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VIC – 2 Peter 3 – A Thousand Years

To the Lord a thousand years are like a day and a day is like a thousand years. Our God is eternal and timeless. Looking at 2 Peter 3 we see that one day God will end time itself when he ends the world. Despite what the scoffers might say, God is not slow. He is patient wanting everyone to come to repentance.

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VIC – Genesis 8-9 – Rainbow

Would you get off the boat if you knew everything you had ever known was destroyed?  I might think twice.  In the aftermath of the flood, after more than a year, Noah was told to exit the ark.  What would life be like?

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VIC – Romans 13 – Government

“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities…”  But God, I didn’t vote for him!  In Sunday’s Bible study we looked at what our God has to say about our rulers.  In the 13th chapter of Paul’s letter to the Roman Christians we find some eye opening direction for how we relate to the governing authorities. 

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VIC – Genesis 6-7 – Flood

The Great Flood recorded in Genesis completely changed the world. Check out this Sunday’s Bible study, the first in a two-part series, as we look at the state of the world, the size of the ark, and the last family living after God destroyed the world with water.

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VIC – Psalm 23 – The Good Shepherd

“The Lord is our Shepherd, I shall not want.” What exactly does that phrase mean? Our confirmands responded that it meant that we don’t always want the Lord. That’s a true statement, but it’s not what our God is trying to communicate in the Good Shepherd Psalm.

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VIC – Genesis 2 – Marraige

The first lesson in our summer series on the Very Important Chapters of the Bible brings us to Genesis 2. There are a few things that happen in this chapter, but the part that we will focus on is marriage. Marriage, and the family, is the basic unit of society. This is not only the first marriage. It is God’s blueprint and commentary on his gift to humanity.

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Fruit of the Spirit: Spiritual Gift Analysis

How has God gifted you? If you’ve been a Christian your whole life, you probably have a good handle on your gifts, but maybe you would like a little insight. While not perfect, the spiritual gift analysis tool can be a great place to start if you’re not sure. Look at your top five gifts after taking the quiz and then see some of the matching areas of service.

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Fruit of the Spirit: Self-control

Self control isn’t always what we think. You can be your own worst enemy. Part of you wants full control, but not because it is God pleasing. The challenge for the Christian is to bend his will to the Spirit.

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Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness and Goodness

Two of the fruits of the Spirit are kindness and goodness. These two words are synonyms. There is a little difference in the meaning that can be found in the attitude of the person doing the action. Sometimes kindness can be selfish. May we always reflect the kindness and goodness that our God has shown to us for Jesus’ sake. 

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Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

Jump for joy!  Joy is a fruit of the Spirit.  The expression has the idea that there is something so good that you can’t just smile or shout.  You have to move!  Our second fruit of the Spirit is joy. 

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Fruit of the Spirit: Love

What is the Fruit of the Spirit? These are the actions and emotions that a Christian does. Just like a tree produces apples or pears, so also the Christian produces fruit. We’ll look at the first fruit on our list from Galatians – Love.

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Rend Your Hearts: Saul and David

God is the source of repentance.  None of this happens without our God.  The Word of our God is a double edged sword – dividing joint and marrow – straight down to our souls.  It cuts with the Law and heals with the Gospel. 

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Rend Your Hearts: Judas and Peter

Judas and Peter are an interesting study during Lent.  They are main characters in the Passion Accounts.  We see them fail every year.  Because Judas ends up at the end of his own noose, it might be tempting to assign him an inordinate amount of derision.  This is where Peter helps us out.  Let’s break them down.

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Ancient Wisdom for 2021: Social Network

Think of your social network as how you interact with your world.  Does your temper ever get so hot that you don’t want to hold it.  The rage just builds up inside of you until you can’t stand it.  Your stack blows and you end up saying or doing something that you regret.  A person’s temper is just one slice of the social network pie. 

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