Get out of the car!!!


Get out of the Car!!!

God’s Autobiography


Birds and a squirrel

Sharing

Introduction:
1. Get a NIV Bible (the NIV bible has historical contexts in beginning of the notes)
2. A Bible reading schedule
3. Join a community group

The Bible is a supernatural book “All scripture is God breathed”.
2 Timothy 3:16

Evidences:
* Historical accuracy – over 2000 prophecies in Bible; Name, people, places
* Fulfilled prophecy
* Indomitable volatility
* Overall consistency
* Miraculous depictions
* Transformed lives

2. Bible is inerrrant

“Inerrant” – free from errors
testimony of God’s character
“mistaken errors” figures of speech; logic

Psalm 31:5   God is truth

“Into your hands I commit my spirit,

You have redeemed me, Yahweh!”
Titus 1:2   “and t give them hope of the eternal life that was promised so long ago by God.  He does not lie….”
Hebrews 6:18  “In the same way, when Go wanted to make the heirs to the promise thoroughly realise that his purpose ways was unalterable, he conveyed this by oath;  so that there would be two unalterable  things in which is impossible to God to be lying, and so that we, now we have found safety, should have a strong encouragement to take a firm grip on the hope that is held out to us”

3. Bible is authoritative
Psalm 119:142, 151, 116

Psalm 119…..169 “Yahweh may my cry approach your presence;

let your word endow me with perception;

Psalm 142

1… To Yahweh, my cry I plead

To Yahweh, my cry I entreat…..

May my entreaty reach your presence;

rescue me as you have promised.

May my lips proclaim your praise,

since you teach me your statutes

May my tongue recite your promise,

since all your commandments are righteous;

May your hand be there to help me,

since I have chosen your precepts.

174  I long for you, Yahweh, my Savior,

Your law is my delight….

Psalm 15

1  “Yahweh, who has the right to enter your tent,

or to live in your holy mountain?

The man whose way of life is blameless,

who always does what is right

who speaks the truth from his heart,

whose tongue is not used for slander,

who does no wrong to his fellow,

casts no discredit on his neighbor,

….If a man does all this, nathing can ever shake him.

Psalm 116

1  “Alleleuia!  I love!  For Yahweh listens to my entreaty

he bends down to listen to me when I call….”
Matthew 7: 24-29  “Therefore, everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on a rock.  Rain came down, floods rose, gales blew and hurled them against the rock, and it did not fall.”
Psalm 19:7  ”  The law of Yahweh is perfect, new life for the soul;  the decree of Yaweh is trustworthy, wisdom for the simple.”

The Law of God is Perfect
John 17:17  ”  Consecrate them to the truth, your word is truth”
Matthew 5:18  “I tell you solemnly, till heaven and earth disappear, not one dot,not one little stroke, shall disappear from the Law until its purpose has been achieved.”
Ephesians 4:21  “unless you failed tohear him properly when you were taught what the truth is in Jesus”

Are you going to build your house on rock? The wind blows, and it stands
or are you going to build your house in sand? The wind blows and it falls.

Conflict Resolution the Biblical Way


Conflict Resolution the Biblical Way
Teachings from Christ Community Church

“In your anger, do not sin.”

1. Do not use flight

Ephesians 4:25 “So, from now on, there must be no more lies: You must speak the truth to one another, since we are all parts of one another. Even it you are angry, you must not sin”

3 Reasons people choose flight
a) Belief all conflict is bad
b) Think we’re covering other people’s faults

* Mathew 18:15
“If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault.”

c) Self protection – sometimes afraid of confrontation or afraid of rejection

Ephesians 4:26
Do not let the sun go down while still angry
27 Do not give the devil a foothold

Devil – slander

2. Do not fight

Ephesians 4: 29 -31 “Guard against foul talk; let your words be for the improvement of others, as occasion offers, and do good to your listeners, otherwise, you will only be grieving the Holy Spirit of God who has marked you with His seal for you to be set free when the day comes. Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names

Proverbs 12:18 “Reckless words pierce like a sword”

* Puts reconciliation out of reach, out of bounds, unrestrained anger

* Get rid of all bitterness, rage. Never use our strength to take advantage of other people

3. God’s Way. Unite.

Ephesians 4:25 We are all members of one body

Romans 12:18 “Live in peace with everyone” — Requires work

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ / God has forgiven you

– attitude and action

Making Decisions…


Teachings of Christ Community Church                                                                                     AUG 21, 2010

The 4 week teachings at church is based on decision making
The first week instructs to:

1)       Ask yourself:  “Why  are you  really doing it?”

