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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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“Lend a Hand Brother”

GROWING IN CHRIST Acts 11:29 “The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.” (NIV) This verse reveals a kindred spirit toward fellow Christians which should be common among all believers.  Fellow Christians are not just people, fellow church members, common members in the faith; they are “brothers and sisters in Christ.” Do you view Christians and Christian ministries in a cold manner when they have needs, or does your heart respond as a brother/sister in Christ? I am not suggesting you have an obligation to help every brother in the Lord, […]

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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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HOW TO BUILD A WALL OF GODLY PURITY IN MIND

Faith Deposit from Body of Christ Development Ministries GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR VICTORY IN THE BATTLE FOR THE MIND: 1st  ADMIT YOUR GODLY IMPURE MIND TO GOD PSALM 119:9. NKJV HOW can a young man “CLEANSE” his way? BY TAKING HEED according TO YOUR(GOD’S) WORD. 2nd AFFIRM YOUR PURPOSE TO CLEAN UP  GOD’S WAY PSALM 119:10. NKJV With my WHOLE HEART I HAVE SOUGHT YOU; Oh, let me not wander from Your commands! Commit every energy to remain clean before God. 3rd  APPLY GOD’S WORD AS PROTECTION A) MEMORIZE  GOD’S WORD PSALM 119:11 NKJV YOUR WORD I have HIDDEN IN […]

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“Sin Shows the Way to God’s Power”

GROWING IN CHRIST Matthew 3:8 “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.” (NIV) God calls you to be fruitful. John 15:8 “This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples.” Christians often mistake fruitfulness with “doing” for God. Fruitfulness in your Christian life is an opposite paradigm of fruitfulness in the world’s ways. Your fruitfulness as a Christian occurs through a deeper revelation of the sin in your life. A deeper revelation of sin in you comes through a deeper relationship with God. As you come to know God better, the impurity of […]

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“Lifestyle Evangelism”

GROWING IN CHRIST Matthew 10:22 “All men will hate you because of Me (Jesus), but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” (NIV) This is one of the instructions Jesus gave to the twelve disciples before sending them out. Think through your non-Christian associations before reading any farther to identify those people who hate/dislike/avoid you because of your relationship with Jesus. Most Christians would have a short list, if not a blank list, of who hates them for their life in Christ.  Jesus was preparing His disciples for this eventuality because He knew the reaction His gospel […]

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“On Mission for Jesus”

GROWING IN CHRIST Luke 4:42-44 “At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place.  The people were looking for Him and when they came to where He was, they tried to keep Him from leaving them.  But He said, ‘I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.’”  (NIV) Jesus was constantly going non-stop from one group. . .to crowds. . .to other ministry opportunities.  Jesus began his day by finding a solitary place for time with His heavenly Father before leaving for another town when […]

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“How”

“How”   Hebrews 7:18-19 “The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.” (NIV) This passage can easily keep you hanging because the “how” is not made clear. The context of chapter 7 is how Jesus’ sacrifice replaced the sacrifices required by the law given to Moses by God, and therefore ushered in a new way to live in right standing with God. This passage does not do away with God’s desire for us to be righteous, but introduces […]

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“BECOMING GOD’S CALLED OUT & CALLED UP”

BECOMING GOD’S CALLED OUT & CALLED UP Romans 8:28 NKJV And we know that ALL things work together for GOOD to those who LOVE God, to those who are THE CALLED according to His PURPOSE. (GOD’S GLORY IN US) *God’s Word promises God’s GOOD to those who LOVE God and are true believers in God and living like Christ. To LOVE is highly prioritizing the object of your LOVE! *God’s Word calls them ‘The CALLED’: Those  summoned or invited to live, move and have one’s Being in the presence of Almighty God. *God’s PURPOSE: To glory God being  transformed into […]

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“TRUE FAITH IN GOD WORKS THE LOVE OF GOD”

TRUE FAITH IN GOD WORKS THE LOVE OF GOD Galatians 5:6 NKJV For IN Christ Jesus EITHER circumcision nor uncircumcision avails ANYTHING, but FAITH WORKING THROUGH LOVE. Religion is ‘supposed’ to be harmony with God through obeying a system of faith and worship. FAITH and WORSHIP IN Christ produces a God-Pleasing harmonious love relationship with God and mankind. Faith IN God must precede our Love of God, this causes the only possible basis on which we can be completely spiritually  transformed and built into Christlikeness! JESUS TAUGHT AND LIVED GOD’S LOVE: Matthew 22:27-28 Jesus said to him, “ You SHALL […]

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