A Question About Dancing

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By David Watson

Benchley, May 28, 2017

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  • Not all dancing is necessarily sinful
    • Exodus 15:20-21
    • Judges 11:34
    • II Samuel 6:4 (I Chronicles 15:27, 29)
    • Psalms 149:3; 150:4
  • The real problem is lust
    • I John 2:15-17
    • Matthew 5:27-28
    • Mark 6:21-22
    • Galatians 5:19-21
    • Ephesians 5:5-6
    • Colossians 3:5-6
    • I Peter 2:11-12; 4:1-4
  • Why am I not going to the dance?
    • Because it will help me train my eyes and heart to be pure.
  • Take-aways for parents
    • We must use the Bible as our guide (Mark 7:1-8)
    • Beware of hypocrisy!
  • Take-aways for young people
    • Please be patient with us – we’re trying to make wise decisions (Hebrews 12:9-11)
    • Your job is to obey and honor us (Ephesians 6:1-3)

Leprosy

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By Jady Stevens

Benchley, May 14, 2017

  • Numbers 12:1-15
  • II Samuel 3:29
  • II Chronicles 26:16-21
The horrors of leprosy The horrors of sin
Symptoms can take a long time to show up. Hebrews 3:13
Contagious if untreated, but requires long term sustained contact I Corinthians 5:6; 15:33; II Corinthians 6:17
Lose the ability to sense pain I Timothy 4:2; Hebrews 3:13
Injuries due to lack of sensation Ephesians 4:19
Paralysis Romans 3:10-12; II Peter 1:8; Luke 14:34-35
Blindness II Peter 1:9; I John 2:9-11; II Corinthians 4:3-4
Irreversible nerve damage II Samuel 12:13-14
Terminal James 1:15
  • Prognosis
    • Early diagnoses and treatment usually prevent disability – Ecclesiastes 12:1; James 5:19-20; Hebrews 12:13
    • Important to finish the entire course of treatment – Philippians 3:12-14
  • The cure
    • Comes from God – II Kings 5:1-3, 7; Matthew 11:5
    • Through baptism – II Kings 5:10-14; Acts 22:16
    • Life after leprosy – II Kings 5:15; Mark 1:40-42; Acts 22:15

By Stacey Durham

Benchley, April 19, 2017

  • I Corinthians 10:13 – God has given you power greater than the temptation!
  • Be prepared with the scriptures.
    • Psalms 119:9, 11, 101, 104, 133
  • Understand temptation.
    • James 1:13-15 – Don’t desire evil things – they are forbidden for good reason.
  • Be on guard and avoid danger.
    • I Peter 5:8
    • Proverbs 4:14-15
    • Proverbs 7:6-27 – an example of one who failed to avoid danger
  • Pray to avoid temptation.
    • Matthew 6:13
    • Matthew 26:41
  • Pray at the moment of temptation.
    • Jesus prayed in Gethsemane when His “soul was grieved to the point of death” (Matthew 26:36-46)
      • Mark 14:35
    • Luke 21:36
  • Use the scriptures.
    • When Satan tempted Jesus at the beginning of His ministry, Jesus quoted scripture three times, saying, “it is written” (Matthew 4:1-11)
    • Jesus resisted temptation because He was resolved to fulfill the Scripture. Matthew 26:53-54
  • Flee from temptation.
    • I Corinthians 6:18
    • II Timothy 2:22
    • Genesis 39:1-12 – Joseph’s example
  • Final thoughts
    • Hebrews 4:15
    • Genesis 4:7 – God’s message to Cain about sin: “you must master it”

II Corinthians, Part 6

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, March 15, 2017

  • II Corinthians 5:10-21
  • II Corinthians 5:10 – “All” here is all who are of an accountable mind.
  • II Corinthians 5:14 – All people of an accountable mind sin and die spiritually. This verse is talking about that spiritual death.  Calvinists have a problem with this verse because they do not believe Christ died for all.
  • II Corinthians 5:16 – We no longer recognize people according to their sins once they are in Christ.
  • II Corinthians 5:17-19 – See Romans 4:6-7. This explains how God comes to not impute sins to a man.
  • II Corinthians 5:21 – Jesus did not become a sinner. He was made to be the sin sacrifice for us.  He was the sacrifice for us so that we could be righteous before God.

