II Corinthians, Part 16

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, May 31, 2017

  • II Corinthians 13:1-14
  • II Corinthians 13:8 – See Matthew 5:16.
  • II Corinthians 13:9 – See Romans 9:1-2.
  • II Corinthians 13:10 – Paul hoped that they would correct the things he had rebuked them for so that he would not need to be harsh with them when he returned.

Our Impartial God

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, May 28, 2017

  • Romans 2:1-11
  • God’s impartiality is seen in that He imparts sin to all men.
    • Romans 3:9-18, 23
  • God is impartial in that He has provided a Savior for all.
    • I Timothy 2:4
    • Luke 19:10
  • God is impartial in that He invited all to be saved.
  • God is impartial in that He requires the same conditions of all.
    • John 6:24
    • Titus 2:11
    • Romans 1:16
    • Romans 11:26
    • Matthew 16:19; 18:18
  • God is impartial in that He requires the same standard of conduct for all.
    • Galatians 6:14
    • What’s involved in being a new creature?
      • Romans 6:3 – now in Christ
      • Romans 5:17
      • A new worship
      • A new way of life – Romans 6:4
      • New obligations – Ephesians 5:25-26
      • A new concern for compassion – James 5:27

A Question About Dancing

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By David Watson

Benchley, May 28, 2017

[Sorry, no audio available for this lesson. -MRW]

  • Not all dancing is necessarily sinful
    • Exodus 15:20-21
    • Judges 11:34
    • II Samuel 6:4 (I Chronicles 15:27, 29)
    • Psalms 149:3; 150:4
  • The real problem is lust
    • I John 2:15-17
    • Matthew 5:27-28
    • Mark 6:21-22
    • Galatians 5:19-21
    • Ephesians 5:5-6
    • Colossians 3:5-6
    • I Peter 2:11-12; 4:1-4
  • Why am I not going to the dance?
    • Because it will help me train my eyes and heart to be pure.
  • Take-aways for parents
    • We must use the Bible as our guide (Mark 7:1-8)
    • Beware of hypocrisy!
  • Take-aways for young people
    • Please be patient with us – we’re trying to make wise decisions (Hebrews 12:9-11)
    • Your job is to obey and honor us (Ephesians 6:1-3)

Exodus, Part 10

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By David Watson

Benchley, May 28, 2017

  • Exodus 21-24
  • The covenant is ratified (Exodus 24)
    • Ratifying the covenant
      • Moses recites all the laws; the people agree (Exodus 24:3)
      • Moses writes down all the laws – Exodus 20-23 (Exodus 24:3)
      • Offerings are made on a special altar (Exodus 24:4-5)
      • Moses uses the blood from the offerings
        • Half sprinkled on altar (Exodus 24:6)
        • Half sprinkled on people (Exodus 24:8)
      • Moses reads all the laws; they agree again (Exodus 24:7)
      • 74 representatives see God, then feast (Exodus 24:9-11)
    • The importance of blood in the process
      • Exodus 24:8
      • I Corinthians 11:25
      • Hebrews 9:18-23
      • The old covenant tabernacle is not a parallel to a modern church building. Instead the tabernacle is a parallel to the real temple that exists in heaven and was inaugurated by the blood of Jesus Himself.
    • The Promised Land (Exodus 23:20-33)
      • God was ready to bless them, but many lost faith in the promises. Let us not repeat their mistakes! Hebrews 3:16-19
    • Slavery (Exodus 21:2-11)
      • Slavery was a reality in Bible times. Sometimes, people found themselves destitute and their only option to repay debts was slavery.
      • Under the Old Covenant, God put a number of protections in place to protect slaves.
      • Leviticus 19:9-10
      • Deuteronomy 15:7-18
      • Slavery was to be a temporary condition that ended well for the slave.
      • Colossians 4:1
    • “A woman with child” (Exodus 21:22-25)
      • God’s laws here protect the life of the mother and unborn child.
      • God’s protection of the baby still in the womb shows that an unborn child was already considered a life.
    • Exodus 21:28 – Laws about a goring ox.
    • Exodus 23:19 – possibly an anti-Canaanite law?

