Nov 21, 2021
Congregational Sharing & Ezekiel 37
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  • Nov 21, 2021Congregational Sharing & Ezekiel 37
    Nov 21, 2021
    Congregational Sharing & Ezekiel 37
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  • Nov 14, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 4
    Nov 14, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 4
    Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 4
     
    What does the fifth commandment say to those in the New Covenant?
    - The NT teaches that this command is God’s will for a New Covenant believer.
    - We are to honor God as our heavenly Father.
    - Parents are a “stand in” for godly authority.
    - We are to honor the “brotherhood of believers” as our new spiritual family.
     
    What does the sixth commandment say to those in the New Covenant?
    - The NT expands it to an internal motive of love rather than prohibiting an external act.
    - The NT expands it to “do no harm to your neighbor, but instead return good for evil”.
    - We “image” God by loving as He loves…
    - By forgiving as He forgives.
     
    What does the seventh commandment say to those in the New Covenant?
    - The NT expands it to include complete sexual purity in body, heart and mind.
    - We are to selflessly love our spouse as Christ has loved the church.
    - This command highlights God’s faithfulness.
    - Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit.
     
    What does the eighth commandment say to those in the New Covenant?
    - The NT teaches this command.
    - The NT teaches us to work to provide for ourselves AND so that we can give to others.
    - God is our Provider.
    - Everything we have comes from Him.
    - We glorify Him when we trust Him to provide.
     
    What does the ninth commandment say to those in the New Covenant?
    - The NT expands it to include only speaking words that will build others up.
    - We are “on the side of truth”.
    - We are to “walk in the truth”.
    - We are to “speak the truth in love”
    - Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, the Life.
     
    What does the tenth commandment say to those in the New Covenant?
    - The NT shows coveting to be the evil desires that cause every other sin.
    - Coveting is a sin of the heart that is idolatry.
    - It is desiring something else besides God.
    - Coveting is doubting that God is truly sufficient for all that we want or need.
  • Nov 7, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 3
    Nov 7, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 3
    Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 3
    Are the Ten Commandments for the New Covenant believer? How does New Covenant teaching advance or diminish the Ten Commandments? The Purpose for the Law is: 1. To reveal the glory of God 2. To reveal sin 3. To reveal our need for grace What does the second commandment say to those in the New Covenant? - Our God is Holy. He is set apart from His creation. - We walk by faith and not by sight. [2 Cor. 5:7] - Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. [Rom. 10:17] - We worship Him in Spirit and in truth. [John 4:24] What does the third commandment say to those in the New Covenant? - We are no longer just image-bearers, we are Name-bearers. [1 Peter 4:16] - We no longer live. Christ lives in us. [Gal. 2:20] - We live for the purpose of the Name. [Acts 4:18] What does the fourth commandment say to those in the New Covenant? - Our Sabbath rest in found in Christ - He completed all work needed to redeem us. - In Him we rest in our striving against sin. - We set aside the “eighth” day to worship Him. - Christ has provided an eternal Sabbath rest for us.
  • Oct 31, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 2
    Oct 31, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 2
    Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law 2
    The Purpose for the Law is: 1. To reveal the glory of God 2. To reveal sin 3. To reveal our need for grace Are the Ten Commandments for the New Covenant believer? How does New Covenant teaching advance or negate the Ten Commandments?
  • Oct 24, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law
    Oct 24, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law
    Exodus 20 – The Giving of the Law
     
    Revealing the Glory of God
    1. You shall have no other gods before Me. - He alone is the one true God. 2. You shall not make for yourself an idol. You shall not bow down or worship them. - He is a limitless God. He is unimaginable. 3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. - He is Holy in all His attributes. 4. Remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy. - He provides eternal rest in Christ. 5. Honor your father and mother. - He is the perfect Father. 6. You shall not murder. - He is Life; the Author of life. 7. You shall not commit adultery. - He is eternally faithful. 8. You shall not steal. - He is our Provider. 9. You shall not bear false witness. - He is the Truth. 10. You shall not covet. - He is all sufficient.
  • Oct 17, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 19 – At Mt Sinai
    Oct 17, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 19 – At Mt Sinai
    Exodus 19 – At Mt Sinai
    The New (Old) Covenant In the Presence of the LORD at Mount Sinai
    Hebrews 12 18 For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom, and storm; 19 to a trumpet blast or to a voice that made its hearers beg that no further word be spoken.
  • Oct 10, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 17 – Battle With the Amalekites
    Oct 10, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 17 – Battle With the Amalekites
    Exodus 17 – Battle With the Amalekites
     
    The “Providence of God” View The “The Daily Life of a Believer” View God is our Healer, and Provider, and now our strength. This passage is a cross section of our own daily battle against the enemy. - We have an outer self (Joshua). - We have an inner self (Moses) united with Christ. - Both are wholly dependent upon the power of God. - God designed the Church so we have others to help us in our time of weakness.
     
