Wills Valley Community Church
Changed Lives, Changing Lives
Skills God requires in biblical parenting!
May 07, 2017 10:56 AM PDT
cd.17.05.07 May 7, 2017 Baby Dedication Service Denny Mashburn Preaching
GOD’S REQUIRED SKILLS IN
1. THE SKILL OF ACKNOWLEDGING __who is in charge__!
“Hear, O Israel: `The LORD our God, the LORD is one!’” Duet.6:4
2. THE SKILL OF first things first!
“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” Deut.6:5
3. THE SKILL OF personal example!
“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.”
4. THE SKILL OF TRAINING in truth!
5. THE SKILL OF physical reminders !
“(8) You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. (9) You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deut. 6:8-9
6. THE SKILL OF warnings !
“(10) So it shall be, when the LORD your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build, (11) houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant—when you have eaten and are full-- (12) then beware, lest you forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. (13) You shall fear the LORD your God and serve Him, and shall take oaths in His name. (14) You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all around you (15) (for the LORD your God is a jealous God among you), lest the anger of the LORD your God be aroused against you and destroy you from the face of the earth.” Deut.6:10-15
1. Do my children know by living with me that that God is in charge?
“Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.”
2. Is there clear evidence in my life that God is my first love?
“(37) Jesus said to him, `You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. (38) This is the first and great commandment. (39) And the second is like it: `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ (40) On these two commandments hang all the law and the Prophets.” Matt.22:37-40
“They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.” Tit.1:16
4. Am I balancing loving discipline with verbal instruction in the truth?
“He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly.” Prov.13:24
“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Eph.6:4 (NAS)
5. Are there physical reminders that God is the Lord of my home?
6. Do I warn my children about neglecting the fear of the Lord?
“(3) The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies. (4) Their poison is like the poison of a serpent; they are like the deaf cobra that stops its ear.” Ps.58:3-4
“(6) Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—(7) saying with a loud voice, `Fear God
SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
• The theme of this message is learning to parent from God’s point of view, which is wisdom!
1. What is the best piece of advice I have ever gotten about parenting? Was it biblical? How would I say most people parent?
• (Isa.1:2-4) God’s experience in parenting
4. Paul Meyer, M.D. said 5 things are essential to right parent/child relationships: “Love, discipline, consistency, example, and a man at the head of the home.” How does that compare to what we have learned in this message? Is there hope for single moms or moms living with an unbelieving husband (see 1Cor.7:13-15; Ps.27:10)?
DAILY BIBLE READING
Mon (Deut.6:4-15) Parenting God’s way
April 30, 2017 09:19 AM PDT
cd.17.04.30 April 30, 2017 Denny Mashburn Preaching
“For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came
<>“You seem to imagine that I have no ups and downs, but just a level and
I NEED TO BELIEVE IN:
1. GOD’S PRAISE!
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
• FATHER OF JESUS CHRIST
• FATHER OF PITY
• GOD OF STRENGTH
2. GOD’S PROMISE!
“who comforts us in all our tribulations…….” 2Cor.1:4a
3. GOD’S PURPOSE!
“(4)….that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the
• The purpose of discipline for sin! (Jonah 2:1-9)
4. GOD’S POWER!
“(8) For we do not want you to be ignorant brethren, of our trouble which
1. Am I praising God in the midst of my suffering?
<>“One advantage of blessing God is that it takes a man’s thoughts off his
2. Don’t short circuit the strength that comes
“(7) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellence of the
<>Once you see your affliction as a preparation to meet God, you won’t be
3. My suffering is purpose driven that I may be
“Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation….”
