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

Serving Others Better

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By David Watson

Benchley, April 3, 2016

  • Mark 10:43-45
  • Stop thinking you can love God without serving others.
    • Matthew 22:35-40
    • Romans 13:8
    • James 1:27
    • I John 2:9-11 – “hate” here means to love less
      • Luke 14:26 – Similar usage here.
    • I John 3:10-11, 23; 4:7-8, 12, 20-5:2
  • Humble yourself as a slave
    • I Corinthians 9:19-22
    • John 13:5, 12-17 – Jesus left us an example in how He washed the disciples’ feet.
    • Luke 17:7-10
  • Be unselfish by caring for others more and yourself less.
    • Philippians 2:19
    • Romans 9:3
    • Romans 15:1-3
  • Personal challenges: can you do these within 2 weeks?
    • Read I John 3-4 and reflect on it. Let it convince you: “I need to be loving and serving others.”
    • Get your hands dirty, or get on your knees, or render some menial service to another to remind yourself that you are a slave.
    • Choose one less thing to do for yourself (5-30 minutes), and use that time to serve someone else.

Matthew, a Great Example

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, February 21, 2016

  • Matthew 9:9-10 – Jesus calls Matthew.
  • Matthew was a better man than his surroundings would indicate.
  • Matthew was a busy man.
  • Matthew was willing to pay the price. Luke 9:23
  • Matthew was a modest man.
  • Matthew was interested in the souls of others.
  • This man Matthew sets before us five noble traits. In this, he is an example for us.