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The Holy Spirit

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And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he ...

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Face the Future with Christ

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I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8
Facing the future can be worrisome based on the state of the world today. We can see what happened to...

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God gives us Faith

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And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Faith in God is knowing that our prayers bri...

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Ambassador for Christ

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2 Corinthians 5:20
God sees us as an ambassador, temporarily assigned to a foreign land to represent life in our homeland. We live temporarily in this...

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Love the Lord

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He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Luke 10:27
Loving the Lord with all our heart...

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Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Faith changes us because our Christian life is base...

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The Narrow Road

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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Gods Truth

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So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8: 31-32.
There is only one truth in this wo...

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Faith in Prayer

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And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so he may be glorified in the Son Father John 14:3
Faith and dependance in prayer implies that we know God hears our prayers, and we trust his answer and his timing. We depend...

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Self-Control

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Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28
Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit and we have the power of God to overcome Satan’s attacks to our emotions. There are...

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Christ Gives Us Victory

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But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
Jesus lived as a man, and he knows all about our weaknesses and struggles; and He is now at the right hand of...

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Darkness is Passing

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Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in y...

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Living Water

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If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water. John 4:10
Living Water If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for...

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Living to Please God

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Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. 1 Thessalonians 4:1
If our life is pleasing to God, then we will certainly be bles...

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The Darkness is Passing

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Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in y...

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Love Motivates Us

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All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the Lord weighs the motives. Proverbs 21:2
This verse tells us that we should never be lacking in zeal but always have spiritual fervor. This implies we are motivat...

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Love God

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” ...

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Live in the Light

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But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
Every Christian s...

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Word of God

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For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. Hebrews 4:12
It’s important that we know the Word because when we m...

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Faith Pleases God

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:7
Faith shows that we know God and we fully tru...

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Love the Lord your God

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30
It is important that we love God because He is the one that has given us life. God sent hi...

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Live in the Light

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But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
Every Christian s...

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Always Trust the Lord

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust the Lord at all times even, when things are not goi...

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Divine Freedom

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery Galatians 5:1
True freedom only comes from God who frees us from slavery to the sinful w...

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Prayer is a Priority

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Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always 1 Chronicles 16:11
Our days would be so much more spiritually satisfying if we would look to the Lord and have conversation with him throughout the...

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A Compassionate Heart

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Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12
The meaning of compassion is to recognize the suffering of oth...

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God is Love

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1 Corinthians 13:4
To be more Christlike; we live according to above scripture. We pray and commune with Christ every day, and we ask...

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Love – The Greatest Command

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And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other co...

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We Live Forever

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Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. 1 Corinthians 15:42
When Christ we will be raised from the dead, because our soul and spirit live forever and when Chr...

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The World

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Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 1 John 2:15
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of li...

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Self-Control

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Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28
Our emotions can cause loss of self-control and replace it with anger. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand...

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Faith in God

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And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Faith in God is knowing that our prayers bri...

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Love versus Fear

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There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 1 John 4:18
And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He kn...

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God Renews Our Strength

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But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man ...

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God is Light

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This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
God is sinless, and his commands in the Word of God are a perfect fit for us., because we are ...

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Receive God’s Love

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these. ...

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Power Over Satan

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No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to en...

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Gods Power in Us

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Ephesians 3:20
The power of God in us depends on our faith and on our courage. We need the f...

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The Power of God

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Ephesians 3:20
This verse tells us that God’s power is at work in us but what exactly is t...

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Disciple of Christ

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Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
Every Christian is destined to be a disciple of Christ, and we do this by ...

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Heart for God

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Coloss...

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Review Your Day

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Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Taking the time to carefully review our day helps us to spiritually grow. It takes time...

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Love

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If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:2-3
God is love and we have the mind o...

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Live by the Spirit

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Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. (Psalm 37:23) From this verse we know...

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Serve The Lord

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Coloss...

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Divine Power Over Satan

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God is faithful, he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Satan knows our weaknesses, and he picks the...

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Spiritual Gifts from God

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Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 1 Corinthians 13:2
God gives us spiritual gifts, after our heart is motivated...

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Road to Heaven

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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Life is a Mist

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You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
Our life is a mist which means our life on earth is a short life; and our ...

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Think on Things Above

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Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hid...

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Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:7
Faith shows that we know God and we fully tru...

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No Fear in Love

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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
Satan uses fear to pull us away from God, but love takes aw...

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Spiritual Forces of Evil

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
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Christ Died for Our Sins

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For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. Romans 15:3-4<...

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Created in the Image of God

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So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
We are created in the image of God and we, seek things that are above, where Christ is, s...

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Seek to Know God

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I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. Proverbs 8:17
The more we are motivated to know God, the more we will seek him, and the more he will reveal himself to us....

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Priority in Our Life

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When Jesus heard this, He said to him, “One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when he had heard these things...

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Pray First

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Show me your ways, Lord teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you i...

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Died to Sin

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What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ...

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Live by the Spirit

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And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:5
When we live by the Spirit, we have a heart of love that comes from God...

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God is Love

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So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
We are created in image of God, then we should have a heart of love, because God is love. But you are a...

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Power Over Satan

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Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a...

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We are a Temple

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Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19

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Seek to Remain Holiness

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But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16
God is referred to as Holy, Holy, Holy, which means God is perfect with no sin. It...

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Guided by Spirit of God

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But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
Christians live by the Spirit, and when we live by the Spirit are not living by the sinful desires of the flesh. When...

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Self-Control

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Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28
Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit and we have the power of God to overcome Satan’s attacks to overcome our emotions. T...

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Christ Gives Us Victory

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But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:17
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. (John 17:15)...

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Do Not Love the World

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Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 1 John 2:15
Everything on earth is temporary and everything from God is permanent and always satisfying. T...

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Eternity is Our Future

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Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. John 5:24
Life on earth is short compared to ete...

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Alive in Christ

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
We know that Jesu...

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Live for Eternal life

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The World and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17
We only have this life on earth to do the will of God, and no one is promised tomorrow. Therefore, will we live...

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We Live for Eternity

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The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does he will of God lives forever 1 John 2:17
When we die in the flesh we step into eternity, and where we go depends on our life on earth. Our soul and...

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Walk with the Lord

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
When we walk with the Lord, he will keep us on th...

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New Year – 2024

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I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them our of my hand, My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father ar...

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Live by God’s Truth

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So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8: 31,32.
We can believe anything from the w...

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Think on Things Above

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Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2
What we think can be what we say, but and scripture tells is think on things above. The mind governed by the flesh...

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Fight the Spiritual War

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
It...

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Saved by Faith

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And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Luke 7:50
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you (Isaiah 26:3). Faith is when we trust...

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Reflect Christs Love

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All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel.” Matthew 1:22-23
\ Immanuel means “God with us,” a...

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Hearts of Love

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And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. and the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neigh...

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Press on Toward the Goal

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But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13
What does Paul mean “Pres...

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Divine Power Over Satan

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Satan is always attacking us in his effort to pull us away from God. But when call on Christ when tempted, Satan has to flee, because God has power to overcome Satan. Luke 10:17
Satan is always attacking us in his effo...

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Our Thoughts and Words

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For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. Isaiah 55;6
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive ever...

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Be with Christ

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Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father w...

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Christ Gives us Victory

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For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. Deuteronomy 20:4
Our enemy is Satan who is constantly trying to pull us away from Christ. But we have the po...

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Live for What is Unseen

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So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Life on this world is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. When the...

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The Holy Spirit

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You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. Romans 8:9
A...

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We All Face Judgment

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For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10
When are body dies our soul and s...

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Help Others

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And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16
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Help Others

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And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love...

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Created for Eternal life

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
We are created in the imagine of God, and when live the way we are created, life will be more fulfil...

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Love verses Fear

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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
God is love and Satan is fear. Satan uses fear to pull us a...

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Saved Through Faith

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For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
Faith in Christ is shown by obeying the Lord, and ...

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Life is a Mist

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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
Life on earth is short, and it’s the only time we have to get right...

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Eternal Life

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I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father ar...

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Know God

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Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
All things are possible for God, is a statement that may be difficult for us to grasp, especially w...

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Godly Wisdom

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If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5
God gives us wisdom, but we have to define Godly wisdom, and learn to use Godly ...

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Love from God

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:...

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Christ through the Spirit

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The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. 1 Corinthians 13:14
“The apostle Paul is not referring to non-stop talking, but rather an attitude of C...

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Christ is With Us

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The Lord is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me? Psalm 118:6
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can...

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Self-Discipline

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For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 1 Timothy 1:7
Self-discipline is when a person can control their emotions, and seek to be controlled by the Spirit. How c...

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Patient

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Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2
Patient is fruit of the scripture, and did read about Jesus being in a hurry? How can we be humble and gentle without...

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Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
We have faith in God because we know that no ...

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Meditation

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Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8
Meditating on scripture is ...

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Seek to be Holy

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Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14
Holy means we are separate from the sinful world, and we reflect Christ to everyone. God is refe...

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A Thankful Heart

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I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD. Psalm 116:17
When we think how much the Lord as done for us, we have a thankful heart. God has done everything for us so...

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Fruit of the Spirit

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23
The fruit of the Spirit is the character of a Christian. Love: With a heart of...

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Power Over Satan

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 1 Corinthians 10:13<...

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New Creation

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
When we accept Christ, we receive the Holy Spirit, we are born of God, and we are a new creation. You...

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Mind of Christ

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“Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ 1 Corinthians 2:16
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness ...

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Love From God

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And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. and the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neigh...

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Our Life is Christ

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
The term “I no ...

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The Road to Heaven

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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A Humble Heart

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Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2
According to scripture Jesus had humble of heart. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to ...

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Eternal life

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I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father ar...

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Heaven is Our Home

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I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father ar...

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Life is a Mist

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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
Life on earth is very short, and when our body dies our soul and spi...

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Closer to the Lord

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Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:8
We can be as close to the Lord as we desire, and he will reveal himself to you. You will seek me and...

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Light of the World

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You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Mathew 5:14
Living in the light is reflecting Christ to everyone, and God is molding all Christians to conform to the likeness of his Son....

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Power From God

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Ephesians 3:20
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a ...

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We All Face Eternity

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For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17
Everyone will experience eternity, and where we go depends what we do in this life. This short ...

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Heaven is Our Home

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For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Corinthians 5:1
Our life on earth is temporary and our life in Heaven ...

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Word of God

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For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

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Faith

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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— Ephesians 2:8
We are saved by faith because we trust God more than we trust our self. God knows us better th...

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Live for Eternity

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If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 1 Corinthians 15:19
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment. (Hebrews 9:27) God is our judge, and h...

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The Power of Patience

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With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2
Patience is a fruit of the Spirit, and with patience we can slow down in life. There are many things in life that...

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Heart and Mind of Christ

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“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16
We are to have the mind of Christ, and how do we develop the mind of Christ? Through the Word ...

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Power of God

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a s...

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Don’t Look Back

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But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13
The apostle Paul said “fo...

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The Greatest Commandment

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And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. and the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neigh...

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Led by the Spirit

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For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:14
To follow the Spirit, we must know the Word of God, and we must desire to follow the Spirit. Christ will answer us...

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Our Mind Renews

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
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Depend on Christ

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart. And do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
We can depend on Christ for everything in our life, because no one loves us more than Christ. Christ died a very painful...

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The Kingdom Within

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People will not say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ because God’s kingdom is within you.” Luke 17:21
God’s Kingdom is within us, because the Holy Spirit and the Father and the Son make their home ...

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God is Holy, Holy, Holy

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Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14
God is holy, holy, holy which means God is always perfect, and God is pure light with no darknes...

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The Lord is with Us and Knows Us

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My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; John 10:14
The Lord knows us better than we know ourself, and Christ can guide us through each day of our life, and he knows...

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Spiritual War

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
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Live by God’s Truth

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The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
Christians live by the truth from God’s wo...

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Closer to Christ

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You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
The Christian life is a process of growing closer to the Lord and becoming more Christ-like until your last breath. We become more...

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We are Never Alone

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Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” John 14:23
We love the Father and the Son and we obey his teaching from th...

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Be Still Inside

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Be still, and know that I am God Psalm 46:10
God wants us to have patience, be relaxed, and commune with Him. When we are still inside, we can slow down and walk...

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Light for Christ

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You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14
Light represents goodness of God and Christians are now the Light, and we know the Word because the light is in the Word...

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Purpose of the Holy Spirit

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the r...

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Created in the Image of God

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Every person is created in the image of God, but very few people actually live the way God cre...

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We Live for Eternity

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And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 1 John 5:11
We all face eternity, and eternal life is Heaven where we will be with the Father and the Son. Now this is eternal...

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The Holy Spirit

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You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. Romans 8:9
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Rejoice, Pray, and Give Thanks

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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
This scripture tells us to rejoice, pray and give thanks, which will ...

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Love from God

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And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. and the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neigh...

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Spiritual Motivation

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these....

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The Word of God

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He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28
What use is the Word of God if we do not obey it? When we obey the Word, we can then understand the...

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Servant for Christ

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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all." Mark 9:35
He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in huma...

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Spiritual Growth

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But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. 2 Peter 3:18
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in hea...

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Victory Over Satan

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No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can end...

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Live in the Kingdom

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The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:20-21
The kingdom of God is in the heavenly dimension wher...

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Our Life is Christ

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For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. Matthew 16:25
Dying to self and living for Christ is how every Christian should live. When our life is Christ, it mea...

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Our Relationship to God

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 2 Corinthians 5:17
God desires a clo...

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Power From God

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a s...

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Seek Holiness

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Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14
Holy means we are separate from the sinful world, but we seek to always reflect Christ. God is r...

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Crucified for our Sins

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The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18
The cross reveals the love of God for us, because he sacrificed is on Son so ...

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Love, Foundation of the Christian Life

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No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or...

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Life by the Spirit

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If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit Galatians 5:25
Life by the Spirit is to be dependent and controlled by the Spirit; then we will be in control, just a Jesus was...

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Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Be faithful until death and I will give you t...

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Life with Victory

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No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endur...

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Blessings from God

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But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. Jeremiah 17:7
If we put our trust in God and live our life serving Christ, we will have everlasting blessings. The apostle Paul said he...

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Servants of Christ

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Then Jesus said to his disciples, Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
Every Christian is destined to be a disciple of Christ, and we do this know...

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The Word of God

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For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
What woul...

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Live in the Light

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Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in y...

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Christ is With Us

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Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you. Hebrews 13:5
The Lord is with us through the Holy Spirit and his desire is to bless us and guide us through life and into...

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Hearts of Love

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
Our love comes from God, and the more we bring people to Christ the more love we receiv...

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Ambassador for Christ

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We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. 2 Corinthians 5:20
God sees us as an ambassador, temporarily assigned to a foreign land to represent life in our homeland. We live...

