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             Understanding Bible Basics
   • The Bible is 66 different books
   • Written by 40 different people
   • Written over a period of about 2,000 years
   • Consist of 2 volumes called the Old Testament and
     the New Testament
   • Although spread out in 66 different books, the Bible
     is a single message
   • Written in 3 languages: Hebrew, Aramaic & Greek
   • You CANNOT truly learn the depths of the Bible
     without accepting Jesus Christ and help from the
     Holy Spirit (John 14:25, 1 Corinthians 2:11-14)

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             The Purpose of This Lesson
   • So that we may understand and accomplish what is
     written in:

   • Romans 12:2
   • “And do not be conformed to this world, but be
     transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you
     may prove what is that good and acceptable and
     perfect will of God.”
   • 2 Corinthians 3:18
   • “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a
     mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed
     into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the
     Spirit of the Lord.”
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 • The fulfillment of the
   Hebrew religion
 • We examined Messianic
   Prophecies




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 • The response to the
   arrival of the Messiah
 • The establishment of the
   ekklesia



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                  The response to the arrival of…




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                         1“Behold!    My Servant whom I uphold,
Written approx. 681 BC
                         My Elect One in whom My soul
                         delights! I have put My Spirit upon
                         Him; He will bring forth justice to the
                         Gentiles. 2He will not cry out, nor
                         raise His voice, nor cause His voice to
   Explained in          be heard in the street. 3A bruised reed
   Matthew 12:9-22       He will not break, and smoking flax He
                         will not quench; He will bring forth
                         justice for truth. 4He will not fail nor be
                         discouraged, till He has established
                         justice in the earth; and the coastlands
                         shall wait for His law.”
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9Now when He had departed from there, He went into their
synagogue. 10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered
hand. And they asked Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the
Sabbath?”—that they might accuse Him.
11 Then He said to them, “What man is there among you who has
one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of
it and lift it out? 12 Of how much more value then is a man than a
sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then
He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it
out, and it was restored as whole as the other. 14 Then the Pharisees
went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.

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15But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great
multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all. 16 Yet He warned
them not to make Him known, 17 that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

18 “ Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom
My soul is well pleased! I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He will
declare justice to the Gentiles. 19 He will not quarrel nor cry out, nor
will anyone hear His voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed He will
not break, and smoking flax He will not quench, till He sends forth
justice to victory; 21 And in His name Gentiles will trust.”


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Written approx. 681 BC
                         5  Thus says God the LORD, who
                         created the heavens and stretched
                         them out, who spread forth the earth
                         and that which comes from it, who gives
                         breath to the people on it, and spirit to
                         those who walk on it: 6“ I, the LORD,
                         have called You in righteousness, and
                         will hold Your hand; I will keep You and
                         give You as a covenant to the people,
                         as a light to the Gentiles, 7to open
 The New Covenant        blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from
                         the prison, those who sit in darkness
                         from the prison house.
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Written approx. 681 BC

                         8 I am the LORD, that is My name;
                         and My glory I will not give to another,
                         nor My praise to carved images.
                         9Behold, the former things have come

                         to pass, and new things I declare;
                         before they spring forth I tell you of
                         them.”




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           FORMER AND NEW THINGS
   • Hebrews 10:5-9
   • 5 Therefore, when He came into the world, He said:
     “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You
     have prepared for Me. 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices
     for sin You had no pleasure. 7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have
     come— in the volume of the book it is written of Me— to do
     Your will, O God.’”
   • 8 Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings,
     and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in
     them ” (which are offered according to the law), 9 then He
     said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He
     takes away the first that He may establish the second. 10By
     that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the
     body of Jesus Christ once for all.
      What is “the first?”               What is “the second?”
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     The Establishment of the Ekklesia
                                 To STAY!
   • John 8:31-32: 31Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If
     you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32And you shall
     know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

          Connection Between Repentance, Knowing Truth, and
          Love for Jesus Christ
   • 2 Timothy 2:22-26: 22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue
     righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a
     pure heart. 23 But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that
     they generate strife. 24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but
     be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those who
     are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that
     they may know the truth, 26 and that they may come to their senses and
     escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his
     will.
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     The Establishment of the Ekklesia
   • John 14:15-24: 15 “If you love Me, keep My
     commandments. 16And I will pray the Father, and He will
     give you another Helper, that He may abide with you
     forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot
     receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but
     you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I
     will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
   • 19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more,
     but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At
     that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in
     Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and
     keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will
     be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest
     Myself to him.”
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       The Establishment of the Ekklesia
   •    Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that
       22

     You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”
   • 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he
     will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will
     come to him and make Our home with him. 24 He who does
     not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which
     you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.


