Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
A. The lesson presented by Jesus over three chapters is now over (Matthew 5-7) wherein he addressed many matters that will help us in:
1. Thinking aright with a proper attitude (Matthew 5:3-9).
2. Preparing for persecution and properly reacting to it (Matthew 5:10-12).
3. Being a good example to others (Matthew 5:13-16).
4. Understanding the Old Law was temporary (Matthew 5:17-19).
5. Living righteously rather than hypocritically (Matthew 5:20).
6. Having the proper attitude towards our brethren (Matthew 5:21-26).
7. Understanding lust is just as wrong as the action of adultery (Matthew 5:27-28).
8. Realizing we need to remove anything that stands between us and God rather than burning in Hell (Matthew 5:29-30).
9. Understand the marriage commitment (Matthew 5:31-32).
10. Keeping our word and not taking oaths (Matthew 5:33-37).
11. Not seeking vengeance on our enemies (Matthew 5:38-46).
12. Living a perfect life (Matthew 5:48).
13. Praying and fasting correctly (Matthew 6:1-18).
14. Prioritizing where our treasures are stored (Matthew 5:19-24).
15. Understanding and trusting in God’s providence (Matthew 6:25-34; 7:7-11).
16. Not judging in hypocrisy (Matthew 7:1-5).
17. Realizing that some are unworthy of being taught (Matthew 7:6).
18. Being neighborly, treating others as we would be treated (Matthew 7:12).
19. Seeing how few are saved (Matthew 7:13-14).
20. Knowing how sneaky false teachers are, but how we can know them by their fruits (Matthew 7:15-20).
21. We can see how “good works”, but not God’s works, are not enough to even be known by the Lord (Matthew 7:21-23).
22. Building the right foundation (Matthew 7:24-27).
B. Today we’ll discuss the reaction of the people [disciples – 5:1-2]. We should react by understanding how valuable these lessons are in teaching us:
1. How to think differently than the world and those in error (II Corinthians 10:5).
2. How to act Godly, in perfection (II Corinthians 7:1 and II Peter 3:10-14).
3. How to trust in God and His providence (Psalms 56:4).
4. The importance of proper prayer and worship (I John 5:14 and Mark 7:7).
5. Consider our priorities financially and otherwise (II Corinthians 5:14-15).
6. And among many other things, how we must not be hypocrites (Titus 1:16).
II. Body: Matthew 7:28-29
A. They were astonished at his teaching (Mark 6:1-6).
1. Jesus was a distinctive teacher (Luke 4:16-32), notice a few points of many which could be said:
a. He didn’t care to create His truth, but uphold the Father’s (John 8:28).
b. He taught openly (John 18:19-21).
c. He was motivated with compassion (Mark 6:34).
d. He was uncompromising even when the “religious elite” pressed him (Luke 5:27-35).
e. Jesus warned about false teachers (Mark 13:22-23).
2. As did Jesus, we are expected to just preach the truth aright (II Timothy 2:14-18):
a. This means we teach just the Gospel (Romans 1:16, Acts 5:42, I Corinthians 2:1-5, and Colossians 1:28).
b. Also, like Jesus, we must live the Gospel we teach (Romans 2:17-24).
B. He taught as one having authority (Luke 9:28-35 and Hebrews 1:1-2).
1. Jesus has all authority (Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 1:20-23, Colossians 1:12-18, and I Peter 3:21-22).
2. Jesus is God (Matthew 1:23, Romans 9:5, and Hebrews 1:8-9).
3. We should teach using Christ as the authority (Colossians 3:17).
C. Jesus did not teach as the Scribes (Mark 1:21-22).
1. The Scribes were outward men (Luke 20:46) motivated by what people thought (Luke 22:66).
2. Jesus was on earth to teach souls a message of salvation without caring for the praise of men (Luke 16:15 and John 5:30).
3. Truly, the seeker can see the errors of others when we shine bright enough with the truth (I John 3:19-21).
III. Conclusion: What will we do with the lessons we’ve had in this sermon [class, discussion, etc.] by Jesus (Proverbs 4:4, Matthew 4:4, and Colossians 3:16)?
© 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