Remember the song and scripture worship services that I’ve mentioned before? Well here’s another outline from our 5th Sunday evening service a couple of weeks ago. I hope you find it useful.
Behold! The Lamb of God
Isaiah 53:1-12 / Hallelujah! What A Savior
Psalm 51:1-12 / Revive Us Again
1 Peter 1:13-21 / Redeemed
Revelation 4:6-11, 14:1-15 / On Zion’s Glorious Summit Stood
Revelation 5:6-14 / Worthy Art Thou
John 1:29-37, 19:17-20 / Near The Cross
Exodus 12:1-13, 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 / When I See The Blood
Acts 8:26-35 / Just As I Am
On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand
Every single scripture reference and every song, with the exception of Worthy Art Thou, explicitly refers to Jesus as the Lamb of God, hence the title. By the time you add a couple of prayers and a 5 minute invitation/devotional to this outline you’ll have about an hour’s worth of time invested into the topic. Also, as you may already realize, some of the above song titles have multiple versions, so if you would like to know the specific version of the song that we used just ask in the comments and I’ll provide the writer’s name.
Looking for some ideas to kick-start a graduation devotional or sermon? Check out my post on Keltonburg Preacher (Graduates of 2014, as you prepare for this new time in your life…). I have no less than 11 individual points with corresponding scriptures that can easily be expounded upon.
Use them all or use some of them as supplements. Either way, if you find them useful to God be the glory.
I believe I’ve mentioned before that on 5th Sundays at Keltonburg we have a song and scripture service in the evenings. It consists of a topic/theme with the reading of scriptures pertaining to the theme and the singing of songs that go along with the scriptures that are read. The theme that we used yesterday was: Notes from Revelation. It was a play on the word “notes” to include the singing as much as the scripture when it comes to reminding us about the overall theme of the book.
Here’s the outline in case you’re interested:
- Revelation 1:10-20 / God Holds the Future in His Hands
- Revelation 4:1-11 / Holy, Holy, Holy
- Revelation 5:5-14 / Worthy Art Thou
- Revelation 7:9-17 / Beautiful
- Revelation 11:15-19 / The Kingdom is Spreading
- Revelation 12:1-11 / Hide Me, O My Savior, Hide Me
- Revelation 14:1-7 / We’re Marching to Zion
- Revelation 20:7-15 / There’s a Great Day Coming
- Revelation 22:1-5, 12-17 / There’s a Fountain Free
- Paradise Valley
It’s a pretty good outline as far as covering 22 chapters with 9 scripture readings and 10 songs goes, but a person can definitely add to it or take away from it as they see fit…the outline that is, but not the book (Revelation 22:18-19).
Here’s a bare bones sermon outline based off a commonly used saying that I plan on preaching sometime in the future, Lord willing that is. Give it a look and see what you think:
Would You Look At That?
There are some things the Bible encourages us to not look at, but at the same time there are some things it encourages us to look at. Here are just a few:
We are to look at the things that are not seen (2 Corinthians 4:18)
We are to look out for things beneficial to others (Philippians 2:4)
We are to look for the return of Christ (Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:28)
We are to look into the Law of liberty (James 1:25)
We are to look for new heavens and earth (2 Peter 2:13)
We are to look inward (2 John 8)
There are other verses in the Bible that follow this theme so there’s plenty of room and opportunity to add and to take away from the references given. And besides this outline, you can make another one by doing just the opposite and looking up the things that I mentioned when it comes to the Bible and things we’re encouraged to not look at.
Here’s a great outline for the book of Philippians that I got in an email bulletin from the church in Plymouth, Florida. No author was given so the “credit” will have to stop right there (see the comment made by Gina at for an update on the author information). The outline does a great job putting the focus on our mind (our affections and perception of life) and it could easily be preached or just studied for a little extra personal edification.
The Four Attitudes that Maintain Your Joy
1. The single mind – Philippians 1: When a Christian is single-minded he is concerned about the fellowship of the Gospel (1:1-11), the furtherance of the Gospel (1:12-26), and the faith of the Gospel (1:27-30). Paul could rejoice in his difficult circumstances because they helped to strengthen his fellowship with other Christians, gave him opportunity to lead others to Christ, and enabled him to defend the Gospel before the courts in Rome. When you have the single mind, your circumstances work for you and not against you.
2. The submissive mind – Philippians 2: The Christian with the submissive mind does not expect others to serve him; he serves others. He considers the good of others to be more important than his own plans and desires. In chapter 2 we find four wonderful examples of the submissive mind: Jesus (2:1-11), Paul (2:12-18), Timothy (2:19-24), and Epaphroditus (2:25-30). Each of these examples proves the principle of Luke 14:11.
3. The spiritual mind – Philippians 3: The quest for “things” is robbing people of joy, and this includes Christian peoples. We want to possess things, and then we discover that things possess us. The only way to victory and joy is to have the spiritual mind and to look at things from God’s point of view. Like Paul, we must be accountants with the right values (3:1-11), athletes with the right vigor (3:12-16), and aliens with the right vision (3:17-21). “I count…. I press…. I look” are the verbs that describe the man with the spiritual mind.
4. The secure mind – Philippians 4: Chapter 4 describes the spiritual resources the believer has in Christ: God’s peace (4:1-9), God’s power (4:10-13), and God’s provision (4:14-23). With resources like these why should we worry? We have the God of peace to guard us (v. 7) and the God of peace to guide us (v. 9). The peace of God comes to us when we practice right praying (vv. 6-7), right thinking (v. 8), and right living (v. 9). This is God’s secret for victory over all worry.
The following is a “bare bones” outline for an exposition of Malachi 1:6-9 for you. I love expository preaching from any passage of the Bible, but the prophets are really fruitful, in my opinion. Even though it’s bare bones, it’ll preach.
A Son Honoreth His Father
A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? 7Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible. 8And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts. 9And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the LORD of hosts.
1. Where is MY honor? (Verse 6a)
2. Where is MY fear? (Verse 6b)
3. Where are MY sacrifices? (Verses 7-8)
4. Then, why should I regard YOU? (Verse 9)