Abound

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 22, 2017

  •  Introduction
    • Abound – exceeding measure
    • II Corinthians 1:5
    • II Peter 1:11
    • James 1:21
    • II Corinthians 11:23-28
  • Abounding in our service to the Lord in:
    • Faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly kindness, love (II Peter 1:5-7)
      • These things will make sure we bear fruit for God.
    • The walk of the new life (Colossians 2:6-7; I Thessalonians 4:1)
      • The only way to walk in fellowship with God is to allow Him to direct our steps.
      • II Corinthians 5:17
      • Colossians 4:12
    • The work of the Lord (I Corinthians 15:58)
      • It is very important that we abound in the work of the Lord, not of some other religion.
    • Love (II Thessalonians 1:3; Philippians 1:9)
      • Am I abounding in love for my brethren?
      • John 13:35
    • Hope (Romans 15:13)
      • Hebrews 6:19
    • Have we been abounding in all these things?
    • Zephaniah 1:12

 

By David Watson

Benchley, January 22, 2017

  • Exodus 23:2 – Warning against peer pressure.
  • “A strong marriage and family is usually impossible.”
    • Esther 1:10-12, 19-21 – The king’s attitude toward divorce is a common one today.
    • Temporary marriage license?
    • Matthew 19:4-9; Ephesians 5:22-6:4
  • “It doesn’t hurt to look.”
    • Pornography is a huge threat to our marriages!
    • Galatians 5:16-23; I Thessalonians 4:1-8
  • “Everybody needs to do what’s best for them.”
    • II Peter 2:3
    • James 5:19-20
    • Titus 2:11-14; Luke 9:23 – Everybody needs to do what’s best for God!
  • We must live by the Word of God, not the immoral ideas of people!
    • II Timothy 3

Godly Families, Part 21

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By David Watson

Benchley, January 22, 2017

  • (Grand)parenting applications: training children to know God’s word (continued)
Specific Goal Passage(s) to discuss & guide Ways (grand)parents can exemplify and teach Temptations and hindrances Behaviors to correct
Study the Bible II Timothy 2:14-15; Acts 17:11; Mark 12:10 Answer some kid questions with, “I need to study that”; comment on cross references, translations, content, harmony, and figures. Quicker and easier to read commentary.  Are useful, but should never replace Bible study. Don’t want to do class lessons with any depth.  Attitude: “study is for adults”
Use the Bible as a guide through life Psalm 119:9-11; James 1:21-25 Exemplify change based on Bible; guide kids’ application of Word by making plans, motivating, accountability. Change is hard!  Easier to go with flow.  Takes mature faith to trust text over friends/society. Hypocrisy:  sermon on speech … continue bad words.
Defend the Bible Hebrews 2:1-4; I Thessalonians 2:13 Be open and honest about science, creation, Bible, evidence, etc.; http://ApologeticsPress.org We’re not historians / scientists / archaeologists … “Just believe it!”; Afraid to investigate. “There’s no proof.  Everybody  just chooses what to believe.”
Use the Bible to teach others II Timothy 3:16-17; Acts 18:25-26 Exemplify ways to bring up Bible in conversations; practice – “How would you explain ___ to someone?” Laziness – a good spiritual comment only comes after developing knowledge, thought, courage. “Well, I think …” instead of “the Bible teaches …”

 

1 Corinthians, Part 31

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 18, 2017

  • I Corinthians 15:29-44
  • I Corinthians 15:29-32
    • Several baptisms are mentioned in the New Testament:
      • I Corinthians 10:1-3 – baptism of Moses and Israelites in the sea
      • Matthew 3:11 – baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire
      • Matthew 3:6 – baptism of John the Baptist
      • Ephesians 4:4-6 – baptism of the New Covenant. This is a command and not a promise
      • Luke 12:50; Mark 10:38-40 – baptism of suffering
    • Water baptism is not in this context. Suffering is.
    • “for the dead” – “for” here could be used in the sense of “to fill the ranks.”
  • I Corinthians 15:33-34 – This seems to be specifically directed to those who believed in the resurrection as a warning against close companionship with those who did not believe in the resurrection. Those who did not believe in the resurrection were living sinful lives as it says in I Corinthians 15:32: “Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die.”
  • I Corinthians 15:35-44 – The resurrected body is an immortal body. We do not yet know what it will be like.

Refuge in Christ

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 15, 2017

  • Introduction
    • Hebrews 6:16-20
  • Can I find refuge in Christ? (question)
    • I Peter 5:7
    • John 14:6
    • John 10:27
  • I find refuge in Christ (affirmation)
    • II Timothy 2:10
    • Colossians 2:10
  • Find refuge in Christ (exhortation)
    • Matthew 28:18-20
    • Hebrews 10:24-25
    • Acts 2:40
  • Refuge in Christ (consolation)
    • Hebrews 13:25
  • In Christ (exaltation)
    • II Corinthians 5:17
    • Ephesians 2:19-22
    • Ephesians 1:18
  • Christ (satisfaction)
    • Galatians 3:29
    • Romans 18:17
    • Romans 8:18
    • Psalm 23
    • Matthew 25:21

Fellowship with Marco

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By David Watson

Benchley, January 15, 2017

  • Philippians 4:10-19
  • Fellowship is more than financial
    • II Corinthians 8-9
    • II Corinthians 8:24 – The money sent was a proof of their love.
    • II Corinthians 9:10-11 – The money caused many thanks to go up to God.
    • Christians suffer together.
      • I Peter 5:8-9
    • Progress of the gospel
      • Philippians 1:3-5, 12-20
    • Marco’s example
      • I Timothy 4; Titus 2

