26AT 17 Janis Ian 1975I learned the truth at seventeen,That love was meant for beauty queensAnd high school girls with clear skinned smiles,Who married young and then retired
27The valentines I never knew, The Friday night charades of youth AT 17 Janis Ian 1975The valentines I never knew,The Friday night charades of youthWere spent on one more beautiful,At seventeen I learned the truth...
28To those of us who knew the pain, Of valentines that never came AT 17 Janis IanTo those of us who knew the pain,Of valentines that never cameAnd those whose names were never called,When choosing sides for basketball
29IN CHRISTCol 3:12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
31COL 3:12aTherefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, . . .
32JOH 15:16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
33ROM 8:38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
34ROM 8:39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
35COL 3:12aTherefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, . . .
362 COR 5:21God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
37COL 2:13When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,
38COL 2:14having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.
39REV 12:10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
40COL 1:22But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation--
41COL 3:12aTherefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, . . .
42MAT 3:17 KJVAnd lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
43MAT 4:3The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
44If Jesus walked on the stage right now how would you react? Run away POP QUIZIf Jesus walked on the stage right now how would you react?Run awayHide behind a chairRun to him
46COL 3:12b. . . clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
47REV 19:8Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear." (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)
48COL 3:12b. . . clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
49COL 3:13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
50COL 3:14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
51COL 3:15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
52COL 1:20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
53QUOTEIn fact we will not experience the peace with God and joy of God if we are not willing to extend grace to others. This the point of Jesus parable of the unmerciful servant in Matthew 18: The person who is living by grace sees this vast contrast between his own sins against God and he offenses of others against him.Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace, p
54QUOTEHe forgives others because he himself has been so graciously forgiven. He realizes that, by receiving God’s forgiveness through Christ, he has forfeited the right to be offended when others hurt him. He practices the admonition of Paul in Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace, p