Brand New Identity
Discipleship

Brand New Identity

Bible Lesson: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Theme Verse: Vs 17. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! Young Sam Jones ruined his life because of alcoholism. His father John Jones’ dying words were, ‘my poor, wicked, wayward, reckless boy.

1 Corinthians 14:1-12             Build up the Community
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1 Corinthians 14:1-12             Build up the Community

Love is top priority, but the Christians should “be eager” for other gifts too. However, the overall aim and purpose is to build up the community. Spiritual gifts should not bring a sense of competition or pride: such gifts should be used for the good of all, and each person should praise God for the other person’s gifts. That is why prophecy is given more emphasis than speaking in tongues.

Testimonies
Testimonies

Worn out by suffering: Alexander 251

Alexander, bishop of Cappadocia (in modern-day Turkey), was imprisoned from 204 to 211 for his faith. Upon his release he went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, where the aged bishop, Narcissus, pressured him to stay and become his assistant and designated successor. Alexander, who developed a famous theological library in […]

John 15:2     Pruning for Best of Fruits
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John 15:2  Pruning for Best of Fruits

Vines grow slowly and need much patient care and work, perhaps for several years, before they bear fruit. Very many of the people listening to Jesus would have grown vines, and so this naturally suggested itself as a picture of how God cares for his people. The solidarity of Jesus and his disciples was like that of the main stem and the branches.

John 5:1-18          “Walk!”
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John 5:1-18          “Walk!”

“Do you want to be healed?” Unless a positive answer is given to that question, complete healing is impossible, Part of the deadly quality of sin is that it hinders us from seeking its cure. Sometimes we have lost our will to be healed. The sick man here gives a long-winded answer, which almost sounds like an excuse.