Psalm 10 – “O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear.”

My teaching notes for Wednesday, July 7th. I am currently teaching through the book of Psalms.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the teaching.

Resources utilized for preparation and study:

  • Psalms Vol. 1.The NIV Application Commentary, Gerald H. Wilson.
  • Psalms. Vol. 5. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Tremper Longman III and David Garland.

Psalm 10

Intro Thoughts

  • The balance of living in hostility and living in hope
  • Wickedness is everywhere
  • God is still God.  This is His creation.
  • The devil is alive and real
  • The devil is defeated

The questions – v. 1

  • The questions indicate the true heart
  • Anxiety and worry over the situation
  • Feel alone, helpless, no end in sight

The Wickedness of the day – vv. 2-11

Real enemies and concerns for God’s covenant people

The Hearts of the wicked – vv.2-5

  • Live like little “g” gods.
  • Ultimately their agenda is against God not us
  • It is spiritual in nature (soul) v. 3-4
  • Arrogance, boastful, greedy
    • Remember… It is always a heart issue! – v.6
  • Says in his heart – v. 6
    • No need for God, No fear of God

The Words of the wicked – v. 7

Mouth is full of

  • Deceit, oppression, mischief, iniquity
  • Loud, but empty! NO TRUTH TO IT

The Actions of the Wicked – vv. 8-11

Targeting God’s people

  • Always has been and always will be
  • Sits in ambush. Hiding
  • Eyes watch for

Crushed and Fall – v. 10

  • The helpless appear to be defeated

A Cry for Deliverance – vv. 12-15

The prayer of the afflicted

  • God show yourself
  • God deliver me
  • God defeat the enemy

Hand – His strength and power

Break the arm – His justice demonstrated by judgment

The Reigning King – v. 16

Our hope in a hopeless word lies IN OUR UNDERSTANDING OF WHO GOD IS

  • Remember His attributes.

King forever and forever

  • Never changes
  • Always

The Conclusion – vv. 17-18

God will hear

  • Desire of the heart

God will strengthen

  • Their heart (Faith, Spiritual)
  • Circumstances may not change but our perspective will

God will act justly

  • God ALWAYS acts justly and lovingly.
  • YOUR KINGDOM COME and YOUR WILL BE DONE

God will defeat the enemy

  • The devil is not all knowing and all powerful
  • He is limited in power

2 Timothy 3:16–17 – All Scripture is breathed out by God

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, July 4th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:45 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistavonpark/  We also provide the services through YouTube on our website by Sunday afternoon at www.fbcap.net

2 Timothy 3:16–17

INTRO THOUGHTS

  • We are continuing from where Pastor Brett preached last week.
  • We say we are people of the Bible… BUT ARE WE REALLY.
  • Do we really trust the Bible as the Word of God?
  • If we did it would seem we would live our life a little different.
  • It would seem we would conduct our church life a little different.

SCRIPTURE IS TRUE

All Scripture is breathed out by God

It is God’s perfect Word.

Breathed out

  • The Word of God
  • Inspiration (supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit)
  • Divine authority
  • From God and About God

The Bible was written by the Holy Spirit through Human Personality

2 Peter 1:20-21[19] And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, [20] knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. [21] For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (ESV)

God is truth – Deut. 32:4

Jesus is truth – John 14:6

The Spirit is truth – 1 John 5:6

The Word is truth – John 17:17

SCRIPTURE IS PROFITABLE

and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness

It changes our mind, heart, and life.

Profitable

  • Useful, beneficial, advantageous
  • The sufficiency of Scripture
  • Meet all the spiritual needs of His people

Profitable for:

  • Teaching – Doctrine. What is right.
    • What God wants me to know… that is true
  • Reproof – Discernment. What is not right
    • What God wants me to know… that is not true
  • Correction – Direction. How to get right
    • How God wants to me to live
  • Training – Discipline. How to live right
    • How God wants me to live for

NOTICE…the Bible is not a mere  rule book. The Bible is the means by which I can

  • KNOW HIM
  • LIVE A LIFE THAT IS PLEASING TO HIM
  • LIVE A LIFE THAT GLORIFIES HIM
  • LIVE A LIFE OF OBEDIENCE AND BLESSING

THEREFORE, WE MUST BE PEOPLE THAT:

  • Cherish the Bible – First thing is to just love God’s Word.
    • Believe it
    • Trust in it
  • Read the Bible – Second, we read it.
    • Often, Daily
  • Think upon the Bible – Third, we allow the Word of God to consume our thoughts.
    • Meditate on it
    • Memorize it – Write it out and reflect upon the Word
  • Dig Deeper into the Bible – Fourth, we grow in our knowledge and understanding of the Word.
    • Study Bibles
    • Commentaries
    • Theological References Books
    • Listen to Sermons/Lectures

SCRIPTURE IS ESSENTIAL

that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work

Enables us all to live on mission for Him.

