Taylor’s Life Verse, John 14:1-6

October 9, 2008

Your best friend is someone who you know you can trust and when you go to him or her you expect that you are going to get a truthful and sincere answer. You know that they are going to show love while they help you. You know that if its good that they are going to be happy for you. If it is sad or bad they are going to morn for a time with you. You can always go to them and they will be there for you to give you everything that you need. They love you and want the best for you.

In John 14 Jesus is showing us how amazing a friend He is. He is telling us the truth and not leaving anything out. In John 14:2 Jesus says “If it were not so I would have told you.” This gives me so much comfort. He loves us and wants us to follow him. As a friend he says says “I would have told you.” Jesus will never lie to us. He will never forsake us. He is always going to be there for us. He is preparing a home for us in heaven. Then Jesus says “And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

Thomas, a disciple, is confused by this and asked Jesus “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus tells him straight up how to be with him. “I am the way the truth and the life no one come to the father execpt through me.” There is no questions. There isn’t any confusion. Through JESUS CHRIST, there is NO other way but through HIM. Jesus is the way, He is the leader in the road. Jesus is the truth, He is the source of all truth. Jesus is life, John 11:24 says Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” Once you believe on the Lord Jesus

Christ you will be saved and you can spend eternity with Jesus.

 

John 14:1 says “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” The disciples had been deeply distressed about what Jesus had said about leaving them. He tells them not to be troubled at His departure. Believe in me also he tells them. He wants them to come to know him also. Jesus knew that they believed in God, but he wanted them to put the two together. He loves us and wants us to have a personal relationship with him. He wants us to spend eternity with him. He is the only way.

John 14:1-6 means so much to me and my person walk with christ. These verses give me so much hope. Jesus says that he is going to prepare a home for me. Christ tells you that no matter what He is going to be there for you and He is the only way for you. These verses reasures you of everything that you belive in. He tells you everything that you need to believe. Jesus loves you and wants the best for you. Jesus is my best friend. I can go to him for everything.


 

Knox Poole’s life verse – John 3:16

October 7, 2008

 

My life verse has been accepted by many people, though for a reason. I didn’t just choose this verse because it was the only verse I could think of… NO way! God gave me this verse because I have many times through my life gone through extremely challenging situations. This verse is one of the verses I can apply for almost anything I go through. You (I hope will see) how this verse came into my life and how I can apply it through this essay.

 

I’ll start out by telling you of my testimony. I was about three or four when my mom (Julie Poole) was diagnosed with breast cancer. It subsided for about one year, and then it came back stronger. I spent most of my toddler years with her stepmom (my grandma) and her housekeeper Nedda. My dad was a busy insurance man and my mom was hospitalized. About another year later, my mom died. And a week after my mom’s death, my grandma (Peggy Lee, who was mentioned above) died from lung cancer. She was a chain smoker from the time she was about fourteen, so it was expected to happen sooner or later.

 

As I mentioned in my outline, I didn’t understand death at that point, so it did not affect me as it would have if I was a little bit older. So we moved out of my grandmas hose, which was right across from the Boca Hotel. And to my current house which is on Military and Camino. About another three years later my dad went with a few friends to Calvary and met my stepmom, Teresa Lierman. They were married in March of 03 and she has been my proud mom ever since. As a family, we are mostly happy and love each other’s company
(most of the time).

 

Through what I’ve gone through, my verse always lifts my spirits when I’m down or discouraged. God is so faithful, and He loves us so much, how can you not be encouraged by God Himself telling you about how He sent His Son to die for you! And when I need someone to turn to, He is ALWAYS there, no matter how tough or hard the circumstances. Prayer is a beautiful thing, so with prayer and my life verse close by, I can be a warrior for God. Serving Him in all that I do is my number one priority.

 

I strongly believe that every Christian should have a life verse, and it’s sad to say many don’t have one. If I was a Christian without a life verse, I don’t have the slightest idea how I would handle tough situations besides prayer. God made the life verse and gives us each our own (sometimes the same) verse that applies to our individual situations and struggles. Obviously He knew the perfect one for me to help me through my life so far, and most likely to the end.


 

Ecclesiastes 7:26; The Way of The Woman.

October 7, 2008

Trevor Glindomrong

Mr. Greene

Computer Apps BL4

2 October 2008

Ecclesiastes 7:26

    Women. This very word evokes many different emotions: joy at the thought of a date with a girlfriend, anger at the loss of a wife, sorrow thinking of the loss of a paycheck. Throughout man’s journey he learns many things about woman, but none so much as Solomon learned: throughout his life Solomon accumulated hundreds of wives and concubines who ultimately led to Solomon’s demise as they drew him away from God. The result of this compromise is Ecclesiastes 7:26: And i find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are fetters. He who pleases God shall escape from her, but the sinner shall be trapped by her.

