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What was it like to live in the 70’s?

Watch the 70’s video here:

I AM Discovery
Part 14

I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
– John 10:8-11 (NIV)

Claims Jesus Made about who he is.
I AM The Way, the Truth and the Life -John 14:6
I AM The Bread of Life -John 6:35
I AM The Light of the World -John 8:12
I AM The Sheep Gate -John 10:7
I AM The Good Shepherd -John 10:11
I AM The Resurrection and the Life John 11:25
I AM The True Vine – John 15:1
But Jesus Ask “But who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16:15

Gates keep people out and let people in.
“Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17

What was it like to live in the 70’s?
It was very different from what it is now. People lived a lot different back then.

Muscle cars would get gallons to the mile instead of miles to the gallon, nearly every guy had a poster of Farah Fawcett on his wall and having five TV channels meant you lived in the big city.

There were no personal computers, cell phones and video games were incredibly rudimentary.

Yet playing game after game of Pong would mesmerize families, much as color TV did in the 1960s.

Life in the 70s was also pretty affordable. A movie cost $2.50, a hamburger 75¢ and fries were just 39¢.

If you wanted the latest hit record by Chicago or the Bee Gees, you could plunk down $6 and get a penny back. Cassette tapes (remember those) were a couple bucks more.

Cars were real gas guzzlers in the early 70s, at least until the gas crisis. Then gas prices soared. In 1976, a gallon of gas went for 61¢.

If you wanted to be styling, you could pick up a Keep on Truckin’ t-shirt for $5 and a pair of bell bottoms for $15. If you really wanted to go all out, you could purchase a leisure suit and a Qiana shirt, an odd, faux silk fabric from DuPont.

At dances, disco music was becoming very popular, though the major music acts from the 60s were still recording hits, including the Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton and John Lennon. Elvis Presley was enjoying his comeback until he was taken away from us in 1977.

On tv in the 70s, we enjoyed the humor of Welcome Back Kotter with a young John Travolta, Laverne and Shirley, Happy Days and M.A.S.H.

Cable was still yet to be invented, so viewing options were usually limited to shows on ABC, NBC, CBS and if you were lucky, public television.

On weekends, kids would head off to the movies, watching Star Wars, The Sting, Jaws, Dirty Harry and the trilogy of epic disaster movies: Earthquake, Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure.

Life in the 70s really wasn’t anything like it’s portrayed on That 70s Show. I liked The 70’S

But what about the 70’s in the New Testament?
A.D. 70 Titus Destroys Jerusalem
When the Roman general sacked the temple, the Jews were forced into a new era—and so were the Christians.

Gessius Florus loved money and hated Jews. As Roman procurator, he ruled Judea, caring little for their religious sensibilities. When tax revenues were low, he seized silver from the temple. As the uproar against him grew, in A.D. 66, he sent troops into Jerusalem who massacred 3,600 citizens. Florus’s action touched off an explosive rebellion—the First Jewish Revolt—that had been sizzling for some time.

Matt in the 60’s mark 58 ad luke written in the 70’s —– john was written in the 90’s


In the 70’s People were making up their own Jesus.

1 John 1:3 ► We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. – John 21:25

The problem with making up your own Jesus.

What if my personal weight loss trainer did what I wanted to do?

If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you.
We only expand by demand. Use every challenge as an opportunity stretch yourself and become better.

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness — they have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because He was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means — the only complete realist.” – C.S. Lewis


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