GRACE IS THE EFFECTUAL WORKING POWER OF GOD

To the Apostles, GRACE IS THE EFFECTUAL WORKING POWER OF GOD which He freely gives to fallen humanity through Christ for our salvation; and we receive Grace through faith in Christ. Follow the example of the Apostles to see that you DON’T MAKE THE GRACE OF GOD VAIN; rather let...

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HOW DID ‘MOTHERING SUNDAY’ BECOME ‘MOTHER’S DAY’?

Today, most people know the occasion as “Mother’s Day” rather than the traditional “Mothering Sunday”. This owes much to the American festival of Mother’s Day, which is held later in the year and has no religious connotations. It was created in 1907 by Anna Jarvis, who held a memorial for...

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TOPIC: Jesus The Saviour Is Born

TOPIC: Jesus The Saviour Is Born TEXT: Lk 1 – 2; Mt 1 – 2 MEMORY VERSE: Isa 9:6 INTRODUCTION Throughout the Christian world Christmas is the most celebrated season, touching the lives of not only Christians but also other people living in different parts of the world. The importance...

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TOPIC: Christ Is Risen

TOPIC: Christ Is Risen TEXT: Mt 26:47 – 28:10 MEMORY VERSE: Mt 28:5, 6 INTRODUCTION After Jesus faced much opposition for His teachings, He was betrayed by one of His disciples (Judas Iscariot), disowned by His own people (the Jews), crucified by the Romans and was buried. Crucifixion was a...

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Overcoming A Preoccupation With Self

TOPIC: Overcoming A Preoccupation With Self TEXT: Mt 10:37-39; 22:37-39: Rom 13:8-13: Gal.5:16-26 MEMORY VERSE: Jas 3:17 INTRODUCTION A focus on self is crippling to your spiritual development and must be putt off if you are to mature in Christ. As with all sinful deeds, your preoccupation with self must...

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Dying To Self By Serving Others

TOPIC: Dying To Self By Serving Others TEXT: Mt 28:18-20; Rom 12:4-8 1Pet 4:10-11 MEMORY VERSE: Rom 13:8 INTRODUCTION As a child of God, you have a privileged responsibility to be in ministry alongside others in the Body of Christ. To accomplish His purposes in your area(s) of service, God...

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Biblical Principles Of Stewardship II (Time Management)

TOPIC: Biblical Principles Of Stewardship II (Time Management) TEXT: Jas 4:13-16; 2Tim 2:15; Ps 1:1-3; 119:1 MEMORY VERSE: Pro 16:3 INTRODUCTION The stewardship of your time is not to be focused on fulfilling your self-centred desires but instead must acknowledge and demonstrate God’s sovereignty in your life (Pro 16:9; Mt...

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Biblical Principles Of Stewardship I

TOPIC: Biblical Principles Of Stewardship I TEXT: Lk 12:35-48; 16:10-12; 2Cor 9:6-15 MEMORY VERSE: 1Cor 4:2 INTRODUCTION God is sovereign over all of His creation, yet He graciously allows you to be a steward over what He places in your care. Your motivation to be a faithful steward is to...

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TOPIC: Dealing With Self III

TOPIC: Dealing With Self III TEXT: Rom 6:12-13; Gal 5:19-21; Eph 4:1-3; Col 3:5-10 MEMORY VERSE: Rom 12:21 INTRODUCTION You must decisively “put off” a pre-occupation with self, which is sin, in order to “put on” a life committed to Christ, pleasing to the Lord. God’s view concerning self emphasizes...

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Pleasing Self Or Pleasing God

TOPIC: Pleasing Self Or Pleasing God TEXT: Mk. 7:20-23; Gal. 5:17-25 MEMORY VERSE: Jas 1:13-14. INTRODUCTION Your focus for living, either to please self or to God, is revealed by your responses to life’s situations (2Cor 5:14-15; Col 1:9-12; Jas 1:14-15). This focus is dramatically illustrated by the translation of...

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