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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Discussion of 11th May 2008

Hi Guys, Here's tommorrows discussion today. Early huh!!

The Basic Life of the Christian
Ephesians 3v20-21 4v1-3 4v23-32 5v1-6,15-17
Eph 3:20 To him who by means of his power working in us is able to do so much more than we can ever ask for, or even think of: 21 to God be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time, forever and ever! Amen.
Eph 4:1 I urge you, then---I who am a prisoner because I serve the Lord: live a life that measures up to the standard God set when he called you. 2 Be always humble, gentle, and patient. Show your love by being tolerant with one another. 3 Do your best to preserve the unity which the Spirit gives by means of the peace that binds you together.
Read Eph 4 v 23 – 32 and 5v1-6, 15-17

The Advantages of being a Christian
Underlying subconscious Happiness.
A big loving Christian family.
A purpose in life.
A peaceful feeling
A relaxed heart
Real friends
Decent marriages
Don’t have to worry
Access to the power of God.
Sanity = closeness to God. 1 Tim 1v7
Hope of going to Heaven
Your good friend is the Creator of the Universe – and He loves you
Doing Gods will produces JOY
You will live a fulfilled satisfied life
If you go all out for God, it will be an exciting life.
People that matter will respect you.
Your life will get brighter as you obey Jesus more and more
Jesus will teach you slowly and gently.
God really wants you in Heaven so He can give you all His love and a paradise to live in.
You can do all the fun things of life (bungee,skateboarding, boogie, biking, parties,etc) without ever feeling bad or guilty about what you do. God is an excellent surfer.

The Disadvantages of being a pagan
Insecurity – treading water in a sea of mud
Eventual lonliness
Stupid friends = backstabbers,idiots & scums
Tense subconsciously
No Heavenly backup
Self inflicted illnesses, stress.
Madness is proportional to distance from God
Eternal Hell after death
Unfaithful (marriage) partner
You will contribute to society’s collapse
You have to worry
You will become bitter and twisted in the end
Your fears will control you.
You will become steadily stupider, until you are a total moron
You will never be satisfied, because only God can satisfy the being that He made.
You have nothing to hope for that lasts
You will have to do what the devil wants, which is meant to kill you. The devil wants you dead and in hell.
You look in the mirror in the morning and think “What the hell am I living for?”
You will feel absolute terror when you are dying, when the demons collect you.

The Disadvantages of being a Christian
You will lose most of your skommie friends
You may lose the respect of scumbags, slimebuckets and fools.
You will have to fight temptation for the rest of your life, and you will loose the fight sometimes, but not always.
You will have to go against the crowd.
You will have to do what God wants and not what you want, but it will be for your own good anyway.
Sometimes you will have to suffer, but Jesus will always be with you in it.
You will need to be brave at times – this means that you will have to do some things that you are really afraid of doing.
You have to tell the truth.
You have to love with agapē love.
You will have to think of others before yourself.

The advantages of being a Non Christian
You can do anything you want until you are jailed or get a disease or die young
You can sin now and pay later, but you pay forever.
The devil says you can be your own boss, but he lies. He will be your boss, and he'll grind you.
The devil says it will be fun, but he doesn’t tell you that it gets less fun the more you do it. And it ends in death – physical & spiritual.
The devil says it will satisfy you, but this is an outright lie – you will never stay satisfied.
You can be lazy.
You can be a jerk.
You can be nasty – but everyone will hate you and despise you.
You are free to destroy yourself slowly. You can lie, cheat, smoke, drink, do drugs and sex - and it won't be free for long.

God's way of doing things WORKS
He reckons You're Worth It !

20th April discussion - sorry it's late guys!

Week before last discussion - sorry it's late!!

