Faith, Facts and Feelings Faith, Facts and Feelings

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Faith, Facts and Feelings Faith, Facts and Feelings Slide 2 There is great power in our emotions. Often great coaches are known as motivators, enabling their team to play with great strength at a crucial moment.Often great coaches are known as motivators, enabling their team to play with great strength at a crucial moment. Great coaches also know that emotion alone will not help. One must know the fundamentals.Great coaches also know that emotion alone will not help. One must know the fundamentals. Slide 3 There is great power in our emotions. One of the great challenges to knowing Gods word is the ability to distinguish between our feelings and what God says. (Jer 10:23)One of the great challenges to knowing Gods word is the ability to distinguish between our feelings and what God says. (Jer 10:23) Slide 4 There is great power in our emotions. Jeremiah 10:23 (NKJV) - O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.Jeremiah 10:23 (NKJV) - O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps. Slide 5 There is great power in our emotions. When a religion ceases to appeal to a reasoned approach upon the word of God, they will use fleshly appeals to gain their man-made goals.When a religion ceases to appeal to a reasoned approach upon the word of God, they will use fleshly appeals to gain their man-made goals. Sometimes flattery, large buildings and large crowds are appealed to. (Rom 16:18; 1 Thess 2:5; Jude 16)Sometimes flattery, large buildings and large crowds are appealed to. (Rom 16:18; 1 Thess 2:5; Jude 16) Slide 6 There is great power in our emotions. Romans 16:18 (NKJV) - For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.Romans 16:18 (NKJV) - For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple. Slide 7 There is great power in our emotions. 1 Thessalonians 2:5 (NKJV) - For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak for covetousnessGod is witness.1 Thessalonians 2:5 (NKJV) - For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak for covetousnessGod is witness. Slide 8 There is great power in our emotions. Jude 16 (NKJV) - These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.Jude 16 (NKJV) - These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. Slide 9 There is great power in our emotions. Others will appeal to emotionalism and claim the Holy Spirit is responsible.Others will appeal to emotionalism and claim the Holy Spirit is responsible. The current trend in religion is performance worship. You can use music and drama to powerfully influence the will of men.The current trend in religion is performance worship. You can use music and drama to powerfully influence the will of men. Slide 10 There is great power in our emotions. Cults will use these things plus other systems to provoke and manage emotions that will bring one to be a willing slave of men.Cults will use these things plus other systems to provoke and manage emotions that will bring one to be a willing slave of men. Our emotions are God given and there for have an important place in our service to Him.Our emotions are God given and there for have an important place in our service to Him. Emotion should be a by-product of things deeply believed.Emotion should be a by-product of things deeply believed. Slide 11 There is great power in our emotions. It is possible to by-pass the mind and appeal directly to the emotions.It is possible to by-pass the mind and appeal directly to the emotions. Many claim these emotions as a sign that god is working directly.Many claim these emotions as a sign that god is working directly. Slide 12 How Does God Speak to Man? A.God has chosen the gospel. (1 Cor 1:18, 21-13)A.God has chosen the gospel. (1 Cor 1:18, 21-13) Slide 13 How Does God Speak to Man? 1 Corinthians 1:18 (NKJV) - For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.1 Corinthians 1:18 (NKJV) - For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. Slide 14 How Does God Speak to Man? 1 Corinthians 1:21-23 (NKJV) -For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,1 Corinthians 1:21-23 (NKJV) -For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, Slide 15 How Does God Speak to Man? Many today will fall into one of these categories. They will not let God be God!Many today will fall into one of these categories. They will not let God be God! When you seek a sign you may find one. But is it of God? (1 Thess 2:9)When you seek a sign you may find one. But is it of God? (1 Thess 2:9) Slide 16 How Does God Speak to Man? 2 Thessalonians 2:9 (NKJV) - The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, Slide 17 How Does God Speak to Man? Most men stumble over the gospel because of preconceived ideas.Most men stumble over the gospel because of preconceived ideas. Man cannot change the will of God.Man cannot change the will of God. Has God chosen an objective standard or a subjective one? (1 Cor 1:18, 27; Rom 1:16)Has God chosen an objective standard or a subjective one? (1 Cor 1:18, 27; Rom 1:16) Slide 18 How Does God Speak to Man? 1 Corinthians 1:18 (NKJV) - For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.1 Corinthians 1:18 (NKJV) - For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. Slide 19 How Does God Speak to Man? 1 Corinthians 1:27 (NKJV) - But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;1 Corinthians 1:27 (NKJV) - But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; Slide 20 How Does God Speak to Man? Romans 1:16 (NKJV) - For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.Romans 1:16 (NKJV) - For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. Slide 21 How Does God Speak to Man? When we know God we submit to His ways and not try to force God into our ways. (Isa 55:8)When we know God we submit to His ways and not try to force God into our ways. (Isa 55:8) Slide 22 How Does God Speak to Man? Isaiah 55:8 (NKJV) - For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord.Isaiah 55:8 (NKJV) - For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. Slide 23 How Does God Speak to Man? Men who do not know God will try to find short cuts, both in this life and the life to come. (Luke 16:27-31)Men who do not know God will try to find short cuts, both in this life and the life to come. (Luke 16:27-31) Slide 24 How Does God Speak to Man? Luke 16:27-31 (NKJV) - Then he said, I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my fathers house, 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment. 29 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.Luke 16:27-31 (NKJV) - Then he said, I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my fathers house, 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment. 29 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. Slide 25 How Does God Speak to Man? 30 And he said, No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent. 31 But he said to him, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.30 And he said, No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent. 31 But he said to him, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead. Slide 26 The Fruits of Subjective Religion Subjective religion is dependent upon how you feel and what you want to believe.Subjective religion is dependent upon how you feel and what you want to believe. Consider the person who saw Jesus on a hospital door.Consider the person who saw Jesus on a hospital door. Consider the young lady who saw the virgin Mary in a cow pasture.Consider the young lady who saw the virgin Mary in a cow pasture. Mormonism and Subjective Religion.Mormonism and Subjective Religion. How does one become a Mormon?How does one become a Mormon? What do Mormons believe?What do Mormons believe? Slide 27 The Fruits of Subjective Religion How do they appeal to people?How do they appeal to people? They claim a direct operation of the Holy Sp