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Teachable in the Spirit: Luke 4:18-19 ESV

Teachable in the Spirit: Luke 4:18-19 ESV

March 29, 2020


“Teachable in the Spirit“

Luke 4:18-19      

March 29, 2020


“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim the good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”   Luke 4:18-19 ESV



  • The Father’s ______________.  Luke 3:22 ESV
  • The Holy Spirit’s ___________.  Luke 4:1 ESV
  • The Devil’s ________________.  Luke 4:3 ESV


Personal Application to the Devil’s Temptation:

  • When God speaks to you the Devil will _____________ you.
  • The Devil usually tempts God’s children from a _____________ perspective.

When the Prophet Comes Home:

  • Jesus’ ___________.  Luke 4:14-22 ESV
  • The _________.  Hearing in our frame of reference.
  • The __________.  Luke 4:23-27 ESV
  • The people’s __________.  Luke 4:28-29 ESV


                              LIFE APPLICATION

It is your response to truth that either invites or rejects God.

Ps. 57:10 NKJ

Why Doesn’t God Do Something? Habakkuk 1:2-3 ESV

Why Doesn’t God Do Something? Habakkuk 1:2-3 ESV

March 22, 2020


"Why Doesn't God Do Something?"

March 22, 2020

"O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear?  Or cry to you "'Violence!'" and you will not save? Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong?  Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise."  Habakkuk 1:2-3 ESV

1.  A perplexing_______________.

God's__________________.  Hab. 1:2

God's________________.  Hab. 1:3   Jer. 8:12

God's____________.  Hab. 1:5-6   Hab. 1:12-13

2.  A proper________________.  Hab. 2:1

      God shows Habakkuk three things:

The trustworthiness of____________.  Hab. 2:2-3

The judgment of the______________.  Hab. 2:5-6

The reign of the________________.  Hab. 2:14


3.  A profound_________________.  Hab. 3:1


Real praise comes out of_______________.

            Hab. 3:3-4   Hab. 3:9   Hab. 3:13   Hab. 2:20

Real praise recognizes__________.  Hab. 3:16

Real praise ends in ___________.  Hab. 3:17-19

                                 LIFE APPLICATION

Where is your joy?

Ps. 56:11                      Ps. 46:1-2


The Secret of Contentment Exodus 20:17

The Secret of Contentment Exodus 20:17

March 15, 2020

                          "The Secret of Contentment"

                   Building Life on God's Values - Part 10

                                      Exodus 20:17

                                   March  15, 2020


"You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant; or his female servant or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's."  Exodus 20:17 ESV


The definition of "covet":  the _____________ desire to acquire.


A.  The effect of always wanting more....

      1. __________.  Prov. 23:4

      2. __________.  Eccl. 5:11

      3. __________.  Eccl. 5:12

      4. __________.  James 4:1

      5. ________________.  Eccl. 5:10


The antidote to covetousness is _________________

Phil 4:12


B.  The secret to contentment.....

      1. _____________ comparing myself to others.

          2 Cor. 10:12; 1 Tim. 6:9

      2.  __________ in what I do have.  Eccl. 5:19; Eccl. 6:9


      3. ___________ what I have to help others.

          1 Tim. 6:17-19


Don't become _________ of your wealth.

Don't put your trust in your __________.

Use your money to do __________.

Give ___________.

                  Acts 20:35

       4.  ___________ on what's going to last.  2 Cor. 4:18


                                   LIFE APPLICATION


Luke 12:15


Why in the world did God make me?

Why am I here?

What does He want to do with my life?

Where am I going when I die?


1 John 5:11-12

Honesty in a Dishonest World Exodus 20:16

Honesty in a Dishonest World Exodus 20:16

March 8, 2020

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor" Exodus 20:16 ESV

A. The Problem of Dishonesty

Dishonesty is promoted in our culture.

Dishonesty is present in our ___

Dishonesty is part of our spiritual _____


B. The Types and Motives for My Lies

The Cruel lie

The Cowardly lie

The Conceited lie

The Calculated lie

The Convenient lie

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God’s Protection Plan - Exodus 20:14

God’s Protection Plan - Exodus 20:14

March 5, 2020

"You shall not commit adultery." Ex. 20:14

"Let marriage be held in honor among all and let the marriage bed be undefiled." Heb 13:4


A. The Problem: What cause affairs? 

Prov 6:32

  • Unmet needs
  • Unresolved conflict 
  • Unfilled expectations 
  • Undeveloped self-worth

B.The Prevention 

1. Make a commitment to God's ___ 

2. Magnify the ___ 

Reasons I intend to be faithful to my wife: 

I love Jesus Christ

I love my wife and children 

I fear the judgement of God 


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Life Application 

The Pathway Back to Purity 

  1. Acknowledge my sin
  2. End the relationship immediately
  3. Do what is necessary to avoid contact with that person. 
Building Life on God’s Values - “Celebrate Life”

Building Life on God’s Values - “Celebrate Life”

February 16, 2020

You shall not murder - Ex. 20:13 ESV


A. What This Command Does Not Mean:

1. It does not prohibit ___ Gen 9:3 

2. It does not prohibit ___ Lev 27:7, Rom 13:3-4,Rom 13:3

3. It does not prohibit ___ Eccl 3:8 


B. What the Command, "Thou Shall Not Kill" Does Mean: Matt 5:21-24, 1 John 3:15

1. God says no to ___ . Romans 14:7, Job 14:5

2. God says no to ___ . Job 12:10

3. God says no to ___ . Ps. 139:13-16



Life Application 

THE GOOD NEWS: When we repent, God will forgive. 

