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Sermon Study Notes

Week of March 19, 2023


1.  Get Saved

    1.1.  What’s Involved?

2.  Be Changed

    2.1.  This Might Hurt a Little

3.  Be in Training

    3.1.  How do I do That?

4.  Start Serving

5.  Start Mentoring

6,  Be Sanctified


"God, Guns & Guts"

1 Cor 3:11  (more or less)

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Sermon Outline:

1.  Introduction ~ Jesus makes exclusive claims John 14:6 

2.  Context ~ 1 Cor 3:10-15 Paul uses an architectural analogy

     2.1.  there is only 1 foundation that we work from 1 Cor3:11 

     2.2.  why is that? Rom 5:12  1 Pe 4:5  Rev 20:15  John 3:16  Acts 4:11-12 

3.  Creates Another Gospel ~ & is not really the Gospel @ all Gal 1:9 

     3.1.  each of us must be careful to build on Jesus alone 1 Cor 3:11 

4.  The Building ~ now comes into focus as we build on the foundation

     4.1.  what we build on the foundation, Jesus, will be tested 1 Cor 3:12-13 

5.  The Day ~ needs to be considered 1 Cor 3:13 what Day is this?

     5.1.  that seems obvious 2 Cor 5:9-10 should we fear it? 1 John 4:17-19 

6.  Building Materials ~ what do these things refer to? doctrine & actions

     6.1.  this passage is similar to Jewish Midrash 1 Cor 3:12 

7.  A Careful World View ~ is needed, note Paul sets his eyes on Jesus 

     7.1.  the Scriptures direct us to do the same Heb 12:1-2 

8.  Incorrect Perception ~ of our situation is a real risk

     8.1.  we feel like victims when we are the aggressors Rom 8:31-37 

             8.1.1.  it is true that the Scriptures speak of spiritual attacks

             8.1.2.  our culture has moved away from its Christian history 

     8.2.  to allow this to produce fear is not a Christian response

9.  Application ~ as disciples of Jesus all Christians need to obey 

     9.1.  that’s the point of discipleship & God’s call on us Matt 28:19 

             9.1.1.  we allow nothing to preempt what Scripture teaches

             9.1.2.  we allow the truths of Scripture to guide ea decision 

     9.2.  @ the end of the day it will always come back to Jesus in our lives

             9.2.1.  the hard work we’re called to is to be grasped daily…

                by the fact that God’s love for us unconditional…

                & that living connected to Jesus is enough John 15:4 

             9.2.2.  that will invariably bring you back to the Spiritual Disciplines


For Contemplation:

Have I inappropriately incorporated aspects of my culture into my beliefs?


Sermon Emphasis:

We must not blend cultural attitudes into our Christian beliefs.


For Prayer:

Father, grant me a clear understanding of what belongs and what does not belong as part of my world view.

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