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1 Peter 4:19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. One by one they died. James, the brother of John, was beheaded. Thomas was killed in India. Simon was crucified in Egypt. Mark, the first Bishop of Alexandria was burned and buried in Egypt as well. Bartholomew was beaten, crucified, and beheaded. Andrew, Peter’s brother, was crucified in Rome. Matthew was»
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4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 5 They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (1 John 4:4-6, NASB). We are from God! This is an amazing statement»
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Thanksgiving 1:4-9An old saying states, People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care (love). This passage informs the Corinthian church of Paul sharing Christ's love for them, which opens the audience's heart and mind to the message. Paul dwells on the God's eternal faithfulness, praising God for using those in the Corinthian church. He instructs the church of amazing gifts of grace resulting from dwelling in Christ. Th»
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Jeremiah 1:4-5 The word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” God’s selection of Jeremiah was made before the prophet was even formed. The word “knew” means more than intellectual knowledge. It describes a personal relationship. God knows those He calls intimately. Jeremiah was not set apart for a general use. Rath»
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Revelation 22:1-4 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life.No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face. Over the past years, I have had the opportunity to travel and»
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Revelation 19:11-16 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fin»
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Revelation 15:3b-4 Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages. Who will not fear you, O Lord? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed. As another year winds down, we take the time to reflect on the past months. For some, this past year has been your greatest yet. You are praising God for His many blessings. Some of y»
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18 Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us. 20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. 21 I write to you, not b»
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Some things are so overlooked that they're obvious.That sounds like something Peter Pan would say, doesn't it?Consider how just before Peter takes the Darling children away to Neverland, the two brothers John and Michael dream about the adventures they might have.John says that he wants to "cross swords with some real buccaneers."Michael adds that he wants to "fight pirates, too.""Crossing swords with buccaneers" or "fight pirates, too." Sometim»
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Last week we looked at the basic Christian beliefs about God. This week we will be looking at the basic beliefs about who Jesus is.A few things about the humanity of Jesus:Jesus was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18-24).Jesus had a real human body (Luke 2:7).Jesus had a human mind (Hebrews 5:8).Jesus had a human soul and human emotions (John 12:27).Jesus was without sin (1 Peter 2:22).Jesus will be a man forever (Luke 24:39-42).The humanity of Jesus»