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"Now I make known to you brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was...

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Things Jesus Said

"41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation:the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Matthew 26:41In Romans 7:14-25 Paul said "14 For we know that the law is spiritual:but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I do I allow not:for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good....

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The Heart of Man, Part 3

Read 1Kings 2:1-4. King David, on his deathbed, told his son Solomon to be a man; to keep God's judgments, commandments, statutes and testimonies and walk in His ways in truth with all his heart and soul. Today, we are going to discuss "All the heart".I found in an ancient Eastern Christian text this simple definition of the heart: "Not simply the physical organ, but the spiritual center of man's...

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The Heart of Man, Part 2

Proverbs 3:5-7 says, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (7) Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil." This week, we will continue our series on the heart of man. We saw last week that the word heart is used 833 times in the Bible; that it had many various...

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Fasting for Christ

"8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8Our kind of fasting is not really what God wants.Many people give up things for Lent, as a type of fast. God's idea of fasting is very different. His thoughts are not our

The Heart of Man, Part 1

I encourage you to read Mt 12:33-37 carefully. Notice in particular what Jesus says in vs. 35 "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things." We see a good man has a heart full of good treasure and brings forth good things. An evil man has a heart full of evil treasure and brings forth evil things.

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