24 / 7 A Great Start To Your Day

The first hour of your day sets the tone for the entire day. How you spend that hour determines, more than anything else, how your day will end. Get up earlier than you have to. Jesus did this very thing, Mark 1:35. Proverbs gives us a warning, Proverbs 6:9; 20:13. Prepare your mind with the […]

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Identity Verification from 1st John

John was the writer of 1st John, the brother of James, a fisherman by trade, a partner with Peter, and part of Jesus’ inner circle. John provides a threefold test to affirm our identity in Christ. Test 1: Are we walking in the light? 1 John 1:5-7 Test 2: Are we walking in love? 1 […]

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Identity Verification from Peter

The writer, Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, was an eye witness to the sufferings of Jesus, and suffered personally as a Christ follower, 1 Peter 5:1. Peter’s purpose in writing to Christ followers: to prepare them for persecution, to encourage them in their present suffering, to teach that submission is the pathway which provides […]

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A background for the Thessalonian letters is found in Acts 17. Paul’s purpose in writing to the Thessalonians:       Expression of joy for their faith journey with Christ;        Encouragement as they faced ongoing persecution and suffering;    Instruction concerning holy living in an unholy culture;     Clarification and insight concerning Christ’s return. Identity 1:  We are […]

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Identity Verification from the Book of Colossians

If Ephesians can be labeled the Church of Christ, then Colossians can be labeled Christ of the Church. Outline of Colossians: Who we are in Christ, Colossians 1 & 2 Christ, our Head, Ch. 1 Christ, our God, Ch. 2 How to walk in Christ, Colossians 3 & 4 Christ, our life, Ch. 3 Christ, […]

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Identity Verification from the Book of Philippians

Philippians is a love letter from Paul to the Christ-followers living in Philippi. It very well may be his most intimate and personal letter. Joy, in spite of circumstances, is a key theme. If we need encouragement, this book is for us. A brief overview of Philippians: Chapter 1: Jesus is our life, Chapter 2: […]

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Identity Verification form the Book of Ephesians

Ephesus: A seaport located on the West Coast of Asia Minor, now known as Turkey, and the capital of the Roman province. A city of 250,000, third in size only to Rome and Alexandria, Ephesus was a center of wealth, entertainment, religion, occult practices, and immorality. Why should we read this letter? Chapters 1-3 are […]

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Our Identity from the Book of Galatians

Galatians is the only letter of the Apostle Paul addressed to a group of churches. This letter presents Paul at his angriest, as he risks the good favor of the followers, to make sure they are on a pathway of truth, and not let into deception. Galatia referred to a geographical areas; the northern region […]

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Our Identity form the Book of 2nd Corinthians

The Values of Corinth: An individualistic mind set, focused on self-sufficiency; An obsession with upward mobility; they worshiped wealth; A competitive attitude concerning personal accomplishments and possessions; Immorality was the norm; their religions separated belief from behavior. Of all of Paul’s letters none is more personal y revealing of his heart than this on. 2nd […]

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How Can We Make Better Decisions?

What is the process you go through to make the decisions you make? What principles do you follow to make those decisions? Do you ever feel like the Apostle Paul as he shares in Romans 7:15-23? What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things […]

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