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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sermon notes for 7-15-2018

 

ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT

 

            Text: Matthew 7:3-5 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

 

 

            John 8:1-11 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

             Bible study.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst.

             They had no respect for God's word being taught.

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.             This wasn't the time or the place for this.

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

            1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

 

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

             What did he wright?

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

            Apparently they all had heart trouble.

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?

11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

            Jesus didn't give her permission to sin.

 

            1 Corinthians 5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within?

 

            Christians don't get involved in this kind of activity that these Scribes and Pharisees did. Our activity edifies, encourages etc..

             Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.

             2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed

 

            Galatians 5:22-26 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

        

            One of the reasons I like being around other Christians is because they don't go around looking for faults in each other. We notice the good we see in others.

 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sermon notes for 7-8-2018

 

 

WHY GO TO CHURCH

            Text: Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

            God has provided everything we need to have victorious lives.

            God has set things in order to accomplish his will in our lives. When we comply with his teachings we will benefit from them. Let's look at God's order.

            Ephesians 4:11-12 New International Version (NIV)

11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,

             12 To equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.

            Apostles, One sent forth To establish churches.

             Prophets, One, who speaks on God's behalf. One who prophesies

             Evangelists, Preacher, preachers the gospel.

            Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed, and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard, and how shall they hear without a preacher?

             Pastors, Shepherds, care for the flock.

 

 

 

             Teachers, Explains the word of God.

 

            Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

            How do we receive rest?  We begin with faith, then faith brings hope hope brings peace and peace brings rest.

 

We learn from teachers

            Matthew 28:20 New English Translation (NET Bible)

20 teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

 

Job description for pastors

            1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind.     Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock.                                                                                                                                             And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

 

Response

             Hebrews 13:17  Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

 

Goals

            Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

 

Church prepares herself

            Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

           

            Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

 

            Ephesians 6:18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;