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Identity Theft Part 3

Identity Theft Part 3 Ephesians 1:3 (NKJV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. You are blessed. You are not cursed. All curses are broken. Ephesians 1:4 (NKJV) He [God] chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love. You are holy and blameless in God’s eyes. You are…

Identity Theft Part 2

Identity Theft Part 2 Ephesians 4:17-19, 22-24 (ESV) Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity . . .…

Identity Theft Part 1

Identity Theft Part 1 Ephesians 1:4-6, 11 (MSG) Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son .…

It Is Written Part 4

It Is Written Part 4 John 8:31-32 (NIV) Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” HOLDING ON TO GOD’S WORD 1. Make it the foundation of my life. Work God’s Word into your everyday life. Matthew 7:24 (NIV) Everyone who hears these words of mine, and puts them into practice, is like a wise man who built his house on the…

It Is Written Part 3

It Is Written Part 3 UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE Matthew 7:24 (NIV) Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Today, I want to help you understand the Bible. The first thing you need to understand is the Bible is NOT written in chronological order. The books of the Bible are grouped by type. OVERVIEW OF THE OLD TESTAMENT First 5 books – Law books…

It Is Written Part 2

It Is Written Part 2 John 1:1-5 (NIV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In order to get to know God, you have to get to know your Bible. Find a Bible translation that is easy for you to read. Look at the life of Jesus [Matthew, Mark, Luke, John]. John 1:14 (NIV) The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. 1 John 1:1 (NLT) We proclaim…

It Is Written Part 1

It Is Written Part 1 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (The Message) Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. WHY THE BIBLE CAN BE TRUSTED 1. The Bible is historically accurate. The Bible has archaeological confirmation. Even the Hittite Empire, which was used to call the Bible into question, was…

Face To Face Part 2: Moses

Face To Face Part 2: Moses Exodus 33:11 (NIV) The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. 1 Corinthians 2:3-5 (NIV) I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. MOSES’ ENCOUNTER Moses got to…

Face To Face Part 1: Jacob

Face To Face Part 1: Jacob Exodus 33:11 (NIV) The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (Message) Whenever, though, they [the Church] turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil [the things in the way] and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that…

My Best Friend Part 5

My Best Friend Part 5 God desires for everyone to receive three main gifts: salvation, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and spiritual gifts—gifts which empower us for ministry. John 20:19-22 (NIV) When the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again…