Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sermon Outline


“Why Do We Do What We Do?

Romans 8:1-14

All of us have said and all of us have heard it, “Why did you do that?” It is important to know why we do what we do. What motivates us? Why is that children can grow up in the same family and go opposite directions in life? Why does one generation think and act entirely different than the previous generation? There are influences. There are powers that be.( I Sam. 2:22-23)

I. Decisions Motivated By Life

              a. Family life (II Kings 23:32; 15:3).

              b. Education (Isa. 43:27; Ps. 119:99; I Tim. 6:20; Rom. 2:19-20)

              c. Culture (II Chron. 10:8; Ps. 78:8; 95:10; Prov. 30:11-14)

II. Decisions Motivated By Religion

a. Some religions teach to kill those who do not agree with them.

              b. Some religions sacrifice their children (Deut 18:10)

              c. Some religions teach that immorality is ok.

III. Decisions Motivated by Demonic Influence (Jn. 8:44)

              a. Satan can influence in believers (I Chron. 21:1; Matt. 16:23)

b. Satan can possess unbelievers even if the profess to be saved (Jn. 13:27; Acts 5:3)

              c. Satan can blind people to the truth (Acts 26:18).

IV. Decisions Motivated By The Holy Spirit (II Pet. 1:21)

a. He can lead a person to believe in Jesus (Rom. 5:5; I Cor. 12:3).

              b. He can give us words to say (Luke 12:12; Jn. 16:13).

              C, He will guide us in decisions (Acts 16:6)