Immerse: Messiah – Week 5

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The more we make our lives about us, then the more we waste our time. When we get older, we devote our lives to ourselves, and then we wasted it. If we want to devote our lives to something significant, something that matters, then we should devote our lives to the Lord Jesus. – Trip Lee

Immerse: Messiah – Week 4

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You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? – Romans 2:1-4

Immerse: Messiah – Week 3

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But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? Unlike so many, we do no peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God. – 2 Corinthians 2:14-17

Immerse: Messiah – Week 2

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All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. – Acts 2:44-47

Immerse: Messiah – Week 1

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The fruit of the Spirit is not push, drive, climb, grasp and trample. There is a legitimate place for the blood, sweat, and tears; but such passion should have its roots in the call of God, not in the desire to get ahead. Life is more than a climb to the top of the heap. – Richard Foster

Immerse – Messiah: Introduction

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We are fond of saying that the Bible has all the answers. And that is certainly correct. The text of the Bible sets us in a reality that is congruent with who we are as created beings in God’s image and what we are destined for in the purposes of Christ. But the Bible also has all the questions, many of them that we would just as soon were never asked of us, and some of which we will spend the rest of our lives doing our best to dodge. The Bible is a most comforting book; it is also a most discomforting book. – Eugene Peterson

Jude – Contender of the Faith

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Spiritual maturity is not reached by the passing of the years, but by obedience to the will of God. Some people mature into an understanding of God’s will more quickly than others because they obey more readily; they more readily sacrifice the life of nature to the will of God. – Oswald Chambers

Jude: Contender of the Faith

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The study of Scripture is like mastering an instrument. A professional can spot an amateur a mile away. His spiritual ear is razor-sharp. He is familiar with the common mistakes, the counterarguments; and he can clearly distinguish the difference between honest critics of the faith and mere fools who criticize that which they know nothing.
– Criss Jami