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God’s Truth

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Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
All truth comes from God through his Word as discerned through the Spirit. Christians live by God...

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Christ is Victory

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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 1 Peter 3:18
Walking with the Lord we can experience victory...

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The Blessings of Patience

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And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
We should seek to be patience with other people, especially when we are telling ot...

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Fighting the Spiritual War

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
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Eternity is Our Future

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Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruct...

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The Narrow Road

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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Light for Christ

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Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Every Christian is a light for Christ, because we pray for the Lord to open doors ...

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Jesus Died for Our Sins

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For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians ...

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Hearts of Love

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If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:2
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Life to Our Spirit

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If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor kno...

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Faith Pleasing to God

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
God is perfectly faithful and we can always t...

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Love God

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Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 1 John 2:15
If we are a true Christian living for Christ, our love for God is more than our love for worl...

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Divine Victory

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No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endur...

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Quick to Listen Slow to Speak

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My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, James 1:19
Christians should be quick to listen and slow to speak, because our words should ...

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Power of Christ in Us

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I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians ...

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Created for Heaven

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For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17
We all created to live forever in Heaven, but where we go for eternity is our choice. Only the ...

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Spirit of Truth

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But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13
Many people believe th...

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Moving Forward

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But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
Remember the for...

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Divine Victory

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For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. Deuteronomy 20:4
Christ gives us victory whenever we call on Him, for his divine power over Satan. We can e...

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Hearts of Love

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Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34
God’s is love, and his love endures forever, and no one loves us as much as God. We are created in the image...

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Faithfulness to the Lord

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But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3
The Lord is perfectly faithful, and we should be faithful, because we are saved by faith. For The Lord loves t...

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Crucified With Christ

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
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Christ Knows Our Future

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I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8
Facing the future can be worrisome based on the state of the world today. We can see what happened to...

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God Created Heaven for Us

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But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they wil...

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Christians Serve Christ

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If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. John 12:26
All Christians are servants of Christ, and we do whatever He puts on our...

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Life is Our Spirit

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As the body without the spirit is dead. James 2:26
The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you–they are full of the Spirit and life....

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God Changes Us

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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
When we start walking wit...

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Life for Your Spirit

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Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statute...

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Alive in Christ

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But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5
There is no life on this earth t...

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The Lord Knows Us

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You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Psalm 139:3
The Lord knows us better than we know ourselves, and he knows exactly what we need in this life. He is always for...

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Live Today for Eternal Life

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The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17
Everybody faces eternity, so live the day for eternal life. Eternal life is shown in the Word of God, and first thing we...

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The Lord’s Family

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He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. Colossians 1:18
We gain strengthen from other Christians, w...

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Eternal Life

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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Our Future is Eternity

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This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. John 17:3
Every person in this world has a future of eternity, and where we spend eternity is our choice, the broad ...

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Divine Freedom from Christ

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
There is no freedom in this world that compares to the freedom from Chris...

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Spiritual Blessings from God

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You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11
God is the one who created us and only God can give us spiritual blessings. G...

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Christ Gives us Power Over Satan

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And He summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. Mark 6:7
Jesus gave his apostles power over evil spirits and Christ is with us and we call on Christ whe...

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Our Body is a Temple

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Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19...

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Divine Life from Christ

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Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35
The more Christ is our life, the more we live a divine life, beca...

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Power of the Holy Spirit

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But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8
The power of Christ is with us through th...

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Love all People – Hate Evil

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
Ev...

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Be Still and Know God

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He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
Being still is being quiet inside and controlling your thoughts on things above. Set you...

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We All Face Eternity

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For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17
When our flesh dies our spirit is alive and we all face eternity, and our life is in our spirit...

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Christ Never Changes

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Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
The Father and Christ are always perfect and there is no need to change, and we can justify our thinking but God never...

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Guided by the Holy Spirit

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If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—he Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor know...

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We Died with Christ

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For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. Luke 9:24
Christ died for our sins and we die to self so Christ can lead us through life. Since we are created in the...

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Crucified to Save Us

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But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Jesus was flogged and crucified for our sins, so we can have forgiveness, and Christ presents to the Father as perfect. ...

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One With the Spirit

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If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor kno...

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Our Love for Christ

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Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. John 14:21
Christ died for our sins, and we show our lo...

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Purpose of Life

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And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
God has divine purpose for every human being, and we are created for the purpose...

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The Road to Heaven

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthe...

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Self-Control

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Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28
A Christian should always be in a state of self-control that comes from the Holy Spirit. Lack of self -control can cause u...

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Created by God

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Every human being is created in the image of God, which means we live by the Spirit; but Satan...

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Walk by the Spirit

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So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
We are created by God to walk by the eternal Spirit. We live by the Spirit by interfacing to the world through the...

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Saul’s Conversion

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Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to th...

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Eternal Life is Our Choice

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Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12
People have the choice of where they spend eter...

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Humble Heart

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Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6
If we have a true relationship with the Father and the Son, we will have a humble heart. A person with a humble...

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David and Bathsheba

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One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her. 2 Samuel 11:2-3
Davi...

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Obey Gods Commands

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If you love me, you will keep my commandments. John 14:15
We show our love to the Lord by keeping his commands, because it shows we have faith that is put into action. We...

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Forever

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The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17
We live forever after this worldly life ends, and where we live for eternity is our choice. We either serve Christ or we...

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God – Creator of Love

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Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whe...

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All Things Possible

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Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
If we live to serve Christ and we put our total faith in Christ knowing all things are possible; the...

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Living by the Word of God

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Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22
The Word is the most powerful book in the World, because it tells us how to live for Christ so we will have...

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God Has Complete Control

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Whatever the Lord pleases, He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps. Psalm 135:6
God created the universe, stars, planets, and he created earth for us to live on; and he also created man in his im...

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Faith in Christ

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And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23
We follow Christ even when life is difficult and we wonder where God is, but we continu...

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Living by the Spirit

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The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6
Christians are created to have their minds governed by the Spirit, and when our minds are governed by the Spiri...

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This Life is a Mist

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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
This life is a mist, and this life is this only chance to get right w...

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Don’t be Deceived

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The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Revelations 12:9
Satan is the great deceiver, ...

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Life is Eternal

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For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
We never die, only the flesh dies, but we remain alive in the spirit. And ...

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The Lord Knows Us

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You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. Psalm19.1
The Lord knows us better than we know our self, and he knows exactly what we need to be more like Jesus. It’s...

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Power Over Satan

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But each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. James 1:14-15
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Freedom from Christ

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
Jesus stated he had overcome the world, and he enabled his apostles to ov...

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Overcome Stress

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Most people have stress at some level while...

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Fight Satan

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
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When Christ Returns

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Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. Matthew 24:30
And this go...

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Leads the World Astray

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The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Revelations 12:9
Satan deceives the world with ...

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Be Closer to Christ

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The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. Psalm 145:18
As we face the last days, the world becomes more sinful and we strive to be closer to the Lord. We get closer...

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Preservere

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The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. Psalm 121:7
Situations are not improving, with hard times continuing, and there seems to be no end in sight. What do we do when life...

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Prayer

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Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing means we commune with the Lord all through our day, just as if he was walking with us. We commune...

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Christ Provides

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And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
When we live to serve Christ, he will provide everything we n...

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Spiritual Growth

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But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18
Spiritual growth can be defined as always seeking a closer loving relationship with the ...

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Life for Christ

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For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for Christ will find it. Mathew 16:25
When we surrender our life to Christ, we will have eternal life. Our life in Christ will give us vic...

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Live Each Day to the Full

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
If we live each day serving Christ, then we will have life to the full, which means nothing i...

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Security in Christ

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I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Psalm 16:8
Our security can be described by what we trust to provide for our well-being and what gives us well-founded confid...

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Wait for the Lord

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Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14
When serving the Lord, we need patience because it takes time for us to change. The Lord knows exactly how we need to...

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A New Creation

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
We are new creation because we have a new life, a life in Christ. We walk through each day with Chris...

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Live God’s Truth

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For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the Lord is everlasting. Praise the Lord!
God’s Truth is found in the Bible, and God’s truth never changes. People can believe whatever they desire, but ...

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Spirit Verses Flesh

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The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6
The battle we all face is what governs our mind. The Lord wants us to be governed by the Spirit, even when we...

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Christ is Our Power

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Ephesians 3:20
With Christ we can live in victory over Satan, but we must have faith in Chris...

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What Makes Us Like Jesus

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For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29
All Christians are predestined to conform the image of his...

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How to Know God

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DDear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
A heart of love really connects us to God, because we better understand Christ, his wor...

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Led by the Spirit

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For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. Romans 8:14
The purpose of the Spirit is to lead us and to convict us when are leaning toward sin. If we are still inside,...

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Pray Without Ceasing

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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
We pray without ceasing and we give thanks because the Spirit, Christ...

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Satan – Our Enemy

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
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Victory Over Sin

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Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, b...

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The Power of Prayer

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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8...

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God is With Us

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Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
We can depend on the Lord being with us all times, and we ...

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Walk with Christ

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So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
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Pray with a Thankful Heart

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Rejoice always pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
God wants a close faithful relationship with us through prayer and thankfulness....

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Know God’s Love

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Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
The foundation of every Christian is love, that comes from God that fills our hearts. The more we...

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Gifts from God

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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
Every day we should thank God for life, and thankful that we can ser...

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Persevere

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Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy peo...

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Our Treasure is Christ

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For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21
If we closely examine our lives we can determine our treasure, and whatever takes priority in our life can become our treasure. We...

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Capture Every Thought

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The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. Genesis 6:5
The verse above was God’s words j...

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Christ is Life

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For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3
When our life is hidden in Christ, it means we are one with Christ, and Christ guides us through life into Heaven. Everything...

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Love Motivates Us

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“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your str...

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Life with Patience

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
Having patience is a blessing because when w...

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Live as God Created

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Every person is created in the image of God, but how many people in this world actually live as...

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The Most Important Commandment

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“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other comma...

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God is Faithful

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God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful as we can see from his Word, and we can fully trust God because he is always faithful, a...

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Divine Power

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Ephesians 3:20
Christ has given us power over Satan so we can live in victory. We need to see...

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Have a Thankful Heart

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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
How many things to we take for granted each day; such as life, food, ...

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Divine Peace

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And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
God wants his people to live in divine peace and not live with fear or anxiety from Satan...

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LiFe in the Kingdom

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The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:20-21
Life is our spirit and our spirit can live in the Ki...

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Stress

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your m...

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Christ is Our Guide to Heaven

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“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7:21
We do the will of the Father by obeying the Word and ha...

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Life on the Narrow Road

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Faith is how we show that we know God and tru...

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Christ Knows our Future

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When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John 16:13
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Peace From God

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And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
God gives us divine peace that we cannot find in the world. Peace is a fruit of the Spiri...

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Victory on the Narrow Road

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But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
Christ, through the Holy Spirit gives us victory. Christians are spiritually strong because the Holy Spirit lives within ...

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Image of God

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Every person is created in the image of God, and when we live as created, we live the most rew...

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Servants of Christ

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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all." Mark 9:35
He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in huma...

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One with Christ

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All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. John 6:37
Our relationship with Christ is our choice, and Christ wants a close relationship with us. We seek a close relation...

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Peace from God

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I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33
We can have peace because Christ has overcome the world, and He...

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Fruit of the Spirit

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23
When we live by the fruit of the Spirit, we have a relaxing and peaceful life,...

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The Father and Son are With Us

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Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. John 14:23
We are never alone because the Father and Son are with us, and the Holy Spirit lives...

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Governed by the Spirit

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The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:5-6
We are created in the image of God which means we are governed by the Spirit. The Spirit is our interface to ...

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Jesus Overcomes Death

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He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tear from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The LORD has spoken. Isaiah 25:8
Christ left Heaven to teach the l...

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Life with Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
We put our faith in God because he loves us a...

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Victory

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For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. Deuteronomy 20:4
If we have victory according to the Lord, and this victory can be experienced even when thi...

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God is Perfect

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As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless he shields all who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30
We follow Christ because his guidance is perfect, although sometimes we justify our thoughts and actions....

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God’s Truth Never Changes

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For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the Lord is everlasting. Praise the Lord Psalm 117:2
God’s truth in the Word never changes, even if man tries to change it to suit his evil ways. God’s tr...

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Christ is Within Us

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But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him 1 Corinthians 6:17
We are one spirit with the Lord and he will be within us forever. Christ is God and he loves us more than...

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Love

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:...

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We Live by Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Faith is the foundation of the Christian life...

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Life with Christ

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Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, Romans 6:8
The best life we can live is when we live with Christ. He is with us at all times and we depend on...

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Christ is Our Treasure

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Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where th...

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Saved by Faith

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For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; Ephesians 2:8
We live by faith in Christ because we know we can trust him in all things. As the heavens are higher than...

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The Road to Heaven

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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A Thankful Heart

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Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4
We thank the Lord every day because he died for our sins, fills with the Spirit, we are in his family, a...

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We Step into Eternity

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Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. John 5:24
Our short earthly life is the only chance we...

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Crucified with Christ

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
We have been cru...

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Light on a Hill

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You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14
Christians are a light on hill, which implies we reflect Christ to everyone, and if the opportunity exists we tell people about salv...

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Our Treasure

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For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:24
The most important treasure in our life is a close relationship with Christ. We have treasures on earth but they are temporary, but...

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Love People – Hate Sin

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
We...

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The Fulfilling Life

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
Everything from the world only brings temporary pleasure, which causes people to always seek ...

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Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
We live to serve the Lord and walk in his wis...

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We Trust God Through Christ

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If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him. John 14:7
When we read about the life of Christ, note his life and his words come from the Father. Jesus gave th...

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Divine Power

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! ...

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The Image of God

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Every human being that ever lived was created in the image of God. When we live as God created...

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Guided by Christ

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But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13
The Holy Spirit only s...

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Closer to Christ

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
God is love and with hearts of love we are closer to God because we can identify with hi...

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Christ is Always with Us

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And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:20
If we seek to obey Christ and pray that he is always with us, then he will aways be ...

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This Life is a Vapor

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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
This life is a vapor when we compare it to eternal life, and this lif...

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The Fruit of Self Control

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Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28
Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit and is needed by every Christian to control their thoughts, words, and actions. If we ...

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Live in Victory

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But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
Victory is always with God, no matter how evil Satan makes the world. God is in total control of everything in the univer...

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Guided by the Spirit

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So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
We are created to be guided by the Spirit, and we are guided by Christ, both in our thoughts and our actions. The...

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Motivated by Love

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For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29
When people accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, they a...

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God – Creator of Love

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
God’s love is more than we can imagine, and his perfect love means he hates sin; and t...

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Life Through the Spirit

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Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2
The Lord tells us to think on things above and not on earthly things. We do our earthly tasks through the power of...

