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.

By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, November 11, 2015

  • The church is to raise funds through the offerings of its members on the first day of the week. I Corinthians 16:1-2
  • The Lord’s Supper is to be taken on the first day of the week. Acts 20:7; Matthew 26:26-29
  • When we take the Lord’s Supper, we are proclaiming the Lord’s death until He comes again. I Corinthians 11:23-26
  • We must examine ourselves and take of the Supper in a worthy manner or we condemn ourselves. I Corinthians 11:27-29
  • The primary function assigned to the church is preaching the Word. Acts 6:2
  • The church is only authorized to carry out benevolent work if the local church has needy saints that are unavoidably destitute or if another local church has more needy saints than it can relieve. Benevolence is specifically authorized only for saints.
  • The word “church” is used in 3 senses in the Bible:
    • Local church
    • Universal church
    • The local church, specifically in its assembled state.
  • When fully organized, a local church has saints, elders, and deacons.

 

By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 26, 2015

  • Lesson 4, continued:
    • Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week (Matthew 26:29; Acts 20:7) (continued)
      • Matthew 26:29
        • The Supper is for citizens of the kingdom.
        • “That day” is a specific day – the first day of the week (Acts 20:7).
      • The prayers during the Supper are specifically to offer thanks for the bread and the fruit of the vine.
    • Must take the supper in worthy manner (I Corinthians 11:27)
      • In memorial of Christ’s death (I Corinthians 11:26)
      • As a monument to His coming (I Corinthians 11:26)
      • Discerning the Lord’s body (I Corinthians 11:29)
    • Conclusion: Regardless of how sincere people may be, a local church is not like a local church in Paul’s day if they add to or take away from these assigned acts in the assembly of the saints.

Twelve Stones

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By David Watson

Benchley, May 3, 2015

  • Joshua 4
  • A memorial to the sons of Israel forever
    • Joshua 4:1-7, 23-24
    • I Corinthians 11:23-25 – As great as this time was for them, we have something even better in the Lord’s Supper. We have a better memorial of a better event.  Let us be thankful!
    • Hebrews 11:32-40
  • When your children ask
    • Joshua 4:6, 21-22
    • It is crucial to teach future generations!
    • Judges 2:6-10 – The generation after Joshua did not know God and turned away from Him.
    • Deuteronomy 6:6-7 – God commanded the Israelites to teach their children.
    • Psalms 78:1-8
    • We need to show our children how to live as Christians.
      • II Timothy 2:15
    • Gilgal
      • Joshua 4:19
      • Joshua 5:9-10 – God named the place Gilgal.
      • To the Israelites at that time, Gilgal symbolized home.
      • One day we will make it to our home!

Building Foundations, Part 7

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By Scott L. Lasater

Benchley, March 29, 2015

  • Lesson 7: Worship
    • Exodus 34:14; Deuteronomy 8:19; Hebrews 12:28-29 – God is jealous for our worship. There is such a thing as unacceptable worship.
    • Matthew 4:9-10
    • Matthew 15:8-9
    • John 4:23-24 – We must worship in spirit and truth.
    • James 2:1-10 – We are not to show partiality in our dealings with people.
    • I Corinthians 1:2; 11:16-34 – We must be careful to partake of the Lord’s Supper in a worthy manner.
    • Acts 20:7-10
    • Ephesians 1:1; 5:17-20 – We are singing to each other as well as to God. We are to submit to each other in an effort to get along and serve God in harmony.
    • I Corinthians 14:15-19
    • I Corinthians 16:1-4 – We are to give on the first day of the week.
    • II Corinthians 9:6-7 – It is a cheerful thing to give to the Lord!

By David Watson

Benchley, November 16, 2014

  • 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 1:22; Hebrews 10:4-10; I Peter 2:1-24; 1:18-19
    • Forward
      • I Corinthians 11:26 – “until He comes”
      • Hebrews 9:28 – “will appear a second time for salvation”
      • Because of His sacrifice, I live for Him until the end.
        • Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.”
        • I Corinthians 6:20 – “For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.”
      • Outward
        • I Corinthians 11:26 – “you proclaim the Lord’s death”
        • Proclaim: announce, make public
        • Consider…
          • I Corinthians 14:22-23
          • Joshua 4:6
        • Inward
          • I Corinthians 11:20-29
          • 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 –> cup/table of the Lord –> Christ
              • Israel –> eat sacrifices (Deuteronomy 12:17-18) –> God
              • Gentiles –> cup/table of demons –> idols/demons
            • We have communion (sharing fellowship, participation) with Christ. See Matthew 26:29.