    This verse bursting with infinite wisdom was given to me by a friend after I had told him that Ecclesiastes 7 was my favorite chapter in the Bible. He stated that Ecclesiastes 7:26 was his favorite verse, so I read it. I let out a rich and hearty laugh as I saw the blatent relatibility to any man’s everyday life. I then decided to carry this verse with me through the rest of my life. I believe it to be probably one of the top five verses that men should know—or at least know of—because men face sexual temptation and other situations in which women may lead them to make bad decisions—as if we don’t do that enough.

    If taken in a sexual connotation, this is how the verse translates: Imagine that you’re walking down a hallway in your high school and you’re just minding your own business, when all of a sudden you see The Popular Girl. The Popular Girl is that girl that has makeup in all the right places to emphasize her best features, while eliminating her realism by taking away her flaws. She wears her school uniform like she’s supposed to, but she purposely wears the smallest plaid miniskirt that she can find so that she can get the boys’ attention. This girl walks up to you and asks you in a sultry voice, “Can you help me with my Spanish homework?” As she flaunts her eyes at you she puts her hand on your waist. If you are “the sinner,” as reffered to in Ecclesiastes 7:26, then you’ll become intoxicated by that touch and most likely fall head over heels into a false snese of attraction which ultimately leads to your destruction. On the other hand, if you’re the man “who pleases God” you’ll instinctively know that you should move. Chances are you will move away from her and say, “Sorry, but i can’t.”

    If in fact you take the verse in a different context, such as the context that Solomon’s womenfolk lead him to worship other idols, then lets say that you really like this girl and to your knowledge she is a devout Christian. You two start dating and slowly she begins to get you to follow Occultic beliefs. This woman has led you from following God to following some other god that ultimately leads to your destruction, just as with Solomon.

    In the end, Man’s ultimate weakness—woman—is also his downfall, not to say that men cause women to stumble, but rather each gender is the other’s weakness.

Cole Tushinski’s Life Verse

October 7, 2008

Phillipians 4:13

Many christians and other followers of Christ have a life verse or a verse that most relates to their own life. In preticular, my specific life verse is Phillipians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strenghthens me.” Although many people may have the same life verse, every one has it because of a specific reason in their life.

After extensive research, I have learned many things about this verse which gave me a much better understanding about this verse and how it applies to my life. I learned that it was originally written by the apostle paul, who was a tent maker before he was a disciple. Which showed me that God choses normal ordinary people to do His work. And even though he was a fairly simple man, he traveled across the world evangelizing to people on the different sides of the earth, which goes to show that anyone regardless of age, race, backround, or anything.

Phillipians was orginally a letter written to the people of phillipi, one of the many letters written by Paul approximately around 61 A.D. Phillipians 4:13, specifically gives hope to people who believe that something is to hard for them or something that seems impossible. Since Paul, as I mentioned, was a normal man, he lived out this verse daily because from accomplishing so much and going through so much and still believed he could do anything with Christ, and so he did.

This verse applies to me personally, through my experience with playing for the worship band at my church, it has lead me to believe that I can indeed do all things through Jesus. When I was first asked to play for the church band I was very intimidated because at this time I have never played in front of people before. But one day as I was pondering about it, my mom walked into the room after getting back from a christian book store with a necklace in her hand. It had two medallions, one of a drum set, and the other was a oval-shaped stone tablet with Phillipians 4:13 on it. Seeing this verse gave me the confidence I needed to get up on that stage and play my heart out. And now I have been playing for them for about two years.

This verse has been a huge impact on my life, reminding me that only through Christ can I do all things, not by my own power, but by His. And I believe this verse can and does apply to everyone who doubts themselves.

Caitlin Warner’s life verse, Proverbs 3:8

October 7, 2008

Caitlin Warner

Mr. Greene

Computer Apps

2 October 2008

Life Verse

    The author of most of Proverbs is King Solomon, the son of King David. Solomon was Jewish and the King of Israel. God asked Solomon to ask for either wisdom, wealth, respect, or security. Solomon asked for wisdom to carry out the responsibilities that God has given him. God gave him wisdom along with wealth, respect and security. Solomon became the wisest man and King before any other before him.

    Proverbs was written around 900 B.C. The book of Proverbs was written to spread the wisdom of King Solomon. Since King Solomon knew exactly what God wanted because of his asking for wisdom, he wrote Proverbs to help inform everyone else what God wants from us. My life verse, Proverbs 3:5, explains how we should trust God and never lean on our own understanding. God’s trust is like the light on our path, and without it we would have no clue where we are going in life. It’s kind of like how we have streetlights to light up our streets and sidewalks today. Where as back then they had to carry their oil lamps around with them to guide them. The streetlight oil lamp analogy creates a clear cultural relevancy.

