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Gods Expectation of Obedience

Lesson 1. God expects obedience to His ways (Matthew 5:48, Luke 13:1-9, Galatians 5, John 14:21-24), which is not so different in comparison to the love expectation we have on others. 2. There are different Biblical stages of obedience described among Christian believers, such as Babes in Christ (1 Corinthians 3:-13), Milk and meat Christians (Hebrews 5:11-14), those who stumble …

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GENUINE BELIEVERS PT. 2

Lessons 1. Christian debating can be a helpful tool in coming to grips with the true meaning of scripture truth (Acts 15:2,7) 2. Seasoned Christians are to lead newer Christians away from adding unnecessary items to the gospel of grace by faith in Jesus alone (e.g. Paul, Barnabas, and Peter correcting the new Jewish Christians – Acts 15:4-19) 3. A …

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Genuine Believers Pt. 1

Lessons 1. According to the stories of Zaccheus and the Crucifixion thief, there are three necessary components needed for Jesus to declare someone a Christian: A. Confession – a disclosure to Jesus of one’s past rap sheet of wrongdoing (e.g. in prayer)(Luke 19:8;23:40,41) B. Repentance – leaving one’s old way of living behind and replacing it with the way of …

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Convenient Blind Spots

Lessons 1. Blind spots (Verse 2,9) Lowe key lying (Exo 23:1, Lev 19:16) Talking about other people in an inappropriate way (2 Cor 12:20, Eph 4:29, Exo 23:1) 2. Sometimes bad things happen things to Godly people because of their own disobedience A) Here in the text, God is Actively punishing (rare) for their selfish disobedience. – No food, water …

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Christ as our Example

Lessons 1. Both history and prophecy point to secular people subscribing to the idea of God coming to earth with signs of power and demands of religious worship (Acts 14:8-13; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-9) 2. the agenda for God coming to the earth including: A. Helping humanity understand more fully who God is in character: full of grace and truth (John …

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Bad things can happen to God People

Lessons 1. Although it is Biblically rare, God can redeem evil actions to set other good pathways to circumstances in motion. (Joseph: Genesis 37:7,8; 42:6; 50:20) 2. Most evil actions have no specific redeeming pathways or circumstances connected to them but are simply evil actions done by free people living in a fallen world (Mark 6:14-29′ Matthew 2:16-18) 3. Genuine …

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Accountable for our Actions

Lessons 1. Evil and wicked people, despite their age are still accountable for what they do (2 Kings 2:23-25, Deuteronomy 21:18-21) 2. God may give out small punishments in hopes of repentance before giving out a big one (Leviticus 26:14-46) 3. Parent your kids well (1 Timothy 3:4, Titus 1:6)

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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)