By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 20, 2017

  • The primary argument against Bible classes is that there is no direct Biblical example for them. This is true, but examples are not the only way we learn what a church is authorized to do.
Authority General Specific Specific Expedient Addition
I Corinthians 11:24-25 (Lord’s Supper) Take His Supper Saint Container / hour (I Corinthians 14:16) Different supper / sinner
Genesis 6:4 Build Ark Noah How obtained / bound Different boat / builder
I Timothy 5:16 Relieve Widows indeed Local church Buy / rent Different widow / organization
Philippians 4:15-16 Collective support Teacher of the Word Local church Dollars / house Different teacher / organization
Acts 20:28; I Peter 5:2 Feed The flock among you Local church Gospel meeting / Bible classes Different flock / organization

God’s Memorials

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 16, 2017

  • Introduction
    • We are admonished to remember God.
    • Deuteronomy 4:23
    • Psalms 9:17
    • II Peter 1:9
    • James 1:25
  • Rainbow: Genesis 9:8-15
  • Sabbath: Exodus 20:11; Deuteronomy 5:15
    • Deuteronomy 5:3 – Sabbath was for all the Hebrew nation at that time. It is not for us today.
  • Passover: Exodus 12:11, 14
    • II Thessalonians 1:8-9
  • Omer of manna: Exodus 16:32-36
  • Lord’s Supper: I Corinthians 11:24-25

Beyond Bethlehem

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By David Watson

Benchley, December 25, 2016

  • Luke 1:31-34
  • Luke 2:10-20
  • John 6:59-60
  • Out of 89 chapters in the New Testament, only 4 deal with Jesus’ birth or life as a child. Ninety-six percent focus on Jesus’ life and teaching near the end of His life.
  • When Jesus grew up, what did He teach?
    • Matthew 20:27 – We must be prepared to serve.
      • Matthew 20:21-28
    • Matthew 5:43-44 – Love your enemies and pray for them.
    • Matthew 7:21 – Jesus expects people to obey. It is not enough to just say, “Lord, Lord.”
      • Matthew 7:24-29 – Parable of the two foundations.
    • Matthew 10:34 – Jesus did not come to bring peace.
      • Matthew 10:35-37 – Jesus brought peace with God, but not necessarily with other people.
    • Matthew 6:24 – You cannot serve God and wealth.
      • It is ironic that the holiday of Christmas has become so materialistic.
      • Matthew 6:19-21
    • I Corinthians 11:24 – Jesus taught us how to remember Him.
      • I Corinthians 11:23-26 – the Lord’s Supper
    • Mark 16:15-16 – baptism commanded

I Corinthians, Part 22

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, November 9, 2016

  • I Corinthians 11:23-12:11
  • I Corinthians 11:27-29 – One must master his mind and take the Supper in the right way in order to be acceptable to God.
  • I Corinthians 11:26
    • Taking the Lord’s Supper proclaims our faith in Jesus. If we confess Jesus only when we are baptized and not in the Lord’s Supper and our daily life, we have some changes to make!
    • See Matthew 26:29. Only those in the Lord’s Kingdom can take the Lord’s Supper.  The Lord’s Supper is taken every first day of the week.  Acts 20:7.
  • I Corinthians 11:33-34 – These verses are correcting the errors discussed in I Corinthians 11:21-22.

1 Corinthians, Part 21

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, October 26, 2016

  • I Corinthians 11:17-24
  • I Corinthians 11:21 – “Drunk” here may not necessarily mean intoxicated. It may simply be a contrast with “hungry.”
  • I Corinthians 11:23-26 – Compare Matthew 26:26-29.
  • Matthew 26:26 – We know the bread here must have been unleavened because that was the only kind of bread allowed in the house during the Passover.
  • I Corinthians 11:24 – The purpose of the prayer before taking the bread and fruit of the vine is to give thanks. Whatever else we may include in those prayers, we should remember to give thanks.

1 Corinthians, Part 18

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 28, 2016

  • I Corinthians 10:17-33
  • I Corinthians 10:21 – “Cup” here is a figure of speech indicating service to either the Lord or demons. You cannot serve both the Lord and demons.  See Luke 22:29.  “Table” here is the equivalent of the “cup” in this verse.
  • I Corinthians 10:23 – Similar wording was used in I Corinthians 6:12. The word “all” here is necessarily limited.  Paul is not saying that absolutely everything was lawful for him.
  • I Corinthians 10:28 – Eating meat sacrificed to idols was not sinful. The idol was nothing so the meat was just meat.  If, however, someone else told them the meat had been sacrificed to idols, they were not to eat it for the sake of the conscience of the person who told them.  It may be that the other person had less understanding and would think ill of a Christian eating meat sacrificed to idols.
  • I Corinthians 10:31-33 – We must be careful to not cause others to violate their conscience. Our goal should be to help all men to be saved.  See I Corinthians 9:19-23.

