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Biblical Discoveries Conference - Guest Speaker Ken Smith
Posted by Ken Smith, guest speaker on Jun 1, 2003, 20:20

Things He Did That I Wish He Did Not !

Biblical Discoveries Conference
Guest Speaker - Ken Smith - 

Ken Smith is the featured speaker for this exciting conference.

Session 1 - Things I Just Wish He Had Not Said!
Luke 12:49-59

49 "I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed!
51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.
52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.
53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
54 He said to the crowd: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'It's going to rain,' and it does.
55 And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and it is.
56 Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time?
57 "Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?
58 As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled to him on the way, or he may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
59 I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny."

As you go through life...

  • Things you wish you had not heard... Moultrie Ga.

  • As I study things Jesus said I wish he had not said them.

  • Faith would have been simpler!

Definitions to catch!

  • Fire

  • Baptism

  • Time

Things I just wish he had not said

  • To follow Him would cause divisions (v. 49-53)

  • Signs should alarm you (v. 54-56)

  • Judgment coming... settle account! (v. 57-59)

  • Fillmore and Webster

Video: 56K | Cable, DSL or Higher

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Session 2 - If Things He Said Get Real!
Luke 5:1-11

1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God,
2 he saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.
3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch."
5 Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets."
6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.
7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!"
9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken,
10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon's partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid; from now on you will catch men."
11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

There is a perplexing reality!

  • He has a desire for us... Batman or Superman...
  • Wants to be a Robin in your life...
  • City Slickers... scene where he sees himself as a 40 year old failure... you get to do a do over!

What He says gets real notice:

  • Finished product (v. 11)

  • Familiar frustrations (v. 5)

  • Fathom call on our lives (v. 4)

  • Fascinating realities

    • Reality of invasion

    • Reality of obedience

    • Reality of brokenness

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Please note: The video for session two is a part of the Celebration Worship Experience at CCC. This video contains the entire celebration worship event.

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The audio is of Ken Smith teaching only

Session 3 - What in the World Was He Doing At A Wedding Changing Water into Wine?
John 2:1-11

1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there,
2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
4 "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."
5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so,
9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside
10 and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."
11 This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.

Strangest events in the life of Christ. Early on for a purpose!

  • Demonstrating truths
    • New over the old
    • Eschatological ones
    • Best at last

Not only was he teaching truths... He was Demonstrating His ministry

  • Joy

  • Care for simplest things

  • He was in charge

  • People verses plans

There because of the truths, the Demonstration

  • He was there because he was invited!

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