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									Continual Christianity




           An Every Day Religion
             Continual Christianity

• Introduction
  – Some religions believe ―Christianity‖ is a bi-annual
    religion (Easter, Christmas)
  – Others view it as a weekly religion (Sunday only)
  – Some Christian brethren think it is a three times a
    week (checkmark) religion.
  – However, the Bible clearly shows that Christianity is a
    daily religion




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• Open Hearts
  – Acts 17:11
     ―These were more fair-minded than those in
     Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all
     readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out
     whether these things were so.‖

     ―with all readiness of mind‖ (KJV)

     ―received…with all eagerness‖ (ESV)




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• Open Hearts
  – Acts 17:11
  – Mk. 4:20
     ―But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who
     hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold,
     some sixty, and some a hundred.‖
  – Lk. 8:15
     ―But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who,
     having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it
     and bear fruit with patience.‖



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• Study/Be Diligent
  – 2 Tim. 2:15
     ―Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a
     worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly
     dividing the word of truth.‖

     ―Study‖ (KJV)

     ―Do your best to present yourself to God as one
     approved‖ (ESV)



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• Study/Be Diligent
  – 2 Tim. 2:15
  – 2 Pet. 1:10-11
     ―Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make
     your call and election sure, for if you do these things you
     will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to
     you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord
     and Savior Jesus Christ.‖




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• Study/Be Diligent
  – 2 Tim. 2:15
  – 2 Pet. 1:10-11
  – Acts 17:11
     ―These were more fair-minded than those in
     Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all
     readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out
     whether these things were so.‖




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• Study/Be Diligent
  –   2 Tim. 2:15
  –   2 Pet. 1:10-11
  –   Acts 17:11
  –   2 Cor. 13:5
       ―Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith.
       Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus
       Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.‖




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• Study/Be Diligent
  –   2 Tim. 2:15
  –   2 Pet. 1:10-11
  –   Acts 17:11
  –   2 Cor. 13:5
  –   1 Tim. 4:13, 15-16
       ―Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to
       doctrine…
       Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them,
       that your progress may be evident to all. Take 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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• Study/Be Diligent
  –   2 Tim. 2:15
  –   2 Pet. 1:10-11
  –   Acts 17:11
  –   2 Cor. 13:5
  –   1 Tim. 4:13, 15-16
  –   Phil. 4:8
       ―Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever
       things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things
       are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of
       good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything
       praiseworthy—meditate on these things.‖
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• Teach Others
  – 2 Tim. 2:2
     ―And the things that you have heard from me among many
     witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to
     teach others also.‖




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• Teach Others
  – 2 Tim. 2:2
  – Acts 20:20
     ―how I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it
     to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house,‖




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• Teach Others
  – 2 Tim. 2:2
  – Acts 20:20
  – 1 Tim. 4:6
     ―If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a
     good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of
     faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully
     followed.‖




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• Teach Others
  –   2 Tim. 2:2
  –   Acts 20:20
  –   1 Tim. 4:6
  –   Acts 5:42
       ―And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not
       cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.‖




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• Teach Others
  –   2 Tim. 2:2
  –   Acts 20:20
  –   1 Tim. 4:6
  –   Acts 5:42

  – 1 Tim. 4:12
       ―Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the
       believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in
       purity.‖



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• Teach Others
  –   2 Tim. 2:2
  –   Acts 20:20
  –   1 Tim. 4:6
  –   Acts 5:42

  – 1 Tim. 4:12
  – Phil. 4:9
       ―The things which you learned and received and heard
       and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with
       you.‖

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• Teach Others
  –   2 Tim. 2:2
  –   Acts 20:20
  –   1 Tim. 4:6
  –   Acts 5:42

  – 1 Tim. 4:12
  – Phil. 4:9
  – 1 Pet. 3:1-2
       ―Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that
       even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word,
       may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they
       observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.‖ 17
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• Teach Our Children
  – Eph. 6:4
     ―And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath,
     but bring them up in the training and admonition of the
     Lord.‖

     ―nurture and admonition‖ (KJV)

     ―discipline and instruction‖ (ESV)




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• Teach Our Children
  – Eph. 6:4
  Instructive:
  – Deut. 6:4-9
     ―Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!
     You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all
     your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which
     I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach
     them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them
     when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when
     you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a
     sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between
     your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your
     house and on your gates.‖                               19
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• Teach Our Children
  – Eph. 6:4
  Instructive:
  – Deut. 6:4-9
  – Prov. 22:6
     ―Train up a child in the way he should go,
     And when he is old he will not depart from it.‖




