Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 24, 2014

Sunday School
James 1:1-27

  • When trouble comes learn to endure and grow from it. Trials will make you stronger in character.
  • A doubtful mind is unsettled and will receive nothing from God.
  • God blesses those who patiently endure testing for they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.
  • v13-14 - When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
  • v17 - Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
  • Wisdom means practical discernment. It begins with respect for God.

John 12:1-3
v1 - Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
v2 - Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.
v3 - Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
Subject: "Enter to Worship, Then What?"

  • Enter to worship Him, depart to serve Him!
  • God created us to worship Him.
  • Worship means to give honor and reverence to.
  • Not everyone was happy with Jesus and wanted to disrupt things.
  • The priests were upset with Jesus for raising Lazarus. Because of Jesus, many deserted the priests' teachings to follow Jesus.
  • Matthew 26:6-13 - v6 - While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, v7 - a woman came to Him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on His head as He was reclining at the table. v8 - When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked. v9 - "This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor." v10 - Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. v11- The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. v12- When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. v13- Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."
  • Mark 14:3-11
  • Why Judas as the betrayer? He knew the people. He was always in their mix. John 18:1-2 When He had finished praying, Jesus left with His disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and He and His disciples went into it. v2- Now Judas, who betrayed Him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with His disciples.
  • John 6:66-70 - From this time many of His disciples turned back and no longer followed Him. v67- "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve. v68- Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. v69- We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God." v70- Then Jesus replied, "Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!"
  • Jesus already know all.
  • We must bless His holy name.

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