You Might Be a Cult If … part 4 - Tribute to Jeff Foxworthy

September 21, 2017

Join the conversation: Cults - www.facebook.com/peopleofthefreegift Star Wars - www.facebook.com/starwarsandphilosophy One of the greatest stand up comedians of all time is Jeff Foxworthy. One of the greatest stand up routines is "You might be a redneck ..." Thursday, Sept. 7 - You might be a cult if ... part 4 This is a series of tribute videos to Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck." In a humorous way, I try and walk you through dangerous characteristics of cult groups.

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You Might Be a Cult If … part 3 - Tribute to Jeff Foxworthy

September 17, 2017

Join the conversation: Cults - www.facebook.com/peopleofthefreegift Star Wars - www.facebook.com/starwarsandphilosophy One of the greatest stand up comedians of all time is Jeff Foxworthy. One of the greatest stand up routines is "You might be a redneck ..." Tuesday, Sept. 5 - You might be a cult if ... part 3 This is a series of tribute videos to Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck." In a humorous way, I try and walk you through dangerous characteristics of cult groups.

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You Might Be a Cult If … part 2 - Tribute to Jeff Foxworthy

September 14, 2017

Join the conversation: Cults - www.facebook.com/peopleofthefreegift Star Wars - www.facebook.com/starwarsandphilosophy One of the greatest stand up comedians of all time is Jeff Foxworthy. One of the greatest stand up routines is "You might be a redneck ..." Sunday, Sept. 3 - You might be a cult if ... part 2 This is a series of tribute videos to Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck." In a humorous way, I try and walk you through dangerous characteristics of cult groups.

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The Gospels: Parable of the Talents

September 7, 2017

Sermon Notes

Pastor Jason Oakes

Emmanuel Baptist Church

September 3, 2017

 

The Gospels: Full of Grace and Truth

Parable of the Talents

Matthew 25:14-30

 

“For [the kingdom of heaven is] as a man traveling into a far country,” (Matthew 25:14)

 

  1. A FAR country
    1. “After a long time”

 

“[who] called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.” (Matthew 25:14)

 

  1. HIS servants, HIS goods

 

“And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.” (Matthew 25:15)

 

  1. Equality does not require us to be the SAME

 

“Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made [them] other five talents.” (Matthew 25:16)

 

  1. The 5 talent person

 

“And likewise he that [had received] two, he also gained other two.” (Matthew 25:17)

 

  1. The 2 talent person

 

“But he that had received one went and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money.” (Matthew 25:18)

 

  1. The 1 talent person

 

“After a long time the lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.’ His lord said unto him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things,” (Matthew 25:19-21)

 

  1. Faithful with LITTLE, faithful with MUCH

 

“I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.” (Matthew 25:21)

 

  1. RULER over many things

 

“He also that had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.’ His lord said unto him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.’ Then he which had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew thee that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not harvested: And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground: here you go, you have what is yours.’” (Matthew 25:22-25)

 

  1. Are you HIDING your talent out of FEAR?

 

“His lord answered and said unto him, ‘[You] worthless and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not harvested: You should have therefore put my money with the bankers, and [then] at my coming I should have received what was mine with interest. Take therefore the talent from him, and give [it] unto him which has ten talents. For unto every one that has shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that has not shall be taken away even that which he has. And cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’” (Matthew 25:26-30)

 

  1. MISS out here, MISS out there

 

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Follow-up Discussion Questions

  1. What is the balance between taking personal ownership over our possessions and keeping a loose hand on them, knowing they are in actuality the Lord’s possessions?
  2. How does it make you feel to know that God gives to some 5 talents, to others 2, and to others one?
  3. How does it set us free to know that we are not accountable for what has been given to another?
  4. What are some reasons we hide our talent(s)? In what areas of your life are you hiding talent(s)?
  5. In what ways is this life, and how we live this life, a good gauge of what our eternity will look like?
  6. How are the 5 talent, 2 talent and 1 talent person different in eternity? How could their fate have been different?
  7. What is the small thing in your life that you can be more faithful with now that could set you up for much later?
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Cults and Star Wars Videos Scheduled to Release this Week - Sept. 2 - Sept. 8, 2017

September 3, 2017

This is an upcoming preview of the topics related to cults and star wars videos for the week.

This week are the following titles and release dates:
Saturday, Sept. 2 - this preview video
Sunday, Sept. 3 - You might be a cult if ... part 2
Tuesday, Sept. 5 - You might be a cult if ... part 3
Thursday, Sept. 7 - You might be a cult if ... part 4

This is a continuation of last week's 2nd most popular upload, a tribute to Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck." In a humorous way, I try and walk you through dangerous characteristics of cult groups.

