Monday, January 25, 2010

Divine Reciprocity

Sunday Sermon
January 24th 2010
Rhema Community Church

Sermonic Skeleton:

Sermonic Pericope: ESV Galatians 6:6 One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches.

Sermonic Theme: Christian Ethics (Accountability)

Sermonic Subject: Christian Service (Responsibility)

Sermonic Tension: It takes money to do ministry.

Sermonic Sentence: You are accountable for the word you’ve been taught and you have the responsibility to bless your teacher.

Sermonic Question: Is the Word of God valuable to you? (This lesson deals with ones attitude, aptitude, and appreciation for the word of God.)

Sermonic Help: EXEGESIS from the Greek meaning “interpretation,” from ex, “out,” and hegeisthai, “to guide.” Exegesis is a method of attempting to understand a Bible passage. The reader of Scripture studies the word meaning and grammar of the text to discern what the Holy Spirit was communicating, drawing the meaning out of the text rather than reading what he wants into the text. It attempts to elicit the true teaching of a biblical text for spiritual growth in Christian living. PREACHING declaring the truth of God from the Word of God to an audience. However, there are many different methods of preaching and numerous types of sermons, preaching should primarily be exegetical: a careful study of the grammar, words, and context of a particular passage of Scripture. Preaching should answer three questions about a text: (1) What does the text say? (2) Why does it say it, or what did the Holy Spirit want the passage to communicate? (3) How does this truth apply to life at home, work, or play? Any sermon or lesson should be aimed at the heart, intended to motivate people to take action as well as at the mind, able to persuade.


Sermonic Structure:

I. ONE IS TAUGHT THE WORD OF GOD (are you teachable?)

II. ONE IS TEACHING THE WORD OF GOD (are you teaching the word?)

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Burden Bearer

Sunday Sermon
January 17, 2010
Rhema Community Church

Sermonic Skeleton:

Sermonic Pericope: ESV Galatians 6:2-5 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5 For each will have to bear his own load.

Sermonic Theme: Christian Ethics (Accountability)

Sermonic Subject: Christian Service (Responsibility)

Sermonic Tension: Christians have burdens. (Must Jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go free? No there’s a cross for everyone and there’s a cross for me.) Written by Thomas Shepherd & George N. Allen

Sermonic Sentence: God will give you no more than you can bear.

Sermonic Objective: God wants us to be for others what Christ Jesus has been for us.
NLT Matthew 25:40 And the King will tell them, 'I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!' NIV Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Sermonic Help: CHRISTIAN ETHICS, a practical science that investigates the personal and social rules or laws of human conduct. It is the discipline that deals with what is good and bad, with moral duty and obligation. Christian ethics is a system of right and wrong based on principles drawn from the Bible. The foundation of ethics for the believer is found in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Many in today’s diverse theological world argue that everything is relative. Discussions of conflicting ethical choices are seldom rooted in objective ethical norms, rights or wrongs that are right or wrong in every situation. Instead, actions are based on changing human understanding of what would be the most loving thing to do in the situation in which one is found. This “situation ethics” and ethical relativism that suggests that any action, including murder or adultery, could be righteous in a given situation is a total denial of Christian ethics. Ultimately, for the Christian, ethics must be based on the absolute nature and character of God. Our “choosing” and “doing” must be based on our understanding of His character as revealed to us in His Word.

Sermonic Title: “A BURDEN BEARER

Sermonic Structure:

I. A Burden Bearer is Spiritually Mature (V.2)

II. A Burden Bearer has a Servants Mentality (V.3)

III. A Burden Bearer has a Standard for Ministry (V.4)

IV. A Burden Bearer is Strengthened by God & his own Muscles (V.5)

Monday, January 4, 2010

How I Got Over

Sunday Sermon
January 3rd 2010
Rhema Community Church

Sermonic Skeleton

Sermonic Pericope: ESV Exodus 15:1-21 Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the LORD, saying, "I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. 2 The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. 3 The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name. 4 "Pharaoh's chariots and his host he cast into the sea, and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea. 5 The floods covered them; they went down into the depths like a stone. 6 Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power, your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy. 7 In the greatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries; you send out your fury; it consumes them like stubble. 8 At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up; the floods stood up in a heap; the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea. 9 The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them. I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.' 10 You blew with your wind; the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters. 11 "Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? 12 You stretched out your right hand; the earth swallowed them. 13 "You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode. 14 The peoples have heard; they tremble; pangs have seized the inhabitants of Philistia. 15 Now are the chiefs of Edom dismayed; trembling seizes the leaders of Moab; all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away. 16 Terror and dread fall upon them; because of the greatness of your arm, they are still as a stone, till your people, O LORD, pass by, till the people pass by whom you have purchased. 17 You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain, the place, O LORD, which you have made for your abode, the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established. 18 The LORD will reign forever and ever." 19 For when the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, the LORD brought back the waters of the sea upon them, but the people of Israel walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea. 20 Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. 21 And Miriam sang to them: "Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea."

Sermonic Theme: The Doctrine of Salvation (The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name.)

Sermonic Subject: The Doctrine of Thanksgiving (Sing praises unto God for His mighty acts.)

Sermonic Tension: You have adversaries and an enemy. (God will deliver.)

Sermonic Goal: The goal of life is to see God.

Sermonic Sentence: He took me through to get me over. (A song of deliverance)

Sermonic Help: The Doctrine of Thanksgiving, a basic vital element of successful Christian living. Christians should give thanks to God for all things (Ephesians 5.20; Colossians 3.15-17; 1 Thessalonians 5.18). Prayer and petition ought always be combined with thanksgiving (Philippians 4.6; Colossians 2.7; 4.2; I Timothy 2.1). The mark of a Christian should be his thankful attitude toward God in the midst of all circumstances (Ephesians 5.4).

Sermonic Disclaimer: Before you sing the Lord’s song, you need to know the Lord of the song.

Sermonic Title: “HOW I GOT OVER”

Sermonic Structure: