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Sermon Outline - The Need to Seek God, Romans ch.3 v.11
|Preacher||Rev. Maurice Roberts, Inverness|
|Sermon Title||The Need to Seek God|
|Text||Romans ch.3 v.11 |
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- How Paul quotes from OT
- He does so to show man's sinfulness
- In order to point to the Remedy
REL: Do you realise you need this Remedy?
IT IS A GREAT SIN NOT TO SEEK GOD
- People seek everything but not God:
APPLICATION: They have disappointment at last.
- The honour of a king: Illustration: Wolsey
- The fame of a politician: Illustration: Burke
- Recognition as a scholar:
- The Bible shows this failure to seek God:
APPLICATION: This is the refrain in every Christless life - "He did not seek God".
- Adam's sin + Eve's
- David's sin
- Judas' sin + of the Pharisees
- Pilate's sin also - alas!
ALL THE MISERIES OF THIS WORLD CAN BE TRACED BACK TO THIS SIN:
- How can anyone be really happy without God?
APPLICATION: Sin has made our heart like a hearth when the fire has gone out.
- We were made for fellowship with Him.
- Our heart is made to be a temple
- Why do we not seek God?
- Sin has blinded us to His loveliness.
ILLUSTRATION: all the beauty in the world!
- Pride makes men "stiff-necked" - the perfect description of us all:
ILLUSTRATION: Pharaoh / Rabshakeh / Belshazzar
- People are afraid of God - guilty:
ILLUSTRATION: Adam - his fear, guilt, shame.
- The sinner is fascinated and bewitched by sin:
ILLUSTRATION: the moth & candle.
APPLICATION: Do you want me to tell you how you will end up if
you neglect God? See Proverbs 1:22f
YOU WILL BE SAVED AND BLESSED AS SOON AS YOU SEEK GOD
- Why should you punish yourself? The answer to all problems is HERE: To seek God.
- There are examples of it in God's Word:
APPLICATION: This is our greatest need - to seek God - even as
Christians - our prayers can become so routine.
- Psalm 34:4-6
- Psalm 107:25-31
- Jacob and his fear of Esau (Genesis 32:24)
- Look at these PROMISES:
- "Seek and ye shall find".
- "Ye shall seek me...".
- "Turn ye...why will ye die?"
"Behold, he prayeth" (Paul)!
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