Good News About Jesus Christ

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By David Watson

Benchley, February 19, 2017

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Using the Old Testament

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By David Watson

Benchley, January 29, 2017

  • Hebrews 10:1-10
  • God’s love through the ages
    • Laws for patriarchs (Genesis 1)
      • Genesis 3:3
      • Genesis 6 – Noah
      • Genesis 12 – Abram
    • Law of Moses for Israel (Old Covenant) (Exodus 20)
      • Deuteronomy 5:1-4
      • Jeremiah 31:31 – The Old Covenant was only for a certain period of time.
      • Matthew 5:17-18 – Jesus fulfilled the Old Law.
      • Galatians 3:16, 19, 24
    • Laws for Gentiles
      • The Bible records many instances of God sending prophets to Gentile nations.
      • Gentiles were under these laws until the Gospel was taught to Gentiles in Acts 10.
    • Law of Christ for all (New Covenant) (Jews: Acts 2; Gentiles: Acts 10)
      • Hebrews 1:1-2
      • Hebrews 8:6-13
      • John 1:17
      • John 12:48
      • Galatians 3:28 – Law of Christ is for all – both Jews and Gentiles.
  • Using the Old Testament
    • Discover the history of the world
    • Examine its information for inspiration
    • Prepare for the love and justice of God
      • I Corinthians 10:11
    • Learn how the Holy Spirit communicates
    • Appreciate the superiority of Jesus
      • Jeremiah 6:13
      • Hebrews 8:6
    • Apply timeless truths
      • II Timothy 3:14-15
      • Isaiah 59:2 – Sin separates us from God.
      • Ezekiel 18 – Sin is not inherited.

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

By Ara Casada

Benchley, November 13, 2016

  • “I am the Son of God”
    • Matthew 27:41-43
    • Mark 14:60-62
    • Matthew 16:13-17
    • Evidence that Jesus was the Son of God:
      • John 20:30-31
      • John 11:45
      • John 10:31-39
      • Matthew 2:13-15
      • John 10:17-18
      • Romans 1:4
    • Why is it important that Jesus is the Son of God?
      • John 20:30-31
      • John 8:16-18, 23-24
      • Mark 16:16
      • Mark 2:1-12
      • I John 4:7-11
      • John 10:17-18
    • “I am the way, the truth, and the life”
      • John 14:1-6
      • Matthew 7:13-14, 21-27
    • “I am the bread of life”
      • John 6:26-59
      • Jesus is the source of spiritual life.
    • “I am a servant”
      • Luke 22:24-27
      • John 13:5-17 – Jesus washes the disciples’ feet.

Sins that Crucified Christ

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Accepting Jesus

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Knowing God and Christ

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2,000 Pigs

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By David Watson

Benchley, July 31, 2016

  • Mark 5
  • The demons
    • Jesus is superior!
    • Mark 3:22-25 – Satan was in control of the demons.
    • Luke 4:33-37, 41 – The demons knew who Jesus was.
    • II Peter 2:4; Jude 6 – It’s not necessarily true that demons are fallen angels. The Bible does not conclusively teach this.
    • John 9:3 – The man was blind so that Jesus could heal him.
    • It’s likely that demon possession only happened for a few years in the first century so that God’s power could be demonstrated.
    • Mark 5:7 – There is no battle here. The demons know Jesus is in charge!
    • James 2:19
  • Jesus
    • Don’t mistake restraint for weakness.
    • John 1:1-3, 10-11 – Jesus is the Creator.
    • Matthew 26:53; 27:39-44
  • The people
    • Don’t be too afraid to make the right choice.
    • Mark 5:14-17
    • Acts 5:10-11 – Here the people fear and esteem the apostles more because of it.
    • How will we handle fear?
  • The man
    • Be eager to talk about Jesus!
    • Mark 5:18-20

Luke, Part 26

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By David Watson

Benchley, March 20, 2016

  • Luke 24:7-53
  • Luke 24:6-7 – The Jews counted days from sunset to sunset and counted partial days as full days.
    • Acts 10:3, 9, 23-24 – Notice how days are counted in this account.
    • Matthew 27:63-64 – Seemingly different lengths of time are used interchangeably.
  • Luke 24:13-35 – Jesus appears to the two men on the road to Emmaus.
    • Luke 24:13-16, 31 – See Mark 16:12
    • Luke 24:18 – The events of Jesus’ death were evidently already widely known.
    • Imagine how many people these two men talked to. This shows the great importance of evangelism.
  • Luke 24:36-49 – Jesus appears in the midst of the apostles.
  • Luke 24:1, 13, 21, 46 – Some argue that Jesus arose on Saturday, not on Sunday (Sabbatarians). Luke’s account refutes this view completely.
  • Luke 24:43 – See I John 1:1-3; II Peter 1:16-18.
  • Luke 24:50-53 – This matches up exactly with the beginning of Acts. See Acts 1:1-11.

Luke, Part 25

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By David Watson

Benchley, March 13, 2016

  • Luke 23:35-24:12
  • Luke 23:39-43 – Some argue that this passage about the thief on the cross means that we don’t need to be baptized to be saved. There are two issues with this line of reasoning:
    • No one was being baptized into Christ yet.
    • Even so, Jesus could do what He wanted to. He could have made an exception for the thief just as he forgave sins of others on the spot.
  • Luke 23:44-49 – Miracles accompanied the death of Jesus.
    • The veil of the temple was torn.
      • Hebrews 6:19-20 – Jesus entered the most holy place as a forerunner for us.
      • Hebrews 9:3, 7, 11-14
      • Hebrews 10:19-22
    • Earthquakes
    • Darkness
    • The dead are raised – Matthew 27:52
  • Luke 23:50-56 – Jesus is buried.
    • John 12:42 – Many believed in Jesus, but were too afraid of the Jews to follow Him.
    • Mark 15:43
  • Luke 24:1-12 – The resurrection
    • Luke 18:32-34 – The apostles did not understand the resurrection.
    • Matthew 18:13
    • Swoon theory: Jesus just swooned and did not really die.
      • This theory does not make sense for a number of reasons. Jesus would have at the very least been in critical condition and unable to survive the tomb while He was bleeding out for three days.  It would have taken a miracle to survive this!
    • Importance of the resurrection: Philippians 3:5-11; I Thessalonians 1:10; I Peter 1:3