Presentation on theme: "College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults Biblical Character Studies The Shack Part I: Chapters 1 – 4 01.18.09."— Presentation transcript:
College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults Biblical Character Studies The Shack Part I: Chapters 1 –
College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults 2 The Shack Being emotional with God (e.g. angry) We spew all kinds of hurts when we are "just fine" (Psalm 140:1-3) Our life experiences that influence our view/relationship of/with God? Our relationships are intertwined: God, spouse, children, friends, etc. Sometimes it's possible to know in your head, but not your heart Words matter, and sarcasm wasn't in God's plan (Ephesians 4:29-32) Cloistered spirituality isn't effective Its FICTION, not a theological treatise!
College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults 3 The Focus Psalm 19:14 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 1 Corinthians 15:33 1 Corinthians 6: Corinthians 7:3 1 Corinthians 7:4-5 1 Peter 1:13 1 Peter 3:7 1 Peter 5:6,7 1 Thessalonians 5:11 1 Timothy 6: Peter 1:5,6 2 Peter 1:5-6 2 Timothy 1:7 Amos 3:3 Colossians 3:19 Colossians 3:21 Daniel 1:14-16 Deuteronomy 31:8 Deuteronomy 6:6-7Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 Ecclesiastes 5:10 Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 Ephesians 4:26 Ephesians 4:29 Ephesians 4:32 Ephesians 5: 18 Ephesians 5:25 Ephesians 5:28 Ephesians 5:31-33 Ephesians 6:1-2 Exodus 20:12 Galatians 5:22-23 Galatians 6:9 Genesis 2:18,24 Genesis 2:23-24 Hebrews 13:4 Hebrews 13:5 Hebrews 13:5,6I Peter 4:8 I Timothy 6:6-10 James 1:19 John 13:14,15 John 13:34 Leviticus 19:32 Luke 16:13 Malachi 2:16 Matthew 10:39 Matthew 18:19 Matthew 19:13-15 Matthew 19:4-6 Matthew 6:19-21 Matthew 6:34 Matthew 7:12 Matthew 7:3 Proverbs 10:27 Proverbs 11:11-12 Proverbs 11:13 Proverbs 12:18 Proverbs 12:22 Proverbs 12:25 Proverbs 13:11 Proverbs 13:20 Proverbs 13:24 Proverbs 14:29 Proverbs 14:7 Proverbs 15:1 Proverbs 15:30 Proverbs 17:14 Proverbs 17:22 Proverbs 17:27 Proverbs 18:13 Proverbs 20:19 Proverbs 22:6 Proverbs 25:11 Proverbs 25:15 Proverbs 25:19 Proverbs 25:28 Proverbs 27:6 Proverbs 27:9 Proverbs 3:7-8 Proverbs 3:9-10 Proverbs 31:10,11 Proverbs 5:18-20 Psalm 127:3 Psalm 23:1 Psalm 27:1 Psalm 38:3 Romans 12:17 Romans 12:19 Romans 12:20,21 Romans 12:9,10 Song of Solomon 7:10-12 Titus 2:2 What is the most important thing you create, for your own benefit and that of others, in your time on this earth? Isnt it relationships? With our spouse? With our children? With our friends? With our co- workers? With strangers? With God? With people in need? With our stuff?
College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults 4 Its All About Relationships Dot Hillis Pink Stokes Mike Stokes Shoe Plant J.D. Kennedy Pin Palace Bowling Alley Ray Hall Chris Hall Friends as Kids via Our Moms Mac McC. House Cleaning Opal Crews Sue Hall Chris Lindsey Deb McC. CPCoG George Ellett Dot Ellett Dot Stokes CoWorkers, Deacons, Ext. Family Homeplace Lane Neighbors Susan Hall/Lin dsey New Business Financing Gail Medley Madison County Commission Mary Lou Dennis Scott Dennis Bob Stricklan d Dianne Smith Rocketdyne/B oeing Natl. Childrens Advocacy Ctr. Melissa Ann Smith Melissa Smith Stokes Emily Hall Alden Hall Savanna h Stokes Mason Stokes Terry West
College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults 5 What Is a Relationship? Knowing their name? –What do you call God? When you praise? When you are angry? When you are hurt? Knowing how they look, sound, act, etc.? –How do you envision God? His temperament? His reactions? Sharing our emotions? –Anger. Fear. Love. Adoration. Excitement. Engaging them? –In our need. In their need. Psalm 42:9-10Hosea 10:4 Romans 12:11-13Acts 4:31-32Psalm 71:12 Exodus 3:13-15Mark 14:36 Luke 23:34Exodus 34:14
College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults 6 Our Relationship With God Knowing about Him, or knowing Him? What impedes us? –Focus on rules vs. relationship? –Being overly focused on performance and emotions? –A perception he isn't being just? (Romans 12:17- 21) –Shock and grief over events? (Psalm 88:11-12,18) –Hurt? (Psalm 42:9-10) Why should we work so hard at knowing Him?
College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults 7 Macks Dilemma Have you ever wondered what the real prize of eternal life is? –John 17:3 "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.