You Have A Destination

“Be very careful, then, how you live— not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” – Ephesians 5:15-16  Yesterday we talked about walking with a purpose and not sleepwalking through life. When you walk with a purpose, you are doing so because you have somewhere to be. You have…

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Filled With A Different Energy

“Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit…” – Ephesians 5:18  Do you ever wonder how, as a Christian, you are expected to resist the temptations of this world? How are you expected to remain pure until marriage when it appears no one else does? How when you have problems do you not turn to the bottle,…

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Relinquish Control

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God— this is your true and proper worship.”   – Romans 12:1   There is a story of a young man who on his 18th birthday asked his dad for the key to…

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Wait for It

In order to fulfill our assignment in the earth, in order to further and advance God’s will for our lives, we are not able to do it on our own strength, with our own ability, under our own power. We need God’s power. Jesus promised to give us His power, but the question becomes are…

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Habits Led By The Spirit

“This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit” – 1 John 4:13.   We have covered the habits of the mind, the habits that reach out to others, and today we will focus on the habits led by the Spirit: faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.   First…

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Producing the Fruit Of The Spirit

“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law… the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.” – Galatians 5:18, 22-23  As a follower of Christ, you are given the responsibility to choose the Spirit over…

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Choosing God’s Best Pt. 2

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11  If someone told you to choose from two paths: one which leads to immense joy and the other which leads to misery, which one would you choose? Joy of course. Because you know that regardless of what happens, you will ultimately find that peace that…

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Choosing God’s Best Pt. 1

“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate, I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin…

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Living By The Spirit

“Live by the spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want.” – Galatians 5:16-17  When you become…

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3 Blessings from the Father

Paul’s goal in the second half of the letter to the church at Ephesus, chapters 4-6, is to teach the Ephesians how to live a victorious Christian life. He wants to help them learn how to have successful families, successful marriages, and victory over the enemy. But to do that, he wants to help them…

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