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Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on November 28, 2010 at 10:43 PM  Pastor Antonio Smith & First Lady Smith would like to welcome you to CHBC Blog and News Page.

Pastor Smith & Chance Hill Church are pride of how our  Ministry is growing. On November 21, 2010 the Chance Hill Baptist Church took in 14 NEW MEMBERS. This was record breaking for Chance Hill Church History. Remind us of the day of pentecost they were on one accord and the Holy Ghost came and there were many souls added daily.

Bible Study every Wednesday @ 6pm-7pm

Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on December 21, 2010 at 10:56 PM

We are pleased to announce that Bible Study will be held every Wednesday @ 6pm-7pm. This Change is EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. We are grateful for the growth that's taking place here at Chance Hill. Thanks Pastor Smith and GLORY BE TO GOD.

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AN AMAZING MESSENGER

Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on January 3, 2021 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 1 Week of January 3, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

Background Passages: Luke 4 Lesson Passage: Luke 4:14-223:1-12

 

"AN AMAZING MESSENGER"

 

UNIFYING TOPIC

 

Call to Proclaim

 

LESSON TEXT

 

I. A Dramatic Reading (Luke 4:14-19)

 

II. A Phenomenal Claim (Luke 4:20-22)

 

THE MAIN THOUGHT

 

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Luke 4:18-19, KJV

 

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

 

People hear conflicting messages and proclamations all of the time. What message would provide answers to life's deepest problems? The worshipers at Nazareth listened to Jesus' proclamation of justice and compassion and were amazed at his gracious words.

 

LESSON AIM

 

To understand how Jesus appropriates Isiah's words to announce the beginning of His ministry.

 

Life AIM

 

To emulate Jesus' willingness to follow God's agenda for His people.

 

God's Word in Life

 

There was greater political movement in American history for African Americans and many others who longed for changed i American politics, than Barack Obama's victory election speech to thousands gathered in Chicago's Grant Park November 4, 2008. It was a night filled with the hope of a new day when so much skepticism in the past had brougth disappointment to so many. The new young black president-elect electrified his audience with the promise that "change had come." There were to be new jobs, open doors of opportunity once closed to many, the promotion of peace, and pronouncement that the American dream was still alive and well. The address by Obama was coined the "Yes We Can" speech. Sadly, in 2020 many of those who were once lifted by those words, now were wondering if it was all for nothing. With new leadership came skepticism, the once pround moments of national and cultural heritage of America and its relations with African Americans had faded as quickly as it came. Can a mere human bring such needed permanent change into the lives of those who feel hopeless? In today's lesson, for the Gospel of Luke, we learn of a true hope that is both anchored in power from heaven and grounded in a truth that outlasts all formsof falsehood. It is the call and mission of the Messiah. He is both the message and the messenger who delivers the promise of the Lord's favor rather than the Lord's wrath.

 

Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic: "AN AMAZING MESSENGER" Have you ever heard a message that was so amazing and you recited it, wrote it down, or thought about it constantly, because you just didn't want to forget it? Well Jesus was a messenger that brought messages that the crowds just didn't want Him to stop speaking. Jesus was a perfect messenger with the most blessed message. It doesn't matter how many great messages you have heard or will hear that will be greater than that of Jesus Christ! He was the perfect speaker for any circumstances. His message was His life and His Life was His message (period)! An Amazing Messenger......Preaching is a calling given by and from God. Thats why Luke tell us The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,To preach the acceptable year of the Lord (PERIOD!) Jesus the perfect messenger, as the Christ, the message He preached was the life He lived so He could be the salvation for all (reference from R.H.Boyd) says.Jesu had returned to Capernaum His headquaters of Galilee. Luke shows us Jesus returning to Galilee after being tempted in the wilderness. We should not let our wilderness experience cause us to fall back into bondage we was brought out of. Jesus passed the wilderness experience by speaking the word to satan and His ministry launched publicly. Jesus essence for ministry was phenomenal and was called to proclaim.Luke shows us like us Jesus was tempted. however He uniquely followed Gods call for Him and He was endue with the Holy Spirit. I like what R.H. Boyd says Think about this It take courage to be a messenger for God. Believe it or not, everyone receives a word from the Lord in a positive way. Imagine if it were you, in the shoes of our Savior, while in front of synagogue members. What would you say?

