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  • The Pursuit: Chasing After Your New Life In Christ

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    Now that you are a Christian, you may be asking questions. What just happened? How do I learn more about God? If you will plan to spend at least five or ten minutes a day alone with God reading this short Bible study, you will learn a lot about God and what has just happened in your life.

  • The Discovery: Exploring God’s Call On Your Life

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    Welcome! We are so excited that you want to explore God’s unique plan for your life. Remember, ultimately, the goal of this reading plan is not to figure out what your future job might be, but to hear from God about what it means to be called, so make sure to give it your best effort! Enjoy the journey! Here are just a few tips as you jump in: • Come prepared mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. • Shut out all distractions. • Start with prayer. Keep communication between you and God open and easy by confessing any unconfessed sin, accepting His forgiveness, and asking Him to speak to your heart through Bible study. • Take your time. Read all of the verses listed, listen for God’s voice. You may want to write in a journal as you go so you can track your spiritual progress and remember what God says to you.

  • Follow The Leader, Becoming A Better Disciple

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    Salvation is about rescue.  Christianity is about obedience, and the second is proof of the first (1 John 2:3). Call yourself a Christian?  Then follow Jesus.  Obey.

  • More Than Conquerors: Claiming Victory Over Sin

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    “More than conquerors,” that’s what the Bible calls those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ for eternal salvation from the consequences of sin (Romans 8:35-39). So why do we continue to struggle after surrendering our lives to Him?  Because the Enemy is alive and well and wants to steal our joy.  Don’t let him!  Overcome by the power of the Holy Spirit instead.

  • Sinner To Saint

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    Some people believe that you have to wait until you die to know for sure whether or not you truly belong to God and get to spend eternity in Heaven.  Not true!  God wants you to live a victorious life for His glory right now, confident not only of where you will spend eternity (1 John 5:13), but also in His love and your identity as His child.  Not sure whether or not you belong to God?  Don’t wait another day to find out!

  • Becoming The Husband She Needs

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    Are you married?  If so, congratulations!  You have been blessed.  Your wife is a gift from God (Proverbs 18:22), and no matter the state of your marriage at present, the covenant relationship you share with her is a God-ordained privilege.  This privilege of marriage comes with responsibility, not only to your spouse, but also to God, as marriage itself is a metaphor for Jesus’ relationship to the Church.  Want to glorify God and help advance the Gospel?  Learn how to love your wife well!

  • Becoming The Father God Wants You To Be

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    Children are a blessing from the Lord, no matter the circumstances surrounding their birth (Psalm 127:3).  If you are a father, thank God for it and decide right now that you are going to be what God wants you to be in your children’s lives, a visible, tangible illustration of Him, no matter what choices you’ve made to this point.  Being a good father really is not as complicated as you might think!  All you have to do is love your children like your Heavenly Father loves you.

  • Becoming The Brother Everyone Needs

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    When you put your faith in Jesus Christ for salvation from the consequences of sin, God becomes your Heavenly Father.  As if that weren’t enough, He throws in brothers and sisters to boot, a ready-made family with eternal ties.  However, membership in God’s family is a privilege that comes with responsibility.

  • Man: God's Image Bearer

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    Make no mistake.  You are no cosmic accident or walking fish.  You are the direct result of the inclination, desire, and Word of the Almighty God!  He crafted you.  He formed you.  He put the breath of life in your lungs. The pinnacle of His creation, you were made in His image.  Why?  For one purpose alone, His glory.

  • Remnant: Learning From The Passionate Apostle

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    To say the apostle Peter was passionate about following Jesus Christ and advancing the Gospel would be an understatement. The man tried to walk on water to get to Jesus, cut a guy’s ear off for trying to arrest Jesus, and allowed himself to be crucified upside down for his faith, but Peter’s journey didn’t happen overnight. Don’t be intimidated by Peter’s headlines. Read his backstory and be encouraged.

  • After Pentecost: The Disciples Deployed

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    Because Peter and the other apostles knew Jesus not only as Savior, but also as teacher, leader, mentor, and friend, they became effective leaders in the early Church drawing continually on Jesus’ words, the example He set, and the experience they gained under His earthly leadership to advance God’s Kingdom by advancing the Gospel. 

