Why the Sermon?


Volume No. 2019   Issue No. 39   Date: November 13, 2019

Publication of the BIBLE BAPTIST MINISTRY, 48 Alexie Rd, Hanover Township, PA 18706

Phone: 570.829.5216 pdmikBBM@aol.com pastormiklas@aol.com


The church is indispensable to a Christian and his family. In Psalm 122:1 we read, "I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD."  Nothing can substitute for the local church. God’s plan for a Christian will always be fulfilled best when connected within the local church. Therefore, we need to know what the importance of the local church is and what role it should play in our lives. Here is Part SIX of the SIX ATTITUDES we need in the Local Church. Part SIX will focus on answering the question, “Why the SERMON.” In I Corinthians 1:21 we read, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”


The Sermon is to Instruct in Righteousness: In II Timothy 3:16-17 we read, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (17) That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” In Romans 1:17 we read, “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”


The Sermon is to Reprove and Rebuke the unruly: In II Timothy 4:2 we read, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” In Acts 13:10 we read, “And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?”


The Sermon is to Bring to Remembrance: In II Peter 1:12 we read, “Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.”


The Sermon is to Persuade Men: In II Corinthians 5:10-11 we read, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. (11) Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.”


The Sermon is to Warn Men: In I Peter 4:17-18 we read, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? (18) And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”


The Sermon is to Comfort the Feeble: In I Thessalonians 5:14-15 we read, “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. (15) See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.”


The Sermon is to Exhort to Faithfulness: In Acts 2:40 we read, “And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. In Acts 11:22-23 we read, “Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. (23) Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.”

In His Amazing Grace,
Pastor David Miklas

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