The Healing of the Centurion's Servant

By: James Downing | Posted: Jul 19, 2015

Matthew 8:1-13

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When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.”

When…

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A Proud Heart

By: James Downing | Posted: Jun 24, 2015

Ezekiel 28:2

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“Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD:

“Because your heart is proud, and you have said, ‘I am a god, I sit in the seat of the gods, in the heart of the seas,’ yet you are but a man, and no god, though you make your heart like the heart of a god—

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Sowing and Reaping Part 1

By: James Downing | Posted: Jun 03, 2015

Galatians 6:6-8

 

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6 Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh cwill from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

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Walking In The Spirit: Gentleness

By: James Downing | Posted: Apr 22, 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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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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Walk in The Spirit - Part 2

By: James Downing | Posted: Feb 18, 2015

Galatians 5:16-26


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[16] But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. [17] For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. [18] But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. [19] Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,…

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