Basics Class

Part 4

Do you care about what others think of you?


Do you ever feel insecure about your life?


Do you ever feel like you’re transparent, and people can see you for who you “really” are?


Are you “really” that person?



Do you ever worry that you won’t “measure up”?



Have you ever traded in your individuality to conform to the group?



Have you ever been bored of learning Bible Doctrine?



Ever been sick of hearing my voice?



Ever been a coward at a time when it mattered the most?



Ever NOT trusted in God?



Have you ever said in your heart, “I’m as good as that person.”


EPH 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

1JO 4:4You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.


JOH 15:12“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.


Lack of wisdom when it comes to the Mystery Doctrine of the Church-Age results in bondage to the Law.

God demands perfection


Our perfection is found through faith in Christ

When you accept the responsibility of an impossible task, you are essentially enslaved to that task indefinitely.

MAT 11:28“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”



GAL 2:11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.


Legalistic thinking is a real source of power to those who allow it to be.


Power succumbs only to power, and then reluctantly!

Pastor Sykes


The opposite of love is not hate.

The opposite of love is fear!

 Faith is rooted in trust.

Trust is something we learn.



“When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, this is happiness, this is success.”

– Orison Swett Marden

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”

– Vincent T. Lombardi

“Success is a journey, not a destination.”

Ben Sweetland

“The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right.”

– Edward Simmons

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work – if you won’t.

– Zig Ziglar


“My list of ingredients for success is divided into four basic groups: Inward, Outward, Upward and Onward.”

David Thomas

“Possession of the ball is the key to winning in football, basketball, and the game of life.”

– Laing Burns, Jr.

“There’s no limit to what a man can achieve, if he doesn’t care who gets the credit.”

– Laing Burns, Jr.

The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. That is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap without apology if the amounts are big.

– Jim Rohn


COL 3:23) Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. (PRO 25:21)

“Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. (

Be forgiving of yourself and others. (

Be generous. (

GAL 5:22-23)MAT 18:22)1TI 6:18)

“Have a grateful heart. (

Persistence, persistence, persistence. (

Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. (

COL 2:7)PHI 3:12)1TI 6:8)

“Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. (

Commit yourself to constant improvement. (

Commit yourself to quality. (

MAT 7:12)PHI 3:14)PHI 4:8)

Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationship with people you love and respect. (

Be loyal. (

Be honest. (

PHI 4:11)PRO 21:21)LUK 8:15)

Be a self-starter. (

Be decisive even it it means you’ll sometimes be wrong. (

Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. (

LUK 14:27)ROM 3:23)JOB 1:22)

Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did. (

Take good care of those you love. (

Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.” (

HEB 4:16)1JO 3:14)MAT 15:4)

Religion is an institution with real power. It is sweet, seductive, intoxicating…but it’s terribly corrosive, evil, and suffocating.


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