Outline: How To Live Godly Lives
CHARACTERS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT WHOM, YET, INSTRUCT US TODAY (ROMANS 15:4)
I. ________WAS A PREACHER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (2 PETER 2:5)
2 Peter 2:4-9
4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
8(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: KJV
II. ______WAS VEXED BY THE WICKED. What does vexed mean??___
kataponeo (kat-ap-on-eh’-o); to labor down, i.e. wear with toil (figuratively, harrass):KJV – oppress, vex.
(Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew
Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
III. THE ______KNOWETH HOW TO DELIVER THE GODLY. But, How??
A. By God’s Word leading us…..Psalms 119:105, 130
B. By godly friends being with us…..Proverbs 13:20
C. By going places which emphasize godliness…..
1 Corinthians 15:33-34
D. By serving the Lord’s cause w/others…James 1:26-27
E. By holding high the light of the Lord..Matthew 5:16