 

 

 

I. A Dramatic Reading (Luke 4:14-19)

 

14And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

 

15And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

 

16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

 

17And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

 

18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

 

19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

 

II. A Phenomenal Claim (Luke 4:20-22)

 

20And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

 

21And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

 

22And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

 

In Conclusion:

 

Jesus came to seek and save those who are lost. He was not just the Messiah but Jesus was a servant and He served the overlooked, underprivileged, the poor, and the sick. He was guided and carried by the Holy Spirit, that God gave Him when He was baptized by John. He wasn't a selfish leader who reap all benefits for self but He was a neighbor lover! Hallelujah to the Lamb of God!

 

QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:

 

Do you think a person alone can bring a needed permanent change to the lives of those who feel hopeless? What does this Lesson tell us about Jesus accolades? Have you been called to do a work in this world? Did you receive power from God?

 

CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you for sending your son Jesus into this world to be a messenger of you word and a healer for all people. Help us or teach us not to look down on the less fortune or the underprivileged, but with a heart of compassion love those who are less fortune. In Jesus name Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

--

Vickie Hill

 

 

GET READY

Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on December 27, 2020 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 12 Week of December 27, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

Background Passages:Matthew 3                                                           Lesson Passage: Matthew 3:1-12

 

"GET READY"

 

UNIFYING TOPIC

 

Call to Prepare the Way

 

LESSON TEXT

 

I. God's Call to Repentance (Matthew 3:1-5

 

II. The Message for You (Matthew 3:6-12 )

 

THE MAIN THOUGHT

 

For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. (Matthew 3:3)

 

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

 

Important projects require thoughtful preparation. What endeavors demand our greatest efforts in preparation? John called for people to repent of their sins and thus be ready to welcome the soo-coming Messiah.

 

LESSON AIM

 

To learn about John the Baptist's importance in preparing the way for Jesus.

 

Life AIM

 

To live a life of repentance, turning from sin and seeking God's continued forgiveness.

 

God's Word in Life

 

 

Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

 

Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic: "GET READY" His coming back to cleanse the earth, to judge His people, to usher in the Millennium, to complete the first resurrection, and to take His rightful place back as King of the heaven and earth and He will establish His government on earth. "Hallelujah," to the LAMB of God!!!!! Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready says John the King is coming

 

I. God's Call to Repentance (Matthew 3:1-5) King James Version

 

1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

 

2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

 

3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

 

4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

 

5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,

 

II. The Message for You (Matthew 3:6-12 )

 

6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

 

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

 

8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

 

9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

 

10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

 

11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

 

12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

 

 

 

In Conclusion:

 

As our world gets smaller, we are more and more exposed to people who differ from us in race, culture, and religious values. We must keep our trust in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior until eternality. This is how we internationally honor Him as King of this World. Inspite of what is going on in this world God Jesus Christ is still the ruler of all.

 

 

QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:

 

Are there any sins you struggle with turning away from? What do you think makes turning away from that sin so difficult? What sins do you think John's audiencemay have had difficulty turning away from?

 

CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you that we can find unity through you in the midst of a choatic world where so much evil has come to rob us of our faith and love for each other. Help us to understand that your love will cover all evil, if we just lean and depend on you, with our whole heart, body. and mind. Keep us from serving false religion so we will please you in our serving, wealth, and talent. In Jesus name Amen!

 

 

--

 

Vickie Hill

"INTERNATIONAL HONOR FOR THE KING OF THE WORLD"

Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on December 20, 2020 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 12 Week of December 20, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

Background Passages:Matthew 2:7-15 Lesson Passage: Matthew 2:7-15

 

"INTERNATIONAL HONOR FOR THE KING OF THE WORLD"

 

UNIFYING TOPIC

 

A Regal Response to Holy Light

 

LESSON TEXT

 

I. Hitchhiking to Kill (Matthew 2:7-8

 

II. An Award for a Prize Baby (Matthew 2:9-15 )

 

THE MAIN THOUGHT

 

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11)

 

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

 

As our world gets smaller, we are more and more exposed to people who differ from us in race, culture, and religious values. Where can we find unity in such a world? By summoning Wise Men from far-off lands to worship Jesus, God demonstrated that this newborn King would transcend the differences that divide us.

