November 22, 2020 ~ Matthew 13:10-17 (12-16) ~ Repudiations and Repercussions

Repudiation: ______________ for whatever reason.

Repercussions: __________________, usually negative 


My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized.

This is what God is saying to me: _____________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ 

November 15, 2020 ~ Matthew 13:1-9, 24-33, 44-50 ~ Parables

The Sower (1-9)

The Weeds (24-30)

The Mustard Seed (31-32)

The Leaven (33)

The Hidden Treasure (44)

The Pearl of Great Value (45-46)

The Net (47-50).

What is a parable?

•____________ – An earthly story with a heavenly meaning

•Easy to _______________ and easy to ____________ with •___________ – “The kingdom of heaven is like… …may be compared to…” (from pará, “________ _________, with" and bállō, "to ______”); a teaching aid cast alongside the truth being taught.

Why? vv.10-13 Purpose of the parables

V.13 allows that Jesus spoke to them in parables because they _________ the parables to ______ them—to give them a _________ to _______________.

•_________ to or ______ the parables. Matthew 13:9

•Discover what kingdom _________ they are ____________. 2 Timothy 2:15

•_________ to know how your life can be ___________ by the parables. Proverbs 15:14; Ecclesiastes 7:27

•______ _____ the truths of the parables. James 2:14; 4:17 •Be prepared to ________ the parable and its truth. It’s a matter of _____ or ________! (vv.30, 49-50, as well as 4-7)

My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized. This week I will pray for God to show me one truth that will change my life. 

November 8, 2020 ~ Matthew 13:14-15, 35 ~ Prophecies

“prophecy” –

“prophet” –

“prophesy” –

•The _______________ of Prophecy (“________ or _________ of _________”) – _____. 2 Samuel 23:2; Luke 1:70;. Acts 3:18; 2 Peter 1:21

•The __________________ of Prophecy – Through the ___________ God chooses. Ezekiel 38:17; Jeremiah 44:4; Hosea 12:10 •

The ___________ of Prophecy – To _________ us of God’s ____________. Jeremiah 35:15; 44:4; Ephesians 4:11-16

1.______/______ it.

2.___________ it. a.Does it _________ of God’s ____________? b.Is it from _____? i.To whom does it ________? ii.Is it _______________ with other prophecy, particularly in the ________? 3._______________ it.

4.Take it _______________.

a.Don’t _________ it unless it is ________.

b.________ _______________ in my life with ______ message.

i.Do not _________ my life is “good enough”.

ii.Do not make a ________ adjustment. 5.Stay on ________. Do not ________ ______.

My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized.

This week I will memorize 1 John 3:18 and seek to let my life be guided by it. 

November 1, 2020 ~ Galatians 5:23k ~ It’s Legal! Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

nomos: “that which is ____________, ________, _____”.

In scripture “law” is usually ______ law or “a law or rule… by the observance of which we are ____________ of _____.”

In this verse, the law is specifically ______ law.

Being filled with the Holy Spirit—living by God’s p______, p______________, and p_________—is never going to ________ God’s law. God will never lead you to ___________ your __________________ with Him.

1 Timothy 1:8-10 God’s law is not intended to ______ or ____________ those who are living ______________, who are ______________, who are ____________ of rejecting Him.

2 Timothy 4:3 We avoid that trap (___________ ______, etc.) by letting God’s Spirit be the ___________ _______________ in our lives.

As the body of Christ, we will be known by the ________ we ___________ and we must ___________ the ________ of the _________.

My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized.

This week I will pray daily, asking God to show me how I can display the fruit of the Spirit in my community. 

1. Pick one or more families in your community to flood with love as they enter into the Thanksgiving and/or Christmas seasons. You might consider food baskets, gifts, decorations, etc.

2. Contact your nearest Salvation Army to see if they can use help with bell ringing this year.

3. Contact senior adult residencies and ask for names of residents. Send cards and/or write letters to individual residents.

4. Record a video of members singing Christmas carols that can be played at senior adult residencies, hospitals, etc. Different families can contribute videos of themselves singing one or two carols and those can be compiled into a larger video. Add a short devotional by a member or the pastor. You may even be able to put it on YouTube and send the link to administrators so they can play it to residents, patients, etc.

5. Set up a “Post Office” for a Christmas card exchange between members.

6. Enlist younger members to be prepared to shovel driveways of other members and neighbors in the event of snow this winter.

