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

 

By David Watson

Benchley, April 6, 2014

 

  • Ephesians 4:20-24
  • Education
    • Forgiveness and righteousness lead to life
      • Romans 6:4-7, 20-23 – Living in sin leads to death. Living righteously leads to life.
  • Attitude
    • Constantly renewing ourselves to be more like Deity
      • Colossians 3:10
      • Ephesians 4:23-24
      • Ephesians 5:1-2 – Imitate God!
      • Colossians 3:17
  • Action
    • Instruments of righteousness
      • Romans 6:12-13
      • Speak truth!
      • Only speak what is good for edification.
      • Colossians 3:1-3 – Set your mind on things above.
      • Colossians 3:15 – “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.”
      • Colossians 3:12
      • Ephesians 4:22,24 – We are new people!

 

By Danny Lackey

Benchley, March 2, 2014

 

  • Attitudes toward God
    • Love – Matthew 22:37
    • Faith and trust – Hebrews 11:6; Romans 10:17
    • Thankfulness – Colossians 3:15-17; Romans 1:18-21; Proverbs 16:7
  • Attitudes toward ourselves
    • Humility – Romans 12:3,16; John 13:1-17; Matthew 25:21
    • Teachability – Proverbs 15:32
    • Honesty toward our mistakes – James 5:16
  • Attitudes toward our brethren
    • Love – John 13:34-35; I Peter 1:22-23
    • Cooperation – I Corinthians 12:24-26
    • Appreciation for others and their work – I Corinthians 12:18-26
    • Submissiveness – Hebrews 13:17; I Peter 5:5
    • Peaceableness – Romans 14:19; Ephesians 4:1-3
    • Hospitality – Romans 12:13; III John 1:5-8
    • Warmth, friendliness, openness – Acts 2:44-47; 11:27-30
    • Gentleness, meekness – Galatians 6:1; II Timothy 2:24-26
    • Forgiveness, forbearance, patience, longsuffering – Ephesians 4:1-3,31-32
  • Attitudes toward our work
    • Gratitude for the privilege of our work – I Corinthians 15:9-11
    • Enthusiasm, eagerness – II Corinthians 9:6-8
    • Industriousness, diligence, energy – Nehemiah 4:6; Colossians 3:23-24; Proverbs 18:9
    • Initiative
    • Positiveness – Philippians 2:14-15
    • Persistence – John 4:34; Hebrews 6:11-12; II Timothy 4:7
  • Conclusion
    • Ideal attitudes make for ideal working conditions.
    • Ideal attitudes in a congregation will help the cause of Christ. II Timothy 2:21

 

Mark, Part 3

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, February 23, 2014

 

  • Mark 2:1-13 – Jesus heals the paralytic.
  • Mark 2:13-17 – Matthew is called.
  • Mark 2:18-22 – Many people understand this passage backwards. Jesus is saying that it is inappropriate to patch the new law onto the old law. See Luke 5:36-39. It was just as absurdly inappropriate for Jesus’ disciples to fast while He was with them as it would be for new wine to be put in old wineskins.
  • Mark 2:23-28 – See I Samuel 21:1. The law of the Sabbath was secondary to other laws. The Pharisees were trying to confuse the priorities here in order to trip up Jesus. They attempt the same thing again in Mark 3:1-5.
  • Mark 3:1-5 – Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath.

Christian Attitudes, Part 14

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By Ed Whitt

Benchley, December 18, 2013

 

  • What forgiveness is
    • The result of a combination:
      • Change of mind (repentance)
      • Request for forgiveness
      • Desire to mend the relationship (reconciliation)
        • On the part of the one forgiving (Romans 12:18; II Peter 3:9)
        • On the part of the offender
      • Accessibility to the one forgiving (II Corinthians 5:18-20)
        • Matthew 11:28-30
        • Matthew 23:37
  • What forgiveness is not
    • It is not quid pro quo – Colossians 3:12-13
      • How did Jesus forgive us?
      • What did it cost Him?
      • What did He want in return?
    • It is not forgetting
      • We remember our own sins (who can forget?)
        • Learn from the experience (James 1:2-3)
        • Gain strength against repeat offenses
      • We put them behind us and press on
        • Philippians 3:13-14 – Oops! Forget?
        • I Timothy 1:12-16 – Not forget, but put behind, set aside
        • Luke 7:36-48
        • Romans 6:23
    • It is not avoiding one who you have forgiven
      • Peter and James
        • On the water (Matthew 14:26-31)
        • On the night of betrayal (Matthew 26:69-75)
        • Denying fellowship with Gentile Christians (Galatians 2:11-13)
        • Forgiveness
          • Renewed the relationship
          • The forgiven not relegated to lower state of service
          • Continued as an apostlesLed 1st Gospel sermon (Acts 2)
          • First to take the Gospel to the Gentiles (Acts 10)
          • Wrote important epistles (I and II Peter)
      • Us and others
        • We are not better than Jesus
        • Our forgiveness should be for mending, not separating (Matthew 5:23-24)
        • Our desire to forgive should be as His desire to forgive us

 

Remembering Jesus

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By David Watson

Benchley, November 17, 2013

 

  • God expects us to remember!
    • In the Old Testament: “I brought you out of Egypt”
      • Exodus 13:3-10; 22:21
      • Leviticus 19:36
      • Numbers 15:37-41
      • Deuteronomy 4:19-20; 5:15
      • Joshua 24:15-17
      • Judges 2:12
      • Micah 6:4
      • Haggai 2:5
  • Remembering Jesus
    • Jesus forgave
      • Luke 17:3-41; 23:39-43; 33:34
      • Colossians 3:12-13; Exodus 22:31 – We must forgive others. We have been in their position ourselves!
    • Jesus died for me
      • Hebrews 12:1-3; I Corinthians 11:24-25
      • Deuteronomy 4:19-20
    • Jesus made a law
      • Hebrews 10:26-31 – The old law had serious punishments! The punishment for breaking the new law is no less serious!
      • II Peter 3:1-2

 

Jude, Part 3

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By Kevin Scott

Benchley, August 11, 2013

I John, Part 19

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By Kevin Scott

Benchley, June 23, 2013

  • Summary
    • Jesus is the Christ
    • He came to save us.
    • We have to walk in the light if we are to be saved.
  • I John 5:16 – The specific “sin leading to death” here is refusing God’s plan of salvation.  We can certainy pray for those who are trying to make their sin right.  Those who sin and will not repent and confess that to make it right with God will die spiritually.  God will not forgive one who does not repent.

Positives in Judges

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By David Watson

Benchley, February 3, 2013

 

By David Watson

Benchley, January 20, 2013

 

  • True faith takes action.
  • Physical wonders attest to Jesus’ spiritual authority.
    • Mark 2:9-12 – Jesus used the physical miracle to prove that He had power to forgive sins.
    • Isaiah 45:12,18 – The earth is God’s creation.
    • II Peter 3:10-11 – If the Bible is right about creation, what does that tell us about its spiritual claims?
  • A paralytic can serve God, and so can I!