Words Of Truth
"That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth..." (Proverbs 22:21).
The Hand Of Him That Betrayeth Is With Me On The Table
Outline by Brian A. Yeager
A. In whom can you put your trust (Micah 7:5-7)?
1. Those truly, faithfully, tried and fruitful can be trusted to a certain point (Romans 16:1-4).
2. Ultimately, however, all men are not the best investment for our trust, our hope (Psalms 118:8-9 and Jeremiah 17:5-7).
B. Those currently faithful don’t always remain faithful (II Timothy 4:14-17).
1. Our stand will will only include a few (II Timothy 1:15-18).
2. This is not a figurative point, this is a pattern to take note of (i.e. Philippians 2:19-30).
3. Remember, few are saved (Matthew 7:13-14).
II. Body: Luke 22:1-23
A. Judas was a sneaky devil (John 6:70-71).
1. He knew how to blend in amongst the disciples (Mark 14:17-31).
2. Yet, he was working evil in the background (John 12:1-6).
3. Ultimately, he played all of them except Jesus (Luke 22:47-48 and John 18:1-5).
B. It is not an easy task to know whom amongst us is faithful (Matthew 7:15-20).
1. Waiting to know one’s fruit can take a very long time (Colossians 4:14-15 and II Timothy 4:10).
2. Appearances are deceptive (Matthew 23:28).
3. Sometimes the erring are so deceived that they themselves aren’t aware of their erring state (II Timothy 3:13 and Revelation 3:17). *This is not always the case, many know they’re wrong and don’t care (Romans 1:32).
C. Sometimes the erring are amongst us and we do not know it for sure (I Timothy 5:24-25).
1. If known, there is only one lawful action to take (I Corinthians 5:1-13, Ephesians 5:6-11, II Timothy 3:1-5, II Thessalonians 3:6, and II John 1:9-11).
2. We have to be cautious not to get caught up in evil surmising [suppose that something is true without evidence to confirm it] (I Timothy 6:3-5).
a. If you suspect error, but don’t know, you cannot act (John 7:24).
b. Realize though, the erring most often know that brethren cannot act without proof (Matthew 18:15-17).
c. This is why they are so sneaky (Jude 1:4).
D. If you’re “pulling one over on the brethren”, you’re not getting away with anything (Ecclesiastes 12:14).
1. There’s no hiding from God (Jeremiah 23:24).
2. Therefore, if you are doing things you feel you need to hide, doesn’t that tell you you are in trouble with God (Acts 5:1-11)????
E. When you sin, aren’t you [a Christian who has erred] like Judas the betrayer (Hebrews 6:6 and Hebrews 10:26-31)?
1. Sin makes you the child of who (I John 3:8-10)?
2. If you return to darkness, sin, the world; where does that put you with God (James 4:4)?
III. Conclusion: Would it be better had YOU not been born (Matthew 26:17-25)?
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