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What does it mean to love God?

What Does It Mean to Love God? – Luke 10:27-28

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Loving God is more than a feeling. It involves giving him every part of who I am. It is surrendering to him, heart, soul, strength, and mind.

God responds to our prayer for help

God Responds to Our Prayer for Help – Psalm 18:4-6, 9-10, 16-17

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God may not make all our problems disappear. But we do not have to walk through them alone. Cry out to God. He will respond to your prayer.

Through belief in the truth

Through Belief in the Truth – 2 Thessalonians 2:13

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What is the truth that some believe and others reject? Jesus said he was the truth–the only way to the Father (John 14:6).

Is Christ glorified in me?

Is Christ Glorified in Me? – 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

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We should make it our goal to live lives of love that will honor Christ and draw people to him. Lives that will glorify Christ.

Putting on faith, love, and hope

Putting on Faith, Love, and Hope – 1 Thessalonians 5:8

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As believers, we need to continue to live by faith and love. And to keep our eyes fixed on the hope that awaits us.

Entering the Most Holy Place

Entering the Most Holy Place – Leviticus 10:1-2

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And, because of what Jesus did, we are, invited to come into the Most Holy Place with confidence and the assurance of faith.

God Knows What You Need Before You Ask

God Knows What You Need Before You Ask – Matthew 6:7-8

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I don’t need to beg or try to convince God of what I need. God knows what I need before I even ask. A simple request is all I need to make

When someone is watching

When Someone Is Watching – Ephesians 6:5-6

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There is indeed one person I should consciously seek to please in everything I think, say, and do. And that is Jesus.

Sitting around a table eating - the fellowship meal

The Fellowship Offering – Leviticus 7:1

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We can follow the spirit of the fellowship offering when we share meals together, with our Lord, as a community of believers.

Man standing in an open door - Pray for open doors

Pray for Open Doors – Colossians 4:3-4

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Pray for open doors to effective service. And that you would be faithful to walk through the doors he opens, producing fruit that will last.

A group on the beach - Be devoted to one another with mutual love.

Devoted to One Another with Mutual Love – Romans 12:10

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As a community of believers, be committed to each other. Not just having casual relationships but being devoted to one another in love.

The Olympic Mountains: All the Fullness of Deity in Bodily Form

All the Fullness of Deity in Bodily Form – Colossians 2:9-10

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Give your allegiance to Jesus, the one who is fully God and fully human. Jesus is the head over all of creation, physical and spiritual.

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