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God Is Personal

God is nothing like us. As a Spirit, He is not limited by the human features that we so often use to define us (our bodies, our birthdays, our jobs), and yet He reveals Himself to us in ways we can understand. He does this so that we can know Him and have a relationship with Him, which is something no other “god” can do!

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Forgotten Bible: Oh, No or Ah-Ha!

God’s people lost God’s Word, leading them to fail to celebrate their most joyful festival — the Passover. Under King Josiah, that Word was found, bringing the people back to where God wanted them to be. As we study His Word, we will come to “ah-ha” moments where we are touched by the presence of God in our lives.

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Forgotten Bible: The Power of God's Word to Resist Temptation

Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness and encounters the devil. Jesus was tempted, as Israel, and we are. However, Jesus did not sin; He was God. He was confronted by the tempter with real opportunities to sin; but He was able to meet all temptations with Scriptural truth. God’s Word is powerful to defeat evil in our lives. Jesus is the way into the wilderness.

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Forgotten Bible: The Joy of Pentecost

When the Holy Spirit came to Jesus’ disciples at Pentecost, they were empowered to preach the Gospel without fear, causing the church to grow. Today we all too often push the Holy Spirit aside and live with a pride in what we can do. Pride leads to our downfall, but as the Holy Spirit has shown in many nations of Africa and in India, that people excited about their faith can bring phenomenal growth to the Christian Church.

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Resurrection Life: Life, Victory, and Hope for Broken Relationships

Easter’s victory filters down to every moment of every day, as well as every relationship we have. Our victory over sin’s stranglehold gives us new freedom and that compels us to live differently not just for ourselves but also for everyone around us, especially those closest to us. This Resurrection Life transforms our broken relationships by empowering us to live the way God meant us to live.

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Resurrection Life: Our Resurrection

The Resurrection of Jesus points us towards our own, assuring us that our very bodies will be brought back to life, perfected for eternal life. Knowing this, we treat our earthly bodies and all creation with greater respect, and we face down death without flinching, confident that it is not the end. Death itself has been defeated, and we possess eternal life.

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Easter Sunday: He is Risen!

When Jesus stepped out of the tomb on the first Easter morning, He did more than change just one life (His) … He changed every life (including yours). Through the power of His resurrection, your life is guaranteed to be filled with victory!

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