We Should Not Need A Day Of The Year For This
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. Let me begin by stating that this lesson is not suggesting it is wrong to hold one day above another (Romans 14:5-6).
1. In these things local culture will play a part (i.e. Acts 20:16).
2. The only time such would be an error is if it were an unauthorized Ňreligious dayÓ (Galatians 4:9-10).
B. For the sake of clarity (Nehemiah 8:8), let me also state that there are qualifiers to many of the things that will be preached in this lesson.
1. Love is more limited than my points, unqualified, may suggest (Amos 5:15 and Romans 12:9).
2. Not all relationships can be honored as my points in this lesson, if not qualified, might suggest (Matthew 10:34-37 and Luke 14:26).
3. In speaking of honor, understand that it is not honor to obey man over God (Acts 5:28-29).
4. Throughout this lesson letŐs remember that love and honor are due most to God (Matthew 22:37 and John 5:23).
II. Body: DonŐt Be Part Of Mindsets Prevalent In These Last Days (II Timothy 3:1-5).
A. Should you need a day to show your properly placed love, natural affection, to those whom it is due (I John 4:7-8)?
1. Love your spouse and children (Ephesians 5:25 and Titus 2:4).
2. Love your brethren (I John 3:14-18).
3. Love your neighbor (Romans 13:8-10).
B. Should you need a day to be thankful (Ephesians 5:20 and I Thessalonians 5:18)?
1. YouŐre alive, to whom does thanks for that belong (Isaiah 42:5 and Acts 17:24-25)?
2. You can be saved, to whom does thanks for that belong (Jeremiah 3:23, Titus 2:11, and II Peter 3:15)?
3. Where does a lack of thankfulness get someone (Romans 1:21)?
C. Should you need a day to give honor to whom honor is due (I Peter 2:17)?
1. Do you need a day to honor your parents (Ephesians 6:1-2)?
2. Do you need a day to honor to government officials (Romans 13:1-7)?
3. Do we need a day to give honor to one another (Romans 12:10)?
4. Do we need a day to honor our spouses (Ephesians 5:33 and I Peter 3:7)?
D. The point isnŐt that days of remembrance are wrong (Acts 20:7 and I Corinthians 11:23-26), but that we should do some things regularly without prompts.
1. Should we need a special time of the year to be giving (Acts 20:35)?
2. Should we need a special day to rejoice (Philippians 4:4)?
3. Should we confuse Ňindependence/freedomÓ because of a day and miss what real freedom we [Christians] have (Romans 6:22, Galatians 5:1, and Galatians 5:13)?
4. DonŐt let the calendar, made of men of this world, dictate the days you should celebrate life (Proverbs 15:15) and/or be happy (Psalms 144:15).
III. Conclusion: Forgetting want is important is dangerous (Psalms 106:6-15). Therefore, stir your minds to remember always what is important (II Peter 3:1-2).
© 2015 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