By Tant Miller

Benchley, September 10, 2017

  • II Peter 1:3
  • Godliness
    • I Timothy 4:7-8
    • II Peter 3:9-11
    • Philippians 1:27
    • We must have the correct attitude in worship.
    • I Timothy 3:15
  • The purpose of the church is to glorify God.
    • Ephesians 3:21
    • John 4:24
  • The five items of worship:
    • Sing – Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
    • Pray – Acts 2:42; I Thessalonians 5:25
    • Lord’s Supper – I Corinthians 10:16; I Corinthians 11:26; Acts 20:7
    • Give – I Corinthians 16:1-2; II Corinthians 9:7
    • Study – Acts 2:42; II Timothy 2:15
  • How to worship – Luke 22:19; II Corinthians 9:7; II Timothy 2:15
  • Work of the church
    • I Thessalonians 1:8
    • II Timothy 4:2
    • Acts 11:29
  • Reverence for God
    • Psalms 89:7; 90:2; 95:6; Hebrews 10:31; 12:28-29
    • Reverence is not merely:
      • Respect
      • Being quiet
      • Participating in worship
    • Job 1:1; Psalms 128:1; Ecclesiastes 8:12-13
    • Ecclesiastes 5:2-3
    • Psalms 111:9; Matthew 4:10; Habakkuk 2:20
    • We must reverence God’s word. Isaiah 66:2; Ezra 9:4; John 12:48
    • Deuteronomy 6:13; Matthew 4:10; I Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 11:22
    • The love of God requires reverence. Mark 12:30-31
  • Our love for God
    • Matthew 22:37; Titus 2:4; Ephesians 5:25
    • Romans 5:6-8
    • I John 4:19; John 3:16
    • I John 3:16; 4:9-19 – God first loved us.
    • John 10:10; Ephesians 5:1-2
    • Romans 5:6-8
    • John 15:13
    • II Corinthians 8:9; Philippians 2:5-8
    • How can we fail to reciprocate such love?
    • John 21:16
    • Luke 22:33
    • I John 5:3
    • Matthew 5:39
  • Obedience
    • I John 5:3
    • John 14:15, 21-24
    • I John 2:3-5
    • Malachi 1:13
    • Psalms 122:1; 27:4
    • Ephesians 2:22; I Peter 2:5
    • When we worship, we are in His presence. Matthew 26:39; 18:20
    • When we worship, we are aware of things beyond our sight. John 4:24
    • Psalms 89:7
    • Ephesians 5:19
    • Hebrews 10:22
    • Hebrews 13:15
    • Our attitude makes us dependable to assemble.
      • I Corinthians 5:4
      • I Peter 3:12
      • Psalms 100:1-3
      • I John 3:1
      • On Jesus’ account: Romans 4:25; Matthew 18:12-14
      • On the saints’ account: Hebrews 10:24-25; I Corinthians 12:12-14, 22
      • On our own account: Ephesians 3:16
      • Matthew 6:33
    • Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 2:12
    • Matthew 6:6; Luke 22:19; I Corinthians 11:26, 29
    • I Corinthians 16:2; II Corinthians 9:7
    • Ephesians 6:18-20
    • Hebrews 13:18
  • Luke 8:18
  • Matthew 13:15-16
  • Luke 8:15
  • Psalms 1:1-2
  • I Timothy 4:15
  • I Corinthians 10:31
  • We have a soul to save! Matthew 16:26
  • We have friends to influence! Matthew 5:16
  • We have Hell to avoid! Matthew 25:41; Romans 2:7-9
  • II Thessalonians 1:7-9
  • I Peter 1:3-4
  • Romans 14:12
  • John 4:24
  • Revelation 22:12
  • II Peter 3:9-14, 17
  • II Timothy 3:16-17
  • Genesis 6:9
  • Acts 3:22-23
  • II Peter 1:1
  • Romans 10:17

