Conversations with God
Ever have to do something you didn’t want to do?
Who made you? Why?
How did you feel when you were forced against your will?
I will not force you or coerce you. For I have given you free will – the power to do as you
choose – and I will never take that away from you, ever. What is Free Will? Do we need it?
I truly want what you truly want – nothing different and
nothing more. Don’t you see that is My greatest gift to you?
If I wanted something other that what you want for you,
and then went so far as to cause you to have it, where is
your free choice? How can you be a creative being if I am
dictating what you shall be do, and have? My Joy is in your
freedom, not your compliance. Any problems here?
Know this if you understand nothing else: You have a right
to your joy…Seek it! Find it! What rights do we have?
What about Ten
There are no such things as the
Ten Commandments. Why
would such commandments be
required? And if I did issue
commandments, would they not
be automatically kept? How
could I wish something to be so
badly that I would command it
and then sit by and watch it not
be so? …I am neither king nor
ruler I am simply and
awesomely – the creator.
How involved is God in our lives? Puppet Master? Clockmaker? Something else?
10 commitments NOT commandments
You’ll know you found God when you do these things: (proof that you found God, but not
Who is his God? What does he value most? If we look at your life what do you value most? Who/what would an outsider say your god is?
Evidence Experience / Logic
Evidence /Logic _____________
Experience – Can one live with “Free Will” as God?
The Christian’s response?
Authority? ________ Bible Verses: Exodus 4:21, John 6:44, Rom. 10:9
Evidence: Does Jesus ever claim to be god? Is it an exclusive club? Experience: Do you live like Jesus is God?
- How does that show up in conversations, relationships, desires, sports, etc.?
- Have you ever had to restrain yourself? Do something you didn’t want to do?
Ten Commandments – how should we respond to them? Do them or die? Just advice?
Why did God give “COMMANDMENTS” not “COMMITMENTS?”
3 reasons: Reveal____ __________. Point us ___ __________. Show how to ____.
Is Jesus more than a savior? How does he want me to live? If he is both Savior AND Lord what parts of my life have I not given over to him? Are there secret rooms I am 1keeping to myself? Give them over to him tonight.
1 Two weeks (2/2): What happens when we die? Hell, reincarnation, heaven, nothing?