A Course In Miracle Workbook For Dummies

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "A Course In Miracle Workbook For Dummies"

Transcription

1 A Course In Miracle Workbook For Dummies LESSON 138 Heaven is the decision I must make. W In this world of perception, Heaven is a choice, because here in time we believe there are alternatives to choose between. 2 We think in time that all things have an opposite, and what we want we choose. 3 If Heaven exists there must be hell as well, for contradiction is the way we make what we perceive, and what we think is real. W Creation knows no opposite. 2 But here in the world of time and space is opposition part of being "real." 3 It is this strange perception of the truth that makes the choice of Heaven seem to be the same as the relinquishment of hell. 4 It is not really thus since hell is not real and Heaven has no opposite. 5 Yet what is true in God's creation cannot enter here in the world of perception until what is true in God's creation is reflected in some form the world can understand. 6 Truth cannot come where truth could only be perceived with fear. 7 For this would be the error truth can be brought to illusions. 8 Opposition makes the truth unwelcome, and truth cannot come where truth is unwelcomed, feared and not understood. W Choice is the obvious escape from what appears as opposites. 2 Decision lets one of conflicting goals become the aim of effort and expenditure of time. 3 Without decision, time is but a waste and effort dissipated. 4 Without decision, time is spent for nothing in return, and time goes by without results. 5 Without decision, there is no sense of gain, for nothing is accomplished; nothing learned. W You need to be reminded that you think a thousand choices are confronting you, when there is really only one choice to make, which is the choice for truth. 2 And even this but seems to be a choice. 3 Do not confuse yourself with all the doubts that myriad decisions would induce. 4 You make but one. 5 And when that one is made, you will perceive that the choice for truth was no choice at all. 6 For truth is true, and nothing else is true. 7 There is no opposite to choose instead. 8 There is no contradiction to the truth. The choice for the false is not a choice since it is unreal. W Choosing depends on learning. 2 And the truth cannot be learned, but only recognized. 3 In recognition truth s acceptance lies, and as truth is accepted truth is known. 4 But knowledge is beyond the goals we seek to teach within the framework of this course. 5 Ours are teaching goals, to be attained through learning how to reach the goals, what the goals are, and what the goals offer you. 6 Decisions are the outcome of your learning, for decisions rest on what you have accepted as the truth of what you are, and what your needs must be. W In this insanely complicated world, Heaven appears to take the form of choice, rather than merely being what Heaven is. 2 Of all the choices you have tried to make this choice for Heaven is the simplest, most definitive and prototype of all the rest, the one choice which settles all decisions. 3 If you could decide the rest, this choice for Heaven remains unsolved. 4 But when you solve the choice for Heaven, the other choices are resolved with the choice for Heaven, for all decisions but conceal this one decision for Heaven by taking different forms. 5

2 Here in the choice for Heaven is the final and the only choice in which is truth accepted or denied. W So we begin today considering the choice for Heaven that time was made to help us make. 2 Such is time s holy purpose, now transformed from the intent your ego s gave time, which was that time was to be a means for demonstrating hell is real, hope changes to despair, and life itself must in the end be overcome by death. 3 To the ego, in death alone are opposites resolved, for ending opposition is to die. 4 And thus, to the ego, salvation must be seen as death, for life is seen as conflict. 5 To the ego, to resolve the conflict is to end your life as well. W These mad beliefs of the ego like the idea that death is salvation can gain unconscious hold of great intensity, and grip the mind with terror and anxiety so strong that the egoic mind will not relinquish its ideas about the ego s own protection. 2 To the ego, the mind must be saved from salvation, threatened to be safe, and magically armored against truth. 3 And these fear-based egoic decisions that you must be saved from salvation and the truth are made unaware, to keep these egoic decisions safely undisturbed; apart from your decisionmaker s question and from reason and from doubt. W Heaven is chosen consciously. 2 The choice for Heaven cannot be made until alternatives are accurately seen and understood. 3 All the ego s beliefs that are veiled in shadows must be raised to understanding, to be judged again, this time with Heaven's help. 4 And all mistakes in judgment that the split mind had made before are open to correction, as the truth dismisses the mistakes in egoic judgment as causeless. 5 Now are the mistakes in judgment recognized as without any effects. 6 The mistakes in judgment cannot be concealed, because their nothingness is recognized. W The conscious choice of Heaven is as sure as is the ending of the fear of hell, when the choice for Heaven is raised from the ego s unconscious protective shield of unawareness, and is brought to the decision-maker s light. 2 Who can decide between the clearly seen and the unrecognized? 3 Yet who can fail to make a choice between alternatives when only one, the choice for Heaven, is seen as valuable; the other as a wholly worthless thing, a but imagined source of guilt and pain? 4 Who hesitates to make a choice like this? 5 And shall we hesitate to choose Heaven today? W We make the choice for Heaven as we wake, and spend five minutes making sure that we have made the one decision, the choice for Heaven, that is sane. 2 We recognize we make a conscious choice between what has existence, which is Heaven, and what has nothing but an appearance of the truth, which is the ego s illusion of separation. 3 The ego s pseudobeing brought to what is real, is flimsy and transparent in the light. 4 The ego s pseudo-being holds no terror now, for what was made enormous, vengeful, pitiless with hate, demands obscurity for fear to be invested there. 5 Now your ego s belief system is recognized as but a foolish, trivial mistake. W Before we close our eyes in sleep tonight, we reaffirm the choice for Heaven that we have made each hour in between. 2 And now we give the last five minutes of our waking day to the decision for Heaven with which we awoke. 3 As every hour passed, we have declared our

