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Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by tinytim, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. swaimj

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    Growing in God's Vineyard

    I had opportunity to preach on Sunday AM a c ouple of weeks ago. Here is my outline for John 15:1-17


    Growing in God's Vineyard
    John 15:1-17

    Introduction
    God has a vineyard
    In it, Jesus is the vine and we are the branches
    God wants us to bear fruit

    God Meticulously Maintains His Vineyard
    Branches which do not bear fruit he takes away (2)
    God has a failed vineyard in the past, described in Is 5:1-7
    Branches that do bear fruit He prunes to make them even more productive (2)
    Now the vine is Jesus himself. He WILL bear fruit! He will please the Father!
    In God's Vineyard, the Resources to bear fruit have been provided

    Apart from Jesus we can produce nothing (4)

    Abiding in Jesus we WILL produce MUCH fruit (5)
    What does it mean to abide in Jesus?
    The greek word is translated variously in the KJV as remain, dwell, continue, tarry and endure.

    Psalm 91:1, 9-10 probably captures the idea best

    Abide means "making your permanent dwelling place: essentially "make Him your home".

    Think about what home means to us:
    Home is where your heart is; where you want to be
    Home is the place to which you return (like, after vacation)
    Home is where you feel comfortable and can really be yourself
    Home is a place of safety and security
    Home is where you bring your friends for fellowship
    Home is our base of operations; at the center of what we do
    Home is where you find your strength for life; where you eat and sleep
    Home is where the people and things we love most are found
    --adapted from Bob Diffenbaugh at netbible.org
    Apart from Jesus we face judgement (6)

    Abiding in Jesus our prayers are answered (7)

    Abiding in Jesus, God, the owner, is glorified when we bear much fruit and prove to be Jesus' disciples (8)


    In God's Vineyard, the climate to bear fruit is provided
    1. We are surrounded by God's love

    The Father loves the son (9)
    The Son loves us (9)
    So, we abide in Jesus by keeping his commandmants (9b-10)
    As Jesus obeys the father (10)
    As Jesus remains in the father's love (10)

    2. We are filled with Jesus' joy (11)
    In God's Vineyard, Fruit is Plentiful

    If you keep my commandments you will abide in my love Jesus said in verse 10.
    What is his command? Verse 12--This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you.
    Jesus gives us three examples of how he has loved us:
    Jesus lay down his life for us (13)
    He lay it down in death on the cross

    He lay it down in servanthood
    Jesus brings us into an intimate relationship (14-15)
    Though he serves us and though we are his servants, he now calls us his friends

    As his friends, we are privy to God's private and secret thoughts and plans
    Jesus has specifically chosen and appointed us to bear fruit; lasting fruit (16)
    Because of this, God will answer our prayers that are made within Jesus' will.
    Now, we are to love one another the way Jesus loves us (17)
    We are to love one another sacrificially

    We are to love one another through intimate acceptance

    We are to love all men through evangelism
    Summary
    In God's vineyard there is meticulous maintenance for purity, energy from Jesus for successful living, the security of God's love and Jesus' joy, and plentiful fruit through imitation of Jesus' love

    Proposition
    Believers must make Jesus our home to draw on his power to live a God-glorifying life.

     
  2. swaimj

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    Don't Neglect Your Salvation!

    Here is the outline for my second message in Hebrews.

    Don't Neglect Your Salvation
    Hebrews 2:1-4
    The Giving of the Law vs. The Giving of the Gospel

    The law was given by angels (cf. Ps 68:17, Deut. 33:2)

    The gospel was given by the Lord

    The law proved to be reliable
    We are not given this proof in the passage because the writer's Jewish audience would agree with this statement and would need no proof.
    The gospel proved to be reliable as well
    It was attested by those who heard Jesus

    It was witnessed to by God who, through the Holy Spirit supplied signs, wonders, miracles, and gifts
    The argunentation

    Just as you accept what is given by angels, you have accepted what has been given by Jesus--and that is good!!!


    The Condemnation of the Law vs. the Condemnation of the Gospel

    In the law, every transgression of disobedience received a just retribution (Lev 24:14-16, Numbers 15:30-36)

    In the gospel, how shall we escape if we neglect the salvation God has given?

    The argumentation

    Do not neglect the gospel.
    The warnign is not "do not reject the gospel", but it is a warning about not neglecting the gospel

    The Pertinent Warning
    Do not drift away from the gospel!

    The danger is that we can hear the gospel, make a profession of faith, and see genuine results in our life, then we become passive in our faithfulness, satisfied but no longer growing. We begin to focus less on Christ and we gegin to dilute our Christian belief with non-Christian attitudes and philosophies. We may remain morally good, ethically pure, and dutifully religious, but Jesus Christ is no longer the ruler of our life.
     
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    Swaimj???

