Saturday, January 14, 2017

Homiletics: John 7


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

1
1-2
After, J went Gal, not Judea bec Jew ldrs look to kill; Jew fest of tabernacles near
2
3-5
J bros: go Judea so disc see works, show self to world; bros not believe
3
6-8
J: my time not here; world h8 me bec I testify works evil; you go festival, my time not cm
4
9-10
He stay Gal; bros left for fest, He went in secret
5
11-12
@ fest, Jew ldrs watch 4 J: where He?  Widespr whisp: He good man/He deceives ppl
6
13-14
No one say publicly for fear of ldrs; not till ½ way thru fest did J beg to teach
7
15-16
Jews amazed: how man get learning w/o been taught; J: my teaching cm frm who sent
8
17-18
Who choose do will of G find if my tchg frm G; who seeks glory of who sent=man o truth
9
19-20
Hasn’t Mos givn law? Not 1 keep law, why u try kill me? Crowd: u possessed, who try kill u
10
21-23
J: I did 1 miracle, u amazed; u circumcz on Sabb; why angry w/me for healing whole body?
11
24-26
Judge correct; ppl: isn’t this man they try kill; he spk public/they say wd, concl He Mess?
12
27-28
We know where frm, Messiah no one know; J: u know me/where frm, He who sent me tru
13
29-32
I from Him; they try seize but hr not yet cm; many believed; Phar sent tmpl guard to arrest
14
33-36
J: I only w/u shrt tym; u’ll lk for me, where I am u cant cm; Jews: where? What He mean?
15
37-38
On last/>est day fest, J: anyone thirsty cm me & drink; whoevr bel rvr live wtr flo frm thm
16
39-40
He meantSpirit, not yet givn since J not glorified; some ppl: this man Prophet
17
41-42
Others: Messiah, others: how Mess cm frm Gal, doesnn;t Scr say cm frm David/Bethlehem
18
43-46
Ppl divid, sm want seize; tmpl gd to Phar/CP: why u not bring in? no one spoke as man do
19
47-49
Phar: He deceive u also? Have rulers/Phar believed? No! mob know nothing, curse on thm
20
50-53
Nic: does law condemn w/o hearing what doing? They: prophet not frm Gal; all went hm

 


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
1-10
Jesus sends His brothers to the Festival of Tabernacles because His time hadn’t come.
Principle:
Every believer’s steps should be ordered according to God’s timetable.
2
11-36
Jesus teaches a mixed, whispering crowd in the temple courts halfway through the Festival of Tabernacles.
Principle:
Every believer’s ministry will have its supporters and its critics.
3
37-53
Jesus invites the thirsty to come on the last and greatest day of the Festival of Tabernacles and the people continue to divide over His message.
Principle:
Every believer who truly serves Christ will face great opposition.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Amid challenges, hatred and whispering, Jesus’ Festival teaching amazes, divides.

 

Aim:

TCMATK Serving Christ brings great blessing and opposition and we must rely on Him to persevere.

 

Application:

1
What action are you taking to make sure you are operating in God’s timing?
2
How will you persevere to do God’s will in spite of criticism from others?
3
What will you do to maintain your thirst for Christ when life is difficult and how will you encourage other believers to seek Him to quench their thirst?

Friday, January 13, 2017

A Spectacle of God's Glory by Joni Eareckson Tada


A Spectacle of Glory God's Light Shining through Me Every Day

By Joni Eareckson Tada with Larry Libby
Published by Zondervan

Book Description

Do you ever wonder why God created you? The Bible spells it out plainly: God created you to showcase His glory—to enjoy it, display it, and demonstrate it every day to all those you encounter.

After nearly 50 years of living as a quadriplegic, and dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis, Joni has learned firsthand the importance of glorifying God through the toughest of situations. Through this devotional, Joni will help you discover how to put God’s glory on display—how to say no to complaining and say yes to daily following God down even the most difficult paths. Along the way, you will find great comfort and encouragement by focusing on the one who longs to lead and guide you every step of the way, every day.

Don’t ever think your life is too ordinary, your world too small, or your work too insignificant. All of it is a stage set for you to glorify God.

Here is my review of this wonderful devotional:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Joni Eareckson Tada and her publisher for sending me a copy of "A Spectacle of Glory" 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.

“A Spectacle of Glory” by Joni Eareckson Tada with Larry Libby is a beautiful and thought-provoking daily devotional.  Short, gripping anecdotes that appeal to a broad audience accompany a suggested Scripture reading and a prayer that can be used as a springboard to a more fulfilling prayer life.

