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Balanced Comfort | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

Balanced Comfort
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I. Introduction:

A. The word of God speaks of “good comfort” (II Corinthians 13:11).

  1. We can hold on to a promise of a future comfort (Matthew 5:4).
  2. We are comforted through the word of God and our brethren in the here and now (Psalms 119:52 and Colossians 4:11).
B. The word of God also shows us that some people become too comfortable (Amos 6:1-8).
  1. Some buy into a false comfort (Jeremiah 8:11 and Zechariah 10:2).
  2. Some have falsely convinced themselves that they are in a place of comfort when they are not (Revelation 3:14-22).

II. Body: Don’t Get So Comfortable That You Fall Asleep Spiritually (I Thessalonians 4:13-5:14).

A. We don’t want to become complacent (Proverbs 1:32; cf. Luke 12:13-21).
  1. The reward is not for those who get lazy (Hebrews 6:10-12 and Revelation 22:12).
  2. Sometimes the comforted need to be troubled (Isaiah 32:9-11).
B. We want to be prepared and alert (Mark 13:31-37).
  1. We need to be sober-minded (I Peter 1:13 and I Peter 5:8-9).
  2. We don’t want to get so comfortable that we get tired and faint (Galatians 6:3-10).
  3. As was taught here on 12/27/2020, what if the Lord were to come today? Are you watching, prepared, and ready to go (Luke 12:35-40)?
C. Being alert and ready has to be balanced so that we are not overcome with fear and undue worry (John 14:1-3, John 14:27, and Hebrews 10:23).
  1. If you’re not faithfully prepared there is plenty to be worried about (Mark 9:43-48 and John 5:28-29).
  2. If you are faithfully prepared, you can be comfortable (I John 5:11-13); as long as you don’t fall asleep at the helm (Romans 13:11-14).

III. Conclusion: With balance, be joyful that our God is the God of all comfort (II Corinthians 1:3) with a long history of comforting His people (Isaiah 49:13).

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