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• Teach Our Children
  – Eph. 6:4
  Instructive:
  – Deut. 6:4-9
  – Prov. 22:6
  – Gen. 18:19
     ―For I have known him, in order that he may command his
     children and his household after him, that they keep the
     way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the
     LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.‖



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• Teach Our Children
  – Eph. 6:4
  Instructive:
  – Deut. 6:4-9
  – Prov. 22:6
  – Gen. 18:19
  – Josh. 24:15
     ―And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for
     yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods
     which your fathers served that were on the other side of the
     River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell.
     But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.‖
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• Teach Our Children
  – Eph. 6:4
  Instructive: Deut. 6:4-9; Prov. 22:6; Gen. 18:19; Josh. 24:15
  Corrective:
  – Prov. 13:24; 19:18; 20:30; 22:15; 23:13-14; 29:15,17
  – Heb. 12:5-11
     …For whom the LORD loves He chastens…If you endure
     chastening, God deals with you as with sons…But if you are
     without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then
     you are illegitimate (bastards, KJV) and not sons…we paid
     them respect…Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the
     present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the
     peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been
     trained by it.‖                                             23
                 Continual Christianity

• Hospitable to Others
  – Elders:

    1 Tim. 3:2
     ―A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife,
     temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable,
     able to teach;‖


    Tit. 1:7-8
     ―For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not
     self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent,
     not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is
     good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled,‖
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• Hospitable to Others
  – Elders: 1 Tim. 3:2; Tit. 1:7-8
  – All Christians:
    1 Pet. 4:9
     ―Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.‖


    Rom. 12:13
     ―distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.‖




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• Hospitable to Others
    – Elders: 1 Tim. 3:2; Tit. 1:7-8
    – All Christians: 1 Pet. 4:9; Rom. 12:13
    – By this, we will be judged: Matt. 25:31-46
v. 35-40: ―for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you
gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you
clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to
Me.‘ Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‗Lord, when did we see
You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see
You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we
see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?‘ And the King will answer and
say to them, ‗Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the
least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.‘‖

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• Hospitable to Others
    – Elders: 1 Tim. 3:2; Tit. 1:7-8
    – All Christians: 1 Pet. 4:9; Rom. 12:13
    – By this, we will be judged: Matt. 25:31-46
v. 41-45: ―Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‗Depart from Me,
you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me
no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did
not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.‘ Then they also
will answer Him, saying, ‗Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a
stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?‘ Then He
will answer them, saying, ‗Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not
do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.‘‖

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• Benevolence
  – Gal. 6:10
     ―Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all,
     especially to those who are of the household of faith.‖




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• Benevolence
  – Gal. 6:10
  – Jas. 1:27
     ―Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is
     this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to
     keep oneself unspotted from the world.‖




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• Benevolence
  – Gal. 6:10
  – Jas. 1:27
  – Acts 2:44-45
     ―Now all who believed were together, and had all things in
     common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided
     them among all, as anyone had need.‖




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• Benevolence
  –   Gal. 6:10
  –   Jas. 1:27
  –   Acts 2:44-45
  –   Acts 4:32-37
       ―… neither did anyone say that any of the things he
       possessed was his own, but they had all things in common…
       Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who
       were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought
       the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the
       apostles‘ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had
       need. And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the
       apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a
       Levite of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it, and
       brought the money and laid it at the apostles‘ feet.‖      31
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• Benevolence
  –   Gal. 6:10
  –   Jas. 1:27
  –   Acts 2:44-45
  –   Acts 4:32-37

  – Must make our needs known: Acts 6:1
       ―Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was
       multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by
       the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the
       daily distribution.‖

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• Assembling Together
  – Heb. 10:24-25
     ―And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and
     good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves
     together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one
     another, and so much the more as you see the Day
     approaching.‖




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• Assembling Together
  – Heb. 10:24-25
  – This includes Sunday.
     Acts 20:7
     ―Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came
     together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day,
     spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.‖

     1 Cor. 16:2
     ―On the first day of the week let each one of you lay
     something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be
     no collections when I come.‖

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• Assembling Together
  – Heb. 10:24-25
  – This includes Sunday. Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2

  – ―Assembling‖ is continual in tense. As elders deem fit to
    have services for members, we are required to be here
    as we have the ability and the opportunity (i.e. Mid-week
    Bible Study, Gospel Meetings)




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• Grow
  – 2 Pet. 3:18
     ―but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior
     Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever.
     Amen.‖




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• Grow
  – 2 Pet. 3:18
  – 1 Pet. 2:2
     ―as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that
     you may grow thereby‖




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• Grow
  – 2 Pet. 3:18
  – 1 Pet. 2:2
  – If not growing, we are carnal.

    1 Cor. 3:1-3
     ―And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people
     but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and
     not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive
     it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal.
     For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you,
     are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?