3 choice for Heaven again, in a brief quiet time devoted to maintaining sanity. 4 And finally, we close the day with this, acknowledging we chose but what we want: 5 Heaven is the decision I must make. 6 I make the choice for Heaven now, and will not change my mind, because Heaven is the only thing I want. Notes to Lesson #138 Heaven is the decision I must make. This lesson says that heaven is a decision I must make. But what is heaven? Heaven is not a place. It is a state of mind. Heaven is a symbol for the truth. Since God is only love, our acceptance of that truth would be heaven. Ultimately, you do not decide for heaven, instead you make a conscious decision for the truth. Truth just is. There is no opposite to the truth. Love is truth and has no opposites. God is only love and has no opposite. In truth, there is only Heaven which is God s love and has no opposite. In the world of knowledge, only truth exists because only truth is real. There is nothing that exists outside of truth. Since there is no real opposite to truth, there is no alternative to choose but the truth. The terms called God, love, truth, heaven, the real world and knowledge all become synonyms that stand for the Oneness of All That Is. They are all indivisible aspects of the One Self. Where one aspect exists, all the other aspects must also be there. These aspects are indivisible. Anything that exists must share these same characteristics since like begets like. There can be nothing outside the truth that is real. This One Self represents all that God created as God created it as an extension of the One Self. The terms represent what is real, eternal and changeless. They are the Oneness of All That Is and there is nothing else. Yet, in the world of perception, which is the world of illusion, heaven, truth, love and God all appear to have opposites. In perception there appears to be heaven and hell; the true and the false; love and fear; and a God of love versus a God of fear. The world of perception is the world of imagination in which both the real and unreal can appear side by side in the same fantasy called time. In the illusion of time, opposites are what make your dream world of provisional reality appear to be real since change seems to happen. Change occurs in the dreamer s provisional reality whenever different decisions or choices are made within the mind of the dreamer. Time is the measure of change. Time provides a game board in which one can imagine and pretend what it would be like to be something other than what they are. While playing on time s game board, each participant remains perfect, whole and complete, a part of the indivisible One Self. Yet, while playing, each temporarily forgets their oneness. Due to this temporary

4 suspension of the knowledge of what they are, the participants can have a simulated experience that most clearly replicates reality, without any real consequence. Without this amnesia or forgetfulness, the game of What am I would not be much fun or a challenge. It would be like playing tick tac toe. Once you have played the game a few times, you quickly realize that unless someone purposely tries to lose, the game will end in a draw. The game has so few options, it quickly becomes boring. The game of tick tac toe offers so few learning lessons that you quickly become a master of the game. Because of this, no one really wants to play it as an adult. To hold your attention a game needs to have one of two elements. It needs to be fun or it needs to teach you something. The game of time offers both. A third component that makes for a good game is that it should be safe. You would not want your children playing a game of cops and robbers with real loaded guns. Again, the illusion of time protects the participants from any real damage. They may appear to get bloody and even die but it has no actual effect. In the next moment, they always spring back to life for another go at the game. Each is happy to have had the experience and just a little wiser because of it. They now are a better player that has honed their skills in their quest to become a grand master of the game of What am I. Time allows for learning. Learning takes place when there appears to be conflicting choices. We learn though comparison and contrast. Without conflicting choices that allow for contrast and comparison, choice becomes more difficult. Black and white decisions are easier to make and provide better feedback. Shades of gray clutter and delay the decision-making process. When you make a choice you get an experience. This experience provides the feedback or consequences that help you learn the effect of the choices that you have made. Decisions allow you to choose between conflicting goals. When you make a decision, you eliminate one of the goals which help you narrow the playing field of possibilities. Decisions are needed to advance toward the more desirable goal that you value and seek. As you continue you make more decisions, you gain additional experiences that provide better feedback so that you can decide if you need to make any mid-course corrections to stay on target with your goals. Over time, as you learn more about the game of What am I, you will focus our attention on one single goal. You will decide you want to only know the truth and be that truth. In time, you think you have a choice. Yet, the choice for the false really is no choice. When you choose the false, you simply deny the truth but the truth still is the only thing what is real. Truth cannot be learned but only recognized. In the world of perception, truth must be first understood to be an available alternative. Truth cannot come where truth is not welcomed or viewed with fear. One of the laws of perception states that what you fear, you cannot see. As long as you argue for your littleness, you will fear the truth of your Big S Self. You will not understand that your big S Self is a viable option. As long as you believe that this world provides something of value, whether it be hiding from a

