Presentation on theme: "=. 2 New Years Resolutions What’s the percentage of Americans who usually make New Year’s Resolutions? 45% Name the three top Resolutions, year in and."— Presentation transcript:
2 New Years Resolutions What’s the percentage of Americans who usually make New Year’s Resolutions? 45% Name the three top Resolutions, year in and year out. Lose weight, exercise more, stop smoking. What percentage of Americans keep their resolutions through the year? 8% Other popular resolutions: Get out of debt or save money. Get organized. Spend more time with family and friends.
4 John’s call to revolution the man with two coats should share with him who has none. Don’t collect more taxes than you are required to. don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely - be content with your pay. 4
5 Jesus takes on the devil The devil led Jesus up to a high place and showed him in an instant the kingdoms of the world. “I will give you all their authority and splendor for it has been given to me. So if you worship me, it will all be yours.” Luke 4:5 5
6 Who is this Tyrant you must resist? “the god of this world.” “Prince of this world.” “Ruler of the Kingdom of the air” “the rulers, the authorities, the powers of this dark world, the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” “the dominion of darkness” “The whole world is under the control of the evil one.”
7 The Tyrant who’s running the show is Satan: the adversary, enemy Devil: the accuser Described as: tempter, liar, father of lies, deceiver, schemer, a roaring lion, blinds spiritual sight, entraps, seeks a foothold, possesses, oppresses, rules a kingdom, comes to steal, kill and destroy, sends tormenting messengers,
8 Jesus, Revolutionary Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteeen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?" Luke 13:16
9 Invasion! Let the Revolution begin! "The time has come," Jesus said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" Mark 1:15
10 Jesus calls you to join the revolution! Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
11 If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.
12 Do to others as you would have them do to you. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
13 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.
14 Jesus calls you to join the revolution! Revolt against self-protection and self- promotion, get over your self, it’s not all about you! Undermine and overthrow the control of Satan in your life! Help liberate others!