Pulpit Ready Sermon Outlines 57-68

57. Free In Christ (John 8:31-32)
58. Elijah - The Prophet Who Misunderstood God - 1 Kings 19:13-18
59. Temperance - A Christian Dynamic (Selected Verses)
60. Holy Communion - 1 Corinthians 11:24-28
61. The Supremacy And Sufficiency of Scripture (Psalm 119:105) (For Reformation Sunday)
62. Opening The Windows of Temptation - Judges 2:1-3
63. Praying as a Child of God - Jeremiah 33:3 & 2 Chronicles 7:14-16
64. Why Lord? (Selected Verses)
65. What is True Thanksgiving (Selected Verses)
66. It Is No More I (Romans 7:13-8:1)
67. Why did it have to be Jesus? (Christmas)
68. Why we Fear the Word of God  (2 Kings 22:1-11)
Previous 18 Sermons


Text: John 8:31-32
    Notice the order:
1. Continue in my word - "continue" = remain, be permanent, abide
2. Then are ye my disciples - proof of salvation
3. Then "you shall know" (future middle indicative) the truth
4. Then the truth "shall set" (future middle indicative) you free
Free of What?
1. Daniel 3:24-25 - They were bound and then loosed - Christ "can" free us from what binds
2. Col. 2:13-15 - The requirements of the ceremonial law - Eph. 2:15
3. Rom. 8:1 - No condemnation "judicial penalty" - "after"= kata="according to" (2X)
4. Romans 6:14 - Free of the demands of sin
Free by What?
1. 1 Cor. 1:18, 23 - The cross of Christ
    Vs 18 "Foolishness"= "mwria"=moria - "moronic" - Worldly wisdom dictates works
    Romans 1:16
    Vs 23 > Vs 22 - Greeks wisdom & Jews a sign (Matthew 12:38 & 39)
2. 1 Cor. 2:2 - The cross of Christ alone
3. Eph. 2:15-17 - Slain the enmity which exists between God and us
    John 5:45 our accuser is the law - The cross is our justification 2 Cor. 5:18-20 - we are
4. Col. 1:20 - He made peace by the cross - Heb. 2:17
Free for What?
1. Mark 16:15-16 - Preach="Proclaim" - Evangelistic Responsibility
2. Matthew 28:19-20 - "Teach" = Church responsibility
3. Luke 24:46-47 - "repentance and remission"=(specific counsel) - Discipleship    
Elijah - The Prophet who Misunderstood God
Sometimes when we have a mountaintop experience we feel pretty strong with all the defenses of God but what about when we are in the valley?
Text:: 1 Kings 19:13-18
Vs 13 - "What doest thou here, Elijah?
A. Elijah had momentary loss of faith - Job 34:3
B. Our faith is proportionate to our understanding of God:
     1. Will he abandon me after a spiritual battle and all is calm?
     2. Is a time of non-confrontation spiritual apathy?
     3. After spiritual confrontation, the "rest" God gives us is for our benefit. God did not design the "burn-out:
          theology," man did!
Vs 14 "Children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant"
A. Elijah had deeper insight into God's intolerance of false religions, especially when His redeemed people
B. Identifies with the modern church when the Christian partakes in ungodly movements w/o praying about it.
     [Isn't it interesting, how when we are asked to work in the church or do some mission work or increase giving
     to send out the gospel we always say how we will pray about it but to attend an ungodly meeting or partake in
     something unbiblical, all that meets our requirements is an invitation.]
