Sermon Outline: Death

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  • “Death”
          I.           
    Introduction
    a.      Death and freedom from death is one
    of the main themes in the Bible.
    b.      Death is something that everyone
    thinks about and can be frightening to consider, but if you are a Christian
    then it doesn’t have to be a hopeless situation.
    c.       There are two types of death:
    spiritual and physical (I Timothy 5:6 and John 11:14).
    d.      Physical death is something everyone
    must endure, but spiritual death is something we can escape from today.
       
    II.           
    Sin
    brings death
    a.      Romans 6:23
                                                                 
    i.     
    Luke
    10:7
                                                              
    ii.     
    Luke
    12:48
                                                            
    iii.     
    Everyone
    sins: Romans 6:23
    b.      Romans 1:26-32
                                                                 
    i.     
    Everyone
    earns death.
                                                              
    ii.     
    Why?
    Man says so? Christians are bigots? Intolerance of others? Or did God establish
    this rule?
                                                            
    iii.     
    I
    John 3:4

     III.           
    Sin
    has brought death from the beginning of time.
    a.      Genesis 2:16-17
                                                                 
    i.     
    Notice
    that Adam was told he could eat of any tree except one.
    1.       Why would Adam need to eat if he had
    eternal physical life?
    2.      This gives us a hint as to what God
    meant by “in the day that you eat you will surely die.”
                                                              
    ii.     

    for in the day that thou eatest thereof
    thou shalt surely die
    ” (Genesis 2:17).
    1.       Notice
    what God did not say
    a.      “thou
    shalt surely one day die”
    b.      “thou
    shalt surely begin to die”
    2.      He
    said “for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die
    (emp. added).
    3.      If
    a literal interpretation causes God to lie, then the interpretation must be of
    a different nature.
    b.      Genesis
    3:1-7
                                                                 
    i.     
    The Devil said
    Ye
    shall not surely die
    ” (Genesis 3:4).
    1.       From
    a physical standpoint the Devil was right.
    2.      From
    a spiritual standpoint the Devil was a liar (John 8:44)
                                                              
    ii.     
    Notice
    that eating of the tree brought forth a knowledge of good and evil.
                                                            
    iii.     
    Genesis
    3:22-24
    1.       Adam and Eve were kicked out of the
    garden and lost fellowship with God.
    2.      Therefore, sin = death = no
    fellowship with God = by knowing the difference between good and evil and
    choosing evil.
    a.      Isaiah 59:1-4
    b.      Deuteronomy 1:35-39
                                                                                                                                         
    i.     
    Children
    are not dead.
    1.       Romans 7:9
    2.      Mark 16:16
      IV.           
    Nature
    of Jesus’ sacrifice
    a.      Jesus came to die in our place.
                                                                 
    i.     
    Hebrews
    2:9
                                                              
    ii.     
    Isaiah
    53:4-5
    b.      Jesus died a physical death and rose physically,
    but was that the focus of the cross?
                                                                 
    i.     
    If
    the focus of the cross was physical death then why do we still die physically
    today? Why do children die?
                                                              
    ii.     
    If
    the focus of the cross was spiritual death then we can have life today: John
    11:25-26.
                                                            
    iii.     
    Physical
    death to a Christian is nothing but a graduation to Heaven.
    1.       Philippians 1:21
    2.      Romans 8:37-39
    3.      II Peter 1:14
    4.      Matthew 10:28
                                                             
    iv.     
    There
    had to be more to Jesus’ death than just the physical. Jesus had to endure the
    pain of separation from God so that we would not have to endure that pain for
    an eternity. What a sacrifice!
    1.       Matthew 27:46
    2.      Isaiah 53:10-12
    3.      Romans 6:9-10
    4.      II Corinthians 5:21
    5.      Galatians 3:13
        
    V.           
    How
    to choose good, overcome death that sin brings, and enter into fellowship with
    God
    a.      By obeying what is declared: I John
    1:3-7; II Timothy 1:9-10
    b.      John 5:24-26
    c.       John 11:25-26
    d.      Romans 6:3-6
      VI.           
    Conclusion:
    we do not have to fear death if we overcome the sting of death (I Corinthians
    15:55-57). We do this by obeying the gospel. Don’t be a “dead man walking.”

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