All it takes is someone to take the lead. 


October 18, 2020 Galatians 5:23i gentleness Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

•Gentleness is ____________. 1 Corinthians 4:20-21

•Gentleness is _______________. 2 Corinthians 10:1; Matthew 11:29

•Gentleness is God’s way to ___________ others. Galatians 6:1 – to _______________, ___________, ____________, make one what he ________ ___ ___. (The goal is _________________ and achieving one’s ____________, not __________________.) Isaiah 55:8-9; Proverbs 17:17; 2 Timothy 2 25

•Gentleness ______________ you as a _______ of _____. Ephesians 4:1-2; Colossians 3:12

•Gentleness is worth ___________ ________. 1 Timothy 6:11

•Gentleness is good _________________. Titus 3:1-2

•Gentleness is the way to _________ your ________. 1 Peter 3:14-16 You don’t have to get all ______________ in order to _________ your faith!

How to apply these truths to my life:

•Develop _________ ________ by practicing gentleness.

•Be _______________ by practicing gentleness.

•Help ___________ the _________ with gentleness.

•Obtain a ________ _______________ through gentleness.

•Make gentleness your ______.

•Practice gentleness in my ________________. •________ ___ for Christ with gentleness.

My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized. This week I will try to stun someone with uncharacteristic gentleness. 

October 11, 2020 `Galatians 5:22h ` faithfulness ` Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

faith (pistis):

Faith is always ____________ from God and never ______________ by us. Like any gift, once we receive it, we have to _____ it—____________ it.

—Hebrews 11:1-2

faith is the ____________ of _____ and _____ we live, trusting God, and it is unshakeable proof to us of what cannot be observed ___________________. —Romans 10:17

Hebrews 11:6; Romans 14:23; Ephesians 2:8-9

1._________ I will live by faith.

2 Corinthians 5:7 2.Do what I know ___________ God! Galatians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:1

3.When in doubt, _____!

a.Ask _____. Jeremiah 33:3

b.Ask ____________ followers of Christ.

i.Those who ________ faithfulness

ii.Those who will give me the answer I don’t want to hear

c.Look in ______ ______. Psalm 119:105.

4.Do not try to go it ________.

a.Not without _____

b.Not without _________ Ecclesiastes 4:12

My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized. This week I will include the cry of the man in Mark 9:24 during my daily prayer time. 

October 4, 2020 ~ Galatians 5:22g ~ goodness ~ Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

Matthew 3:7-8

•Fruit is ____________ of the ______ of organism/life that produces it.

•Fruit is _______________ of the _________ of the organism/life. •Fruit is _________________. There is a ___________ for producing fruit.

•Fruit is ___________. It is a part of the ______ of the organism/plant/ etc.

•Fruit is __________________. Everything about it is ____________ to spread/create ______ of its ______.

In the O.T., “goodness” is always about ______ goodness.

In the New Testament…

•Distinct from good. Good emphasizes the _____. Goodness is about the _________.

•Appears just ______ times. It does not appear in any other ________ writings.

•Usage: ______________ (belonging to a thing by its very nature) goodness, with stress on the _________ (rather than the ______________) side of goodness.

•It is not about an act or numerous acts. It is about your spiritual ______.

•You do (show/display/live/etc.) good(ness) because it is your _________ as a person _________ with the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 12:35

•Make sure you have a ______________ of good. You can and you will have it when your life is filled with the Holy Spirit.

•Make sure you ______ to ________ _____ the goodness from that storeroom. The world desperately ________ it!

•Make sure that anyone who sees goodness in you sees _____ in you. Don’t take any _________ for what God does. ________ them to _____. That is what ________ did even when He Himself received ________. Matthew 5:16; John 12:28; John 14:13; John 15:8; John 17:1

My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized. This week I will work to remember the source of goodness by memorizing James 1:17. 

September 27, 2020. Galatians 5:22f Kindness Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

Like ____________, the purpose of kindness is for our __________________ with _____.

The word is _________ and it means ____________.

Another meaning is ______________ which means ____________.

The word can also refer to ________ ____________/ ______________. Romans 3:9-12 “______” = kindness

Psalm 103:10

1 Corinthians 13:4 – love is ___________ and ______.

Jesus’ acts of kindness. ____________ of ___________

John 8:11 “Neither do I ___________ you.”

