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Praying to follow Jesus on mission

Praying to follow Jesus Matthew 9:35-38 35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were…
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Praying for your Church #2

Praying for your Church 1 Peter 2:1-12 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave the pure spiritual milk of the Word, so that by it you may grow up in your…
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Praying to be holy

Praying to be holy 1 Peter 1:13-17 13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil…
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Praying like the Apostle Paul

Colossians 1:9-12 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10…
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Bible Study-The Power of the Gospel: Romans 1:1-7

The Power of the Gospel Romans 1:1-7 See It Read Romans 1:1-7 1. What do you think is the big idea in this passage? 2. Why do you think the Apostle Paul would focus his whole life on preaching the gospel? 3. What does…
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Abiding in Jesus: The Key to Fruitful Living

Abiding in Jesus: The Key to Fruitful Living John 15:1-8 1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that…
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Who is Jesus?

Jesus Claimed to be the Unique God-Man and the Only Way to Salvation   If I consider the Bible as an accurate source of truth, the question becomes, “What does it say about salvation and eternal life?” In John 17:3, the words of Jesus…
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How are you gifted to serve the Lord?

1 Corinthians 12:4-7 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 7…
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You Gotta Give it Away!

You Gotta Give it Away!   The gospel is the only hope and power for salvation. It is a holy deposit that needs to be lived out, communicated and given away to as many people as possible   Be convinced that the Great Commission…
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7 Commitments of Highly Fruitful Christians

  1. Wholehearted surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ Matthew 16:24-25 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save his…
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Living by faith in the Word of God

Everyone puts their faith in something. We either trust in the Word of God or we trust in our feelings and perceptions. David was a man who trusted in the Word of God. In 1 Samuel 17 David is confronted with the taunts and challenges…
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The Resurrection, Ascension and Seating of Jesus

The resurrection of Jesus is one of the essential truths of Christianity 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 1 Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in…
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First Importance

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures   The…
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By Grace alone, through Faith alone, in Christ alone!

Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. Big Idea The hallmark of the Reformation and the New Testament…
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Keep the main thing the main thing!

Acts 2:22-24 22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate…
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What do you believe about the Bible?

We believe the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, authoritative and inerrant Word of God. It is the final rule for faith and practice.   Isaiah 40:8 8 The grass withers and the flowers…
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