Friday, May 17, 2019

Homiletics Luke 3:1-4:13


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

3:1-2 15thyTiberias,Pilate Gov,Herod Galilee,Phil Iturea/Traconitis,Lysanias Abilene;Annas/Caia,wd2Jn

3-4 all around Jordan preachg baptism repntnce4forgvnss sins;Isaiah-voce callng wildnss prep way4L

5-8 evry valley filled,mt/hill low,rds strt;all see G’s salv;Jn2crowds:brood vipers! Prod fruit repentnc

9-14 axe@root;what we do?;2shirt-share,food;tax coll came;collect mo than req;soldat,be contnt$

15-18 ppl wonder Jn Mess;I bap h20,1>pwrfl bap HS/fire;gather wheat,burn chaff;Jn proclm gd news

19-20 Jn rebuk Herod marriage/evil;Jn prison

 

21-22 J bap,hvn open,voce frm hvn:U Son,love,pleased

23-25 J 30yo mnstry,son Jos-Heli-Matthat-Levi-Melki-Jannai-Jos-Mattathias-Amos-Nahum-Elsi-Naggai

26-28a Maath-Mattathias-Semein-Josek-Joda-Joanan-Rhesa-Zerubbabel-Shealtiel-Neri-Melki-Addi

28b-30 Cosam-Elmadam-Er-Joshua-Eliezer-Jorim-Matthat-Levi-Simeon-Judah-Joseph-Jonam-Eliakim

31-33a Melea-Menna-Mattatha-Nathan-David-Jesse-Obed-Boaz-Salmon-Nahshon-Amminadab-Ram

33b-36a Hezron-Perez-Judah-Jacob-Isaac-Abrhm-Terah-Nahor-Serug-Reu-Peleg-Eber-Shelah-Cainan

36b-38 Arphxad-Shem-Noah-Lamech-Methuselah-Enoch-Jared-Mahalalel-Kenan-Enoch-Seth-Adam-God

 

4:1-2 J full HS,left Jordan,led by HS wildrnss;40d temptd by devil,ate 0,hungry

3-4 Devil:if SoG tell stone bec bread;J: man live bread alone

5-7 Dvl led2hi plc,showd instant all kgdm wrld:I gv u all their authrty/splndr;wrshp me,it urs

8 J:it written,wrshp LG srv Him only

9-11 Dvl led2Jerus highest pt tmpl,if SoG throw self dn;it writtn He cmd angls2guard;they lift,u strk foot

12-13 J:put L2test;Dvl fin temptg,left until opportune time

20.

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.John the Baptist prepares the way for the Lord

Principle: God prepares people to receive Himself.

2.Jesus is baptized and identified as the Son of God

Principle:  God loves and is pleased with His children.

3.Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, endures temptation

Principle:  God empowers His people to withstand temptation.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

John preaches and baptizes Jesus, Who is Spirit-filled and tempted.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK the Holy Spirit empowers God’s people to carry out God’s plan

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.What is keeping you from seizing opportunities to prepare the way for the Lord into the lives of the people around you?

2.What needs to change in your thinking for you to be a better example as a child of God?

3.How are you preparing your heart to endure temptation victoriously?

And some extra questions I'm asking myself in my summer study...


How would I describe God in this passage?  God is a detailed planner.  Under a specific Caesar, with a particular Judean Governor and certain tetrarchs and high priests in office, His Word came to John.  God is a meticulous clue-giver.  He spoke to Isaiah about John and there are Scripture verses about him in that book. God is a mighty empowerer.  He made John bold to declare his message of God’s salvation and the coming Messiah.  God is a wisdom bestower.  He filled John’s mouth with the answers to the questions of the people.  God is the One Who draws men to Himself.  He drew John’s audiences to hear the good news of God’s salvation. God is a colorful ancestry-builder.  Just look at Jesus’ genealogy.  God is Jehovah-Ezer, the Lord my Help.

 

Who are “the lost”?  Tiberias, Pilate, Herod, Philip, Lysanias, Annas, Caiaphas. The people in the country around the Jordan.  Those coming to be baptized.  The crowds.  Brood of vipers.  Tax collectors.  Soldiers.  People who wondered if John was the Messiah.  I wonder is

 

Where do I see the Holy Spirit’s power?  In Isaiah, proclaiming the coming of the voice calling in the desert: prepare the way for the Lord.  In John’s bold words to confront the people.  In John’s answers to the peoples’ questions.  In his humility to not be worthy of untying the Lord’s sandals.  Descending bodily on Jesus in the form of a dove.  Jesus was full of the Holy Spirit, Who led Him into the wilderness to be tempted.  Jesus withstood the temptation of food, of accepting authority/ambition and of proving what He meant to the Father.

 

Where do I see an emphasis on prayer?  Jesus prayed when He was baptized (Lk 3:21)

 

Where do I see joy?  God’s declaration that Jesus is His Son, Whom He loves and with Whom He is well pleased.

 

How could this joy be my strength today?  God rejoices over me with singing (Zeph 3:17) like a parent sings over their child. “You are my sunshine.  My only sunshine.  You make me happy…”  He loves me and is pleased with me because He sees Jesus when He looks at me.

 

What do I love about Jesus?  I love His humility.  He was baptized by John.  I love His obedience and submission to the Holy Spirit.  He followed the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.  I love that He didn’t succumb to temptation, but leaned on Scripture.  And I love the fact that He knows the Scriptures and just the right Scripture verse to quote.

 

What references to food do I see in this passage?  Jesus being hungry during the time of His temptation.  He resisted feeding His body and giving in to the devil.

 

If this were the only page torn out of a Bible I possessed, what would I treasure about it?  I love the details presented about the historical timeline of when John received his word from God.  God used John the Baptist.  John was a powerful witness, full of the Spirit, yet he went to prison.  Jesus endured temptation.  And the devil tempted Jesus with food.  I’m not the only one who is tempted by food.  Jesus overcame.  Jesus lives in me.  I can overcome through Him.  I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength.

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Homiletics Luke 1-2

Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):
1:1-4 acct handed dn,I investg8d,write4u Theo,u know certainty thing u been taught
 
5-10 time of Herod, Zech/Eliz desc Aaron,rteous,childless,old,Zech srvg tmpl incense,wrshprs prayg
11-15 aoL,rt of altar inc,Zech fear;be afraid;ur prayr heard,Eliz son John,grt,nvr wine,filld w/S b4 born
16-20 he brng bk ppl2L;sprit/pwr Elijh;mk rdy ppl4L;Z:how I sure?I Gab,std presnc G,u silnt bec believ
21-31 ppl waitg Z,cm out,speak,svc cmplt,home,Eliz preg,5mo seclusn,6mo a2Mary:u favr w/G,son,J
32-38He grt,SonMostHigh,L gv throne D,reign4evr;M:how?a:HS;Eliz6thmo;wordG fail;I L’s svt,a left
39-56 M2Eliz,bby leapd,E filld HS;blessd=child;M:soul glorfy L;He perf mty deeds;M stay3mo,ret home
57-64 Eliz,birth,nghbrs shard joy;8thd,circ,mothr:John;ppld md signs2fr,he wrote John,beg2spk,prs G
65-74 Z filld HS,prphsied:prs L he cm2ppl redeem,raisd hrn salv,sho mercy,rescue,enable srv w/o fear
76-80 my child propht,go b4L;gv knowl salv;child grew,strng in spirit;lived wildrnss
 
2:1-12 Caes Aug census,Jos Naz2Beth w/M;bby born,mangr,aoL2shep:2day Savior born;sign:manger
13-20 hvnly host apprd,praisd G,left;shep:let’s go;found M,J,bby;spread word,M treas,shep retd
21-32 8thd,circ,Jesus,2Jerus,presnt;Simeon,HS on him,2tmpl,praisd G:eyes seen salv,lt rev2Gents,glry Is
33-35 Sim2M:child destind caus fall/ris many Is,thoughts many s reveald;sword prc ur soul
36-38 proph Anna,dtr Penuel (Asher),old,livd w/husb7y,wid till 84,nvr lft tmpl,fast/pray;thx2G re:child
39-43 J&M retd Gal,child grew,strng,wisdm,grace;evry yr2Jerus Passovr;he 12yo,aftr fest,J stay in Jerus
44-46 they travl 1 day,began lookg4him;find,went bk Jerus;aftr3d,found him tmpl,listening,askg quest
47-48 evry1 amazed at understdg/ans;mother:yu treat us lk this?anxiously srchg4u
49-51 yu srchg4me?i be in Father’s House;they undrstd;he2Naz,obedient,mother treas
52 J grew wisdom,stature,favor w/G&men
 
Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):
1.An orderly account for Theophilus (1:1-4)
Principle:  God is orderly.
2.The birth and growth of John (1:5-80)
Principle:  God’s timing is perfect.
3.The birth and growth of Jesus (2:1-52)
Principle:  God has plans for every life.
 
Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):
An orderly account of John’s and Jesus’ births and growth.
 
Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):
TCMATK Everyone’s story has a beginning and those who have a relationship with Jesus have a story to tell.
 
Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):
1.What Scriptures have helped you to be certain about what you’ve learned and believe about Jesus?
2.Which event(s) surrounding John’s birth transform your thinking to prepare the way for the Messiah?
3.What event(s) around Jesus’ birth and in His growing up years impact your thinking about Who He is and your relationship with Him?

And some extra questions I'm asking myself during my summer study...

How would I describe God in this passage?  God is a perfect promise-keeper.  He has fulfilled His promises!  He has been investigated and approved.  We may be certain of what we’ve been taught like Theophilus.  The Bible (book of Luke) records the truth.  God is a strategic leader.  He sent the angel Gabriel to Zechariah to give him the good news of his son’s birth and mission.  He sent Gabriel to Mary.  God is a miraculous favor bestower.  He gave Zechariah and Elizabeth and Mary children miraculously.  His word will never fail.  An angel appeared to the shepherds to announce the birth of Jesus.  God is Abba, Father.
 
Who are “the lost”?  Zechariah and Elizabeth’s neighbors and relatives.  The shepherds?  Jesus’ relatives and friends?  Some of the teachers in the temple courts?
 
Where do I see the Holy Spirit’s power?  Zechariah and Elizabeth being declared righteous.  An angel of the Lord (Gabriel) appeared to Zechariah in the Holy Place of the temple.  Gabriel told Zechariah that his son, John, would be filled with the Spirit prior to birth.  The baby in Elizabeth’s womb leaped for joy when Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting and Elizabeth was filled with the Spirit.  Was Mary pregnant with Jesus already?  Was it Jesus’ presence that made John leap in the womb? Zechariah was filled with the Spirit after the naming of John and he prophesied.
 
Where do I see an emphasis on prayer?  Zechariah was serving as priest in the temple, burning incense and apparently praying for a child.  I believe the role of the priest when tending the incense in the Holy Place was to pray for the Messiah.  So two prayers were answered in one.  Plus, the people outside were praying.  Was he praying as the angel appeared?  Was Mary praying when Gabriel appeared to her? Elizabeth and Mary both praise the Lord.  Zechariah praised the Lord and prophesied after John was named.
 
Where do I see joy?  The angel Gabriel tells Zechariah that his son, John, will be a joy and delight to him.  Zechariah’s wife became pregnant.  The baby in Elizabeth’s womb leaped for joy when Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting and Elizabeth was filled with the Spirit.  Elizabeth’s neighbors shared her joy when she gave birth to John.  Mary treasures up in her heart what the shepherds say and what Jesus tells her after she finds Him in the temple.
 
How could this joy be my strength today?  I am overjoyed that John the Baptist paved the way for Jesus!  For whom might I pave the way to Jesus today?  Jesus must be in His Father’s house.  Since my body is His temple, He must be in me!
 
What do I love about Jesus?  I love Jesus’ power!  Even as a fetus, He amazes!  He isn’t selfish.  He must be in His Father’s house.  The more I become like Him, the more I will be in my Father’s house, too.
 
What references to food do I see in this passage?  I see none.
 
