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Courage, Part 4: David

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Release Date: 08/11/2023

Dependent - Focus 1: The Focus & The Relentless Enemy show art Dependent - Focus 1: The Focus & The Relentless Enemy

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Focus:  Losing our focus poses grave risks. It can lead to squandered time and energy, overlooked opportunities, and ill-advised decisions. It can strain relationships, heighten the likelihood of injury, and even imperil life itself. As followers of Jesus, dispersing our focus from Him and His Kingdom invites perilous consequences that jeopardize our very existence. However, there is hope in the Good News! Let those with ears heed its call. Main Text: Matthew 13:1-9; 18-24

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Dependent - Surrender 3: My Mind show art Dependent - Surrender 3: My Mind

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Focus:  Our thoughts can drive the narrative of our lives.  Often, subjective observation and opinion, or experience, are called truth.  How much weight do you give your own understanding when it comes to challenging topics or difficult discussions where people believe different things?  Where is your source of Truth?  Does God’s Word shape how you understand your experience, primarily, or does your experience shape how you understand God’s Word?  Main Text: Romans 1:21-23

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Dependent - Surrender 2: My Heart show art Dependent - Surrender 2: My Heart

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Focus:  There are many things that can take God’s place on the throne of our hearts.  Whether it’s ourselves, money or possessions, accomplishments, or anything else, the end is always idol worship.  Today we are reminded to “keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your heart.”   Main Text: 1 John 5:20-21

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Dependent - Surrender 1: My Will show art Dependent - Surrender 1: My Will

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Focus:  Where does our allegiance lie?  Are we allied to God?  Always?  Or only when it doesn’t get in the way of what we want?   Main Text: James 4:1-7

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Dependent - Grace 4: Freedom show art Dependent - Grace 4: Freedom

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Focus:  Guilt and shame are so burdensome. And, the more you try to shake them off, the stickier they seem to be. Shackled, weighed down, dark, overwhelming, guilt crushes the human spirit. God never intended for you to live with it. Yet, sin is real. The result is so thick. You’ve felt this, right? Well, GRACE is also real. And it sets us free. Main Text: John 8:1-11

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Dependent - Grace 3: Transformation (Empathy) show art Dependent - Grace 3: Transformation (Empathy)

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Focus:  Imagine being so caught up in the unconditional love of the perfect Savior of the world that you handle everything in your life to share that love. Everything changes. Every old way is made new. You treat people differently. Your thinking changes. The GRACE that Jesus shared with you cleanses and removes the guilt and the shame. The GRACE flows out of you freely. His grace has the power to transform your life, inspiring you to live with compassion, humility, and love, and to become more like Jesus in your thoughts, words, and actions. Transformed, you go on your way!  Main...

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Dependent - Grace 2: Forgiveness show art Dependent - Grace 2: Forgiveness

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Focus:  One of the riches of God’s grace is forgiveness. Sins and sin are blotted out, washed away, buried, stripped off, whatever metaphor you prefer. Sins and sin are not removed by “doing better next time” or “doing more good than bad” or being “a good person”. For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God! (Isaiah 64:5-6 & Romans 3:23) Our Holy God requires perfection to be associated with Him. The only way this can happen for a human is through the power of FORGIVENESS. And, we are completely dependent on Jesus for that.  Main Text: Mark 2:1-12

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Dependent - Grace 1: Dependent on Christ show art Dependent - Grace 1: Dependent on Christ

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Focus:  Faith in Jesus is activated in dependence and trust.  We are dependent on Christ for our life, from start to finish. Like breath, Jesus is life. The life-giving gifts of this DEPENDENT posture, the benefits of GRACE that fill our spiritual lungs include forgiveness, transformation, and freedom. Matthew 7:24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Main Text: Matthew 14:22-33

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Sustained - Community 3: Victorious and Empowering show art Sustained - Community 3: Victorious and Empowering

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Focus:  Meeting together behind locked doors because they were afraid, the appearance and presence of Jesus fills them with joy!  With no room for fear, this huddling for safety is transformed into a victory party because Christ has risen! Main Text: John 20:1-23

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