 

LESSON AIM

 

To learn the story of the Wise Men who brought gifts to Jesus, the Son of God.

 

Life AIM

 

To demonstrate generosity and wisdom while following the direction of God.

 

God's Word in Life

 

Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic: "INTERNATIONAL HOROR FOR THE KING OF THE WORLD" We are embraking into the season were so many people celebrate the Holiday Christmas. However this Christmas 2020 is far different than any other Christmas's there have been. We have had a total of 76.8M cases of Covid-19 and 1.69M deaths worldwide however 43.2M has recovered this alone should help us to know it time to draw close to Christ our King who will soon return to this earth to gather up His children. In this lesson we clearly see that a child was born and born to be the Savior of the world. We also see that the three wise men brought gifts for the birth of the savior. This is showing a great response to worship and we should be willing to worship Him this season for coming to a failing world to redeem us back to His father so we can have eternal life forever! So this Christmas give God the praise, honor, and glory for He is King of King and Lord of Lord. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. So, inspite of the Pandmic that have claim so many lives the Lord is Lord and when He comes back again, there will be no doubt who He is. No one knows the exact time that the Savior will come again. “Of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36. His coming back to cleanse the earth, to judge His people, to usher in the Millennium, to complete the first resurrection, and to take His rightful place back as King of the heaven and earth and He will establish His government on earth. "Hallelujah," to the LAMB of God!!!!!

 

 

 

I. Hitchhiking to Kill (Matthew 2:7-8)

 

7Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

 

8And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

 

II. An Award for a Prize Baby (Matthew 2:9-15 )

 

9When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

 

10When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

 

11And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

 

12And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

 

13And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

 

14When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

 

15And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

 

 

 

 

 

In Conclusion:

 

As our world gets smaller, we are more and more exposed to people who differ from us in race, culture, and religious values. We must keep our trust in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior until eternality. This is how we internationally honor Him as King of this World. Inspite of what is going on in this world God Jesus Christ is still the ruler of all.

 

 

 

QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:

 

How do we understand the designs of our lives? Where can we find unity in such a world? What Will Jesus Do When He Comes Again?

 

 

 

CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you that we can find unity through you in the midst of a choatic world where so much evil has come to rob us of our faith and love for each other. Help us to understand that your love will cover all evil, if we just lean and depend on you, with our whole heart, body. and mind. Keep us from serving false religion so we will please you in our serving, wealth, and talent. In Jesus name Amen!

 

--

Vickie Hill

"FULFILLING ONE'S CALLING"

Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on December 13, 2020 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 10 Week of December 6, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

 

 

Background Passages:Matthew 1:1-17; Hebrews 1 Lesson Passage: Matthew 1:1-6,16-17; Hebrews 1:1-5

 

 

 

                                                 "FULFILLING ONE'S CALLING"

 

 

 

UNIFYING TOPIC

 

 

 

Impartial Love

 

 

 

LESSON TEXT

 

 

 

I. Fit to Be King (Matthew 1:1-6,16-17)

 

 

 

II.Superior Christ (Hebrews 1:1-5)

 

 

 

 

 

THE MAIN THOUGHT

 

 

 

Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; (Hebrews 1:2)

 

 

 

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

 

 

Where we come from often speaks volumes about what we are like. How are people rooted in what has come before? Hebrews affirms the ultimate origins of Jesus in the very life of God, and Matthew explains how He was the product of His long biblical heritage.

 

 

 

 

 

LESSON AIM

 

 

 

 

 

To learn about Jesus roots and their contribution to the filfilment of His calling

 

 

 

 

Life AIM

 

 

 

To take pride in the family roots of the faith and see one's calling.

