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Lies of Satan

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By Andrew Vanderford

Benchley, July 30, 2017

  • The first lie
    • Genesis 3:1-7
    • John 8:34; 14:6
    • Romans 5:12
    • I Corinthians 15:21-22
    • II Corinthians 11:1-4
  • Deceptions offered to Christ
    • Luke 4:1-13
    • John 8:42-53
  • Children of lies
    • I Corinthians 11:13-15
    • Deuteronomy 13:1-5
    • Matthew 24:23-24
    • Galatians 1:6-9
    • Salvation by faith alone?
      • Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5
      • Compare: Mark 16:16; Galatians 3:27; I Peter 3:21
    • Eternal security?
    • I Timothy 4:1-5
    • Law of celibacy
      • Compare I Corinthians 7
    • Law of abstinence
      • Penance and fasting
  • Children of truth
    • II John 1:1-11; Acts 20:25
    • Luke 4:3-13; Psalms 119:104, 128

The Christian’s Joy

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 23, 2017

  • Introduction
    • Suicide rates in the United States
    • Psalm 51:12 – David’s prayer of repentance
  • God’s word should be received with joy.
    • Matthew 13:20 – Even the “stony ground” received the word with joy.
    • I Thessalonians 1:6
    • Acts 8:39
    • Have I lost the joy of my salvation?
  • Joy is the result of a spiritual mind.
    • Philippians 3:3
    • Romans 14:17
  • We are commanded to rejoice always.
    • Philippians 4:4
    • Romans 12:12
    • I Thessalonians 5:16
    • Psalms 32:11
    • Psalms 149:5
  • Christians are joyful people in all circumstances.
    • I Thessalonians 4:13
    • I John 1:4
    • I Peter 1:8
    • Psalms 35:9
    • III John 1:4
  • Christians rejoice when they see their brethren walking with God.
    • Philippians 4:1-3, 10
    • II Corinthians 8:2
    • Acts 13:50-52
    • Acts 5:41
    • Colossians 1:11
    • I Peter 4:12-13
  • When one rejoices in God’s salvation, he serves Him!

Christians at Work

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By David Watson

Benchley, July 23, 2017

  • Daniel 6:4 – Daniel’s detractors could find no accusation against him.
  • Character
    • Colossians 3:8-9
    • Luke 3:12-13 – Jesus’ commands to tax collectors.
    • Luke 19:8-10 – Zaccheus promises to work honestly.
    • II Thessalonians 3:6-13
  • Attitude
    • Colossians 3:22-25 – If God expected this from slaves, surely he expects this or more from employees who are in a more privileged position.
    • Ephesians 6:5-8 – When we work for our boss, we are working for God.
    • I Peter 2:18-20 – Your boss might be unreasonable, but we must still obey God and patiently endure.
  • Leadership
    • Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 4:1 – Masters must answer to God!
    • James 5:1-6 – God is not pleased when masters mistreat their workers.
    • Leviticus 19:13 – God cares about the worker!
  • Spirituality
    • Titus 2:9-10
    • I Timothy 6:1-2 – Work well so that God’s name will not be spoken against.

By David Watson

Benchley, July 16, 2017

  • Acts 22:3, 28 – Paul identified himself as a Jew and a Roman citizen.
  • A former sinner
    • Acts 7:58 – Paul at Stephen’s stoning
    • Acts 9:3-6, 17-20 – Paul’s conversion
    • Acts 22
    • Acts 26:12-19
    • Galatians 1:13; Ephesians 3:8; I Corinthians 15:9; I Timothy 1:13-15 – Paul always viewed himself as a sinner first.
    • Romans 7:24
  • A convert
    • Philippians 3:1-12 – Paul was fully converted to his new life as a Christian.
  • A bold Christian
    • Ephesians 6:19-20
    • Galatians 1:11-24 – Paul’s teaching came straight from Christ.
    • Galatians 2:3-11 – Paul’s past did not prevent him from teaching boldly.

