Saturday, December 16, 2017

Homiletics Romans 6:12-23


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

1.T4 let sin reign in ur body so u obey its evil desires (12)

2.offer any part of urself2sin rather offer selves2G&offer evry part of self as instrument of rtness(13)

3.sin shall no longer be ur master, bec u under law, but under grace(14)

 

4.shall we sin bec we under law? No. Don’t u know u slaves of1u obey:sin or obedience(15-16)

5.thx2G tho u used2be slaves2sin,u’ve cm2obey frm ur <3 allegiance="" claimd="" font="" of="" pattrn="" teachg="" that="" ur="">

6.u’ve been set free frm sin&have become slaves2rtness(18)

 

7.I usng ex frm evryday life bec of hum limits.Just as u used2offr selves as slaves2impurty wickdnss(19a)

8.so now offer selves2rtness leading2hioliness(19b)

9.when u were slaves2sin,u were free frm ctrl of rtness(20)

10.what benefit did u reap@the time frm the things u ashamed of?These result in death(21)

11.but now u set free frm sin&bec slaves of G, benefit u reap leads2holiness&result=EL(22)

12.4wages of sin=death but gift of G=EL in CJ our L(23)

 

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

1.Instrument of wickedness or righteousness (12-14)

Principle: All people are either instruments of wickedness or righteousness.

2.Slaves of the one you obey (15-18)

Principle: All people choose what they obey.

3.Offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness (19-23)

Principle: All people offer themselves as slaves to either wickedness or righteousness.

 

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

Paul tells Romans: don’t let sin reign, be righteousness’ slaves.

 

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

TCMATK Everyone chooses either death or eternal life by what we obey.

 

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

1.How will you change your behavior to be more of an instrument of righteousness than wickedness from now on?

2.What would those who watch your behavior say you’re a slave to and how might you guarantee they recognize you as a slave to Christ?

3.What will you do this week to deepen your enslavement to righteousness?

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Homiletics Romans 6:1-11


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

1.What shall we say then? Shall we go on sinning so grace may increase? (1)

2.by no means! We died to sin. How can we live in it any longer? (2)

3.or don’t you know all of us baptized into Christ were baptized into His death? (3)

4.we t4 buried w/Him thru baptism into death (4a)

5.in order that just as Christ was raised from dead, we too may  live new life (4b)

6.if we united w/Him like this in death, we certainly united in resurrection(5)

 

7.4we know our old self crucified w/Him so body of sin done away with (6a)

8.that we should no longer be slaves2sin (6b)

9.bec any1 who has died has been freed from sin (7)

10.now if we died w/Christ, we believe we also live w/Him (8)

11.4we know since Christ raised from dead, He can’t die again (9a)

12.death no longer has mastery over Him (9b)

13.the death He dies, He died to sin once for all but the life He lives, He lives2G (10)

14.in same way, count urselves dead2sin but alive2G in Christ (11)

 

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

1.Baptized into Christ and new life (6:1-5)

Principle:

2.United with Christ in death and freed from sin (6:6-7) [6:6-11]

Principle:

3.[Alive to God in Christ (6:8-11)]

Principle:

 

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

Paul tells Romans: new life in Christ frees from sin.

 

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

TCMATK Believers have new life in Christ and freedom from sin (and are alive to God).

 

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

1.What evidence of new life in Christ do you want to display in your life and what areas will you submit to God to have that?

2.How will you live in victory because sin has no mastery over you?

Thursday, December 07, 2017

The Gift of Christmas Past by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall

Arson wasn't the only fire that ignited between them.
Promises shattered.
Lies spoken.
She was arrested.
He returned to the safety of his wealthy parents.
Almost ten years later, Hadley and Monroe are both specialists in the field of speech therapy. They meet again . . . thrown together to help a four-year-old-girl rendered mute after being rescued from a fire.
Years of secrets and anger beg to be set free as Hadley and Monroe try to push aside past hurts and find common ground in order to help the traumatized child and her family.
Can the love of Christmas past drift into the present, bringing healing and hope for all?
About the author:

Cindy Woodsmall is the "New York Times" and CBA best-selling author of eighteen works of fiction. She's been featured in national media outlets such as ABC's "Nightline" and the "Wall Street Journal." Cindy has won numerous awards and has been finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards. Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in Flowery Branch, GA. 


Erin Woodsmall is a writer, musician, wife, and mom of three. She has edited, brainstormed, and researched books with Cindy for almost a decade. She is very excited about their first coauthored book. 


Find out more about Cindy and Erin at http://www.cindywoodsmall.com.
 
 
Here's My review of this enjoyable novel:
First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Cindy and Erin Woodsmall and their publisher for sending me a copy of "The Gift of Christmas Past" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

'The Gift of Christmas Past' by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall is a beautiful novel of young love lost and the reunion of those individuals in adulthood. Hadley and Monroe came from opposite ends of the tracks. This was convenient leverage for Monroe’s parents to use to split the couple up as teenagers after Hadley was arrested for arson.

Ten years later, Monroe is running a speech therapy clinic owned by his parents. Hadley is pursuing an advanced degree in speech therapy and working with her young neighbor, Chloe, who’s been traumatized by an apartment fire. When 4 year-old Chloe is assigned to Monroe’s clinic for treatment, he and Hadley are reunited as adult professionals. But one condition of Monroe’s position is that he never see Hadley again.

