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1 Wesleyans & Scripture Matthew 11:1-9

2 Lesson Password: Perseverance Illustrated Bible Life Password: Fleece

3 SandraGreat Britain DavidMexico Saurabh Bangladesh, Angola, Namibia RuthIndia, Israel, Australia, New Zealand Keith & Ruth Switzerland SarahSwaziland WayneAfrica Love Churches help orphans, vulnerable children in Kenya Jennifer and her two sons (photo left and above) are among those who found a better present and hope for a future, through the assistance of the Malunga Church of the Nazarene, one of the local churches trained in this ministry to orphans and vulnerable children. Jennifer lost her husband 11 years ago to AIDS, and she is also infected, along with her youngest son, who was born with it. When the church built the small family a new home, Jennifer was drawn to the church.

4 Praying for the US & Canada Alexanders: CA, OK, GA, QC Vanderpool: NM (SE ABQ) Jellisons: UT, TX, AK Shultzs: CA, DC, MA, BC Moores: AZ, NM, DC, CA, YT, QC Abby Nielson: MA, OH, VT, QC Aliece Nielson: NM, VT, PEI L. Kilgore: VA, MI T. & P. Brown: IL, HW, PA, DC Nielsons: OH, PEI, VT, MA, RI Griffins: VT, OH, (Northeast) C. Yazzie: NM, AZ, & Navajo Nation Adams: NM, CA, MA B. Brown: GA, OR, ON B. Vito: NY,ID Prayer requested after pastor's wife dies from Ebola Hannah Sonkpah passed away October 6 after contracting Ebola while helping care for a pregnant woman. The wife of Grace Chapel Church of the Nazarene Pastor Joe Sonkpah, Hannah was helping provide medical assistance after local hospitals in Monrovia closed because they were unable to assist patients with Ebola, a disease that has killed more than 3,400 people worldwide. At least 7,000 people have or are suspected to have Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization.

5 Wesleyan Quadrilateral 5 Scripture Tradition Reason Experience

6 Matthew 11 (NIV) After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee. 2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” 4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” 6

7 Isaiah 61 The Spirit of the Sovereign L ORD is on me, because the L ORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, [a] 2 to proclaim the year of the L ORD ’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the L ORD for the display of his splendor.a 7

8 God Breathed Why is the Bible important in Christian life? Doctrine & Nourishment are two elements of Bible study; how is each important? Why did John the Baptist struggle with doubt about Jesus? How did Jesus’ response help him? 8

9 Matthew 11 (NIV) 7 As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 8 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. 9 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written: “‘I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’ 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14 And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. 15 Whoever has ears, let them hear. 9

10 Jesus Fulfills It All Why did Jesus direct this part of his address to the crowd? What is the significance of the connecting John’s ministry to Elijah (2 Kings 2:11)? How did John fulfill the role of Elijah? 10

11 Matthew 11 (NIV) 16 “To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others: 17 “‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’ 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.” 11

12 Rightly Dividing Why did the leaders of the Jews reject both John the Baptist and Jesus? What did Jesus mean by “Wisdom is proved right by her deeds”? How can we avoid misinterpreting the scriptures? Literal meaning Context Grand themes Commandments as promises Understanding literary devices Best translations 12

13 Advice from Wesley Set aside a little time every morning and evening for Bible studey Each time read a chapter each out of the Old and New Testaments Read with the intent to know the whole will of God Read toward understanding the analogy of faith Begin with serious and earnest prayer for understanding Examine yourself in light of what you read 13

14 Next Week Unit 2: Wesleyan Perspective Lesson 1: Wesleyans & Faith Romans 3:

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