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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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“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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“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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“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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