Genesis 39

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Genesis 38

Text: Genesis 39: 2 & 21 The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master….. But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. Biblical order:

God’s wisdom:

God’ Son:

  1. Strong temptation:

Its satanic origin:

Its perfect timing:

Its subtle progression:

Its appealing nature:

Its continuing offer:

  1. Timeless reminder:

God’s providence:

God’s presence:

God’s faithfulness:

  1. Christ-like character:

Service:

Suppport:

Sinlessness:

Sufferings:

Forgiveness

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 18

Text: Matthew 18: 21 – 35 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven….. (ESV)

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Introduction:

Necessary evidence:

Necessary condition:

  1. Jesus’ challenging command:

Seventy time seven:

From your heart:

  1. Jesus’ clear condition:
  1. Jesus’ powerful parable:

God’s forgiveness:

God’s pity:

God’s expectation:

God’s discipline:

Heidelberg Catechism 127

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Job 1: 1 – 2: 10

Text: Matthew 6: 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (ESV)

Q. 127 What does the sixth petition mean?

A. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil” means:

By ourselves we are too weak to hold our own even for a moment. And our sworn enemies—the devil, the world, and our own flesh—never stop attacking us.

And so, Lord, uphold us and make us strong with the strength of your Holy Spirit, so that we may not go down to defeat in this spiritual struggle, but may firmly resist our enemies until we finally win the complete victory.

Introduction:

  1. The Christian’s circumstances:

Spiritual testing:

Spiritual attacks:

Spiritual weakness:

Spiritual dependence:

  1. The Christian’s enemies:

The devil:

The world:

The sinful heart:

  1. The Christian’s Helper:

God himself:

God’ strength:

God’s victory:

Heidelberg Catechism 126

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Psalm 51

Text: Matthew 6: 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (ESV)

Q. 126 What does the fifth petition mean?

A. “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” means:

Because of Christ’s blood, do not hold against us, poor sinners that we are, any of the sins we do or the evil that constantly clings to us. Forgive us just as we are fully determined, as evidence of your grace in us, to forgive our neighbours.

Introduction:

Individually:

Ecclesiastically:

Nationally:

  1. Our constant need:

Sinful acts:

Sinful words:

Sinful thoughts:

Sinful heart:

  1. Our only hope:

God alone:

God’s grace:

God’s doing:

God’ Son:

  1. Our solemn responsibility:

God’s promise:

God’s pattern:

God’s expectation:

God’s threat:

Genesis 38

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Genesis 38

Text: Genesis 38: 26 Then Judah identified them and said, “She is more righteous than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not know her again. (ESV)

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Introduction:

  1. Judah’s failings:
    His wife:
    His children:
    His daughter in law:
    His immorality:
    His priorities:
  2. Judah’s discipline:
    His sons:
    His wife:
    His daughter in law:
  3. Judah’s offspring:
    The grace of God:
    The Redeemer from God:

Matthew 18: 15 – 20

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 18

Text: Matthew 18: 15 – 20 If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. (ESV)

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Introduction:
Kingdom life:
Kingdom continuity: Deuteronomy 19:15

  1. Church practice:
    Personal initiative:
    Progressive steps:
    Solemn decision:
  2. Church objective:
    Repentance:
    Restoration:
  3. Church authority:
    Divine pattern:
    Divine guidance:
  4. Church prayers:
    The Father of Christ:
    The name of Christ:
    The presence of Christ:

Heidelberg Catechism 125

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Psalm 145

Text: Matthew 6: 11 Give us this day our daily bread (ESV)

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Q. What does the fourth petition mean?
A. “Give us this day our daily bread” means:
Do take care of all our physical needs so that we come to know that you are the only source
of everything good, and that neither our work and worry nor your gifts can do us any good
without your blessing. And so help us to give up our trust in creatures and trust in you alone.

Introduction:
Material:
Hyper spiritual:
Biblical:

  1. Theological foundations:
    God’s creation:
    God’s power:
    God’s goodness:
    God’s kingdom:
  2. Personal confession:
    Our need:
    Our trust:
  3. Important qualifications:
    Contentment: Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches;
    feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the
    LORD?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.
    Intercession:
    Thanksgiving: