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1 Christian Beliefs Father-God # 1

2 Attributes of God 1. Independence – God does not need us or the rest of creation for anything, yet we and the rest of creation can glorify him and bring him joy (Acts 17:24 – 25; Job. 41:11) 2. Gift Love – God wants to give us everything which Christ has made available to us – God wants to share all the joy of His being with us (John 3:16,17; Romans 8:31, 32; 2 Peter 1:3 – 4)

3 3. What has God Revealed Himself as? God is Our Father 1. Mt. 6:9 2. Jh. 14:23 3. Rm. 8:15

4 Attributes of God 4.Unchangeable – God is: 1. Unchanging in His being – James 1:17 2. Perfections – Psalm Purposes – Isaiah 46: Promises – Numbers 23:19 God does: 1. Act – 1 Kings 18: Feel Emotions – Jeremiah 14:17 3. Feel Different in Response to different situations – Jeremiah 15:19 compared to 15:6

5 5. God is: 1. Omniscient – Ps. 139: Omnipresent – Ps. 139:7 – Omnipotent – Psalm 138:1 – 3; Revelation 11:17 – Omnibenevolent – John 3:16, 17; Titus 2:11

6 God is Infinite and Ever-Present God RIP

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8 Creation, Man & Family of God # 2

9 God is: Creator of Everything (Gen. 1:1 – 3;

10 The Creation Debate: 1. The Teleological Argument – Romans 1:20 2. The Anthropic Principle – Genesis 1:26 3. The Causal Argument – Job 38: Irreducible Complexity – Psalm 139:16 5. Revelation Knowledge & the Intuitive Human Spirit – Ephesians 1:16 – Macro Vs Micro Evolution

11 Made in God’s Image - Genesis 1:26, 27 God Made us to be diverse but Unified – John 13:53

12 God the Family Genesis 1:26, God = Us 2. God = has Masc. Fem. Attributes 3. God = Family 4. God = the Basis of Community

13 We are God’s Family – John 1:12, We learn about God through our Families 2. It is based on: 3. Gen. 2:22 his DNA 4. One Flesh 2:24, Naked 6. Unashamed 7. Cleaving 8. Dominion 1:26,27 9. Creation 1:27; 2:19

14 We are God’s Family – John 17: Fallen Gen. 3:1 – 6 2. Hiding from God Gen. 3:8 3. Recreation 2 Cor. 5:17 4. Reconciled 2 Cor. 5:18 5. Restored Community John 13:53 6. Now = One Family of God Gal. 3:28

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16 Sin & Salvation # 3

17 The Big Picture If God Won the War Why Isn’t It Over?

18 The Sin Problem God’s Remedies Satan’s Deceptions About God Broken Faith Relationship Guilt: Deserving Second Death Selfish Character & Values Sinful Flesh: The Sin- Damaged Body Truth About God in Jesus life & Death Faith: Reconciled to God in love, trust Obedience Justification : Pardon: Viewed as Righteous, Acceptance A New Heart that Loves Right & Hates Sin Controlled by the New Spirit-Led Mind of Christ

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20 Son of God & The Picture of God # 4

21 Son of God & Son of Man Jesus the Real Man Jesus the Son of God Luke 1:35 = Real Man through Mary Human Body = Tired & Hungry (John 4:6; Matt. 4:2) Human Emotions = Anger, Love & Sadness (Mk. 11:15 – 17; Mk. 10:21; John 11:32 – 36) Human Experiences = Temptation, Learning, Work & Obedience (Mk. 1:13; Lk. 2:46 – 52; Mk. 6:3; Lk. 2:51 Luke 1:35 = Real God through the Spirit of God John 1:1,14 = God translated into a human being Creates Divine/Human connection with God (2 Peter 1:3 – 4 The Way, truth & life (John 14:6) No other Name (Acts 4:11, 12)

22 What is God Like? 1. He is exactly like Jesus (John 14:8, 9) 2. He was in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:19) 3. He is not about power (Phil. 2:5 – 10) 4. He is gift love not to be feared (1 John 4:13 – 19)

23 Who is Worthy? 1. God is Worthy (Rev. 4) 2. The Lamb is Worthy (Rev. 5) 3. His Law is Worthy (Rev. 11:15 – 19) 4. We will be with Him forever (Rev. 21:22 – 22:5) 5. He will wipe all tears from our eyes (Rev. 21:1 – 6)

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25 The Kingdom of God # 5

26 Is the Kingdom of God Now or Not Yet? It is Now! Not Yet! The Kingdom was Fulfilled in Jesus (Mk. 1:14, 15) Jesus the king = Kingdom Among the Jews of his Day (Lk. 17:20 – 21) The Law and Prophets until John (Lk. 16:16) The Law Fulfilled by Jesus (Lk. 24:44 – 53) Have Eternal life Now (Jh. 5:24) Acts 1:8 – 11 = Live in between times between now and not yet! Jesus will come again (Matthew 24:29 – 31) Signs precede his coming (Matthew 24:1- 14) He will bring those fallen asleep with him & will raise the dead (1 Thes.4:13 – 18)

27 We are Living the Life of the Future in the Present (Rom. 6:23; Eph. 1:3; 2:6) God has put us in his Tardis and we are now living beyond time with our spirits being Welded to His Spirit (1 Cor. 6:17)

28 All Authority in the Kingdom of God belongs to Jesus (Mt. 28:19) 1. This Authority was delivered to his Apostles (Mt. 10:1) 2. It is Delivered to Christians (Mt. 16 – 19) 3. John 14:12 = Greater Works 4. Gal. 3:1 – 5 = Holy Spirit Authority through us today!

