What are some good outlines for expository sermons?


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Two good outlines for expository sermons are the outlines for "Rejoice in the Midst of Suffering" and "Thank God." Each follows a very specific theme in order to deliver a specialized message to one's congregation.

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The "Rejoice in the Midst of Suffering" expository sermon begins by examining Colossians 1:24-29 and Paul's claim that he is able to rejoice in his own sufferings. What follows is a discussion on how a Christian suffering should rejoice in the knowledge that he often suffers so that he may serve as an example to others of how to live a godly life. Furthermore, such suffering honors Jesus Christ because it serves as a much milder example of his persecution and crucifixion. The sermon concludes with an encouragement to Christians to help each other grow and mature together.

The "Thank God" sermon begins by examining Colossians 1:12-14. The verses and the sermon focus on five things that Christians should be thankful for. First is thanking God because Christians can "qualify" themselves to enter heaven. The second is to be thankful because God delivered Christians from darkness. Third is to thank God because he is the vessel by which humans enter the Kingdom of God.

Fourth is to be thankful for the possibility of redemption through the blood of Jesus. The final thing is to be thankful for being able to receive forgiveness through Jesus. The sermon concludes with a reminder that no one needs to leave the service with sin on their souls and that they can repent and be redeemed.

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