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UNCLUTTERING OUR SPIRITUAL LIVES FOR GOD’S PRESENCE

  MATTHEW 14:23 NKJV And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. ☆We must follow Jesus’ example and spend quiet time alone with God breaks. We are too often and too easily distracted by God blocking diversions. Neglecting to build up our spiritual lives IS neglecting God. GOT TIME FOR GOD??? ☆It is extremely difficult for us to sense God’s Presence and Will for our lives because our lives overflow with non-stopping entertainment, noise, and non-stop busyness. B U T: HEAR GOD […]

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“Spiritual Transformation”

GROWING IN CHRIST Romans 8:11 “And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you.” (NIV) Christians today hunger to experience the living presence of God in their lives. This verse gives the secret to experiencing the power and presence of Christ in you. The Spirit of the living God lives in you to produce life and abundance. John 10:10 says, “I came that they might have life, and might have it […]

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To Be Complete or Incomplete in Christ

GROWING IN CHRIST 1 John 2:5 “But if anyone obeys His word, God’s love is truly made complete in him.” (NIV) Being a Christian is about far more than eternal life.  Being a Christian is ultimately about God’s love for you and how that love is perfected and made complete in you. Obedience is the path for not only demonstrating your love for God, but also for allowing God’s love to be made complete in you.  Every follower of Christ should desire the completion of God’s love. It would be like winning the lottery but not claiming the benefits of […]

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“Do You Know Your Mission”

GROWING IN CHRIST John 21:15-18 “Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you truly love Me more than these?’ ‘Yes, Lord,’ he said, ‘you know that I love You.’ Jesus said, ‘Feed My lambs.’ Again Jesus said, ‘Simon son of John, do you truly love Me?’ He answered, ‘Yes, Lord, you know that I love You.’ Jesus said, ‘Take care of My sheep.’ The third time He said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love Me?’ Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ He said, ‘Lord, you know […]

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“Boldly Choosing Christ”

GROWING IN CHRIST “Boldly Choosing Christ”  Acts 4:18-19 “Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, ‘Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God.’” (NIV) Throughout each day, you are confronted with choices to obey God or man.  Sometimes a choice may require a public profession, while most of the time the choice is made quietly, known only to you. These choices, though made in secret, quickly become visible to those around you.  What appears personal […]

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“What is God Up To?”

GROWING IN CHRIST “What is God Up To?”  Romans 3:1-2 “What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? Much in every way! First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God.” (NIV) Here the Jewish people are questioning the value of their relationship with God. Have you ever been there? What you thought should have been… is not. What you hoped for will not happen. What you invested your life in has evaporated. Who is this God that loves you? Who is this God that cares for every […]

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“What Do They See?”

GROWING IN CHRIST “What Do They See?”  1 John 4:12 “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.” (NIV) God loved mankind so much that He planned for Jesus, His only Son, to come to earth in the form of man and pay the price for your sins by dying on the cross so that you might have eternal life. John 3:16 famously says it best, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him […]

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“Focus Small – Grow Big”

GROWING IN CHRIST “Focus Small – Grow Big”  Luke 16:10 “Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much.” (NRSV) God not only wants you to exhibit faithfulness in every aspect of your life, but He also wants you to be faithful in what He has called you to do. 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 states, “So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it is required that those who have been […]

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GOD’S PURPOSE AND PASSION IN ETERNITY FOR US

GOD’S PURPOSE AND PASSION IN ETERNITY FOR US ECCLESIASTES 3:11 AMP He(GOD) has MADE EVERYTHING beautiful in its time. He also has PLANTED ETERNITY in men’s HEARTS and MINDS [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. (GOD’S ETERNAL PURPOSE FOR US) JOHN 17:3 NKJV Hear Jesus:And this is eternal life, that they may know You(FATHER/GOD), the ONLY TRUE God, and Jesus Christ whom YOU have SENT. ☆Before creation God […]

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“Boldly Proclaiming Christ”

GROWING IN CHRIST Acts 9:28 “Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord.” (NIV) Saul became a Christian in Acts 9:19, began preaching in 9:21, immediately faced a plot to kill him in Damascus in 9:23, in 9:28 he continues preaching boldly, and in 9:29 they try to kill him in Jerusalem. We do not know the days involved, but you quickly see that any decision to follow Jesus, much less proclaim His name put Saul’s life at risk. “Boldly” is used 11 times in the Bible, while 6 of those […]

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