 

 

 

 

 

God's Word in Life

 

 

 

 

Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

 

 

 

Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic: "FULFILLING ONE'S CALLING"

 

 

 

 

 

 

I. Fit to Be King (Matthew 1:1-6,16-17)

 

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

 

 

2Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

 

 

3And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

 

 

4And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

 

 

5And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

 

 

6And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

 

 

16And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

 

 

17So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

 

II.Superior Christ (Hebrews 1:1-5) King James Version

 

1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

 

 

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

 

 

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:

 

 

4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

 

 

5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

 

In Conclusion:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you for your word teaching us that we should love like you love and love others like you ove us. We know that this is your greatest command to all human kind. Help us not to be so self-loving until we don't know how to love others. Thank you for showing us the greatest love by sending your only Son to the earth to redeem us back to you. We love you for that mirculious demonstration for all to kow your love for all. In Jesus name Amen!

 

 

--

Vickie Hill

 

 

"A COMMUNITY OF EQUALS"

Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on December 13, 2020 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 9 Week of November 29, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

 

Background Passages: James 2 Lesson Passage: James 2: 1-13

 

 

                               "A COMMUNITY OF EQUALS"

 

 

UNIFYING TOPIC

 

 

Impartial Love

 

 

LESSON TEXT

 

 

I. The Danger of Favoritism (James 2: 1-8)

 

 

II.The Consequences of Favoritism (James 2: 9-13)

 

 

 

 

THE MAIN THOUGHT

 

 

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? (James 2: 9-13)

 

 

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

 

Favoring one person or group over others is a commom occurrence in human relationships. Why is it unacceptable to show partiality to certain people or groups? James reminds us that love requires us to treat everyone equally.

 

 

 

 

LESSON AIM

 

 

 

 

To learn that partiality has no place in God's house.

 

 

 

Life AIM

 

 

To Practice impartiality in one's personal dealings, particularly within the Church.

 

 

 

 

God's Word in Life

 

 

 

Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

 

 

Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic: "A COMMUNITY OF EQUALS"

 

 

 

 

I. The Danger of Favoritism (James 2: 1-8) King James Version

 

1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

 

 

2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;

 

 

3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

 

 

4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

 

 

5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

 

 

6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

 

 

7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

 

 

8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

 

 

II.The Consequences of Favoritism (James 2: 9-13) King James Version

 

9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

 

 

10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

 

 

11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

 

 

12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

 

 

13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

 

 

 

In Conclusion:

 

 

 

 

 

QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you for your word teaching us that we should love like you love and love others like you ove us. We know that this is your greatest command to all human kind. Help us not to be so self-loving until we don't know how to love others. Thank you for showing us the greatest love by sending your only Son to the earth to redeem us back to you. We love you for that mirculious demonstration for all to kow your love for all. In Jesus name Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--

Vickie Hill

"SHARING LOVE IN TRUTH"

Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on November 22, 2020 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 8 for Week of November 22, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

Background Passages: ACTS 4:32-5:1:11 Lesson Passage: ACTS 4:32-5:1-11

 

"SHARING LOVE IN TRUTH"

 

UNIFYING TOPIC

 

Sharing Love

 

LESSON TEXT

 

I. One Heart and One Mind Family (ACTS 4:32-35)

 

II. The Lies of Hell Shall Not Prevail! (ACTS 5:1-11)

 

 

 

THE MAIN THOUGHT

 

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. ACTS 4:32)

 

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

 

 

 

LESSON AIM

 

 

 

To learn about the mistake that Ananis and Sapphira made and determine not to do the same.

 

 

Life AIM

 

To radically show generosity and truthfulness in all of one's interactions.

 

 

 

God's Word in Life

 

 

Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

 

Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic: "SHARING LOVE IN TRUTH"

 

 

I. One Heart and One Mind Family (ACTS 4:32-35) King James Version

 

32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

 

33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

 

34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

 

35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

 

36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

 

37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

 

II. The Lies of Hell Shall Not Prevail! (ACTS 5:1-11) King James Version

 

1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

 

2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

 

3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

 

4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

 

5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

 

6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

 

7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

 

8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

 

9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.

 

10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

 

11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

 

In Conclusion:

 

 

QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:

 

 

CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you for your word teaching us that we should love like you love and love others like you ove us. We know that this is your greatest command to all human kind. Help us not to be so self-loving until we don't know how to love others. Thank you for showing us the greatest love by sending your only Son to the earth to redeem us back to you. We love you for that mirculious demonstration for all to kow your love for all. In Jesus name Amen!

