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A hand reaching up to God. God does it all for our salvation.

God Does It All for Our Salvation – Exodus 6:6-8

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God did it all for our salvation. He redeemed us from our slavery to sin, made us his people, and has prepared a forever home for us.

A dense forest with 1 Timothy 4:1. A warning against the teachings of demons

Doctrines of Demons – 1 Timothy 4:1-2

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Guard against false teachers and doctrines contrary to God’s inspired word and those that promote a different gospel.

The other side of forgiveness

The Other Side of Forgiveness – Genesis 45:24

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As a believer, don’t dwell on your past and how unworthy you might feel. Your past does not define you. You have been forgiven.

Why do wicked people prosper?

Why Do Wicked People Prosper? – Job 21:7, 13

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As a believer in the Lord Jesus, you may not understand why wicked people prosper. But it is temporary. They will be held accountable.

What Is God’s Name?

What Is God’s Name? – Exodus 3:14-15

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God’s “name” reflects who he is, the holy, eternal self-existent one, as well as what he is, our creator, redeemer, and Father.

Respond to Temptation Like Jesus

Respond to Temptation Like Jesus – Luke 4:13

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When we trust in the Spirit to lead us and have hidden God’s word in our hearts, then we can overcome any temptation that comes our way.

Can you take it with you?

Can You Take It with You? – 1 Corinthians 3:14-15

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There is a reward when I build on the foundation of Christ with gold, silver, or precious stones. It is a reward that awaits me in heaven.

He went to his people

He Went to His People – Genesis 49:33

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Death is not the end. It is the beginning of the glorious life that awaits us. We will join with our Lord and those who have gone before us.

The Foolishness and Weakness of God

The Foolishness and Weakness of God – 1 Corinthians 1:25

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It is through the weakness and foolishness of the cross that the wisdom and power of God are displayed in the creation of a new humanity.

Why was the stone rolled away?

Why Was the Stone Rolled Away? – Matthew 28:2

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Why did an angel roll away the stone? To show that the tomb was empty. Jesus had risen from the dead and was no longer there.

The blood of the Passover lamb

The Blood of the Passover Lamb – Exodus 12:13

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That first Passover in Egypt looked forward to a second, and much greater, one. Jesus, our Passover lamb, was slain for our salvation.

It is completed

It Is Completed – John 19:30

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God's work of redemption, foretold in the Old Testament, was completed as Jesus gave his life as the atoning sacrifice for the world.