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So you are not the perfect example of a Christ follower – who is? We don’t follow Jesus as Lord because we are where we need to be, we follow Jesus as Lord because He is where we need to be.

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To share our faith is to talk from our heart, not making use of formal arguments or set phrases, but sharing the hope that we have. Even admitting to being in the process of growth is more powerful than claiming to understand it all.

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When we speak a verse of Scripture  to comfort a friend, bring truth to one inquiring, or assure a wavering soul, we can be confident that we are sowing the words of life that will spring up and bear fruit.

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The greatest treasure parents can give their children is the influence of Christ-likeness. When Mom and Dad model tenderness, patience, and justice in the home, their children learn to love the God of their parents.

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Calamity and suffering is permitted into our lives to remove selfishness from our character. Satan intends them to destroy us, but God uses them to develop in us the attributes of His character – compassion, mercy, and unconditional love.

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When we have a deep appreciation for the sacrifice of Christ on Calvary, no longer can we remain indifferent to souls perishing around us. Other interests become subordinate to the work of winning souls.

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If we can stir up a man’s mind to be awaken to fix his eyes upon Jesus and Him crucified, we can step aside and allow the Holy Spirit to bring conviction to their heart.

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If you are right with God, you are ready for Him to return. If you live each day in close contact with Him, in constant communion with Him, in harmony with His word, you are ready for eternity with Him.

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Please don’t be indifferent to your Christian life or careless with your influence upon others. Many souls are looking for an authentic Christ follower as evidence that the religion of the Bible is true.

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Let’s not slight the sacrifice of our Savior. Jesus died a cruel and agonizing death so we could live a glorious heavenly life. Be appreciative of that and stop doubting the forgiveness of your sins.

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Jesus, the Creator of man, was humiliated, beaten, tortured, and killed by those whom He gave life. He refrained from revenge, retaliation, and ending that pain so we can have eternity with Him.

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Prayerfulness is keeping our mind upon God as we go about our day. It’s being intentional in recognizing His leading in the details, little blessings, as well as reminders of our continual need for the Savior.

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It is possible to be a partial follower of Christ, half-hearted in belief, maybe even fully committed to a church office but short of the new birth required for Heaven. Pray for unwavering faith so that is not you.

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False doctrine is often slightly off from truth, but it can not persuade the one with a thorough knowledge of the Bible. If we are to discern truth from error we must be students of God’s word.

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We walk with the protection of heavenly angels when we walk with our Lord through the garden of life. The enemy of our soul is helpless against our close daily relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would bring Scripture to your remembrance when times get tough. So store God’s word in your heart now so you have it to draw from then.

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There will be an individual judging of each man’s right to an eternity in Heaven, based on our living faith and acceptance of Jesus as Savior. We will not be saved by groups or membership.

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The signs foretold in Bible prophecy are fast fulfilling around us. Don’t fear or ignore these incremental movements toward the Day of Lord, but watch and pray so your heart won’t be diverted from eternity.

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Sin has corrupted man’s being, it has perverted the mind, and degraded the faculties of our Eden state. We need the divine energy of the Holy Spirit for strength to stand firm against the influence of this age.

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There is no such thing as a perfect Christian because we can never exhaust the depth of knowledge of God nor the heights of God’s love for us.

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It is an amazing thing that a holy righteous God actually wants unholy unrighteous mortals to bring our requests to Him through prayer.

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The Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts to purify our motives. Carelessness in manners, callousness toward others, and coarseness in conversations will fall by the wayside.

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Don’t fret over other’s stance on the rapture and tribulation. All believers are subject to Satan’s persecution. God’s wrath, regardless of timing, is only for the unbelievers.

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The Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts to purify our ways. Carelessness in manners, callousness toward others, and coarseness in conversations will fall by the wayside.

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It is an amazing thing that a holy righteous God actually wants unholy unrighteous mortals to bring our requests directly to Him through prayer.

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There will be an individual judging of each man’s right to an eternity in Heaven, based on our living faith and acceptance of Jesus as Savior. We will not be saved by groups or membership.

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The signs foretold in Bible prophecy are fast fulfilling around us. Don’t fear or ignore these incremental movements toward the Day of Lord, but watch and pray so your heart won’t be diverted from eternity.

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Sin has corrupted man’s being, it has perverted the mind, and degraded the faculties of our Eden state. We need the divine energy of the Holy Spirit for strength to stand firm against the influence of this age.

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There is no such thing as a perfect Christian because we can never exhaust the depth of knowledge of God nor the heights of God’s love for us.

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God has set a boundary that Satan can not pass, and it is your faith. Have faith in Jesus Christ and hold tightly to Him through prayer. Let the promises of the Bible be your barrier of protection.

