The Burning Bush (GOD who talked to Moses)
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"THE FACTS OF LIFE"
  • John 8:32: "And ye shall know the truth [the Bible], and [only] the truth shall make you free."
  • Psalms 119:105: "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

  • WHO GOD IS Government/Authority Finding Answers
    About YOU How much does God love you? Christian Characteristics
    GOD calls you... How to get to Heaven Family and Parenthood
    Money/Wealth Signs of the "end times" PARENTS' CHECKLIST
    Lifestyle and Growth Misconceptions / Comparing Religions "Phone Numbers"



    WHO GOD IS
  • Jesus, the Son of God, is one with God (John 10:30)
  • Jesus is the Bible made into Man (John 1:1) (John 1:14)
  • Jesus had a relationship with his Father, God, before the world was made (John 17:24)
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    Specifically about you
  • Specifically women
  • Your long hair is your glory (1 Corinthians 11:15)

  • Specifically men
  • Young men: your strength (not necessarily physically) is your glory (Proverbs 20:29)
  • The elderly: your gray hairs are your glory (Proverbs 20:29)

    About BOTH:
  • God loves the worst sinner/lawbreaker/murderer as much as the most obedient, loving person in the world; He gives no preferential treatment to any individual (Romans 2:11)
  • If someone hurts you, wrongs you, trespasses against you, etc., leave revenge up to God and repay evil with kindness--it'll come back to haunt your accuser (Romans 12:19-20)
  • Rejoyce and be happy when you're persecuted for Christ's sake--you will be rewarded (Matthew 5:11-12)
  • Recognize God is the source of your life's strength and accomplishments--"Pride goeth before a fall" (Proverbs 16:18) (Proverbs 11:2) (Isaiah 2:17)
  • Your promotion/power at work or church are given to you by God, through man (Psalm 75:6-7)
  • You are what you believe you are and can be--not what others think (Proverbs 23:7)
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    If you're saved, GOD calls you...
  • His child--literally son or daughter (John 1:12) (Ephesians 1:5)
  • "Righteous" (2 Corinthians 5:21)
  • "Holy" (Ephesians 1:4)
  • An overcomer of the world (1 John 5:4)
  • Resurrected--spiritually (Colossians 2:12)
  • Far beyond your wildest dreams (Ephesians 3:20)
  • "Chosen" (John 15:16)
  • "A new creature" (2 Corinthians 5:17)
  • His delight--as He sings with joy over you (Zephaniah 3:17)
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    Money and gaining wealth
  • The LOVE of money--not money itself--is the "root of all evil." (1 Timothy 6:10)
  • A good name and reputation are more valuable than money and being rich (Proverbs 22:1)
  • Don't work for the sole purpose of becoming rich; as the stock market has shown, riches can instantly "fly away" (Proverbs 23:4-5)
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    Lifestyle: Conducting Your Public/Private Life; Growth and Maturity
  • LIVING LIFE
    • Spiritually speaking, right now is the time to accept Jesus Christ into your life (2 Corinthians 6:2)
    • Homosexuality is an "abomination." You weren't born with it. Don't do it. (Leviticus 18:22)
    • You should go to church (Hebrews 10:25)
    • You should "tithe": give the first 10% of your gross income to God (Malachi 3:10)
    • Of all of God's commandments, #1 is to love Him, #2 is to love your neighbor (everyone else in the world) like yourself (Matthew 22:37-39)
    • BIBLE'S DEFINITION OF LOVE: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
    • In your job, don't "kiss-up" to your boss or do your best only when being watched by your supervisor; do all duties--from supervising people to scrubbing toilets--as if God was your supervisor/evaluator (Colossians 3:22-23)
    • You represent God and Christianity (if saved) when watched by others; therefore, others will judge not only you but all Christians and God by your attitude
    • Don't take vows or swear to do something--just a simple "yes" or "no" is good enough (Matthew 5:34-37)
    • Those who habitually drink liquor find sorrow, contention and fights/arguments for no good reason (Proverbs 23:29-30)
    • Be slow to speak--a reckless tongue can do more damage than "weapons of mass destruction" (Proverbs 12:18)
  • MATURING
    • Physical training and looking like Mr. Universe mean little in life vs. being obedient to God (being godly) (1 Timothy 4:8)
    • The Bible is like a foreign language--people claim to read and understand the words but they cannot understand until they become saved (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
    • The world looks at loss and disaster with the "why me?" attitude; You should look at it as a patience-builder and character/integrity-tester (Romans 5:3)
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    Government and Authority
  • People elected to positions of authority (city/state/Federal/President/CEO/etc.) are there because it's God purpose for them to be there--whether done democratically or otherwise (Daniel 2:21)
  • Obey the rules/ordinances of man, for the LORD's sake (1 Peter 2:13-14)
  • Whether or not you voted for him/her, pray for all in authority--from Presidents; to law enforcement; to your supervisor (1 Timothy 2:1-3)
