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God – God is bigger and better than anyone can imagine.

 

Gen. 1:1  “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth  

 

Isaiah 55:8-9  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

 

Jesus – He is God manifesting Himself to us.

 

John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

 

John 1:14  “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. And we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

 

Col. 1:15-19   “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature; For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell.”

 

Holy Spirit – God living in and through us now.

 

Eph. 1:13  “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise

 

1 John 3:24  “And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in Him and He in him. And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the spirit which He hath given us.”

 

2 Tim. 1:14 “That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.”

 

Revelation – The bible is God’s inerrant  (without error) guidebook for life.

 

2 Tim. 3:16-17  “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works

 

Heb. 4:12  “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thought and intents of the heart.”

 

 

Creation – Nothing just happened, God created it all.

 

Gen.1:1-3  “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said let there be light, and there was light.”

 

Heb.11:3  “Through faith we understand the worlds were framed By the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

 

Salvation – God’s grace in Christ by faith, there is no other way. Salvation is also eternal     meaning everlasting.

 

Eph.2:8-9  “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

 

John 10:22- 30 “My sheep hear my voice, I know them and they know me, I give them eternal life and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, Who has gven them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and my Father are One

 

1 Pet. 1:4-5,9  “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls

 

Jude 24  “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.”

 

Justification – This may be interpreted as “just as if I had never sinned.”

 

Rom. 3:24  “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus  

 

Rom. 5:9  “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him

 

Sanctification – God’s will for us to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ and to be conformed to His image.

 

1 Cor. 6:11  “And such were some of you; but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

 

Rom. 8:29  “For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

 

Good and Evil- God has allowed evil to provide a choice. God can bring good even out of evil events.

 

Gen. 50:20  “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.”

1Cor. 11:19 “For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.”

 

Afterlife – Death in not the end, but the beginning.

 

Heaven and Hell are real places.

 

Heaven…

Gen. 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

 

2 Cor. 5:1  “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not make with hands, eternal in the heavens

 

John 14:1-3  “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you into myself; that where I am, there ye may be also

 

Hell…

Ps. 9:17  “The wicked shall be turned into Hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

 

Luke 16:23  “And in Hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.”

 

Rev. 20:14-15  “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast onto the lake of fire

 

Church – The only true world Superpower. Consist of all regenerated souls, each one redeemed by the blood of our Lord Jesus the Christ, and transformed by the Holy Spirit.

 

Matt. 16:16-17 “And Simon Peter answered and said, ‘Thou are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.’ And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed thou Simon Peter, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it

 

Col. 1:18  “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”

 

Baptism- Christians should be baptized  by emersion as a symbol of following Jesus.

 

Matt. 3:16  “As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water.”

 

Matt. 28:19-20  “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

 

 

Acts 8:38-39  “And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him

 

Lord’s Supper – This is an ordinance of the church that we observe in remembrance of Jesus’ suffering.

 

1 Cor. 11:20-34  “For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken: this do in remembrance of me. After, the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.”

 

Prayer- Prayer can do anything God can do.  There are five types of prayers: prayers of praise, thanksgiving, confession, intercession and petition.

 

Praise is glorifying God for Who and What He is.

Thanksgiving is thanking God for what He has done and for what He is going to do.

Confession is agreeing with God about our sins.

Intercession is praying for others.

Petition is asking God for our personal needs

 

Rom.8:26-27  “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that seacheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

 

Second Coming- Jesus will return to gather His children and to judge the world.

 

1 Thess. 4:16-17 “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord

 

John 14:2 “And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, And receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also

Acts 1:11  “Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into Heaven? This same Jesus, Which is taken up from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into Heaven