By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 21, 2016

  • II Corinthians 8:12, 5
  • Psalms 84:10
  • Faith
    • Romans 1:20
    • Faith in God
    • Faith in Jesus
      • Ephesians 1:7
      • Hebrews 4:15
      • Hebrews 7:25
      • Romans 8:27
      • I Thessalonians 4:13-18
      • I Corinthians 15:13-19
    • Faith in the scripture
      • Romans 16:16
    • Love
      • I Corinthians 13:13
      • I Corinthians 16:22
      • Proverbs 23:23
      • Ephesians 4:15
      • Love the local church
    • Hope
      • II Thessalonians 1:10
      • Romans 2:4
      • Ephesians 1:17

By Marco di Martino

Benchley, August 21, 2016

  • Thanks
  • The Via Sannio church in Rome
  • The new work in Ciampino
  • The work in Carapelle
    • Helping an existing work (only women)
  • Different challenges in the Catholic country
    • Carapelle
      • Catholicism is very significant
      • Traditions and baggage
      • Mafia in a poor area
      • Closed mentality
    • Goals for Carapelle
      • Regular studies
      • Strengthen the sisters
      • Encouragements to Ciampino
      • Involve other brethren
    • Ciampino
      • Religion is not important
      • Life coaching
      • Competition
      • Time management
    • Preaching in Ciampino
      • Individual Bible studies
      • Bible classes
      • Public lectures
      • Website and social networks
    • Example from Acts
      • Acts 15:19-21
    • What preaching in Ciampino is teaching me
      • To listen
      • To be respectful of culture and baggage
      • Find the most efficient way to help others learn
      • I have to grow
      • I Corinthians 9:19-21
    • The two biggest challenges
      • Management of my time as preacher and husband
      • Be ready to change according to different situations
    • Conclusion
      • Philippians 4:13

Godly Families, Part 5

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By David Watson

Benchley, August 21, 2016

  • Center your family around God
    • Deuteronomy 6:4
    • Family Bible reading
    • Family devotions
    • Family reactions – the way we always act and react to life
    • What could get us on the wrong track as a family?
      • TV
      • Social media
      • Sports
      • John 12:42-43
    • Men: lead and sacrifice with love
      • A husband is responsible for serving his wife as a leader.
        • Genesis 3:16; I Corinthians 11:3, 7-9
      • Anyone with God-given authority must use it as God requires.
        • I Samuel 15:17-19, 26 – Saul did not lead as God commanded.
        • Husbands are to fulfill their role as God has described it.
        • Colossians 3:19
      • Bad leadership leads to unhappiness
        • I Samuel 8 – Samuel’s sons were bad leaders and Israel rejected them.
      • How should a husband lead?
        • By sacrificing himself for the spiritual well-being of his wife.
          • Ephesians 5:22-23
        • By developing Christ-like love for his wife.
          • See Matthew 20:26-28; John 13:5-14. The way to be great is to serve.  There is no task that is below us.
          • I Corinthians 2:11

I Corinthians, Part 12

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 17, 2016

  • 1 Corinthians 7:1-16
  • I Corinthians 7:1 – ESV, NRSV, and LEB put the second half of this verse in quotes, indicating that this is the question asked of Paul. This seems to match with the rest of I Corinthians 7:2-9, which is Paul’s answer to the question.
  • I Corinthians 7:3-5 – Husbands and wives are not to deprive each other sexually.
  • I Corinthians 7:10-11 – This is God’s basic marriage law, which has been the same since Creation – one man and one woman for life.
  • I Corinthians 7:15 – If an unbelieving spouse is determined to leave, there is nothing the remaining spouse can do but let them go. Nowhere in the Bible do we see that the remaining spouse can remarry with God’s approval.  The only exception is if one spouse was guilty of adultery.  In that case, the innocent spouse can remarry.  (Matthew 19:9; Mark 10:11; Matthew 5:32; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:3)
    • The word “bondage” here is not talking about being bound under the law. It is talking about servitude.  If an unbelieving spouse leaves, the remaining spouse is not required to continue to serve the spouse who left.

Walking Worthy of the Lord

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Knowing God and Christ

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Godly Families, Part 4

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I Corinthians, Part 11

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 10, 2016

  • I Corinthians 6:12-18
  • I Corinthians 6:12 – The “all” here is a restricted “all.” Paul is not saying that absolutely everything is lawful for him.  He is simply comparing what is permissible for him to do under God’s law with what is actually profitable for him to do.
  • I Corinthians 6:13 – The body is not to be used for immorality. Our bodies are to be used to serve God.
  • I Corinthians 6:18 – Some translations (NASB95 and ESV, for example) add “other” in italics, but the body is the agent in all sins that have a physical component.

That’s Just How I Am!

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By David Watson

Benchley, August 7, 2016

  • Kid questions:
    • Why is the tongue a world of iniquity? James 3:6
      • Ephesians 4:29 – Words can also do a lot of good!
    • How did Nehemiah rebuild the wall of the city?
      • Nehemiah 4:6 – The people had a mind to work.
      • They prayed.
      • They prepared for any trouble.
    • Why was the Israelites’ punishment death?
      • Deuteronomy 28:1, 15 – Because they sinned!
      • Deuteronomy 18:15 – This was a prophecy about Jesus.
    • What does God look like?
      • He is spirit. John 4:24
      • Exodus 33:18-23
      • I John 3:2

 

  • Ephesians 4:17-24
  • Become a new person!
    • Ephesians 4 + Romans 6 + Colossians 3
      • Romans 6:4, 11-13
      • Colossians 3:5-8, 13
    • Galatians 2:11-14
  • Other effects of this attitude problem
    • It’s hypocrisy and it ruins my credibility.
      • Romans 2:1-3, 21
    • It allows spiritual laziness to continue.
      • II Peter 1:5-11
    • It implies that some sins are okay.
      • John 9:28-34
      • I John 3:7
    • Am I guilty?
      • Romans 12:6-8
      • Too hard on kids
      • Gossip
      • Cliques
        • James 2:2
      • Materialism
        • Luke 12:15
      • Laziness
        • James 2:24

Godly Families, Part 3

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By David Watson

Benchley, August 7, 2016

  • The importance of developing a good marriage:
    • Before Eve: “not good” (Genesis 2:18)
    • After Eve: “very good” (Genesis 1:31)
    • (Chronology note: Genesis 2 is filling in details of Genesis 1:27.)
    • Malachi 2:14
    • Marriage is about companionship.
    • I Corinthians 7:9
  • When marriage is what it is supposed to be, it is very good. (Genesis 1:31)
    • Proverbs 18:22; 19:14; 31:10 – Marriage is a good relationship. You could not possible put a price on having a good spouse to rely on, talk with, take comfort from, and share life with.
    • Not every marriage is good. Proverbs 21:9, 19; I Samuel 25:3, 25
  • Your marriage affects a whole list of things beyond you.
    • Your marriage affects your relationship with God.
      • I Peter 3:7
    • Your marriage affects the reputation of God, His Word, and His people.
      • Titus 2:3-5
    • Your marriage affects your relationship with others.
      • Mark 6:18-26 – The influence of Herodias causes Herod to do something he really doesn’t want to do.