By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, December 24, 2017

  • Matthew 4:23-5:12 – Jesus was setting down kingdom principles.
  • Matthew 5:3 – Blessed are the poor in spirit.
    • Ephesians 2:12-13
    • Psalms 51:17
    • Isaiah 66:2
    • Jeremiah 10:27
    • The poor in spirit realize that power and authority is with God – not with them.
  • Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are they that mourn.
    • Isaiah 61:1-2
  • Matthew 5:5 – Blessed are the meek.
    • Psalms 37:11
    • Matthew 11:27
    • Matthew 5:30
    • Moses was described as the meekest man on earth, but he was a great leader.
    • “inherit the earth” is not talking about mundane things.
      • II Peter 3:11-13
      • Jesus may have been looking forward to the new heaven and new earth.
      • Alternate view: The gentle will inherit the earth as opposed to aggressive and warlike? The gentle will be blessed on earth?
  • Matthew 5:6 – Blessed are they which hunger and thirst after righteousness.
    • Psalms 42:2
  • Matthew 5:7 – Blessed are the merciful.
    • Proverbs 14:21
  • Matthew 5:8 – Blessed are the pure in heart.
    • Psalms 24:3-4
    • Psalms 73:1
  • Matthew 5:9 – Blessed are the peacemakers.
    • Isaiah 52:7
  • Matthew 5:10-11 – Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.
    • No specific Old Testament verse has this same sentiment, but Hebrews 11:32-37 names David, Gideon, Barak, Samson, the prophets, and others as those who were persecuted for righteousness’ sake.

Luke, Part 7

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By David Watson

Benchley, October 25, 2015

  • Luke 6:20-7:17
  • Luke 6:20-26 – The Beatitudes.
  • Luke 6:27-28 – Love your enemies.
  • Luke 6:29-30 – See Acts 12:5-11; 13:50-51; 16:35-39; 17:10, 14; 20:3; 22:25-29; 23:17; 24:12-13; 25:11; II Thessalonians 3:10. Taken in harmony with other scriptures, Jesus is not saying that we should not defend ourselves or allow people to abuse us.  We should not be eager to hold other people’s sins against them.  We have all sinned!
  • Luke 6:31-35 – Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  • Luke 6:36-38 – See Luke 17:3.
  • Luke 6:39-45 – We have to address our own issues before we can hope to help others.
  • Luke 6:46-49 – The difference between those who hear and do and those who hear and don’t do. See Ezekiel 33:30-33.
  • Luke 7:1-10 – Jesus heals the servant of the Roman centurion after he displays great faith.
  • Luke 7:11-17 – Jesus raises a dead man being carried in a coffin.

Christian Attitudes, Part 4

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By Ed Whitt

Benchley, September 22, 2013

 

  • Beatitudes, continued:
    • Persecuted (Romans 8:35-39)
      • Roll over and take it? (Acts 9:22-25)
      • Resist it? (Matthew 10:22-23)
  • Remember who you are
    • Salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13)
    • Light on a hill (Matthew 5:14; I Thessalonians 1:6-7; I Timothy 4:12; Titus 2:7-8)
  • The righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 5:17-20)
    • They followed the form
      • Not just as written
      • Also as falsely interpreted (Matthew 15:1-20)
      • They neglected the foundations of the law.

Christian Attitudes, Part 3

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By Ed Whitt

Benchley, September 15, 2013

 

  • Beatitudes, continued:
    • Merciful – Matthew 6:14-15; 18:21-35; II Peter 3:9; James 2:13
    • Pure in heart – II Timothy 2:22; Titus 1:15
      • Haggai 2:12-14 – Impurity is contagious.
    • Peacemakers – Colossians 1:19-20; James 3:17-18
      • Acts 8:1-5 – There was no peace between Paul and the church. Ananias became the peacemaker that instructed Paul in the truth.
    • Persecuted – Romans 8:35-39 (Matthew 5:10)
      • Roll over and take it?
      • Resist it?

 

 

By Keith Shackleford

Benchley, October 14, 2012