 

Worship That Pleases God

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By George Slover

Benchley, October 13, 2014

  • Psalm 96:1-10
  • True worship – John 4:23-24
  • Nadab and Abihu – Leviticus 10:1-3
    • Who are they?
      • Sons of Aaron – Leviticus 10:1
      • Saw God’s holiness – Leviticus 8:33-9:4
    • Why was this so important?
      • God commanded it – Leviticus 8:34-35
      • God is holy – Exodus 24:1-11; Leviticus 9:22-24
    • God had not commanded – Leviticus 10:1-2
    • Drawing near to God – Leviticus 10:3
    • Vain worship – Matthew 15:8-9
    • I Timothy 4:1 – “some shall depart from the faith”
      • 120 AD – Holy water
      • 140 AD – Lent, special days
      • 360 AD – Christmas observed as a religious holiday
      • 416 AD – Infant baptism
      • 428 AD – Idolatry, praying to statues
      • 451 AD – Worship of Mary
      • 670 AD – Instrumental music
  • Simple NT worship
    • Prayed together – Acts 2:42; 4:24-30; I Corinthians 14:16
    • Broke bread together – Acts 2:42; 20:7; I Corinthians 11:23-29
    • Listened to God’s word – Acts 2:42; I Corinthians 14:2-3
    • Gave gifts bountifully – I Corinthians 16:1-3; II Corinthians 9:6
    • Sang together – I Corinthians 14:15; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
  • God is worthy! – Hebrews 13:15

Mark, Part 17

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, June 8, 2014

 

  • Mark 14:12-42
  • Mark 14:12-21 – This is the last Passover feast that the Jews ate with the approval of God. Jesus was about to be crucified and the new law would take effect.
  • Mark 14:22-25 – Jesus institutes the Lord’s Supper.
  • Mark 14:25 – The phrase “the day that” comes from the Greek tes hemeras ekeinas. Variations of this phrase also occur in Matthew 7:22; 8:1; II Timothy 1:18; :8; Matthew 24:36; Mark 13:22; II Timothy 1:12. Jesus is making the point that there was a specific day in which they would eat the Supper. In Acts 20:7, this day is identified – the first day of the week.
  • Mark 14:22-23 – Note that Jesus gave thanks for the bread and fruit of the vine. We should do the same when waiting the table for the Lord’s Supper. This is a simple act, but is often forgotten.
  • Mark 14:26-31 – Jesus prophesies about Peter’s denial.
  • Mark 14:32-42 – Jesus prays in Gethsemane.
  • Mark 14:35 – The phrase “pass by” comes from the Greek para erchomai. See John 14:27. The phrase is also used in Matthew 14:15; Mark 6:48; Luke 18:37; Acts 16:8; 27:9; James 1:10. Jesus was praying that the time would pass quickly and his prayer was answered.

By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, December 22, 2013

 

  • I Corinthians 1:20; Ephesians 4:4-9 – There is one body.
  • We are not the only ones who teach:
    • The Bible is the inspired Word of God (II Timothy 3:16-17; Jude 3)
    • There is a distinction between the Old and New Testaments
    • Instrumental music in worship is unscriptural.
    • The Lord’s Supper is to be observed each Sunday.
    • Baptism is immersion in water.
    • Baptism is for remission of sins.
    • The saved are to be called by a name that points ownership to heaven.
    • The saved are to live godly lives (I Timothy 5:22; Ephesians 5:27).
    • The congregation is God’s arrangement for together work and worship.
  • One who teaches and practices all of these things is a member of the one body.

 

Beyond Bethlehem

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By David Watson

Benchley, December 22, 2013

 

  • Luke 1:34ff
  • Luke 2:10-20
  • John 6:59,66
  • When Jesus grew up, what did He teach?
    • Jesus must come first in our lives – Matthew 10:34
      • Matthew 19:9 – Jesus’ teaching on adultery
    • Jesus commands denial of self – Luke 9:23
      • Matthew 5:43-45
      • Matthew 5:27-30 – Beware of lust!
      • Matthew 20:27 – We should be servants of others
    • Jesus expects us to remember Hid death every week – I Corinthians 11:24-26
      • Jesus expects obedience!