            The People of The Way! – The Way of Life!



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               The Ways of the Christian
   • 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 1 Dare any of you, having a matter
     against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not
     before the saints? 2 Do you not know that the saints will
     judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are
     you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Do you not
     know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things
     that pertain to this life? 4 If then you have judgments
     concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint
     those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? 5 I say
     this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man
     among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between
     his brethren? 6 But brother goes to law against brother, and
     that before unbelievers!
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               The Ways of the Christian
   •   7Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that
       you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather
       accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be
       cheated? 8 No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you
       do these things to your brethren! 9 Do you not know that
       the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not
       be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor
       adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves,
       nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners
       will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of
       you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you
       were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the
       Spirit of our God.
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False Christianity vs. True Christianity
 • False Christianity vs. True Christianity – Galatians 5:16-21

 •    say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the
     16I

   lust of the flesh. 17For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and
   the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one
   another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
   18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

 • 19Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,
   fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20idolatry, sorcery,
   hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish
   ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21envy, murders,
   drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you
   beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those
   who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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False Christianity vs. True Christianity

    • False Christianity vs. True Christianity – Galatians 5:16-21

    • Adultery: a married person who had sex with someone other than his/her spouse
    • Fornication: sexual intercourse between two un-married partners
    • Uncleanness: impurity, filthiness of mind and body.
    • Lewdness:
      Lewdness




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   • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
      – 1: obsolete : evil, wicked
      – 2a : sexually unchaste or licentious
      – b : obscene, vulgar
   • The Bible Definition:
      – Greek Strong’s Reference Number #766 – aselegia – a
        disposition of the soul not having or bearing a struggle with
        remorse
      – i.e., no conviction in the soul when confronted with sin or
        temptation;
      – No struggle to resist, little or no remorse when sin is
        committed, no effort to reframe from committing sin.
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False Christianity vs. True Christianity

    • False Christianity vs. True Christianity – Galatians 5:16-21

    •   Adultery: a married person who had sex with someone other than his/her spouse
    •   Fornication: sexual intercourse between two un-married partners
    •   Uncleanness: impurity, filthiness of mind and body.
    •   Lewdness: not having or bearing a struggle with remorse
    •   Idolatry: image worshiping, idol worshiping
    •   Sorcery:
        Sorcery




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   • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
     – the use of power gained from the assistance or control of
       evil spirits

   • The Bible Definition:
      – Greek Strong’s Reference Number #5331 – pharmakeia –
        the use of medicine, drugs, spells for poisoning self or
        others; associated with witchcraft/satanic practices




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False Christianity vs. True Christianity

    • False Christianity vs. True Christianity – Galatians 5:16-21

    •   Adultery: a married person who had sex with someone other than his/her spouse
    •   Fornication: sexual intercourse between two un-married partners
    •   Uncleanness: impurity, filthiness of mind and body.
    •   Lewdness: not having or bearing a struggle with remorse
    •   Idolatry: image worshiping, idol worshiping
    •   Sorcery: the use of medicine, drugs for poison; witchcraft/satanic practices
    •   Hatred: The opposite of agape love, strong hostility towards people and things
    •   Contentions: strife, argumentative, quarrelsome
    •   Jealousies: bothered by someone else’s good fortunes or blessings, to the point
        of looking for fault to criticize the person, minimize the value of their blessings,
        or discredit the person’s reputation.
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False Christianity vs. True Christianity

 • False Christianity vs. True Christianity – Galatians 5:16-21

 •   Outbursts of wrath - easily angered and react physically or verbally
 •   Selfish ambitions - always about self, rarely looking to help others
 •   Dissensions - standing apart, non-supportive, causing division
 •   Heresies - choosing an opinion or other nonfactual position over the word of God
 •   Envy - bothered by someone else’s good fortunes or blessings
 •   Murders - to slain or kill without divine rights
 •   Drunkenness – intoxication from alcohol consumption
 •   Revelries -




