Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

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

Speak Every Man Truth With His Neighbor | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

Speak Every Man Truth With His Neighbor
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I. Introduction: There is always a balance to maintain (Deuteronomy 5:32).

A. We know there are times to speak and times not to speak (Ecclesiastes 3:7).

  1. It is not good to always have something to say (Proverbs 10:19 and Proverbs 15:28).
  2. Even when it comes to attempting to save a lost soul, there is a time to remain silent (Proverbs 9:7-8, Matthew 7:6, and Titus 3:9).
B. We know that certain times wherein society impacts what we do and do not do (I Corinthians 9:19-23 and I Corinthians 10:23-33).
  1. The fact is, we need to be cautious how we speak around some people (Colossians 4:5-6).
  2. Having said that, we can never alter the truth (II Corinthians 2:17).
  3. Don’t allow righteous caution to become an erring excuse not to speak up when you should (Isaiah 62:6 and Acts 4:18-20).

II. Body: Zechariah 8:16-17 and Ephesians 4:25

A. Like the days of Jesus, we live in a time wherein how you speak may be greatly judged and even used to attack you (i.e. Mark 12:13).
  1. It is not a new thing to see words twisted (Psalms 56:5-6).
  2. People will even be dishonest in how they present things to us to try and get us to say something they can use against us (Luke 20:20-26).
  3. No matter how careful you are, if the world wants to trip you up and use your words against you, they’ll find a way (Matthew 26:59-61; cf. John 2:13-21).
B. In days like these you have to be bold (Proverbs 28:1).
  1. You cannot say or do nothing if the need to stand arises (Psalms 40:9-10 and Jude 1:3-4).
  2. If the lost truly desire to know the truth, we cannot be ashamed to speak it (Romans 1:14-18).
C. Speaking the truth will cause you to have enemies (Galatians 4:8-16).
  1. People have killed those whom speak truth (II Chronicles 24:20-21).
  2. Truth speakers have faced ridicule (Jeremiah 20:8).
  3. The world hated Jesus because He spoke the truth (John 7:7).
  4. Though the world may hate you… Since speaking the truth is righteous (Proverbs 12:17), you know you have the best ally ever when you stand for and speak the truth (Psalms 11:7; 37:28).

III. Conclusion: Proverbs 12:19

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