February 14, 2016 – Sermon Outline

“The Fire of God”

Scripture Reference: Genesis 15: 6-11, 17-18, Hebrews 12:29

Introduction: Several times in Scripture God revealed himself as fire.

I. Covenant Love on fire (Genesis 15: 17-18)

II. The Burning Bush (Exodus 3:2-6)

  • A God of miracles (Exodus 3:2)
  • Holy, not harmful (Exodus 3:2,5, Matthew 3:12)

III. A Pillar of Fire (Exodus 13:21)

  • Light (Acts 26:18)
  • Protection (Exodus 14:20, Luke 10:19)

IV. A Call to Commitment (I Kings 18:20-24, 37-39)

  • Hesitation is dangerous. (I Kgs. 18:21, 39)
  • God’s enemies eliminated. (I Kgs. 18:40, Heb. 10:27, II Pet. 3:10, 12-13)

V.  A Baptism of Fire (Matthew 3:11, Acts 2:3)

  • All disciples need a baptism of fire. (Acts 2:3)
  • The Baptism with the Holy Spirit accomplishes everything “the fire of God does in our lives.

Conclusion: When God sets the church on fire, the world will come to watch us burn.

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