Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"Some Things a Preacher Shouldn't Ever Shut Up About"

(This is a sermon preached by Dr. Darrell Cox to the graduates of Trinity Baptist Bible Institute)
Jeremiah 20:9 "Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay."
You Shouldn't Ever Shut Up About...
I. The Bible being the Word of God
A. It's Perfection - Psalm 19:7 "The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple."
B. It's Purity - Psalm 12:6 "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times."
C. It's Preservation -
D. It's Inspiration - 2 Timothy 3:16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"
II. Salvation being for all men
A. It's for all the world - John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
B. It's by grace, not works - Ephesians 2:8,9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
III. Sin
Don't ever shut up about the sin of: adultery, fornication, alcohol, gambling, lottery, cursing, lying etc. etc. etc.
IV. Separation from the world
Dress right, talk right, walk right!!! - 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."
V. The severity of Hell
Preach on it with a broken heart!!! - Revelation 20:15 "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
VI. Winning people to Christ
Go soulwinning! Run buses! A lazy preacher will never build a church! - Acts 1:8 "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
VII. The second coming of Christ - 1 Thessalonians 5:2 "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night."

6 comments:

Bro Tim said...

Thanks for sharing. May God help me never to shut up or sell out any of these things.

Bro Tim

Kurt Michaelson said...

I loved this post!!! Thanks for sharing this. It is such a great reminder to every Christian! Semper fi in Christ.

Julie's Jewels said...

Now I know where Bro. Tim's message last Sunday morning stemmed from. This is a great post!!

The Good Reporters said...

Bro. Tim,
I'm afaid several Christians who once stood for what's right, have now shut up on these things. Thanks for your comment.

The Good Reporters said...

Bro. Kurt,

Glad the post was a blessing to you. Thanks for stopping by.

The Good Reporters said...

Sis. Julie,
Thanks for your comment and faithfully stopping by each day.