Grounded in Love

Here’s a prayer that will establish you in life. It’s what Paul prayed for the E and what we should pray for one another. Ephesians 3:14-19 ” … according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith–that you, being rooted and grounded in love … filled with all the fullness of God.” We’ll never be able to pass on the love of God if we’re not first rooted and grounded in the love of God.
* David asks about “nothing can snatch you from Christ” in light of Hebrews 6:4-6.
* Raven calls with a follow up question based on the evil spirits “returning to the house” in Matthew 12:43-45

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Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

Understanding the basics of faith and be strong in the Lord * John 10:28 I give them eternal life and they shall never lose it * Do we live in a better covenant?
* How do we practice righteousness?
* Are Angels eternal beings?
* Why do Christians still have evil thoughts?
* What is the flesh?
* What is my identity?

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Grounded in Truth

How do we grow in the grace of God? How do we stand firm and established in the truth? 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5 “Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith, …” By grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone you become established in Him and grow in your Christian life.
* My adult son posed these questions: If God is all knowing, then doesn’t he know who will follow him and who won’t? * And isn’t this considered condemning us before we were even born?
* Why did he put us here, why not just put the ones he chose in heaven and the the others in hell?
* David asks about “passages like the one that says that if one commits particular sins then they are lost”. Bob addresses 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 * Mark finds Paul’s teaching to be in opposition of Jesus’ teaching.

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For All the People

It is a special day in the United States today. It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. And the effects of what he accomplished are still working today. So many times we make judgments based on what we see and not how God sees them. Instead we should treat others as we treat ourselves. The Gospel has sent Jesus for all people. Romans 10:11-13 declares: “For the Scripture says, ‘Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.'” … For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” * A caller asks about those who die. Where do they go?
* Margie asks about 2 Timothy where it talks about two who wandered away from the truth. She asks, “how can I explain this to others?”

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Hebrews – So Great a Salvation

Hebrews is one of the most compelling books in the Bible. Some say it’s the pinnacle. It paints a picture of Christ like no other book in the Bible. We are limiting today’s broadcast to the first 4 verses (Hebrews 1:1-4) of the first chapter because they summarize the entire book. No one knows who the human author was of this book; certainly we know that it was authored by the Holy Spirit. This will be a fascinating in-depth study.

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Serve in the New Way

How do we grow in the knowledge of Christ Jesus? By getting the basics right. Without the basics you will never grow. Peter said, “you’ll be nearsighted and blind”. Romans 7:1-6 “Or do you not know, brothers–for I am speaking to those who know the law–that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? … Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. ” * How were the books of the New Testament ordered?
* Jacob asks, how do you know when to move? How do you know God’s will for your life?

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Do You Not Know…

Our relationship with Christ Jesus changes everything. Paul talks about the change throughout his letters and he uses a catchphrase – “Do you not know…”. One of those occasions is found is the question Paul answers one of those questions in Romans 6 “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?” * Vicki asks about Luke 16:26 as to whether we can see those people in Hell. * Michael asks if we are saved by works or faith? Acts 14:26
* Where does it say the only unforgivable sin is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?

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