 

"LOVING OTHERS"

Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on November 15, 2020 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 7 for Week of November 15, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

Background Passages: I John 3:11-24                    Lesson Passage: I John 3:11-24

                               "LOVING OTHERS"

UNIFYING TOPIC

Confident Love

LESSON TEXT

I. What Love Is Not (I John 3:11-15)

II. Love as God Expected (I John 3:16-24)

THE MAIN THOUGHT

And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. (I John 3:24)

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

Hatred toward others sometimes seems far easier to attain than love. How can we show love for others? The willingness of Jesus to die for us and His command that we live for others both bring that confidence.

LESSON AIM

To learn that Christians are to love each other because God loves us.

Life AIM

To love all those with whom we come into contact, even though

God's Word in Life

The SouthernPoverty Law Center (SPLC) reports that in the United States, hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party have been on the rise. Those who advocate and practice hatred, hostility, or violent vigilantism toward members of a race, ethnicity, nation, religion, gender, or any other designated sector of society is a hate group. The rise of the hate groups, accordind to the SPLC, has taken place for the past twenty years. The African-American community is no stranger to hate groups, byt hate groups are not the only problem for African-Americancommunities. Systematized hatred also is a problem In recent times, polece brutality and state-sanctioned killings have come under fire. Racism is a form of hatred that has been institutionalized within the criminal justice system. Protests have broken out against institutional and vigilante violence. How can we reconcile the beliefs of hate groups and institutionalized racism with the Bible's teaching on love? What shold be the response of Christians outside of these hate groups?

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Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic: "LOVING OTHERS" Hatred toward others in today's world is real, the Christians have become heartless just as the world and don't care about noone but themselves. Christians need to consistently take precaution of how we are responding to the things of God and Gods people. Hatred to others sometimes seems far easier to attain than love. How can we show love for others?

I. What Love Is Not (I John 3:11-15)

11For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

12Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

13Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

14We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

15Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

II. Love as God Expected (I John 3:16-24)

16Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

17But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

18My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

19And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

20For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

21Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

22And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

23And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

24And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

In Conclusion:

The willingness of Jesus to die for us and His command that we live for others both bring that confidence. Love others the way The Lord love us.

QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:

Hatred toward others sometimes seems far easier to attain than love. How can we show love for others?

CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you for your word teaching us that we should love like you love and love others like you ove us. We know that this is your greatest command to all human kind. Help us not to be so self-loving until we don't know how to love others. Thank you for showing us the greatest love by sending your only Son to the earth to redeem us back to you. We love you for that mirculious demonstration for all to kow your love for all. In Jesus name Amen!

"THE LOVE CONNECTION"

Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on November 9, 2020 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 6 for Week of November 8, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

Background Passages: John 15:4-17 Lesson Passage: John 15:4-17

                            "THE LOVE CONNECTION"

UNIFYING TOPIC

 Abiding Love

LESSON TEXT

I. Fruit Tree (John 15:4-8

II. Love Is A Priority (JJohn 15:9-17)

THE MAIN THOUGHT

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:5, KJV

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

We try to love, but we feel beaten down by the world's greed and jealousy. How can we love one another in the face of the world's selfishness? Jesus declares we are to love one another if we abide in Him, keep the commandments, and abide in His love as the Holy Spirit abides in us.

LESSON AIM

To learn that believers must remain connected to Jesus to bear proper fruit.

Life AIM

To be connected to God through constant prayer so that we may abide in Him.

God's Word in Life

Staying connected to each other is important for people. A local church rented a theater to have a special viewing of a movie at the start of a new Bible study series.They notified their members through email, text, and Facebook. The event was a huge success. However, when they got to Sunday morning worship, they discovered several of the older members were upset no one told them about the event. These older member was not connected to Facebook, text, and email so they were left out of the reminder notices sent out. If we are fair, we must admit social media has several positive benefits as a connection tool. Plenty of studies show that when people are connected to family and friends in a positive way, they live healthier and longer. Older seniors prefer more (not fewer) visits from family and church members. How can those who are sick, disabled, or incarcerated stay connected with the church? Can social media be used to connect all groups of people?

Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic:"THE LOVE CONNECTION

I. Fruit Tree (John 15:4-8

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

II. Love Is A Priority (John 15:9-17)

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

In conclusion:

 

QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:

 

CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you for giving us the word......so many people don't get the fact that you knows all, you sees all, and you alone Lord judge all according to work, deeds, and love we shows toward our brothers. Help us to understand that you will come again and you will give each of us the just reward according to our own ability which we did to the least of these; to love, to serve and to treat one another as you have command us all to do; but the greatest of these is how we loved others.In Jesus Name Amen!

 

"UPSIDE-DOWN LOVE"

Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on November 1, 2020 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 5 for Week of November 1, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

Background Passages: John 13:1-35 Lesson Passage: John 13:1-15, 34-35

                                      "UPSIDE-DOWN LOVE"

UNIFYING TOPIC

Loving by Serving

LESSON TEXT

I. A Divine Foot Washing(John 13:1-15)

II. A New Commandment! (John 13:34-35)

THE MAIN THOUGHT

For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. John 13:15, KJV

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

Multiple definitions of love lead people to be confused about how to love. What is the bottom line (end") when it comes to love? Jesus taught that our love for one another should be manifested in our service to others.

LESSON AIM

To learn that Jesus , our exemplar, led by example through service to His disciples.

Life AIM

To consider service as a way of life, knowing it is the path of love.

God's Word in Life

Dr. Maartin Luther King's sermon "The Drum Major Instinct" reveals the basic human desire to be noticed and found to be important in life. King says this human desire, when not achieved, leads to putting down others in order to lift oneself up. Much of this desire is the base factor in racism and prejudice. The way out of this wrong is to follow the example of Jesus.......greatness is found in service to one another out of love. What stands in the way of love often is pride. Pride is found in self-exaltation, self-satisfaction, and self-centeredness. It is self-worship where the I is more important than the we. The danger of pride is its ability to dethrone God from the heart of the believer. It is possible to become blind to our own sin of pride, so it is important that each believer examines their own heart (2Cor. 13:5). What we must fear most about pride is its ability to conceal itself and out unwillingness to recognize and admit to its presence.

Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic:"UPSIDE-DOWN LOVE" I want to start by posing a question. How do someone go from perfect love to UPSIDE-DOWN LOVE? Most of the time people will hurt a person for no reason at all scadalize their name, set traps for them, talk about them, and most of all turing a perfevt love to upside down love. This is what happened to Jesus. His own disciples whom He loved so dearly betrayed Him. And this is how people do another person who has done nothing but good by them and they have the audacity to do them wrong when that person was encouraging them, blessing them, praying for the, but most of all loving them; but God! Just for a moment think about what you have done to hurt someone or to try an do your darnness to mess up their character; let this soak down into you soul, heart, and mind and see how this could affect someones love, character, or purpose and see how that will make someone feel. Judas played a key part in Jesus death because of POWER and MONEY. Peter let the fear of what others could do to him physically cause him to speak evil against Jesus even though he knew Jesus love, purpose, and character; Peter denied that he know who Jesus was. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full in abundance. The thief here Jesus is talking about is not Satan but those that competes against or fights another in a contest, game, or argument (economic reforms) whom ever fights against God's Will. The self-serving___________; whomever that may be "Jesus said, they come to steal, to kill, and to destroy you! "Stop People"......."Stop!!" God doesn't do no evil!!!! He just allow it' "hoping"that we are "bigger" than the THIEF that are killing, stealing, and destroying us!!!!!!!! Helloooooo somebody? God is saying take my yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. So it doesn't matter who is saying "what" it's all about the word from the LORD!!! Glory......."! The love Jesus shared with His disciples was not based on social conventions. He broke free from what was unacceptable to do the best. What is our best? Is it Fame? Is it Fortune? or is it Wealth? Multiple definitions of love lead people to be confused about how to love. What is the bottom line (end") when it comes to love? Jesus taught that our love for one another should be manifested in our service to others. I, myself gives above measures and I absolutely love it because that's what The LORD commanded!

I. A Divine Foot Washing (John 13:1-15)

1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;

3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.

5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.

11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.

12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?

