You Can Know the Truth   Lesson 4

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Review:  Remember last week?
1.  What is the "ultimate question" concerning God?   Is God really omnipotent?

Ephesians 4:5 & 6; …one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

 

Seed thought: 

In other words do the everyday parts of our lives, eating, working, resting, shopping, playing, and being entertained.... what do they have to do with our faith?

There should be no divide we should lives our lives as Christian witnesses everyday, all day, 24/7.

"The Truth is More Than Facts"

Students write down the blue questions and the red answers.

1. 
Isn't the Bible just a big story?  The truth is also a story - a big story- a meta-narrative that we find ourselves in the middle of.

2. How does understanding the story help us in answering life's ultimate questions?

it helps us to see all of life as important and gives us confidence that we can know what is true 3.  What are some of your favorite stories?  what are the conflicts, love, a hero, heroine, self-sacrifice, redemption, a climatic ending, evil to be overcome, etc.

Watch Edge of Tomorrow 2min trailer videoWatch Frozen movie 2min trailer video

4.  How are we a part of this big story?  We have a purpose, 

5.  Knowing your purpose how does it change the way you see things today?  we can see all areas of life as important.

7 C’S OF HISTORY/ THE STORY OF LIFE
       
Watch 7 C's of History 14min video 1.    CREATION        GENESIS 1:26-31
                GOD CREATES THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH
                SIX DAYS  GOD CREATES MAN AND WOMAN IN HIS IMAGE WITH A SPIRIT, SOUL, AND BODY
OUR PURPOSE IS TO ENJOY FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD AND SERVE GOD BY EXCERSIZING DOMINION OVER THE EARTH2.    CORRUPTION  THE FALL OF MAN   GENESIS 3:1-24
                ADAM REBELS BY EATING FRUIT FROM THE                     FORBIDDEN TREE
                SIN AND DEATH ENTER INTO THE WORLD
                ANSWERS THE QUESTION: WHY IS SUFFERING IN THE WORLD  MAN RELINQUISHES DOMINION TO SATAN
                THE SIN HINDERS ADAMS FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD3.     CATASTROPHE  THE FLOOD   GENESIS 6-8

                NOAH FINDS GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD
                HUMANITY CONTINUES WITH NOAH’S FAMILY4.     CONFUSION  TOWER OF BABEL  GENESIS 11

                GOD CAUSES HUMANITY TO SPEAK DIFFERENT LANGUAGES THIS FORCES THEM TO GROUP ACCORDING TO SIMILAR LANGUAGES    THIS GROUPING ALSO PLAYS  BIG PART IN THE VARIOUS GROUPS DEVELOPING  SIMILAR ETHNIC PHYSICAL TRAITS
               
IT IS IMPERATIVE TO KNOW THAT WE ARE ALL ONE BLOOD AND ONE RACE FROM ADAM
BUT WE VARY IN PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS GROUPING US INTO ETHNICITIES WHICH TRACES BACK TO THE GROUPING ON LANGUAGES AT THE TOWER OF BABLE5.    CHRIST    JOHN 1:1-17

                CHRIST COMES TO REDEEM MAN FROM THE CURSE FROM ADAM’S SIN
6.     CROSS      MATHEW 27 AND MATHEW 28:18-20
                CHRIST IS CRUCIFIED AND RESURRECTS TAKING BACK THE DOMINION FROM SATAN
                BELIEVERS HAVE DOMINION AND CAN OPERATE IN THE POWER OF GOD
                MARK 16:15-20…. AND THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THOSE WHO BELIEVE..
                IN MY NAME THEY SHALL CAST OUT DEVILS; THEY SHALL SPEAK WITH NEW TOUNGES…
                SHALL LAY HANDS ON THE SICK AND THEY SHALL RECOVER
7.     CONSUMMATION
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away” (Revelation 21:1).
                THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
                REVELATIONS 6
                1 CORINTHIANS 15:52
                IT WILL HAPPEN IN A MOMENT, INT THE BLINK OF AN EYE, WHEN THEY TRUMPET IS BLOWN
                FOR WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS, THOSE WHO HAVE DIED WILL RAISED TO LIVE FOREVER.
AND WE WHO ARE LIVING WILL ALSO BE TRANSFORMED
               
                II             BELIEVERS HAVE HAD AND CONTINUE TO HAVE A VITAL PART TO PLAY IN EVERY CHAPTER OF THE STORY OF LIFE
                A READ HEBREWS 11/ THE HEROES HALL OF FAITH

                B NAMES SOME GREAT MEN AND WOMEN OF
                 FAITH FROM EACH CHAPTER OF THE
                 STORY OF LIFE….

  1. CREATION    CorruptionCATATSTROPHECONFUSIONCHRISTCROSS
  2. CONSUMMATION

             WE ARE LIVING IN THE CHAPTER BETWEEN THE CROSS AND THE CONSUMMATION OR SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

    Why do we need to know about

1.  To let others know what is our perspective.2.  Helps to guide others toward heaven

3.  then we begin to make the right decisions and form the appropriate responses to questions on abortion, same-sex marriage, cloning, stem-cell research and even media choices. Because, in the end, the truth does set us free.  It is our decisions and actions that reveal what we really believe.

Small Group Discussion


             REALIZING THE CHAPTER HUMANITY IS IN ACCORDING TO THE STORY OF LIFE…. WHAT IS OUR PART TO IN FULFILLING GODS PLAN BEFORE THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST? WHAT DOES GOD NEED US TO DO?
B             SOME PEOPLE ARE CALLED TO FULLTIME FIVE FOLD MINISTRY/ THE FIVE FOLD MINISTRY IS PASTOR, TEACHER, EVANGELIST, APOSTLE, PROPHET…. ASIDE FROM FULL TIME MINISTRY, HOW MIGHT GOD USE A PERSONS UNIQUE GIFT, CALLING, CAREER, OR CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE TO FULFILL THEIR PART IN THIS CHAPTER OF LIFE? IN OTHER WORD, DO YOU HAVE TO BE A FULL TIME PASTOR OR MISSIONARY TO PLAY A ROLE IN BRINGING THE WORLD THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST?