Saturday, May 25, 2019

Homiletics Luke 4:14-44


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

4:14-15 J retd Gal pwr Sprt,news sprd abt Hm thru ctrysd;He tchg syngog,evry1 praisd Hm

16 He went Naz,ou He brt up,Sabbat He went syngog,as was His custom,stood2read

17-18a scroll Isa hnd2Hm,unrollng,He found ou wrtn:Spirt L on me,He anoint me2proclm gd news2poor

18b-19 snt me prclm freedm4prisnrs,recvry of sight4blind,2set opprssd free;2prclm yr L’s favor

20-21 rolld scroll,gv bk2attndt,sat;eyes evry1 on Hm;”2day,this fulfilld in ur hearing”

22 All spk well Hm&amazd at gracious wds frm His lips,”Isn’t this Jos’s son?”

23 J:”surely u quote pr2me:’Phys,heal self’&u tell me:’do here in ur hmtwn wht we heard u did Capern’”

24-26 “no proph accptd hmtwn;mny widow Is Elijah’s time-sky shut3½y/famine; E sent2them,Zarephath

27-28 mny Is w/leprosy Elisha,not1cleansd-only Naaman the Syrian”

28-29 all ppl syngog furious whn heard this;drove Hm out twn2hill2throw Hm off cliff

 

30-32 He wlkd thru crowd,went2Capern in Gal,Sabbath taught ppl;they amazed,His wds authority

33-34 Syngog man poss demon,cried out:”go,what u want JofNaz?U cm destroy us?I know u Holy SoG”

35 “Quiet! Come out!” demon threw man dn,cm out w/o injuring hm

36 All ppl amazed:”What wds, w/authority/pwr He gv ordrs2impure spirits&they cm out!”

37-38 News abt Hm spread;J left syngog,went hm Simon,m-i-l hi fever,they ask J help

39-40 He rebuke fever,it left,she wait on them;sunset ppl brt all sickness,He healed

41 demons cm out shoutg:U SoG! He rebuked/allow2spk bec they knew He Messiah

 

42 daybreak, J2solitary place, ppl lk4Hm,cm ou He was, tried2keep Hm from leaving them

43 “I must proclaim good news koG 2other towns,that why I sent”

44 He kept preaching in syngogs Judea

 

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

1.Jesus teaches in Nazareth, infuriating the people who try to throw Him off a cliff. (4:14-29)

Principle: Some people will reject Jesus.

2.Jesus teaches in Capernaum, amazing the people with authority, healing and casting out demons. (4:30-41)

Principle: Some people will accept and desire Jesus.

3.Jesus goes to a solitary place, where the people find Him and try to keep Him from leaving. (4:42-44)

Principle: Jesus needed to get alone with the Father.

 

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

After teaching Nazareth and Capernaum, Jesus seeks a solitary place.

 

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

TCMATK To serve God well, God’s people need to get alone with Him regularly so He can prepare us.

 

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

1.How have you guarded your heart to continue sharing your faith from painful experiences of rejection because of your faith in Jesus?

2.How have you kept your heart from becoming prideful over mission success?

3.How does God minister to you when you get alone with Him that keeps you motivated to seek Him daily?


How would I describe God in this passage?  God is a teacher.  God preaches the good news of salvation to the poor.  He restores sight to the blind.  He proclaims freedom to prisoners.  His words are gracious.  He knows Scripture.  His words have authority.  He drives out demons.  Jesus is the Son of God.  He heals the sick.  The Trinity has healthy fellowship with each other.

 

Who are “the lost”?  The people in Jesus’ hometown Nazareth who wanted to throw Him off a cliff.  Those who flocked to hear His teaching and embraced it.  Those who sought Him for healing.  Those out of whom He cast demons.

 

Where do I see the Holy Spirit’s power?   Authority in preaching.  Casting out demons.  Healing.

 

Where do I see an emphasis on prayer?  Jesus going to a solitary place.

 

Where do I see joy?  Peter’s mother-in-law expressed her joy and gratitude through serving.

 

How could this joy be my strength today?  I can serve because God has given me so much.

 

What do I love about Jesus?  Everything.  He loves people.  He gives of Himself.  He sets an example for us.  He reaches out to the broken.

 

What references to food do I see in this passage?  When Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law, she got up and waited on them.  She served them.  She made them comfortable.

 

If this were the only page torn out of a Bible I possessed, what would I treasure about it?  Jesus’ heart for people.  Even those who wanted to kill Him.  Jesus (and Peter) valuing Peter’s mother-in-law so much as to heal her.  He didn’t turn anyone away.  Even when people interrupted His quiet time, He didn’t get angry.

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.