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April 29, 2018

Sermon: He Is Risen!: Then . . Go to Church

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Scripture Lesson

Proverbs 27:17; Hebrews 10:24-25

Iron sharpens iron,
and one person sharpens the wits of another.

And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

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Sermon Outline

Rev. Jonathan Swanson
He Is Risen!: Then . . Go to Church
Proverbs 27:17; Hebrews 10:24-25

I. Introduction: Peanuts
II. He Is Risen!: Then . . .
III. The situation (Heb. 10:24-25)
    A. Audience
     B. Problems in the community
         1. Apathy
         2. Neglecting the assembly
         3. The reason is unstated
     C. The instruction (10:25)
IV. Why meet together? (Prov. 27:17; Heb. 10:24-25)
     A. “Iron sharpens iron” (27:17)
         1. “The wits” = “the face” (27:17)
         2. It only happens in community
     B. “Provoke . . . to love and good deeds” (10:24)
         1. Not necessarily negative
         2. It only happens in community
     C. “Encouraging one another” (10:25)
         1. We need encouragement
         2. It only happens in community
     D. We need each other
V. Conclusion: “The Benefits of Church,” T. M. Luhrmann, New York Times (April 20, 2013)

“A Church-Going Society is a Healthier One,” John Stonestreet, Miami Herald (Dec. 30, 2017)


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