Words Of Truth

"That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth..." (Proverbs 22:21).

Considering I Peter 4:11

Outline by Brian A. Yeager

I. Introduction:

A. Sometimes people speak and repeat things without understanding what they’re saying (Acts 19:11-17).

1. Sometime it is useful to have some guidance (Acts 8:30-31).

2. We can be helped in understanding the word of God (Nehemiah 8:8).

B. Paul, who was moved by the Spirit to speak (I Corinthians 2:1-13), would only speak what he could understand (I Corinthians 14:18-19).

1. Knowing the words, and even trying to teach them, doesn’t mean someone understands them (I Timothy 1:5-7).

2. Do you fully understand what it means to “speak as the oracles of God”?


II. Body: In Context (I Peter 4:1-11).

A. If Any Man Speak (Proverbs 15:28 and Proverbs 17:27-28).

1. You don’t have to speak (Psalms 38:12-14, Proverbs 13:3, and Isaiah 53:7) and at times should not (Psalms 39:1, Proverbs 10:19, Ecclesiastes 5:1-3, II Timothy 2:23, etc.).

2. Being ready to answer (Colossians 4:6 and I Peter 3:15) doesn’t even mean you have to answer (i.e. II Timothy 2:23).

3. Being capable of speaking as God would have you speak is of great benefit in various situations (i.e. Proverbs 15:1-2).

B. As The Oracles [“an utterance {spoken word} of God” (Strong’s # 3051] Of God (Acts 7:37-38, Romans 3:1-2, and Hebrews 5:12).

1. If they speak not according the word, that means something (Isaiah 8:20).

2. Consider, briefly, a few of the many benefits we give others by speaking AS the spoken word of God… Psalms 119:1-3, Psalms 119:11, Psalms 119:130, Proverbs 2:1-6, John 6:63, Acts 20:32, Romans 10:14-17, Romans 15:4, II Timothy 3:15-17, etc.

C. If Any Minister [“be an attendant; wait upon” (Strong’s # 1247] (I Peter 4:9-10).

1. There are times wherein there are other things to do (Acts 6:1-4).

2. To not oversimplify this, understand that this work is broader than hospitality (Romans 15:25-27, II Timothy 1:16-18, and Hebrews 6:10).

D. According To The Ability That God Giveth (Romans 12:3-8).

1. This certainly had a different application then than now (I Corinthians 12:1-11).

2. The point however remains that God only expects us to do His work as far as we are capable of such (Luke 12:42-48).

 E. To Whom Be Praise (Philippians 1:10-11) And Dominion (Jude 1:25).

1. Think about how our speaking and our service ought to be to the praise [glory; honor] of God (Ephesians 1:9-12 and Hebrews 13:15-16).

2. Our actions should forever speak of God, glorify Him, and show His reign in our lives (Matthew 5:14-16).


III. Conclusion: To Him Be Glory And Dominion Forever (I Peter 5:8-11).


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