  • God chooses the decisions that Presidents and leaders make (Proverbs 21:1)
  • Do not trust in the might of government and military numerical superiority--but fear God for deliverance (Psalm 20:9) (Psalm 33:16-18)
  • Promotion/appointments to positions and power is given by God, through man (Psalm 75:6-7)
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    How much God loves you
  • There is no greater love than for a man to lay his life down for his friends (John 15:13) which is what God did for us when he sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins
  • Jesus came to this world to offer man Eternal Life (become saved) (John 3:16-17)
  • (Unlike man) God takes no pleasure in the death in the wicked. He wants all people to be saved (Ezekiel 33:11)
  • Bible's definition of love (thus, how God feels about you): "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
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    What it REALLY takes to get to Heaven
  • Faith (believing) alone--not "doing works" or never having broken the law--justifies man (Galatians 2:16)
  • Examples of doing "works": Catholic sacrament system, Jehovah's witnesses,
  • All the good deeds, works, charities/time you contribute to others in life proves your love but does not justify you to God (save you) (Isaiah 64:6)
  • "Jesus Christ" is the only name on earth which you can call on to be saved (Acts 4:10-12)
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    The Future: Signs of the "end times"
  • No man knows or can predict the return ("Second Coming") of Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:36)
  • Those who kill in God's Name think they're doing God's work but they're not--nor do they know God (John 16:2-3)
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    Misconceptions/Comparing Religions: Rules/declarations by Man--Not God
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  • Contrary to other religions, the One, True religion says there is a time for dancing (Ecclesiastes 3:4)
  • While the majority of the world thinks they're "good enough to get into Heaven," When Christ returns, only "few" in the world will be saved (Luke 13:23-25)
  • God proved this when He saved only eight people in the world--Noah and his family, in the Ark--during the world flood in 2349 BC (1 Peter 3:20)
  • However, God offers eternal life to everyone in the world--all are eligible (John 3:16-17)
  • Who Killed Jesus? Every person in this world--not the Jews or Romans at the crucifixion
  • Everyone in this world has sinned (Romans 3:23)
  • The payment for sin is death (Romans 6:23)
  • Jesus came from Heaven to pay the price of death man should've paid (Romans 5:8) (Isaiah 53:5)
  • And He did so, willingly and with love for us (John 3:16)
  • The universe was not formed by scientists' theory of the "Big Bang" (Hebrews 11:1-13)
  • You cannot be die more than one time--no reincarnation to come back; no anti-aging cream to increase your lifespan (Hebrews 9:27)
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    Life's Problems: 'Solutions to' and 'Origins of'
  • Don't trust in yourself--trust in God (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  • Don't trust in psychologists/shrinks--trust in God (Psalm 118:8 -- center verse of the Bible)
  • (Honor but) don't trust in Presidents or Government leaders--trust in God (Psalm 118:9)
  • (Thank but) don't trust in military might--trust in God (Psalm 33:16-17)
  • Don't pray for the same thing repetitively--ask once; God heard you the first time (Matthew 6:7)
  • Don't participate in gossip--it only leads to "ungodliness" (2 Timothy 2:15)
  • The Bible wasn't written to be debated about--It's meant to be absolutely obeyed (2 Timothy 2:14)
  • If America will turn back to God, He will forgive our sins and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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    Christian Characteristics: What it means to be a CHRISTian
  • A Christian's soul is SAVED by God simply by having faith in Christ--not my doing works/jobs/tasks/sacraments/etc. (Ephesians 2:8-10)
  • God perfers the simple man, open-minded to the Bible, over men with multiple degrees of education who believe they're wise enough to understand (Matthew 11:25)
  • The weak and quiet--not the strong--shall "inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5)
  • In times of personal disaster and loss (which Born Again Christians are not exempt from), you always have an overall sense of cheer because Jesus has already "overcome the world" and won the FINAL battle (John 16:33)
  • We are the salt of a bland earth--the piercing beacon of light in this dark world (Matthew 5:13-14)
  • Purpose of the Bible: provide life's instruction manual, correction, and dispel man's lies and false doctrine in order for you to live a sinless, Godly life (2 Timothy 13:16-17)
  • Christians do not file lawsuits (Matthew 5:40)
  • Living a godly life in a godless world means you will suffer persecution (2 Timothy 3:12) and yet be blessed for it (Matthew 5:10)
  • Don't be glad at others' misfortunes; else God turn his wrath from that person (Proverbs 24:17-18)
  • The only thing worse than not helping someone is to help them begrudgingly (Revelations 3:16)
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    Family and Parenthood
