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CHRIST
· ROCK ·
Jesus is the Rock
                    /    \
    One Builds or Stumbles upon
God’s Rock
                                      Holy  
      Christ Upright  
Spiritual  
Justice  
  Living  
Deliverer  
 

       
Truth
   God is
The Rock
  Righteous  
 
 
  Salvation   Refuge    
  Strength  
and Power  
   
 
  Chief    
Cornerstone    
 
  A Shield

God is a Rock of justice, truth; righteous and upright
Evil god’s manifest when one forgets and ignores God
There is no refuge in creations of one’s own making
Man’s makings & lies cannot replace the truth of God
Trust in God delivers strength; the refuge of salvation
God is the Rock of our defense
It is a mighty spiritual Rock found in Jesus Christ
Faith and belief in God leads to this righteous Rock
The truth of Jesus Christ is the Rock of His church
Jesus Christ is the only foundation set by God
Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of God’s church on earth
No society of man is greater than the Rock of God
As living stones we offer holy sacrifice in His image

            GOD = THE ROCK
  HIS WORK = PERFECT
  HIS WAYS = JUSTICE + TRUTH
            GOD = RIGHTEOUS + UPRIGHT  


IN HIS PRESENCE = FULLNESS OF JOY

GOD = MY STRENGTH + MY POWER

HIS WORD = PROVEN
HE = A SHIELD IF TRUST IS IN HIM

God is:
● My Rock
● My Salvation
● My Defense
● My Glory
● My Glory
● My Refuge


Jesus is against:
    1. Worldliness
    2. Wrong Religion
    3. Error
    4. Hypocrites



  

  
All
past
sinners
and
believers



All
future
sinners
and
faithful











    Gift of His Life
        \   |   /

Jesus died for us to have
 
spiritual

sustenance.
His life in the Light. <─┘        


GOD
CREATOR OF ALL

/              |              \
       HE IS     HIS SPIRIT     HIS SON -
              |                |                |          ↘
  God of this age - SATAN - Father of lies
↙          ↓          ↘
         
Sinners  
  
                     
Adam
 & Eve 
    Believers
waiting for
the light
Faithful
   in the light   
            

 
    In the   
Presence   
of God's   
Light   


   

 Redemption 
From Sin

      

Fall
 From Grace 

   
         
  
                            

Eternal
Torments



1. God is in Control, no guarantees.
2. Fear God and Keep His Commandments /Time & Chance Happen to All.
3. We need to trust God despite circumstances.
     ~ We must endure what He allows.
1. God Controls
2. Physical calamities will occur
          ↗emphasizes spiritual

3. Fill your hert in Prayer
4. Vapor = Mortal Life

1. The Kingdom of Heaven is valuable
2. The Lord requires that we seek His Kingdom
3. The Lord requires us to put His Kingdom first


"... indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." ~ Luke 17:20-21

WHAT IS THE LORD?
THE WORD
MAKER OF ALL, OUR MAKER
FORMED US
UPHOLDS ALL
GOOD TO ALL
TENDER MERCIES OVER ALL
ENDURES FOREVER
IS FAITHFUL
IS THE SPIRIT
IS A UNIQUE SOUL
HOLY
TRUTH
GLORIOUS
GRACIOUS
HONORABLE
IS MERCIFUL
SLOW TO ANGER
GREAT IN POWER
FULL OF COMPASSION
IS RIGHTEOUS
LOVES RIGHTEOUSNESS
LOVES THE RIGHTEOUS
HEARS THE RIGHTEOUS
TESTS THE RIGHTEOUS
SEARCHES ALL HEARTS
TESTS THE MIND
LOOKS
SEES US ALL
IS NOT PARTIAL
CALLS TO EACH ONE
IS MIGHTY
UPRIGHT
BEHOLDS THE UPRIGHT
PLEASURE IN HIS PEOPLE
WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE
REWARDER
LOVES JUSTICE
HATES EVIL
HIS SOUL HATES EVIL
IS JEALOUS
RESERVES WRATH
AVENGES
FURIOUS
OUR JUDGE
OUR LAWGIVER
OUR KING
OUR LORD
NOT SLACK
HAS PROMISED
LONGSUFFERING
WILL SAVE US
AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION
A SHEILD TO THOSE WHO TRUST
OUR SAVIOR
REDEEMER
DELIVERER
WILL RAISE US UP
GIVES US LIGHT
IS KIND
etc.

WHAT THE LORD ASKS OF US
KNEEL
BOW DOWN
WORSHIP
HONEST
HUMBLE
PEACEFUL
FEAR HIM
BELIEVE THAT HE IS
HOPE IN HIS MERCY
SEEK HIM
TRUST IN HIM
LOYAL HEART
WILLING MIND
LOVE HIM WITH YOUR ALL
HIS SERVANTS
EAGERLY WAIT
OBEY HIM
PLEASE HIM
WALK WORTHY
WALK UPRIGHTLY
GAIN KNOWLEDGE OF GOD
UNDERSTAND THE WILL OF THE LORD
PLEASURE IN KNOWING HIS WORKS
SANCTIFY THE LORD GOD
DO GOOD
NOT TO FORSAKE HIM
DEPART FROM INIQUITY
NOT DECEITFUL
DO NOT BE DRUNK
WORK RIGHTEOUSNESS
CALL TO BE REMEMBERED BY HIM
SING IN YOUR HEART TO THE LORD
GIVE THANKS ALWAYS
REPENTANCE
GLORIFY HIM
etc.

~ TO MEET HIM IN THE CLOUDS ~

Christ came as eternal light in the flesh
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

IMMACULATE EMANCIPATION

JESUS IS:
the good shepherd a king not alone
the door of the sheep with you always with the Father
the way, the truth, and the life One who serves in the Father
the light of the world gentle and lowly in heart from above, not of this world
The Christ of God bread of life the resurrection and the life
Christ, the Son of the Blessed living bread He who lives, and was dead
Teacher and Lord the true vine alive forevermore

  In Christ Jesus
Before Time Began
2nd Tim. 1:9
                Bright and
Morning Star
Rev. 22:16


                                 
  Glory Before
the World Was
John 17:4-5
  God and Savior
Jesus Christ
2nd Pet. 1:1
  My Lord
and my God!
John 20:28
 
                               
  Through Whom
Are All Things
1st Cor. 8:6
  Image of the
Invisible God
Col. 1:15-18


  Mighty God
Isaiah 9:6
 
God with us
Mat. 1:23
  Lord Savior
Isaiah 43:10-11
   
  Lord of lords
King of kings
1st Tim. 6:14-16
  I Am
John 8:58
  JESUS
IS DEITY
  Equal with God
Phil. 2:5-8
  God Manifest
in the Flesh
1st Tim. 3:16
 
   
 
I and
My Father are One
John 10:30
  Through Whom He
Made the Worlds
Heb. 1:1-4


 
  Blessed and
Only Potentate
1st Tim. 3:16
  Foreordained Before the
Foundation of the World
1st Pet. 1:20-21
  All Things Made
Through Him
John 1:3
 
   
The Only Begotten
of the Father
John 1:14
      World Made
    Through Him
    John 1:10


 
  Our Great God and
Savior Jesus Christ
Titus 2:11-14
  Christ who is Over All
Eternally Blessed God
Rom. 9:5
  Created All Things
Through Christ
Eph. 3:9-12
 
   

To Come into the World
and Then Return to God


        To Establish His
Preeminence in All Things
          To be Victorious

   Declare Justice
Purify for Himself
His Own Special People
To Eventually Gather
All Those Loyal Alive
 
  Call for Those Faithful
to Remember His Life

To Expose
Grace and Truth
Purge Sins Free the Oppressed

 
To be the Sacrifice for the
Sins of the World that we
Might Find Redemption
To Gife Life
Through Him
Reveal the Knowledge
of the Glory of God

Bear Witness
to the Truth


Save That
Which Was Lost
To Save Sinners        Finish the Work
       He Came Here For
  Taste Death
for Everyone
Proclaim Liberty To Give Aid
to the Seed
of Abraham


   
MISSION
OF CHRIST

   To Suffer
Once for Sins
  
  To be the Firstborn
From the Dead
 
To Demonstrate
His Righteousness

  Convey us into
  His Kingdom
To Keep the Word  

     
     Preach the
Gospel to the Poor   
Become High Priest

Shine
in our
Hearts
To Bring His Light
to the World
  Reconcile the
World to God
Destroy the
Works of the Devil
Heal the
Brokenhearted
     
    Heal the Blind   Draw People Away
from Abiding in Darkness
Deliver us     
from Darkness     
   To be Sanctified
   by Faith in Him


Turn Souls from
Darkness to the Light
   To Destroy the
Power of Death
         

    Hear the
Upward Call
Have Faith
and Patience
                               
 
Commit to God
To Know God  
  Confess Him
Before Men
                To Live by the
Spirit of Life in Christ
  To Know the
Love of God
  To be Led by
the Spirit of God
Understand
His Truth
 
              Put off the Body
of Sins of the Flesh
 
Live for the
Will of God
  Pray for the Will   
of God to be Done   
Not to be Ashamed
of Belief in God
To be at Peace
in Him
     
  Not to be
Deceitful

CHRIST OUR
EXAMPLE


  Not to Live in
the Flesh for the
Lusts of Men
  Not to have
Selfish Ambition
or Conceit
       Believe in His
Salvation Over Sin
     
Do Not Threaten in
the Midst of Suffering


  Observe All Things
Commanded by Christ
 
  Not to Revile
When Reviled
    To Have Humble
Obedience Until Death
   Be Holy
in Love
  To be      
Gentle      
   
To be Lowly
in Heart
  To be in
Service to Others

     Be Buried with
     Him in Baptism
  Be Watchful  
       
  Deny Self    


  Bear With
One Another
  Forgive
One Another

Walk in Love

Person Proclamation People
Jesus Christ Gospel preached Followers/church

                                YAHWEH
                                G
Every time the Gospel is taught GOD is glorified.
                                D
                                JEHOVAH


ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD BREATHED

GOD simply wants our LOVE.
                                J                           S                           e
                        e                o                v
                   s        u        r
                   u   l   e
            Love Him as a blossom.            
"... worship in spirit and truth." - John 4:24

  FAMILY (Body of Worshippers)  
  GOD (Common Denominator)

GOD
He is true
He is righteous
He is love
He shows kindness
He is vengeful
He rewards

The FORCE of God
Right words have force
More than words, God holds power
His dominion resides across all barriers
His voice is the commanding sound of all
God is all powerful, Creator of all
His word pierces all darkness in His force of light
His unending instant force is enigmatic
God is greater than all that is perceivable
The word of God cuts to the heart of a soul
By the force of God’s Spirit we live and are made alive
The testament of His promise of eternal life is in force
He calls us to salvation asking that we respond in His ways
By the power which He lives, He is a consuming fire

      Truth                             Gives
Life
 
      Stretches out
the Heavens
     
Majestic    
Power  
    Creates
Wind
 
Like
a Fire
  Word
of Life
 
  Forms the
Spirit of Man
 
  Helps   HIS
FORCE
  Guides     Thunderous  
       
Everlasting



Commands
All Forms
 
A Testament
in Force
 
  Awesome      
  Forms  
Mountains  
    Strength      
  Never
Wearies
Cannot
be Shaken
  Inescapable  

Genesis 1:1
TIME ACTION MATTER
IN THE  BEGINNING  GOD  CREATED  THE HEAVENS  AND  THE EARTH.
FORCE SPACE

    ① In the Beginning ② He Divided The Light ③ He Created Life    
 


·



  
           
  
 
In Him was no Darkness from the Darkness   In His Given Universe  
Gifts of Infinite Wealth
   

Home


   
Love      

    Peace

Light







  Creator  







Material
Realm








  Liberty  






Life

Wisdom   


Identity


   Spirit
The Spiritual Realm Permeates the Material One
Psalms 90:2

B
E
F
O
R
E

T
I
M
E
BEFORE TIME
2nd Timothy 1:8-11

      ... TIME ...
Psalms 104:19


LIFE ON
EARTH
Genesis 8:22

~ AND SPACE ~
Amos 5:8

     
Prov.8:25-26

B
E
F
O
R
E

T
I
M
E
 HOLY
Ep.1:3-6

   CHRIST WAS   
John 1:2-3

PROMISED
Titus 1:2-3  

Omnipresent(here) + Omnipotent(commands) + Omniscient(knowing) = He Is

JUSTICE
  
LOVE
A Steadfast Universe

                                      

Absolute Timeless Truth

                           



    
All that is Knowable
Certainty
in facts
of truth
by Humans
   


    



                    

    "Things We Don’t Know"       
      
          

TRUE WORSHIP
Worshipping
the One
True God
True Desire
to
Worship God
Truly Pleases
God's Will
Worship In Spirit And Truth
ACCEPTABLE = PLEASES HIM
VAIN WORSHIP
Worshipping
Themselves
Seeking to
Please Themselves
Content in
Self Fulfillment
Worship In Self And Lies

Worship comes from the INNERMOST heart.

