Elements Bible Study 4.1 Worksheet – Lifestyle

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Hello, fellow students of the Word!

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 7:30 PM (MT) we’ll be studying material associated with the above link live on http://www.facebook.com/cacdenver.

You’ll want to download the file and have it nearby for reference, fill-in-the-blank, and for jotting down personal notes.

Yours for knowing the Elements of Christian living,

Pastor Don Haymon II

 


 

Transformational Leadership – Lesson 2

Lesson 1 Outline
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THE TRANSFORMER’S ROLE – LESSON TWO
“And all of us, as with unveiled face, because we continued to behold in the Word of God, as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord Who is the Spirit.” –2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMP)

Transformational Leadership – Lesson 1

Lesson 1 Outline
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THE TRANSFORMER’S CHALLENGE LESSON ONE
“And all of us, as with unveiled face, because we continued to behold in the Word of God, as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord Who is the Spirit.” –2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMP)

What Will Exile Do to Me?

What Will Exile Do to Me?

Face it. Any time of disruption, conflict, difficulty, for those who are called according to God‘s purpose, is not an accident. God is working. He, by design, puts us through these things to prove us. He wants us to move in the positive direction!

Scripture references to guide you through this chart:

FEAR ZONE

Acts of fear

Emotions of fear

Blindness of fear

Slippery Footing of Fear

GROWTH ZONE

Control has always been God’s business (Isa 42:5)

Temperance, self-control (Pro 25:28)

Turning worry into real worship (John 4:24)

Communion with my Bible (Psa 119:105)

Thought control (2 Cor 10:4-5)

A closer relationship with God is worth everything (Psa 95:6)

DISCIPLE ZONE (WITNESSES GO!)

I love my neighbor as myself (Mat 19:19)

I reach for and focus on things that are ahead (Phil 3:13-14)

My talents and gifts are from God, so I employ them for the needy (1 Pe 4.10)

I’m known for my contagious, hopeful attitude (Phil 2.16)

Fear is a thing of the past (Heb 13.6)

Self-denial and cross bearing are my lifestyle (Matt 16:24)

Thankfulness has overtaken anxiety (Eph 5.20)

God’s ways are higher, including the Divine Design of Exile! (Isa 55.9)

The Real Grinch

(Who Tries to Steal Christmas)

Taking a little liberty from the Dr. Seuss legacy, I’d like to ask, have you ever heard of Whoville? It’s the fictitious town that is “terrorized” by a Scrooge-of-a-man by the name of the Grinch. He is constantly on a warpath, an adversarial mission, to eliminate, do away with, the concept of Christmas in the little town beneath the mountain on which he lives. Spoiler alert: As the story unfolds, he grows tender towards the idea of Christmas after encountering a little girl who is brave enough to face him down. The end finds him completely turned from foe to friend as the townsfolk celebrate a renewed liberty towards the holiday.

“Get real,” you may say! I’m glad you encouraged me! There is a reality behind this children’s story that carries a weight that is of eternal importance. In case you were not aware, there is a real adversary to the message that Christmas seeks to convey. Once allowed, the message of Christmas is transformational and powerful in a life-changing way. This adversary, this antagonist, is worlds worse than Dr. Seuss could ever imagine and he is totally nonfiction. He was the one responsible for the temptation of Eve in the garden of Eden. His curse included God’s statement in Genesis 3:15. “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” This scripture is referred to by scholars as the “PROTEVANGELION.” This Greek word defines the Bible’s very first reference to the gospel message. Satan is declared a defeated adversary even from the very beginning of the Bible.

Now, turning to the last book of the Bible we read, “And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born” (Revelation 12:4). This is a symbolic reference indicating Mary as the mother, and Jesus as the baby. The dragon is the mortal enemy.

