This is the recent preaching outline I used for a sermon called “Don’t Quit.”
Job 14:1, “Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.
Who do you know right now that you would like to tell them not to quit? Was there a point in your life, maybe even now, that you wish you had someone to say to you, don’t quit?
Job’s background and Introduction
- He had great possessions, his family, his health, and his marriage.
- However, beyond his control, he suffered great loss but remained faithful to the Lord. God blessed his faithful in the end.
- We experience these cycles in almost every arena of life. The cycle move from the promises to problems and many of us never see the prize of being faithful because we quit during the problems. God help us to not give up. To not quit.
- Like Job said, we don’t go very long in life without trouble popping up.
- The first day on the job, honeymoon & marriage, children (Job. 14:1), health, home, education, etc.
- Each of these
- We tend to settle or surrender.
- We then quit, give up.
- Gal. 6:9 and reiterated in 2 Thess. 3:13, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
- To not quit, we need to ask ourselves the question, “what wrong things do we need to quit so we don’t quit on the right things?”
- God rewards faithfulness in life.
- The ultimate reward of faith is eternity with the Lord.
- 1 Cor. 9:24-27, Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
- Heb. 12:1-2, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”