5 wrathful God or doing penance to earn some future reward, the choice for the truth will appear frightening. Hell is the denial of the truth and the belief in the false. It is your own belief in the reality of your little s self. Your beliefs in the false are often held unconsciously so that they are never questioned. Because of these false beliefs, the truth can be made to appear frightening when you claim you do not know the truth of who you really are. To the ego, the purpose of time is to keep you afraid of the truth of who you are. As long as you perceive yourself to be a sinner, you will fear leaving this world that you think protects you from a wrathful god. As long as you perceive you have sinned, you will value this world as a place in which you can earn back the love of your fearful god. To the Holy Spirit, the purpose of time is to restore your awareness to the truth. Once recognized, you can accept the truth and come home. When you fail to make a decision, either one way or the other, you waste time. Decisions are needed to facilitate the learning process. Decisions are based on your beliefs about what you really are. The only decision that we came here to learn is that we only want the truth. When you choose the truth, all other decisions you had made become irrelevant because the truth was always the only viable choice. You realize the choice for the false is meaningless and offers nothing that you could want or value. It is the choice for nothing. The choice for truth must be made consciously and freely. This choice for truth cannot be made in time until the alternatives are accurately seen, understood, questioned and then the decision to choose differently is made. The only alternatives are the true or the false. You are perfect, whole and complete or you are not. With the feedback that is derived from making decisions based on fear, we learn that there must be a better way. You will choose to follow the Voice for Love. The choice was always between the acceptance of the truth of who you are or the denial of that truth. Eventually, we will all freely choose the choice for heaven. Heaven is the only real choice possible because truth, heaven, love and God have no opposites. There is only the One Self and you are an indivisible aspect of that One. Question: Why do you think your ego would not want you to realize that you have the option of choosing the truth that you are your big S Self? Question: If given the simple choice between being your ego s little s self or your big S Self, would it be a difficult decision? Copyright 2014 by Thomas R. Wakechild

Goal Setting. Your role as the coach is to develop and maintain an effective coaching plan with the client. You are there to

Goal Setting. Your role as the coach is to develop and maintain an effective coaching plan with the client. You are there to Goal Setting Your role as the coach is to develop and maintain an effective coaching plan with the client. You are there to Brainstorm with the client to define actions that will enable the client to demonstrate,

More information

UNDERSTANDING OTHER RELIGIONS Week 3: Islam 1. LEADER PREPARATION

UNDERSTANDING OTHER RELIGIONS Week 3: Islam 1. LEADER PREPARATION This includes: 1. Leader Preparation 2. Lesson Guide UNDERSTANDING OTHER RELIGIONS Week 3: Islam 1. LEADER PREPARATION LESSON OVERVIEW When you look at the major world religions, Islam is one of the youngest.

More information

12 Step Worksheet Questions

12 Step Worksheet Questions 12 Step Worksheet Questions STEP 1 We admitted we were powerless over alcohol that our lives had become unmanageable. The first time I took a drink I knew it wasn't for me. Every time I drank I got drunk

More information

Positive Affirmations For The New Mom

Positive Affirmations For The New Mom Positive Affirmations by Laura J. Rude www.postpartum-living.com Copyright Postpartum Living All rights reserved How Positive Affirmations Can Help You I sn t it great to know you are doing everything

More information

Basic Bible Doctrine Study Series Session 1 Salvation and Eternal Security

Basic Bible Doctrine Study Series Session 1 Salvation and Eternal Security Basic Bible Doctrine Study Series Session 1 Salvation and Eternal Security The idea for this study began a long time ago. Regardless of denomination, many, if not most Christians base what they believe

More information

Going Way Beyond Positive Thinking

Going Way Beyond Positive Thinking Going Way Beyond Positive Thinking By Andy Shaw If you have previously spent virtually any time at all in the personal growth area then it is almost certain that you cannot have avoided at least some work

More information

ALIGNMENT WITH THE HIGHER SELF & MEETING SPIRIT GUIDES

ALIGNMENT WITH THE HIGHER SELF & MEETING SPIRIT GUIDES ALIGNMENT WITH THE HIGHER SELF & MEETING SPIRIT GUIDES Experiencing Spiritual Connection This becomes more and more obvious to you with practice you will get a distinct feeling and knowing when you are

More information

Work Out Your Own Salvation

Work Out Your Own Salvation Work Out Your Own Salvation Phil 2:12-13 1 12 So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

More information

Truth Focus Statements for the Twelve Healing Code Categories

Truth Focus Statements for the Twelve Healing Code Categories Truth Focus Statements for the Twelve Healing Code Categories The following are suggested Truth Focus Statements that can be used when doing The Healing Code, as outlined in The Healing Code book. They

More information

Communication and the Holy Relationship

Communication and the Holy Relationship Communication and the Holy Relationship What greater good could there be than to create communication that can call forth from the Christ Mind to every aspect of the Sonship in such a way that that mind

More information

THEME: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower us.

THEME: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower us. Devotion NT285 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Day of Pentecost THEME: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower us. Dear Parents SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:1-41 Dear Parents, Welcome

More information

WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY

WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband

More information

THEME: God desires for us to demonstrate His love!

THEME: God desires for us to demonstrate His love! Devotion NT320 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Gift of Love THEME: God desires for us to demonstrate His love! SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time

More information

Devotion NT347 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Hall of Faith. THEME: God wants us to trust Him. SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 11:1-40

Devotion NT347 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Hall of Faith. THEME: God wants us to trust Him. SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 11:1-40 Devotion NT347 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Hall of Faith THEME: God wants us to trust Him. SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 11:1-40 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids! This is a

More information

How to Share the Plan of Salvation

How to Share the Plan of Salvation How to Share the Plan of Salvation You can use the following method to share the Gospel with a person of any age. You will also notice that the following is so simple that even a child can understand it.

