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[#1] "No reason to fear"
No matter where we are, no matter who might be in our company, no matter what time of the day or night it is, there is never any reason for us to fear because our trust is in God and He is our protector and deliverer! “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) Now the fear I'm talking about here is not the kind when you're startled, like when someone hides and jumps out to scare you. I'm talking about the lies, manipulations, distortions and suggestions of the Devil.


[#2] "Life's priorities"
Do you ever feel like there just isn't enough time in the day to take care of everything you need to do? I know sometimes I definitely do. Each day, whether we realize it or not, we prioritize our daily routines. A high priority would most likely be taken care of that day, where as a low priority could probably wait until the next day, or even later in the week. Did you know that prioritizing works the same way with Jesus? I want you to read this very slowly and really let it sink in : If you make Jesus first priority in your life, then your life becomes first priority to Jesus!


[#3] "Let God control your finances"
Allowing spiritual growth to take place is crucial. God’s plan is for us to grow financially as we grow spiritually. In the Bible the Apostle John wrote under the inspiration of God: “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (3 John 1:2)  Why does God want us to grow financially as we grow spiritually?  Simply because God knows what happens to those who are too spiritually immature to handle great wealth.  They abuse what they have, and they turn to sin.


[#4] "Four types of people: . . ."
This article explores the parable of the sower found in Mark 4:1-20. Jesus explains that there are four different ways people receive the Word of God. Which category do you fall into?


[#5] "Failure: never stay down"
All of us have experienced failure in our lives. Old or young, rich or poor, we have all experienced failure at some point. Why? Simply because we are not (...yet) perfect. If you’re a dedicated Christian, the feeling of failing to obey God’s Word is one of the most sorrowful, painful feelings you could have. The feeling of separation from God to one who seeks to walk in his love each day is absolutely horrible.


[#6] "Casting out fear by perfected love"
Once we understand that love casts out fear, its time to put that love into practice.  The first step to operating in perfected love is: loving each other. “If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us.” (1 John 4:12) As we move into action and begin practicing love and obeying God’s Word, fear will be cast out, we will receive great blessings and comprehend what His love is. We will gain the depth of the walk of love that He intends us to function by. The Word of God (scripture) will not come alive in us, unless we become rooted, walk by faith and believe for it.


[#7] "Prosperity: our covenant with God"
When you are born again through Christ Jesus, the very instant you accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, you enter into a covenant relationship with God. A covenant, in this particular case, is an agreement, contract, promise or pledge between you and God. God’s part of the covenant is to prosper us, and our part of the covenant is to follow and live by His word. We know we have a covenant with God because the bible tells us so: “Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.” (Acts: 3:25)


[#8] "The conditions of a successful prayer"
For a prime example of successful prayers we can look at Jesus. Some might say: “Oh he was the Son of God, of course his prayers always got answered!” However, did you notice how much time Jesus spent in prayer? Or how much Jesus fasted? By the time some sort of crisis arose Jesus was already prayed up and fasted up. He didn’t wait until there was a problem to start fasting and praying. He knew if he did it would be based on fear, not faith. Jesus believed he overcame the obstacle put in his path before the problems was even there! We should follow Jesus’ example.


[#9] "The consequences of drugs"
Satan is the evil motivation behind the negative, vicious, destructive nature of drugs. Drugs are a medium which he works through to accomplish his goals and fulfill his wicked desires. They allow him to operate in the suggestive realm, or the realm of thoughts, more freely. Drugs will make you Satan’s puppet, and you won't even know it. Most drug users fail to even realize the drugs they took to escape reality have ironically imprisoned them.


[#10] "Why become a born again Christian?"
Christianity provides the most reasonable explanation for the world and life that’s upon it. We humans were the ones who failed God, God didn’t fail us. We chose to rebel against God by sinning (Adam & Eve) and because of that sin we have alienated ourselves from God. Now because of our sin our lives feel restless and unmeaningfull. We’re constantly seeking the meaning of life, which is really just a way back to God. The only way back to life (eternal life) is by God. Why? Simply because God does something for us that we cannot do for ourselves: He forgives us.

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