LET THE SPIRIT RENEW YOU

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LET THE SPIRIT RENEW YOU Be made new in the attitude of your minds. Ephesians 4:23 Thoughts and attitudes are important because they determine what you feel. Thoughts, attitudes, and feelings then determine what you do. Some of your thoughts are on the surface of your mind, and you’re...

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MORE AND MORE

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MORE AND MORE And the Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. 2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT The Holy Spirit doesn’t wave a magic wand and change your habits in a day. Your health habits and how you relate to people took...

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HABITS ARE DRIVEN BY DESIRE - part 4

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Habits Are Driven by Desire Finally, this is what makes the science of habit such an asset to Christian perseverance: desire and reward drive our habits. We shouldn’t be surprised that God designed the universe this way. Habits are an earthly gift to open our mouths for tastes of...

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HABITS ARE NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL

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Habits Are Not One-Size-Fits-All  -  Part 3  Perseverance in the Christian life is dynamic. It looks different based on your personal experience and wiring and proclivities, your season of life and era in history, and your current community. It should be freeing to know that...

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Habits Protect What's Most Important

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Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:25 Four Keys to Better Habits – Part 2 of 4 Habits Protect What’s Most Important Habits also keep us from having to make the...

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4 Keys to Better Habits - Part 1

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Four Keys to Better Habits – Part 1 of 4 Your perseverance, under God, is in your habits. Heaven and hell hangs on habits. Show me a man’s habits, and you’ll give me a glimpse into his very soul. The habits you develop and sustain today will affect whether you persevere till...

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GOD WILL HOLD YOU THROUGH YOUR HABITS

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GOD WILL HOLD YOU THROUGH YOUR HABITS Power of Habit The word habit appears only once in the New Testament (ESV), and it speaks directly to perseverance (and from the book of Hebrews, which is very much about perseverance). Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good...

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NOT EVERYTHING IS BENEFICIAL

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NOT EVERYTHING IS BENEFICIAL “I have the right to do anything,” you say – but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” – but I will not be mastered by anything.  1 Corinthians 6:12      There are no forbidden...

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FAITH

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FAITH Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.   James 1:3 Every week our FAITH5 members gather together at one of four meetings.  We come together in the hopes of being inspired to “do another week” and get support from our friends who...

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FORWARD MOTION

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                                                                       FORWARD MOTION One thing I have learned in...

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