Psalms, Part 12

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, October 29, 2017

  • Psalms 70-76
  • Psalms 70:4 – Our purpose in life is to magnify God.
  • Psalms 72:2 – See I Kings 3:5-9.
  • Psalms 72:8-11 – See I Kings 4:21-25.
  • Psalms 73:1 – The only way to be pure in heart is through forgiveness. Psalms 32:1
  • Psalms 74:1 – See Isaiah 59:1-2 for the answer to this question. Sin is the only reason God has ever cast anyone off.
  • Psalms 76:12 – Hebrews 10:31.

Judges

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By David Watson

Benchley, August 13, 2017

  • Judges 2:13-20 – Summary of the cycle of the judges.
  • Quick facts about the judges
    • The tribes were surrounded by enemies. Judges 1:27-3:5
      • Judges 2:20-3:5 – God used these enemies to punish the Israelites for sin.
    • The same cycle keeps repeating.
    • The judges were mainly military leaders. Deuteronomy 16:18-20; 17:8-13; Judges 4:4-5; 3:9-11
    • Depending on how you count, there were 12-18 judges.
    • The judges seem to be local leaders. Judges 4:10; 7:23ff; 12:1
    • The time periods of the judges may have overlapped.
      • About 114 years of total oppression
      • About 296 years of total rest
  • Lessons we need today
    • Always choosing the please myself is a terrible way to live!
      • Judges 3:5
      • Judges 17:6; 21:25; 17:7-13
      • Judges 19-20 – Benjamin defeated and nearly destroyed
      • James 3:13-18
    • God is willing to punish and forgive
      • Judges 6:1-14; 7-8 – Gideon defeats the Midianites.
      • God was willing to punish His people when they sinned. Hebrews 10:31
      • The cycle:
        • Judges 5:31b – Rest and peace
        • Judges 6:1 – Sin → oppression (Judges 6:2-5)
        • Judges 6:6-10 – Cries to God
        • Judges 6:11-14 – Judge to deliver
        • Repeat
      • God saw the horrible things in Judges and forgave.
      • God knows how to fix what is broken for everyone!
        • I John 4:14; I John 1:9

2 Corinthians, Part 2

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, February 15, 2017

  • II Corinthians 1:11-2:16
  • II Corinthians 1:21 – See I Samuel 10. God anointed the apostles by setting them in place to do their work.
  • II Corinthians 1:22 – God sealed the apostles as belonging to Him and gave them the Holy Spirit as a guarantee that their task was from God and not from man. See also Galatians 1:12.
  • II Corinthians 2:6-8 – Paul is warning against being overly righteous and refusing to forgive a person because their sin is too great. When someone repents, we must forgive and not lay his past life to his charge any more.  When we forgive someone, we should reaffirm our love for them.
  • II Corinthians 2:11 – The enemy is Satan – not the sinning brother!

God in the Psalms

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By David Watson

Benchley, February 12, 2017

  • Psalm 99
  • God is faithful! Psalm 105
    • Why did God do all this? Because He told Abraham He would!
    • John 5:28-29 – God is faithful, so we can believe in the resurrection!
  • God is in charge! Psalm 2
    • Psalm 2:1-3 – the scene on earth
    • Psalm 2:4-9 – the scene in Heaven
    • Psalm 2:10-12 – the warning: listen up!
    • Acts 4:23-30 – It doesn’t matter who appears to be in charge on Earth. God is still in charge!
  • God cares for me! Psalm 139
    • Matthew 6:25
  • God punishes evil! Psalm 9
    • Genesis 4:10 – Cain, you are in trouble!
    • Exodus 2:23 – Pharaoh, you are in trouble!
    • Hebrews 10:31
  • God forgives! Psalm 32
  • Psalm 15:1 – Who can be in fellowship with God?
    • Psalm 15:2-5 – Those who live righteously!

The Divine Nature

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, April 10, 2016

  • Introduction
    • I Peter 2:21
    • II Peter 1:1-4
  • Characteristics of the Divine Nature that we do not share:
    • Omnipotence
    • Omniscience
    • Omnipresence
  • Characteristics of Divine Nature that we do share:
    • Love – I John 4:8, 19; 4:19-20; 5:1; John 13:35; Ephesians 4:15; Matthew 5:44
    • Light – John 8:12
    • Holiness – Psalms 145:17; Hebrews 12:10,14
    • Righteousness – Psalms 111:3; Ephesians 4:24; II Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:4; I John 2:29
    • Mercifulness – Psalms 103:17; James 5:13; Acts 20:35; Ephesians 4:28; James 1:27; Matthew 25:31-46; Psalms 37:25
    • Longsuffering – Numbers 14:18; II Peter 3:9
    • Forgiving – Daniel 9:9; Luke 17:3
    • Faithful – I Corinthians 10:13
  • What has changed when one becomes a partaker of the divine nature?
    • A new creature with:
      • A new Master
      • A new mind
      • A new life
      • A new destination

