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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

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Hi, Uncle D here.

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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.