Luke 1

The greatest story begins, vs. 1-3. Author: Luke Date: Approximately 60AD Intended Audience: Luke was writing to those outside the Jewish world, those identified as “God-fearers,” Gentiles that were open to this message of hope. Enter into the story: Theophilus, ‘a lover of God,’ a Roman official, a seeker of truth. Setting: This was a […]

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Psalm 13

Have you ever felt that God seems far away? I hope you never do, but the fact is, if we haven’t, we probably will. There will be times when God seems to be far off, and the joy of feeling His presence will seem like a fading memory. When this happens, we have the opportunity […]

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Psalm 55

In dealing with daily distractions, the first two lessons of this series are crucial to successfully implementing today’s lesson: Getting your day off to a great start, Giving God control and making Him your ultimate Partner. In Psalm 55 David talks about the distractions he faced: Destructive mental attitude, vs. 2, 4-5 Determined enemies, vs. […]

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Taking God as Our Partner

The goal of this series is to learn to experience God 24 hours a day, every day. The first step we learned was to get our day off to a great start. Today, we’ll look at taking God as our partner. The good news is that God wants to be part of our life. Today, […]

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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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