Some People Are Unteachable

Outline By: Brian A. Yeager



I. Introduction:

A. As faithful Christians our ŇheartŐs desireÓ is for the lost to be saved (Romans 10:1-3).

1. We should be saddened when someone is lost (Jeremiah 13:17 and Mark 3:1-5).

2. It is horrifying to think of someone being damned (II Corinthians 5:10-11).

B. However, we cannot disobey God by trying for too long (I Timothy 6:3-5).

1. When someone continually errs, theyŐre to be left alone (Hosea 4:17-18).

2. When they reject the truth, weŐre to pull away (Titus 3:9-11).

3. We cannot continue fellowship with those who show no fruit of change (Ephesians 5:11).

a. We have to see some fruit (Luke 13:1-9).

b. God expects fruit or else (Luke 3:8-9).


II. Body: For Some, DonŐt Even Try (Matthew 7:6).

A. Depart from them whenÉ (Matthew 10:14 and Mark 6:11).

1. An example of such (Acts 13:44-51).

2. Jesus walked away from the unteachable (Matthew 13:53-58).

3. Understand that, with time, some get impossible to reach (Hebrews 3:12-13).

a. DonŐt you be the reason sin hardens someone.  There needs to be urgency in reaching the teachable (Isaiah 62:6-7 and John 4:31-35).

b. Something unsaid, for one who would hear it if it were said, is blood on your hands (Acts 20:26-27).

4. Examining fruit, as addressed earlier, allows you to see the heart (Matthew 12:33-35).

a. The good heart is honest (Luke 8:15).

b. Dishonesty with God renders one unteachable (Acts 5:1-10).

B. Get the balance (Proverbs 9:7-9 and II Timothy 2:19-26).

1. Never compromising (Proverbs 28:4, I Corinthians 1:10, II John 1:9-11, Jude 3-4, and Revelation 2:14-16).

2. Yet, being longsuffering (Ephesians 4:1-3) with God as our standard in such (i.e. II Chronicles 36:11-21, Proverbs 29:1, and Romans 2:4-11).

3. We should bear with others as Christ did (Colossians 3:13).

C. Not to confuse the frustrating student(s) with the unteachable student(s) (Matthew 13:10-16).

1. The LordŐs disciples were challenging students (Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 10:34-45, and Mark 16:14).

a. Yet, some continued learning and wanted to do so (Luke 11:1 and John 6:60-69).

b. However, it took time (Mark 4:33, Luke 22:31-34, and John 16:12).

c. In that time though, He didnŐt give them Ňa passÓ to err (Matthew 16:5-12, Matthew 16:21-23, and Luke 9:50-56).

2. Others, they were never going to get it and Jesus gave up on those types (John 8:31-59).


III. Conclusion: Some people have to be left alone (Matthew 15:1-14)?



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