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   • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
     – noisy partying or merrymaking

   • The Bible Definition:
      – Greek Strong’s Reference Number #2970 – komos – unites
        the concept of rioting and celebrating and the procession of
        drunken or half drunken people who after supper parade
        through the streets with torches and music in honor of some
        deity; may sing and play before houses of friends; or
        celebrate or party until late in the night



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   • Examples

            the concept of rioting and celebrating and the
            procession of drunken or half drunken people
            who after supper parade through the streets with
            torches and music in honor of some deity; may
            sing and play before houses of friends; or
            celebrate or party until late in the night




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False Christianity vs. True Christianity

 • False Christianity vs. True Christianity – Galatians 5:16-21

 •   Outbursts of wrath - easily angered and react physically or verbally
 •   Selfish ambitions - always about self, rarely looking to help others
 •   Dissensions - standing apart, non-supportive, causing division
 •   Heresies - choosing an opinion or other nonfactual position over the word of God
 •   Envy - bothered by someone else’s good fortunes or blessings
 •   Murders - to slain or kill without divine rights
 •   Drunkenness – intoxication from alcohol consumption
 •   Revelries - the concept of rioting and drunken and/or ungodly celebrating




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False Christianity vs. True Christianity

 • False Christianity vs. True Christianity – Galatians 5:16-21

 • Outbursts of wrath - easily angered and react physically or verbally
 • Selfish ambitions - always about self, rarely looking to help others
 • Dissensions - standing apart, non-supportive, causing division
 • Heresies - choosing an opinion or other nonfactual position over the word of God
 • Envy - bothered by someone else’s good fortunes or blessings
 • Murders - to slain or kill without divine rights
 • Drunkenness – intoxication from alcohol consumption
 • Revelries - the concept of rioting and drunken and/or ungodly celebrating
 “Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the
 Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh,
 and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:5,6
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       1  Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm
       yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered
       in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 that he no longer should
       live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but
       for the will of God. 3 For we have spent enough of our past
       lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in
       lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and
       abominable idolatries. 4 In regard to these, they think it
       strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of
       dissipation, speaking evil of you. 5 They will give an account
       to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For
       this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are
       dead, that they might be judged according to men in the
       flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
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            Warning from the Scriptures
   • We can be deceived by Satan and his angels

   • 2 Corinthians 11:14-15: …for Satan himself transforms
     himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing
     if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of
     righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

   • Revelation 12:9: So the great dragon was cast out, that
     serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives
     the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels
     were cast out with him.


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            Warning from the Scriptures
   • We can be deceived by people

   • Matthew 24:5: For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’
     and will deceive many.
   • Matthew 24:11: Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive
     many.
   • Matthew 24:24: For false christs and false prophets will rise and show
     great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
   • Romans 16:17-18: 17 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause
     divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and
     avoid them. 18 For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus
     Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech
     deceive the hearts of the simple.


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            Warning from the Scriptures
   • We can be deceived by people

   • 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4: 1Now, brethren, concerning the
     coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering
     together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in
     mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if
     from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one
     deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless
     the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed,
     the son of perdition, 4who opposes and exalts himself above
     all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as
     God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.


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            Warning from the Scriptures
   • We can be deceived by people

   • Harold Camping
   • Rapture of the Church: May 21, 2011
   • Second Coming of Jesus: October 21, 2011




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            Warning from the Scriptures
   • We can deceived ourselves

   • 1 Corinthians 3:18-20: 18 Let no one deceive himself. If
     anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him
     become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom
     of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He
     catches the wise in their own craftiness”; 20 and again, “The
     LORD knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are
     futile.”
   • Galatians 6:3: For if anyone thinks himself to be something,
     when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

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            Warning from the Scriptures
   • We can deceived ourselves

   • James 1:26: If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and
     does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this
     one’s religion is useless.
   • 1 John 1:8: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive
     ourselves, and the truth is not in us.


 Proverbs 14:12: There is a way that seems right
   to a man, but its end is the way of death.

