Saturday, August 29, 2020

Homiletics Mark 10

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

1.J went across Jordan, ppl, taught;Phar:lawful divorce? What Mos cmd? Mos permitted div(10:1-4)

2.bec heart hard Mos wrote;at beginning G md m/f;m lv fr/mr, united wife;2 bec 1;G joined(5-9)

3.disc asked; div wife,marries another,adultery;div husb,marries another,adultery(10-12)

 

4.ppl bringing children,disc rebuke;let children cm,koG belongs2these;any1 rec koG lk child enter(13-15)

5.took children, blessed;man:gd tchr,inherit eternal life? No1 gd except G;you know cmdmts(16-19)

6.kept since boy;sell everythg,gv2poor;face fell,went sad;hard4rich enter koG;hard enter koG(20-24)

7.easier camel eye of needle;disc:who can be saved?all possible w/G(25-27)

8.P:we left everythg;no1 left 4me fail to rec100x;first last, last first;2Jerus,disc astonished(28-32)

9.going to Jerus,SoM death;mock, spit, flog, kill, 3d rise;Jas/Jn:do whatever we ask;what;sit rt/lt(33-37)

10.u know what ask, u drink cup? We can, you will;not4me2grant;10 indignant w/Jas/Jn(38-41)

 

11.rulers of Gents authority;become great,be servant;first must be slave;SoM serve,gv life(42-45)

12.Jericho Bartimaeus begging;J have mercy;many rebuked, shouted more;J:call him(46-49)

13.jumped to feet;what want? to see;faith healed, immed sight(50-52)

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

1.Jesus teaches about marriage and divorce (10:1-12)

Principle:  God guides His people into righteousness.

2.Jesus teaches about salvation and reward (10:13-41)

Principle:  Living for God brings reward now and in eternity.

3.Jesus teaches and demonstrates service (10:42-52)

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

Jesus teaches about marriage, divorce, salvation, service and heals Bartimaeus.

 

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

TCMATK God is constantly transforming (sanctifying) His people.

 

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

1.What is God leading you away from that He had permitted in the past because your heart was hard?

2.How has Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross made you more generous?

3.How is Jesus healing (preparing to heal) you right now?

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Homiletics: Mark 9

 

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

1.some taste death b4 koG cm pwr;Peter,James,John mountain transfigured;clothes dazzling wt(9:1-3)

2.Elijah Moses;P:gd be here 3 shelters;frightened;cloud,voice:mySon,love,listen;suddenly Jesus(4-8)

3.J orders tell until risen;what “risen” meant;y tol say Elijah 1st;E does cm 1st,restores,y SoM suffer(9-12)

4.E has cm&they done as wished(13)

 

5.disc,lg crowd,tol arguing;saw J ran to Him;what arguing about?(14-16)

6.my son poss,rob spch;ask disc drive out,couldn’t;unbelvg gen,bring boy;spirit saw J,convulsion(17-20)

7.how long,from childhood;often thrown fire water kill;everything poss for who believes(21-23)

8.immed:I do,help overcm unbelief;saw crowd running,rebuked;spirit out,boy like corpse(24-26)

9.J lifted2feet;why we couldn’t drive out;only by prayer(27-29)

10.left,thru Galilee,J want any1 know where were;SoM deliverd,kill,3d rise;understand,afraid ask(30-32)

 

11.Capernm hs,what arguing rd;quiet,greatest;1st be last;child;whoevr welcomes-me-1Who sent(33-37)

12.some1 drv demon,stop;stop;whoevr against,4us;any1 gv h2o bec u belong Mess lose reward(38-41)

13.any1 caus little ones stumble better millstone sea;hand stumble cut, better than hell(42-44)

14.foot stmbl cut,better than hell;eye stmbl pluck,better than hell;ou worms die,fire quenched(45-48)

15.everyone salted w/fire;salt gd,if lose saltiness how salty again.be at peace w/ea other(49-50)

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

1.Jesus is transfigured and tells Peter, John and James not to say anything until after He is risen (9:1-13)

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2.Jesus drives a spirit out of a possessed boy (9:14-32)

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3.Jesus addresses who is greatest, who is against us and causing others to stumble (9:33-50)

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

Jesus is transfigured, heals a possessed boy and teaches disciples.

 

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

TCMAT

 

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

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Homiletics: Mark 8

 

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

1.lg crowd nothing to eat;I have compassion,3 days nothing eat(8:1-2)

2.if send hungry,collapse;where get enough bread(3-4)

3.how many loaves? Seven;crowd sit,thanks,broke distribute(5-6)

4.a few small fish,distribute;ste,satisfied,seven basketfuls left over;4000 present(7-9)

5.boat Dalmanutha;Phar question, to test ask for sign;sighed,no sign be given;left,boat other side(10-13)

6.disc forgot bread,one loaf;beware yeast Phar,Herod;bec we have no bread;y u talk about bread(14-17)

7.eyes fail see,ears fail hear,remember;5 loaves,5000,basketfuls? 12;7 loaves,4000,basketfuls?7(18-20)

8.still understand?(21)

 

9.Bethsaida, blind man;spit on eyes,see?;ppl like trees walking;hands eyes,sight restored(22-25)

10.sent home,go village(26)

11.J/disc villages around Caes Phil,who ppl say I;John Bap,Elijah,proph;who you say,P:Messiah(27-29)

12.tell anyone(30)

 

13.began teach SoM suffer,killed,3d rise;spoke plainly,P rebuke(31-32)

14.get behind,Satan,you mind human concerns;my disc deny themselves,cross,follow(33-34)

15.whoever want save life,lose,whosever loses life4mw/gospel save(35)

16.what good gain whole world forfeit soul;what give exchg soul(36-37)

17.any1 ashamed me,SoM ashamed them when comes in Fr’s glory w/angels(38)

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

1.Jesus feeds a crowd of 4000 after 3 days without food then warns the disciples to beware the yeast of the Pharisees and Herod (8:1-21)

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2.Jesus heals a blind man and Peter confesses Jesus is the Messiah (8:22-30)

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3.Jesus teaches the disciples about suffering (31-38)

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

Jesus feeds 4000, heals the blind and teaches about suffering.

 

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

TCMATK Giving up worldly things will not be a sacrifice when compared to living for Jesus!

 

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

1.What do you need to let go of for Jesus to be the primary focus and motivation of your life?

2.Who is Jesus to you and how does your life testify to what you believe about Jesus?

3.What are you willing to give up in this life so Jesus will be pleased with you when He returns?

Saturday, August 08, 2020

Homiletics: Mark 7

 

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

1.Phar/tol gathered around J;disc eating hands unwashed(7:1-2)

2.Phar/Jews eat unless hands washing,tradition;other traditions:washing cups pitchers,kettles(3-4)

3.Phar/tol2J:why disc eat defiled hands;Isa right,honor lips,hearts far;worship vain,tchg hum rules(5-7)

4.u let go cmds G,hold hum trad;Moses:honor fr/mr;u:declare Corban;no do anything4fr/mr(8-12)

5.nullify woG by tradition(13)

6.J:listen,understand;nothing outside defile, what comes out defiles;(he who has ears to hear…)(14-16)

7.left crowd,disc asked;nothing outside can defile;all foods clean(17-19)

8.what comes out defiles;from heart evil thoughts;evils from inside defile(20-23)

 

9.J left, could not keep presence secret;woman dtr possessed came;Greek,begged J(24-26)

10.first let children eat;dogs eat children’s crumbs;go,demon left dtr;she home demon gone(27-30)

 

11.J left Tyre;ppl brought man deaf/hardly talk;put fingers ears,spit,touched tongue(31-33)

12.looked hvn,”be opened”;ears opened,tongue loosened;J:tell,they kept talking(34-36)

13.ppl overwhelmed w/amazement(37)

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

1.Traditions vs. What Really Defiles (Mark 7:1-23)

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2.The faith of a Greek woman (Mark 7:24-30)

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3.Jesus heals a deaf and mute man (Mark 7:31-37)

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

Jesus confronts tradition, declares what defiles, heals girl and man.

