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?

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Homiletics: Acts 12


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

12:1-3 Herod attacked church, exec Jas, Jn bro, w/sword;saw pleasd Jews,arrest P dur FestUnlvBr

4-5 P prison,4squad/4soldats guard;bring out after Passovr;church prayg fervently

6 Herod abt bring P4trial,that night,P bound2chains,sleep betw2guards;sentries front door guard

 

7-8 aoL strike P side,”Get up”, chains fell;get dressed,put on sandals,wrap cloak,follow me

9-10 followd, thot vision;past 1st&2nd guards,iron gate opened by itself;they went out,passed 1st,a left

11-12 P:I know L sent a&rescued me from Herod’s grasp;went2Mary,momof Jn-Mk where many pray

13-14 knocked outr gate,svt Rhoda cm, recog P voce;bec of joy open gate,ran in announc P@gate

15- “you’re out of mind”, but she insisting; they said “it’s is angel”;

16- P kept knocking, they opend door, saw,were amazed

17- motioning2b silent he descry how L brought him out of prison:tell Jas&bros,he left,went another plc

 

18- daylt,grt commotion among soldats re:what bec of P;

19- after Herod searchd find, interrog guards,ordered exec;went2Caesarea&stayed

20a Herod angry w/ppl Tyre&Sidon;together presented selves b4him,

20b after winng over Blastus,asked4pc bec their ctry supplied w/food by king’s ctry

21 on appt day,royal robes,seatd throne,Herod delivered speech2them

22 assmbld ppl began shout “It’s the voice of a god and not of a man!”

23 at once aoL struck him bec he give glory toG,eaten by worms and died

24 woG flourished and multiplied

25 after compld relief mission,B&S ret’d 2 Jerus,taking Jn-Mk

20.

 

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

1.Herod kills James and imprisons Peter (1-6)

Principle:  God’s people will experience persecution.

2.An angel of the Lord rescues Peter from prison (7-17)

Principle:  God’s people will experience rescue in this life and/or the next.

3.Commotion among soldiers, Tyre and Sidon and Herod’s death (18-25)

Principle:  God’s people will experience God at work.

 

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

An angel of the Lord rescues Peter and strikes Herod.

 

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

TCMATK God’s plan and purpose will prevail

 

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

1.How might seemingly negative activities be what is best for me and bring glory to God?

2.For whom are you praying who needs rescue and how might you minister to that person in other ways?

3.What has God done in your life so His Word could flourish and multiply?

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

New Every Morning




First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Dr. Phil Barfoot and the other ministers who penned offerings for this book and their publisher for sending me a copy of "New Every Morning" 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.

“New Every Morning” by Phil Barfoot and over 100 contributors is an engaging devotional.  As a choir member, I love the choir-related stories that teach me about the unity of the body of Christ.  To be honest, I thought this would be a “fluff” devotional, but this book is like boot camp!  The teaching each day prepares me for spiritual battle, challenges me to walk my talk and encourages me to keep going when I’m almost out of steam!

I will be buying this devotional for all the loved ones on my Christmas gift list this year!
New Every Morning is a beautiful devotional book written by Dr. Phil Barfoot and several other music ministers.  I am privileged to serve under one of these ministers in our church's choir.  I have also had the honor of traveling all over the world with "Uncle Phil" and several of these ministers of music to share the Gospel message through choir presentations in some of the most incredible venues through Celebration Concert Tours International! These men are the real deal and this devotional is set to be my quiet time driver for 2020.




Dr. Phil Barfoot is an internationally known composer, author, and music ministry professional. He has written and created more than 40 major choral collections and musicals, including High Praises, which won a Dove Award for choral collection of the year. He is also the author of The Ultimate Idea Book for Music Ministry, used by more than 7,000 churches and universities in the U. S. and Canada. Phil has created and composed some of the best-selling choral music in Christian music. He is currently the CEO and President of Celebration Concert Tours International, a Franklin, TN based choir company. He is also the CEO and President of CCT Music, a Christian Music Publishing Company. He and his wife, Sheri, have three grown children, Amy, Aaron and Adam. They reside in Franklin, TN.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Homiletics: Acts 8:1-9:30


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

8:1-2 Saul agree w/puttg2death,that dd perscutn v/church,all excpt apost scattrd;devout m burid Steph

3-8 Saul ravge church,m&w2prisn;those scattrd preachg Wd;Phil2Sam,crowds pay attn,saw signs,grt joy

9-13 Simon prev sorcery claim2b grt;all pd attn;they bel Phil,bap,Simon bel,bap,follo Phil,amazed

14-16 Apos@Jerus heard Sam rec woG,sent P&Jn;prayed rec HS,hands,rec HS,(only bap name of J)

17-25 Sim saw S gvn by hands,offr $:gv me pwr hands,Spirit;P:ur hrt right;repnt;S:pray4me;bk2Jerus

26-30 AoL2Phil:go S,rd2Gaza,went;Ethi eunuch,off Queen,treas,read Isa;Spir2Phil:go;P:u undstd read?

