Psalms, Part 8

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 10, 2017

  • Psalms 41-48
  • Psalms 44:8 – This should be our goal: to praise God all day long!
  • Psalms 44:9-21 – The reason God rejected them was because they had forsaken God. Compare Romans 8:35-36. This passage seems to present the view of God’s actions from the human perspective. People felt that God was forsaking them for no reason. We know from many other scriptures that this was not really true.
  • Psalms 45:6 – This is a Messianic prophecy. See Hebrews 1:8-9.
  • Psalms 48:12-13 – Know God and His word well so you can teach it to the next generation.

By David Watson

Benchley, July 16, 2017

  • Acts 22:3, 28 – Paul identified himself as a Jew and a Roman citizen.
  • A former sinner
    • Acts 7:58 – Paul at Stephen’s stoning
    • Acts 9:3-6, 17-20 – Paul’s conversion
    • Acts 22
    • Acts 26:12-19
    • Galatians 1:13; Ephesians 3:8; I Corinthians 15:9; I Timothy 1:13-15 – Paul always viewed himself as a sinner first.
    • Romans 7:24
  • A convert
    • Philippians 3:1-12 – Paul was fully converted to his new life as a Christian.
  • A bold Christian
    • Ephesians 6:19-20
    • Galatians 1:11-24 – Paul’s teaching came straight from Christ.
    • Galatians 2:3-11 – Paul’s past did not prevent him from teaching boldly.

Bible Class Teachers

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 9, 2017

  • I Timothy 4:16
  • John 6:44-45
  • Hebrews 5:12
  • Qualities of a good Bible class teacher
    • Be a genuine Christian
      • This requires the right information and the right disposition (“spirit and truth”).
        • Philippians 1:18 – teaching with wrong disposition
      • I Corinthians 9:27
      • I John 2:15-16
      • Those who practice sin should not teach classes.
      • Those who are careless with their attendance should not teach classes.
    • Be sound in doctrine
      • Titus 2:1, 8
      • II Timothy 1:3
    • Be honest and open
      • Acts 15:21
      • Psalm 119:128 – The teacher must love truth and hate error.
    • Be diligent in study
    • Be dependable
    • Pray about it
      • I Thessalonians 5:17

Godly Families, Part 21

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By David Watson

Benchley, January 22, 2017

  • (Grand)parenting applications: training children to know God’s word (continued)
Specific Goal Passage(s) to discuss & guide Ways (grand)parents can exemplify and teach Temptations and hindrances Behaviors to correct
Study the Bible II Timothy 2:14-15; Acts 17:11; Mark 12:10 Answer some kid questions with, “I need to study that”; comment on cross references, translations, content, harmony, and figures. Quicker and easier to read commentary.  Are useful, but should never replace Bible study. Don’t want to do class lessons with any depth.  Attitude: “study is for adults”
Use the Bible as a guide through life Psalm 119:9-11; James 1:21-25 Exemplify change based on Bible; guide kids’ application of Word by making plans, motivating, accountability. Change is hard!  Easier to go with flow.  Takes mature faith to trust text over friends/society. Hypocrisy:  sermon on speech … continue bad words.
Defend the Bible Hebrews 2:1-4; I Thessalonians 2:13 Be open and honest about science, creation, Bible, evidence, etc.; http://ApologeticsPress.org We’re not historians / scientists / archaeologists … “Just believe it!”; Afraid to investigate. “There’s no proof.  Everybody  just chooses what to believe.”
Use the Bible to teach others II Timothy 3:16-17; Acts 18:25-26 Exemplify ways to bring up Bible in conversations; practice – “How would you explain ___ to someone?” Laziness – a good spiritual comment only comes after developing knowledge, thought, courage. “Well, I think …” instead of “the Bible teaches …”

 

Proper Use of the Bible

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 25, 2016

  • Introduction
    • Exodus 32 – Israelites worship the golden calf and Moses breaks the stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments
    • Jeremiah 36:20-23 – The king burns the scroll from Jeremiah.
  • Our Bible is made up of two covenants, Old and New.
  • There are two Greek words translated “new”
    • neos” – new in point of time
    • kainos” – new in quality and character
  • Jesus is mediator of the new “kainos” covenant.
  • Am I an able servant of the New Covenant, or in my life, do I trample it under foot?
    • II Corinthians 3:6
    • In relation to God
      • Matthew 5:16
      • I Thessalonians 5:15-23
      • Colossians 3:1-4
      • Psalms 19:1-3
      • Romans 1:20
      • I Corinthians 10:31
      • Proper use of the Bible
        • II Timothy 2:15
        • John 8:24
        • Hebrews 5:8-9
        • I Timothy 4:16
        • Jude 1:3
      • In relation to fellow Christians
        • Galatians 6:1
        • James 5:19-20
        • II Timothy 2:2
        • Philippians 4:3-5
      • In relation to fellow man
        • Matthew 5:16
        • Philippians 2:14-15
      • In relation to self
        • How much time do you spend studying the Bible?
        • How zealous are we in teaching it to others?
        • Hebrews 2:9 – Do we cause this to be in vain?