    The “Power of the Cross” View Through the cross of Christ, God has given His power to an army of His people.
    Power over: The penalty of sin The power of sin The presence of sin
  • Oct 3, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 17 – Water From the Rock
    Oct 3, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 17 – Water From the Rock
    Exodus 17 – Water From the Rock
     
    What does it mean to test the Lord? 1. They grumbled ABOUT God, as if He wasn’t there. 2. They quarreled with God’s servants, asking the creature to supply what only the Creator can. 3. They tried God. They sat in the judge’s seat and saw God as the defendant, They demanded answers from God. 4. They were faithless, in spite of God’s faithfulness. 5. They were more concerned with their own “needs” than they were of God’s glory or purpose.
     
    Water from the Rock was a Gospel foreshadowing. - Christ is the Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4). - He was “struck” in the place of His people. - He was struck by a man. - He was struck by God. - He was struck by the rod of judgment. - He was struck once. - From the Rock flowed the water of life. - The Spirit flows out to God’s people. - To flow from human hearts as a fountain of life.
  • Sep 26, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 16 – Bread to Eat 2
    Sep 26, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 16 – Bread to Eat 2
    Exodus 16 – Bread to Eat 2
     
    God’s Provision for His People
     
    Four Things To Remember
     
    1. There is a connection between Christ and bread. - He was born in Bethlehem (house of bread). - He multiplied bread to feed many in the wilderness. - He called Himself the Bread of Life (John 6:35). - He was recognized when He broke bread (Luke 24:30-31). - When He gave bread to Judas; Satan entered him. - His written Word is also compared to “bread”. - He is the Bread that unites all of God’s children into one loaf/body.
     
    2. How important it is for us to hearken to God’s word. - They treated the words of God with disregard. - They did not pay attention to the precise details. - They could not simply listen/obey God without: - first knowing the “why” behind it. - first relying on their own experience. - They proved by this that they did not really believe. God’s people are marked by their faith in what He says.
     
    3. There remains a Sabbath rest for us. - We rest from being slaves to sin. - We rest from our work to satisfy God’s commands. - We set aside a day a week to worship and fellowship. - We have an eternal “rest”. - a promise of an eternal “Promised Land”. Jesus Christ is our Sabbath Rest.
     
    4. The longsuffering mercy of God toward His people.
  • Sep 19, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 16 – Bread to Eat
    Sep 19, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 16 – Bread to Eat
    Exodus 16 – Bread to Eat
     
    Five Areas of Learning from the OT 1. Learn the historical narrative. 2. See each passage in context of the “grand story of redemption”. 3. Learn about the greatness of our God. 4. Learn faith lessons from men of faith (or from men of no faith). 5. Types and Shadows of the Gospel and NT doctrines (or repeating themes).
     
    Sins 1. They forgot God’s faithfulness in the past. 2. They forgot God’s powerful works in the past. 3. They are not trusting God...His goodness nor His promises. 4. They are trusting in themselves. 5. They have lost sight of the future God promised. 6. They attribute evil intentions to God/His servants. 7. They desire the comforts of Egypt over the plan of God.
     