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Be First – Be a Servant

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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all." Mark 9:35
Jesus became a servant and he is the model for our life. He made himself nothing b...

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Seek the Lord’s Power

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! ...

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We are in a Spiritual War

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
Wh...

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Fear of God

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Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. Psalm 15:12
“Embracing Godly fear as our most prized treasure empowers us to remain under submission to Truth, and so doin...

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Satan the Great Deceiver

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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Heaven is Your Home

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For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. Hebrews 13:14
We are created to live forever in Heaven with the Father and the Son, on the new earth where life is better than...

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Love From God

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
It’s a heart of love that enables us to truly be born of God and to know God, because...

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Facing the Future

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I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8
Facing the future can be worrisome based on the state of the world today, because Satan is working to...

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The Word of God

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Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. Matthew 24:30
Many people...

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Created for Hearts of Love

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8
God is love and it is...

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Angel of Light

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And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14
Satan disguises himself as an angel of light, which means he appears as a creature of light to draw us to himself with...

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The Image of God

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
What kind of life should we live since we are created in the image of God? The answer is found...

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Guided by Christ

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But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
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Live by God’s Word

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So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
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Know God’s Word

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All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 6:19
God’s Word is the language of God and is needed to follow the Spirit, a...

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Christians are Never Alone

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Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. John 14:23
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are always with a Christi...

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The Power of Christ

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! ...

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The Blessing of Faith

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Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
We always reflect Christ in our life, and we have patience on waiting for the Lord to answer our...

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Only Christ Fulfills

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
We are created in the image of God, and Christ guides us to live in that image. And when we l...

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Overcome Evil with Truth

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But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37
All evil originates from Satan, and we fight with truth because Satan hates truth, because he is the father of lies. Satan twists...

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Light Overcomes Darkness

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The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5
The Light of God takes away darkness, but darkness can never overtake the light of God. When Satan’s darkness attacks, call on the...

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Light of the World

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You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14
We view the narrow road with the Light of God at the end of the road guiding us down the narrow road to...

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Christ Gives Us Victory

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For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. Deuteronomy 20:4
When we call on the Lord, we will experience victory, because the Lord has power over all c...

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Let Christ be Our Lord

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That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phi...

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Our Security is Christ

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I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Psalm 16:8
Nothing in the world provides security, because everything in the world is temporary. Our security in Christ enabl...

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Trust and Thank the Lord

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For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your way and my thoughts than your thoughts.
We always trust the Lord and thank Him for being with us, and that Heaven is our home. If we truly ...

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Receive God’s Love

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Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Jude 1:21
Receive God’s Love Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesu...

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Face the Future with Christ

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I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8
Facing the future can be worrisome based on the state of the world today. We can see what happened to...

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Press on Toward the Goal

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But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
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God Knows Our Thoughts

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The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. Genesis 6:5
God knows our every thought, and ou...

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Blessings from Heaven

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 3:1
Blessings from Heaven feed our soul, and they get stronger the ...

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Ask the Lord

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Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Matthew 9:38
Ask the Lord to open doors to bring Christ to people. Pointing people to Christ is what Christians are called by to do,...

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Wait on the Lord

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The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. Lamentations 3:25
The Lord has perfect patience because it takes time to change us, and God is always making us more like Jesus. That is...

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God’s Truth Sets Us Free

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
Only God can give us true freedom, with confidence that Heaven is our ete...

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Power and Love of God

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Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
The phrase “All things are possible for God,” is difficult to comprehend, but it is absolutely t...

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Rest For Your Soul

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Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burd...

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We Love Everyone

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But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and...

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The Importance of Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Faith is important because it shows that we k...

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Peter Disowns Christ

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Truly I tell you, Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” Matthew 26:34
Why did Peter disown Jesus three times? Did Peter speak out of emotion without thinking w...

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Light Takes Away Darkness

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The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. Matthew 4:16
In the Bible Light represents the goodness of God and Darkness represents evil ...

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We Live Forever

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The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17
Our life is in the spirit, and when the flesh dies, our spirit leaves the body and we are still alive forever. Where...

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Our Life is Christ

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When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4
God created us in His image, fills us with the Holy Spirit, and Christ is always with us through the Spirit. Christ is...

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Created to be Hidden with Christ

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For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3
God created us in His image, and it is a blessing for us to hide our life and live for Christ with His...

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The World verses the Spirit

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The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17
The purpose of our short earthly life is to live for eternity, and the life we live is given to us in Word...

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Depend on the Lord

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
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Alive in Christ

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
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The Lord’s Power in Us

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
If we truly depend on the Lord we will live with his divine power. Power to be...

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Be Still and Know God

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Be still, and know that I am God Psalm 46:10
Being still refers to being emotionally still and still in our thoughts. God wants us to have patience, be relaxed, and commune with...

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Satan Drives us Closer to Christ

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Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7
Whenever Satan attacks us with a sinful thought, let it drive us to Christ for victory. We learn to hate sin because it...

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Servants of Christ

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Coloss...

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The Greatest Command

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And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other co...

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Celebrate New Year with a Thankful Heart

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Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psalm 100:4
When the New Year comes let it remind us to be thankful to the Lord for his blessings and being with us th...

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Live with Patience

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Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2
When we live with patience, we live more relaxed and we think more clearly. Many people have high blood pressure and are anxi...

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Closer to the Lord

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Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:8
Spiritual growth can be defined as getting closer to Christ, and we do this by learning more about Christ from the Word, giving...

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No Fear, God is in Control

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And said, “O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you.” 2 Chronicles 20:6
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Stay on the Narrow Road

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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Christ is Our Lord

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Every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:11
Christ is our Lord, which means we do our best to follow His guidance. The Lord guides us through the Holy Spirit if...

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Christ is With Us

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All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel.” Matthew 1:22-23
Immanuel means “God with us,” and...

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Let the Lord Judge Our Life

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I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. 1 Corinthian 4:3-4
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Old Things Pass Away

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
When we accept Christ and receive the Spirit of God, we are born of God and we become a new creation i...

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Victory in Christ

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But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
Christ gives us victory because we serve Him and he is always with us. He guides us through the Holy Spirit every minute...

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Live for Christ

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When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4
Christ is our life as he guides us through the Holy Spirit for every minute of each day. But when he, the Spirit...

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Overcome Satan’s Temptations

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No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endur...

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All Things for Good

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Do we realize the power of this scripture? This scripture tells us that whatever h...

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Life to the Full

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
Only Christ can give us life to the full, because we are created in the image of God, and Chr...

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Walk Toward the Light

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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Life by God’s Truth

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But to me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by any human court; in fact, I do not even examine myself. For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who...

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Our Destination is Heaven

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For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are lef...

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We Spiritually Grow

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For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness...

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Life by the Spirit of God

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But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatian 5:25
Christians live by the Spirit because the Spirit of God lives within us, while non-Christians live by their fleshly desire...

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Live as Created

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
We are created in the image of God which means we are designed to live as God created us. When...

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Press Toward the Goal

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But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
Paul states in t...

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Heaven is Our Home

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For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. Hebrews 13:14
This world is not our home and God did not create us to live forever in this fallen world.  We were created to...

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God is Sovereign

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Arise, O God, judge the earth! For it is You who possesses all the nations. Psalm 82:8
God is sovereign over all creation, and all his people will live in victory. Christians cannot be defeated because God protects our...

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Holiness

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Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14
Holy means we are separate from the sinful world, but we reflect Christ to the world. God is ref...

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Perfect Faith

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You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3
If we had perfect faith would we worry about anything?  If we had perfect faith would we be dependent on the Lord ...

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New Creation in Christ

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
When we accept Christ, we receive the Holy Spirit, we are born of God, and we are a new creation. For...

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Move Ahead Toward Christ

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Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. Philippians 3:13
The apostle Paul was always looking ahead ...

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Christ in Us

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I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself up for me...

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Have a Serving Heart

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The greatest among you shall be your servant. Mathew 23:11
We are predestined to conform to the image of Jesus, therefore it is natural for us to be a servant. Our identity is...

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Power Over Satan

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But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3
The Lord has given us his power to overcome all of Satan’s sinful temptations. We capture every thought and ...

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Live as Created by God

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
When we live as God created us, we will experience the best life. Everything in life works bet...

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God Works all for Good

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
This scripture tells us that whatever happens to us in this life, God will use it ...

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Live in Victory

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For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. Deuteronomy 20:4
Christian can live in victory by doing the Lord’s will, and we do the Lord’s will by te...

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Eternity

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Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3
Many people in this world give little thought about eternity, and many don’t even grasp the full meanin...

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Knowing Christ

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Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be foun...

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Live in the Kingdom

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The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:20-21
Living in the Kingdom is God’s plan for us, becaus...

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Saved by Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Faith is important because without faith we c...

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Divine Freedom

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
True freedom only comes from Christ, and its freedom from the world beca...

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Overcome Satan’s Fear

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Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
Fear is one of Satan’s favorite weapons, but with faith we can overcome Sa...

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Renewing the Mind

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
Our mind i...

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God Takes Care of Us

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Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4
All through the Bible we can see how God takes car...

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Always Closer to the Lord

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You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
When we seek the Lord with all our hearts, we always be getting closer to the Lord. The closer relationship we have with...

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Christ Leads us Home

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When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John 16:13
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God Never Changes

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Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8
People tend to change based on what they convince them self to believe, but every person should know the divine truth from the...

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Think About Eternal Life

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Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossian 3:1-2
The word tells u...

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Know God

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Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
We need to remember all things are possible for God, especially when we pray. We never limit our pra...

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Keep Moving Forward

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Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62
No one that is traveling down the narrow road to Heaven, turns around and goes back. Looking fo...

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Serving Christ

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I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
Our relationship with the Lord comes from serving Christ and having our hearts filled with God’s lo...

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Walk With the Lord

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Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. Colossians 2:6
We are to have the mind and heart of Christ, and what better way to reflect Christ than to walk with him. Suppose...

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Overcoming a Sinful Habit

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The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6
Sinful habits normally satisfy our fleshly desires, and they normally override our Spiritual guidance.  And th...

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God’s Truth verses Satan’s Lies

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthe...

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Love Takes Away Fear

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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
If we truly know God and we live to serve Christ, what do w...

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The Battle Belongs to the Lord

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You shall not fear them, for it is the LORD your God who fights for you. Deuteronomy 3:22
We are in a worldwide spiritual war, and our enemy is Satan and his demons. We fight with love and with the power...

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Dead to Sin

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For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin. Romans 6:6-7<...

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The Greatest Command

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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than thes...

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God Speaks to Us

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My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27-28
  The Word of God is the primary way the...

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The Lord Knows our Thoughts

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“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways. And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9
The Lord knows our every thought therefore he knows everything about us. God kno...

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God is Always Faithful

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Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago. Isaiah 15:1
We can always put our faith in God because he always perfect...

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God is Love

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8
God’s love is infinite...

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Light for Christ

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But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
If we live in the Light, we will always be gett...

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Eternal Life – Our Priority

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“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” M...

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Christ Knows Our Future

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And He said, “I say to you, Peter, the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know Me. Luke 23:24
Christ knows all things including our future, and what would happen if Peter believed ...

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Image of His Son

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For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29
When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior and baptized;...

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Living Water

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If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water. John 4:10
Jesus made this statement to the women at the well.   He asked her for...

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Make the Right Choice

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For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
Our Choice is: Eternal life with the Father and the Son in Heaven, or with Satan and the demons in hell. We ...

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Christ Provides

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But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
Only Christ can fulfill our spiritual soul and provide for all our needs in this life. Christ provides f...

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Christian’s Overcome Satan

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For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and ...

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Spiritual Blessings

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3
Spiritual Blessings come from God, and they continuously feed ...

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We Have Power Over Satan

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Demons also were coming out of many, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But rebuking them, He would not allow them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ.” Luke 14:41
Christ has the power of God, and H...

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All Things for Good

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
There is nothing that happens in our life that God will not make good, especially ...

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Born of God

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Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God John 3:3
Born of God means we have the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, and we are in God’s family, we have ...

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Jesus Calms the Storm

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You of little faith, why are you so afraid? Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. Matthew 8:26
With Christ all things are possible, and he will be with us through every storm i...

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Our faith is Always Increasing

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For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
We live everyday continually putting our faith in the Lord in everything we do. We don’t pick and choose when we need faith,...

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Do not Conform to the World

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will. Romans 12:2
It is eas...

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Always Closer to Christ

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Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8
Spiritual growth is developing a closer relationship with Christ. We do this by knowing ...

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God’s Love is Unconditional

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But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
God loves us more than we can image, and He sent his son to the cross so we can be separated from our...

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Christ is With Us

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Never will I leave you never will I forsake you. Hebrews 13:5
The Lord is with us through the Holy Spirit, and his desire is to bless us and guide us through life and into...

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Live for Christ

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For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3
The most rewarding life we can live on this planet is to live for Christ, otherwise we could be sharing our life with...

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Created in the Image of God

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
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Pray for All in God’s Family

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And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:18
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Live for Eternal Life

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He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11
The Lord has set eternity in our hearts, but S...

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Let Christ be Your Life

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Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35
Christ provides all we need, and his spiritual gifts continuously...

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We Have the Power of God

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And anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Ephesians 3:20-21
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The Lord is with Us and Guides Us

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The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8
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Be Still

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He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10
The Lord wants us to be still inside and to trust him with hearts filled with love, peace, j...

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All Things Possible

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Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
We can see from the Old Testament where God showed everything was possible when he gave David victor...

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Give Glory to God

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So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
We give glory to God because it is a blessing to us, and the more we give glory to God the closer we...

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Christ Provides Life to the Full

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
All things are possible for Christ, which means he can provide for all our spiritual needs an...

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We are Spiritual People

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Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28
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The Lord Knows Us

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O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. Psalm 139:1
No one knows us more than God, he knows our thoughts, our words, and our actions. There is nothing that God doesn’t know...

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We Overcome the World

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Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
God gives us the power to overcome the sinful world, and to overcome Satan’s evil temptations. Chr...

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First Seek His Kingdom

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But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Mathew 6:33
Our priority is seeking his Kingdom, and having the faith that he will provide for our earthly needs. Pro...

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The Power of God’s Word

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For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
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The Spirit Guides Us

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But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13
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Don’t Let Love Grow Cold

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Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, Matthew 24:12
As we get closer to end times, the evil in the world will increase, because Satan in deceiving the world. For our struggle...

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Life is Choices

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight Proverbs 3:5-6
Life is choices and if we trust the Lord, we will make w...

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Depend on the Lord

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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
How powerful is our faith if we depend on the Lord?  If we live for Christ and depend on him for everythin...

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Live by the Spirit

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Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5>25
The word Spirit in Galatians 5:25 refers to the Holy Spirit that lives in the believer as described in John 14:15-17.  Christians are...

