Monday, November 30, 2009

“Accelerate” “Accelerating Your Solitude”

And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed.
Mark 1:35

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“Accelerate” “Accelerating Your Prayers”

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
Colossians 4:2

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“Accelerate” “Accelerating Your Bible”

14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ.
Ephesians 4:14-15

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“Seven” “Sloth: Sitten’ on the Dock of the Bay…….”

6 We instruct you, brothers, in the name of (our) Lord Jesus Christ,to shun any brother who conducts himself in a disorderly way and not according to the tradition they received from us. †
7 For you know how one must imitate us. For we did not act in a disorderly way among you,
8 nor did we eat food received free from anyone. On the contrary, in toil and drudgery, night and day we worked, so as not to burden any of you.
9 Not that we do not have the right. Rather, we wanted to present ourselves as a model for you, so that you might imitate us.
10 In fact, when we were with you, we instructed you that if anyone was unwilling to work, neither should that one eat.
2 Thessalonians 3:6-10

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"Seven" “Lust: Biting Off More Than You Can Chew”

Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
1 Corinthians 6:18

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“Seven” “Greed: Show Me the Money”

In every way I have shown you that by hard work of that sort we must help the weak, and keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus who himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Acts 20:35

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“Seven” “Arrest Your Anger”

21 “You have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be liable to the hell of fire.
Matthew 5:21-22

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“Seven” “Gluttony: Eating Your Heart Out”

In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness
Galatians 5:22

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“Seven” “Envy: The Bitter Pill”

11 Not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content. 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and want.
Philippians 4:11-12

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“Seven” “The Deadly Power of Pride”

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us
Hebrews 12:1

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“The Five FAQ’s: A Beginner’s Guide to Discovering God.”

“What Does it Mean to be Spiritual?”

Authentically Spiritual is a person who seeks to know God, who studies to learn the Truth about God, who is willing to “take up their cross and follow” God, and who shares their faith in God when given the opportunity.

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“The Five FAQ’s: A Beginner’s Guide to Discovering God.”

“What the Heck is Heaven?”

2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

John 14:2-3

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

“The Five FAQ’s: A Beginner’s Guide to Discovering God.”

“What the Heck is Hell?”

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
but lawlessness takes away lives.

Proverbs 11:30

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“Who Needs Salvation Anyway?”

8 The LORD is kind and shows mercy.
He does not become angry quickly but is full of love.

Psalm 145:8

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“The Five FAQ’s: A Beginner’s Guide to Discovering God.”

“Will the Real Christian Please Stand Up?”

17 Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

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“You Asked For It” (part 3)

Why Does God Allow Evil and Suffering?

4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God.

2 Corinthians 4:4

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“You Asked For It” (part 2)

What Can I do to make My Life Count?

16 Where jealousy and selfishness are, there will be confusion and every kind of evil.

James 3:16

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“You Asked For It” (part 1)

How Do I Resist Temptation?

22 You were taught to leave your old self—to stop living the evil way you lived before. That old self becomes worse, because people are fooled by the evil things they want to do. 23 But you were taught to be made new in your hearts, 24 to become a new person. That new person is made to be like God—made to be truly good and holy.

Ephesians 4:22-24

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“You Don’t Have what it Takes…..” (Part 4)

“….to Control the Future”

12 The LORD said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land I will show you.

Genesis 12:1

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“You Don’t Have what it Takes…..” (Part 3)

“….to Please Everyone”

10 Do you think I am trying to make people accept me? No, God is the One I am trying to please. Am I trying to please people? If I still wanted to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Galatians 1:10

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“You Don’t Have what it Takes…..” (Part 2)

“….to be Good Enough”

23 since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Romans 3:23

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“You Don’t Have what it Takes…..” (Part 1)

“….to Deliver Yourself from Debt”

“ I have held many things in my hand, and have lost them all; but, whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess”.
Martin Luther

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 7)

The Pure Genius of Simplified Lives.
11 He who is greatest among you shall be your servant; 12 whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

Matthew 23:11-12

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 6)

Choosing Your Lifestyle: Selfishness or Significance.
18 I pray also that you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope to which he has called us and that you will know how rich and glorious are the blessings God has promised his holy people. 19 And you will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe. That power is the same as the great strength

Ephesians 1:18-19

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 5)

Attention Control Freaks: It’s Time To Lighten Your Load!

28 “Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. 29 Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives. 30 The teaching that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 4)

When Your Work No Longer Works For You.
Do you know where your fights and arguments come from? They come from the selfish desires that war within you. 2 You want things, but you do not have them. So you are ready to kill and are jealous of other people, but you still cannot get what you want. So you argue and fight. You do not get what you want, because you do not ask God. 3 Or when you ask, you do not receive because the reason you ask is wrong. You want things so you can use them for your own pleasures.

James 4:1-3

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 3)

Remembering What Matters Most….Before It’s Too Late.
“LORD, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days,
That I may know how frail I am.”

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 2)

Restoring Sanity To Your Schedule
We do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction that came to us in the province of Asia; † we were utterly weighed down beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life.
9 Indeed, we had accepted within ourselves the sentence of death, that we might trust not in ourselves but in God who raises the dead.
2 Corinthians 1:8-9

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“From Stress To Rest” (Part 1)

Restoring Margin to Overload Lives.
He has made everything appropriate to its time, and has put the timeless into their hearts, without men’s ever discovering, from beginning to end, the work which God has done.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

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“Quality Relationship/Quality Lives” (Part 9)

"What to do when your Loved Ones don’t Love you Back"

"Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28

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“Quality Relationship/Quality Lives” (Part 8)

The Four Essential Elements of Lasting Love.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:7

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“Quality Relationship/Quality Lives” (Part 7)

Searching for Significance

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Monday, March 16, 2009

"Quality Relationships, Quality Lives" (part 6)

“How to Beat & Lead the Idiots, Jerks, and Fools in Your Life”

“Love is not rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and Love keeps no record of when it has been wronged.”

1 Corinthians 13:5

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"Quality Relationships/Quality Lives (Part 5)

"Good Lovers Use Soft Tongues"

“Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation."

Matthew 12:36-37

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Monday, February 23, 2009

“Quality Relationships/Quality Lives” (Part 4)

Love is a Contact Sport!

Jesus: “I’m giving you a new commandment: Love each other in the same way that I loved you.”
John 13:34

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

“Quality Relationships//Quality Lives” (Part 2)

Message Title: “When Love Comes to Town”

“Love the lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. And love your neighbor as yourself. There are no commands more important than these.”
Mark 12:30 – 31

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

“Quality Relationships//Quality Lives” (Part 3)

Message Title: “Letting Love Rock Your World”

“Which is the most important command?” Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. The second most important is similar: “Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself.”
Matthew 22:36 – 39

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

“Quality Relationships//Quality Lives” (Part 1)

Message Title: “Make the Choice to Grow”

“Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done.”
Colossians 2:7

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Purpose of Christmas (Part 3)

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Luke 2:14 (New International Version)

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