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Grace Is Teaching Us

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age. (NASB) In these verses, Paul is teaching Titus what to do as he works within a congregation of the Lord’s body.…

I Can’t Swim

Matthew 14:30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” (NASB) The story we find in Matthew 14:22-36 is when Jesus walked on water.…

Temptation

Matthew 26: 41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (NASB) What is your temptation? Why is it so hard to keep it under control? When we decided to give our life for the Lord, we had the best intentions to submit…

Sin Confuses Us

Proverbs 26:4-5 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will also be like him. 5 Answer a fool as his folly deserves, that he not be wise in his own eyes. (NASB) When the serpent talked to Eve in Genesis, the serpent was crafty and knew how to twist what God…

Sin And The Virus

Genesis 4:7-8 If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” 8 Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain…

Sin

Genesis 3:4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. (NIV) How does sin get started? The first thing it does is to find opposition to God’s commands. Satan wasted no time to divide a beautiful relationship between God and man. God spoke directly to Adam and Eve. What a privilege it…

Defining What We Do

Genesis 9:6 “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind. (NIV) Prejudice: an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics; preconceived judgment or opinion. Racism: a belief that race is the primary determinant…

Sukkot

Leviticus 23, Numbers 29 and Deuteronomy 16. Deuteronomy 16:13-17 ; Zechariah 2:10,11 Sukkot is the word for the feast where the Jews celebrate the feast of booths, or feast of tabernacles. According to the prophecy in Zechariah, many from all the nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the Lord on those days. This feast…

Follow God More Everyday

Zechariah 8: 16 These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; 17 do not plot evil against each other, and do not love to swear falsely. I hate all this,” declares the Lord. (NIV) Is it possible to obey everything…

God Will Take Care Of You

Romans 15: 4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. (NIV) Why do we need to study what happened in the past? Is it important? Is it important to know what…