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

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Published on October 20, 2008

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Part 1 of six part series to introduce people to our La Porte Texas Primitive christian church

Christianity 101 Congregation Benim Avraham Diocese of La Porte, Texas Christian Church, Synod of St. Timothy Part 1 The basics

God God created everything When he created it, there was harmony between God, mankind and nature. God is perfectly just. God is perfectly merciful. God is the absolute King of the Universe.

God created everything

When he created it, there was harmony between God, mankind and nature.

God is perfectly just.

God is perfectly merciful.

God is the absolute King of the Universe.

Mankind Men and women were made in the perfect image of God. We are called to create with him. We are called to be stewards of creation. God created mankind to have a relationship with him. Mankind has the ability to walk in relationship with God or apart from him. God has a perfect plan for each of our lives.

Men and women were made in the perfect image of God.

We are called to create with him.

We are called to be stewards of creation.

God created mankind to have a relationship with him.

Mankind has the ability to walk in relationship with God or apart from him.

God has a perfect plan for each of our lives.

Sin Sin is an archery term, it means to miss the mark. God has a perfect will for our lives, when we fail to achieve that, we are sinning. Adam and Eve sinned by disobeying God. That sin tainted all nature, destroying the harmony between mankind, nature and God. We forget that God is king, and we want to make the rules.

Sin is an archery term, it means to miss the mark.

God has a perfect will for our lives, when we fail to achieve that, we are sinning.

Adam and Eve sinned by disobeying God.

That sin tainted all nature, destroying the harmony between mankind, nature and God.

We forget that God is king, and we want to make the rules.

Results The wage of sin is death. Sin separates us from God, one another and nature. Sin takes over our lives. The more we sin, the easier to sin.

The wage of sin is death.

Sin separates us from God, one another and nature.

Sin takes over our lives.

The more we sin, the easier to sin.

Judgement Since God is the perfect judge, he must judge all sin.

Since God is the perfect judge, he must judge all sin.

How many times do you sin a day? Multiply that by 365. Multiply that by 70 years. What would a judge tell you, if you brought him that many tickets. What would the judge tell you, if you broke the laws that many times. You would go to jail and they would throw away the key!

How many times do you sin a day?

Multiply that by 365.

Multiply that by 70 years.

What would a judge tell you, if you brought him that many tickets.

What would the judge tell you, if you broke the laws that many times.

You would go to jail and they would throw away the key!

The wage of sin is death!

FOREVER

Jesus the Messiah Since God is merciful, as well as just, he sent the perfect God-Man, Jesus, to pay for our sins. Jesus is truly God. Jesus is truly man, and the only man without sin. Since Jesus was without sin, he could pay for our sins.

Since God is merciful, as well as just, he sent the perfect God-Man, Jesus, to pay for our sins.

Jesus is truly God.

Jesus is truly man, and the only man without sin.

Since Jesus was without sin, he could pay for our sins.

Redemption Jesus, being without sin, did not have to pay for his own sins. A truly innocent man, as predicted in the Old Testament, died for the sins of the whole world. When Jesus gave up his life, he declared from the cross, “It is completed!”

Jesus, being without sin, did not have to pay for his own sins.

A truly innocent man, as predicted in the Old Testament, died for the sins of the whole world.

When Jesus gave up his life, he declared from the cross, “It is completed!”

Atonement Jesus paid the price, so you wouldn’t have to.

Jesus paid the price, so you wouldn’t have to.

Salvation If I offer you a dollar, what do you have to do to get it? Accept my offer! Jesus offers us the free gift of eternal life, all you have to do is say YES. What will you say to Jesus??????

If I offer you a dollar, what do you have to do to get it?

Accept my offer!

Jesus offers us the free gift of eternal life, all you have to do is say YES.

What will you say to Jesus??????

Before you say, “yes.” We accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour. To be your Saviour without being your Lord would be a lie. Jesus wants a real relationship with you. He wants to rule the throne of your heart. He wants to give you eternal life, now, and abundantly.

We accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

To be your Saviour without being your Lord would be a lie.

