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

Learning It To Live It | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

Learning It To Live It
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I. Introduction:

A. Knowledge has always been of great importance among the children of God (Proverbs 23:12, Hosea 4:1-6, Hosea 6:6, Romans 10:1-3, and II Peter 3:15-18).

  1. It is a shameful thing for Christians to lack knowledge (I Corinthians 15:34).
  2. It simply is not good to be without knowledge (Proverbs 19:2).
  3. Not that knowledge is always pleasant (Ecclesiastes 1:18).
B. Thinking about learning and obtaining knowledge (Proverbs 23:12).
  1. We are not just talking about learning, as learning doesn’t always equate to knowledge (II Timothy 3:7).
  2. As we often remind ourselves of, knowledge can also lead to being puffed up (I Corinthians 8:1) which can be dangerous even when it comes to our brethren and their liberties (I Corinthians 8:2-13).
  3. To get it right, look at learning as the key to knowing how to please God (I Thessalonians 4:1-5).

II. Body: It Is
MORE About What You Do/Do Not Do Than What You Know (Romans 2:1-13 and James 1:21-27; 3:13).

A. Consider what Jesus taught about being a doer (Matthew 7:21-27).
  1. Consider the links between grace, peace, growth, and being fruitful in Christ (II Peter 1:1-12).
  2. Who has a good understanding (Psalms 111:10)?
  3. Jesus taught so the hearer would go and do (Luke 10:25-37).
  4. Learn, think, act (Psalms 119:57-60).
  5. Remember, faith without actions is dead (James 2:14-26).
B. He that DOETH righteousness (I John 2:29; 3:7).
  1. How often (Psalms 106:3)?
  2. As priests (I Peter 2:5-9 and Revelation 1:4-6), consider a loose application from Psalms 132:9.
  3. Doing righteousness is deliverance (Proverbs 11:6) opposed to being lost (Romans 1:18 and II Thessalonians 2:10).
C. We don’t learn just to enter into useless Scriptural discussions (I Timothy 4:7, I Timothy 6:20, and II Timothy 2:14-16).
  1. We know there is a time and various circumstances wherein we need to be ready to give answer (Proverbs 22:20-21, Colossians 4:5-6, I Peter 3:14-17, Jude 1:3-4, etc.).
  2. Yet, we know there are other times wherein we should not answer (Matthew 7:1-6, Matthew 10:11-15, Acts 18:5-6, Romans 16:17-18, I Timothy 1:3-7, II Timothy 2:23, Titus 3:9-11, etc.).
D. The right knowledge is very useful if used aright (Proverbs 15:2)…
  1. Keep us from erring (Mark 12:18-27).
  2. To be a disciple, free in Christ (John 8:31-32).
  3. The proper way to view tribulation (Romans 5:1-3 and James 1:1-4).
  4. Motivation to reveal Christ to others (II Corinthians 5:11).
  5. Fruitful in every good work as we increase in knowledge (Colossians 1:10). *Context (Colossians 1:9-11) is about the spiritual gift of knowledge (cf. I Corinthians 12:8; 13:8).
  6. Being renewed (Colossians 3:10).
  7. Keeps us from the vengeance of God (II Thessalonians 1:7-9).
  8. To be wise unto salvation, equipped unto every good work (II Timothy 3:14-17).
  9. Not following in the steps of those that erred in the past (Hebrews 3:7-10; cf. Romans 15:4 and I Corinthians 10:1-13).
  10. Having good marriages (I Peter 3:7).
  11. Understanding that what we face as saints is not uncommon (I Peter 5:8-9).
  12. Escaping the pollutions of the world (II Peter 2:20).
  13. Confidence in the reward (I John 5:13; 5:20).
  14. And so much more (Proverbs 2:1-16, Proverbs 11:9, Proverbs 17:27-28, Proverbs 24:5, etc., etc., etc.).

III. Conclusion: When you know, you’d better do (James 4:13-17).

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