    The Testing of God 1. Will they trust that I am God? 2. Will they trust Me to provide all their needs? 3. Will they trust Me to DAILY supply their needs? 4. Will they trust that My provision is much better than what they had in Egypt? 5. Will they trust Me by listening carefully to My word? 6. Will they learn and grow from what I want to teach them through this?
  • Sep 12, 2021Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 15 – God Meets Their First Need
    Sep 12, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – The Whole Counsel of God – Exodus 15 – God Meets Their First Need
    Four Takeaways from Exodus 15
    God is the complete source of all that we need. - He defines what we need by what He wants
    Our greatest need is to receive His revelation to us. - God’s children are marked by hearing His words.
    God tests His people - to prove their faith. - to reveal genuine faith, and to strengthen it.
    The faith we AFFIRM when we WORSHIP... ...we must APPLY when we WALK.
  • Sep 5, 2021Carl Helmuth – A New Beginning
    Sep 5, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – A New Beginning
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  • Aug 29, 2021Carl Helmuth – Psalm 141
    Aug 29, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – Psalm 141
    Series: The Psalms
    Psalm 141
    David prayed with an attitude of: - Desperation - from seeing his situation accurately. - Dependency - from seeing his own power accurately. - Being more concerned with the evil inside of him than the evil of the people around him. - Having a greater fear of God than of man. - God’s concerns came first – then his. David prayed for sanctification: - That the LORD would guard the words of his mouth. - By the grace of God. - That the LORD would not draw his heart to evil. (that He would restrain the evil within me) - Knowing he needed God’s grace inwardly. - Knowing that deeds come from the heart. - That the LORD would keep him from evil people and their worldly pleasures. - That he would not be associated with them. - That he would not love what they love. - That the LORD would use righteous men to “strike” him with loving correction, rather than be counted with the wicked.
  • Aug 22, 2021Carl Helmuth – Psalm 139
    Aug 22, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – Psalm 139
    Series: The Psalms
    Psalm 139
    God’s omniscience God’s omnipresence God’s providence
    David’s response: - awe and wonder - anger at those who hate God - prayer for God to test and refine him
  • Aug 15, 2021Josh Gingerich – Psalm 51
    Aug 15, 2021
    Josh Gingerich – Psalm 51
    Series: The Psalms
    Psalm 51
  • Aug 8, 2021Carl Helmuth – Psalm 119
    Aug 8, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – Psalm 119
    Series: The Psalms
    Psalm 119
    Terms for God’s Revelation in Psalm 119​ Law​ Commandments Precepts​ Word​ Testimonies​ Ways​ Truth​ Judgments​ Righteousness​ Statutes​ Through the Word
    - God reveals Himself to us​ - we receive eternal salvation​ - we are separated into God’s family​ - we receive heavenly wisdom - we receive comfort and strength in affliction​ - we are guided in walking with God​ - we grow to love Christ - we are taught to pray​
  • Aug 1, 2021Carl Helmuth – Psalm 115
    Aug 1, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – Psalm 115
    Series: The Psalms
    Psalm 115
  • Jul 25, 2021Carl Helmuth – Psalm 73
    Jul 25, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – Psalm 73
    Series: The Psalms
    Psalm 73
    Teachable Themes of Psalm 73 - God’s providence is constant, yet rarely understood by the human mind and reason. God’s people will sometimes doubt, but He always upholds them. - We will never know truth by seeing it; rather by only trusting in divine revelation. - Our evaluation of all things is incomplete without holding it up to the backdrop of eternity. - Meeting regularly to worship God in His sanctuary (church) produces clarity in the battle between truth and lie. - Envy is a temptation that is disarmed by being satisfied in the Lord. - Because God truly is good to His people.
  • Jul 18, 2021Carl Helmuth – Psalm 63
    Jul 18, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – Psalm 63
    Psalm 63
    Three Components that Produce a Longing for God 1. Love for God comes by first receiving His love for us. - David first received loving kindness from God. 2. Love for God comes by removing all other “gods”. - In the wilderness, David’s love for God was revealed, tested and strengthened. 3. Love for God comes from a confident hope for the future. - David looked ahead to what he knew would happen.
  • Jul 11, 2021Carl Helmuth – Psalm 38 & 32
    Jul 11, 2021
    Carl Helmuth – Psalm 38 & 32
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    Psalm 38 & 32
    Learning From David About Dealing With Our Sin 1. Sin is serious because it is against God. - it is rebellion against Him personally. - it is falling short of His requirements. - it defiles and corrupts His image in us. - it breaks our fellowship with Him. - it causes eternal separation from God for those who refuse to repent.
     
    2. Sin is serious because it can impact every part of our being/life. - soul (heart, mind, will and emotions) - body (sickness and even death) (1 Cor. 11:30) - conscience - relationships (friends and enemies) For the believer, God intends the sorrow caused by sin to bring us to repentance and reconciliation.
     
    3. Sin is serious because there is only one possible solution...and God had to die to provide it. Blessed is the one: - who owns their sin (and all its results). - who humbly, repentantly, confesses it openly to God. - who entrusts themselves to the mercy of God. - whose righteousness is by faith in Jesus Christ. When we bring people to the cross, we love them. When we give them any other option, we hate them.