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4 More Practices of a Mature and Obedient Follower of Jesus

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

We can clearly compare the Biblical commands with our own conduct to determine if we are mature, obedient followers of Jesus. We will look at nine key practices – here are the last four.

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5 Practices of a Mature and Obedient Follower of Jesus

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Following Jesus is more than wearing a Christian t-shirt. The Bible is clear that Jesus expects us as believers “to observe all things that [He] has commanded us.” The New Testament is full of commands and expectations to obey those commands. We do this, not to gain salvation (which is a gift), but to live out the reason why God saved us. We can clearly compare the Biblical commands with our own conduct to determine if we are mature, obedient followers of Jesus. We will look at nine key practices – here are the first five.

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Christmas: Separating Fact from Fiction

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
Christmas: Separating Fact from Fiction

Are these statements about Christmas fact or fiction? Can you determine which of these twelve statements regarding Christmas is factual (true) and which is fictitious (false)? You may be very, very surprised at what you find out to be true or untrue!

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How Should We Reflect the First Coming of Jesus? (Hebrews 2:9-18)

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
How Should We Reflect the First Coming of Christ? (Hebrews 2:9-18)

Christmas should not be focused on ourselves, on gifts, on lights, or anything else. These practices may not be wrong, but do they distract from the actual message of Christmas? Whatever our “Christmas practices” and our year-around lifestyle are, Hebrews 2 indicates that should emphasize these five essential facts about Jesus’ first coming.

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Timeline of Truth: God’s Control: Evidenced by David’s Genealogy (Ruth 4:18-22)

Monday, December 9th, 2019

What do 10 generations of genealogy tell us regarding God and His plan and His control? As we study those listed in this genealogy and the times in which they lived, we can see God at work in the big picture and in the small details of life. God is in control. Do you trust Him?

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The Book of Acts: The Holy Spirit and the Church (Acts 1-24)

Monday, December 9th, 2019

The Book of Acts focuses on two entities: The Holy Spirit and the Church. In this study, we survey ten activities of the Holy Spirit as presented in the transitional time of the Church, and briefly introduce how those activities of the Holy Spirit relate to us today.

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How Are We to Determine the Will of God? (Acts 1:26+)

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias.” This verse causes us to ask several questions:
1) What does it mean “to cast lots?”
2) Was this a proper method for the apostles?
3) Is this a proper method for us today?
4) What are the principles for knowing God’s will?

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What to Know and Learn from the Betrayer of Jesus #3 (Acts 1:16-26+)

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

In this study, we complete our look at Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus, by examining the possibility of falsehood in salvation and in sanctification. As Judas could be a fake follower of Jesus, doing so for his own selfish reasons rather than being a true believer, so others can fake salvation for their own reasons. Others can be believers who fake or fail in truly following Jesus obediently. we look at five types of fakes or failures in sanctification (faking their walk with God). When then briefly look at 8 lessons to consider, including both warnings and realities, in this 3-part series. Not everyone who claims to follow Christ is truly a believer or an obedient believer.

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Timeline of Truth: Naomi Makes Difficult Decisions (Ruth 1:5-7)

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Naomi is required to make wise decisions. Having experienced the death of her husband and then the death of her sons, Naomi is left without provision and without protection. We trace the process of Naomi’s decision, and learn the importance of making godly decisions, and following through on those decisions.

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Timeline of Truth: Introduction to the Book of Ruth

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

We’re off and running! We have recommenced our Timeline of Truth with the next chronological book – the Book of Ruth. In this introductory lesson, we discuss who might have written the book, the timing of the writing of the book, and the timing of the events of the book. Additionally, we review the key theme of Ruth, other key purposes of Ruth, and, with help from Dr. Thomas Constable’s notes, highly four revelations, three values, and three major lessons found in Ruth. We end with 20 questions that we will seek to answer throughout our study of Ruth. You can be righteous and pure in evil times!

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