31-34 sm1 guide,invit Phil;Scr:lk sheep2sltr,lamb silent,justc denied,life tkn;who this abt?proph or else?

35-38 Phil tell gd news J beg w/that Scr;as trvlg,h2o,wht kp me from bap;Phil bap

39-40 cm out h2o,Spirt carry Phil away;eun rejoice;Phil2Azotus prchg2Caesarea

 

9:1-4 Saul thrts/mrdr v.disc;2HP,req ltrs 2Damscs brng prsnrs2Jerus;nearg Dam;light;fall;S,yu pers me?

5-8 who ruL;J,1u pers,get up,go city,u told what do;men w/him spchless;hearg,seeing;Saul see,led2Dam

9-11 see3dd,eat,drnk;L2Ananias vision:go st calld Straight,hs Judas,ask4m frm Tarsus,Saul,prayg

12-14 visn seen Ananias plcg hds regain sight;L,I hrd abt m,harm2ur saints Jerus,authrty from CP arrest

15-16 L:go,m my chosn instrmt tk nom Gents,kings,Is;I show himhow much he suffer4my nom

 

17-19a A went,hds:Bro Saul,LJ appr2u snt me sight,b filld w/HS;scales frm eyes,bap,food,reg strngth

19b-21 Saul Dam sm time;Immed proc J syngog:SoG;All hrd/astound:isn’t this m caus havoc,prisners2CP

22-25 S grew strngr,kpt prvng J=Mess;Jews conspire kill him;disc lowr him in basket thru opening in wall

26-27 arr Jerus,tried join disc,they afraid, Barnabbas brt him2Apos,expl how seen L,in Dam spk boldly

28-29 S cmg/going w/them spkg boldly in nom of L;convrsd/debatd w/Hellenistic Jews,they tried kill him

30 bros found out,tk him2Caesarea,sent him2Tarsus

 

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

1.Persecution and the spread of the Gospel (8:1-40)

Principle: 

2.Christ chooses Saul to take His name to Gentiles, kings and Israel (9:1-16)

Principle: 

3.Ananias restores Saul’s sight, who begins preaching boldly in the name of Jesus (9:17-30)

Principle: 

 

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

Persecution spreads the name of Jesus outside Jerusalem.

 

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

TCMATK God’s people will experience persecution and it is for our good and God’s glory.

 

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

1.Where have you taken the Gospel as a result of challenging circumstances?

2.How is God transforming and preparing you to serve Him?

3.How have others encouraged and supported you in doing the Lord’s work?

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

“The Moon is Always Round” by Jonathan Gibson and illustrated by Joe Hox


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Jonathan Gibson and Joe Hox and his publisher for sending me a copy of "The Moon Is Always Round" 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 Moon is Always Round”, written by Jonathan Gibson and illustrated by Joe Hox, is a beautiful tribute to a stillborn daughter that teaches children (and adults alike) that God is always good, regardless of circumstances.  The words are easy to understand.  The theology is huge!  The drawings are colorful and engaging.
This is a wonderful book that brought tears to my eyes and filled me with hope and compassion for the author and his family.  The message that God is always good is something we all need to remember….especially in the tough times.  My only issue with the book is how it reads in .pdf format.  This should really be read in print, where the side-by-side artwork makes more sense.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Homiletics Acts 6:8-7:60


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

6:8-9 Stephen,full G’s grace/pwr,perf grt wndrs;opp rose frm Syng Freedmn-Jews Cyrene,Alex,Cilicia,Asia

10-12 std up v. wisd Sprt gv hm;persuaded men say “S blasphm”;stirrd ppl,eld,tch law;seizedS2Sanhdrn

13-15 prod fls wtnss:J destroy plc,chg customs Moses hnd dn;Sanhdrn lk S,face angel

