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THE CHURCH TO LIVE IN PURITY OF JESUS – 1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians – Purity Means Everything To God (Passage: 1 Corinthians 7) Paul encouraged Corinthian Christians to maintain purity, and abstain from activities that can trap them into sexual immorality. Those who are ripe for marriage must do so to avoid sexual sins. Also, any adult who chooses to live unmarried should do so, and be sure to abstain from sexuality and maintain body purity. Paul wrote to the Corinthians (as it also applies to today’s Christians), “I suppose therefore that...

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MESSIAH WILL COME FROM GOD TO HELP THE WORLD – Isaiah

Isaiah – The Birth of Messiah Prophesied (Passage: Isaiah 7, 8) Prophet Isaiah prophesied God’s plan as stated, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” Isaiah 7:14 Believers Have Hope Beyond This World Jesus Christ was the Immanuel to be born as Isaiah prophesied. Truly, Christ was born to save the world from its sins. Through Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection all people shall obtain eternal...

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JESUS PURCHASED THE CHURCH WITH HIS BLOOD – Acts

Acts – The Church of Christ to Maintain Its Traditional Values (Passage: Acts 20) Apostle Paul declared to a body of believers and stated, “Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. For I know this, that...

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ISRAELITES MUST HAVE COURAGE – Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy – Children of God Must Maintain Confidence in God (Passage: Deuteronomy 20,21,22) God asked Israelites to demonstrate courage and not fear their enemies during battles. They must not fear their enemies that may outnumber them. Israelites must always remember God’s past faithfulness and have confidence for future victory. Israelites must remain strong in God. The same God who brought them out of Egypt and made them to successfully pass through the wilderness would win...

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THE PHARISEES CRITICIZED JESUS CHRIST – Luke

Luke – The Pharisees Were Jealous of Jesus For His Capability (Passage: Luke 6) The Pharisees were bitter critics of Jesus Christ; they used their religion as a camouflage to express their jealousy and rage against him. The Pharisees were not hesitant to stalk Jesus all day long, and followed him on every turn to find an excuse to criticize and demean his ministry. Bible recorded, “Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first that He (Jesus) went through the grainfields. And His...

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JESUS CARES FOR THE LOST – Luke

Luke – Jesus Cares for Those That Are Neglected The Pharisees criticized Jesus Christ for attending a party that was organized by Matthew the chief tax collector. Everyone – including Jesus and Matthew’s colleagues was enjoying the moment, but the Pharisees showed up to express their rage against Jesus. The Pharisees labeled Jesus an immoral teacher who spend time with sinners. However, Jesus corrected the Pharisees and said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician,...

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ADAM LOST SALVATION – Genesis

Genesis – Adam Lost Salvation Opportunity But Jesus Regained It (Passage: Genesis 1,2,3) God is the father of all creations. All things in existence listen to him, and they obey his instructions. However, God shared the same authority with Adam and Eve (first man and first woman) immediately after creation. Unfortunately, Adam and Eve lost their golden opportunity due to sin. However, Jesus Christ regains the same opportunity and he gives the privilege to his followers. Therefore, anyone...

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JESUS REBUKED STORM – Luke

Luke – Nature listen to Jesus Christ (Passage: Luke 8) Jesus Christ performed many healing miracles, and he raised dead people; however, he performed some unfamiliar miracles as well. The Son of God spoke against storm, and it obeyed! Luke reported, “Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.” And they launched out. But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake,...

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SATAN FAILED IN HEAVEN – Isaiah

Isaiah – Satan Abused His Post and Lost Heavenly Home (Passage: Isaiah 14) The scripture described Satan as a traitor who wanted to usurp the position of God in heaven. He plotted a coup détat against God, but lost. Satan lost his mission attempt to overthrow God in heaven and was declared a looser. The traitor fell from grace, and Jehovah who is the master of all beings judged him immediately. Satan the Lucifer will be permanently hurl to hell fire on the last day. The scripture explained,...

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JESUS COMMANDED HIS DISCIPLES TO PREACH GOSPEL – Luke 9

Luke – The Great Commission for Christians (Passage: Luke 9) Jesus Christ charged his disciples to preach gospel to all people. Christ sent out his disciples to preach; he also empowered them with the Holy Spirit to prosper in their spiritual activities. The followers of Jesus Christ will perform signs and wonders to bear witness to their gospel evangelism.   Luke reported,   “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure...

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JESUS CHRIST LIVED BEFORE MANGER – John

Jesus Christ was in Existence before His Manger Birth (Passage: John 1) Jesus Christ the Son of God has been in existence before Mary physically gave birth to him at the manger. He was in existence before the creation of the earth. In fact, Christ witnessed inception of the earth, and he also played a part in its creation. The scripture attested, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him,...

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ISRAEL EXPERIENCED GOD’S FAITHFULNESS – 1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles – God Remains Faithful Through Thick and Thin (Passage: 1 Chronicles 16) God was faithful to Israelites his children. King David recounted some of Jehovah’s faithfulness, and mentioned how God supernaturally lead Israelites out of Egypt and brought them to their Promised Land. God was faithful as David stated, “When they went from one nation to another, And from one kingdom to another people, He permitted no man to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their...

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ADAM LOST SALVATION – Genesis

Genesis – Adam Lost Salvation Opportunity But Jesus Regained It (Passage: Genesis 1,2,3) God is the father of all creations. All things in existence listen to him, and they obey his instructions. However, God shared the same authority with Adam and Eve (first man and first woman) immediately after creation. Unfortunately, Adam and Eve lost their golden opportunity due to sin. However, Jesus Christ regains the same opportunity and he gives the privilege to his followers. Therefore, anyone...

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