God Impels and Prepares His servants. He allows us to be tempted to sin, but gives triumphant victory over it through the Holy Spirit & His Word. And, God’s people SHARE IN GOD’S CARE.   Matthew 28:20

  1. God P_________________ Jesus on earth. (v. 11) John 3:16
    1. God’s A____________ took care of Jesus… all of His needs. (13b)
    2. Divine Protection C____________ with Jesus until the right moment when He gave Himself.
      1. The sacrifice of Jesus P_______ for all sin of all humanity.
      2. The S____ of people against God required one perfect sacrifice.
    3. Previous Attempts to D_____________ Jesus had all failed.
      1. God was with Mary during her pregnancy.
      2. … Mary during her trip to Bethlehem, then her delivery in a barn.
      3. God delivered Joseph, Mary and Jesus from the sword of King Herod.
      4. God was with Jesus His entire life on earth.
  2. God Protected the 1st Century C____________ as it began.
    1. The 12 A_____________ were protected by God in His Timing.
      1. Four disciples walked away from their J_______, trusting in Jesus. Psalm 37:3-5
      2. By the P__________ of Almighty God & the resurrected Lord Jesus, the apostles began spreading the message of life.
      3. The Book of A_______records some of the beginning of the church.
    2. The L__________ of Paul, Peter, John & others record the faithful & continued personal care & protection of God. Ephesians 6:10-18
    3. R__________ declares the victory of God & His children. II Peter 3:9-13
  3. God C_____________ To Protect His Obedient Children.
    1. The H______ S_________ continues to work in you who submit.
    2. We practice L______ by helping each other. I Thessalonians 5:11
    3. Hebrews 3:13-14
    4. G__________ consistently is vital to our well-being. Hebrews 10:23-25
    5. God’s A_______ are protecting His servants.              Hebrews 11:14; Psalm 91

“Wisdom” 2 Timothy 3:16

“Wisdom” 2 Timothy 3:16

2 Timothy 3.16  All Scripture is ___________________________ and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

Mark 12.30  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your ___________________ and with all your strength

1 Kings 18.21  If the Lord is God, ______________him; but if Baal is God, ___________________ him.

Psalms 34.8 _______________ and see that the Lord is good

1 Corinthians 6.2-3   Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the ___________________?

John 7.24  Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge _______________________

James 1.5  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives ______________________ to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you

Proverbs 2.6  For the Lord gives __________________

Proverbs 1.7  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools[a] despise ______________ and _____________________.

“The Name’s of Jesus” John 1:1

“The Name’s of Jesus” John 1:1

(John 1:1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with _______, and the Word was ________.

(Revelation 1:8) I am Alpha and Omega, the ________ and the ________, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

(Psalm 118:22) The stone which the builders __________ is become the Cornerstone

(1 Peter 5:4) And when the ________ ___________ shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away

(John 10:7) Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the _______ of the sheep

(John 1:14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of ________ and __________

(John 11:25) Jesus said unto her, I am the ________________, and the ___________: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

(Job 19:25) For I know that my ____________ liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

(1 John 2:1) My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an _____________ with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

(Romans 11:26) And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the _____________, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

(Isaiah 40:5) And the _________of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it

(Acts 3:14) But ye denied the _______ _______ and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

(Mark 1:24) Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the _________  _________ of God.

(John 1:29) The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the ________ of ________, which taketh away the sin of the world.

(Isaiah 55:4) Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a _________and __________________to the people.

“Who is the Anti-Christ?” 2 Thessalonians 2.1-4

“Who is the Anti-Christ?” 2 Thessalonians 2.1-4

“Who is the Anti-Christ?” 2 Thess 2.1-4


Ezekiel 28.1-5 But you are a mere ___________ and not a _________,

though you ___________you are as wise as a god.

2 Thessalonians 2 He will oppose and will ___________himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be _________.

2 John 2 18-19/22 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the ____________ is coming, even now many ____________ have come.

Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—_____________ the Father and the Son

1 John 4 Dear friends, do not ___________ every spirit, but ____________the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. .

2 John 1.7 I say this because many ___________________, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Revelation 13 The beast was given a mouth to utter ____________ words and ________________ and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.

Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it ___________________ the inhabitants of the earth.

Revelation 19 The two of them were thrown alive into the ________________ of burning sulfur.

Revelation 20 And the devil, who ____________them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown.

Revelation 1 His __________ was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

Rev 5 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and ___________________.

Rev 19 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the __________ _____ _________.

