Author: Ron Graham


Your Self Image
—An old sermon outline

This is an old sermon outline that I found among “my things”. It runs along similar lines to the previous lesson.

1 Some of us may have two faces

(1) The image we try to present to others

(2) A secret image or private picture of ourselves

God wants us to have one self image, without pretenses and doubts.

a. Not "a failure" (Philippians 2:12-16 1Tim 1:12-16)

b. Not focussed on body shape (2Corinthians 5:1-10 1Corinthians 6:15-20)

c. Not feeling pushed aside or left behind (Ephesians 1:3-19)

2 Some of us may discourage others

(1) Because of our own poor self image and pretenses

(2) Because we are concerned about ourselves more than others

God wants us to build up and encourage those around us

a. Not with a pretense at love or justice (Romans 12:9-21)

b. Kind and uplifting when speaking to others (Ephesians 4:29-32)

c. Putting others before ourselves (Philippians 2:1-5)

3 Some of us need the joy attitude

 J Jesus first
O Others second
Y Yourself last