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Homiletics: Matthew 14

Content ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ): 1.Herod heard about Jesus;”This=Jn Baptist risen miraculous pwrs@wk in him”(1-2) 2.Herod had arrested Jn bec Herodias, bro Phil wife;Jn: lawful you have her(3-4) 3.Herod wanted kill Jn but afraid ppl bec considered Jn prophet(5) 4.Herod’s b’day dtr Herodias danced, pleased Herod;promised give whatever(6-7) 5.prompted by mother:give head Jn:king distressed but bec oaths/guests,ordered request granted(8-9) 6.Jn beheaded; brought on platter > girl > mother;Jn’s disc came,took body, buried, told Jesus(10-12)   7.Jesus heard, withdrew boat privately, crowds followed on foot(13) 8.Jesus landed,saw lg crowd,compassion,healed sick(14) 9.eve approached,disc:getting late,send crowds food;J:you give them something(15-16) 10.disc:only hv 5 loaves,2 fish; J: bring them;directed ppl sit,gave thanks, broke loaves>disc>ppl(17-19) 11.all ate, were satisfied,12 basketfuls left over;5000 men be
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Word Study: Amazed

  The Word (Step 1) : Amazed (Astonished)   Definition (Step 2) :   amazed - greatly surprised; astonished.   Astonished - greatly surprised or impressed; amazed.   Discover Bible Usage (Step 3) :   o    attached   Scripture verses (Blue Letter Bible) amazed – 13x in 13 verses according to lexicon; 40x in 40 verses in Blue Letter Bible search; astonished – 19x in 19 verses o    (topical bible) o    Amazed (astonished) - “ ἐκπλήσσω ” (ek-place-o) in Greek (Blue Letter Bible) – Strong’s G1605 o    (Vine Dictionary) Amaze, Amazement - from  ek , "out of,"  plesso , "to strike," lit., "to strike out," signifies "to be exceedingly struck in mind, to be astonished" ( ek , intensive). The English "astonish" should be used for this verb, and "amaze" for  existemi , as in the RV; see  Mat 19:25 ;  Luk 2:48 ;  9:43 . o    (Webster 1828 Dictionary) amazed – astonished, confounded with fear, surprise or wonder.   Sum

Word of the Year 2022: Stillness

 Following in the footsteps of women wiser than I am has led me to take up the habit of choosing a word for the year to guide my walk with God.   This year, my word is stillness . I usually take life at a run - trying to get to the next thing instead of savoring the now.  I need to make sure I complete all my tasks for the day to feel fulfilled.  I've been this way for as long as I can remember.  Always did my homework on Friday afternoon so I could enjoy the whole weekend without any "have tos" that needed to be accomplished at the last minute before Monday came back around.  I live the same way now: Homiletics on Sunday afternoon before I start my BSF lesson questions on Monday so I have the whole week to work through them in preparation for the leaders' meeting on Friday night or Saturday morning. I have a feeling my word for 2022 is about to disrupt my comfort zone!  I want to allow God to untangle my rigid practices that aren't acts of worship.  I want to be

Word Study: Weed

Word Study ·          Five Steps for a Word Study: o    Step 1 – Choose a word to study- start with a limited word, ie. surrender, obey, not something like Messiah or Lord o    Step 2 – Define the word with a modern definition from a dictionary. o    Step 3 – Discover Bible usages of the word (use a concordance to write out Scripture references, use a Bible dictionary to discover deeper meanings to the word, find alternate words used (synonyms) in other translations for the word, take notes of the context of each scripture where the word is used – book, writer, concepts, etc.) Choose 3 of the references for your word and any comments or notes you have associated with those references. o    Step 4 – Summarize what you have learned about the word from your study. o    Step 5 – Apply the word study – to your relationship with God, to your life, your relationships and the church.   Weed:   o    Step 1:   Weed o    Step 2:   noun - a wild plant growing where it is not

Word Study: Yeast

Word Study ·          Five Steps for a Word Study: o    Step 1 – Choose a word to study- start with a limited word, ie. surrender, obey, not something like Messiah or Lord o    Step 2 – Define the word with a modern definition from a dictionary. o    Step 3 – Discover Bible usages of the word (use a concordance to write out Scripture references, use a Bible dictionary to discover deeper meanings to the word, find alternate words used (synonyms) in other translations for the word, take notes of the context of each scripture where the word is used – book, writer, concepts, etc.) Choose 3 of the references for your word and any comments or notes you have associated with those references. o    Step 4 – Summarize what you have learned about the word from your study. o    Step 5 – Apply the word study – to your relationship with God, to your life, your relationships and the church.   Yeast:   o    Step 1:   Yeast o    Step 2:   a microscopic fungus consisting of single

Homiletics: Matthew 13:31-35, 44-58

  Content ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line ): 1.He told another parable: koh like mustard seed man planted field(13:31) 2.smallest seeds, largest plants, becomes tree, birds perch(13:32) 3.another parable: koh like yeast, wm mixed 60# flour, worked through dough(13:33) 4.J spoke things crowd parables, not say anything w/o using parables(13:34) 5.fulfilled prophet: I open mouth parables, utter things hidden since creation(13:35)   6.koh like treasure hidden field, man found, hid again, sold all, bought field(13:44) 7.koh like merchant looking fine pearls(13:45) 8.when found one great value, sold everything, bought it(13:46) 9.koh like net let down lake caught all kinds fish(13:47) 10.when full, fishermen pulled up shore, collected good, threw bad away(13:48) 11.this how be end age, angels come separate wicked from righteous(13:49) 12.throw them blazing furnace where weeping gnashing of teeth(13:50) 13.”understood?” J asked, “Yes

Word Study - Kingdom of God

Homiletics was a bit light this week because I focused my energy on the BSF Leaders assignment to do a word study on "kingdom of God". Word Study ·          Five Steps for a Word Study: o    Step 1 – Choose a word to study- start with a limited word, ie. surrender, obey, not something like Messiah or Lord o    Step 2 – Define the word with a modern definition from a dictionary. o    Step 3 – Discover Bible usages of the word (use a concordance to write out Scripture references, use a Bible dictionary to discover deeper meanings to the word, find alternate words used (synonyms) in other translations for the word, take notes of the context of each scripture where the word is used – book, writer, concepts, etc.) Choose 3 of the references for your word and any comments or notes you have associated with those references. o    Step 4 – Summarize what you have learned about the word from your study. o    Step 5 – Apply the word study – to your relationship with God, t