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They Did Not Confess Him | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

They Did Not Confess Him
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I. Introduction:

A. The Jews had long before been told that an everlasting Savior was coming (Isaiah 9:1-7).

  1. The foretold everlasting throne belonged to Jesus (Hebrews 1:1-9).
  2. It was to Christ that the throne of David was given (Luke 1:32-33).
B. Jesus came and was the light of the world (John 8:12).
  1. His time among men was short (John 7:33).
  2. Unfortunately, the light wasn’t welcomed (John 3:1-21).

II. Body: John 12:34-43

A. Jesus did plenty to prove who He was (Matthew 11:1-5, John 5:36, and Acts 2:22).
  1. The Scriptures confirmed Him (John 5:39; 5:46).
  2. Most just weren’t interested in the truth (Matthew 13:10-17).
B. Those that would have followed Jesus had a greater deterrent (Proverbs 29:25).
  1. Confessing Jesus meant being cast out of their synagogues (John 9:22).
  2. One must confess Christ (Luke 12:8-9, I John 2:23, and II John 1:7).
  3. A faithful relationship with our Lord means we cannot have fear in what man might do to us (Hebrews 13:5-6).
C. Whether it be the praise of man, anyone, or anything else; we cannot put ourselves in any position wherein our Lord isn’t our first love (Revelation 2:1-5).
  1. That love will hold us where we need to be (II Corinthians 5:14-15).
  2. That love moves us to do the things we need to do (Hebrews 6:9-12).
  3. Charity [love] is essential in all things (Galatians 5:6; 5:13 and Colossians 3:14).
  4. Other things” can too easily get in the way (Mark 4:19).

III. Conclusion: In our word and deed, let’s never fail to confess Christ in this dark world (II Timothy 2:1-12).

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