Luke 23:34 “Father, ___________ them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

Matthew 19:14 “Let the little children ______ to ___ and ___ _____ hinder them, for to such belongs the ___________ of _________.”

Luke 22:50-51 (ESV) …And he __________ his ear and _________ him.

Jesus saw small groups and large crowds and had ______________ on them. Reasons and specifics varied: “because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd”; “He healed their sick”; “they received their sight”

True kindness always comes from a ____________ heart, a _________ heart, a _________ heart, a ________ heart. 

September 20, 2020 ~ Galatians 5:22e ~ patience ~ Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

Ecclesiastes 7:8

“patient” in this verse: “______” Patience in Galatians 5:22 patience, _________________, ____________________.

That primary purpose is ______________.

Scriptures in addition to Galatians 5:22 that use it this way

Romans 2:4

Romans 9:22

2 Corinthians 6:6a

Ephesians 4:2

Colossians 3:12-13

1 Timothy 1:16

2 Timothy 4:2

1 Peter 3:20

2 Peter 3:15

Another way of looking at that is it is a matter of whether we ___________ or ________. (_________ vs ______)

My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized. This week I will keep a score card of recognizing and responding to opportunities to be patient.

September 13, 2020 ~ Galatians 5:22d ~ peace ~Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

peace – eiréné (i-ray'-nay): one, peace, quietness, rest

peace between individuals, i.e. ___________, ___________

Matthew 10:34 & Luke 12:51

Acts 7:26

Romans 14:17 (Isaiah 32:17)

1 Corinthians 7:15

Note: This is NOT saying a believer should ___________ an unbeliever. (vv.12-16)

Ephesians 2:17

Ephesians 4:3 The fruit of the Spirit comes ______ the Holy Spirit—from God. John 14:27

•You cannot ___________ the Holy Spirit with ______________ ______. Ephesians 5:18

•The Holy Spirit’s ______________ for your life must be ____________. Matthew 4:1; Luke 4:1; 2 Peter 1:21

•The Holy Spirit’s revelation of ________ must be accepted in ________. John 16:13

•The Holy Spirit’s _______________ of _____ must be __________________ and followed with _______________. 2 Corinthians 7:10

My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized.

This week I will pray for God to reveal anything in my life that may prevent me from being filled with the Holy Spirit.

Philippians 4:7 

September 6, 2020 ~ Galatians 5:22 ~ joy ~ Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

Joy: chara (khar-ah') – in this context, ______________ of God's ________, ________; ("grace _______________”)

Examples:

- Matthew 25:21, 23 - Matthew 28:8 - Luke 2:10-11 - Luke 10:17 - Luke 15:7 - Acts 13:51-52

James 1:2-4

Pray for ____________! Pray for greater ________!

We cannot do God’s work on our own ___________ and ________. Nehemiah 8:10

• Psalm 51:12 • Psalm 16:11 • Psalm 21:6 • John 15:11

CAUTION!: Luke 8:13

1. Pray for ____________!

2. Pray for ___________ ________!

3. ________ in Christ!

4. Recognize God’s ________—His ________ in your life!

My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized.

This week I will spend time in prayer each morning, including thanking God for specific acts of His grace. 

August 30, 2020 ~ Galatians 5:22b ~ Love ~ Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

John 15:4-5; Isaiah 59:2

“Fruit” – indicative of the _________ and _________ of the organism. “of the Spirit” – we do not _________________ it. “is” – a proof of the Holy Spirit’s ____________ – if the Holy Spirit is not present, the _______ of the Spirit is not present.

Love ________ : In the NT, agápē typically refers to _________ love (= what God ___________). Romans 5:5

It is the love…

• that can only come from _____. We choose it but do not _________ it. Colossians 17:14

• of our ________ _________.

• of _____________ and ________________. It’s a _______________ love.

• that always places the recipient ________.

• with no intended __________ for the giver.

• that gives us our ________. 1 Corinthians 13:1

It is primarily an _________.

The paradigm is found in ___________________.

1. You can’t do it by ____________. The _________ of _____ does it. John 15:5

2. You must _________/______/______ in _________ with the Spirit of God ____________ in your life. John 15:4

3. This is the ____________ of a life that is Spirit filled, Spirit led, Spirit controlled.

4. When you see someone who would benefit from what God ___________, forget about ____________ and do what they need to have done for them. You ___ it!