More information

Practical Jealousy Management

Practical Jealousy Management Florida Poly Retreat 2006 Practical Jealousy Management Part 1: On the Nature of Jealousy Jealousy is an unusual emotion in that it is an emotion rooted in other emotions. Often, the root of jealousy lies

More information

LESSON TITLE: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

LESSON TITLE: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life Devotion NT271 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life THEME: We can always trust Jesus. SCRIPTURE: John 14:1-6 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time

More information

A Letter to Awakening Humans

A Letter to Awakening Humans A Letter to Awakening Humans A Letter to Awakening Humans And so it is, dear friends, we have heard your call. We have heard your prayers, we have felt your pain, and we know your confusion. That is why

More information

THE KNOWLEDGE ARGUMENT

THE KNOWLEDGE ARGUMENT Michael Lacewing Descartes arguments for distinguishing mind and body THE KNOWLEDGE ARGUMENT In Meditation II, having argued that he knows he thinks, Descartes then asks what kind of thing he is. Discussions

More information

NEW AGE ISSUES AND YOUR WORLDVIEW

NEW AGE ISSUES AND YOUR WORLDVIEW 1 NEW AGE ISSUES AND YOUR WORLDVIEW SUSAN S STORY: I decided that when I grew up, I would never go to church. My parents were converted in a revival meeting when I was six years old and became devout members

More information

IT'S ALL THOUGHT! Make Your Life Better Thinking Differently

IT'S ALL THOUGHT! Make Your Life Better Thinking Differently IT'S ALL THOUGHT! Make Your Life Better Thinking Differently INTRO: This message is for you. It's a timeless message, and it could change your life forever. This message, in its various forms and iterations,

More information

WHAT MATTERS MOST THE BEST USE OF LIFE IS LOVE

WHAT MATTERS MOST THE BEST USE OF LIFE IS LOVE WHAT MATTERS MOST Life is all about love. Because God is love, the most important lesson he wants you to learn on earth is how to love. It is in loving that we are most like him, so love is the foundation

More information

The Black Woman is God and the White Man is Not The Devil! Tome # 71. Sample pages 55 76

The Black Woman is God and the White Man is Not The Devil! Tome # 71. Sample pages 55 76 The Black Woman is God and the White Man is Not The Devil! Tome # 71 Sample pages 55 76 What you need to overstand is that I love our community dearly. Are you walking with me? I need for you to overstand

More information

Ep #19: Thought Management

Ep #19: Thought Management Full Episode Transcript With Your Host Brooke Castillo Welcome to The Life Coach School podcast, where it s all about real clients, real problems and real coaching. And now your host, Master Coach Instructor,

More information

HarperOne Reading and Discussion Guide for The Problem of Pain. Reading and Discussion Guide for. C. S. Lewis

HarperOne Reading and Discussion Guide for The Problem of Pain. Reading and Discussion Guide for. C. S. Lewis Reading and Discussion Guide for The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis 1. C. S. Lewis writes, Christianity is not the conclusion of a philosophical debate on the origins of the universe.... It is not a system

More information

SECRET LOVE. Wonderful Illusion

SECRET LOVE. Wonderful Illusion SECRET LOVE Wonderful Illusion Waiting for the moment to be right All I m asking for is a ray of light Wait and see Somewhere down the road You never know I don t wanna say goodbye It s hard to leave this

More information

The Gospel of God Romans Series 2013-14. Discussion & Study Questions Romans 1:1-5:21

The Gospel of God Romans Series 2013-14. Discussion & Study Questions Romans 1:1-5:21 The Gospel of God Romans Series 2013-14 Discussion & Study Questions Romans 1:1-5:21 Week 1 Date: September 15, 2013 Title: Called Text: Romans 1:1-7 1. Write a brief summary of the Gospel using what you

More information

Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses

Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses Preface Alcoholism is a disease of many losses. For those of us who are the relatives and friends of alcoholics, these losses affect many aspects of our lives and remain with us over time, whether or not

More information

Devotion NT267 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Second Coming. THEME: Jesus is coming again. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:27-31

Devotion NT267 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Second Coming. THEME: Jesus is coming again. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:27-31 Devotion NT267 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Second Coming THEME: Jesus is coming again. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 24:27-31 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids. Bible Time for

More information

Psychic Tarot Reading

Psychic Tarot Reading Psychic Tarot Reading by Melanie Jade Rummel Copyright 2009 Melanie Jade Rummel www.mymagicaljourney.com Hello! Welcome to my e-course on how to read tarot cards psychically. As I began studying tarot,

More information

Step 10: How to develop and use your testimony to explain the gospel?

Step 10: How to develop and use your testimony to explain the gospel? Liberty University DigitalCommons@Liberty University Discipleship Materials Center for Global Ministries 2009 Step 10: How to develop and use your testimony to explain the gospel? Don Fanning Liberty University,

More information

How to run a successful lab meeting

How to run a successful lab meeting How to run a successful lab meeting Defining the purpose Fostering the right values Strategies for fostering those values within the group Meeting formats Individual interventions 2007 Lena H. Ting 1 Your

More information

Descartes Fourth Meditation On human error

Descartes Fourth Meditation On human error Descartes Fourth Meditation On human error Descartes begins the fourth Meditation with a review of what he has learned so far. He began his search for certainty by questioning the veracity of his own senses.

