Do Not Hold Back

If you have a “root,” it just means you never gave yourself fully over to God. “See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.” Hebrews 12:16 You left a part of your heart, mind, and soul back to rule over it all. You h
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No Hidden Root…

If you leave a root of love of self over love of God or love of food over the love of God, it will come back, and it will take over. If you leave a root of indulgence in the heart, even if you have laid 90 percent of it down, it will come back to take over. Why? Because you have not m
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Jacob and Esau

In the book of Hebrews, the Apostle Paul refers to the story of Jacob and Esau, and he interprets this story that has been so misunderstood: Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the g
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It Comes Down to Love

Mark 12:29-31 is the summary of all the laws that God has given us in life, and all the words of every Preacher who has ever been sent down on Earth, every Prophet, are all summed up in the following: “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our G
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Examining Our Own Heart

It is the heart we should examine. The person devoted to cleaning up what is outside their own heart is not doing what Christ did. Christ loved and obeyed the Father and taught others to do the same...
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Partial Obedience

Obedience is tested only when we confront something we do not want to do. In I Samuel 15 it tells of God ordering King Saul to totally annihilate an enemy. Through Samuel, God told Saul: “Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare t
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All or Nothing

Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the  firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and hi
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God’s Spirit of Self-Control

Now that we have turned our face from Egypt, some of you have experienced rising above the pull of this world, the allure of Egypt, the magnetic pull of the refrigerator, or the prison of food. You were presented with the picture of the Thin Eater, or the person who feels no magnetic
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A Menu of God’s Work…

Put off the old. Put on the new. To get the new, you have to repent. John the Baptist said to repent and make the crooked roads in your heart straight to be able to receive Jesus Christ in your heart...
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A Whole New Life!

This is about getting a whole new life—replacing your old spirit (bad attitudes) with God’s wonderful Spirit (beautiful, loving personality). Those who find this transformation experience a restored marriage, re-established relationships, a whole new positive attitude, and diminished
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