Tips for Coming Out as lesbian, gay, bisexual

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Tips for Coming Out as lesbian, gay, bisexual

Don’t feel pressured.

 Don’t label yourself if you don’t want to.

 You don’t have to choose between your faith and your sexuality.

Most religions have groups for their lesbian, gay and bisexual followers. Go online to find a group near you.  Read how other people came out.

 Tell one person.

Forget the stereotypes.

 You’ll be protected at school, college and university.

 Think about the positives.

 Some people do have negative experiences.

Give people time.

 Start living! You will be amazed at how free you will feel once you have come out.

Consider the timing. Determine whether this is the right time. Be in a good place in your life. Be realistic and anticipate what their reactions will be. Arm yourself with answers ahead of time. Be ready for the “hellfire and damnation” argument. Stay calm, even if your parents aren’t. Their approval or permission is not required. Know when and how to make your exit. In the end, know that they love you.

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GOD Messages

The Bible is a collection of books written by many different authors over a period of centuries, these stories, poems, laws, prophecies are not just literature. Behind each story is an meaningful message from GOD that the authors wanted readers to hear. The bible is ancient & of cultural distance, that separates us from those who wrote it. Understanding its deep messages is not always an easy task. We’re here to decode & discover the meaning of each story. It is at its Core, a story of Rescue & Salvation. Its about GODS relationship with world he made, a world that went tragically wrong when sin entered into the world & ruptured humankinds relationship with GOD. Its about GODS promise to Rescue & Renewal of the world. Life & Death, & that GOD wants us to be reconciled to Him, to have our relationship with him restored.

CREATION

  • GENESIS 1, GENESIS 1:16, GENESIS 1:26-28, GENESIS 1:27

  • PSALM 139:13, GENESIS 3, REVELATION 21:3

  • ISAIAH 45:18, ISAIAH 66:1, EPHESIANS 1:12, JOB 10:11-12

  • MIRACLE BABIES 

  • GENESIS 25:21, JUDGES 13:3, 1 SAMUEL 1:17 & 1 SAMUEL 2:8

  • LUKE 1:52, LUKE 1:5-25, 57-80

  • MOSES EXODUS 3:1-6, 3:7, 8B-10, 34:29-35

  • PROPHET ELIJAH JAMES 5:17-18

  • JONAH IN THE FISH

  • JONAH 3:2, 4:2 , ACTS 10, 13:42-48

  • SECRET REASONS FOR WAR- MEN LIKE JOSHUA, SAMSON, DAVID

  • GENESIS 6:11-13, MATTHEW 26:52

  • ENDURE SO YOU CAN RESTJOSHUA 6

  • TRAGIC HEROSAMSON-JUDGES 13-16

  • GODS DELIVERER DAVID 2 SAMUEL 22:1-4

  • 1 SAMUEL, 2 SAMUEL , 1 CHRONICLES 22, LUKE 1:30-33

  • JESUS 

  • MATTHEW 1:23,  5:2-12, 11:2-6, 13:55, 14:13-21, 15:32-39,  20:28, 23:1-36

  • MARK 4:35-41, 5:25-34, 5:35-43, 6:3, 6:30-44, 8:1-10

  • JOHN 8:58, 10:10, 11:17-44, JOHN 20:30-31, EXODUS 3:13-15

  • LUKE 4:31-32, 9:10-17,  HEBREWS 4:14-16, COLOSSIANS 1:15, COLOSSIANS 2:9

  • ISAIAH 40:10-11, JOHN 6:1-14, 6:32-35

  • MATTHEW WROTE TO REPRESENT JESUS AS THE MESSIAH TOLD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, HE INCLUDES MIRACLES OF JESUS TO HELP REPRESENT & EMPHASIZE THE RESPONSE OF PEOPLE WHO WITNESSED

  • MARK REPRESENTS JESUS MIRACLES NOT AS THOSE THAT LEAD TO FAITH BUT THAT COME FROM FAITH, HIGHLIGHTS OF THOSE INTERACTING WITH JESUS RECEIVING BLESSINGS FROM THE MIRACLES HE PREFORMS

  • LUKES GOSPEL TO PROVIDE DETAILED ACCOUNT OF JESUS LIFE, EMPHASIZES JESUS COMPASSION FOR THE SICK, POOR , MORE TO THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT -ACTS 10:38  

  • JOHNS GOSPEL WAS WRITTEN SO THE READERS OF GOSPEL WOULD BELIVE IN JESUS & THUS RECIEVE TRUE LIFE, INCLUDING SEVEN MIRACLES THAT FUNCTION AS SIGNS THAT INTRODUCE THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS & HIS UNIQUE AUTHORITY