One must work to follow what Christ is.
Work without Faith = Trust in Self

Faith without Work = Trust in Self

... "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
~ John 6:29


BELIEF = WORK

Genesis – Isaiah – Revelation
└─> Search for God.

STUDY = EFFORT

... faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. ~ James 2:17
WORK ORDERS
READY
CAREFUL
ZEALOUS
(EAGAR)
SUMMATION OF CHRISTIAN LIVING IN A PERVERSE WORLD
BY LEARNING TO ENGAGE IN GOOD DEEDS
BASIS OF OUR SALVATION
CAREFUL TO MAINTAIN GOOD WORKS

\  

ALIVE IN
CHRIST

  /

  MERCY   Works Alone
Will Not
 Free us From 
Deserving
Death
  GRACE  

/  

GIFT
OF GOD

  \

Not By Our Works → By His Mercy → By His Grace → Through Jesus
THE CHRISTIAN LIGHT
Created for
Good Works

Humble


Sin Likes to Hide.
Pattern of
Good Works
Obey

Reverence

Gentle
Peaceable


Do Good
       and To Share       


Hidden Works
in the Dark


Liars                   Sin

Evil Beasts
            Lazy Gluttons            


Secret Evil

Integrity

Speak Evil
of No One


    Incorruptibility    

Zealous for
Good Works


Learn to
Maintain
Good Works



Ready for
Every
Good Work



Careful to
Maintain
Good Works


X CONFESSIONGOOD DEEDS = HYPOCRISY
X GOOD DEEDSCONFESSION = SELF PROMOTION
CONFESSION + GOOD DEEDS = GLORIFIES GOD
Why Christians are pressured to give it up:
Peers
Pleasures
Error in religion

TYPES OF WORSHIP
1. Ignorant
2. Vain
3. Self-Chosen
4. In Spirit
5. In Truth

ATTITUDES OF WORSHIP
1. Awe/Fear
2. Believing
3. Unity of Mind
4. Gladness/Joy
5. Sincerity of Heart

Awe or Fear = Great Respect for God

In remembrance of Him
DEATH
BURIAL
RESSURECTION  
What He did for each of us

Reverence = To Turn In
Respect for Authority = Obedience
Worship = An External Act From An Inward Feeling
WORSHIP
IN SPIRIT
IN TRUTH

REJOICE IN CHRIST JESUS
NO CONFIDENCE IN THE FLESH

IN THE APOSTLES' DOCTRINE
HOLD FAST TO YOUR CONFESSION
EAT AND DRINK OF HIM IN REMEMBRANCE OF HIM
CALLED TO SING TO GOD FROM THE HEART
TO GIVE AS ONE PROSPERS
WE ARE TOLD TO PRAY
FAITH

Things you don't
need to have faith:

  ● ANCESTRY
  ● BEAUTY
  ● FAME
  ● SMARTER
  ● EQUAL RIGHTS     
Things that can weaken faith:
    I.  A Religion of Fear
   II.  A Religion of Custom
  III.  A Religion of Compromise

We don’t need more…
   ● Doctrines/Revelation
   ● Preachers who want to start their own church
   ● Spiritual leaders casting their own vision and plans

  His will?
 ↘ Your will?
Who will you follow?
We need to…
   ● Follow and obey His revelation!
   ● Belong to His church!
   ● Walk in His Way!
   ● Follow His Plans!
   ● We have to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and
       follow Him!

Own your own faith.                                          
└─> Build on your own faith.
└─> Read scripture.           
                └─> Look to the promise through Christ.
                                                 └─> Heir of the grace of God.
                                                             └─> Now a child of God.
                                                                      └─> Believe God.
                                                                                         └─> Repent of sins.

GOD CALLS

ASK
SEEK
 KNOCK 

PROCESS OF SALVATION
     1. Hear
     2. Believe
     3. Repent
     4. Confess
     5. Baptized     

*
\
I AM
*
\
 Hear Now
 Know Good
 and Bad

Belief
*
 
Repent
 
*
  \
 
Confess
 
*
 
 
 
 Immersed 

1. Hear
2. Believe
3. Repent
4. Confess
5. Baptized
──┐
      
      Salvation of the Individual
      
──┘

This is just the beginning:
HEAR Romans 10:17
BELIEVE John 8:24
REPENT Luke 13:3
CONFESS Mathew 10:32-33
BAPTIZED Acts 2:38

BURIED
RAISED
UNITED
CHRIST IS OUR EXAMPLE
SLAVES:                                
SIN → DEATH  
OBEDIENCE → RIGHTEOUSNESS
OLD LIFE
“Metamorphosis of spirit”
NEW LIFE
OUTCOME – PROMISE OF FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE

SIN ↔ DEATH
WAGES OF SIN = DEATH
  GIFT OF GOD = ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST

SPIRITUAL DEATH = SEPARATION FROM GOD
The CONSEQUENCES of Sin
The PRICE for Sin
DEATH
SPIRITUAL
              
MORTAL


LIFE


SINNER = BREAKER OF GOD'S LAW
GRACE
MERCY
BLOOD
LIFE IS IN THE BLOOD
FAITH ↔ BELIEF
SANCTIFICATION → RECONCILIATION
Payment
BLOOD REPRESENTS →   LIFE
INNOCENT LIFE  ATONES FOR →   SINNER
INNOCENT LIFE   REPRESENTS →   GUILTY LIFE
       Animal Sacrifice    
  GOD        
        ←    SINS    ←                      
               
 JUSTICE     INNOCENT  
SACRIFICE
(Lamb)
   LIFE →  
(FOR SIN)  
  SINNER  
(Guilty)
  (RECONCILED)
(JUSTIFIED)
  SANCTIFIED  
  MERCY 
  →  
 
     
→    REPRESENTATIVE DEATH    →
 
SIN
 
 
HOLINESS
 
SACRIFICE
 
   
 
FAITH
 
GRACE
 
 
JUSTICE
 
ATONEMENT
 
REDEMPTION
TEACHER
(Galatians 3:24)
       
MERCY
       
 

RECONCILIATION
   
BLOOD
   
   
 
SANCTIFICATION
 
   
 
REPRESENTATIVE DEATH
God's Service to man
       Christ's Sacrifice    
  GOD        
        ←    SINS    ←                      
               
Heb.7:26-27
 JUSTICE  
Heb.9:11-14
  INNOCENT  
SACRIFICE
(Lamb of God)
   LIFE →  
(FOR SIN)  
  SINNER  
(Guilty)
  (RECONCILED)
(JUSTIFIED)
  SANCTIFIED  
  MERCY 
  →  
 
     
→    REPRESENTATIVE DEATH    →
  Proverbs 21:3 James 2:13  
God opens our eyes to see His Love

WHY CHRIST DIED
1. TASTE DEATH
2. SAVE THE LOST
3. BRETHREN - ONE  
4. PLEASE GOD

SIN = LOOSE LIPS
SIN = LAWLESSNESS
NOT FROM FAITH = SIN
SHOW PARTIALITY = SIN
A PROUD HEART
=
SIN
A HAUGHTY LOOK
PLOWING WICKEDNESS
NOT PURSUING GOOD WORKS = SIN
DEVISING OF FOOLISHNESS = SIN
ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS = SIN
LAW = KNOWLEDGE OF SIN
LAW = WRATH AGAINST SIN
HIS BLOOD = CLEANSES OUR SINS
ALL ARE UNDER SIN
SIN DEMANDS PUNISHMENT
GOD IS JUST AND THE JUSTIFIER
Don’t let religion stop you from seeking Jesus.
Learn for yourself what the Bible teaches about the Lord’s kingdom,
His church.
Submit to His truth and live through Him.
Obey the gospel and take advantage of the blood that was shed for you!

Who is the greatest leader that ever lived?
In Battle In Business In Religion The Bible
Alexander the Great Cornelius Vanderbilt Buddhism – Buddha Abraham
Napoleon Henry Ford Muslims - Muhammad Moses
George Washington Mary Kay Hindus - Gandhi Joshua
George Patton Ray Kroc Mormons - Joseph Smith Solomon
Douglas Macarthur Bill Gates Scientology – L. Ron Hubbard Paul
~ It depends who you are talking to.

LEADERSHIP = INFLUENCE

Our biggest church problems are a result of
human philosophies.
human leadership.

Jesus
was the greatest leader that ever lived
because
He was the greatest follower that ever lived

Jesus had Absolute Obedience
Obedience = Adhering to a System of Faith
Submission = Obedience
REAL OBEDIENCE
Is not obeying only when others are watching
Is not merely talking about obeying
Is not casual obedience
Is careful obedience
TO LIVE
MIND SET
OUTCOME
RESULT
According
to the Flesh

On Things
of the Flesh

Death
(Concrete)

Displeases
God

According
to the Spirit

The Things
of the Spirit

Life and Peace
(Abstract)

Pleases
God

Temporary
Events


The
Ultimate Truth
is Unknowable

 ─── 

Ultimate Truth is
Obtained Through
Speculative Means


Eternal
Events


Confined
in a
Finite Box
   CONCRETE ABSTRACT    An Infinite
Open-ended
Box
Faithless
Reality is
Guided by
only that which
is Perceivable

Most of All is
Unperceivable and
Therefore only Obtainable
by Leaps of Imagination
Faithful
Created in God’s Image He asks more of us not less
     

H
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a
r
t
  Mind   GOD   Soul  
S
p
i
r
i
t


           

H
e
a
r
t
  Mind   MAN   Soul  
S
p
i
r
i
t


     
  Keep His
Commandments
   
  All
Your Soul
  Love
One Another
 
  All
Your Mind
       
        Fear Him      
All
Your Strength
                            Do Justly
   
 J 
u
s
t
i
c
e
Declares  J 
u
s
t
i
c
e
MIND
OF
 CHRIST 
Declares
 
    Reject
Falsehoods


 
  All Your
Understanding
      Serve
Him
 
                              
         Walk Carefully        All
One’s Spirit
        Love
Mercy
    
  Walk Humbly
with God
   
Walk in
All His Ways
    Hold Fast
  To Live  
For those that love Him embrace His truth
● Through love serve one another
● To seek Him with all one’s heart and soul
● To love Him with all one’s heart, soul, and strength
● To fear the Lord
● To walk in all His ways
● To serve Him
● To keep the commandments
● To do justly – stand on honesty
● To love mercy – hold a forgiving heart
● To walk humbly with your God
● To not listen to the words of falsehoods
● To hold fast to Him
● Take careful heed to do
● To love God with all one’s mind and understanding
● To love one's neighbor as oneself

● To Walk by faith
● To Walk in the Spirit
● To Walk humbly with God
● To Walk worthy of the Lord
● To Walk after His commandments
● To Walk prudently in His presence  
● To Walk in newness of life
● To Walk in the truth
● To Walk in wisdom
● To Walk in love

To Obey
To Heed
Do Justly
Love Mercy
Broken Spirit
Contrite Heart
Righteousness
Knowledge of God

SPIRIT
Christ
 
FLESH
Self
HEART MIND
\   |   /
–  GOD  –
/   |   \
SOUL SPIRIT
HEART MIND
\   |   /
–  SELF  –
/   |   \
SOUL SPIRIT
OF NEED
Place of Worship
 
OF DESIRE
Ornate Buildings
OF NEED
Toilets
 
OF DESIRE
Food
OF NEED
Inward
 
OF DESIRE
Outward
OF NEED
Baptistery
 
OF DESIRE
Human Tradition
FAITHFUL
DOUBT?    ↖        ERRORS?
¤
UNBELIEF?   ↙     LAWLESSNESS?
UNFAITHFUL

Direction Decides Path
Needful for God →
Joy Laugh Comfort
↖          ↑          ↗
Hope Pray Praise
↑         ↑         ↑
Tears Weep Mourn
↓         ↓         ↓
No need for God →

What is the compass of your story?

