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Kenya October 2011

Last Sunday evening, Dan’s sermon was his report of his activities in Kenya in October. You can listen to Dan’s sermon and view his PowerPoint slides. The two two PowerPoint files are identical except the second file has additional video content inside. The video is silent. Remember. you can subscribe to our Podcast by visiting http://podpoint.net/user/165.

What’s our attitude towards each other? (Powerpoint sermon & audio)

One of our deacons, Clay Bethea, filled in for our preacher, Dan Chaney, while Dan is visiting brethren in Kenya. Clay’s sermon was entitled What’s our attitude towards each other?

My imperfect notes:

What’s our attitude towards each other?
What is our ultimate goal?
Attitude not aptitude determines altitude
Skills needed In our Christian lives
Eph 4:1-3
Phil 2:3
Col. 3:12-13
James 1:19-20
Matt 18

Internal & External Evidences of the Bible’s Reliability

While Dan Chaney is still in Kenya, one of our elders, Randy Baker delivered our am sermon this morning. Randy’s sermon was on the Internal & External Evidences of the Bible’s Reliability.

Below is a copy of my notes of Randy’s sermon. Although these will give you an idea of what he spoke about, please note that I wasn’t able to jot down everything Randy said.

    Scientific Accuracies of the Bible

  1. Job 26:7 earth hangs on nothing
  2. ISA 40:22 earth is round
  3. Psa. 8:8 paths of sea
  4. Eccles. 1:7 water circulation
  5. Amos 9:6 water circulation
  6. Gen. 2:1-2 First & 2 law of Thermodynamics
  7. Psa 102:25-26 2d law of Thermodynamics
  8. Psa. 19:4-6 the sun moves through a circuit
  9. Job 28:24-25 weight to the wind
  10. Dimensions of Noah’s ark
  11. Lev. 15:13 living water
  12. Ex 22:21 bacteria
  13. Lev. Fat intake
  14. Gen 17:12 8 day circumcision blood coagulation
  15. Lev leprosy quarantine
  16. Lev 17:11 life in blood
  17. Prov. 17:22 link between mental & physical health
    Manuscripts

  1. Aristotle
  2. Plato
    Historians

  1. Josephus
  2. Tacitus
  3. Pliny the younger
  4. Suetonius
    Archaeology

  1. Hittites 1906
  2. Ezra 1:1-4 Cyrus cylinder
  3. Isa 40:28 Referring to Cyrus 160 years before he was born by name
  4. Sumerian kings list cooberates (1) Long life spans before flood, (2)the Flood itself, and (3( Short life spans after flood
  5. Pontus Pilate
  6. Ossuary for Caiaphas

The Roman Road to Salvation & Calling on the Name of the Lord(an audio sermon)

A more complete approach to the Roman Road to Salvation, one that allows the Bible to define what is meant by “calling on the name of the Lord:”

  1. Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God;’
  2. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.=;”
  3. Romans 5:6-8, “For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
  4. Romans 10:13,”For ‘whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.’”
  5. Romans 10:9-10, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation;”
  6. What does it mean to “call on the name of the Lord?”

  7. Acts 22:16, “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord;”
  8. Acts 2:21, “And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved;”[
  9. Acts 2:36-38, ““Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit;”
  10. Acts 2:40-41, “And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” Then those who gladly[g] received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them;”
  11. 1 Peter 3:20-21,”who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water. There is also an antitype which now saves us—baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,”
  12. See where baptism is already on the Roman road:

  13. Romans 6:3-6, “Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.”

A Living Sacrifice (an audio sermon)

A sermon from Dan Chaney beginning in Romans 12:1-2 about presenting ourselves as a living sacrifice to God. This is the pm sermon that followed the am sermon on Lessons we can Learn from Old Testament Sacrifices. I recommend that you listen to the am sermon first, before listening to this sermon.

In this lesson, Dan asks some challenging questions such as:

  1. Considering how expensive animal sacrifices were for Jews in Old Testament times, how much by somparison are we actually giving from our means, time, effort, and daily attitude and walk?
  2. Are we a living “sacrifice”?
  3. Is living for God costing us anything today?
  4. Is it making demands of our time?
  5. Has it changed our priorities at all?
  6. Does it make make time to study God’s word on our own and with our children?
  7. Are we sacrificing valuable business time, making us less productive in our busiine lives so we can be more productive for God?
  8. Do we sacrifice time to visit with others?
  9. Have given up anything?
  10. Have we made any changes?
  11. Have we sacrificed anything at all?
  12. Do we give only out of surplus?
  13. Do we only offer the lame?

Dan’s lesson about Kenya before leaving for Kenya (audio sermon)

In preparation for his third trip to Kenya, Dan presenting the following lesson about his trips and work there.

Dan’s letter from Kenya, November 9, 2011

Greetings All!

Well, we are in the final week of our trip to Kenya!

We started our seminar yesterday. The theme of this year’s seminar is all about Jesus and all the things the Bible has to say about him (Redeemer, Atonement, Savior, etc.) We kicked the Seminar off with a look at “God’s Eternal Plan” and then looked at several passages in the Old Testament that foreshadow the coming of Christ. We have two sessions each day (10am-12pm, a break for lunch, 1pm-3pm) and one final session Friday morning.

The really impressive thing is, these folks are taking off days of work from their shambas (farms), from their taxi services, etc. These folks don’t have hardly any money to start with, so they are making quite a sacrifice taking this time off to get to study together. But they believe it’s worth the sacrifice. It’s quite amazing.

We had 65 people present yesterday. People from all of the groups we were able to visit the first week and half have come. People from Munyange, Mukurwe-ini, Nyahururu, Four-mile, Kianghai/Karatina , Mantanya and several from the Nyeri group.

Lord willing, I’ll be home in time for church next Wednesday (at Spring Warrior). I look forward to seeing you all again.