OUR PATTERN FOR LIFE

OUR PATTERN FOR LIFE

2 TIMOTHY 1:13-14 “What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you–guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.”

The Scene: A pattern of hearts and white crosses– RED HEARTS representing the love of Jesus for each one of his own. The CROSSES represent the love and trust each born-again person has developed for Jesus Christ (maturity in the faith).

This is the pattern we are to follow: the hearts and crosses connected together, just as Jesus intended for the Church to be connected together through Him, and His desire for Christians to stay connected throughout eternity in heaven.

Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 10:15 “Just as the Father knows me and I know the Father– and I lay down my life for the sheep.”

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7-15 LOVE

TRUE NORTH

TRUE NORTH

John 2:19-21 “Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.’ The Jews replied, ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this temple and you are going to raise it in three days? But the temple he had spoken of was his body.”

The Scene: A compass that indicates both true north and magnetic north.

The Holy Spirit through God’s Word points the Christian toward God’s Truth.

The difference between denominationalism and true Christianity, as intended by God’s Word and the teachings of Jesus, is like the difference between magnetic north and true north on a compass. Denominationalism in many ways has taken God’s Truth and bent it by adding man’s philosophies, traditions, misunderstandings, and misinterpretations of God’s Word.

The high priests of the Pharisees and Sadducees had Jesus killed because of their envy/jealousy (their iniquity, which means missing the mark of God’s perfection).

Matthew 27:18-20 “For he knew it was out of envy that they handed Jesus over to him. While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his wife sent him this message: ‘Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.’ But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.”

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7-17 INIQUITY

SPIRIT OF POWER

SPIRIT OF POWER

2 Timothy 1:6-7 “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.”

The Scene: A large fan capable of fanning up flames–each blade represents piety-faith-zeal-love, that the Holy Spirit places in our hearts, when we receive His Holy Spirit in our hearts through faith in Jesus Christ.

Paul was writing his second letter to Timothy– a letter of encouragement. Paul’s message is written for all who are born of the Holy Spirit–we are to show great zeal for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Romans 12:1113 “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

We have our example to follow.

Acts 10:37-38 “You Know what happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached–how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.”

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7-14 HOLY SPIRIT POWER

OUR SINS REMOVED

OUR SINS REMOVED

Psalm 103:8, 11-12 “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; so far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”

The Scene: A fixed compass–symbolic of how great the Lord’s love, mercy and grace are for his children, those who are born-again believers.

Ephesians 2:4-5 “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. “

1 Peter 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Romans 5:17 “For if by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.”

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7-13 GRACE AND MERCY

BLOOD OF LIFE

BLOOD OF LIFE

Psalm 87:7 “As they make music they will sing, ‘All my fountains are in you.’ “

The Scene: An eruption, like a geyser, with the blood of Jesus flowing upward and outward–a representation of the blood covering which satisfies God’s holy requirement for acceptance into heaven because of the sins which all have committed. Mankind’s disobedience began in the Garden of Eden when He, God, was required to slay an animal to make coverings for Adam and Eve because of their disobedience of His command. They were told by God to not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, but chose instead to listen to the serpent which was indwelt by Satan, the enemy, in the Garden. God will not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. All must come to God through life-changing faith in Jesus Christ our Lord, the one and only Son of God and covering for sin.

Romans 3:23-25 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement through faith in his blood.”

Romans 4:7-8 “Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him.”

The blood of the Lamb, Jesus, extends to and covers all who want to believe in Him, the only Son of God the Father, who gave His life for the sins of many, those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Revelation 3:5 “He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the Book of Life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels.”

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7-11 JESUS’ COVERING

ENTER THRU MY GATE

ENTER THROUGH MY GATE

John 10:9 “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.”

The Scene: A representation of the gate (Jesus Christ) that all must pass through to be saved.

“There is only one way to gain salvation,” said Jesus,” and that way is through me.” Our sustenance comes from Him.

John 10:11,14 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep….I am the good shepherd, I know my sheep and my sheep know me. “

Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.” (the New Jerusalem)

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7-12 JESUS IS THE WAY

JESUS BRIDGES THE GAP

JESUS BRIDGES THE GAP

Psalm 46:1-2 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”

The Scene: The ground opened a deep rift/fissure, symbolic of the sin that separates people from their God* followed by the cross of Jesus stretched across the chasm, bridging the gap of humankind–separation from God the Father, due to our sin nature. *The Jordan River is flowing at the bottom of the rift, representing freedom from sin, once crossed through saving faith in our Lord Jesus.

Numbers 16 (READ) : The consequences for disobedient, defiant men who rose up against Moses and Aaron. They were named Korah, Dathan, Abiram and their families, who were swallowed up by the earth as they stood before their tents.

THE POINT: Disobedience brings consequences of punishment; obedience brings salvation and rewards after salvation, to those who choose to follow Jesus the Christ. However, God is quick to forgive us of sins, if we will repent quickly. 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

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7-9 SALVATION

PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD

PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD

Psalm 113:3, 5-6 “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised. Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth? “

The Scene: A sequence: A scene of the sun and moon seen at the same time from afar– the light of the sun striking the moon, observed sunrise to sunset and the back side of the moon in darkness.

The Holy Spirit wants the children of God to know, “Their praises to Him, in good times and bad times, unleash God’s blessings and mercy on His people (those who are born-again believers in Jesus Christ , Son of God, Savior) whether in the times of light or in times of darkness. He is here for His children, all who love Him and worship Him.”

1Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

Isaiah 60:20 “Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.”

Revelation 22:5 “There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.”

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7-8 JESUS OUR LIGHT

LATENT POWER OF GOD

LATENT POWER OF GOD

2 Samuel 22: 12-14 “He made darkness his canopy around him–the dark rain clouds of the sky. Out of the brightness of his presence bolts of lightning blazed forth. The Lord thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.”

The Scene: Dark storm clouds and lightning, moving across the sky–representing God’s latent power.

We cannot see the electricity in the atmosphere with our eyes until the lightning appears and then we hear the thunder crash or roll. Then we can see the awesome power stored above.

Our God has latent power awaiting release on our behalf–when His people pray, call out to Him, using the name above all names, Christ Jesus!

2 Samuel 22:17-18 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.”

1 Peter 5:6-8, 11 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

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7-7 GOD’S POWER

JOY OF CHRISTMAS

JOY OF CHRISTMAS

Psalm 96:11-12 “Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy.”

The Scene: A Christmas tree–representing “The reason for the season, Jesus.” And the trees outside the windows with raised branches, appearing as raised arms, singing to the Lord!

Isaiah 42:10 “Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.”

Psalm 96:1-4 “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.”

Luke 2:9-11 “An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”

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