WHEN GOD IS MY SOURCE

“I am the vine; you are the branches. lf a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (NIV)

WHAT COUNT THE MOST

There was a rich man whose lands produced a bountiful harvest. He asked himself, “What should I do for I don’t have enough space to store my goods?  Luke 12:16-21 (GW)

THE KIND OF FAITH THAT CHANGES YOUR LIFE

“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?” James 2: 14 (NKJV)

THE KEY TO LIVING A HAPPY LIFE:

 “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 19-22

MAKING UP OUR MINDS

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
James 1:5-6 (NKJV)

HOW TO EXPERIENCE VICTORY AT SURVIVING

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”  James 1:2-3 (NL T)

POWER FROM THE THRONE  

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, vs.3-5: ” … unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” 2 Timothy 3; 1-5 (NKJV)

A MOTHER WHO TRUSTED GOD 

“By an act of faith, Moses ‘parents hid him away for three months after his birth. They saw the child’s beauty, and they braved the king’s decree.”  Hebrews II:23 (MSG)

HOW TO WORK THROUGH A TIME OF LONELINESS  

The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.  Genesis 2:18 (NIV)

WHY GOD MADE US

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1 (NIV)   

“He is the image of the invisible God, the ‘firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together.”   Colossians 1:15-17 (NIV)           

BEGIN SEEING WITH EYES OF FAITH

“Without faith, it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. “Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)

SEEING YOUR PROBLEMS IN A NEW WAY

James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:1-3 (NKJV)

WALKING IN LOVE

 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this, all will know that you are My disciples if you have love for one another.  John 13:34-35 (NKJV)

THE FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESSFUL PRAYING

“‘In our union with Christ Jesus, he raised us up with him to rule with him in the heavenly world” Ephesians 2:6 (TEV)

WHY A CROSS

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,” Ephesians 1:7-8 (NKJV)

THE HOPE OF EASTER

“While we were God’s enemies, he made friends with us through the death of his Son. Surely, now that we are his friends, he will save us through his Son’s life.”  Romans 5:10 (NCV)

WHY IT’S ESSENTIAL TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS

And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone: I will make him a helper comparable to him. ” Genesis 2: 18 (NKJV)

WITNESSING AND SOUL WINNING

 The Lord Jesus has called every Christian to be His witness. It is a task that is very dear to the heart of God. The purpose of this study is to set us aflame for God, bearing precious fruits, and converting souls. Soul winning is God’s number one job. May our Father help us to be after his business of Soul Winning.

2 Timothy.1:8

DELIVERANCE

In Praise Generation Christianity, deliverance refers to the activity of cleansing a person of demons and evil spirits, in order to address problems manifesting in their life as a result of the presence of satanic entity and the root cause of their authority to oppress the person. Scripture teaches that God’s ultimate goal in history is to rescue people from the cause of sin, death, Satan, and hell. The D.T. Depicts God as saving his chosen people from Egyptian slavery, from Babylonian captivity, and from oppression at the hand of various Palestinian tribes.

SANCTIFICATION:

A sanctification is an act of making or declaring something holy by making it free from sin or causing it to be morally and legally right or acceptable.

GETTING REAL; IT ALL BEGINS WITH YOU

No one can really know what anyone else is thinking or what he is really like except that person himself And no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit.”  1 Corinthians 2:11 (TLB)

BUILDING TRUE COMMUNITY

In Christ, we who are many forms, one body, and each member belongs to all the others. ”  Romans 12:5 (NIV)

BUILDING TRUST IN RELATIONSHIPS

An Honest Talk IS LIKE A KISS ON THE LIPSInstead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head that is Christ.” Ephesians 4:15 (NIV 20Il) 

KEYS TO A HEALTHY MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP

 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; 1 will make him a helper comparable to him. Genesis 2: 18 (NKJV):

“For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.”Ecclesiastes 4:10 (NASB)

THE THREE SPIRITUAL HABITS OF EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

“Bodily exercise is all right, but spiritual exercise is much more important and is a tonic for all you do. So, exercise yourself spiritually, and practice being a better Christian because that will help you not only now in this life, but in the next life too.”

 1 Timothy 4:8 (TLB)

UNDERSTANDING GOD’S WAY OF LlFE—GRACE

“But whatever I am now it is all because God poured out such kindness and grace upon me and not without results: for I have worked harder than all the other apostles, yet actually I wasn’t doing it, but God is working in me, to bless me.” 1 Corinthians 15:10 (TLB) 

DECIDING MY STANDARD FOR LIVING

“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator who is forever praised.”

Romans 1:25 (NIV):

THE JESUS WAY

Without wise leadership, a nation is in trouble,’ but with good counselors there is safety.Proverbs 11:14 (TLB):

RAPTURE AND THE SECOND COMING 

What is the Difference Between the Rapture and the Second Coming?

