Paul wrote, "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God..pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe" (I Cor. To the erudite Gentile, the gospel was foolishness, but preaching is the means God has chosen to save men. In this case, the fuller or expanded version of these outlines are found in the Archives of Bible Truths as articles.
"Preach the word," Paul enjoins on Timothy, "be instant in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine" (2 Tim. There are different types of sermons, however, preaching must be intelligible to the audience.
To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am.
But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry.
Don't even eat lunch with such a person." Avoid dating people who have a bad temper. "Now here is a command, dear brothers, given in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ by his authority: Stay away from any Christian who spends his days in laziness and does not follow the ideal of hard work we set up for you." Inner beauty counts the most. "May God who gives patience, steadiness, and encouragement help you to live in complete harmony with each other—each with the attitude of Christ toward the other." Date someone who encourages you and is supportive. "Is there any such thing as Christians cheering each other up? Does it mean anything to you that we are brothers in the Lord, sharing the same Spirit? Then make me truly happy by loving each other, working together with one heart and mind and purpose. For I admit my shameful deed—it haunts me day and night." Second, Ask forgiveness for your sin—God says you can start over again. "Sprinkle me with the cleansing blood and I shall be clean again. And after You have punished me, give me back my joy again.
However, this danger does not negate the practicality of the topical sermon outline.
This verse gives the focus God has revealed in the Scriptures.
The Bible focuses on finding the right kind of wife or husband.
Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts." It is unwise to date someone who doesn't love God. "Don't be teamed with those who do not love the Lord, for what do the people of God have in common with the people of sin? And what harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?
How can a Christian be a partner with one who doesn't believe?