Sowing & Reaping

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 28, 2018

  • Introduction
    • Hosea 8:7
    • Hosea 10:12
    • Plant (sow) → harvest (reap)
    • Cause → effect
    • You reap what you sow!
  • This is always true … especially long term!
    • Matthew 7:16-20
    • Job 4:8-9
    • Some things take a long time to show results.
  • We can really set ourselves up for trouble.
    • Romans 2:5
    • Ephesians 5:23-27
    • Ephesians 6:1-3 – Children, respect your parents.
    • Ephesians 6:4 – See Proverbs 29:15. Don’t sow selfishness in your children’s hearts.
  • Or we can prepare a beautiful future!
    • Proverbs 11:18
    • Galatians 6:7
    • II Corinthians 9:6-11 – Sow bountifully so you can reap bountifully.

Stop and Pop the Bubble Wrap

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By Scott L. Lasater

Benchley, November 12, 2017

  • Dim eyes
  • Open eyes
    • Psalms 119:18; Acts 26:18
  • Contentment
    • Matthew 11:28-30
    • Philippians 4:11
    • Luke 3:10-14
    • I Timothy 6:6-8
    • Hebrews 13:5
  • Pay attention
    • Genesis 2:15
    • Job 12:7-10
    • Psalms 19:1
    • Romans 1:19-20
    • Psalms 145:5
    • Acts 14:17
    • Psalms 8:3-9
    • Psalms 147:8-11
  • Morning glory
    • Psalms 19:7-10
  • Coffee shipment
    • Matthew 11:15-17
  • Children
    • Matthew 18:2-6
    • Mark 10:13-16
    • Matthew 21:12-16
  • Be thankful
    • I Thessalonians 5:16-18
  • Be positive
    • Philippians 4:12-13
    • Romans 8:28
  • Enjoy life
    • James 1:17
    • I Timothy 6:17-19
  • Do not be anxious
    • Matthew 6:25-27

By Wayne Moody

Benchley, October 17, 2017

  • Introduction
    • Children are a gift from God.
  • What should a godly home provide for children?
    • Living example
      • Proverbs 20:7 – righteous, walking in integrity
      • Proverbs 31:28 – blessedness and praise
      • Proverbs 14:26 – fear of the Lord, confidence, and refuge
    • Righteous instruction
      • Proverbs 1:8; 6:20 – hear instruction of father and mother
      • Proverbs 19:27; 7:1 – listen, keep, and treasure words
      • Proverbs 5:12-13 – do not ignore instruction
      • Proverbs 10:1; 15:20 – wise son is a blessing
      • Proverbs 23:15-16, 24-25 – wise heart brings blessing and joy
      • Proverbs 27:11; 29:3 – wise son makes a heart glad
      • Proverbs 13:1 – a wise son accepts discipline
    • Loving discipline
      • Proverbs 3:11-12 – don’t reject the discipline of the Lord
      • Proverbs 13:24 – discipline is a part of love
        • Deuteronomy 6:1-9
      • Proverbs 22:15 – discipline removes foolishness
      • Proverbs 19:18 – discipline while there is still hope
      • Proverbs 23:13-14 – discipline will deliver a son’s soul
      • Proverbs 29:15, 17 – rod and reproof give wisdom and delight
      • Proverbs 22:6 – according to the bent, tenor, disposition, etc.
  • Warning against being …
    • Sluggards – Proverbs 10:5
    • Gluttons – Proverbs 28:7
    • Fornicators – Proverbs 29:3
    • Rebels – Proverbs 19:26; 20:20; 30:11-12; 30:17
    • Robbers – Proverbs 28:24
  • A mother’s advice – Proverbs 31:1-9

By David Watson

Benchley, June 16, 2013

Train Up a Child

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By David Watson

Benchley, May 27, 2012

 

  • Proverbs 22:6
  • Parents must prioritize.
    • “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
    • Matthew 6:33
    • What is the priority we have for our children?
    • Deuteronomy 13:6-11 – In the Old Testament, those who inspired rebellion against God were to be stoned.
    • Who are we trying to please, God or our children? God must be our priority.
  • Parents must not make The Eli Mistake.
    • I Samuel 3:18; 1:12-14; 4:4; 2:11,20 – The good work of Eli.
    • I Samuel 2:12-17,22-25,29; 3:13 – Eli’s sons were worthless men and despised God’s commands. God charged Eli because he did not rebuke his sons. Eli did not go far enough in his rebuke to change their behavior.
  • Parents must live the life we want our kids to live.
    • Deuteronomy 6:4-9 – God commands parents to teach their children.
    • Romans 2:21-24 – We must not be hypocrits. Children will pick up on this!
    • II Timothy 1:5 – the good examples that Timothy had
    • Children learn habits from their parents. If we want our children to improve we need to improve.
    • What if my kids grow up to act exactly like me?

By David Watson

Benchley, May 20, 2012

 

By David Watson

July 10, 2011

 

  • Judges 2:7
  • “There arose another generation” (Judges 2:10)
    • They didn’t teach their kids!
      • They took for granted that their children would just grow up to be good Jews.
      • Deuteronomy 6:6-7 – We must deliberately teach our children.
      • I Samuel 2:12 – Eli’s sons did not know the Lord even though they were priests!
  • “You shall tear down their altars” (Judges 2:2)
  • That they “might be taught war” (Judges 3:2)

Ephesians 6:1-12

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 10, 2011

 

Second Mile Mentality

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By Robert Moore

Benchley, April 17, 2011

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