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

Houses of Salvation

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, February 26, 2017

  • Exodus 20:24 – It is very important where God has recorded His name.
  • Places where God has recorded His name
    • One ark
      • Genesis 6-7
      • II Peter 1:5
      • Everyone outside the ark perished.
      • Only those in the ark were acceptable to God.
    • One tabernacle
      • Leviticus 17:1-9
      • This was where men had to worship for God to bless them.
      • This shows the respect God demands for the place of worship He chooses.
    • One house for Rahab’s family
      • Joshua 6
    • One temple
      • I Kings 9:1-3
      • Deuteronomy 12:5-14
      • Deuteronomy 14:24-26
    • One church
      • Matthew 16:18
      • II Samuel 7:12
      • Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:6 – There is one
      • Acts 20:28 – The church belongs to the Lord.
      • Ephesians 5:23
      • Hebrews 8:6
    • In Christ, His body, His church, there is:
      • Triumph
      • Reconciliation – Ephesians 2:14-16
      • John 1:1-4 – Life and light
      • Completeness
      • Sonship
      • Ephesians 1:3 – all spiritual blessings
    • Exodus 20:24

 

Noah’s Ark

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By David Watson

Benchley, September 11, 2016

  • Introduction
    • Luke 1:1-4 – The story of Noah was recorded as a historical event, not just a story.
    • Luke 17:26-27
    • Hebrews 11:7
    • I Peter 3:18-22, 14
    • I Peter 2:4-5, 9 – Why use Noah as an example if the flood did not really happen?
  • Reason for the flood
    • Genesis 6:5-8, 12
    • Genesis 7:12-13, 17-22
  • Length of the flood
Scripture Event Date (year-month-day)
Genesis 7:11 Flood begins 600-2-17
Genesis 7:24 Prevailed 150 days
Genesis 8:3 Starts to decrease
Genesis 8:4 Ark rested on Mt. Ararat
Genesis 8:5 Tops of mountains visible
Genesis 8:13 Surface of ground dry
Genesis 8:14 Earth was dry 601-2-27
Total time: 1 year, 10 days
  • Animals in the ark
    • Genesis 6:19-21
    • Animals were loaded by kinds – not species (Genesis 6:20)
    • The Bible doesn’t tell us exactly how many animals were on the ark. Some have estimated 16,000-35,000 animals were in the ark.
  • How big was the ark?
    • Genesis 6:15-16
  • What about the dinosaurs
    • Genesis 1:24-25
    • Genesis 7:8-9
  • Don’t be afraid of questions or criticisms, and don’t develop a blind faith.
    • Romans 1:20
  • Develop true faith!
  • II Peter 3:3-7

By David Watson

Benchley, March 25, 2015

  • Genesis 1-11
  • God created us and thus has the right to rule!
    • Isaiah 45:9-13 – What right has the creature to question the Creator?
  • God exists in a plurality of Persons.
    • Genesis 1:26, 2 – God is described in plural terms.
    • John 1:1-3 – Jesus was involved in Creation.
    • Colossians 1:16 – All things were created through Jesus and for Jesus.
    • Hebrews 1:2 – The world was created through Jesus.
  • The first sins
    • Genesis 3:1-19
    • I Timothy 2:11-14 – See Genesis 3:16.
  • The flood
    • Genesis 7:11; 8:13-14 – It was about one year, ten days from the beginning of the flood until the earth was dry.
    • Genesis 6:14-15 – The ark was about 437.5’ x 72.92’ x 43.75’. It had about 95,700 square feet of deck area and 1.396 million cubic feet of volume.

Inspiration of the Bible

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By David Watson

Benchley, September 28, 2014

  • Historical accuracy, prophetic fulfillment, and scientific foreknowledge
  • Egyptian knowledge of the day
    • Acts 7:22
    • Ebers papyrus
    • Exodus 15:26
  • Germs
    • Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis
    • Washing
      • Numbers 19:5-22
      • Drs. McMillen and Stern parallel our modern knowledge to Numbers 19
        • Running water
        • Time
        • Antiseptic soap
        • Vigorous scrubbing
    • Quarantine
      • Numbers 5:1-3; Leviticus 13:1-3,45-54
      • The same technique was later used to contain modern day leprosy outbreaks.
  • Circumcision on the eighth day
    • Genesis 17:12-14 (Leviticus 12:3)
    • The clotting protein prothrombin naturally peaks on the eighth day
  • Dietary regulations
    • Leviticus 11
    • David L. Macht, 1953: Studies of meat toxicity in various animals.
  • Ratio for ship building
    • Genesis 6:15 – Ratio 30:5:3
  • Water cycle
    • Ecclesiastes 1:7; 11:3a; Amos 9:6
  • Four types of flesh
    • I Corinthians 15:39
  • Basic sanitation
    • Deuteronomy 23:12-14
  • I Thessalonians 2:13

By David Watson

Benchley, February 26, 2012