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Life & Environment

LIFE:
Life is communication
All living things, whether plant or animal, are
alive only as long as they communicate, or
interrelate with their environment.
Breathing, nourishing, exchanging, returning
waste, are signs of LIFE
When this interrelation stopsit is dead.
There are different LEVELS of communication.

Plants are a lower form of life


Animals we consider to be higher.
Humans are the highest form of life
on earth
We have ability to communicate on a
spiritual plane and can interrelate with
the Spirit of God

Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and


the life. He who believes in(into) Me, though
he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives
and believes in Me shall never die. Do you
believe this? John 11:25-26
And this is eternal life, that they may know
You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom
You have sent. Jn.17:3

Jesus came so you could know the Father.


Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God,
believe also in Me. In My Fathers house are many
mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I
go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and
prepare a place for you, I will come again and
receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you
may be also. And where I go you know, and the
way you know. Jn.14

The disciples were troubledagitated,


feeling that comes from being
uncertain. In between. Inward battle
stirring within and without
Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not
know where You are going, and how
can we know the way? vs. 5

Sometimes youve been living a


certain way so long you dont know if
you can do it any other way! At least
Thomas was honest!
Jesus said to him, I am the way, the
truth, and the life. No one comes to
the Father except through Me. Vs.6

See different levels of KNOWING


JESUS:
Does not know that they do not know-NOT
Knows that they do not knowWAY
Does not know what they do know
TRUTH
Knows what they knowTHE LIFE!

LIFE is the issue! The TREE of LIFE is


what we partake of. The PATH of life
we must walk and the TRUTH of life
we must LIVE!
Anything less is a religion about HIM
and not a relationship WITH Him!

Then Jesus answered and said, O


faithless and perverse generation,
how long shall I be with you? How
long shall I bear with you? Bring him
here to Me.Matt.17:17
Faithless: disconnected from God
Perverse: connected to world

ENVIRONMENT: the conditions which


surround someone or something; the
conditions and influences that affect
growth, health, progress, (LIFE), of
someone or something

And I heard another voice from


heaven saying, Come out of her, my
people, lest you share in her sins,
and lest you receive of her plagues.
Rev.18:4

2 Cor.6:16-18
And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?
For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be
their God, And they shall be My people. Therefore Come
out from among them And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.
I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and
daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.

Clear endings

New
Beginnings

2 Cor.5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a
new creation; old things have passed
away; behold, all things have become new.
Live
Live
Live
Live

Positionallyin Christ
Positivelynew creation
Posthumouslypassed away
Powerfullybecome new

2 Essential Aspects of Salvation


Thru Christ

Dead Ep.2:1-3

Alive

The Gospel must include BOTH aspects to be


true and have power behind it.
For the kingdom of God is not in word but in
power. 1 Cor.4:20
The apostles and prophets foresaw a house of
true faith, NOT built by people but being built
OUT OF PEOPLE! You dont go to church,
church is something you become!

Students will at sometime come across in a


science class what is called biotic potential
By definition it isthe inherent capacity of
an organism or species to reproduce and
survive
It is what makes Gods creation unique and
amazing!

It is not known in the world of technology. No


machine can reproduce itself.
But in nature, God has built into life a Divine
order And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that
yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that
yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its
kind. And God saw that it was good. Gen.1:12

For the earth yields crops by itself: first the


blade, then the head, after that the full grain
in the head. Mark 4:28
Growth cannot be made or forced but biotic
potential is enhanced when environmental
resistance is kept to minimum.
Matt.13:24-30; 36-43