 

7:1-4 HP2S:chrgs true?”Bro/frs,G apprd Abrhm:lv cntry/ppl;he left,aftr death of fr,G sent him2this land

5-7 inhrtnc ici,G prms desc poss land tho A hv child;400y desc enslvd,I pnsh natn,they wrshp this plc

8-10 gv A cvnt circm;A fr Isaac-Jacob-12pats;pats jealous Jos,sold2Egypt;G gv wisd,Phar md rulr ovr all

11-13 famine,ancstrs find food;Jac hrd food Egy sent 4frs;2nd visit Jos told bros,Phar lrnd abt Jos fam

14-17 Jos sent4fr/fam(75),Jac2Egy ou ancestrs died;brodies brt2Shechm,tomb;time G fulfill,#ppl Egy incr

18-22 new king Egy,oppressd our ppl;Moses 3mo family;Phar dtr brt up;educ in wisd Egy,pwrfl spch/actn

23-25 Mos,40,visit Is,saw mistrt by Egy,defns,kill Egy;Mos thot ppl relize G usng him2rescue, not

26-28 next d, Mos saw 2 Is fightg, tried reconcile,who md u rulr over us?U thinkg killg me as Egy yestrd?

29-33 Mos fled Midian 2 sons;40y,angel burng bush near Mt. Sinai,L:I G Ab,Is,Jac,off sandls holy grd

34-36 seen oppress,hrd groang,send u back;sent2b delvrr;led them out,signs in Egy,Red Sea,40y wildnss

37-39 This Mos told Is:G raise proph lk me frm own ppl;MtSinai,rec’d lvng wds;ancstrs rejct,trn bk Egy

40-41 they2Aaron:mk gods,as4Mos know wht happnd2hm;idol calf,sacrifics

42- G trnd,gv ovr2wrshp sun,moon,star;agrees w/bk proph:did u brng me sacrfc/offrngs 40y wildnss

43-45 u tkn up idols,t4 I will exil u beyond Babyln;ancstr had tab,cov law md acc2pattern

46-49 tab, Josh brt,in land til Dvd,askd2provd dwellg4G;Sol built;MostHi liv hs md by hands;Hvn=throne

50-53 my hnd md all;u lk ancstrs,rsist HS;killd proph pred Rteous One,btryd/murdrd Hm;rec’d law/obeyd

 

54-60 San furious,S saw J stdg,”I see”,rushd him,stone,coats-Saul;S:J rec my spirit,hold sin v.em;asleep

 

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

1.Opposition to Stephen (6:8-15)

Principle: The world opposes the work of God.

2.Israel’s History Told By Stephen (7:1-53)

Principle: History tells where we came from and points to where we’re going.

3.The Sanhedrin’s Reaction to Stephen’s Testimony (7:54-60)

Principle: When Jesus’ people stand for Him, He stands for His people.

 

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

Stephen faces opposition, tells Israel’s history and is stoned.  Sanhedrin stones Stephen after facing opposition and telling Israel’s history.

 

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

TCMATK God’s people will experience opposition and opportunities to share our faith.

 

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

1.What needs to change for you to have a godly response to opposition?

2.How will you connect the people in your sphere of influence with your personal testimony about Jesus and the salvation He offers?

3.What is keeping you from taking a stand for Jesus?

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

“Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others” by Zig Ziglar


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Zig Ziglar and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others" 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.

My biggest takeaway from “Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others” by Zig Ziglar is “attitude is critical to success”.  A good attitude is a benefit everywhere.  It can help you fight disease, get a promotion, heal a relationship and so much more.  Regardless of your position in the workplace, school, home or any other area of your life, Ziglar’s philosophy promotes and encourages a good attitude.
Everyone is a leader in one way or another.  Whether you recognize that you are a leader already or not, your attitude has the power to encourage or discourage.  From my personal experience, those with an encouraging attitude are the best leaders and that’s the kind of person - and leader - I want to be.

Are you a leader who wants to motivate, encourage and get the most out of your team?  This book can be a great help!
Are you a team member who wants to encourage your leader and be recognized as a more valuable asset to the team?  This book is for you! 

This book is a great, encouraging read.  You'll find yourself complaining less, being more thankful and getting more out of life.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Love Changes Everything: Finding What’s Real in a World Full of Fake by Micah Berteau


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Micah Berteau and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Love Changes Everything: Finding What’s Real in a World Full of Fake" 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.

