Chance Hicks – The Valley of Hinnom


  • Its Place – A small valley southwest of Jerusalem (cf. Josh. 15:8).
  • Its Perimeter – Served as a border between Benjamin and Judah (cf. Josh. 18:16; Josh. 15:8).
  • Its Paganism – The valley is often connected with paganism and idolatry (Jer. 32:35; 1 Kings 11:7-8; Jer. 7:31; 2 Chr. 28:3; 2 Chr. 33:6; 2 Kings 23:10).
  • Its Prophet – Jeremiah mentions this valley 5x in his book (Jer. 7:31-32; Jer. 19:2,6; Jer. 32:35); it would be called the valley of slaughter (Jer. 19:6, 11; 7:32).
  • Its Picture – The garbage dump of Jerusalem which Jesus used to illustrate the harshness of hell.

Chance Hicks – Creating the Spark



Notes:

  • The Scriptures

    (Rom. 10:17)

    • The Instruction (Col. 3:16; Matt. 13:9; 2 Tim. 2:15; Psa. 119:11; 1 Thess. 5:21)
    • The Imagery (Jer. 20:9; Jer. 23:39)

Chance Hicks – A Withered Hand and Withered Hearts



Notes:

  • Matthew 12:9-14
  • Mark 3:1-6
  • Luke 6:6-11

Chance Hicks – Galatians – The Purpose of the Law


 


  • The Marvel of the Epistle – Written out of surprise and frustration (cf. Gal. 1:6-9).
  • The Misunderstandings of the Epistle – Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone [law/faith] (cf. Gal. 2:16; Heb. 5:8-9; Matt. 7:21; 2 Thess. 1:6-9; Rom. 6:17; James 2:24). Salvation cannot be lost (cf. Gal. 1:6-9; Gal. 5:4; 2 Pet. 2:20-22).
  • The Main Point of the Epistle – Justification is through the faith of Jesus Christ and not through the law of Moses (Gal. 2:16; cf. Rom. 1:16; Eph. 3:8-11; Eph. 4:4-6).

Chance Hicks – God’s Role For 
Husbands in Marriage



Notes:

1 Peter 3:7

Dwell With Your Wife:

  • Dwell With – to reside together as a family
  • Distractions – don’t let them keep you from your wife
  • Decision – quality and quantity time!

Chance Hicks – God’s Role for Wives in Marriage



Notes:

  • The home was the first institution ordained by God (Gen. 2:18; 2:24).
    • God’s Plan (Lev. 18:22; Rom. 1:26-27; Matt. 19:3-6)
    • God’s Purpose (Gen. 2:18; Gen. 1:28; 1 Cor. 7:4-5)
    • God’s Pattern (1 Pet. 3:1-6,7)

Definition – to subordinate, to arrange under, to submit to one’s control, to obey (1 Pet. 2:13-14, 18; 3:5-6; Eph. 5:22-24)

Determination of Boundaries – “own husbands” (cf. Eph. 5:22; Col. 3:18; Titus 2:5)

Duty of Wife – (Titus 2:3-5)

Delight of Wife – (Rom. 1:16; 1 Pet. 1:23)

The Place – Outward or Inward (1 Tim. 2:12)

The Pieces – meekness (gentle, mild, humble; Matt. 11:28-30) & quietness (tranquil, calm, peaceful; 1 Tim. 2:2)

The Price – of great price

Chance Hicks – Galatians – The Perverted Gospel


Notes:

  • A Problem Epistle – The churches of Galatia were troubled by a perverted Gospel (Gal. 1:7; 5:10; 5:12; 5:1).
  • A Parental Epistle – It is written in a parental tone (Gal. 4:19-20; 1 Cor. 4:14; 1 Tim. 1:2; Titus 1:2; Philemon 10; 1 Cor. 4:15; Acts 13-14).
  • A Personal Epistle – Several sections are personal (Gal. 1:10-2:21; 4:11-20).
  • A Practical Epistle – It contains practical information for us.

Chance Hicks – Galatians – The Epistle of Marvel


Verses Mentioned:

Marvel At The Pure Gospel (Gal. 1:3-5)

  • The Praise (1:5; cf. Rom. 11:36; Phil. 4:19-20)
  • The Plan (1:4; cf. Eph. 3:8-11; John 6:38; Acts 2:22-23; James 1:18)
  • The Person (1:4; cf. John 1:1,14; 1 Pet. 2:22; 1 Cor. 15:24; Rom. 6:9; Heb. 2:14; Gen. 3:15) – His submission & His substitution (Isa. 53:5-6)
  • The Purpose (1:4; cf. Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 15:1-2; Eph. 1:13; 2 Tim. 1:10)
  • The Provision (1:3; cf. Eph. 1:3; Titus 2:11; 2 Cor. 12:8-9; Phil. 4:6-7)
  • The Partaking (3:26-29; Acts 2:38; 22:16; 1 Pet. 3:21; Mark 16:16)

Chance Hicks – Scaling the Mountain – A Study of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount (1)

Chance Hicks – The Sermon on the Mount – Exceeding Righteousness



Righteousness (Matt. 5:6, 10; 5:20; 6:33; Psa. 119:172)

  • Jesus teaches the Pursuit of Righteousness (Matt. 6:33; Matt. 12:36; Matt. 5:6; Matt. 7:7-8) – it is not stumbled upon; it must be sought after!
  • Jesus teaches the Priority of Righteousness (Matt. 6:33) – it is not to be a priority but the priority of life!
  • Jesus teaches the Provision of Righteousness (Matt. 6:33, 32) – His way of provision is for us to pursue righteousness!