The Sin Within (Romans 7:13-20)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Romans 7:13-20, Paul addresses the experiential reality of indwelling sin so that you can know and attend to such sin for the remainder of your life on earth.

  1. The issue (v. 13)

    • Question: Did the Law Bring Death? (v. 13a)

    • Answer: No, sin brought death through the Law (v. 13b)

    • Reason: To show the exceeding measure of sin (v. 13c)

  2. Clarification #1: The Law is spiritual, but man is fleshly (vv. 14-17)

  3. Clarification #2: Nothing good dwells in man’s flesh (vv. 18-20)

You, Sin, and the Law (Romans 7:7-12)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Romans 7:7-12, we see two crucial clarifications in regard to YOUR relationship to the LAW and SIN so that you will affirm the goodness of the law while understanding that it cannot save or sanctify you.

  1. The law REVEALS the sinfulness of your sin (v. 7)

  2. Sin uses the law to RUIN your life (vv. 8-11)

    • Sin uses the law to produce evil in you (v. 8)

    • Sin uses the law to deceive you (v. 11)

    • Sin uses the law to bring the DEATH SENTENCE upon you. (vv. 8-11)

Freed from the Law (Romans 7:1-6)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Romans 7:1-6, we see that the Christian freed from the reign of the law will certainly live a God-glorifying life.

  1. How were you set free from the law? (vv. 1-4a)

  2. Why did you need to be set free from the law? (v. 4b)

  3. For what purpose were you set free from the law? (v. 4b)

  4. What is the result of having been set free from the law? (v. 6b)

The Secret of Sanctification (Romans 6:1-4)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In Romans 6:1-4, we see the fact that guarantees radically new and righteous living for those under the reign of God’s super-abounding grace.

  1. A Common Objection (v. 1)

  2. A Definitive Response (vv. 2-4)

    1. A Definitive Death: You died to sin (v. 2)

      • You died to sin with Christ (vv. 3-4)

        • Christ died

        • You are united with Christ

        • Therefore you died with Christ and were buried with Christ

    2. A Definitive Purpose: to walk in newness of life (v. 4)

The Church: Deacons (Acts 6:1-7, 1 Timothy 3:8-13)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In today’s sermon, two questions will be answered about the biblical office of Deacons so that you can rightly know the role of Deacons in the life of a local church.

  1. Why Deacons? What is their Purpose and Practice? (Acts 6:1-7)

  2. Who are Deacons to be? The Qualifications for Deacons (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

The Church: Elders

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In today’s sermon, three questions will be answered about biblical eldership so that you can rightly know the role of elders in the life of a local church.

  1. Why Elders? The Purpose of Elders (Acts 20:28, Ephesians 4:11-12)

  2. What do Elders do? The Conduct of Elders (1 Peter 5:1-4)

  3. Who are Elders to be? The Qualifications for Elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7, cf. Titus 1:5-9)

The Church - It's Calling, Conduct, & Covenant (Ephesians 4:1-6)

Sermon Notes

  1. The Fundamentals of Walking in Unity (vv. 1-3)

    1. Walking in unity requires humility. (v. 2a)

    2. Walking in unity requires gentleness. (v. 2b)

    3. Walking in unity requires patience. (v. 2c)

    4. Walking in unity requires love. (v. 2d)

    5. Walking in unity requires diligence. (v. 3)

  2. The Foundation of Walking in Unity (vv. 4-6)

    1. Unity in the Spirit (v. 4)

    2. Unity in the Son (v. 5)

    3. Unity in the Father (v. 6)

Realities to Combat a Worldly Christmas (John 1:14-18)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In John 1:14-18, there are 11 reasons why every Christmas should be a wonderful Christmas.

  1. The Incarnation of the Son (v. 14)

  2. The Dwelling of Jesus Christ (v. 14)

  3. The Glory of Jesus Christ (v. 14)

  4. The Grace of Jesus Christ (v. 14)

  5. The Truth of Jesus Christ (v. 14)

  6. The Supremacy of Jesus Christ (v. 15)

  7. The Pre-existence of Jesus Christ (v. 15)

  8. The Fullness of Jesus Christ (v. 16)

  9. The Function of Jesus Christ (v. 17)

  10. The Deity of Jesus Christ (v. 18)

  11. The Revelation of God in Jesus Christ (v. 18)

The First Witness of Christ(mas) - (John 1:6-8)

Sermon Notes

In John 1:6-8, we see that GOD sent John the Baptist TO TESTIFY to the world that Jesus is THE LIGHT so that we might believe through John and be like John.

  1. Believe through John

    • Who is John?

    • What did God send John to do?

    • Why did God send John to do what he did?

  2. Be like John

    • A spirit of humble devotion to Christ

    • A spirit of fearless proclamation of Christ

    • A spirit of selfless giving for Christ

God's Desire for You and Your Church (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Sermon Notes

Proposition: In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, there are 3 duties given so that you might delightfully do what God desires.

  1. Delightful Duty #1: Be a Rejoicer (v. 16)

  2. Delightful Duty #2: Be a Prayer (v. 17)

  3. Delightful Duty #3: Be a Thanks-Giver (v. 18)