Rating and Reviewing Jesus

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. 

 

Not Being Ashamed

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…

 

David’s Dancing and Michal’s Despite, 2Samuel 6

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.

 

Millennials and Jesus: Who is Reflecting Whom?

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.

 

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Men’s One-Day Study: “How to Constructively Deal with Homosexuality”

This material was also presented as a part of our twice a year Men's One-Day Study.  As with previous efforts in this series, it was originally designed for preachers, but is open to any men interested in studying God's word in a more advanced way.  This particular study was specially written and delivered to help preachers, elders, deacons, and fathers deal with the subject of homosexuality in a constructive and productive way.  The session topics covered are: Thinking Through Homosexuality; Adolescent Motivations for Homosexuality; Homosexuality and the Bible; and Constructively Dealing with Homosexuality.  An Appendix of additional resource articles (both true and some that are included only for illustrative purposes) is also included.   After you download it, but BEFORE you decide to print it, please understand that this is a Word file consisting of 51 pages (over 24,500 words).

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VIDEO LESSONS Now Available!

Check out our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/southsidecoctx. Full length sermons (including PowerPoint presentations) recorded during our services are now viewable anytime.  View them yourselves, and share the link with your friends as a great teaching tool!

You can also visit us at https://www.facebook.com/southsidecoctx, where you'll find a daily Bible verse, humurous and or thought-provoking pics with captions and excerpts from our weekly bulletin, and links to other articles and video lessons.

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Daily Verse

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

- Romans 10:9-10

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