4. I need to accept my sentence and put my
“(9) Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves that we should not
SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
• The theme of this message is how to experience the comfort of
1. What was the most thought provoking, the most
• (Jonah 2:1-9) The purpose of discipline
4. What is the worst thing that has ever happened to
Daily Bible Reading
Mon (2Cor.1:3-11) Learning to smile in suffering
April 23, 2017 09:25 AM PDT
cd.17.04.23 April 24, 2017
A little leven levens the whole lump.The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
April 16, 2017 09:24 AM PDTcd17.4.16 April 16, 2017 <>< SCRIPTURE READING “(14) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, `Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. (15) For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. (16) But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: (17) `And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. (18) And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. (19)I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. (20) The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. (21) And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.’ (22) Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know—(23) Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; (24) whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it. (25) For David says concerning Him: `I foresaw the LORD always before my face, for He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken. (26) Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad; moreover my flesh also will rest in hope. (27) For You will not leave my soul in Hades, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. (28) You have made known to me the ways of life. You will make me full of joy in Your presence. (29) Men and brethren let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. (30) Therefore, being a prophet and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, (31) he, foreseeing this spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. (32) This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. (33) Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. (34) For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: `The LORD said to my LORD, sit at My right hand, (35) till I make Your enemies Your footstool.’ (36) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. (37) Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, `Men and brethren, what shall we do?’ (38) Then Peter said to them, `Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (39) For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. (40) And with many others words he testified and exhorted them saying, `Be saved from this perverse generation.’ (41) Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.” Acts 2:14-41 (NKJV) <><><> “Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, `Men and brethren, what shall we do?’” Acts 2:37 THOSE WHO HEARD THIS SERMON WERE CUT TO THE HEART: 1. NOT BECAUSE OF THE APPARENT MIRACLES! “(2) And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. (3) Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them, (4) And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. (5) And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven, (6) and when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.” Acts 2:2-6 2. NOT BECAUSE THE FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY! “(14) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, `Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. (15) For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. (16) But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: (17) And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Yours sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams…” Acts 2:14-17 3. NOT BECAUSE OF THE AMAZING LIFE OF CHRIST! “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves know.” Acts 2:22 4. NOT BECAUSE OF HIS UNUSUAL DEATH! “Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death.” Acts 2:23 5. BECAUSE OF HIS RESURRECTION! “(24)….whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it….(32) This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. (33) Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear…(36) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Acts 2:24, 32-33, 36 <><><> “I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Everyone was beaten, tortured, stoned, and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it were not true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world, and they couldn’t keep a lie for 3 weeks. You are telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible!” Chuck Colson <><><> SO WHAT? A. Since Jesus rose from the dead, I am responsible! “Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart…. Acts 2:37a B. Since Jesus rose from the dead, I am accountable! “(28) Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice, (29) and come forth---those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.” John 5:28-29 NOW WHAT? C. Since Jesus rose from the dead, I am redeemable! “(37) Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, `Men and brethren, what shall we do?’ (38) Then Peter said to them, `Repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:37-38 D. Since Jesus rose from the dead, my children are redeemable and so is every Jew and Gentile who repents and is baptized! “(39) For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. (40) And with many words he testified and exhorted them, saying, `Be saved from this perverse generation.’ (41) Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.” Acts 2:39-41 E. Because He lives, I can face tomorrow! “(25) Jesus said to her, `I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. (26) And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this? Jn.11:25-26 SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: • The theme of this message is the resurrection of Jesus Christ and its implications for my salvation and daily life! 1. Do I remember the first sermon I heard that cut me to the heart with conviction? What was it about? How did it affect me? 2. (Read Acts 2:1-42). What was it about Peter’s sermon at Pentecost that “cut to the heart” his listeners? 3. This first sermon preached in “The First Church” and every sermon in Acts emphasized the resurrection. It has been said that: “All of Christianity rises and falls on the resurrection. If Christ was not raised, then every truth in Christianity collapses like a house of cards!” Do I agree? Discuss. 4. Look up these verses and discuss what they teach about the resurrection: • (Rom.1:4) What does it teach about Jesus Christ? • (Rom.4:25) What does it teach about our justification? • (Rom.10:9) What does it teach about how to be saved? • (1Th.4:14) What does it teach about Christian loved ones who have died? • (1Pet.1:3) What does it teach about hope? • (Acts 24:15-16) What does it teach about the just and the unjust and motivation for godly living? • (1Cor.15:42-45) What does it teach about my new body? • (1Cor.15:58) What does it teach about my labor to do what is right? 5. Read (Jn.11:25-26) The account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Do these verses comfort me in the face of daily struggles? Do I buy into the verse of the hymn “Because He Lives” which says, because He lives, I can face tomorrow? Daily Bible Reading Mon (Acts 2:1-47) The first sermon in the first church Tue (Rom.1:4) The resurrection declares Jesus as God’s Son Wed (Rom.4:25) The resurrection teaches God can declare me not guilty Thu (Rom.10:9) I can’t be saved if I don’t stake my life on the resurrection Fri (1Pet.1:3) The resurrection gives me a living hope Sat (1Cor.15:58) The resurrection guarantees my labor is not in vain The cross: the saving power of God!
