Saturday, January 04, 2020

Homiletics: Hebrews 1-4


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

1:1-3a past,G spk thru proph;last dd by Son,heir,thru Whom md univ;radiance G glry,exact rep His being

3b-6 sustn by Wd;aftr purfy sins,sat rt hnd Maj;sprior2As;whn G brng 1stbrn wrld,all As wrshp Him

7-9 He mk As sprts,svts flames;Son-thron4evr;u lvd rtnss,h8d wckdnss T4 set abv cmpnions,anoint oil joy

10-14 L fndtn erth,hvns wk hnds;they persh u remn;2whch As G:I mk enmys ftstl;As srv those inhert salv

2:1-3 pay attn so drift away;msg spkn bindng,evry violatn recd punishmt;how esc if ignore grt salv

4-7 G testfd by signs&gifts of HS;2As He subj wrld2cm;wht manknd that u mindful;U md them lil lwr As

8-9 G lft0subj2em;we see J,lwr than As4whileglry bec suffrd,so by grace G taste death4evry1

10-12 G mk salv prfct thru wht suffrd;1 who mk holy& holy=same fam,J declr brosis I sing ur praises

13-15 herei&chldrn G gv me;since flesh He share humanty so brk pwr devil;free those held by fear death

16-18 As He hlps,Abe’s desc;had2b fully humn,mrcfl hi prst,mk atonmt;bec He temptd,able help temptd

 

3:1-6 T4 brosis,fix thots J,faithfl as Mos faithfl;J>honor Mos;G bldr evrythg;Mos faithfl;C faithfl ovr G hs

7-11 HS:if u hear voce,hardnas wildrnss ou ancstrs test me;I angry w/that gen;they nvr entr my rest

12-16 c2it no1 hasturns frm G;encorag daily;share in C;if hear voce,hardn;who hrd/rblld,out Egy

17-19 w/whom was he angry,sinnd perishd;2whom G swear nvr entr rest;they able bec unbelief

4:1-3 T4 since prms entrg rest stds,be careful fall short;gd news proclmd us;we who belivd entr rest

4-7 7th d G restd;they nvr entr my rest;T4 some enter rest;G set today,if u hear His voce,harden

8-9 if Joshua’d gvn them rest, G spkn later about another day;there remains Sabbath rest4ppl of G

10-11 any entrs G rest,rests frm wks as G did;mk evry effort enter that rest so no1 perish by disobed

12 woG alive,actif,sharpr dbl-edge sword,penetr8s div soul-spirit,joints-marrow,judg thot,attitude

13 nothing in creation hiddn frm G sight,evrythg uncvrd,laid bareb4Him2whom we must gv account

 

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

1.God speaks through prophets, angels and in the last days, through His Son. (Heb 1-2)

Principle:

2.Moses led Israel through the wilderness and Jesus leads God’s people to Sabbath rest. (Heb 3-4)

Principle:

 

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

God speaks and His obedient people enter rest through Jesus. (hard to pinpoint address)

 

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

TCMATK God’s people find rest in seeking, hearing, obeying and knowing Jesus.

 

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

1.How are you experiencing and sharing God’s Word(s)?

2.How has your heart become more obedient to God’s truth as you’ve sought Christ through the study of His Word so far this year?

Where is your heart rebelling against God’s truth?

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Homiletics: Acts15:1-35


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

15:1-2 certn ppl cm frm Judea2Ant tchg belvrs:unless circmcsd,saved;P&B apptd go Jerus2c apost abt qu

3 trvld thru Phoenicia&Samaria,told abt how Gents convrt,belvrs glad

4-6 Jerus,wlcmd,rptd what G done;som Phar:Gents must circmcsd,kp law;apostls/eldrs met2considr qu

7-9 aftr disc,P:G md choix Gents hr Gospl;G showd accpt by gv HS;He discrmn8,purifd theirs by faith

10-11 yu try test G by puttg yoke Gents we/ancstrs bear;thru grace LJ we/they saved

 

12-14 assy silnt/listnd B&P tell signs/wndrs G dn amng Gents;when fin, Jas spk:Simn desc G choix Gents

15-18 proph agree:I retn rebld D tent,restr that rest manknd seek L;even Gents do things known lng ago

