I Peter, Part 2

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, February 4, 2018

  • I Peter 1:10-25
  • I Peter 1:18-19 – We are redeemed by the precious blood of Christ. Without the shedding of that blood, there is no remission of sins (Hebrews 12:22). God planned for this before the foundation of the world.
  • I Peter 1:24-25 – Peter is quoting Isaiah here to illustrate the difference between the temporal and the eternal. The emphasis is on the word of God, which endures forever. When you have access to the word of God, don’t let yourself be drawn away by things that are merely temporal.

Why Sing?

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, November 12, 2017

  • The first song in the Bible – Exodus 15:1-21
    • Sang to praise and magnify God
    • For their redemption from Egypt
  • The song in Judges 5
    • Sang to praise God
    • For their redemption from the Canaanites
  • The song in II Samuel 2
    • Sang to praise God
    • For his redemption from his enemies
  • Romans 15:9-12
    • Sing to praise God
    • For redemption provided in Christ Jesus
  • Ephesians 5:18-20
    • Sing to praise God
    • For redemption in Christ Jesus
  • Colossians 3:15-16
    • Sing to praise God
    • For redemption in Christ Jesus
    • To teach and admonish one another
  • James 5:13
    • Sing to praise God
    • For redemption in Christ Jesus
  • I Chronicles 16:23-25; Psalms 13:6

Samson

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By David Watson

Benchley, February 7, 2016

  • Judges 13-16
  • Introduction
    • Judges 13:5 – Samson was a Nazirite, so he did not cut his hair.
    • Some things Samson did were by God’s design. Judges 14:1-4
    • God can use people who are sinners to do His will.
  • “Love” is blind
    • Judges 16:4-21 – Samson loved Delilah, but she did not seem to love him back.
    • Judges 14:17-18 – It was not the first time Samson was overcome by a woman.
    • I may marry someone who hurts me spiritually.
      • Boys, it’s a problem if you become more interested in girls than in God.
      • Girls, it’s a problem if you become more interested in boys than in God.
    • The strength came from God, not his hair.
      • Judges 13:24-25 – The Spirit of the Lord was upon Samson.
      • Judges 14:6
      • Judges 15:14-15
      • Judges 13:3-5 – God told Samson’s mother the conditions upon which God would bless him.
      • Judges 16:28-30
      • I Peter 3:21 – The power of God saves us – the power is not in the water.
      • I Peter 1:18; I John 1:7; Colossians 1:13-14
      • Samson had to have long hair to receive the blessing of strength.
      • We must be baptized to receive the blessing of forgiveness.

In Christ

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, May 18, 2014

 

  • Blessings we have in Christ:
    • Salvation – Acts 4:12; John 12:27
    • Redemption – Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 10:4-5
    • Forgiveness – Colossians 1:14
    • New creature – II Corinthians 5:17
    • Child of God – Galatians 3:26-27
    • All spiritual blessings – Ephesians 1:3
  • In order to be in Christ:
    • Hear the message – Romans 10:17
    • Believe – John 8:24; Romans 1:16
    • Repent – Acts 2:38; 17:30
    • Confess – Romans 10:10; Acts 8:37
    • Baptized – Romans 6:3; Galatians 3:27
    • Walk in the light – I John 1:7; Philippians 3:14

 

Redemption

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By David Watson

Benchley, January 5, 2014

 

  • What is redemption?
    • Exagorazo [1805] means “ ‘to buy out’ … especially of purchasing a slave with a view to his freedom” (Vine)
    • Lutroo [3084] has a similar meaning: “to release on receipt of ransom” (Vine)
    • Ephesians 1:7,13-14
    • Colossians 1:13-14
    • Hebrews 9:12
  • Steps to redemption
    • Faith – Acts 2:36-37; John 8:24; Hebrews 11:6; Romans 10:17
    • Repentance – Acts 2:38; 17:30; Luke 24:46-47; II Peter 3:9; II Corinthians 7:9-11; Matthew 12:41; Jonah 3:5-10; Matthew 3:1-2
    • Confession – Acts 8:35-39; Romans 10:9-10
    • Baptism – Romans 3:21
      • What does baptism do?
        • Is saves us. Mark 16:16; I Peter 3:21
        • It is for the forgiveness of sins. Acts 2:38
        • It washes away sins. Acts 22:16
        • It makes us partakers of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Romans 6:3-4; Colossians 2:12
        • It adds us into the “body” (the “church,” Colossians 1:18). I Corinthians 12:13
        • It clothes us with Christ. Galatians 3:27
      • Therefore, without baptism
        • We aren’t saved.
        • We do not have forgiveness of sins.
        • Our sins are not washed away.
        • We are not partakers of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
        • We are not added to the “body” (the “church”).
        • We are not clothed with Christ.
      • Baptism is urgent
        • Acts 2:41; 8:36; 16:33; 22:16
    • Growth and service – II Peter 3:18; Hebrews 12:28; Titus 2:11-14; I Peter 1:14-19

 

A Man That Produces Faith

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By Doug Raymer

Benchley, October 29, 2013

 

  • Romans 10:17
  • A message that produces faith
    • The life of Christ
      • John 1:14,18 – Jesus is a way of explaining God.
      • If you had the power of God…
        • Would you make yourself wealthy?
        • Would you pursue fun and pleasure?
        • Would you show off your power?
        • Would you always get your own way?
        • Would you make everyone adore you?
        • Would you punish your enemies?
        • Philippians 2:6-8; Acts 10:38 – The humble ways Jesus used His power.
      • Completely devoid of human vanity
      • No concern for the petty or trivial
      • Focused on the eternal and spiritual
      • Yet with compassion on the suffering
      • Selfless, humble, obedient
        • Matthew 8:1-3 – Jesus touches and heals a leprous man.
        • Luke 19:9
        • John 3:4-5 – Jesus washes the disciples’ feet
    • The teaching of Christ
      • John 7:17-18
      • Matthew 5:44-45 – Love your enemies.
      • Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31
      • Matthew 7:3
      • Matthew 15:11-20 – The contents of the heart are what matter.
      • Luke 10:36
      • Luke 12:15 – Beware of greed. Jesus’ focus was on the soul. There are more important things than material goods!
    • The death of Christ
      • John 3:16
      • Romans 5:6-8 – Christ died for the ungodly.
      • Matthew 26:39
      • Luke 23:33-34
      • Matthew 27:42-43 – He was openly mocked.
      • I Corinthians 1:18 – If you can read the story of Jesus and understand it and not see the power of God, you will perish.
    • The resurrection of Christ
      • John 20:6-8 – The disciples discover the empty tomb.
      • John 20:18 – Mary Magdalene announces the resurrection of Jesus.
      • I John 1:1-2
    • The hope of redemption in Christ
      • II Corinthians 5:18-19
      • Acts 13:48
  • Conclusion
    • The gospel message of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation.
    • It is a message that discerns the hearer and moves us to choose.