{Rom 10:1-2}

Intro: Paul is saying that his hearts desire was for his people (Israel) to be saved. Remember they were the Chosen people but they had not accepted Jesus as their savior. They were still holding on to the old ways, the ways of their fathers. What is your heart’s desire for your people? Who are your people? We need to look at ZEAL & KNOWLEDGE! One with out the other is no good!

I. Zeal (Strong Desire)

A. What is Zeal? {Ps 119:139-140} Enthusiastic devotion; eager desire; heat, on fire!

1. Zeal is a consuming fire that motivates!

2. Zeal for anything means a burning desire for it!

B. Zeal is a must! {Zech 8:1-2}

C. Without Zeal? {Hebrews 11} {John 3:16} Christ without ZEAL?

Heb 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain,

Heb 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death;

Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,

Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham,

Heb 11:23 By faith Moses,

1. Where would we be without the ZEAL of others? LOST

II. Knowledge!

A. What is knowledge? {Gen 2:9} {Eph 5:17} (Understanding)

1. Garden of Eden! {Gen 2:9}“tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”

2. Paul says for us to understand {Eph 5:17}

3. Peter says to add knowledge! {2 Peter 1:5-9} “giving all diligence”

B. Knowledge is a must! If we desire to be saved! {2 Peter 2:19-21}

1. Understanding of Jesus Christ, who He is, what He did.

C. How do we obtain knowledge? {2 Tim 2:15} {Eph 3:2-4}

III. Zeal Without Knowledge Or Knowledge Without Zeal?

A. Zeal without knowledge {Acts 22:3-6} danger & damage! Many will say: {Matt 7:21-23}

B. Knowledge without zeal {Matt 25:14-18}

1. What did the Lord say to the one that did noting with it? {Matt 25:23-28}

C. It takes both! {1 Peter 3:15} One is no good without the other!

1. Jesus gave Himself so He could redeem us and have us know and to be zealous. {Titus 2:14}


1. Zeal is a burning desire and we must have it.

2. Knowledge is an understanding God’s will.

3. Zeal or being on fire without knowledge is very dangerous & can cause damage.

4. Having knowledge and no zeal to spread it is also damaging and no good.

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