Bring people to Jesus

Remember that God does not call the equipped; He equips the called.  Sharing our faith isn’t just a suggestion, it’s a command. And God is with us when we obey Him.

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Become like Jesus

God desires to shape us into the image and likeness of Jesus

Romans 8:29 “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.”

Romans 9:20-21 “But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ ” 21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use? 

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Be with Jesus

Just because we say or act like a Christian, doesn’t mean that we have a deep and intimate relationship with Jesus.

Knowing about Jesus is one thing, knowing Jesus is another.

Jesus illustrates this point in John 15. Jesus teaches us about our relationship in terms of a vine and branches.

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SOAP Reading Acts 16

Acts 16:16-21 NIV
Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. [17] This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved." [18] She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!" At that moment the spirit left her. [19] When the owners of the slave girl realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. [20] They brought them before the magistrates and said, "These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar [21] by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice."

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SOAP Reading Acts 15

Acts 15:12-14 NIV
“The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the miraculous signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them. When they finished, James spoke up: "Brothers, listen to me. Simon has described to us how God at first showed his concern by taking from the Gentiles a people for himself.”

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SOAP Reading Psalm 22

Psalm 22:1-2 NLT
“My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help? Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief.”

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SOAP Reading Acts 14

Acts 14:19-22 NLT
“Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds to their side. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of town, thinking he was dead. [20] But as the believers gathered around him, he got up and went back into the town. The next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe. [21] After preaching the Good News in Derbe and making many disciples, Paul and Barnabas returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch of Pisidia, [22] where they strengthened the believers. They encouraged them to continue in the faith, reminding them that we must suffer many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God.”

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SOAP Reading Acts 13

Acts 13:2-3 NLT
“One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Appoint Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them." So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way.”

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The Investment

There are many different programs, helpful guides towards investment.

Investment of money.

Investment of time.

Investment of projects, work obligations, and side hustles.

We all want to be equally yoked in the different areas of our life. We seek a balance in all things, in all duties, that require the use of our time.

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Celene Olson
Spoken Word

For churches were born in small rooms and open fields.
Communities grew, the good news spread.
People were filling up on the real food, and not the world's instead.

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