  • Children require physical punishment for effective correction and permanent attitude adjustment (Proverbs 22:15)
  • Punishing/correcting your children shows your love and concern for their growth (Proverbs 3:12)
  • Husbands love their wife as Christ loves the church (Ephesians 5:25)
  • Wives are submissive to their husband (Ephesians 5:22-24)
  • Children obey their parents (Ephesians 6:1)
  • Honor your father and mother--no matter what (Ephesians 6:2)
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    A Parents' Daily Checklist (Today, I...)
  • Hugged my child and told him, "I love you and God loves you" (Luke 15:20)
  • Listened carefully when my child wanted to talk (Matthew 18:5)
  • Read to my child (Proverbs 4:1-4)
  • Discussed God with my child (Deuteronomy 4:9-10)
  • Expected obedience from my child (1 Timothy 3:4)
  • Exhibited patience with my child (1 Corinthians 13:4)
  • Sang or listened to music with my child (Psalm 8:2)
  • Spoke about his daddy/mommy with loving respect (Colossians 3:18-19)
  • Did not expect behavior beyond his age capabilities (1 Corinthians 13:11)
  • Punished his disobedience with appropriate measures (Jeremiah 17:10)
  • Helped my child learn something new about Jesus (Luke 2:52)
  • Encouraged my child to do something for someone else (Galatians 6:10)
  • Protected my child from evil and harmful influences (1 Corinthians 13:6-7)
  • Challenged and helped my child to do something he thought he could not do (1 Thessolonians 5:14)
  • Did not punish my child when I was angry (Psalm 103:8-14)
  • Exhibited good manners for my child to model (Matthew 7:9-12)
  • Commended my child for a Christ-like quality (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • Read the Bible to my child (2 Timothy 3:15)
  • Prayed with my child (Matthew 18:19-20)
  • Modeled only the attributes I wanted my child to emulate (1 Corinthians 4:16)
  • Laughed with, not at, my child (Romans 12:15)
  • Thanked my child for something he did (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
  • Gave my child some responsibility (Titus 3:14)
  • Did not talk negatively about my child in his presence (Proverbs 12:18)
  • Praised and thanked my child more than I criticized him (Proverbs 16:24)
  • Asked my child's forgiveness when I was wrong (James 4:6)
  • Forgave my child immediately (2 Corinthians 2:7-8)
  • Encouraged my child to trust God (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  • Did not make a promise to my child that I cannot keep (Ecclesiastes 5:5)
  • Prayed specifically for my child
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    "Phone Numbers" (More effective than 911)
  • Hugged my child and told him, "I love you and God loves you" (Luke 15:20)
  • You are sad, phone............................................... John 14
  • You have sinned, phone........................................... Psalm 51
  • You are facing danger, phone..................................... Psalm 91
  • People have failed you,phone..................................... Psalm 27
  • It feels as though God is far from you, phone.................... Psalm 139
  • Your faith needs stimulation, phone.............................. Hebrews 11
  • You are alone and scared, phone.................................. Psalm 23
  • You are worried, phone.....................................Matthew 8:19 - 34
  • You are hurt and critical, phone............................ 1 Corinthians 13
  • You wonder about Christianity, phone ................. 2 Corinthians 5:15-18
  • You feel like an outcast, phone............................. Romans 8:31-39
  • You are seeking peace, phone............................... Matthew 11:25-30
  • It feels as if the world is bigger than God, phone................ Psalm 90
  • You need Christ like insurance, phone......................... Romans 8:1-30
  • You are leaving home for a trip, phone...........................Psalm 121
  • You are praying for yourself, phone...............................Psalm 87
  • You require courage for a task, phone...........................Joshua 1
  • Inflations and investments are hogging your thoughts, phone..Mark 10:17-31
  • You are depressive, phone......................................... Psalm 27
  • Your bank account isempty,phone.... .............................. Psalm 37
  • You lose faith in mankind, phone............................. 1 Corinthians 13
  • It looks like people are ununfriendly,phone.............................. John 15
  • You are losing hope, phone........................................ Psalm 126
  • You feel the world is small compared to you, phone...........Psalm 19
  • You want to carry fruit,phone...................................... John 15
  • Paul's secret for happiness, phone......................Colossians 3:12-17
  • With big opportunity/discovery, phone...........................Isaiah 55
  • To get along with other people, phone........................ Romans 12
  • For dealing with fear, call.................................. Psalm 3:47
  • For security, call............................................ Psalm 121:3
  • For assurance, call............................................ Mark 8:35
  • For reassurance, call........................................ Psalm 145:18



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