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• Grow
  – 2 Pet. 3:18
  – 1 Pet. 2:2
  – If not growing, we are carnal. 1 Cor. 3:1-3;
    Heb. 5:12-14
     ―For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need
     someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles
     of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
     For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the
     word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food
     belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by
     reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both
     good and evil.‖
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• Grow
  –   2 Pet. 3:18
  –   1 Pet. 2:2
  –   If not growing, we are carnal. 1 Cor. 3:1-3; Heb. 5:12-14
  –   We grow by increasing in the faith.
        2 Pet. 1:5-8
       ―But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your
       faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to
       self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to
       godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
       For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither
       barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus
       Christ.‖
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• Humble Yourself
  – Jas. 4:10
     ―Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will
     lift you up.‖




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• Humble Yourself
  – Jas. 4:10
  – 1 Pet. 5:5-6
     ―Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your
     elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and
     be clothed with humility, for
             “ God resists the proud,
             But gives grace to the humble.”
     Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of
     God, that He may exalt you in due time,‖




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• Humble Yourself
  – Jas. 4:10
  – 1 Pet. 5:5-6
  – Prov. 16:18
     ―Pride goes before destruction,
     And a haughty spirit before a fall.‖




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• Humble Yourself
  –   Jas. 4:10
  –   1 Pet. 5:5-6
  –   Prov. 16:18
  –   Matt. 16:24
       ―Then Jesus said to His disciples, ―If anyone desires to
       come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his
       cross, and follow Me.‖




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• Humble Yourself
  –   Jas. 4:10
  –   1 Pet. 5:5-6
  –   Prov. 16:18
  –   Matt. 16:24
  –   Luke 22:42
       ―saying, ―Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from
       Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.‖




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• Humble Yourself
  –   Jas. 4:10
  –   1 Pet. 5:5-6
  –   Prov. 16:18
  –   Matt. 16:24
  –   Luke 22:42
  –   Isa. 55:8-9:
       ―For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
       Nor are your ways My ways,‖ says the LORD.
       For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
       So are My ways higher than your ways,
       And My thoughts than your thoughts.‖
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• Pray
  – 1 Thes. 5:17
     ―Pray without ceasing‖




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• Pray
  – 1 Thes. 5:17
  – Eph. 6:18
     ―praying always with all prayer and supplication in the
     Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance
     and supplication for all the saints‖




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• Pray
  – 1 Thes. 5:17
  – Eph. 6:18
  – Phil. 4:6
     ―Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and
     supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be
     made known to God;‖




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• Pray
  –   1 Thes. 5:17
  –   Eph. 6:18
  –   Phil. 4:6
  –   When we pray, Jesus intercedes as High Priest and
      Mediator – 1 Jn. 2:1
       ―My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may
       not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the
       Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.‖




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• Pray
  –   1 Thes. 5:17
  –   Eph. 6:18
  –   Phil. 4:6
  –   When we pray, Jesus intercedes as High Priest and
      Mediator – 1 Jn. 2:1; Heb. 4:14-16
       ―Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has
       passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us
       hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest
       who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all
       points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore
       come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy
       and find grace to help in time of need.‖
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• Pray
  –   1 Thes. 5:17
  –   Eph. 6:18
  –   Phil. 4:6
  –   When we pray, Jesus intercedes as High Priest and
      Mediator – 1 Jn. 2:1; Heb. 4:14-16; Eph 5:20
       ―giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the
       name of our Lord Jesus Christ,‖




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• Pray
  – 1 Thes. 5:17
  – Eph. 6:18
  – Phil. 4:6
  – When we pray, Jesus intercedes as High Priest and
    Mediator – 1 Jn. 2:1; Heb. 4:14-16; Eph 5:20
  – When we pray, the Holy Spirit also intercedes –
    Rom. 8:26
      ―Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do
      not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit
      Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which
      cannot be uttered.‖
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• Avoid Sin
  – Rom. 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.‖




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• Avoid Sin
  – Rom. 12:2
  – 2 Tim. 2:22
     ―Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith,
     love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure
     heart.‖




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• Avoid Sin
  – Rom. 12:2
  – 2 Tim. 2:22
  – 1 Tim. 6:9-11
     ―But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a
     snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown
     men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a
     root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the
     faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through
     with many sorrows. But you, O man of God, flee these
     things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love,
     patience, gentleness.‖

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• Avoid Sin
  –   Rom. 12:2
  –   2 Tim. 2:22
  –   1 Tim. 6:9-11
  –   1 Thes. 5:22
       ―Abstain from every form of evil.‖




