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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Announcements, Sermon text and notes for 9-30-12

FOUNDATIONS OF THE CHURCH #3
(Compassion)

          Text: a Ephesians 2:19-2 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.

20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord.

          Jesus is THE corner stone that was disallowed of men.                                      The church is built upon the ROCK Jesus Christ.
          Jesus is the chief corner stone and we are the lively stones that make up the building. What do these stones represent? They represent the teachings of the corner stone. Let's take a look.
1.     Love
2.     Forgiveness
3.    Compassion
4.     Mercy
5.     Giving
            Definition of COMPASSION
To spare, pity, have compassion on
To love, love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection.
 To be compassionate
To have mercy on
To help one afflicted or seeking aid
 To help the afflicted, to bring help to the wretched
 To experience mercy
 To preserve moderation in the passions, esp. anger or grief
 Of one who is not unduly disturbed by the errors, faults, sins of others, but bears them gently
Luke 10:25-37  And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 He said unto him, what is written in the law? How readest thou?
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do and thou shalt live.
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, and who is my neighbour?
30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Jesus has compassion on the multitudes as he preaches to them.
Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

Jesus feeds the multitude. He feeds five thousand
Matthew 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

Jesus feeds the multitude. He feeds seven thousand.
Matthew 15:32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
            1 Peter 3:8-12 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing
            1 John 3:16-17 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
            Hebrews 3:7-13  Wherefore  as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice. The spirit of God speaks to us when we are to have compassion on others. Harden not your hearts.
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, they do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I sware in my wrath, they shall not enter into my rest.
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called to day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
            2 Timothy 3:1-3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Announcements, sermon text and notes for 9-23-12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BREAD OF LIFE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
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Phone (775) 246- 9997
ANNOUNCEMENTS
October 6, 10:00 Work day and 1:00 family fun day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             October 12, Men's night out.  6:00 p.m.                           
 Wednesday, Bible discussion, Ezekiel, Chapter nine.
Lunch after Service.
Remember the brown box, building fund, bicycle, and sewing machine.
 Cans and food donation.
Prayer after lunch. Forty days of fast. Pray each night @ nine p.m. eastern standard time
FOUNDATIONS OF THE CHURCH #2
(Forgiveness)

          Text: a Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock.

25. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26.  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand.

 27.  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

1 Peter 2:1-6 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby:
1.     Love
2.   Forgiveness
3.     Compassion
4.     Mercy
5.     Giving
Today I'm going to talk about #2 Forgiveness

          Matthew 18:1-22 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

Little Child
      Jesus is talking about those who come to him as a little child. He is talking about you and me.
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
      A child of God could perish if he or she is offended. There are some that has left the church and never returned because they were offended.
James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
      Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
What to do when you offend
Matthew 18:7 Woe unto the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Make someone else to stumble
      Romans 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Brothers' offence against you
Matthew 18:15  Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
Disfellowship
Matthew 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglects to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
We cannot allow someone to offend others. This will lead to good people leaving the church. Many will never come back.
Biblical example of ex-commuicating
      1 Corinthians 5:9-13 New International Version (NIV)
9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people.
 10 not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world.
 11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister[a] but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.
12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
 13 God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked person from among you."[b
     
Ex- communication is embraced by God
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Forgive and gain a brother
21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Forgive and be forgiven
        Matthew 6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
            Without forgiveness, you will never grow or be fruitful in the Lord.
Do not harbor animosities or wrongs. They will eat like a cancer.
            Matthew 6:14-15 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
           
         

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sermon text, sermon notes and announcements

FOUNDATIONS OF THE CHURCH

          Text: Matthew 16:13-19 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying. Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

14 And they said, some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
            Verse 17; flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee. This truth comes by revelation.                                                                                                                              The church (Gods people) is built on the ROCK which is a revelation of Jesus Christ.
            What could be so strong that the powers of hell cannot prevail against it?
First let's look at the words of Jesus. Jesus said to Peter in verse 18"thou art Peter". The word Peter means rock or stone. Some say little stone. In verse 17 Jesus called him Simon Barjona. His name is Simon Barjona.
  •           Jesus is the rock"verse 18".

1 Peter 2:1-6 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby:
3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious. This is Jesus.
5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
          Confound = to dishonour, disgrace. To put to shame, make ashamed. To be ashamed, blush with shame
          Jesus is THE corner stone that was disallowed of men.                                      The church is built upon the ROCK Jesus Christ.
          Jesus is the chief corner stone and we are the lively stones that make up the building. What do these stones represent? They represent the teachings of the corner stone. Let's take a look.
1.     Love
2.     Forgiveness
3.     Compassion
4.     Mercy
5.     Giving
Today I'm going to talk about #1 Love
THE GREATEST IS LOVE
            Text: 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
            The Greek word for charity is Agape. Charity and love are both Agape.
            There are different Greek words that were translated into love. They are;
             agapaō = Of persons.  To welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearly
            Agape = Affection, good will, love, benevolence, brotherly love
 Love feasts
          Aphileō = ato love
a) to approve of
b) to like
c) sanction
d) to treat affectionately or kindly, to welcome, befriend
2) to show signs of love
a) to kiss
3) to be fond of doing
            Athelō = to will, have in mind, intend
a) to be resolved or determined, to purpose
b) to desire, to wish
c) to love
1) to like to do a thing, be fond of doing
d) to take delight in, have pleasure
            Philadelphia = Love of brothers or sisters, brotherly love
 In the NT the love which Christians cherish for each other as brethren
            Philargyria = love of money, avarice
            Philandros = loving her husband
            Philanthrōpia = love of mankind, benevolence
            Philoteknos = loving one's offspring or children
            Philadelphos = loving brother or sister
2) in a broader sense, loving one like a brother, loving one's fellow countrymen
a) of an Israelite
b) of a Christian loving Christians

                1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

 

            Let's look at Agape love

          4 Love is patient,
           love is kind.
           It does not envy,
           it does not boast,
           it is not proud.
           5 It does not dishonor others,
          it is not self-seeking,
          it is not easily angered,
          it keeps no record of wrongs.
          6 Love does not delight in evil but
          rejoices with the truth.
           7 It always protects,
          always trusts,
          always hopes,
          always perseveres.
           8 Love never fails.
           But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.
           Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
            John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
            Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
            Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love.
            1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.
            1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
           
      1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
      1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
      To love one another as Christ loved the church is a big order.
     You may ask if this is possible. This is possible if you have Jesus in your life.
     
ANNOUNCEMENTS
October 6, 10:00 Work day and 1:00 family fun day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             October 12, Men's night out.  6:00 p.m.                           
 Wednesday, Bible discussion, Ezekiel, Chapter Six.
Lunch after Service.
Remember the brown box, building fund, bicycle, and sewing machine.
 Cans and food donation.
Prayer after lunch. Forty days of fast. Pray each night @ nine p.m. eastern standard time