Outline of sermon at Journalists for Christ fellowship, April, 2017
Amaso Jack, Discipleship minister and lecturer, Nigeria Institute of Journalism, Lagos
THE PERIOD WE IN
2 Timothy 3:1 KJV This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.”
2 Corinthians 11:26 KJV
In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
2 Timothy 3:2-8 KJV
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3] Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4] Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5] Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6] For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7] Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8] Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
(1) THE SUSTAINING DRIVE TO ACCOMPLISH A GOAL
Philippians 2:13 KJV For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
the zeal of thy house has consumed me
(2) A LEGAL DOCUMENT THAT REQUIRES THE DEATH OF A TESTATOR TO LIVE
(3) THE EXPRESS HEART DESIRE IN THE DIRECTION OF PURPOSE
NOTE PROSPERITY IS A WISH
SANCTIFICATION A WILL
jesus as coach, role model and mentor.
1 JESUS WILL WRITE THE TRUTH
John 14:6 KJV Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
-THE TRUTH SETS FREE
PROFESSIONAL APPROACHES TO WRITE
1 NEWS write to inform
The interest inclination of news based on 6 and 9 eg AIT TVC
The Biblical account of
2 PR Copy writing write to communicate
3 Advertising Copy Writing Writing TO SELL
4 PROPAGANDA writing TO protect an interest which might be a vital OR vested interest
(BLACK, WHITE GRAY)
5 PLAY WRITING writing TO entertain
6 FEATURES indept researched writing
-THE TRUTH SANCTIFIES
John 17:17 KJV Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-6 KJV
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: [
4] That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5] Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
6] That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
2 JESUS WILL WRITE HIMSELF IN US AS HIS WRITTEN EPISTLE.
2 Corinthians 3:2 KJV “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
2 Corinthians 3:3 KJV “Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.”
3 JESUS WILL WRITE THE BEATITUDES
Matthew 5:1 KJV And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
BLESSING IS GOD’S PROPERTY IN MAN’S POSSESSION.
IT IS THE MIND OF CHRIST IN US
Philippians 2:5 KJV “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:”
Philippians 4:8 KJV “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Matthew 5:2 KJV And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Matthew 5:3 KJV “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
POOR SPIRIT IS
(1) Broken spirit
Psalm 51:17 KJV The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
(2) A spirit that
Ephesians 3:16-17 KJV
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
(3) the environment where the 6 fold character of a believer thrives
1 Timothy 4:12 KJV
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
(4) the magnet of attraction to the God head
Note we are God’s temple
I the Lord dwell with
(5) The spritual inability to purchase the 19 vices in men and the 5 in women.
Matthew 5:4 KJV “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5] Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6] Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7] Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8] Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9] Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10] Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11] Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you , and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12] Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.