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November 2019

Focusing on Heaven
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Focusing on Heaven

Key Principle: Focusing on Heaven is the best way to endure difficulties on earth.

Following God’s call isn’t always easy. He expects us to trust Him explicitly, and yet He doesn’t ask our advice on decisions that may impact us dramatically. He doesn’t tell us His specific plans at any given point in our lives. He doesn’t always shelter us from adversity. He tests our faith to produce endurance and spiritual maturity—tests that are sometimes painful. He makes some promises that we’ll never see fulfilled in this life.

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Stepping out in Faith
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Stepping out in Faith

Abraham is the classic example of the life of faith. As the father of the Jewish nation, he was the most strategic example of faith available to the writer of the book of Hebrews. Keep Reading

Rebuking the World
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Rebuking the World

Genesis 6:5 says, “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Keep Reading

Building a Picture of Salvation
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Building a Picture of Salvation

God called Noah to a gargantuan task. Conservative figures estimate that the ark was about 438 feet long, seventy-three feet wide, and forty-four feet high. That makes it almost one and a half times the length of a football field and more than four stories high. Keep Reading

Obeying in Faith
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Obeying in Faith

When James said, “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:26), he stated a principle that’s consistent throughout Scripture: True faith always produces righteous works. Keep Reading

Seeking God’s Reward
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Seeking God’s Reward

We’ve seen that without faith it’s impossible to please God. And the first step in faith is believing that God exists. In addition, we must also believe that He answers our prayers—more specifically, that He redeems those who come to Him in faith. Keep Reading

Believing in God
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Believing in God

Throughout history, people have tried everything imaginable to gain favor with God. Most turn to religion, but religion apart from Christ is merely a Satanic counterfeit of the truth. Keep Reading

Walking with God
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Walking with God

When Scripture speaks of walking with God, it’s referring to one’s manner of life. For example, Paul prayed that the Colossian believers (and us) would be “filled with the knowledge of [God’s] will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,” so they could “walk [live] in a manner worthy of the Lord” (Col. 1:9-10). Keep Reading

Walking by Faith
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Walking by Faith

Our second hero of faith is Enoch. Genesis 5:21-24 records that “Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah. Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. Keep Reading

The First Disciple
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The First Disciple

In John 8:31 Jesus issued an important statement to a group of people who were showing an interest in Him: “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine.” Keep Reading

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