Csehy Summer School of Music 2008
June 22 – Ben Harding – James 2:14-26
Faith alone, but not faith that is alone.
James 1:12 and James 5:19
James is about genuine faith even under trial.
Useless faith – not meeting needs. V. 14-17
Demonic faith – believing without obedience v. 18-20. Demons believe, but still rebel.
Abraham’s Faith – believe and are justified in believing God’s promises. V. 21-21. Genesis 15:16.
True faith is proven by obedience.
Assurance of salvation comes with obedience to God.
Rahab’s Faith – v.24-25 – her faith hid the spies. Nothing to do with her occupation or lying. Faith actions.
Jesus received full wrath for our sins; hell for so many. He took our sins, we get his righteousness.
June 23 – Randy Haynes – The Impossible
Certain things are impossible, but… Luke 1:37
Bring your brokenness to God – He can fix it.
God has… created something from nothing, flooded the whole earth, babbled people, brought Isaac into being, kept Joseph safe, kept Moses safe, brought on the plagues… there’s NOTHING God cannot do.
His greatest miracle – Christ’s death and resurrection.
What can stop God? NOTHING. He can work miracles through us today – whenever you run across something seemingly impossible, remember what God can do.
He’s an impossible God, but not impossible to reach.
Got any rivers you think are uncrossable?
Mountains you can’t tunnel through?
God specializes in things thought impossible,
And He will do what no other power can do.
June 24 – Randy Haynes – Addition and Subtraction
Subtraction and addition are inseparably connected (inverse operations).
Romans 3:10b, 3:23.
Righteous – holy, cleansed, perfect; doing the right thing for the right reason.
Sin – exercising our will over God’s.
Sin and righteousness are inverse operations.
John 1:29 – subtraction=take away
Romans 3:22 – From God=added by God.
Us – our sin + His righteousness.
Doctrine of Imputation – exchange. But God never expects anything back.
My sin is imputed to Christ, His righteousness is imputed to me. We are “giving up” nothing to accept His gift. God subtracted my sin by adding the opposite – His righteousness.
June 25 – Randy Haynes – Multiplication and Division
God does not want us to divide. Psalm 133:1; 1 Corinthians 1:10
Division does not equal separation – 2 Corinthians 6:17
Hills to die on – is your life worth this?
– The Bible is the infallible and inspired word of God
– The Trinity
– Christ’s diety – birth, life, ministry, death, resurrection, ascension, and return.
– Essential salvation and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
– Present ministry of Holy Spirit in our lives.
– Resurrection to either Heaven or Hell
– Spiritual Unity in Christ
Unity even in diversity.
God does want us to multiply – Acts 1:8, Ps. 40:5, Acts 11:26b, Matthew 28;19a
Live the life and speak the Word.
June 26 – Randy Haynes – Infinity
Infinite- never begins or ends. Unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity. Everlasting never ends, but it has a beginning. Eternal has no beginning.
– infinity also refers to smaller and smaller, not just greater and greater… God’s infinite – small enough to live in my heart, big enough to rule the universe.
– How do we grasp eternity past?
– If we fully comprehend God, we’re making Him finite.
– His attributes are without limits.
Why’s this important? It puts Him on a different level from humanity, it puts Him as the biggest, we have infinite needs…
Job 38:1-3 – God must be all that man is not.
June 27 – Randy Haynes – Probability
Probability – likelihood of occurance.
The probability of the prophecy that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem? 1 in 300,000… that 8 events concerning Christ would come true? 1 in 100 quadrillion.
This approaches impossibility.
But God deals in certainty, not probability.
Certain salvation and eternal life… God has no grandchildren.
Those who have not confessed will CERTAINTLY suffer eternity in God’s wrath. Rev. 20:15.
June 30 – Kelly Hayes
We do not have it all together. James 4; Ecclesiastes 4; Job 22; Job 25; Psalm 28; Psalm 144; Is. 64; Romans 3.
BUT GOD – He’s awesome, He watches over us, we cannot fully comprehend Him – He keeps it all together. Ps.144
God is I AM. We are I am not.
As much as we are not, He is that (and more!)
All of our flaws and issues are solved in Christ.
We are worms, but… 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.
God’s revelations fuel our worship.
How does your love for Him show through in your everyday actions?
July 1 – Kelly Hayes – DTR
DTR – Define the Relationship – know requirements, etc…
What is our relationship? Colossians 3:1-4
Christ IS now our life, not just part of it.
We act on what’s important on our lives.
So what do I need to do? Colossians 3:5-10
There are things that get in the way of the relationship
Cast them off – if we don’t stop them, we’ll be dominated and destroyed.
1 John 5:3-4, Deut. 30:11-20
Real life, real problems… REAL GOD.
Don’t be distracted, He wants 100% of our lives.
My life is up and down, but God’s always right there on top of things, and there beside and below me. (this was actually something Mr. Rawleigh said during singtime a few nights earlier, but it fit with what Kelly was talking about :))
July 2 – Kelly Hayes
We lose sight of what really matters so quickly.
We come to Him asking for what He wants, not what should be important to those wanting to be like Christ.
Christ had every right to focus on Himself, but He laid down His life, focusing on us.
Humility – a proper understanding of who we are, what we deserve, but what we receive.
Serve all the time, serve where you’re at.
“Well done,” will come from following Christ’s example.
July 3 – Kelly Hayes
Because we have so much, we don’t rely on God as much as we should. Revelation 3:14-17
We are so reliant on the temporary.
So how do we change? Rev. 3:18-19
Build on the ROCK.
We hold back what we think is great, but there’s something better if we’d only give it up. Don’t hold onto the passive.
There’s a story about a girl whose dad bought her some cheap plastic pearls at the dollar store… and she loved them. Then night after night he kept asking her if he could have her plastic pearls… she refused, but he kept asking. Finally, with many tears, she gave them up. He replaced them with genuine pearls.
What are my plastic pearls? What will I not give up to my father?
Make sacrifices for the God we love.
How do we change so that God defines us?
Change mindset of who God is – understand his infinite beautiful awesomeness more.
When we see how great He is, we can’t focus on the passing.
July 4 – Kelly Hayes
We will have troubles as Christ-followers, because we are not of this world.
Romans 7:13-20 – the world hates us, and we fail.
We hare hated, hypocritical failures.
Condemned sinners so we can be redeemed.
The devil reminds us we sin, but we’ve been saved from it.
Sin should make us seek God more. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Revelation 3:10, 1 John 5
Trials bring people together more than anything. Suffering draws us to God.
Not ashamed should define us.
I WILL overcome – it IS worth it.
Something not from chapel but that I thought I’d share anyway… Carolyn H and I had a talk one evening about sin. I was struggling with either focusing on my sin or feeling perfect… we talked about how often feeling so dirty and sinful is not from God, but from Satan; and how whenever we feel like that just to remember it’s been taken care of. Then she covered the other part of it – “When you feel perfect; remember it’s not you, but Christ.”
Just thought I’d share.