Jesus LIKES YOU !!
Do you think that Jesus would like to have you with Him right now, like in real life, and just kindof chat to you and chill and not really do anything except be together, like a friend?
We've heard that God loves us, but do we know that He likes us as well?
What does it mean if somebody like you? How does that work in a relationship?
It means he likes to do stuff with you, go fishing together, watch the sun go down together, chill somewhere together – just like be friends.
Luk 22:14 When it was time, he sat down, all the apostles with him, and said, "You've no idea how much I have looked forward to eating this Passover meal with you before I enter my time of suffering.
Do we like Jesus ?
Is Jesus ever in a rush, or too busy to listen to you?
Does Jesus ever not want to talk to you?
Do you think sometimes that your problem is too small to worry God with?
Does Jesus ever make you feel guilty, like because you haven't prayed or read your Bible?
Can Jesus be your best friend?
Isa 44:2 I am the LORD who created you; from the time you were born, I have helped you. Do not be afraid; you are my servant, my chosen people whom I love. 3 "I will give water to the thirsty land and make streams flow on the dry ground. I will pour out my spirit on your children and my blessing on your descendants.
Listen to what Isaiah says about Jesus: Isa 42:1 The LORD says, "Here is my servant, whom I strengthen--- the one I have chosen, with whom I am pleased. I have filled him with my Spirit, and he will bring justice to every nation. 2 He will not shout or raise his voice or make loud speeches in the streets. 3 He will not break off a bent reed nor put out a flickering lamp. He will bring lasting justice to all. 4 He will not lose hope or courage; he will establish justice on the earth. Distant lands eagerly wait for his teaching." Isa 42:6 "I, the LORD, have called you and given you power to see that justice is done on earth. Through you I will make a covenant with all peoples; through you I will bring light to the nations. 7 You will open the eyes of the blind and set free those who sit in dark prisons.
You know that Jesus Loves you, but are you glad that he likes you? After all, someone can decide to love you, even though they don't really want to, but if someone likes you, it's because they want to.
What does this tell you? That you are TOTALLY ACCEPTED BY JESUS.
He not only loves you because He has decided to, but also because He wants to.
Jesus wants your friendship – He wants to spend time with you; He wants to know how you are doing.
Jesus really and truly thinks that you are the greatest. The coolest friend. Honestly!! He does!!
Jesus wants to bless you and help you and He wants you to be happy. But He also knows that you can only be happy in a certain way = you have to stop sinning, hurting yourself and other people. It seems like Jesus is trying to spoil your fun, but this is not the case – Jesus is trying to show you the way to have real, full, total hectic fun, with NO GUILT, NO AFTER EFFECTS, NO BAD FEELINGS, JUST EXHILARATION AND LETS DO IT AGAIN !!
Does Jesus ever think you are a loser? NO NO NO NO NO
Does Jesus ever think you are a winner? YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Listen to what God is like:
Psa 103:8 The LORD is merciful and loving, slow to become angry and full of constant love. 9 He does not keep on rebuking; he is not angry forever. 10 He does not punish us as we deserve or repay us according to our sins and wrongs. 11 As high as the sky is above the earth, so great is his love for those who honor him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our sins from us. 13 As a father is kind to his children, so the LORD is kind to those who honor him. 14 He knows what we are made of; he remembers that we are dust.
So we can know that we have a real friend in Jesus. We can't hear Him audibly or see Him because of our sin, but as we get rid of our sin and do His will, we will start to hear Him clearer and clearer as we go along.

You can relax!
You are Totally Accepted
and Totally Loved.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Adding Comments problems..

Hi, Uncle D here.

Just testing this comment goochie. Try clicking on the long line of text hanging down, and then click on "Leave Your Comment" - let me know if it works.

Sorry for the big gap between posts.

Hi again!

Been a bit hectic! But we're back!

Teen Church is on the go again from this Sunday. We will meet in the double garage at 5 South Street at 09:30am on Sunday. Come along and join in with us for some fun, some wisdom and some company!

Remember, God thinks you are really great!

Your servant in Jesus
Uncle D.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Discussion from 16th March

Hi all you guys!!

Here's the new lesson..


