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2 Corinthians 13:5–11 KJV 1900
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates. For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection. Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction. Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

PERSONAL INVENTORY

Introduction: In this passage we see two exhortations (verse 5, 11): each suggests that we examine ourselves.
“I” is the most important letter in the alphabet …
(a) It is the person you see in the mirror …
(b) The person responsible for your every action …
2. Something else we should see about “I”—It is in the center of “sin,” “pride,” and “Saviour” …
Fifty Sermon Outlines on the Way of Salvation Personal Inventory (2 Cor. 13:5–11)

“I” IS THE CENTER OF SIN

Fifty Sermon Outlines on the Way of Salvation Personal Inventory (2 Cor. 13:5–11)

1. Sin is transgression of God’s law …

Sin is transgression of God’s law
Sin is that which defiles the man
Mark 7:20–23 KJV 1900
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Mark 7
3. Sin separates us from God.
Isaiah 59:2 KJV 1900
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, And your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
4. Sin hinders prayers and the power of God in your life.
Psalm 66:18 KJV 1900
If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear me:
5. Sin excludes man from heaven.
1 Corinthians 6:9–11 KJV 1900
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
6. Sin is forgiveable
Ephesians 1:7 KJV 1900
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Fifty Sermon Outlines on the Way of Salvation Personal Inventory (2 Cor. 13:5–11)

“I” IS THE CENTER OF PRIDE

Luke 18:11–14 KJV 1900
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
The Pharisee’s greatest sin was pride - “I”...
Proverbs 16:18 KJV 1900
Pride goeth before destruction, And an haughty spirit before a fall.
Prov.
2. Pharaoh’s pride destroyed him.
Exodus 5:2 KJV 1900
And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.
Ex.
3. Naamans pride almost cost him his life.
4. Pride destroys humility and builds a wall between you and God.
Fifty Sermon Outlines on the Way of Salvation Personal Inventory (2 Cor. 13:5–11)

“I” IS THE CENTER OF SAVIOUR

Fifty Sermon Outlines on the Way of Salvation Personal Inventory (2 Cor. 13:5–11)

“I” IS THE CENTER OF SAVIOUR

Romans 8:1 KJV 1900
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

In Christ you are a new creature.
Galatians 2:20 KJV 1900
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
2. To be in Christ is to know the joy of salvation.
3. In Him is our faith and hope.
4. In Him is our comfort and strength.
Acts 17:28 KJV 1900
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Conclusion: He is our eternal security.
Brown, J. D. (2001). Fifty Sermon Outlines on the Way of Salvation (p. 47). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
Brown, J. D. (2001). Fifty Sermon Outlines on the Way of Salvation (p. 47). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
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