C. Adding works to grace is an abomination and wickedness
D. Adulterating pure grace really means we are trying to improve on Christ's sacrifice.
"Thrown down thy altars"
A. Disregard God's way of sacrifice & worship - Ex. 20:23-26
B. Substitute religion - (The Generic Gospel - Bill Trimble)
C. Disobedience to God does not cause spiritual growth: (Romans 6:1)
1. Should we continue to think like we used to? - Rom. 12:1-2
2. Should we continue to believe like we used to?
3. Should we continue to act like we used to?
"I only am left"
A. It's a feeling not a fact
B. God never abandons His faithful - He tests them - Ps. 7:9; 11:5; Prov. 17:3>Isa. 48:10; 1 Thess. 2:4
Vss 15-17 "Go return"
God did not commiserate with Elijah's misunderstanding of the situation. He will not with ours either, Instead:
1. God gave Elijah direction
2. God gave him a purpose in that direction
3. God's purposes may not always be gentle (1 Sam 15:3 KJV) Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly
    destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox
    and sheep, camel and ass.
Vs 18 "seven thousand" - - (Hosea 13:2 Kissing = adoration)
A. Describes God's elect remnant - Isa. 1:9 (God so loved the world)
B. There will be people of like mind that God has appointed - Acts 13:48
C. God will always be faithful to the faithful
D. One way He never forsakes us is that He will always have a faithful remnant on earth until He returns in power
     & great glory.
When we think of temperance, what normally comes to mind?
Alcohol! But it can be related to anything which may be addictive and/or harmful, drugs ,sex, medicine (nasal sprays), porno, television
(Gal 5:22-23 KJV) "temperance"
(2 Pet 1:5-8 KJV) "knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience"
The word temperance in these verses is a noun and means self-control.
(1 Cor 9:25 KJV) "temperate in all things."
Temperate means "to exercise self-control or abstain from something." Notice it is generic and not specifically aimed at any sin. Why? because there is a multitude of sins whereby we can become entangled which leads to a besetting sin we can't seem to shake.
In this verse, temperate is a verb, which is always an action, is in the present tense, and indicative mood. (The mood describes the relation of the verb to reality.) In this case indicative means there is an action on part of the person being addressed. Which means as Christians we have the ability to restrain sins in our life which can be destructive both to the flesh and to our testimony.
TRUE TEMPERANCE - True temperance is when a saved person is totally under the control of the Holy Spirit in the area that they have no hidden sins and they walk in the spirit which puts their flesh under the obedience of the spirit giving them the power to resist the impulses of the flesh, no matter what those impulses are. In other words true temperance cannot be achieved by anyone in this world except a true child of God because there is no ability to resist sin without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
(Rom 8:1) "who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
When we speak of someone becoming addicted to something, how did they get that way?
1. Thought - Sin always begins with a thought
(Rom 12:2) "by the renewing of your mind,"
Renewing means "changing" and used in Titus 3:5. Used only in Christian writings.
2. Consideration - Contemplating the sin in my mind.
(Psa 4:4) Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Commune means "answer or challenge." (this word is used with wide latitude)
3. Attitude - I then begin to form an opinion or belief in my mind about the sin, it is at this point all the rationale spews forth.
4. Action - I have now given myself enough rationale to obey the desires of the flesh so I can now perform the sin I pondered about. I try it, if it pleases the flesh
5. Habit - At this stage the person has done it a number of times and worked it into their schedule. (John 8:34)
6. Stronghold - At this point the person has become addicted and they cannot work it out of their schedule. This stage shows the effects of the sin both inward and outward.
(Heb 3:13) "you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."
How do I break free from a stronghold?
1. Realize it is sin and not a psychological deficiency or disease.
2. Determine you will take responsibility for your actions. (God went to Adam for his sin and Eve for her sin)
3. Realize you cannot do it alone and need to seek God.
(2 Cor 10:3-5) "pulling down of strong holds;)"
4. Destroy everything associated with the sin (don't sell it) including wrong friendships (Eph 4:22) "That ye put
    off concerning the former conversation" (radical surgery, cut off thy hand and pluck out thy eye)
5. Begin a program of rebuilding and reclaiming of your mind (Eph 4:23)
6. Get busy in God's work. (Eph 4:24) "put on the new man,"
7. Rest in the promises of Calvary (Heb 4:9) "a rest"
   (Heb 13:5)"for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
Holy Communion
1 Corinthians 11:24-28
Stern warnings which surround a joyous occasion
1. Communion is not for the reprobate:
A. It gives them false hope that they have a relationship with Christ.
B. The elements are seen as having ability to dispense grace which would make it a mediator and only Christ
     can be the mediator.
