Another Sermon Outline by Brian A. Yeager
Think Not to Say Within Yourselves
I. Introduction: Matthew 3:7-10
    A. Our thoughts define us (Proverbs 23:6-7; cf. Psalms 10:4 and Proverbs 15:
    1. Corruption begins within (Matthew 9:1-6; cf. Mark 7:21-23).
    2. Our thinking can be right (Proverbs 16:3; cf. Proverbs 12:5).
    3. As David realized, good thoughts begin with good hearts (I
    Chronicles 29:17-19).
    B. God knows our thoughts (I Chronicles 28:9, Job 42:1-2, Psalms 139:1-2,
    Isaiah 66:18, and Luke 11:14-17).
    1. Our thoughts will be revealed (I Corinthians 4:5).
    2. Man thinks too much of himself (I Corinthians 3:18-20; cf. Romans 12:

II. Body: Some will think themselves right to Hell (Romans 1:21-32).
    A. Our way of thinking is NOT always right (Acts 26:9-15; cf. John 16:2-3).
    1. Some think they’re saved, when they’re not (John 5:37-47).
    2. We can deceive ourselves (Galatians 6:3, II Timothy 3:13, and James
    3. Don’t trust in your human reasoning (Psalms 33:10-11; 146:3-4 and I
    Corinthians 1:25-31).
    B. Doubt will cause us to err in thought (Luke 24:33-41).
    1. We must resolve our thoughts of doubt (Romans 14:23, I Timothy 2:8,
    Hebrews 11:6, and James 1:8).
    2. Some try to rationalize away the truth because of doubt (Acts 2:5-13).
    C. Looking to accuse our Lord will cause us to err (Luke 7:36-50)?
    1. Some think up accusations to discredit the truth (Luke 6:6-11).
    2. Some will reason dishonestly to stay from obedience (Mark 11:28-

III. Conclusion:
    A. Even those who think and plan, often think and plan wrong (Luke 12:13-21).
    B. Let’s put the Lord’s law in our hearts (Isaiah 51:7).
    C. The thinking that is not right needs to be forsaken (Isaiah 55:7).

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