|Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
24, and James 1:13-15)?
(Matthew 26:41 and I Corinthians 10:12).
2. As Christians, we should exercise control over our desires (Job
31:1-4, Psalms 101:2-3; and 119:10-11).
3. You know what you’ll find in some movies, websites,
magazines, beaches, etc. (I Thessalonians 5:22).
(Malachi 2:14-16), and remarriage (Mark 10:11-12)?
944,317 in 1999, and 947,384 in 1998. The number of divorced
people in the population more than quadrupled from 4.3 million in
1970 to 18.3 million in 1996” (http://www.usattorneylegalservices.
2. “About 3/4 of women who are divorced before age 25
remarried. About 2/3 of women who divorced between ages 25
and 29 remarried. About half those who divorced between ages
30 and 39 remarried” (http://www.divorcesoftware.
3. “Over 40% of marriages in 1991 are remarriages for one or both
parties, according to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics,
cited in the Census Bureau report” (http://www.divorcesoftware.
4. “Median duration of first marriages that end in divorce: Males:
Females: 7.9 years. Median duration of second marriages that end
in divorce: Males: 7.3 years; Females: 6.8 years. Median number
of years people wait to remarry after their first divorce: Males: 3.3
years; Females: 3.1 years” (http://www.divorcemag.
change (Malachi 3:6), though the law did (cf. Hebrews 8:7-9:17):
Genesis 20:1-3, Exodus 20:14, Leviticus 20:10, and Jeremiah 7:9-16.
Verse 28: Now, lusting [sexual desires towards another outside of the
marriage; cf. Hebrews 13:4] is adultery in the heart:
27, and Proverbs 23:27-28).
• Yes, it will take us over [i.e. what pornography does to
marriages] (II Peter 2:9-14).
reported that use of internet pornography had surpassed
financial problems as being the greatest cause of divorce in
o “Another man who is now a WiseChoice user explained
that during the year of 2003 that he spend over 1000 hours
on internet pornography. One thousand hours works out to
be forty one complete 24 hour days of internet porn use! I
asked him: "what happened with your family?" "I lost it," he
replied. What about your job?"...." I lost it too......I've lost
o “It is estimated that over 50% of American are
accessing internet pornography regularly” (http://www.
normally concede to (Mark 6:17-28).
Verses 29-30: The point is, do what you have to in avoiding temptation
and ultimately eternity in Hell (Proverbs 4:13-15, Mark 9:43-48, Romans
6:13, Romans 13:14, Galatians 5:16-17, Colossians 3:5-7, I Peter 2:11; 4:
1-2; cf. I Timothy 5:5-6).
marriages (I Corinthians 7:1-4).
Verse 31: O.T. allowed for divorces without many restrictions
(Deuteronomy 24:1-4; cf. Mark 10:2-9 and Colossians 2:14).
Verse 32: Jesus exercises His authority in establishing the
original precept, “But I say unto you” as we discussed last week
(John 12:48 and Hebrews 5:8-9).
• Same point taught in Matthew 19:3-9.
• Regardless of the popular standard of men, divorce and / or
remarriage is not God’s way, with just that one exception above
[fornication], at all (John 4:5-18, Romans 7:1-3 and I Corinthians 7:
III. Conclusion: Sin begins within us, where does it therefore end
(Ephesians 4:21-22, I John 5:18, and Psalms 34:12-16)?
© 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 7)