Outline: Preaching on Choices – Proverbs 3:5-6

Published On: 3 de February de 2024Categories: preaching model

Biblical Text: Proverbs 3:5-6 (ARA)“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Introduction: Start preaching by highlighting the relevance of choices in our lives, being an intrinsic theme of the Christian journey. Use everyday examples to show how choices shape our destiny and how divine guidance is essential in this process.

Objective of the Outline: To challenge listeners to reflect on their daily choices, emphasizing the importance of seeking God’s direction in each decision.

Central Theme: Choices Under Divine Direction


  1. Total Trust in God:
    • Subtopics:
      • The limitation of human wisdom.
      • The importance of complete trust in God.
  2. Supporting Verse: Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”
  3. Discerning God’s Will:
    • Subtopics:
      • The role of prayer in the search for divine will. The importance of the Word of God as a guide.
  4. Supporting Verse: Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light to my path.”
  5. Impact of Choices on the Community:
    • Subtopics:
      • How our choices affect the body of Christ.
      • Responsibility and accountability.
  6. Supporting Verse: Galatians 6:2 – “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
  7. Overcoming Temptations:
    • Subtopics:
      • The fight against everyday temptations.
      • God’s promise to provide a way out.
  8. Supporting Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13 – “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful and will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able; but with the temptation he will provide you with deliverance, so that you can bear it.”
  9. Prioritizing the Kingdom of God:
    • Subtopics:
      • The challenge of prioritizing eternal things.
      • Trusting that God will take care of daily needs.
  10. Supporting Verse: Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
  11. The Importance of Repentance:
    • Subtopics:
      • Recognizing wrong choices.
      • The path of repentance and restoration.
  12. Supporting Verse: Acts 3:19 – “Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.”
  13. Growth Through Challenging Choices:
    • Subtopics:
      • How adversity shapes our character.
      • Finding hope in difficult choices.
  14. Supporting Verse: Romans 5:3-4 – “And not only this, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces patience, and patience, experience, and experience, hope.”
  15. Witnessing Through Choices:
    • Subtopics:
      • The impact of Christian choices on testimony.
      • Opportunities to share faith through decisions.
  16. Supporting Verse: 1 Peter 3:15 – “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts; and always be ready to give an answer with gentleness and fear to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that is in you.”

Conclusion: Highlight the responsibility we have in daily choices and encourage listeners to trust God’s guidance. Emphasize that, even in the face of the consequences of past choices, divine grace offers opportunities for a new beginning.

Appropriate Time to Use the Outline: This outline is appropriate for biblical teaching services, cells, spiritual retreats and events aimed at spiritual growth. It can be especially helpful when the community seeks practical guidance to face daily decisions in light of God’s Word.

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Written by : Ministério Veredas Do IDE

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