Praise God for Christmas, the Christ child is born! However, there is someone in the universe who is very unhappy about the arrival of our Great Redeemer. You guessed it–none other than Satan, Lucifer, the fallen angel himself. He patiently awaits the arrival of the Messiah, knowing his opponent will ultimately be his Conqueror. He pounces at the very moment that Christ is born as we see clearly in the Christmas story. Herod, under the influence of Satan, was the one who called for the death of every baby boy born in Bethlehem. (Isn’t it amazing the consistency and accuracy of the flow of the Bible? It’s awesome to know the end of the story!) Satan, the real Grinch, is at war to this very day making every effort, hurling every insult, and destroying every semblance of godliness wherever he is permitted to do so.

Is there a prevailing Protagonist? Yes! Here He is! “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. [11] And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death” (Revelation 12:10-11).

Jesus succeeds in opposing all the assaults and resistances of the Enemy! He even prevails in and through the lives of those who are 100% dedicated to Him. All who are serious about the Gospel call are those who, armed with the Gospel message of Christmas, are victorious at the end of the day!

The Gospel of Christmas is literally focused like a laser beam in Acts 2:38. Take a moment and read it for yourself. If you comply, and receive the Promise, you will find that all the old Grinch, Satan himself, can really do is make a lot of noise and scare a few fainthearted souls. He is indeed the powerless loser! Jesus is victorious and He reigns supreme. His Spirit is alive and well today!

Pastor Don Haymon II

Thank you for joining Calvary’s December series “Joy to The World” on Sunday mornings and “The Blessing of A Silent Night” on Tuesday’s. Please mark your calendar with the many other highly enjoyable and life-impacting events you’ll find at http://www.cacdenver.org.

Saturday, All Leadership Calvary Church Security Training

Church Security Training Session

Proverbs 22:3 (KJV)

“A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.”

Our amazing church security staff is hosting a training session for anyone* serving in any official capacity to the church organization; and, for anyone who just wants to come and learn.

“The Security Guard Use of Force Continuum and Colorado Law.”

This course is provided by Mike A. Gargaro, who spent 30 years as a Denver Police officer and Detective. He is also the founder of Covenant Community Services Inc.

Course Description:

Saturday, September 28, 8:00 AM.

This 4 hour course covers the limitations and liabilities of those providing security for church organizations. It delves into the law and possible criminal and civil charges a security person or person of authority serving in an official capacity could face when using force against someone else.

We will find out in the boundaries of law where concealed carry fits and where force can be used as well as levels of appropriate force and to what degree force should be used in which situations.

This course is intended to be the first step in training anyone serving in any official capacity to the church organization.

We are asking for $15/person to help cover the cost of the course.

If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to Shane Gibson, Ariel Gibson, or leave a voicemail on the CAC administrative line, 303-758-5900. Please respond ASAP.

*this includes Calvary Academy Staff, Sunday School Staff, Student Leadership, Ushers & Security Team

Thank you for reading and participating!

Announcing 2019 Colorado UPCI Campmeeting!

If you speak Spanish, it all starts Tuesday night, June 18 at 7:30 PM, at Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock. (There will be no Tuesday midweek Life Night assembly at Calvary). Wednesday through Friday, English speaking services begin at 7:30 PM. Please make plans to join families from all over Colorado for this Camp.

Please see the poster above for further details, including times and dates of the morning services.

The CAC Choir has been honored with an invitation to sing at the Wednesday evening service so all choir members, please to be at the Fairgrounds at 6:30 for rehearsal.

I look forward to seeing all Calvary families at the 2019 UPCI Campmeeting!

Pastor Haymon

Happy Mother’s Day 2019!

LESSONS FROM JESUS’ MOMS:

Matthew 1 records the 28-generation genealogy of Jesus’ ancestors. There are 4 women included. Counting Mary, we can learn the following lessons from Jesus’ moms on this special day, dedicated to Mothers.

Tamar: Endeavor to Always Trust God With My Future

Rahab: God’s Redemption is Limitless

Ruth: Commit My Whole Life To God

Bathsheba: Always Use My Authority to Influence People For God

Mary: Serve However God Desires