These lessons are part of a series of bulletin inserts at Blainesburg Bible Church. The online versions contain minor edits for the expanded online audience. This lesson originally released on March 24, 2019.
Reading the lessons in order provides the best results as each lesson builds upon the prior one.
Following Jesus Requires Repentance
When John the Baptist was working his
ministry as the one to prepare the way for the Christ, he was
baptizing people in the Jordan River. When the religious leaders of
the time—Pharisees and Sadducees—came to where he was baptizing,
he said in Matthew 3:8-10 (ISV), “You children of serpents! Who
warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit that is
consistent with repentance! Don’t think you can say to yourselves,
‘We have father Abraham!’ because I tell you that God can raise up
descendants for Abraham from these stones! The ax already lies
against the roots of the trees. So every tree that isn’t producing
good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”
Continue reading “Body Ministry Lesson 2”
These lessons are part of a series of bulletin inserts at Blainesburg Bible Church. The online versions contain minor edits for the expanded online audience. This lesson originally released on March 17, 2019.
I have a responsibility to teach you what the Lord puts on my heart. The example the Apostle Paul used about the Body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12, and how we are to function as a unified body with every part in place and spiritually healthy, has been strongly placed on my heart to teach.
As the Lord wills, my goal is to use
these bulletin inserts to teach things God puts on my heart. This is
the first of, hopefully, many bulletin inserts. This first lesson
begins the series on Body Ministry for us at Blainesburg Bible
Church. If you have any questions, ask, call, text or email me as I
want these lessons to be clear in everyone’s mind.
I strongly recommend that you look up the scripture references in parenthesis as you read these lessons.
Cody S. Alderson
Assistant Pastor Blainesburg Bible Church
Lesson 1 of Body
First Things First: Who Jesus Is
Jesus was with his disciples and asked
them about who the people were saying he is. They replied that some
people thought he was John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah or one of
the other prophets. Then, Jesus made it personal, asking his
disciples who they thought he is. Peter spoke up and said, “You are
the Christ, the Son of the Living God!” Jesus then blessed Peter,
telling him how flesh and blood did not reveal that fact. Instead, it
was Jesus’ Father in Heaven who revealed it. Then Jesus told Peter
that the fact revealed from the Father would be the rock—the
foundation—the church would be built on, and even the gates of hell
would not have any power over it.
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This article is a supplemental to the message I (Cody) delivered to the church on November 11, 2018.
The message dealt with things we fill up our heart with or allow our hearts to be filled up with. Obviously, I am not talking about the heart as a biological organ. Rather, I am referring to the inner-self, or the inner-man as Paul the Apostle refers to in Ephesians 3:16, Romans 7:22 and 2 Corinthians 4:16.
I like the King James Version of Luke 6:43-45 because of the word “abundance.” It means “surplus.” Jesus speaks of it after describing how bad trees bring forth bad fruit and good trees bring forth good fruit.
Continue reading “Bags, Baggage and Luggage Filled With Bad Seeds”
For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.Luke 6:43-45 (KJV)