    Cans Blackbird takes yours sermon here and "Improves" on it just a little bit???:laugh: :laugh: Got some good ones here, Brother!!
     
  5. jesnipes

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    This Sunday we will be observing Communion. I will first preach on the Lord's Supper from Matthew 26:26-28.
    I. The Picture of Sin - 26a (the bread)
    II. The Picture of Suffering - 26b (the broken body)
    III. The Picture of Salvation - 27 (the shed blood)
     
  6. LeBuick

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    Good text, I preached this a few years ago. "New Wine in the Kingdom".

    It was Jesus himself who said you don't put new wine in an old wine skin!
     
  7. mnw

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    We are going through the Book of the Twelve - We just reached Jonah 4:

    I. Rejoicing Because of Repentance
    God rejoiced over Nineveh's repentance even if Jonah did not.
    Do we have a passion for souls the way God does?


    II. Remorse From a Selfish Saint
    Christians are capable of almost any sin
    Drawing a line between a back slider and one who was never saved

    III. Rebuking Anger
    Dealing with anger from self and others
    When anger is right

    IV. Remembering God
    Sometimes we forget God and need to be reminded
    Jonah was reminded by the worm eating the gourd
    God can use trials and blessings to get our attention

    V. Returning to Jerusalem
    Jonah seems to have opened up and admitted his wrong in the end
    Experiances are not necessary, but God can use them to His glory
     
  8. LeBuick

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    Read chapter 4 several times and you will see why this is. We, our souls, have a personal attachment to God. Too bad when you get to Nahum to find the end of this story...
     
  9. swaimj

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    If you can improve on it only a "little bit"....:thumbsup:
     
  10. El_Guero

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    Kind Pastor

    I would say kind doctor pastor, but that is not yet.

    You wrote what I feel to be of vital importance:

    But, may I ask how you balance the tension between your philosophy of exegesis and your philosophy of homiletics?

    I ask, because that is what I struggle with most. I have even found myself not doing an in depth homiletical outline on occasion when preaching. And I always struggle with - shouldn't I make an exegetical paper out of this before I do the in depth outline?
     
  11. LeBuick

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    El_Guero = How long have you been preaching? Do you let the spirit lead you or do you try and stay with a prepared messge?
     
  12. PastorSBC1303

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    I guess I don't see any tension between the two. You should do your exegetical work on the passage and most times it is helpful to do an exegetical outline of exactly what is going on in the text. This at times can be quite in depth. Yet this outline is not your preaching/homiletical outline.

    Your homiletical outline should come from the exegetical outline of the passage. This is what in my opinion should be simple and to the point. Also I think most times it is helpful if it is application driven and not just informative.

    So the exegetical and homiletical compliment each other and work together. If you have a sermon that is only homiletical then you are more than likely going to mess up the interpretation. If you have a sermon that is only exegetical then you are going to have a lecture minus application.
     
  13. El_Guero

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    That is what I end up doing.

    I just feel that sometimes, one end or the other of the process does not have enough substance or time in it. Less than 12 hours on a sermon just doesn't give me the time I would like. Maybe I am just slower than I should be.

    :)

    Thanks

    Wayne
     
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    I always let the Spirit lead during preparation and presentation.

    There just never seems to be enough time for preparation: prayer, passage selection, exegesis, homeletical outline from the exegesis, and practice sermon delivery.

    Off and on for lots of years . . .

     
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    i was just reading back over old posts and thought i would boot this one back into activity...i hope you guys don't mind.
    Any new outlines?
     
  18. JoeKan

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    The Child Of The Wise
    Prov.23:22-26
    I. The Instructions of the Parents - vs.22-23
    A. Know how to invest your life
    B. Know how tolive your life

    II. The Delight of the Parents - vs.24-25
    A. Salvation
    B. Wisdom

    III. The Example of the Parents - vs.26
    A. Heart (be like me)
    B. Eyes (Follow me)

    IV. The Poison to the Parents - vs.22-35
    A. Illicit sex]
    B. Drugs
     
  19. PastorSBC1303

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    Here is my outline for tomorrow...

    "Faith at Christmas"
    Luke 1:26-38

    1. Faith to See the Big Picture v. 26-33

    2. Faith to Struggle with the Big Picture v. 34-37

    3. Faith to Submit to the Big Picture v. 38
     
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    I have a three week series concluding tomorrow morning:

    I. The Word Became Flesh
    II. The Word Lived Among Us
    III. The Word on the Cross

    Tomorrow evening I am in James 1:17:

    I. The Giving – a Pure Source
    II. The Giver – A Pure Supplier
    III. The Gift – A Present Supply

    It is based, in part, around the two different Greek words translated as "gift" in verse 17. It seems to convey the source, motivation and the gift itself. This contrasts well with verse 15 which speaks of lust bringing forth sin and sin bringing forth death. Anyway, just wanted to explain that second outline a little.
     
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