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SERMONS FOR THE MONTH OF
“HAVING INCHING EARS”
SCRIPTURE TEXT: 2 Timothy 4:3 (NIV)
time will come when men will not put up with sound
doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they
will gather around them a great number of teachers
to say what their itching ears want to hear.
King Ahab was not interested in hearing the truth.
Even after hearing the truth he insisted on refusing
to accept the truth, believing a lie it cost him his
Not everyone who says “Thus saith the Lord” is
speaking the truth
The majority is not always right (400 t0 1)
When you go to the doctor do you want him to tell
you the truth or would you rather have him tell you
that everything is okay?
It is very important that we hear the truth about
our health but it is more important to hear the
truth about our soul.
Today there are many people who refuse to hear God’s
Word and go against what His Word teaches.
PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT SIN
A. PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO HEAR WHAT IS SIN
People want to get rid of God for if there is no God
morality is left to man.
Our society today have sought to get rid of God and
to deny what is sin
We as Christians and as a church must stand against
sin be seek to bring the sinner in.
When we stand against sin we will face the wrath of
sinners, even as Micaiah did.
1 Kings 22:24, 26-27
the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on
the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of
from me to speak unto thee? … And the king of Israel
said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the
governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;
and say, Thus saith the king, Put this
in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction
and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.
they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
men shall revile you, and persecute
and shall say all manner of evil against you
falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding
glad: for great
your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the
prophets which were before you.
B. PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO HEAR THAT THEY ARE SINNERS
For all have
sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
1 John 1:8
we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us.
II. PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO HEAR THEY CAN’T SAVE
Who can say, I
have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
Isaiah 64:6 (TLB)
We are all
infected and impure with sin. When we put on our
prized robes of righteousness, we find they are but
filthy rags. Like autumn leaves we fade, wither and
fall. And our sins, like the wind, sweep us away.
III. PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO HEAR THAT JESUS IS THE
ONLY WAY TO SALVATION
They don’t want to hear about the cross and God’s
demand for righteousness
unto him, I am the way, the
truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,
but by me.
there salvation in any other: for there is none
other name under heaven given among men, whereby we
must be saved.
IV. FAILURE TO LISTEN TO GOD’S WORD WILL BRING
And as it is
appointed unto men once to die, but after this the
They don’t want to hear that hell is real and that
without Christ they will spend eternity there.
Hearing God’s Word is not enough when we hear God’s
Word and fail to act upon it, this too will bring
And every one
that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them
not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which
built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and
the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon
that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of
We are living in a time where the truth of God’s
Word is not wanted and violently opposed.
Are we willing to hear the truth and are we willing
to speak the truth regardless of the consequences?
APRIL 10, 2016
“WHEN THE CHOIR SANG”
SCRIPTURE TEXT: 2 Chronicles 20:12
O our God,
wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might
against this great company that cometh against us;
neither know we what to do: but our eyes
What do you do when you are faced with an
Where do you go for help?
The story of Jehoshaphat gives us the recipe for
victory over whatever we might face.
Jehoshaphat was faced with disaster when the armies
of the Moabites invaded Judea.
Jehoshaphat did several things that brought him
He did not look to the arm of flesh for deliverance
is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor
standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the
seat of the scornful. But his delight
in the law of the
and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Too often we turn to man to solve our problems
instead of putting our trust in God.
He remember how his father Asa trusted God one time
and won the victory but the next time he look to man
for help and faced God’s judgment
2 Chronicles 14:11
And Asa cried
unto the LORD
his God, and said,
it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them
that have no power: help us, O
our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go
against this multitude. O
thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.
2 Chronicles 16:7-9 (KJV)
And at that
time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and
said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king
of Syria, and not relied on the
thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria
escaped out of thine hand. Were not the Ethiopians
and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots
and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the
he delivered them into thine hand. For the eyes of
the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew
himself strong in the behalf of
is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done
foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have
Not only did Jehoshaphat pray but he called for the
nation of Judea to join with him in fasting and
The nation responded, praying should not be left up
to the ministry, we all should pray.
Jehoshaphat’s prayer is divided into several parts.
He acknowledged the greatness and power of God.
2 Chronicles 20:6
And said, O
God of our fathers,
not thou God in heaven? and rulest
thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in
is there not power and might, so that none is
able to withstand thee?
He acknowledged that God was their God
2 Chronicles 20:7a Art
not thou our God…
He reminded God of what He had done in the past
2 Chronicles 20:7b
who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy
people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham
thy friend forever?
He reminded God that He dwelt among them in the
2 Chronicles 20:8
And they dwelt
therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for
thy name, saying,
He reminded God of His promise to hear their prayers
and come to their aid
2 Chronicles 20:9
evil cometh upon us,
the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we
stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for
thy name is
in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction,
then thou wilt hear and help.
It wasn’t until He had prayed this portion of prayer
that he finally prayed his request
He acknowledged his request
Too often we have the give me spirit in our prayers
He stated the problem he was facing; the Moabite
coalition was coming to destroy them
2 Chronicles 20:10-11
behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount
Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when
they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned
from them, and destroyed them not; Behold,
I say, how
they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy
possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.
He ask for four things
2 Chronicles 20:12
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? For we have no might against this
great company that cometh against us; neither know
we what to do: but our eyes
That God would judge them
He acknowledge that they did not have the strength
to overcome them
They did not know what to do
They looked to God for deliverance
God sent in the choir
The battle belonged to the Lord
2 Chronicles 20:15
And he said,
Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the
unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of
this great multitude; for the battle
not yours, but God's.
They were not to fight but to stand still
2 Chronicles 20:17
Ye shall not
need to fight in this
battle: set yourselves, stand ye
and see the salvation of the
with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be
dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the
God sent in the choir
2 Chronicles 20:21-22 And
when he had consulted with the people, he appointed
singers unto the
and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as
they went out before the army, and to say, Praise
for his mercy
forever. And when they began to sing and to praise,
set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab,
and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and
they were smitten.
God turned the invading army against its self
2 Chronicles 20:23-24
children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the
inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and
them: and when they had made an end of the
inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy
another. And when Judah came toward the watch tower
in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude,
and, behold, they
dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.
To the victor belongs the spoils
2 Chronicles 20:25 (KJV)
Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the
spoil of them, they found among them in abundance
both riches with the dead bodies, and precious
jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more
than they could carry away: and they were three days
in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.
Whatever you’re facing, look to God and sign a song
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Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible – 1 Kings.
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