Sowing & Reaping

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 28, 2018

  • Introduction
    • Hosea 8:7
    • Hosea 10:12
    • Plant (sow) → harvest (reap)
    • Cause → effect
    • You reap what you sow!
  • This is always true … especially long term!
    • Matthew 7:16-20
    • Job 4:8-9
    • Some things take a long time to show results.
  • We can really set ourselves up for trouble.
    • Romans 2:5
    • Ephesians 5:23-27
    • Ephesians 6:1-3 – Children, respect your parents.
    • Ephesians 6:4 – See Proverbs 29:15. Don’t sow selfishness in your children’s hearts.
  • Or we can prepare a beautiful future!
    • Proverbs 11:18
    • Galatians 6:7
    • II Corinthians 9:6-11 – Sow bountifully so you can reap bountifully.

Faith WITHOUT Works

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By David Watson

Benchley, April 9, 2017

  • James 2:17-20
  • We need to do what God’s word says to do.
  • James 2:15, 10-11
  • Love God! James 1:12
    • Submit to God, James 4:7-10
    • Spiritual vs. earthly wisdom, James 3:14-17
    • Selfishness, James 4:1-4
    • Prayer, James 1:5-8
  • Love others! James 1:12
    • Partiality, James 2:1-9
    • Pray for each other, James 5:13-16
    • Rescue sinners, James 5:19-20
    • Be helpful and pure, James 1:27
    • Speak well, James 1:19, 26; 3:1-12

By David Watson

Benchley, January 22, 2017

  • Exodus 23:2 – Warning against peer pressure.
  • “A strong marriage and family is usually impossible.”
    • Esther 1:10-12, 19-21 – The king’s attitude toward divorce is a common one today.
    • Temporary marriage license?
    • Matthew 19:4-9; Ephesians 5:22-6:4
  • “It doesn’t hurt to look.”
    • Pornography is a huge threat to our marriages!
    • Galatians 5:16-23; I Thessalonians 4:1-8
  • “Everybody needs to do what’s best for them.”
    • II Peter 2:3
    • James 5:19-20
    • Titus 2:11-14; Luke 9:23 – Everybody needs to do what’s best for God!
  • We must live by the Word of God, not the immoral ideas of people!
    • II Timothy 3

The Serpent of Old

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By David Watson

Benchley, November 6, 2016

  • Introduction
    • Genesis 3:6
    • II Corinthians 2:11
    • II Corinthians 4:3
    • I Thessalonians 3:5
  • Satan focuses on the negative
    • Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1
    • Adam and Eve were living perfect lives in the Garden of Eden, but Satan focused on the one thing they weren’t allowed to do.
    • I Timothy 4:8
  • Satan appeals to our selfishness
    • Job 1:7, 10-11; 2:4-5
    • James 1:14-15
    • I John 2:16
    • Genesis 3:5-6 – This parallels I John 2:16 with the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life.
    • Genesis 3:3, 22-24 – The devil lied!
    • John 8:44
    • II Corinthians 11:3-4
    • II Corinthians 5:9
    • Ephesians 5:7
  • Satan makes sin convenient
    • Genesis 3:6, 12
    • I Timothy 2:13-14
    • Proverbs 7 – Don’t stray into paths that make sin convenient.
    • I Corinthians 15:33
    • II Timothy 2:2
  • Satan is losing
    • Genesis 3:15
    • Romans 16:20
    • Hebrews 2:14
    • James 4:7
    • I John 3:8

Let Your Light Shine

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By Danny Lackey

Benchley, June 12, 2016

  • Matthew 5:13-16
  • How do we let our light shine?
    • Galatians 5:22-26
    • I Peter 1:5-7
    • II Peter 1:8-11
    • I John 2:9-11 – If we are to walk in the light, we must love our brother.
    • Matthew 22:34-40
    • Romans 13:8-10
    • I Corinthians 13:4-7 – Love is demonstrated by action.
    • I Peter 3:8-9
    • I Peter 4:8-10
    • Philippians 2:1-5 – Do not be selfish – look to the interests of others.
    • Romans 12:9-21
    • James 1:26-27
    • James 4:17 – If we know to do good and do not do it, it is sin.
    • James 5:9
  • How do we NOT let our light shine?
    • II Timothy 3:1-5
  • Examples
  • Deceiving ourselves
    • I John 1:8
    • I John 2:3-6
  • Excuses for our sins
  • Conclusion
    • II Peter 3:8-18
    • Are you ready for Christ to return?
    • Is God glorified by your speech and actions?
    • Is your conduct more likely to influence others to obey the gospel or to walk away from it?

I Have a Cross to Bear

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 23, 2014

 

  • Luke 9:23-26
  • Decision – “If any man will come after me”
    • One must make the decision to follow Jesus.
    • Joshua 24:15
    • I Kings 18
    • When one decides to follow Jesus, that makes many other decisions as well.
    • I Corinthians 15:24-26
  • Denial – “Let him deny himself”
    • Philippians 2:5,4
    • II Corinthians 8:5
    • Hebrews 11:24-26
  • Duty – “And take up his cross daily”
    • Matthew 25:34-40
  • Direction – “And follow me”
    • I John 1:8,10

 

Three Steps Into Heaven

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, October 13, 2013

 

  • Introduction
    • Matthew 7:13-14
    • Selfishness is the root of many if not all sins.
  • Out of self
    • Luke 9:23
    • Ephesians 4:22 – Put aside the old self.
    • II Corinthians 5:17
    • Jeremiah 10:23; Psalms 37:23; Proverbs 3:5-6 – Let the Lord direct your paths.
    • Matthew 6:33 – Seeking God must become first.
    • John 13:4-15 – Jesus washed the disciples’ feet.
  • Into Christ
    • Romans 6:7 – Baptism is the way into Christ
    • Matthew 28:18; Mark 16:15-16; Romans 10:17 – One must be taught.
    • John 8:24 – One must believe.
    • Acts 17:30 – repentance required
    • Romans 10:10 – confession required
    • II Corinthians 10:4-5
  • Into glory
    • Romans 9:27; I Corinthians 15:51
    • II Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 14:13 – One must die having lived righteously before God.
    • Hebrews 4:11
    • Psalms 126
    • Luke 17:10
    • John 5:28-29

 

Four Ways to Fail

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By David Watson

Benchley, September 8, 2013
 
  • Only think about the short term – Joshua 7:20-21
    • Think about the long term – I Timothy 4:8
  • Be lazy – Matthew 25:18,26
    • Proverbs 22:13
    • Be diligent – II Timothy 2:15
  • Do what everyone else is doing – I Peter 4:3-5
    • Come out and be separate – II Corinthians 6:14-18
  • Focus on yourself – Ecclesiastes 2:1-11
    • Focus on God and others – Matthew 22:36-39; Ephesians 4:28

The Cross of Discipleship

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By David Weaks

Benchley, April 14, 2013

By David Watson

Benchley, March 10, 2013