“Love Changes Everything: Finding What’s Real in a World Full of Fake” by Micah Berteau is an inspiring read.  Honestly, the title almost says it all.  Not only does this book identify and point you toward real love – not what the world says “love” is, but what the Creator of love intended it to be.  It also challenges how you love!  And how you live loved!  This is one of the best books I’ve read so far this year.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Shift Your Thinking for a Deeper Faith by Dean Del Sesto

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Dean Del Sesto and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Shift Your Thinking for a Deeper Faith" 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.




“Shift Your Thinking for a Deeper Faith” by Dean Del Sesto is an engaging read filled with memorable quotes, challenging questions and timeless Scripture verses.  The 99 topics can be read in any order, depending upon your needs.  Each topic brings home God’s truth and practical application by presenting the reader with thought-provoking questions designed to gauge where the reader currently resides in that area, where he or she wants to go and potentially how they will pursue that destination.




This is a book for my keeper shelf that I will refer back to whenever I feel I’m at a crossroads or when a friend at a crossroads asks for my help and prayers.  It's a good resource to help change your stinkin' thinkin'.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Back Roads to Belonging by Kristen Strong

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Kristen Strong and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Back Roads to Belonging: Unexpected Paths to Finding Your Place and Your People" 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.


Do you remember what it was like to be the new kid in the neighborhood?  The new student in class?  The new employee who had so many names to learn and procedures to remember?  Can you spot the “outsiders” sitting near you in church?  Are you currently the “outsider”?


“Back Roads to Belonging” by Kristen Strong is a sweet book that should be read by every woman in leadership.  Actually, it should be read by every church member.  People in business would also benefit from this book.  We all need to be reminded now and then what it feels like to be on the outside looking in.  When we are made aware that there are “outsiders” right next to us, we can honor and glorify God by reaching out to those people in love and making them feel welcome.


This book can change the world you love in.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Homiletics: Luke 24


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

24:1-3 1d/wk vy early morn,wm tk spices2tomb;fnd stone rolld,entrd,find body LJ

4-5 while wndrg,2 men cloths gleamd stood beside them; wm faces2grd,men:yu lk4lvng among dead

6-8 here,risen! Remem wht He told u;SoM must b delvd2sinnrs,cruc,3rd d raised;then they remem

9-10 when cm bk frm tomb,told11&others;MM,Joanna,M mothr Jas&others told apostles

11-12 they believe bec wds seemd nonsense;P ran2tomb,saw strips linen lying by selves,went wondring

 

13-16 same d,2go2Emmaus,7mi frm Jerus;talkg re:what happnd;J walkd w/them,but they kept frm recog

17-19 He:wht u discuss;Cleopas:u know happnd;what?Abt J of Naz,proph,pwrfl wd/deed b4G&all ppl

20-23 CP/rulers crucified Hm;we hoped He redeem Is;it’s 3rd d;sm wm2tomb find body;angels:He alive

24-26 sm compn2tomb fnd as said,see J;He:foolish ur,slow2beliv all proph spkn;didn’t Mess hv2 suffr

27-29 beg w/Mos&proph,He expln Scr concrng self;approchd vill,they urged:stay,He went w/them

30-32 He@tbl,tk brd,gv thx,brk,gv;eyes opend,recog,He disapprd;weren’t burng when open Scr2us

 

33-36 2Jerus,fnd11,L risen!apprd2Sim;2told wht happnd,how J recog whn brk brd;J among them:Pc w/u

37-40 startld,frightnd,ghost;y trbld,y doubts;lk hands/ft,touch,see,ghost hv flesh&bones;showd hands/ft

41-45 anythg2eat;gv broiled fish;He ate;I told evrythg fulifilled;opend minds so they undrstd

46-48 this writn:Mess suffer, rise on 3rd d;repntc4forgvnss preachd2all nations beg@Jerus;u witness thes

49-50 I send u wht Fr promsd; stay until u clothed pwr frm on hi;led2Bethany,liftd hands,blessed

51-53 while blessing, left them,tkn2heaven;they worshipd,retd Jerus grt joy;stayed cont @tmpl,prsg G

18.

19.

20.

 

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

1.The third day (Luke 24:1-12)

Principle: Jesus keeps His promises.

2.The road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-32)

Principle: Jesus meets us where we are.

3.The risen Christ (Luke 24:33-53)

Principle: Jesus’ resurrection is also our resurrection.

