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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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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As the Nation Struggles

With all of the everyday chaos, and uncertainty around the world we need encouragement. Even the best of us feel sometime that we just want to throw up our hands and quit. But remember what Paul wrote to the Roman church in such times and be encouraged: Romans 12:9-21 (New Living Translation – NLT) Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically Rejoice in our […]

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