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• Avoid Sin
  –   Rom. 12:2
  –   2 Tim. 2:22
  –   1 Tim. 6:9-11
  –   1 Thes. 5:22
  –   1 Cor. 15:33
       ―Do not be deceived: ―Evil company corrupts good habits.‖




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• Do/Remain Faithful
  – We must DO something.
     •Matt. 7:21 – ―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.‖
     •Matt. 7:24-27 – ―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:…‖
     •Mk. 10:17 – ―Now as He was going out on the road, one
     came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, ‗Good
     Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?‘‖



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• Do/Remain Faithful
  – We must DO something.
     •Acts 2:37 – ―Now when they heard this, they were cut to the
     heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ―Men
     and brethren, what shall we do?‖
     •Acts 9:6 – ―So he, trembling and astonished, said, ‗Lord,
     what do You want me to do?‘‖
     •Acts 16:30 – ―And he brought them out and said, ‗Sirs, what
     must I do to be saved?‘‖




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• Do/Remain Faithful
  – We must DO something.
  – Phil. 4:9
     ―The things which you learned and received and heard and
     saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.‖




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• Do/Remain Faithful
  – We must DO something.
  – Phil. 4:9; Jas. 1:22
     ―But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving
     yourselves.‖




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• Do/Remain Faithful
  – We must DO something.
  – Phil. 4:9; Jas. 1:22
  – We must continue in goodness. Rom. 11:22
     ―Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on
     those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you
     continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut
     off.‖




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• Do/Remain Faithful
  –   We must DO something.
  –   Phil. 4:9; Jas. 1:22
  –   We must continue in goodness. Rom. 11:22
  –   We must keep the Word and keep ourselves pure.
      Lk. 8:15
       ―But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who,
       having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it
       and bear fruit with patience.‖




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• Do/Remain Faithful
  –   We must DO something.
  –   Phil. 4:9; Jas. 1:22
  –   We must continue in goodness. Rom. 11:22
  –   We must keep the Word and keep ourselves pure.
      Lk. 8:15; 1 Tim. 5:22
       ―Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other
       people‘s sins; keep yourself pure.‖




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• Do/Remain Faithful
  – We must DO something.
  – Phil. 4:9; Jas. 1:22
  – We must continue in goodness. Rom. 11:22
  – We must keep the Word and keep ourselves pure.
    Lk. 8:15; 1 Tim. 5:22
  – We must endure temptation.
    Jas. 1:2-4
      ―My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
      knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
      But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be
      perfect and complete, lacking nothing.‖
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• Do/Remain Faithful
  – We must DO something.
  – Phil. 4:9; Jas. 1:22
  – We must continue in goodness. Rom. 11:22
  – We must keep the Word and keep ourselves pure.
    Lk. 8:15; 1 Tim. 5:22
  – We must endure temptation.
    Jas. 1:2-4; 1 Cor. 10:12-13
    ―… No temptation has overtaken you except such as is
    common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow
    you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the
    temptation will also make the way of escape, that you
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• Do/Remain Faithful
  – We must DO something.
  – Phil. 4:9; Jas. 1:22
  – We must continue in goodness. Rom. 11:22
  – We must keep the Word and keep ourselves pure.
    Lk. 8:15; 1 Tim. 5:22
  – We must endure temptation.
    Jas. 1:2-4; 1 Cor. 10:12-13; Rev. 2:10
      ―Do not fear any of those things which you are about to
      suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into
      prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation
      ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the
      crown of life.‖
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• Invitation
  – Some religions believe ―Christianity‖ is a bi-annual
    religion (Easter, Christmas)
  – Others view it as a weekly religion (Sunday only)
  – Some Christian brethren think it is a three times a
    week (checkmark) religion.
  – However, the Bible clearly shows that Christianity is a
    daily religion




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• Open Hearts            • Humble Yourself
• Study/Be Diligent      • Pray
• Teach Others           • Avoid Sin
• Teach Our Children     • Do/Remain Faithful
• Hospitable to Others
• Benevolence
• Assembling Together
• Grow
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• Invitation
  – If not a Christian, you need to:
     •   Hear (Matt. 17:5)
     •   Believe (Jn. 8:24)
     •   Repent (Lk. 13:3)
     •   Confess (Matt. 10:32)
     •   Be Baptized (Mk. 16:6)
     •   Live a Christian Life every day




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• Invitation
  – If are a Christian, and not lived the Christian life
    everyday
     • If privately, make correction in your own life by
       repenting and praying God‘s forgiveness (Acts 8:22)
     • If publicly, confess your sins and have the members of
       the church pray for you that your sins be forgiven
       (Jas. 5:16) and then they can exhort and encourage
       you daily (Gal. 6:1; Heb 3:13)




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           An Every Day Religion

								
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