Walking Righteously

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, February 11, 2018

  • Isaiah 33:14-16
  • Who can stand in the righteous judgment of God? He who walks uprightly.
  • Walking righteously:
    • Speaking uprightly
      • James 3:8; 1:26
      • This is a life-long task.
      • Colossians 4:6
      • I Peter 3:15
    • Despising unrighteous gains
      • II Corinthians 8:21
    • Rejecting bribes
      • Judas accepted a bribe to the condemnation of his soul.
      • I Samuel 8:3
    • Stopping your ears from hearing about bloodshed.
    • Shutting your eyes from looking on evil.
      • Habakkuk 1:13
      • II Peter 2:14
      • Matthew 5:28
    • Walking righteously is an exalted walk. Isaiah 33:16
      • Ephesians 4:1-3
      • The Christian walks on the highest plane a man can walk.
    • Walking righteously is a well-supplied walk.
      • Philippians 4:7
    • Walking righteously is a walk of hope. Isaiah 33:17
      • Romans 8:23
      • Titus 1:2
      • Hebrews 2:9
      • Hebrews 5:8-9
      • Hebrews 6:19
      • I John 3:2
      • Philippians 3:23

That’s Just How I Am!

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By David Watson

Benchley, August 7, 2016

  • Kid questions:
    • Why is the tongue a world of iniquity? James 3:6
      • Ephesians 4:29 – Words can also do a lot of good!
    • How did Nehemiah rebuild the wall of the city?
      • Nehemiah 4:6 – The people had a mind to work.
      • They prayed.
      • They prepared for any trouble.
    • Why was the Israelites’ punishment death?
      • Deuteronomy 28:1, 15 – Because they sinned!
      • Deuteronomy 18:15 – This was a prophecy about Jesus.
    • What does God look like?
      • He is spirit. John 4:24
      • Exodus 33:18-23
      • I John 3:2

 

  • Ephesians 4:17-24
  • Become a new person!
    • Ephesians 4 + Romans 6 + Colossians 3
      • Romans 6:4, 11-13
      • Colossians 3:5-8, 13
    • Galatians 2:11-14
  • Other effects of this attitude problem
    • It’s hypocrisy and it ruins my credibility.
      • Romans 2:1-3, 21
    • It allows spiritual laziness to continue.
      • II Peter 1:5-11
    • It implies that some sins are okay.
      • John 9:28-34
      • I John 3:7
    • Am I guilty?
      • Romans 12:6-8
      • Too hard on kids
      • Gossip
      • Cliques
        • James 2:2
      • Materialism
        • Luke 12:15
      • Laziness
        • James 2:24

By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 10, 2016

  • I John 1:8-10; 2:1-2
  • The Christian lives to serve God and bring others to Him.
  • Living a life of faith
    • Hebrews 11:6
    • II Peter 1:5
    • Hebrews 5:14
    • Luke 9:1-3
    • Romans 10:10
    • Acts 2:38
  • Living a life of service
    • Giving self to the Lord
      • Giving our time to the Lord
      • Matthew 18:3
    • Sacrifice
      • Philippians 3:7-8
      • Philippians 3:13-14 – Paul sacrificed much for God.
      • Hebrews 11:24-29 – Moses also sacrificed to serve God.
      • John 17:14-15 – We belong to Christ.
      • II Corinthians 6:14-18
    • Living a life of separation
      • Luke 6:22
      • Philippians 4:7 – The peace of God surpasses all understanding.
      • Leviticus 5:22-26
      • Philippians 4:4
    • Living a life of victory
      • I Corinthians 15:54-58

Building Foundations, Part 11

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By Scott L. Lasater

Benchley, May 3, 2015

  • Lesson 11: Baptism
    • Acts 2:14-41
      • They knew that Jesus was the Christ, that they were lost in sin, and that they needed forgiveness.
      • Because of this, they were baptized.
    • Acts 8:12-13, 29-39
      • The eunuch knew Jesus and realized he needed to be baptized.
      • The eunuch was baptized.
    • Acts 9:1-16, 17-20
      • Paul realized that Jesus was the Christ and was then baptized.
    • Acts 10:34-38
      • They knew about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
      • They were baptized.
    • Acts 16:11-40
      • They knew that they had to believe in Jesus.
      • They were baptized.
    • Galatians 3:27-28
    • I Peter 3:20-21
  • Lesson 12: Christian Life
    • Romans 6:11 – We must turn completely to God.
    • Ephesians 4:20-32
      • Ephesians 4:21 – The writer is assuming they had been taught.
    • I Peter 1:14-25
    • Romans 15:1-7
    • Matthew 6:1-34

Do You Believe God?

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 11, 2015

  • Introduction
    • Humanists deny belief in God.
    • Atheists deny belief in God.
    • But I think most folks in this country believe in God.
    • The real question is: Do you believe God?
    • Matthew 7:21-23 – Not all who profess belief in God will be saved.
  • Do you believe God?
    • Relative to what He says about being saved?
    • Relative to what He says about worship? Matthew 26:29
    • Relative to what He said about the work of the church?
      • I Corinthians 11 – assemble to worship
      • Philippians 4:15-16
      • Acts 20:28,32
    • Relative to what He says about the structure of the church?
    • Relative to what He says about assembling to worship and exhort?
    • Relative to what He says about giving into treasury? Judges 5:23
    • Relative to what He says about living a pure life?
      • I Timothy 5:22
      • Ephesians 5:26-27
    • Do you just believe in God or believe God?