II Corinthians, Part 15

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, May 24, 2017

  • II Corinthians 12:1-21
  • II Corinthians 12:7 – It’s not known exactly what this “thorn in the flesh” was. Whatever it was, it was specifically given to Paul to keep him from exalting himself.
  • II Corinthians 12:10 – When man recognizes his nothingness and God’s power, then he is strong.
  • II Corinthians 12:21 – If they had not repented by the time Paul arrived, he was threatening to be bold in his rebuke of them.

By David Watson

Benchley, May 21, 2017

  • Deuteronomy 6:10-15
  • Love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39)
    • Galatians 5:13-14; 6:1-2
    • I Thessalonians 5:14
    • Acts 20:17-38
    • Social media has made us less social!
  • Delight in the law of the Lord (Psalms 1:2)
    • Genesis 6:5-6
    • John 12:42-43
    • Psalms 1:1-3
    • Job 23:12
    • I Peter 2:1-3 – Long for the pure milk of God’s word!

What Must I Do to be Saved?

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, May 21, 2017

  • The most important question ever asked: “What must I do to be saved?”
  • Acts 16:22-33 – The jailer did not know anything about salvation, but once he was taught (Romans 10:17), he knew he needed to repent and be baptized.
  • Acts 2:36-38 – These people had believed in God all their lives, but they had not yet obeyed Jesus. Believing in God was not enough.
    • Acts 2:20-21 – Joel prophesied that people would need to call on the name of the Lord to be saved. This involved repenting and being baptized.
  • Acts 22:6-16 – When Saul came to understand that Jesus was the Messiah, he still had to find out what to do to be saved.
    • Acts 22:16 – Calling on the name of the Lord involved being baptized!
  • Matthew 7:21 – Believing in Jesus is not enough!
  • Romans 6:12-13 – We must use our bodies as instruments of righteousness until God.
  • What must I do to remain saved?
    • Philippians 3:13-14
    • Always press on toward the goal!

I Peter 3:1-20

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, May 21, 2017

  • I Peter 3:1-20
  • I Peter 3:1-2 – “In the same way” here points back to I Peter 2:21-25, referring to how Jesus died so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. Wives should likewise die to sin and live to righteousness, not only for their own benefit, but also to be a good influence on their husbands.
  • I Peter 3:6 – Women can be metaphorical children of Sarah if they follow her example in living righteously.
  • I Peter 3:7 – Paul is not saying that women are weaker – just that husbands should treat them with love and care as though they are weaker.
  • I Peter 3:10-12 – Compare I Peter 2:24.
  • I Peter 3:18-20 – Christ taught people who were in a prison of sin, just like Noah did in his time.

II Corinthians, Part 14

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, May 17, 2017

  • II Corinthians 11:8-33
  • II Corinthians 11:8-9 – Notice that Paul’s example here shows churches sending money to him directly. This is an important pattern because it allows the church that is sending the money to maintain control of it. If other churches had sent money to the Corinthian church to support Paul, they would have ceded control of the money, which breeds all sorts of problems and breaks the autonomy that should exist between local churches.
  • II Corinthians 11:19 – Paul is being sarcastic here. Gladly tolerating the foolish certainly doesn’t make anyone wise!

Leprosy

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By Jady Stevens

Benchley, May 14, 2017

  • Numbers 12:1-15
  • II Samuel 3:29
  • II Chronicles 26:16-21
The horrors of leprosy The horrors of sin
Symptoms can take a long time to show up. Hebrews 3:13
Contagious if untreated, but requires long term sustained contact I Corinthians 5:6; 15:33; II Corinthians 6:17
Lose the ability to sense pain I Timothy 4:2; Hebrews 3:13
Injuries due to lack of sensation Ephesians 4:19
Paralysis Romans 3:10-12; II Peter 1:8; Luke 14:34-35
Blindness II Peter 1:9; I John 2:9-11; II Corinthians 4:3-4
Irreversible nerve damage II Samuel 12:13-14
Terminal James 1:15
  • Prognosis
    • Early diagnoses and treatment usually prevent disability – Ecclesiastes 12:1; James 5:19-20; Hebrews 12:13
    • Important to finish the entire course of treatment – Philippians 3:12-14
  • The cure
    • Comes from God – II Kings 5:1-3, 7; Matthew 11:5
    • Through baptism – II Kings 5:10-14; Acts 22:16
    • Life after leprosy – II Kings 5:15; Mark 1:40-42; Acts 22:15