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BELIEVE: a formula OR IN JESUS

Sunday 03-26-2017 1 Corinthians 15 1-8 QT
1. Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand,
2. by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. (& verses 3 – 8)

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Terry, remember the Gospel is Me. I did not call you to believe in a formula that would give you what you want. I gave Myself for you to believe in and develop an intimate relationship with Me. I am the Gospel not a systemized collection of facts about Me.
To believe in vain is to put your convidence in the parphinelia around Me rather than placing your faith in Me as a person and developing intimacy with Me. Oh how I enjoy OUR TOGETHER LIFE, here on earth, for it will continue when your tent wears out and you are fully in My presence without the distractions of the flesh, world and Satan. The day will come that I will say; ‘Even so come Terry’.

INTIMACY WITH JESUS PRODUCES CONFIDENT FAITH

Wednesday 03-15-2017 1 Corinthians 13 7-8 QT
6. …but rejoices with the truth;
7. bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8. Love never fails; …

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Terry, trusting in Me does not alter the fact that you are still responsible and accountable for things you say, do, affirm or disapprove of. You need to recognize nothing catches Me by surprise – I will be there with you through ‘whatever’ and it is My responsibility to see, that it will ‘work out to your good’. It is because of My Love for you, that I make such a promise, and it is your love for Me that causes you to rest in confident faith in Me, that I will do as I promised.

INTIMACY WITH JESUS AFFECTS EVERYTHING

Sunday 03-12-2017 1 Corinthias 13 1-13 QT
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
1. If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
3. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
Terry, Words spoken without Love, Faith acted on without Love, Sacrifice given without Love has no eternal value. Words spoken because of Our mutual relationship, Faith action based on Our intimacy, and Sacrifice experienced because of Our committement to Each Other has eternal worth and value. Your Words, Acts, and Sacrifices will not only benefit others but you as well.

JESUS’ PRESENCE A SPIRITUAL EXPRESSION & INFLUENCE

Tuesday March 07, 2017 1Corinthians 12 1-4 QT
1. Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware.
2. You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led.
3. Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is accursed”; and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
4. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.

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Terry, there are many ways We, (Father, Son, Spirit) will express Ourselves in and through you. Remember I told you that I’ll be with you until the end of the age, believe, expect, anticipate and express the spiritual influence We are filling you with. Keep in mind these expression have the same origin – US. (SPIRIT) In reality, We never act independently, for We are One.

DISCIPLE TO JESUS

Sunday March 05, 2017 1Corinthians 11 1-3 QT
1. Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.
2. Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.
3. But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.

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Terry, live in such a manner that others would want to be as inimate with Me as you are. Remember, don’t encourage people to be like you in what I have called you to do, but to like you in developing intimacy with Me so that they will become involved with Me where I want them. Disciple them to Me, not you.

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