TRUST NO ONE
Atheists
believe
no God
Faithful
in God
TRUST GOD

BELIEF OR UNBELIEF

BELIEF
E
T
E
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N
A
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UNBELIEF
F
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A
C
K
I
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DARKNESS

F
A
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H

LIGHT

      
TRUTH


BELIEF

UNBELIEF
BAPTISM
LOST

    
          
SAVED
GOD'S WRATH
 
"... Do not be unbelieving,        
but believing."     
~ John 20:27        
LIFE
DESTROYED

 T 
 R 
 U 
 T 
 H 
 
   Faith  
  Belief  
 
 
  Unbelief  
IMPACT = IMPRESSION
DO NOT MISS THE TIME YOU HAVE

What is it that we leave for others? ...
Every day is a page in your life.  
Some days are dark where others are light.     
OOOOOOOO
Challenges
Trials
OOOOOOo
Joys
Contentment

WHEN PEOPLE COLLIDE = RELATIONSHIP
REALITY = HOW YOU ARE REMEMBERED
~ LEGACY ~
Memory The First Page The Last Page
     DEMAS      X Started well
Col. 4:14   Philemon 1:24
Abandons the Work
2nd Timothy 4:10
JOHN MARK   Starts as a Coward
Acts 13:13 , 15:38  
Finishes useful minister
2nd Tim. 4:11
HOW DOES YOUR STORY FINISH?
What we must do –
1. Face the Foe
2. Complete the Course
3. Protect what is Precious
4. Collect the Crown
WRITE A GOOD ENDING
CHAPTERS WELL WRITTEN?
? YOUTH EDUCATION FAMILY CAREER SPIRITUALITY OLD AGE
H
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B
L
O
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KINGDOM
OF
GOD



Col.1:13-14
C
H
O
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LOVE Ec.11:9-10 Prov.12:1 Prov.22:6 1st Jo.2:15 1st Cor.16:14 Titus 2:1-8
HOLINESS 1st Tim.4:12 Prov.9:10 Col.3:17-22 Col.3:23 1st Pet.1:13-16 Rom.12:1
ANGER Ec.7:9 Prov.1:7 Eph.6:4 Prov.27:4 1st Th.5:9-10 2nd Tim.3:1-5
S
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F

F
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U
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SEPARATION
IN
DESOLATION



Ps.73:18-19
LUST 2nd Tim.2:22 Jude 1:16 1st Th.4:3-5 1st Jo.2:16-17 Mat.26:41 Gal.5:15-26
ARROGANT 2nd Tim.3:2 2nd Cor.10:5 Is.5:21 Is.56:11 2nd Th.2:4 Prov.16:18

IN LIFE, WE SEARCH FOR REST.
  Payment  
Path
Goal
Predicament
Outcome
TIME  EDUCATION  OCCUPATION

 BY CHOICE  
 BY FORCE    
REST
   STRUGGLES   
TIME PERSONAL  CONTENTMENT 

 OBTAINED   
 DENIED         
REST
 DISSATISFIED 
TIME FAMILY COMMITMENT

 SECURITY   
 LONLINESS  
REST
     INSINCERE     
TIME SPIRITUAL LOVE

 CONFIDENT
 FEARFUL    →
REST
      TORMENT     
The Higher Road is the one less traveled.

TAKER vs. GIVER

By Faith ...
Abel OFFERED
Noah PREPARED
Abraham OBEYED
Abraham LIVED
Sarah CONCEIVED
Abraham OFFERED
Isaac BLESSED
Israelites PASSED THROUGH
Walls of Jericho ENCIRCLED
INACTION ≠ ACTION
Limited Faith ≠ Active Faith
Unlimited Faith = Fully Developed Faith

  Christ crucified   →   Jews request a sign =   Stumbling Block  
  Christ crucified   →   Greeks seek wisdom   =   Foolishness
   Message of the Cross   → who believe =   POWER of GOD  
   Message of the Cross   →   those perishing   =   Foolishness
A BITTER HEART = A DISTANT HEART
God’s Choice:
FOOLISHNESS = STRENGTH

Hope: Creation of God
God hopes we want Him enough to find Him
God subjected creation to futility to expose hope
We are saved thru our stamina in an unseen hope
Hope is a cognitive act desiring salvation
Hope will not disappoint if patient thru troubles
Hope is a construct of the Holy Spirit’s power
The word of God assists in obtaining true hope
The hopes of the unjust will perish
Our hope should be based in believing in Him
The watchful Lord hopes we seek peace over evil
Courageous hope strengthens the heart
Hope mingled in trust delivers His sure calm
He desires we seek Him patiently in hope
Hope: The Bible Informs Us
A living hope comes by the resurrection of Christ
God will deliver us if we trust in Him and not ourselves
Our hope anchors us to God’s promise of eternal life
Hope looks for the appearing of our great God & Savior
If Christ did not resurrect, all our hope is in vain
Our hope through Christ is in God’s truth to end death
Hope is a rejoicing of the soul in the glory of God
Christ appeared so that our faith and hope are in God
Hope is an art of endurance to inherit the promise
God is our hope and Hope is of heaven
Our hope should rest in the grace to come
Hope includes a unwavering confession that He is
God hopes for our return thru His workings
There is one hope in Him which we are all called
Hope desires righteousness by faith
Hope includes hope for all those hopeful in Him
Hope in Him purifies the soul
Concepts of Hope
  Of Life        His Calling       In
Heaven
  
Cannot
Be Seen
 
        Living Resulting
From His Raising
  Trusts in
Eternal Life
       
A
Single
Call
               
        Looks for
His Appearing
 
  Trusts
in Him


   Faith in
Resurrection
 
  In Our God
Savior & Lord
Jesus Christ
          
  Desires
Salvation
   Praises
God
     
Upheld
by His Word
  Happy for
His Help
   Desires
Righteousness
  
  Guarded
          
Believes     HOPE   Gives
Gladness
 
  Comforts      Gives Joy
& Peace
       
    Believes
  He Hears
           Seeks
His Mercy
   Does Not
Disappoint
    
  Enduring           
  Hopes for All
 
        Rejoices in
God’s Glory
of Grace
  
     Diligent    
       By Holy
Spirit’s
Power
 
            Steadfast Builds
Courage
& Strength
  Purifies
the Soul
 
Waits
Quietly
       
Waits with
Perseverance
      Not
Cut Off
    Rests Upon
Upcoming Grace
     
      Anchor of
the Soul
Patient  

The Beatitudes
Blessed are the poor in spirit
Blessed are those who mourn
Blessed are the meek
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
Blessed are the merciful
Blessed are the pure in heart
Blessed are the peacemakers
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, ...

HOW TO BE SAVED AND STAY SAVED
GOD       Rom.8:33    1st John 4:9-10    2nd Tim.1:8-9  
WORD       Rom.1:15-17   James 1:21   1st Tim.4:15-16  
BLOOD       Mat.26:27-28   Rom.5:8-9   1st Pet.1:18-19  
FAITH       Ephesians 2:8   Romans 5:1   Acts 26:17-18
CONFESSION       Rom.10:9-10    1st John 4:15    James 5:16
FAITHFUL       Rev.2:10    Hebrews 11:6    Acts 16:30-31
CHRIST       Matthew 1:21     1st Tim.1:15     John 6:51
GRACE       Romans 3:24    2nd Cor.8:9    2nd Cor.9:15
HOPE       Romans 8:24    Hebrews 11:1    1st Pet.3:15
REPENTANCE       Acts 17:30    2nd Cor.7:10    2nd Peter 3:9
BAPTISM       1st Pet.3:20-21    Mark 16:16    John 3:3-7
WORKS       John 6:28-29    Col.1:10    James 2:17-24
MERCY       Titus 3:5   Mat.5:7   Luke 1:50   James 5:11
HEARING       Rom.10:17   Acts 2:36-37   James 1:22-25
KNOWLEDGE       1st Tim.2:3-4    Col.2:2-3    2nd Peter 1:2-4
  RIGHTEOUSNESS       1st Pet.2:24-25   Rom.4:20-25   Rom.6:12-18 
"Click on Scripture"

TRUST IN MAN ≠ TRUST IN GOD

 Born of flesh Salvation
Born of Spirit = Salvation


ACTS OF WORSHIP
1. Listening to Preaching of God's Word
2. The Breaking of Bread in the Lord's Supper
3. Fellowship in Giving
4. Prayers to God
5. Praise of God

How can we abuse the Lord's Supper?
  1. When there is no anticipation of worship.

  2. If we believe that, "This is all that matters!"

  3. If we think that observance makes up for the
      time spent in sin; indifference and carelessness.

  4. If we spend the weekend in fun and games.

  5. When those who willfully absent themselves on Sunday
      morning rise to partake on Sunday evening as though their   
      absence on Sunday morning was beyond their control.

  6. As a frequent re-sacrifice for sin or denial of worthiness.

Some define frequency as:
● Every Day
● Once a Year
● Every 3 Months
● Twice a Year ~ Xmas / Easter  

Take Pause to Remember:
  HIS LIFE
      HIS DEATH  
HIS BODY = HIS LIFE  
HIS BLOOD = HIS DEATH
DIGEST CHRIST = MANNA FROM GOD
COMMUNE
SHARE

FAITH IN GOD ≠ FAITH IN MAN
Man or GOD?

NOT FOUND IN NEW TESTAMENT WORSHIP
1. Gym
2. Kitchen
3. Sponsored ball team
4. Choirs and instrumental music
5. etc.

The sign has been given:
  John 3:16 
GOD
Love - World
 Son - Blood
Believe
God = The Eternal Maker of All
Everything Jesus Taught = Belief
The sign should be:                                                     
  1.  Look to Jesus for help through  
all of His instruction.

◊      

  2.  The Father teaches through
the Son.     
  Ephesians 2:8-9 

FAITH = TRUST

Faith is Expressed in Actions
──────────────────────
FAITH = EMBRACE OBEDIENCE

 FAITH  = ● Hear The Gospel Of Christ
● Believe-Have Faith In Christ 
● Repent Of Your Sins
● Confess Jesus Christ
● Baptized-Immersed
CLICK FOR SCRIPTURE:
(Justified)                   (Mercy)    
Righteousness                Through      
   ↗     ↘         ↙       ↖   
WORK FAITH GRACE
   ↘     ↗         ↘       ↗   
    Compleated                   Access           
(Believe)                   (Justified)  

FEAR + COMFORT = FAITH

God's Riches At Christ's Expense

┌─> Can not be overstated <─┐
... made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), ...
~ Ephesians 2:4-5


REAL FAITH
INCLUDES WORKS

GRACE
  ↓  
Ephesians 2:4-10
Hebrews 12:14-15

Titus 3:4-8
FAITH
IN WORKS

WORKS
IN FAITH

John 6:28-29
Colossians 1:10
James 1:22-25
1st John 3:18
Galatians 6:4-10
Psalms 88:12
FAITH ALONE

James 2:19
James 2:24

Jeremiah 13:15-16
WORKS ALONE

Galatians 6:3
Matthew 7:21-23


TRUE FAITH = REAL ACTION
Saving Faith
 
      WORKS
ALONE
   (Obedience)   
  BELIEF
ALONE
       (HEART)      
     
  ────────────┬────────────

"Balanced Faith"
James 2:14-26
 
   

GRACE = RED FAITH = BLUE WORKS = GOLD
[ GRACE TO THOSE THAT LOVE JESUS CHRIST IN SINCERITY ]
[ HIS GRACE TO THOSE BUILT UP BY THE WORD ]
[ HIS GRACE
  TO  
THOSE WHO SERVE GOD ACCEPTABLY
WITH REVERENCE AND GODLY FEAR
  ]
[ GRACE TO THE HUMBLE ]
GRACE x PEACE = KNOWLEDGE OF GOD + JESUS OUR LORD
X X Heaven   
ENTRANCE TO GRACE     
/    |    \         

X X
GROWING
RIGHTEOUSNESS
      
OUR CONTINUING
DILIGENT STUDY
"SURE ELECTION"
     HIS WORD

RIGHTEOUSNESS  =  OBEDIENCE
THROUGH
CHRIST
 =  ETERNAL LIFE
THE RIGHTEOUS = THE JUST = LIVE BY FAITH
[ GRACE TO THOSE WHO STAND BY FAITH ]
FAITH = HOPE
GRACE = SALVATION
BELIEF = WORK
GRACE = SALVATION FAITH + WALKING IN GOOD WORKS
JUSTIFICATION = FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST + GOOD WORKS
GRACE TRUTH FAITH WORKS
SOURCE Jesus
Christ
Jesus
Christ
The
Individual
The
Individual
ACTION Salvation
His Word
Hope Belief
REQUIREMENT Faith
& Works
His Word
John 1:14
Believe Love Christ
in sincerity
 Grace + Faith + Works = Salvation 

