Jada’s Fable on Love

Love.
There was a rich bear and a not so rich family of birds but they still gave to the poor. the bear had everything a bear could 
want.  Endless amounts of honey the bigest and coziest cave. But he still didn’t understand why 
the birds were happier then him. They didn’t have the coziest cave or endless amounts of food. Then why were the where the birds happier then him?
Because God can is the only one that can make you happy not the things in this world.

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Chris’ thoughts on sin

People through out the world have one thing in common, sin. People do things they know their not supposed to do and it’s what they want to do. For instance, I’ve done some wrong things like reading books I know I’m not supposed to be reading. I let sin take over and that’s what caused me to lose people’s trust. But there is always a way to change and turn away from your evil ways. All you need to do is repent. Repent to the Lord saying you’re sorry for the wrong things you have done. God will forgive you. He knows what’s in your heart and whether you continue to do wrong, he will always forgive.

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Cam’s Report on Titus

                  This is a report about Titus bringing the love of God to the island of crete.                                                                                                      
                   (I got my information from the Bible, The Bible Project and Bible.org.)

It all started when Titus saw Paul preaching on Paul’s first missionary tour. Titus didn’t grow up praising God. He was greek, so he probably worshipped false gods at that time. When Titus heard Paul preach, He wanted God to be in his life. Then he became a christian. Paul and Titus traveled to Jerusalem to show the apostles that a non-Jew can love God as much as a Jew.
Titus and Paul both traveled on missionary journeys in Ephesus for three years. They had many, many, missionary adventures. Titus proved to be a strong christian and Paul knew Titus definitely ready to start some House Churches.

Paul decided to assign Titus to Crete, a big island of the coast of Greece. Christians were already in Crete, but they were jacking everything up with their false teaching. So, Titus was going start a network of House Churches and restore the Word of God.

But the tasks was not was going to be easy. Cretans had a bad reputation. One of the words in Greek for being a liar is “Kretizo”. Which also means “To be a Cretan”.  Most of the men were mercenary soldiers for the highest bidder and the women went around the island doing sexually corrupt things. They were known for, stealing, killing, sexual things, greediness, lying, laziness — the list is too long and rated R for me to type, so lets just say they did some bad things. But, geography wise, it was a perfect place to start House Churches, so Paul chose Crete.  Also, they really needed Jesus in their hearts.

While Titus was in Crete, he received a letter from Paul. In this letter Paul reminds peter of the Good News:
When people sin they are automatically condemned of Hell. When we sin we aren’t holy and we can’t be with God. But God loved us so much he gave up his only Son, Jesus, as a sacrifice. Jesus was the only worthy sacrifice because He never sinned. He was completely holy and He still is. So Jesus lived on earth for thirty-three years. Even on earth, being 100% man, he still never sinned. He preformed many amazing miracles, But eventually it was time for him to make the sacrifice. And he did. He was beaten and crucified on a cross. But, three days later Jesus came back to life. The sacrifice had been made and everybody has a chance to be have eternal life with God!

Cretans thought God was like Zeus. Zeus, however, is nowhere close to God. Zeus seduced women and lied a lot. Zeus also isn’t real. So, obviously they were very wrong about that.
God does not lie or seduce women. He is a very loving father and he never lies. Paul wanted Titus to set things straight in Crete about God.

Paul wanted Titus to pick new leaders in the Church. These leaders are called “Elders” (no, not all Leader Elders are old). The Elders before them at that time did a lot of false teaching. They were also obsessed with Jewish myths and a lot of them were just in it for the money. Paul told Titus the things the new leaders should be known for. They should be known for their self control, integrity, generosity and totall devotion to Jesus. After this, Paul tells Titus to confront the previous Elders once or twice. After that, if they continue their evil ways, Leave them alone.

Because the previous leaders did a lot of false teaching, the people that listened to them were doing a lot of bad things. Their picture of a christian was completely thrown off. Because of this, they still lived corrupt lives, their neighbors who weren’t christians now had a “good” reason to do bad things and to top it all off, people didn’t take christians seriously because they are still living the same lives they were living before.

So, Paul tells Titus what christian lives should look like. The seniors should be good role models for young people, the young women shouldn’t be sleeping with people they aren’t marry to and the young men should be hardworking, honest, gentlemen. Even slaves had a part in being a good christian. They weren’t supposed to talk back to their master, but instead, they should be respectful and loyal to them.

After Paul gives Titus an amazing poem about God’s love:

“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.”
Titus 3:4-7

                                                                          Paul closes the letter by promising backup for Titus.
                                                                    

                                                                                                          The End

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Cam’s Thoughts on Warcraft

Interesting thoughts from Cam..as you read please note that I always use the Orcs. He had to write a paragraph for school and business letter.

 Have you ever played warcraft? Warcraft is a very fun computer game with strategy, excitement, and not Orcs or Dark Elves . Most wives don’t like this game because their husbands play it “to much”. It’s a game where you build an army and you have to take down other people’s army. The races you can be are, Humans, Orcs, Undead, and Dark Elves. Orcs and Dark Elves are by far the worst out of all of them. The Undead are a bunch of dead people that are alive(Like zombies). Orcs are basically a bunch of meanies. Dark Elves, as well, are a bunch of jerks. And finally, Humans. Here are the reasons why Humans are better than all the other races. First, Humans are the best because they aren’t mean for no reason, i.e they don’t go building Arrow Towers right next to defenseless towers and people. It’s mean and it’s really annoying. Second, Humans don’t attack people when they have no gold left, leaving them with no people and nothing to defend the castle. Third, they don’t corner people with Arrow Towers and Soldiers, also very annoying. There are plenty of very mean thing that humans don’t do. Why?. Because there not Orcs or Dark Elves. Orcs and Dark Elves are a perfect example of what you should not be in Warcraft. But that’s a another conversation for another day. Anyway, Warcraft is an amazing game for people with integrity, honesty, and not Orcs or Dark Elves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Camiryn Newell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5469 Maple Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          St. Louis, MO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          January 19, 2017

Mr. Michael Morhaime
Blizzard Entertainment
16215 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, California 92618

Dear Mr. Morhaime:
I was just wondering if you knew that you had accidently added Orcs and Night Elves in Warcraft 3.
They are unbelievably annoying. Nobody likes them and they’re mean. I highly suggest that you delete them forever and erase all record that they were even there. Also, delete the color red. And just to spice things up, make humans stronger than everybody else. That would definitely perfect your game.

Your Welcome,
Camiryn Newell        

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