The Love of God

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By Scott L. Lasater

Benchley, June 18, 2017

  • Matthew 13:44
  • Romans 8:31-39
  • I John 2:1-6
  • I John 5:1-12
  • Jude 1:17-25
  • The love of God is a never-ending blessing. The more we share it, the more there is to share.
  • Luke 12:34

Godly Families, Part 13

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By David Watson

Benchley, November 6, 2016

  • Parents: radically commit to tender love and tough love (continued)
    • Employ a radical amount of tender love (continued)
      • What was the greatest way God showed His love for us?
        • I John 4:9-10; Titus 3:4-5; Romans 5:8
      • Employ a radical amount of tough love
        • Ephesians 6:4
          • “bring”: same word used in Ephesians 5:29
          • “discipline”: includes punishment that is likely to bring temporary sorrow (Hebrews 12:11)
          • “instruction”: rebuking; warning (see I Corinthians 10:11; Titus 3:10)
        • Do whatever it takes
          • Tough love involves appropriate punishment and consequences in harmony with God’s will.
          • The Bible does not endorse child abuse! Such abuse is sin!  Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:21; Hebrews 12:11
          • What principles should we learn from these passages?
            • Proverbs 13:24
            • Proverbs 19:18
            • Proverbs 22:15
            • Proverbs 23:13-14
            • Proverbs 24:15-17

By David Watson

Benchley, June 24, 2015

  • Conclusion
    • God loves us!
      • Isaiah 59
      • Romans 5:8
      • John 3:16
      • If God is so loving, why do so many people today see Him and the Bible as hateful?
    • God is faithful!
      • Genesis 12:1-7 – God’s promises to Abraham
        • Acts 7:2-8 – Stephen recounts how God’s promise of a great nation was fulfilled.
        • Acts 7:35-45 – God fulfilled the promise of the land inheritance.
        • Acts 3:17-26 – God’s promise of all mankind being blessed is fulfilled.
      • Prophecies
        • Deuteronomy 18:15
        • Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7 – prophecy of Jesus
        • Jeremiah 31:31
        • Daniel 2:44
        • Joel 2:28-32
        • Malachi 4:5-6
        • Acts 13:32-33
        • Galatians 3:16
        • Galatians 3:29
      • God is just!
        • Ezra 9
        • John 5:28-30
        • I Peter 1:13

By David Watson

Benchley, April 22, 2015

  • Receiving the Law and Wilderness Wandering (Exodus 16 – Deuteronomy)
    • Summary:
      • Second half of Exodus – The Israelites travel through the wilderness. God reveals His law for the Israelites.  The tabernacle is constructed.
      • Leviticus – Continues the recording of the law.
      • Numbers – Census of the people. 12 spies spy out the land of Canaan.  Israelites punished for unbelief with wandering in the wilderness for 40 years.
      • Deuteronomy – Moses speaks to the people and repeats God’s commands to them.
    • Moses as a leader (Deuteronomy 34:10-12)
      • God spoke to Moses directly. Deuteronomy 34:10-12
      • He was a strong and humble leader at the same time.
        • Numbers 12:3, and yet …
        • Exodus 5:1
        • Exodus 32:19-20
        • Numbers 16:3
      • He was self-sacrificing
        • Exodus 32:31-32
      • God
        • Strict
          • The detailed nature of His laws.
          • The severity of His punishments when His laws were broken.
            • Leviticus 10:1-3
            • Numbers 20:8-12
          • Loving
            • Delivered from Egypt
            • Sustaining 1 million people
            • Longsuffering
            • Special written set of laws – Deuteronomy 6:24
            • Fix for the sin problem
          • Numbers 14:18-23
          • Romans 11:22