April 09, 2017 09:30 AM PDTcd#17.04.09 April 4, 2017 SCRIPTURE READING “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1Cor.1:18 (NKJV) “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1Cor.1:18 THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS IS A GREAT PARADOX: 1. TO THOSE IN THE PROCESS OF GOING TO HELL, IT IS MORONIC! “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing….” 1Cor.1:18a A. A stumbling block to some: “but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block…” 1Cor.1:23a B. Foolishness to others: “…and to the Greeks foolishness,.. 1Cor.1:23b C. This is how those who are perishing eternally think! 2. TO THOSE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING SAVED, IT IS THE POWER OF GOD! “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1Cor.1:18 SALVATION HAS 3 ASPECTS: A. The PENALTY of my sin is gone: “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” Rom.8:1 B. The POWER of my sin is being broken: “For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Rom.8:13 C. The PRESENCE of my sin will one day be removed: “Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.” Rom.8:23 THE POWER OF GOD IN THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS IS DESCRIBED AS: A. The power of substitution: Jesus died in my place! B. The power of justification: God declares me not guilty! C. The power of reconciliation: God is at peace with me! D. The power of adoption: God brings me into His family! E. The power of redemption: God purchases me from the slave market of sin! F. The power of propitiation: God is satisfied, my debt is paid! G. The power of forgiveness: God casts my sins away as far as east is from west! “(8) And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. (9) Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.” Phil.2:8-9 <><><> “The old cross slew men, the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemns, the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh, the new cross encourages it.” A.W. Tozer <><><> SO WHAT? THE CROSS’S POWER: 1. Removes my CURSE: “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, `Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.’” Gal.3:13 2. Cleanses my CONSCIENCE: “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.” Heb.9:14 3. Qualifies me to be A DISCIPLE: “(23) Then He said to them all, `If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. (24) For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.” Lk.9:23-24 4. Unifies THE DIVIDED: “(11) For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. (12) Now I say this, that each of you says, `I am of Paul,’ or `I am of Apollos,’ or `I am of Cephas,’ or `I am of Christ.’ (13) Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?” 1Cor.1:11-13 5. Destroys SELFISHNESS: “And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2Cor.5:15 6. Defines SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP: “Husbands love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.” Eph.5:25 7. Provides victory over SIN and stirs PASSION for ministry: “Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people zealous for good works.” Tit.2:14 8. It heals me SPITIRTUALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND ULTIMATELY PHYSICALLY:“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” Isa.53:5 NOW, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: • The theme of this message is the cross and the power of God it releases in my life when I submit to it! • When I think of power, does the cross of Jesus Christ come to mind? Why or why not? • Read (1Cor.1:18). Who is the message of the cross foolishness to? Who is the message of the cross the power of God to? Why would someone consider the cross as foolishness? • Read (Eph.5:25). What implications does the power of the cross have for spiritual leadership in marriage? What are its implications for marriage in general (see Eph.5:21)? • What does the cross’s power do in each of these verses (look them up). • (Gal.3:13) • (Lk.9:23-24) • (1Cor.1:11-13) • (2Cor.5:15) • (Tit.2:14) • (Isa.53:5) • Read (Phil.2:8-9) What attitude does “obedience to the point of death” demonstrate? When I embrace this attitude, what root sin is neutralized in my life (hint: it begins with an s and ends with ness, which is another word for pride)? What insight does (Gal.5:24) give me into how to appropriate this power on a daily basis? (Hint: trust and…….)? DAILY BIBLE READING Mon (1Cor.1:18) The power of the cross Tue (Gal.3:13) It removes my curse of sin Wed (Heb.9;14) It cleanses my guilty conscience Thu (Lk.9:23-24) It qualifies me to be a disciple Fri (2Cor.5:15) It destroys my pride and selfishness Sat (Tit.2:14) It provides victory over sin and stirs passion for ministry When I look at the cross, what do I see?
