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LEARN MORE – GROW MORE – BE MORE – IN CHRIST JESUS

“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness  mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11

 

    

Faith that Pleases God

Continue in Faith

April 7Keeping the Faith Luke 5:17-26, When we say we have faith, we are saying we trust. Trusting in someone or something requires us to place a certain level of dependence apart from ourselves. In our lesson this week, we find some followers of Jesus who wanted him to heal one of theirs. They demonstrated a level of persistent that pleased the Lord and he healed the man who was sick. Faith has to be tested, tried and trued. And saying we have faith is not enough. These men believed Jesus was able to heal their friend, so they tried, and tried and were persistent. In verse 20, we read, “when He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”. Jesus saw their faith in action and rewarded them. James writes and asks the question, “But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead”? James 2:20. We as believers in the Lord Jesus are believers because we exercise trust and belief in the Lord and he saw it. Trust Him and watch him reward. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Heb. 11:6

April 14 – A Soldier’s Faith Luke 7:1-10 – As we closed last week’s lesson with the one and only way to please God, we open this week with the Lord being pleased by the belief of one soldier. Jesus was followed by people from all walks of life. There was a soldier in this crowd who had a servant who was ill. He saw himself as unworthy of the least of the Lord’s consideration. Humility is a trait that is seen by the Lord in our service and prayers. God knows the heart, the motives and the expectations of us all. He speaks and responds to those whose motives are pure (Matt. 5:8). We can and should re-examine our motives and confess those things and seek God’s blessed favor.

April 21Tears of Faith Luke 7:36-39, 44-50

April 28


“When the doors are opened Sunday, I’ll be there”

You are always invited to follow and study with us as we seek to show ourselves approved to the Lord, servants who do not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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  1. This lesson is exactly what I needed. It causes me to ask myself, why I do the work of ministry. Knowing my “why” helps me know my “what” .My “why” is because of what Christ has done for me. And my “what ” is ” you do the same because Christ is my example.

  2. Dear Lord Jesus, grant me purity of heart so I bring glory & honor to Your holy name as I serve you by ministering to other. Amen

  3. The abundant life Christ has imparted to his followers is given not for our personal selfish gain, but rather to demonstrate God’s abundance of love, joy, peace, contentment in serving him through the good times, and the tough times. So that the world will come to know that he loves and cares for the whole world. His love is from everlasting to everlasting. Praise the Lord. Amen!!

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