The presentation below, "Messiah in the Passover", is a powerful visual message not only of Israel's freedom from slavery in Egypt, but of the redemption of the individuals from bondage through the atoning work of Jesus. This presentation is designed to give participants a deeper understanding both of the Passover and the Communion table.
II Corinthians 1:20-24
1. The promises of God give us Illumination, which helps us to endure. (Hebrews 10:32, 36)
You can keep digging through the tunnel when you know there is light at the end of it.
2. The promises of God give us Imagination, which helps us to trust. (Matthew 17:20)
We are given a new mental and spiritual concept of what God can do.
3. The promises of God give us Inspiration, which helps us to be joyful.
a. When God gave His promises, He breathed life into us.
b. When inspired by something, we are made to feel excited or joyful.
4. The promises of God make us Involved, which helps us to be interested in the Lord's work.
God offered these promises: that's called grace.
We believe and receive the promises: that's called faith.
We get involved in the Lord's work: that's called works.
5. The promises of God give us an Inheritance, which helps us to be patient. (Hebrews 6:10-18)
If you have received Jesus, you have been named in God's will.
Humanistic philosophies: The problems in the world aren't about sin, it's just about lack of education.
Christianity- only Jesus Christ can fix us.
In Christ we have:
1. The Fullness of God (8-10)
When you have a relationship with Christ, you have all that God has to offer.
2. Forgiveness of sins (12-13)
You and I can extend forgiveness, or choose forgiveness, but we cannot offer it. (Romans 3:23, I John 1:9)
3. Freedom from the law. (14)
The law refuses to grade on the curve. (James 2:10)
When you accept Christ as Savior, you are no longer judged by your ability to keep the law. You are judged by the righteousness of Christ.
The law is no longer a threat; it is a goal.
Now when we sin, we are forgiven; but the idea is to get back up and try again, and to keep trying until we are holy.
Misconceptions about money
1. “Money is the root of all evil.”
(I Timothy 6:10)
2. “God needs my money or the Church will fail.”
3. “Having enough money will make me happy.”
4. “If I had enough money, I could do a lot of good.”
5. God doesn't want me to have money.”
Godly attitude toward money
1. Realize money isn't the most important thing in life.
2. Learn to enjoy the financial blessings in your life.
3. Practice giving to others. (21)
(Ecclesiastes 5:11; 11:1; Proverbs 19:17; Matthew 6:19)
Pastor Scott Goodman