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Sept 27 AM Sermon Outline

Date: September 26, 2009 AM

Text: Hebrews 11:32-38

Location: CBC Monticello

Theme: History Matters


  1. History of Faith

    1. The history of those who have gone before us is worth studying

      1. How many of us have learned the stories of Gideon, Barak, Samson, David, and the rest?

      2. Do we focus on teaching these stories to the next generations?

    2. The history of people that have proceeded us in the Christian faith is important

      1. We ought to learn about people that have proceeded us in faith

  1. George Mueller

  2. John Chrysostom

  3. Thomas Aquinas

  4. Martin Luther

  5. Hudson Taylor

  6. D. Bonhoeffer

  7. Lottie Moon

  8. Dixie Jackson

  9. David Brainerd

  10. Gladys Aylward

  11. Augustine

  12. Black Regiment

      1. Have you heard of these? Ever read of their efforts?

      2. These should be our heroes as much as anyone else.

    1. The history of those that have gone before help us to see God's faithfulness through the ages

    2. We should look to these for the similarities, not the differences between “then” and “now”

  1. History of our church

    1. How did we get where we are?

    2. What brought the best?

    3. What brought the worst?

    4. What are the foundations we can build on?

  1. Firmness of faith

  2. commitment of people

  3. Experience with adversity

  4. Provision of facility

  5. God's strength

  1. Our own personal history

    1. What are the good things?

    2. What are the bad things?

    3. What has brought us closest to God?

    4. What has pulled us away?

    5. What has gone as we planned and hoped?

    6. What hasn't?

    7. What does this teach us about God?


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