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person through
the gift of Christ"
    Pastor Ron

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Why do Christians need small groups to develop as Christians?not good for man to be alone
we need accountability with others
small groups offer confidential relationships
small groups don't allow you to hide like a worship service
When does a believer receive the Holy Spirit?If the believer is good
After 3 years
When the believer receives Christ as Lord and Savior
Nobody knows
Name some of the benefits of the Holy Spirit.The ability to learn the things of God
Makes you a member of the body of Christ
Makes the truth of the gospel clear to the unsaved
Gives you a new nature and a new life
All of the above
Why do you need to pray to grow and prosper in Christ?that is not a human need
trust is not trust unless it is proven
we need the Lord in everything
prayer is only a pious activity
God wants our invitation
you receive not because you ask not
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What is our greatest need in life?food (Deuteronomy 8:3 see search Bible below)
God's Word
none of the above
Where does self-worth come from?A gift from God (2 Cor. 5:15-17)
Man made (Proverbs 18:14)
How do you experience self-worth?Living for Jesus
When you become famous
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Thank You For The Holy Spirit
We cannot make ourselves do right by the Lord without the power of the Holy Spirit. Ask for it daily. Confess before him daily that you have not arrived and sometimes you think you have and there are ways in which you have absolutely no Idea that you haven’t.

Dear Lord,
Thank you for your love, mercy, and kindness. Help me. I want to live with a mind that depends on you each moment. Please continue to shape me and transform me. Lord sometimes I think I can right wrongs that I cannot. Lord sometimes I think I can repay evil when sometimes it is not even evil. Lord sometimes it is my flesh imagining what I don’t know. Lord I don't fully understand this prayer. Lord I pray this prayer to trust you and your preached word. Thank you for the gift of your Holy Spirit. Give me the desire to be filled again and again with your Holy Spirit to help me learn and obey to perform your works. Help me learn and experience your justification gift so that I may serve you and do your will. I pray in Jesus' name. Amen
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Acts 4:21-31

21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.
22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.
23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.
24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?
26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

The Filling of the Holy Spirit
Peter and John were in this group filled with the Holy Spirit. Peter and John were also among the disciples filled on Pentecost. The power of the Lord making us bold and enabling us to mighty works is not a one time affair.
How many times may you be filled with the Holy Spirit?One
Many times
As much as the Lord wills
Do we need the Holy Spirit to do the Lord's will?Yes
How may we receive the Holy Spirit?Hope for the best
Ask for the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit is not meant for everyone
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1 Tim 4:7-8
7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 

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Scriptures Informing the Sunday Message in the coming weeks:

Genesis 22:1-18
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Quiz 12/22
Scriptures Informing the Sunday Message in the coming weeks:

The Work of Christ-The Work of the Christian-The Work of the Church​
Romans 3:21-28
21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

John 3:5
5 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 

1 Peter 3:21
21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 3:12-13
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

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Acts 9:36-42
 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor. 37 About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. 38 Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, "Please come at once!" 

39 Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them. 

40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, "Tabitha, get up." She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. 41 He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called the believers and the widows and presented her to them alive. 42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. 

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Scriptures Informing the Sunday Message in the coming weeks:
Genesis 22
Which Scripture describes the work of the Church?Romans 3:21-28
John 3:5
I Peter 3:21
Hebrews 3:12-13
all of the above
none of the above

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Quiz 12/29
Scriptures Informing the Sunday Message in the coming weeks:
Are the blessings from developing our dependence on the Lord only in heaven?a. yes
b. no
c. unknown
d. all of the above

Do you think it was the Lord's providence or chance that Peter happened to be so close for Dorca's sake?a. chance
b. the Lord's providence
c. the Lord's mercy
d. all of the above