PEACE

Fruit of the Spirit
Why must we have peacePeace is an attribute of God To have peace is to be more like God because peace is an attribute of God. (Judg 6:23-24 NIV)  But the LORD said to him, "Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die." {24} So Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace. To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites. Peace is an aspect of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22 NIV)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, How to have peaceAsk from God We can ask God for peace because it is the Lord who grants peace. (Num 6:23-26 NIV)  "Tell Aaron and his sons, 'This is…
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Gift of Teaching

Spiritual Gifts
Teaching as a spiritual gift Romans 12:6­8 (NIV) We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. The person with the gift of teaching finds that he can communicate Biblical truths to others in such a way that will impact lives. This person also finds it satisfying to do Bible study and search for God's truths. He is given special…
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How to have beautiful feet

Beautiful in God's eyes
We have beautiful feet when we go where we have been sent to go. Feet that bring good news(Isa 52:7 NIV)  How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!" The apostle Paul relates this Old Testament verse directly to evangelism of the lost. (Rom 10:13-15 NIV)  for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." {14} How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? {15} And how can they preach unless they are sent?…
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Prayer Walking

Prayer
Prayer WalkingIt is simply praying while walking. Discussion: How many of us engage in prayer walking? Why do we do it? What are the benefits? Biblical basisLuke 13:22 (NIV)  Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. John 4:6 (NIV)  Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. {cke_protected_1} {cke_protected_2} The Bible tells us that Jesus took long journeys during the time of His ministry. It would be foolish to imagine that he didn't make use of all these times to pray even while He was on the way. Benefits of prayer walking1. It makes good use of our time  Ephesians 5:15‑16 (NIV)  Be very careful, then, how you live‑‑not as unwise but…
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Joy

Fruit of the Spirit
What is joyDefinition JOY is  defined by the Homan Dictionary as “the happy state that results from knowing and serving God.” Joy is found over 150 times in the Bible. If such words as "joyous" and "joyful" are included, the number comes to over 200. The verb rejoice appears well over 200 times. This means that rejoicing is an action than we can carry out. We can choose to be joyful. Joy is different from pleasure The Bible distinguishes joy from pleasure. The Greek word for pleasure is the word from which we get our word hedonism, the philosophy of self-centered pleasure-seeking. Paul referred to false teachers as "lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God" (2 Tim. 3:4). The Bible warns that self-indulgent pleasure-seeking does not lead to happiness…
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What happens when a Christian sins

Growing up spiritually
What happens when a Christian sins/What happens when we lead holy lives The study of these two topics is actually related. When we lead holy lives, we will receive all the benefits that come with obedience. When we disobey, we not only forfeit the benefits, we will be disciplined by God. He will be disciplined by God Hebrews 12:5-8 "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, {6} because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." {7} Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? {8} If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children…
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When God seems distant

Growing up spiritually
God promises to be with us always Heb 13:5  …for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Deu 31:6  Be strong and of a good courage. Do not fear nor be afraid of them. For Jehovah your God is He who goes with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you. God has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. But there are times when we do not feel His presence. Circumstances in our life can turn so bad that we can’t see how God is in the midst of it. While God promises that He will always be with us, it is also true that we do not always feel His presence. There will be times when we feel that God…
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Gift of Exhortation

Spiritual Gifts
What is exhortation? The gift of exhortation is the special ability to minister comfort, encouragement and advice to other people in a way that they feel helped and healed. Exhortation can be: 1. Encouragement - Hey, well done! 2. Advice - I think it is better to finish your studies before starting a job. 3. Comfort - I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother's death. The power of encouragement Proverbs 12:25 (NIV) An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. Proverbs 16:24 (NIV) Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 25:11 (NIV) A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Exhortation is every Christian's role Hebrews 10:25 (NIV) Let…
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Lust

Control your emotions
The dangers of lust The Psalmist realized the dangers of lust when he wrote: (Prov 6:25-29 NIV)  Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, {26} for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life. {27} Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? {28} Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? {29} So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. Begins with the eyes (2 Sam 11:2-4 NIV)  One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman…
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Facts about sin

Growing up spiritually
Facts about sin Unintentional sins are still sins Lev 4:2 "Say to the Israelites: `When anyone sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the LORD's commands-- (NIV) Similarly, if we commit an offence against the law unintentionally, we are still held guilty by the law. Failure to do what is right is sin Jas 4:17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins. (NIV) Failure to do God's work Haggai 1:2 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "These people say, `The time has not yet come for the LORD's house to be built.'" Although the people knew that they had to build God’s temple, they were more interested in building their own houses. God called them "these people" because…
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