Wednesday Nights Resume Wednesday Night Bible Study for All Ages Resume August 10th

Sermon Notes

August 7th

August 7, 2022: "Focus on the Word"

Hebrews 12:1-3 - Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+12%3A1-3&version=NIV

Matthew 7:28-29 - When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7%3A28-29&version=NIV

Recognize Jesus as the fulfillment of the Word.

Matthew 5:17 - “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5%3A17&version=NIV

Luke 4:16-21 - He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”  

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+4%3A16-21&version=NIV

Hebrews 11:39-40 - These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+11%3A39-40&version=NIV

Continually strive towards a better understanding of the Word.

Luke 2:46-47 - After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. 

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+2%3A46-47&version=NIV

2 Timothy 3:12-17 - In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Timothy+3%3A12-17&version=NIV

2 Timothy 4:1-3 - In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Timothy+4%3A1-3&version=NIV

2 Timothy 2:15 - Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Timothy+2%3A15&version=NIV

Hebrews 5:12-14 - In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+5%3A12-14&version=NIV

Faithfully demonstrate obedience to the Word.

Matthew 7:21 - “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7%3A21&version=NIV

James 1:22 - Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.  

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+1%3A22&version=NIV

Psalm 119:103 - How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+119%3A103&version=NIV

Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+4%3A12&version=NIV

Ephesians 6:10-17 - Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+6%3A10-17&version=NIV

Matthew 7:24-27 - “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7%3A24-27&version=NIV

Communion

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