James, Part 6

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 14, 2018

  • James 4:11-5:10
  • James 4:11 – See John 7:27. This is not a blanket prohibition on judging others. It is a prohibition on evil judgment (judging not by God’s standards). If we could not judge at all, we could not preach repentance to anyone because we could not judge any of their actions to be sinful.
  • James 4:13-16 – Leaving the Lord our of our plans and out of our life is arrogance and sin. We must instead humble ourselves.
  • James 4:17 – When you understand what God requires of you, but do not do it, it is sin.
  • James 5:1-8 – Compare I Timothy 6:10. The love of money is the beginning of many types of evil. Being wealth is not in itself sinful. The warnings here are against those who have misused their wealth and mistreated others.
  • James 5:7-8 – The “coming of the Lord” here could be referring to God coming in judgment against the rich men in James 5:1-6 – not about the Second Coming of the Lord. The first few verses of this chapter also seem to confirm this by indicating that punishment for these wicked wealthy men was already starting.
  • James 5:10 – See Hebrews 11:32-38.

James, Part 5

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 7, 2018

  • James 3:7-4:11
  • James 3:17 – See Galatians 5:22-26.
  • James 4:5 – Compare Romans 6:16-18. The ESV and NASB make this verse clearer. God yearns for the spirit that He put within us. See also Exodus 20:25.

Moses

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By David Watson

Benchley, June 4, 2017

  • We can be humble and authoritative at the same time.
    • Deuteronomy 18:15
    • Numbers 12:1-13; 16:3-22 – God steps in to stop Aaron and Miriam’s rebellion against Moses. Moses shows humility in praying for them. Later, Moses addresses the rebellion of Korah while still showing humility.
    • Ephesians 6:4-9 – God instructs us to be humble in all our relationships. We can be humble and still exercise authority.
  • We should obey both general principles and specific commands.
    • Exodus 40:16-21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 32-33 – Everything was done just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
    • Exodus 25:9, 40; 26:30; 27:8 – Everything was to be done according to the pattern.
    • Hebrews 8:4-5 – God wants us to obey in the details and not just follow the main point.
    • Romans 13:8-10 – Not obeying in the details is disobedience!
    • Matthew 23:23-24
  • We should grow into greatness.
    • Exodus 2:14-15; 4:13; 5:22-23; 7:1; 11:3; 12:31-32; 14:13-14 – Moses had to grow into his faith and his role.
    • Hebrews 11:24-29
    • I Timothy 6:17
    • Proverbs 6:25
    • Mark 16:16

Moses

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 19, 2017

  • What if a man wrote a letter to the church wanting to fill a job as a preacher and listed these weaknesses?
  • Isaiah 55:8-9
  • God chose such a man – Moses
    • He did not consider himself a leader. Exodus 3:11; 4:1
    • He was not an eloquent speaker. Exodus 4:10
    • He did not have all the answers. Numbers 15:32-36
    • He sometimes lost his temper. Exodus 3:22
    • He sometimes got so provoked with the people that he disobeyed God. Numbers 21; Psalm 106
  • Moses, an example of a great leader
    • He was so great that God told him. Deuteronomy 18:18
      • Acts 3:22-23
      • Luke 16:29
      • John 6:26-40
      • Acts 15:21
    • His faith (Hebrews 11:24-26)
    • He knew where to get the answers (Numbers 15:35)
    • His love for his brethren (Exodus 32:30-32)
    • His tireless work (Exodus 18:13-18)
    • His humility (Exodus 32:9-13)
    • His faithfulness in proclaiming God’s Word to them (Exodus 20; Deuteronomy 28-29)
    • His patience (Exodus 6:9; 16:2; 17:2)
    • His faithful submission (Deuteronomy 32:48-52)
  • Conclusion

Mary, a Beautiful Woman

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 29, 2017

  • Luke 1:26-39; 2:10-20
  • Her purity of life. Luke 1:27
    • Hebrews 13:4
    • Isaiah 7:14 – Prophecy of Jesus’ virgin birth.
  • Her faith
    • Faith is conviction that is produced by testimony.
  • Her submissiveness
    • Luke 1:38 – Mary accepted the responsibility of motherhood based on the angel’s testimony.
  • Her spirituality
    • Luke 1:46-50
    • A worldly-minded woman would not be suitable to bring Jesus into the world.
  • Her humility
    • Luke 2:19