FAITH = REFUSAL TO PANIC
FAITH = CONFIDENCE WITHOUT CONDITION

  ● RECONCILIATION  
            ● GRACE

GRACE = UNMERITED FAVOR
  GRACE
  DEEDS → LOST  
... a man is justified by faith ... ~ Romans 3:21-28
  LAW
  FAITH → OBEY  
Trust in the Lord = Righteousness
1. REPENTANCE
2. RIGHTEOUSNESS
3. SALVATION
REPENTANCE = A CHANGE OF MIND
REPENTANCE = CHANGE OF MIND LEADING TO THE CHANGE OF LIFE
Steps in repentance:
● Come to yourself (realize sin)
● Confess your sin to God
● Return to Him from that sin
● Offer yourself to Him
DOUBLE MINDED = ½ OF A PERSON
MULTITASKING = MANY TROUBLES

SALVATION:
● Deny ungodliness and worldly lusts
● Live soberly, righteously, and godly
● Looking for the blessed hope of Christ

HOW DO WE CHANGE?
1. Recognize you can change
2. Humility
3. Count all things as lost
4. Keep your eye on the goal
5. Listen
6. Self-examination
7. Diligence
8. Perseverance

THE
WORD
    ↘


  FORGIVENESS  
/   |   \
AWE
THANKFULNESS
\   |   /
FEARS/HOPES
TRIBULATIONS

PERSEVERANCE


Romans 5:3-4             
CHARACTER

HOPE
VARIOUS TRIALS

1st Peter 1:6-9       


TESTING OF FAITH


James 1:2-4       
PATIENCE

PERFECT WORK

COMPLETE
Judge not = You Shall Not Be Judged  
Condemn not = You Shall Not Be Condemned
Forgive = You Will be Forgiven    

God's Fishing Hook

● Truth endures forever
● Esteem mercy and truth
● Love rejoices in the truth
● Truth is one of the fruits of the Spirit
● A spirit of truth hears the word of God
● In mercy & truth Atonement is provide for iniquity
● Truth came through Jesus Christ
● We can know God through Christ
● Speak the truth to one another
● Our deeds expose the truth of our hearts
● Serve the Lord in truth
● Love of the truth leads to salvation
● Keeping to His word assures that we are in Him
● Sinning willfully after receiving truth dooms a soul
● One cannot go against the truth
● The church of the living God is a pillar of truth
● God will judge the world’s people in His truth

● God Himself is an instrument of truth
● The Word of God is an instrument of truth
● Jesus Christ is an instrument of truth
● The Spirit is an instrument of truth
● We are instruments of truth

To Want or Not to Want the Word of God
SPIRIT OF TRUTH = WANTS TO HEAR GOD
SPIRIT OF ERROR = DOES NOT HEAR GOD


SPIRIT
TRUTH

CHRIST = GOAL

1. Continued Steadfastly
2. Apostles' Doctrine
3. Breaking of Bread
4. Prayers
God Deserves Our Worship
Continued Action = Growth

1. Apostles' Doctrine
2. Fellowship
3. Breaking of Bread
4. Prayers
REMEDIAL =   THE REMEDY: CORRECTIVE
  SKILLS CURING DEFICIENCIES
7 CHRISTIAN VIRTUES
VIRTUE
KNOWLEDGE
SELF-CONTROL
PERSEVERANCE
GODLINESS
BROTHERLY KINDNESS
LOVE


         \  |  /
        ─ SIN ─

         /  |  \
          ... to be carnally minded is death ... ~ Romans 8:5-8


    ... cleanse ourselves ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 7:1      BAPTISM
... out of darkness into His marvelous light; ... ~ 1st Peter 2:9-10
True Repentance
to Break Out
of This Circle
         
... on to perfection, ... ~ Hebrews 6:1-2
We Need to
Pursue Those
Things that
Please God
↙         
2nd Law of Pardon
Acts 8:13
Acts 8:18-24
Hebrews 10:26-29
HATE Galatians 5:16-18
2nd Peter 1:5-9
LOVE 2nd Corinthians 10:5
  Mat 3:8 Temptation Faith ~ Mercy 1st John 1:7-9
Circle of
Reoccurring Sin

Complaining ~ Mumoring
1st John
2:3-5

P
u
r
e
Growing
Virtues

Peace ~ Noble
J
o
y
Lk 11:39-40
Bickering Genesis 4:7
2nd Peter 3:17-18
Truth ~ Honor Colossians 1:28
Matthew 23:25-28 Liars Hope Revelation 11:15
                       
   Blood of Christ Protects
   Us if We Have True Hearts
   Repenting and Confessing.
↖                    
Shrinking as faith
grows stronger

... born of God ... ~ 1st John 5:4
... in holy conduct ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:9-12
... depart from iniquity. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:19
... to a perfect man, ... ~ Ephesians 4:11-13
... shall inherit glory, ... ~ Proverbs 3:35
           Proverbs 14:14       1st Peter 5:10
... commit their souls to Him in doing good, ... ~ 1st Peter 4:17-19
Worst ... as to a faithful Creator. Optimum
CARNAL   SPIRITUAL


Eternal
DEATH
Lust
Concieve
Sin
Death
                Baptism
Confess
Repent
Faith

LIFE
Eternal

The Death & Burial & Resurection of Christ
(1st Corinthians 15:1-8)

       (1st Peter 2:24)   APPEARANCES
 
      DEATH  
 
R
E
S
U
R
E
C
T
I
O
N

 ↑ 

             LIFE             
 
  (Ephesians 2:15-16)


 ↓ 



   (Revelation 1:18)



  (Matthew 12:40)




              (Romans 6:10)



  (Romans 1:4)
                             BURIAL
  (1st Corinthians 15:4)    
A main goal is Love of God over the hatred of man.
CONDITIONS MUST ME MET:
    ● Die with Him – To Live with Him
    ● Crucified with Him
    ● Dead to Sin – Alive to God in Christ
HIS DEATH PAYS THE PRICE FOR ALL
When do I die to sin?
When do I die with Christ?
When does God view me in Christ?
Or do you not know ...?
Baptized into Christ Jesus = Baptized into His DEATH
Buried with Him
through Baptism
into DEATH
=
We also should
walk in newness
of LIFE
=
NEW BIRTH
NEW CREATION
God calls for us to come to Him
Entering into Christ’s Eternal Plan
(Romans 6:1-23)

       (Galatians 2:20)   Ephesians 5:1-2
 
      DEATH  
 
R
E
S
U
R
E
C
T
I
O
N

 ↑ 

   LIFE   2nd Cor. 5:17  
  (Romans 5:10)


INTO
DEATH



 ↓ 



          (Titus 3:7)  





  (Hebrews 10:14)  
  (Hebrews 10:10)  



  (Romans 6:4)  
              (Ephesians 2:1)
             (Colossians 2:13)

(Romans 5:11)    
(Romans 6:5)    

NEW
LIFE

          Romans 6:8
        Colossians 1:23
                               John 3:5   BURIAL
  (1st Corinthians 6:11 )    

         Christ died for our sins.          
               to show us the way to          
               Repentance.          
                          CRUCIFIXION   
           "OLD LIFE"                IS AS TO   
                 <──────            REPENTANCE.   
     Romans 6:5-6
               BAPTISM OBLIGATES          
               (AS A BURIAL)          
               A PERSON TO HAVE          
               SINCERELY REPENTED.          
†     
BURIAL ↘\/↗ RESURECTION

Psalm 53:2
The Lord Lives
to Pull us Home.


       "NEW LIFE"
       ──────>

       BAPTISM OBLIGATES
       (AS A RESURRECTION)
       A PERSON TO TRULY
       LIVE A NEW LIFE.
↓↑   
DEAD TO SIN     FREE FROM GUILT

GOSPEL  = 
DEATH, BURIAL, & RESURECTION

METAMORPHOSIS

  OLD MAN              NEW MAN  
     
BURIAL ↘\/↗ RESURECTION

Baptism = Immersion

JOHN'S
BAPTISM OF
REPENTANCE
Mark 1:8
Acts 19:4
────────>
FOR
REMISSION
OF SINS


Heb.9:15
Rom.3:25-28
F
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Mark 1:4   


Luke 12:49-50
CHRIST’S BAPTISM
OF SUFFERING















P
E
N
T
E
C
O
S
T

HOLY
SPIRIT
BAPTISM
Acts 2:1-4
Acts 10:44-48
──────>
F
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H
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GREAT COMMISION
WATER BAPTISM

FOR    
REMISSION    
OF SINS    

2nd Thess. 1:8   
Jeremiah 23:29  
John 12:47-48  
John 5:22-29   

Luke 3:16     
Matthew 3:11-12 
Hebrews 12:29  
Acts 22:16                   
                         1st Cor. 3:11-15
 ↖\│/↗
          1st Peter 3:21 , 1:7       Begun
──────> Until the return of Christ
    Ephesians 1:7
Baptism is where we meet the Blood of the Lamb.



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... one Lord, one faith, one baptism; ... ~ Ephesians 4:4-6
 1. one body
 2. one Spirit
 3. one hope
 4. one Lord
 5. one faith
 6. one baptism
 7. one God and Father of all  

 PATTERN = BLUEPRINT 

MISCONCEPTIONS:
● Believe baptism is important but not necessary
● Baptism is necessary because our faith is not strong enough
WHAT JESUS THOUGHT ABOUT BAPTISM:
1. Jesus did it
2. Jesus taught it
3. Jesus wants us to do it
First Century Christians Believed:
1. They were sinners
2. In the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus
3. In the Lordship of Jesus
4. They believed faith (that included baptism) saves
BROKEN OR INEFFECTIVE BAPTISMS:
1. Being baptized as a baby
2. Being baptized without changing
3. Being baptized without faith
WILL NOT SAVE YOU:
Being a Devout Man
Fear God
Give Generously
Pray to God Always
Have a Vision
When was the apostle Paul saved?
  ENCOUNTERED JESUS?  X 
  BELIEVED?  X 
  CONFESSED? X
  OBEYED? X
  FASTED, SACRIFICED? X
  PRAYED? X
  REPENTANCE? X
  MIRACULOUS HEALING?   X
  BAPTIZED
THE DEPTH OF TRUTH
Convicted of Sin
Believe
Repent
Confession
Baptism
BELIEVE + BAPTIZED = SAVED
BAPTIZED = SINS WASHED AWAY
Today certificates are given.
* CERTIFICATE OF BAPTISM *

This Certifies that ____________________________
was recieved into the Holy Christian Church.
at ________________________________________
on _____________________, in ________________.

     Administering Pastor _______________________.
     Sponsors: _______________________________.

Form # 1x2y3z, Faith Press
Baptisms can not be mimeographed.

GODLY SORROW = REPENTANCE = SALVATION
REPENT + BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL
ENDURES TO THE END = SAVED
CONFESS + BELIEVE = SAVED

God

Christ Jesus

Men
RECEIVE THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH = SAVED
ENTER THROUGH CHRIST = SAVED
SALVATION THROUGH CHRIST = ONLY SALVATION
COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH = SAVED
WASHED → SANCTIFIED → JUSTIFIED IN HIS NAME AND SPIRIT
RECEIVED
INSTRUCTIONS

  →  
OBEYED
BY WASHING

  =  
RECEIVED
BLESSING

JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD = SAVED FROM WRATH
BE BAPTISED → WASHS AWAY SINS = CALLING ON HIS NAME
CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD = SAVED
BELIEVES AND IS BAPTIZED = SAVED
DOES NOT BELIEVE = CONDEMNED
              BELIEVE THE LIE
PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS = CONDEMNED
       NOT BELIEVE THE TRUTH

UNRIGHTEOUS = WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD
I MUST DO TO BE SAVED = BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
PATIENTLY HOPE TO BE PART OF HIM = SAVED
WORK OF GOD = BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST
ENDURE TO THE END = SAVED
What must
I do to
be saved
from this
perverse
generation

  =  
Repent
+
Be Baptized

Remission
of sins
  ←  
Receive
the gift
of the
Holy Spirit

BELIEVE IN HIM = REMISSION OF SINS
THE WHOLE BAD PICTURE
BELIEVE
THE LIE
  NOT INHERIT
THE KINGDOM
  NOT BELIEVE
THE TRUTH
WILLFUL
SINNER
\ |
CONDEMNED
|

/ DEMONS
  –    – 
/ \
DOES NOT
BELIEVE
  THE
DECEIVED
  PLEASURE IN
UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
THE WHOLE GOOD PICTURE

ENTER
THROUGH
CHRIST
ENDURE
TO THE END
 

COME TO THE
KNOWLEDGE
OF THE TRUTH
ONLY SALVATION
THROUGH CHRIST
     
REPENT \ |
SAVED
|
/ MUST
BELIEVE
   –   –   
CALL ON
HIS NAME
/ \ MUST DO
BELIEVES AND  
IS BAPTIZED  
JUSTIFIED IN HIS
NAME AND SPIRIT
RECEIVE
THE LOVE OF
THE TRUTH
 

PATIENTLY HOPE TO BE PART OF HIM
Pentecost to Judgment, One Has To:
1) HEAR PREACHING CONCERNING CHRIST
2) BELIEVE IT
3) CONFESS, WILLINGNESS TO REPENT
4) ENTER THE WATERS OF BAPTISM
       ~ AND RISE A NEW PERSON IN CHRIST
These are the integral steps called for from GOD
~ to become a Christian - they can not be circumvented.


