Sermon Outlines





Open Your Heart

Ref: Psalm 139:19–24

Open in prayer

1. Background

   a. Psalm has 4 sets of 6 verses

   b. Omniscience of God

   c. Omnipresence of God

   d. Omnipotence of God

   e. Relationship with David

2. David and God

   a. David was being pursued by evil men

   b. He puts his life in God’s hands

   c. He says he hates those who hate God because he is so close to God

   d. They are God’s enemies so also David’s enemies

3. Openness to God

   a. Asks God to search his life and heart

   b. If there is anything wrong, please fix it

   c. If there is anything blocking their relationship fix that

   d. Asks God to lead in the everlasting way

4. For us

   a. Remember God knows all

   b. You cannot hide

   c. God is everywhere

   d. You cannot get away

   e. God can do anything

   f. Don’t worry

   g. Put it in God’s hands

   h. Deal with people based on their relationship to God

   i. Be open to God

   j. He knows anyway!

   k. Let Him maintain your relationship

   l. Ask always for His guidance

Psalm 139:19–24 (HCSB) 

19 God, if only You would kill the wicked— you bloodthirsty men, stay away from me — 20 who invoke You deceitfully. Your enemies swear by You falsely. 21 Lord, don’t I hate those who hate You, and detest those who rebel against You? 22 I hate them with extreme hatred; I consider them my enemies. 23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way. 





Give all that you have

Ref: John 6:1–13

Open in prayer

1. Background

   a. The only miracle recorded in all gospels

   b. Six months after a flurry of activity

   c. They had been resting from this

   d. The crowd followed even into this remote location

2. Testing the faith of the disciples

   a. Asks Philip where to get food for the people

   b. Philip says can’t be done

   c. Andrew goes into the crowd to look for resources 

   d. Andrew says we have fish and bread but not enough

   e. 5000 men and women and children

3. The miracle

   a. Jesus starts breaking the bread

   b. Everyone gets all they want 

   c. 12 baskets of leftovers

4. For us

   a. Looking at things in our flesh frustrates us

   b. Even if you don’t think it will work giving all to Jesus is best

   c. Don’t give up!

   d. Put it in His hands

   e. Everything will be alright

John 6:1–13 (HCSB) 

1 After this, Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias ). 2 And a huge crowd was following Him because they saw the signs that He was performing by healing the sick. 3 So Jesus went up a mountain and sat down there with His disciples. 4 Now the Passover, a Jewish festival, was near. 5 Therefore, when Jesus looked up and noticed a huge crowd coming toward Him, He asked Philip, “Where will we buy bread so these people can eat?” 6 He asked this to test him, for He Himself knew what He was going to do. 7 Philip answered, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread wouldn’t be enough for each of them to have a little.” 8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There’s a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish—but what are they for so many?” 10 Then Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, so they sat down. The men numbered about 5,000. 11 Then Jesus took the loaves, and after giving thanks He distributed them to those who were seated—so also with the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 When they were full, He told His disciples, “Collect the leftovers so that nothing is wasted.” 13 So they collected them and filled 12 baskets with the pieces from the five barley loaves that were left over by those who had eaten.