By David Watson

Benchley, November 27, 2016

  • Luke 7:36-50
  • “If this man were a prophet …”
    • Do I have false expectations for others?
    • Hebrews 13:17 – What makes a good elder?
    • II Timothy 4:2-4 – What makes a good preacher?
    • Titus 2:4 – What makes a good parent?
  • “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
    • Luke 7:48-50
    • Luke 18:13
    • Do I throw myself at the feet of Jesus?
    • Matthew 5:23-24 – When is the last time you really apologized?
    • When is the last time you confessed sin?
    • I John 1:8
  • “Who is this man who even forgives sins?”
    • Luke 7:49
    • Do I have mountains of love for Jesus?
    • Hebrews 10:29
    • Psalms 103:8-13

Service

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By Drew Nelson

Benchley, October 19, 2016

  • Hebrews 2:1
  • John 13:3-16 – Jesus washes the feet of the disciples.
  • What keeps us from service?
    • We think we’re too important
      • Philippians 2:6-7
    • We think others aren’t important enough
    • We don’t understand Jesus’ kingdom
      • John 13:14
      • Matthew 20:20-28 – Those who serve are the greatest in the kingdom!
    • What will happen if I serve?
      • I will be great in the kingdom
        • Luke 22:24
      • I will have the mind of Christ
        • Philippians 2:3
      • I will build up the body of Christ
        • Romans 12:4-8
        • I Peter 4:10
        • Galatians 5:13-14
        • Ephesians 4:16
      • Where do I begin?
        • Help meet physical needs
        • Help meet spiritual needs

Confession

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By Drew Nelson

Benchley, October 18, 2016

  • Hebrews 2:1
  • Two types of confession in the Bible
    • Bold, courageous proclamation of one’s faith
    • Confession of sin (Acts 19) – this is our topic for this lesson
  • What is confession?
    • Saying the same thing: agreeing with God’s diagnosis
      • Proverbs 5:21
      • II Samuel 12:13
      • II Samuel 24:10 – David acknowledges his sin.
      • Ezra 10:2
      • Nehemiah 9:2
      • Psalm 41
    • To God
      • I John 1:9
      • I John 2:1
    • Go one another
      • James 5:13-16
      • It takes my sin out of the dark and into the light.
      • It brings accountability to others.
      • It changes sin from a shameful secret into something we are working to change.
    • Why is confession difficult?
      • Lack of self-examination and humility.
        • I John 1:5-1
        • Luke 18:9
      • Shame
        • Psalm 32:1-5, 11 – Confession brings healing and relief from shame. It is sin that brings shame – not the confession of sin.
      • Make church a country club instead of a hospital
    • What now?
      • Own your sin
        • Be specific
      • Find a confidant
      • Be a confidant
      • Trust God
    • Proverbs 28:13

By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 31, 2016

  • Luke 18
  • Ought to always pray (Luke 18:1-5)
    • God wants us to continually pray to Him.
    • I Thessalonians 5:17
    • Jesus is the best example of what it means to pray continually
      • Luke 3:21 – when He was baptized
      • Mark 1:35 – when He woke up in the morning
      • Matthew 15:36 – when He ate
      • Matthew 14:23 – at the end of the day
      • Luke 6:12-13 – when facing big decisions
        • James 4:13-15
      • Mark 14:36 – when facing trials
        • I Corinthians 10:13
      • Luke 23:43, 46 – when He was dying
    • Ought to be humble (Luke 18:9-17)
      • We should be humble, love, and trust like little children.
    • Ought to trust in God (Luke 18:18-30)
      • We cannot put our trust in material things.
    • Ought to have a purpose in life (Luke 18:31-33)
      • I Peter 2:21
      • Our goal is to get to heaven, but our purpose in life must be to do God’s will.
      • I John 2:1-2
      • Philippians 3:13-14
    • Ought to be compassionate to others (Luke 18:35-43)
      • Compassion is serving others.

Let’s Talk About Modesty

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By David Watson

Benchley, May 8, 2016

  • II Samuel 11:1
  • It’s more than clothes. It’s an attitude.
    • Genesis 2:25; 3:7, 21; 38:14-15
    • Exodus 28:40, 42; Isaiah 20:4; Proverbs 5:18-20
    • I Timothy 2:9-10; I Peter 3:1-4; I Corinthians 6-7
  • Why we slip up.
    • “Everyone dresses this way.”
      • Matthew 7:13-14; I Peter 4:3-4
    • “It’s hard to shop for modest clothes.”
      • II Peter 1:5
    • “This is the fashion.”
      • I Peter 1:14-16; I Timothy 2:-10; I Peter 3:1-4
    • “I can’t help what other people think.”
      • Luke 17:1
    • We need to talk to each other about this.
      • Romans 6:12-13; 13:13-14