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Herodias Had A Quarrel Against Him | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

Herodias Had A Quarrel Against Him
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I. Introduction:

A. Regardless of the reception of such, the word of God is to be boldly proclaimed (I Thessalonians 2:2).

  1. Some might perceive bold teaching as ignorance (Acts 4:13).
  2. Some won’t listen (Acts 19:8-10).
B. If reception becomes the concern, the watered down word of God will be ineffective in SAVING lost souls (I Corinthians 1:17-21).
  1. There is no greater love than Jesus showed (John 15:13).
  2. Yet, Jesus was offensive and unapologetic for it (Matthew 15:1-14).

II. Body: Mark 6:7-29

A. There was no greater prophet than John (Luke 7:28).
  1. John was led by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:13-15).
  2. John came preparing they way for Jesus (Luke 3:1-10).
  3. John’s preaching marked the beginning of the end of the Law and prophets of old (Luke 16:16).
B. Herodias had a quarrel against John because he spoke against her marriage to Herod (Leviticus 20:21).
  1. Jesus certainly didn’t loosen the marriage law (Matthew 5:31-32).
  2. This was/is a struggle for many to accept (Matthew 19:1-12).
C. Why couldn’t John just “leave it alone” as many would say (Acts 20:26-27)?
  1. There are those that love preaching unless preaching turns into meddling. Teaching is needs based (Luke 10:38-42 and Jude 1:3-4).
  2. The Gospel can only save those that believe and belief is action (Romans 1:16-17 and James 1:19-25).
  3. Sadly, such teaching causes one to have enemies (John 3:19-21 and Galatians 4:16).
D. Did you notice that Herod feared John, valued John’s character, and did many of the things John said (Mark 6:20)?
  1. Doesn’t Ezekiel 33:30-33 come to mind here?
  2. Knowing the truth does no good if you don’t do it (John 8:31-32 and Romans 2:13).
  3. Don’t ever think that ignorance is the only reason people are lost (Romans 1:18-32).

III. Conclusion: Regardless of what “quarrels” may arise, we need to be people that speak the truth (Ephesians 4:25)!


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