Unexpected Avenues to Negative Influences

Unexpected Avenues to Negative Influences
In this episode our focus is Unexpected Avenues to Negative Influences in our lives.  
Some avenues are pretty obvious if we stop to think about them, right.  But what about those that catch us by surprise? The unexpected avenues by which we become exposed to negative influences leading us off of our path of purpose? 

Have you recognized any surprising avenues in your life?
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Navigating Personal Temptations

Navigating Personal Temptations
Of course we all have them. We all have Temptations. And of course they tend to come at the least optimal times for us. 

Under Stress
One of those times is when you or I are under a great deal of stress. We can’t always get away from stress of course. But if you’re living in a state of continually high stress it can have a host of negative harmful effects on you. Do you have a plan in place and are you taking the steps to address your high, ongoing stress?


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Persecution - No Surprise

Persecution - No Surprise
What is persecution? What does it mean to be persecuted as a Christian?

Persecution is the act of harassing, oppressing, or killing people because of their difference from society. Christians are persecuted because their belief in Jesus Christ as Savior does not conform to the godlessness of a sinful world.
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A Warning about Freedom

A Warning about Freedom

Are there any restrictions on Christian freedom?


Today's question is this:  Are there any restrictions on our Christian freedom?

Bible reference: 
Ephesians 5:13-21

Paul’s letter to the Christians in Ephesus warns them not to use their God-given freedom for the wrong purposes . . . “to indulge the flesh” . . . so what does that mean for us as Christians today? How should we view our freedoms and assert them? Or should we? 

Just how free are we anyway?  




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You Be You - with REAL Authenticity!

You Be You - with REAL Authenticity!

So when we talk about authenticity and  living in alignment with our identity, which identity? The old or the new identity in Christ?  This is key when we are making decisions and choosing how we will think about this topic.

 
Ephesians 4:11-13

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Jesus Christ gave us presents –  Gifts of service to his followers.  
The purpose of these gifts was to serve – Serve who? Building up the body of Christ, which is the worldwide Church consisting of all his followers (and those who are added as time goes by).
There is a process of becoming mature and complete individually and as a whole, worldwide church body.


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Biblical Authenticity; Identity in Christ; personal development; alignment; values; legacy living today
 
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