Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – Weather and the Bible

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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Have you ever thought about the role that weather plays in the Bible?  I really had not until I studied for this lesson.  It has been amazing how much God uses weather.  When we look around us in the world today, we see a lot of bad weather.  We see floods, famine, drought, tornados, earthquakes and things happening to our planet.  Has it always been like that?  Have we always had problems with survival and talk about them?  Who causes them?  Does God?  Does the devil?  What is going on with weather and the Bible?  I almost sound like the
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – The Mountains of the Lord

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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What are the mountains in your life?  Too often we think of the obstacles we have to overcome and we say, “Just a mountain, I’ll never get over it.”  Or, we think about the things that God is trying to do in our life and we cannot seem to ever get it done and we cannot ever seem to learn our lesson.  Somebody will say, “Well, take another lap around the mountain.”  They are talking about the children of Israel and how hard it was for them to learn what God was trying to teach them.  They just seemed to
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – Little Foxes That Spoil the Vine

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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Do you know the verse in John 15:1 where Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches?”  Why is the vine so important to God?  It is because that is where the life is.  Just like in your life, the real life is in Jesus.  That is where the nourishment goes out to all the branches in nature and that is where the nourishment goes out to you.  The closer you are to God, then the closer and the better the nourishment can be that comes to you. Little things can come along in your life, and you know
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – Are You Mighty in Spirit?

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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Would you like to know a little secret about conquering the world? It is to be mighty in spirit. Do you remember the cartoon character Mighty Mouse?  You know it was always about physical strength. The Bible the person who had the greatest amount of physical strength, who was one of God’s men, was Sampson. He could fight anybody. He could fight huge numbers of men. And there are men today who work out and develop big muscles. In fact some of them even take steroids; things they should not do to their body and they end up ruining their
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – Is Jesus the Only Way to Heaven?

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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In today’s world there are a lot of religions.  Many people are arguing about how to get to heaven.  Is there even a heaven?  Is there even a hell?  Who goes there?  Who gets to go to heaven if you have never heard about Jesus?  Do you go to heaven?  Is Jesus the only way?  There is a lot of discussion, actually a lot of arguing, but you can only base what you believe on what is in the Bible.  The Bible speaks the truth.  God says, “I am not a man that I should lie.”  And you never know
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – Is Heaven a Real Place

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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Is heaven a real place?  Many people think that it is not. Most people think, “Well, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t.  Who knows?”  Can you know? I hope so. I hope everybody is going.  And they are not. That is sad. They are not. Everybody could. It is the will of God for everybody to go. It is the heart of God for everybody to go. He has made a place so big that there is room for everyone that ever lived, forever. But you know God runs the universe, and God has His own rules for how he
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – Speak the Word of God Over Your Circumstances

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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Today we are talking about speaking the word over your circumstances. Have you ever heard people say, “Well, that name-it and claim-it Christianity is wrong.”  I have, too.  What are they talking about?  I have realized lately that people tend to parrot what they have heard somebody else say and never checked it out for themselves.  We are going to do that today.  Sometimes you just hear people bad-mouthing something and you think, “Well, that’s okay, that sounds right.  That is really wrong.  That name-it and claim-it stuff is wrong.”  Instead of learning what it is really about, kind of
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – The Sin that So Easily Besets You

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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Have you ever thought about the sin that so easily besets you?  We all make mistakes and have things that seem to trip us up over again and again and again. No matter how much we try to live for God, there just seems to be some things that every time they come around, there we go.  For me, it is trying to stay on my diet. I can be doing great, having all of this wonderful self-control and I am going to be led by the Lord.  Then a piece of chocolate comes along and I am gone.  I
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – God’s Purpose and Plan for Giving

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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So much of the time, God asks you to give something first.  Later He gives back to you in a much greater way than you would ever think of.  About a year ago, I was saving some money for something I really wanted. People were giving a lot of money into my ministry, but I did not want to spend any of it on my needs.  I wanted to spend it on what God wanted it to go for.  I wanted to have a different kind of ministry.  I asked the Lord for this, “Could I have a ministry that
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Pillar One: Basic Discipleship – How to Know God’s Will

Date: June 15, 2016 ()

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Is it possible to know God’s will for your life?  Yes it is.  Well then, why are most people not doing it?  Do you notice that there seems to be so many living their lives like they are on half empty?  They do not seem to have vitality. They do not seem to have a purpose.  They do not have a sense of direction or feel like they are really accomplishing anything.  Why is that?  It is because they have never learned how to know God’s will for their life and all that is required in it. I am going to
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