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Proverbs 29:27 | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

Proverbs 29:27
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I. Introduction:

A. There are attributes we are to have as Christians such as being kind, meek, merciful, etc. (Colossians 3:12).

  1. We are taught of God to use our liberties in a manner in which we do not offend others in areas of authorized liberties (I Corinthians 10:23-33).
  2. Throughout the Scriptures God’s people are told to “love thy neighbour” (Leviticus 19:18, Matthew 19:19, Matthew 22:34-40, Romans 13:9-10, Galatians 5:14, and James 2:8).
  3. Even beyond that, Jesus taught to love thine enemy (Luke 6:27-28).
B. What if we become so nice and non-offensive that we inadvertently stop living godly in front of the world? To the point wherein the world thinks their ungodliness is acceptable because we are too nice to offend (Jeremiah 23:14 and Ezekiel 13:16-23)?
  1. What about our roles in this world as being sources of truth, light (Matthew 5:14-16, Ephesians 4:25, Ephesians 5:8-11, and Philippians 2:14-16)?
  2. Remember, Jesus was the light of the world (John 9:5) and that demanded something of those who followed Him (John 8:12).

II. Body:
“An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked” (Proverbs 29:27).

A. Let’s start by talking about how the world looked at Jesus (John 15:18-19).
  1. Why, (John 3:19-21 and John 7:7)?
  2. Jesus was a stumbling block, offensive (Romans 9:33 and I Peter 2:5-8; cf. Acts 4:10-12).
  3. Think about how non-politically correct He was (Matthew 15:21-28, Luke 11:37-41, and John 4:3-26).
  4. He was not honored in his own country (Matthew 13:53-58).
B. What Jesus said about how the faithful would be treated (Matthew 5:10-12).
  1. Blessed when hated (Luke 6:22-23).
  2. Woe unto you when all speak well of you (Luke 6:26).
  3. Sometimes the faithful are looked at as trouble makers (Acts 17:1-6).
  4. As you study through the New Testament the mistreatment of the saints is obvious (Acts 6:8-14; Acts 7:51-60, Romans 3:8, I Thessalonians 3:1-5, I Peter 3:16-17, I John 3:13, etc.).
C. The faithful cannot really hide disgust (Mark 3:1-6 and John 2:13-17).
  1. Think about what happens when a godly person is filled with the word of God (Jeremiah 6:11 and Jeremiah 15:16-17; cf. Acts 18:5-6).
  2. Think about having a godly hatred (Psalms 97:10; 119:104; 119:128; 119:163, Amos 5:15, Romans 12:9, and I Peter 3:10-11).
  3. Even among brethren, sometimes foolishness needs called out (Galatians 3:1-5).
D. Balance has to be achieved in this! Think about Jesus (Romans 5:6-10 and Hebrews 1:8-9).
  1. The love of souls requires balanced care and clarity (I Thessalonians 2:1-13).
  2. That clarity has to be uncompromising (II Corinthians 12:15; 13:1-2).

III. Conclusion: How can we bear them that are evil (Revelation 2:2; cf. Psalms 101:3 and Psalms 139:19-22)?

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