  • One: Responding to the One True God

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    The idea that God is whoever/whatever you want Him to be and people can reach Him however they want is comfortable, but dangerous. Like it or not, there’s One True God, only one way to know Him, and only one way to live a life that positively impacts eternity. Embrace the truth revealed in this study so you can rest assured your eternity is truly secure.

  • Paul: A Real MVP

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    Paul wasn’t one of the original twelve apostles. Nonetheless, he took Jesus’ Great Commission to heart and spent his entire life making disciples, or students, of everyone he met. He shared the Gospel with them, then taught them how to illustrate that Gospel so it would never be called into question, others would accept it, and God would be glorified. Now it’s our turn! 

  • Pentecost: The First Great Awakening

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    The Holy Spirit who worked in and through the members of the early Church is the same Holy Spirit who works in and through members of the Church today. Their story is our history, one we can draw on and learn from as we execute the mission we’ve been given as followers of Jesus Christ. 

  • Finish: Imitating An Imperfect King

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    Ever heard of David, the shepherd boy turned king? God’s chosen one? Jesus’ great-great-great-something grandfather on his stepfather Joseph’s side? David’s story is fascinating. He made mistakes—big ones—but he never failed to humble himself, confess his sin, and start fresh, letting God do whatever He wanted to do with and through him. Want to know what it looks like to live for God’s glory? Focus on King David.

  • Simple, But Not Easy: Living The Truth Of The Gospel

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    Although simpler and, in some parts of the world, less dangerous, living the life God calls us to isn’t any easier today than it was for early Christians. Thankfully, in the apostle Paul we have a skilled teacher who is able to explain how the whole process works. Ultimately, the decision is yours alone to make. Will you live the truth? 

  • Graze: Finding Satisfaction in the Shepherd

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    It’s a scary world out there! In this study, you’ll discover why those who belong to God have no reason to fear and whether or not you are one of them.

  • Thirst: The Story Of The Samaritan Woman

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    The Bible is full of heroes—made so by the power of God in response to their faith—but it’s also full of ordinary people struggling to accept the profound truth of God’s love for them. The Samaritan woman is one such character. Study her story, see yourself in it, and discover God’s best for your life like she did.

  • Spin: Becoming Clay In The Hands Of The Potter

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    We are all God’s creation, formed from dust. By itself, dust is useless, but when we put our faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection for salvation from the consequences of sin, the Living Water that is Jesus Christ turns ordinary dust into usable clay. In this study, you’ll discover what God has in mind for you and your role in the transformation process.

  • Peter: A Leader Made, Not Born

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    One way to understand what God wants to do through us by the power of the Holy Spirit is to take a closer look at what He did through Jesus’ disciples by the power of the same Holy Spirit. Take Peter, for instance, the first apostle to speak up at Pentecost. His life is a case study for the kind of radical transformation the Holy Spirit brings about in people who put their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation.  

  • Kindred: The Cost of Loving Jesus

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    Loving Jesus isn’t all sunshine, roses, and worship songs. Doing it properly takes time, effort, and sacrifice, and God doesn’t accept half-hearted worship. You’re either all in or all out. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. In this study, discover what God expects from those who wish to serve Him and how He expects us to accomplish it.

  • Echo: Impacting Future Generations

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    Those of us who have put our faith in Jesus for salvation were rescued from the consequences of sin for a reason, to focus the attention of others on God’s divine perfection. In this study, you’ll discover what it takes to glorify God so effectively the reverb will be felt by future generations.

  • Undiscovered Territory: Discovering God Through Pray

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    Like anything else, prayer takes practice. While there’s no real wrong way to do it—we all fall at different places in the learning curve and God is patient—there’s definitely a better way, one that will allow you to participate in God’s plan with confidence. In this study, learn how to improve your prayer life.

  • 1Q: Following Jesus for Real

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    The desire to become Jesus’ disciple (student) is a natural byproduct of salvation through faith in His death and resurrection, but the choice to follow Him is a moment by moment matter of will that forces us to lean on God’s power. Only when we are reunited with Jesus will the struggle end. In this study, you will discover whether or not you are a genuine follower of Jesus Christ.

  • Consumed: Living for God's Glory

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    Human beings are consumers, takers of things, but we are also consumed by the things we take, which require something in exchange. Sadly, most of what we spend ourselves on is temporary and fails to fulfill. Only when we spend ourselves on God do we reap what is lasting and satisfying. In this study, you’ll discover the miracle that takes place when you become consumed with God’s glory.