They Falsely Trusted In A Place
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. The obvious is… we should put our trust in God (Psalms 18:30 and I Timothy 6:17).
1. Lacking trust often ties to lacking faith (Psalms 78:18-22).
2. Some misplaced their trust because they’ve believed lies (Jeremiah 28:15).
B. People often think that salvation rests in places (I Kings 14:22-23 and II Kings 17:28-29).
1. They will defend their “places of worship” (Acts 6:13-14).
2. Salvation does not rest in any places (II Timothy 3:15).
II. Body: Jeremiah 7:1-16
1. A message that needs to be heard cannot be hidden (Jeremiah 26:2 and John 18:20).
2. People need to be told to hear and even understand (Matthew 15:10).
B. When you’re wrong, you have to amend your ways (Jeremiah 7:3; 7:5-7).
1. You cannot be saved if you won’t amend your ways (Proverbs 28:13 and James 4:8-10).
2. That means to “thoroughly” change (Ezekiel 14:6, Ezekiel 18:30, and II Timothy 2:19).
C. Don’t trust in lying words that cannot profit (Jeremiah 7:4 and Jeremiah 7:8).
1. Whether it be told to you (Jeremiah 23:14-16 and Jeremiah 23:32), or made up yourself (I Corinthians 3:18).
2. Don’t think our “spiritual heritage” is enough to save us. Just because we are members of the church of Christ that doesn’t mean we have a “you can’t be damned” clause (cf. Matthew 3:7-10).
D. How can you come to worship God when you are in sin (Jeremiah 7:9-13)?
1. They should have corrected their erring ways PRIOR to worshipping God (Isaiah 1:11-18).
2. God doesn’t want worship from sinners (Proverbs 28:9, Jeremiah 14:10-12, Amos 5:21-24, and I Timothy 2:8).
3. Think about this… I Corinthians 11:23-32.
E. There are consequences for people who trust in places and do not change for good (Jeremiah 7:14-16).
1. Cast out of His sight (II Kings 17:15-18).
2. As He did to Shiloh (Psalms 78:54-61).
3. To a point wherein God didn’t even want His people prayed for (Jeremiah 11:10-14).
III. Conclusion: John 4:19-26
© 2013 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