29 Nothing Can Snatch Us out of Christ’s Hand (Jh. 10:27 – 30) No Power of the Enemy, Men, Nature or the Universe can Separate us from the Love of God in Christ (Romans 8:30 – 39) We are Eternally Saved (Romans 8:28 – 29)

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31 The Holy Spirit & The Life of the Future Now! # 6

32 The Holy Spirit Has Filled us with Resurrection Eternal Life (Rom. 8:11) 1. Old Life Needs to be repented of and left behind (Rom. 6:1, 2) 2. Have completely Died to life of Sin (Rom. 6:2, 4) 3. Have been raised to new life – all sin past, present and future forgiven – new life lived free of power of Sin (Rom. 6:5 – 11)

33 Who is the Holy Spirit? He is God (John 4:24) The Spirit & Christ He is part of the Trinitarian Family (Mat. 28:19) He has a personality He is not an it(John 14: ) He can be grieved (Eph. 4:30) He was active as She in the Creation of the World (Gen. 1:1, 2) God Baptizes us with the Spirit (Acts 2:36 – 38) Jesus = beginning of Words & Works (Acts 1:1) Jesus comes again partly by Holy Spirit in Human Hearts (Rom. 8:15, 16; Acts 1:8) Spirit of Jesus continues words & works of Jesus through us (Acts 16:6 – 10) Faith & Supernatural Spirit comes as gift not earned (Gal. 3:1- 5)

34 The Spirit of Jesus is Welded to our spirits (1 Cor. 6:17) 1. We cannot overcome our sinful natures by own energy – sin energy = at work in us (Rom. 8:21 – 25; Eph. 2:1 – 3) 2. Law of Spirit of life works in us – and by cooperating and submitting to Christ now able to overcome specific sins (Rom. 8:1 – 11) 3. We have died and now we live – living and dying each day (Col. 3:1 – 4; 2 Cor. 10:1 - 6)

35 Our spirits agree with His Spirit that we are sons & daughters of God (Rom. 8:12 – 17) 1. We have the Mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:12 – 16) 2. We are being transformed into his likeness (2 Cor. 3:17, 18) 3. This means we are being made into Christ’s Image (Rom 8:29)

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37 The Holy Spirit & Intimacy # 7

38 What Sort of Intimacy did Jesus have with His Father ? 1. He Came from the Heart of the Father (Jh. 1:18) 2. He only did what He saw the Father doing (Jh. 5:19) 3. He lived as an example of a Spirit filled life (Mt. 3:16, 17; Jh. 1:30 – 34) 4. He had glory with Him from Beginning (Jh. 17:1 – 5)

39 God Wants Intimacy with Us (Jh. 1:9 – 14) 1. He Gives us the Spirit of His Son so we belong to God’s family (Rom. 8:15, 16) 2. We Cleave Spirit to spirit in intimacy greater than marriage (1 Cor. 6:17) 3. The family of God make their Home with us and in us (Jh. 14:23)

40 Four Keys to Hear God’s Voice (Hab. 2:1, 2) Key 1: Become Still – Quiet Your Thoughts down Key 2: Wait for Vision – Look to Jesus Key 3: God’s Voice comes as Spontaneous Thoughts, Ideas, Feelings & Pictures Key 4: Journal the flowing thoughts & Ideas

41 Take Time To Journal your Flowing Spontaneous Thoughts & Ideas

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43 Finding the Mission of the Spirit of Jesus # 8

44 What is the Key to The Mission of Jesus (Mt. 24:14; 28:18 – 20)? 1. Jesus continues his words and works through us by His Spirit (Acts 1:1) 2. The Lord Adds those who are being saved (Acts 2:47) 3. The Lord Adds Paul (Acts 9:1 – 19) 4. The Lord Adds the Eunuch (Acts 8:26 – 40) 5. Follow the footsteps of Jesus to go in mission to where he sends (Acts 10:17 – 23; 16:6 – 10) 6. Watch for Signs of God’s moving in your witness to those being converted (Jh. 3:1 – 8)

45 How Does Christ Seek to Work through us in Mission? We Hear God’s Voice (Hab. 2:1, 2) He wants us to Make Disciples who can hear God’s Voice (Mt. 28:19, 20) He wants toWork Incarnation-ally through us in Community (Jh. 13:53; 17:20, 21) Jesus works contextually through us culturally, socially, spiritually & Psychologically (Acts 1:8) The Mission is for Communities to be transformed by the Trinitarian Family (Jh. 13:53)

46 This Community is Wonderfully Described in Acts 2:

47 We will be with Him forevermore Free from All Sorrow, Sin and Death (Rev. 21 & 22)!

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