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• 1 T I M OT H Y 3 : 2 | So a church leader must be a man whose life is above reproach. He
must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good
He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach.
page reputation.
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came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here
The Holy Spirit takes up residence in our hearts and assures us that we are God’s
while
I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” But the Lord said to her, “My dear
children.
Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details!”
• M AT T HEW 1 4 : 3 0 - 3 1 | “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and
M AT T HEW 1 3 : 2 2 | “The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God’s
• grabbed
him. (See note on page 876.)
word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure
We cannot save ourselves from sin, guilt, judgment, and spiritual death. Only Jesus Christ
of wealth, so no fruit is produced.”
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• GE NE SIS 6 : 1 1 - 1 3 | Now God saw that the earth had become corrupt. . . . So God said to
Noah,
“I have
decidedby
to destroy
all living
creatures.” (See note on page 9.)
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• 2 CORI N T H I A N S 5 : 1 7 | This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new
Keep going! Knowing that God is by your side during times of trouble and stress can help
person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
keep you from giving up.
Salvation not only gives you hope for eternity but also hope for today. You have been given
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• J OHN 14 :1 | “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.”
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to respond. While there are many healthy and positive ways to handle stress, never neglect
Although it may sound exclusive, the Bible’s claim of “one way” to salvation is actually
the spiritual help the Holy Spirit promises to provide if you ask.
an expression of the grace and kindness of God in letting all people know how to escape
God
invites
anyone
and everyone to come to him.
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you from
him, bringing
judgment
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