A Faithful Saying

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, December 28, 2014

  • I Timothy 1:15 – Jesus came to save sinners.
  • II Timothy 2:11-13 – If we are dead with Christ, we will also live with Him.
    • Romans 6:3-4 – We are buried with Jesus in baptism.
  • I Timothy 4:8 – Bodily exercise is good, but godliness is better.
  • Titus 3:8 – We must be careful to maintain good works.
    • Romans 3:8
  • I Timothy 3:1 – It is good to desire the office of a bishop.
  • It is a faithful saying that Jesus lived and died to provide us salvation. If we believe and obey Him and live for Him, Heaven will be our home.  If we do not, it will be “depart.”  And that also is a faithful saying.

If We Walk in the Light

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, November 30, 2014

  • I John 1:7
  • Each word in the above is very significant:
    • “If”: two possibilities, to walk or not to walk
    • “We”: personal, too important for me to miss it
    • “Walk”: continuous action, keep on walking
    • “In”: in connection with
    • “The”: definite article, only light in which can walk
    • “Light”: truth, make God’s Word our light
  • Blessings for walking in the light
    • Blood keeps on cleansing
    • Keep on having fellowship with God
    • The blessings are not automatic. God has never bestowed blessings without response.
      • Luke 17:10 – When one meets his responsibilities, he has not earned salvation.
      • Romans 6:23 – It is still be grace.
    • Wrong views of walking in the light
      • Some say:
        • It is just believe and love; doctrine and practice do not make a difference.
        • It is to feel in our hearts we are right.
        • It is to never sin.
        • It is to be able to specifically recognize, confess, and pray about every sin, even those done ignorantly.
      • The truth
        • Psalm 19:12-13 – Secret vs presumptuous sins
      • Walking in the light in this context
        • Sometimes we sin (I John 1:8,10)
        • Keep on confessing (I John 1:9)
        • Keep on keeping His commands (I John 2:3-5)
        • Walk as He walked (I John 2:6)
Keep on Keep on
Confessing Being blood cleansed
Praying Having fellowship
Keeping commands Walking in the light

 

  • The one who slips has not stopped walking in the light, but the one who stops confessing, obeying, and praying is not walking in the light.
  • The one who walks in the light:
    • Has been baptized into Christ
    • Is making Jesus the lord of his life
    • Specifically confesses and prays about sins of which he is cognizant
    • Prays like David in case he has sinned unknowingly.
  • Security:
    • I John 5:10-13
    • I John 2:1-2

Teach Others Also

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By David Watson

Benchley, October 5, 2014

  • II Timothy 2:2
  • Explain the need to use the Bible as the standard
    • How do we know what God expects?
      • II Corinthians 5:10; John 12:47-48
      • Appeals to self
        • Yeah, but I don’t think …”
        • Answer: Paul, Acts 26:9-11; Proverbs 14:12
      • Appeals to emotion
        • Surely God won’t send a person to hell for _____.”
        • Answer: Put something absurd in the blank – what does this prove? John 12:48
      • Appeals to consensus
        • The overwhelming majority of Christians or Bible scholars believe this.”
        • Answer: But who is the judge? Matthew 7:13-14; I Corinthians 1:20
      • Appeals to tradition
        • This is a long-standing doctrine. People have followed this practice for centuries.”
        • Answer: Does continued sin become right?
          • Example: Idolatrous kinds of Israel
          • Example: Paul, Galatians 1:13-14
          • Tradition of … child abuse? … racism?
      • Appeals to the love of God and Jesus
        • God is a god of love and grace and forgiveness, not rules and condemnation.”
        • Answer: God is full of love! But what does that mean? What about Hitler? Romans 2:4-11; I John 5:3
  • Demonstrate how to use the Bible correctly
    • Context
      • Matthew 27:5; Luke 10:37; John 13:27
      • Common mistakes: Matthew 7:1; John 14:26
    • Harmony
      • Matthew 4:5-7
      • Example: My responsibility in worship. Is the Lord’s Supper the only thing? I Corinthians 11:23-34
      • Example: My responsibility in salvation. Are confession and belief the only things? Romans 10:9-10
  • Be an example of living the Bible
    • I Timothy 4:12,16
    • II Timothy 2:24-26
    • I Corinthians 9:22

I Peter 1:1-16

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 15, 2012

 

  • I Peter 1:1 – Peter was the writer, but God was the author (John 14:26). This book is an exhortation to Christians, to strengthen them, and to comfort them.
  • I Peter 1:2 – God in His foreknowledge put the plan of salvation into action. If we take advantage of God’s plan, we are “elect.” If we choose not to take advantage of that plan, we are not “elect.” Calvinists teach the exact opposite, which is that God chooses individual people to be saved, regardless of their actions.
  • I Peter 1:3 – “Living hope” refers to the high position that Christians hold through the resurrection of Jesus.
  • I Peter 1:4Romans 1:16 tells us what this power of God is.

If We Walk in the Light

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