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Resurrection Day Test In which book of the Bible do we read about the Easter bunny? Did Jesus eat Easter eggs with the disciples at the last supper? Was Jesus crucified on Friday? See John 19:31 – The HIGH Sabbath Please switch off social media
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS (As you never heard it!)
I. Economic Ideas Economics = The study of production & consumption and the exchange of wealth to satisfy needs/wants. Life is a series of economic decisions or choices and …each decision eliminates some or all possible alternatives. Opportunity Cost = value or benefit of choosing the next best alternative ROI (return on investment) governs our choices
A. Serve or be served? John 13:1-17 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.
B. Pray or Sleep? Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Matthew 26:62-63 And the high priest arose and said to Him, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?” But Jesus kept silent. C. Be Silent or Defend himself?
D. Pain or comfort? Isaiah 53: 4-5 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
E. Death or Life? Matthew 26:53 “Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?
F. Others or Self? John 3:16 Mat 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
YOUR WILL OR MINE? Luke 22:41-42 He knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
G. Winning (the hard way) or Losing (the comfortable way)? Romans 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
OPTION 1 – Gain the Whole World Mark 8:36-37 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
OPTION 2 – Gain Christ Philippians 3:8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ.
The Investment Proposal for Jesus “Exchange your life for theirs and die for them”
The Investment Proposal for You “Exchange your life for his and live for him.”