    The verse can be broken up into many meanings to find the literal and contextual connotation. For an interpretative meaning it can explain to “Trust in the Lord wholly and securely rely upon God’s promises and providence for help and relief in all thine affairs and dangers. Lean not unto thine own understanding; think not to accomplish thy designs by the strength of thine own wit without God’s blessing. Under this one kind of carnal confidence, which is most frequent and most plausible, he understands and forbids all other confidences in strength wealth and friends,” in the words of Matthew Poole.

    When I first stumbled upon the verse I was going through a tough time trying to trust God that he knew exactly what he was doing with my life. After I prayed for awhile, I looked in the Bible and found this verse and it was like a smack in the face. I was told that I should never have fear or doubt in where my life is going because as long as I trust and follow God, my life will be on the right path. Ever since then, whenever i am scared or worried that something may not go as planned, i just remember the verse and it helps me relax and remember that God is with me every step of the way and he knows what he is doing.

    Ever since Proverbs 3:5 became my life verse my walk with God has definitely been stronger. Trust is a very important key factor in every relationship, and now that I trust God even more with my life I have never felt safer or more secure in my life. It has taken loads of stress out of my life and has kept my head held high no matter what im going through. I now know how to live my life without having so many worries or fears stopping me. If something bad happens then I just pray about it and leave I in God’s hands and do whatever it is he wants me to do about the situation. I am trusting God so much more with my life, and I am so glad that I am.

    

Baili Abrams Life Verse: Phillipians 4:13

October 6, 2008

The verse that I choose was Phillipians 4:13 “For I can do all things through Christ who strenghthens me.”This verse has been so inspiring to me for many years,and has helped me so much in my life.Whenever, I have troubles God finds a way to show me that verse one way or another.That is why I chose it for this project.

 

The author of the verse and book of Phillipians is Paul.He has mother and a father but it does not gives us specific names of them. We know that the mother stuck by home most of the time and the father worked as a tentmaker and a Pharisse.He was raised and brought as a Jew. And later on followed in his fathers foot steps. Before he became Paul his name was Saul. He persucuted beleivers of Jesus Christ. One day he was on his horse and God shined a bright light on him, he fell off his horse, and became blind. Once again God healed and forgave him for his mistakes and ever since he has been a beliver. He now preaches to all nations and now named Paul.

 

This verse basically means that impossible to possible you can do everything through Christ,because he can make the impossible,possible.
Matthew Henry told us,that the nature of a true Christian, which is sympathy, is not only to feel concern for our friends in their troubles, but to do what we can to help them. What hes saying is that this verse doesnt only apply to us it also applys to our friends and family to help them to not only know that you can do all things through Christ, but also to use that on us and to help others in there time of need just as God did for us. Also, just like Paul did he didnt just use his strength and Gods strength but he used it with others to speak through them.

 

When I first saw this verse, it was when I was in one of my harder years at this school. I was praying that God would show me something to get me through this year because I knew I could’nt do it alone.Which he did; and ever since it has been my life verse and it relates to everything, for me.I probably cant even think of all the ways that this verse relates to me. When it comes from drama at school or even just drama at homeHe is alwasy there. But its good because I know that he will always be there for me and be right by my side and wont let anything happento me that I cant handle or grow from.

 

So as i was saying it impacts me in so many ways and I thank God for that.This verse will always be in my heart, probably my wholelife. I am blessed in so many ways I can’t even think.And to me this verse was jusut the icing on the cake.

 

 

 


 