C. It may be misconstrued that taking communion is synonymous with forgiveness of sin resulting in approval of
      a sinful lifestyle.
D. The church has taken the Lord's Supper and has egregiously misrepresented the reason Christ gave it to us.
2. Communion should not be considered a robotic ritual just because it is considered tradition by the church
A. The meaning is holy (It is more than a church ritual or tradition)
B. It was given by God Himself
C. We should not view it superficially
D. It was part of the suffering of Christ.
3. Communion is a time of reflection.
A. "Do this in remembrance"
B. It should also serve as a remembrance of my Christian walk since the last time I had communion.
4. Communion is a time of reckoning (projection)
A. "Till He come"
B. Reflecting on Christ and His life does it build a plan to rebuild the breaches in my faith. We need to be faithful
      till He comes.
Initial Text: Psalm 119:105
The Reformation, simply defined, was a watershed event which brought the religious world out of the darkness of tradition and superstition and into the light of the True Word of God.
At the beginning of the 16th Century the power of the Papacy declined from the immense power it enjoyed under such Popes as Gregory VII in the late 11th century and Innocent III (1198-1216). These two Popes systematized the power, dominion, and authority of the RC church. The greatest power of Rome was felt between Leo IX (1049) and Boniface VIII in 1303.
Then came a series of scandals and power grabbing. Between 1378 & 1417 there were 3 Popes vying for the throne, it was called the Great Schism. During this time the seat of the Pope was temporarily moved to Paris, France. This began the decline of Papal authority. Many monarchs were no longer bowing the knee to Rome.
In 1229 the Council of Valencia placed the Bible on the forbidden list.
The Renaissance came in the 15th century and with it was an outcry of "Ad Fontes" which means "to the primary sources." This was an increasing desire in the seminaries in Europe for a return to the original languages of Scripture.
This desire for a return to the original languages dealt the beginning of the death blow to the papal claims to power. It was not until October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door at Wittenburg.
In Luther's works, Vol. 48, Page 68, states, "his opposition was directed towards what he termed impious, false, and heretical teachings which were associated with the granting of indulgences." However it involved much more for Luther as the following two theses states:
• 32 - Those who believe that they can be certain of their salvation because they have indulgence letters, will be eternally damned, together with their teachers.
• 62 - The true treasure of the church is the most holy gospel of the glory and grace of God.
By the end of 1519, Luther had developed such an understanding of what the church was that excommunication was no longer to be feared. His excommunication became official on January 3, 1521.
By this time he came to understand the church to be "inner, spiritual, and invisible fellowship of the heart." The Bible calls us the Israel of God and the New Jerusalem.
Luther desired to help those he pastored whom he knew were in spiritual darkness. All this happened because one man had a hunger to know God's word.
Is there a pre-reformation parallel today?
Before the reformation , the true gospel was hidden by tradition and deceit.
What is it hidden with today?
• Psychology - Christian psychologists are deceivers not helpers.
• Politics - God heads up the Sovereignty Party no others
• Dead Protestant Traditions - Catechism, First Communion, Baptism, Lords Supper, along with dead orthodoxy. Many churches proclaim these things as steps to salvation.
• Decision Theology - Accept Christ at any time
Following "Sola Scriptura" will help prevent the following disasters.
ERROR 1. False Understanding of Salvation
A. No work on man's part - we are passive
B. No ritual or ceremony can save.
C. Titus 3:5
    1. Washing - Rev. 1:5 - "loutron" = washing totally of our sins by the blood of Christ
    2. Renewal is only associated with salvation.
ERROR 2. Belief in every doctrine
A. 1 John 4:1 - "try" = prove - Why do we prove?
B. Eph. 4:14
    1. Children - Heb. 5:12-13
    2. Sleight - Trickery
    3. "whereby they lie in wait to deceive" may be translated: "with a view to the systematizing (meqodia)of error
          - The Bible helps us identify any system of error or false teachings.
