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Divorce and Remarriage Part 2, February 23, 2020, Ken Van Kooten

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HOW TO BE A GODLY MOTHER IN AN UNGODLY WORLD, May 10 2020, Ken VanKooten
HOW TO BE A GODLY MOTHER IN AN UNGODLY WORLD Titus 2:3-5 May 10, 2020 I. Introduction II. The Titus Environment (Titus 1:10-16) III. Titus’ Advice to Women (2:3-5) A. Self- Controlled (3) 1. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­______________ in the way they live 2. Not Slanderers – a false and malicious spoken statement 3. No addictions 4. Teach what is __________ B. Older Women Teach the Younger Women (4) C. Love Your Husband (4) D. Love Your Children (4) IV. Develop Christian Character (5) 1. Be Self-controlled 2. Be Pure 3. Work at Home 4. Be Kind 5. Submit to Your Husband V. Conclusion
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May 14, 2020
So Help Me God!, March 8, 2020, Ken Van Kooten
SO HELP ME GOD! Matthew 5:33-37 March 8, 2020 I. Introduction This is the ­ ____ of Christ’s six great illustrations of true morality: a. Anger is equal to ____________ b. Lust equates to _____________ c.. Faithfulness in ______________ d. Honesty in _____________ II. Oaths and the Mosaic Law a. An oath is simply a _______________ God approved and provided for the making of oaths in His name; “Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God” (Lev. 19:12). Examples: Abraham and the king of Sodom (Gen. 14:22-24) Abraham and Abimelech (Gen. 21:23-24) Abraham’s servant Eliezer getting a wife for Isaac (Gen. 24:1-4, 10) Isaac taking an oath (Gen. 26:31) Jacob and Laban (Gen. 31:44-53) David and Jonathan (I Sam. 20:16 David made an oath (Ps. 132:2) Even God Himself made oaths on numerous occasions. To Abraham (Gen. 22:16-17) Hebrews explains, since God “could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself (Heb. 6:13-14). Never to destroy the earth again (Gen. 9:9-11) To send a redeemer (Luke 1:68, 73) To raise his Son from the dead (Ps. 16;10; Acts 2:27-31) To preserve and eventually bless Israel (Is. 49:15-18) III. The Perversion of Rabbinic Tradition To get others to take their ________________seriously, people began to swear by ________________, _____________, ___________________, __________________, ____________________ or the _________________. b. Jesus teaches that all oaths invoke God’s witness ________________. IV. Conclusion
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March 11, 2020
Two Boats and Full Nets, March 1, 2020, Chuck Kleinheselink
“Two Boats and Full Nets” Luke 5:1-11 March 1, 2020 I. Jesus Teaches Luke 5:3 II. Jesus Fishes Luke 5:5 III. Jesus Encourages
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March 5, 2020
Divorce and Remarriage Part 2, February 23, 2020, Ken Van Kooten
DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE, Pt. 2 Matthew 5:31-32 February 23, 2020 I. Introduction Matthew 5:31-32; 19:1-9; Mark 10:1-12; Luke 16:18; I Cor. 7 II. Four Interpretations on Divorce a. Divorce is not possible under any circumstance or for any reason. b. Both divorce and remarriage are permissible for any reason or none. c. Divorce is permitted under certain circumstances but remarriage is never permitted. d. Both divorce and remarriage are permitted under certain circumstances. III. God’s Original Plan (Genesis 2:18, 21-24) IV. The Teachings of the Rabbis (Deuteronomy 24:1; cf. Lev. 20:10) V. The Teachings of Jesus (Malachi 2:15-16) a. The “exception clause,” referring to “except for sexual immorality.” VI. Does Paul Add a 2nd Reason for Divorce? (I Cor. 7:12-15) What about desertion (abandonment)? a. “If an unbelieving partner separates, _____________ .” Most interpret this to include freedom to _____________ . VII. What about abuse? (I Cor. 7:15) a. A question arises: __________________________________ ? b. Some use Exodus 21:10-11 VIII. What If Divorce/Remarriage is Not Biblical? a. I John 1:9; Isaiah 1:18; 43:25; Psalm 103:10-14; Proverbs 8:13 IX. Conclusion
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February 26, 2020
Divorce and Remarriage, Part 1, February 16, 2020, Ken Van Kooten
DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE, Pt. 1 Matthew 5:31-32 February 16, 2020 I. Introduction Matt. 5:31-32, 19:1-9; Mark 10:1-12; I Cor. 7; Mal. 2:15f II. Four Interpretations on Divorce a. The strictest view – b. The permissive view – c. Divorce permitted under ____________ circumstances; remarriage is __________ permitted. d. _______ divorce & remarriage are _______________ under _____________ circumstances. III. God’s Original Plan (Genesis 2:18, 21-24) a. Severance – b. ____________ - c. Unity – d. ____________ - Without exception, divorce is a ____________________, and God _______________ . He never _______________ it, ______________ it, or ____________ it. IV. The Teaching of the Rabbis a. Divorce/remarriage was very liberal b. School of Hillel – any or ______ grounds c. One requirement - _____________ of divorce d. Misinterpretation of Deut. 24:1-4 V. The Teachings of Jesus a. Matthew 19:9 – “. . . anyone who divorces his wife, _________ for ________ ____________, and marries another woman commits adultery.” b. Implied both divorce and remarriage allowed c. Wrongful divorce “makes her commit adultery” VI. Conclusion
