The True Vine

We underestimate our ability to exude the power of God in and through our lives. Make no mistake, in and of ourselves, we are powerless, have no control and are nothing. As a believer, we are born again with the Spirit of God that lives in us. As a result, He in US produces the fruit of the Spirit, the ability to be confident, and overcome the enemy, as well as in doing the work of God in the earth…but do we believe we possess that kind of power? Do we believe that power lives inside of us? H...
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Be Strong In God’s Grace

In the previous chapter, we read about what perilous times look like in the last days before Christ's return. In going through some of these worst times already, and preparing for what's to come before Christ comes back, what does living as a believer look like? How can we be confident and courageous in life as true followers of Christ during the most evil of times as projected and described in the Bible? The answer is in 2 Timothy 2, and specifically addressed in verses 1-7: Paul says to ...
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Godlessness in the Last Days

Next week, we will go back and read chapter 2, which encourages the believer to be strong, but it encourages us to do so in light of what is to come in chapter 3, which is our focus for this week. Verse 2 Timothy 3:1 describes the "perilous times" that are to come in the last days, which are times that will be hard to deal with and difficult to bear. The irony written in this chapter is rather startling because it juxtaposes the hope the young Timothy gave us as believers in 2 Timothy 2. H...
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Living Before the World

It's important to read 1 Peter 2 in light of 1 Peter 1 which outlines that as a result of knowing everything that is true of us according to God, by your faith in the Gospel of Christ, and its effect on your identity, we become what 1 Peter 2 says we are.

Go and read 1 Peter 1 before reading 1 Peter 2.

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Transformation and Holiness

  The gospel provides a means of salvation (deliverance from sin and its consequences, brought about by faith in Christ). 1. Romans 10:4,8-10 "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. But what does it say? 'The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart' (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with t...
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