If this were the only page torn out of a Bible I possessed, what would I treasure about it?  Older men and women can be useful to God.  God’s people encourage each other.  Mary had a beautiful, obedient attitude.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Homiletics: 1 Kings 11


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.The Lord was angry that Solomon’s heart turned from God because of his many foreign wives. (11:1-13)

Principle:

2.The Lord sent adversaries against Solomon. (11:14-25)

Principle:

3.The Lord told Ahijah He will tear the kingdom from Solomon’s hands and Solomon dies. (11:26-43)

Principle:

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Solomon’s heart lived divided, in death God’ll divide his kingdom.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK Choosing to set your heart upon God is a protective step in walking with Jesus.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How will you protect yourself from the things that tempt your heart to turn from God?

2.What needs to change in your thinking so adversity pushes you toward God rather than away from Him?

3.How does the condition of your heart need to change so you leave something godly for the next generation?

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Homiletics 1 Kings 9-10


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.S fin all he desird2do,L apprd2him2ndX as@Gibeon:I hrd prayr,consec tmpl,eyes/alwys ther(9:1-3)

2.walk integrty,I estab thron4evr;turn away,I cut off Is,tmplrubble,”y L done this”,”bec 4sakn”(9:4-9)

 

3.@end of20y bldg,S gv 20 towns Galilee2Hiram,H plsd,Kabul(gd4nothg);H sent120talent au(9:10-14)

4.acct of forcd labor2bld tmpl,palace,terraces,wall of Jerus,Hazor,Megiddo,Gezer(9:15)

5.Phar attack Gezer,set fire,killd Canaanite inhab,gv as wed gift2dtr,S wife;S rebuilt Gezer(9:16-17a)

6.S bilt up Lwr Beth Horon,Baalath,Tadmor,store cities,twns4chariot/hrses,whatevr he desired(9:17b-19)

7.ppl left from ites,S conscrptd desc2srv as slave labor;S mk slaves of Is-fightg men,gov off,PMs(9:20-23)

8.aftr Phar dtr cm2palce,S constrct terr;3x/yr S sac brnt&fellow off,burng inc,fulfill tmpl oblgtn(9;24-25)

9.S blt ships Ezion Geber,Hiram sent men2srv w/S’s men;sailed2Ophir,brt bk420talent au2S(9:26-28)

 

10.QSheba hrd abt S&his rel2L,cm2test;arr Jerus w/spices,au,prec stones;S ans qu,nothg2hard(10:1-3)

11.QS saw wisdom,palace,food,officials,svts,cupbearers,brnt off-she overwhelmed(10:4-5)

12.Rpt I hrd ab tur achivmts&wisdm true;believe till I saw;wisd/wealth far exceed rpt(10:6-7)

13.how happy ppl/off must be hear ur wisd;PTL who plcd u on throne;bec L lv4Is He md u king(10:8-9)

14.gv120tal au,spices,stones;nvr again so many spices;H’s ships brt au,almugwd,stones(10:10-11)

15.wd mk supprts4tmpl/pal,harps,lyres;so much almugwd nvr imprtd since(10:12)

16.S gv QS all she askd,she left(10:13)

 

17.au S recd yrly666tal incl revnu frm merch,tradrs,Arab kings,gov;S md200lg shld,300sm shld(10:14-17)

18.K md thron,steps,back round,armrest lion,12lion on steps;goblets/hshld art=au;ag lil valu(10:18-21)

19.ships ret evry3y w/au,ag,ivry,apes,baboons;KS>rich kings;wrld sought aud2hr wisd,brt gifts(10:22-25)

20.S char(14k),hrs(12k);ag commn,cedr plentfl;hrs frmEgy/Kue,char frm Egy;exprt2Hitt/Aram(1:26-29)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.The Lord appears to Solomon a second time.(9;1-9)

Principle:

2.Solomon builds up towns and runs a fleet of ships with Hiram of Tyre.(9:10-28)

Principle:

3.Solomon shares wisdom with the Queen of Sheba.(10:1-13)

Principle:

4.Solomon’s dealings with the world.(10:14-29)

Principle:

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Sheba’s queen praises the Lord for Solomon’s wisdom and wealth.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK The Lord is the Giver of wisdom and wealth and everything else and He deserves our praise for all that we have.

