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Blessing = Life
  \ | /
How do we bless others?
Harmonious (of one mind)
Sympathetic (compassion for one another)
Brotherly
Kindhearted (tenderhearted)
Humble in spirit (courteous)
Look\                           
   for the good in each of us. 
Seek/                            
● Life is like a shadow
● Life is like a short vapor
● Life is labor and sorrow
● Life is filled with troubles
● Life is a choice between good or bad
● Life is for the conscious
● Life is God's test of a soul's commitment
● Life is a gift of Spirit
● Life is narrowly navigated unto eternity
● Life is more than physical desires
● Life is in the Son of God

Mature
Love (Adult)

Living Stones
GIFTS
TONGUES
PROPHETS
 ┐
 ├─
 ┘
 Apostles, Prophets, and CHRIST       
(Child)                  

Living Creatures
Living Word
Living Oracles
Living God
Living Father
Living Bread
Living Water
Life-Giving Spirit
Living Way
Living Hope
Living Stones
Living Sacrifice

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  ●  Spirit is life
  ●  Live by faith
  ●  In Christ we are made alive
  ●  Reconciled to God through Jesus Christ
  ●  We have to die to live
  ●  In Him is the light of life
  ●  Christ in you is the hope of glory
  ●  In our trials, we are comforted in Him
  ●  Love for one another is key to awakening
  ●  To embrace His life reveals our true essence  
  ●  His Spirit sheds Grace on all that we are














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● Born to trouble
● Many long for death
● There is no fear in love
● Perfect love cast out fear
● Fear involves torments
● Sorrow of heart breaks the spirit
● Sorrow can hold no hope
● Hope in God and Praise Him - it heals the soul
● Be humble in the Lord and He will lift you
● Sadness makes a heart wiser
● Godly sorrow produces repentance
● Repentance leads to salvation knowing His Purity
● Sorrow of the world leads to death

● Weep not for the dead, weep for those without a home
● We will again see those found in God
● Knowledge increases sorrows, yet it is good for a soul
● Only a fool frets against God
● All suffering falls short of the glory to be had in God
● Who we are prepares us for what is to come
● Servants of God are best able to endure suffering
● Accepting His salvation is part of salvation
● Believing in Jesus invites the criticism of the worldly
● Trust in God protects us from the abuses of man
● Faith knows we are of God, Ponder on all that is good
● Prayer & gratitude connects one to the peace of God
● All suffering will cease upon His appearing

Impact = To Make a Change

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   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
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Col.1:13-14
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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
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SEPARATION
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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

Lawful Marriage in the sight of God
  
God is serious about
His eternal commitment
and requires souls to have
honorable enduring vows.
   

Male Virgin
( Free to marry )

  Female Virgin
( Free to marry )
          ↘    
 
Become
One Flesh

  Matthew 19:6     1st Cor. 7:10-11  

Widow
( Free to remarry )
1st Cor. 7:39     Romans 7:2-3
 
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  Singles qualified for remarriage:  
           1) Opposite Sex Virgin
           2) Divorced Innocent Party
           3) Widow


  
Divorced Couples
   Parting for other than fornication   
( Not free to remarry, only able to reconcile )
1st Cor. 7:10-11     Matthew 5:32
   



Divorce

  Malachi 2:14-16  

Divorced Innocent Party
Remained Moral & Loyal
( Free to remarry )
Matthew 19:9


   
Adulterous Marriage
( Not accepted by God )
Matthew 19:9

Divorced Guilty Party
Fornicator ( Not free to remarry )
Matthew 19:9


 
 

The numbers are grim among us.
Latest Figures:

1980 divorce rate
Current divorce rate
Singles Living together
Marriage rate drop
 = 
 = 
 = 
 = 
50%-55%
40%-45%
Tenfold increase since 1960s
30% less than 25 years ago
Americans are waiting 5 years longer to marry
Only 63% American children grow up with both biological parents
PARENTS = God’s Custodians in rearing children
Divorce after divorce ...

1st marriage divorce rate = 50%
2nd marriage divorce rate = Higher chance than 1st
3rd marriage divorce rate = Higher chance than 2nd
● Many choose just to live together.
● Many don’t want to make a mistake, like their parents did.
● Many take marriage vows lightly, like their parents did?  
In the Image of God:
1. Understanding
2. Feelings
3. Power of Choice
Equal.
ONE FLESH = UNION OF MINDS AND HEARTS
1. One Union
2. Permanent
3. Believe God  
HUSBANDS LOVE YOUR WIVES = COMMAND
JUST SEX = PAUPER
NATURAL USE VERSES UNNATURAL USE OF GOD’S PURPOSE
MAN ↔ WOMAN NATURAL HELPERS
WOMAN ↔ WOMAN AGAINST NATURE DESERVING OF DEATH
MAN ↔ MAN AGAINST NATURE DESERVING OF DEATH
Marriage = Safety from being defiled
Marriage = Protection of and for each other
Marriage = Resists the Devil
1. What do you want most for your children?
2. What is God's goal for your children?
3. What is the role you have for your children
     to reach God's goal for your children?
4. What part does the church play in helping
     your children reach that goal?
5. Do children copy and imitate their parents?
6. How do parents most effectively teach their
     children? - Problems to overcome.
TO TEACH THEM TO LOVE
TRUTH = REALITY
What is expected:
1. Men/Husbands/Fathers
2. Women/Wives/Mothers
3. Elders/Deacons
4. Teachers/Preachers/Students
5. Civic/Personal/Family/Work

