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The Spiritual Disciplines

This teaching is based on Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard Foster. I found this book helpful. These teachings also contains my own thoughts and experiences with the spiritual disciplines. Understand that, although I am using Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth as the basis for these teachings on good spiritual practices, that does

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Galatians 5:16-26: Living By The Spirit

The Only Right Way To Live - By The Spirit; The Fruits Of The Old Nature And The Fruits Of The Spirit; Crucifying The Old Nature With Its Corrupt Desires We live in fallen world that is satanically controlled and in rebellion against God and under a curse. Human beings are members of a fallen race. Here’s why: Very early

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The Spiritual Disciplines – Shorter Version

This teaching is based in part on Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard Foster. It also contains my own experiences with the spiritual disciplines. Understand that, although I am using Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth as the basis for these teachings on spiritual practices, that does not mean that I endorse everything that

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Spiritual Warfare

  We are at war! I’m not referring to the war against terrorism, but a great cosmic war that has been raging for millennia. The stakes are very high. The battle is for the life, the soul and the destiny of each human being. The enemy is very dangerous. Satan and his fallen angels are fighting to destroy every human

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Genesis 1:1-6:8 – Foundations For A Successful Life In This World And Eternal Life In The World-To-Come

Parasha Beresheet - In The Beginning Genesis 1:1-6:8 Foundations For A Successful Life In This World Followed By Eternal Life In The World-To-Come If the truth sets us free, and it does, then ignorance and error keeps us enslaved to deadly masters like Satan, sin and death. For us to have successful lives, we need to build our lives on

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Our Priorities: God Or Money?

Our Priorities: God or Wealth? Our Priorities: God Or Money? We live in the wealthiest and most prosperous nation that has ever existed on planet Earth. But, too much wealth can create problems for us. There is pressure from outside and temptation from within for us to pursue an affluent lifestyle and make that our highest priority. But, the sons

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Learning To Pray Like Hannah in 1 Samuel 2

God is real! The Supreme Being is a Person who is able to communicate with human beings who are made in His image. He is not an impersonal force. The Lord is not uninterested with communicating with us. The Creator wants to communicate with His creatures. And He wants us to talk to Him. One way to understand prayer is

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He Has Given Us of His Spirit

Already, within the First Century, there were false teachers who were distorting the Word of God and leading people away from the truth, from God, and from eternal life. Yochanan (John), that great emissary that Messiah chose, and whom God sent to teach us the truth, warns us not to believe every religious leader. There is one true Spirit who

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Peace That Passes All Understanding

We know that in the Last Days, difficult times with come. For the last couple of weeks, we considered the signs that the Lord gave us that precede His return. Last week I speculated how some crises might rapidly propel us into a one-world government. I speculated that we could be in for difficult times. Today, I want to remind

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Suffering According to 1 Peter

This weekend is dedicated to the Persecuted Church. There are approximately 200 million people around the world who identify themselves as Christians who are being persecuted. Even in the Western World, which for centuries was dominated by the Church, Messiah’s New Covenant Community is experiencing more opposition - and it is likely to get worse as. Persecution is nothing new.

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The Quality of Self-Control

"Like a city that is broken into and without walls is a man who has no control over his spirit" (Proverbs 25:28). King Solomon informs us that the Creator has endowed human beings with a measure of self-control. Some people have more self-control, and some less. Some of us have more self-control in one area, and less in another. Each

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The Spiritual Man

Humanity is not united. There are huge differences among human beings. The Word of God recognizes these crucial differences, and categorizes humanity in a number of ways. It describes humanity as being made up of the Chosen People, and the other nations of the world. There are Jews and there is everyone else - the Gentiles; there are the righteous

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Waiting On God

We live in a fallen world that is satanically controlled and is in rebellion against God and is under a curse. Life in such a world can be confusing, chaotic, difficult, dangerous. The secret to successful living in a world like the one we live in is to learn how to get close to God, and stay close to God;

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Newness Of Life

A new year will begin soon. The transition to a new year is a good time to reflect about new things. Rabbi Paul, writing to the Christians and Messianic Jews in Rome, encouraged them to “walk in newness of life” - to live a whole new life made possible by God the Father, Messiah the Son and the Holy Spirit.

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Repentance

One of the main purposes of the sounding of the shofar on Yom Truah is to call us to repentance. Repentance means turning to God. Repentance involves turning away from a non-existent relationship with God, or a cold relationship with God, or a lukewarm relationship with God, and instead developing a close and vital and vibrant and warm and intimate

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