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Old Way of Life vs. the Newness of Life (the battle begins!)

Being made brand new, we find ourselves in new territory and wanting a newness of life in Christ. For our old way of life no longer is pleasing to us. Now the true battle begins on the inside as we journey towards working out our salvation.

What is the Newness of Life?

The newness of life means living a sanctified life before God.

As we move away from our old way of thinking, doing and being, our flesh will be hostile against the righteous desires of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16-17). Our flesh does not want to be sanctified. Therefore, remember, our battle is not against other people in and of itself. It is a battle of separating from sin as we move toward our future glorified body in Christ forever.

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Being Made Brand New – New Creation in Christ 2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB1995 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

Each year, Spring brings in new life all around us. The rains come, waters the soil, and life blossoms. The earth embraces the warmth of the sun, and comes alive with deep, rich colors. Hallelujah, Spring comes once when we are a new creature in Christ, for we now have eternal life. The end of the cold, dark, and harsh winter has come.

As children of God, Jesus Christ is our spring of eternal life (John 4:14). He is our bread of life, Who came down from heaven (John 6:35). Faith in Jesus Christ delivers us out of the darkness and into the Light…

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Man’s Mind Plans but God Directs His Path (Proverbs 16)

The mind of man is always making plans, even if you think you’re not, you are. We all make plans! Our plans can be general or in great detail. Either way, there are those plans that turned into a complete disaster. Sometimes we see why and sometimes we just can’t figure out what went wrong. What we thought was the ideal plan in our mind, turned out out to be no where near what we thought…

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Paul Teaches The Church Reaffirming Love Shows Forgiveness

Paul Urges that Reaffirming Love Shows Forgiveness Someone in the church had caused offense and sorrow to Paul and the congregation. The church was instructed to discipline him. Paul learned that the punishment the man had received from the church, led him to repentance. So Paul writes a letter to the Corinthian church to tell them …

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Saul becomes Paul, Lies become Truth – Word of Encouragement

Paul did not always see Jesus as someone worthy to be known. Paul came from a background filled with honorary heritage. He followed the law and trusted in his own righteousness. Also, he had great accomplishments under his belt at a young age (Galatians 1:14, Philippians 3:7-9). So he knew and understood who Jesus claimed to be. He considered Jesus claims to be heresy. This caused him to hunt and kill believers (Acts 9:1-2).

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Embrace God’s Love – Word of Encouragement

Behold, the Holy Spirit says. Look at the very way God loved us. Seek to see the depth and richness of God’s love for and toward us. We especially, at this time, need to focus on who we were when God loved us. It is eye opening to pray to know the true meaning of God’s love for us.

Scripture describes God’s love beautifully in many places. But these verses say so much…

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H.R.5 – Equality Act. How will this effect you?

H.R.5 – Equality Act 116th Congress (2019-2020) bill was passed. This carries the name “equality,” but it will not promote equality. Instead of equality, this rejects the true living God. Hate toward God-the Father and God-the Son spills over into and onto everything as it increases around the world. Darkness is seen as light. Light …

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