More information

Is Hell Real. Luke 12:5

Is Hell Real. Luke 12:5 HELL: Is Hell Real? 1 Is Hell Real Luke 12:5 1. Is Hell Real?... Is it Really Real? Luke 12:5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes,

More information

HOUTBAAIGEMEENTE: FROM HEAD TO HEART. A 6 Week Spiritual Journey through the Enneagram

HOUTBAAIGEMEENTE: FROM HEAD TO HEART. A 6 Week Spiritual Journey through the Enneagram 2014 HOUTBAAIGEMEENTE: FROM HEAD TO HEART A 6 Week Spiritual Journey through the Enneagram Heartily welcome to this 6 week Spiritual growth course through the Enneagram. How the Symbol of the Enneagram

More information

WATCHING THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS

WATCHING THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS GUIDED MEDITATION You can sit in a comfortable position, because the posture is not really important. What is important is to have your spine erect but relaxed. And you may have your eyes open or closed.

More information

Martin Luther s 95 Theses (A Modern Translation)

Martin Luther s 95 Theses (A Modern Translation) Martin Luther s 95 Theses (A Modern Translation) 1. When Jesus said "repent" he meant that believers should live a whole life repenting 2. Only God can give salvation - not a priest. 3. Inwards penitence

More information

God Gives Moses the Ten Commandments

God Gives Moses the Ten Commandments Gospel Story Curriculum (OT) PRESCHOOL Lesson 34 God Gives Moses the Ten Commandments Exodus 20:1 24 24 Bible Truth God demands perfect obedience l e s s o n snapshot 1. Opening Activity and Introduction....

More information

Love and Approval Addiction

Love and Approval Addiction Love and Approval Addiction Do You Need Others' Approval? By Dr. Margaret Paul Are you often anxious about how you perform and how you look? Are your good feelings dependent upon how others feel about

More information

Being Accountable in Work and Life

Being Accountable in Work and Life Being Accountable in Work and Life Workshop Objectives > Define accountability > Become aware of your own level of accountability > Understand the importance of accountability and how it relates to work

More information

OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF REJECTION Series: Freedom From Your Fears - Part 7 of 10

OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF REJECTION Series: Freedom From Your Fears - Part 7 of 10 Series: Freedom From Your Fears - Part 7 of 10 Proverbs 29:25 Fear of man is a dangerous trap, but to trust in God means safety. (Living Bible) INTRODUCTION Today we're looking at the Fear of Rejection.

More information

The Gift That Keeps On Giving December 24, 2013

The Gift That Keeps On Giving December 24, 2013 Luke 2:1-20 The Gift That Keeps On Giving December 24, 2013 This is one of the most wonderful times of the year it s Christmas Eve and many are waiting with anticipation to see what gifts we get. Many

More information

Theme: Satan is determined to drive people away from God, so God has cursed Satan.

Theme: Satan is determined to drive people away from God, so God has cursed Satan. Title: GOD CURSES THE SNAKE Theme: Satan is determined to drive people away from God, so God has cursed Satan. Space for Notes: (Ours and yours) Bible Basis: Genesis 3:1-15, CEV Message begins: Have you

More information

This is because the quality of extension is part of the essence of material objects.

This is because the quality of extension is part of the essence of material objects. UNIT 1: RATIONALISM HANDOUT 5: DESCARTES MEDITATIONS, MEDITATION FIVE 1: CONCEPTS AND ESSENCES In the Second Meditation Descartes found that what we know most clearly and distinctly about material objects

More information

1/10. Descartes 2: The Cogito and the Mind

1/10. Descartes 2: The Cogito and the Mind 1/10 Descartes 2: The Cogito and the Mind Recap: last week we undertook to follow Descartes path of radical doubt in order to attempt to discover what, if anything, can be known for certain. This path

More information

THEME: We should take every opportunity to tell others about Jesus.

THEME: We should take every opportunity to tell others about Jesus. Devotion NT307 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Paul Goes Before Agrippa THEME: We should take every opportunity to tell others about Jesus. SCRIPTURE: Acts 25:13 26:32 Dear Parents

More information

L I F E C O N C E P T S UNWORTHINESS FORG IVENESS

L I F E C O N C E P T S UNWORTHINESS FORG IVENESS L I F E C O N C E P T S R E A L S O L U T I O N S S T E P P I N G F R O M F E E L I N G S O F UNWORTHINESS T O FORG IVENESS L E A D E R S G U I D E BIG IDEA This week s Life Concept explores the issue

More information

LESSON 12 - The Holy Spirit s Gift To Bear the Fruit of Charity

LESSON 12 - The Holy Spirit s Gift To Bear the Fruit of Charity LESSON 12 - The Holy Spirit s Gift To Bear the Fruit of Charity Opening Thoughts Love is the Theological Virtue that encompasses and supports all the other virtues. It is the only virtue which will still

More information

Lesson 3 Temptation. Lesson Objectives:

Lesson 3 Temptation. Lesson Objectives: Lesson 3 Temptation Lesson Objectives: The objective of this lesson is to help children and teens: Know the meaning of the word temptation Understand the process involved in yielding to temptation. Be

More information

Jesus and the Counsellor in John s Gospel

Jesus and the Counsellor in John s Gospel Jesus and the Counsellor in John s Gospel In Jesus farewell speech, recorded in John s Gospel (chapters 13-17) Jesus introduces the disciples to one he calls the Counsellor. This Counsellor (the name itself

More information

What was the impact for you? For the patient? How did it turn out? How has this helped you in your job? What was the result?