Rev 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

_______ ___ ________ AND _______ ___ _________





God’s people are tempted to sin, but are triumphant through Christ.  I Corinthians 10:13

  1. J_______ was Tempted, but Triumphant (v. 11)
    1. Mark records that Satan T__________ our Savior.
      1. Satan tempted Jesus throughout ___ days.
      2. Jesus was among wild B__________.
      3. T_______ specific temptations are identified. I John 2:15-17
    2. The Devil appeals to our W______________.
      1. Satan is the D____________ who twists, perverts & contorts.
      2. Satan A___________ when people are most vulnerable.
    3. Jesus was T______________ over temptations. Hebrews 4:15-16
      1. Jesus paid A______________ to those who taught. Luke 2:46f; 4:16
      2. Jesus learned by asking Q______________.
      3. Jesus depended upon the H______ S_________ living within.
      4. God sent A_______ to take care of Jesus. Hebrews 11:14; Psalm 91
  2. The D_____________ were Tempted, but Triumphant.
    1. The Disciples were C___________ by the parables. Mark 4:34
    2. All of the disciples F_____ A________ from Jesus. Matthew 26:31f
    3. M__________ recall was promised to the disciples. John 14:25-26.
    4. The Disciples were E_____________ with the Holy Spirit.
  3. W__ are Tempted, but Triumphant Through Christ Jesus.
    1. The I_______________ of Jesus is for all people. Matthew 11:28f
    2. We may not U_____________ Psalm 105:4; James 1:5f
    3. Christians who C_____________ their sin are forgiven. I John 1:9-10
    4. Christians still receive God’s S____________. Acts 2:38
    5. Christians are T__________________ in Jesus…





  1. J_________ was Impelled and Prepared. (v. 12-13a)
    1. Impelled = Driven toward; forced to do; duty; unavoidable.
      1. Jesus left heaven in O______________ to His Father. Galatians 4:4f; Titus 2:11-14
      2. Jesus knew before C________________ that He would be coming.
      3. Jesus was impelled to do R___________.
      4. Jesus O_________ His heavenly Father in total submission.
      5. Jesus trusted in the S__________ to Help and Guide Him on earth.
    2. Prepared: Jesus got ready for what was coming.
      1. From birth to age 30, Jesus L____________ in a sinful world.
      2. At age ___, Jesus knew He was getting ready… Luke 2:41f
      3.  I________________ after being baptized, the Spirit impelled Jesus.
  2. The D_______________ were impelled and prepared. (v. 16-20) They immediately accepted the call of Jesus.
    1. Men R______________ under Mosaic Law; anticipated Christ.
    2. John the Baptist’s C________ had been preparing everyone.
    3. The G__________ record that Jesus had been preaching and performing miracles. Luke 5:1-10
    4. The disciples received P_____________ instruction from Jesus.
    5. Following Christ’s R_______________, they remained dedicated.
  3. All who S_______ Christ Are Still Impelled and Prepared by God.
    1. John 16:8f
      1. The Spirit T________ at our hearts and conscience to obey.
      2. The Spirit G______ believers into God’s truth. John 16:13 John 17:17
      3. P______________ the reading and study of God’s word.
    2. D______________ of Jesus will share the Good News. John 1:40f
    3. The Spirit P_____________ each Christian for work. Romans 12:4-8

“The Good News” Mark 1:1-11

“The Good News” Mark 1:1-11

God sent Jesus Christ into the world. He has completed His mission, living a perfect life, giving His life as the final payment for all sin and conquering the grave with Life!

  1. The Bible’s Message: J_______ Is God’s Son and Our Savior. (V. 1)
    1. The Beginning: This record was brand N_____.
    2. The Gospel = G______ N____. Jesus broke the power of sin & death! John 3:16; 10:10; 14:27
    3. Of Jesus: God sent only O____ Savior to this world.
    4. Christ: Greek word for A_____________.
    5. Son of God: Jesus is the O______ begotten Son of God, Creator, Lord, King, Judge and more!
      1. The earliest R__________ of humanity reveal recognition of deity.
      2. Jesus proved the existence of G_____.
  2.  The Good News of Jesus Was Proclaimed B_________ He Came.
    1. V. 2 “As it is W__________…” God gave a preview.
      1. A _______ year old message of Isaiah 40:3-11 & the 500 year old Malachi 3:1 that began in Genesis 3:14f.
      2. Over 600 prophecies promised a Messiah.
      3. The N________ of many Old Testament individuals reflect upon God, our Salvation.
    2. God would be “before your F_______.” (V.2) Matthew 13:15
    3. V.3= “Make ready the W_____ of the Lord… make His Paths straight
  3. Jesus Came as the F________________ of God’s Good News Plan.
    1. J_______ the Baptist was to prepare the way. (V.4-8)
      1. The time was ripe!
      2. John H___________ served God; believers traveled.
      3. God used W__________: a process of physical & spiritual cleansing.
      4. Jesus C_____________ all believers in Him to repent, confess His name and to be baptized. Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38; 22:16
    2. Jesus B________ His ministry as John prepared the way. (V.9f)
    3. John recognized & identified J_______ as Redeemer. John 1:32-34.
    4. G_____ identified Jesus as Savior.
    5. Jesus completed His M__________ as Messiah.