5. Make every effort to ________ the rest of your ______ with this one element. Understand it is only possible by the ____________ and ________ of the Holy Spirit.

My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized. This week I will see a need where I live or work and ask, “What is God’s preference in this situation?” Then I will act. 

August 16, 2020 Galatians 5:22a On the Other Hand Series: The Fruit of the Spirit

22But the fruit of the Spirit is…

—Source: The ________ of God; the indwelling ___________ and ______ of the Holy Spirit in the life of the ____________. —Nature: ______________; the natural result of the ____________ of the Holy Spirit.

—Purpose: ________ to God and _____________________; to display the ______________ of God so that others will be drawn to Him for ___________ ______.

—Target: The ______; to point them to ________—to cause them to _________ after Him.

1. ______________/_______________, based on the source, nature, purpose, and target alone… • Fruit of the Spirit: ______. • Works of the flesh: _____.

2. Make it your ___________ to ___________ the fruit of the Spirit in your life. 2 Timothy 3:10

3. Live ___/___ the Spirit. Romans 8:9 • Make the ____________. Romans 8:5-8

• Make it your ______________/_______________. Acts 19:21

• Make it your ___________. Romans 12:11 “Fervent” = “to _____, be _____.”

• Make it your _________ ______. Ephesians 6:18 Romans 13:1; Titus 3:1-2; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 2:13-14

My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized.

This week I will try to analyze my thoughts, words, and actions by whether they point to the Spirit or my carnal flesh. 

August 9, 2020 ~ Galatians 5:19-21 ~"It's So Obvious!"

“evident” = v_________, m___________

“those who do such things” – prássō: r______________ or

h_____________, what has been a_______________ or

a_________ taken place and is r_________.

Works of the flesh:

Sexual immorality: any _________ __________________ that occurs outside ____________ ____________.

Impurity: ______ or ___________ ___________ that produce ______ or ___________ ___________.

Sensuality: excessive consumption of ______ or ______, ____________________ living that is especially marked by unbridled _____.

Idolatry: worship of ________. (a person, project, or object other than _____)

Sorcery: pharmakeia, ______________ or ________ that inhibit a person’s _______________ or change his ____________.

Enmity: people who cannot _____ _______ with each other.

Strife: would rather ________ and _________ than to admit it is ________ or to give an inch to an ____________!

Jealousy: ____________, ______________, and filled with ____ _____. …irritated, infuriated, irate, annoyed, provoked, and fuming…

Fits of anger: literally ___________ with ________ about.

Rivalries: self-seeking ____________ more concerned about _________ and the fulfillment of its own ________, ___________, and ______________ than it is in meeting the same needs in _________.

Dissensions: ultimate act of defiance/disloyalty to an 

Divisions: group of people who adhere to the same ____________ or who ardently follow the same _________ and are ______________.

Envy: deeply felt _________ because someone ______________ what a person _________ was his _____. Drunkenness: …_________ ________ or to drunkenness. …suppresses the mind’s ability to ________ _______________ and releases the ________ to fully express itself.

Orgies: …a person who can’t bear the thought of ___________ and therefore constantly seeks forms of ______________ or ____________________.

And such like: …this list of the works of the flesh is not ____________________; it is just the ______________ of the works of the flesh! Paul uses these as ____________ of how the flesh behaves.

“those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” “not”: objectively ___________ a statement, ruling it out as ______. Matthew 7:21

Other examples of works of the flesh:

‣ Romans 1:18-32

‣ 1 Timothy 1:9-10

My Next Steps:

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized.

This week I will print and work to memorize Galatians 5:19-21


August 2, 2020 ~ Matthew 11:28-30 ~ The Rest Area

Titus 3:5-7 (ICB)

1. People need ______.

2. People need ______.

3. People need ___________.

Why do we so often not experience it?

•________

•______________/_______________

•________ (The _______________ ______ ________ – Genesis 3:19) •_________________

You do not have a _________ about whether or not you will be an ___________ but your do have a choice about the ______ of example others will see.

1.Let your rest in Christ be your ________.

2.Let your hope in Christ be your ________.

3.Let your purpose in Christ be your ______.

Our hearts and minds need to make a clear distinction between ______ vs ___________ and we must intentionally direct our ____________ and ___________ accordingly.

