The Believer and the Unbeliever




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The Subborn Believer Being Saved

There was a big thunderstorm and the downpour was so great that it began to flood. The waters were rising and began flooding a woman’s house. The water was up to her knees. A neighbor drove up in a 4 Wheel Drive Truck and said, “Let me help you! Let me take you to safety!”

The lady replied, “No thank you, God will save me.”

So the neighbor reluctantly drove off.

Later the rains continued. The lady managed to get on top of her kitchen table to stay dry from the flooding water. Soon a friend in a small boat came by and said, “Let me help you! Jump in the boat and let me take you to safety!”

The lady replied, “No thank you, God will save me.”

So the friend reluctantly rowed away.

Later that night the storm seemed worst with the rains pouring down and the winds howling. The lady managed to get on top of the house as the flood raged. Later a helicopter flew over, the pilot said, “Let me help you! Take hold of the ladder and let me pull you to safety!”

The lady replied, “No thank you, God will save me.”

So the helicopter reluctantly flew away.

After the lady drowned and died she went before the Lord and she asked, “WHY DIDN’T YOU SAVE ME?”

God said, “What do you mean? I sent you a truck, a boat, and a helicopter!”

To be saved you must do something.
You can’t just wait and do nothing.
To be Saved YOU MUST REACH OUT TO GOD!





The Stubborn Unbeliever Unsaved

There was a big thunderstorm and the downpour was so great that it began to flood. The waters were rising and began flooding a woman’s house. The water was up to her knees. A neighbor drove up in a 4 Wheel Drive Truck and said, “Let me help you! Let me take you to safety!”

The lady replied, “No! I don’t need God and I don’t need you!”

So the neighbor reluctantly drove off.

Later the rains continued. The lady managed to get on top of her kitchen table to stay dry from the flooding water. Soon a stranger in a small boat came by and said, “Let me help you! Jump in the boat and let me take you to safety!”

The lady replied, “No! I don’t need God and I don’t need you!”

So the stranger reluctantly rowed away.

Later that night the storm seemed worst with the rains pouring down and the winds howling. The lady managed to get on top of the house as the flood raged. Later a helicopter flew over, the pilot said, “Let me help you! Take hold of the ladder and let me pull you to safety!”

The lady replied, “No! I don’t need God and I don’t need you!”

So the helicopter reluctantly flew away.

After the lady drowned and died she went before the Lord and the Lord asked, “Do you know me?”

The lady replied, “No! I don’t need God and I don’t need you!”



God sends help, people of faith; imperfect believers to you.
It is every Christians’ responsibility to bring the Word to unbelievers.

“Go and make disciples of all nations, Baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19-20 NIV




Both the stubborn believer woman and the stubborn unbelieving woman they both were given the same opportunities. All you have to do is reach out to be saved!

Are you a strong person who doesn’t need God?
Do you not need anyone?
You can do it all yourself.
Are you self-sufficient?
Have you replaced God with money, career, and ambition?
What do you believe in?
Anything?
Nothing?
Just yourself?





The Believer

There was a big thunderstorm and the downpour was so great that it began to flood. The woman had tried to escape the storm but her car would not start! The waters were rising and began flooding a woman’s house. The water was up to her knees. She prayed. But no car came to her rescue.

Later the rains continued. The lady managed to get on top of her kitchen table to stay dry from the flooding water. She prayed but no boat came to her rescue.

Later that night the storm seemed worst with the rains pouring down and the winds howling. The lady managed to get on top of the house as the flood raged. She prayed but no helicopter came to her rescue.

After the lady drowned and died she went before the Lord and she said,

______________________________________?
Fill in the blank.

What would your question or exclamation be?
A. Why didn’t you save me?
B. I knew you would save me!
C. Thank you for saving me!
D. It’s great to be home!



Goliath was a BIG Problem!

David and Goliath
1 Samuel 17:1-58

Substitute “Goliath” for “Problem”
and “Problem” for “Goliath.”


· The Jews had a big PROBLEM – Goliath.

· Every morning Goliath – the big PROBLEM would taunt the Jews. They were afraid to face the day.

· Every night they couldn’t sleep because of their big PROBLEM – Goliath.

· They didn’t know what to do with their big PROBLEM – Goliath.

· They did not know how to handle their big PROBLEM – Goliath.

· Their big PROBLEM – Goliath. Was bigger than they were.

· They were afraid of their big PROBLEM – Goliath.

BUT ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!

· David was just a small boy, but David put his faith in God, not in himself.

· Goliath – The big PROBLEM was huge, towering, intimidating, covered in armor, and had powerful weapons; none were of avail.

· David killed the BIG PROBLEM – Goliath with just a sling and a rock!

Put your hope in God,
not in yourself.
Put your faith in God,
not in yourself.
Put your trust in God,
not in yourself.

Who is winning your battles right now? You or Goliath?

GOD CAN HELP YOU FACE YOUR GOLIATHS




Good Things Come With Responsibility

Good things are great but they come with responsibility!

When you’re a child and first get a puppy–
That’s great!
But it comes with responsibility!

When you first get your drivers license; a new car –
That’s great!
But it comes with responsibility!

When you first graduate –
That’s great!
But it comes with responsibility!

When you first turn 21; get a new job –
That’s great!
But it comes with responsibility!

When you first get married; have children –
That’s great!
But it comes with responsibility!

When you first get the family puppy –
That’s great!
But it comes with responsibility!

Being a Christian is great –
But it comes with responsibility!

Being a Christian means
you have a responsibility to proclaim God
and responsibility to love one another.




Jesus Loves Me

Jesus loves me! This I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me! This I know,
as he loved so long ago,
taking children on his knee,
saying “Let them come to me.”

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me still today,
walking with me on my way,
wanting as a friend to give light
and love to all who live.

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

When was the last time you heard this song?



Cross In My Pocket

I carry a cross in my pocket.
A simple reminder to me
Of the fact that I am a Christian
No matter where I may be.

This little cross is not magic
Nor is it a good luck charm.
It isn’t meant to protect me
From everyday physical harm

It’s is not for identification
For all the world to see.
It is simply an understanding
Between my Savior and me.

When I put my hand in my pocket
To bring out a coin or key,
The cross is there to remind me
Of the price He paid for me.

It reminds me too, to be thankful
For my blessings day by day.
And to strive to serve him better
In all that I do and say.

It’s also a daily reminder
Of the peace and comfort I share
With all who know my Master
And give themselves to his care.

So, I carry a cross in my pocket
Reminding no one but me
That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life
If only I’ll let him be.


YouTube - Cross In My Pocket

For another perspective of Faith and Fears:
I Know

“Cross in my Pocket” was a gift given to me by the
Woodhaven Presbyterian Church, Irving, Texas.

At Bible Basics Class at Northgate United Methodist Church we gave this beaitiful poem and a small wood cross key chain to every participant and visitor.

Please visit Faithful Cross at http://www.faithfulcross.com/index.html for more information.



Christians by Maya Angelou


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