What was the impact for you? For the patient? How did it turn out? How has this helped you in your job? What was the result? EXAMPLE VALUE BASED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS VALUE LEADING QUESTION FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS KEY CRITERIA Compassion Give me an example of a time when you were particularly perceptive regarding a Describe what you

More information

Introduction. Understanding that God Has a Purpose for Your Life FULFILLING IFE

Introduction. Understanding that God Has a Purpose for Your Life FULFILLING IFE 14 FULFILLING GOD OD S PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE IFE (This lesson is designed to teach us that God has a specific purpose for each one of us, and encourage us to discover, pursue and fulfill God s purpose

More information

The Image of Success By Michael Goss

The Image of Success By Michael Goss The Image of Success By Michael Goss As we search for the keys to success, we hear some familiar things: set goals; work hard; practice often; improve attitude etc. Most of us know these techniques, and

More information

7 Little Known Goal Setting Tips That Will Turn Your Vague Dreams Into Tangible Reality

7 Little Known Goal Setting Tips That Will Turn Your Vague Dreams Into Tangible Reality 7 Little Known Goal Setting Tips That Will Turn Your Vague Dreams Into Tangible Reality Free report written by Arina Nikitina arina@goal-setting-guide.com Lesson 1: The Most Important Rule Of Writing Your

More information

Small Group Running Partner Guides

Small Group Running Partner Guides Small Group Running Partner Guides Use every other week when your Small Group breaks into Running Partners meetings. www.soulrevolution.net This material Soul Revolution Small Group Running Partner Guides

More information

Love the Lord your God... with all your mind. Mathew 22:37

Love the Lord your God... with all your mind. Mathew 22:37 This game has been played in various settings in different countries. You are guaranteed to find treasure because you will be looking in the right place the hearts of Christians. TREASURE HUNT Treasure

More information

Reality 2: God Pursues a Continuing Love Relationship with You that is Real and Personal

Reality 2: God Pursues a Continuing Love Relationship with You that is Real and Personal Reality 2: God Pursues a Continuing Love Relationship with You that is Real and Personal Reality 2: God Pursues a Continuing Love Relationship with You that is Real and Personal Created for a Love Relationship

More information

Main Point: Jesus is the one who is faithful. Main Application: Remember that Jesus is faithful even when we are not.

Main Point: Jesus is the one who is faithful. Main Application: Remember that Jesus is faithful even when we are not. Week 27, John 18:12 27 Hook Main Point: Jesus is the one who is faithful. Main Application: Remember that Jesus is faithful even when we are not. Discussion Questions: What is the biggest promise that

More information

Walk by Faith by Apostle Guillermo Maldonado

Walk by Faith by Apostle Guillermo Maldonado What IS and What is NOT Faith Walk by Faith by Apostle Guillermo Maldonado 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. - Hebrews 11: 1 Faith was given by God for

More information

1/8. Descartes 4: The Fifth Meditation

1/8. Descartes 4: The Fifth Meditation 1/8 Descartes 4: The Fifth Meditation Recap: last time we found that Descartes in the 3 rd Meditation set out to provide some grounds for thinking that God exists, grounds that would answer the charge

More information

Be Strong in the Lord Ephesians Chapter 6: 10-20

Be Strong in the Lord Ephesians Chapter 6: 10-20 Be Strong in the Lord Ephesians Chapter 6: 10-20 Day 1 Be Strong in the Lord: Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Weapons of Peace

More information

Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Luke 22:39-54

Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Luke 22:39-54 Winter 2016 ~ Religious Instruction Lesson #6 Learning Objectives Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Luke 22:39-54 1. The children will recall what happened with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. 2. The

More information

SOME SLOGANS AND HELPFUL SAYINGS FOR PEOPLE RECOVERING FROM OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS

SOME SLOGANS AND HELPFUL SAYINGS FOR PEOPLE RECOVERING FROM OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS SOME SLOGANS AND HELPFUL SAYINGS FOR PEOPLE RECOVERING FROM OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS By Dr. Christian R. Komor* OCD Recovery Center of America *Some slogans and sayings are adapted from Obsessive

More information

Bible Study 87. God Wants Your Love

Bible Study 87. God Wants Your Love We human beings are the only ones, of all God s creations, that He created in His own image, (Gen. 1:27), because He wants our love. We are the only ones who can respond to His love and return it. He gave

More information

Who Is Jesus? What better way to discover who Jesus is than let Him tell us. Who does Jesus say He is?

