Sermon Outline for 6/6/21 (Radio Broadcast 6/13/21) — “What Does it Mean to be “In Christ”?

What Does it Mean to be “In Christ”?
Galatians 5:6

1) We are chosen and _____________ (Ephesians 1:4-5)

2) We are made ______________ (2 Corinthians 5:21)

3) We are _____________ (Romans 8:1)

4) We are ____________ (Ephesians 1:7)

5) We are set ___________ (Romans 8:2)

6) We are brought ________ (Ephesians 2:13)

7) We are _________ (Galatians 3:28)

8) We are __________ (Ephesians 1:3)

9) We are ___________ (Ephesians 1:13-14)

10) We are new ___________ (2 Corinthians 5:17)

11) We are ____________ (1 Corinthians 1:2)

12) We are _____________ (Ephesians 2:10)

13) We are _________ of His body (Romans 12:4-5)

14) We will be made ___________ (1 Corinthians 15:21-22)

15) We will be ______________ (Ephesians 2:6-7)

Sermon Outline for 5/30/21 (Radio Broadcast 6/6/21) — “The Danger of Legalism”

The Danger of Legalism
Galatians 5:1-6

I) What is ____________________?


II) What is the ____________ with circumcision?


     A) Nothing, if you are already a _________!


     B) The problem is, if you are doing it now, and you think 
        that it will contribute to your _______________


          1) You are ____________ Christ’s power to deal with sin


          2) You are trusting in ___________


          3) You are taking on the ___________ of the law


III) What does keeping the ___________ law entail?


     A) ____________


     B) ____________


     C) ____________


IV) What is the __________ of living this way?


     A) Living with __________


     B) Living with _________


     C) Living in _________


     D) Because you lose a Biblical understanding of __________


V) Is this possible outside of a ___________ context?


VI) How are we supposed to live lives of _________?


     A) In _________


     B) Relying on the Holy ____________


     C) Waiting with expectant _________


     D) And it doesn’t _________ who we are or where we come 
        from.  All that matters is Jesus Christ!

Sermon Outline for 5/23/21 (Radio broadcast 5/30/21) — “Grace Brings us Home”

Grace Brings us Home!
Galatians 4:21-5:1

I) We see the importance of retaining what we’ve been __________


II) There is an Old Testament foundation for ____________


III) There can be a deeper meaning in some Scripture passages

     A) Paul says he is presenting an _____________

          Allegory needs to be a ___________ reading out not a 
          fanciful reading in

     B) Paul’s allegory comes from ____________ itself, which is 
        the safest way to figure it out!

     C) Paul is using Isaiah 54:1 (under the inspiration of the 
        Holy Spirit), to reveal an important ____________

IV) There is a massive difference between law and ___________

     A) The Old Testament _____________

          1) Abraham was called by God with a promise to make him 
             a great ___________

          2) Abraham began to ___________ how this was going to 
             happen

          3) _____________ and Abraham decide to take matters 
             into their own hands

          4) God rebukes them and reiterates that Sarah’s son 
             will be his __________

     B) The New Testament _______________

V) ____________ makes us residents of the heavenly city, the New Jerusalem 

     A) _______________ was looking for that city

     B) All the Old Testament __________ were looking for that 
        city

     C) We are ___________ residents of that city!

     D) We will be __________ residents of that city!

     E) And all our trials and problems will be _________ once we 
        reside there!

VI) Relying on the law means that your ____________ is gone (and maybe your new home)

Sermon outline for 5/16/21 (Radio broadcast 5/23/21) — “Leading in Love”

Leading in Love
Galatians 4:12-20

I) We recognize Paul’s ongoing _________ for the church


II) Paul reminds the Galatians (again!) that Jesus is ____________


III) Paul also reminds them of their ________ for him


     A) Paul came to them in _____________


     B) It was a _________ to them


     C) But they didn’t ________ him!


     D) They received him with _______!


     E) Shows that the ________ was at work


IV) Paul encourages them to ___________ the false teachers


     A) Paul wonders if they will choose the _________ teaching 
        over his teaching


     B) Paul points out that the false teacher have wrong 
        __________


V) Paul reminds them that ________ is important, but that it needs to be for God/grace!


     A) ___________ for God is the greatest commandment


     B) And without ____________ we couldn’t know God!


     C) Paul wants them to remain ____________ even when he’s not 
        there!


VI) Leading in love does require _________________!


VII) Leading in love requires ____________


VIII) Leading in love requires us to be honest about the _______________ in our lives


     A) Our _____________ in the face of suffering points others 
        to the power of God within us

     B) ____________ in our lives help us to rely on God’s power, 
        not our power


     C) By getting through our suffering, we can ______ others 
        who are going through suffering

Sermon outline for 5/9/21 (radio broadcast 5/16/21) — “Challenging the Idols in Our Lives”

Challenging the Idols in our Lives
Galatians 4:8-11

I) We were formerly ____________ to false idols

     A) What is _________ referring to?

          1) ________ gods

          2) ____________ powers, spiritual beings

          3) Principles and pursuits in life that end 
             up ____________ us

     B) What are the ___________ in life that can end 
        up controlling us?

          1) _______________ (pride)

          2) The desire for ____________

          3) ____________ (“I did it my way!”)

          4) ____________ addictions

          5) _______________

          6) ________________ (Idleness)

          7) __________ (physical addictions)

          8) ______________

          9) ____________ (law)

II) But now we know _____________!

III) Because God _________us!

     1) God took the ______________ to make us His

     2) And we are His ______________!

IV) Do we really want to go back to ____________?