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New Creation in Christ

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
When we accept Christ, we receive the Holy Spirit, we are born of God, and we are a new creation. For...

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We are Light of the World

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You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same wa...

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Move Ahead Toward Christ

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Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. Philippians 3:13
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Christians are Holy

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Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14
Holy means we are separate from the sinful world, and we reflect Christ even to our death. God i...

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Favor to the Humble

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But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble." James 4:6
Being humble is the opposite of pride, and we all fight pride because it can be our worldly natur...

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Satan’s Weapon – Fear

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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 46:10
Satan’s weapon is to fill our minds with fear...

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What Controls Our Thoughts

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Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! Psalm 139:23-24
God knows our thoughts, so it is important to control ou...

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Guided by the Spirit

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But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13
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What is the Future?

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I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8
Facing the future can be fearful, based on the state of the world today. Through the Word we can see ...

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We Live by Faith

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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good wor...

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God Opposes the Proud

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But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble." James 4:6
Pride can be defined as trying to share the thrown with God, or my will verses God’s will.   ...

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We are a New Creation

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
When we accept Christ, we receive the Holy Spirit, we are born of God, and we are a new creation. For...

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Live by Faith

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For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; Ephesians 2:8
We have faith when we pray, because we know our prayers will be answered in the Father’s time and in hi...

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Crucified With Christ

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
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God is Everywhere

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Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?" declares the Lord. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the Lord. Jeremiah 23:24
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Know God’s Love

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these. ...

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Stay on the Narrow Road

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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Control Our Words

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My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19
Words can be very powerful, they can encourage and they can hurt. Have you ever ...

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Give God the Glory

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So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
We give God the glory because it benefits us and brings us closer to God with more faith. God is self-sufficient and nee...

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God Never Changes

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Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8
People tend to change based on what they convince them self to believe, but every person should know the divine truth from the...

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We are Saved by Faith

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For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8
Faith shows how well we know the Father and the Son. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. Bu...

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God Gives us Power over Satan

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
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Have a Thankful Heart

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Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
God wants to us to have a thankful heart, not for his benefit because God is totally self-sufficient, but thankf...

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Good becomes Evil and Evil becomes Good

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Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20
In the last days Satan has power over non-Christians to turn ...

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The Blessing of Self-Control

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
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Know the Truth

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So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
Christians live by God’s truth whi...

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We Are Ambassadors

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We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20
We are ambassadors for Christ which means this wor...

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Only Christ Sets Us Free

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
When we read and obey the Word of God, Christ will set us free. Only Chri...

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God is in Control

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Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28
We are spiritual people and our spirit lives forever and neve...

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Unconditional Love

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these....

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God is in Control

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Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28
We are spiritual people and our spirit lives forever and neve...

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Rejoice, Pray, and Be Thankful

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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
We can rejoice always because Christ is guiding us through life to ou...

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Know God’s Love

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these....

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The Language of God

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Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105
The Word is the language of God, and enables us to know God and to live by the Spirit. The Word is alive,...

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We Can Depend on Christ

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I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8
Christ is always available to us through the Holy Spirit, and we can always depend on the Lord guiding us through each day....

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A Heart of Giving

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A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25
When we help others, we are blessed, because we are created to give to others. A Christian is generous with their time and...

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Free From the World

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Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
God’s divine plan is to free us from this sinful world, and he does this through the Holy Spirit b...

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It’s Our Choice

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If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the river, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you ...

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Serve the Lord with Patience

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I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1
The scripture tells us to wait patiently for the Lord. God is always changing us to be more Christ-like, therefore in everything we...

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Spiritual Growth

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But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18
Spiritual growth can be defined as always seeking a closer loving relationship with the ...

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Value Others Above Self

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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, Philippians 2:3
Every human being on the planet is created in the image of God, so  how can we look down on someon...

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Stay Off the Broad Road

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Mathew ...

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Our Will Over God’s Will

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Our will over God...

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Faith and Dependence

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
From the above verse we know our faith must b...

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The Lord Knows Our Future

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
The Lord has a plan for everyone that accepts Christ as ...

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Overcoming Sinful Habits

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Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
Sinful habits come from Satan through our sinful desires of our flesh. Overcoming sinful habits in ...

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Christ Gives Us Victory

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For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. Deuteronomy 20:4
When life gets difficult, we immediately go to the Lord for victory, because he knows exact...

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Our Relationship with Christ

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If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden wi...

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Christ – Died for Our Sins

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But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Christ is the only way we can have eternal life, because God sacrificed his only Son to overcome our sins. W...

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Hearts of Love

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Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34
God’s is love, and his love endures forever, and no one loves us as much as God. We are created in the image...

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Light of the World

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Once again, Jesus spoke to the people and said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life." When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the l...

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Spiritually Alive

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Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17
We are connected to the Lord through the indwelling Holy Spirit, and Christ guides us through life by placing though...

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Justified by Faith

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Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1
When our faith is pleasing to God, we will experience divine peace. And without faith it is impossible to plea...

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Don’t Conform to the World

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
Since we l...

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Overcome Sin

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Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatian 5:24
All sins come from Satan who activates our sinful nature, but we are dead to sin because we have crucified the ...

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Everlasting Peace and Joy

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I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in ...

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The Word – Conversation with God

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For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edge sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow: it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
We can mak...

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Slave But Free

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
With faith we put our life in the hands of Christ seeking his divine guid...

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We Are a Temple

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Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are. 1 Corinthians 3:...

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Sin is Against God

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But each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. James 1:14-15
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Life on Earth is a Mist

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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
When this life is over, we face eternal life, either in Heaven with t...

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Live in the Light

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For you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light Ephesians 5:8
We are a light in this world reflecting the heart and mind of Jesus. We are on the narrow road to eternal life,...

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God’s Truth Never Changes

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Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
People have the tendency to believe what they desire to believe, and also justify whatever they desire.  This can be dangerous because we...

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Revealed by Our Heart

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! ...

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The Power of the Word

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For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
This abov...

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Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
It is critically important that our faith is ...

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God’s Power verses Our Will

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me Galatians 2:20
The near permanent...

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The Greatness of Knowing Christ

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What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ. Philippians 3:8
As a ...

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Know the Word, or be Deceived

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Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.” Matthew 24:4
Satan is a master at deceiving people, especially people that don’t the truth of God’s Word. The more we know the God’s Truth...

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Never Doubt Christ

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But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:6
When we pray and ask God, he doesn’t always answer directly, but he mak...

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Christ’s Guidance is Perfect

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Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
Our faith will lead us to deny self and follow Christ, because we know ...

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All Things Possible for God

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Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26
If we take this scripture to heart, our faith will greatly increase. When our life is Christ and we live...

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We are a Divine Creation

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
When we repent and baptized, we receive the Holy Spirit; and Christ is with us through the Spirit.  W...

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Love Conquers All

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:...

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Satan’s Weapon is Fear

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For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
Satan’s goal is to bring evil into the world and to kill Christians in his attempt to hurt God...

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Godliness in the Last Days

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Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore, we know that it is the last hour. 1 John 2:18
Satan is in full force in the last days, and h...

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The World is Changing

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The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Revelations 12:9
As we approach end-times, Sata...

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Serve The Lord

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Coloss...

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Know the Word

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He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. Revelations 19:13
When Christ returns, he will judge the world by the Word of God, and his robe dipped in blood reveals that salvation is...

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The Greatest Life

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So God created mankind in his own image in the image of God he created them male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
We should never forget that we are created in the image of God, because the greatest life is whe...

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Choose the Narrow Road

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthe...

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Heaven is Our Home

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But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will...

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Live as Created

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Mankind knows that everything works better in accordance to how it was designed to work. People know...

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Move Toward the Light

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthe...

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Remember What God has Done

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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
We should give God the glory for every good thing in our life, and li...

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The Importance of Our Thoughts

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The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
God listens to our hearts which is reflected by our thoughts, and he knows ever...

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Christ Sets Us Free

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
People that don’t know Christ have believed Satan’s lie, that if they...

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Judgment for Eternal Life

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He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. Revelations 13:19
Jesus returns for judgment, which is based on the Word of God. Satan has planted plenty of lies into the minds of people...

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The Spiritual War Starts in the Mind

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For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
Our mind is revealed by our thoughts, and God knows all about us from our thoughts. Our Spiritual w...

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He First Loved Us

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But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Jesus suffered death on the cross because of the infinite love the Father and the Son has for us, even while...

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Be Spiritually Alive

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Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
We are born again when we repent, except Christ as our Lord and Savior, baptized an...

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The Workers are Few

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Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 8:37-38
God created us to be workers in...

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Our Spiritual War

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For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians ...

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World Verses Spirit

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Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2
The battle we all face are things of the world verses things of the Spirit. We can evaluate our life by noticing which...

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Life is Spiritual Growth

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But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. 2 Peter 3:18
Spiritual growth is part of a Christian’s life, because God is continual...

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Our Identity is Christ

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For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29
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God Gives us Power

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Ephesians 3:20
There is no power in the world like the power that comes from God, and we have...

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The Lord is Faithful

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For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. Psalm 33:4
We can fully trust the Lord, because every promise in the Word will absolutely come true. We can fully trust the Lord with...

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Be With the Lord

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Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
The Lord desires to be with us, to give us his stren...

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Life is Choices

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5
We make many choices every day, but do we check if our choices are pleasing to God, or do we justify our choices?...

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Faith and Patience

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
God has a plan for everyone, and if we are patience and ...

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God Changes Our Hearts

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The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord judges us by our hearts, because our hearts tell everything about us....

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Closer Relationship with Christ

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What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ. Philippians 3:8
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Following the Spirit

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When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John16:13
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Who do We Depend On?

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Do we share our dependence between self and C...

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Knowing God

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For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. Colossians 3:16
God cr...

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Live for Eternal Life

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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
We live to be successful in this earthly life, but we do everything f...

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Jesus, a Humble Servant

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Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being f...

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Overcoming Sinful Habits

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No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to en...

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Believe

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It is impossible for God to lie. Hebrews 16:18
We can fully trust God’s will over our will because God cannot lie, he knows us and our life better than we do,...

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Closer to Christ

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
Serving Christ with a heart of Love enables us to understand God because He is love. We ...

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God Has a Plan

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I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8
  The Lord created us and he has a plan for every person who serves Christ, and if we are pa...

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Choose Your Words

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But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. Matthew 12:36
Every sentence from the Lord was meaningful and every word from God is meaningful, beca...

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Live the Most Fulfilling Life

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
Christ gives the best most fulfilling life that we could ever live on this planet. But people...

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A Heart for Christ

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
It takes a heart filled with Gods love to know Christ, and to have a close relationship...

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The Blessing of Knowing Christ

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And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
When we are close to Christ, we will find that He provides al...

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We are Judged by the Word

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He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. Revelations 19:13
When Christ returns to judge the world, his judgment is based on the Word of God. We read and obey the Word because...

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Conversation With the Lord

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Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. John 14:23
The Lord is always with us, so why not talk to the Lord? Go throug...

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Be Still and Know God

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He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
Many people are rushing through their days, to where rushing can become a habit. In the ...

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Fear the Lord

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The fear of the Lord leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil. Proverbs 19:23
Not everyone understands what it means to fear the Lord, but it means the utmost respect. We should fear his judgme...

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Know the Truth

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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:13
Compared to our eternal life, this earthly life is like mist, because...

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Christ Has Risen

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With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God's grace was so powerfully at work in them all. Acts 4:33
Yesterday was Easter and we celebrate that Christ has risen fro...

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The Old has Passed Away

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
It can be difficult to have our old lifestyle pass away, but if we pray for God’s divine ...

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Live for Christ

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When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4
The more we live for Christ, the more we will have life to the full. People who don’t make Christ their life, haven...

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We are Free from the World

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Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28
If we live for our flesh we will live in fear and we are a sl...

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Fight Satan’s Lies with God’s Truth

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Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
People who don’t know the Word are by default believing Satan’s lies. We bring God Truth to these people by bringing them God’s...

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The Image of His Son

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For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29
All that accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, are prede...

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God’s Thoughts About Us

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How precious to me are your thoughts God! How vast is the sum of them! Psalm 139:17
Do we wonder what God is thinking concerning our thoughts, words, and actions? We can easily train ourselves to always be aware of...

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The Importance of Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
From this verse we can assume our faith must ...

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Ask, Seek, and Knock

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For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:8
When Satan tempts us, we ask the Lord for his power to overcome. It can become a good habit if we...

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Freedom is From Christ

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
Christ is the only one who gives freedom, freedom from the world, freedom...

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Fight Satan with God’s Power

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The righteous cry and the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” Just a reminder that God is all we need to overcome spiritual attacks. Psalm 34:17
The only way we overcome Satan’s attacks and his...

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Guard Your Heart

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Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23
Our hearts are revealed by our thoughts, and the Lord listens to our hearts. The Lord does not look at the things people...

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Christ is Our Priority

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“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
With true faith we put Christ first in our life. Whatever we do we always reflect the love, compass...

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One Spirit with the Lord

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But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 1 Corinthians 6:7
We can be as close to the Lord as we desire; one spirit with Him. The more our thoughts are on things above,...

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Live with the Power from God

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
The Lord has gifted us with the power to overcome all of Satan’s temptations...

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It’s Never too Late

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One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnati...

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Love People Hate Sin

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But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrigh...

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Walk with the Lord

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“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20
It’s a blessing to know the Lord is always with us, and is willing to guide us through life to our Heavenly home....

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Mind on Things of God

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But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Mark 8:33
As Christians our minds ...

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Keep Spiritually Growing

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“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6
Spiritual growth is continuous to our last breath. We can always learn more from the Word of God, we can always ...

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Put God’s Word in Your Heart

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Whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law, day and night. Psalm 1:2
The Word of God is the foundation of the Christian life, and it’s our road map to Heaven.  God is our judge, and...

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Know God’s Love

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God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16
God is the creator of love, and if we really knew the how much love God has for us, and how much he...

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Overcome the World and be Free

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Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4) It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened...

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Value Others Above Self

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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3
How can we minister to someone if we look down at the person? A Christian knows everyone is created...

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Live with Self-Control

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For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. Titus 2:1...

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Victory Over Satan

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You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
Satan knows his time is short and he is angry; his primary purpose is to pu...

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Know the Word, or be Deceived

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Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.” Matthew 24:4
Satan is a master at deceiving people, especially people that don’t the truth of God’s Word. The more we know the God’s Truth...

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The Lord Looks at the Heart

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“The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord looks at our hearts because our thoughts reveal everything about...

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Eternal Life is Our Choice

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“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” M...

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A Compassionate Heart

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Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36
If we don’t have compassion for the people, how can we truly bring the love of C...