Example, when you throw off a tantrum… ask your subconscious mind…why do you really  do it?

A boy & a girl decide to live together.  They say its for financial reasons, then they break up.

They should ask themselves:  “Why are they really doing it?”

For every decision you make today

Will be part of a story you tell

About your life

The story you write about yourself…

And if you write the  story of your life

Let it not be something

You would need to lie about  (be embarrassed)

For the rest of your life.

In other words,  make good decisions

2)      Last Sunday’s preaching was about the story of Joseph and his seven brothers

Joseph was the favorite son of his father.

And his brothers were jealous

One day, while his brothers were out on the field,

His father asked him to bring them food.

When his brothers saw him coming,

They had an unusual conversation

They were making a decision if they should kill him

Or should they make money out of him and sell him as a slave to the merchants.

They decided to sell him

And went home to tell his father he was killed by a wild animal.

When Joseph was sold as a slave

He had to make a decision.

To complain and be rebellious

Or to do well.

He did well.

He did his job so well that his master gave him all responsibility of his household

That the only thing his master needed to do

Was eat well.

Joseph was a handsome lad

And his master had  a wife.

His wife asked Joseph to go to bed with her.

But he told her “No”.

(we do not know if his wife was beautiful or not)

He told her that his master gave him all responsibility

And did not want to break the trust bestowed upon him.

But one day, his master’s wife framed him

And they were caught by his master.

His wife cried that she was being raped…

Despite his cries of explanation,

He was thrown in jail.

One day, the king of Egypt had a dream

And nobody could interpret his dream.

One of his servants told him about Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams

The king called upon Joseph,

And Joseph interpreted his dream

His dream meant that a famine was coming that would last 7 years

And he needed to save grains

So that they keep stock for the famine.

The king did as Joseph stated.

And when famine did occur, they were the only ones who had food in the area.

And the king made him prime minister

In charge of everything in Egypt.

One day his brothers went to Egypt to buy food

And Joseph recognized them,

And when they were about to go home

Placed a vessel in one of his brothers packs , Benjamin

And when they were searched

He had them put in jail for theft.

Then he talked to them

And when they realized who he was,

They greatly rejoiced.

And Benjamin went home and told his father

That Joseph was alive

And his father and brothers came to live in Egypt.

(Which also was the start of Israeli slavery… that continued to generations on.)

The story shows how Joseph made good decisions

That eventually paid off.

Despite his bad circumstance of being sold as a slave

He served  his masters well.

If he did otherwise,

The story of his life would be otherwise.

The decisions you make today

Is a story you tell tomorrow.

Make decisions that you would not need  to lie about

For it will be a story

You write about yourself.

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Don’t say stupid things about God!


Allie, I get interesting emails from different people.  This is the latest one…
From: Gerena, R

From: LESLY ROSADO  

 


If you don’t know GOD, don’t make stupid remarks!!!!!!
 
A United States Marine was taking some college courses
 
between assignments. He had completed 20 missions in Iraq
 
and Afghanistan . One of the courses had a professor  who
was an avowed atheist, and a member of the ACLU. 


One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, “GOD, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform… I’ll give you exactly 15 min.” The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, “Here I am GOD, I’m still waiting.”


It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold.


The Marine calmly replied, “GOD was too busy today protecting America ‘s soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid stuff and act like an idiot.

So He sent me.”

The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently. The other students were shocked and stunned, and sat there looking on in silence. The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked, “What in the world is the matter with you?  Why did you do that?”


The classroom erupted in cheers!

If you think THIS IS GOOD, KEEP IT GOING!

 

Quotes from the Wise…


“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast;

      A wild beast may wound your body;

     but an evil friend will wound your mind.”

Shakyamuni Buddha


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