 

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

Tomb empty, Jesus returns to heaven after Emmaus, Jerusalem appearances.

 

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

TCMATK Faith in Christ gives the believer hope in their own resurrection and eternal life with Jesus.

 

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

1.Where are you doubting Jesus and how will you allow Him to fill you with joy and renew your hope?

2.What is keeping you from recognizing Jesus’ presence in your faith walk?

3.How will you remind yourself how Jesus has blessed you when you need to keep going and He seems far away?

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

A Monthly Mini-Retreat with Jesus

How do you stay connected to Jesus when your Bible study group goes on vacation?  Does your commitment and discipline go away when there's no one in the flesh to hold you accountable?


For eight months now, I've been purchasing a monthly subscription box from Yada Missions (formerly Purpose Driven Essentials).  Each box has contained wonderful goodies to help me keep my focus on Jesus like books and CDs, Bible journaling supplies and a treat to enjoy when I sit down to enjoy the elements in the box.


I've tried to scrape together a little time after receiving each kit to use the Bible journaling supplies because I don't have a regular time that I commit to being artistic in my Bible.  I've thought that being spontaneous when creating the artwork keeps it honest and not forced.  The result of that is a growing pile of art and Bible journaling supplies waiting to be used.


I thought that maybe having a "place" to do this journaling would make it easier to create a habit.  And I've been wanting to designate a room in my house as a "War Room" for prayer and Bible study and making ministry related phone calls so I won't be disturbed.  So this is where my art supplies are.


Just this morning, it dawned on me that I should take the arrival of each kit as an invitation to make an appointment for a mini-retreat with Jesus!  I need to give myself time to engage the elements in the kit and allow the artistic representation to come forward...  After all, this is how I add drawings to my sermon notes each Sunday.  I listen to my pastor preach and when he says something that brings a visual to my mind, I draw it in my notes.


I received a new kit on Saturday.  And I just scheduled my mini-retreat for the end of August.  I'll let you know how it goes.


Will you schedule a mini-retreat with Jesus over the next month?  What will you bring to your retreat?  What music will you listen to?  What Bible passage will you read?  For whom will you pray?  Will you draw or paint or stamp or color or add stickers to your Bible?  How will you commemorate your retreat?

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Homiletics Luke 22-23


Content (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture, fit on one line):
22:1-6 Passovr apprch,CP/tol rid of J;Satn entrd Jud;Jud2CP betray;delightd,agree$;he watch crwd
7-13 day lamb sacrfcd,J sent P&Jn;ou;entr city,man h20 follo,2ownr:Tchr rm Passovr,he show,they prep
14-20 hr cm,J2Ap:desird eat this Pass w/u b4suffr,aftr tkg cup,thx,tk brd,thx,brok,gv,aftr supr cup covnt
21-25 hand betray on tbl;woe2man betrays;qu among selvs;dispute grtst;J:koGents call selvs Benfctrs
26-28 u be lk that;grtst among u lk1who srvs;I among u as1who srvs;u stood by me in trials
29-32 confer u k,u eat@my tbl,thrones,judg12tribe;Sim,Satn ask sift all wheat;I prayed4u,strgthn bros
33-38 I rdy go w/u;b4roostr crow deny3x;whn sent u w/o bag u lack?0;now tk bag,sword buy;here2;enuf
39-46 J2MtOl;pray fall2tempt;prayd tk c;angl apprd/strngthd;prayd sweat blood;disc sleep;yu sleep,pray
47-53 Jud kiss;btray w/kiss?we strk w/swords?svt HP ear;J heal;am I leadg rebellion?evrydy w/u,this ur h

54-62 2HP;P fire svt:w/Hm;denyd;u1them;not;w/Hm,Gal;know wht tlkng abt:roostr;L lk@P;remem;wept
63-71 guardg mockg beatg;daybk councl:if Mess,tell us;believe;SoM@rt hd G;u SoG?u say;hrd frm lips
23:1-9 off2Pil;accuse;u koJews?u say;basis4chg;strtd Gal;Galilean?2Herod;wantg2see sign;J answer
10-17 CP toL there accusg;Her/sold mockd,bk2Pil;Her/Pil friends;Pil:basis,neithr Her;punish/rel
18-25 rel Barabbas;murdr;Pil appeal;crucify!;3x-why,grounds;demanded;Pil grant;rel murdrr,surr J

