LEADERSHIP (influence)
                      EXCELLENCE (performance)
                
ASSOCIATION (relationships)
            
PROFESSIONALISM (respectability)
          FAITH (Cornerstone foundation.)

 FREEDOM (Choose wisely!)

 

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What is Freedom in America?
"Freedom does NOT mean equality. It only means respect and equal opportunity. If you are given a clean, fair chance,you have freedom.  Even then, it is your responsibility to give your best effort."

Ourselves: Where Freedom is
Especially Vulnerable

 

America will never be destroyed from the outside. ​​If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." 
--
Abraham Lincoln

 

     Some Tools of Freedom
 
“Every human has four endowments: self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.”  -- Stephen Covey

Our Freedom is
our Destiny


Watch your thoughts, for they will become actions. Watch your actions, for they'll become habits.  Watch your habits for they will forge your character. Watch your character, for it will make your destiny.– Margaret Thatcher

Children: The source
of future freedom.


"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

-- Frederick Douglass

A Reminder of What Makes Freedom Work and Last
#1: God made the world.
      "Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.  And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creep on the earth.  So God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female."  -- Genesis 1:26-27
      "For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made even His eternal power and His eternal power and divine nature so that they are without excuses—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse."  -- Romans 1:20

      "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  -- Psalm 139:13-14

      "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom."  -- Isaiah 40:28

#2: God made mankind.
      "What you believe about who you are, where you came from, affects your whole worldview."  -- Ken Ham
 
      "Evolution is the idea some people have to explain life without God."  -- Ken Ham

      "You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced.  You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the Earth by the Master Craftsman."
 
  -- Max Lucado

#3: Who is God?

  
  "The true God is the Creator of all things. He had no beginning and will never have an end."  -- Psalm 90:2)

      "He is the Source of the good news found in the Bible."   -- 1 Timothy 1:11
#4: God reveals Himself to mankind through His Word.
      "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created  all things, and by your will they existed and were created."   -- Revelation 4:11.
#5: Who is Jesus?

      The Lord our God gives the amazing prophecy that the God-child would be born of a virgin: "Behold, the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."  -- Isaiah 7:14
Jesus said, 'I came that they may have life and have it abundantly'”   -- John 10:10
“Christ died for our sins … He was buried … He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures”  -- 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

The Apostle Paul said: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." -- Philippians 4:13
The late William "Billy" Franklin Graham Jr. was an American evangelist, a evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s.
#6: Birth of Jesus

    "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.  Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.  But while he thought about these things, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.  And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins."  -- Matthew 1:18-21
#7: More About The Christ
 
       "The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.' They are corrupt, their do abominable deeds; there is none who does good." 
               -- Psalm 14:1
              Note: Jesus used parables (stories & metaphors) to teach principles to those He wished to teach. Here's an example:
      "Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye' when there is the log in your own eye?  'You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."  -- Matthew 7:3-5

 
      "This doesn’t mean that the hard times will disappear. It means that you will find the strength, the courage, the grace to get through these times. God is with you, and your sympathetic High Priest is praying for you every step of the way."  -- Hebrews 7:25
      “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you, And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”  -- Jeremiah 29:11-13.
#8: God loves you.  How do you know?  It's what God the Father did for use, by sacrificing Jesus His only Son.
     "God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." 
            -- John 3:16
#9: What is true love?
      “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.  -- Matthew 22:37-39

     "Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant ore rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irittable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."  --1 Corinthians 13:4-7

#10: Jesus’ Commandment
 

      “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
  -- John 13:34-35

#11: God forgives us for our sins.

      
"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
            -- Acts 3:19
#12: How Should you love your friends?
​​     "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends."  -- John 15:13
      "...and behold, a voice from heaven said, 'This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.'"  -- Matthew 3:17
            "And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened to him and
       he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, 'This is
       my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.'” 
-- Matthew 3:16-17
#13: God blesses YOU!
      “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'”  – Billy Graham
#14: What is true love?
 
      “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”  -- Matthew 22:37

      "Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant ore rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."   --1 Corinthians 13:4-7
#15: Your relationship with God
      "The most important thing for me is having a relationship with God. To know that the owner, the creator of the universe
loves you, sent His Son to die for your sins; that's very empowering. Knowing Him and knowing that He loves me
gives me encouragement and confidence to move forward."
   -- Benjamin Carson
#16: The Purpose of Prayer

 

​      The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me' or 'Help me.'”   – Billy Graham
​​      "My one purpose in life is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ."  -- Billy Graham
#17: The Meaning of Baptism
      "God's people should be baptized because God commanded it, not because some church requires it."  -- John R. Rice
      John the Baptist asked Jesus why The Lord came for His baptism: “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”  -- (Matthew 3:14).
 
​      Jesus replied that it should be done because “it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness”  -- Matthew 3:15.
#18: Is the Devil real?
      "It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui."  -- Helen Keller
     "Honesty is of God and dishonesty of the devil; the devil was a liar from the beginning."  -- Joseph B. Wirthlin
      "When you make a mistake and the devil comes and tells you 'You're no good,' you don't have to take on the guilt and condemnation he wants to put on you. No! You can immediately confess your mistake to God, thank Him for forgiving you and cleansing you with the blood of Jesus, and move forward in the victory of His grace and forgiveness."  -- Joyce Meyer
#19: The Temptation to Jesus

      And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days.  And when they were ended, He was hungry.  The devil  said to Him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread."  And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone.'"  And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of of time, and said to Him, "To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, an I give it to whom I will.  If you, then, will will worship me, it will all be yours."  And Jesus answered him, "It is written, " 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'"   -- Luke: 4:1-8

#20: Heaven or Hell When WE Die
 

      "And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”  -- Matthew 25:46

      "When you make a mistake and the devil comes and tells you 'You're no good,' you don't have to take on the guilt and condemnation he wants to put on you.  No! You can immediately confess your mistake to God, thank Him for forgiving you and cleansing you with the blood of Jesus, and move forward in the victory of His grace and forgiveness."  -- Joyce Meyer

      In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God"  -- 2 Corinthians 4:4

#21: Moses's Life and His Relationship With God

From God's Ten Commandments to Moses
 
1:   You shall have no other goods before Me.
2:   You shall not make idols.
3:   You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
4:   Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5:   Honor your father and your mother.
6:   You shall not murder.
7:   You shall not commit adultery (cheating on your spouse).
8:   You shall not steal.
9:   You shall not bear false witness (lies) about your neighbor.
10:  You shall not covet (desire) for what belongs to another.
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