Monday, Sept. 4 - NEW Rey & Lor San Tekka Theory - NEW Information - Star Wars Episode 8/ The Last Jedi Theory

This video will pick up several recent videos I released the last few weeks explaining my NEW theory that Lor San Tekka died for Rey's awakening. This video examines 4 new pieces of evidence I gathered in the last week to support this theory.

Wed, Sept. 6 - What if ... Religion was Removed from Star Wars? - Star Wars Theory

This video addresses a comment I received on my "What if the force was like Allah, the God of Islam" video. The comment suggested that we keep religion out of star wars. So this video dives into what star wars would be like with all references to religion removed.

Friday, Sept. 8 - Is the Force Personal? - Star Wars Explained

This video examines the ancient and modern definitions of what constitutes a person and applies that to the force, asking, "Is the force personal?" and should it be?

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Great Commission Churches - Jim McCotter (GCAC; GCI; GCM; GCC; GCLA; GCE) - Sharing Jesus with the Cults

September 1, 2017

Thurs, Aug 31 - Great Commission Churches (GCAC; GCI; GCM; GCC; GCLA; GCE) - Sharing Jesus with the Cults

This video examines the origin, history, beliefs and mind control practices of the movement started by Jim (James) McCotter known as Great Commission Churches. Why categorize this group as a cult? The simple answer is that they practice mind control, following the B.I.T.E. model - Behavior Control, Information Control, Thought Control, Emotion Control (all documented in video)

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The Pattern that Every Cult Leader Follows - Sharing Jesus with the Cults

August 31, 2017

Tuesday, Aug 29 - The Pattern that Every Cult Leader Follows - Sharing Jesus with the Cults

This video explores the pattern cult leaders use to take their followers and belief systems from point A to Z

What is the pattern:

Discredit the Bible

Redefine commonly used terms

New revelation, vision, scripture

Diminish the role of Jesus

Salvation by works

Show that your new teachings with redefined words were taught in the Bible all along

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The Gospels: Today Salvation Has Come to this Household

August 30, 2017

The Gospels: Full of Grace and Truth

Today Salvation Has Come to This House

Luke 19:1-10

 

 

And [Jesus] entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, [there was] a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the tax collectors, and he was rich. (Luke 19:1-2)

 

  1. ZACCHAEUS
    1. probably designating one in charge of a district, with other tax collectors under him
    2. Jericho served as a major customs site for goods entering Israel from the East.

 

And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. (Luke 19:3)

 

  1. Physical APPEARANCE means very little
    1. Christ was probably traveling with a large entourage of pilgrims to the Passover in Jerusalem. But “the crowd” apparently refers to people in Jericho who lined the street to see Jesus specifically
    2. People often gave greater attention to those who were taller (King Saul)

 

And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that [way]. (Luke 19:4)

 

  1. Zacchaeus UNDIGNIFIES himself
    1. Perhaps news of Jesus being a “friend of sinners” had reached Zacchaeus
    2. This kind of tree could grow to 30-40 feet high and had low hanging branches
    3. Zaccheus put himself in an undignified position to see Jesus

 

And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, “Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must stay with your household.” (Luke 19:5)

 

  1. Jesus matches Zacchaeus’ UNDIGNIFIED state
    1. Respectable people did not normally request to stay with somebody else’s household
    2. “Must” stay at your house implies divine necessity
    3. This is the only time in all 4 gospels that Jesus invites himself to stay
    4. Table fellowship was a sign of a certain amount of mutual acceptance

 

And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. (Luke 19:6)

 

  1. Receiving Jesus JOYFULLY

 

And when they saw [it], they all murmured, saying, “That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.” (Luke 19:7)

 

  1. Do what is RIGHT, not what is POPULAR
    1. Zacchaeus was hated not just by the religious elite, but by the common people as well

 

And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor;” (Luke 19:8)

 

  1. ASSUMPTIONS are almost never true
    1. In later Judaism, it was considered generous to give away up to 20 percent of one’s belongings

 

“and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore [him] fourfold.” (Luke 19:8)

 

  1. True REPENTANCE
    1. People sometimes paid tax collectors bribes to prevent higher fees being extorted. Zacchaeus’s position would have also allowed him to make false accusations
    2. The law required restoring the amount you stole plus a fifth (Leviticus 6:5; Numbers 5:7)
    3. Zacchaeus used the restitution requirements for stealing a sheep (Exodus 22:1; 2 Samuel 12:6)