Do you trust your parents not to eat you while you sleep?
What would happen if you were convinced that your Mom wanted to poison your food.? Would you eat anything? Would she be able to give you nice food?
Can our parents love us and give us nice things if we don't trust them and think they are trying to kill us or that they want to make us miserable?
Would we accept stuff from them.?
If we sort of half trusted them, and said “we'll go with you to town, but we won't trust your driving to take us on a long trip” How would they take us to Umhlanga for a 5 week holiday at a 5 star hotel on the beach?
So if we trust our parents completely, then they are able to do good things for us right?

Do we trust God?

With how much of our lives? 10%? 60%? 100% ?
OK, lets find out how much you trust God.....

Are we willing to say to God “You can take any of my stuff and do what You like with it. I give it all to You” ??
Are we willing to say to God “You can send me anywhere – I'll go”
Are we willing to say to God “ I'll never get married if that's what you want”
Are you willing to say to God “I'll stay poor for ever if that's what You want in my life..” !!!
Isa 25:9 When it happens, everyone will say, "He is our God! We have put our trust in him, and he has rescued us. He is the LORD! We have put our trust in him, and now we are happy and joyful because he has saved us."
Are we willing to say to God “I'll stay here in Vryheid and die here if that's what You want me to do”
Psa 33:4 The words of the LORD are true, and all his works are dependable.5 The LORD loves what is righteous and just; his constant love fills the earth.
Psa 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; I will fear no one. The LORD protects me from all danger; I will never be afraid. 2 When evil people attack me and try to kill me, they stumble and fall. 3 Even if a whole army surrounds me, I will not be afraid; even if enemies attack me, I will still trust God.
Can we say to God “ I trust you with my future. You can take away my family, my money, my cell phone, my future, whatever, and I'll still follow You. I know that You know best, and that You will always look after me.“
In other words, are we certain that God is a kind, good God who will only do what's BEST for us, or do we have doubts about that?
If we believe this about God, then do we think He will do stuff to us that will make us scared, or hurt us, if He is a kind and gentle God who loves us?
So can we trust in God TOTALLY ? Yes we can because that allows Him to bless us. He won't FORCE His blessings onto us, but if we trust Him and let Him take us to His places, then He will be able to bless us.
Will all the scary things we expect actually happen? More than likely not.
How does total trust in God make us happy? We can relax because we know that He's driving, like we do in the car when our Dad is driving – we know he's not some maniac!!
Isa 12:2 God is my savior; I will trust him and not be afraid. The LORD gives me power and strength; he is my savior. 3 As fresh water brings joy to the thirsty, so God's people rejoice when he saves them."

Trust God with your whole life. Don't keep anything back from His control.
Don't stop Him from blessing you.
Remember, He's driving. You must just stay on the bus !!

Trusting God is a total thing
Either you trust Him
or you don't.
Which one are you?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Last weeks lesson

Hi again..

Lesson: It's story time !!
The story of Esther
King Xerxes had one massive rave – 6 months long. Then he had another bash for a whole week in his palace.
One bash for the guys, one bash for the ladies.
After he had got a bit sloshed, he ordered the queen to 'come do a fashion parade for us ouks here !!'
Queen Vashti tuned the king “you and your drunken buddies can get lost!” - so the king kicked her out.
Esther, the Jewess, was very pretty and had a good figure.
Her and Mordecai were brought from Jerusalem when it was captured by Nebuchadnezzar
She stayed with her cousin, Mordecai, because her parents were dead. He was older, and treated her as his daughter.
The government officials came round and took pretty girls away to the kings beauty pageant. Esther went.
She didn't say she was Jewish. The Eunuch in charge of the harem liked Esther. 6 + 6 months of beauty treatment..
The king smaaked Esther the most – she was the hottest hottie in his harem – so she became an instant queen.
Mordecai got a job in the palace. He heard guys plotting kingies death, reported it and saved the kings life.
About 4 years later, Haman is made prime minister.
Mordecai wouldn't bow to him. Haman flipped his bean. Decided to kill all the jews in the whole massive country.
Got the king to agree to totally exterminate these troublesome people. King gave him his royal seal to do so.
Haman sends messages to whole empire telling all citizens to kill the jews on 13 th January
Mordecai asks Esther to help. Esther says that if she appears before the king she can be put to death.
Esther tells him and all jews to fast and pray for 3 days.
She goes to the king. He lets her live. She organises a dinner with king and Haman.
That night the king cant sleep. He tells his servants to read the records of the empire. They read about Mordecai saving the kings life.
The king decides to honour Mordecai. So he gets who? to lead Mordecai through the streets shouting his praises? HAMAN!! Haman is now really mad...
Haman builds a 22 metre high gallows to hang Mordecai on.
At the second dinner, Esther tells the king that Haman is trying to kill her and her whole race.
The king freaks out. Hamans head is covered. He is hung on the same gallows he built for Mordecai.
The king allows the Jews to fight back. He gives Esther all of Hamans property.
They use the opportunity to get rid of all their enemies in the land!! All Hamans 10 sons are also hung on the gallows he built for Mordecai.
Mordecai was promoted to a very high position, and clothed in royal clothes, and given a gold crown.
When the 13th January came, the jews killed 75,000 of their enemies, with the kings blessing !! THERE WAS NO LOOTING.
The Jews now always celebrate the festival of Purim to remember this event.
When disaster strikes, do God's will. We have to stand up and do what is right, even when it seems to be a small, trivial thing.
Esther showed extreme bravery
I wanna be like her..

