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Living Soberly, Righteously, and Godly | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

Living Soberly, Righteously, and Godly

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I. Introduction:

A. The world has long been evil (Galatians 1:3-4 and I John 5:19).

  1. As we look at the world now and the communication abilities, it is a scary thing (Genesis 11:1-9).
  2. Think about this modern world and how the challenges we have in our battle against darkness are increasingly challenging (Ephesians 6:10-12).
B. As Christians, consider the challenges of passages such as Titus 3:1-2.
  1. How do we obey men without becoming man-pleasers (Galatians 1:10; cf. Acts 5:12-29)?
  2. How do we obey laws of men (I Peter 2:13-17) without compromising the truth (Proverbs 23:23)?
  3. How does a faithful Christian maintain a work place ethic without being worldly (Romans 12:2)?

II. Body: If We Just Live As God Says To Live (Titus 2:11-14).

A. Denying ungodliness and worldly lusts (Galatians 5:24).
  1. Deny, refuse, reject (Hebrews 11:24).
  2. Ungodliness, wickedness (Ephesians 4:22-24).
  3. Worldly [belonging to the world] lusts (Romans 6:12, Romans 13:13-14, Jude 1:17-18, and I John 2:15-17).
  4. Remember balance. Not all fleshly desires are to be rejected (Mark 6:31, I Timothy 4:4, Hebrews 13:4, etc.).
B. Living soberly [with sound mind; Strong’s # 4996] (Titus 2:2-6).
  1. Thinking about awareness (I Thessalonians 5:6).
  2. Preparing our minds (I Peter 1:13).
  3. Why does the mind matter (Matthew 15:18-20 and Colossians 1:21)?
C. Living righteously (I Corinthians 15:34).
  1. Think about what being righteous means (Luke 1:5-6 and Romans 1:16-17) and what it does not mean (Luke 18:9-14).
  2. What would happen if we found pleasure in unrighteousness (II Thessalonians 2:10-12)?
D. Living godly; piously [devoutly religious] (James 1:26-27).
  1. When I think of godly or godliness… Psalms 4:3, Matthew 5:48, Ephesians 5:1, I Timothy 4:8, I Timothy 6:1-11, II Timothy 2:14-18, and II Peter 3:10-11
  2. Then I think of unfaithful times (Psalms 12:1-8).

III. Conclusion: II Corinthians 1:12


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