1.H________ vs H______

2.A____________ vs A______________

3.C_________________ vs C______________

My Next Steps:

Today, I am trusting my life and will to the promises, care, and purpose of Jesus Christ and I want to be baptized.

This week I will prepare to turn conversations of fear, discouragement, or distrust to the rest, hope, and purpose I have in Jesus. 

He Who Is In You - 1 John 4:1-4 - July 26, 2020

•There are false prophets in our world. 2 Peter 2:1-3

We must watch for it in the worldwide Christian church, in our _________, in our ______, in our __________________, in our __________________, in our ________.

•The Bible gives us a _________ test for knowing the ____________ of the Spirit of God.

•Those who are ____________ of God have already ____________ the “spirit of the antichrist” because we have _________________ our lives to the ______ and ___________ of Jesus and He has ____________ them.

•We will still experience _________________. Victories are won after battles and battles are ________. But we fight with _______________ in the ___________. Isaiah 8:12; 1 Peter 3:14; John 16:32-33

•One key to living in victory, even in the middle of the battle, is to live by ________, ____________ and _________ on God’s ____________. 1 John 5:4-5

•Another key is to set our _______________ on the kingdom of God. Philippians 3:14-16

•We can never assume we are _______________ _________ enough to handle it on our own. 2 Peter 2:19-20

Does it feature…

• human ________ or scriptural ________?

• honor to _____ or glory to _____?

• aggressiveness/intimidation or ________ of the _________?

• pointing to another _______, _____________, “_______”, or ________ or does it __________ “that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.”

If you want to experience victorious living, you must…

–be “from _____”.

–know/believe God’s _________ is greater than anything and anyone in the ________.

–live—think, speak, and act—on the ____________ of _____.

–let “He who is in you” ______ ___________ you!

What do we do as the body of Christ? Acts 4:31

My Next Steps:

! Today, I am trusting my life and will to the promises, care, and purpose of Jesus Christ and I want to be baptized.

! This week I will pray for my thoughts, words, and actions to be influenced by the presence of the Spirit of God. 

July 19, 2020 ~ Acts 27:1-44 ~ Shipwrecks and Other Opportunities

•Paul lived through a lot of ____________ ____________________. 2 Corinthians 11:23-28

•Paul did not wish any ______ on those who were _________________ for his ______________ or who held ________ over him. Acts 26:29

•Paul’s ____________________ did not ___________ him.

•Paul did not get _________________ by _____ circumstances.

•Paul used his circumstances as ____________________.

•Paul remained ____________.

•The bad things continued to happen (Acts 28:1-3) but Paul _________ ______.

Try practicing just three steps.

1.______, asking God to remind you of your ___________ and the ________ of _________.

2.Ask yourself, “How could someone ______ ___ in this situation?” Then, look for an _________________ and a _____ to do it for ___________ else.

3.Take time to ___________ every day!


Is COVID-19 an opportunity? It is if we are looking for opportunities to fulfill our ___________ as the ______ of _________. How does our own ____________________ compare to others’ need for ___________ ______?


My Next Steps:

 Today, I am trusting my life and will to the promises, care, and purpose of Jesus Christ and I want to be baptized.

This week I will spend time every day thanking God for specific blessings. 


July 12, 2020. John 14:2-3 Yes, He Is!

What is He doing now?

P_______________ – “I go to prepare a place for you.”

Why is He going to return?

P___________ – “that where I am you may be also.” Mark 13:26-27

How, when?

P________! – Matthew 24:27, 36, 44b; 25:13; Luke 12:40; 17:24; 21:27-28

How do we know it is really going to happen?

P_________ – “I will come again”, Matthew 24:30-31

The most important question:

Is Jesus _________ for ___?

P_________ – John 3:16; 3:36; 10:27; John 6:53; Matthew 25:34, 46

So…

P___________ (yourself – be ________) Matthew 24:44a; 1 John 5:12; Acts 16:31

The time to _____ is _____. The time to _____ _________ is _____. Revelation 3:11; 22:7, 12, 20

My Next Steps: !

Today, I am trusting my life and will to the promises, care, and purpose of Jesus Christ and I want to be baptized.

Please, pray for me. This week, I need to talk to _________________________ about their need for Jesus. 

June 28, 2020 A Life Redirected Kitsap Lake Baptist Church Acts 9:1-19

Information about Saul/Paul:

•Saul’s name did not get changed to Paul once he became a ____________.