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            Warning from the Scriptures
   • Matthew 7:21-27: 21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall
     enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in
     heaven. 22Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not
     prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done
     many wonders in Your name?’ 23And then I will declare to them, ‘I never
     knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
   • 24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I
     will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain
     descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house;
     and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
   • 26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do
     them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the
     rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that
     house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”


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            Warning from the Scriptures
   • Luke 13:22-30: 22“And He went through the cities and villages,
     teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 Then one said to
     Him, “Lord, are there few who are saved?” And He said to them, 24
     “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will
     seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the Master of the
     house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand
     outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and
     He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are
     from,’ 26 then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your
     presence, and You taught in our streets.’ 27 But He will say, ‘I tell
     you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you
     workers of iniquity.’ 28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth,
     when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in
     the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out. 29 They will come
     from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit
     down in the kingdom of God. 30 And indeed there are last who will be
     first, and there are first who will be last.”

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            Warning from the Scriptures
   • Proverbs 14:12: “There is a way that seems right to a man,
     but its end is the way of death.”

                         It is possible to…

                Prophesize in the name of Christ
                Cast out demons in the name of Christ
                Perform many miracles in the name of Christ
                Eat and drink in the presences of Christ
                Hear the teachings of Christ

             …and still not be sanctified by Christ!

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      Fruit of the Spirit: True Christianity


  • The Characteristics of a true Christian – Galatians 5:22-26

  •   22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
      kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control.
      Against such there is no law. 24And those who are Christ’s have
      crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25If we live in
      the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26Let us not become
      conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.


                                    Singular
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   Fruit of the Spirit: True Christianity

  • The Characteristics of a true Christian – Galatians 5:22-26

  • The fruit of the Spirit is love -

  • The Spirit has but ONE fruit:




                                              joy, peace, longsuffering,
                                              kindness, goodness,
                                              faithfulness, gentleness,
                                              self-control.
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   Fruit of the Spirit: True Christianity


  • The Characteristics of a true Christian – Galatians 5:22-26

  • Love – agape; to be totally given over to God – heart, mind, body, and soul.
  • Joy – to have joy in Christ even when suffering – because of your confidence
    in the work He did and the reward that is waiting for you. What better joy is
    there than knowing that you have obtained everlasting life in total joy that is
    beyond words with God Almighty!
  • Peace – peace from the security you have from obtaining everlasting life
    with Christ and the assurance knowing that all power has been given to Him.
    If you are in Christ, and all power has been given to Him, what is there to be
    afraid of?
  • Longsuffering – patient in others, willfully suffer with them as Christ is
    patient with you and has suffered for you. Do not be hypercritical by
    longing for Christ to be patient with you, but you yourself are not willing to
    be patient with others.


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   Fruit of the Spirit: True Christianity
  • The Characteristics of a true Christian – Galatians 5:22-26

  • Kindness – demonstrate love and affection to all because you received love
    and affection from Christ.
  • Goodness – look for ways everyday to be a blessing to someone for the glory
    of God
  • Faithfulness – do not forget the ways of God. Remain true to Him. Meditate
    on your gifts and on the word of God daily.
  • Gentleness – Do not get angry, but use wisdom as your guide. See every bad
    situation as an opportunity to shine the light of Christ.
  • Self-control – do not be easily manipulate, but remain in control of yourself.
    Do not give power to the devil by relinquishing control of yourself. Once
    you lose control of all the above, you become fair game to evil spirit.




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  • Timothy 1:1-7

  •   1Paul,
           an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our
    Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope, 2To Timothy, a true son in
    the faith:
  • Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our
    Lord.
  • 3As I urged you when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus
    that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4nor give
    heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather
    than godly edification which is in faith. 5Now the purpose of the
    commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and
    from sincere faith, 6from which some, having strayed, have turned
    aside to idle talk, 7desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding
    neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.
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  • Now the
    purpose of the     To be mentally,
    commandment        emotionally, and
    is love from a     spiritually
    pure heart,        cleansed.
    from a good
                      Cleansed from sins: wrong doing,
    conscience,       wrong thinking, missed
    and from          opportunities, conduct shameful
                      Christianity, shameful speech,
    sincere faith     polluting the mind and body, etc.