WHEN I TRUST SOMEONE OR SOMETHING ELSE MORE THAN GOD…

“God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands,”

Acts 17:24 (NKJV):

NECESSITIES OF A LEADER

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”

1 Timothy 6:17 (NIV):

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LIFE

“Nothing in all the world can be hidden from God. Everything is clear and lies open before him, and to him, we must explain the way we have lived.”

Hebrews 4:13 (NCV):

FIVE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES OF BALANCE

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV):

STANDARD TO BUILD MY LIFE UPON

“Never pay back evil for evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honest clear through. Don’t quarrel with anyone. Be at peace with everyone, just as much as possible. Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God, for he has said that he will repay those who deserve it. [Don’t take the law into your own hands.]”

Romans 12:17-19 (TLB):

THREE THINGS THAT WILL WEAKEN YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE

“Last of all, I want to remind you that your strength must come from the Lord’s mighty power within you. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand safe against all strategies and tricks of Satan.”

Ephesians 6:10-11 (TLB):

THIS IS HOW YOU WORSHIP

THE SIX PARTS OF WORSHIPPING JESUS CHRIST

  • Start with a SINCERE DESIREMatthew 2:1(NIV): 
  • Develop an expectant spiritMatthew 2:2 (NIV):
  • Choose to express JOY. Matthew 2:10 (NIV):
  • Decide to humble yourself. Matthew 2:11:
  • Plan to GIVE GIFTS. Matthew 2:11 (NIV):
  • End with an obedient responseMatthew 2:12 (NIV):

HOW TO SPEND YOUR TIME SO THERE IS A SPIRITUAL GAIN:

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step … “

1 Corinthians 9:24-26a (NLT):

HOW TO START DREAMING BIG

“Jesus said, `Only in his own time, among his relatives and in his own house, is a prophet without honor.’  And He could not do any miracles because of their unbelief.” 

Mark 6:4(NIV):

KEY COMPONENTS TO A HEALTHY LIFE

Several days later he returned to Capernaum, and the news of his arrival spread quickly through the city. Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there wasn’t room for a single person more, not even outside the door. And he preached the Word to them. Four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a stretcher. They couldn’t get to Jesus through the crowd, so they dug through the clay roof above his head and lowered the sick man on his stretcher, right down in-front of Jesus.”

Mark 2:1-4 (TLB):

ARE YOU EXPECTING JESUS TO DELIVER?

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

Mark 11:22-25 (NIV)

MOVING BEYOND MY INSECURITIES

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you.

Romans 12:2 (TLB)

MOVING BEYOND YOUR GUILT

“There was a time when I wouldn’t admit what a sinner I was. But my dishonesty made me miserable and filled my days with frustration. All-day and all night your hand was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water on a sunny day until I finally admitted all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide them. I said to myself, “I will confess them to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.” 

Psalm 32:3-5 (TLB)

LASTING HAPPINESS IS FOUND THROUGH OBEDIENCE

“Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it–he will be blessed in what he does.

James 23-25 (NIV)

BECOMING A PEACEMAKER IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

 “If you are wise, live a life of steady goodness so that only good deeds will pour forth. And if you don’t brag about them, then you will be truly wise! And by all means, don’t brag about being wise and good if you are bitter and jealous and selfish; that is the worst sort of lie. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. 

James 3:13-18 (TLB)

HOW TO DEFEAT THE CONFLICT IN YOUR LIFE

 “But you know better now, so make sure it’s all gone for good: bad temper, irritability, meanness, profanity, dirty talk. Don’t lie to one another. You’re done with that old life. It’s like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you’ve stripped off and put in the fire. Now you’re dressed in a new wardrobe…”

Colossians 3:8-10a (MSG)

BALANCE, BOUNDARIES, AND YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

 Luke 10:19 (NIV)

HOW TO BREAK FREE FROM ABUSE

Deliverance is Jesus Christ POSSESSING and TAKING SOMETHING from ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER.

“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”

Colossians 1:13-14 (NKJV):

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES THAT WILL TRULY TRANSFORM MY RELATIONSHIPS

We refuse to wear masks and play games. We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes. And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves. Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display so that those who want to can see and judge for themselves in the presence of God.”

Corinthians 4:2 (MSG)

HOW TO KEEP JOY IN MY LIFE.

Resist LEGALISTIC ATTITUDES
 “Watch out for those who do evil things, those dogs, those who insist on cutting the body. It is we, not they, who have received the true circumcision, for we worship God by means of his Spirit and rejoice in our life in union with Christ Jesus. We do not put any trust in external ceremonies.”

Philippians 3:2-3 (TEV)

FINDING YOUR CONFIDENCE FOR LIVING

“How tremendous is the power available to us who believe in God. That power is the same divine energy which was demonstrated in Christ when He was raised from the dead.”

Ephesians 1:20(Phillips)

LOVING LIKE THE LOVE OF A GODLY MOM

“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will–to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”

Ephesians 1:4-8 (NIV)

GOD’S STEPS OF FAITH FOR YOUR LIFE?

“I am expecting the Lord to rescue me again so that once again I will see his goodness to me here in the land of the living.”

Psalms 27:13 (TLB)