I’ve only read a sampling of the material at the writing of this review, but I look forward to using this devotional in my quiet time throughout this year and for many years to come.  This is a beautiful, peaceful work that has helped me to quiet my mind and stop to consider what is truly important, thereby reducing the stress and anxiety that has become my “normal” over the last few years.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Homiletics: John 6:41-71


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

1
41-42
Jews grumble bec he said I bread from hvn; Is not J, son of Jos, how he say I came frm hvn
2
43-44
Stop grumbling; no one come to me unless Fr draws them & I raise them at last day
3
45
Written in Prophets: they all taught by G; everyone who heard Fr & learned comes to me
4
46-48
No one seen Fr except one from G; VT, one who believes has etern life; I bread of life
5
49-50
Ur ancestors ate manna yet died; here is bread frm hvn which anyone eat and not die
6
51
I living bread frm hvn; whoevr eats live forever; this bread=my flesh I give for life of world
7
52
Jews argue sharply among selves: how man give us his flesh to eat?
8
53
J: VT unless u eat flesh of Son & drink his blood, you have no life
9
54
Who eat my flesh/drink my blood has etern life, I raise him last day
10
55-56
My flesh=real food, blood=real drink; who eats flesh drinks blood in me & I in them
11
57
Just as Fr sent me & I live bec of Fr, so one who feeds on me will live bec of me
12
58
This bread frm hvn; ur ancestors ate manna/died, whoever feed on this bread live forever
13
59-60
He said this in synagogue in Capernaum; disciples: this hard teaching, who can accept
14
61-62
Aware disciples grumblng, J: does this offend you? What if u see Son ascend where was b4
15
63
Spirit gives life, flesh counts 4 nothing; wds I spoke to u full of Spirit & life
16
64
Yet some not believe; J know frm beg which not believe & who betray him
17
65-66
This why I told u no one come to me unless Fr enabled; many no longer followed him
18
67-68
U want leave too, J asked the 12, Peter ans: to whom we go? U have wds of etern life
19
69-70
We come to believe/know U are Holy One of G; J: have I not chosen u 12, yet 1=devil
20
71
(He meant Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, 1 of 12, later to betray him)

 


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
41-59
Jesus answers the Jews’ grumbling and arguments at the synagogue in Capernaum
Principle:
Our denial and grumbling does not change the truth of Who Jesus is.
2
60-71
Jesus answers the disciples’ grumbling
Principle:
Jesus gently answers the doubts of His people to bring us to a deeper place of relationship with Him.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Jesus answers Jews’ (people’s) grumblings about eating flesh and drinking blood.

 

Aim:

TCMATK Jesus Christ can use our grumbling to deepen our relationship with God.

 

Application:

1
How does eating the flesh and drinking the blood of the Son of Man give you life?
2
What are you doing to help Christ protect you from temptation to stop following Him when His teaching is difficult?

 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Homiletics: John 6:22-40


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

1
22
Next day crowd on opp shore realized disciples gone away alone.
2
23
Boats from Tiberias landed where ppl had eaten bread.
3
24
Once crowd realized neither J nor disc there, they went Capernaum in search of J.
4
25
When they found Him: Rabbi, when you get here?
5
26
J: VT I tell you looking for me not bec u saw signs, but bec u ate loaves/had fill.
6
27
Don’t wk 4 food that spoils, but endures to etern life which SoM give; on Him Fr approval
7
28
They: what must we do to do works G requires?
8
29
J: wk of G is to believe One He sent.
9
30
They: what sign u give that we see/believe you; what will you do?
10
31
Our ancestors ate manna wilderness as written: He gave bread from heaven to eat.
11
32
J: VT I tell u not Moses givn you bread frm hvn but my Fr in heavn give true bread frm hvn
12
33
For bread of G is bread comes dn frm hvn and gives life to world.
13
34
They: sir, always give us this bread.
14
35
J declare: I bread of life; whoever comes me nvr hungry, whoever believes nvr thirsty
15
36
But as I told you, you seen me and still do not believe.
16
37
All those Fr gives me will come to me, whoever comes I never drive away.
17
38
For I come dn frm hvn not to do my will but will of him who sent me.
18
39
This is will of him who sent me that I lose none of those givn me but raise them at last day
19
40
My Fr will= everyone who looks on Son/believes have etern life & I raise them at last day

 


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
22-27
Jesus tells the crowd not to work for food that spoils
Principle:
The believer’s work on earth should focus on eternal endeavors.
2
28-35
Jesus identifies the work of God and the Bread of Heaven
Principle:
The believer’s sustenance should come from Christ and doing God’s work.
3
36-40
Jesus will raise believers at the last day
Principle:
The believer’s assurance of salvation should lead to an eternal perspective.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Jesus, the eternal bread of heaven, will raise believers.

 

Aim:

TCMATK Seeking sustenance from the bread of heaven and pursuing the work of God leads to an eternal perspective and rewards.

 

Application:

1
How will you specifically channel your efforts toward eternal pursuits rather than temporal ones?
2
What activities will you engage in to participate in the work of God and receive the sustenance of the bread of heaven?
3
What will you do to lead others to the assurance that they will be raised by Jesus on the last day?