Psalms, Part 2

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 30, 2017

  • Psalms 8-13
  • Psalms 8:4-5 – Man is God’s greatest creation.
    • Hebrews 2:6-9 – Quotes this passage and applies it to Jesus.
  • Psalm 13 – When the going gets tough, let us turn to God and pray!

Modern Day Towers of Babel

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By Scott L. Lasater

Benchley, October 30, 2016

  • Genesis 11:1-9
  • Modern day towers of Babel:
    • The search for the origin of the universe.
      • The discovery of cosmic background radiation
      • Large Hadron Collider findings
      • Genesis 1
    • Transgender rights
      • Genesis 1:26-31; 2:20-25; Matthew 19:4
    • Abortion
      • Matthew 18:1-6; Jeremiah 1:4-5; Exodus 21:22-23; 23:7
    • Police officer killings
      • Romans 13:1-7; I Peter 2:13-17
    • Matthew 5:1-10

By David Watson

Benchley, August 28, 2016

  • Kid questions
    • Time and eternity
      • Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2 – God is eternal
      • Creation was about 6,000 years ago.
      • Jesus is deity, thus eternal.
      • The Old Testament was completed about 425 BC.
      • The New Testament was completed in the early 100s AD.
      • This church building was built in June 1995.
    • Why were so many doctrines formed that go against the Bible?
      • II Timothy 4:1-4 – To satisfy people’s own desires.
    • Did Esther sin by marrying a divorced king?
      • Esther 1-10; Romans 7:2-3 – We do not have enough information to know for sure.
    • Psalm 6
    • He remembered that the Father cared
      • John 17:22-26
      • Psalms 22:22
      • John 8:28-29
      • John 16:32-33
      • I Peter 5:6-7
    • He cried
      • John 11:30-36
    • He spent time with close friends
      • John 13 – Jesus washed the disciples’ feet.
      • John 15:12
      • John 18
      • Job 2:11 – Job’s friends came to sympathize and comfort him.
      • Proverbs 17:17
    • He prayed
      • Luke 22:39-46
    • He looked forward to eternity
      • Hebrews 12:2

Godly Families, Part 3

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By David Watson

Benchley, August 7, 2016

  • The importance of developing a good marriage:
    • Before Eve: “not good” (Genesis 2:18)
    • After Eve: “very good” (Genesis 1:31)
    • (Chronology note: Genesis 2 is filling in details of Genesis 1:27.)
    • Malachi 2:14
    • Marriage is about companionship.
    • I Corinthians 7:9
  • When marriage is what it is supposed to be, it is very good. (Genesis 1:31)
    • Proverbs 18:22; 19:14; 31:10 – Marriage is a good relationship. You could not possible put a price on having a good spouse to rely on, talk with, take comfort from, and share life with.
    • Not every marriage is good. Proverbs 21:9, 19; I Samuel 25:3, 25
  • Your marriage affects a whole list of things beyond you.
    • Your marriage affects your relationship with God.
      • I Peter 3:7
    • Your marriage affects the reputation of God, His Word, and His people.
      • Titus 2:3-5
    • Your marriage affects your relationship with others.
      • Mark 6:18-26 – The influence of Herodias causes Herod to do something he really doesn’t want to do.

God’s Revelation of Himself

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 6, 2016

  • Psalms 19:1-3
  • Romans 1:25, 20 – Those who deny God are without excuse.
  • John 3:19
  • Creation
    • Romans 1:20
    • Psalms 8:33-34 – God created the stars to preach about God.
    • Psalms 103:11-12
  • Old Covenant
    • Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:14 ff
    • Genesis 3:15
  • Conscience
    • Romans 2:14-15
    • I John 3:20-21
    • Where did the conscience come from? How does man have a conscience if we are no different than animals?  Genesis 2:7
    • One must be sure his conscience is trained by the proper standard.
  • New Covenant
    • Hebrews 1:1
    • Jude 3
    • Matthew 17:5
    • Hebrews 11:1-2
    • Mark 16:16
    • Isaiah 45:5, 6, 18, 21