26-30 Simon Cyrene cross;lg#follw mourn wail;weep4me,weep4urslvs;u say blessd childlss,mt fall on us
31-34 if ppl do these when tree grn,what happn when tree dry?2crim led plc Skull cruc;Fr 4gv,div clothes
35-43 sav self;notice KoJews;1crim:sav slf&us;2crim:u fear G,man done nothg,remem me;today paradise
44-48 noon dkness until3;curtain tmpl torn;Fr ur hands commit spirit;cent:rteous man;ppl beat breasts
49-54 those knew Hm distnc,watchg;Joseph consent2dec,ask4body,plcd tomb;Sabb abt2begin
55-56 wm w/J foll Jos saw tomb;went prep spices,reston Sabb in obedience

Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture/Principles are Aims for each Division):
1.Judas betrays Jesus (Lk 22:1-53)
Principle: 
2.Jesus is tried by the Council, Pilate and Herod and sentenced to crucifixion (Lk 22:54-23:25)
Principle: 
3.Jesus is crucified, dies and is buried as the Sabbath begins (Lk 23:5-56)
Principle: 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure showing exactly where you are in Scripture):
At Passover, Jesus is betrayed, tried, crucified and buried.

Aim (“To Cause My Audience To…” Know, See, Desire etc.):
TCMATK God has a perfectly timed plan for every life.

Application (not yes or no question.  Meant to bring about heart change):
1.What needs to change so you are honoring God’s desires for your life rather than your own?
2.How are you preparing for future challenges to your faith?
3.How is Jesus’ suffering and death affecting how you live, suffer and worship?

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Homiletics Luke 19:28-21:38


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

19:28-36 Aftr,J2Jerus;Bethpage/Bethany sent2disc colt,unty,L needs,cloaks on, J on;ppl cloaks on rd

37-42 rd dn2mt olives crowd praise G;Phar:Tchr rebuk disc;stones cry out;Jerus wept:wht brng pc hidn

43-48 enmies,dsh2grd,u recog G cming;tmpl drv out sell;hs prayr;tch tmpl,cp/tch lw try kill,ppl hng wds

 

20:1-8 J tch tmpl,cp/tch lw:what authority;John bap from hvn or human?We know;neithr I tell u

9-16 man vinyd rent;@hvst,sent svt,tenants beat;anothr,beat;3rd,wound;son,killd;he kill tenan;ppl:G4bid

17-19 wht mean:ston bldr rej bec crnrstn?any1 fall on broken,any1 it falls crushed;tch lw/cp afraid of ppl

20-25 sent spies:taxes2Caes?He saw thru duplicity:whos image?Caes.Gv2Caes what caes&2G what G’s

26-28 they unable trap, silent;Saddu,resurr,Mos:bro die,wife,child,man marry widow,raise offsprg

29-36 7 bros,married wm,childless;wm die;@resurr whose wife?Those in resurr marry;G’s childrn

37-41 brning bush,dead rise,G Ab,Is,Jac;God of ded,G of lvng;more quest;J:y said Mess=son of David

42-44 D decl Ps:L2my l:sit rt hd I mk enemies ftstool:D calls him L,how he b his son?

45-47 bwr tch law lv respect,important seats,devour widows hs,4show mk lngthy prayr,punishd sevrly

 

21:1-4 J saw rich gifts tmp,poor widow coins;widow put in more;gv out of poverty

5-8 sm disc:tmpl adornes beautfl stones,gifts;time not1stone on anothr;When?:watch out u deceived

9-11 when hear wars,be frightnd;nation v nation;earthquk,famn.pestilences;grt signs frm hvn

12-15 b4 this,prscute u;prison,b4kings,gov;u bear testmony2me;worry how u defend;I gv wds contradict

16-19 u betrayd by parnts,brosis,relatvs,friends,sm2deth;evry1 h8u bec me;hair perish;std firm u win life

20-24 when see Jerus surr armies,desol near;Judea flee;time of punishmt;grt distress;Jerus trmpld Gents

25-33 signs sun,moon,stars,SoM cm cloud;redmptn near;fig tree leaves summr;hvn earth pass,my wds

34-38 carefl carousg,drunknss,anxieties,that day close lk trap;watch,std b4SoM;each d J tch,ppl cm early

 

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

1.Jesus enters Jerusalem on a colt, clears the temple and teaches there. (Luke 19:28-48)

Principle:

2.Jesus teaches in the temple and sees through the duplicity of spies sent to trap Him.  (Luke 20)

Principle:

3.Jesus teaches about signs to come before the Son of Man returns. (Luke21)

Principle:

 

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

Jesus enters Jerusalem, clears the temple and teaches there.

