Moses

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By David Watson

Benchley, June 4, 2017

  • We can be humble and authoritative at the same time.
    • Deuteronomy 18:15
    • Numbers 12:1-13; 16:3-22 – God steps in to stop Aaron and Miriam’s rebellion against Moses. Moses shows humility in praying for them. Later, Moses addresses the rebellion of Korah while still showing humility.
    • Ephesians 6:4-9 – God instructs us to be humble in all our relationships. We can be humble and still exercise authority.
  • We should obey both general principles and specific commands.
    • Exodus 40:16-21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 32-33 – Everything was done just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
    • Exodus 25:9, 40; 26:30; 27:8 – Everything was to be done according to the pattern.
    • Hebrews 8:4-5 – God wants us to obey in the details and not just follow the main point.
    • Romans 13:8-10 – Not obeying in the details is disobedience!
    • Matthew 23:23-24
  • We should grow into greatness.
    • Exodus 2:14-15; 4:13; 5:22-23; 7:1; 11:3; 12:31-32; 14:13-14 – Moses had to grow into his faith and his role.
    • Hebrews 11:24-29
    • I Timothy 6:17
    • Proverbs 6:25
    • Mark 16:16

Putting On a New Life

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By Andrew Vanderford

Benchley, December 27, 2015

  • Ephesians 4:17
  • Matthew 10:38-39
  • How do we put on our new lives?
    • John 3:1-5
    • Romans 6:3
    • I Peter 3:21
    • Mark 16:16
    • Acts 22:12
    • Hebrews 9:11-14 – The old law was about cleansing the flesh, but Christ came to cleanse our conscience.
  • Our new life is not ours, but God’s.
    • Romans 6:16-20
    • Our old life was about serving self, but our new life is about serving God.
    • I Corinthians 6:20 – Our new lives glorify God.
  • Once we turn to God, we must grow in Him.
    • I Peter 2:1-2 – We must grow in our salvation.
    • Revelation 3:1-6
    • I Corinthians 3:1-3
    • Our desire should be to grow spiritually.
    • Romans 11:17-24
    • Revelation 2:1-5 – The church at Ephesus had lost their first love.
    • I Corinthians 13:1-3

Prescription for Growth

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, February 15, 2015

  • II Peter 3:18; I Peter 2:2; Ephesians 4:15; Colossians 2:6-7
  • Acts 17:11
  • They were open-minded to the Word of God
    • James 1:19
    • Acts 22:9 – Many are like this today – they hear the voice but do not get the message.
    • Romans 10:17
  • They recognized the right source of authority.
  • They proved their preaching by the scripture.
  • They were diligent in their Bible study. II Timothy 2:15
  • They were consistent in their Bible study.
  • They were receptive.
    • Acts 17:12
    • Some do not have the disposition of meekness to simply receive what God says.
  • This requires commitment (Luke 9:23)
    • Decision
    • Self-denial
    • Duty
    • Direction

Hebrews, Part 6

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, October 26, 2014

  • Hebrews 5:4-6:6
  • Hebrews 5:5-6 – See Hebrews 8:4; Acts 13:32-33. This prophecy was fulfilled in Jesus’ resurrection – not His virgin birth.
  • Hebrews 5:14 – If we are going to grow in the faith, it will take study and practice of the Word.
  • Hebrews 6:4-6 – The impossibility does not lie with God. The impossibility lies with the people. If people leave the word of God after having experienced all the blessings that come with it, there is nothing left to draw them back to God.

Busting Some Spiritual Myths

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By David Watson

Benchley, June 22, 2014

 

  • Myth: Spiritual growth happens automatically when you attend services weekly.
    • Truth: Hebrews 5:11-14; James 1:21-27; I Timothy 3:2-7; II Peter 3:18
  • Myth: Our priority as a church should be appealing to youth.
    • Truth: I Timothy 2:3-4; Titus 2:2a,3a,4,6,9a; Acts 16:1-3; II Timothy 3:10-15
  • Myth: Worship is mainly about me.
    • Truth: I Corinthians 11:17-29; John 4:23-24; Colossians 3:16-17; I Corinthians 14:12,19,26; 13:4; 14:29-31; II Corinthians 7:4-7,13-16

 

By David Watson

Benchley, October 24, 2012

 

  • Nehemiah 4:6 – The people were ready to work and with God’s help, they got it done.
  • Nehemiah 4:7-23 – Nehemiah helps rally the people to make a stand and fight. They made specific plans for defense and were constantly on guard. We must do the same today in defending against Satan and sin.
  • Deceipt and propaganda
    • Nehemiah 6:1-14 – Sanballat tries to deceive Nehemiah and upset the work.
    • Matthew 10:16 – Jesus warns his disciples to be careful.
    • Titus 1:7-11 – Qualified elders are necessary to defeat deceivers. The defense is with words, not physical violence.
  • Nehemiah 6:15-19 – God helped the Jews complete the wall in the presence of opposition, but He did not eliminate the opposition entirely.

Christian Growth

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By Gary Lackey

Benchley, June 10, 2012

 

Spiritual Growth, Part 3

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By David Watson

Benchley, May 9, 2012

 

  • We grow by putting God’s word into practice, continued:
    • Managing a family and a congregation require similar skills.
    • I Peter 1:7 – Our faith as a Christian is tested as though by fire through adversity.
    • James 1:2-4 – We should meet the trials of life with joy.

Spiritual Growth, Part 2

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By David Watson

Benchley, May 2, 2012

 

  • We grow by learning God’s word.
    • I Peter 2:2 – We are to desire God’s word.
    • Hosea 4:6 – The Israelites were destroyed because of lack of knowledge.
    • We have many methods available to help us learn God’s word: sermons, Bible studies, teachings from more knowledgeable Christians, and our own study.
    • II Peter 1:13; 3:1-2 – It is helpful to be reminded of things we’ve learned before so that we do not forget God’s word.
  • We grow by putting God’s word into practice.
    • Hebrews 5:12-14 – We must study and practice so we will be ready for the solid food of God’s word.
    • I Timothy 3:4-5 – An elder must show his spiritual maturity by managing his own house well.

Spiritual Growth

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