Saturday, October 31, 2020

Homiletics Acts 5

 

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

(Used Content from 1 October 2019)

1.Ananias/Sapphira sold property;wife’s full knowl kept $,brought rest apostles(5:1-2)

2.P:An,how Satan filld heart,lied HS kept$;u not lied just to human beings but2G(3-4)

3.An heard,died;fear seized all who heard;men buried;3h later wife came(5-7)

4.P:is this $ u got;Y;P:how u test Spirit of L, men who buried husb carry u out;she died,men buried(8-10)

5.grt fear seized church/all who heard(11)

 

6.Apost perf signs;1 dare join tho they highly regarded;more believd(12-14)

7.result:ppl brt sick street so P shadow fall on as he passd;crowds bring sick/tormented, heald(15-16)

8.HP&Assoc (Saddu) filld jealousy;arrestd apostl; during night angel L opend doors,brought out(17-19)

9.go tmpl cts,tell ppl re new life;daybrk entr cts,teach;HP/Assoc arr,calld Sanhdrn,sent4apostl(20-21)

10.offcrs find them there,rptd:jail lockd,guards@doors,1 inside;Cpt tmpl guard/CPs at a loss(22-24)

11.sm1 cm:lk, men in tmpl cts teachg; Cpt w/offcrs brought apostl,use force,feard ppl stone(25-26)

12.Apostl b4Sanhdrn2b questn by HP:we gv ordr teach this name yet u fill Jerus w/tchg(27-28)

13.P/apostl:must obey G;G raisd J, u killd;G exaltd2 rt hd as Savior,bring Is2repnt;we wtnss(29-32)

 

14.Whn heard,furious,wantd put2deth;Phar Gamaliel,tchr law,ordrd men out,add Sanhdrn(33-35a)

15.cnsdr carefully what do;sm time ago Theudas+400,he killd,follwrs disprsd,all cm2nothing(35b-36)

16.aftr,Judas Galilean led revolt,killd,follwrs scattrd;I advise lv men alone;if activity hum orign,fail(37-38)

17.if frm G,u stop,fight G;spch persuad;apos floggd,ordrd spk J;apos rejoic-suffrng,stop tchg(39-42)

 

 

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

1.Ananias and Sapphira die for lying to God. (5:1-11)

Principle:  God is omniscient and cannot be lied to.

2.Apostles perform signs, teach the good news and suffer for Christ’s name. (5:12-32)

Principle:  God’s people will suffer in the name of Jesus.

3.Gamaliel advises the Sanhedrin to leave the apostles alone. (5:33-42)

Principle:  God’s plans cannot be stopped.

 

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

Ananias and Sapphira die, Apostles perform signs, teach, suffer, rejoice.

 

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

TCMATK God is all-knowing, worthy of our suffering and unstoppable.

 

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

1.In what areas do you need to be more truthful with God?  How does knowing you cannot lie to God free you to tell Him the truth?

2.What area(s) of service has God called you to and how are you obeying His call?  Where are you suffering for your faith?  Where have you suffered for your faith in the past and would you say it’s worth it?

3.How are you trusting your service to Jesus to His protection?  When have you experienced God’s unstoppable activity?  Where are you finding your service to God being unstoppable?

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Homiletics Acts 3

 

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

1.Peter John temple prayer 3 afternoon;man lame birth gate Beautiful beg(3:1-2)

2.saw P&J asked money;P:look at us; man gave attention expecting something(3:3-5)

3.P:what I have I give, In name JC walk;tk hand helped up feet ankles became strong(3:6-7)

4.temple courts walking jumping praising G;ppl saw;recognized filled w/wonder amazemt(3:8-10)

 

5.man held P&J,ppl came;P:this surprise you?;G glorified J;you disowned,murderer released(3:11-14)

6.you killed author life,G raised;by faith in J this man strong,healed(3:15-16)

7.you acted ignorance;this how G fulfilled(3:17-18)

8.repent,turn to G,sins wiped out;He send Mess;Heaven receive Him until G restore everything(3:19-21)

9.Moses:G raise prophet;anyone listen cut off(3:22-23)

10.beginning w/Samuel prophets foretold these days;you heirs prophets covenant Abraham(3:24-25)

11.When G raised,sent first to you,bless(3:26)

 

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

1.God heals a man lame from birth(3:1-10)

Principle:  God brings healing through the name of Jesus.

2.God gives Peter a message about the Healer for the Jews(3:11-26)

Principle:  God brings healing through His Word.

 

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

God heals a man and Peter preaches about the Healer.

 

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

TCMATK God is the ultimate Healer!

 

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

1.What praises can you sing of God’s healing in your life?

2.Where do you need to submit to the heling God wants to do in your relationships with Him and others?

Friday, October 02, 2020

Fascinating Bible Studies on Every Parable by Dr. William H. Marty

Fascinating Bible Studies on Every Parable

A Change of Pace for Your Bible Study

Jesus knew the power of stories to touch people's hearts, so he used parables to teach his followers about the kingdom of God. If you want to know God better, the parables are a great place to start.

This book provides short studies on every parable in the Bible. You'll learn what God wants us to know from the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, the lost sheep, the talents, the sower, and many more.

Each study includes a summary of the parable, the Scripture reference where it can be found, information on the historical and cultural setting, and key points. At the end of each study are questions that open the door to discussion, reflection, or further investigation, and help you get to the heart of the parable.

A wonderful tool for small groups or to add variety to your personal devotions. Let these studies draw you nearer to God as they enhance your understanding of his Word.

Dr. William H. Marty taught at Moody Bible Institute for thirty-seven years. His main emphasis was teaching an Old and New Testament survey to freshman at the Chicago campus, and the fruit of his focus on teaching the story line of the Bible was published in The Whole Bible Story. Dr. Marty has also written The World of Jesus and The Jesus Story and coauthored A Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Linda, and is an active triathlete.


First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Dr. William H, Marty and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Fascinating Bible Studies on Every Parable" 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.

"Fascinating Bible Studies on Every Parable" is a thought-provoking book that supports the study of the parables of Jesus.  Whether for personal devotions, preparation to teach a lesson or facilitate a discussion, this book will bring the parables to life in brilliant ways.  I highly recommend this book.