 

And Jesus said unto him, “This day is salvation come to this household, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.” (Luke 19:9)

 

  1. Salvation has come to this HOUSEHOLD
    1. Zaccheus’ name implies he is Jewish
    2. A true Jew—not only of the lineage of Abraham but one who also walks “in the footsteps” of Abraham’s faith (Ro 4:12)
    3. Household - Acts 10:2; 11:14; 16:15, 31; 18:8
    4. “This day” salvation has come to “this household.”
    5. Previously, he may have been a physical son of Abraham, but by his repentance he has become a spiritual son, and the entire household shares in the blessing.
    6. Jesus had just taught (Luke 18) that it is difficult for a rich man to be saved
    7. The Clementine Homilies (3:63) state that Zacchaeus later became a companion of Peter and bishop at Caesarea

 

“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)

 

  1. Another PURPOSE statement
    1. The main theme of Luke’s gospel. Cf. 5:31, 32; 15:4–7, 32
      1. The words seek, save, and lost all appear elsewhere in Scripture in a shepherd context

 

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  1. Begin studying - Parable of the Talents - Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 19:11-28
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Follow-up Discussion Questions

  1. Why is it important to not operate off of assumptions? How did Zacchaeus shatter the assumptions about him in this passage?
  2. How did Zacchaeus and Jesus undignify themselves in this passage? In what ways has God called you to undignify yourself in following him?
  3. What does it mean to receive Jesus joyfully? As an unbeliever? As a believer?
  4. What does it mean to do what is right, not what is popular? What might that look like in today’s world?
  5. How is true repentance different from worldly sorrow? How does Zacchaeus model true repentance for us?
  6. Do you believe that your “household” can be saved? Who is in your household? When is the last time you prayed for your “household” to be saved?
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You Might Be a Cult If … -Tribute to Jeff Foxworthy - Sharing Jesus with the Cults

August 27, 2017

One of the greatest stand up comedians of all time is Jeff Foxworthy. One of the greatest stand up routines is "You might be a redneck ..."

Sunday, Aug 27 - You might be a cult if ...

This is the first in what will be a series of tribute videos to Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck." In a humorous way, I try and walk you through dangerous characteristics of cult groups.

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Cults and Star Wars Videos Scheduled to Release this Week on Youtube - Aug 26 - Sept 1, 2017

August 26, 2017

This is the first of what I plan to release weekly, an upcoming preview of the topics related to cults and star wars videos for the week.

This week are the following titles and release dates:
Saturday, Aug 26 - this preview video
Sunday, Aug 27 - You might be a cult if ...

This is the first in what will be a series of tribute videos to Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck." In a humorous way, I try and walk you through dangerous characteristics of cult groups.

Monday, Aug 28 - NEW Star Wars Theory - Are Episodes 7-9 Following the Same Pattern as Episodes 4-6? - Star Wars Episode 8 The Last Jedi

This video will pick up on two videos I released last week dealing with the connection between Lor San Tekka and Rey as well as the connection between Kylo Ren and Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) as the chosen one. This video shows the connection between these similarities as well as connections between Luke and Yoda, Snoke and Palpatine, etc...

Tuesday, Aug 29 - The Pattern that Every Cult Leader Follows - Sharing Jesus with the Cults

This video explores the pattern cult leaders use to take their followers and belief systems from point A to Z

Wed, Aug 30 - Top 5 Common Sense Reasons Lucasfilm Did Not Include Legends in the New Star Wars Canon - Star Wars Explained

This video addresses the growing concern and rebellion against Disney and Lucasfilm's decision to go to a Star Wars canon and eliminate the legends/EU material (at least for time being). These are 5 common sense reasons why the current star wars canon makes sense.

Thurs, Aug 31 - Great Commission Churches (GCAC; GCI; GCM; GCC; GCLA; GCE) - Sharing Jesus with the Cults

This video examines the origin, history, beliefs and mind control practices of the movement started by Jim (James) McCotter known as Great Commission Churches.

Friday, Sept. 1 - Darth Vader - "You Underestimate My Powers" to "You Don't Know the Power of the Dark Side" - Star Wars Explained

This video takes a closer look at the transition from a prideful Anakin Skywalker who insists, "You underestimate my powers" to a humbled Darth Vader who constantly warns, "You don't know the power of the dark side" in Star Wars

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