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  • Timothy 1:1-7

  •   1Paul,
           an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our
    Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope, 2To Timothy, a true son in
    the faith:
  • Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our
    Lord.
  • 3As I urged you when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus
    that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4nor give
    heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather
    than godly edification which is in faith. 5Now the purpose of the
    commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and
    from sincere faith, 6from which some, having strayed, have turned
    aside to idle talk, 7desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding
    neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.
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                                  • Taught false doctrine
 (located in modern day Turkey)   • Taught fables and
                                    endless genealogies
                                  • Having disputes rather
                                    than godly edification
                                  • False teachers were
                                    causing people to
                                    strayed from the truth
                                  • Church members had
                                    turned aside to idle talk
                                  • Had teachers who had
                                    no knowledge of what
                                    they are teaching


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   Fruit of the Spirit: True Christianity
   • Fruits of the Ephesus Church   •   Fruit of the Spirit
   • Taught false doctrine          •   Kindness
   • Taught fables and endless      •   Goodness
     genealogies                    •   Faithfulness
   • Having disputes rather than    •   Gentleness
     godly edification
   • False teachers were causing    •   Self-control
     people to strayed from the     •   Love
     truth                          •   Joy
   • Church members had turned      •   Peace
     aside to idle talk             •   Longsuffering
   • Had teachers who had no
     knowledge of what they are
     teaching
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   Fruit of the Spirit: True Christianity
                                 •   Fruit of the Spirit
                                 •   Kindness
                                 •   Goodness
                                 •   Faithfulness
                                 •   Gentleness
                                 •   Self-control
          How do develop the     •   Love
          Fruit of the Spirit?   •   Joy
                                 •   Peace
                                 •   Longsuffering
               Prerequisite?


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     And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying,
     “All authority has been given to Me in heaven
     and on earth. Go therefore and make
     disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in
     the name of the Father and of the Son and
     of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe
     all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I
     am with you always, even to the end of the
     age.” Matthew 28”19, 20
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    Developing the Fruit of the Spirit
                   The New You

           1) Read,
• 1 Timothy 4:12-16 study, and live the
                  despise God
• 12Let no oneword ofyour youth, but be an example to
  the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith,
  in purity. 13Till I come, give attention to reading, to
  exhortation, to doctrine. 14Do not neglect the gift that is in
  you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying
  on of the hands of the eldership. 15Meditate on these
  things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress
  may be evident to all. 16Take heed to yourself and to the
  doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save
  both yourself and those who hear you.

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     Developing the Fruit of the Spirit
                   The New You

•   1 Timothy
                  Read,
             1)4:12-16 study, and live the
•                   despise God
    12Let no oneword ofyour youth, but be an example to

             2) in word, in conduct, in love, in
    the believers Meditate on the word of spirit, in faith,
    in purity. 13Till I come, give attention to reading, to
    exhortation, God, on your gifts from the gift that is in
                  to doctrine. 14Do not neglect
                  God, and you to 15
    you, which was given to howby prophecy with the laying
                                         use
    on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these
                  them.
    things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress
    may be evident to all. 16Take heed to yourself and to the
    doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save
    both yourself and those who hear you.

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     Developing the Fruit of the Spirit
                   The New You

•   1 Timothy
                  Read,
             1)4:12-16 study, and live the
•                   despise God
    12Let no oneword ofyour youth, but be an example to

             2) in word, in conduct, in love, in
    the believers Meditate on the word of spirit, in faith,
    in purity. 13Till I come, give attention to reading, to
    exhortation, God, on your gifts from the gift that is in
                  to doctrine. 14Do not neglect
                  God, and you to 15
    you, which was given to howby prophecy with the laying
                                         use
    on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these
                  them
    things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress
    may be evident to all. 16Take heed to yourself and to the
             3) Develop a habit of doing
    doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save
                  this those day! Practice.
    both yourself andevery who hear you.

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   Psalm 72:17-19
   17 His name shall endure forever; His name shall continue as

   long as the sun.
   And men shall be blessed in Him; all nations shall call Him
   blessed.
    18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only

   does wondrous things! 19 And blessed be His glorious name
   forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory.
        Amen and Amen.



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