HOME = SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER
Our homes can become centers of spirituality if:
1. LOVE OF TRUTH
2. LOVE OF GOD BY LOVING OTHERS
3. LOVE OF STRANGERS
4. LOVE OF LOST
LOVE OF STRANGERS = HOSPITALITY
Truth Produces Homes of:
1. JOY
2. HUMILITY
3. COURAGE
4. CONFIDENCE
REBELLION = STRIFE
Why we will suffer.
1. Envy of our joyful commitment and happy family life
2. Anger with God's announcements of truth
3. Differences in not following the ways of the world
4. We don't fight back while holding the truth

The Spiritual Realm Permeates the Material One
Psalms 90:2

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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

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 HOLY
Ep.1:3-6

   CHRIST WAS   
John 1:2-3

PROMISED
Titus 1:2-3  

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

There are two basic inferences
with regard to the origin of life and its diversity:

CORE IDEA
Natural Causes
(General Theory of Evolution)
Life forms from simple
substances by natural means
Creation
(Intelligent Design)
Life forms by the
intelligent shaping of matter
Extremes producing biased turmoil:
Faith in Science ←→ Faith in God
* Note: Origins of the universe and life are neither observable nor repeatable.
The Rational Approach:
Judgment of Reality?
↙          ↘
OOO Evolution OOO Intelligent Design
Evidence
Facts of nature
Details are precise
Some aspects forever remain unknowable
OCCURING EVENTS ARE:
Inevitable contingent, had to happen, random regularity
Chance What is the complexity,
probability of it not occurring randomly
Designed Specified, does it contain information?
Repeatable?
Prevailing World View:
  Evolution   or   Intelligent Design  
● Personal bias can blur one from seeing truth.
● Emotions can obscure good judgment
● The data is that it is
● Methods of science judge the world,
    - constructions of man or Intelligent Design?
ALL LIFE HAS:
20 Amino Acids
Proteins, enzymes
“Workers”

- Right and Left Nature
- Life is restricted exclusively
   to left sided connectivity
Proteins = Shapes and mobility
Enzymes = Tools and machinery
Genes – Nucleic Acids
DNA, RNA
“Reproductive”

DNA ~ Double Helix
RNA protein assisted
1. Transcription
2. Migration
3. Translation
* Note: Both are required for the functioning of life.

Proponents of Evolution
(Reductionism)
Proponents of Creation
(Intelligent Design)
Complex organisms arose
from simple incremental
steps
Complex organisms
were divinely created by
a miraculous occurrence
Jellyfish
Limpid
Snails
Fruit Fly
Eagles
Human Eyes
–    Light sensitive tissue
–    Cup with light sensitive spot
–    Primitive lens
–    Compound eye
–    Sharp long distance vision
-    Miraculous or incremental?
Depolarization → Hyperpolarization → Charge to the Brain
15 Billion Defenses:
Stem cell → B cell → antibody → virus, bacteria
Judge
↙          ↘
o Natural Causes oo OOo Intelligent Design  
Facts
  God is the Foundation  

JESUS CHRIST = ETERNAL LIFE

WILL WORK
FOR FOOD
  WILL REBUKE
FOR FOOD
 

   

 

TO BE RIGHT WITH GOD

ETERNAL LIFE
HOPE
PROMISED
IN THE WORLD TO COME
God calls for us to hear
His Command = Everlasting Life

                         Free Gift = Justification of Life

  One Man's Obedience = Many Made Righteous  

Grace + the Gift = Life in Christ

 Grace = the Gift of God 

Gift of God = Eternal Life

 Eternal Life = Know God 

Hears
His Word
 +  Believes
in Him
 =  Everlasting
Life

Forgiveness
of Sins
 +  Promised
Inheritance
 =  Sanctified
by Faith
in God
Fundamental Equation of Eternal Truth
Eternal Life = May Know God and Christ
God has Expectations of His souls
Eternal Life to:

    ● patient continuance in doing good
    ● seek for glory
    ● seek for honor
    ● seek for immortality

Belief Drives Actions
Whoever believes in Him / not perish / eternal life
He who believes in the Son has everlasting life
Who hears My word and believes has everlasting life
Jesus is the bread of life unto eternal life
Whoever eats My flesh & drinks My blood has life
He gives His sheep eternal life
Words God has spoken will judge all on the last day
Eternal life is that they know God and Jesus Christ
He who sows to the Spirit reaps everlasting life
Eternal life to steadfast in goodness who seek Him
Grace reigns to eternal life through Jesus Christ
Wages of sin is death/ God’s gift is eternal life in Christ
God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son
The Bible is one’s roadmap to Eternal Life
Paul’ s longsuffering patterns believers on God
Justified by His grace / heirs according to the hope
He wishes none perish but all come to repentance
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life
He’s the author of eternal salvation to all who obey
In Jesus Christ, this is the true God and eternal life
The promise that He has promised us--eternal life
Keep the love of God looking for the mercy of Christ
Our citizenship is in heaven which we eagerly wait
Will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust
God gives them light & they shall reign forever
His blood has established an everlasting covenant
Our everlasting God calls for obedience to the faith
Forgiveness allows an entrance unto eternity
God is forgiving people who are not worthy
God forgives to show his righteousness & his nature
We forgive to show our nature in righteousness
Forgiveness is not a feeling, it is a decision
We must have forgiving hearts to receive forgiveness  
It is about mercy, not insignificance
Forgiveness is a way of life god demands
All have sinned worthy of death
We need Jesus’s sacrifice to have our sins forgiven
He forgives those that humbly turn to Him
He forgave to show us how to forgive
We can only be justified through belief Jesus
Redemption/forgiveness comes through His death
Forgiveness is a Principle of Heart
   7 x 70 = 490   
   7 x Daily    

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