Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

"That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth..." (Proverbs 22:21).

You Should Know How To Possess Your Vessel | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

You Should Know How To Possess Your Vessel
Click here to download the PDF outline for this sermon > pdfdownloadimage

I. Introduction:

A. What are we going to be talking about regarding one’s vessel? When you look up the Greek word we will find in our text today you find a long definition. In this lesson, we are talking about a vessel as in: “a metaphor for a body” (Strong’s # 4632).

  1. A vessel holds something (i.e. John 19:29).
  2. What is it that the human body holds (Genesis 2:7 and James 2:26)?
B. We exist, in the flesh, for a purpose (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 and Ephesians 2:10).
  1. Our physical bodies are to be used to this end (Romans 6:13; 6:19).
  2. It is not just our souls that we give to the Lord (Romans 12:1).

II. Body: I Thessalonians 4:1-7

A. Not rendering one’s body to the sin of fornication (I Corinthians 6:12-7:5).
  1. Rightly so, we often think of fornication as a fleshly sin (Galatians 5:19).
  2. It doesn’t start with the body though (Matthew 15:18-20).
  3. So, to abstain from fornication one must not only control the flesh, but one must also control what’s going on internally (Proverbs 6:20-26).
B. Considering the word “sanctification” as it appears in our text. Thinking about it from another Scripture that translates the same Greek word (Strong’s # 38) as “holiness” being something we follow (Hebrews 12:14).
  1. Being holy; sanctified, begins at conversion with God doing His part as we have done our part (I Corinthians 6:9-11).
  2. However, it is upon us to continue in that state of sanctification; holiness (Romans 6:22).
C. Thinking about mind, body, and soul being blameless (I Thessalonians 5:23).
  1. If I were to ask in a Bible study here, among the saints, how we show our love for God many would correctly say such is shown through obedience (John 14:15, John 14:21-24, I John 2:3-6, and I John 5:1-3).
  2. Before that love shows in our actions, where does it first reside (Deuteronomy 6:5 and Mark 12:28-30)?
  3. Continuing the state of sanctification and being blameless in mind, body, and soul; comes back to love (Ephesians 1:4) from within (Psalms 119:167).
  4. Using your body right starts internally (Jeremiah 4:14).

III. Conclusion: Don’t be a wasted vessel (Mark 14:16-21).

© 1999-2020 Brian A. Yeager