All That Jesus Began

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All That Jesus Began

“All the things that Jesus began to do and to teach.” – Acts 1:1 In Lukes gospel, the author of this book the book of ACTS told the story of the life of Jesus upon the earth and now as he writes the book called Acts he goes on to tell the story of the Christian Chruch. The gospel of Luke was only the story … Read More

Live In The New You

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Live in the new you

Live In The New You “What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT You’ve been declared “Not Guilty” by the highest court in the universe. What an amazing promise. And yet there are Christians as hard as they may … Read More

One Mission

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One Mission

One Mission “You shall be witnesses to Me.” – ACTS 1:8 Focus is a very helpful thing when it comes to getting things accomplished. When we know our objective or goals we can measure our success or our effectiveness if you prefer. We can also eliminate the activity that accomplishes little or worse the activity that leads us away from our main purpose. Here in … Read More

Directed by The Holy Spirit

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Directed By The Holy Spirit

Directed By The Holy Spirit “..the Holy Spirit said, Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work I have for them.” So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way.” ACTS 13:2,3 The Christian Church at this point is ready to take the gospel to the whole world. As we look into this passage we … Read More

The Road of Surrender

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the Road of surrender

The Road of Surrender “Lord, what do you want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” Acts 9:6 As Saul is seeking to penalize all and every believer of Jesus he is traveling from Jerusalem to arrest as many believers as he possibly can. As he is traveling … Read More

The Action of Faith

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The action of faith

The Action of Faith Can your faith be seen? Would you like to live a life of faith that God responds to? Here’s the reason I ask? What we learn in the gospel of Mark Chapter Two is Jesus, responding to the faith of people. Related Article: Making Healthy Choices I believe there is a vital lesson for every believer to grasp, there are times … Read More

Making Healthy Choices

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making healthy choices

Making Healthy Choices “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” Matthew 26:41 Temptation is inevitable, each one of us, no matter our age, race, spiritual maturity or a person that has just begun their journey of Faith in Jesus. We will all face temptation. The question isn’t will temptation come but when will the … Read More