Exodus, Part 10

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By David Watson

Benchley, May 28, 2017

  • Exodus 21-24
  • The covenant is ratified (Exodus 24)
    • Ratifying the covenant
      • Moses recites all the laws; the people agree (Exodus 24:3)
      • Moses writes down all the laws – Exodus 20-23 (Exodus 24:3)
      • Offerings are made on a special altar (Exodus 24:4-5)
      • Moses uses the blood from the offerings
        • Half sprinkled on altar (Exodus 24:6)
        • Half sprinkled on people (Exodus 24:8)
      • Moses reads all the laws; they agree again (Exodus 24:7)
      • 74 representatives see God, then feast (Exodus 24:9-11)
    • The importance of blood in the process
      • Exodus 24:8
      • I Corinthians 11:25
      • Hebrews 9:18-23
      • The old covenant tabernacle is not a parallel to a modern church building. Instead the tabernacle is a parallel to the real temple that exists in heaven and was inaugurated by the blood of Jesus Himself.
    • The Promised Land (Exodus 23:20-33)
      • God was ready to bless them, but many lost faith in the promises. Let us not repeat their mistakes! Hebrews 3:16-19
    • Slavery (Exodus 21:2-11)
      • Slavery was a reality in Bible times. Sometimes, people found themselves destitute and their only option to repay debts was slavery.
      • Under the Old Covenant, God put a number of protections in place to protect slaves.
      • Leviticus 19:9-10
      • Deuteronomy 15:7-18
      • Slavery was to be a temporary condition that ended well for the slave.
      • Colossians 4:1
    • “A woman with child” (Exodus 21:22-25)
      • God’s laws here protect the life of the mother and unborn child.
      • God’s protection of the baby still in the womb shows that an unborn child was already considered a life.
    • Exodus 21:28 – Laws about a goring ox.
    • Exodus 23:19 – possibly an anti-Canaanite law?

2 Corinthians, Part 3

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, February 22, 2017

  • II Corinthians 2:14-3:18
  • II Corinthians 2:17 – “Peddling” here is used in the sense of preaching for personal gain.
  • II Corinthians 3:3 – Paul is talking about those who had made the corrections he rebuked them for in I Corinthians. They were now acting as a living epistle.  People who live by Christ today are also epistles that may lead others to Christ.
  • II Corinthians 3:5 – Compare II Corinthians 12:9 concerning Paul boasting in his weakness.
  • II Corinthians 3:6 – The Old Covenant brought spiritual death, but the New Covenant brought spiritual life.
  • II Corinthians 3:8-11 – The “ministry of the Spirit” (New Covenant) is more glorious than the “ministry of condemnation” (Old Covenant).

Using the Old Testament

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By David Watson

Benchley, January 29, 2017

  • Hebrews 10:1-10
  • God’s love through the ages
    • Laws for patriarchs (Genesis 1)
      • Genesis 3:3
      • Genesis 6 – Noah
      • Genesis 12 – Abram
    • Law of Moses for Israel (Old Covenant) (Exodus 20)
      • Deuteronomy 5:1-4
      • Jeremiah 31:31 – The Old Covenant was only for a certain period of time.
      • Matthew 5:17-18 – Jesus fulfilled the Old Law.
      • Galatians 3:16, 19, 24
    • Laws for Gentiles
      • The Bible records many instances of God sending prophets to Gentile nations.
      • Gentiles were under these laws until the Gospel was taught to Gentiles in Acts 10.
    • Law of Christ for all (New Covenant) (Jews: Acts 2; Gentiles: Acts 10)
      • Hebrews 1:1-2
      • Hebrews 8:6-13
      • John 1:17
      • John 12:48
      • Galatians 3:28 – Law of Christ is for all – both Jews and Gentiles.
  • Using the Old Testament
    • Discover the history of the world
    • Examine its information for inspiration
    • Prepare for the love and justice of God
      • I Corinthians 10:11
    • Learn how the Holy Spirit communicates
    • Appreciate the superiority of Jesus
      • Jeremiah 6:13
      • Hebrews 8:6
    • Apply timeless truths
      • II Timothy 3:14-15
      • Isaiah 59:2 – Sin separates us from God.
      • Ezekiel 18 – Sin is not inherited.