New discussion 2nd March The Universe was made for you..

Hi all,

Lesson: The whole universe was made for us.
How big is the universe, the known universe? 20,000,000,000 light years across. (20 billion light years)
How old is the universe? Not the earth, but the universe? 15-20 billion years old.
When did time start? When the universe was created. Scientists have proved that the universe had a “beginning” - it has not always been there.
People who don't believe in God, like Stephen Hawking, try hard to disprove that the universe had a “beginning” - why is this?? Because it means someone had to begin it, and make it from absolutely nothing at all
Have there been universes before ours? No – this is not possible. Been proven by the bounce theory. A universe can't collapse and “bounce” back into existence again.
How many other solar systems are there, like with planets, a sun, moons, stuff like that? About 1022 which is 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 solar systems
So can't there be intelligent life on one of these planets? No. Why? Because the probability of intelligent life developing is one in 10exp30 and there are only 10exp22 solar systems, so there aren't enough solar systems to make it possible for even a humanoid form to develop, let alone an intelligent one.. The fact that the earth has intelligent life already defies the odds.
What is the chances that a human being could “evolve” by chance or random joining of molecules? About 10exp108 which is 1 with 108 nougths after it.. see below: So there hasn't been enough time for humans to evolve by chance, since there have only been 10
The universe had to be this big. If it had been any smaller, it would have been too hot for us to survive. The earth would not have been able to form. The universe had to cool in order for carbon to form; and we are made mostly from carbon.
The universe is expanding. The speed at which it is expanding is critical to our existence. If this speed was faster or slower by
0.0000000000 0000000000 0000000000 0000000000 0000000000 001 % the universe would have recollapsed and we would not exist.
People, clever people, say that there is no design in the universe; it just happened, things evolved. Do you think this is possible?
God says: Isa 66:1 The LORD says, "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house, then, could you build for me, what kind of place for me to live in? 2 I myself created the whole universe! I am pleased with those who are humble and repentant, who fear me and obey me.
Does God exist inside the universe, or outside of it? Both: He is transcendant and immanent, outside and pervading the inside too.
Col 1:16 For through him God created everything in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen things, including spiritual powers, lords, rulers, and authorities. God created the whole universe through him and for him.
Heb 1:3 He reflects the brightness of God's glory and is the exact likeness of God's own being, sustaining the universe with his powerful word. After achieving forgiveness for the sins of all human beings, he sat down in heaven at the right side of God, the Supreme Power.
Heb 11:3 It is by faith that we understand that the universe was created by God's word, so that what can be seen was made out of what cannot be seen.
If there was intelligent life on other planets, would they also be included in thiose going to Heaven? Yes!! Rev 5:13 And I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, in the world below, and in the sea---all living beings in the universe---and they were singing: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, be praise and honor, glory and might, forever and ever!"
There are many other things that are in an incredibly fine balance. Electromagnetic forces, Gravitational forces, Nuclear forces – they are all critically balanced to enable us to live. This universe, this earth we live on; this body we have – were all precisely designed for our benefit. There is NO WAY this could have happened on it's own.

