A Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

 

“What About Me?”  Instead Of ,“What About You?”

 

I. Introduction: What this lesson is NOT about, to be clear (cf. Job 33:3)…

 

A. I am not teaching that we are supposed to overlook the sins of others (Isaiah 58:1, Luke 17:3-4, Ephesians 5:1-11, and III John 9-11).

1. We have to try restoring erring brethren (James 5:19-20 and Jude 1:22-23).

2. We have to try to convert those of the world (Proverbs 11:30 and Acts 17:16-30).

3. Keep this in mind at our conclusion…  I am not saying we cannot judge another righteously (John 7:24).

B. I am not teaching that we are not to be concerned about false doctrine (I Timothy 1:3-4, Titus 1:10-14, II Peter 2:1-3, and Revelation 2:14-15; 20).

1. We are to be aware of error/false teachers (Matthew 7:15-20, Matthew 24:23-24, Colossians 2:8, and Jude 3-4).

2. We are to expose error/false teachers (Romans 16:17-18 and II Timothy 2:14-18).

 

II. Body: What we are going to discuss is how some Christians start becoming inspectors of others while forgetting to examine themselves (II Samuel 12:1-14, Matthew 7:1-5, and John 8:1-11).

 

A. Our first focus should be on ourselves (Psalms 119:59, Lamentations 3:40, I Corinthians 11:28-32, II Corinthians 13:5, I Timothy 4:16, and II John 8).

1. Don’t get the self-righteous attitude about yourself (Isaiah 5:21 and Romans 10:1-3), for this will affect your judgment (Luke 7:36-50).

2. You’re not right because you’re right [i.e. “because I said so” mentality] (II Corinthians 10:12; 18).

3. Sometimes, when examining others, we forget what we’ve once been (Acts 15:1-11).

 

B. When we focus on others, our motives must be right (I Corinthians 7:35 and I John 3:12).

1. If motives are wrong, judgment will be too (Genesis 37:4-5; 18-28, and Acts 7:9-10).

2. If emotions play into our judgment of others, we’ll err (Exodus 14:10-12).

3. Our information better be right too (John 1:46).

 

C. Should we be basically sitting back and waiting to CATCH someone in a sin (Jeremiah 5:26, Jeremiah 20:10, and Luke 11:52-54)?

1. God doesn’t think it a “good thing” when someone fails (Psalms 5:4 and Ezekiel 18:23).

2. The Lord cannot stand the “aha” mentality (Ezekiel 26:2-6).

 

III. Conclusion: Those who are more concerned with faults of others more than correcting their lives to HELP others are in error (James 4:11-12 and I John 4:20-21).

 

 

 

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