April 02, 2017 09:06 AM PDTcd#17.04.02 April 2, 2017 SCRIPTURE READING “(45) Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. (46) And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, `Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, `My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?’ (47) Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, `This Man is calling for Elijah!’ (48) Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink. (49) The rest said, `Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.’ (50) And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. (51) Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, (52) and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; (53) and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. (54) So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, `Truly this was the Son of God!’ (55) And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar, (56) among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.” Matt.27:45-56 (NKJV) <>< “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, `Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, `My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?” Matt.27:46 <>< >>>>> “When belief in God becomes difficult, the tendency is to turn away from Him; but in heaven’s name to what?” G. K. Chesterton >>>>> <>< WHEN I LOOK AT THE CROSS AND I HEAR THIS CRY OF JESUS: 1. I SEE SUFFERING THAT SEEMS SO UNECESSARY! “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, `Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, `My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?’ Matt.27:46 WHEN I LOOK AT THE CROSS: • I see an execution! • I see untold physical pain and suffering! • I see a man feeling forsaken by God! • I see suffering that seems so unnecessary! • I see a situation that moves me to ask why? 2. GOD SEES THE CULMINATION OF HIS PERFECT PLAN! WHEN GOD LOOKS AT THE CROSS: A. He sees divine judgment: “Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land.” Matt.27:45 B. He sees a break in intimate fellowship: “(46) And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, `Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, `My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? (47) Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, `This Man is calling for Elijah!’ (48) Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink. (49) The rest said, `Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.’” Matt.27:46-49 C. He sees the voluntary, self-giving death of His Son: "And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.” Matt.27:50 D. He sees access into His presence: “Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” Matt.27:51a E. He sees a miracle signifying the demands of His law have been fulfilled: “…and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,” Matt.27:51b F. He sees death has been conquered: “(52) and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; (53) and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.” Matt.27:52-53 G. He sees changed lives: “(54) So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, `Truly this was the Son of God!’ (55) And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar, (56) among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.” Matt.27:54-56 “(27) For indeed in this city the rulers have joined together against the holy servant Jesus, thine anointed—yes, Herod and Pontius Pilate, the gentiles and the peoples of Israel have gathered together (28) to carry out what thine hand and will had planned to happen.” Acts 4:27-28 (Phillips) <>< >>>>> “Suffering is necessary. It is impossible to live a complete life without suffering. If life is to be fully understood and lived, suffering is necessary.” Unnamed Indonesian Pastor >>>>> NOW WHAT? >>>>> “The most profound thing we can say about suffering and evil is that, in Jesus Christ, God entered into it and turned it for good.” John Piper >>>>> <>< 1. I need to see God has a solution to my sin problem! “(10) Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief, when You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. (11) He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied…” Isa.53:10-11a “Then Peter said to them, `Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 2. I need to turn, or turn back, to God in my sufferings! “Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance.” Rom.2:4 <>< >>>>> “I could never myself believe in God, if it were not for the cross. The only God I believe in is the One Nietzsche ridiculed as `God on the cross.’ In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it? I have entered many Buddhist temples in different Asian countries and stood respectfully before the statue of the Buddha, his legs crossed, arms folded, eyes closed, the ghost of a smile playing round his mouth, a remote look on his face, detached from the agonies of the world. But each time after a while I have had to turn away, and in imagination, I have turned instead to that lonely, twisted, tortured figure on the cross, nails through hands and feet, back lacerated, limbs wrenched, brow bleeding from thorn-pricks, mouth dry and intolerably thirsty, plunged in God-forsaken darkness. That is the God for me! He laid aside His immunity to pain. He entered our world of flesh and blood, tears and death. He suffered for us. Our sufferings become more manageable in the light of His. There is still a question mark against human suffering, but over it we boldly stamp another mark, the cross that symbolizes divine suffering.” John Stott >>>>> SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: • The big idea of this message is how I look at the cross compared to how God looks at it, and how the innocent suffering of Jesus heals my sin and helps me face the sufferings of this life. 1. If I could talk to Jesus right now, face to face, what would I ask Him about suffering? 2. Read (Matt.27:45-56). How do I see the crucifixion of Christ? How does God see the crucifixion of Christ? What do these verses teach me about the crucifixion of Christ: • (Acts 4:27-28) • (Isa.53:5-6) • (Isa.53:10-11) • (Jn.10:17-18) • (Gal.3:13) • (Rom.5:7-8) • (Col.2:13) 3. Read (Job 42:1-6). Take note of v.5. What turned the tide of Job’s struggles in his suffering? (Hint: it was relational!). What means the most to us when we are in the throes of suffering (hint: loving relationships)! 4. Read John Stott’s lengthy quote on the last page of the sermon outline. Do I agree or disagree? Why? Take note of his last line: “There is still a question mark against human suffering, but over it we boldly stamp another mark, the cross that symbolizes divine suffering.” How do I feel about that? 5. What does (Rom.2:4) tell me about what leads me to repentance? What did Danny Hall say in his testimony that drew him back to the Lord? Do I need to come back to the Lord right now? DAILY BIBLE READING Mon (Matt.27:45-56) The crucifixion of Christ Tue (Acts 4:27-28) It was part of God’s plan of redemption Wed (Rev.13:8) It was planned before the foundation of the world Thu (Isa.53:5-6) Christ’s death heals my sin problem Fri (Isa.53:10-11) Christ’s death was God’s offering for my sin Sat (Rom.8:28) Christ’s suffering brings good out of my suffering A wake up call for discernment!
