Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
You’re Here For More Than A Sermon
I. Introduction: This sermon is really a part 2 to “Worship Him Like There Is None Else”.
A. Preaching is certainly part of our first day of the week worship to God (Acts 20:7; 9).
1. When the truth is taught we should all benefit in several ways (Nehemiah 8:7-8 and II Timothy 4:2).
2. God is well pleased when the truth is preached (I Corinthians 1:21; cf. Titus 1:1-3).
B. On the first day of the week we also have studies together before our assembling to worship God (Ephesians 4:15-16).
1. Studies together benefit us for many reasons (Proverbs 19:20-21, John 9:1-4, John 18:20, Acts 18:4, Acts 20:20, and Titus 2:1-6).
2. Our studies together better equip us for God’s work (II Timothy 2:2, I Peter 3:15, and Jude 3).
II. Body: While God wants us to study and preach His word for our gain, worship is MORE about giving to God rather than receiving something (John 5:30 and John 6:38; cf. Luke 9:23).
A. God wants us to worship Him (Matthew 4:10 and John 4:23-24).
1. God does not like us worshipping any other being (Exodus 34:14).
2. God is due glory (Psalms 29:2).
3. God is not worshipped through physical things we create with our own hands and will (Acts 17:22-31).
B. What we do in our first day of the week worship is pleasing to God because it follows the pattern left for us to follow (II Timothy 1:13; cf. Hebrews 8:5).
1. As noted already, preaching is to be done on the first day of the week (again; Acts 20:7; 9).
2. Singing and prayer are to be done in the assembly (I Corinthians 14:15-16).
3. The Lord’s Supper is to be observed (I Corinthians 11:23-33).
4. At some point, Christians are to give on the first day of the week if the work of the Lord is being done to support it (I Corinthians 16:1-2).
C. What happens to us when we have our preferences of what “WE” like the most on the first day of the week (Galatians 1:10)? I.E. “I come for the sermons.”
1. We end up choosing songs we like rather than those that teach the truth (Colossians 3:16) and truly honor our Father (Psalms 66:2).
2. We end up praying for our will rather than knowing and praying for His will (James 4:2 and I John 5:14-15).
3. We end up reasoning our giving by our standards rather than the Lord’s standard (Luke 21:1-4 and II Corinthians 9:6-7).
4. The point is, when we become self-centered our worship becomes centered around us rather than the Lord (Mark 7:9).
5. We end up wanting to get something out of worship rather than giving our worship to God (cf. Hebrews 13:15).
III. Conclusion: Our assembling together should benefit each Christian (I Corinthians 14:26). That being said, our focus should be on God more than any other being (Revelation 22:8-9).
© 2011 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