Fools in God’s Sight

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 31, 2016

  • Fools in God’s sight:
    • One who says there is no God – Psalms 14:1
      • Acts 17:28
    • One who decides right and wrong by his own standards – Proverbs 12:15
      • Jeremiah 10:23; Psalms 37:25
      • Judges 21:25
      • Isaiah 55:8-9
      • Proverbs 28:26
      • Ephesians 4:27
    • One who laughs at sin – Proverbs 14:9
      • Isaiah 59:1-2
      • Ezekiel 18:20
      • Romans 6:23
    • One who leaves God out of his plans – Luke 12:20
      • James 4:13-15
    • Members of the church who are unfaithful – Galatians 3:1
    • One who fails to make adequate preparation – Matthew 25:3
    • One who hears the Word but does not obey it – Matthew 7:26
  • Wise in God’s sight:
    • Believe God
    • Respect His standard
    • Do not laugh at, but rather hate sin
    • Take God into your plans
    • Be faithful in His service
    • Make adequate preparation
    • Hear His Word and obey it

God’s Two Families

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 23, 2015

Physical family (home) Spiritual family (church)
Adam Christ
Head of home – Genesis 3:16; 1:28 Head of church
Alone before sleep – no bride Alone before death – no bride (Acts 20:28; John 16:32)
In sleep, side opened In death, side opened
Eve formed from rib to fill man’s need Church bought by blood to fill man’s need – Acts 20:28
Received name from Adam – Genesis 5:2 Received name from Christ – Romans 16:16
Law of procreation: first family by miracle, reproduction by natural birth Law of procreation:  first family by miracle, reproduction by spiritual birth – John 3:3-5; Hebrews 2:12; Galatians 3:27-28

By David Watson

Benchley, March 25, 2015

  • Genesis 1-11
  • God created us and thus has the right to rule!
    • Isaiah 45:9-13 – What right has the creature to question the Creator?
  • God exists in a plurality of Persons.
    • Genesis 1:26, 2 – God is described in plural terms.
    • John 1:1-3 – Jesus was involved in Creation.
    • Colossians 1:16 – All things were created through Jesus and for Jesus.
    • Hebrews 1:2 – The world was created through Jesus.
  • The first sins
    • Genesis 3:1-19
    • I Timothy 2:11-14 – See Genesis 3:16.
  • The flood
    • Genesis 7:11; 8:13-14 – It was about one year, ten days from the beginning of the flood until the earth was dry.
    • Genesis 6:14-15 – The ark was about 437.5’ x 72.92’ x 43.75’. It had about 95,700 square feet of deck area and 1.396 million cubic feet of volume.

Hebrews, Part 1

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 14, 2014

  • Hebrews 1:1-14
  • Hebrews 1:1 – We assume that Paul is the writer, but do not know for sure.
    • I Corinthians 2:10-13 – Whoever the physical writer was, the Holy Spirit was the author. He inspired the actual words.
  • Overview of the book
  • Hebrews 1:2 – God spoke to us through Jesus. See Matthew 17:5. Jesus had authority to speak God’s will, superseding Moses and the other prophets who had come before.
    • Jesus was the active agent in creation. John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:16-17

By David Watson

Benchley, May 18, 2014

 

  • Isaiah 5:20
  • Step back and verify: just what is the truth?
    • What is the truth about homosexuality?
      • Romans 1:26-28; I Corinthians 6:9; I Timothy 1:10
    • What is the truth about evolution?
      • Genesis 1:1,5,27,31-2:2; Exodus 20:9-11
    • What is the truth about abortion?
      • Luke 2:12,16 – brephos – Luke 1:41,44
      • Luke 1:57 – huios – Luke 1:36
      • Exodus 21:22-25; I Corinthians 6:19-20
  • Draw courage from the faithful people of the Bible
    • Noah – Genesis 6:5-9
    • Jeremiah – Jeremiah 6:14; 21:8-10; 20:1-2; 26:11; 32:2; 36:23; 38:6; 43:2-3
    • Daniel – Daniel 6:3-5
    • Apostles – Matthew 10:14; 18:22
    • Paul – Acts 22:24-29
    • Brethren – I Peter 5:9
  • Fix your hope on God
    • I Peter 5:10-11
    • I Timothy 6:17-19
    • Acts 5:41
    • II Thessalonians 1:4-8