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2013 12 08_from jesses stump

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2013 12 08_from jesses stump

  1. 1. FROM JESSE’S STUMP
  2. 2. DISCUSS WITH 2-3 NEIGHBORS • What has disappointed you about Christianity and/or church this year?
  3. 3. SEVEN LIES ABOUT CHRISTIANITY - WHICH CHRISTIANS BELIEVE (STEPHEN MATTSON) 1. You’re Always Happy 5. All Your Questions Will Be Answered 2. Your Problems Will Disappear 6. The Christian Community Is Great 3. You’ll Be “Blessed” 4. Missions and Ministry Is Fun and Rewarding 7. It Makes You Better Than Others http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/12/03/seven-lies-aboutchristianity-which-christians-believe
  4. 4. Foretelling Telling Forth Isaiah the Prophet Fall of Israel 722 BCE
  5. 5. r a e y t i l s e t i b
  6. 6. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit,… If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. — John 15:2, 6
  7. 7. DISCUSS WITH 2-3 DIFFERENT NEIGHBORS • Read Isaiah 11:1-5 again [look at bulletin] • What is growing out of the stump of Jesse? • How does Isaiah describe this growth? Make a list.
  8. 8. The Peaceable Kingdom (1826)
 by Edward Hicks (1780-1849)
 in the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass
  9. 9. Isaiah 2:4 “swords into plowshares”
  10. 10. FIVE THINGS WORLD CHANGERS DON’T DO (MALLORY CRUZ) 1. Try to Get Worth From Others 2. Focus on What NOT to be Instead of What TO Be 3. Fear Commitment 4. Reject the Church 5. Become Complacent http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/ god-our-generation/5-things-worldchangers-don%E2%80%99t-do

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