I Corinthians 3:18, Galatians 6:7-8, II Timothy 3:13, and James 1:22).

1. We must constantly examine ourselves in light of the Scriptures (Psalms 119:9-11, Ezekiel 18:27-28, Haggai 1:5, I Corinthians 11:27-32, and II Corinthians 13:5).

2. We cannot allow ourselves to be the standard in our self-examines (II Corinthians 10:12, Proverbs 12:15, and Proverbs 21:2).

B. The simple point of this sermon is: “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say” (Luke 6:46)?

1. You cannot fool God by doing some “good works” (I Samuel 16:7, I Chronicles 28:9, Luke 16:15, and Hebrews 4:13).

2. You cannot slip into Heaven, but must gain entrance by going through Christ (John 14:6 and Acts 4:10-12).


II. Body: Matthew 7:21-23


A. Not everyone…  

1. While confession is required before and after conversion (Matthew 10:32-33 and Romans 10:10), “Lord, Lord” it’s not enough to save (Matthew 8:28-32).

2. Entrance into the kingdom is through conversion (Matthew 18:3, I Corinthians 6:9-11, and Colossians 1:12-13) and continued faithfulness (Colossians 1:23).

3. Must do the will (NOT JUST PART OF) of the Father (Luke 11:28, John 14:21, John 15:10, Colossians 3:5-6, I John 5:2-3, and Revelation 22:14).

B. Many will say… (Titus 1:16).

1. I have done _____ in thy name without realizing that works without grace and obedience are useless (II Timothy 1:8-9, Titus 3:3-8, and James 2:10).

a. Even when we do “many wonderful works” we must remember who enabled us (I Peter 4:11).

b. We must not expect an extra pat on the back (Luke 17:7-10).

2. Eternal life is a gift, even when you’ve done many wonderful works (Romans 5:17-18; 6:23).

C. Christ will profess judgment (Romans 14:10-12, II Corinthians 5:10, and II Timothy 4:1).

1. I never knew you (II Timothy 2:19; cf. I John 3:1-10).

2. Depart from me (Matthew 13:47-52, Matthew 25:41; 46, John 3:36, and Romans 2:1-11).

3. They are really workers of iniquity [violation of the law; I John 3:4; John 8:12-21].


III. Conclusion: Are you one who says, but does not do (I John 1:6; II John 8).



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