Godly Families, Part 17

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By David Watson

Benchley, December 11, 2016

  • Train children to love God (continued):
    • We must instill the proper motivation (continued):
      • Genesis 39:9
      • What’s wrong with just raising our kids to know that if they misbehave, they’ll be punished?
    • Love God yourself!
      • Parents should set the example. Proverbs 20:7; Matthew 7:5; II Timothy 1:5
      • Let us be as noble in our parenting as Jesus was in his leadership. Hebrews 4:15; I Peter 2:21
      • Deuteronomy 6:5-7 – This is directed to parents!
    • (Grand)parenting applications: training children to love God.
Specific Goal Passage(s) to discuss & guide Ways (grand)parents can exemplify and teach Temptations and hindrances Behaviors to correct
Care deeply about pleasing God (conscience) Genesis 39:9; II Corinthians 1:12; Acts 9:9 Worship 7 days a week; plan careers, recreation, schedules around God Family discussions and priorities rarely center on God; God is a Sunday topic “It’s okay – I won’t get caught.”
Pray without ceasing Romans 12:12; I Thessalonians 5:17; James 5:13-18; Matthew 6:5-7 Pray sincerely; more than at meals (like when something happens); pray topically. Praying only when in trouble.  Meaningless repetition. Praying in vain, not meaning what you say or useless repetition.  Never praying; making prayer a joke.
Repent when wrong Acts 26:20; Matthew 12:41; Jonah 3:8-10 Openly repent when you have wronged others (especially kids). Holding out for someone else to initiate.  No self-evaluation & self-awareness. Not really apologizing or not admitting guilt in the first place.  Insincerity.
Joyfully worship and praise God John 4:23-24; Colossians 3:16; Psalm 100; 122; Philippians 4:4; Acts 16:25 Be happy to go to worship.  Encourage the same in children.  Worship outside the assembly. Worshiping out of necessity.  Daydreaming; too many toys; trained not to participate. Not being joyful.  Not focusing in worship.   Indifferent; complaining.

Giving God Our Leftovers

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By David Watson

Benchley, August 23, 2015

  • Time, Acts 24:25-27
  • Money, Matthew 15:4-6
  • Effort, Haggai 1:2-5
  • Prayer, Daniel 6:10
  • Meditation, Joshua 1:8
  • Worship, Malachi 1:8, 13
  • Strategies to help
    • Love God more!
      • II Corinthians 8:1-5
      • Spend time thinking about what God has done for us. Psalms 77:11-15
      • Read the Bible. Psalms 119:159-164
    • Sacrifice self more!
      • Matthew 16:24-25
      • Acts 4:34-37
      • If God is going to be first on my list, He has to be first on my list!
    • Change your priorities!
      • Spiritual things are important and urgent!
        • Luke 12:17-23, 24-31
      • Earthly things are important, but not urgent. Luke 9:57-62
      • Limit things that are urgent but not important. Luke 8:14; 10:4042
  • Romans 12:11

Indifference

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, June 8, 2014

 

  • Lamentations 1:12
  • Some reasons for indifference
    • Lack of sincere love for God and His word
      • I John 2:3-5
      • Ephesians 5:17
      • II Thessalonians 2:10
      • I John 2:15-17
      • Ephesians 5:8 – We are to walk as children of light.
    • Fear of what others say or think
      • Luke 6:22
      • Matthew 10:28
      • I Peter 4:3-4
      • I Peter 3:14
    • The desire to seek the way of ease
      • Matthew 6:33
      • Matthew 25:15-25 – Parable of the talents
    • Being self-satisfied
      • Luke 12:16-21
      • I John 1:7-9
      • I Peter 1:15 – Be holy in all manner of living.
    • Indifference on the part of others
    • The vicissitudes of life

Happiness

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 15, 2013

 

  • Love
    • No one can be truly happy without loving and being loved.
    • God wants us to love Him. Matthew 22:37
    • Philippians 2:3-4 – God wants us to love each other.
    • Ephesians 5:25
    • Titus 2:4
    • Matthew 15:4 – Children, honor parents.
    • I Timothy 5:16
    • I John 5:1; 4:16
    • Romans 12:20
    • We don’t read anything about loving wealth or power.
  • Self respect
    • If one does not have self respect, one is not fit to live with.
  • Peace of mind
    • If one is not at peace with himself, he will not be happy.
    • Peace of mind has something to do with a pure conscience (I John 3:20).
  • Without these three things, happiness will elude those who pursue it.
  • Many confuse pleasure and happiness. You can buy pleasure, but you can’t buy happiness.
  • In the Bible, “happy” is associated with either suffering or service – not pleasure.
    • John 13:17 – service
    • Romans 14:22 – service
    • I Peter 3:14 – suffering (see Acts 5)
  • I Timothy 6:6 – Godliness with contentment is a great gain.

 

Christian Attitudes, Part 2

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Christian Attitudes, Part 2
By Ed Whitt
Benchley, September 8, 2013
  • Re-emphasizing the heart under Christ.
    • I John 3:17 – Returning from extra-scriptural teachings to the attitudinal basis.
      • Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25-37
      • Romans 13:9
  • Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7
    • Attitudes – Matthew 5:1-12
    • Admonishments – Matthew 5:13-20
      • Be good examples
      • Keep the law
    • How His disciples are to be different from scribes and Pharisees.  Points of law and associated attitudes. – Matthew 5:21-48
  • Beattitudes – Attitudes, conditions that bring God’s blessings
    • Poor in spirit – Matthew 18:1-3
    • Mourning – II Corinthians 7:9-10
    • Meek – Proverbs 25:8,15; James 3:13
      • Jesus, the ultimate example.  John 18:22-23
      • Not for us to impose God’s will or His correction on others.
    • Hunger and thirst – Psalms 42:1-2; 63:1; 107:9