 

For me: Our relationship with the Lord is at the heart of all other relationships we will ever have in life and should be prioritized, nurtured and developed.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How has the last instruction you received from the Lord changed your thinking and what fruit are you seeing as a result?

2.What are you building and with whom are you building it?  Is the Lord in the midst of this partnership? 

3.What words of wisdom has the Lord given to you that you’ve shared with someone to encourage them?  How do you respond when someone praises your wisdom or abilities? 

4.What needs to be transformed in your thinking for you to more effectively share the Gospel with the world? 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Homiletics 1 Kings 7-8


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):

1.13y2bld Palace of Forest of Leb 100cu l,50w,30h,cedar; throne hall,hall justice(7:1-7)

2.he live frthr bk,similr dsgn,pal4Phar dtr married;md hi-grd stone;gr ctyd surr wall stone/ced(7:8-12)

3.Tyre brt Huram(m-Naph,f-Tyre)brz wk;pillrs@tmpl s-Jakin,n-Boaz;brz unwghd bec so many(7:13-47)

4.Sol md furn in tmpl;wk fin,brt things D dedicatd,plcd in treasuries of tmpl(7:48-51)

 

5.S summn Jerus eldrs2brg ark frm Zion;all Is cm2S@festivl-Ethanim(7th mo);eld arr,pr tk up ark(8:1-3)

6.they brt ark,tent mtg,sacrd furn,pr/Lev carry up;S/Is b4ark,sacrfc couldn’t be counted(8:4-5)

7.pr brt ark2MHP ben wings of cherubim;poles so long ends could b seen frm HP,but ot outside(8:6-8)

8.nothg in ark excpt2stn tab;pr w/drew,cloud filld tmpl;S:L said He dwll cloud,I blt plc U dwll4evr(8:9-13)

 

9.K bless Is;S:praise2L,fulfill prom2my fr;I sit throne,blt tmpl;L, god lk U,hvnx can’t contain U(8;14-27)

10.Gv attn2svt’s prayr;ur eyes open toward tmpl so U hear prayr svt/ppl;judge betw svts(8:28-32)

11.when ppl sinnd,4gv;teach rt way2lv;when prayr mad,hear,4gv,act so they fear U(8:33-40)

12.foreignrs will hear of Ur grt Name,cm,pray;hear,do whatevr asks of U so ppls of earth fear U(8:41-43)

13.when ppl go2war where U send them,pray;hear,uphold their cause(8:44-45)

14.when they sin&U gv them2enemies,if they repent,plead,turn2U;hear&4gv Ur ppl(8:46-51)

15.may Ur eyes be open2ur svts plea,listn2ur ppl whenevr they cry out2U;Ur inheritance(8:52-53)

16.S fin prayers,stood&blessd Is:Praise L,gvn rest2Is,not1wd faild of prom He gave thru Moses(8:54-56)

17.May L nvr lv/frsk us;may He turn hrts2Him;may wds I prayd b near L day&nite He uphld caus(8:57-59)

18.so ppls of earth know L is G;may ur so ppls of earth know L is G;may ur hrts obeys cmds(8:60-61)

19.K/Is offrd sacrfcs 22k cattle,120k sheep/goats;dedicatd tmpl;same day consecrtd middl ctyd(8:62-64)

20.S obsrvd festvl,celebrtd 14 days;follow day sent ppl away;went away glad4gd thngs L done(8:65-66)

 

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):

1.Solomon takes 13 years to build his palace. (7:1-51)

Principle:

2.Solomon brings the ark from Zion and the cloud fills the temple. (8:1-13)

Principle: God indwells when He is invited.

3.Solomon blesses Israel, praises the Lord, prays, sacrifices and celebrates. (8:14-66)

Principle:

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):

Solomon builds his palace, brings the ark, praises and prays.

 

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, etc.):

TCMATK God goes where He is welcome, so His people should invited Him into every aspect of their lives.

 

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):

1.How will you shift your perspective on what you are building for yourself to invite Jesus into the midst of it?

2.What areas of your thinking need to change for God to fill the center of your life?

3.What needs to change for the Lord to be the focus of your worship, prayer and celebration?