PUTTING OFF THE OLD MAN

When a man die his spirit departs leaving behind his physical body or remains for his family to put away, bury or cremate. But, if a man’s dead body or remains is left unattended to, after a short time, it will begin to decompose and exude a repulsive stench and thus become a nuisance to all. The longer a man’s dead body stays around unattended to, the greater the stench that will emanate from it and the discomfort it will cause all the people around it…

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THE ENEMIES OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST

Paul describes the enemies of the cross of Christ as the professed believers or ministers “whose god is their belly.” What does Paul mean by this terminology, “their god is their belly?” Paul was simply saying they are either legalistic or indulging in sinful, fleshly desires. The enemies of the cross of Christ are those in the Church who are trusting in themselves, in their self righteousness, or in their good works as a means of salvation…

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REKINDLING AND SUSTAINING GOD’S FIRE

One of the primary responsibilities of the priests under the Old Covenant is to keep the fire burning on God’s altar perpetually. God expressly commanded them, saying, “A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out.” (Lev. 6:13 NKJV). God sent the fire, but it is the responsibility of the priests to sustain the fire on the altar (Lev. 9:23-24). However, God gave them specific instructions to follow so that they could keep the fire burning on the altar. These divine instructions are still very relevant and useful to us today to sustain God’s fire in our souls…

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APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING UNDER JESUS

Disciples of Jesus are not just His students; they are His apprentices. The idea of a student is only theoretical. But, the idea of an apprentice is something quite practical. When Jesus chose twelve ordinary people to be with Him, what He intended was not for them to be mere students but apprentices, not to be merely theoretical, but to be very practical. The Greek word “mathetes” for “disciple” in the New Testament means “a learner or a pupil.” But in Aramaic, the word “disciple” does not mean a student, but an apprentice…

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OVERCOMING YOUR FEAR

Your victory over fear starts with you understanding or acknowledging that fear is a disobedience to God’s command that you should not fear. God commands: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.” (Isa. 43:1 NKJV). Any of your actions that is not borne out of faith is a sin in God’s sight; “for whatever is not from faith is sin.” (Rom. 14:23 NKJV).

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HEARING & RECOGNIZING GOD’S VOICE

It is God’s desire and delight to have a personal, intimate, and unique relationship with every one of His children. This kind of intimate relationship is not possible without an effective and continuous communication. Hearing God’s voice is not a special gift exclusively reserved for a special class of believers. Every born again believer has a divine inherent capacity to hear, discern, recognize or know God’s voice…

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