Who Is Jesus? What better way to discover who Jesus is than let Him tell us. Who does Jesus say He is? Who Is Jesus? There is probably no more personal or controversial question than this. Where does one begin? You could start with the definition from the Apostle s Creed: I believe in Jesus Christ, God's

More information

God is Worthy of Our Praise. Psalm 145: 1-10

God is Worthy of Our Praise. Psalm 145: 1-10 God is Worthy of Our Praise Psalm 145: 1-10 This morning we have read from David s Psalm of praise. Some theologians consider this to be his favorite Psalm of praise. There are many others that lift praise

More information

Positive Thinking - The Key to success

Positive Thinking - The Key to success 1 Page Positive Thinking - The Key to success 2 Page Contents Introduction... 4 What is Positive Thinking?... 5 Looking at it From a Child s View... 6 How is Positive Thinking Powerful?... 7 Positive Thinking

More information

Next Step Lessons for New Believers Finding Confidence in Our Faith

Next Step Lessons for New Believers Finding Confidence in Our Faith Next Step Lessons for New Believers Finding Confidence in Our Faith {Participant s Guide} Finding Confidence in Our Faith If you ve recently placed your faith in Jesus Christ, you are about to embark on

More information

STEP 5: Giving Feedback

STEP 5: Giving Feedback STEP 5: Giving Feedback Introduction You are now aware of the responsibilities of workplace mentoring, the six step approach to teaching skills, the importance of identifying the point of the lesson, and

More information

Dear Billy, Dear mother,

Dear Billy, Dear mother, Dear Billy, I am writing to let you know how much I am missing you. I have some good news. I am going to be an auntie. I am so excited about finding out what my sister is having. I am very proud of you,

More information

A Step By Step Guide On How To Attract Your Dream Life Now

A Step By Step Guide On How To Attract Your Dream Life Now A Step By Step Guide On How To Attract Your Dream Life Now This guide is about doing things in a step by step fashion every day to get the results you truly desire. There are some techniques and methods

More information

Who Is Your Defense Attorney? 1 John 2:1-2. The text for this sermon, the theme of which is, Who Is Your Defense

Who Is Your Defense Attorney? 1 John 2:1-2. The text for this sermon, the theme of which is, Who Is Your Defense Easter 2 B Who Is Your Defense Attorney? 1 John 2:1-2 The text for this sermon, the theme of which is, Who Is Your Defense Attorney?, is 1 John 2:1-2 My little children, I am writing these things to you

More information

Locke s psychological theory of personal identity

Locke s psychological theory of personal identity Locke s psychological theory of personal identity phil 20208 Jeff Speaks October 3, 2006 1 Identity, diversity, and kinds............................. 1 2 Personal identity...................................

More information

Joshua s Charge to Israel

Joshua s Charge to Israel SESSION SIX Joshua s Charge to Israel SCRIPTURE Joshua 24:14-28 THE POINT God s grace and mercy are what motivate His people to live in obedience to Him. CHARACTERS The Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy

More information

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus

LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus Devotion NT257 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus THEME: Jesus always has time for us! SCRIPTURE: Mark 10:46-52 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us.

THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us. Devotion NT224 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Woman at the Well THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us. SCRIPTURE: John 4:1-42 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? Youth Group Session Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA 2005

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? Youth Group Session Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA 2005 WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? Youth Group Session Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA 2005 Ages 13-18 Workshop time 1.5 hours Objective: 1. To help your youth discover who

More information

Embracing Our Destiny Understanding Our Biblical Destiny (Part 1)

Embracing Our Destiny Understanding Our Biblical Destiny (Part 1) Mailing Address: PO Box 797 Molalla, OR 97038 Phone: 503-829-5101 Fax: 503-829-9502 Pastor Dale Satrum Embracing Our Destiny Understanding Our Biblical Destiny (Part 1) Intro: I believe God has a destiny

More information

Devotion NT273 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Garden of Gethsemane. THEME: We always need to pray! SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:39-53

Devotion NT273 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Garden of Gethsemane. THEME: We always need to pray! SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:39-53 Devotion NT273 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Garden of Gethsemane THEME: We always need to pray! SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:39-53 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids. Bible Time

More information

Taking Hold of Your Mind: What Skills:

Taking Hold of Your Mind: What Skills: Taking Hold of Your Mind: What Skills: Observing, Describing, and Participating Core mindfulness skills are the foundation of all Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training. The problems addressed

More information

FACILITATING TASK GROUPS Burt Bertram, Ed.D.

FACILITATING TASK GROUPS Burt Bertram, Ed.D. FACILITATING TASK GROUPS Burt Bertram, Ed.D. Counselors are regularly asked to facilitate a wide-range of task groups including case consultations, community advocacy/improvement/action groups, volunteer

More information

Does God Heal Physically in Response to Prayer?

Does God Heal Physically in Response to Prayer? Does God Heal Physically in Response to Prayer? by JENNIFER KENNEDY DEAN LET ME LAY OUT CLEARLY for you how I understand prayer for physical healing. As I travel and meet people and listen to their concerns,

More information

The Marketer s Guide To Building Multi-Channel Campaigns

The Marketer s Guide To Building Multi-Channel Campaigns The Marketer s Guide To Building Multi-Channel Campaigns Introduction Marketing is always changing. Currently there s a shift in the way we talk to customers and potential customers. Specifically, where

More information

THIS IS IT. This week's Living Abundantly message is short - one sentence - but super powerful. This one changed my life. It's called THIS IS IT.