Four types of baptism in the New Testament:
1. BAPTISM OF JOHN ~ call to repentance
2. FIRE BAPTISM ~ for those that refuse Christ
3. HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM ~ poured out on people
4. THE GREAT COMMISION ~ preach, teach, baptize
The Catholic Church teaches
additional baptisms not found in the Bible:
S
I
D
E
S
T
E
P
S
a) Baptism of blood (martyred for Christ)
b) Baptism of desire (death bed confession)
c) Baptism of infants (oblivious to a good conscience)
F
A
K
E


I
T
Following man’s way does not exempt one from God’s plan

POSITION CONSIDERATION JUDGMENT
Unsanctified A Savior Has favor with men
Sanctified As Lord Has favor with God
CHRIST as LORD is then our SAVIOR
1st Timothy 1:12-17
12  The source of all power is Christ
13  Mercy can be shown for all previous sins
14  Christ’s love for us all provides our faith and love
15  We are all inexcusable sinners offered salvation through Christ
16  Each Christian is an example of God’s longsuffering for our return
17  Christ's all knowing life affords all honor in eternal glory
Our Savior From Sin = His Sacrifice on the Cross
A Way to be Forgiven = The Good News
Baptism:
● Into His death/resurrection - Problem/Answer
● Washes away sin - Problem
● Into Christ - Answer
● Cleanses by the Blood of Christ - Problem/Answer
● Appeal to God for a Good Conscience - Answer
SOMEBODY IS WRONG

 WRONG
WAY?
 

U
TURN
OK
 

BE:
THANKFUL
1. Rejoice always
2. Pray without ceasing
3. Give thanks
THANKFUL & FAITHFUL FOR YOUR HOPE
Thankfulness (Root of Happiness) Naturally Inherits Peace
FEAR
FORGIVENESS
THANKFULNESS
   
THANKFULNESS
FORGIVENESS
FEAR
Fear of Man
   
Fear of God
Fear of the Lord = To Hate Evil
Fear of the Lord = Beginning of Wisdom
Fear of the Lord = Beginning of Knowledge
Fear of the Lord = The Instruction of Wisdom
Fear of the Lord = A Fountain of Life
Fear of the Lord = His Treasure
Fear of the Lord = No Want
[Fear = Torment] ≠ Love


THIS
DOOR
OPENS
FROM
THE

   Light of the World   
  INSIDE  



LUST     
1st John 2:16   
  SIN
Romans 14:23

        PRIDE
   Proverbs 21:4
   
LAWLESSNESS
1st John 3:4
← 

THIS
DOOR
OPENS

   Door to Eternity.   
FROM
THE
  INSIDE  


  → UNBELIEF
Hebrews 3:12-19
WORKS OF THE FLESH
Galatians 5:19-21
←     → EXCLUSION OF GOD
Romans 1:28-32
CONSENT TO TEMPTATION
James 1:12-15
←     → A DARK HEART
Mark 7:20-23
UNRIGHEOUSNESS
1st Corinthians 6:9-10
←     → WICKEDNESS
Ecclesiastes 8:8
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
COVETOUS   
2nd Peter 2:4-14   
 
EVIL
Ecclesiastes 12:14
        QUITERS
   Revelation 21:7-8

WHY CHRISTIANS OBEY GOD'S WORD
1. Because it is the King’s Will for His citizens.
2. It Is A Natural Result of Our Love For Others
3. The Value of the Soul
4. Because We Are A New Testament Church
5. Because It Is Easy

BLAMELESS
HUSBAND OF ONE WIFE
TEMPERATE
SOBER-MINDED
OF GOOD BEHAVIOR
HOSPITABLE
ABLE TO TEACH
NOT GIVEN TO WINE
NOT VIOLENT
NOT GREEDY FOR MONEY
GENTLE
NOT QUARRELSOME
NOT COVETOUS
MAN
OF GOD
ONE WHO RULES HIS OWN HOUSE WELL
CHILDREN IN SUBMISSION WITH ALL REVERENCE
NOT A NOVICE
GOOD TESTIMONY AMONG THOSE WHO ARE OUTSIDE
STEWARD OF GOD
NOT SELF-WILLED
NOT QUICK-TEMPERED
A LOVER OF WHAT IS GOOD
JUST
HOLY
SELF-CONTROLLED
HOLDING FAST THE FAITHFUL WORD
ABLE, BY SOUND DOCTRINE, BOTH TO
EXHORT AND CONVICT THOSE WHO CONTRADICT
PURSUE PEACE WITH ALL PEOPLE, AND HOLINESS
REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS
LET YOUR GENTLENESS BE KNOWN TO ALL MEN
BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING
IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION
WITH THANKSGIVING
LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN TO GOD
TRUST IN THE LORD
MEEKNESS OF WISDOM
PEACEABLE
GENTLE
WILLING TO YIELD
FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUITS
WITHOUT PARTIALITY
WITHOUT HYPOCRISY
MAKE PEACE
WALK WORTHY OF THE LORD
FULLY PLEASING HIM
FRUITFUL IN EVERY GOOD WORK
INCREASING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD
PATIENCE AND LONGSUFFERING WITH JOY
EVIL THOUGHTS
ADULTERIES
FORNICATIONS
MURDERS
THEFTS
COVETOUSNESS
WICKEDNESS
DECEIT
LEWDNESS
AN EVIL EYE
BLASPHEMY
PRIDE
FOOLISHNESS
MAN
OF SIN
PUFFED UP WITH PRIDE
WISE IN THEIR OWN EYES
PRUDENT IN THEIR OWN SIGHT
ARROGANCE
THE EVIL WAY
PERVERSE MOUTH
BITTER ENVY
SELF-SEEKING
The Lord is not slack
concerning His promise,
as some count slackness,
but is longsuffering
toward us, not willing
that any should perish
but that all should come
to repentance.
~ 2nd Peter 3:9





TO BE OR NOT TO BE.
Thankfulness = Healthy Heart = Perseverance
Discontent = Troubled Heart = Laziness

PEACE OF MIND = HEART OF GOD

♥ It is the Power of Heart ♥




"Blessed
are the
pure in
heart,"
    



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shall
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COME TO GOD:


GOOD COURAGE
       ↘

TRUST
IN THE LORD


CONFESS
CHRIST RISEN



CONFIDENCE
↙       
GENTLE AND     
QUIET SPIRIT




    WHOLE HEART



RESPECTFULLY
FEAR HIM         




 




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APPLY INSTRUCTION



  NUMBER
     OUR DAYS

       ↗
REPENT





BELIEVE
IN JESUS CHRIST


↖       
ALWAYS
THANKFUL




DON'T DEPART FROM GOD:

↖       
IGNORANCE


● CAROUSING
● DRUNKENNESS
● CARES OF THIS LIFE


PRAY
ALWAYS

       ↗
ENVY

HOPE DEFERRED
     DESIRE FOR HIM


             ● HATE
CHILDISH THINGS
                 ○ FAITH
                  ○ HOPE
                  ○ LOVE


HAUGHTY
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VISIT TROUBLED        
ORPHANS AND WIDOWS


TRUST IN SELF
SELFLESSNESS           

YOUTHFUL LUSTS
GOSPEL TEACHER      


DOUBLE-MINDED
SUBMIT TO GOD        


PERVERSE HEART
↙       



● EVIL THOUGHTS  ● ADULTERIES
● FORNICATIONS  ● MURDERS ● THEFTS
● COVETOUSNESS  ● WICKEDNESS ● DECEIT
● LEWDNESS  ● AN EVIL EYE  ● BLASPHEMY
● PRIDE  ● FOOLISHNESS


FEAR
       ↘




COME IN TO THE LIGHT:


OBEY
THE WORD
       ↘


MERCY

LOVE


TRUTH


CHRIST
INDWELLING
↙       
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  ALL YOUR SOUL




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ALL YOUR STRENGTH

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SANCTIFY
THE LORD GOD


↖       
GOOD
TREASURE




GOOD
(Romans 12:9)


LOVE
(Proverbs 10:12)


(John 3:21)
TRUTH
(Philippians 2:3)
MEEK
(Ephesians 5:12-16)
EXPOSED
LIES
(Romans 1:24-25)
PROUD
(Proverbs 8:13)
HIDDEN
(Luke 12:2-5)

HATE
(Proverbs 6:16-19)


EVIL
(Matthew 6:22-24)



● Love = God
● Love = of God
● Love = Jesus sent for us to live
● Love = No fear
● Love = Edifies
● Love = Kind
● Love = Not puffed up
● Love = Does not envy
● Love = Does not behave rudely
● Love = Does not seek its own
● Love = Is not provoked
● Love = Thinks no evil
● Love = Does not rejoice in iniquity
● Love = Rejoices in the truth
● Love = Bears all things
● Love = Believes all things
● Love = Hopes all things
● Love = Endures all things
● Love = Never fails
● Love = Fruit of the Spirit
● Love = Bond of perfection
● Love = Fulfillment of the law
● Love = Covers all sins

THE NATURE OF LOVE?
eros philla or phileo agape
erotic friendship or friend for the glory of God
impulsive emotional rational
selfish conditional unconditional
self-centered social bonds for the greater good of all

THE HEART OF FAITH IS GROWING COMMITMENT

RELIGION = FEAR OF HIGHER POWER
RELIGION

  FEAR            SYSTEM  
TO THE UNKNOWN GOD
We did not make God, He made us.
RELIGIOUS EXTREMES OF MAN:
THROW OUT ALL RELIGION    ↔    UNITE ALL AS ONE

What is Religion? ~
Belief – Higher Power
Participate – rite or act

God wants us to be extra sure what He calls for:

Ephesians 5:19-20 Colossians 3:16-17

... speaking to one another = teaching and admonishing
one another
psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs,
= psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs,
making melody in your heart singing with grace in your hearts
to the Lord, = to the Lord.
... giving thanks always
for all things to God the Father
in the name of our Lord
Jesus Christ, ...

= ... in the name of the
Lord Jesus, giving thanks
to God the Father
through Him.


Examine your own faith:
1) Don’t Piggyback off of Others
2) Have Your Own Faith
3) Don’t be Satisfied that You Know Enough

HUMAN QUEST FOR IDENTITY:
1) How did it all Start?
2) Why are we Here?
3) What are our Morals?
4) Where do we place Certainty of Knowledge?

How do you answer to spiritual authority?
Was it
FROM HEAVEN
Then
BELIEVE IT
Was it
FROM MAN
Then
REJECT IT
Say You
DON'T KNOW
So Cowards
WON'T COMMIT

Moses Knew the truth:
Comforts of Egypt
Pleasures of Sin
Soul Salvation
In the Light
   SOUL > THE WHOLE WORLD   

IDOLS:
Cars
Homes
Cell Phones
Celebrities (People)
  GOD
↗        ↑
YOU         ALL ELSE
                (Which is God's)

  GOD
↗        
     Something OR Somebody
    ↗
YOU
ETERNAL
SOUL
> ANY RELATIONSHIP
WITH OTHERS
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN LIKENED TO TEN VIRGINS:
5 Wise Lamps with oil Ready Door Opened
5 Foolish Lamps without oil Unprepared Door Closed
Each ones works and deeds will inherit the according reward.
                                                                

WHO BY PATIENT CONTINUANCE
IN DOING GOOD SEEK FOR GLORY,
HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY;
ETERNAL
LIFE
WHO ARE SELF-SEEKING AND DO
NOT OBEY THE TRUTH, BUT OBEY
UNRIGHTEOUSNESS-INDIGNATION
AND WRATH,
TRIBULATION
AND ANGUISH
ETERNAL LIFE OR EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT

 "Thus saith the Lord ..." (400+ times in O.T.) 
Person Situation Judgment
Cain Insincere offering/anger Banishment
Arron's sons
Nadab & Abihu
Profane fire offering Immediate Death
Moses Spoke to the people directly
Not the rock as commanded
Banishment
Uzza Hand on the ark as
the oxen stumbled
Immediate Death
King Uzziah Temple violation, insistent
upon offering incense
Instant leprosy
until his death

Principles of Judgment:
1. Of God.
2. According to truth.
3. Righteous judgment of God
4. According to one’s deeds
5. With no partiality
6. Judged according to His Gospel
ETERNAL LIFE
HOPE
PROMISED
IN THE WORLD TO COME

For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 14:33


DO YOU
DESPISE

ARE YOU
BITTER

HELD BY
SIN

Terrible bondage – a path that never gets better;
Consumed in misery and unhappiness; desires of the self.