ERROR 3. Judgment will not happen
A. First judgment day was Calvary - 2 Cor. 5:10
B. Second Judgment on the last day - John 5:28-29
C. Hebrews 9:27 - After this the judgment
Not only does the Bible prevent, It:
Psalm 119:9 - Cleanses our walk
Psalm 119:13 - Gives us the message to proclaim
Psalm 119:19 - Guides our walk
Psalm 119:23 - Prepares us for opposition
Psalm 119:26 - Teaches us distinction between our ways and God's ways
Psalm 119:28 - Gives us daily strength
Psalm 119:45 - Has a liberating effect on the believer
Psalm 119:49 - Gives us hope
Psalm 119:50 - Comforts us
Isaiah 40:3-4 - Stabilizes the Believer's Life
Only the word of God can give:
What in this world can offer us these things?
After knowing this, it can no longer surprise us how many were willing to give their life for the message of God's Word!
Text: Judges 2:1-3
In our text verses, we read that Israel failed to drive out the Caananites which helped keep the door opened for future sin, especially in the area of serving the false gods and all the ceremony that went with them. But God tells them because of their failure to drive out the spiritual enemy, He will leave them there to become a snare for them, hence, a thorn in the flesh. The thorn in the flesh which Paul faced was not sickness but the Judaizers who brought false doctrine and caused many to stray from the truth.
The Christian is the same way as we choose to hold on to pet sins resulting in them becoming a snare to us. When we open the window of temptation, especially in known areas of weakness, we set ourselves up for trouble.
This sermon is divided into 3 parts:
1. What it does.
2. Why we do it.
3. How to close the window.
1. Opening the Window of Temptation: What it does:
A. It sets up for a fall into sin
B. It sets us up for the chastisement of God
C. It sets us up for "divided allegiance" (an oxymoron) - James 1:8 & 4:8
D. It amplifies the war between flesh and spirit
E. It tells us we still desire the things of the old life.
2. Why we open the Window of Temptation
A. We believe God has not fulfilled our needs in all areas of life.
B. We have a physical body that still desires sin.
C. We believe we can still be an effective witness. (Numbers 32:23 - sin finds you out)
D. We believe we cannot break old habits, even with the help of God (Israel was the same)
E. We believe we can control it and it will not escalate.
3. How to close the window!
1. Romans 13:14 - Make NO provision for the flesh
2. Rom 12:2 - Renew your mind constantly (refocus your thinking)
3. 1 Cor. 6:18 - Learn to recognize your weaknesses
4. Ex. 31:1-5 - Learn to recognize you strengths (Bezaleel)
5. Ex. 36:1-3 - Put those strengths to work
6. 1 Cor. 12:11 & 18 - Know your spiritual gifts - it undergirds your strengths
Praying as a Child of God
Texts: Jeremiah 33:1-3
2 Chronicles 7:14-16
1. God's children have the right to pray
Why? Because the child of God is:
A. Redeemed
B. Resurrected
C. Resting in Christ
2. God's children have reason to pray
Why? Because the child of God is:
A. In a daily spiritual battle
B. Loved with an everlasting love - Jeremiah 31:3
C. Protected by the Trinity:
1. Romans 8:26 - God the Holy Spirit interprets our prayers
2. Romans 8:33 - God the Father defends His children
3. Romans 8:34 - God the Son Intercedes for us
3. God's children can pray confidently
Hebrews 4:16
1 Kings 8:23-24 - We can have confidence in:
    A. Who God is - Vs 23 - 'No God like thee"
    B. Where God reigns - Vs 23 - Heaven and earth
    C. What faithfulness God has - Vs 23 "keepest Covenant & mercy"
4. God's children can pray perseveringly
A. Continue in prayer - Colossians 4:2 - Continue="remain devoted to or persist in"
B. Day & Night - Isaiah 62:6-7
C. Relentless urgency (importunate) - Luke 18:1-8 Unjust judge
5. God's children can pray at various times & places
          A. Any time of day - no official limitations - (Psa 55:17 KJV) Evening, and morning, and at noon,
                will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
B. Nehemiah 13:14 & 22 - At work, stress, play, etc.
{14} Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for the offices thereof.  {22} And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should   come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.