The universe was created by God
to make a place for us to live
on earth.
The whole universe was made just for us.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

New discussion - 17th Feb 2008

Hi Guys - new discussion - enjoy!

Lesson: Who do you listen to?
If a doctor of climatology or a professor says that we have a problem with global cooling, do you believe him?
If you meet a university professor at Woolworths, and he says that you need to change your hair, will you?
Should we listen to people with degrees and big qualifications and get our advice from them?
Is a professor clever?
Is a doctor, a state president, a Hollywood Celebrity, a pastor, a teacher, a headmaster; CLEVER? Usually NOT!!!
What makes a person clever?
What makes a person wise?
Pro 14:6 Conceited people can never become wise, but intelligent people learn easily. 7 Stay away from foolish people; they have nothing to teach you. 8 Why is a clever person wise? Because he knows what to do. Why is a stupid person foolish? Because he only thinks he knows. 9 Foolish people don't care if they sin, but good people want to be forgiven.
1Co 3:18 You should not fool yourself. If any of you think that you are wise by this world's standards, you should become a fool, in order to be really wise. 19 For what this world considers to be wisdom is nonsense in God's sight. As the scripture says, "God traps the wise in their cleverness"; 20 and another scripture says, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are worthless." 21 No one, then, should boast about what human beings can do. Actually everything belongs to you:
What is real wisdom?
Pro 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
What kinds of people SHOULD we be listening to? Those who have the wisdom of the Lord.
How can you tell whether a person speaking on TV or at school or work is someone worth listening to?
Check the following: Are they kind? Are they gentle? Do they brag or show off? Do they talk about Jesus or the God of Israel? Are they humble? Do they listen to what other people have got to say? Are they LOUD or quiet? Do they have self-control? Do they say nasty or cutting things about other people ie. Do they diss others? Is he telling the truth, as far as you can tell? Is he an honest person?
If you had a big problem and needed direction and guidance, who would you go to?
Why would you go to that person?
Who would be the LAST person you would go to for help? Why?
So what do you look for in a person to give you advice?
Isn't this just what the Bible tells us to be like? Yes it is. If we all live like the Bible (ie Jesus) tells us to, we could give other people good advice, and they would actually ask us for it... Go figure..
Why are parents good people to go to for advice? Because they did the same stupid things that you want to do, and they can tell you exactly what happens if you do those dumb things. Don't copy your parents' mistakes – break the circle!!
Bertram Russel said: “ The big problem in the world is that fools have such confidence, and the wise have such doubts.”
Have you noticed how many morons are in leadership positions??
Let's name some people that you can listen to and get sense out of them. There are not many.. Kenneth Meshoe, Patrick Lekota has some character, Tony Leon has about 20% sense, Shaun Pollock, Victor Matfield, Francious Steyn, Freek Robinson seems to be fairly OK, Hal Lindsey, Jack Kinsella, Benjamin Netanyahu, Dr James Dobson, Ryan Dobson, Walker Texas Ranger & his sidekick.
Some people you must NEVER believe: Mike Sutcliffe, Dbn muni, Zuma, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, Haziz Pahad, 95% of the ANC, most of the United Nations, Kofi Annan (ex UN Gen.Sec) , any muslim (since their Koran permits them to lie to non-muslims), the Clintons, Jimmy Carter, Nancy Pelosi, Al Gore, (in fact most of the American Democrats), Albie Sachs, any Hollywood celeb, our council esp. the mayor, and so on.
What is our best source of advice we will ever find? The Bible, esp. proverbs, galatians and Ephesians.
And finally: Do you know how lucky you are to NOT have a movie house here in Vryheid.??!!! The reel stoopid messages you get from movies make your lives very difficult. Movies and TV should be the absolute LAST place to get guidance from. Why? Because the Hollywood movie and TV industry is 98% humanists, who believe that there is no hell, no reason to be good. Look after yourself – you are No. 1 in the universe. You are a god to yourself. Bad, Bad news these ous.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hey guys! New web page!!

