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Tag Archives: Law
Train Them Thursday – Tuned In To God’s Heart!
“When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth.” (Luke 2:39, NASB95) When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord. Disciples are focused on pleasing … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Following the Spirit’s Leading!
“And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – The Blessed Life!
“And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Worthy Of the Cost!
“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – God Has Spoken!
“And when eight days had passed, so as to circumcise Him, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.” (Luke 2:21, NASB95) And when eight days had passed, … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesdays – Staying Tuned Into the Spirit!
“Guided by the Spirit, he entered the temple complex. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform for Him what was customary under the law, Simeon took Him up in his arms, praised God, and said: Now, Master, … Continue reading
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Faith Filled Friday – When Faith Is Weak!
“But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to … Continue reading
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Faith Filled Friday – Is Anything Too Hard For the Lord?
“The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Loves Does No Wrong to a Neighbor!
Photo Credit: pastormattblog.com It’s Valentines Day! A time to share fattening sweets, overpriced flowers and credit card busting dinners with the ones we love. But, is that really how love is expressed? I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to … Continue reading
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Studying James 4:17!
Welcome to the Transformed Podcast! Dr. Matthew Smith, director of Eagles In Leadership, continues to teach verse by verse through the book of James, one verse per podcast. These studies were recorded live in his class at Bible Believers Christian College … Continue reading
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