II Corinthians, Part 7

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 22, 2017

  • II Corinthians 6:1-18
  • II Corinthians 6:2 – The Holy Spirit here applies this prophecy from Isaiah to the gospel. Now is the time for salvation, not some future time as some groups such as Premillenialists may argue.
  • II Corinthians 6:3 – If Paul had not lived what he preached, it would have reflected poorly on what he preached. The same is true for us.
  • II Corinthians 6:11-13 – The Corinthians were restrained by their own desires. Paul asks them to open their hearts to him and his teaching as he had opened his heart to them.  Many in the religious world today are in the same position of being restrained by their own desires.
  • II Corinthians 6:14-15 – See I Corinthians 5. This is not saying you can’t have dealings with unbelievers.  That would make it impossible to live in the world.  This is specifically talking about being tied to unbelievers in spiritual matters.
  • II Corinthians 6:16 – Christians are the temple of God.
  • II Corinthians 6:17 – Some try to apply this to marriage to advise against marrying an unbeliever, but marriage is not in the context.

Moses

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 19, 2017

  • What if a man wrote a letter to the church wanting to fill a job as a preacher and listed these weaknesses?
  • Isaiah 55:8-9
  • God chose such a man – Moses
    • He did not consider himself a leader. Exodus 3:11; 4:1
    • He was not an eloquent speaker. Exodus 4:10
    • He did not have all the answers. Numbers 15:32-36
    • He sometimes lost his temper. Exodus 3:22
    • He sometimes got so provoked with the people that he disobeyed God. Numbers 21; Psalm 106
  • Moses, an example of a great leader
    • He was so great that God told him. Deuteronomy 18:18
      • Acts 3:22-23
      • Luke 16:29
      • John 6:26-40
      • Acts 15:21
    • His faith (Hebrews 11:24-26)
    • He knew where to get the answers (Numbers 15:35)
    • His love for his brethren (Exodus 32:30-32)
    • His tireless work (Exodus 18:13-18)
    • His humility (Exodus 32:9-13)
    • His faithfulness in proclaiming God’s Word to them (Exodus 20; Deuteronomy 28-29)
    • His patience (Exodus 6:9; 16:2; 17:2)
    • His faithful submission (Deuteronomy 32:48-52)
  • Conclusion

By David Watson

Benchley, March 19, 2017

  • Ephesians 5:1-10
  • What we’re not talking about
    • Just plain being different
    • Being different to be difficult
    • Being different out of pride (Matthew 6:1)
  • What we are talking about
    • Being different to glofiry God (Matthew 5:16)
  • Live with purity
    • I Peter 2:9-12
    • I Peter 1:15
    • I Peter 4:1-15
    • Live excellently among men and people will notie!
  • Trust in God’s Word
    • Acts 27:20-36
    • We can stick up for God’s Word in the storm of life!
    • Genesis 8:22
  • Change from bad to good
    • Galatians 1:13-14, 21-24
  • Use common courtesy
    • Titus 1:16; 2:6-8, 14; 3:8, 14
    • Philippians 2:19-21

Exodus, Part 2

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By David Watson

Benchley, March 19, 2017

  • Exodus 3-4
  • John 9:28 – Moses had an amazing legacy by the time of the New Testament.
  • Acts 7:29-34 – Stephen summarizes Moses’ life.
  • The reluctance of Moses (Exodus 3:11-4:17)
    • Exodus 3:11 – “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh?”
    • Exodus 3:13 – They may say, “What is His name?”
    • Exodus 4:1 – They may say, “The Lord has not appeared to you.”
    • Exodus 4:10 – “I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”
    • Exodus 4:13 – “Send the message by whomever you will.”
    • Do we have the same hurdles of reluctance when it comes to serving God today? What might be running through our heads:
      • Why me? I’m a nobody.
      • I don’t know what to say about God.
      • How do I prove any of this? What if people start asking about the reliability of Bible manuscripts and evidence for God and stuff like that?
      • I’m not good at this. I never think of the right way to say things.
      • Somebody else could do this better.
  • Consider the personal growth of Moses through the book of Exodus.
    • Exodus 2:14-15; Acts 7:25 – first time leaving Egypt
    • Exodus 14:13; Hebrews 11:27 – confidently leading Israel out
  • “I AM has sent me to you” (Exodus 3:14)
    • Hebrew הָיָה (hayah) means “to exist in the absolute sense.” Compare Hosea 1:9.  See also Hebrews 13:8; Revelation 1:4, 9.  Jesus made “I AM” statements in John 8:24, 25, 58; 13:19; 18:5.
    • Exodus 10:2
    • Exodus 20:2
    • Leviticus 19:2
  • God’s concern for His people: “Let my son go” (Exodus 4:23)
    • Exodus 4:21-23 – God says Israel is His firstborn.

 

II Corinthians, Part 6

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 15, 2017

  • II Corinthians 5:10-21
  • II Corinthians 5:10 – “All” here is all who are of an accountable mind.
  • II Corinthians 5:14 – All people of an accountable mind sin and die spiritually. This verse is talking about that spiritual death.  Calvinists have a problem with this verse because they do not believe Christ died for all.
  • II Corinthians 5:16 – We no longer recognize people according to their sins once they are in Christ.
  • II Corinthians 5:17-19 – See Romans 4:6-7. This explains how God comes to not impute sins to a man.
  • II Corinthians 5:21 – Jesus did not become a sinner. He was made to be the sin sacrifice for us.  He was the sacrifice for us so that we could be righteous before God.

