And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

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Romans 5:5 
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Mark 8:36 
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

Psalm 60:12 
With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes.
                                                        Colossians 1:27
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

2 Corinthians 3:18
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

John 3:16 
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

GOD NEEDS OUR VERY BEST.

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GOD NEEDS YOUR VERY BEST…BY DOING YOUR BEST, YOU ADVANCE GOD’S PURPOSES. NO MATTER WHAT IT IS YOU ARE DOING A SERVICE TO GOD AND OTHERS. THAT’S SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF, TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT. DO YOUR BEST IN WHAT GOD CALLED YOU TO DO.  Ecclesiastes 9:9-10New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your [a]fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun[b]; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.

Whatever Your Hand Finds to Do

10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
2 Timothy 2:15English Standard Version (ESV)

15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,[a] a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

THE PAST, THE PRESENT, THE FUTURE..

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THE PAST, THE PRESENT, THE FUTURE…YOUR PAST DOESN’T DETERMINE WHO YOU ARE. YOUR PAST DOESN’T MATTER TO CHRIST JESUS..WHEN YOU ARE BORN AGAIN, YOUR PAST IS WIPED OUT. YOU BEGIN A NEW LIFE WITH CHRIST, YOU SEE IT IS WHAT’S INSIDE OF YOU THAT MATTERS. CHRIST LIVES IN YOU,     “But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the spirit is life because of righteousness.”            Romans 8:10

We human beings were created by God with a body on the outside and a soul and spirit on the inside. Our spirit is our deepest part, created to contact and receive the Spirit of God. When we received Jesus as our Savior, He cleansed us of our sins and He came into our spirit as life.  Because Christ is in us, our “spirit is life because of righteousness.”
                                                         “Because the God who said, Out of darkness light shall shine, is the One who shined in our hearts to illuminate the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God and not out of us.”2 Corinthians 4:6-7

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ESV
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

Hebrews 10:26-27 ESV
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.

Matthew 6:15 ESV
But if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

2 Peter 3:18 ESV
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

We must never compromise the gift that CHRIST given us, the gift of salvation leading to eternal life..

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 WE MUST BE WATCHFUL IN WHO WE SPEND OUR TIME WITH, WE MUST NEVER COMPROMISE THE GIFT THAT CHRIST HAVE GIVEN TO US…1 Corinthians 15:33 New International Version
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 New Living Translation
Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”                                                              2 Corinthians 6:14-15 International Version
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?                                                 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever

Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

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Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Matthew 22:36-40King James Version (KJV)

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

GOING TO CHURCH ALONE WILL NOT SAVE YOU..

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GOING TO CHURCH ALONE WILL NOT SAVE YOU…                                            THE FIRST THING IS RECOGNIZING THE SINFUL NATURE WE LIVE IN AS NON-BELIEVERS. 

1 John 1:8-10 
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
James 4:17
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
Romans 6:23 
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
                                          REPENTANCE…….
ACTS  3:19 New International Version
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
                                                           What Must Someone Believe In Order to Be Saved?

 The biblical method of salvation is faith in Jesus Christ. John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Salvation is gained by faith (Ephesians 2:8), by receiving Jesus as our Savior (John 1:12), and by fully trusting Jesus alone (John 14:6;Acts 4:12), not by reciting a prayer.

The biblical message of salvation is simple and clear and amazing at the same time. We have all committed sin against God (Romans 3:23). Other than Jesus Christ, there is no one who has lived an entire life without sinning (Ecclesiastes 7:20). Because of our sin, we have earned judgment from God (Romans 6:23), and that judgment is physical death followed by spiritual death. Because of our sin and its deserved punishment, there is nothing we can do on our own to make ourselves right with God. As a result of His love for us, God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ. Jesus lived a perfect life and always taught the truth. However, humanity rejected Jesus and put Him to death by crucifying Him. Through that horrible act, though, Jesus died in our place. Jesus took the burden and judgment of sin on Himself, and He died in our place (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus was then resurrected (1 Corinthians 15), proving that His payment for sin was sufficient and that He had overcome sin and death. As a result of Jesus’ sacrifice, God offers us salvation as a gift. God calls us all to change our minds about Jesus (Acts 17:30) and to receive Him as the full payment of our sins (1 John 2:2). Salvation is gained by receiving the gift God offers us, not by praying a prayer.

ARE YOU FOLLOWING GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE?

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ARE YOU FOLLOWING GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE? AND ARE YOU WILLING TO BE WHAT HE WANTS YOU TO BE? AND ARE YOU WILLING TO DO WHAT HE WANTS YOU TO DO?  IF NOT, WILL YOU SURRENDER RIGHT NOT AND LET GOD HAVE HIS WAY? GOD HAS A PLAN FOR EACH AND EVERYONE OF US.                              PRAY AND ASK GOD TO SHOW YOU THE WAY FOR HIS DIVINE PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.               Jeremiah 29:11 
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Proverbs 3:5-6 
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; …

Isaiah 58:11 
And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Proverbs 16:9 
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Jeremiah 1:5 
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Romans 12:2 
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Proverbs 3:5 
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Isaiah 40:31 
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Psalm 27:14 
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Psalm 37:23 
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;

Ephesians 3:20 
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

1 Corinthians 2:9 
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

Psalm 32:8 
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Isaiah 43:18-19 
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

John 15:1-27 
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. …

FATHER, GOD,  LET US HEAR YOUR VOICE. TEACH US, GIVE US UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR WILL FOR OUR LIVES, NOT MAN’S WILL. IN JESUS NAME. AMEN!
John 10:27New King James Version (NKJV)

27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

WHAT WOULD OTHERS SAY ABOUT YOUR SPIRIT? DOES IT SHOW THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT?

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WHAT WOULD OTHERS SAY ABOUT YOUR SPIRIT? DOES IT SHOW THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT? 
  Galatians 5:22-26New International Version (NIV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit,let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.

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Romans 1:18-32 ESV
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

John 6:55-59 ESV
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.

Mark 13:35 ESV
Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning.

Zechariah 4:6 ESV
Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.                                             1 Corinthians 10:17 ESV
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.