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Who Is Your Supervisor?

Why is it so difficult to fulfill the expectations of God and others? God’s law seems ideal, yet it can be so crushing at times. Is it even possible to become the kind of person that God wants us to become? Or, do we need a different approach? Does the problem lie with the fact […]

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Part 4: Heavenly Minded

Those who have faith in Jesus Christ will ultimately spend an eternity with Him in the new Jerusalem. What can we do here on earth to prepare for eternity? Did you know that we can attain rewards in heaven according to our earthly works? This week we will discuss the truth that our earthly actions […]

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Part 4: Mind Over Media

We live in a media-saturated world. Sometimes media can be helpful; media can also be harmful to our thought life. As followers of Christ, what are some practical steps we can take to make sure that media is not negatively impacting our thought lives? How can we tell when our minds are being controlled by […]

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Part 4: Time is Ticking

Feb 3 – “Time is Ticking” Deuteronomy 1.1-8 Do you feel like you have wasted precious days, months, or even years? Do you feel like your life is making an impact? The children of Israel spent 40 years in the desert wandering around when it should have taken a fraction of that time to enter […]

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Part 4: An Unlikely Reception

Dec 24 – Matthew 2:1-23 “An Unlikely Reception” King Herod was disturbed upon hearing about the birth of this “King of the Jews.” Thus, Herod ordered the killing of all the boys ages two and under in Bethlehem and its vicinity. Mary and Joseph escaped to Egypt to find safety. Chaos surrounded the birth of […]

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Part 4: Unnecessary Burdens

Nov 11 “Unnecessary Burdens” Acts 15:1-35 Certain Pharisees who had been converted to Christianity taught that any Gentile who wanted to follow Jesus must be circumcised and required to obey the Law of Moses. These Pharisees had “Tested God” by adding unnecessary burdens to the Gentiles. The apostles and elders met in Jerusalem to consider […]

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Part 4: God and Politics

Nov 4 “God and politics” Matthew 22:15-22 Certain people asked Jesus if it was necessary to pay taxes to Caesar. This was their attempt to trap Jesus and get him in trouble with either the Roman government or the Jewish people, depending on his response. Jesus’ response to this question tells us much about how […]

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Part 4: Initial Opposition

Nehemiah 2:19-20, 4:1-21 Sanballat and Tobiah were disturbed at Nehemiah’s work and criticized his efforts and also planned to kill the Jewish workers. The people of Judah were also getting discouraged at the size of the task. Nehemiah worked even harder and put things in place to withstand a potential battle. With a strong resolve, […]

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Part 4: The Arrest of Jesus

Mark 14: 43 – 65 When Jesus was being arrested, he did not put up a fight, though Peter did take up arms. He willingly went to the cross and was led like a lamb to the slaughter. He knew that His time had come. He knew that God’s purposes of redemption were now being […]

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Part 4: David’s Humility

Psalm 51: 1 – 17

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