Sermon outline for Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:16 (10/18/20)

What Helps us Make it Through Life?
Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:16
I) Life under the _______ consists of:
     A) _______________
     B) _______________
     C) _______________
     D) _______________
     E) _______________
     F) _______________
II) A relationship with _________ reminds us that:
     A) Divine ____________ is a reality
     B) There is an _______________
     C) We should have _______ in our work
     D) __________ is a problem
     E) We _________ each other

Sermon outline for Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 (10/11/20)

We can trust in a sovereign God
Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
I) Is there any ______ to life?
     A) We plant and we __________
     B) We go to _______ and make peace
     C) We are ________ and we die
     D) We gain and we _______
     E) What is the _________?
     F) The point is that God has made it this way, and it is
II) We long to understand this “______________”
III) But our understanding is ______________
IV) So we accept what we can understand, live for _______ and enjoy what He has given to us
     A) We are to “do _________”
     B) We are to ___________
V) Because God is sovereign and controls the times, we should be in ________ of Him

Sermon outline for Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26 (10/4/20)

How can I have joy?
Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26

I) ______________ is uniquely qualified for this quest for meaning and joy

II) Solomon wonders if (earthly) wisdom can provide _______________

III) Solomon wonders if _____________can satisfy

     A) The first test: ______________

     B) The second test: ___________

IV) Solomon decides that wisdom is better than ___________

V) Solomon wonders if working to leave a __________ can provide meaning

VI) Solomon declares that _________ is the answer

VII) The Apostle Paul reminds us that that we need to ______________ our lives to God

VIII) Jesus teaches us that ______________ comes from our dedication

IX) Jesus also teaches us that__________ comes from our dedication

X) Jesus agrees with Solomon that there are ________________ for disobedience

XI) The beginning of knowledge, wisdom and joy is when we ____________ in Jesus Christ!

Sermon outline for Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 (9/24/20)

What is the point to life?
Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

I) The Main Problem in Life

     A) _____________ 

     B) How do we get to _____________? 

     C) Nobody wants to translate the word as “vapor” or 

         1) Some say everything is _______________ 

         2) Some say everything is __________ 

         3) Some say everything is ______________ 

         4) Could it mean everything is _____________

II) An Important Question

     A) “What does man ________ by all the toil at which he toils 
         under the sun?” 

     B) What could he mean by “under the _______”? 

     C) Verses 4-11 can be seen as a _________________ on verse 3

III) Nothing Makes a Difference

IV) What can make a difference?

     God can make a _________________!

Sermon outline for 9/17/20

Why Study Ecclesiastes?

I) It was written by the ________________ man to ever live

     A) The author claims to be a son of David, king in 

     B) The author shares life experiences that are 
        ________________ to Solomon’s

     C) The author displays the ________________ and teaching 
        ability that was given to Solomon

II) It teaches a life lesson that comes from years of ________________

     (Think of it as a sign of ________________)

III) It was written as a ________________ of what is important in life

     A) “Most ________________ book in the Bible.”

     B) “How to ________________ the emptiness in life.”

     C) Read on the third day of the Feast of ________________

          1) Celebrated the ________________ harvest

          2) The Israelites stayed in ________________ to 
             remember their flight from Egypt

          3) They read the ________________

          4) Every seventh year there was supposed to be a 
             release of ________________

          5) Deut 16:13 “you shall ________________ in your 

IV It was written as a ________________ text to take wisdom to the nations

     A) Perhaps the book was written with a ________________ 

     B) Solomon’s ________________ was known in the surrounding 

     C) This may be Solomon’s attempt to bring his God given 
        wisdom to the surrounding ________________

Sermon outline for Luke 24:36-53 (9/13/20)

The Blessing of Salvation (Luke 24:36-53)

I) The Blessing of a ______________

   A) The ______________ are still muddled

   B) Jesus shows them his flesh and the marks of the 

   C) And they still aren’t ______________

   D) So Jesus _______ for them!

   E) Luke includes this to refute what will become ________ 

   F) If Jesus came in flesh, then the flesh can’t all be 

   G) It just needs to be _____________ along with the rest of 

II) The Blessing of a ______________!

III) The Blessing of God’s ___________

   A) The __________

      1) Jesus would ___________

      2) Jesus would _________

   B) The __________

      1) The ____________

      2) The __________

      3) The __________

      4) The __________

   C) How are we _______________?