That the man of God

  • A born-again believer
  • Each one of us
  • Individually = Corporately

Complete

  • Able to meet the required expectations.

Equipped

  • To furnish perfectly
  • To supply
  • Properly fitted because all parts work together

For very good work

  • All that God is calling us to do
  • The doing of life
  • Fulfilling the Great Commission

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Notebook taught in Conference setting (PDF FILE)

https://pastorjonbeck.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/the-bible-mateiral-for-conference-setting.pdf

Reading list and Bookstore page on pastorjonbeck.com (Bibles, Devotions, Bible Study Tools, Theological Reference Works

https://pastorjonbeck.com/reading-list/

The Authority and Inerrancy of Scripture

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/essay/authority-inerrancy-scripture/

The Sufficiency of Scripture

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/essay/the-sufficiency-of-scripture/


Baptist Confessions of Faith in American History

1742 – Philadelphia Confession of Faith

Of the Holy Scriptures

The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience, although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God and his will which is necessary unto salvation. Therefore it pleased the Lord at sundry times and in divers manners to reveal himself, and to declare that his will unto his church; and afterward for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan, and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing; which maketh the Holy Scriptures to be most necessary, those former ways of God’s revealing his will unto his people being now ceased.

(2Tim. 3:15-17; Isa. 8:20; Luke 16:29, 31; Eph. 2:20; Rom. 1:19-21, 2:14,15; Psalm 19:1-3; Heb.1:1; Prov. 22:19-21; Rom. 15:4; 2 Pet. 1:19,20)


1833 – New Hampshire Baptist Confession

Of the Scriptures 

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction (1); that it has God for its author, salvation for its end (2), and truth without any mixture of error for its matter (3); that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us (4); and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union (5), and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried (6).

1. 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21; 1 Sam. 23:2; Acts 1:16; 3:21; John 10:35; Luke 16:29-31;     Psa. 119:11; Rom. 3:1-2 

2. 2 Tim. 3:15; 1 Pet. 1:10-12; Acts 11:14; Rom. 1:16; Mark 16:16; John 5:38-39 

3. Prov. 30:5-6; John 17:17; Rev. 22:18-19; Rom. 3:4 

4. Rom. 2:12; John 12:47-48; 1 Cor. 4:3-4; Luke 10:10-16; 12:47-48 

5. Phil. 3:16; Eph. 4:3-6; Phil. 2:1-2; 1 Cor. 1:10; 1 Pet. 4:11 

6. 1 John 4:1; Isa. 8:20; 1 Thess. 5:21; 2 Cor. 8:5; Acts 17:11; 1 John 4:6; Jude 3:5; Eph.   6:17; Psa. 119:59-60; Phil. 1:9-11 


1858 – Abstract of Principles – The founding doctrinal statement of the first Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

The Scriptures.

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and are the only sufficient, certain and authoritative rule of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience.


Baptist Faith & Message 1925

The Scriptures

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and religious opinions should be tried.

Luke 16:29-31; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; Eph. 2:20; Heb. 1:1; 2 Peter 1:19-21; John 16:13-15; Matt. 22:29-31; Psalm 19:7-10;


Baptist Faith & Message 1963

The Scriptures

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. It reveals the principles by which God judges us; and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is Jesus Christ.

Ex. 24:4; Deut. 4:1-2; 17:19; Josh. 8:34; Psalms 19:7-10; 119:11,89,105,140; Isa. 34:16; 40:8; Jer. 15:16; 36; Matt. 5:17-18; 22:29; Luke 21:33; 24:44-46; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Acts 2:16ff.; 17:11; Rom. 15:4; 16:25-26; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; Heb. 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21.


The Baptist Faith and Message – 2000

The Scriptures

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.

Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 4:1-2; 17:19; Joshua 8:34; Psalms 19:7-10; 119:11,89,105,140; Isaiah 34:16; 40:8; Jeremiah 15:16; 36:1-32; Matthew 5:17-18; 22:29; Luke 21:33; 24:44-46; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Acts 2:16ff.; 17:11; Romans 15:4; 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21.

Psalm 9 – The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed

My teaching notes for Wednesday, June 30th. I am currently teaching through the book of Psalms.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the teaching.

Resources utilized for preparation and study:

  • Psalms Vol. 1.The NIV Application Commentary, Gerald H. Wilson.
  • Psalms. Vol. 5. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Tremper Longman III and David Garland.

