[Note from Sarah: Every speaker has a different style and it takes me a while to figure out their patterns and get used to taking notes while they’re speaking. So, bear with me…these are just rough sketches. I wish I could’ve transcribed these messages!!!!]
Sunday School | 1 John 1:1-10 | Bro. Jason Estes
“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” -1 John 1:7
Introduction (vs. 1-4)- John lays the foundation and states his purpose for writing (ch. 5:11-12)
1)Christ is our life
2)Christ is eternal
3)Christ is God incarnate
4)Since Christ is our life, eternal and became a man, John had fellowship with God the Father and God the Son. (fellowship=shared values, cherish thought of spending eternity with them, active)
vs. 3- Since Christ has provided a way to have fellowship with God the Father, we can have fellowship with one another.
vs. 5-10- Light and Darkness (each characterize people)
Revelation 20:11-15- the end result (a courtroom scene)
He’s so just, that He provides evidence. (The Book and Supporting Books)
John 3:19-20- The nature of the person in darkness.
Jude 14-15- The books will be opened. Knees will bend and tongues will confess that Jesus is Lord.
James 2- Even if you only do one bad thing and 100 good things, you are still guilty!
How do you get into the book of life?
Acts 3:18-19- Becuase of what Christ did. My sins are blotted out!
John 3:21- Evidence that God was the source of these good deeds.
vs. 7- result of the newbirth: strive to walk in the light and reach out to others
Reaching out to others:
Genesis 41:53-57- Famine: God provided.
Amos 8:11- The Famine we face today: spiritual
1 John- Share what God has done!
*It’s like we have a storehouse of food and those around us are starving. The storehouses are open, but people are picky eaters.
Morning Worship | Acts 1:4-11, Hebrews 12:1 | Bro. Harold Draper, missionary to Brazil
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” -Acts 1:8
vs. 6- The disciples were concerned with the material side of life.
*Our primary concern should be the kingdom of God. (Matthew 6:33)
vs. 8- power=ability, authority to serve Him; He empowers us in the same way.
*He saves everybody on purpose for a purpose. He has something for you to do as His child that only you can do.
-Serve Him in and through His church. When we come together, He meets with us in a special way.
*Witnesses to God’s saving grace=our primary function.
Functions of a witness:
-shines -gives off an aroma -salty: gives flavor and preserves -fisherman (bait of Gospel on hook) -seed sowers and harvesters
Hebrews 12:1- speaking primarily to Jewish Christians who had been following Old Testament rituals.
*Look at all those witnesses who have stood firm. Examples of those who paid a price to serve the Lord are found in Hebrews 11.
*As witnesses, reiterate the Gospel. We’re here to be his witnesses.
-From Mt. Calvary to Mt. Zion, there are a lot of valleys inbetween.
*Sometimes being a witness will cost you something. Our chief purpose is to be His witnesses. Witness with words and gracious actions.
Evening Worship | Exodus 39:32-43 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“And Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it; as the Lord had commanded, so had they done it. Then Moses blessed them.” -Exodus 39:43
Our purpose in life is to live to the glory of God and share His Gospel.
-The tabernacle is completed and they’re bringing it to Moses for inspection. The tabernacle shows the way of salvation and we get a glimpse of Heaven. (Leviticus 26:11) It shows that God is holy, merciful, how He provides, forgives and sanctifies. It points to Jesus Christ.
-OT=concealed // NT=revealed
–Symbolism pictures what’s in the present. Types picture the future.
-Most of the tabernacle was built as symbols.
-They were careful to follow instructions. (vs. 1,5,7,21,26,29,31,32)
Everything God commanded, they did. (vs. 42)
The result of doing just what God commands: blessing. (vs. 43)
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Jesus as the Tabernacle
-Emmanuel: “God with us”; Hebrews 10:5- body prepared for Him; John 17:4- Christ was perfectly obedient to God the Father
How does all this relate to us?
-We must do God’s will…God’s way. How do we know His will? Through His Word. What is God’s will (that all should repent and trust in Christ; to co-labor with us; 1 Corinthians 3:9) Witness.
*God’s Word is not bound. He can use you in greater ways than you could ever imagine. He uses us as we are involved in His work.
*Do God’s will God’s way. Then expect God’s blessing.
Do your work God’s way to the glory of God.
*God blesses you as you put forth your best effort for His glory.
>There are two ways to do things: God’s Way and the Wrong Way. Do it as God commanded. He’ll get the glory and we’ll get the blessing.
*Our inspection is coming. (1 Corinthians 5:10- a cause to be obedient) If Christ’s righteousness has been imputed to you, you will pass the test.