IV) The Blessing of the Holy _____________

   A) We see this fulfilled in __________

   B) Without the Spirit we couldn’t believe in or share the 

   C) The Holy Spirit helps us to understand _______________

   D) The Holy Spirit helps us to live better, happier _________

V) A Recognition of Jesus’ Blessing Should Bring us _______

   A) How are we __________?

   B) We should respond with _________!

   C) We should respond with worship and __________!

   D) We see that Luke has accomplished his ______________

Sermon outline for Luke 24:13-35 (9/6/20)

A Picture of Evangelism
Luke 24:13-35
I) Jesus Shows us how to Approach People About Issues of _________
II) They Show an Interest in _______________ Matters
III) Jesus Reveals the ___________ of God to Them
IV) Jesus _______________ Their Spiritual Interest
V) The ______________ Fully Enlightens Them
VI) They Can’t Wait to __________ their Experience with Others
VII) ______________
     A) _________ often reminds us that it’s not about power, 
        prestige, or position
     B) We see the _________________ of God on display
     C) We see the importance of the _____________ in witnessing
     D) We understand that the Old Testament is a __________ part 
        of our faith
     E) We see the role that the Holy Spirit plays in 
     F) We get a picture of how _______________ works

Sermon outline for Luke 24:1-12 (8/30/20)

The Resurrection Changes Everything!!!
Luke 24:1-12
I) We see that _____________ is alive and well throughout history!
     A) The women were coming to complete the ___________
     B) The disciples didn’t believe the __________
     C) _________ ran to see (with John) and left 
     D) Because the message of the cross is ____________, even to 
        the disciples!
     E) Which is why we all need the Holy Spirit to open our 
II) We recognize the need to live out God’s __________ in our lives!
     A) The ____________ remind and rebuke the women!
     B) Jesus continually pointed out that he was serving 
        ________ and following Him
     C) How do we __________ God?
          1) By our _______________
          2) Which is shown by our _______________
          3) And our actions toward _____________
          4) And by sharing our ___________
III) We understand that, as Christians, we believe in the resurrection, not ________________!
IV) We affirm that Jesus is __________!
     A) __________ is used in the gospels, but could often be 
        considered as “Sir” or “Master/Leader”
     B) Only see it as a title _________ in the gospels
     C) Then we see it 102 times in the other __________!
     D) “Lord Jesus” clearly implies respect and ____________
     E) But is means__________, as the disciples understood after 
        the resurrection

Sermon outline for Luke 23:50-56 (8/23/20)

Honoring God
Luke 23:50-56

I) Who is ____________?

     A) From ______________
     B) ___________ (Matthew 27:57)
     C) Member of the ______________

II) Why did he ________ for Jesus?

     A) What would ___________ happen?
     B) What ___________ happen?
     C) What ________ happen?
     D) He did it as a last act of love and _____________

III) Why are the ______________ mentioned?

     A) From ____________, so it means they have been following
        him for awhile
     B) They are going the _____________ the burial process
     C) They become the first _______________

IV) Nobody expected the _____________________!

V) What do we _____________?

     A) Honoring God/Jesus should be our __________

          1) Joseph’s honor of Jesus is ____________
          2) Women’s honor of Jesus seems _____________
          3) All honor God by keeping the _____________
          4) How do we ____________ God?
     B) God’s Word reveals God’s _________ to us

     C) The honesty of the gospel accounts can help us __________
        the faith!

Sermon outline for Luke 23:44-49 (8/16/20)

A Matter of Trust!
Luke 23:44-49

I) The Darkness Signifies ________________

II) The Temple Curtain Signifies a ________________ Era

III) Jesus’ Words Indicate His Intimate ________________ With the Father

     A) Father is Jesus’ ____________ term for God 

     B) Why did Jesus call God ___________? 

          1) Indicates ________ 

          2) Indicates ________________ 

          3) Indicates ______________ 

     C) Jesus’ use of “Father” shows His continuing ___________

IV) Jesus’ Words Teach us the Importance of ________________

V) The People’s Reactions Reveal the ________________ of the Crucifixion

VI) Jesus Wasn’t the Only One in ________________

VII) What do we ________________?

     A) Jesus’ death and resurrection usher in a new ________! 

     B) God is our Father and we can ________ Him with life and 

     C) It’s the __________, the Bible, the Bible! 

     D) The way we respond to suffering and trials is a 
        __________ to those around us