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Saturday, October 22, 2011

sermon notes and text for 10-23-11

BE A LEADER
 
          Text: 1 Timothy 3:1 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.
 
 

          Philippians 3:12-14 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

          13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
          14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
 
Be an example in, we are Christ's ambassadors.
 
Conduct
 
Attitude
 
Appearance
 
BISHOPS
 
         
 
          1 Timothy 3:2.  (N.I.V.) Now the overseer is to be
          Above reproach.
           Faithful to his wife.
           Temperate.  ( strong, robust, self control).
          Self-controlled.
           Respectable.
           Hospitable.
           Able to teach,
 
          3. Not given to drunkenness.
           Not violent, but gentle.
           Not quarrelsome.
           Not a lover of money.
 
          4.  He must;
           Manage his own family well. And
           See that his children obey him. and
          He must do so in a manner worthy of full  respect.
 
          5. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)
          6. He must not be a recent convert. ( Or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil).
 
          7. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders. so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap.
 
 
DEACONS
 
          1. Timothy 3:8-15
 
8. In the same way, deacons[b] are to be,
          Worthy of respect, sincere,
           Not indulging in much wine, and
           Not pursuing dishonest gain.
 
9. They must
           Keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.
 
12. A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.
 
 
WOMEN LEADERS
 
 11. In the same way, the women[c] are to be
          Worthy of respect,
           Not malicious talkers but
          Temperate and trustworthy in everything.
 
 
10.  They (both men and women)must
          First be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
 
13. Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
 
 
 
Reasons for Paul's Instructions
 
          1 Timothy 3:14 (N.I.V.) Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,
          15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
 
 
          1 Timothy 4:11 These things command and teach.
 12Let no man despise thy youth.
 
Be thou an example of the believers
 
          In word.
          In conversation.
           In charity.
           In spirit.
           In faith.
           In purity.
 
          13 Till I come.
Give attendance.
 
          To reading.
          To exhortation.
          To doctrine.
          14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
          15Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
           16Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

sermon text and notes for 10-16-11

BE A LEADER
 
          Text: 1 Timothy 3:1 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.
 
Be an example in, we are Christ's ambassadors.
 
Conduct
 
Attitude
 
Appearance
 
BISHOPS
 
         
 
          1 Timothy 3:2.  (N.I.V.) Now the overseer is to be
          Above reproach.
           Faithful to his wife.
           Temperate.  ( strong, robust, self control).
          Self-controlled.
           Respectable.
           Hospitable.
           Able to teach,
 
          3. Not given to drunkenness.
           Not violent, but gentle.
           Not quarrelsome.
           Not a lover of money.
 
          4.  He must;
           Manage his own family well. And
           See that his children obey him. and
          He must do so in a manner worthy of full  respect.
 
          5. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)
          6. He must not be a recent convert. ( Or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil).
 
          7. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders. so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap.
 
 
DEACONS
 
          1. Timothy 3:8-15
 
8. In the same way, deacons[b] are to be,
          Worthy of respect, sincere,
           Not indulging in much wine, and
           Not pursuing dishonest gain.
 
9. They must
           Keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.
 
12. A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.
 
 
WOMEN LEADERS
 
 11. In the same way, the women[c] are to be
          Worthy of respect,
           Not malicious talkers but
          Temperate and trustworthy in everything.
 
 
10.  They (both men and women)must
          First be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
 
13. Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
 
 
 
Reasons for Paul's Instructions
 
          1 Timothy 3:14 (N.I.V.) Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that,
          15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
 
 
          1 Timothy 4:11 These things command and teach.
 12Let no man despise thy youth.
 
Be thou an example of the believers
 
          In word.
          In conversation.
           In charity.
           In spirit.
           In faith.
           In purity.
 
          13 Till I come.
Give attendance.
 
          To reading.
          To exhortation.
          To doctrine.
          14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
          15Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
           16Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

sermon notes and text for 10-9-11

 
 
NO REJECTS
 
          Text: Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.
 
Jesus never over looks the things we do for him or for others.
 
Two Mites
          Mark 12:41-44 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
           42And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
           43And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
          44For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
 
 
Cold Water
          Matthew 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
 
 
Jairus and woman with Blood Issue
          Mark 5:21-42
 22And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
 23And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
 24And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
 25And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
 26And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
 27When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
 28For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
 29And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
 30And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
 31And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
 32And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
 33But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
 34And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
 35While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
 36As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
 37And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
 38And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
 39And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
 40And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
 41And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
 42And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
 
 
 
Preach the gospel to the poor.
           Luke 8:1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
 
Heal the brokenhearted.
 (Funeral)
 
           Luke 7:12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
 13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
 14And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
 15And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
 16And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
 
 
Preach deliverance to the captives.
Set at liberty them that are bruised. (by legalism).
 
           John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
 35And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
 36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
 
 
Recovering of sight to the blind.
 
          Matthew 12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
 
 
 
 
 
           Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
         
We can do greater than these
 
          John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunday's Text

Here is my topic and text for tomorrow.  I will email my notes when they are complete.
 
 

Be An Example Of Purity

 

Command and teach these things. 12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 1 Timothy 4:11-13
 
Thanks for all your help, Jim

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In HIS Serivce
Leigh