CHOICE: Making a New Years Choice for 2014

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One of the greatest gifts we have been given is the gift of choice. We make our choices and then our choices make us. sadly, some of us make the kind of choice that brings negative consequences. …

One of the greatest gifts we have been given is the gift of choice. We make our choices and then our choices make us. sadly, some of us make the kind of choice that brings negative consequences.

I preached a message to start 2014 with our church titled CHOICES and this is the slideshow that went with the message.

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  • 1. CHOICE GETTING READY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
  • 2. ONE OF THE GREATEST GIFTS GOD GAVE US WAS THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE.
  • 3. WE MAKE OUR CHOICES THEN OUR CHOICES MAKE US.
  • 4. FOR MOST OF US, WHAT WE ARE TODAY IS THE RESULT OF THE CHOICES WE HAVE MADE IN OUR LIFE.
  • 5. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM YOUR LIFE FROM THIS MOMENT FOWARD?
  • 6. ES IC HO C FOUR RESOLUTIONS FOR 2014
  • 7. HEBREWS 11:24-27 I T W A S B Y F A I T H T H A T M O S E S , W H E N H E G R E W U P, REFUSED TO BE CALLED THE SON OF PHARAOH’S DAUGHTER. HE CHOSE TO SHARE THE OPPRESSION OF GOD’S PEOPLE INSTEAD OF ENJOYING THE FLEETING PLEASURES OF SIN. HE THOUGHT IT WAS BETTER TO SUFFER FOR THE SAKE O F C H R I S T T H A N T O O W N T H E T R E A S U R E S O F E G Y P T, F O R H E W A S L O O K I N G A H E A D T O H I S G R E AT R E WA R D . I T WA S B Y FA I T H T H AT M O S E S L E F T T H E L A N D O F E G Y P T , NOT FEARING THE KING’S ANGER. HE KEPT RIGHT ON GOING BECAUSE HE KEPT HIS EYES ON THE ONE WHO IS INVISIBLE.
  • 8. CHOICE NUMBER ONE I CHOOSE TO BE THE ME GOD MADE ME TO BE.
  • 9. IDENTITY CRISIS WHO AM I R E A L LY ? WE EITHER SUFFER FROM A NEED TO BE LIKED OR A NEED TO BE ACCEPTED.
  • 10. WHO ARE YOU LETTING DETERMINE YOUR IDENTITY?
  • 11. WHO GOD MADE ME TO BE W O R K M AT E S FRIENDS C H U R C H F A M I LY PA R E N T S THE CHOICE PRETEND OR BE ME?
  • 12. ROM. 12:2 ! D O N ’ T C O P Y T H E B E H AV I O R A N D CUSTOMS OF THIS WORLD, BUT LET GOD TRANSFORM YOU INTO A NEW P E R S O N B Y C H A N G I N G T H E W AY YOU THINK. THEN YOU WILL LEARN TO KNOW GOD’S WILL FOR YOU, WHICH IS GOOD AND PLEASING A N D P E R F E C T.
  • 13. JEREMIAH 29:11 ! FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I H AV E F O R Y O U , S AY S T H E LORD. THEY ARE PLANS FOR GOOD AND NOT FOR DISASTER, TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE AND A HOPE.
  • 14. YOUR FIRST LIFE SHAPING CHOICE I CHOOSE TO NO MORE BE DEFINED BY ANYONE EXCEPT GOD!
  • 15. I CHOOSE SHORT TERM PA I N S O I CAN ACHIEVE LONG TERM GAIN CHOICE NUMBER TWO KNOW PAIN KNOW GAIN
  • 16. MOST OF OUR PROBLEMS IN LIFE COME FROM CHOICES F O R I N S TA N T GRATIFICATION.
  • 17. E A C H D AY Y O U M U S T C H O O S E … ! T H E PA I N O F DISCIPLINE OR T H E PA I N O F REGRET!
  • 18. F O U R D A I LY C H O I C E S … 1. L E T G O D B E ‘ T H E G O D ’ O F E A C H D AY. 2. B E C O M E A S T U D E N T O F L O N G T E R M G A I N B E H AV I O U R S . 3. S U R R O U N D Y O U R S E L F W I T H PEOPLE OF LIKE MIND. 4. W H E N Y O U F A L L D O W N , R E F E R TO NUMBER 1!
  • 19. S H O R T T E R M PA I N H E L P S M E G R OW ROMANS 5:3-4 WE CAN REJOICE, TOO, WHEN WE RUN INTO PROBLEMS AND TRIALS, FOR WE K N O W T H AT T H E Y H E L P U S D E V E L O P ENDURANCE. AND ENDURANCE DEVELOPS STRENGTH OF CHARACTER, AND CHARACTER STRENGTHENS OUR C O N F I D E N T H O P E O F S A LV AT I O N .
  • 20. YOUR SECOND LIFE SHAPING CHOICE I CHOOSE SHOT TERM PAIN SO I CAN ACHIEVE LONG TERM GAIN!
  • 21. CHOICE NUMBER THREE I CHOOSE GOD’S VALUES, NOT THE WORLD’S.
  • 22. T W O VA L U E S Y S T E M S GOD PURPOSE WORLD POPULARITY PEOPLE PLEASURE PEACE OF MIND POSSESSIONS MOSES CHOSE! MOSES GAVE UP!
  • 23. W H AT M AT T E R M O S T IN YOUR LIFE? PURPOSE POPULARITY PEOPLE PLEASURE PEACE OF MIND POSSESSIONS
  • 24. IF YOU DON’T DECIDE W H AT ’ S I M P O R TA N T IN YOUR LIFE, OTHER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DECIDE IT FOR YOU!
  • 25. M O S E S WA S L O O K I N G A H E A D V I S I O N S E T S VA L U E S . ! W H AT Y O U K E E P L O O K I N G AT W I L L D E T E R M I N E W H AT Y O U VA L U E .
  • 26. YOUR THIRD LIFE SHAPING CHOICE I CHOOSE TO LIVE BY GOD’S VALUES NOT BY THE WORLD’S.
  • 27. I CHOOSE TO LIVE B Y FA I T H , NOT BY FEAR. CHOICE NUMBER FOUR FAITH
  • 28. H O W T O L I V E B Y FA I T H 1. CHOOSE TO BE THE YOU GOD MADE YOU TO BE. 2. CHOOSE SHORT TERM PAIN TO ACHIEVE LONG TERM GAIN. 3. CHOOSE TO LIVE BY GOD’S VALUES NOT THE WORLD’S.
  • 29. YOUR FOURTH LIFE SHAPING CHOICE I CHOOSE TO LIVE BY FAITH NOT BY FEAR.
  • 30. H O W T O L I V E B Y FA I T H 1. WHO YOU PUT YOUR FAITH IN IS WHAT MATTERS MOST. 2. GET SUPPORT FROM YOUR CELL FAMILY. 3. ASK AND EXPECT GOD TO HELP.