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Think About Eternal Life

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Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, Hebrews 9:27
It’s amazing how the world has little thought about facing eternal judgment, because their thoughts are more concerned about thin...

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Live by Faith

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For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
When we live by faith it shows we know the Lord and trust his will over our will. We are willing to put...

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Follow Christ

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Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
The verse above says we are to be disciples of Christ, and he says follo...

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We Live in God’s Family

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But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, John 1:12
Being in the family of God is very great blessing, having God as our perfect Father where all things are ...

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Our Security is Christ

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I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. Psalm 16:8
Most people put their security in money, and how does that compare with putting our security in Christ?  But seek first hi...

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God Blesses Our Soul

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Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Psalm 62:1
When we live to serve the Lord, God feeds our soul with blessings from Heaven. Inside our flesh is our life, our soul...

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God Loves Everyone

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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
God loves everyone and he sent his Son to die for our sins; and he sends the Holy S...

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Life is in Our Spirit

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As the body without the spirit is dead, James 2:26
Inside our fleshly body is our spirit, and our life is in the spirit; it is our thoughts, personality, and will.  Our flesh...

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Ask the Lord

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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-...

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Be Still and Wait on the Lord

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My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. Psalm 62:5
We wait on the Lord because he does more than we ask, and it takes time for God to change a person. We...

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Power Over Satan

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You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
God has given us his divine power to overcome Satan and the evil he brings ...

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Christ is Our Identity

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
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Christ is Our Guide

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But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13
The Holy Spirit is our...

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Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ

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For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—because anyone who has died has been set free from sin. Romans 6:6-7...

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Don’t be Deceived by Satan – Part 2

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For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you Isaiah 41:13
One of Satan’s most powerful weapons is fear, fear of the unknown. Satan is changing the world i...

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Don’t be Deceived by Satan – Part 1

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The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Revelations 12:9
Satan and his angels (demons) ...

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Christ Sets Us Free

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So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
There is no freedom on earth that compares to the freedom that Christ gives us. We are free from this evil world, and...

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Motivation to Serve the Lord

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All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives. Proverbs 16:2
The Lord listens to our hearts which is revealed by our thoughts, because he is concerned about what motivates us. Since ...

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Divine Freedom from Christ

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
No matter where we live on this planet, we can be free in Christ. We neve...

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Life to the Full

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
What does it mean to have life to the full, or life abundant as stated in other translations?...

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Live with the Lord’s Power

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! ...

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Stay Near to the Lord

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The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18
Throughout the day we call upon the Lord with the truth of the Word, and we depend on the Lord to guide us...

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We Live by Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Faith is critically important because it’s ...

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Avoid Temptation

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Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41
We pray that we don’t enter into temptation, and we watch and be aware that our environment or...

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We are Spiritual Warriors

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Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
Through the power of God, we have victory over Satan and over our own sinful desires. God pr...

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Reflect the Spirit

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23
When we live reflecting the fruit of the Spirit, we will be reflecting Christ....

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Be Still and Know God

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He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
Satan has caused this world to be fast moving, and to keep our minds focused on the worl...

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Live to Please God

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Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10
The Pharisees lived to be hig...

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We Live for Our Eternal Spirit

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As the body without the spirit is dead. James 2:26
Our body is dead without our spirit, because life is in our spirit; it’s our thoughts, personality, and will. When our flesh dies,...

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Seek the Spirit’s Guidance

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For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:14
Christ lives in the believer and he guides us through the Holy Spirit. In order for us to follow the Spirit we must...

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Christ is With Us

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Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20
Christ is always with us through the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit intercedes for us to Chris...

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Born of God

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Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. 1 John ...

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Spiritual Growth

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For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual...

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Our Earthly Life

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The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. Ecclesiastes 1...

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Pattern of the World

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
We are to ...

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Focus on the Spirit

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Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2
Our spirit is eternal while our flesh is like a vapor, here for a while then vanishes. So where should our focus be,...

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Receive Hundred Times More

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“Truly I tell you, Jesus replied, no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age:” Mark...

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Deny Self and Follow Christ

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Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:23
This is the spiritual battle we face, deny self to follow Christ.  We f...

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Be Imitators of God

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Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2
Every Christian s...

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Know God’s Word

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All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Enter through t...

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Overcome Satan’s Fear

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Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Isaiah 35:4
Everyone has some level of fear, and some f...

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Guard Your Heart

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Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23
Our hearts are revealed by our thoughts, and the Lord listens to our hearts. The Lord does not look at the things people...

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Let’s Examine Our Priorities

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Coloss...

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The Greatest Commandment

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Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the L...

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The Father and the Son are With Us

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Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” John 14:23
If we love the Lord and obey his teaching, we will never be al...

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Be First Be a Servant

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Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his l...

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Go Toward the Light

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This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. 1 John 1:5
The verse above is telling us that God is perfect, and he uses all his attributes to prot...

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See Life as a Test

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Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12
See life as a test and know that Christ d...

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Christ is Our Cornerstone

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For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 1 Peter 2:6
Peter is describing Christ as our corner stone for b...

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Power of the Holy Spirit

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“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor...

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Store Your Treasures in Heaven

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For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21
The Lord looks at hearts, which is revealed by our thoughts, and from our thoughts Christ will know if we are storing our...

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Our Power is Christ

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
It’s through our faith we live with the power of Christ. He will guide us th...

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Don’t Let Your Love Grow Cold

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Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:12-13
With the evil that is in the world today, it’s easy to have revenge in ou...

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God will Destroy Satan’s Plans

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
God promises that he will work all things for our good if we live according to hi...

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Loving Relationship with God

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these....

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Pride Verses Humble

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But he gives greater grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but he gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6
We all wrestle with pride as some level, and probably don’t realize it because we may have justi...

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The God of All Comfort

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfo...

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We are More than Conquerors

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As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:36-37
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Our Resurrection Body

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So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a n...

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We Know in Part

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For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12
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Saved by Faith

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For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8
Our faith is determined by how close we are to the Lord, and how strongly we believe God’s faithfulness...

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Don’t Look Back

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But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” Luke 9:26
Jesus is telling us to keep moving forward and don’t look back, which means we think about...

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Soar on Wings Like Eagles

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But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
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Hide Your Life in Christ

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For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3
When our life is hidden in Christ, it means our life is guided by Christ, and all our troubles and difficulties are handled...

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The Difficult Spiritual Battle

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But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
This verse tells us that if we put Christ first in our life, then He will make it easy for us to provide...

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The Bible – Guide to Heaven

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He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. Revelations 19:13
When Christ returns, he is called the Word of God, and Christ brings judgment on all mankind based on the Word. The grass...

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God Never Changes

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Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
God is our judge and he never changes, he is the same yesterday, today, and forever. People can justify anything, but we cannot...

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The Birth of Christ

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The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
Jesus left the glory of Heaven to come to e...

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Reflect God’s Love

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
“God is Love,” and we see from the Word that the Father and Son show love to everyone, how...

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Forgiveness is Through Christ

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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
We have forgiveness because Christ died on the cross for our sins. Christ knows our sinful n...

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Live With Victory in Christ

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Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Ephesians 6:10
If we realize the strength and power the Lord gives us, and if we follow his will to the best of our ability,...

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Pride Blocks the Heart

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But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6
Pride blocks the heart, as was the case of the Pharisees when Jesus said their hearts were fa...

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Beware of Satan’s Footholds

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Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
Satan is always trying to get a foothold, especially in Christians.  We will identify some ...

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Depend on the Lord

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Depend on the Lord in whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3
If we don’t depend on the Lord, then how strong is our faith? We need to depend on the Lord for everything because...

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What Does God Desire for Us?

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“Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.” Exodus 19:5
If we obey God’s commands, we will be God’s...

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Follow the Spirit

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For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. Romans 8:14
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own;...

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Love From God

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7
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Divine Rest and Peace

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29
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Give All of Self

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
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God Works in all Things for Good

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
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Overcome

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For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
The Lord gives us his power to overcome this sinful world. We live in the kingdom within us and ...

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Our Will Verses God’s Will

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You shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3
Are we sometimes sharing the throne with God when we choose our will over God’s will? We make many choices according to our...

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Power Over Satan

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You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
We have the Holy Spirit living in us and the Father and the Son make their ...

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Choose the Best Life

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
We are created by God and we are created in his image, and when we live in his image, we have ...

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The False Prophet

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Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship...

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Divine Blessings Feed Our Spirit

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As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:26
Our life is in our soul, it’s our thoughts, our personality, and our will. Since our spirit is our life, the blessings of...

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God looks at Our Hearts

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The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord looks at our hearts, and our hearts are revealed by our thoughts. The ...

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Watch Out for False Teachers

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Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.” Matthew 24:3-4
Jesus was telling his apostles, as we approach end times...

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Have the Same Mindset as Christ Jesus

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Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being f...

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Know the Lord

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
The more we know the Lord the closer relationship we will have with Him.  Christ provid...

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Overcoming Temptations

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No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endur...

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Priority – World or Christ?

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And anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 10:38-39
We can give Christ priority and st...

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The Mark of the Beast

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But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:13
In the last days people are told to have the mark of the beast. And he causes all, the small and the great,...

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Be in Tune with the Holy Spirit

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But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8
When we repent and are baptized, we recei...

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Live by the Lord’s Timing

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
The Lord hears our prayers, but many times we must wait...

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God’s Love in Your Heart

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And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you wi...

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Motivated for Christ

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Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11
The best life is when we are motivated to tell the world about Christ. We pray the Lord opens doors to tell others...

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Our Security is in Christ

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But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
When we seek first his kingdom and righteousness, God promises that we will have our earthly needs. When...

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Faith Without Doubt

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But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. James 1:6-7
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Hearts of Love

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And because lawlessness shall be multiplied, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, that one shall be saved. Matthew 12:12-13
Hearts of love describes Christians, and as evil increases in ...

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Receive and Give

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Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38
God created everything an...

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The Purpose of Life

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The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. Psalm 138:8
When we live the life for the purpose God created for us, living with the uniqu...

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God’s Divine Plan

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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
God has a plan for everyone to give us hope and future in t...

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Temporary or Eternal

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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
This live is short and James describes it as a vapor, and when take o...

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Do Everything Better, Do it for Christ

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive heritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians ...

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The Greatness of Knowing Christ

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What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ. Philippians 3:8
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True Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Faith is the foundation of the Christian life...

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God Provides all Our Needs

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And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:9
God will provide all our needs when we live to obey his Word, and to obey his Word is to our advantage. When...

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Pray for Our Enemies

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But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. Luke 6:27-28
There are people in the world that are out to imprison or kill Christia...

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The Lord Always Has the Answer

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Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit. Psalm 145:5
Through faith we know the Lord has the answer to all our concerns. Whether making a decision, teaching a class, reading the Word,...

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This Life Verses Eternal Life

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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
This short life is the one and only chance we have to live for our et...

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Life – Living for Christ

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Satan tempts peop...

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Faithful to the End

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But the one who remains faithful to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:13
Ask the Lord and he will give you the power to remain faithful to the end, because we don’t know what Satan will...

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Divine Contentment

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Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment. 1 Timothy 6:6
True contentment occurs when our spirit is content, and our spirit can be content only by the will of God. Nothing in the...

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Know God and Give Him the Glory

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So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
If we really know God, we will always give him the glory. But do we really know God, his perfect love, his power,...

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Eternal Life is a Choice

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Mathew ...

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True Freedom Comes from Christ

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So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
Only Christ can truly set us free, and we ae free when we know Christ is with us and Heaven is our home....

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Keep Pressing On

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Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has...

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Eternal Life – Father and the Son

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Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3
Without the Father and the Son being in Heaven, then Heaven would just be a place. A true Christian seeks...

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Suffering for Christ

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I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
Throughout the world Satan is turning people against Christians with his lies and deceptions. Many...

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See Through the Eyes of God

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Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. Psalm 119:18
The more Christ-like we become the more we understand the divine ways of God. The closer we are to the Lord and as...

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Christ is Our Life

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When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4
Christ is our life means he is the center of our life and he takes priority in our life. God’s plan for ever...

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Who is Our Enemy?

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
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Know God’s Love

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And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you wi...

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Patience is a Blessings

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Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2
Patience is fruit of the Spirit, and we live each day with patience in everything we do, we will be more relaxed and...

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Our Greatest Possession

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The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life. John 6:63
What would the be like without the Word of God, the Bible? Know one would know about...

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World Verses Eternity

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What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul Mark 8:36
Many people put their priority in being successful in this world, with little thought about living for eternity. It’s certainly fi...

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Guided by the Holy Spirit

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But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. John 16:3
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Overcome Satan’s Temptations

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Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good Romans 12:21
We fight off Satan temptations with victory if we overcome evil by doing good. Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.”...

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The World Does Not Know God

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Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1 Corinthians 1:20
Worldly wisdom is not based on knowing God and his W...

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Walk in the Light

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This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. ...

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Divine Love Changes the Heart

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
Love is the foundation of the Christian life, because God’s love in our hearts changes...

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Everyone Lives Forever

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As the body without the spirit is dead, James 2:26
Only the body dies but we remain alive forever, because life is in our spirit. Our spirit is our thoughts, personality and will,...

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Live for What is Unseen

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So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
When we live each day fixing our eyes on what is unseen, eternal life, w...

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Be Still

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He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
If we learn to be still inside and control our thoughts, we will reap Godly wisdom and di...

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Signs of the Time

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And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age? Matthew 24:3
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.  And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various place...

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Faith is a Blessing

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Having faith that pleases God means we trust the Lord w...

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Wisdom From the Spirit

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The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthian...

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Tell the World About Christ

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Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23
If we follow the Spirit, the Lord will lead us to tell the world about Christ, ba...

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Christ is Our Judge

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I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me 1 Corinthians 4:3-4
The apost...

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Created to do Good Works

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For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
God created us and he loves us perfectly, and his desire is to mold us to become the pe...

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Christ Intercedes for Us

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Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. Romans 8:34
Christ knows our struggles in life and he knows our hearts when we seek f...

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Seek to Know Christ

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7
The more of God’s love w...

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Life is in Our Soul

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As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:26
We are created in the image of God, and we are predestined to conform to the image of Jesus. When we live the...

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Receive Hundred Times More

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And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. Matthew 19:29
Whatever we leav...

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Live with Joy and Peace

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13
Knowing the Lord is always with us and that Heaven is our home, we can live...

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God Will Provide

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And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
With faith and obedience to God’s Word, Christ will provide for every need we have. He will give us his en...

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Live in God’s Power

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Ephesians 3:20
When we serve the Lord his power will work in us, but what is the power? For I...

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Old Things Pass Away

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Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
When we except Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are being molded to the person...

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Be Victorious – Follow the Spirit

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But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13
Christ guides us throu...

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Be Great, Be a Servant

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"Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many....