 

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

TCMATK Friendship with Jesus is preferable even though it means enmity with the world.

 

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

1.What is keeping you from allowing Jesus to clear certain things out of your temple?

2.How are you responding to what Jesus is teaching you?

3.How do you encourage others (or how does the Lord encourage you) that Jesus is going to return?

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The God Dare by Kate Battistelli


I’ve been reading this amazing book I received in the Yada Missions Bible Journaling subscription box.  This book has brought a new friend into my life.  My newest “friend” and sister in Christ is Kate Battistelli.  If her name soumds familiar, that’s probably because she is Grammy Award-Winning Artist Francesca Battistelli’s Mom.  She is also the author of “The God Dare”.  Kate captured my devotion right away.  Her frankness and transparency rocks me to my core with each personal story.  She shares her life and parallels in Scripture the way I want a true friend to sit down with me over coffee.  This book has made me laugh and brought me to tears.  Kate has encouraged me and convicted me and pushed me down the road on my journey with Jesus!  Each of this beautiful book’s eighteen chapters can be read as a devotional.  Each chapter ends with a few verses of Scripture to meditate on and/or memorize.  There are also some “takeaways” to contemplate.  Finally, there are several questions to ponder that have the potential of influencing heart transformation.  This is the best book I’ve read in a long time!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Homiletics: Luke 17:11-19:27


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

17:11-15 on way Jerus,J travl bordr Sam&Gal;10men leprosy:hv mrcy:J:sho selvs2prsts,cleansd,1cm bk

16-23 thx,Samrtn;J:ou othr9?Faith md u well;Phar:when koG cm,cmng obsrvd;ppl:there he is,go running

24-30 SoM lk lghtng,1st suffr;as days Noah,ppl eat,drink,marry,flood dstroy;days Lot,sulfur destroy;lk this

31-37 that day,poss insd,get;rmbr Lot wf;woevr kp life lose;2ppl1tkn;2wmgrind1tkn;ou ded vult gthr

 

18:1-8 parabl alwys pray,gv up;jdge: bec widow bothr me she get justc;G justc4chosn who cry out;quick

9-14 2confidnt own rtness:tmpl2pray Phar,tx coll;Phar:I lk othrs,fast,gv;tx coll:hv mrcy me sinnr;justfd

15-18 ppl brng babes,disc rebk;J calld chldrn,hndr;any1rec koG lk chld enter;rulr:gd tchr what do inhrt EL

19-21 y call me gd,no1gd xcpt G;u know cmdmts,adultery,murdr,steal,fls tstmny,hon fr/mr;kpt since boy

22-26 sell evrythg,gv2poor,follow;sad vy wealthy;hd4rich entr koG;easier4caml eye ndl;who can b savd

27-30 imposs man=poss G;P:lft all2follow;J:no1 lft hm,wife,brosis,parents,childrn4koG fail rec many x,EL

31-34 Jtk12:we2Jerus,evrythg writ abt SoM fulfilld,del2Gent,mock,insult,spit,flog,kill,3d rise;disc undstd

35-39 J apprch Jericho,blind man beg,what happng;J Naz passg;J SoD,mercy!quiet!J SoD mercy!

40-43 J Stop:What want?2see;recv sight,faith heald u;immed recd sight,followd,praisng G,ppl saw,praisd

 

19:1-6 J entr Jericho;Zacc,short,climbd tree;J lkd up:Zacc cm dn I stay ur hs today;he cm,welcm Him

7-10 He guest of sinnr;Zacc:L I gv ½ poss2poor,if I cheatd I pay4x;today salv cm2hs;SoM cm seek/sav lost

11-13 bec nr Jerus&ppl thot koG appr@once:noble went dist ctry hv hmslf apt k,10svt10minas;put2wk

14-19 subj h8d want b k;king retd,sent4svts;1stmina earn10,well dn,tk10cities;2ndmina earn5;tk5cities

20-25 anothr mina laid away,afraid;wckd svt,y put mina deposit,interest;tk,gv2 1w/10;he alrdy has10

26-27 evry1 who has,mo gvn;1 who has nothg,wht they hv tkn;those enemies want me king,bring,kill

20.