My Money
My Pride
My Life
 ┐
 ├─
 ┘
  Live according to the world
  and be enslaved to the world.

ROAD TO DARKNESS

● DESPISE
● BITTER
● SIN
DO NOT KNOW GOD
PRIDE = STELTHY SIN
Lust of the Flesh
Lust of the Eyes
Pride of Life
Eve Fell Victim: Genesis 3:6-7
1. Good Food
2. Pleasant of Eye
3. Be Wiser
We all have inherited:
1. Lust of the Flesh
2. Lust of the Eyes
3. Pride of Life
Worldliness can only fill one with emptiness.
LUST OF THE EYES
LUST OF THE FLESH
PRIDE OF LIFE

 =  WORLDLINESS
NOT OF GOD

Arrogance Has No Part in Godliness
Do not talk proudly or speak arrogantly
Do not boast arrogantly which is evil
Be rich toward the ways of God and hate evil
Turn away and withdraw from the ungodly
Do not have a holier than thou attitude
Trust in the Lord walking wisely as well-advised
Do not be wise in your own eyes or opinion
Do not despise others with a haughty heart
Do not commend oneself among comparisons
Pride gets the same condemnation the devil has
Examine your own works humbly
Associate with the humble
Our sufficiency is from God
Submit to God
Flavors of Arrogance
Talk Proudly  
Puffed Up
Exalts Self             
Commend
Themselves


  High
Minded
    Holier
Than You
 
    Proud
Heart
    ARROGANCE  
  Boast in
Themselves
  Wise
in Their
Own Eyes
 
Haughty Spirit    
Nothing
But Strife
Despise
Others


           
DARKNESS OF PRIDE
SON'S
OF ADAM
OFFERING MOTIVE OUTCOME
WITH GOD
  CAIN     BEST FRUIT     MY BEST?     DISPLEASED  
  ABEL     BEST SHEEP     YOUR BEST     PLEASED  
SON'S
OF ADAM
WORKS SACRIFICE EMOTION RESULT
ABEL RIGHTEOUS MORE EXCELLENT
(respected)
LOVE LIFE
CAIN EVIL UNSATISFACTORY
(not respected)
HATE
(Greed)
DEATH
Went from pride to jealousy to lying = SIN
Murder of another.

If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; ...
~ 1st John 4:20


Choice of Good (Light) over Bad (Darkness)
CAIN
  ABEL & SETH  
The Way of the World
        The Way of God        
DARKNESS = EVIL DEEDS
LIGHTDARKNESS
Solomon, son of David wrote Ecclesiastes.
He tested:

◊ Wisdom
◊ Wealth
◊ Power
◊ Pleasure

... and found it all worthless.
His main point is that Life without God is vanity.

Authority
Heaven or earth
(men)
1. Authority Submission

It is Christ we need to put on to receive the blessing.
2. Work Service

The Reason:                                                    
1. His Nature Gentle & Humble
2. His Yoke Easy, pleasant, it fits

If we don’t find Christ easy, then we are unbalanced
~ and lack faith or have trouble believing.

3. His Load Light

The Single Life:
PROBLEMS: NEEDS:
1. Feelings of Failure   Value and Acceptance  
2. Aloneness & Loneliness     Companionship
3. Celibacy   Intimacy
The Promise = Rest for the Weary & Burdened
   The Means = The Yoke
Balance = All parts working together
Remember, the Yoke of Christ Means:
Authority and Work = Submission and Service
When Balanced = Yoke is Easy & Burden is Light
A Balanced Individual Life:
PROBLEMS: NEEDS: PRIORITIES: BLESSINGS:
1. Feelings
    of Failure
Value and
Acceptance
Devotion
to the Lord
Identity:
Child of God
2. Aloneness and
    Loneliness
Companionship Service to Others Family of God
3. Celibacy Intimacy Spiritual Intimacy
with God
Freedom in Christ
to be Yourself

Pity Party: How to Fail
1. Worry More, Pray Less
2. Find an Alternative to Worship
3. Cut Yourself Off From Loved Ones;
    ~ Isolation
Loneliness = Misery
Things that cause us to worry:
1. Our stuff
2. Life being hard
3. The future is uncertain
4. We are not in control

   Concern
Worry


=
=
Does Something   
Does Nothing
● WORRY
Anxiety
Fear
Doubt
Human Reasoning
Takes Away
● FAITH
Strength
Joy
Trust
Solves Problems
Gives
Facts of Worry (Vacuum of waste):
40% - Things that will never happen
30% - Things that we cannot change or past
22% - Things that are petty and do not matter
8% - Legitimate concerns which you can do something about
To Overcome Worry:
● THINK RIGHT
● DO NOT FORGET
● PRAY RIGHT
● DO RIGHT
Commandment:
DO NOT WORRY

1. Seek to eliminate suspicion
    and resentment


2. Do not live in the past

3. Do not waste time and energy
     fighting conditions you can not change


4. Make yourself stay involved
     with the living world


5. Do not indulge in self pity
     when life hands you a raw deal


6. Cultivate love, joy, compassion,
     loyalty and good humor


7. Don’t expect too much of yourself

8. Have something bigger and better
     than yourself to believe in



Feeling Superior  =  Unrighteous
God Forgave Me  =  Righteous
Most People Will Not Forgive Once
Attitude = What Can I Do To Serve?
Bible Reading = More Come
Bible Study = Less Come
IF YOU WANT TO BE FREE
YOU NEED TO BECOME INVOLVED IN THE TRUTH,
GOD'S WORD TO US.

Stake your life on it.

Real Freedom = Slave of Christ

Priorities above God?
  THINGS
  JOBS
  PEOPLE  
CHOOSE
BELOW OR ABOVE?

MIND ~ FLESH


MIND ~ SPIRIT
    Hostile to God
    Desires to be with God
    Death
    Life and Peace
    Resists Submission
    Wants to be in Submission    
    Seeks Things Below    
    Seeks Things Above
    Exposed to Danger     Hidden in Christ

1. Commitment to a personal relationship.
2. Commitment to Family of God, His church.
3. Commitment to the lost outside His church.


1. COME TO YOURSELF
2. LOVE AND WANT GOD
1. Recognize yourself.
KNOW THYSELF
Choice in Thyself
SIN             
↙ ↘             
  MAD       REPENTANCE  

  Only about self and complaints = EMPTY  
Optimist
Pessimist

-
-

Good Morning Lord
Good Lord, Morning


Focus more on the positive than the negative.
Glass is half FULL OVE  
rather than half EMPTY.
                        DESPAIR

REPENT
SUBMIT
    • REPENT
    • PRAY
    • CONFESS TO GOD     
    • GO TO ELDERS

Called for Structure for the church of Christ:
CHRIST
/      |      \
Bishops   Bishops   Bishops
(Examples) (Elders) (2 or more)
/|\           /|\           /|\
Deacons   Deacons   Deacons

Each congregation should be centered on Christ
and not on an origination centered on man.


WINDOW
 
ON MAN
              WINDOW
     
     
     
ON GOD
... And if one breaks in error ...
X
ALL BREAKS
             
    X
     
     
PART BREAKS
God’s plan has a built in safety net.

Bishop = Overseer = Shepherd = Pastor = Elder
Bishop = Overseer, Would be Shepherd
Preacher = Evangelist
Evangelist = Heralder of the Word
Deacons = Servants
All the Saints = Faithful Believers, Flock of God
Christ supports all of His faithful saints
Saints
Apostles and Prophets
Jesus Christ Himself
Spoken of Saints on Earth
● Testimony of Ananias in Damascus
● Testimony of Paul in Jerusalem
● Testimony of Peter in Lydda
● Testimony of God
Saints spoken of across the known world
● Damascus
● Jerusalem   
● Lydda
● Ephesus   
● Philippi
● Colosse
● Corinth   
● Rome
● Italy
① Saints are alive on the earth
② Saints are individuals in common with God’s will
③ Saints are called to have an understanding of the inheritance
④ The message of salvation has been given to His saints on earth
⑤ Saints are warned not to fall away from God’s word
⑥ Saints righteously love the Lord who is our protection
⑦ Saints are instructed to work along with one another
⑧ Saints know salvation in not of themselves
⑨ The Lord God loves His saints
⑩ Resurrection has been made known by God
⑪ Eternal life is promised to the saints of God
⑫ Our actions should please us as servants of the Living God
⑬ Acts of service and compassion should be done by those able
⑭ It is through our service that we find rewards of spirit
⑮ Though challenged in life our Love of God renders sacrifice
⑯ Saints are asked to actively practice their faith as examples
⑰ Saints are called to perform righteous act
Follow Christ = Obey = Commitment to Grow
HOW?
   Lowliness and Gentleness
   With Longsuffering -
      Bearing with One Another in Love   
   Endeavoring to Keep the Unity of
      the Spirit in the Bond of Peace

Christian = Most Demanding = Most Rewarding

Disciples = learner, teachable.

LEARN
Disciple = Learner

LEARN

                       God Existed
                      /
BEGINNING     
                      \
                       Christ Existed

LEARN
LEARN
LEARN

1) Faithful to the Word
2) Able to Teach Others

TO BE LED = FOLLOW

TEACH
Disciple = Follower

Teaching = Gift

TEACHING = PERSONAL SACRIFICE

Do Not Neglect to Meditate on These Things
BE AN EXAMPLE
GIVE ATTENTION
TAKE HEED
  IN WORD
  IN CONDUCT
  IN LOVE
  IN SPIRIT
  IN FAITH
  IN PURITY

  TO READING
  TO EXHORTATION
  TO DOCTRINE

TO YOURSELVES
TO THE DOCTRINE

1st Timothy 4:12-16

1. Listen to the Lord
2. Be on the Look Out
3. Be Prepared to Preach
4. Begin Again
LISTEN IS A COMMAND
Mark 4:20

Mark 4:16-17           Mark 4:18-19
LISTEN
Mark 4:9              Mark 4:23

Mark 4:24
FORCEFULNESS OF RELYING ON GOD’S WORD
  1. STAND FIRM IN ONE SPIRIT
  2. ONE MIND STRIVING TOGETHER  
  3. NOT ALARMED BY OPPONENTS

                            ┌─> Gospel truth.
  1. To bring good news to the afflicted  
  2. To heal the brokenhearted
  3. To proclaim liberty to captives
                              └─> Set free from sin.


PREACH THE GOSPEL
A Glorious Word housing no shame.
GOSPEL
OF CHRIST

  GOD's POWER   SALVATION
God’s fishing rod
OLD
LAW
 →  TEACHER  →  TO BRING US
TO CHRIST
 →  JUSTIFIED
BY FAITH

         TEACH
         STUDY
         CONTINUE         

The Difference
HELL ↔ HEAVEN

1. Learner = Student
2. Christian
3. Abide in Him

DIVINE ORDER
GOD
CHRIST
MAN
WOMAN

What one puts FIRST matters.

FIRST LAST RESULT
Spirituality Worldliness Life
Worldliness Spirituality Death

   • COURSE
   • QUIT SINNING   
   • FINISHER

"... sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you,
but you should rule over it." ~ Genesis 4:7


1) WATCH
2) PRAY
3) DUTY

● It’s all been done before
● It’s not worse now than the past
● Don’t take criticism too seriously
● But don’t criticize the powerful
● Work hard
● But not too hard
● Never forget God

Do not murder
Do not commit adultery
Do not divorce
Avoid deception
Avoid retaliation
Avoid conditional love
Avoid hypocrisy
Avoid materialism
Avoid petty criticism
Practice golden rule

● Self-Sacrifice
● Generous
● Compassionate   
● Open
● Forgiving
● Humble
● Personal
● Constructive
● Perserverance
  1.  Building ourselves up,
       becoming more enthusiastic.