Jesus wants a real relationship with you.

He wants to rule the throne of your heart.

He wants to give you eternal life, now, and abundantly.

Remember Jesus will be asking you to study the Bible. Jesus will be asking for you to develop a prayer life. Jesus will be asking you to live a holy life, and will give you the power to do it. Jesus will be asking you to tell other people about Him. Some people will not like the changes in your life.

Jesus will be asking you to study the Bible.

Jesus will be asking for you to develop a prayer life.

Jesus will be asking you to live a holy life, and will give you the power to do it.

Jesus will be asking you to tell other people about Him.

Some people will not like the changes in your life.

Study Everyone who is a Christian should make an effort to read the entire Bible. You should be studying the Bible on your own, and with a group, under the direction of a more mature Christian. Family Bible studies are excellent as well. Lives of saints and other Christian books will help out as well.

Everyone who is a Christian should make an effort to read the entire Bible.

You should be studying the Bible on your own, and with a group, under the direction of a more mature Christian.

Family Bible studies are excellent as well.

Lives of saints and other Christian books will help out as well.

Piety (or prayer life) Christians should attend church weekly if possible. Christians should receive communion regularly. Christians should have a regular daily prayer life. Christians should pray with their families. Christians should have times of fasting. Christians should have regular times of meditation. Christians should pray for their enemies. Christians should say grace before meals Christians should invoke God’s aid in any project.

Christians should attend church weekly if possible.

Christians should receive communion regularly.

Christians should have a regular daily prayer life.

Christians should pray with their families.

Christians should have times of fasting.

Christians should have regular times of meditation.

Christians should pray for their enemies.

Christians should say grace before meals

Christians should invoke God’s aid in any project.

Holiness Remember, Jesus gives you the power to do this, you are not doing it on your own. No drunkenness No sex outside of marriage No drugs Treat others as you would be treated No cheating Etc.

Remember, Jesus gives you the power to do this, you are not doing it on your own.

No drunkenness

No sex outside of marriage

No drugs

Treat others as you would be treated

No cheating

Etc.

Holiness Continued. Jesus Will give you the power to apply the Bible to your life and live by its standards. Will give you the power to love your enemies. Will give you the power to submit. Remember, it is a kingdom, not a democracy.

Jesus

Will give you the power to apply the Bible to your life and live by its standards.

Will give you the power to love your enemies.

Will give you the power to submit.

Remember, it is a kingdom, not a democracy.

Witnessing People who really love Jesus, will want to tell others what he has done for us. Jesus does things for us all the time, we need to tell others what he did for us. Jesus commands us to bear much fruit, going to all the world with the message of salvation. The world and the devil do not like it.

People who really love Jesus, will want to tell others what he has done for us.

Jesus does things for us all the time, we need to tell others what he did for us.

Jesus commands us to bear much fruit, going to all the world with the message of salvation.

The world and the devil do not like it.

Are you ready? Confess your sins and ask God’s forgiveness. Ask Jesus to come rule in your heart. Before a group of people (the congregation) confess Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Be baptised.

Confess your sins and ask God’s forgiveness.

Ask Jesus to come rule in your heart.

Before a group of people (the congregation) confess Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

Be baptised.

Already baptised? 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.

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.

Congratulations We will help you to learn to study, pray, live a life of holiness and witness. There are five more slide shows to go. Rejoice and be glad, for you now have eternal abundant life, to the full.

We will help you to learn to study, pray, live a life of holiness and witness.

There are five more slide shows to go.

Rejoice and be glad, for you now have eternal abundant life, to the full.

If you are looking at this on the Internet Please feel free to go to: http://www.slideshare.net/mjthannisch/congregation-benim-avraham-presentation for some more information on our church. Also: http://freewebs.com/childrenofabraham You may contact Mar Michael @ [email_address] or 281-867-9081

Please feel free to go to: http://www.slideshare.net/mjthannisch/congregation-benim-avraham-presentation

for some more information on our church.

Also: http://freewebs.com/childrenofabraham

You may contact Mar Michael @

[email_address] or 281-867-9081

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