13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

II. A New Commandment! (John 13:34-35)

34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

In conclusion:

I like what R.H Boyd says in the Intro of this lesson: Service is always in demand. We go to restaurants and spend money for it. We choose to vacation and stay in hotels for it. In some places, we even opt to pay a touch more for gas just to receive the full-service treatment. We all love receving service, but if the truth were to be told, while we may like receiving service, many people feel it is beneath them to provide it. WOW! Some people look down on service-centered jobs, demeaning them with the title menial. At times we refuse to pay a fair living wage for the labor provided by those who perform these essential tasks. However, while service may not be en vogue in our contemporary context, it is held in high regard in the Bible. In our lesson today, Jesus demonstrated that service shouldbe a way of life for His followers and love should show itself through acts of service.

16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. 17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. 18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me. 19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. 23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. 25 He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. 28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. 29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. 30 He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night. 31 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him. 33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.

QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:

Why do we think we have to establish ourselves before we can serve? We can serve while establishing ourselves!

Would you be able to serve someone in love that you believed they betrayed or was about to betray you? How do you feel about washing your brother's foot?

CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you for giving us the word......so many people don't get the fact that you knows all, you sees all, and you alone Lord judge all according to work, deeds, and love we shows toward our brothers. Help us to understand that you will come again and you will give each of us the just reward according to our own ability which we did to the least of these; to love, to serve and to treat one another as you have command us all to do; but the greatest of these is how we loved others.In Jesus Name Amen!

THE MOST EXCELLENT WAY

Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on October 24, 2020 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Lesson 4 for Week of October 25, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

Background Passages: I Corinthians 12:27-14:1 Lesson Passage: I Corinthians 13:1-13

                                     "THE MOST EXCELLENT WAY"

UNIFYING TOPIC

Love Divine

LESSON TEXT

I. Without Love, a Believer Is Nothing (I Corinthians 13:1-2)

II. Without Love, a Believer Gains Nothing (( I Corinthians 13:3-13)

THE MAIN THOUGHT

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. Corinthians 13:13, KJV

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

Special gifts such as knowledge and wisdom easily can make us lose sight of our oblogations to others. How can we avoid being pleased with ourselves? Paul suggested that love is the best way to relate to others and forget one's own status.

LESSON AIM

To learn what love is and what it does, not how it feels.

 Life AIM

To love in ways that square with God's definition of love.

God's Word in Life

A recently graudated African-American male was commissioned as a second lieutenant and arrived ready for his first tour of duty. He was placed in a unit of 250 soldiers under the command of one captain. The lieutenant was called into the captain's office to receive his work assignments. He was given thirty-five soldiers to lead and a variety of assignments designed to help the unit succeed. Seeing that the young lieutenant fresh out of college was overwhelmed, the captain gave him some helpful advice. "I know you have a lot to deal with. but treat each work area like a ball that must be juggled. All except one of the balls are rubber and if dropped will bounce back with hard work. But one ball is glass and if dropped will break. That will cost you your job and careerr as an officer." The captain wanted the lieutenant to know one of his duties was so important and essential to everything they do that it could not go undone. Likewise, the scope and mission of the Church is vast and multilayered. But the central trait woven throughout the Church is love. The Church can go without many things, but not love. It is the glass ball.

Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic: "THE MOST EXCELLENT WAY" He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

Special gifts such as knowledge and wisdom easily can make us lose sight of our oblogations to others. How can we avoid being pleased with ourselves? Paul suggested that love is the best way to relate to others and forget one's own status. Love is what it does, not how it feels. A more excellent way; God is Excellent in all of His ways and we should model ourselves after Him.

I. Without Love, a Believer Is Nothing (I Corinthians 13:1-2)

13 1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

II. Without Love, a Believer Gains Nothing (( I Corinthians 13:3-13)

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought [5] as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; [6] but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

In conclusion:

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

The central aim of the this lesson is the highlight of this teaching and draws a great conclusion for us to learn what love is and what it does, not how it feels. It's not always good to know how something feel; it could be deadly, devastating, or even mental. We need to love in ways that square with God's definition of love, love God with all your heart, soul, and mind; and love your neighbor as youself.

QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:

How can we become better neighbors to one another? Is the Kingdom of God divided and separated by ethnic groups? Does God value all peoples?

CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you for giving us the word......so many people don't get the meaning of love your neighbor and bless them as you would do youself teach us that that is your greatest command and to abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity is your command. In Jesus Name Am


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