Luke, Part 8

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By David Watson

Benchley, November 1, 2015

  • Luke 7:18
  • Luke 7:18-23 – John had already declared Jesus to be the one who was coming after him. It is possible John sent these disciples to ask this question for their benefit.
  • Luke 7:24-35 – Roles in service to God do not necessarily come with earthly glory.
  • Luke 7:36-50 – A woman anoints Jesus and washes His feet with her hair. Jesus teaches a parable showing that those who have been forgiven the most love the most.
  • Luke 8:1-3 – Compare Luke 9:58. Jesus did not have a lavish lifestyle.
  • Luke 8:4-15 – Parable of the sower (or the soils). Notice that no one understood the parable right away.  Those who wanted to understand came and asked and learned the full meaning.  It is important for us to work to be good soil.  It is not enough for us to academically know God’s Word – we have to apply it and bear fruit.

Building Foundations, Part 9

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By Scott L. Lasater

Benchley, April 12, 2015

  • Lesson 9: Striving for Perfection
    • Matthew 5:48; Romans 2:12
    • Matthew 19:20-22 – This young man’s heart was in the wrong place.
    • Romans 12:1-2
    • Philippians 3:7-14
      • Philippians 3:9 – This righteousness that depends on faith is God’s forgiveness.
    • Colossians 3:12-14
    • Hebrews 7:11-12, 19 – Perfection before God was not achievable under the Old Law.
    • James 1:2-6

Jesus in the House

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, February 22, 2015

  • Mark 2:1-12 – Jesus heals a paralytic man
  • Jesus in the house is why people came
    • If people will not come because Jesus is present, God will have no use for them.
    • Matthew 28:20; I John 1:7
  • Jesus in the house answers problems (Mark 2:3, 5, 10, 12)
    • Romans 8:26-27, 34 – Jesus intercedes for us in our prayers.
    • Jesus in the house solves marriage problems. Ephesians 5:25; Titus 2:4
    • Jesus in the house will solve all congregational problems.
  • Jesus in the house means forgiveness
  • Jesus in the house causes the Word to be preached
    • I Corinthians 6:19
    • Acts 8:4
  • Jesus in the house brings glory to God
  • Jesus in the house
    • Will not satisfy most folks (Matthew 7:13-14)
    • Is all that really matters

By David Watson

Benchley, December 7, 2014

  • I John 1:9
  • “Forgive” and “forgiveness” in the New Testament: leave, abandon, release.  Matthew 27:50; 4:20,22; I Corinthians 7:11 all use the same word.
  • God forgives me!
    • I Samuel 8:10-18
    • Acts 13:21-26, 38-39
    • Acts 5:30-31
    • II Chronicles 33:5-6, 9, 12-13 – God turned to help Manasseh even though he had been so evil in the past.
    • Psalm 103:1-3, 17-18 – The lovingkindness of God is from everlasting to everlasting.
    • To be forgiven:
      • We must learn and obey the gospel. Romans 1:15-16
      • We must confess our faith. Romans 10:9-10
      • We must repent and be baptized. Acts 2:38
      • After baptism, we must continue to be faithful, repenting and praying for forgiveness when we sin. Acts 8:22
    • What a change! Acts 26:18; Colossians 1:13-14
    • I forgive others!
      • Matthew 18:15-17
      • Luke 17:3-4
      • I Corinthians 5; II Corinthians 2:6-8
      • Acts 7:59-60; Luke 23:34, 43; II Peter 3:9 – Steven and Jesus prayed with a view to future repentance, but they show we should always have an attitude of forgiveness.
      • Matthew 6:12-15; 18:21-35 – If you are having trouble forgiving, it might be because you have forgotten how much forgiveness you have received.
      • Hebrews 10:29
      • Ephesians 4:32

In Christ

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, May 18, 2014

 

  • Blessings we have in Christ:
    • Salvation – Acts 4:12; John 12:27
    • Redemption – Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 10:4-5
    • Forgiveness – Colossians 1:14
    • New creature – II Corinthians 5:17
    • Child of God – Galatians 3:26-27
    • All spiritual blessings – Ephesians 1:3
  • In order to be in Christ:
    • Hear the message – Romans 10:17
    • Believe – John 8:24; Romans 1:16
    • Repent – Acts 2:38; 17:30
    • Confess – Romans 10:10; Acts 8:37
    • Baptized – Romans 6:3; Galatians 3:27
    • Walk in the light – I John 1:7; Philippians 3:14