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It Didn't Have To Happen
April 05, 2020 06:58 AM PDT
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At the north shore of the Sea of Galilee were 3 cities: Capernaum, Chorazin and Bethsaida. Jesus did the majority of His miracles there, and though thousands believed, these cities refused to repent and trust in Him. This is a heart issue, and right now our world is having to decide the same thing, in the midst of this crisis. Will people cry out to God? And what would happen if even a few areas of our world awakened and repented, instead of being numb spiritually? God's grace is so wonderful, and He promises to help those who trust in Him.

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Subjugating Stigmas
March 28, 2020 10:48 PM PDT
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Jesus ministered to a number of people who were dealing with personal problems and shame, especially a demon possessed man who was deeply tormented and anguished. But when he saw Jesus, he recognized that there was help and healing available through the power of the Lord. Each of us has issues and experiences that cause us embarrassment and insecurity. How we deal with them--especially as it relates to the Lord--is vitally important. For those stigmas to be removed and for our reputation to be restored, we will only experience victory through the love and mercy of God.

We encourage you to worship in conjunction with this study:

Closing The Distance
March 22, 2020 12:03 AM PDT
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Because of the worldwide health crisis, advice has been given to practice "social distancing", staying six feet away from other people. For a man with leprosy in Mark 1, that was his normal condition--he couldn't go into cities or be near people because he was contagious and seen as socially "dead". But in his fear and desperation, or even anger and resentment about his condition, he didn't distance himself from God. Instead, He boldly approached Jesus, asking Him for mercy and help. Because God is gracious, Jesus didn't reject the leper--He reached out in compassion and healed him. When we need help from the Lord, it is always best to draw close to Him.

We invite you to worship the Lord as part of this study: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqWtdv4gJYk&list=RDTqWtdv4gJYk&start_radio=1&t=90

March 15, 2020 12:29 PM PDT
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The world is in upheaval right now, with people feeling confused, uncertain and anxious. Jesus faced the same situation in Galilee, as multitudes with various health problems surrounded Him, looking for mercy and help. But Jesus showed His complete authority, both through teaching and healing. We can experience the same amazement the crowds felt when we listen to His voice and understand His power and authority over all things. As we trust in Him, He surrounds us and fills us with confidence and peace.

March 08, 2020 12:36 PM PDT
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On the third day of His ministry, Jesus attended a wedding in Cana of Galilee. When the guests ran out of wine, Mary went to Jesus with the problem, and then told the attendants "whatever He says to you, do it". In a time of subjective Christianity and a flippant "whatever!" attitude that permeates our culture, her words are full of the conviction we all should have. When we have a deep faith that obeys with joy, not only does it open us up to God's miraculous work, but it inspires others to conviction, too.

Strategic Withdrawal
March 02, 2020 07:48 AM PST
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To launch His public ministry after John the Baptist was arrested, Jesus left Nazareth and "withdrew" to Galilee. There were strategic reasons for this move which apply to our daily lives, especially when we are needing fresh direction or clearer direction. This first study from our new series "Galilee" encourages us to understand and be content in the Lord's reasons for having us in our present calling, while also getting greater clarity by faithfully doing the work of the Lord.

Endurance Test
February 23, 2020 01:42 PM PST
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Hebrews 10 warns against claiming to trust Christ but living in a way that retreats from full commitment. This could be described as being a "Christian In Name Only". Chapter 12 calls us to something far greater: A life that endures for the Lord, and stands strong for the cause of Christ. As we look toward Jesus Christ and live in the power of His Spirit, this "exercise" of our endurance builds our confidence, so we don't grow weary or lose heart.

Beat The Clock
February 16, 2020 02:18 PM PST
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Each of us has a "budget" of 186 hours this week. If we don't spend them wisely, it can greatly affect us spiritually and personally. Looking at the pivotal decision of 6 important Biblical figures, this study shows the sharp contrast between using our time poorly and using it wisely and productively.

That's What I Said!
February 02, 2020 08:47 PM PST
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The Bible calls the tongue "a restless evil, able to defile the entire body". Though we might think that we only say damaging words when our emotions are heightened, it is far too common to say what is "unwholesome". Every word that proceeds from our mouth is a choice made by our mind. Ephesians 4 calls us to say only what is pure, edifying and full of grace, because our words reveal our heart and represent how full we are of the Spirit. And we need Him to do daily surgery on our communication.

Everybody's A Critic
January 26, 2020 04:22 PM PST
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We all struggle to deal with the impact of a critical spirit. As recipients, we feel discouraged and defeated, and as the source of criticism, we can get stuck in a chronically negative attitude. Christians should not be characterized by a critical, judgmental mindset. We have to move beyond a preoccupation with self, and ask the Holy Spirit to change a mindset of dissatisfaction and fault-finding, and fill us with love.

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