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Gender distinctions in the Bible

Lessons 1. Gender distinctions in the Bible are for the Christian family to be judged by, not the world. (1 Corinthians 5:12,13) 2. The Bible defines gender according to their reproductive anatomy. (Genesis 17:10-14, 1 Timothy 2:15) 3. It is a sin to embrace a deviation from the natural sexual ways male sand females were designed for. (Romans 1:24-28) 4. …

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Restoration and Forgiveness

Lessons 1. Testing is a part of everyone’s faith (Hebrews 11, Revelations 2:10, Luke 22:31,32) 2. Restoration requires forgiveness, repentance, and full reconciliation (Luke 22:31-38, John 21:15-17) 3. Followers of Jesus will walk the same as Jesus in giving full restoration to the repentances (1 John 2:6, Luke 22:38)

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Friendship with God PT.2

Lessons 1. obedience inside a relationship with God refers to the relational obligations needed to maintain that relationship. (Adam, Abraham, the disciples, Christians). 2. Abraham’s friendship and faith in God had to do with his trust and obedience to His way, as especially seen in leaving his family and country and in offering up his son as a sacrifice. (Hebrews …

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Friendship with God Pt.1

Lessons 1. The limited revelation of God’s supernatural presence has no bearing in a perfect relationship with Him (Genesis 2&3) 2. Within the life routine of work, rest, play and building relationships, one’s solid relationship with God is unhindered (e.g. Adam’s life before the fall) 3. Obedience to God’s way reveals our tightness with God, not the supernatural revelation of …

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The Role of Community

Lessons 1. The church should be our oasis form the week, where we look forward to seeing other believers face to face (1 Thess. 3:5,7, Heb 10:25) 2. Our primary characteristic should be love (1 Thess, Heb 13:1, 1 John 4:7 ) 3.No matter how much or how little you know about God, that is a reason to be thankful. …

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Gods Financial Plan Pt.3

Malachi 3:8-10 Lessons 1. The Levites had no land in Israel but were given city homes and pasture lands in exchange for taking care of the temple service and for teaching God’s law to the people (Lev. 25:32-34) 2. there was a 3 tithe system in place for the Levites, festivals, and the poor (Lev. 27:30-34, Deut. 12:5,7, 14:22-27, 14:28,19;26:12) …

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Gods Financial Plan Pt. 2

Deuteronomy 15 Borrowing and lending sermon Lessons 1. Lending should not have happened within God’s family, but when it did, it was to be given without interest and entirely forgiven every seven years (Deut. 15:1-4). 2. Within God’s lending/borrowing plan, there was a built-in system to teach the borrower how to work and handle their finances (Deut 15:12-18) (e.g. a …

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Gods Financial Plan Pt.1

Deuteronomy 6:1-12 Year of Jubilee Lessons 1. As Christians, we hold our homes and property loosely because our citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20, Hebrews 11:34, Lev. 25:23). 2. God’s economic system: a. prevented hopeless generational poverty by giving all sold land back to its original family origin every 50 years (Lev. 25:8-17) b. allowed for hard workers to increase …