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Really Want to Help Someone?

Have you ever helped someone achieve something really important in their life? Maybe as a teacher you helped a student understand a concept and that opened a door for them to achieve special things. Maybe you helped one of your kids deal with a hardship and it turned their life around. While these examples are admirable, the greatest source for helping others is with God’s Word.

Born again, new birth, perfect gift, Paul, Jesus Christ, the gift poured out, help others recover

John 3:3,5; Romans 10:9-10; James 1:17; 1 John 1:5; Acts 26:18, 10:38; Matthew 4:24, 12:15; Luke 4:40, 6:17-19; Acts 2:32-33; 2 Timothy 2:24-26

Stand Firm!

There is a spiritual side to life. There is a devil, Satan, our Adversary. Because we are not immune from his attempts to hinder our lives, we must continually be on watch and resist him.

Armor, stand firm, subtlety, craftiness, we have weapons, resist, control thinking

Ephesians 6:11-13; 2 Corinthians 4:4, 11:3, 10:3-6; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8; 1 John 5:4

Real Service

Am I supposed to serve others and if so, what does real service look like? There’s no need to guess about this because we have been given an example of how to serve with the right attitude and the right exactness, resulting in the right effectiveness.

Service, love, compassion, ministering, blessing others

Philippians 2:7-8; Matthew 15:32; Galatians 5:13-14; John 3:16; Ephesians 5:1-2; John 13:12-17

Your Truth My Truth

“What is truth?” Pilate wasn’t really expecting an answer when he asked this question of Jesus Christ. But what is truth? Well, for some people it’s whatever they want it to be. However, the Bible answers this question. Let’s check it out.

Truth, God of truth, the Word of truth, the spirit of truth, enduring truth

Psalm 31:5; Isaiah 65:16; John 1:14, 14:6, 14:17, 15:26, 16:13; 2 Timothy 2:15; Psalm 19:10, Hebrews 6:18; Psalm 119:11, 100:5

Refining my Prayer Life

Jesus Christ taught his disciples how to pray and there is great learning in his teaching on the subject. The Apostle Paul also wrote to the believers in the Church epistles and shared what he regularly prayed for. Let’s consider some of what was part of his prayers. These examples will help us refine our prayer life.

Thanks continually, cease not in giving thanks, remembering the believers

1 Corinthians 1:3-5; Ephesians 1:16, 5:19-20; Colossians 1:3-9; 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3,13; 2 Thessalonians 1:3

The Women at the Tomb

Jesus Christ had many that followed him during his ministry. Some of the most faithful were the “women from Galilee that ministered unto him.” These faithful ones gave of themselves in service, took steps to care for his body after he died, were present at the open tomb and some of the first ones to realize He is Risen!

Galilee, women, prepared ointments, continued in prayer

Matthew 28:5-7; Luke 8:1-3, 23:49; Matthew 27:55-56; Mark 15:40-41; John 19:25; Luke 23:55-56; Mark 16:1-2; Matthew 28:1; John 20:1-4, 11-18; Luke 24:10, 18-24; Acts 1:13-14

A Word Fitly Spoken

Words can bless or they can hurt. We have all been hurt by words spoken to us, and we have all, regretfully, hurt others by what we have said. The Book of Proverbs contains many words that bless, that turn away wrath, and help us to guard one’s life. We can profit from its wisdom. Let’s get into it!

Gladness, guard, right knowledge, wholesome words, the heart teaches

Job 19:1; 1 Kings 4:29-34; Proverbs 10:11, 11:9, 12:25, 13:3, 15:1-4, 16:23-24, 17:27, 18:19, 25:11; Matthew 12:34

God’s Words Build Us Up

Words have meaning and they form pictures in the mind. Too often we hear people say things that ridicule, insult, and humiliate. What runs through one’s mind can enhance or discourage believing. God’s words build us up. We should say what God’s Word says.

Words, believing, speak what God says when confronted with challenges, doubts, defeat, discouragement

Acts 14:8-10, 3:1-9; Ezekiel 12:25-28; 2 Corinthians 10:5; Ephesians 1:3; Philippians 4:6; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 5:4; Psalm 29:11

We Have Life!

In the new birth, we have so many wonderful things that have been given to us by God’s grace and love. The gift of holy spirit born within is the guarantee of our inheritance that is to come in the future. In addition to what we have in Christ today, we also have life – life today and life to come.

Hope, resurrection, first fruits, mystery, be steadfast and unmovable, deliverance, new life, life everlasting

2 Corinthians 4:14; 1 Corinthians 15:16-26,51-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Colossians 3:3-4; Philippians 3:20-21

Access to The One True God

God’s Word clearly explains that we have access to The One True God. Think about that for a minute – we can approach our Heavenly Father, the Creator of the heavens and the earth – whoa! We will explore this great reality from what God says in His Word. Let’s get started!

Justified, peace, access, spirit, boldness, the right way of believing, bring us to God, He hears and grants, in the name of Jesus Christ, with thanksgiving

Romans 5:1-2; Ephesians 2:12-13,17-18, 3:12; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 John 5:14-15; John 16:22-24; Philippians 2:9-11, 4:6-7