2 Corinthians, Part 2

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, February 15, 2017

  • II Corinthians 1:11-2:16
  • II Corinthians 1:21 – See I Samuel 10. God anointed the apostles by setting them in place to do their work.
  • II Corinthians 1:22 – God sealed the apostles as belonging to Him and gave them the Holy Spirit as a guarantee that their task was from God and not from man. See also Galatians 1:12.
  • II Corinthians 2:6-8 – Paul is warning against being overly righteous and refusing to forgive a person because their sin is too great. When someone repents, we must forgive and not lay his past life to his charge any more.  When we forgive someone, we should reaffirm our love for them.
  • II Corinthians 2:11 – The enemy is Satan – not the sinning brother!

Satan’s Counterfeits

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, January 8, 2017

  • Introduction
    • II Corinthians 2:11
    • James 1:7-8
    • I Kings 12:32 – Jeroboam institutes a feast like the feast of tabernacles.
    • Genesis 3 – Satan deceives Eve.
    • If Satan broadcast his true plans, he would not be able to get as many people to follow his ways.
The true The counterfeit
God (Matthew 22:37) gods
Christ christs (II Corinthians 11:14-15)
Angels angels
Prophets prophets
Teachers teachers (II Peter 2:1)
Apostles apostles (II Corinthians 11:13)
Brethren (Matthew 23:8) brethren (II Corinthians 11:26)
Church (Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 5:23) churches (I Kings 12:26-27; Revelation 2:9
Doctrine (Titus 2) doctrines (I Timothy 4:1; Ephesians 3:15)
Keep self pure (Ephesians 5:27; I Timothy 5:22; John 10:18) sins/pleasures (Hebrews 11:24)
  • Matthew 7:13 – The devil is a wise old dude! He has many clever devices to deceive us.
  • I Corinthians 10:12
  • Titus 3:5
  • Ephesians 3:10
  • I Peter 5:8
  • James 1:7
  • John 8:32

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

At the Bottom of Mt. Sinai

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By David Watson

Benchley, October 9, 2016

  • Exodus 19
  • People of Israel
    • Exodus 32:1-8
    • The people demanded instant gratification.
    • II Timothy 3:1
  • Moses and Aaron
    • Exodus 32:19-20, 26-29
      • Part of being a leader involves taking a strong stand against sin.
    • Exodus 32:31-35
      • Moses shows himself to also be a selfless and sacrificial leader.
    • Hebrews 12:6-8 – Is your leadership style more like Moses or Aaron?
    • Hebrews 13:17
    • Love God and love others like Moses did.
  • God
    • Exodus 32:9-14
    • Nehemiah 9:17-21
    • God showed great compassing and great love.

Sins that Crucified Christ

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Mistakes Made by Great Men

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 28, 2016

  • Romans 15:4
  • Moses
    • Led the Israelites out of Egypt and through the desert towards Canaan.
    • Moses disobeyed God at Meribah. Numbers 20:12
      • He struck the rock instead of speaking to the rock as God commanded.
        • This seems like a small mistake, but it was enough to keep him out of the Promised Land.
      • He did not sanctify God when he spoke to the people.
        • He allowed the Israelites to provoke him to sin.
      • Saul
        • I Samuel 15 – Saul sins by not utterly destroying the Amalekites.
          • I Samuel 15:22 – Saul rejected as king.
          • When God tells us to do something, He means for us to do it just that way, whether we understand it or not. Jeremiah 10:23; Psalm 37:25
        • Saul also sinned by shifting responsibility for sins from himself to the people.
        • Saul allowed himself to be lifted up with pride.
        • Saul rebelled against God.
      • David
        • I Chronicles 13 – David tried to bring the ark of the covenant back from Kiriath-Jearim.
          • I Chronicles 13:10 – The ark was transported on a cart instead of by poles as God commanded and Uzza was struck dead when he reached out to steady it.
        • II Samuel 11 – David sins with Bathsheba.
      • Matthew 6:33 – Seek God first.