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February 20, 2020
Serious Instructions on Serious Issues, February 9, 2020, Ken Van Kooten
“Serious Instructions on Serious Issues” Matthew 5:27-30 February 9, 2020 I. Introduction II. A playboy world The desire IV. Is there a cure? Conclusion
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February 13, 2020
Getting Right With God and Others, February 2, 2020, Ken Van Kooten
“Getting Right With God and Each Other” Matthew 5:21-26 February 2, 2020 I. Introduction II. What is murder The cure for anger IV. Am I responsible for someone’s grudge against me? ‘So far as it depends on you’ VI. Conclusion
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February 6, 2020
Have You Earned Heaven, January 26, 2020, Ken Van Kooten
Have You Earned Heaven Matthew 5: 20 January 26, 2020 I. Introduction II. The Scribes and Pharisees Human Righteousness IV. The Apostle Paul Conclusion
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January 30, 2020
Christ Fulfilled the Scriptures, January 19, 2020, Ken Van Kooten
Christ Fulfilled the Scriptures Matthew 5: 17-20 January 19, 2020 I. Introduction II. Christ and the Law Why Sacrifices? IV. Christ and the Prophets Conclusion
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January 22, 2020
Christ and the Scriptures, January 12, 2020, Ken Van Kooten
Christ and the Scriptures Matthew 5: 17-20 January 12, 2020 I. Introduction II. Absolute Authority The Smallest Part Jot-Iota smallest letter of the Hebrew alphabet Title-C&G or O&Q IV. Fulfillment of Scripture Christ’s Use of Scripture VI. Conclusion The New Testament clarifies, completes, expands or develops Old Testament theology but it does not contradict or re-interpret it.
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January 16, 2020
Advent: The Plan, December 15, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
Advent — The Plan Isaiah 53:10; 59:1 December 15, 2019. I. Introduction II. The treatise on the coming Messiah OK, So what? IV. The plan Conclusion
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December 19, 2019
Advent: The Need, December 8, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
ADVENT — THE NEED GENESIS 6:5-8 December 8, 2019. Introduction The Beginning Why Were We Created? IV. Still Wired to Love God’s Response to This Betrayal VI. Rescue Via Redemption VII. Conclusion
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December 11, 2019
HAPPY ARE THE HARASSED, December 1, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
HAPPY ARE THE HARASSED Matthew 5:10-12 Happiness is not promised ___________________ 1. Being a nuisance, _______________, foolish, ______________ Why is righteousness _________________________? 1. The love of something _______________ or _______________ 2. The need to _________________ that love Happiness through persecution. Five reasons: 1. Evidence of a believer’s ____________________ (John 15:19) 2. A means to ______________ the believer (1 Peter 1:6-8) a. Growth, maturity, holiness and sanctification 3. Show the joy of the Christian life 4. Holds the promise of eternal rewards 5. Jesus is close to those who are persecuted IV. Examples of godliness 1. You cherish ____________________ 2. You embrace__________________ 3. You pursue ___________________ 4. You live simply and happily
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December 11, 2019
To Be or Not to Be, That is the Question, November 24, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
TO BE OR NOT TO BE, THAT IS THE QUESTION Assorted Passages I. The “Modern” view of membership II. Several NT passages will be considered each revealing something that would be _______________or _______________ if there were no definable local church membership. III.  Biblical Evidence for Church Membership 1. The “__________________” commands of Scripture 2. Membership _______________ that those who do ministry    are true believers. (Acts 2:41, 47; 5:14) 3. Shepherds are required to care for their _____________ (Acts 20:28;1 Peter 5:2-3; Galatians 6:10) 4. Christians are required to submit to their _____________ (Hebrews 13:17; 1 Thess. 5:12-13; 1 Timothy 5:17 5. The metaphor of the __________(Romans 12:4-6; I Cor. 12:12f) 6. The Church is to _____________ members. (Matt. 18:15-17) 7. ___________________________exists. (1 Cor. 5:12-13)