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Lose Your Life for Christ

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Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:39
If we live for self, we lose eternal life, but if we live for Christ, we find eternal life. I have been crucif...

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Life is a Vapor

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Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. For you are just a vapor that appears for a little while, and then vanishes away. James 4:14
When we compare eternal life to this earthly life, our life is a va...

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The God of all Comfort

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves ...

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From Mind to Heart

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The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord looks at the heart because it reveals everything about us.  We can...

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Do Everything for Christ

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colos...

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God Changes our Hearts

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The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord looks at our hearts because it tells him everything about us. We live ...

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Persecuted for Christ

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Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophe...

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Know the Word

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He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. Revelations 19:13
It is critically import that we know the Word, because it is the language of God and we are judged by our obedience...

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More Than We Ask

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
The verse above says the Lord will do immeasurably more than we ask or imagin...

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Jesus Calms the Storm

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He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:29

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Life through the Spirit

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When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John 16:3
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Live to Serve the Lord

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Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. John 12:26
We live to serve the Lord, but does the world do the opposite, praying for the Lord serv...

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Love is Stronger than Evil

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You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
God’s love in our hearts is stronger than Satan’s evil.  Do everything...

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Build on a Solid Foundation

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“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet ...

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Love Your Enemies

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But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6:27
This verse may seem difficult, but with God’s unconditional ...

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Live Every Day in Victory

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The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 118:6
We are Christians and Heaven is our home, and no one can snatch us out of God’s hands. I give them eternal life,...

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Destroy All Idols

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“Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.” ...

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Guided by the Spirit

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He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
The Holy Spirit is a spiritual voice that places a thought in our minds, or changes the a...

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Hearts Filled with God’s Love

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evi...

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Surpassing Worth of Knowing Christ

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But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I...

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Have the Mindset of Jesus

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Have the Attitude of Jesus in your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather,...

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God’s Plan – Overcome the World

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Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
When we overcome the world; it means the evil world has no control of our eternal soul. Our soul is ...

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You are a Spiritual Person

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As the body without the spirit is dead, James 2:26
We are spiritual people because life is in our spirit, and without the spirit the flesh is dead. We will never have lasting...

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Wisdom From the Spirit

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We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God...

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Don’t Conform to the Pattern of this World

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
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Reflect Jesus to Lost Souls

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Let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins James 5:20
If Christians don’t bring God’s truth to lost souls, then who will. Most...

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What Does God Expect from Christians?

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For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, wh...

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The Christian Life is Continual Growth

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But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen 2 Peter 3:18
The Christian life is continual growth, because the Lord fills our hearts with his love a...

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Live by God’s Truth

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For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10
We live by God’s Truth because God is our ju...

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Don’t Control People, Control Self

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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves Philippians 2:3
If we try to control others, we need to control self.  We want the Lord to control people which lea...

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Don’t Love the World

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You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. James 4:4
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Take Control of Our Thoughts

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We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5
God listens to our hearts which is reveal...

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Importance of the Word

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Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Matthew 24:25
Without the Word we would never know the Lord, his plan for salvation, or his divine commands for us. The Word is the...

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God Knows the Future

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But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13
God knows our future a...

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The Lord is With You

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Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” John 14:23
The Father and Son are always with the believer and we are neve...

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Biblical Description of Heaven

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Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:12
Today many Christians in the world are being persecuted for being a Christ...

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Enduring Satan’s Temptations

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Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. James 1:15
Satan tries to get a foothold by tempting our flesh through emotional driven desire. Our emoti...

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Hearts of Joy

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I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. John 15:11
Jesus told his apostles to keep his commands so they will remain in his love. It’s a heart of love that truly enables...

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Remain Holy

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But as he who called you is Holy, you also be holy in all your conduct. 1 Peter 5:15
We are called to be Holy in all our conduct, which means we remain Holy. God is referred to as Holy, Holy, Holy,...

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Christ Saved Us

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After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put ...

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God’s Unconditional Love

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But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unright...

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Crucified with Christ

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Christ was crucif...

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Truth becomes Lies

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He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44
This verse is what Jesus was...

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Living in the Family of God

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But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 1 John 3:1-2
We are bo...

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Saved Through Faith

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For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; Galatians 2:8
We are saved by faith therefore we must live by faith that is pleasing to God.  Our faith reveals that w...

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Life to the Full

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
God created us and he knows us better than we know ourselves, therefore he knows how to give ...

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Soldiers for Christ

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Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. 2 Timothy 2:3-4
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Live in the Spirit

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Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
We are spiritual people living in physical suit – Christ is spiritual, the Father is Spiritual, and Satan and his demons are spirit...

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Live by Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him Hebrews 11:6
If our faith is essential, therefore we ask th...

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Our Life is Christ

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And anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Matthew 10:38
This verse tells us to follow Christ, or we are not worthy of Christ. We follow Christ by following the Holy Spirit, giving...

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God’s Love is Our Security

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
The more we live to tell the world of God’s love and salvation through Christ, the mor...

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The Spirits are in Control

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
We...

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God Knows the Future

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
God is omniscient, which means he is all-knowing. God i...

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Old Things Pass Away

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Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior and receive the Holy Spirit, we a...

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Flesh verses Spirit

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The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8: 6
The verse above is the spiritual war that we all fight. We all live to take care of our flesh because it is...

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We Overcome the World

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Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
This verse is a promise of God that can be extremely powerful in our life. Satan tempts us to live a...

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Living Water

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Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” John 4:10
Jesus told the women at the well that if she ...

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God Knows Us

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You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Psalm 139:1-3
No one...

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Live a Christ-Centered Life

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
The most fulfilli...

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Boast in the Lord

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God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. 1 Corinthians 1:28-29
Jesus selected his apostles, w...

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Seek the Power to Overcome

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Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
From this verse, we are told that we can overcome the world and our sinful habits. We overcome with ...

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Satan’s Evil Plan

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The great dragon was hurled down--that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Revelation 12:9
Satan is mad at God but he has n...

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Set Your Mind on Things Above

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Therefore, if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. Colossians 3:1-2 ...

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Be Alert for Deception

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As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. Tell us, they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" Jesus answered: "Watch out ...

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Be Patient, Wait on the Lord

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But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
The Lord’s timing and our tim...

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The Language of God

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The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. Isaiah 40:8
loThe Word is the language of God and it endures forever. The more we know the Word, the closer our relationship is with...

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Satan Controls the Broad Road

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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Our Soul is Eternal

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As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:26
Our eternal spiritual soul is our personality, our thoughts, and our will; our soul never dies. The verse above tells us that without...

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Only Our Flesh Dies

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Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28
We are created in the image of God, and he created us to live...

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We are Christians

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I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. John 10:28-29
W...

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Faith Without Works is Dead

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As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:26
Our faith is the reason we trust the Lord to be his servant.  When we serve the Lord by following the Spirit, and...

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We are Spiritually Alive

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It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. John 6:63
The traits of those who are spiritually alive and mature in Christ, as compared to tho...

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Governed by the Spirit

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The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6
If our minds are governed by the Spirit, we are one step ahead of overcoming Satan’s temptations.  Set your...

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Seek Guidance by the Spirit

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For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:14
The Holy Spirit lives in the believer for the purpose of guiding us through life. The Spirit will place thoughts in our minds...

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Christ is Our Power

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
We are created to live with Christ who will make his home in our hearts, guidi...

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Be Anxious for Nothing

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your m...

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Be Close to the Lord

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The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. Psalm 145:18
We can be close to the Lord if we call upon him to be with us as we go through our day. There...

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Never Change God’s Word

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The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Isaiah 40:8
Satan’s goal is to have people change God’s Word to suit their own desires. For the time will come when people will not...

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Peter Denies Christ

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Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept. Mark 14:72
Jesus...

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Created for Good Works

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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good work...

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Be Courageous

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Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24
There are many scriptures telling us to be courageous because it shows our faith in knowing God is with us. For example, we...

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God’s Truth will Never Change

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If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth 1 John 1:6
We can believe anything that we desire, but God’s truth will never change.  Every person that...

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Spiritual Warfare

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And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
Satan is always tempting our weaknesses at our weakest moment. By observation, he knows our weakness and exactly when to tempt us.  His...

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Do Not Worry

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Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34
The Lord does not want us to worry because we walk in victory knowing he is always with...

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Light of the World

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Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Jesus is saying he is the Light of the world and if we fol...

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Let the Word Speak to You

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For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
The Word ...

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Stay on the Narrow Road

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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Faithful to the End

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For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ. Hebrews 3:14
All throughout our Christian life, our faith should become stronger a...

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Live as Created

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Everything works better when it is operated in accordance to its design, and it’s the same f...

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Love the Lord

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"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Luke 10:27
How do we know if we love the Lord with all our...

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The Presence of God

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And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:3
I heard in sermon that Christ is preparing us to be in the presence of God. This statement...

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Created to be Like Jesus

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Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. 1 John 2:6
God is molding us to be like Jesus which should be the goal of every Christian. For those God foreknew he also predestined...

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Ask the Lord

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“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew...

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Think on Things Above

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Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2
The Lord wants us to think on things above because it helps us to see the world through the eyes of God.  We...

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Live with Hope

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13
The future of this world is worrisome for many people, but, for Christians...

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Fear from Satan

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I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
People are fearful for many reasons like the common fears of going to the dentist or of snakes.  Sometimes, a fear can be...

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Content in All Circumstances

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I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in a...

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The Lord Provides

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But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
When our life is guided by Christ through the Spirit, the Lord will provide. We show our faith in the Lo...

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What Does Fear God Mean?

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To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. Proverbs 8:13
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all y...

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Give God the Glory

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So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
Whatever we do, we do it for the glory of God. Our life is a worship to God which means we live to...

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God Knows What We Need

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“Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew 6:8
God know all things and he knows us better than we know ourselves. It’s a great blessing that God knows us and that...

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All Things are Possible for God

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Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
This verse is very important to remember, especially when we pray. We should never pray based on our...

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Fulfill all God’s Commands

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For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 5:3
It is important that we live by God’s commands, not deleting or changing any commands. Some people dele...

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We Live Forever

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I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:28
Every person will live for eternity. The question is – where? With the Father and the Son? Or with Satan and h...

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Be First be a Humble Servant

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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Mark 9:35
Being a servant makes us feel content and pleasing to God.  Our identity is s...

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The Broad Road to Destruction

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Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew...

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The Power to Overcome

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Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
From this verse, God tells us that he has given us the power to overcome the world. But what exactly...

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The Power of our Words

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But I tell you that for every careless word that people speak, they will give an account of it on the day of judgment. Matthew 12:36
This verse is very difficult to obey because we all have said careless words that we...

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Revealed by the Spirit

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However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”]—the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his ...

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Be Like Jesus

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Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. 1 John 2:6
If we are to live reflecting Jesus to the world, we must closely examine the life of Jesus, his motivation, his words, and...

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God’s Discipline

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Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. Job 5:17
God disciplines us to mold us to the image of his Son, and we should be glad he disciplines us because living ...

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Anguish for Lost Souls

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For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you. 2 Corinthians 2:4
These are the words of the apostle Paul, from a hear...

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God Knows Our Hearts

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Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. Proverbs 21:2
If we judge ourselves, we can be biased causing us to be right in our own eyes.  God is our judge and He...

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Filled with Light

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“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how g...

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Live with God’s Power

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Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
We can have God’s power in us, and we know all things are possible for God. ...

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Please God, Not People

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Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10
Our goal is to always please ...

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Our Eternal Body

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So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a na...

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The Harvest is Plentiful

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Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38
In the world today, the harves...

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The Greatest Gift – Christ

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For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
We have eternal life because Christ voluntarily took our sins to the cross. We accept Christ as our Lord and...

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The Greatest Event of All Time

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But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 8:5
The Lord’s love is revealed when He died on the cross for our sins.  The love of the Father, the love of the...

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Persistence in Prayer

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Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
This verse tells us to pray continually giving thanks in all circumstances. ...

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The Word is Alive

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For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
The Word ...

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Satan Speaks Through the Flesh

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In which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. Ephesians 2:2
Since Satan is the ruler of the ...

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The Bread of Life

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Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35
Jesus tells us that when we come to Him, we will never grow hungr...

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Living in the Spirit

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The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6
Christians minds are governed by the Spirit, which means our soul lives in the spirit. Most people are governed...

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All Things Possible for God

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Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
We are blessed that the Lord loves us perfectly, forgives our sins, guides us through life, and all th...

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Give Christ Priority

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But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
This verse tells us to put the kingdom of God and his righteousness first, and He will take care of our ...

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Never Doubt God

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But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind James 1:6
Always trust God in His ways, even if we don’t understand His ways. Remem...

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See Yourself as an Ambassador

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We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. 2 Corinthians 5:20
If we see ourselves as ambassadors for Christ, we can see ourselves living in a foreign land knowing Heaven is ...

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Power of the Spirit

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7
God has given us the Holy Spirit to guide us in serving Christ. Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive,...

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God is Love

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8
God’s love is the most...

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Created for Hearts of Love – Part 4

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No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” John 10:18
Love Motivates Us Jesus willingly we...

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Created for Heart of Love – Part 3

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No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12
When our hearts are complete with God’s love, the commands in the Word become natural and desirab...

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Created for Hearts of Love – Part 2

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
With hearts with God’s love, the commands in the Word become natural with a divine und...

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Created for Heart of Love – Part 1

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If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith th...

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See the World Through the Spirit

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If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
If we live by the Spirit and we walk by the Spirit, then we must interface to the world through the Spirit. Everything...

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Live with a Thankful Heart

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In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Live with a thankful heart no matter what is happening in this worldly life. Jesus died for our sins, and we accepted Ch...

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Becoming Like Jesus

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“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
The Christian life is continual growth to become more like Jesus, and s...

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From Mind to Heart

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Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23
The Lord looks at our heart because it reveals the reason for everything we do. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you...

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We Pray for Our Enemies

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesian 6:12
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Alive in Christ

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But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesian 2:4-5
God’s love in our hearts makes...

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Finding God’s Plan for You

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Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3
I have heard from many Christians who want to know God’s plan for their life. The verse above tells us that if we...

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The Greatest Event of All Time

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But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 8:5
The Lord’s love is revealed when He died on the cross for our sins.  The love of the Father, the love of the...

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We Are Servants of Christ

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“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” John 12:26
Being a servant of Christ can be the most fulfilling life possible. Sitting down, ...

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Don’t Let Love Grow Cold

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Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:12-13
As Satan’s evil and his hate for Christians increases throughout the worl...

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Biblical Prophecy

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As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Matthew 24:3
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Be Aware of False Prophecy

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And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. Matthew 24: 11
God sent prophets to the Israelite nation, telling them what would happen to them if they didn’t repent form their evil ways. The...

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Press on Toward the Goal

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Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has c...

