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John 10:24-25. “I will tell you plainly” John 16:25 (12-13) PLAIN : -Freedom in speaking, unreservedness in speech 1a) openly, frankly, w/o concealment.

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1 John 10:24-25

2 “I will tell you plainly” John 16:25 (12-13) PLAIN : -Freedom in speaking, unreservedness in speech 1a) openly, frankly, w/o concealment 1b) without ambiguity -Free and fearless confidence, cheerful courage, boldness, assurance -Deportment by which one becomes conspicuous or secures publicity 2

3 “I will tell you plainly” John 16:25 (12-13) Jesus taught plainly, Jno 10:25 Apostles taught w/o hesitation, 2 Cor 3:12 –Frank helpfulness, Acts 20:20, 27 –Bold confidence, Rom 1:15-16 (1 Tim 1:7) –Conspicuous (publicly), Acts 26:26 (17:6) They were not rude, unloving or uncaring –Some do not like this kind of preaching 3

4 Preach a Sermon Preacher Preach a sermon preacher, But don’t get too specific; As long as you generalize We think you are terrific. Preach a sermon preacher, Make it good and plain; But don’t you dare to get so close As to call sin by its name. 4

5 Preach a Sermon Preacher Preach a sermon preacher, Preach it round or flat; We love to play at hide and seek, And guessing where you’re at. Preach a sermon preacher, Make it what we love to hear; We’ll pat you on your spineless back While you scratch our itching ears. 5

6 HOW TO BE SAVED Acts 16:30 6

7 How to be Saved Some say: “You will run people off!” Matt 15:10-14 (Matt 7:21) “What must I do to be saved?” –Hear the gospel, Jno 6:44-45; Rom 10:17 –Believe in Jesus Christ, Jno 8:24 –Confess your faith, Matt 10:32 –Repent of your sins, Acts 17:30 –Be baptized in water, Acts 22:16 –Then be faithful, Rev 2:10 7

8 THE CHURCH OF CHRIST Matthew 16:18 8

9 The Church of Christ Some say: “This is too hard and offensive!” Jno 6:60-61, 66 –Jesus loved the church, Eph 5:25 –Jesus died for the church, Acts 20:28 –Jesus adds those being saved to it, Acts 2:47 –Jesus only has one church, Eph 1:22-23; 4:4 –You cannot be saved without being in His church, Eph 5:23 9

10 ASSEMBLED WORSHIP Hebrews 10:24-25 10

11 Assembled Worship Some say: “You are going to hurt feelings!” and “At least I’m here part of the time!” Psa 122:1 –Some are becoming slack in attending classes and worship services Excuses: Vacation, too tired, don’t feel good “It’s just Wednesday night; It’s just singing night; it’s just Sunday night classes” –Set and keep priorities, Matt 6:33 11

12 GODLY LIVING Titus 2:11-12 12

13 Godly Living Some say: “I am tired of hearing about it!” Psa 119:97 (Job 23:12); 1 Ths 5:21-22 –Immodest dress, 1 Tim 2:9-10 –Lasciviousness, Rom 13:13 –Fornication, 1 Cor 6:18 –Divorce and remarriage, Matt 19:6, 9 –Alcohol and other drugs, Titus 2:11 (1 Pet 4:3) 13

14 JUDGMENT IS COMING Acts 24:25 14

15 A Judgment is Coming Some say: “You’re trying to scare people!” Heb 10:31; 12:29 (2 Cor 5:10) –Are you ready for the judgment day? –Will be raised from dead, Jno 5:28-29 –Will be judged by truth, Rom 2:2 (Jno 12:48) –Only two possible outcomes, Jno 5:29; Matt 25:46 –Our judgment will be fair, Rom 2:5 15

16 Romans 1:16


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