 

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

1.Jesus heals 10 lepers and teaches about the coming of the Son of Man. (Luke 17:11-37)

Principle:

2.Jesus teaches always pray and everything is possible with God then heals a blind beggar. (Luke 18)

Principle:

3.Jesus was Zacchaeus’ guest and taught whoever has, more will be given. (Luke 19)

Principle:

 

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

Approaching Jerusalem, Jesus taught, healed lepers and a blind man.

 

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

TCMATK God’s people call out to Him in prayer, praise and thanksgiving.

 

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

1.What has the Lord done lately for which you haven’t praised Him?

2.How will you motivate yourself to keep praying for that item God hasn’t yet answered?

3.In what ways are you investing what God has entrusted to you?

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Homiletics Luke 13:10-17:10


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

13:10-14 Sabbat J tchg syngog;wm cripld18y;J:u free;immed str,praisd G;syngog ldr:6d4wk,b heald Sabb

15-20 L:hypcrts!Shldn’t wm b free;opp humilitd;J:wht koG lk?must sdtree,birds perch;wht cmpr koG2

21-25 Yeast mixd thru dough;J tch2Jerus;sm1:L only few savd?he:enter narrow door;ownr close

26-31 we ate w/u,u taught;away evildoers;weepg/gnashg;last-1st,1st-last;Phar:Herod want kill u

32-35 3rdd goal;press on;Jerus,u kill proph,long gathr ur childrn;ur hs desolate;see me till blessed he cm

14:1-6 Sabb J eat@Phar;man swellg;J:lawfl heal Sabb?silnt,heald;child ox in2 well Sabb pull out?say

7-11 noticd guests pickd plcs honr;tk pl honr;humiliated;tk lowest plc,host mv,honrd;exalt self b humbld

12-17 gv lunch/dinnr,invite poor,u blessd/repd@resurr;blssd1eat feast koG;man prep banq,sent svt:cm

18-24 mk excuse-bought fld,oxen,married;svt rpt,owner angry:bring poor;svt:done;no1invite,taste banq

25-30 J2crwd:any1cm2me h8 fr,mr…life,carry cross discpl;want bld twr,est cost,enuf$;able fin,ridicule

31-35 king2war,able,ask4pc;those gv up evrythg discpl;salt lose saltnss,how md salty,fit4soil nor manure

 

15:1-7 tax coll gathr;Phar:eat w/sinnrs;parble:100 sheep,lose1,leave99;finds,joyfully hm;rejoic hvn1sinnr

8-20 10sil coins,lost/fnd/rejoice;1 sinnr rpnts;2sons,youngr:gv estate;wild lvg,strvg,go bk;fr saw,cmpssn

21-32 I sinnd,feast;celebrt;oldr son angry;fr plead:evrythg urs,had2celbrate

16:1-8 J2disc:rich man,mgr accusd waste;calld debtrs,900gal oo450,1000bushl wht800;mstr cmend

9-14 use wrldly welth2gain amis;whoevr trustd w/lil can b trusted much;can’t srv2mstr;G&$;Phar sneer

15-31 u jstfy selvs,G know,divrcadultry;send beggr Laz2bros;if listn Mos/proph,convncd sm1rise

 

17:1-4 things cause stmbl cm,woe any1 thru whom;bettr thrown sea;if bro sins,rebuke,if repent,4gv

5-8 Incrs r faith;if sm as must sd u say tree:b uprootd,it obey;svt cm frm field,sit eat?prep suppr

9-10 will he thank svt bec did wht told2do;so u also should say we unworthy svts, only done duty

 

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

1.Jesus heals on the Sabbath, teaches about planning and saltiness (Lk 13:10-14:35)

Principle: Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath.

2.Jesus teaches in parables about lost things and trust and confronts Pharisees (Lk 15-16)

Principle: Jesus is the Supreme Authority.

3.Jesus teaches about stumbling, faith and servanthood (Lk 17)

Principle: Jesus is the Ultimate Teacher.

 

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

Jesus performs Sabbath healings, teaches in parables and confronts Pharisees.

 

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

TCMATK Jesus’ teachings are pertinent today, making the Bible worth studying.

 

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

1.What methods do you use to be sure Jesus is in charge of your plans?

2.How are you serving and honoring God and His people in the ministry He has entrusted you with?

3.What are you doing to ensure you don’t lead another person to stumble in their faith?