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November 24, 2019
The Peacemaker, November 17,2019, Ken Van Kooten
“THE PEACEMAKER” Matthew 5:9 What is true peace? It is not the absence of _______________ It is the presence of __________________ What peace is not… It is not __________ at any _____________! Who will bring the peace? Only ____________! IV. What does it mean to be a peacemaker? 1. _______for conversion and sanctification (Mt. 6:9f) 2. Individual _________________ 3. Possess _______________ The pre-requisites for peacemakers VI. Why focus on the individual and not the nations? VII. Social injustice are demands for personal repentance VIII. Conclusion “THE PEACEMAKER” Matthew 5:9 What is true peace? It is not the absence of _______________ It is the presence of __________________ What peace is not… It is not __________ at any _____________! Who will bring the peace? Only ____________! IV. What does it mean to be a peacemaker? 1. _______for conversion and sanctification (Mt. 6:9f) 2. Individual _________________ 3. Possess _______________ The pre-requisites for peacemakers VI. Why focus on the individual and not the nations? VII. Social injustice are demands for personal repentance VIII. Conclusion
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November 20, 2019
Living Large -- With a Pure Heart, November 3, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
LIVING LARGE — WITH A PURE HEART Matthew 5:8 I. The spiritual condition of Jews a. Domination by the ____________ b. Yearning for the _____________ II. The spiritual standard A. Man’s criterion We compare ourselves to _________ B. God’s criterion God is the __________ III.  Terms a. Pure Single-minded, ___________, spiritual integrity This is more than _____________ b. Heart The inner person,attitudes,control center of the _____ Thinking—> ___________ —> ____________ c. Mask management God pays little attention to our ___________ _______ IV. Human paths to purity V. Pathways to purity 1. Admit our impurity—Proverbs 20:9 2. Ask Gpd for a new heart 3. Pray for purity—Psalms 51:10; 139:23-24 4. Draw close to God—James 4:8 5. Memorize/meditate on God’s Word—Psalm 119:11-12 6. Avoid complaining/arguing—Philippians 2:14– 15 7. Watch what we watch—Job 31:1 8. Waiting is worth it—Hebrews 13:4 9. Find a faithful friend—Proverbs 13:20
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November 7, 2019
Blessed are the Merciful, October 27, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
Blessed are the Merciful Matthew 5:7 I.  Introduction II. What Mercy is not: Mercy is not ___________. Mercy is not something ____________. Mercy must never be confused with ________________. Mercy is not ____________ before God. Mercy is not merely a feeling or attitude but a way  of  thinking that results in _____________ action. III.  The opposite of Mercy Mercy vs. _____________9:10-13 Mercy vs. ____________________Matthew 23:23 IV. Biblical examples of Mercy ·  Joseph with his brothers (Genesis 37-45) ·  Moses with his sister Miriam (Numbers 12) ·  The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11ff) ·  Jesus going to the cross for us (Gospels) ·  The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) V.  Four dimensions of Mercy 1. ____________________ 2. ____________________ 3. ____________________ 4. ____________________ VI.  Mercy today ·  Those suffering spiritually, physically or financially ·  Emergency care — Star Fish ·  Warning the unsaved ·  Exhorting believers ·  Forgiving a brother ·  Protect someone's name/reputation ·  Praying for all VII. Why be Merciful: Matthew 18:21-35 - Parable of The Unmerciful Servant Matthew 6:14-15 - Forgive so our sins may be forgiven
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October 31, 2019
Repentance: Is It Ever Too Late, October 20,2019, Ken Van Kooten
REPENTANCE: IS IT EVER TOO LATE? Hebrews 5:11-6:36;5-12 October 20, 2019 I.  Introduction II. Two Groups - milk drinkers and meat eaters III.  It looks like salvation…... IV. How can they fall after such a God-honored start? V.  Why is it impossible to restore such a person to repentance? VI.  How can anyone crucify Christ again? VII.  Can a Christian really know they are saved forever? VIII. Application
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October 22, 2019
Let's Get On With It, October 13, 2019. Ken Van Kooten
LET’S GET ON WITH IT Hebrews 5:11-6:3 October 13, 2019 Introduction II. Two Groups a. ___________ b. ___________ Spiritual Immaturity—milk drinkers a. ________alone does not produce maturity b. _________________towards God’s Word c. The _____________ to share God’s Word d. Ignorant of ______________ (right living) e. An _____________________ Biblical diet IV. Spiritual Maturity—meat eaters a. It is produced by__________________ What are these “elementary teachings”? VI. Conclusion
