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With Ignominy Reproach | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

With Ignominy Reproach
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I. Introduction:

A. As we approach our lesson and before we discuss what ignominy means, let’s talk about the wicked (Proverbs 4:14-19).

  1. Wicked people are those whom bring about sin (Proverbs 10:16).
  2. That does not mean a wicked person has no hope (II Chronicles 7:14 and Ezekiel 33:14-16).
B. Before we talk about ignominy, let’s consider what contempt is (Psalms 119:21-22).
  1. The word translated “contempt”, as is used in the Scripture we just read; means: “disrespect: — contempt(-uously), despised, shamed…” (Strong’s # 937).
  2. It is also translated “shamed” (Genesis 38:23) and “despised” (Proverbs 12:8).
C. As we begin to get into our lesson, think about how sinners bring about shame (Proverbs 13:5).

II. Body: With Ignominy Reproach (Proverbs 18:3).

A. The word translated “ignominy” [קָלוֹן] in Proverbs 18:3 means: “disgrace; (by implication) the pudenda: — confusion, dishonour, ignominy, reproach, shame. Shame, disgrace, dishonour, ignominy; ignominy (of nation) dishonour, disgrace (personal)” (Strong’s # 7036).
  1. It is certainly of God that when His people err they face disgrace (Jeremiah 3:25 and Hosea 4:7).
  2. Understand that, when God’s people sin, they are dishonoring God (Romans 2:23).
B. In reproach [the condition of shame], consider how this causes those desiring to have a relationship with God to turn to Him (Psalms 123:1-4).
  1. There is a Psalm, with some prophetic statements, but overall it carries the idea of this state of shame wonderfully (Psalms 69:1-20).
  2. This state of shame is not always a result of being a sinner (Nehemiah 4:1-4, and I Peter 4:14).
  3. When it comes to the shamefully wicked; God doesn’t intend for them to be at peace (Isaiah 57:20-21).
C. The point made in Proverbs 18:3 is dishonor and shame comes because of wickedness. To remove such a state, actions need to be taken.
  1. First, wake up (I Corinthians 15:34).
  2. If you see wickedness in yourself, confess and change (Proverbs 28:13, Isaiah 55:7, and Acts 8:18-24).
  3. If the wicked are among us, and they won’t repent; cast them out (Proverbs 22:10 and I Corinthians 5:1-13).
  4. DON’T think being wicked will be overlooked (Nahum 1:3).

III. Conclusion: As God’s people, we are not called to dishonor and shame, but rather to eternal glory. Work to that end (Romans 2:6-7).



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