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  • Choose Jesus

    Matthew 10:34-39: Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law a man's enemies will be the members of his own house...
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  • For the team

    Matthew 12:48-49: He replied to him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?" Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers.   I coach my children's basketball team.  Over the last 3 years the Lord has blessed me with all wins, every game except one when we ...
  • Death to life

    1st Corinthians 15:54-55:But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. "O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?" When we experience a...
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  • Letting go of control

    Revelation 12:11-They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. When I was a child, I went with friends and parents to an outdoor fun land. The place was touted as a total adventure. The whole underlying ...
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  • Go to the source

    Ezekiel 47:9- Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows. There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live. Jeremiah 2:13- My people have committed two sins; They have forsaken me, th...
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  • Irrevocable

    Romans 11:27-32: And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins. As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, for God's gift's and his call are irrevocable. In estate planning, t...
  • He hears us

    1 John 5:15- And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we has what we ask of him. John 11:40-42- So they took away the stone, then Jesus looked up and said, Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people ...
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  • Feed the Spirit

    John 6:63: The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing, the words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life.Romans 8:26: In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans and t...
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  • Trust

    Jeremiah 40:18-I will save you; you will not fall by the sword but will escape with your life, because you trust in me, declares the Lord.Matthew 11:28-come to me all you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest If you have ever been betrayed in the world, trust is a tough concept. Those betray...
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  • The Main ingredient

    Galatians 5:4- You who have been trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace. Most people are looking for a way to eat rich food, but not gain weight. I myself have looked at the eyebrow lifting claims of sugar free brownies, and fat free foods...
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  • Come to Jesus

    John 6:37 "All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away." To be rejected by man is temporary. To be accepted by Jesus is permanent. When you feel rejected, know that something much higher, much bigger, with much more pull in this world is with you. R...
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  • Press into your call

    Hebrews 12:1 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."Matthew 6:33 "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all the...
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  • Be a "will be"

    2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! Are you a has been, or a will be? I have referred to myself in the past as a this or a that. For example, I was a collegiate athlete, and that is great, but it does not define who I am n...
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  • Dry Bones Live

    Ezekiel 37:1-3: The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, Son of ma...
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  • Value

    Luke 5:27-28, 30: After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. Follow me, Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. 30- But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples...
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  • Reach out to Him

    Mark 5:25-34- A large crowd followed and pressed around him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she ...
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  • Fools for Christ

    2 Samuel 6:22: I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor. When we allow ourselves to let go of our perception of dignity, in exchange for worship that goes beyond our limits, we will never b...
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  • Invite the Lord in!

    2 Samuel 6:11-18: The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the Lord blessed him and his entire household. Now King David was told, The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God. So David went down and ...
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  • God's Way

    2nd Samuel 14:14-Like water spilled on the ground that can never be recovered, so we must die. But God does not take away life; instead, he devises ways that a banished person may not remain estranged from Him.Isaiah 59:2- But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden h...
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  • The Father's Love in us

    1 John 4:16-18: And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. Bu...
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