Pastor Daniel Cassels, his wife Hannah, children Jack, Allie and dog Sammi are new to the Santa Maria area. Daniel grew up in Washington State and Hannah in Globe, Arizona. Though this seems like worlds apart they met while Daniel was serving at Shadow Hills Baptist Church in Las Vegas Nevada. They were married January 06, 2006 and have served God as a family ever since. While attending the The College at Southwestern (a part of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) in Fort Worth, Texas they felt a call to go into full time ministry on the west coast. This call brought them to the wonderful church of Life Way Fellowship in Santa Maria California in 2009. They love to serve God by serving people, fellowshiping, and sharing the Good News of Christ.
HOW TO STUDY A BIBLE PASSAGE
Discover the Word
Pastor Daniel Cassels
February 12, 2017
The key to Bible Study is asking good questions.
"I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare. For everyone else looks out for his own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel. I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me. And I am confident in the Lord that I myself will come soon. But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs. For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill. Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow. Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety. Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him, because he almost died for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up for the help you could not give me."
PHILIPPIANS 2:19-30 (NIV)
I. OBSERVATION: __________________________________
"I hope to send you Timothy"
"I think it is necessary to send Epaphroditus back to you."
"I have no one else like him!" vs. 20
"Welcome him... HONOR men like him." vs. 29
What does it mean to be like these men? What are they like?
"takes a genuine interest"
"has proved himself"
"my brother, fellow worker, fellow soldier"
"longs for all of you and is distressed"
"almost died for the work of Christ, risking his life"
II. INTERPRETATION: __________________________________
"I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare. For everyone else looks out for his own interests…"
Genuinely cares for you … others only care about themselves"
"...they are all wrapped up in their own affairs..."
"Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father, he has served with me in the work of the gospel."
"...you know what kind of person Timothy proved to be."
"I send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs."
"...he has worked and fought by my side"
"For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill."
"Indeed he was ill, and almost died...he almost died for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up for the help you couldn’t give me."
III. CORRELATION: _________________________________________
Timothy: 1 & 2 Timothy Epaphroditus Ph. 4:14-18
IV. APPLICATION: _________________________________________
S.P.A.C.E.P.E.T.S. Personal Practical Possible Provable