March 26, 2017 09:21 AM PDT
cd.17.03.26 March 26,2017 Pastor Denny Mashburn
3 situations needing discernment:
1. Do I know what John 3:16 is referring to?
THE BASICS OF DISCERNMENT:
1. DON’T PUT YOUR FIRE OUT!
“Do not quench the Spirit.” 1Thes.5:19
(6)Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into
2. DON’T NEGLECT THE PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S WORD!
“Do not despise prophecies.” 1Thes.5:20
“(18) For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this
3. EXAMINE EVERYTHING CRITICALLY!
“Test all things.” 1Thes.5:21a
<>“Discernment is the skill that enables us to differentiate. It is the ability to
4. HOLD FAST WHAT IS RIGHT!
“Hold fast what is good.”
“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.”
5. SHUN EVIL TEACHING!
“Abstain from every form of evil.” 1Thes.5:22
1. I need to thank God for the gift of discerning
“(11) He answered and said to them, `Because it has been given to you to
“Do not quench the Spirit.” 1Thes.5:19
2. I am responsible to stoke the fire, and it
“(6) Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you
“And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with
3. The fire is stoked with Scripture!
“(1) My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within
“(16) All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
4. The fire is stoked with obedience!
“For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after
5. The fire is stoked when I walk with wise men!
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will
6. The fire is stoked when I judge righteously!
“Do not judge according to appearance; but judge with righteous judgment.” Jn.7:24
• Answer 1: How to obtain eternal life! (Jn.3:16)
SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
• The big idea of this message is a wake-up call for Christians to
1. In a survey in 1994 by George Barna half of the people
DAILY BIBLE READING
Mon (1Thes.5:19-22) Cultivating discernment in my spiritual growth!
March 19, 2017 11:07 AM PDTcd.17.03.19 March 19, 2017. Sermon by Pastor Adel Rovayna and interpreted by George Oliva <>Special thanks to Iglesia Bautista Hispana Kilpatric and Iglesia Bautista Hispana Fort Payne!<> Temple talk: Finding comfort and strength in God’s prophetic timetable! (Pt.2)
March 12, 2017 11:19 AM PDT
cd.17.03.12 March 12,2017 Denny Mashburn
KEY EVENTS MUST TAKE PLACE
1. DON’T BE DECEIVED!
“(3) Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come
• Falling away
2. DON’T FORGET WHO IS IN CHARGE!
“(6) And now you know what is restraining that he may be revealed in his
• A force restrains
3. DON’T BE UNINFORMED!
“(9) The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan,
• Lawless one comes with power, signs, lying wonders
4. DON’T TURN BACK FROM WHAT
“(13) But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren
• You are loved by the Lord and chosen
5. DON’T WORRY!
(16) Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who
1. Conquer your fears with TRUTH!
“(31) Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him. If you abide in My
2. Be DISCERNING!
<>“(Papa-God represented as a woman) I don’t need to punish people for
3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but
“(6) And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his
4. Recognize the marks of an UNBELIEVER!
“(9) The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan,
“(9) And He said, `Go and tell this people: Keep on hearing, but do not
5. MY ORDERS: Hold to the truth, be comforted
“(11) And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some
SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
• The theme of this message is the recent current events regarding
1. In the book and the movie called “The Shack” Papa (God
Daily Bible Reading
Mon (2Thes.2:3-17) Key events preceding the Second Coming
March 05, 2017 09:17 AM PST
March 5,2017 Pastor Denny Mashburn
“(3) Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless
TEMPLE TALK SHOULD BE
1. CALM DOWN, YOU’VE BEEN
“(1) Now brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our
A. You haven’t missed the gathering together, remember?
“(13) But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who
• (1Thes.1:9-10) Sign-less event, imminent!
B. You are not in the day of the Lord, remember?
“(1) But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need
• Christ comes to judge after the gathering together!
2. DON’T BE DECEIVED, BECAUSE
“(3) Let no one deceive you by any means; for that day will not come unless
1. Am I waiting and serving?
“(9) For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had
<>“The word wait has the connotation of hanging over the head, or the sense
“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.”
2. Be comforted by this great truth!
“(1) Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
“And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have
3. Stand fast, hold to, be comforted and
“(15) Therefore brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were
SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS QUESTIONS:
• The theme of this message is recent current events regarding
1. As I watched the clip from CBN news on the
DAILY BIBLE READING
Mon (2Thes.2:1-16) Comfort/readiness for the end times
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