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October 17, 2019
Hunger Pains, September 29, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
Hunger Pains Matthew 5:6 September 29, 2019 I. Introduction - Review a. “Poor in Spirit” (verse 3) — Spiritually bankrupt b. Those who “mourn” (verse 4) — Sorrow for sin c. “Blessed are the meek” (verse 5) — Salvation totally a work of God d. “Hunger and thirst for righteousness” (verse 6) II. The Necessity of Spiritual Hunger. The Meaning of Spiritual Hunger. IV. The Goal of Spiritual Hunger. a. For Salvation: b. For Sanctification: V. Conclusion
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October 15, 2019
God's Gentleman, September 22, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
God’s Gentleman Matthew 5:5 September 22, 2019. I. 1. Meekness ______________ on the ___________________ of God. 2. We are made _________________ by how righteous and worthy God is. 3. Meekness is _______________ under ___________________, not cowardice or lack of conviction. 4. Meekness never uses its power in ___________________________. (I Petere 2:22-23) II. 1. _______________________________________ 2. _______________________________________ 3. _______________________________________ 4. _______________________________________ 5. _______________________________________ III. Examples of Meekness “Meekness is the power to absorb adversity and criticism without lashing back” IV. The full portrait of Biblical meekness.
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October 15, 2019
Am I Stuck or Can I Really Change? Part 2, September 15, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
Am I Stuck or Can I Really Change? Pt. 2 Matthew 5:4 / Cor. 7:8-10 September 15, 2019 Myths of Repentance a. Sorrow equals repentance. b. Self-preservation is repentance. c. and repentance are equal. d. is repentance. e. Repentance and can exist together. f. Repentance can be . g. Repentance eliminates . Elements of Repentance a. Repentance involves a . b. Repentance involves . c. Repentance involves a dependence on
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October 15, 2019
Am I Stuck or Can I Really Change? September 8, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
Am I Stuck or Can I Really Change? Mathew 5:4; II Cor. 7:8-10 September 8, 2019 What is worldly sorrow? A. Sin is quickly ________________________ B. People _____________________________ C. A person works ______________________ What is godly sorrow? A. Sin is an offense to ____________________ B. It always results _______________________ C. It always results _______________________ Myths of Repentance 1. Sorrow _____________ repentance 2 ________________ is repentance 3. ________________ and repentance are equal 4. ________________ is repentance 5. Repentance and _____________ can exist together 6. Repentance can be _____________________ 7. Repentance eliminates __________________ IV. Conclusion
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October 15, 2019
Kingdom Attributes, August 18, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
KINGDOM ATTRIBUTES August 18, 2019 1. Chapters 5-7 are the teachings of Jesus. 2. Chapter 8-9 describe the healing ministry of Jesus. Pharisees – Legalists, traditionalists, keep things the same. Sadducees/ Herodians – Generally wealthy, modernists, change with the times. Essenes – Separatists – separate = holy. Zealots – Activists = holy. The Sermon on the Mount does NOT contain: 1. _______________ taught by Jesus. 2. Another set of _________ to get God’s approval. 3. A list of _________ . This is a list of _________. Blessedness is a deep _______________ and knowing you have the ______________ of God. “Poor in spirit” is the opposite of ________________ and ___________ . __________ has no part in God’s kingdom. Conclusion
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October 15, 2019
Repentence: The Second Step to Happiness, Septmeber 1, 2019, Ken Van Kooten
REPENTNCE—THE 2ND STEP TO HAPPINESS Matthew 5:4 September 1, 2019 I. Four areas this Beatitude can be lived out: 1. Lament the loses in your ______________. 2. Mourn for the evils of this ______________. 3; Cry over the _______________ of others. 4. Be sorrowful about your _____________. II. Repentance in the Old Testament: JJ. Repentance in the New Testament: 1. John the Baptist 2. Jesus 3. Peter - first half of Acts 4. Paul - second half of Acts 5. Repentance is for unbelievers 6. Repentance is for believers. IV. So What?
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October 15, 2019