  • Response to Faith–Mark6:1-6, John 11:40,

  • Reward for Persistence–Matthew 15:28,

  • Invitation to Believe–Matthew 14:34-36, 15:29-31, Mark 6:53-56, John 20:30-31

  • Warning Against Unbelief— Matthew 11:20-24, Luke 10:13-16

  • ISAIAH 35:5-6, MATTHEW 11:4-6, JOHN 21:25

  • HEALING CHRONIC ILLNESS

  • Matthew, Mark, Luke tell a story of a woman Leviticus 15:25-27, Leviticus 13:45, 14:2-32, Luke 5:12-16,  8:43-48, 8:46, Acts 3:1-10, 9:32-42, Mark 1:40-45, Matthew 8:1-4, John 11:17, 11:38-44,

  • MATTHEW 17:2

  • FINDING MEANING IN DEATH

  • GENESIS 3

  • According to Genesis 3 death entered the world when Adam & Eve disobeyed GOD &  ate forbidden fruit. It has been an inescapable part of human experience ever since. 

  • TIMELINE PALM SUNDAY

  • For Christians, faith means believing that death does not have the last word

  • Jesus entry into Jerusalem John12:12-13,

  • Jesus runs the merchants out of temple Luke 19:45-48,

  • Conflicts in the temple Mark 12:13-17, Plot for Jesus Death Grows Mark14:1-2, Last Supper-Betrayal & Arrest-Trial before AnnasTrial before Caiaphas Matthew 26:26-28,

  • Morning trial before the SanhedrinTrial beforePilate-Trial before Herod- Final Trial before Pilate-Crucifixion & Burial

  • John 19:28-30 Matthew 27:45-56, Mark 15:22-41, Luke 23:44-49, John 19:28-30, John 12:32, Luke 23:36-37, Luke 23:40-43, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12

  • After Jesus drank the wine, he said everything is done! He bowed his Head & Died. John 19:30,

  • Jesus lies in the Tomb Matthew 27:57-66, Deuteronomy 21:22-23,

  • Resurrection Matthew 28:1-6, Corinthians 15:12-22

  • Christian faith is an Easter Faith, it marks the beginning of a resurrection promised to follow God & its down payment guaranteeing Gods ultimate triumph over evil. The Christian message addresses the plight of humans when they chose their own way instead of GODS way. A choice that results in both spiritual & physical death. Jesus death was GODS way of dealing with captivity of humanity to sin & death. An emphatic message that triumph over death can also be ours

  • David’s  words echo Jesus experience on the cross Psalm 22:6-7 , David ended his Psalm with a hopeful note of Rescue for the Future: People not yet born will be told, The Lord has Saved Us! Psalm 22:31

  • WISHFUL THINKING OR REAL EVENT ?!

  • Jesus didn’t die on the cross. The women went to the wrong tomb. The disciples stole Jesus Body. The disciples had visions of Jesus, but his resurrection was spiritual not physical

  • —Matthew 27:62-66, Mark 15:47, Luke 23:55, Matthew 27:61, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, 15:5-8, 15:16-18, 24:40-43, 1 Peter 1:3, Hebrews 4:14, Acts 1:1-11, 1 Timothy 3:16, Ephesian 1:21-22

  • THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 

  • JOHN 16:8-14, 2 CORINTHIANS 1:22, EXODUS 23:20-23,GENESIS 18:1-15

  • HAGAR & THE ANGEL OF PROVISION–GENESIS 16, 21

  • JACOB & AN ANGEL OF REDIRECTION & RENEWALGENESIS 27:41-45, 28:16 32:24B-30, HOSEA 12:3-4

  • GIDEON & AN ANGEL OF COUNSEL & COURAGE-JUDGES 6:11-14, 7

  • DAVID & THE ANGEL OF DESTRUCTION— 1CHRONICLES 21, 21:7-30

  • DANIEL & THE ANGELS OF PROPHECY & PROTECTIONDANIEL 3:28, 6:22, 10:2-19, 11:2:45, 11:29, 12:1-3, 12:4, REVELATION 12

  • MICHAEL The ARCHANGEL DANIEL 10:12-14, REVELATION 2

  • ZECHARIAH & AN ANGEL OF UNEXPECTED BOUNTY & BLESSING—LUKE 1:8-20,1:62, 64, 67-69, MALACHI 3:1

  • MARY & JOSEPH & AN ANGEL OF CHALLENGE & CHANGE—LUKE 1:26-38 MATTHEW 1:18-25, 2:16-23

  • PETER & AN ANGEL OF RELEASE & RESCUE—ACTS 2, 12:7, 12:1-16, 12:12-16