     A) Even though we are now God’s children, we are 
        constantly ___________ against those things that can take 
        us away from Him

          1) ____________

          2) ______________ of man

          3) _________________

          4) Earthly knowledge and ________________

          5) ____________

          6) ____________

          7) Autonomy & ___________

          8) ____________

     B) Matthew 6:24 provides a _________ to see if we are 
        following God properly

     C) 1 Corinthians 10:6-14 gives us some ____________

Sermon Outline for 5/2/21 (Radio Broadcast 5/9/21) — “Inheriting the Kingdom!”

Inheriting the Kingdom!
Galatians 4:1-7

I) We were _______________

II We have now received our ________________

III) And it’s because of __________ Christ!

     A) He came in the ____________ of time

     B) He was sent by _________

     C) He is __________

     D) He is ___________

     E) He became our ____________________

     F) And He ___________ in our place

     G) So that we could be ___________________

     H) And we are now children who have received our 
        _________________!

IV) We now have the _______________!

V) And we have a _______________

Sermon outline for 4/25/21 (radio broadcast 5/2/21) — “Becoming Children of God!”

Becoming Children of God 
Galatians 3:26-29

I) We are saved through _________!

II) We are now “______ Christ Jesus!”

III) ______________ is a sign of our belief!

IV) We are now ______________ of God!

V) We have put off immaturity for _____________!

VI) Believers are all _____________ now!

     A) What this does ________ say:

          1) It does not say there are no differences between the
             ____________

          2) It does not say that there are no differences in
             _________ in society, marriage, or the church

     B) What this __________ say:

          1) It emphasizes _______________

          2) It emphasizes “unity in diversity” through the 
             ___________

          3) It is a reminder of the essential _____________ of 
             God that underlies mankind

          4) It is a reminder that the ____________ should lead 
             the way in treating all people with dignity and 
             respect

          5) And the _____________ becomes our model for how we 
             experience unity regardless of role, gender, or 
             class

VII) Believers, both Jew and Gentile, are the true heirs to God’s ___________ to Abraham

     A) Promise was fulfilled in ____________

     B) It _____________ to us because we are “in Christ”

Sermon outline for 4/18/21 (radio broadcast 4/25/21) — “The nature of the law”

The Nature of the Law
Galatians 3:19-25

I) Why then the _________?

     A) The law could not give us the _________ (3:1-5)

     B) The law could not make someone ______________ (3:6-9)

     C) The law could only ___________ (3:10-12)

     D) The law did not ____________ the promise (3:15-18)

II) The law reveals our ________________

III) The law is _______________

IV) The law is ________________ to the promise

V) The law doesn’t bring __________

VI) The law can’t bring ________________

VII) The law is a ___________ until we mature

VIII) The law has a new __________ in the lives of believers

     A) Does the _______ have any place at all?

     B) The law reveals _______

     C) The law serves as a __________

     D) But we now live under the law of Christ, led by 
        the Spirit, which holds us to a ________ standard

Sermon outline for 4/11/21 (Radio broadcast 4/18/21)

Thank God He Keeps His Promises!
Galatians 3:15-18

I) God made a __________ to Abraham

     A) In fact, God made _________ promises to Abraham

     B) But we are concerned with ________ promise in particular

II) And a promise is a _____________!

     A) Even human beings recognize that agreements are 
        __________!

     B) If human agreements are binding, just think about 
        __________!

III) The _________ doesn’t change that promise 

     A) The promise came _________!

     B) The ________ came long after!

     C) If human agreements can’t be changed, then __________ 
        certainly won’t be!

IV) There is __________ to the promise than first appears

V) The promise is ultimately ___________ in Jesus Christ!

     A) ________ is not necessarily single, but can be seen as 
        single

     B) Some think that Paul is using questionable ___________ 
        interpretation

     C) But he is really bringing out the ________ theological 
        meaning

VI) God’s promise is what provides the _____________!

VII) What has God promised to ________ us as an inheritance?

     A) __________________ (Eph 2:4-5)

     B) __________________ life (John 4:14)

     C) __________________ life (2 Cor 5:17)

     D) __________________ life (John 10:10)

     E) Spiritual _________________ (Eph 1:3)

     F) The _____________ (Eph 1:13-14)

     G) The ___________ of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23)

     H) _________________ (Php 4:19)

     I) __________________ (2 Cor 1:4)

     J) ___________________ (Matt 11:28)

     K) ___________________ (Php 4:6-7)

     L) ____________________ (1 Peter 1:3)

     M) ___________________ (Rom 8:28)

     N) ___________________ (Php 1:6)

     O) Eternal _____________ (John 10:28)

     P) Eternal _____________ (John 14:2-3)

Sermon outline for 4/4/21 (Radio broadcast 4/11/21) — “We Must be Born Again!”

We Must be Born Again!
1 Peter 1:3-7

I) We are Reminded that God is to be ____________!

     A) We have a subtle recognition of the _____________

II) Because He has Caused us to be ________ Again!

     A) We are Born Again Because of His _________

     B) We are Born Again to a Living __________

          1) If there is no ___________, then everything is 
             hopeless and meaningless

          2) Instead, the ___________ of the resurrection means 
             hope and life!

     C) We are Born Again to an ____________

          1) A _________________, pure, perpetual inheritance

          2) Which is kept and ___________ for us!

III) And we Rejoice Even in the Midst of ___________

     A) We will experience ____________

     B) But these trials will only last a _________ while

     C) And we will ________________!

     D) We will be refined like ___________!

     E) And we praise _______ for what he has done in/for us!