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TRANSFORM: HOW TO CHANGE WHEN CHANGE IS DIFFICULT: A FOCUSED BIBLE STUDY OF II KINGS 6:8-23

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God is capable of making big changes, and we are the instruments of that change. Yet, on the verge of transformational change, the task ahead may seem too large to overcome, sapping away precious motivation.     How to Change

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THE CHRISTIAN MAVERICK: A FOCUSED BIBLE STUDY OF JOHN 11:20-26

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“Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but Mary stayed at the house. Martha then said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. Even now I know

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THE POWER OF WORDS: A FOCUSED BIBLE STUDY OF HEBREWS 11:3 & JOHN 11

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Hebrews 11:3 (NASB) says, “By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” It quickly becomes clear that God is in

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THE PROBLEM WITH MIRACLES: A FOCUSED BIBLE STUDY OF I KINGS 17

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In the 21st century, the Christian faith has taken a turn toward the extraordinary and the miraculous. This obsession with the phenomenal has come at the expense of the routine and ordinary. The problem, of course, is that although God

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HOW TO LIVE LIKE A CHRISTIAN IN AN UNCHRISTIAN WORLD: A FOCUSED BIBLE STUDY OF DANIEL CHAPTERS 1 & 3

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All Scripture references will be taken from the NRSV. Recent events have proven that the mainstream is moving farther and farther away from the timeless principles taught in the Bible. Consequently, the dilemma of how to live like a Christian

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THE ANATOMY OF TEMPTATION II: THE ESCAPE

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The temptation of Jesus in Luke 4 does not begin with the Father equipping Jesus with a supernatural spiritual defense. What the Spirit does instead is lead Jesus into the wilderness, where He will be abandoned. The difference here, of

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THE ANATOMY OF TEMPTATION I: A FOCUSED BIBLE STUDY OF GENESIS 3

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The Biblical narrative describes only two temptation stories: the temptation of the first man, Adam, and the temptation of Christ. The first temptation led to the fall of humankind, and the second temptation led to the fall of Satan. Accordingly,

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CONNECTIVITY: A FOCUSED BIBLE STUDY OF ACTS 17

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines a connection as “a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.” The key word in this definition is “relationship” because the parts interacting with one another create

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PERCEPTION: A FOCUSED BIBLE STUDY OF NUMBERS 13 & 14

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At some point in every believers walk, we have to come to realize that we lack the freedom to control the arbitrariness of life—indeed, there are innumerable things that we just can’t change, nor is our ability the standard of

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