Meditate on These Things

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By David Watson

Benchley, November 30, 2014

  • Philippians 4:8
  • A word about meditation
    • I’m not talking about anything weird.
      • Psalm 1:2 vs Genesis 6:5
    • Meditation is a lost art
      • Genesis 24:63; Joshua 1:7-9; Psalm 63:1-7
      • Psalm 4:4; 77:12; 119:78, 148; 143:5; 145:5
    • Meditate on these things
      • God is my creator – Psalm 33:6-9; Proverbs 3:19; Psalm 104:19-35
      • Jesus loved me enough to die for me – John 1:14; Hebrews 2:14,17; Philippians 2:5-8; John 15:12-13
      • I have an eternal soul – Genesis 1:26-27 (John 4:24; I Corinthians 15:50); Ecclesiastes 12:7; Zechariah 12:1; Hebrews 12:9; 9:27; Romans 8:16-18
    • To provoke your thoughts
      • Read a Psalm
      • Read a verse from Proverbs. Today is the 30th day of the month, so read a verse from Proverbs 30.
      • Gary Henry’s website http://wordpoints.com
      • Ask me about other mailing lists
        • George Slover – “Moments with the Master”
        • Rickie Jenkins

Divine Love

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By David Watson

Benchley, October 26, 2014

  • I John 4:7-21
  • Let us contemplate Divine love (I John 4:10)
    • I John 3:1
    • Romans 8:35-39
    • Isaiah 59:14-17
    • Romans 5:6-8 – God acted and extended mercy to us while we were still sinners by sending His Son to die for us.
    • Titus 3:3-7
    • II Thessalonians 2:16-17
  • Let us reciprocate Divine love (I John 4:19-21)
    • Ephesians 2:4-7 – There is no way that we can completely reciprocate God’s love.
    • Ephesians 6:24 – We should love Jesus with all the capacity that we have.
    • Luke 17:15-17 – Jesus expected gratitude from all ten of the lepers. If He expected gratitude for that act, how much more does He expect gratitude for His death on the cross?
    • I John 5:2-3 – We show love for God by obeying His commandments.
    • Revelation 2:2-5
  • Let us imitate Divine love (I John 4:11)
    • God’s love should resonate with us every day.
    • I John 3:14-17
    • Ephesians 5:1-2
    • Luke 15:1-2,8-10,11-32 – Jesus tries to correct bad attitudes about those who are sinners.
    • Matthew 11:28-30 – Jesus came to bring rest and relief.
    • Matthew 12:20-21 – Jesus came to help and bring hope to those who were troubled.

By George Slover

Benchley, October 12, 2014

  • Ephesians 3:14-19
  • Psalms 13:5; Jeremiah 29:11
  • How do we know that God loves us?
    • Because He tells us – Jeremiah 31:3
    • Because of His actions – John 3:16
  • God’s love is: (Ephesians 3:14-19)
    • Wide enough to include Everyone
      • Genesis 12: All nations would be blessed. Hebrews 2:9; Jonah 3:10-4:2
    • Long enough to last all day Everyday
      • Psalms 89:1-2,33; Isaiah 54:8; Hebrews 8:12
    • High enough to love Everything
      • Romans 5:6-9; Ephesians 2:1-7
    • Deep enough to be Everywhere
      • Psalms 40:1-3,11-13; Philippians 1:29

Love of Our Father

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By Andrew Vanderford

Benchley, August 4, 2013

Our God is Awesome

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By Ron Treat

Benchley, November 25, 2012

 

  • “Awesome” is a word that is very overused today.
  • Psalms 119:161
  • In the Old Testament, people stood in awe of God.
  • God’s creation: amazing
    • We can see the beauty of God’s creation all around us. God created the world for man and turned it over to him.
  • God’s love: unconditional
    • God sent His own Son to earth to suffer and die for us (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). He wants us to have eternal life and gave us rules to follow to take advangage of this.
  • God’s salvation: available
  • God’s mercy: comforting
    • Hebrews 4:16 – God’s mercy comforts us when we repent of our sins.
  • God’s word: powerful