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Integrity

John the Baptist called people to more than words or ritual; he told them to change their behavior. “Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins” means that God looks beyond our words and religious activities to see if our conduct backs up what we say, and he judges our words by the actions that accompany them. Do your actions match your words?

Publishers, Tyndale House. NLT Life Application Study Bible, Second Edition (Kindle Locations 145150-145153). Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

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Purpose

God has given each of us a purpose for living, and we can trust him to guide us. John did not have the complete Bible as we know it today, but he focused his life on the truth he knew from the available Old Testament Scriptures. Likewise, we can discover in God’s Word the truths he wants us to know. And as these truths work in us, others will be drawn to him. God can use you in a way he can use no one else. Let him know your willingness to follow him today. Publishers, Tyndale House.

NLT Life Application Study Bible, Second Edition (Kindle Locations 120642-120645). Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

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God is Enough

Job finally learned that when nothing else was left, he had God, and that was enough. Through suffering, we learn that God is enough for our lives and our future. We must love God regardless of whether he allows blessing or suffering to come to us. Testing is difficult, but the result is often a deeper relationship with God . Those who endure the testing of their faith will experience God’s great rewards in the end.

God alone knew the purpose behind Job’s suffering, and yet he never explained it to Job. In spite of this, Job never gave up on God— even in the midst of suffering. He never placed his hope in his experience, his wisdom, his friends, or his wealth. Job focused on God.

Job showed the kind of trust we are to have. When everything is stripped away , we are to recognize that God is all we ever really had. We should not demand that God explain everything. God gives us himself, but not all the details of his plans. We must remember that this life, with all its pain, is not our final destiny.

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Introduction to Job

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The Nature of the Church

believers in Christ have been showered with God’s kindness ( 1: 3-8 ), chosen for greatness ( 1: 9-12 ), marked with the Holy Spirit ( 1: 13-14 ), filled with the Spirit’s power ( 1: 15-23 ), freed from sin’s curse and bondage ( 2: 1-10 ), and brought near to God ( 2: 11-18).

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Introduction to Ephesians

 

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December 27, 2018

To accomplish more for the sake of God’s Kingdom, we must pray, persevere, and sacrifice, as did Nehemiah.

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Introduction to Nehemiah