Another Sermon Outline by Brian A. Yeager
Some Points to Realize About Standing for the Truth
I. Introduction: We need to take a stand [be set in place without wavering]
(
Ephesians 6:11; 13, Philippians 1:27, and II Thessalonians 2:15).

    A. We serve an unchanging God (Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8).
    1. His word is set (Mark 13:31 and I Peter 1:23-25).
    2. God’s stand is and always will be for truth and against sin (Psalms 5:
    5, Psalms 31:5, and Jeremiah 44:1-11).
    a. Christ is by all means the most loving to walk the earth, but He
    too hates sin (Psalms 45:6-7; cf. Hebrews 1:8-9).
    b. It is also evident in His actions (John 3:19-21).
    B. God expects us to stand, not departing from the truth (Hebrews 3:12-14).
    1. If we’d just let God be our guide, we’d be fine (Psalms 73:24-25).
    2. Our stand must always be for truth, against sin, and against SINNERS
    (Psalms 26:1-5, Psalms 97:10, Psalms 101:3, Psalms 119:21-22,
    Proverbs 4:13-15, Romans 12:9, and II Corinthians 13:8).

II. Body: There are prices to pay on this earth when we stand for the truth!

    A. If you take a proper stand for the truth people will see you differently (John
    10:14-20, Acts 17:18, and Acts 26:24-25).
    1. They’ll misunderstand you and judge you on that basis (I Kings 18:
    17, I Peter 2:6-8; [cf. John 19:6-7; John 5:30], and Acts 17:1-10).
    2. They’ll feel offended by you (Matthew 13:54-58, Matthew 15:1-13,
    II Corinthians 11:1-7, and Galatians 4:16).
    B. The proper stand causes you to be treated differently (John 15:19).
    1. People will hate you (John 15:24-25 and Luke 21:16-17).
    2. People will seek to destroy you (Matthew 27:17-20, John 16:1-3,
    and Acts 23:12-15).
    3. They’ll speak evil about you (Matthew 5:11-12, Acts 24:5, and I
    Peter 4:1-5).
    4. This world will not be your friend (John 16:32-33, John 17:9-17, and
    James 4:4).
    C. If you take a proper stand for the truth you’ll find yourself feeling lonely at
    times (I Kings 19:10; cf. Romans 11:1-5).
    1. Sometimes we’ll find the sweetness of truth leads to the bitterness of
    being alone (Jeremiah 15:15-21).
    2. We must remember that we are not alone (Hebrews 13:5-6,
    Romans 8:28; 31-39, and I Peter 5:6-10).

III. Conclusion:
    A. There’s a great price to pay for truth and a great reward to reap as well
    (John 12:24-26).
    B. If you stand now for Christ, you’ll stand with Him forevermore (I Timothy 6:
    11-12; cf. Matthew 10:32-33).

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Brian A. Yeager