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Scripture Reading for July 5: Genesis 22
 
 
Crowning Achievement Of God
                      (James 1:12)
 

Verse 12

●     Trials should not be viewed as punishment

●     Crowns are a further expression of the grace that God lavishes on His children

●     Crown - Greek word ‘stephanos' which means _______________________

Crowns

1.     The ____________ Crown

●     1 Corinthians 9:24-25 , everlasting vs. temporal (worldly riches - Matthew 6:19-20)

2.     The Crown of __________

●     1 Thessalonians 2:19

●     We have a reason to rejoice (Revelation 21:4)

3.     The Crown of ____________

●     2 Timothy 4:8 (delighting in His return)

●     __________ Righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21)

●     Glorification (Galatians 5:5)

4.     The Crown of _____________

●     1 Peter 5:1-4 (more specific crown that comes with stricter repercussions - James 3:1)

5.     The Crown of ________

●     Revelation 2:10  

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Scripture Reading for June 28: Titus 3

 

Wellspring Of Wisdom
      (James 1:5-11)

 

Verse 5

●     Wisdom is something we all must seek

●     How do we seek wisdom?  (Philippians 4:6, 1 Kings 3:3-15)

●     Wisdom is from the Lord (Proverbs 2:1-8)

Verse 6

●     How we approach the Lord makes a difference

●     The Lord has given us reason to trust Him and we should be confident in that (1 Corinthians 15:58, 1 Corinthians 16:3, 1 Timothy 3:15)

Verse 7

●     Doubting does not equate to wisdom

Verse 8

●     Double-minded Greek ‘dipsuchos' (dip-so-khos) means _______________

●     Who is this verse talking about?  Believer, unbeliever?  (James 4:8)

Verse 9

●     Lowly Greek ‘tapeinos' (tap-i-nos) meaning _____________

●     What does he have to exalt about?  Unbelievers do not understand this (1 Corinthians 1:18-19)

Verse 10

●     Familiar theme of unfulfillment in the pursuit of riches (Ecclesiastes 5:10)

Verse 11

●     The flesh is weak and the word of God is strong (Isaiah 40:6-8)

 

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Scripture Reading for June 21 - Genesis 21

 

   Faith Test
(James 1:1-4)

 

 

Background

●     Who is the book of James written to? 

●     Chronologically the __________ book in the New Testament

Verse 1

●     Servant (typical epistle verbiage, Gr. doulos - bondservant or slave)

●     12 Tribes (Jew) - Dispersion (scattered through persecution)

Verse 2

●     Trials are good?  (2 Timothy 3:12)

●     Straight forward direct teaching of James

Verse 3

●     Positives of tests/trials/persecution are echoed throughout New Testament

 (1 Peter 4:12-14)

●     Three common realizations we make through trials and tests

1.    (Acts 2:42)    

2.    (Psalm 66:18)

3.    (Proverbs 19:21)

Verse 4

●     Striving for completeness in Christ, a sanctified walk. 

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Scripture for June 14: Titus 2 

The Way Of The Master
   (Matthew 25:14-30)

 

●     Parable Greek ‘Paravoli' meaning _________ (Mark 4:10-12)

●     What are some things that God has entrusted you with?

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●     Good stewardship is God honoring (1 Corinthians 4:2)

●     Servants are to respect and work diligently for their master (1 Peter 2:18)

●     We are servants of God (1 Peter 2:16)

●     Our response in service will look like one of the three servants.  Which one are you?

●     Are there responsibilities and opportunities in your life that you have been squandering?

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Scripture for June 7: Genesis 20

 Bookends Of Grace
    (1 Timothy 6:17-21)

 

Verse 17

●     Potential tendencies associated with wealth - haughty, high-minded, arrogant

●     Hope fixed on riches is of no value (Proverbs 11:28)

●     Trust in the Lord (Proverbs 3:5)

Verse 18

●     Doing good apart from Christ is impossible (John 15:5, Psalm 16:1-2, Jeremiah 17:9)

●     Goodness happens through the Lord alone (Romans 8:28, Psalm 34:8, Matthew 19:17)

●     The error in selfishness (Mark 10:17-25 the rich young ruler, 1 John 3:17)

Verse 19

●     Good works + right heart motive = wise investment

Verse 20

●     Avoid irreverent babble/vain discussions (1 Timothy 1:6)

●     False knowledge leads to a real hell

Verse 21

●     Pursuing false teachings will lead one further away from the truth

●     God's grace is more than enough (2 Corinthians 9:8)

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We regret that due to technical difficulties, the sermon for May 31st will not be digitally available. 
 
