Sunday, August 30, 2009

“The Five FAQ’s: A Beginner’s Guide to Discovering God.”

“What the Heck is Hell?”

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
but lawlessness takes away lives.

Proverbs 11:30

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“Who Needs Salvation Anyway?”

8 The LORD is kind and shows mercy.
He does not become angry quickly but is full of love.

Psalm 145:8

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“The Five FAQ’s: A Beginner’s Guide to Discovering God.”

“Will the Real Christian Please Stand Up?”

17 Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

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“You Asked For It” (part 3)

Why Does God Allow Evil and Suffering?

4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God.

2 Corinthians 4:4

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“You Asked For It” (part 2)

What Can I do to make My Life Count?

16 Where jealousy and selfishness are, there will be confusion and every kind of evil.

James 3:16

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“You Asked For It” (part 1)

How Do I Resist Temptation?

22 You were taught to leave your old self—to stop living the evil way you lived before. That old self becomes worse, because people are fooled by the evil things they want to do. 23 But you were taught to be made new in your hearts, 24 to become a new person. That new person is made to be like God—made to be truly good and holy.

Ephesians 4:22-24

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“You Don’t Have what it Takes…..” (Part 4)

“….to Control the Future”

12 The LORD said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land I will show you.

Genesis 12:1

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“You Don’t Have what it Takes…..” (Part 3)

“….to Please Everyone”

10 Do you think I am trying to make people accept me? No, God is the One I am trying to please. Am I trying to please people? If I still wanted to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Galatians 1:10

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“You Don’t Have what it Takes…..” (Part 2)

“….to be Good Enough”

23 since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Romans 3:23

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“You Don’t Have what it Takes…..” (Part 1)

“….to Deliver Yourself from Debt”

“ I have held many things in my hand, and have lost them all; but, whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess”.
Martin Luther

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 7)

The Pure Genius of Simplified Lives.
11 He who is greatest among you shall be your servant; 12 whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Matthew 23:11-12

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 6)

Choosing Your Lifestyle: Selfishness or Significance.
18 I pray also that you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope to which he has called us and that you will know how rich and glorious are the blessings God has promised his holy people. 19 And you will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe. That power is the same as the great strength

Ephesians 1:18-19

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 5)

Attention Control Freaks: It’s Time To Lighten Your Load!

28 “Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. 29 Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives. 30 The teaching that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 4)

When Your Work No Longer Works For You.
Do you know where your fights and arguments come from? They come from the selfish desires that war within you. 2 You want things, but you do not have them. So you are ready to kill and are jealous of other people, but you still cannot get what you want. So you argue and fight. You do not get what you want, because you do not ask God. 3 Or when you ask, you do not receive because the reason you ask is wrong. You want things so you can use them for your own pleasures.

James 4:1-3

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 3)

Remembering What Matters Most….Before It’s Too Late.
“LORD, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days,
That I may know how frail I am.”

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 2)

Restoring Sanity To Your Schedule
We do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction that came to us in the province of Asia; † we were utterly weighed down beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life.
9 Indeed, we had accepted within ourselves the sentence of death, that we might trust not in ourselves but in God who raises the dead.
2 Corinthians 1:8-9

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 1)

Restoring Margin to Overload Lives.
He has made everything appropriate to its time, and has put the timeless into their hearts, without men’s ever discovering, from beginning to end, the work which God has done.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

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“Quality Relationship/Quality Lives” (Part 9)

"What to do when your Loved Ones don’t Love you Back"

"Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28

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“Quality Relationship/Quality Lives” (Part 8)

The Four Essential Elements of Lasting Love.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:7

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“Quality Relationship/Quality Lives” (Part 7)

Searching for Significance

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