C. It is good to have an established time of prayer
6. God's children can pray for others - Psalm 125:4
A. It gets us involved in the lives of others
B. Great spiritual friendships can develop
C. Watching God work in the lives of others sets a precedent for ours
7. God's children can pray for themselves - Psalm 55:16
A. We can become deeper and more intimate with God
B. This is not selfishness - (Mat 6:8 KJV) Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what
     things  ye have need of, before ye ask him.
C. We can build a reverent friendship with God
8. God's children than and Praise Him
(Psa 106:1 KJV) Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
4 D's of answered Prayer
1. Direct
2. Delayed
3. Disguised
4. Denied (yes this is an answer)
Why Lord?
Isaiah’s Call - Isaiah 6:9-11
Jeremiah’s Call - Jer. 1:18-19; 38:6
Naboth’s Earthly Reward of Obedience - 1 Kings 21:13-14
Have You ever asked the following Questions?
Why is it that God sends us out into the world to proclaim the gospel and allows major hindrances to be placed in our way?
Why does it seem His children have many needs while unbelievers seem to have all they want beyond need?
Why does God pave the Christian highway with so much trouble?
A Preliminary explanation:
(Isa 55:8-9 KJV) For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. {9} For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
(2 Cor 4:15-18 KJV) "For all things are for your sakes,"
Several reasons why God does these things:
1. To Further the Gospel
(Phil 1:12-13 KJV) But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; {13} So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;
2. To Motivate other Christians
(Phil 1:14 KJV) And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
3. Because God still works miraculously in the lives of His children
(John 11:43-44 KJV) And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. {44} And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. - Romans 1:16
4. To Test His Children
(Deu 8:2 KJV) And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, (A) to humble thee, (B) and to prove thee, (C) to know what was in thine heart, (D) whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
A. Joshua 7:3
B. To put on trial - Psalm 7:9
C. Heart - focuses in on the center of the body - the Thorax - what is the center of your life?
D. How hard is it for us to obey God and how easy is it for us to disobey Him?
5. To Train Us
(Acts 7:23 KJV) And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.
(Exo 2:15-17 KJV) Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. {16} Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. {17} And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
(Acts 7:30 KJV) And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.
6. To change direction in a believer’s life
(Acts 13:46 KJV) Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
7. To Realign our thought patterns
1) 2 Kings 5:10-12)
2) 2 Kings 5:14-15
8. To Deal with sin in our lives
Joshua 7:5 And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.
Joshua 7:11 "Israel hath sinned,"
Joshua 7:20 "Indeed I have sinned"
Sometimes churches do not prosper in their war with the world because there is sin in the camp. Notice the Indictment of Israel sinning and then the individual comes forth.
What is True Thanksgiving?
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:18
In - within, among, with, by means of - never translated "for"
Give Thanks - "eucharisteo" a verb - return thanks or be thankful
Concerning - toward or unto
What is true Thanksgiving?
True Thanksgiving is not a mere litany of words but is an active response to the goodness or hardship which God engineers in your life.
God engineers circumstances for two reasons:
1. To the Glory of God
2. To mature us in the faith
True love elicits an active response (Love w/o works is dead)
True faith in God elicits an active response
9 Tenets of True Thanksgiving
1) 1 Chr 16:8
Thankfulness to God is related to witness.
2) Neh 12:38
Thankfulness to God is related to our service in kingdom building.
Giving of self and our possessions
3) Psa 18:49
Thankfulness to God is related to evangelism.
4) Psa 92:1
Thankfulness to God is related to our adoration and exaltation of God
5) Psa 119:62
Thankfulness to God is related to His timing in the darkest periods of our lives.