There is a new web page with advice for Teenagers, and other stuff, all free.

Check out

God bless y'all.

Uncle D.

Discussion of 10th Feb

Lesson: Dealing with the Morbs
Who has felt depressed or sad or morbid before?
How do you guys deal with the Morbs?
In the Bible, Ahab the king, Jeremiah, Elijah, Daniel and David were all depressed at one time or another.
Are there good and bad reasons for becoming depressed, or only bad reasons?
Being depressed about your sins is probably not a bad thing
Being depressed over your friend having a better cellphone than you is very bad!!!
OK, how do you get undepressed ?
What type of positive things must you think?
Verses from the Bible,
Psa 59:10 My God loves me and will come to me; he will let me see my enemies defeated.
Joh 16:27 for the Father himself loves you. He loves you because you love me and have believed that I came from God.
1Th 1:4 Our friends, we know that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own.
Get to know God's character; how much He loves you and looks after you.
2Ch 30:9 The LORD your God is kind and merciful, and if you return to him, he will accept you."
Joe 2:13 Let your broken heart show your sorrow; tearing your clothes is not enough." Come back to the LORD your God. He is kind and full of mercy; he is patient and keeps his promise; he is always ready to forgive and not punish.
and also this list of stuff.. (Hand out paper and pens...)
I have the following: Write down what you have to be thankful for..
a bed to sleep in A cellphone A pet Parents who love me Money eyes to see with Airtime A friend food Legs to walk with Music Arms that work water to drink air to breathe taste a house to live in Time A toilet (How many people do not have a toilet of any kind..) electricity running water A hot shower/bath an education TV and radio smell clothes to wear a Bible to read A garden to chill in A pool God's salvation can speak A Teen Church!! A job a fridge An indoor stove! Shoes teeth hair safety
Millions upon millions of people do not have even the basic things in life. So be grateful and thankful.
Does God love you? Why do you say that?
If God loves you and cares for you, do you have any reason to be down or depressed?
Surely then everything is under His control?
Heb 13:6 Let us be bold, then, and say, "The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?"
Joh 14:27 "Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.
Is being happy good for you? YES!!
Pro 17:22 A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.
What can we be happy about? Give me lots of suggestions...
that we're alive. That we're together having fun. That God loves us.
What does this Bible verse mean: 1Th 5:16 Be joyful always, 17 pray at all times, 18 be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants from you in your life in union with Christ Jesus.
How can we stay joyful all the time?
Does God want us to be happy and joyful? Yes !
Is it hard for a non-Christian to get out of depression?
Why is it easier for a Christian to get undepressed?
Are you glad that you've got a happy God cheering you up??
Can we remain POSITIVE at all times? YES, we can because Jesus is in control of everything.
Think positive.
Jesus is totally positive and in control.

Monday, February 4, 2008

removal of ads

Hi guys -

I removed the adsense ads as they were not very nice - new age junk was sprouting up, so they had to go.

Sorry about that short lived excercise.

God bless.

Uncle D.

PS> I will get the latest lessons up as soon as I can. Been very busy. Ta.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Adverts - inform me of any problems

New adverts:

As you can see, I've added some adverts to the blog page. If you click on them and the content seems a bit suspect, please let me know and I will remove them. Thanks.

Teen Church is in full swing again - but this week (03-02-2008) we will be going into church.

Please come along and join us.

God bless all of you with good things.

Uncle D.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Teen Church about to start again !!!

Hi guys,

Welcome to 2008! Teen church will be starting up again one week today, on the 20th January at 09:30 am we will meet again for our first discussion and chirping group. Don't worry too much if you are too old or too young to be called a teenager - you are still welcome!! Come along and get encouraged and helped to live right and make a success of your choices in life.

See all youse guys there!!

All the best, and may God bless you.

Uncle D.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year everyone

Hi all,

All the best for 2008. May God bless you outta your socks!

May you have success in all you do.

Uncle D.