Another Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
April 2011 Questions / Answers
The following questions are taken from emails and are printed below exactly as I received them. Names and contact information has been removed. The answers are in note form (sorry for any of my grammar errors) to be studied through. You’ll have to examine each Scripture below to see the points.
1. “1 Peter 3 is this saying that Eve is the weaker vessel because she was tempted by Satan and Adam was not. So that is why man is over the woman and the husband is over the wife?”
Š I Peter 3:1-7 doesn't say anything about why woman is in subjection to man. In fact, the weaker vessel is like saying a wife is like an easier to break dish (such is the conclusion from a Greek word study of both terms - Strong's #'s 772; 4632).
Š That being said, there are two reasons the woman is in subjection to the man. First, man was first formed and woman came forth from man (Genesis 2:20-26, I Corinthians 11:3-9, and I Timothy 2:11-13). The second reason is that the woman was deceived (Genesis 3:16 and I Timothy 2:14).
Š Let it also be said that women are a necessary factor in the continued existence of mankind (I Timothy 2:15; cf. I Corinthians 11:11-12).
Š Thus, the “caveman mentally” needs to be curbed while godly roles are fulfilled (Ephesians 5:22-33).
2. “need ur input on matt. 8:22 is Christ talkin about the dead out of Christ?”
Š Yes, Matthew 8:22 is talking about those outside of Christ who are spiritually dead.
Š Matthew 8:21-22 and Luke 9:59-60 are two Scriptures in a context that concludes one looking to follow Jesus cannot be wrapped up in other affairs (II Timothy 2:2-4).
Š The dead burying the dead is talking about people of this world who are dead spiritually because of sin (Ephesians 2:1, Ephesians 2:5, and Colossians 2:13), burying those who have physically perished.
3. “Mr. Yeager would you comment on church savings accounts? Our congregation has a interest account. Those in favor have said the parable of talents proves it’s right. Is this is wrong use of that Scripture?”
Š If it’s not a collection on the first day of the week, the local church does not have authority to gain funds by doing it (I Corinthians 16:1-2).
Š The “Parable of the Talents” (Matthew 25:14-30) teaches the principle of using what the Lord has given you (I Peter 4:11) for the betterment of the kingdom.
Š When the Lord returns, finding money on earth is going to do nothing for His Heavenly kingdom. People need to stop looking at the funds collected on the first day of the week like they are their own funds.
4. “Do you believe that every person of age must be baptized to be saved no matter what? What if someone has accepted Jesus, repented of their sinful behavior and mind, but cannot find water in the dessert to be baptized in? Would sprinkling work in under these circumstances? How could anyone say our loving God would send someone like this to hell?”
Š As is implied in your question, those who are incapable of hearing, repenting, etc. do not need baptized as they are not able to know right from wrong biblically (James 4:17).
Š Once one is capable of knowing and obeying the Gospel, they are lost if they do not do so (Matthew 18:3 and Acts 3:19; cf. II Thessalonians 1:8-9).
Š This means, without exception (falling on the way to the water, getting killed while going into the water, etc.), that one must be baptized (down in and back up from the water – Acts 8:36-38) to be saved (Mark 16:15-16, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:3-6, Colossians 2:12, and I Peter 3:20-21).
Š To be saved, you must do ALL (James 2:10-12) that God requires to become a Christian and to remain a faithful Christian (Matthew 7:21-23, Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 11:6, I Corinthians 15:1-4, James 1:21-25, I Peter 2:1-2, John 8:31-32, Romans 1:16, Romans 8:24, John 8:24, Luke 13:3; 5, Acts 8:37, Romans 10:10, Luke 14:25-33, Acts 22:16, Galatians 3:27, Acts 2:47, Colossians 1:23, James 2:14-26, II Peter 3:10-14, etc…).
Š If you want to call God unloving because He demands full obedience to His will, you can take that up with Him. You can be sure though, He does demand obedience to every part of His will (Luke 6:46, Luke 11:28, John 14:15-24, and I John 2:3-6).
5. “Brian; I have studied your recent lesson on divorce. I am wondering how you being a man of youth not age can sit in your judgement seat and judge others who have struggled through long and unfulfilling marriages that ended in divorce? Experience as a minister who counsels others should show you that happiness cannot always exist in bad situations so God is not displeased when divorces happen to help the mental stresses that bad marriages bring on.”
Š For one, I am not the standard of what I teach (Psalms 37:23, Proverbs 20:24, Jeremiah 10:23, I Corinthians 4:6, and II Corinthians 10:12; 18). Thus, my age has nothing to do with my ability to teach on divorce and remarriage (though I find it interesting how you can conclude that I know nothing about marriage from experience seeing I just celebrated my sixteenth anniversary).
Š Whether or not a person is married or has never been married is not the issue. The Apostle Paul was not married when he wrote I Corinthians 7, which is a chapter about marriage.
Š The word of God is the all-sufficient guide, not the experiences of the teacher (II Timothy 3:15-17).
Š The real standard shows God is not pleased anytime a divorce occurs (Malachi 2:14-16 and Matthew 19:3-6).
6. “Dear Brother Yeager: The Jews did not practice crucifixion. Everyone knows that it was a Roman practice to crucify criminals. So, why do you say that they crucified Jesus?”
Š The Jews delivered Jesus into Gentile hands to be crucified (Matthew 20:18-19).
Š To be very clear, it is BILBLICALLY CORRECT to charge the Jews with crucifying our Lord (Acts 2:22-23, Acts 2:36, Acts 4:10, Acts 5:24-30, and I Thessalonians 2:13-15).
Š The Jews accepted the blood of Christ upon themselves (Matthew 27:20-25).
7. “Brian, I was watching an argument between co-workers about planned parenthood and abortions. Both of my coworkers say they are Christians. Neither coworker really said much about the bible in their arguments. What does the bible say about abortion if anything at all?”
Š The Bible shows us that God hates the shedding of innocent blood (Proverbs 6:16-19).
Š A child in the womb is a living, human being (Exodus 21:22, Matthew 1:23, Matthew 24:19, and Luke 1:41).
Š Life begins at conception (Genesis 25:21-22, II Samuel 11:5, and Job 3:3).
Š When someone takes the life therefore of an unborn child, they are committing murder. Murderers, if not repented of (Luke 13:3; 5), will find themselves eternally punished in Hell (Galatians 5:21 and Revelation 21:8).
8. “Do you believe the antichrist is present today?”
Š There are many antichrists today as there have been since the first century (I John 2:18, I John 2:22, I John 4:3, and II John 7).
9. “Mr. Brian A. Yeager/ If as a Christian I can sin so as to lose my salvation, what bible verse says this? In your sermon [4/17/11] you said Simon fell away. Acts 8 does NOT say that. If I sin, that does not mean I have fallen away. A Christian cannot fall away. If you believe one can, show a verse that says that.”
Š Luke 8:13, I Corinthians 9:27, I Corinthians 10:1-12, Galatians 1:6-9, Galatians 3:1, Galatians 5:4, Galatians 5:7-9, I Timothy 4:1, Hebrews 3:12-13, Hebrews 6:4-6, and Hebrews 10:26-31).
© 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