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Live With Self Control

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A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls Proverbs 25:28
It’s important we have self-control because Satan normally attacks us through our emotions.  When we react from our emotion...

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Divine Perseverance

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We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 1 John 5:19
As Satan’s lies increase evil in the world, we need divine perseverance that comes from being closer to ...

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God Speaks to Us

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My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:27-28
God fills us with the Holy Spirit and Christ ...

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Where is Your Home?

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Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of lif...

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Christ is Our Life

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When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4
The best life possible, the most fulfilling life, life with divine peace and joy, life without fear from Satan; only c...

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Flesh Verses Spirit

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The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6
Satan attacks us through the flesh, and God gives us victory through Spirit.  Our mind is from our soul, and w...

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Wait on the Lord

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Wait for the Lord and keep His way, And He will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you will see it. Psalm 37:34
The Lord is sovereign over all creation; He knows everything that happens on eart...

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What Controls Your Thoughts?

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The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord listens to our hearts which is revealed by our thoughts. The Lord saw ...

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Divine Security

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To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our ...

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Live for God’s Glory

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It’s an overarching principle to govern all of life: Live so as to glorify God 1 Corinthians 10:31
In everything we do, our hearts should remind us to give the glory of God. If we teach a class we focus on...

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Let Temptations Drive You to Christ

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No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endur...

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Satan’s Strategies Will Backfire

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Satan’s strategies to destroy the church has always failed, and for those who li...

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Always Trust the Lord

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
We pray based our own understanding, but often the Lord...

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We Are a Light on a Hill

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You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, le...

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Conform to the Image of His Son

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For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29
For those who accept Christ as their Lord and Savior are p...

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Remember the Lord’s Blessings

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I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands. Psalm 143:5
It is important we remember the blessings of God because it helps our faith and increases our thankfulness...

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How Did Jesus Convert Paul?

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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21
These are the words of Paul after he was converted by Christ.  Originally named Saul, he was a Pharisee who persecuted Christians, put...

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How God Sees Us

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But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
The Lord’s love...

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Take Every Thought Captive

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We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5
What a blessing it would be if we could t...

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Let the Heart Control the Mind

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Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23
The Lord speaks to our hearts, and our hearts should control our thoughts. The love in our hearts gives us the power to...

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The Power of God’s Love

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
God is love and wishes all to be saved by accepting Christ and receiving the H...

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Christ Will Set Us Free

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So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
True freedom for our eternal soul only comes from Christ.  It can never come from the world and the freedom from Christ does...

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Coping with Change and Crisis

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
The definition of coping is successfully dealing with ...

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The Importance of Our Motivation

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“The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
Our motivation to serve the Lord comes from our heart and the Lord looks ...

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Following Christ

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Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24
The Lord has a plan for each of us, and he will reveal it to us as we follo...

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Let Hope Replace Fear

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But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened. 1 Peter 3:14
The world is changing and turning against Christians as prophesied in the Bible. They w...

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How to Hate Sin

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
Th...

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How do You See the Future?

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If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 1 Corinthians 15:19
If our hope in Christ is for this life only, we will be greatly disappointed, especially in the last days.  Sat...

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God’s Love versus Satan’s Fear

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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
God’s perfect love in our hearts overrides Satan’s fear...

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Created in the Image of God

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Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26-27
We know we are create...

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Explain the Truth

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, Ephesians 1:3
The Lord blesses us through the Spirit, and His blessings contin...

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Blessings from God – Part 2

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But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him Jeremiah 17:7
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that...

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Blessings from God – Part 1

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23
The greatest blessing from God is Jesus who died on the cross for our sins...

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Live Eternally Minded

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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
Our physical life is like a vapor while our heavenly life is forever....

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Live a Holy Life

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But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do. 1 Peter 1:15
A holy Christian is devoted to the service of God in all situations. God is referred to as ‘holy, holy, holy’ which indicates...

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Good Called Evil and Evil Called Good

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Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20
There are a number of people who call evil good and good evil...

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Life is in the Soul

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Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:7
Our flesh was created by God from the dust of the ground, and...

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Overcoming Temptation

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No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to en...

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God Works All Things for Good

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
This verse is one of God’s promises that only God can fulfill, and we need to ha...

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Stay Connected to the Lord

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“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord looks at our hearts which is revealed by our thoughts. And God saw...

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God’s Divine Plan for Our Lives

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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
God created us in His image, and He loves us more than we can ...

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Eternal Future Glory

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I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
We can endure this world at end times because we anxiously await our Heavenly reward, living foreve...

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Living in the Kingdom

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Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:20–21
The Lord enables us to overco...

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Reflect Christ

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In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by...

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Don’t Live in the Past

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
We are born of God when accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, and we become a new creation...

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We Are on the Winning Team

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Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 57:15
We are in the Lord’s family with Christ living in our hearts, which places us on the winning team.  The Father and the...

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Your Body is a Temple

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Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-...

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Be Close to the Lord

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The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. Psalm 145:18
If we have a desire to be close to the Lord and we call upon Him in truth, he will be near. Dear...

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Do Everything for the Lord

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Coloss...

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Obey All of God’s Commands

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Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always. Deuteronomy 11:1
We obey the Lord’s commands because He is our judge for eternal life, and we are not. Some people pick...

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Don’t Divide Truth

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Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
It is dangerous to divide God’s truth with our own truth. Some people don’t want to hear God’s truth when in conflicts with...

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Don’t Let Love Grow Cold

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Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:12
Jesus is telling his disciples that the love of most will grow cold due to the...

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Spiritual Warfare

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“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12...

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Never Doubt God

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But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. James 1:6
God is always faithful to His promises, but Satan tempts us to doubt God. G...

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Life on the Narrow Road

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“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” M...

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The Man of Lawlessness

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Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything ...

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Make Prayer a Priority

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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
We are told to pray without ceasing and to give thanks in all circum...

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Does the Lord Seem Far Away?

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Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble? Psalm 10:1
David wrote this psalm because the Lord seemed far off during his time of trouble.  Have you ever felt alone because the Lor...

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The Greatest Job in the World

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For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
God created us to do good works and he molds us to conform to these works. As our hearts ...

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Do You Trust the Lord’s Will?

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This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14
Do we always trust the Lord’s will, even when we do not understand, or it is fearful?  As th...

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Christ Always has the Answer

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“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
Christ has the answer for every situation in life.  He knows us intimately and if we call on Him, he w...

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Know God

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As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9
The most fulfilling and secure life comes from knowing God. If we meditate on God and His W...

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Heaven is Your Home

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For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. Hebrews 13:14
Heaven is our eternal home living with the Father and the Son on the new earth where life is better than we can...

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Live in the Light

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When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12
Jesus is the Light of the world and the Light l...

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What Takes Priority in Your Life?

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When Jesus heard this, He said to him, “One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when he had heard these things...

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Live by the Truth

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As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered: ...

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Satan is no Hope, Christ is Hope.

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But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love. Psalm 33:18
Many people in this world are losing hope because they put their hope in the world. Satan is the ruler of th...

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Self-Sacrificial Love

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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
God’s love is self-sacrificial as shown when He sacrificed his Son on the c...

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The Power of Self-Control

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Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28
Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit and we have the power of God to overcome Satan’s attacks to our emotions. There are...

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Stay Calm Under Stress

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
There are many things in this life that give us stress and sometimes fear, however...

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Jesus’ Last Lesson to His Disciples

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“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor ...

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Living in the Last Days

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But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 Timothy 3:1
The world is changing all around us: the worldwide pandemic, the persecution of Christians, governments are changing, and media is changing. W...

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Christ Understands Your Struggles

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For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Hebrews 4:15
Whatever we are going through in thi...

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Live with Peace

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Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Psalm 37:7
If we go through our day with peace in our hearts, we ...

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Faith and Dependence

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I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
We remain in Christ to bear fruit and we are able do this because we depend o...

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Ambassadors for Christ

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We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. 2 Corinthians 5:20
If we can see ourselves as ambassadors for Christ, it can help keep our focus on serving the Lord and help keep...

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See Life as a Test

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Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him James 1:12
When we view life as a test with a positi...

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Carry a Two-Edged Sword

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Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17
Every Christian is in a spiritual war and we need to fight Satan’s temptations with a two-edged sword, the Word of Go...

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We are Overcomers

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Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
Satan never gives up in tempting us, but we fight sin until we overcome through the power of God. &#...

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A Loving, Giving, Thankful Heart

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A generous person will prosper, whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25
Christmas is a time to show a loving, giving, thankful heart.  It’s a time to be thankful for the greatest gift: eternal lif...

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Led by the Spirit

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For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Romans 8:14
Knowing how to be led by the Spirit or recognizing a strong desire to follow the Spirit is normally taught in the church...

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We Have Started Our Eternal Life

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Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3
When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior and receive the Holy Spirit, we have started our eternal lif...

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Attitude of Victory

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I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
How can we press on without an attitude of victory? With the world turning against Christians, we mus...

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Love Never Fails

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
In 1 Corinthians 13, each of the first three verses pairs a work of man with the phrase ...

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God is Truth – Satan is Lies

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“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” M...

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Let God be Your Judge

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But to me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by any human court; in fact, I do not even examine myself. For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who...

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Your heart – Christ’s Home

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So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, Ephesians 3:17
The word “dwell” in Greek, is the word “katoikeo,” which conveys; he is home, and...

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See the World via the Spirit

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The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6
Our mind is to be governed by the Spirit. We can do this by calling on the Spirit from what we see and...

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More Than a Conqueror

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No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37
This scripture tells us that we are more than conquerors in all these things. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?...

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What Motivates a Christian?

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Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and s...

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Press Toward the Goal

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“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14
The apostle Paul continued to serve the Lord pressing on toward his eternal life. Our life is f...

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God Comforts His People

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“Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted.” Isaiah 49:13
Nothing is more comforting than the comfort w...

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Ask and Seek

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“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew...

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Live as Created

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
We are created in the image of God, and it if live according to how God created us we will exp...

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Faith and Deeds

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What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? James 2:14
We are saved by faith therefore it is important our faith pleases the Lord. We show our f...

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Made Alive in Christ

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“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4-5
We are alive in Christ bec...

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Call to Persevere

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“But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” Matthew 24:13
During the worldwide pandemic and the world turning against Christians, the Lord has called us to persevere. The future for non-Christians is unsur...

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The Greatest Gift – Christ

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the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
We have eternal life because Christ voluntarily took our sins to the cross. We accept Christ as our Lord and Sa...

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Hope in Christ’s Return

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Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Matthew 24:44
What a grand time it will be when Christ returns and takes us to our heavenly home to be with the Father and...

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Test the Spirits

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Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1
Our thoughts are spiritual and they are guided by t...

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Love is the Foundation

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If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith th...

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We are a Light for Christ

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“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same...

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Future Glory

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I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
At end times, we will experience the world against Christians, but we live with victory in Christ n...

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All Biblical Commands Fit Together

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Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always. Deuteronomy 11:1
It is critical that we obey all commands from the Lord because they all fit together. If we decide not ...

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Thanksgiving with a Thankful Heart

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I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. Psalm 86:12
Today is Thanksgiving, and it is a special day to give thanks to God for his blessings. Every good and perfec...

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God’s Love Changes Us

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evi...

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A Living Sacrifice

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"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice--the...

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Escape to Christ

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In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me. Psalm 71:2
The world may turn against us but we have victory by escaping to Christ. God is our refuge and strength, a very present...

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Satan Tempts us to be god

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“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:13-14
Those living in da...

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Always Trust the Lord

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
We live as the Lord’s servant and we always trust him...

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Each Day is a Gift

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This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Every morning, we should thank the Lord for giving us another day to live and for the blessing of serving Christ. How easy...

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Day of Rest

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By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Genesis 2:2
God created everything and when he finished his work he rested. God rested as an example fo...

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Receive a Hundred Times as Much

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“Truly I tell you, Jesus replied, no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age:” Mark...

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Life and Power through the Spirit

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
The Spirit fills our heart with love which takes away fear letting us live in the power of Christ. The Spirit gives...

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One with the Lord

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But whoever is joined to the Lord becomes one with him in the spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:17
Becoming one with the Lord is a lifelong process because our flesh is subject to Satan’s temptations which means we cannot be p...

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Rest for Your Soul

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my b...

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The Kingdom is Near

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From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven has come near.” Matthew 4:17
Jesus told the people that the Kingdom was near, and when he ascended into Heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit to...

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Guided Through Life

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The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11
Christians a...

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Shelter of the Almighty

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Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:1
If we dwell in the shelter of the Most High, then we will have rest in shadow of the Almighty. So what does...

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Reflect Jesus

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For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; Romans 8:29
All those who accept Christ as their Lord and Savior will be mo...

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Life to the Fullest

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
When Jesus says he will give us life to the full, then we can experience divine life to the f...

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We Have Power over Satan

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You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
We have the power to overcome Satan’s attacks, just as Light has the powe...

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Suffering Brings Us Closer to Christ

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I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
When we face difficult times in our life, we can go the Lord for His strength, guidance, and comfor...

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What the Holy Spirit Does for Us

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And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Ezekiel 36:27
These are the words from God telling us that the Spirit will move us to follow the Lord’s will. The Spir...

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Spiritual Growth

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For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29
The Christian life is a life of continuous spiritual growt...

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Wait Patiently

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But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Romans 8:25
Waiting patiently for the Lord is essential because His aim is to make us more like Jesus.  Changing our thinking and our hearts...

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God is For Us

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What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
God is for us because he loves us more than we can imagine, he uses his divine power, all things are possible f...

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The Power of Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
This verse tells us without faith it is impos...

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God is Our Father

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For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. Romans 8:14
How often do understand God as our Father?  We have a perfect Father who loves us more than we can imagine, and all...

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The Spirit Gives Life

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But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life Romans 8:10
We are created in the image of God which means we are spiritually alive when we have the indwell...

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Control Your Thoughts

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Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. Romans 8:5
Christians learn to con...

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There is No Condemnation

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Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Roman 8:1-2
The Lord does no...

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God’s Truth is Eternal

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To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
The human will is very powerful c...

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Christ is Our Security

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My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one c...

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I Want to Know Christ

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I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, Philippians 3:10
Paul endured his suffering because it brought him closer to Chris...

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Christ is Life

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The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life. John 6:63
The Spirit gives life and lights up our soul. When Jesus spoke again to the people, h...

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Tell the World about Christ

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“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always,...

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God is Love

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7
We will know the Lord more as His loves fills our hearts, and its love that gives us a c...

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Satan Wants Control

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Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you...

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We are not of the World

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They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. John 17:16
These are the words that Jesus prayed to his Father. Jesus was not of this world and Christians are not of this world,...

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Live for Eternity

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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
Live each day knowing this life is like a vapor and should be lived w...

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Satan, the Father of Lies

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You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native...