Did you know … a major portion of the Bible was written by three men who were murderers? 

John 10:10, John 17:3

What’s in a Name? Building Life on God’s Values

What’s in a Name? Building Life on God’s Values

January 26, 2020

Message for Jan 19 2020


"You shall not take the name of the LORD you God in vein, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain." Exodus 20:7 ESV

One's Name Represent Three Things: 

  1. It represents reputation
  2. It represents character
  3. It represents authority


A) Ways God's Name is misused… 

  1. Using God's name to insult
  2. Using God's name to indulge
  3. Using God's name to intimidate
  4. Using God's name to impress.
  5. Using God's name impulsively.

B) How to use God's name correctly… 

  1. Reference God's name continually. 
  2. Represent God's name clearly. 
  3. Rely on God's name completely. 


Life Application 

The bad news: Matthew 12:36-37

The good news: You can skip the Judgement.

Romans 8:1, Acts 4:12, John 20:31, Luke 6:45


You Can’t Beat the Real Thing - Building Life on God’s Values, Part 2

You Can’t Beat the Real Thing - Building Life on God’s Values, Part 2

January 12, 2020

A. Don't idolize anything!

Idolize = to value something more than God

Deut. 4:15-16, John 4:24, Isa. 40:25

We've used the "addiction" ……… because we don't have any control over addition

When someone controls you, psychologists call that dependency. 

We now say, "It's much easier to change my image of God than it is to change me." 

1) Idols will disappoint us. 

2) Idols will dominate us. 

3) Idols will deform us. 


B. Worship God only! 

"Worship" ___ God with my highest love and devotion. Romans 1:25

Motive that drive idols worship: 

• An attempt to limit God's location.

• An attempt to reduce God's power.

• An attempt to control God's ___.

We say, "I want enough for You to bless me Lord, just don't boss me."

"God, if you let me do this, then I'll do that." 

Benefits of worshiping God only… 

1) Worshiping God will delight me ___

Image worship humanizes God and deifies man. 

2) Worshiping God will deliver me ___

3) Worshiping God will develop me ___ 

Forgiving sins seems to create a problem for the righteousness of God. It makes him look like a judge who will let criminals go free and get by with anything they want. 

The mercy of God puts the justice of God in jeopardy. Calvary was God glorifying God. Now, sin no longer has power over our lives. 


Life Application: 

Ephesians 4:12-13

Colossians 1:15

No Other Rival: Building Life on God’s Values, Part 1

No Other Rival: Building Life on God’s Values, Part 1

January 5, 2020

No Other Rival: Building Life on God's Values, Part 1

And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery." You shall have no other gods before me." - Ex. 20:1-3 ESV

"And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." - Deut. 6:6-7 ESV

1) Where strong individuals and families begin: 

The principle: put God first. Ex. 20:3

The promise: you will be successful. Josh. 1:8 

2) How do I put God first? 

Give God priority in five areas. 

• Put God first in my finances. …

• Put God first in my interests…

• Put God first in my relationships… 

• Put God first in my schedule… 

• Put God first in my troubles… 



Joshua's commitment: Joshua 24:15 "…but as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." 

Claiming What Is Yours - Joshua 14:9

Claiming What Is Yours - Joshua 14:9

December 29, 2019

And Moses swore on that day, saying, 'Surely the land on which your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance for you and your children forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.'" - Joshua 14:9 ESV

How to Claim Your Possessions 

1) Exercise Caleb's character. 

Josh. 14:8, 9, 14, James 1:8, Matt. 6:22, Jer. 29:13


"The world has yet to see what God will do with a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to the Holy Spirit." Henry Varley 


2) Exercise Caleb's confidence.

Josh 14:12, Rom. 12:3, Josh. 14:6, 10, 12, Rom. 10:17, Heb. 3:12, John 7:17

3) Exercise Caleb's courage. 

Josh. 14:12

Caleb's enemies: 

• Grasshoppers. - Josh. 14:8, Num. 13:33, Tim 1:7

• Giants - Num. 14:9

• Gray Hair - Josh. 14:10-11, Isa. 40:30-31


4) Exercise Caleb's conquest.  - Josh. 14:13-14, Gal. 5:22-23


Life Application: 

Don't you want your possessions? 

Will you give yourself totally whole heartedly, 100% without reservation to the Lord Jesus Christ? 

Will you say it and mean it… "Jesus is Lord" … Romans 10:9