  2.  Teaching those who are not Christian.
Qualities Associated with Patience.
PEACE
PEACEABLENESS
FORBEARANCE
CONTENTMENT
QUIETNESS
GENTLENESS
GOODNESS
KINDNESS
HUMILITY
MEEKNESS
LOWLINESS
MERCY

Walk By Faith & Not By Sight
FAITH ~ SIGHT
VISION ~ BODY
DELIVERED ~ PERSECUTION
SERVES ~ CONFORMS
ETERNITY ~ HERE & NOW
Living For Eternity & Not Here and Now

Religion is about God, not us.

       / honest heart - (Matthew 7:7)
     / desire to be with Him
   /
Religion is about God, not about man
   \
     \ not fear of a higher being
       \ not church traditions

Religious custom today would include:
      ● That is how we have always done it.
      ● That is the way my parents did it.
      ● Your okay and I'm okay.
SPECTRUM OF FAITH


  Self imposed faith  
  or Given by Others  
  (Hand-Me-Down)  


          Sincere  
    
Perfect  
Faith  
───────────────────
  WEAKEST                           

STRONGEST  


Many religions today are potpourri religions.
                                           |_ Their own ideas
                                            \ Add
                                              ----->What fits.
                                            /Subtract

Trust yourself - it won't work.
             \->
reflections of the heart.

Trust God - I Am the truth.
             \->
import the word.


THE WAY NOT THE WAYS

ONE WAYMULTIPLE WAYS

Mistake
People
Make
                          WORSHIP
= Trust in creation over the Creator
                         CREATURE


~ Is your faith in the Lord, not man (yourself)?
God has delivered and He waits to see
what we will deliver as individuals.
We need to find the LIGHT from within.

TRUTH = LIGHT

  CHRIST PAID FULL PRICE  

                        /Our worship.
                       /Our obedience.
CHRIST ~ Deserves
     \__ Of Him I am well pleased.
          (Matthew 3:17), (Matthew 17:5)

PAID IN FULL
On The Cross
1. Jesus' Body
2. Lamb of God
3. Sign
JESUS OF NAZARETH
THE KING OF THE JEWS


\   |   |   |   /
–  CHRIST  –
(1)

════╬════
  Transgressor     ║     Transgressor  
(2)            ║            (3)




1) Died 'for' our sins
2) Dead 'in' sin
3) Dead 'to' sin

- Dead in sin.                             
           └─> I can make you alive.
                 Dead to sin. <─┘
          ┌─> DEAD TO GOD.
DEAD
  IN SIN     ─┐
                           ├┉ A SEPARATION.
DEAD TO SIN ─┘
          └─> ALIVE TO GOD.

1.   We really don’t know whether the thief was baptized or not
2.   The thief is not an example of salvation by faith only.
3.   Baptism is essential to receive forgiveness under the Gospel.
4.   Thief was saved while the Old Law was still in effect.
5.   The testator (Christ), while alive, could save whom He would.

Christ died for us All
Christ prayed for us All
Father, Son, Holy Spirit agree as One
He is Greater and Above Any of Us
~ He is that He is ~
LIFE IN A DAY OF JESUS.
  1.  John the Baptist Beheaded.
  2.  Searching for solitude.
  3.  Teach, Feed, and Heal the masses.
  4.  Finally go to pray.
  5.  Disciples disbelief walking on water.
  6.  Jesus is worshiped as the Son of God.  
  7.  More came begging for His help.

The “Extreme” but Balanced Life of Jesus
● Single = never married
● Celibate = never had sex = eunuch for the kingdom
● Childless
● Poor
● Homeless in the world that He created
● Popular but immensely hated
● Believed but misunderstood
● Followed by multitudes but in a crisis, alone
● Short life - 33 ½ years
● Died by torture
● The Son of God but treated as the scum of the earth
~ To Serve Us.

● Christ Died For Us, Our Sins
● He was Buried
● He Rose Again the Third Day   

       
       
CHRIST’S           ASCENSION
       

BEFORE AFTER
CREATION
SIN and DEATH
PROPHECIES
BIRTH, LIFE
EXAMPLE, MIRACLES, TEACHINGS
DEATH, BURIAL, RESURRECTION
KING OF THE KINGDOM
HIGH PRIEST
SAVIOR
MEDIATOR
EXAMPLE
PROPITIATION

NAMES OF JESUS IN ACTS.
  ●  Jesus of Nazareth (Son of Man)
  ●  Son of God
  ●  The Christ (Messiah)
  ●  Savior (Jesus)
  ●  Lamb (of God)
  ●  Lord (King) of the Kingdom
  ●  Judge of the living and the dead  
  ●  The Prophet
  ●  Prince of Life
  ●  Chief Cornerstone
  ●  God's Servant
  ●  Holy and Righteous One.

Messiah = Chosen One
Immanuel = God With Us

Jesus has Power over:
● Nature
● Disease
● People
● Government
● Death

Headquarters of the church?
↓ 
↓ 
↓ 
↓ 
↓ 
↓ 
● Rome
● New York
● Salt Lake
● Jerusalem
● Mecca
● Etc.
 ↓
 ↓
 ↓
 ↓
 ↓
 ↓
↘                       ↙
It is in Heaven!


CHURCH = ASSEMBLY

ASSEMBLY

CHRIST IN YOU
ABIDE IN HIS WORD

Do we assemble for ourselves or God?
Human Form

- Israelites
- Mob
- Lawful Assembly
     └─> Paul at Ephesus.
God Ordered

CHRIST
ROCK
ASSEMBLY
Spirit Form
Assembly
People
Us
Me

To find the church of Christ
you have to look to yourself and read the word.


ASSEMBLY  ──┐
BIBLE STUDY   │ =   DOES NOT MEAN YOU SEEK GOD
PRAYER    ───┘
       └─> If it is about you. 


Some think:
  CHRISTIAN = GAIN  
NOT
ABOUT
● Free from Contacts/Accountability
● Smarter – Religious Pride
● Rich to Enjoy All Pleasures

 THIS

License to sin OR Pass from God to Misbehave?

PREPARATION = POWER
1. No one can get ready for you.
2. Preparation must not be put off.
3. The judge’s decision is final.

                                                                           (food, clothing)
                  ┌──── 1) Superficial Choices – short term decisions.
                  │
────────┼──── 2) Longer Term – job, career, home, spouse
                  │
                  └──── 3) Spiritual Choices – determines fate of the soul.
                                                                   (Whom we assemble, desires)
  ● Individual
  ● Community
  ● Advocate
 ┐
 ├─
 ┘
Decision Groups.  
↓               ↓               ↓
COLD    LUKEWARM    HOT

1.YES GOD CAN BE PLEASED        
How can one set out to please God?
  SEEK GOD: WANTING            ┌─> What God wants.
                            #1. GROWING IN OBEDIENCE
                                                         └─> To Love and Honor Him. 
            Increase Everyday

By the
Righteousness
of the Law
= Never Sinned
or Broken any
of His Laws
No one ever could except for Jesus Himself.


  JUSTIFIED = RIGHT WITH GOD  
                           └─> Free of Guilt
Justified Before God = Just As if I Never Sinned
One will not find justification with:
  ●   I've been good
  ●   I'm better than others
  ●   My religion is better

        PUT ON
  ●   TRUTH
  ●   RIGHTEOUSNESS
  ●   GOSPEL OF PEACE
  ●   FAITH
  ●   SALVATION
THE BURDEN

Put on the Full Armor:
● Truth
● Righteousness
● Gospel of Peace   
● Faith
● Salvation
● Word of God

  DON'T DO THIS:     BUT DO THIS:  
Adultery
Fornication
Uncleanness
Lewdness
Idolatry
Sorcery
Hatred
Contentions
Jealousies
Outbursts of Wrath
Selfish Ambitions
Dissensions
Heresies
Envy
Murders
Drunkenness
Revelries
Love
Joy
Peace
Longsuffering
Kindness
Goodness
Faithfulness
Gentleness
Self-Control

Clear list from God; - of the World:
All Unrighteousness
Abominable
Adulterers
Backbiters
Blasphemers
Boasters
Contentions
Covetousness
Cowardly
Deceit
Disobedient to Parents
Dissensions
Drunkards
Envy
Evil-mindedness
Extortioners
Fornicators
Greediness
Haters of God
Hatred
Heresies
Homosexuals
Idolaters
Inventors of Evil Things
Jealousies
Lewdness
Liars
Maliciousness
Murders
Outbursts of Wrath
Proud
Revelries
Selfish Ambitions
Sexually Immoral
Sodomites
Sorcerers
Strife
Thieves
Unbelieving
Undiscerning
Uncleanness
Unforgiving
Unloving
Unmerciful
Untrustworthy
Violent
Wickedness
Whisperers

Abominations in the Sight of God
Liars
Cowardly
Unbelieving
Abominable
Sexually Immoral

Wicked
One who loves violence
Evil shall not dwell with God
All Workers of Iniquity
Speaking Falsehoods
The Boastful
Bloodthirsty
Deceitful

The Unrighteous
Homosexuals
Extortioners
Fornicators
Sodomites
Drunkards
Adulterers
Covetous
Idolaters
Revilers
Thieves
Divorce
Envy
Hatred
Sorcery
Murders
Heresies
Lewdness
Jealousies
Dissensions
Contentions
Uncleanness
Selfish Ambitions
Outbursts of Wrath

Anyone Burning His Son or His Daughter
One Who Practices Witchcraft
One Who Calls Up the Dead
One Who Interprets Omens
One Who Conjures Spells
A Soothsayer
A Sorcerer
A Medium
A Spiritist

① A proud look,
② A lying tongue,
③ Hands that shed innocent blood,
④ A heart that devises wicked plans,
⑤ Feet that are swift in running to evil,
⑥ A false witness who speaks lies,
⑦ And one who sows discord among brethren.

Those Who Forsake the Lord
Abominations of False Worship
Lack of Obedience Consumed in False Religion
Those Not Joyfully Acknowledging All Abundance in The Lord
Those Who Indulge Without Regard for Others in Affliction
Trusting in the Kingdom of Man
Those Complacent of Heart
Those Who Do Not Fear Him