God’s Memorials

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 16, 2017

  • Introduction
    • We are admonished to remember God.
    • Deuteronomy 4:23
    • Psalms 9:17
    • II Peter 1:9
    • James 1:25
  • Rainbow: Genesis 9:8-15
  • Sabbath: Exodus 20:11; Deuteronomy 5:15
    • Deuteronomy 5:3 – Sabbath was for all the Hebrew nation at that time. It is not for us today.
  • Passover: Exodus 12:11, 14
    • II Thessalonians 1:8-9
  • Omer of manna: Exodus 16:32-36
  • Lord’s Supper: I Corinthians 11:24-25

Bible Class Teachers

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 9, 2017

  • I Timothy 4:16
  • John 6:44-45
  • Hebrews 5:12
  • Qualities of a good Bible class teacher
    • Be a genuine Christian
      • This requires the right information and the right disposition (“spirit and truth”).
        • Philippians 1:18 – teaching with wrong disposition
      • I Corinthians 9:27
      • I John 2:15-16
      • Those who practice sin should not teach classes.
      • Those who are careless with their attendance should not teach classes.
    • Be sound in doctrine
      • Titus 2:1, 8
      • II Timothy 1:3
    • Be honest and open
      • Acts 15:21
      • Psalm 119:128 – The teacher must love truth and hate error.
    • Be diligent in study
    • Be dependable
    • Pray about it
      • I Thessalonians 5:17

By Ara Casada

Benchley, July 9, 2017

  • Acts 3:1-10 – Peter heals the lame man
  • Our hardships can be an opportunity for God to display His power.
    • II Corinthians 12:7-10 – Paul’s thorn in the flesh
    • Genesis 45:3-8; 50:19-21 – God used Joseph to achieve His plans.
    • James 5:13-15
  • How we handle a hardship can draw people to (or drive them away from) God.
    • Acts 3:11-26
    • Acts 4:8-22 – Peter and John use their arrest as an opportunity to teach.
    • Acts 16:16-34 – Paul and Silas use their imprisonment to teach the jailer and the other prisoners.
    • Job 2:9 – Job’s wife did not handle the suffering well. She turned away from God and encouraged Job to do the same.
  • Tell others how God has helped us and what He has accomplished in us because of our hardship.
    • Deuteronomy 6:20-25
    • If we genuinely appreciate what God has done for us, it is much easier to be motivated to talk to others about God!

Joshua

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By David Watson

Benchley, July 2, 2017

  • Exodus 17:9-15 – First introduction to Joshua.
  • He followed a great example
    • Exodus 24:12
    • Exodus 33:11 – Joshua was involved as the servant of Moses.
    • Numbers 11:27-30
    • Philippians 3:17 – Paul says, follow my example!
    • I Peter 2:21
  • He had the courage to be different
    • Numbers 13:30 – Caleb and Joshua say they can take Canaan.
    • Numbers 14:6-10 – The people are ready to stone Caleb and Joshua.
    • I Peter 1:14-16 – Be holy! Be set apart!
    • I Peter 4:3-4
    • Romans 12:2
    • II Corinthians 6:14-17
  • He caused others to serve God
    • Joshua 24:14-16, 24-28, 31

Curing Arrogance

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By David Watson

Benchley, June 25, 2017

  • Acts 8:1-3
  • Understanding the word church
    • Ekklesia – called out group (Acts 19:32)
    • Universal (all saved people everywhere)
      • Ephesians 5:23; 4:4
      • Matthew 16:18
      • Hebrews 12:23 (Luke 10:20)
      • I Thessalonians 4:16
    • Local (saved people working together as a congregation)
      • Romans 16:16
      • I Corinthians 1:2
  • I answer to Christ first!
    • Acts 11:19-26
    • Romans 6:3 (I Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27)
    • I Corinthians 5:1-2
    • Not: I am church of Christ
      • Better: I am a Christian
    • Not: A church of Christ preacher
      • Better: A gospel preaching
  • I am on a team!
    • Philippians 1:1, 27; 4:15
    • I Timothy 5:16
    • Matthew 18:17
    • (Acts 12:5; I Corinthians 14; 16:1-2; Acts 6:1)