Presentation on theme: "1 PACE Class Sunday, January 17, 2010 Why are we Here ? and other Discussions."— Presentation transcript:
1 PACE Class Sunday, January 17, 2010 Why are we Here ? and other Discussions
2 What is the nature of God ? What is the nature of Man ? Why are we Here ? The Big 3The Book Its a Discussion Its Complicated Finding God in … The SHACK … and Other stuff The Intersection of:
3 Why Doesnt God Market himself more (or better) Gods Major Marketing effort was …. Jesus Christ What would we have wanted to see ? ****** ****** More personal messages Say it.. Im Gods Son Straight talk / Illustrations 50 years instead of just 3 Better Documentation A WIN over the Sanhedrin
4 From Jesus Christ Superstar Judas … talking with Christ many years later Every time I look at you I don't understand (Don't you get me wrong) Why you let the things you did Get so out of hand You'd have managed better If you'd had it planned Why'd you choose such a backward time …And such a strange land? If you'd come today You could have reached a whole nation Israel in 4 BC.. Had no mass communication
5 Is there only One Way to get to God ? I am the Way … No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 But What about ….. ****** ****** American Indians Jewish People Other Religions Other Prophets What If … we dont get it ? Jesus as the elevator operator
6 From Jesus Christ Superstar Judas … talking with Christ many years later Tell me what you think about your friends at the Top (Don't you get me wrong) Now whod you think besides yourself Was the pick of the crop? Buddah was he where it's at? … Is he where you are? Could Mohammed move a mountain …Or was that PR? Did you mean to die like that? …Was that a mistake or Did you know your messy death Would be a record breaker? Is there only One Way to get to God ?
7 from The SHACK Jesus talking to Mack Those who love me come from every system that exists They were Buddhists or Mormons, Baptists or Muslims I have followers who were murderers and many who were self-righteous Some are bankers and bookies, Americans, Iraqis, Jews and Palestinians I want to join them in their transformation into sons and daughters of God into my brothers and sisters, into my Beloved. Is there only One Way to get to God ?
8 How much of our Life is really Pre-Destined ? What confuses us is ….. ****** ****** God gave us Free Will and God has a Plan for us Is it one or the other ? Free will vs Pre-Programming Whats my part in the Plan ? Free will by seeking guidance A plan… really ? Is the plan …. The Bible ?
11 Why are we Here ? Temporal Intellectual Basic We are here to be a success at... something. We are here to become as well-liked, respected, famous, powerful, or as high on the ladder of social status as possible. The purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with …. the appalling things that other people think about us. We are here to find certain people who really did know why they were here (such as perhaps Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed and others) - and follow their lead. We are here to make money and spend it on a bunch of stuff. We are here to have Sex. Maybe as much as possible
12 But What about ….. ****** ****** Why are we Here ? The PACE Class Multiple Choice …. To help others To love others To Glorify God To be like Jesus To make a difference To spread the word
13 Why are we Here ? The Baltimore Catechism …. Q. Why did God make you? A. God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven. Q. How shall we know the things which we are to believe? A. We shall know the things which we are to believe from the Catholic Church, through which God speaks to us. Q. What must we do to save our souls? A. To save our souls, we must worship God by faith, hope, and charity; that is, we must believe in Him, hope in Him, and love Him with all our heart. # 6 # 9 # 10
14 Why are we Here ? from The SHACK The Circle of Love and Relationship Father- God Holy Spirit Son - Jesus Adam Eve We created you, the human to be in face to face relationship with us To join our circle of Love.. Without violating choice or will To force my will on you… is exactly what love does not do.
15 Why are we Here ? from The SHACK Mankind chose to Go it Alone Father- God Holy Spirit Son - Jesus Adam Eve The choice (which we knew you would make) divorced the Spiritual from the Physical.
16 Why are we Here ? from The SHACK Father- God Holy Spirit Son - Jesus Man Kind Jesus Christ I came to give you Life… my Life … but its still YOUR CHOICE
17 Why are we Here ? from The SHACK Gods Ultimate Plan Father- God Holy Spirit Son - Jesus Man Kind We will come and live our life inside of you So that you begin to see with our eyes But we will never force that union on you.
18 Why are we Here ? from The SHACK How do we do this ? All I want from you is to trust me what little you can And grow in loving people around you with the same love I share with you. Its NOT your job to change people, or convince them of something You are free to love without an Agenda. Jesus to Mack
19 Why are we Here ? from The SHACK SARAYU "The trouble with living by priorities, is that everything is a pyramid, If you put God at the top, how much is enough ? HOW much time do you give me before you can go on about the rest of your day, … the part that interests you so much more? God friendsfamily Jobthoughtsactivities About Priorities
20 Why are we Here ? from The SHACK JESUS Mack, I don't want to be first among a list of values; I want to be at the very center of everything. Rather than a pyramid, I want to be the center of a mobile, where everything in your life …… is connected to me. God Job activities friends family
21 Why are we Here ? from The SHACK Gods Ultimate Plan Father- God Holy Spirit Son - Jesus Man Kind Share in … The Circle of Love and Relationship