Instructions on Three Religious Practices: Prayer Part 3

By: James Downing | Posted: Apr 19, 2015

Matthew 6:9-15

 

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Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father…

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Walking In The Spirit: Faithfulness

By: James Downing | Posted: Apr 15, 2015

Galatians 5:22-26

 

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

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Instructions on Three Religious Practices: Prayer Part 2

By: James Downing | Posted: Apr 15, 2015

Matthew 6:9-15


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Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your…

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Instructions on Three Religious Practices: Prayer

By: James Downing | Posted: Apr 05, 2015

Matthew 6:5-9



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And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as…

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Walking In The Spirit: Goodness

By: James Downing | Posted: Apr 01, 2015

Galatians 5:22-26

 

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

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Instructions on Three Religious Practices

By: James Downing | Posted: Mar 29, 2015

Matthew 6:1-4

 

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“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your…

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Walking In The Spirit: Kindness

By: James Downing | Posted: Mar 25, 2015

Galatians 5:22-26


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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

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The Spiritual Law of God: Love

By: James Downing | Posted: Mar 22, 2015

Matthew 5:43-48



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“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your…

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Walking In The Spirit: Longsuffering

By: James Downing | Posted: Mar 19, 2015

  1. The Fruit of the Spirit is Longsuffering:

As with the other characteristics of the Fruit of the Spirit, the “first cause” of the Christian’s ability to be longsuffering is God.

In the “new birth” we are made partakers of the divine nature; we become possessors of the Spirit of God. 

Peter writes: (2 Peter 1:3): “According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,…

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The Spiritual Law of God: Vengeance

By: James Downing | Posted: Mar 15, 2015

Sermon outline:

1.    The scribes and Pharisees misrepresented the law of God to the people of Israel, much in the same way that many today, under the name of Christianity, misrepresent…

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