Whosoever Believeth On Him Shall Not Be Ashamed
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. Our Lord is a “controversial subject” (Luke 12:49-53).
1. Discussions concerning our Lord cause strong divides (Luke 7:40-44).
2. Whole cities even divide over our Lord (Acts 13:35-50).
B. Christians should expect to be hated for the sake of our Lord (Matthew 10:22 and I John 3:13).
1. The hatred we expect goes beyond people talking in corners about us (Matthew 24:9, Luke 6:22-23, and II Timothy 3:10-12).
2. The reason - you’re different than them (John 15:18-21 and John 17:14) and rightfully so (Romans 12:1-2 and Galatians 1:3-4).
II. Body: Romans 9:33 and Romans 10:10-11.
A. Grounded faith is the key (Romans 4:15-20, I Corinthians 16:13, Colossians 1:23, and Colossians 2:5-7).
1. Some will “believe”, but… (John 12:42-43).
2. Some will take steps of faith, but (Matthew 14:22-33).
B. Must be willing to confess our Lord before men (Matthew 10:32-33 and I John 4:15).
1. Regardless of whom we stand before, we should not be ashamed (Psalms 119:46 and I Timothy 6:12).
2. However, a willingness to confess His name before men doesn’t mean total faithfulness either (Revelation 2:12-16).
C. Not being ashamed includes being willing to proclaim the truth (Romans 1:16).
1. Jeremiah was facing severe persecution (Jeremiah 18:18 and Jeremiah 32:2).
2. He couldn’t help but speak (Jeremiah 20:8-9).
3. Like Jeremiah, a true child of God cannot keep quiet (Philippians 2:14-16).
Love will move us (Matthew 19:19).
Responsibility will move us (Ephesians 4:25).
Consequences, that others will face, will move us (II Corinthians 5:10-11).
III. Conclusion: If you will not confess our Lord before men… II John 7!
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