This is a book about healing and second chances. It was a very encouraging read, a good romance with likable characters and enough tension to invest the reader in the story. I will look for books written by these authors in the future. I highly recommend this read.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Homiletics: Romans 5:12-21


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

1.T4, as sin enterd world thru1man&death thru sin(12a)

2.&in this way death came2all men bec all sinned(12b)

3.4 b4 law was givn, sin was in world but sin taken into acct where there is law(13)

4.death reigned from time of Adam2time of Moses(14a)

5.even over those who did sin by breaking cmd as Adam, who was pattern of1to come(14b)

 

6.but the gift like the trespass,4if the many died by the trespass of1man(15a)

7.how much more did G’s grace&the gift that come by grace of1man, JC, overflow2the many(15b)

8.the gift of G like the result of1man’s sin(16a)

9.judgmt followed1sin/brought condemntn,but gift followed many trespass/brought justification(16b)

10.4if by the trespass of the1man death reigned thru that1man(17a)

11.how much more wise those who receive G’s abundant grace/rtness reign in life thru1man, JC(17b)

 

12.conseq, just as the result of1trespass was condemntn4all(18a)

13.so also result of1act of rtness was justification that brings life2all(18b)

14.4just as thru disobed of1,many made sinners, so thru obed of1,many will b made rteous(19)

15.law added so trespass might increase but where sin increase,grace increased(20)

16.so just as sin reigned in death,so grace might reign thru rtness2bring EL thru JC our L(21)

 

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

1.Sin and death entered the world through one man.  (12-14)

Principle: Sin and death reign over all men since Adam.

2.Grace and Justification entered the world through Jesus Christ.  (15-17)

Principle:  Jesus Christ offers abundant grace and righteousness.

3.The disobedience of one made many sinners, but the obedience of One will make many righteous.  (18-21)

Principle:  Jesus’ obedience made justification and eternal life accessible.

 

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

Paul tells the Romans: Adam brought death, Jesus brought life.

 

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

TCMATK Grace, justification, righteousness and eternal life comes only through Jesus Christ.

 

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

1.Where is sin and death reigning in your life and how will you surrender control of these things to Christ today?  (In some of my attitudes and a lack of self-control in the areas of eating and exercise.  I thank God for revealing truth to me which is breaking down those attitudes and I pray that God will empower me to produce that fruit of self-control.)

2.How has receiving the grace and justification of Jesus Christ transformed your life and how will you show Him your gratitude? (My life is transformed in that I focus more on God and Christ and others and less on myself than I used to.  I show my thanks by praying for the ability and desire to serve Him sacrificially, suffer joyfully and love as He’s asked me to.)

3.How has seeing others following Jesus’ example of obedience helped you obey Him, too?  (I want to be like Jesus, so His example motivates me to pray that God will do those things in me, too, so I look like Jesus.)

Friday, December 01, 2017

The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible by Jared Kennedy

The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible
by Jared Kennedy
Illustrated by Trish Mahoney

Children's Bible Storybook
New Growth Press



Kids know the value of a promise. Through the gospel, our good and all-powerful God keeps his word and fulfills his promises to us better than we could have ever thought or imagined! 

In The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible, author Jared Kennedy traces God's perfect promises throughf ifty-two Old and New Testament stories, retold in simple and compelling ways with toddlers and preschoolers in mind. Each gospel-centered story highlights God's tale of redemption through Jesus and the unexpected and surprising ways that God's grace and mercy are revealed throughout the Bible. Children will hear the good news of God's love for them clearly expressed in ways that will speak to their young hearts. Brightly colored illustrations highlight the stories and add fun teaching elements of counting, opposites, patterns, and object recognition to keep even the youngest child's attention. Every story also ends with a question that parents and caregivers can use to further reinforce the message.

Through reading this book one chapter at a time to your children---or letting them read it to you!---even the youngest kids will come to know that God's promises are especially for them, and that God always keeps his promises.
  • Gospel-centered Bible stories expressed in ways that speak to toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Children will learn the good news of God's love for them.
  • Traces God's perfect promises through fifty-two Old and New Testament stories.
  • Brightly colored illustrations by Trish Mahoney highlight each story and add fun elements to keep young children's attention.
  • Each story ends with a question that parents and caregivers can use to reinforce the message.

 

 Meet the Author




Jared Kennedy, MDiv, ThM, is the husband to Megan and the father of three girls---Rachael, Lucy, and Elisabeth. He serves as Pastor of Families at Sojourn Community Church-Midtown in Louisville, KY and as children's ministry strategist for Sojourn Network. He blogs regularly at gospelcenteredfamily.com and is also the coauthor of Leadership Mosaic and two VBS programs, Proof Pirates and Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet.



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Here's my review of this amazing storybook:
 
First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Jared Kennedy and his publisher for sending me a copy of "The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
'The Beginner's Gospel Story Bible' by Jared Kennedy is a beautifully illustrated book containing 26 “Old Testament: Promises Made” and 26 “New Testament: Promises Kept”.  These are short, easily understandable stories that are true to Scripture.  Each story ends with a question that will engage children in conversation about Christ and lead to applying Biblical principles to their lives.  This is a great way to introduce children to God’s promises.