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Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
Sunday School Lesson 2010 03 28
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  • Life is a journey that we need to embrace with tenacity, fervor and with passion and in dedication to our Lord in order that we may make a positive impact in someone’s life each day with those within the scope of our influence so that our lives will bring honor and glory to our Lord God!
  • My father was not the spiritual leader of our home. Searching for truth; however, never finding it! Lutheran background. Father supplied and made the wine for the local Lutheran church. We were sporadic in our attendance at best.
  • Thoughts of suicide led to heavy drinking. The only good thing that truly happened in high school was meeting Jill.
  • After graduation, drinking and drugs became the norm. What took most people 4 years took me 10 years (i.e. completing school). I caused Jill and I to be debt in the amount of hundreds of thousands of dollars due to bad job choices and bad spending habits.
  • At age 30 our 3 year old daughter asked me a daunting question. She asked me if she died what would happen to her. I had no clue; however, I new Jill had the answer. God began hammering away at my heart!
  • Weeks after Elizabeth asked me about life and death we were attending a small church in the area. One Sunday afternoon I remember Woody Stone praying for me and with me and pleading to God to intervene in my life. As I left Jill and the girls on the side step, tears flowing down Jill’s face I faced turmoil like I had never done before. It was as if my soul was being battled for.
  • I had been praying that God would give me boldness like I saw in Paul in his letters. I won’t be praying for that again. On September 14, 1999, Elizabeth fell sick contracting viral manengial encephalitis (sp). She died on our kitchen floor. That was the most horrific episode I had ever experienced. Jill and I gave her over to God. 2008 I walked her down the isle.
  • In 2005 I allowed pride, arrogance, and strife to enter my life. I turned my back on God, Jill, and the girls. January of 2006 I lost my job because of my disobedience and my journey of humility began.
  • For 3 years I worked as an Ombudsman investigator advocating for vulnerable adults in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties. God used this job as a tool to humble me. On March 27, 2010 I weighed 335 pounds, my blood sugar was 460 and my triglycerides were 1425. I was a heart attack waiting to happen. Having diabetes I have found is a curse and a blessing. A curse because once you have it, you have it for life. 9 out of 10 diabetic patients in nursing homes are missing toes, feet, and legs. Diabetes is a blessing in my life because it has led me to seek God’s direction for my life. God has given me the desire and has driven me into His Word daily. The day after Memorial Day 2009 God restored me to my former employer and position as Executive Director of Heritage Hills Retirement Community in Hendersonville, NC.
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    • 1. And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />Welcome<br />
    • 2. 40 Days of Community<br />You did a great job – now let’s keep it up!<br />Our small groups are the key to success<br />Meet together<br />Serve together<br />Learn together<br />Be accountable to each other<br />Join a Ministry Team<br />365<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 3. Connecting &amp; Communicating<br />Email Distribution List<br />bcbc-sundayschool.googlegroups.com<br />Class Blog<br />bcbc-sundayschool.blogspot.com<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 4. Be Inviting<br />When was the last time you invited someone to class?<br />Keep a brochure in your bible<br />Take a brochure to work<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 5. Personal Testimony<br />Greg &amp; Jill Taylor<br />Orange Group<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 6. Testimony 2010<br />Life is a journey that begins with God, ends with God, and continues with God!<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 7. Early years &gt; pseudo-Christianity &gt; searching for the answer!<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 8. 1976 to 1980 &gt; The High school years and graduation.<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 9. 1980’s to early 1990’s &gt; Drugs, alcohol &gt; out of control. <br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 10. Turning Point &gt; Age 30<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 11. Conversion &gt; August 1992 &gt; In vehicle on I-285 southbound &gt; Atlanta, GA<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 12. Fast Forward &gt; 1999 &gt; The Storm of Life.<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 13. Fast Forward Again &gt; 2005 &gt; Out of balance &gt; I turned my back on God and my family.<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 14. March 27, 2009 &gt; Lesson in humility well received &gt; diabetes a curse and blessing at the same time!<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 15. Results &gt; 2010<br />Jill and I are in love! She’s amazing!<br />We are highly favored and blessed with having 3 beautiful and loving daughters and a great son-in-law. They all have relationships with our Lord!<br />By the time I’m 50 we will be almost completely debt-free!<br />God’s grace and mercy in our lives has been frequent and abundant! To God be the glory!<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />
    • 16. Rescue Team News<br />Praise Reports<br />&amp;<br />Prayer Requests<br />rescueteam@nuthalapaty.net<br />
    • 17. Grow Team News<br />Diaper Shower for Amy Johnson<br />April 15th, 6:30<br />Nuthalapaty’s Home<br />Spring Event<br />Planning meeting in April<br />growteam@nuthalapaty.net<br />
    • 18. Grow Team News<br />Ladies Night Out 2010<br />Many Nations, One Faith<br />April 9th, 6:30 p.m.<br />Food &amp; Childcare provided<br />growteam@nuthalapaty.net<br />
    • 19. Serve Team News<br />serveteam@nuthalapaty.net<br />
    • 20. Acts: Seeing the Spirit at Work<br />April 4th – Review<br />April 11th – Lesson 4<br />April 18th – Lesson 5<br />April 25st – Lesson 6<br />May 2nd – Testimony<br />May 9th – Lesson 7<br />And without faith it is impossible to please God,<br />because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists<br />and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.<br />(Hebrews 11:6) <br />

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