1 Corinthians, Part 16

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 14, 2016

  • 1 Corinthians 9:15-10:4
  • I Corinthians 9:19 – Paul became a servant to all for the good of the gospel. He served so that he could save as many people as possible.
  • I Corinthians 9:20 – Paul adopted the customs of those he was teaching (as long as they were not sinful) so that he could find common ground and teach them more effectively.
  • I Corinthians 9:25 – The Christian must exercise self-control in all things, whether they be sinful or not. Many things are not sinful but must be done in moderation.  The Christian must have self-control in these things as well.
  • I Corinthians 9:26-27 – There is no time to take a vacation from serving God or to retire from serving God.
  • I Corinthians 10:2 – The Israelites were surrounded on all sides by the cloud and sea. Thus, they were immersed (baptized) in it.

2,000 Pigs

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By David Watson

Benchley, July 31, 2016

  • Mark 5
  • The demons
    • Jesus is superior!
    • Mark 3:22-25 – Satan was in control of the demons.
    • Luke 4:33-37, 41 – The demons knew who Jesus was.
    • II Peter 2:4; Jude 6 – It’s not necessarily true that demons are fallen angels. The Bible does not conclusively teach this.
    • John 9:3 – The man was blind so that Jesus could heal him.
    • It’s likely that demon possession only happened for a few years in the first century so that God’s power could be demonstrated.
    • Mark 5:7 – There is no battle here. The demons know Jesus is in charge!
    • James 2:19
  • Jesus
    • Don’t mistake restraint for weakness.
    • John 1:1-3, 10-11 – Jesus is the Creator.
    • Matthew 26:53; 27:39-44
  • The people
    • Don’t be too afraid to make the right choice.
    • Mark 5:14-17
    • Acts 5:10-11 – Here the people fear and esteem the apostles more because of it.
    • How will we handle fear?
  • The man
    • Be eager to talk about Jesus!
    • Mark 5:18-20

Calling

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By Scott L. Lasater

Benchley, July 17, 2016

  • Noor Salman, wife of Orlando shooter, did not warn others of the attack intended by her husband.
  • Hebrews 3:1
  • Galatians 1:6-8
  • Romans 11:29-31
  • I Corinthians 1:25-31
  • Ephesians 4:1-7
  • II Thessalonians 1:11-12
  • II Timothy 1:8-13
  • I Thessalonians 4:1-7
  • II Thessalonians 2:7-14
  • I Timothy 6:3-12
  • Hebrews 9:11-15
  • Calling – definition of the word
    • Hebrews 9:15; James 2:17; I Peter 2:10, 16-17; 3:15; I John 3:1-2; Romans 10:13; Philippians 3:14
  • What is our calling? II Peter 2:21
  • II Peter 1:1-11
  • II Thessalonians 1:5-8
  • If we know of impending doom, we have a duty to warn others!

 

1 Corinthians, Part 5

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, June 29, 2016

  • I Corinthians 3:3-17
  • I Corinthians 3:13-14 – Here, “each man’s work” is referring to how each man builds his faith (see I Corinthians 3:10). The day when fire tests each man’s work is the Day of Judgment (John 12:48).  See also I Corinthians 9:1.
  • I Corinthians 3:15 – If a person helps to teach someone else but that one falls away from the faith, the teacher will suffer from that loss but will still be saved in the end.
  • I Corinthians 3:10 – When a building is built, the building is not named after the man who poured the foundation. Just so, we are not called after the name of the person who taught us.  We are Christians.

Tested by Fire, Part 10

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By David Watson

Benchley, June 19, 2016

  • I Peter 1:16 (continued)
    • Understand what the word holy means (continued)
    • We must conduct ourselves in holiness
      • James 4:4
      • II Corinthians 6:14-7:1
      • Effects of holiness
        • II Peter 3:10-12; I Peter 4:1-4 – conduct
        • Ephesians 5:5-12 – expose sin
        • I Peter 2:5, 9-12 – influence others
          • We can have a big effect on people. People watch Christians!
    • We should never stoop to Satan’s level
      • We cannot resort to any means to win the battle for souls.
        • John 8:44; II Peter 2:18-19; Acts 13:38-51; Galatians 1:6, 10; 5:1-4; Jude 1:11
      • We cannot react to sin and persecution by sinning and persecuting.
        • I Peter 4:16, 19; Matthew 5:16, 40-44; 7:12