Godly Families, Part 20

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By David Watson

Benchley, January 15, 2017

  • (Grand)parenting applications: training children to love others (continued):
Specific Goal Passage(s) to discuss & guide Ways (grand)parents can exemplify and teach Temptations and hindrances Behaviors to correct
Love enemies Matthew 5:41-45; Luke 23:34; Romans 12:14-21; I Peter 3:8-9 When someone hates, respond with love; “Remember he has a soul.” Not natural – must be deliberate choice. Revenge, hatred
  • Train children to know God’s word
    • Hosea 4:6
    • What was going on in the first century?
      • Acts 18:1-18
    • Luke 17:20-21 – The kingdom of Christ is in the hearts of men.
    • The story of Corinth is representative of the overall movement recorded in Acts:
      • Acts 1:1
      • Acts 4:2
      • Acts 5:21
      • Acts 5:28
      • Acts 5:42
      • Acts 11:26
      • Acts 13:1
      • Acts 15:35
      • Acts 17:19
      • Acts 20:20
      • Acts 28:31
    • 1st century: tons of teaching about Word à Many people believed with zeal and passion!
    • 21st century: the same will happen!
    • Do you suppose it will work for our kids?
    • When you start making an excuse for yourself, remember Timothy!
      • Grew up in Lystra, which was full of heathens. Acts 16:1-2
  • (Grand)parenting applications: training children to know God’s word
Specific Goal Passage(s) to discuss & guide Ways (grand)parents can exemplify and teach Temptations and hindrances Behaviors to correct
Genuinely love the Bible Psalm 119; Mark 4:3-20 Look forward to Bible reading and teaching; talk about its benefits If we’re not actively applying and teaching, it’s hard to read.  Appreciate its treasures! Read the news, novels, sports, homework, etc. all the time … and the Bible a few minutes on Sunday
Read the Bible Psalm 1; I Corinthians 14:19 (point is to read and understand) Read it yourself!  Read together or aloud.  Help through difficulties in habit forming, understanding Be aware; judgment needed with translations and paraphrases Reading it just to check a box.

I Corinthians, Part 30

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 11, 2017

  • I Corinthians 15:12-29
  • I Corinthians 15:12-19 – Apparently, some among the Corinthians were claiming there was no resurrection. Paul was pointing out the fallacy of this belief.  It makes no sense to be a Christian if there is no resurrection.
  • I Corinthians 15:21-22 – Adam brought sin into the world. This is not saying we are guilty of Adam’s sin – just that Adam’s sin introduced physical death into the world.
  • I Corinthians 15:23 – Christ is the first fruits of the resurrection. All the others that have been saved by Him will follow at the bodily resurrection.
    • John 5:28-29
  • I Corinthians 15:24-28 – When the resurrection is complete, Jesus will hand over His authority back to the Father and God will go back to the state He was in before Creation.
  • I Corinthians 15:29 – Six baptisms discussed in the New Testament:
    • Holy Spirit
    • John the Baptist – Luke 3:#
    • In Jesus’ name
    • Of fire
    • Of suffering – Mark 10:38-39
    • Of the sea

 

Satan’s Counterfeits

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 8, 2017

  • Introduction
    • II Corinthians 2:11
    • James 1:7-8
    • I Kings 12:32 – Jeroboam institutes a feast like the feast of tabernacles.
    • Genesis 3 – Satan deceives Eve.
    • If Satan broadcast his true plans, he would not be able to get as many people to follow his ways.
The true The counterfeit
God (Matthew 22:37) gods
Christ christs (II Corinthians 11:14-15)
Angels angels
Prophets prophets
Teachers teachers (II Peter 2:1)
Apostles apostles (II Corinthians 11:13)
Brethren (Matthew 23:8) brethren (II Corinthians 11:26)
Church (Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 5:23) churches (I Kings 12:26-27; Revelation 2:9
Doctrine (Titus 2) doctrines (I Timothy 4:1; Ephesians 3:15)
Keep self pure (Ephesians 5:27; I Timothy 5:22; John 10:18) sins/pleasures (Hebrews 11:24)
  • Matthew 7:13 – The devil is a wise old dude! He has many clever devices to deceive us.
  • I Corinthians 10:12
  • Titus 3:5
  • Ephesians 3:10
  • I Peter 5:8
  • James 1:7
  • John 8:32

Obadiah

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By David Watson

Benchley, January 8, 2017

  • Obadiah 1:1-21
  • Jacob
    • Israelites
    • Zion
  • Esau
    • Edomites
    • Seir
  • No one is secure without God (Obadiah 1:1-9)
    • Matthew 23:6-12
  • Don’t rejoice when people fall into sin and punishment (Obadiah 1:10-14)
    • II Chronicles 21:8-17 – This could be the occasion that matches what Obadiah is speaking about.
    • Proverbs 24:17-18 – Do not rejoice when your enemy falls.
    • I Corinthians 13:6
    • Matthew 5:43-48 – Love your enemies.
  • God’s people take comfort in the future. (Obadiah 1:15-21)
    • Amos 9:11-12; Acts 15:13-20 – The house of Jacob would have its day physically, but in a bigger way, spiritually.
    • I Thessalonians 4:16-18 – We should be able to take comfort in the future!