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459:  Jesus Said, “Abide in Me, and I in You”

459: Jesus Said, “Abide in Me, and I in You”

Once we move past identifying the characters in this teaching (Jesus is the vine, God the Father is the vinedresser, and we are the branches), we can clearly see the focus is on bearing fruit (more fruit, much fruit, and fruit that remains). But the key to having a …

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“You Shall Not Tempt the Lord Your God”

“You Shall Not Tempt the Lord Your God”

Today we’ll take a look at Satan’s second temptation of Jesus, where he tries to chide Him into putting His Father to the test. And in this, Satan ups the ante. He now quotes Scripture in a veiled and useless attempt to entice Jesus to sin, and tries to make it …

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Buckle Up: The Church Has Left the Building

Buckle Up: The Church Has Left the Building

The following is an article I received today from Roberto Bottrel, who is serving European churches by helping them multiply via cell-group ministry. If you remember, this very subject is what we talked about the first Sunday we had to go online. You might want …

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The Art of Turning Stones into Bread

The Art of Turning Stones into Bread

Join us today as we look into Satan’s first shot at Jesus, tempting Him to turn stones into bread (Matt. 4:2-3). On the surface, this doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But as you will discover, this temptation of Jesus is so effective against each of us today …

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Does the Spirit Lead as a Shepherd or a Cowboy?

Does the Spirit Lead as a Shepherd or a Cowboy?

Today, we look into what it means when it says Jesus was “led up by the Spirit into the wilderness” (Matt. 4:1). And Mark describes this event as “the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness” (Mark 1:12). For many, the idea of being led is like a parent leading a child …

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457:  The Prophetic Implications of COVID-19

457: The Prophetic Implications of COVID-19

Right now, we as a nation and as the church are in the midst of an unprecedented worldwide pandemic that has some unfortunate, unforeseen circumstances. Our government currently mandates us to stay at home and practice social distancing. Which, in effect, means no …

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456:  Fully Embracing the Kingdom of God

456: Fully Embracing the Kingdom of God

I love this quote, “The definition of a fanatic is someone who loves Jesus more than you do.” So true. But as a culture, we have always had a love/hate relationship with total commitment and self-abandonment. We admire those whose commitment leads them to do great …

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“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.  So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.”

Revelation 3:15-17