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Too many men are like putty when it comes to their character. But their weakness of heart, indecision, and fear to commitment will transform into strength, purpose, and resolve if they would humble themselves at the Savior’s cross.

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Our society is not friendly with righteousness. We live in an increasingly evil age, yet we can be in harmony with heaven through Jesus Christ as we daily walk with Him by prayer and meditation upon His word.

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In our darkest hour, we can keep our heart and mind fixed on the Lord Jesus by clinging tightly to the promises of Scripture for they are our constant source of hope and peace.

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The time of waiting for our Lord’s return may seem long and our discouraging circumstances may be oppressive, but remain confident in His promise. The Lord is coming soon!

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Every day brings more news of strife, lawlessness, brutal violence, indifference to common sense, and destruction of innocent life. God is merciful, but such persistence of evil will be met with His just wrath.

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The Bible gives the correct understanding of our times. Those in authority may present their solutions for our peace and safety, but the Blessed Hope is our only hope.

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Seek the Lord with all your heart as did Jacob in wrestling prayer. When you have a sincere sense of earnestness, agonizing with the reality that without God’s grace you perish, you will have His victory.

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Becoming a Christian is not to modify or improve upon the old you, it is to be born again through faith. It is to be transformed in nature. It is to love the things you once hated and hate the things you once loved.

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Our top priority in life ought to be seeking the kingdom of God. We do that by choosing what’s right over what’s easiest and by reminding ourselves that we are citizens of Heaven and not slaves to earth.

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Satan presents the ways of the world as most pleasurable, and to separate yourself from it as a great mistake. However, you will lose out on nothing but hell by not participating in his lies.

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Salvation is a gift that can not be earned, but its value compels us to pay whatever cost necessary to possess it.

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Jesus is the Great Physician and we are to be compliant patients obedient to his prescription of repentance, exercise of faith, and trust in His grace.

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Many have an intellectual understanding of Christianity but not a trusted faith. To them Jesus is a theory that has not been tested, so it will be no surprise when judgement is pronounced “I never knew you.”

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Christian character growth is an ongoing process. Daily and intentional should be our advancement in Christ likeness through the Holy Spirit and meditation on His Word.

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Some make climbing the ranks of church offices equal with discipleship, but it is not. Your position in the local church will not advance your faith, but your posture at the feet of Jesus will.

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Now is the time to be ready for the return of Jesus. If you do not know Him now, why would you think you’ll know Him then? There will be no introductions on that day, because that’s why He came the first time.

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Jesus has been made known to us as God’s Son because He is the perfect revelation of God. It is in contemplating the life of Christ that we see the true character of God, which is love, mercy, and compassion.

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The Bride of Christ will be robed with the righteousness of Christ, not through self attainment, but through faith in His righteousness imparted to us.

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The law of God is written on the heart of those who follow Christ, but we do not refer to them to avoid murdering. They are in our heart, our love for God and others doesn’t allow for murder to cross our mind.

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There will be a time when those who are in Christ will put on immortality and remain forever in Christ. There will also come a time when those who have rejected Christ will have eternally rejected Christ.

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However great a struggle may be, we have victory through faith because our Lord withstood like temptations. Let’s stop elevating the struggle and start trusting in the Savior.

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A moment yielded to temptation can bring a lifetime of guilt. Satan’s work is to tempt us, but he and a thousand demons can not force us to yield, that is an action entirely our own.

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Don’t fret with hopelessness in regard to youth today. Like the examples of youth in Scripture, many are unmoved by cultural lies and uninfluenced by godless adults because they too are in want of truth.

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We must live one day at a time. Tomorrow may have our hopes and dreams but today needs our heart and mind, our resolve and persevering focus on Jesus our Sin-bearer.

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Time in prayer with our Heavenly Father is how we make progress in the sanctified life. Formal prayer on our knees, impromptu prayer as we go about our daily tasks, attitudinal prayer that meditates on God’s promises.

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Prayer and faith are either side of the same coin. Faith is exercised through prayer and prayer is realized through faith. The substance of prayer and faith is the promises of God.

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There is a science to prayer, not as in a magical formula to follow, but as in faith in the promises of the Bible is the condition in which prayer is answered.

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The answers you seek from prayer are not in your asking but in the promises of God’s Word. If God has promised it He is able to perform it, to deliver it, to give it.

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To pray continually is to have an intense sense of dependence on God. Praying continually is to pursue God more intentionally than a drowning man gasping for air.

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Prayer is the surrender of self, the admitting of our inability and our need for divine intervention in our life. It is an authentic, honest, and tearful expression of our innermost fear.

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