“Grow In Jesus Christ” II Peter 3:14-18

“Grow In Jesus Christ” II Peter 3:14-18

“Grow In Jesus Christ” II Peter 3:14-18

Satan is stalking and hounding us, luring us to give in to our worldly lusts, greed, weakness and desire. Our only defense is to walk in scripture and GROW IN JESUS CHRIST.

  1. GROW IN P________. (V. 14) John 14:27; Galatians 5:22-23
    1. Do N___ make peace with Satan, sin or wicked. Ephesians 5:1f; 6:10-13
      1. V. 16-17 Peter W_______: guard against heretics. II Peter 2; Matthew 18:15f
      2. Jesus had C__________ with Pharisees, Sadducees & priests.
      3. W___ must guard against deceptive teachers. Galatians 1:8-9
    2. The T____ greatest commands: Love God; Love people. Mat.22:36-40
    3. Our P_____________ are not solved with more of this world.
    4. Isaiah 57:18-21
  2. GROW IN G________. (V.18) Grace: Unmerited favor or, giving when it is undeserved or unearned.
    1. God sent Jesus into a wrecked W______ to save people. John 10:10-11
    2. God’s holy ways are S___________ to sinful people.
    3. Jesus graciously went to the C________ to pay for all sin.
    4. Ephesians 2:8-10
    5. God S________ every Christian into the world to be gracious…
  3. GROW IN K__________________ OF OUR LORD & SAVIOR. (V.18)
    1. Peter challenges us to L______ more about our Creator. Proverbs 2:4-6
    2. God provided the B____ for us to learn from it. Isaiah 40:8; I Peter 1:25
    3. Jesus fought T____________ of Satan using scripture. Deuteronomy 8:3
    4. Peter challenges us to study the D______________ passages. (V.16)


“Sliding Scale of Sin” I Corintians 6:9-11

“Sliding Scale of Sin” I Corintians 6:9-11

“Sliding Scale of Sin” I Corintians 6:9-11

2 Timothy 2:22  “Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue _______________, ______,

______ [and] _________…”

1 Corinthians 10:31  “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all

to the ______________________.

Hebrews 13:5  “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be _________ with such

things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’”

Proverbs 6:6 “Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be _______.”

Romans 12:19, “Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the ________ of

God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’”

Proverbs 14:30, “A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is ______________ to the


Jeremiah 9:23-24, “…Let not the mighty man boast of his might…but let him who

boasts boast of this, that he ____________ and knows Me…”

1 Corinthians 6.9-11  And that is what some of you ______________.

Matthew 7.1-5 Do not judge, or you too will be ____________.

Luke 7.36-48 her many sins have been _____________—as her great love has shown.

But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”

Matthew 9.12-14 For I have not come to call the righteous, but ____________.”

(Hosea 6:6)

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let

them turn to the LORD, and he will have __________ on them, and to our God, for

he will freely pardon.

Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD

require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk _____________ with your


Matthew 5:7 ___________ are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Matthew 18:21-35 Shouldn’t you have had __________ on your fellow servant just as

I had on you?’

Romans 12:8 if it is to show mercy, do it _______________

James 2:13 Mercy triumphs over ____________.

Isaiah 64:6 and all our righteous acts are like ________ _________;

Romans 3.23 for ______ have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 6.23 For the wages of sin is death, but the _______ of God is eternal life in

Christ Jesus our Lord.

“No Vacancy” II Peter 3:9-13

“No Vacancy” II Peter 3:9-13

    1. V.9 God P_______________ waits … John 14:2-3
    2. God’s patience is G_______;
      1. Genesis 6:3 ________ years to change;
      2. Genesis 18 A___________ negotiated with God for 10 lives;
      3. J________ warned Nineveh…
    3. God’s word has been proclaimed in A____________.
    4. A warning from I____________. II Corinthians 6:2
    5. God gives us life to serve Him N______.
    1. V.10 “But t/ day of t/ Lord will come…”
    2. God is patient, forgiving and J________!
    3. S____________ tried to convince the leaders. Acts 7:51f
    4. C_____________ hearts of individuals leads to death. Romans 1:18-25
    1. Guard against F__________ teachers and evil spirits.                                                                                                                                                              II Peter 2; Matthew 12:43-45; I Timothy 4:1
    2. F______ our thoughts and life with God. II Peter 3; Romans 8
    3. Take care of our physical B_______… I Corinthians 3:17
    4. M______ with fellow believers … Hebrews 10:23-31
  4. FOOLS CONTINUE TO WILLFULLY S____. Mark 12:30-31; I John 2:15-16
    1. Intentional sin: a dog licking up V_______. II Peter 2:20-22
    2. Hebrews 6:4-6 … I____________ for those who fall away…
    3. Romans 6:1-11 True believers D____ to sin…
    4. “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit…” Ephesians 4:30
    5. I Thessalonians 5:19 = “Do not quench the Spirit.”
    6. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is U_______________. Matthew 12:31                                                                                                                   Revelation 3:20