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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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“What Can I Do?”

GROWING IN CHRIST “What Can I Do?”  2 Chronicles 26:4-5 “He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done.  He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success.” (NIV) When you read about the kings of Israel, you see more failures than successes.  In this king’s life, you see that the simple reason for his success was he sought God.  As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success! Christians often believe […]

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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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“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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“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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“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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“Let Go and Let God”

GROWING IN CHRIST “Let Go and Let God”  2 Chronicles 20:12a “For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us.”  (NIV) Your journey through life will confront you with many changes, challenges, and opportunities.  Many of these will seem insurmountable – bringing fear and uncertainty.  How you respond to these times will impact God’s work and purpose in you.  The passage in 2 Chronicles 20:12-27 will give you some rich insights on how to approach adversity through God’s power and grace. The Jewish people were moving according to God’s call but still feared the dangers […]

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