Thursday, May 29, 2014

When Your World Crumbles, Ezekiel 1:1 – 7:27

Colorado friend Monty Lee posted his slides for the lesson, "When Your World Crumbles," which is focused on Ezekiel 1:1-3; 1:28 – 2:5; 6:7-10. Apple version. Microsoft version.

Personal note. I am giving up teaching Adult Bible Study ( at least for now) since my wife and I are relocating to a different city.  The timeline to complete our relo, find a new church home, and for me to resume teaching is unpredictable at this point. I will cease posting slides unless I receive them from a teacher I know such as Monty Lee. Thanks for visiting this blog over the past 10 years. I won't delete it since you can search it for past lessons, which may be helpful. God bless you, Ronnie


GB said...

We're sure going to miss you. Good luck on your relocation and be happy for the good things the Lord has planned for you. In Christ. GB

servingHim said...

Thank you GB! It has been a good run. May the good Lord continue to provide all that's need to effectively teach His word. Ronnie

Bryan Barrett said...

This website has been so very helpful in teaching my Sunday School classes over the years. My best to you and I hope someone, like Monty, will continue to post slides. It's very helpful. I've even spoken with Lifeway about it in the past and how great this site was.

servingHim said...

Thank you Bryan for your kind comments. Also, I appreciate your support over the years. I view this as an interruption in service, and Lord willing, we can resume posting at some point in the future. Appreciate it, Ronnie

Southern Lady said...

I have used your site regularly over the past year for ideas and helping me with lesson flow and information. Thank you so much for your commitment each week to post as this has really been a benefit to me. I appreciate all the extra time you spent and I junk it is because of your love for our precious Savior. Thanks and I will miss this very much.

Southern Lady said...

I know it is because of your love...

servingHim said...

Yes, you are a lady! Thank you! RW

Edgar Rogers said...

Thanks for all the help you have been. I will miss this posting each week. God bless you in your move. Since you will not be posting for awhille, can you tell us how to recieve MONTY'S posting directly. Thanks again.
Ed Rogers

Michael said...

God bless you in your next adventure, and thanks for posting these lessons over the years, I've found them most helpful.

servingHim said...

Thank you Michael. God bless...

Harrell said...

I have loved the slides and information for many years. Thank you for all your hard work and research over the years. May God richly bless you and your wife in your future endeavors. -Harrell

Jim said...

I too will miss you, Ronnie. Thank you for all you've done for a lot of us teachers. Personally, I hope your new church will have you teaching before Fall and that you will be posting your helps once more.

We have friends who just moved to Champion Forest, John and Marilyn Mays. Their children and grands were already members there.

Mrs. Jim and I have been out of town from April 15 until May 31.
Key West, 16-day cruise from Ft Lauderday to England, and then from May 3 to 31 staying in London with our kiddos. We did spend five days in Wales and two more with friends at Northampton.

Best wishes and some prayers for the move. Jim Hovendick, Montgomery, TX (San Jac prof retired, Business teaching--Law, Entrepreneurship, and Intro)

servingHim said...

Thank you Jim. CFBC is a great Church--we were part of it for 28 years. Kirk and Cheryl Mays were members of our Life Group I hope the John and Marilyn can meet them. Your travel schedule sounds a bit like we have planned--Denver, then England, Wales, etc. Lord willing. Appreciate it and take care. Ronnie

servingHim said...

Thank you Harrell for such kind comments! May God bless us all.

Steve Finnell said...

Why was the Ethiopian eunuch so concerned about being baptized in water?
1. Did the eunuch want to be baptized so he could join the the 1st Church of Philip?
2. Did the eunuch want to be baptized as a testimony of his faith?
3. Did he want be baptized because Jesus commanded it and he wanted to be obedient?
4. Was he in a hurry to be baptized because he realized that water baptism had nothing to do with the forgiveness of his sins?
5. Did the eunuch want to be baptized because his sins were already forgiven?
6. Did he want be baptized to demonstrate that he was saved before he was baptized?

The answer is NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, and NO.

The Ethiopian was in a hurry to be baptized because:
1. He wanted his sins forgiven. (Acts 2:38)
2. He wanted his transgressions forgiven. (Colossians 2:13)
3. He wanted to be saved. (1 Peter 3:21)
4. He wanted to be baptized into Christ. (Romans 6:3)
5. He wanted to walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4)
6. He wanted his body of sin done away with. (Romans 6.6)
7. He wanted wanted to live with Christ. ( Romans 6:8)
8. He wanted to be saved. (Mark 16:16)
9. He wanted wanted to be clothed with Christ. (Galatians 3:27)
10. He wanted to have his sins washed away. (Acts 22:16)
11. He wanted to be saved. (Titus 3:5)
12. He wanted to enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:5)
13. He wanted the Lord to add him to His church. (Acts 2 :41,47)
14. He wanted to be sanctified. (Ephesians 5:26)
15. He wanted to be blameless and holy. (Ephesians 5:27)
16. He wanted to be free of spots and wrinkles.(Ephesians 5:27)
17. He wanted to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)


Philip preached Jesus to the eunuch.

The first question the eunuch ask was "What prevents me from being baptized?"

Philip said Acts 2:37 [... "If you believe with all your heart you may." And he answered and said , I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."]

When Philip preach Jesus to the eunuch he must have told him what Jesus said in Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.


NOTE: In the New Testament Scriptures there is not one single account of anyone denying water baptism as being essential for the forgiveness of sins. Not one mention of anyone saying I was saved before I was baptized. Not one person stated they were saved before baptism, but were baptized so they could join the local church. Not one individual said I was baptized as a testimony of my faith, but it had nothing to do with my salvation. WHY DO YOU NOT READ ABOUT THESE THINGS HAPPENING IN THE 1ST CENTURY CHURCH? WHY? BECAUSE THESE ARE ALL MAN-MADE TRADITIONS THAT ORIGINATED MUCH LATER. (SEE MY APRIL 17 POST---"THE PRICE OF TRADITION')

(All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)