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“Ye Know Not What Manner Of Spirit Ye Are Of” | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

“Ye Know Not What Manner Of Spirit Ye Are Of”
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I. Introduction:

A. Sometimes, people miss the “big picture” (Matthew 22:41-45).

  1. Think about how many people hearing, hear not (Matthew 13:13).
  2. Think about how those hearing, sometimes understand not (John 8:21-27).
B. It’s easy to talk about the world not “getting it”, but this problem has long existed even amongst disciples of the Lord (John 14:1-11).
  1. Even among those that, in contrast to those that hear not, do hear (Mark 4:10-12)…
  2. … There is at times still that blockage from seeing and understanding for various reasons (Mark 4:33, Luke 22:31-34, John 16:12, etc.).

II. Body: Luke 9:43-56

A. Letting teaching sink down into your ears; in other words - REMEMBER; hold fast to (Proverbs 4:13, I Corinthians 15:1-2, and II Timothy 1:13).
  1. Don’t let the things you learn slip (Hebrews 2:1).
  2. To recall the lessons from last week, about keeping the Law of God in our hearts, consider Proverbs 3:1.
  3. Don’t be a “forgetful hearer” (James 1:25).
B. Don’t fail in the aspect of understanding (Ephesians 5:17).
  1. Don’t be like a horse or a mule (Psalms 32:9).
  2. Understanding takes work (Proverbs 2:1-6).
  3. It does truly come back to an earlier point of this lesson, don’t have ears that don’t hear (Jeremiah 5:21-23).
C. Their conflict was whether they were of the spirit of good vs. evil (James 3:9-18).
  1. Their zeal was misplaced as was many of their day (Romans 10:1-3).
  2. They missed the goal of the life and death of Jesus (Luke 19:1-10; cf. I Timothy 1:13-16).
  3. Jesus didn’t come to destroy His enemies (Romans 5:10 and Colossians 1:21).
  4. He wants all men to be saved (I Timothy 2:3-6).
  5. We are not the final judges and need to always remember that (James 4:11-12). *Some people take this to the extreme of compromise. We know better. We know wherein God has already judged (John 12:48) we must comply (i.e. I Corinthians 5:1-13).

III. Conclusion: Figuratively speaking, what does your conduct reveal about the spirit you are of (I John 4:1-6)?


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