 

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

TCMATK Holding to the Word of God over human tradition will build faith and bring healing.

 

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

1.How are you rooting out hypocrisy and preserving integrity, so you “walk” matches your “talk”?

2.How far are you willing to go for one person?  Jesus walked 100s of miles…

3.Who do you love enough to bring them closer to Jesus?  Who loved you enough to draw you closer to Him?

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez | Buck Storm

Literary Americana fiction filled with humor and heart
When his wife, Angel, is killed in a head-on collision, Gomez Gomez feels he can't go on--so he doesn't. He spends his days in the bushes next to the crash site drinking Thunderbird wine, and his nights cradling a coffee can full of Angel's ashes. Slow, sure suicide, with no one for company but the snakes, Elvis's ghost, and a strange kid named Bones.
Across town, Father Jake Morales plays it safe, haunted by memories of the woman he left behind, hiding his guilt, loss, and love behind a thick wall of cassock and ritual. Then a shady business deal threatens the town--and his good friend Gomez Gomez--and Father Jake can't just stand by and watch. But what happens when the rescuer is the one in need of saving?
The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez is quirky, heartfelt, and deeply human. Lives and hopes collide in the town of Paradise, stretching across decades and continents in this epic story of forgiveness, redemption, and love.

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Buck Storm and his publisher for sending me a copy of "The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez" 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 Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez” by Buck Storm is a beautifully written book with interesting characters dealing with a tough subject matter: life.  The small town of Paradise, Arizona is the home of some very different personalities.

This book reads as if you’re sitting in a corner just watching life happen!  How each life weaves into the next creates a beautiful tapestry called community.  So few novels read like this one.  The characters attach to the reader’s heart like friends.  Ahhh, what a refreshing read!  It fills me with the desire to carve out, engage and nurture my own community in this time when neighbors don’t even speak to each other.

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Homiletics - Mark 6

 

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

1.J2hometown,disc;Sabb synagogue amazed wisdom miracles;Mary’s son, took offense(6:1-3)

2.proph w/o honor home;miracles there,a few sick heal;amazed lack faith(4-6)

3.Twelve send 2x2;take nothing except staff;sandals not extra shirt;enter house,stay(7-10)

4.not welcome, shake dust;they went, preached repent;drove demons,sick healed(11-13)

 

5.Herod heard,some:Baptist raised;others: Elijah, prophet;Herod:John beheaded raised(14-16)

6.Herod ordered John prison;John:lawful bros wife;Herodias grudge,wanted kill(17-19)

7.Herod feared John protected;b’day banquet;dtr danced,pleased,ask anything;promised(20-23)

8.to mother:what/head;girl:head John platter;king distressed bec oaths/guests(24-26)

9.immed sent executioner,beheaded;presented to girl/mother;disc tk body,tomb(27-29)

 

10.apostles reported done.taught;many ppl chance eat;went away solitary place(30-32)

11.many saw ran ahead;J compassion teaching;disc:remote,late;send away they go eat(33-36)

12.give eat,>1/2y wages;loaves?5,2 fish;have ppl sit groups;100s/50s;gave thanks,distrib(37-41)

13.ate,satisfied;12 basket;men 5000;immed disc boat Bethsaida;He mts pray;later boat mid lake(42-47)

14.disc straining wind,he walking lake;terrified,don’t be afraid;climbed in wind died(48-51)

15.understood loaves hearts hardened;landed Gennesaret, anchored;ppl recog J(52-54)

16.carried sick wherever He was;begged let them touch Him,all touched healed(55-56)

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

1.Jesus’ hometown lacks faith and He sends the Twelve 2x2(6:1-13)

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2.Herod remembers John the Baptist(6:14-29)

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3.The apostles’ report and the feeding of the 5000(6:30-56)

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

Jesus, dishonored at home, sends the Twelve and feeds 5000.

 

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

TCMATK

 

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

1.How could your witness be more bold at home?  What needs to change for you to be a better friend and accountability partner?

2.What have you learned by making a rash promise you later regretted?  How have you been blessed by enduring persecution?

3.What is your current attitude about interruptions and how would you like to change your attitude and actions in this area?