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End Times: Hand-Picked for Jesus’ Team!

Alpha & Omega Study Chapter 5

Recorded February 16, 2017

Reviewing Chapter 4 then digging into the parables in Matthew 24 & 25, to learn what God expects of us while we wait for Christ’s return.

The greatest take-away from these chapters is the realization that you were hand-picked out of all of humanity, to be alive now, because Jesus wanted YOU to be on His team when He physically takes His role on the earth for the millennial kingdom. How can you prepare, what does He expect you to be doing while you wait for His return?

These classes are being streamed live on the Alpha and Omega Facebook page on Thursday nights from 7:15pm – 9:00pm Eastern for the spring 2017 semester. Join us live when you can.

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For more teaching with Mik on Matthew Chapters 24 & 25, visit the Stand and Wait site:

Matthew 24 & 25

 

Recommended Viewing:

This week, our class is taking a field trip to see “Is Genesis Real” in the theater. I highly recommend that you look this movie up and watch it with as many friends and family members as you can assemble.

Current events noteworthy news this week:

It’s important to get non-media perspectives on what is happening in Europe, because the media and the governments of countries like the UK, Germany and Sweden can’t be relied upon to give accurate information about the refugee crisis. This video was taken on the streets of London and is just a snapshot of what is going on.

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Mapping: Jesus’ Timeline

Alpha & Omega Study Chapter 4

February 16, 2017

When people want to learn about the “end times,” often they think to begin with a study of Revelations. It’s more helpful to start with Jesus instead. In Matthew 24:3, the disciples asked Jesus about the end of the age, and the signs of His return, and Jesus talked for two chapters. This is the last real teaching moment recorded before the Upper Room and Judas’ betrayal, which makes this, from what we can tell, one of Jesus’ final instructions and information shared with His inner circle.

Some teachers will break these chapters into many small pieces, and can preach months worth of sermons on each little piece, but unless you read them as one answer to one basic question, you will miss the point entirely. Jesus gave as much information as He was allowed to give to help US understand the times WE live in, and his use of “time clue words” can help us understand where we are in this timeline, what to expect next, and approximately when to expect the rapture to occur.

In this chapter’s homework, you will look for these time clue words in Matthew 24, and see for yourself how very specific Jesus was, without giving away the Father’s exact strategy for the end of this age. Maybe you will be surprised at the order in which Jesus lays out these events. How do Jesus’ time clues line up with what you’ve always been taught, or previously understood?

We’ll be coming back to this chapter many times throughout the course of this study. We will review this together in the Chapter 5 video.

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Current events noteworthy news this week:

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Opposing Worldviews – Creation vs. Evolution

Alpha & Omega Study Chapter 3

Recorded February 9, 2017

Reviewing Chapter 2 and digging into just one set of scientific problems with Evolutionary theory.

These classes are being streamed live on the Alpha and Omega Facebook page on Thursday nights from 7:15pm – 9:00pm Eastern for the spring 2017 semester. Join us live when you can.

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Test Your Worldview:

Click Here for a more detailed description from Focus on the Family of what a Biblical Worldview is. I encourage you to read all three articles in Dr. Del Tackett’s series.

Current events noteworthy news this week:

Mapping: Creation

Alpha & Omega Study Chapter 2

February 9, 2017

What was created when? Read Genesis 1 using the notes page and fill in the blanks.

We’ll be coming back to this chapter many times throughout the course of this study. We will review this together in the Chapter 3 video.

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Notes for Chapter Two – Mapping: Creation

Test Your Worldview:

Click Here for a more detailed description from Focus on the Family of what a Biblical Worldview is. I encourage you to read all three articles in Dr. Del Tackett’s series.

Current events noteworthy news this week:

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Why Does Genesis Matter?

Alpha & Omega Study Chapter 1

Recorded February 2, 2017

Why Does Genesis Matter?

Welcome to week one of this worldview/apologetics study with Mikayla Kayne. Sit in with our study group, and learn why it very much matters what we believe about how life and the universe came into being. These classes are being streamed live on the Alpha and Omega Facebook page on Thursday nights from 7:15pm – 9:00pm Eastern for the spring 2017 semester. Join us live when you can.

Download or View the notes for this lesson (requires PDF viewer):
Notes for Chapter One – Why Does Genesis Matter?

Quote by Dr. Del Tackett for the Truth Project Cross stitch by Raychelle Wheeler

Quote by Dr. Del Tackett for the Truth Project
Cross stitch by Raychelle Wheeler

Test Your Worldview:

Click Here for a more detailed description from Focus on the Family of what a Biblical Worldview is. I encourage you to read all three articles in Dr. Del Tackett’s series.

Current events noteworthy news this week:

God’s not afraid of science…He made it!

One reason young adults leave the church according to Barna Researchers:
Churches come across as antagonistic to science.

“One of the reasons young adults feel disconnected from church or from faith is the tension they feel between Christianity and science. The most common of the perceptions in this arena is “Christians are too confident they know all the answers” (35%). Three out of ten young adults with a Christian background feel that “churches are out of step with the scientific world we live in” (29%). Another one-quarter embrace the perception that “Christianity is anti-science” (25%). ***And nearly the same proportion (23%) said they have “been turned off by the creation-versus-evolution debate.” *** Furthermore, the research shows that many science-minded young Christians are struggling to find ways of staying faithful to their beliefs and to their professional calling in science-related industries.”

We don’t have to be anti-science at church. God created science – and every day scientific revelations are proving God’s word to be true in the fields of astronomy, paleontology, geology, anthropology, PHYSICS, agriculture, genetics, you name it.

My favorite is physics.

But of course, young people are going to be “turned off” by the creation/evolution debate – you get evolution 6 out of 7 days a week! You can stand firm on the Bible AND science and win this one.

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http://www.answersingenesis.org/CreationWise/CW_Pages/CWweekening.asp

Which is it? Evolution or God? Many pastors can’t make up their minds.

In 2011, over 10,000 pastors signed a statement in support of evolution. Hundreds of them even promoted evolution in their churches on what was dubbed “Evolution Sunday” in celebration of Darwin’s birthday.

If a pastor accepts evolution and an old earth, he must believe that God used death and bloodshed over millions of years. This destroys the foundation of the atonement/gospel message.

The Bible says that Death entered the world…ALL DEATH…as a result of the Fall of man (Genesis 3:19, Romans 5:12).