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“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” (John 7:38) The words of this verse came straight from Jesus when He was speaking to a group of people about the impact of the Holy Spirit. He was explaining this fundamental truth: The moment you turn from…

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Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:15-18) When…

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“Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,” (Colossians 1:11) You’ve got it, so use it! Paul told the Colossians that they were being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might. He wasn’t kidding and he really meant what he told them.…

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“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil…When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.” (Luke 4:1-2, 13) During Jesus’ time on earth, He was tempted just…

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“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21-22) Yesterday, we talked about forgiving others as Christ forgave us and how difficult this can be…

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“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently…

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“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24) My definition of a safe person is an individual who can both see and listen to your pain without passing judgment immediately, offering trite recipes for “the fix you need,” and who trusts…

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“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” (John 7:38) I remember the first time I saw an artesian well. Driving through a small Texas town, I saw it in the downtown area. Alone by itself, funneled with an “L” pipe, the water flowed into…

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For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.” (Galatians 5:17) I see the flag flying. It’s a bright red flag, waving in the wind on the beach.…

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“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:8-9 As we talked about last week, there are many ways you can…

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