For Teenagers: What is Reality?

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This is the first in the series of topics on Christianity and the BIG questions. Its meant to help Christian teenagers come to grips with who God is and what is His plan for us.

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For Teenagers: What is Reality?

  1. 1. Christianity and the BIG Questions Perspective is a powerful thing!
  2. 2. Christianity and the BIG Questions  What is Reality?  What is Humanity?  What is Right?  What is Truth?  Why does God allow Suffering?
  3. 3. What is Reality?
  4. 4. What is Humanity?
  5. 5. What is Right?
  6. 6. What is Truth?
  7. 7. Why does God allow Suffering?
  8. 8. Christianity and the BIG Questions  What is Reality? (Is God real?)  What is Humanity?  What is Right?  What is Truth?  Why does God allow Suffering?
  9. 9. What Is Reality? Heb 11:6
  10. 10. Memory Work and Drills!
  11. 11. Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
 Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
 I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
  12. 12. Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
 But we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
  13. 13. Psalms 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
 the builders labor in vain.
 Unless the Lord watches over the city,
 the guards stand watch in vain.
  14. 14. Memory Work and Drills! Isaiah 41:10 Psalms 20:7 Psalms 127:1
  15. 15. Focus What’s the big idea?  Reality must begin with faith in God Why does it matter? People around you deny God’s existence everyday, what are you going to do? How do I live it? Look at things through God’s eyes
  16. 16. Perspectives!
  17. 17. Perspectives! • Married for 30 years • Has an adult son called Phil • Is a very famous singer • In 2004 he confessed to his family he was gay • Moved out to live with his lover, Mr. Franco Sperduti I don’t believe God hates me anymore …, I now know that God accepts me for who I am. I at peace.
  18. 18. Perspectives! • God doesn’t hate me • God accepts me • God accepts me for who I am … and my lifestyle
  19. 19. Perspectives! • God doesn’t hate me • God hates sexually immoral acts – 1 Cor 6:9 • Go and sin no more – John 8:10-11
  20. 20. Perspectives! Your world view is critical to your life! See things through God’s eyes!
  21. 21. Today’s Lesson Who is God? What is the universe? What about History?
  22. 22. Who is God? How would you answer someone who asked you to prove that God exists?
  23. 23. Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
  24. 24. Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
  25. 25. God and Science God We need science to prove that God exists
  26. 26. God and Science God Science reflects God!
  27. 27. What is the Universe? Big bang or God?
  28. 28. Science Fact – an observation that can be repeated and explained Theory – a hypothesis that explains observations
  29. 29. Neutrinos • Cannot be observed • Believed to be the fundamental particle of the universe • Its presence affects things around it By faith scientists believe that it exists and they are using the Large Hadron Collider in CERN to prove it!
  30. 30. Faith is Required • Scientists have faith in their theories • Christians have faith in their God
  31. 31. What about History? Many people say that because of tragedies, there is no God Gal 4:4-6
  32. 32. The Major Events
  33. 33. God is real! For since creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse
  34. 34. If God is in Control, how do you explain _______________ ? 10 minutes

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