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Alpha 3

  1. 1. Alpha
  2. 2. Blessed Be Your Name In the land that is plentiful Where Your streams of abundance flow Blessed be Your name Blessed Be Your name When I'm found in the desert place Though I walk through the wilderness Blessed Be Your name
  3. 3. Every blessing You pour out I'll turn back to praise When the darkness closes in, Lord Still I will say
  4. 4. Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your name Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your glorious name
  5. 5. Blessed be Your name When the sun's shining down on me When the world's 'all as it should be' Blessed be Your name Blessed be Your name On the road marked with suffering Though there's pain in the offering Blessed be Your name
  6. 6. Every blessing You pour out I'll turn back to praise When the darkness closes in, Lord Still I will say
  7. 7. Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your name Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your glorious name
  8. 8. You give and take away You give and take away My heart will choose to say Lord, blessed be Your name
  9. 9. Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your name Blessed be the name of the Lord Blessed be Your glorious name
  10. 10. Alpha Fancy a bit of blogging? http://stmikesalpha.wordpress.com
  11. 11. How can I be sure ? Page 12
  12. 12. Cafe talk video clip
  13. 13. … Of my faith…? “ when someone becomes a Christian he/she becomes a brand new person inside. He/she is not the same anymore. A new life has begun” 2 Corinthians 5:17 St Paul How can I be sure..
  14. 14. … Of my faith…? “ Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” 1 John 5:13 St John How can I be sure..
  15. 15. … Of my faith…? “ I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:13 St John How can I be sure..
  16. 16. <ul><li>The Word of God……his promises </li></ul><ul><li>The Works of God……..his Action </li></ul><ul><li>The Witness of his Spirit…..what he keeps doing </li></ul>Being Sure? Three things to help us! How can I be sure..
  17. 17. Christianity doesn’t just rely on feelings, which change... ...but on the power of Jesus who never changes. What God Promises 1. The word of God “ I am with you always” How can I be sure..
  18. 18. How can I be sure ?
  19. 19. Promise 1 “ ...Listen! I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into his house and eat with him, and he will eat with me...” Revelation 3:20 St John How can I be sure ?
  20. 20. Holman Hunt “ Jesus, light of the world” “ ...Listen! I stand at the door and knock…” “… I will come in…”
  21. 21. Promise 2 “ I will be with you always, to the end of the age” Matthew 28:20 Jesus How can I be sure ?
  22. 22. “ I give them eternal life, and they shall never die. No-one can snatch them away from me” John 10:28 Jesus Promise 3 How can I be sure ?
  23. 23. What is faith? Faith is taking the things that God has said and daring to believe them! YES Faith is sticking on a blindfold, leaving your brain at the door and leaping into the darkness hopefully! NO
  24. 24. You can’t earn Gods forgiveness. * Jesus loves us and died to prove it! “ God so loved the world that he gave his only son” * He took our sins on himself. “ ...by his wounds you have been healed” What God has done 2. The works of Jesus How can I be sure..
  25. 25. “ God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.” John 3:16 How can I be sure ?
  26. 26. “ All of us are like sheep that were lost, each of us going his own way. But the Lord made the punishment fall on him (Jesus), the punishment all of us deserved.” Isaiah 53:6 How can I be sure ?
  27. 27. How did Jesus’ death on the cross deal with the sin problem? How can I be sure ?
  28. 28. “ This Hand” video clip
  29. 29. How did the cross deal with the sin problem? Us God
  30. 30. How did the cross deal with the sin problem? Us God
  31. 31. (( Holy Spirit )) When someone becomes a Christian, God’s Holy Spirit comes to live in them. “ The Spirit changes us from the inside out” What God keeps doing 3.The witness of the Spirit How can I be sure..
  32. 32. How does he change us? <ul><li>Our characters... </li></ul><ul><li>“ But the Spirit produces, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, self-control, There is no law against these things...” Galatians 5:22 </li></ul>1. From within How can I be sure ?
  33. 33. How does he change us? <ul><li>Our relationships... </li></ul><ul><li>-new love for God </li></ul><ul><li>-desire to read Bible </li></ul><ul><li>-sense of forgiveness </li></ul><ul><li>-new concern for others </li></ul><ul><li>-enjoyment of worship </li></ul><ul><li>-desire to meet new Christians </li></ul>1. From within How can I be sure ?
  34. 34. “ daddy ” Adoption “ ...the Spirit that God has given you does not make slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead the Spirit makes you God’s children, and by the Spirit we cry out, ‘Abba Father’ ” Romans 8:15-16 “ I am God’s child”
  35. 35. Adoption “ I am God’s child” You can be sure !
  36. 36. Would you like to be sure tonight? How can I be sure ?
  37. 37. Dear Jesus, Sorry for the things that I’ve done wrong in my life. Please forgive me. I now turn from everything which I know is wrong. Thank you that you died on the cross for me so that I could be forgiven and set free. Thanks that you offer me forgiveness and the gift of your Spirit. I now receive that gift. Please come into my life by your Holy Spirit to be with me forever. Amen. Prayer A prayer to be sure
  38. 38. Dear Jesus, Sorry for the things that I’ve done wrong in my life. Please forgive me. I now turn from everything which I know is wrong. Thank you that you died on the cross for me so that I could be forgiven and set free. Thanks that you offer me forgiveness and the gift of your Spirit. I now receive that gift. Please come into my life by your Holy Spirit to be with me forever. Amen. Prayer A prayer to be sure
  39. 39. Alpha

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