Online shoppers are familiar with customer reviews and ratings. Both products and the companies that sell them often depend on having positive reviews and ratings. But this is not a perfect system. Some products and companies are highly rated based on a small sample size of customers who used the products only occasionally and at a limited capacity. On the other end of the spectrum, some bad reviews/ratings are generated by people purchasing a product without understanding its purpose and capabilities- what it was designed and built to do, and were therefore frustrated and disappointed when it didn’t perform either what or how they wanted. Thus, expectations and desires- informed and legitimate, or otherwise, often influence product ratings and reviews. This also happened with Jesus; and does happen with Jesus! This Word file outline explores these things further, and includes present-day applications of them.
We’ve likely all heard or said, “There’s no shame in …” Shame can be a good- though perhaps temporarily painful, and helpful motivation (cf. 2Corinthians 7:8-13). But if taken to extremes, it can also be devastating and debilitating (cf. 2Corinthians 2:6-8). These negative consequences of shame have led to some seeking to eliminate it altogether. But this also eliminates the potential benefits of shame. However, if we’re not careful, there are a few things of which we can become ashamed that we shouldn’t…
This Word file outline was present here locally to coincide with and supplement our bible class curriculum. Since it may also have value or benefit to others, it is included here as well.
This PowerPoint presentation does NOT deal with pre, post, or present "millennials" in reference to a 1,000 year reign of Christ. Instead, the "Millennials" under consderation of those belonging to a generation born between 1982 and 2004, otherwise known as "Generation Y." In Matt.11:16-19, Jesus spoke of the difficulties of presenting the gospel to "this generation"- which was His own. This lesson likewise considers our current version of "this generation"- the Millennials.