Love

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 12, 2017

  • Love, the greatest commandment
    • Matthew 22:37-38
  • Love, the second greatest commandment
    • Matthew 22:39
  • Love and the Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37)
    • Matthew 5:43-48 – Love even your enemies.
  • Love and Peter (John 21:14-17)
  • Love and Paul (I Corinthians 13)
  • Love and Jacob (Genesis 29:20)
  • Conclusion
    • Samaritan – Love serves because of the need.
    • Peter – Love will feed other sheep of Jesus.
    • Paul – Love is not selfish and never fails.
    • Jacob – Love made it a joy to serve.

By David Watson

Benchley, March 12, 2017

  • Philippians 2:1-8
  • He became a servant
    • Philippians 2:6-7
    • Think about all that Jesus gave up to be a servant.
    • John 1:1-3, 14
    • We often try to elevate ourselves when we should be content to be servants.
    • Matthew 20:28
    • II Corinthians 8:9
  • He became obedient
    • Philippians 2:8
    • John 4:34; 8:28
    • II Corinthians 12:20 – warning against gossip
    • Hebrews 13:4; I John 2:16 – warning against lust
    • Galatians 5:20-21 – warning against outbursts of anger
  • He because obedient to the point of death!
    • Philippians 2:8, 17, 30

Exodus, Part 1

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By David Watson

Benchley, March 12, 2017

  • Exodus beings with Israel multiplying in Egypt. The Egyptians put the Israelites under hard labor.
  • Moses is born in Egypt. His life is divided into three 40-year sections:
    • 1st 40 years – raised as an Egyptian (Exodus 2:11; Acts 7:23)
    • 2nd 40 years – shepherd in Midian (Exodus 2:15; 7:7; Acts 7:29-30)
    • 3rd 40 years – leader of Israel (Deuteronomy 34:7)
  • The book of Exodus can also be divided into 3 sections:
    • Egypt and the ten plagues (Exodus 1:1-12:32)
    • The Exodus! (Exodus 12:33-18:27)
    • Mount Sinai, the law, and the tabernacle (Exodus 19-40)
  • God is faithful!
    • Genesis 12:2, 7; Exodus 1:5, 7. Notice how many Israelites there were later!  Exodus 12:37; 38:26
    • Exodus begins to fulfill the land promise. Acts 7:17.
    • II Peter 3:8-11
  • “But the midwives feared God” (Exodus 1:15-22)
    • Are the midwives lying in Exodus 1:19? Did God reward them for lying in Exodus 1:20?  Consider also Joshua 2:3-6 and Hebrews 11:31.
    • It’s possible that God was rewarding them for their fear and reverence without specifically approving of their lies (if they were indeed lying).
  • “He became her son” (Exodus 2:10)
    • Moses understood his identity as a Hebrews and a deliverer. (Exodus 2:11-14; Acts 7:23-28)
    • Hebrews 11:23-29 – Moses acted by faith!
  • “Who made you a prince or a judge over us?” (Exodus 2:14)
    • Acts 7:35-39, 51-53 – The people in Stephen’s day rejected Jesus just like the Hebrews rejected Moses. We must be careful not to make the same mistake!

2 Corinthians, Part 5

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 8, 2017

  • II Corinthians 4:14-5:10
  • II Corinthians 4:18 – Everything that can be seen is temporary and will be destroyed. We are to focus our attention on things that are eternal.
  • II Corinthians 5:1 – We are not told exactly what will happen between our earthly death and the resurrection. The parable Jesus tells of Lazarus and the rich man (Luke 16:19-31) implies that there will be some state of peaceful existence after death for those who obey God.
  • II Corinthians 5:5 – The “we” in this passage seems to specifically refer to Paul and the apostles. The principles in most of this chapter apply to all Christians, though.

Let No One Despise Your Youth

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By Danny Lackey

Benchley, March 5, 2017

  • Introduction
    • Who is useful to God when it comes to faithful service? I Timothy 4:12-16
  • God has used young people to accomplish great things
    • Joseph – Genesis 45:3-8
    • Samuel – I Samuel 3:1-4; 19-21
    • David – I Samuel 17:33, 34-38
    • Solomon
    • Josiah
    • Jeremiah – Jeremiah 1:4-10
    • Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego – Daniel 1:1-5; 3
    • Mary – Luke 1:30-38
    • Timothy – Acts 16:1-5
  • The kind of young people God can use
    • Willing to flee immorality – II Timothy 2:22; I Corinthians 6:18-20
    • Willing to trust in God – I Samuel 17:37
    • Willing to seek first things first – I Kings 3:5-9; Matthew 6:31-34
    • Willing to seek the Lord with tender hearts and with humility – II Chronicles 34:27
    • Willing to boldly do God’s will
    • Willing to be true to their convictions
    • Willing to humbly submit to God’s will – Luke 1:38
    • Willing to be an example to others – I Timothy 4:12, 16
  • Our responsibility to the young
    • Receive them – Matthew 18:5
    • Not place stumbling blocks in their way – Matthew 18:5-6; 18:14
    • Encourage them – I Corinthians 16:10
    • Not despise them – I Corinthians 16:11
  • Conclusion
    • We all need to be active in the Lord’s work.
    • We all need encouragement in that work.
    • We all need to be examples to others.
    • God can use all of us to do mighty things.