Saul was his ______ name. Paul (Paullas) was a ________ cognomen. Acts 13:9

•Saul was the #1 ________ of the new ekklesia. Christians ______ because of him.

•Saul was highly ____________ and __________________ of the scriptures

. •Saul’s/Paul’s “_______________” was very different!

•Saul was perhaps the greatest _______________ and church ____________ of all time.

•When Saul was transformed, he knew/remembered what he had been but it didn’t _________/___________ him. Philippians 3:12-13

Lessons learned:

•God can do ____________.

•God can reach ___________.

•God can ___________ any _____.

•God can use ___________.

•God does things ____ way. He alone is ______/_________.

•We walk by ________ not sight, ____________, or ______. 2 Corinthians 5:7

•Focus on the ______/________, not how I ______ about the inconvenience/ circumstances. Philippians 3:10-14 •The ________________, not the ___________________, drives our thoughts, words, and actions. Philippians 4:13

•The _________, not perfunctory action, has __________. Psalm 51:10-13

My Next Steps:

This week, I will prepare a “Spiritual Goals” time capsule to be opened in one year.

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized. 

June 21, 2020 How Are You Known? Acts 6:5

How Are You Known?

Acts 2:47; Acts 4:32; Acts 5:14; Acts 6:1

The ____________: (Acts 6:3) “…men of good _________, full of the _________ and of _________,…”

“repute” comes from the word for _________. It is the ___________/____________/______________ of your life. Proverbs 22:1; Ecclesiastes 7:1

Stephen was ____________ and _________ to ________. Philip became known as the _______________. The other five…

1.Pray _____ your family.

2.Pray ______ your family.

3.Read/study the ________ with your family.

4.Live the ________ in front of your family.

a.Speak and act in keeping with the ______ of ________. Ephesians 5:1

b.Do not __________ the ________. 3 John 11

5.Be ______ with your family.

a.A_______________ ______ you can be ________.

b.A______ ______ you are ________.

c.A___ _________________.

d.A_________ your ________.

Wives and children: ______, ______________, ___________, ___________, and _________.

My Next Steps:

This week, I will ask at least three people who know me best to anonymously describe who I am.

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized. 

June 14, 2020. The Calm Before the Storm. Acts 2:42-47

Acts 2:42-47

The Calm Before the Storm

•It’s a time for ____________ _________.

•It’s a time for ________. (vv44-45)

•It’s a time for ______________ _________. (v46-47a)

•The storm is _________!

•4:1-3

•5:17-18

•5:26-28

•5:33

•5:40

•6:(8-) 12-14

•7:54

•5:57-60

•8:1-3 How will you prepare?

1. ______!

2. _____ ___ of what you have done and what you can do and _____ _____ ______ ___.

3. ______ to be a ______ ______ of the ______ of Christ.

4. ________ and ________ what God can do with lives ___________ to Him!

My Next Steps:

ο This week, I will identify the “thing” I value most and ask God to help me want to use it to help someone else.

ο Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized. 

June 7, 2020 Empowered By the Holy Spirit Acts 2:14-41

Acts 2:14-41 Empowered By the Holy Spirit

There was an order—a _________________—and the Holy Spirit’s ____________ continued to be obvious through it all.

•Peter began by ____________ to and ________________ with the people, addressing their ___________/______________, using it as the ________ ______/________ into sharing about Jesus. Peter was ________ with the ______ _________. People who are filled with _______________ get their ___________ rather than Holy Spirit ___________.

•Peter got ______ to ____________, bringing Joel into ___________ and relating the events the people were witnessing into the context of the Jewish _____________ and ____________ they knew so well. •Peter showed King David believed and wrote about ______ after ________, showing how ________ was the One of whom David spoke (v27) (Psalm 16:8-11).

•Peter brought the sermon to its ______ by proclaiming that Jesus was both _____ and the __________—“both Lord and Christ”.

•The real work was being done by the ______ _________ as evidenced by the __________, _______________, and _______________ of about three thousand people.

1. You cannot do it without the Holy Spirit _________ you, _______________ you, ___________ you, and ____________ through you.

2. You cannot ______ yourself when the Holy Spirit fills you.

3. You cannot help but see a ____________ that only the Holy Spirit can bring about.

My Next Steps:

This week, I will ask God to show me what areas of my life need to be emptied so He can fill them with His Spirit.