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Seek the Truth

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"Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.” Matthew 24:4
When the apostles ask Jesus: “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and...

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Everyone will Know the Truth

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“As surely as I live,' says the Lord, every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.” Romans 14:11
Christ will return at end times and every human being that ever lived will bow to Christ and kno...

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Window to the Soul

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“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how g...

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Depend on the Lord

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The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3
This is what God said to Israelites, and this is what he says to us today...

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Guard Your Spiritual Heart

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Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23
Our spiritual hearts are revealed to God by our thoughts, and we live out of our hearts. The Lord does not look at...

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Hope in Christ

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But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:3
The verse above is a powerful promise from o...

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A Trusting Heart

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Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:4
A trusting heart is a heart that depends on the Lord and seeks his divine guidance. We live as His servants and we...

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Christ’s Love is Forever

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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? Romans 8:35
The love God has for us is beyond our imagination, and His love never ends....

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The World against Christians

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“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this ...

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Know God’s Prophecies

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Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. Revelations 13:14
Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a l...

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Divine Power to Overcome

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To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Revelation 3:21
Satan tempts us and he deceives us, but we overcome the temptations and we d...

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Knowing Christ

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More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, Philipp...

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Love Frees Us

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Paul was free in ...

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Stand Strong with the Lord

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Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world i...

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Know the Spiritual World

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For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11
If we don’t understand what is happening in the s...

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The Power of Prayer

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Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3
“It’s only as we press into God’s presence in prayer and call out to Him that we activate His pro...

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The Power of God’s Word

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For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Imagine w...

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Image of His Son

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For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29
All who accept Christ as their Lord and Savior are predest...

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Follow the Spirit

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But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13
The Holy Spirit is cri...

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Jesus Died to Change Us

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I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the Lord; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart. Jeremiah 24:7
God changes our heart so we know Him and tur...

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God is Our Perfect Judge

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Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment. Hebrews 9:27
Since God is our perfect judge, it is important to know by what criteria he makes His judgment, which is given to us...

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Christ is the Answer

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Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. Colossians 3:11
Whatever is happening in our worldly life or our spiritual life, Chri...

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Rest for Your Soul

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my ...

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What do We Give up for Christ?

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In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:33
This verse implies we give up everything that hinders our service to the Lord which is anything that displeases the...

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Beware the Angel of Light

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And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14
Beware of Satan’s deception of twisting scripture for evil purposes.  Satan tempted Jesus using scripture out of context and twi...

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Christ Guides Our Hearts

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“The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
The words from Christ are so powerful it seems the Spirit feeds them stra...

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Christ is Eternal Life

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Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3
Heaven would not be heaven without the Father and the Son; it would just be a beautiful location. Our Sp...

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Love Cast Out Fear

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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
Today, many people are living in fear because they are unce...

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Where is Your Treasure?

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“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where ...

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God is Our Judge

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For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us. Isaiah 33:22
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment. (Hebrews 9:27) We will all f...

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Be Closer to the Lord

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“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with ...

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Don’t Be Deceived

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The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Revelation 12:9
Satan is the great deceiver and...

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Blessings from Heaven

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3
Blessings from Heaven that feed our soul are difficult to descr...

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Guided by the Spirit

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If you are guided by the Spirit, you won't obey your selfish desires. Galatians 5:16
Our worldly nature is to be self-reliant and to try to serve the Lord without seeking the Spirit’s guidance. But when he, the...

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The Christian Life is Prayer

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If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles ...

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Live with God’s Power and Truth

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For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10
The Apostle Paul says when I am weak, meaning he i...

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Every Christian is a Servant

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“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
Whoever claims to live in Him must live as Jesus did. (1 John 2:6) If we live as Jesus did, we a...

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Be Patience

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Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then will appear in heaven ...

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Never Avoid God’s Truth

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The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18
Satan’s goal is to have Christians avoid and replace God’s truth with their self-will.  Satan will use other people to influen...

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Fight the Spiritual War

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But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:13
Satan has all his power of deception to destroy God’s people by his lies and by his temptations. Satan and his demons can...

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God is Our Judge

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And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. Hebrews 9:27
God is our judge and his judgment is based on his Word. We have to be careful not to base our judgment of...

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All Things Possible for God

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Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26
Our faith depends on knowing all things are possible for God.  Moses sent out twelve spies to go into t...

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The Lord will Avenge

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Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. Romans 12:19
We are instructed by the Lord not to avenge, but to point lost...

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Love People – Hate Sin

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Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:12-13
As we approach end times, Jesus tells us that wickedness will increase and...

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Revelation, Part 2 – Seven Seals

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“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.” Matthew 24:9
Fifth Seal – When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls o...

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Revelation, Part 1: 7 Seals

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I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Revelation 6:1
Christ was given authority by the Father over Heaven and Earth; therefore, He is worthy to open the scroll. Then Jesus came to...

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Faith without Doubt

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Our faith must be pleasing to God, otherwise ...

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In the Image of God

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
Most Christians have read this verse many times, but have we taken the time to really think an...

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Do Not Fear

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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
I have been reading reports about many people l...

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Be Still

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He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
Through the power of God, we can be still inside while the world around us is chaotic. ...

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The Lord is With You

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"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 ESV
The Lord is always with us and his strength en...

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The Greatest Blessing – Knowing Christ

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But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
There is no greater blessing than knowing Christ and having a personal close relationship with our Lord and ...

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Living Life to the Full?

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
The Lord promises life to the full for those who do the will of the Father. Not everyone who ...

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Do Not Conform to the Pattern of this World

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
It’s eas...

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The Lord Changes Us

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Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
I have known Christians who say “I can never love my enemies,” or “I can...

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We Are Never Alone

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And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:20
The Lord is always with us through the Holy Spirit. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into...

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Seek God’s Guidance

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“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cas...

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In the Last Days

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But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, sla...

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God is Sovereign

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In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be...

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What is Satan’s Plan?

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The whole world was astonished and followed the beast. Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against h...

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Ask, Seek, and Knock

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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8...

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Live with God’s Power

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Ephesians 3:20
The Lord works his power in us but how often do we lean on our own power?  I...

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Remember the Lord’s Blessings

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Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Psalm 111:2
The Bible is filled with examples of how God wants us to remember the blessings he has done for us.  The Israelites celebrated...

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Temporary Versus Eternal

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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
Our flesh is temporary and lives only in this life, but our soul live...

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The Father and the Son are Heaven

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Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3
Eternal life is based on knowing the Father and the Son, and the word knowing means having a close relati...

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Live Inside Out not Outside In

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For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. Galatians 5:17
Living from the outs...

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Jesus Tells About End-Times (Part III)

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For there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now - and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days wi...

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Jesus Tells About End-Times (Part II)

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Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations. Matthew 24:9
These are the words Jesus told his apostles about the last days, telling them that all nations will hat...

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Jesus Tells About End-Times (Part 1)

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Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming I am the Christ.” Matthew 24:4-5
This is the first statement by Jesus in answering the question from his apostles; Tell u...

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Don’t Let Your Love Grow Cold

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Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. Matthew 24:12-13 ESV
Matthew 24 is where Jesus describes end times and one of the signs is t...

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The Victory is Won

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But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
Christ has given us victory when he redeemed us to the Father by taking our sins on the cross. When we accept Christ...

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The Power of Our Will

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“But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices.” Psalm 81:11-13
Many times in the Bible, the Israelites followed false...

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The Power is in the Mind

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
The power of God in us comes from the power of the mind. God has a divine plan...

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Pray, Pray, Pray

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Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
How can we overcome evil in this world without the power of our sovereign Go...

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Overcome Discouragement

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Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
Satan will try to place our minds into a state of discouragement to limit our desire to serve the Lord...

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Our Will versus God’s Will

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
The spiritual war...

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What is God’s Will?

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“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21
From this verse, we understand we must do the Father...

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Christ Lives – We Live

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But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raise...

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God is Love

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Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8 ESV
God’s love is perfect be...

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Acknowledge Christ

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Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. Matthew 10:32
We are called to acknowledge Christ before the world, telling them about forgiveness of sin and God’s love and ...

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Learn How to be Content

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I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in a...

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Broadcast God’s Truth

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Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds ...

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What Motivates Us

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You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have ass...

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Living for Christ Versus Living for Self

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Many non-believer...

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Seek the Lord

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I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. Proverbs 8:17
Love is the foundation of the Christian life and it is revealed by seeking the Lord. The closer we are to the Lord,...

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Don’t Be Deceived

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As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered: ...

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Joyous Living

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Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvatio...

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How to Be the Lord’s Servant

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If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. John 12:26 ESV
We serve the Lord by following Christ through the Spirit, and the Fa...

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We Have Power Over Satan

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You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
Through the indwelling Holy Spirit, the Lord has given power over Satan’s...

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Overcoming Temptations

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No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endur...

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Seeking God’s Plan

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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
The Lord has a plan for each of us, but are we fulfilling his ...

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We are in a Spiritual War

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
Sa...

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How Does God Change our Hearts?

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Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23
The Bible refers to our heart many times because God looks at our hearts The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the...

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Image of God

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
We are created in the image of God which means we are designed to have the mind and heart of C...

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Know God’s Infinite Love

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See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1
It is important that k...

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Pride Verses Humbleness

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But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble." James 4:6
Every Christian struggles with pride even though they are considered to be humble.  Satan is alw...

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Satan – The Great Deceiver

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As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" Jesus answered: “Watch ...

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Trust the Lord

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Faith in the Lord shows we know him as the so...

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Be Holy

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Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14
Being Holy is to reflect Christ in every situation in life. We are filled with the Holy Spirit a...

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Christ Sets Us Free

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
True divine freedom only comes from Christ.  Many people in this world t...

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The Power of God in Us

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! A...

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Only Christ Can Save Us

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But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Christ took our punishment when he took our sins to the cross. He accepts our prayers for forgiveness and pr...

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Follow Christ

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Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." Matthew 16:24
Following Christ is to be a disciple of Christ and requires denying self and...

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God Listens to our Hearts

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“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord listens to our hearts and our hearts are reflected by our thoughts...

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Light Takes Away Darkness

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“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same...

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Be Aware of the Spirit

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If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor kno...

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Edit Your Life

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Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, Hebrews 12...

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Disciples of Christ

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When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Jesus came to Earth as a light, breaking the ...

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The Power of the Church

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! A...

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Be Humble and Pray

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If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles ...

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The Blessing of Helping Others

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The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. Proverbs 22:9
We are blessed when we help others, both in their physical needs and spiritual needs. We have God’s love in our hearts a...

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Walk in Godly Wisdom

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And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Colossians 1:9
Godly wisdom comes through his W...

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Live as Created

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So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
When we live as we were created, then we live life to the full. When we use something accordin...

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Overcome Evil with Good

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Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21
God’s plan to overcome our sinful nature is to replace sin with good.  If we are doing good we want be doing bad....

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Capture Your Thoughts

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We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:10
God gives Christians the power to control...

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Showing Our Love for God

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If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith th...

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God is Patient

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However, You bore with them for many years, And admonished them by Your Spirit through Your prophets, Yet they would not give ear. Therefore You gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands. Nehemiah 9:30
God wa...

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The Power of Christ in Us

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For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
The power in us comes from the Spirit and love takes away fear giving us a sound mind. The power of Christ ena...

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A Forgiving Heart

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“For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.” Matthew 6:14-15
God forgav...

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A Repentant Heart

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If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles ...

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We Live for Eternity

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And this is what he promised us—eternal life. 1 John 2:25
Once we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior and are filled with the Holy Spirit, we never die and we have started...

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Judging Others

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Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Matthew 7:1-2
We see people doing evil, especially when it’...

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Recognized by Our Fruit

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Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? Matthe...

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What Will Tomorrow Bring?

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Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Proverbs 27:1
Normally, people schedule tomorrow’s activities, but no one knows what tomorrow will bring. Tomorrow may bring tragedy, but most pe...

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Peter Denies Knowing Christ

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“Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.” But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turn...

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End Time Spiritual War

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But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" Luke 23:21
Christ suffered and died on the cross for our sins, and Christ’s church will also suffer in the last days.  Satan’s goal is...

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The Heart of Jesus

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Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. 1 John 2:6
We are being molded by God to the image of his Son so we can reflect Jesus to the world. For those God...

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Read the Word with Christ

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For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11
The Holy Spirit enables us to understand the Word a...

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Love Motivates

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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good work...

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Our God-Given Identity

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But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
We need our ident...

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What Pleases the Lord?

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So then, my friends, because of God’s great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer. Roman...

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Knowing God

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Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 1 Chronicles 29:11

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God’s Love is the Foundation

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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16
God’s love in our hearts is the foundation of the Christian life. With our hearts fille...

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A Heart of Love

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Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself....

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God Works all Things for Good

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Romans 8:28 is a powerful promise from God for those who love the Lord and are cal...

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Put Your Hope in Christ

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Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Galatians 6:8
Many people live to please their flesh seeking to remai...

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Live by Faith

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
If we don’t have faith that pleases God, we...

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Growth through Trials

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The LORD was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master Genesis 39:2
The story of Joseph reveals God’s plan through difficult trials.  We read about God’s people in the Bibl...

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Perseverance and Patience

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Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips. Job 2:10
The book of Job is a great example of trusting God even when you don’t understand his way and how ...

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God, the Great Comforter

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves ...

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Be Strong and Courageous

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Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
The Lord has commanded us to be strong and courageous b...

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Fight the Good Fight

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Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12
We fight the good fight in this fallen worl...

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Don’t Entertain Fear

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For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
The Word of God says 365 times that we should not fear. But in this world, we are subjected to many things ...

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Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

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And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand...

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Impossible for God to Lie

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God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. Hebrews 6:18
Knowing that it is impossible f...

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Each Day is a Gift

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So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16
This verse is telling us that we are all approaching physical death but our emphases is on ...

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Christ is the Answer to Everything

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Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
Christ is with his people every second of everyday and there is nothing he can’t guide us through ...

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Rejoice, Pray and Give Thanks

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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
It’s amazing how our attitude can change when we live with joy, pray...

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Flesh Versus Spirit

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So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so ...

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What is Life to the Full?

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
Jesus promises all believers life to the full, but what exactly is life to the full? Those wh...

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Bring God’s Truth to the World

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And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.” Mark 16:15-16
As we appro...

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The World and its Desires Pass Away

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Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not fr...

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Don’t Live for this Life Only

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If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 1 Corinthians 15:19
It’s easy to live for this life only with no thought about physical death and our eternal destination. Why, yo...

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Serve the Lord

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And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14
God is patiently waiting until everyone has a chance to hear the Gospel and ma...

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All Things are Possible for God

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Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
If we know in our hearts that all things are possible for God, we can live with divine security. And...

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God’s Plan for the Last Days

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“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and...

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