19-20 my jdgmt we mk difficult4Gents;should write2abstain food idols,sex imm,meat strangled,blood

21 4lawMoses preachd evry city frm earliest times, is read syngogs evry Sabb

 

22 apost/eldrs/chrch choose men send Antioch w/P&B,Judas(Barsabbas),Silas,leaders among belvrs

23-24 sent ltr:apostl/eldrs,ur bros2Gent belvrs Antioch,Syria,Cilicia:Greetings;sm w/o authrztn distrbd u

25-27 we choose men send w/B&P-risked lives4name JC;sendg Judas,Silas confirm what we writing

28-29a seemd good2HS&us burden u w/anythg but:abstain food idols,blood,mt strangled ani,sex imm

29b u do well avoid these things,farewell

 

30-31 men sent Antioch,gathrd chrch,deilvrd letter;ppl read,were glad4encouraging msg

32 Judas&Silas,themslvs proph,said much 2encourage/strengthen belivers

33 aftr spendg mch time,sent by believers w/ peace retn to those who sent them

34 (But Silas decided to remain there)

35 P&B remained Antioch, they&many others taught & preachd word of L

20.

 

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

1.Peter speaks against teaching that believers must be circumcised and follow the law of Moses to be saved. (15:1-11)

Principle:  Salvation is found in Christ alone.

2.Barnabas and Paul tell of God’s wonders among the Gentiles and James decides they should write the Gentiles to abstain from foods presented to idols, sexual immorality, meat of strangled animals and blood. (15:12-21)

Principle:  Believers share God’s praises, encourage each other and counsel each other to live rightly.

3.Judas and Silas went with Paul and Barnabas to Antioch to present the letter written by the Jerusalem Council. (15:22-29)

Principle:  Believers share the work of ministry with other believers.

4.The letter encouraged the church at Antioch, Judas and Silas encouraged and strengthened the believers, Paul and Barnabas and many others taught and preached God’s word. (15:30-35)

Principle:  As God’s word is shared, people come to believe and become teachers themselves.

 

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

Believers’ circumcision debate leads Jerusalem Council to write Antioch church.

 

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

TCMATK

 

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

1.In what areas are you placing more conditions than simply God’s grace upon you or others?

2.Where do you go to receive clarification, counsel and encouragement?  If you don’t have a “council”, yet, what sorts of qualities will you look for in the people you choose to participate in that group?

3.How are you representing Jesus and His word to others?

4.Who can you encourage today who might be a teacher tomorrow?

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Homiletics Acts 13-14


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

13:1 church Antioch proph&tchrs:Barnbs,Simeon(Niger),Lucius(Cyrene),Manaen(ami Herod Tet),Saul

2-4 they worshpg/fastg,HS:set apart B&S;aftr fast,prayd,laid hands,sent;went Seleucia,Cyprus

5-7 Salamis,proclmd wd,Jn asst;2Paphos,sorcr Bar-Jesus w/pro-consl Sergius Paulus,summB&S2hear wd

8-11 Elymas opposed,tried2turn pro-consul away frm faith;S(P):u full deceit,L hand v.u,ub blind,dkns fell

12-15 pro-consul saw/believd;S2Perga,Jn2Jerus;PisidnAnt,Sabbath,syngog:if hv encrgmt,spk

16-20 P:listen;G chose ancestrs,40y put up w/them;aftr destryg7nations,gv inhertnc;450y,judgs till Sam

21-24 askd4king,Saul(Kish,Benj)40y;David(Jesse)who carry out my will;thru descndts-J;Jn proclm bap

25-30 Jn:I the one;residnts/rulrs Jerus recog J/sayngs of Proph;askd Pilate hv Him killd;tomb;G raised

31-38 appeard;we proclm gd news;G fulfilld;nvr dk;Dvd dk;1G raisd decay;thru this man4gv sins prclmd

39-45 Evry1 who belves,justfd;beware u nvr belv;ppl urgd em spk follow Sabb;Jews saw crowds-jealous

46-48 P&B:necess wd spkn u1st;since u reject,we turn2Gents;L cmd us:md u lt4Gents;Gents rejoiced

49-52 wd spread;Jews incitd G-fearg wm/leadg men stirrd persec;P&B2Iconium;disc filld w/joy&HS

