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Who is Jesus? Part 33 Who is my Neighbor?

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  Who is Jesus? Part 33 Who is my Neighbor? The happenings in today's message are taken from the Gospel of Luke chapter 10. Jesus had appointed 72 of His followers to go two by two and preach about believing on Jesus, the prophesied Messiah. They were also instructed to heal the sick and cast out demons using the Name of Jesus. The 72 returned rejoicing saying; “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”  And Jesus said to them, “Yes, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.  However, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” As Jesus continued to teach and minister, a young lawyer stood up to test him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you understand it?”  And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all

Bible Foundations: Lesson 27 Subject: “Locating the Enemy”

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  Bible Foundations: Lesson 27 Subject: “Locating the Enemy” Our first need is to be “Born Again” - - to be delivered from darkness into God's light, and transformed from spiritual death into God's everlasting Life. Our second need is to please God, by obeying His Word and living according to His will. There is a growth process in the Christian life. We discover that there are “problems” (or enemies) that would prevent us from being everything that God desires for us to be IN Him. Colossians 2:6-7  Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and be overflowing with thankfulness. There are other enemies besides the devil, and God has provided His armor to protect us. His Holy Spirit is in us and will HELP US in ALL areas of our life. 1. Our first enemy is - - THE MIND: There is a need to discipline our thoughts. 1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds f

Who is Jesus? Part 32 A Sinful Woman is Forgiven (taken from Luke 7)

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  Who is Jesus? Part 32 A Sinful Woman is Forgiven (taken from Luke 7) Jesus had been traveling and teaching for many hours and the day was nearing evening. One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to come to his home and eat with him, and so he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at a table.  And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that Jesus was having a meal in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of sweet-smelling ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and she kissed his feet, anointing them with the ointment.  Now when the Pharisee who had invited Jesus viewed all this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known what sort of woman this is touching him, for she is a sinner.”  And Jesus knowing The Pharisee's thoughts said to him,  “Simon, I have something to say to you.”  And he answered, “Go ahead and sa

Bible Foundations Lesson 26 – Subject: AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER

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  Bible Foundations Lesson 26 – Subject: AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER If someone were to say “We can do anything that God says we can do” we would immediately agree. In that brief statement lies the “Authority of the Believer.” If God says something, it must be true. We are everything that God says we are and we can do everything God says we can do. God has established limits in the Bible, we must have faith and believe what He says. We often limit ourselves and God's potential in us because of not being aware of what God has established for us. There are two kinds of ignorance: First – Not knowing about it at all - and second; Not knowing how to use what we already have because we are unaware it is ours to use. God doesn't want us to “lack wisdom or knowledge. We receive instruction, that we may profit thereby. 1 Timothy 4:15 Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.  What does God say about our authority? Mark 16:17-18 s

Who is Jesus? Part 31 "Jesus Heals a Centurion's Servant and Raises a Widow's Son"

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  Who is Jesus? Part 31 "Jesus Heals a Centurion's Servant and Raises a Widow's Son" Today's happenings about Jesus are taken from the Gospel of Luke chapter 7 After Jesus had finished a long session of teaching the people, he departed and entered the city of Capernaum.  Now a High-ranking Centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, and the servant was highly thought of and was like one of the family. When the noble Centurion heard about Jesus, he sent a message to Jesus by way of the elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant.  And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, "This man is worthy to have you do this for him, because he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue."   So Jesus turned to go with them to the man's home. Now when he was close by the house, the Centurion sent Jesus a message by his friends, saying to him; "Lord, do not trouble yoursel
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  Entering the Holy Place – Properly Dressed Being properly clothed is important. When a person goes for a job interview, it would be wise to dress for success. First impressions are often made by the appearance of the applicant. A person's  attitude and how they feel about themselves is often revealed by the visual aspect. The Bible mentions spiritual garments for the Christian . We often consider the armor of God mentioned in Ephesians chapter 6, as we cloth ourselves for the tasks of the day.  " Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore,  take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having do

Bible Foundations Lesson 25 – Subject: FASTING

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  Bible Foundations Lesson 25 – Subject: FASTING Fasting should be a part of every Christian's life, just as prayer and study. Without Fasting, we can never be the person of God that he wants us to be. Fasting is necessary to complete Christian growth. 1. What is fasting? Fasting is an aid, a tool to help you spiritually. Fasting is to abstain from food only. Be sure to drink water during a fast. To abstain from both food and water would take a supernatural intervention from God.  Our bodies can go without food for a number of days, but to go without water for just a few days would be harmful to our health. Fasting can be for any length of time, from one meal to several days. The “Jewish fast” was usually one day and ended at sundown. Often it was only the evening meal, but there is no set rule. If you have a health problem, such as diabetes, you should consider taking a glass of fruit juice at meal and break times, and also include plenty of water to keep your bo