Temptation

Growing up spiritually
Facts about temptation Temptation itself is not a sin Hebrews 4:15 (NIV) For we do not have a high priest (ie Jesus) who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are­­yet was without sin. It is Satan who tempts us, not God James 1:13­14 (NIV) When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Why God allows us to be tempted God allows us to be tempted for two reasons. Firstly, temptation is a test of our faithfulness. How can we prove ourselves faithful except…
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Importance of Water Baptism

Growing up spiritually
Discussion: Who has already been water baptized? Why did you want to be water baptized? Water baptism is a commandment from our Lord Jesus. (Mat 28:19-20 NIV)  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, {20} and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Water baptism is a means to publicly declare our faith in Jesus. (Mark 1:4-5 NIV)  And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. {5} The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins,…
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Serving God

Growing up spiritually
Why serve God? We were created to serve Him Eph 2:10  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them. Hebrews 13:20-21  Now may the God of peace (who brought again our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant)  (21)  make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Even Jesus the Son of God realized that His mission on earth was to serve His Father. (John 17:4)  I have glorified You upon the earth. I have finished the work which…
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