 

14:1-4 Iconium,syngog,Jews&Gents believd;unbelvg Jews poisnd minds;stayd long,spk boldly;ppl divided

5-10 attmpt2mistrt/stone,fled2Lystra&Derbe,preachg;Lystra man lame frm birth,P:stand,jmpd up,wlkd

11-15 crowds:gods hv cm;B(Zeus),P(Hermes);priest Zeus bulls sacrfc;B&P tore robes,yu do these thngs

16-18 past,G allowd natns go their way,didn’t lv self w/o witness;barely stoppd crowd frm sacrfcg2them

19-20 Jews frm Antioch/Icon stoned Paul,dragged outsd city,thinkg dead;next day left w/B for Derbe

21-23 preached,made many disc;ret’d2Lystra,Iconium,Antioch;strengthened disc;appointed elders

24-26 thru Pisidia2Pamphylia,spk wd in Perga,2Attalia;bk2Antioch,commended wk completed

27-28 gathrd church,reptd evrythg G done,opend door2Gents;spent time w/disc

 

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

1.Paul and Barnabas are set apart by the Holy Spirit to take God’s word to a Pro-Consul in Cyprus, a synagogue in Pisidian Antioch and travel to Iconium. (13:1-52)

Principle: 

2.Paul and Barnabas speak boldly in Iconium, are thought to be gods in Lystra where Paul is stoned, preach in Derbe, travel back through to encourage the churches and return to Antioch, completing their mission.

Principle: 

 

 

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

Paul and Barnabas take God’s word to many places

 

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

TCMATK Each believer in Jesus is set apart for a purpose that involves the advancement of the Gospel.

 

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

1.How are you preparing to do your part in fulfilling the great commission?

2.What are you doing to prepare for opposition and persecution as you obediently fulfill your calling to spread the Gospel?

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Homiletics 1 Peter 3-5


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

3:1-4 wives submt2husb,if believe,won by behavr,purity&revrnc;beauty-inner self,gentl quiet spirit

5-6 holy wm past adorn selves, submit2husb lk Sarah,obeyed,u dtrs if u do right,gv way2fear

7-8 husb considr8 wives,respct wkr prtnr&heirs so nothg hindr prayrs;b lk-mindd,symp,,cmpssn,hmbl

9-10 repay evil,insult;repay evil-blessing so u inhert blessg;whoevrlife,see gd days kp tongue frm evil

11-13 do gd,seek peace;eyes L on rteous,ears attntv2prayr,face L v.evil;who harm u if u eager do gd

14-16 if u suffr4rt,blssd,fear threats;revere C;prep gv ans4hope w/gentlnss&respct,malcius shamd slandr

17-20 bettr2suffr4do gd;C suffrd2brng u2G;md proclmtn2imprisnd spirits disobed long ago;Noah8saved

21-22 water symb baptism,saves u by resurr of JC,at G’s rt hand,angels,auth,pwrs in subms2Him

 

4:1-3 T4 same attitud;live4earthly desires,but4will G;enuf time debauch,lust,drunk,orgies,carous,idoltry

4-6 they surprisd u join&abuse u;they gv acct2Him who judge;gospl prch2deadso judged body,live spirit

7-10 end=near,b alert,sobr,so u pray,deep,cvr mult sins;hospitalty w/o grumblg;use gift srv others

11-12 spk as woG,srv w/strgth G provide,2Him glory,pwr4evr;be surprsd fiery test,smthg strng happng

13-15 rejoic u particip suffrgs C;if u insultd bec nom C,u blessd;suffr not as murdrr,thief,criminal,meddler

16-18 if suffr as Chrstn,praise u bear nom;time jdgmt begin G hshld;if hard4rteous saved,what of sinner

19 those suffr acc2G will commit selves2faithfl Creator,do gd

 

5:1-3 2eldrs I appeal as eldr;be shepherds,watch over,pursuing dishonest gain,eager2srv,be exampl

4-5 when Chief Shep apprs,u rec crwn glory;younger submit2elder,humility-G opp proud grc2humble

6-9 Hmbl under G hand,He lift u;cast anxiety on Him;be alert,sober;dvl prowls lk lion;resist,wrld is suffrg

10-13 aftr suffr,restore,mk strng;2Him pwr4evr;w/Silas I writtn;She in Babylon sends grtg&son Mark

14 greet w/kiss of love, peace2u in C

 

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

1.Peter writes to wives, husbands and those who want to see good days: submit, be considerate and do good (3:1-22)

Principle:

2.Peter writes live for the will of God and participate in the sufferings of Christ (4:1-19)

Principle:

3.Peter closes his letter writing to elders: be shepherds and cast anxiety on God (5:1-14)

Principle:

 

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

Peter writes wives: submit, husbands: respect, and elders: be shepherds.

