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“No Martha For Christmas”

GROWING IN CHRIST “No Martha For Christmas”   Luke 10:41-42 “‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.  Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken away from her.’” (NIV) Martha had a wonderful opportunity to be in the very presence of the Lord Jesus, yet she let her meal preparation for Him take away from the opportunity to be with Him. Christmas is an opportunity similar to Martha’s experience to be with Jesus.  Christmas is a time when you can not only recognize God’s great […]

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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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“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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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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“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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“Obedience Made Easy”

GROWING IN CHRIST “Obedience Made Easy”  1 John 3:23-24a “And this is His command: to believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as He commanded us.  Those who obey His commands live in Him, and He in them.” (NIV) These verses expand the meaning of Jesus’ two great commands: Love God and love people.  You show your love for God by believing in Him and placing your life in Jesus’ hands.  You love others by sacrificially loving them more than yourself. 1 John 3:16 says, “This is how we know what love is: Jesus […]

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