Christianity 101 Part 1 La Porte Texas TX Church introduction to christianity

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Christianity 101 Part 1 La Porte Texas TX Church introduction to christianity

  1. 1. Christianity 101 Congregation Benim Avraham Diocese of La Porte, Texas Christian Church, Synod of St. Timothy Part 1 The basics
  2. 2. God <ul><li>God created everything </li></ul><ul><li>When he created it, there was harmony between God, mankind and nature. </li></ul><ul><li>God is perfectly just. </li></ul><ul><li>God is perfectly merciful. </li></ul><ul><li>God is the absolute King of the Universe. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mankind <ul><li>Men and women were made in the perfect image of God. </li></ul><ul><li>We are called to create with him. </li></ul><ul><li>We are called to be stewards of creation. </li></ul><ul><li>God created mankind to have a relationship with him. </li></ul><ul><li>Mankind has the ability to walk in relationship with God or apart from him. </li></ul><ul><li>God has a perfect plan for each of our lives. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sin <ul><li>Sin is an archery term, it means to miss the mark. </li></ul><ul><li>God has a perfect will for our lives, when we fail to achieve that, we are sinning. </li></ul><ul><li>Adam and Eve sinned by disobeying God. </li></ul><ul><li>That sin tainted all nature, destroying the harmony between mankind, nature and God. </li></ul><ul><li>We forget that God is king, and we want to make the rules. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Results <ul><li>The wage of sin is death. </li></ul><ul><li>Sin separates us from God, one another and nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Sin takes over our lives. </li></ul><ul><li>The more we sin, the easier to sin. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Judgement <ul><li>Since God is the perfect judge, he must judge all sin. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>How many times do you sin a day? </li></ul><ul><li>Multiply that by 365. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiply that by 70 years. </li></ul><ul><li>What would a judge tell you, if you brought him that many tickets. </li></ul><ul><li>What would the judge tell you, if you broke the laws that many times. </li></ul><ul><li>You would go to jail and they would throw away the key! </li></ul>
  8. 8. The wage of sin is death!
  9. 9. FOREVER
  10. 10. Jesus the Messiah <ul><li>Since God is merciful, as well as just, he sent the perfect God-Man, Jesus, to pay for our sins. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus is truly God. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus is truly man, and the only man without sin. </li></ul><ul><li>Since Jesus was without sin, he could pay for our sins. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Redemption <ul><li>Jesus, being without sin, did not have to pay for his own sins. </li></ul><ul><li>A truly innocent man, as predicted in the Old Testament, died for the sins of the whole world. </li></ul><ul><li>When Jesus gave up his life, he declared from the cross, “It is completed!” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Atonement <ul><li>Jesus paid the price, so you wouldn’t have to. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Salvation <ul><li>If I offer you a dollar, what do you have to do to get it? </li></ul><ul><li>Accept my offer! </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus offers us the free gift of eternal life, all you have to do is say YES. </li></ul><ul><li>What will you say to Jesus?????? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Before you say, “yes.” <ul><li>We accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour. </li></ul><ul><li>To be your Saviour without being your Lord would be a lie. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus wants a real relationship with you. </li></ul><ul><li>He wants to rule the throne of your heart. </li></ul><ul><li>He wants to give you eternal life, now, and abundantly. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Remember <ul><li>Jesus will be asking you to study the Bible. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus will be asking for you to develop a prayer life. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus will be asking you to live a holy life, and will give you the power to do it. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus will be asking you to tell other people about Him. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people will not like the changes in your life. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Study <ul><li>Everyone who is a Christian should make an effort to read the entire Bible. </li></ul><ul><li>You should be studying the Bible on your own, and with a group, under the direction of a more mature Christian. </li></ul><ul><li>Family Bible studies are excellent as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Lives of saints and other Christian books will help out as well. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Piety (or prayer life) <ul><li>Christians should attend church weekly if possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Christians should receive communion regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Christians should have a regular daily prayer life. </li></ul><ul><li>Christians should pray with their families. </li></ul><ul><li>Christians should have times of fasting. </li></ul><ul><li>Christians should have regular times of meditation. </li></ul><ul><li>Christians should pray for their enemies. </li></ul><ul><li>Christians should say grace before meals </li></ul><ul><li>Christians should invoke God’s aid in any project. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Holiness <ul><li>Remember, Jesus gives you the power to do this, you are not doing it on your own. </li></ul><ul><li>No drunkenness </li></ul><ul><li>No sex outside of marriage </li></ul><ul><li>No drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Treat others as you would be treated </li></ul><ul><li>No cheating </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Holiness Continued. <ul><li>Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Will give you the power to apply the Bible to your life and live by its standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Will give you the power to love your enemies. </li></ul><ul><li>Will give you the power to submit. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, it is a kingdom, not a democracy. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Witnessing <ul><li>People who really love Jesus, will want to tell others what he has done for us. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus does things for us all the time, we need to tell others what he did for us. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus commands us to bear much fruit, going to all the world with the message of salvation. </li></ul><ul><li>The world and the devil do not like it. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Are you ready? <ul><li>Confess your sins and ask God’s forgiveness. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Jesus to come rule in your heart. </li></ul><ul><li>Before a group of people (the congregation) confess Jesus as Lord and Saviour. </li></ul><ul><li>Be baptised. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Already baptised? <ul><li>If you were baptised in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, just take the first three steps, and join a Bible believing church. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Congratulations <ul><li>We will help you to learn to study, pray, live a life of holiness and witness. </li></ul><ul><li>There are five more slide shows to go. </li></ul><ul><li>Rejoice and be glad, for you now have eternal abundant life, to the full. </li></ul>
  24. 24. If you are looking at this on the Internet <ul><li>Please feel free to go to: http://www.slideshare.net/mjthannisch/congregation-benim-avraham-presentation </li></ul><ul><li>for some more information on our church. </li></ul><ul><li>Also: http://freewebs.com/childrenofabraham </li></ul><ul><li>You may contact Mar Michael @ </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] or 281-867-9081 </li></ul>

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