Roots – Establishing Roots

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Establishing roots   Colossians 2:6-7 New Living Translation (NLT]  6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. 7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.    Colossians 2:13-15 New Living …

Peeled – Self-Control

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Peeled – Self Control The Greek word for self-control is (enkrateia) it means literally “exercising dominion, from within” to get a hold of or to get a grip on. John Maxwell said, “I consider self – control the most important part of a persons character. It will give them success and help them reach the highest potential that they can …

Finding the Good Ground

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Finding the Good Ground Crowds Follow Jesus Mark 3:7-10 NLT 7 Jesus went out to the lake with His disciples, and a large crowd followed Him. They came from all over Galilee, Judea, 8 Jerusalem, Idumea, from east of the Jordan River, and even from as far north as Tyre and Sidon. The news about His miracles had spread far …

The Perfect Blood

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The Perfect Blood   Deuteronomy 12:23 (NLT) 23 But never consume the blood, for the blood is the life, and you must not consume the lifeblood with the meat.   John 6:54-56 (NLT) – Jesus said ~ 54 But anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life (Greek word zóé) , and I will raise that person at …