1 Corinthians, Part 17

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 21, 2016

  • I Corinthians 10:5-17
  • I Corinthians 10:8 – See Numbers 25:9. There have been many explanations given for the apparent discrepancy here (23,000 vs. 24, 000).  It may simple be that the Jews counted in whole numbers (for example, Jesus is described as being in the grave three days when it was less than 72 hours).  The actual number of those who died was probably between 23,000 and 24,000.
  • I Corinthians 10:11 – These stories were recorded so that we can understand how God looks at sin and just how serious of a matter it is.
  • I Corinthians 10:13 – Jesus showed us the way out of temptation: going back to what is written and praying.
  • I Corinthians 10:16 – The Lord’s Supper is a memorial of Jesus’ death. The bread and the cup do not represent His body and blood – they are a memorial.

By David Watson

Benchley, July 10, 2016

  • I Corinthians 11:17-34
  • Backward
    • “Do this in remembrance of me”
      • Luke 22:19; Matthew 26:28
    • Horror of the cross: scourging, ridicule, crown of thorns, nails (7-inch iron spikes), painful movement to avoid suffocation
      • Colossians 1:19-22; Hebrews 10:4-10; I Peter 1:18-19; 2:21-25
    • Forward
      • I Corinthians 11:26 – “until He comes”
        • Hebrews 9:28
      • Because of His sacrifice, I live for Him until the end.
        • Galatians 2:20
        • I Corinthians 6:20
      • Outward
        • I Corinthians 11:26 – “you proclaim the Lord’s death”
        • Proclaim = announce, make public
        • Consider …
          • I Corinthians 14:23-24
          • Joshua 4:6
        • Inward
          • I Corinthians 11:27-29
          • “Where are my thoughts?”
            • Read a passage (Isaiah 53; Matthew 26-28; Mark 14:16; Luke 22-24; John 18-20; I Corinthians 11; Hebrews 9-10, etc.)
            • Read song lyrics
            • Imagine the scenes in your mind.
          • Upward
            • I Corinthians 10:14-22
              • Christian à cup/table of the Lord à Christ
              • Israel à eat sacrifices à God
              • Gentiles à cup/table of demons à idols/demons
            • We have communion (sharing, fellowship, participation) with Christ! See Matthew 26:29

Why Do You Worship?

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, April 17, 2016

  • Introduction
    • John 4:24
  • Why do you sing?
    • Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
    • We sing to praise God and glorify Him because of the redemption He has brought us through Jesus.
    • Colossians 3:15-16
  • Why do you pray?
    • I Thessalonians 5:17 – Because we are commanded to by God.
    • I John 5:15 – To petition God.
    • Colossians 4:2 – To thank Him for our blessings.
    • I John 1:9 – To confess our sins so we may be forgiven.
    • I Peter 3:12
    • The underlying reason for prayer is to thank Him for the blessing of salvation.
  • Why do you listen to teaching?
    • Acts 20:7
    • Hebrews 10:24-25 – To exhort one another to love and good works.
    • Colossians 3:16
    • II Peter 1:8
    • Acts 20:28, 32
  • Why do you give?
    • So the work of the local church can be done.
    • I Corinthians 16:1-2
    • II Corinthians 9:7; 8:7
  • Why do you partake of the Lord’s Supper?
    • To thank God for the body and blood of Jesus that allows us to be saved.
    • I Corinthians 11:24-26
    • I Corinthians 10:16
  • Why do you live?
    • To glorify God!
    • I Corinthians 10:31
    • Ephesians 3:21
    • John 17:1
    • We are saved to glorify God.

Luke, Part 22

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By Ara Casada

Benchley, February 21, 2016

  • Luke 22:1-34
  • Luke 22:1-6 – Judas decides to betray Jesus.
    • Luke 22:3 – See John 13:2. Satan did not take control of Judas.  The influence of Satan entered Judas’ heart and Judas himself made the decision.  See also James 4:7-8.
  • Luke 22:7-13 – See Matthew 5:17-18.
  • Luke 22:14-23 – Jesus institutes the Lord’s Supper.
    • See Exodus 24:3-8; Hebrews 9:11-10:4; John 13:3-16. Jesus uses metaphors to compare the unleavened bread to His body and the fruit of the vine to His blood, indicating that the Supper is a memorial to His death.
  • Luke 22:24-27 – Jesus was the greatest, yet served all, even Judas Iscariot.
  • Luke 22:28-30 – The apostles would judge the twelve tribes of Israel by the word that they would preach.
  • Luke 22:31-34 – Jesus tells Peter that his faith will be tested.