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What Are You Living For? (Colossians 4)

Colossians 4 (ESV) 4 Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. 2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am …

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Father Abraham, King David, and You (Romans 4)

Romans 4 (ESV) Abraham Justified by Faith 4 What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to the one …

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Ordinary Means (Col 2:7-18)

Colossians 4:7-18 (ESV) 7 Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. 8 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, 9 and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is …

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Covenant Ceremonies & Meals (Exodus 24)

Exodus 24 (ESV) 1 Then he said to Moses, “Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar. 2 Moses alone shall come near to the Lord, but the others shall not come near, and the people shall not come up with him.” 3 Moses came and …

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Work Zone Ahead

Philippians 1:3-8 (ESV) 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion …

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Opening Greetings – more than letter etiquette (Philippians 1:1-2)

Philippians 1:12 (ESV) 1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Three Relationships to keep in mind Three Important Points just in the opening lines  

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Growing in Grace (1 Thessalonians 2:1-8)

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 (ESV) 2 For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. 2 But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. 3 For our appeal does not spring from …

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Luke 23:6-25

Luke 23:6-25 (ESV) Jesus Before Herod 6 When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. 7 And when he learned that he belonged to Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time. 8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard …

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Conclusion

1. We need God and his truth to live as we were meant to live (Gen 1:26; 2 Tim 3:16-17). 2. Each of us has been called by God to be his instrument of change in the lives of others, beginning with our families and the church (Eph 4:11-16; Col 3:15-17) 3. Our behavior is rooted in the thoughts and …

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Lord, Heal! (Mark 7:24-36)

Mark 7:24-36 The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith 24 And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. 25 But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his …

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