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BEING STEADFAST

1 Cor. 15:50-58

 

INTRODUCTION:

1.     “___________, my beloved brethren, be _________, _______, always ____________ in the ________ of the Lord, _________ that your __________ is not in ______ in the Lord” (1 Cor. 15:58 – NKJV).

2.     The entire fifteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians focuses upon the _______________.

3.     Paul, by inspiration, concludes the chapter with the idea that since the resurrection is a ____________, Christians should be ____________ to __________ properly.

DISCUSSION:  IN OUR TEXT, PAUL IDENTIFIES ESSENTIAL –

I.      A _____________.

        1.   A faithful Christian is _____________.

              (1)      The primary meaning of the word is, “to be ___________.”

              (2)      Christians are to __________ fixed, rather than _________ to and fro (cf. Eph. 4:14).

              (3)      We should be people of strong ____________!

        2.   A faithful Christian will be ______________.

              (1)      Metaphorically this is a reference to being firmly ___________.

              (2)      Standing fast upon our convictions we are to avoid ____________ (Rom. 12:9; 1 Pet. 2:11; Eph. 5:11).

II.     A ____________.

        1.   The “called out” are supposed to be a _________ to be reckoned with.

              (1)      Letting our ________ shine (Mt. 5:16).

              (2)      _________ ourselves as examples (Titus 2:7).

              (3)      A people ________ and _______ (Titus 2:14).

        2.   We are to always _________.

              (1)      Abound = ____________.

              (2)      There is _______ for all, and we should be ________ ____ to do it!

        3.   Christianity involves _______ and _______ (Jas. 1:22; Mt. 25).

CONCLUSION:  In light of the ____________ and ____________ that awaits you after this life, may you strive diligently to be a Christian and to be ______________.

 

BEING STEADFAST

1 Cor. 15:50-58

 

INTRODUCTION:

1.     “___________, my beloved brethren, be _________, _______, always ____________ in the ________ of the Lord, _________ that your __________ is not in ______ in the Lord” (1 Cor. 15:58 – NKJV).

2.     The entire fifteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians focuses upon the _______________.

3.     Paul, by inspiration, concludes the chapter with the idea that since the resurrection is a ____________, Christians should be ____________ to __________ properly.

DISCUSSION:  IN OUR TEXT, PAUL IDENTIFIES ESSENTIAL –

I.      A _____________.

        1.   A faithful Christian is _____________.

              (1)      The primary meaning of the word is, “to be ___________.”

              (2)      Christians are to __________ fixed, rather than _________ to and fro (cf. Eph. 4:14).

              (3)      We should be people of strong ____________!

        2.   A faithful Christian will be ______________.

              (1)      Metaphorically this is a reference to being firmly ___________.

              (2)      Standing fast upon our convictions we are to avoid ____________ (Rom. 12:9; 1 Pet. 2:11; Eph. 5:11).

II.     A ____________.

        1.   The “called out” are supposed to be a _________ to be reckoned with.

              (1)      Letting our ________ shine (Mt. 5:16).

              (2)      _________ ourselves as examples (Titus 2:7).

              (3)      A people ________ and _______ (Titus 2:14).

        2.   We are to always _________.

              (1)      Abound = ____________.

              (2)      There is _______ for all, and we should be ________ ____ to do it!

        3.   Christianity involves _______ and _______ (Jas. 1:22; Mt. 25).

CONCLUSION:  In light of the ____________ and ____________ that awaits you after this life, may you strive diligently to be a Christian and to be ______________.

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