Sermon Outline – May 24, 2020

Mission

BUILDING COMMUNITY

Matthew 16: 18 “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”

GROWING IN GRACE

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace and in knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever.  Amen.

Growing in Knowledge
 (2 Peter 3:18b)

KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW

Sermon Text: 2 Peter 2:1 – But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who brought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.

Propositional Statement : There is good reason to know what you know.  Today truth is mired by conspiracy theories and lies to gain advantage politically and economically.  It is incumbent upon those who know the truth to “know what they know,” lest the be drawn into destructive heresies.

Knowing what you know enables you to:

I. Avoid self-destructive behavior (v.1)
II. Avoid emulating destructive ways (v.2)
III. Avoid exploitation by deceptive words (v.3)

Conclusion: Jesus said: “And yea shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). Know the truth to avoid personal destruction, to prevent the truth from being blasphemed, to halt the exploitation of deceptive words.  Study the word so that you “know what you know.” Job said: “I know my redeemer lives…(Job 19:25-29).

Posted by Union Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, May 23, 2020