 

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

TCMATK Christians will be known by their obedience to God’s Word.

 

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

1.What blessings have (will) you received as a result of your submission and doing good?

2.Where does your attitude need to change about suffering for you to live in God’s will?

3.What needs to change for you to better resist the devil and set a good example?

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Homiletics 1 Peter 1-2


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

1:1-2a P2G’s elect,exiles scattrd Pontus,Galatia,Cappadocia,Asia,Bithynia;chosen acc2 4knowl Fr

2b-3 thru sanct o S,2b obed2JC:grace&pc;Praise G grt mercy gvn new birth in2 lvg hope thru resurr

4-6 in2 inhertnc nvr perish,spoil;who shieldd thru G’s pwr till cming salv;u grtly rejoice;little while suffer

7-8 these ccm,provn genuinss faith result praise,glry,honor when JC reveald;u seen Hm,love Him,filld joy

9-11 4u recvng reslt faith,salvation;concrng salv, proph spk grace2cm;trying find time/circ suffrngs Mess

12-13 srvg selves,but u;angls long2lk in2these thngs;T4 alert&sober,set hope on grace when JC revealed

14-16 conform2evi desires when lived ignorance;as He holy,be holy in all u do;written:be holy bec I holy

17-19 Fr judge impartially,live foreignrs-revrnt fear;u redeemd w/perishbl (ne or au),precious blood C

20-25 He chosn,thru Him u belive in G;love frm4u born thru woG:woL endur4evr this preachd2u

 

2:1-3 T4 rid malice,deceit,hypocrisy,envy,slandr;crave pur spiritul milk,grow up salv now u tastd L good

4-5 as u cm2livng Stone,u lk lvng stns,built in2spiritul hs2b holy priesthd offrng spiritual sacrfcs

6-7a Scr says:I lay stn Zion,chosn precius cornrstn,1who trust nvr put shame; 2who belve stn precius,

7b-8 2who belve”stn bldr rej bec crnrstn”;stn caus ppl stmbl bec disoby msg,destned4

 

9-10 u chosn ppl,royal prsthd,holy natn,G’s specl poss that u decl prais;now u ppl of G,now u red mercy

11-12 abstain frm evil desires wage war v. soul;lv good amng pagans see good deeds glorify G

13-15 submit selvs2 evry humn authrty,empror,govs;G’s will by do good u silence ignrnt talk,foolish ppl

16-17 Live free,use freedm2cvr evil,lv as G’s slaves;sho respect,lv believrs,honor empror

18-19 slaves submt2mastrs good&harsh;commendbl bear upundr unjst suffrng bec conscious of G

20-21 if suffr4do good&endure+commendbl b4G;2this u calld bec C suffrd4u,leaving ex u should follow

22-25 He commt sin;retaliate,threats,bore sins that we liv4rtness;u lk sheep astray now retd2Shepherd

 

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

1.Peter writes to God’s elect born through the Word of God that endures forever. (1:1-25)

Principle: God’s Word gives birth and life to His people.

2.Peter shares instructions with “living stones”. (2:1-8)

Principle: God’s people are built into the body of Christ.

3.Peter discloses the identity of God’s people and the authority over them. (2:9-25)

Principle: God’s people are blessed with a grand identity and charged with obedience.

 

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

Peter writes God’s elect about birth, instructions, identity and authority.

 

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

TCMATK God’s people function as a single “structure” (body) to encourage each other and remind each other what God’s Word says.

 

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

1.How is the study of God’s Word changing your thinking right now?

2.What “spiritual sacrifices” are you holding back from God?

3.What authority (-ies) are you struggling to obey?