Kelsey’s life verse, Psalms 46:10

October 6, 2008

In my life verse Psalms 46:10, God says” Be still and know i am God”. This verse was given by God to King David to write down. It amazes me that though David commited some intense sins, God still choice him to write down such a powerful and meaningful verse. The meaning of this verse is that you shouldnt worry about life or the problems of life because God has got it all taken care of. This is Gods command to just relax cause i am God and ill take care of it.The location of this verse in the bible is also something powerful, for it is locatd in Psalms. Psalms is a book to help those to praise better, and to have God saying relax is like he is saying relax and praise me. This is an excellent verse for everyday troubles.Now, David is the author of Psalms 46:10. This is a suprise to me because David isnt the most chill person, he had commited some serious sins. But God still viewed him as a man after his own heart, because even though he did commit some awesome achievements. For one he defeated Goliath as just a small sheperd boy, he also became king even though he was the youngest sheperd boy of his six brothers. So after it all it would make sense why God had David write it. God wanted everyone to know that the bad things David did are forgotten for God is great and in control.The mean of this verse is a simple but very powerful one. The verse “Be still and know that i am God”, is basically saying to relax because God is in control. This stems to the meaning that what ever troubles you may have in your life are so small compared to God. Also that God ,because he is so much bigger than your problems, will take care of them and help you through them. This verse tells you to also relax for Gods got it under conrol and he wants you to lay back and just praise him. He wants you to praise him for taking care of the problems even if doesnt do it on your schedule.I recieved this verse from my parents when our family business wasnt going to good and we had alot of problems going on. So I looked up the verse , Psalms 46:10, and i shined a light on me and gave me wisdom. I realized that I need to let God worry about my troubles and just let him take control. It was hard but after i had a feeling of relief and a weight that was taken off my shoulders. All i needed to do was enjoy my walk with Christ and letting God deal with me life dilemmas.So it would seem that this verse is an awesome verse if you have major or minor life dilemmas. Its a verse that you can constantly go to and be renewed each time you read it. Its a verse that definitly helps me when my life gets complicated and crazy. I would completely say that if you have some sort of problem to go straight to this verse. It will shead a light on your life and get you to the solution, that soultion is trusting God.

    

October 3, 2008

Life Verse Essay

    The verse I have chosen to use in this essay is Hebrews 12:11. From the King James

Version, this verse says, “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be jouous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”

    Even though I was given this verse and did not find it on my own; it is becoming increasingly clear how important this verse is. The verse says that no training or chastening is fun or easy at the time, but that it is hard or boring. However, the knowlege you gain is definitly worth the chastening. This is completely true for any circumstances. If you want to be an athlete, you will have to build your body and practice alot which is definitley painful. If you want to be a musician, you will first have to learn the basics which is boring beyond belief. Many people get frustrated in the training stage and quit, but if you keep at it you will see results.

    Nobody is completely sure who wrote the book of Hebrews but many people think paul wrote it. We know Paul wrote at least twelve of the twenty seven books of the new testament. While we don’t know who wrote it, we do know why it was written and who it was written to.

This book was written to all the Hebrews at a time when the law was thought to be in a higher posistion of power than the scriptures. It seems alot of countries fall into this same trap.

    Paul was a pharisee or a religious leader. He was a devout Jew and did not believe Christ was the messiah. In fact he even went around killing and persecuting Christians! God then came on the scene and showed him he was wrong and he immediately became a Christian and started preaching to the people. Not only did he preach to the Jews, but also to the gentiles. This was a new concept to the Jews because they thought they exclusively should be able to get saved. After all God made the covenant with Abraham that his offspring should be God’s chosen people.

    Like I said this verse has a very good meaning. I’m sure there are a lot of people who struggle with quiting when the training gets tough. This verse could really help people because it reminds us that training or dicipline will always pay off.

Formatting Exercises for LiveVerse Essay

October 1, 2008

Formatting Exercises for your Life Verse Essay (200 Points)

 

Begin each step from your completed essay (of which you added your name as a right aligned header, and printed out, and turned in….right???) Save each revision as indicated in your Computer Apps folder

 

  1. Right justify all paragraphs. Change line spacing to 1.3, with an extra space between all paragraphs. Set left margin to 1.5, right to 1.0, Top to 1.5, and bottom to 1. Save as Essay2.

     

  2. Change Global Font to Comic Sans MS, 14 Point, Bold. Change line spacing to 1.5, and 1.25″ margins all around. Save as Essay3, but change file type to RTF (Rich Text Format) Save as Essay3.

     

     

  3. Select ten power words in your essay and highlight them in yellow. Select every occurrence of the word “the” and highlight it in red. Change all NON HIGHLIGHTED WORDS to Arial 8 bold italic. Set the line spacing on 2.2. Save as Essay4.

     

  4. Change the line spacing for each paragraph as follows: Paragraph one = 1.5, Paragraph two = 2, Paragraph 3 = 2.5, Paragraph 4 = 3, and paragraph 5 = 3.5. Then go back and change the font size as follows: : Paragraph one = 8, Paragraph two = 12, Paragraph 3 = 16, Paragraph 4 = 18, and paragraph 5 = 24. Full Justify the whole document. Save as Essay5.

     

     

  5. Highlight the entire document in light gray, and change the font color to white, and the font to Times New Roman 22. Print this out, but insure that it prints ONLY ON A SINGLE PAGE! (note: nothing said about margins or line spacing) Save as Essay6.

     

  6. Publish your essay as a blog. Make sure the title is YOUR NAME’s Life Verse, Verse reference (i.e. Jeff Greene’s Life verse, Revelations 12:11) The blog provider is Wordsmith. The address to add when you go to register is ccaapps.wordsmith.com. The Username is ccaapps and the password is GoEagles.

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