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Scripture for May 24: Genesis 19
 
 
Character Worth Pursuing
        (1 Timothy 6:11)

  

Verse 11

●     ‘O man of God' - unique title Paul gives Timothy

●     Flee these things?  What things?  (1 Timothy 6:3-5, 1 Timothy 6:9-10)

●     List of things to pursue

Righteousness

●     Greek word ‘Dikaiosune' which means ________ of God or the condition that is ____________ to God

●     Righteousness of God (Psalm 11:7)

●     We are made righteous through Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21, Philippians 3:9)

●     So how do we pursue righteousness like we see in Proverbs 15:9?

Godliness

●     Honoring God through growing in the image and likeness of Christ (Romans 8:29)

Faith

●     Where does faith come from? (Hebrews 12:2)

●     Faith is made visible through actions

Love  

●     Love drives godly action (1 Timothy 1:5)

●     God loves us, we are to love God as well as others (Romans 5:8,1 John 4:7-8, Matthew 5:44)

●     Importance of love (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Steadfastness

●     Greek word ‘hypomone' which means _________, ___________, ___________ 

(2 Thessalonians 3:5)

●     Example in Job (James 5:11)

Gentleness

●     Man up and be known for gentleness (2 Peter 1:5-7, Colossians 3:12-15) 
 
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Scripture for May 17: 2 Timothy 4 

 

Satisfying The Moths
   (1 Timothy 6:6-10)

 

Verse 6 -

●     Godliness and contentment complement each other

●     What makes us content?

●     In Christ we are to be content in every circumstance (Philippians 4:11-13)

Verse 7 -

●     The temporal nature of things

Verse 8 -

●     Contentment in the Lord is harder to find when we can't see past the stuff

Verse 9 -

●     Wrongful pursuit

●     Unhealthy desire of wealth (Ecclesiastes 5:10, Matthew 6:24, Hebrews 13:5)

●     What do we do with the propensity or temptation toward this unhealthy desire? _____ (1 Corinthians 6:!8, Matthew 26:41, 2 Timothy 2:22)

●     How are we tempted?  (James 1:14)

●     How do we overcome? (James 4:7, Psalm 119:33, Galatians 5:16)

Verse 10 -

●     You can't buy peace, joy, or hope

●     The love of money is the core of many problems

●     Choosing a golden idol over God? (sound familiar)

●     A regenerate heart is a one of eternal riches (Matthew 6:19-21)

 

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Scripture Reading for May 10 is Genesis 18. There is no outline this week.

   

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Scripture reading for May 3: 2 Timothy 3

 

Character That Points To The King
         (1 Timothy 5:21-6:2)
 

Verse 21 -

●     Elect - Gr. ‘elektos' meaning _______ ones

●     Israel (Deuteronomy 7:6)

●     Saints (1 Peter 1:9, John 15:16, Ephesians 1:1-5)

●     Fallen angels (2 Peter 2:4)

Verse 22 -

●     The sin of not doing due diligence

Verse 23 -

●     Fermentation for digestion

Verse 24 -

●     Glorifying God in the process

Verse 25 -

●     The nature of sins manifestation

Verse 1 -

●     Bondservant - Gr. ‘doulos' which means ________

●     Honoring God through this service (Ephesians 6:5, Colossians 3:22, Titus 2:9-10)

●     Our conduct should show Christ to others (Philippians 2:12-16)

Verse 2 -

●     Don't take advantage of your brother

 

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Scripture Reading for April 26: Genesis 17

 

An Honor To Serve
(1 Timothy 5:17-20)
 

Verse 17 -

●      Well - Greek ‘kalos' which means _________________

●     An elder/overseer that serves with excellence

●     Honor - Greek ‘time' means to highly value

●     The other meaning to ‘time' has a financial component (Acts 4:34, 1 Corinthians 6:20)

●     Especially those who labor at teaching and preaching (Timothy)

●     Compensation for those who have a life of full time ministry

●     Preaching and teaching even when it isn't popular or well perceived (2 Timothy 4:2)

●     The high cost of teaching and preaching (James 3:1)

Verse 18 -

●     OT reference (Deuteronomy 25:4)

●     NT reference (1 Corinthians 9:9)

●     Ties in with Luke 10:7

Verse 19 -

●      Same protocol as Matthew 18 (Restoration-gaining back your brother)

Verse 20 -

●      The seriousness of sin needs maintained at all times