Psalm 9

Intro Thoughts:

  • When facing our enemies
  • When in the midst of despair and trials
  • When we see no hope
  • TURN TO THE LORD!  HE IS OUR STRONGHOLD

He is worthy of our praise– vv. 1-3

  • I will give thanks
    • Whole heart – confidence and assurance
  • I will recount
    • Wonderful deeds – from creation till now
  • I will be glad and exult
  • I will sing praise
    • To your name, O must high

He is our ruler and judge – vv. 4-8

Maintained my just cause

  • Confidence in who God is and confident in His actions

Sitting on His royal throne

  • Forever
  • Established for justice

Giving righteous judgment

  • Judging with rightness and uprightness
  • Wicked perish
  • Forever

He is our deliverer and salvation – vv. 9-14

Stronghold for the oppressed

  • A place for protecting and rest
  • One is at peace when they trust in their safety

Those who know your name and put their trust in you

  • God’s covenant people (OT and NT)
  • Believe and trust

Sing praised to the Lord

  • Who He is…sitting on His throne
  • We tell His deeds to the people

He avenges and does not forget

  • the cry of the afflicted

Lift me up so I may not forget

  • Sing your praises

He has made Himself known – vv. 15-20

Have sunk… they made, their net, their foot

  • God is just because they deserved their punishment
  • Reap what one sows

Made Himself know

  • God is still GOD!!!

Forgot God

  • Not acknowledging who God is.

Man will not prevail

  • The systems of the world

2 Timothy 3:1–9 – But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, June 20th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:45 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistavonpark/  We also provide the services through YouTube on our website by Sunday afternoon at www.fbcap.net

2 Timothy 3:1–9

INTRO THOUGHTS
  • Paul reminding Timothy that he and the church are living in the last days.
  • The last days are difficult because they are full of people who have never trusted in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior
  • Living Faithfully in an Unfaithful World
  • The Peril of Apostacy in the Church

AS WE LIVE IN THESE DAYS WE MUST REMEMBER

WE WILL FACE DIFFICULTY – v. 1

[1] But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty

From the time of Pentecost (When the Spirit came upon the Church) to the time of His return.

  • They were living in the last days
  • We are living in the last days

The times will be difficult

  • Hard to bear, painful.

WE LIVE AMONG LOST PEOPLE – vv. 2-5

[2] For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, [3] heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, [4] treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, [5] having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people

WHY THE WORLD IS SO DIFFICULT TO LIVE IN

  • We live in a fallen world
  • Living in a constant tension with what is RIGHT and what is WRONG

FOR PEOPLE WILL BE

  • With fallen people…people with no hope
  • People living without the Grace of God upon their life
  • People do what they do because of WHO THEY ARE…either alive or dead.
  • Dead and Desperate

People living in lostness:

  1. lovers of self
  2. lovers of money
  3. proud
  4. arrogant
  5. abusive
  6. disobedient to their parents
  7. ungrateful
  8. unholy
  9. heartless
  10. unappeasable
  11. slanderous
  12. without self-control
  13. brutal
  14. not loving good
  15. treacherous
  16. reckless
  17. swollen with conceit
  18. lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God

They are lost and do what they do because of WHO THEY ARE.  DEAD IN THEIR TRESPASSES AND SIN.

YET Some claim to be saved… BUT

having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power

  • Appearance – Silhouette. No Substance.
  • looks and lips are deceiving
  • Examine their doctrine, character, and followers
  • Great way to determine the Biblical health of a pastor (and his church)
  • What is his doctrine – How does he live his life – What time of Christ followers does the ministry produce

Avoid such people

  • Avoid, Expose, and Oppose
  • 2 Timothy 2:23–25 – [23] Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. [24] And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, [25] correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, (ESV)
  • OBVIOUSLY, we are to be developing relationships with people so that we can share the Gospel.  This is open rebellion to the Gospel with no desire to change.

WE MUST NEVER COMPROMISE THE FAITH– vv. 6-9

[6] For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, [7] always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.  vv. 6-7

There can be a danger to compromise the faith to the reach the world for Christ… this is terrible idea.  Remember in the Gospels…Jesus was a stickler for truth.

The dangers of compromise

  • Creep into the household – stealth.  With purpose
  • Capture the weak (lack of understanding… immature in the faith)
  • Burdened
  • Lead Astray
  • Always learning and never able to arrive at truth
    • Open to the things of the word, yet ignore the truth of Scripture.
    • SO PREVALENT TODAY

Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men. – vv. 8-9

Jannes and Jambres

  • Magicians who served Pharaoh at the time of Moses
  • They imitated the miracles of God

Oppose the Truth (God’s Truth)

  • John 17:17 – Sanctify them in truth; your word is truth.
  • 1 Tim. 2:4 – who desires for all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth.
  • 2 Tim. 2:25 – See above

They will not get very far

  • It is usually a limited following and appeal
  • What is not true will not continue
  • REMEMBER… GOD HAS ALREADY WON!!!!!
CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
  1. We are at war
  2. Be awake and aware
  3. Know your doctrine
  4. Do not be afraid
  5. Patiently and passionate endure
  6. People need Jesus and the hope found in the Gospel