Losing Your Life To Save It

A  Topical  Study

            "YOU will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed (fixed and focused) on YOU." (Isaiah 26:3) "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalm 37:4) "Do not worry or be anxious (living in fear), saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:31-33) "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Matthew 6:21)

              I believe these are the foundations for what Jesus meant when he said in Matthew 16:25 "Whoever Saves His Life Will Lose It, But Whoever Loses His Life For My Sake Will Find It." In this session we talk about seeking 1st the Kingdom of God, what it means to carry our cross and follow him, to delight ourselves in the Lord and we address unmet needs and the desires of our heart.





30 Minutes
August 6, 2010


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SESSION NOTES
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
Understanding The Meaning Behind The Phrase, "Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me." Matthew 16:24 Mark 8:34 Luke 9:23
Solving A Mystery: "Whoever Saves His Life Will Lose It, But Whoever Loses His Life Will Save It." Matthew 16:25-26 Mark 8:35-37 Luke 9:24-25
Seeking First The Kingdom Of God: The Coming Reward Ceremony In Which Jesus Is The Judge & Rewarder. Matthew 16:27
Jesus' Reaction Upon His Return Toward Christians Who Were Ashamed Of Him And His Teachings. Mark 8:38 Luke 9:26
Seeking 1st The Kingdom Of God / Delighting Yourself In The Lord / Unmet Needs & The Desires Of Your Heart. Matthew 6:19-21 Psalm 37:3-8


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The Church VS The Ecclesia

A  Topical  Study

            The word "church" is used in our English Bibles for the Greek word "ecclesia" which simply means "assembly or congregation". In the context of every place the word "ecclesia" appears in the original Greek, it refers to those who belong to the family of God. It hasn't anything to do with Sunday mornings or public places of worship. As a matter of fact, the more you read what the Bible has to say about the purpose of our assembling together, you'll discover that most (if not all) of those purposes are left unfulfilled in today's public places of worship. So if the Greek word "ecclesia" means "assembly or congregation," then why doesn't our English Bibles just translate it that way? Where did the word "church" come from and what does it mean?





13 Minutes
July 23, 2010


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RECOMMENDED READING:
John 4:19-24

RECOMMENDED VIEWING:
The Christian Walk


SESSION NOTES
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES
Peter Confesses That Jesus Is The Christ; The Messiah; The Son Of The Living God. Matthew 16:13-16, 16:20 Mark 8:27-30 Luke 9:18-21
Upon Peter's Confession, Jesus Introduces The Ecclesia (Translated "Church" In Our English Bibles). Matthew 16:17-18 Hebrews 10:24-25
Flashback: When Jesus Was Asked About Where People Should Worship. John 4:19-24


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