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live by faith, not by works

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Faith. Believe. Trust. Those all earn God's approval. Today's society, everyone believes that the way to "heaven" or a good place after death is through good works. Thats what religion is. EARNING your way to GOODNESS. Belief and Faith are the most crucial when it comes to Christianity. Christianity isnt a religion, but it is a relationship. And in a relationship, there are commitments. Think about it. In friendships, do you just do good things to earn their trust? shower them with gifts? no, we learn to believe in our friends, have faith that they will have you back at all times. Thats what makes friends, better friends. Right? But now, faith and belief arent the only crucial things now. Added on now is the big C. Commitment. Without commitment, its just no good. Ha, how ironic. Tomorrow, at AGAPE, we have MOBS, our monthly bible study and we're tackling the topic of LUKEWARM FAITH. This is when Christians say they are Christian, but they still do things tha

BE ALERT

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Be Alert for the Lord. God is coming, the end is nearing. Thinking about it myself, seeing the disasters happening, the earthquakes, the tsunamis, everything i feel like it is a sign from God. He's coming. He's preping. He's packing them bags. He'll be back. So we all must stand firm in our faith. Pray that we will not stumble. We should not be afraid of whats to come, for God is ALWAYS with us. He will guide, he will sustain, he will never abandon you. But most importantly, pray pray pray pray through it. You will get it eventually, but you must stay strong and stand firm. verse of the morning: Isaiah 41:10,31 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 13 For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

live, as children in the light.

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God made light. God's Word is Light. His command is for us to live as children in the light. That way, we can shine and spread his greatness and love to others through out actions words and thoughts. Light helps us live. Think about it. Plants need sunlight for photosynthesis to happen, ultimately giving them a source of food, we as humans need the vitamins from sunlight for better skin, and it just feels good indulging in sunlight. By accepting Christ into our hearts, we have been taken away from the darkness that once consumed us and are now living with sight. We can see the good and bad, we can see our Saviour, and we have been chosen to serve and glorify God. Look at the verse under. we have hidden God's word in us, aka light, so from the inside out. it shines. in our lives. everyday. and through that, we will not sin. verse of the morning: Psalm 119:11 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

3 in 1

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KAY, im going to attempt explaining the TRIUNE GOD. My sunday school teacher has explained it like a MILLION TIMES so hopefully i'll get it right. Basically the Father (God), Son (Jesus Chris), and the Spirit (Holy Spirit) are all connected, but they arent the same person. They are all the same, they are one. Think of a child's block. Same width, length, and height. Same all the time. Different dimensions. God is the creator, and Jesus is the connection between God and the humans. Through Christ coming back to earth, he shed his blood so we can be forgiven. The most important part is that WE are the instruments. Without us, there is no "medium" that can be used to spread the message and the good news. Through that, he can save others. So we all have an important purpose. verse of the morning: Hebrews 7:25 25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

Watching.

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God watches. God guides. God sustains. God protects. God blesses. God heals. God provides. God rescues. We've all probably heard about the disaster currently taking place in Japan. Its deadly. Its devastating. People may be thinking, "whats going on?", why is this happening? Personally i think its that God is giving us a sign. I think he's coming back soon. God will watch and bless us. For those who believe and follow, who have complete commitment to him, he will watch over you and care for you. He guards our lives, and if we are faithful, he will rescues us when he returns as we head to heaven. God knows what he's doing. The earthquake and tsunamis and floods may seem horrible with no good, but God is almighty and powerful that he will change and show the good purpose behind all this. I believe he's coming back soon. He's watching. In fact, he's working his hands at the moment, changing, molding, and making this world collapse. I think its time. I

How Can I Help You?

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Always. He Always Provides. Whether if its a ray of hope so that we keep holding on, or a path that will always help us defeat and conquer Satan, God provides for us. Now first things first, he does not provide EVERYTHING YOU WANT, but he WILL provide what you NEED for sure. Whether they may be the physical needs of everyday, or the emotional needs, God will guide. God will strengthen. God will provide. If he ALWAYS is here to provide, that means... he's ALWAYS by your side. He wont abandon you. He's even provided you with the BIBLE. The Word. It will be your shield, your guide, your protection as you face the tribulations of this world. Trust him and he'll help you, and because of this, we should always give thanks to our Lord. verse of the morning: Philippians 4:19 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Because.... so I....

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Because Jesus was strong for me, I am free to be weak; Because Jesus won for me, I am free to lose; Because Jesus was Someone, I am free to be no one; Because Jesus was extraordinary, I am free to be ordinary; Because Jesus succeeded for me, I am free to fail. Because Jesus Died For Me, I Am Free Of Sin. Im Forgiven.

Taking Out The Garbage!

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Sin. Forgive. Sin. Forgive. Although that is the cycle, we shouldnt take it for granted. One shouldnt have the attitude of thinking that God will forgive freely as we sin. We must stand against sin and work against it. God forgives when you truly mean it and you've tried and failed. But keep trying. Like the previous post, you must fight the good fight for your faith. This post specifically is more oriented around the sin itself. God doesnt keep track of your sin. God doesnt remember. He simply forgives and forgets after you have confessed your sins. Besides, unforgiveness usually leads to anger and grudges. Thats why God forgives and so should we. "Blessed is the person whose disobedience is forgiven and whose sin is pardoned. Blessed is the person whom the Lord no longer accuses of sin and who has no deceitful thoughts. But if we live in the light of the same way that God is in the light, we have a relationship with each other. And the blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us f

1%

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"We suffer in a number of ways. Outwardly we have conflict, and inwardly we have fears." Thats the first line of my devo. It was pretty striking i found. I guess i've never seen it so bluntly and right there. So collasped, so brief. We have conflicts on the outside, with friends, family, materialism, appearance, and fears on the inside; judgement, rejection, love, trust. But we must learn not to be afraid. God gives us power and strength to fight all of it. The conflicts we encounter everyday, and the inner fears no one knows about. Not only does he provide you with all that, but he gives it to you. he trains you for it. and he guides you. He pretty much makes it 99% for success. But that last one percent? Its all on you. THE ONE PERCENT. You have to be the one that has to take the initiative. You have to have the willpower to go and fight. You have to be the one not to give up when you slip up. You have to stay strong and continue to rely on God. YOU. But the questio