Josiah, A Man of God

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 21, 2013

  • II Kings 23:25
  • He did not believe his parents’ religion was good enough.
    • His father, Amon, was a wicken king.
    • His grandfather, Manasseh, was a wicked king.
  • He trusted the Lord for direction (II Kings 22:19-20)
    • Proverbs 16:18 – Pride comes before a fall.
    • Luke 18:10-14 – Jesus’ parable about the pride of the Pharisees versus the humility of the publican.
    • Philippians 3:3-4 – The humble will bow to the will of God and to the will of others.
  • He put away evil from the land so he could do the work of the Lord (II Kings 23:24)
    • We must work to keep the local church pure.
  • When the book of the law was found, he feared and repented (II Kings 22:11)
  • He went to the house of the Lord (II Chronicles 34:30-33)
  • He caused the people to serve the Lord (II Chronicles 34:33)

Hezekiah, A Man Seeking God

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 14, 2013

By Jimmy Stevens

Benchley, April 3, 2013

Why Are We Here?

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By Jady Stevens

Benchley, February 17, 2013

 

What Do I Do After Baptism?

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By David Watson

Benchley, January 27, 2013

 

  • Romans 6:1-11
  • Grow by reading, then doing (I Peter 1:23-2:3; Hebrews 5:11-14)
    • Our sould need a good diet and exercise just like our bodies do.
  • Join a local church and be active (Acts 2:41-47)
    • God knows that we benefit from being around others who can encourage us in our service. The ideal place for a Christian on earth is in a local church.
    • Acts 9:26-28; 15:36 – Paul joined a local church after his conversion.
    • A local church continually teaches and encourages.
  • Try to get others to obey like I have (Acts 9:19-20; 8:3-4; 11:19-21)
    • Paul immediately started to proclaim Jesus was the Son of God after his conversion.
    • Those who were scattered because of the persecution were still able to spread the gospel.

 

 

By David Watson

Benchley, December 12, 2012

 

  • We cannot afford to try to wait until the end of our life to serve God. We should not try to pre-plan repentance.
  • Luke 16:18; Deuteronomy 7:3 – Marriage is not always approved of by God.
  • The rule against marrying foreigners was only for the Jews in Old Testament times.
  • Nehemiah 5:1-13 – The people were exacting usury from each other in violation of Deuteronomy 23:19-20.
  • Nehemiah 8:13-18 – The people celebrate the feast of booths again. See Leviticus 23:33-44.
    • The Israelites found out what they should be doing by simply reading scripture.
    • They had a good attitude about their error and got to work fixing it.
    • The leaders stirred the people up to follow God’s commandments.
    • The people kept reading the scriptures during the feast.
  • Nehemiah 9:1-3 – Rooting out sin involved:
    • Reading God’s word
    • Humility
    • Confession
    • Repentance
  • Nehemiah corrects more sin:

7 Reasons for Bible Study

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By Keith Shackleford

Benchley, October 17, 2012

 

  • Approaching Bible study: Isarah 34:16
    • Search
      • Purposeful examination for truth, John 8:32
        • Know this will separate you from those who do not seek it. John 17:17
        • Understand some can have truth, but misappropriate it. Romans 1:18
      • Make no attempt to prop up preconceptions or merely “ammunition” for an argument.
      • Make use of various translations, dictionaries, concordances, maps, etc.
    • Read
      • Regularity – attend to it, strive for consistency – I Timothy 4:13
      • Purposefully – with the idea of learning and application – Acts 17:11
      • Reverentially – respecting God’s Word for what it is – His Word! – I Thessalonians 2:13
  • Approaching Bible study: Psalms 103:18
  • Reason for Bible study #1: Comprehension
  • Reason for Bible study #2: Wisdom
  • Reason for Bible study #3: Memory
    • Experience, through reading and application, develops good memory. James 1:23-25
  • Reason for Bible study #4: Conviction
  • Reason for Bible study #5: Knowledge
  • Reason for Bible study #6: Root out error/set forth truth
  • Reason for Bible study #7: Godly living
  • Conclusion
    • Christians are less than we could/should be when we do not study as we ought.
    • Preachers and elders preach/allow false teaching when they get away from solid study.
    • The world does not know God when it will not read – this is the big problem, we do not search and read!
    • Therefore God’s plan for saving men is oft discredited because men simply do not know it is there.
  • God’s plan for saving man:

By Keith Shackleford

Benchley, October 16, 2012

 

The Bread of Life

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By David Watson

Benchley, September 2, 2012

 

  • What do I seek?
  • Will I get discouraged?
    • John 6:41
    • Jesus was trying to get them to understand that He was there to feed their souls. Many were offended at what He had to say, got discouraged, and fell away.
    • There will always be grumblers. We can be like the apostles who stuck with Jesus even though they didn’t understand everything at first?
    • We must prepare ourselves to stand against those who discourage us.
  • Am I a student of God’s word?

The Messes We Make

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By Kevin Scott

Benchley, August 19, 2012