THIS IS IT. This week's Living Abundantly message is short - one sentence - but super powerful. This one changed my life. It's called THIS IS IT. WEEK 5: LIVING ABUNDANTLY This week's Living Abundantly message is short - one sentence - but super powerful. This one changed my life. It's called This powerful little lesson comes from my friend Max

More information

with Children Sharing the Plan of Salvation By Cheryl Markland

with Children Sharing the Plan of Salvation By Cheryl Markland Sharing the Plan of Salvation with Children By Cheryl Markland Font: Whiz Bang For more information contact: Childhood Ministry Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (800) 395-5102 ext. 5646 Sharing

More information

The Way, The Truth, And The Life John 14:1-6

The Way, The Truth, And The Life John 14:1-6 Lesson 271 The Way, The Truth, And The Life John 14:1-6 MEMORY VERSE JOHN 14:1 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: As many postcard sized pieces

More information

Contents. Preface 7. Contents

Contents. Preface 7. Contents Contents Contents Preface 7 Part One: Twelve Steps 9 Step One 10 Step Two 15 Step Three 19 Step Four 25 Step Five 31 Step Six 35 Step Seven 39 Step Eight 43 Step Nine 47 Step Ten 52 Step Eleven 56 Step

More information

365 Table Topics Questions:

365 Table Topics Questions: 365 Table Topics Questions: 1. When was the last time you tried something new? 2. Who do you sometimes compare yourself to? 3. What s the most sensible thing you ve ever heard someone say? 4. What gets

More information

SERIES: THE LOVE OF GOD MESSAGE: BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF GOD S LOVE Part 3 1 John 4:7-11 August 16, 2015

SERIES: THE LOVE OF GOD MESSAGE: BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF GOD S LOVE Part 3 1 John 4:7-11 August 16, 2015 SERIES: THE LOVE OF GOD MESSAGE: BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF GOD S LOVE Part 3 1 John 4:7-11 August 16, 2015 INTRODUCTION: I read an article from Danny Akins commentary about love through the eyes of children.

More information

you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8

you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 Let us pray: Heavenly Father, You not only sent Your Son into this world to live and to die for us, but You also sent us Your Holy Spirit. We come to You today to thank You for sending us the Counselor,

More information

DEPRESSION IS ALWAYS A PLOY... AND A MANIPULATION... QUESTION: Could say anything more about helping, in particular, someone who defines himself as

DEPRESSION IS ALWAYS A PLOY... AND A MANIPULATION... QUESTION: Could say anything more about helping, in particular, someone who defines himself as DEPRESSION IS ALWAYS A PLOY... AND A MANIPULATION... QUESTION: Could say anything more about helping, in particular, someone who defines himself as severely depressed! ANSWER: This calls for you to decide

More information

Duties of a Husband. Lesson

Duties of a Husband. Lesson Lesson 6 Duties of a Husband A happy young man hurried home to his parents to share with them the good news that his girl friend had promised to marry him. But the father, rather than responding as his

More information

God in Heaven?? ThaT you are going to be with. Why should I let you into My Heaven? If God were to ask you, what would you say?

God in Heaven?? ThaT you are going to be with. Why should I let you into My Heaven? If God were to ask you, what would you say? 2 ThaT you are going to be with God in Heaven?? If God were to ask you, Why should I let you into My Heaven? what would you say? Not sure? Then this booklet has... 3 The best news 4 You Could ever hear!

More information

Student Essays on NASA Project

Student Essays on NASA Project Student Essays on NASA Project The trip to Washington D.C. for the Quarterbacks of Life program was enlightening for various reasons; it goes without saying that being able to visit the nation's capital,

More information

Step 2 A Guide for EDA Members www.4eda.org

Step 2 A Guide for EDA Members www.4eda.org EDA Step Workbook Step 2 A Guide for EDA Members www.4eda.org Step Two We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. The idea of "insanity" makes many of us initially

More information

6 FACTS ABOUT GOAL SETTING

6 FACTS ABOUT GOAL SETTING POUDRE IMPALAS POUDRE IMPALAS STUDENTS MENTORING STUDENTS 6 FACTS ABOUT GOAL SETTING These practical tips on goal setting can help make it easier to set and reach goals: 1. Specific, realistic goals work

More information

Self-Acceptance. A Frog Thing by E. Drachman (2005) California: Kidwick Books LLC. ISBN 0-9703809-3-3. Grade Level: Third grade

Self-Acceptance. A Frog Thing by E. Drachman (2005) California: Kidwick Books LLC. ISBN 0-9703809-3-3. Grade Level: Third grade Self-Acceptance A Frog Thing by E. Drachman (2005) California: Kidwick Books LLC. ISBN 0-9703809-3-3 This Book Kit was planned by Lindsay N. Graham Grade Level: Third grade Characteristic Trait: Self Acceptance

More information

International Bible Lessons Commentary

International Bible Lessons Commentary International Bible Lessons Commentary Romans 3:21-31 New International Version International Bible Lessons Sunday, July 17, 2016 L.G. Parkhurst, Jr. The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Sunday School

More information

BEFORE THE ROOSTER CROWS

BEFORE THE ROOSTER CROWS BOOK 3, PART I, LESSON 5 BEFORE THE ROOSTER CROWS THE BIBLE: Luke 22:54-62 THEME: We remember that Jesus taught about love and showed love in everything he did. During Lent and Easter we remember and celebrate

More information

I am the good shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know me. 1

I am the good shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know me. 1 A p r i l 2 6 1 Sermon Bethlehem Lutheran, Kalispell MT Mark Gravrock 26 April 2015 Easter 4 John 10.11-18 Grace and peace.... Jesus says, I am the good shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know

More information