Prayer Focus for February – Love

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The prayer focus series is offered to encourage you in your prayer life; giving you ideas to focus on each week. After reading and meditating on our this month’s key verses, choose a category below to focus on each week. (We are suggesting 5 categories because some months have ½ a week. )   This month let’s focus on  Love.   “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:5 “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor … [Read more...]

God’s Promises – God does not lie or change.

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God’s Great & Precious Promises God has given us many great and precious promises. This online series is a opportunity to study and be encouraged by what God is, says and does.  The questions at the end are to designed to help you grasp the depth and meditate on the promise. We hope you are blessed by this study.   God does not lie or change.   "in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago," Titus 1:2   "Every good … [Read more...]

Habit of the Month for January – Preparation

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Habit of the Month for January – Preparation At New Years, we often spend thinking about the year ahead, thinking about all the things we would like to do this year. So let’s spend January getting ready for the year. 2 Tim. 4:1-2 says, “I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His Kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and … [Read more...]

Prayer Focus – January – Holiness

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The prayer focus series is offered to encourage you in your prayer life; giving you ideas to focus on each week. After reading and meditating on our this month’s key verses, choose a category below to focus on each week. (We are suggesting 5 categories because some months have ½ a week. )   This month let’s focus on Holiness. “But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy." 1 Pet 1:15-16 “and to … [Read more...]

In Likeness of His Death, Burial and Resurrection

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When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. (Lk. 23:33)    Wayne Jackson (editor of the Christian Courier), describes the process of a crucifixion in his article "The Crucifixion of Christ." "The prospective crucifixion victim, as a rule, was first subjected to flagellation, i.e., a beating with a three-thong whip (fashioned of plaited leather, and studded with bone and metal). The victim was … [Read more...]

A Birth: A New Creature in Christ

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Baptism is one of the most controversial topics in the Bible. Some think that baptism means pouring or dipping. Others think that it is sprinkling. Even others think that it’s immersion. This lesson is only on one small part of the symbolism of baptism. This lesson is designed to help us understand how baptism is symbolic of a new birth and becoming a new creature and obtaining entrance into Christ. As a general rule, people today have different meanings of "being born again." Where can we go … [Read more...]

Clothed With Christ

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As women we spend a lot of time planning how we are going to clothe ourselves each day. We go through a procedure with each item of clothing we put on. Our image is very important to us. Image was also important to the women in the early church. In Acts 16, Paul and his companions were speaking to women near Philippi. One of the women listening was Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. Lydia and her household chose to put on Christ in baptism. We are no different than Lydia in Acts 16:13-15. We also … [Read more...]

Washing Away Sin

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An important concept throughout the Bible is one of washing and cleansing. References to washing and cleansing can be found in both the old and the new testament. Wash is referred to one hundred and forty five times and cleanse is referred to one hundred and forty eight times in the New King James version of the Bible. What does that mean to us? Naaman was told to wash in the Jordan seven times to rid himself of leprosy in II Kings 5. At first he was hesitant to do as God’s prophet told him … [Read more...]

Word Study: Words and Definitions Relating To Being Saved

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Reconcile/Reconciliation - to restore to harmony; The act of bringing God and people back together after a separation caused by sin Colossians 1:22 "yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach" Justify/Justified/Justification - declared or made righteous in the sight of God; to free from guilt or blame or their consequences Romans 5:9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we … [Read more...]

In The Name

Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,” Have you ever considered why we are baptized “in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,”? First, there is power in the name.  David understood this when he stood against Goliath. David said, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you … [Read more...]