Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Who are you... really?

Parables...

Lost coins, lost sons, lost sheep... fruit trees, fig trees, vineyards... Jesus often taught in parables. He, himself said, that he used them for two reasons.

The first reason... to teach simple truths, using simple stories to a simple people...those who were hardworkers, farmers and shepherds... very different from the self proclaimed religious leaders and wise men of that day.

The second reason... to confuse the very same arrogant religious leaders of that day... men who had declared to the people that they were better equipped to know what God wanted for them because of their position, intelligence and understanding... yet the meanings of the simple parables, Jesus taught, escaped these men.

In the first chapter of James, we as believers, are told that if we lack wisdom ...and we ask with a sincere heart...the Lord will give us the ability to understand His Word and Ways.

Share a parable that you have learned from the Bible. What lesson does that parable teach us?

If you do not know any, look through the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John) and find one...read it and then answer the question above. 

Saved or Lost...?


Saved... a born again believer in Jesus Christ...someone who has chosen to follow Christ with their heart and life believing that He is the only way to spend eternity in Heaven... a lifestyle... a choice...

Lost... choosing to follow your own way... denying the existence of a Creator or the need of a Savior... deciding your own fate based on your belief and understanding of the world around you... willing to risk eternity in Hell to be in charge of your life and choices here...a lifestyle...a choice...

What are you? How do you know?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Storms...


Recently, we've had a lot of storms. I've watched the lightening strike the ground, in the same spot,over and over... I've  heard the thunder rattle my windows... and I've watched the wind blow chairs off of my porch, garbage cans across the street and bend the tree limbs to the point of breaking.

Yet, others fared far worse. There have been 1,333 tornadoes so far this year (2011) in the US. At least 521 peopl have perished in these storms.

A storm is defined as "... a disturbance to the normal condition of the atmosphere..."

So, with that definition in mind... what is a "spiritual storm"?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stillness & Knowing...



When you are still, what can you know?

The Unforgiveable Sin...

Visit the link below to read Mark 3:29

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%203:29&version=NIV

According to this Scripture... what is the only unforgivable sin? Explain why it is unforgivable.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Desperate for God...



Are you?

If you are... allow your hunger to consume you and dive into Him, now, tomorrow, everyday...

If you're not... are you willing to risk it all to have your own way... even eternity?

Where are you... right now... on God?

Last Time...


When was the last time that this was you? What is holding you back from time in and prayer over God's Word?

If the Lord is leading you, stop right now and read His Word... then spend some time in prayer... What has He revealed to you?

Grace & Mercy

Mercy is... not getting what you deserve

Grace is... getting what you don't deserve

What do you need more... why?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Consequences...


There is a clear relationship between your actions (what you choose to do) and the consequences (what happens because of your choices) of your actions. Knowing the two are closely related... how does this information impact your life? Be honest...
*don't forget your name...

Until Only Love Remains...

Go to the link below and listen to the song once again. What has God spoken specifically to your heart?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsRf_9gVFxQ

Monday, May 2, 2011

What is....


What is a Nonconformist? Why should we as Christians take on this lifestyle choice?

For You...


What is represented in this picture? Why is it important?
*Don't Forget Your Name...