20 Lessons from Galatians

  1. Salvation is God’s gift to us (1:4; 2:16, 20; 3:8, 13-14, 26-29; 4:4-5; 5:1; 6:8).
  2. Doctrinal purity is non-negotiable (1:6-9; 2:4-5; 4:16; 5:7-9).
  3. It matters what we believe (1:6-9; 3:1-5; 5:7-9).
  4. We cannot serve God and man at the same time (1:10; 5:11).
  5. The Scriptures are inspired of God (1:11-12).
  6. God is no respecter of persons (2:6; 3:28).
  7. Christian fellowship is wonderful (2:9; 4:13-14; 6:2, 10).
  8. We should not be hypocrites (2:11-14).
  9. Sometimes sin must be rebuked publicly (2:11-14).
  10. Justification is by faith, not meritorious works (2:16-21; 3:1-14, 21-23; 4:1-5; 4:22-31).
  11. The gospel of Christ produces freedom from the bondage of law (3:10-14, 23; 4:1-7, 22-31; 5:1).
  12. The Law of Moses fulfilled its purpose (3:19-29).
  13. All Christians, regardless of race, are descendants of Abraham (3:29; 6:16).
  14. It is possible to fall from grace (5:4).
  15. Freedom in Christ is not license to sin (5:13-15).
  16. We should walk by the Spirit (5:16-18, 22-23, 25; 6:8).
  17. We should avoid the works of the flesh (5:16-17, 19-21, 24).
  18. We should restore the erring (6:1).
  19. We reap what we sow (6:7-8).
  20. Rewards belong to those who endure (6:9).

40 Sentence Sermons from the Minor Prophets

  1. Calamity awaits those who have no knowledge of God (Hosea 4:1, 6).
  2. Do not remove the spiritual landmarks that God has set in place (Hosea 5:10).
  3. No one can help you like God can (Hosea 5:13).
  4. Don’t let your faithfulness to God fade like a morning cloud (Hosea 6:4).
  5. You reap what you sow (Hosea 8:7).
  6. Don’t let God’s law become a strange thing to you (Hosea 8:12).
  7. God loves freely (Hosea 14:4).
  8. It is important to teach every generation about God (Joel 1:2-3).
  9. Repentance must be genuine and from the heart (Joel 2:13).
  10. God is very concerned with how we treat the needy (Amos 2:6; 5:11-12).
  11. God’s word is like a plumbline – an absolute standard (Amos 7:7-9).
  12. A famine of the word of God is the worst kind of famine (Amos 8:11-13).
  13. God can use “natural” calamities to get our attention (Amos 4:6-13).
  14. Prepare to meet your God (Amos 4:12).
  15. Pride is deceitful, leading to a false sense of security (Obadiah 3-4).
  16. In matters of right and wrong, we can never be neutral (Obadiah 11).
  17. You’ll never get anywhere running from God (Jonah 1:1-3).
  18. Preachers must preach only what God desires (Jonah 3:2).
  19. God responds positively to those who turn to him (Jonah 3:10).
  20. Preachers are not perfect (Jonah 4:1-2).
  21. God will turn against His people when His people turn against Him (Micah 1:2).
  22. What God requires of people is this: to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with Him (Micah 6:8).
  23. God will punish the guilty (Nahum 1:3).
  24. Preaching should be plain (Habakkuk 2:2).
  25. The just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4).
  26. God deserves to be praised regardless of our circumstances (Habakkuk 3:17-19).
  27. Material wealth will mean nothing on the Day of Judgment (Zephaniah 1:18).
  28. We will be judged not just according to what we do, but also according to what we do not do (Zephaniah 3:2).
  29. God’s house is more important than my house (Haggai 1:2-4).
  30. Living in the past can harm our work in the present (Haggai 2:3).
  31. Self-examination is an on-going need (Haggai 1:5, 7).
  32. Our work today is for future glory (Haggai 2:9).
  33. If we turn to God, He will turn to us (Zechariah 1:3).
  34. We are the apple of God’s eye (Zechariah 2:8).
  35. Our sufficiency is not of ourselves (Zechariah 4:6).
  36. Don’t forget God’s love (Malachi 1:1-2).
  37. Don’t give leftovers to God (Malachi 1:7-8).
  38. Be careful whom you marry (Malachi 2:11-12).
  39. God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16).
  40. God has a book of remembrance (Malachi 3:16).