Summary of the Bible

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By David Watson

Benchley, December 25, 2016

  • Salvation!
  • The story of the Old Testament
    • Genesis 1 – Creation
      • Ecclesiastes 7:29 – Man chooses to do wrong even though God made him upright.
      • I John 3:4 – Sin is transgression of the law.
      • Isaiah 59:2
      • Romans 5:12 – Death spread to all men because of sin.
      • Ezekiel 18:20 – We do not inherit sin.
    • Within the first few chapters of the Bible, we have been introduced to the problem:
    • Genesis 12:1-7 – God makes 3 promises to Abraham
      • Nation – Old Testament
      • Land – Old Testament
      • Universal blessing
    • Genesis 50:26 – Joseph dies with the Israelites still in Egypt.
    • Exodus 12:37-40 – Israelites leave Egypt.
    • Deuteronomy 4:1 – Deuteronomy repeats the law and urges the Israelites to obey it this time.
    • Judges 2:8 – The next generation was not faithful. Judges are brought in to rule the people.
    • The Israelites desire a king. Saul, David, and Solomon are the first three kings, ruling for 40 years each (the united kingdom).
    • The Israelites fall into idolatry and the kingdom splits.
      • II Kings 17:5-6
      • The northern kingdom falls to Assyrian captivity in 721 B.C.
      • In 586 B.C., Judah falls and is taken into Babylonian captivity.
    • Ezra and Nehemiah: Israelites allowed to return to rebuild under Cyrus.
      • Nehemiah 9:1-3, 30-37
      • It is important to follow God’s law!
    • God shows us the need that mankind had for a system of salvation. The stage is set for that 3rd promise.
    • Jeremiah 31:31
  • The story of the New Testament
    • Matthew 1:1, 17
    • John 1:1, 14-18 – John comes to prepare the way for Jesus.
    • Matthew 4:23
    • John 18:36 – Jesus was not the kind of earthly leader many were expecting.
    • Jesus rebukes the Pharisees, who were esteemed as religious leaders. This angers the authorities.
    • Matthew 27:50-54 – Finally the authorities are so angry that Jesus is crucified.
    • Matthew 10:4
    • Hebrews 9:22 – Bloodshed is required to atone for sin.
    • Acts 2:22-41 – Peter preaches the gospel for the first time, encouraging people to be baptized for forgiveness of their sins.
    • Colossians 2:14 – The Old Covenant is no longer in effect.
    • Ephesians 4:4 – Jesus is the head of one body.
    • Colossians 1:18 – This body is called the church.
    • Ephesians 5:23 – Jesus it the Savior of the one body.
    • II Corinthians 5:10
    • Romans 10:2-3
    • I Corinthians 15:52
    • Romans 14:12
    • Matthew 25:46 – Heaven awaits the obedient and Hell awaits the disobedient.
  • Hebrews 5:9

 

Proper Use of the Bible

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 25, 2016

  • Introduction
    • Exodus 32 – Israelites worship the golden calf and Moses breaks the stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments
    • Jeremiah 36:20-23 – The king burns the scroll from Jeremiah.
  • Our Bible is made up of two covenants, Old and New.
  • There are two Greek words translated “new”
    • neos” – new in point of time
    • kainos” – new in quality and character
  • Jesus is mediator of the new “kainos” covenant.
  • Am I an able servant of the New Covenant, or in my life, do I trample it under foot?
    • II Corinthians 3:6
    • In relation to God
      • Matthew 5:16
      • I Thessalonians 5:15-23
      • Colossians 3:1-4
      • Psalms 19:1-3
      • Romans 1:20
      • I Corinthians 10:31
      • Proper use of the Bible
        • II Timothy 2:15
        • John 8:24
        • Hebrews 5:8-9
        • I Timothy 4:16
        • Jude 1:3
      • In relation to fellow Christians
        • Galatians 6:1
        • James 5:19-20
        • II Timothy 2:2
        • Philippians 4:3-5
      • In relation to fellow man
        • Matthew 5:16
        • Philippians 2:14-15
      • In relation to self
        • How much time do you spend studying the Bible?
        • How zealous are we in teaching it to others?
        • Hebrews 2:9 – Do we cause this to be in vain?