6) Dan 6:10
Thankfulness to God is related to our obedience regardless of consequences.
7) 1 Cor 11:24
Thankfulness to God is related to our mortality
8) 1 Cor 15:57
Thankfulness to God is related to the victory He gives us over the world.
9) 1 Thess 2:12-13
Thankfulness to God is related to the Word of God working in your life. Having faith in God to work through His word.
(Rom 7:14-15 KJV)
(1 John 3:9 KJV) "for his seed"
How would you reconcile these 2 verses?
(Psa 34:1 KJV) "his praise shall continually be in my mouth."
(Eph 4:29 KJV) "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth,"
Corrupt = Rotten, useless or unsound
When the Bible says that you and I can’t sin and then the Bible turns around and says that no corrupt communication should proceed out of our mouth, which would be sin, how do we reconcile these?
The Christian is made up of two parts: Body and Spirit
Body: (Rom 8:10 KJV) the body is dead
Spirit: Eph. 2:1-6 - Rev. 20:5-6
Paul’s Personal Conflict
Romans 7:13-8:1
13 - Law reveals the nature of sin
14 - The Law reveals sin in us
15-16 - The dichotomy of the believer’s life
17-21- Sin is the source of sin in the believer’s life
22 - Paul rejoices in Grace
23 - Law of sin remains in the believer’s mortal body
24-25 - The two contrary laws
8:1 - The believers confidence in the security of the believer.
(1 John 3:9 KJV) "for his seed"
SEED = (Gal 3:16 KJV) "And to thy seed, which is Christ."
We cannot sin because Christ indwells us - This is why demons cannot indwell a Christian either.
Why did it have to be Jesus?
Text: Matthew 1:21-23 & Romans 5:6-8
The condition of the human race after being plunged into sin
Romans 3:10-20
Redemption is needed
John 3:3
Self-Redemption is impossible
Proverbs 15:8 - sacrifice
Proverbs 15:9 - way
Proverbs 15:26 - thoughts
Col. 2:12-13 - Why the above three
Human Based redemption is impossible
Romans 5:7
God’s Intervention
Eph. 2:4-5
God’s Method of redemption
Isaiah 19:20
Isaiah 43:3
Isaiah 43:11
God’s Timing
Ephesians 1:4
God’s Redemption Plan Incarnated
Isaiah 9:6
Matthew 1:21
God’s Redemption Plan Unveiled
Acts 26:14-18
God’s Redemption Plan Published
Mark 16:15
It had to be Jesus, because:
1. No one else could redeem from the curse of the law - Gal 3:10-13
2. Only God can justify His elect - Romans 8:33
3. Only God can forgive sins - Mark 2:7
Why we Fear the Word of God
Text: 2 Kings 22:1-11
Millions have been tortured and killed for it.
It causes havoc wherever it is preached
It is loved because of its poetic beauty
It is hated because of its judgment
Governments have banned it
The school system has forbidden it
People have tried to compromise with it
Publishers have tried to rewrite it
Religion has tried to overshadow it
Evil men have tried to suppress its truths
Scholars have questioned the accuracy of it
The Roman Catholic Church censored it
The Evangelical church has watered it down
The Charismatic church has added to it
The Evolutionists reject it
The Atheists despise it
False religions have tried to imitate it
It is the Word of God and no matter how much desecration it has undergone through history and in contemporary times, it still stands today as the only bastion of truth in the world.
So why do we fear the Word of God?
1. 2 Samuel 12:5-8 - It exposes our sinful acts as sinful
2. 2 Kings 22:11 - It causes us to be humbled
3. Hebrews 4:13 - It demands accountability
4. Job 34:18-19 - It is the great equalizer
5. Malachi 3:6 - It is a stable, non-changing Word (In contrast to relative)
6. Numbers 20:11-13 - It’s Objectivity in dealing with believers also
7. Matthew 24:50-51 - It’s consequential teachings
8. Jeremiah 17:9 - It’s expose’ of inward man
9. Galatians 4:16 - Man’s hatred for truth
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