General overview of what God Hates with Specific Abominations abhored by God:
 Evil Shall Not Dwell With God 
Psalms 5:4-6
The Evil Way
Proverbs 8:12-13
 Evil-Mindedness 
Romans 1:28-32
Inventors of Evil Things
Romans 1:28-32
Feet Swift in Running to Evil
Proverbs 6:16-19
 All Workers of Iniquity 
Psalms 5:4-6
 The Unrighteous 
1st Corinthians 6:9-10
 All Who Behave Unrighteously 
Deuteronomy 25:14-16
A Heart Devising Wicked Plans
Proverbs 6:16-19
Maliciousness
Romans 1:28-32
Wicked
Psalm 11:5
The Way of The Wicked
Proverbs 15:9
Thoughts of The Wicked
Proverbs 15:26
Thinking Evil Against Your Neighbor
Zechariah 8:17
He Who Condemns the Just
Proverbs 17:15
Sacrifice of the Wicked
Proverbs 15:8
Robbery for Burnt Offering
Isaiah 61:8
He Who Justifies the Wicked
Proverbs 17:15
Wages of a Harlot or Price of a Dog Given as a Vow
Deuteronomy 23:18
Deceitful
Psalms 5:4-6
Dishonest Scales
Proverbs 11:1
The Boastful
Psalms 5:4-6
Extortioners
1st Corinthians 6:9-10
A False Oath
Zechariah 8:17
Untrustworthy
Romans 1:28-32
Everyone Proud in Heart
Proverbs 16:5
The Pride of Life
1st John 2:16-17
A Proud Look
Psalm 101:5
Pride and Arrogance
Proverbs 8:12-13
All The Pride of Man
Amos 6:8
Abominable
Revelation 21:7-8
Lewdness
Galatians 5:19-21
Filthy Language
Colossians 3:8
Outbursts of Wrath
Galatians 5:19-21
Perverse Person
Proverbs 3:32
Perverse Heart
Proverbs 11:20
Perverse Mouth
Proverbs 8:12-13
Bloodthirsty
Psalm 5:4-6
Hands That Shed Innocent Blood
Proverbs 6:16-19
Revilers
1st Corinthians 6:9-10
One Who Loves Violence
Psalm 11:5
Liars
Revelation 21:7-8
Lying Lips
Proverbs 12:22
A Lying Tongue
Proverbs 6:16-19
Whisperers
Romans 1:28-32
Speaking Falsehoods
Psalms 5:4-6
One Who Sows Discord Among Brethren
Proverbs 6:16-19
Contentions
Galatians 5:19-21
Dissensions
Galatians 5:19-21
Backbiters
Romans 1:28-32
Selfish Ambitions
Galatians 5:19-21
Uncleanness
Galatians 5:19-21
Serving Various Lusts and Pleasures
Titus 3:3
The Lust of the Eyes
1st John 2:16-17
Lust of the Flesh
1st John 2:16-17
Fornicators
1st Corinthians 6:9-10
Sexually Immoral
Revelation 21:7-8
Homosexuals
1st Corinthians 6:9-10
Sodomites
1st Cor. 6:9-10
Cross Dressing
Deuteronomy 22:5
Adulterers
1st Corinthians 6:9-10
Divorce
Malachi 2:16
Heresies
Galatians 5:19-21
Those That Do Not Acknowledge Their Sin
1st John 1:10
Envy
Gal.5:21
Jealousies
Galatians 5:19-21
Disobedient to Parents
Romans 1:28-32
Cowardly
Revelation 21:7-8
Covetous
1st Cor. 6:9-10
Idolaters
1st Cor. 6:9-10
Envy and Self-Seeking
James 3:14-16
Drunkards
1st Cor. 6:9-10
Thieves
1st Corinthians 6:9-10
Murderers
1st John 3:15
Hatred
Gal. 5:19-21
Whoever Hates His Brother
1st John 3:15
Haters of God
Romans 1:28-32
Unloving
Romans 1:28-32
 Unforgiving 
Romans 1:28-32
Unmerciful
Romans 1:28-32
Undiscerning
Romans 1:28-32
Unbelieving
Revelation 21:7-8
Spirit Not Faithful to God
Psalms 78:7-8
Those that Doubt in Him
Deuteronomy 6:15-16
Those Who Forsake the Lord
Jeremiah 2:11-13
Forgetting the Lord
Deuteronomy 6:12-14
Those Who Do Not Fear Him
Jeremiah 2:19
One Who Turns Away From His Word
Proverbs 28:9
Those that Deny God Calls Through His Son
Matthew 10:32-33
Lack of Obedience Consumed in False Religion
Jeremiah 2:11-13
Abominations of False Worship
Deuteronomy 12:31
Prayers of the Unfaithful
Proverbs 28:9
Those Who Go After Other Gods
Jeremiah 44:2-4
 Not Joyfully Acknowledging All Abundance in The Lord 
Deuteronomy 28:47-48
 Indulging Without Regard for Others In Affliction 
Amos 6:6-7
Those Complacent of Heart
Zephaniah 1:12
Pursuit of Man’s Way Rather Than God’s
Isaiah 47:10
Trusting in Man Over God
Amos 6:1-2
Friendship With the World
James 4:1-4
Sorcery
Gal. 5:19-21
A Sorcerer
Deut. 18:10-12
A Medium
Deuteronomy 18:10-12
A Spiritist
Deuteronomy 18:10-12
A Soothsayer
Deuteronomy 18:10-12
Witchcraft and Conjuring Spells
Deuteronomy 18:10-12
Anyone Burning a Son or a Daughter
Deuteronomy 18:10-12
One Who Interprets Omens
Deuteronomy 18:10-12
Calling Up the Dead
Deuteronomy 18:10-12
Self-Serving Doctrine of the Nicolaitans
Revelation 2:14-15
                                     
The Evil Way
 Evil-Mindedness 
Inventors of Evil Things
Feet Swift in Running to Evil
 Evil Shall Not Dwell With God 
Despisers of Good
Liars
Lying Lips
A Lying Tongue
Speaking Falsehoods
A False Witnes Who Speaks Lies
 One Who Sows Discord Among Brethren 
Whisperers
Backbiters
Dissensions
Contentions
Those Complacent of Heart
Those Who do Not Know God
 Those Who do Not Obey the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ 
Not Joyfully Acknowledging All Abundance in The Lord
 Indulging Without Regard for Others In Affliction 
Despising Authority Presumptuously Self-Willed
Lovers of Pleasure Rather than Lovers of God
Pursuit of Man’s Way Rather Than God’s
Trusting in Man Over God
Friendship With the World
 
 
 
Wicked
Maliciousness
 All Workers of Iniquity 
The Way of The Wicked
 A Heart Devising Wicked Plans 
 All Who Behave Unrighteously 
Without Self-Control
The Unrighteous
 
Unbelieving
Those that Doubt in Him
Spirit Not Faithful to God
Forgetting the Lord
Lack of Instruction
Those Who Forsake the Lord
One Who Turns Away From His Word
Those that Deny God Calls Through His Son
Those Who Do Not Fear Him
Those Who Go After Other Gods
Abominations of False Worship
 Lack of Obedience Consumed in False Religion 
Prayers of the Unfaithful
Envy
 Envy and Self-Seeking 
No Shame
Jealousies
Covetous
Idolaters
Cowardly
Drunkards
Thieves
Hatred
Haters of God
 Whoever Hates His Brother 
Murders
Murderers
Unloving
 Unforgiving 
Unmerciful
Undiscerning
 
 
Thoughts of The Wicked
He Who Condemns the Just
He Who Justifies the Wicked
 Thinking Evil Against Your Neighbor 
Sacrifice of the Wicked
Wages of a Harlot or
Price of a Dog Given as a Vow

Robbery for Burnt Offering
Extortioners      Greedy
Dishonest Scales
Untrustworthy
A False Oath
Deceitful
 
 
Heresies
 Those That Do Not Acknowledge Their Sin 
Disobedient to Parents
Brutal
Traitors
 Unthankful 
 
 
Revilers
Lewdness
Filthy Language
Perverse Person
Perverse Heart
Perverse Mouth
Outbursts of Wrath
 Hands That Shed Innocent Blood 
Bloodthirsty      Kidnappers
One Who Loves Violence
Abominable
Blasphemy
Sorcery
A Sorcerer
A Medium
A Spiritist
A Soothsayer
One Who Conjures Spells
One Who Practices Witchcraft
One Who Interprets Omens
Calling Up the Dead
Anyone Burning a Son or a Daughter

 Self-Serving Doctrine of the Nicolaitans 
Selfish Ambitions
 Serving Lusts and Pleasures 
The Lust of the Eyes
Lust of the Flesh
Sexually Immoral
Uncleanness
Fornicators
Adulterers
Sodomites
Homosexuals
Cross Dressing
Divorce
 
 
 
The Boastful
Pride and Arrogance
 A Proud Look      An Evil Eye 
Everyone Proud in Heart
All The Pride of Man
The Pride of Life
 

The Spirals of Spiritual Death
Unholy
Unloving
Unthankful
Unmerciful
Unforgiving
The Ungodly
Undiscerning
  Untrustworthy  
Lovers of
Themselves

Headstrong
Haughty
Boasters
Proud
Lovers of
Pleasure rather
  Than Lovers of God  

Lovers
of Money

Greedy
Idolatry
Covetous
Jealousies
  Bitter Envy  
Brutal
Violent
Murderers
Manslayers
Outbursts
of Wrath

Hatred
Haters
of God

Despisers
of Good

The Unrighteous
No Shame
No self-control
Sexual Immorality
Eyes Full of Adultery
Fornicators
Lewdness

Self-Seeking
Sorcery
Wickedness
Evil-mindedness
Inventors of Evil Things
Liars
Deceit
Perjurers
Traitors
Thieves
Kidnappers
  Extortioners  
Profane
Slanderers
Backbiters
Whisperers
Blasphemers
Maliciousness
Passion
Evil Desire
Selfish
Ambitions

Revilers
Drunkards
  Disobedient to Parents  
Contentions
Heresies
Dissensions
Strife
Confusion


Put Off

Put On
Blindness of Heart     Hidden Person of the Heart    
Works of all Uncleanness
with Greediness
Incorruptible Beauty of a
Gentle and Quiet Spirit
    Deceitful Lusts - Old Man     Renewed in the Spirit
of your Mind - New Man
Thorns of Wants                                 Cup of Truth    


Put Off

Put On
Old Man New Man
Anger Tender Mercies
Wrath Kindness
Malice Humility
Blasphemy Meekness
    Filthy Language     Longsuffering
Lying Bearing With and
    Forgiving One Another    
Past Feeling Love
Anvil of Deceit                     Tree of Life        


Put Off

Put On
Sins of the Flesh Christ
Works of Darkness Armor of Light
    Revelry and Drunkenness     Be Sober - Capable
Lewdness and Lust     Breastplate of Faith and Love    
Strife and Envy Helmet for Hope of Salvation
Adultery and Fornication Truth
Idolatry and Sorcery Breastplate of Righteousness
Heresies Prepare yourself for travel
with the Gospel of Peace
Murders Shield of Faith
Darts of Disgust                                  Egg of Clarity     


Put Off

Put On
A Proud Look Faith
A Lying Tongue Virtue
    Murderous Hands on the Innocent     Knowledge
A Plotting Wicked Heart Self-control
Swift in Running to Evil Perseverance
Sow Discord Among Brethren     Brotherly Kindness    
False Witness Liar Godliness
Hate Love
Mortality/Death Life
Corruptible Incorruption
Mortal Immortality
              Dust of Death                                Fire of Reality


Put Off

Put On
  Old Man (desires of the flesh)     New Man (become like Christ)  
Works of Darkness Armor of Light
Uncleanness Holiness
Your Sins His Baptism
Down                                                 Up  

Seven things God hates:
1. A proud look
2. A lying tongue
3. Hands that shed innocent blood
4. A heart that devises wicked plans
5. Feet that are swift in running to evil
6. A false witness who speaks lies
7. One who sows discord among brethren

Sow a Thought
Sow an Action
Sow an Habit
Sow a Character    
Reap an Action
Reap a Habit
Reap a Character
Reap a Destiny
What is Character?
Who You Think You Are
Who Others Think You Are 
Who God Knows You Are
... EGO
... REPUTATION
... CHARACTER

Spiritual Intimacy Is When We Are:
● Transparent   
● Vulnerable
● Humble
● Gentle
● Courageous
● Honest
● Merciful
● Confident
● Understanding
● Accepting
● Caring
● Hopeful
● Trusting
● Trustworthy

Today:
TRUST  ──────┐
CONFIDENCE  ─┘
  IN GOD
... and Tomorrow
1. CREEDENCE – Accept as true
2. CONFIDENCE – Jesus is the Son of God
3. CONSISTENCY – Trust Him like Noah and Abraham did
CONFIDENCE = TRUST
PURITY
DEVOUT
FOCUS
DEDICATED
HONESTY
FAITH IN THE GROWTH PROCESS
FEED, CHALLENGE, REFRESH
Why we should dress appropriately:
   1. PLEASE GOD
   2. INFLUENCE ON OTHERS
   3. NOT A STUMBLING BLOCK FOR OTHERS   
   1. What we wear outwardly matters
   2. We should place a higher emphasis on our inner attire
   3. Our outward appearance should reflect our inner glory for God   
TUNIC: A loose, gownlike garment
or blouse–like garment covering
the shoulders down past the thighs.

Path to Success
1. Set a Goal
2. Prioritize Your Tasks
3. Have the Right Attitude
4. Do More Than Expected
5. Work Diligently

Do you seek your own pleasures or consider God’s will?
Basic religion is to seek God.


God’s Call to Seek
                                      God  
           Him Diligently  
Things Above  
His Strength  
     
 
The Lord               
To Live





His Precepts   
  
SEEK YE

  With the
Whole Heart



 
 
Justice   
  Glory, Honor,
& Immortality
  Good    
  Righteousness
and Humility
   
 
  Others
Well-Being
 
  Peace

Fools hate knowledge
The wicked miss salvation without a desire for His word
God rewards those who diligently seek Him
God’s word is a torch that pierces through all delusions
We all face a decision to live or to die
God can be found if one seeks Him
God is with the humble bestowing a lifting spirit
We must do justly, love mercy, & walk humbly with God
Filled with and growing in the knowledge of His will
May know the hope of His calling & riches of His inheritance
For the upright in heart, God brings light in the darkness
Consider what manner of person you ought to be
To live is to love whereby here stands the law of God

WE SHOULD ALWAYS WANT MORE OF GOD

Do we reflect this?
ONE
thing
I do
Forgetting
what is
behind me
Pressing
on to what
is ahead
... the goal for
the prize of
the upward call
of God in
Christ Jesus
Devoted to The Word
Time spent in private with God
Know the unity of what The Word delivers in Christ
Love one another as Christ loved us

APPEALS TO GOD
1. DESIRE
2. LOVING
3. CALLING