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized. 

May 31, 2020 Acts 2:1-13 When the Holy Spirit Comes Kitsap Lake Baptist Church

Acts 2:1-13 When the Holy Spirit Comes Kitsap Lake Baptist Church May 31, 2020

v.1 There are no “______ _________” followers of Christ!

vv.2-4 divided = ______________; tongues = ____________ The Holy Spirit comes by God’s ______________, in God’s ______, to God’s _________, and His coming ___________ _______________ in our lives. He makes His presence clearly known to those who are ____________ and __________ for Him. 1 Kings 19:11-13

vv.5-11 The Holy Spirit’s ____________ is its own ___________ and has a __________________ impact on others, well beyond human __________________.

v.12 When the Holy Spirit comes upon God’s people in power, others are _________ and perplexed/_______________/___________/ ______________, not knowing what to ________.

v.13 Some will ______ and speak _______________.

• Don’t be a “Lone Ranger”, thinking you can be Christ’s ___________ apart from other ____________ of Christ.

• ______ for and ______ for the Holy Spirit to fill you. Your desire is proven by your ______________ and ____________ to things of _____ rather than things of the ________.

• Don’t try to manufacture the presence, power, or productivity of the Holy Spirit. You be you, under God’s complete ______________, and let _____ be _____.

• Don’t think it’s your job to explain the __________________ to people who cannot understand it. God’s purpose for the extraordinary is to ______ _________ to ___________.

• _____________ will happen. Don’t let it _________ you.

My Next Steps:

This week, I will pray for the Holy Spirit to be evident in my thoughts, words, and action.

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized. 

The Best use of the Time, Eph 5:15-17, May 24, 2020

Ephesians 5:15-17 The Best Use of the Time Kitsap Lake Baptist Church May 24, 2020

Verse 15 — “______…with _______________” how I “walk” or “___________ my life”. “wise” = wise or __________ and making discerning __________ with “__________”, indicating practicing and developing necessary and beneficial life _____________.

Verse 16 — Historically, evil times heralded coming ____________, usually associated with God’s ______________ on _________ leaders and nations.

Verse 17 — foolish or “___________ _________”: someone who acts without consideration or understanding of the inevitable ___________ or __________________. Fulfilling God’s ________ for me and His ___________ is how I make the best use of the time, instead of being a part of or ______________ toward the ______ that surrounds me.

“making the best use”: to buy up, _________, to _________ from ______. We have a ___________ and it isn’t just to ________ being around ______ but to be a part of God’s ______ to _________ the world.

_________ or refusing to _________ in the spiritual warfare that surrounds me makes me a part of the world’s ___________ instead of part of God’s ____________.

Three simple steps:

1.Acknowledge and repent of _______________.

2.Ask God for _________ and understanding of His ______.

3.Actively use your ______ to ___________ God’s kingdom.

My Next Steps: ! This week, I will keep a journal of how I spend my time each day. ! Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized. 

Isaiah 55:6-9 A Window of Opportunity

Kitsap Lake Baptist Church May 17, 2020

The kings of Judah during the time covered in the book of Isaiah were _________, _________, ______, and ____________. •

Verse 6 – “while he may be found . . . while he is near.” It is not a ______________ opportunity in this sense and that’s not God’s ________. Isaiah 59:2

Now is the acceptable time, a time of ____________ and ________. The opening call had ____________ no one.

• Verse 7 – People in a particular group _________ God’s ________. This direct clash prevents ______________ and _________________, but God’s ways are _____. They will not be ___________. The ________ still _________: if they will repent—turn to God—he will receive them in ______ and _________ them. *The verse is a classic expression of God’s open invitation to those who resist his call, determined to live their own way. *John D. W. Watts, Isaiah 34–66, WBC 25; Accordance electronic ed. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005), 818

• Verse 8 – God makes clear that they cannot have the ____________ of his presence while they resist the _______________ of his will.

• Verse 9 – The gap between God’s ways and thoughts and their ways and thoughts is ____________. There can be no _______________.

Only ___ can _________ the gap between our ways and His ways, our thoughts and His thoughts. Ephesians 1:22-23; Jeremiah 29:13

My Next Steps: This week, I will set aside a time each day to worship God by praying, reading His word with an open heart and mind, and praising Him.

Today I am surrendering my life and will to the care and control of Jesus Christ and want to be baptized.