God’s Revelation of Himself

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 6, 2016

  • Psalms 19:1-3
  • Romans 1:25, 20 – Those who deny God are without excuse.
  • John 3:19
  • Creation
    • Romans 1:20
    • Psalms 8:33-34 – God created the stars to preach about God.
    • Psalms 103:11-12
  • Old Covenant
    • Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:14 ff
    • Genesis 3:15
  • Conscience
    • Romans 2:14-15
    • I John 3:20-21
    • Where did the conscience come from? How does man have a conscience if we are no different than animals?  Genesis 2:7
    • One must be sure his conscience is trained by the proper standard.
  • New Covenant
    • Hebrews 1:1
    • Jude 3
    • Matthew 17:5
    • Hebrews 11:1-2
    • Mark 16:16
    • Isaiah 45:5, 6, 18, 21

Galatians, Part 7

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 27, 2016

  • Galatians 4:17-5:4
  • Galatians 4:17 – The Judaizing teachers were seeking them out so they could shut them out of the kingdom by binding them to the old law again.
  • Galatians 4:19-20 – Paul looked at the Galatians as his children in Christ.
  • Galatians 4:21-31 – Paul compares the Old and New Covenant to Sarah and Hagar.
    • Hagar = Mt. Sinai = Old Covenant
    • Sarah = Heavenly Jerusalem = New Covenant
    • Ishmael = Jews
    • Isaac = Christians
    • Galatians 4:30 – The Scripture says to cast out the bondwoman (Old Covenant) and her son (the Jews). Christians were now to be God’s chosen people.
  • Galatians 5:1-6 – Circumcision no longer has a religious purpose before God. Those who were trying to keep that part of the old law were bound to keep the entire law!

Galatians, Part 6

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 20, 2016

  • Galatians 4:1-16
  • Galatians 4:1-7 – Through Christ, we have become sons of God, and heirs to the promise of salvation.
    • Galatians 4:6 – See Romans 8:15.
  • Galatians 4:8-11 – Paul is trying to get the Galatians to realize how much they were giving up to try to go back to the old law. They were giving up their relationship of son-ship with God.
    • Galatians 4:11 – See I Corinthians 3:11-15. The Galatians were Paul’s work.  He did not want to lose them!
  • Galatians 4:15 – Some interpret this to mean that Paul had poor eyesight. This verse does not necessarily say that.  Paul could have simply been indicating the great love they had shown him.

Galatians, Part 5

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 13, 2016

  • Galatians 3:15-29
  • Galatians 3:18 – Our inheritance is based on the promise given to Abraham, not on the law. The Galatians were trying to go back to the old law, but Paul is trying to get them to see that it would not get them any closer to salvation.
  • Galatians 3:19 – God provided the law to define what sin was until Jesus came.
  • Galatians 3:20 – There was a mediator for the Old Covenant, but God was the only one involved when He brought His promise to pass in bringing Jesus. Here God is showing the superiority of Christ and the New Covenant over the Old Covenant.
  • Galatians 3:21-22 – The law and the promise were not contradictory. The law prepared the way for the promise to come.

Galatians, Part 4

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 6, 2016

  • Galatians 3:1-14
  • Galatians 3:1 – The word “foolish” here means, “having poor judgment.”
  • Galatians 3:2 – See II Corinthians 3. Spirit here most likely means the work of the Holy Spirit, i.e., the gospel.  Many take the view that this is talking about the personal indwelling of the Holy Spirit, which conflicts with other passages.
  • Galatians 3:10 – Those who were trying to find salvation by keeping the law of Moses were under a curse because they could not keep the law perfectly. The blood of Christ allows us to be saved even though we have sinned.  Jesus came to redeem us from the curse of the law.  See Joel 2:32.