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Be Filled with the Spirit
Sermon Application

Be Filled with the Spirit

God’s commandments are for our good and His glory. God, through Paul, issues a command to His beloved children to be filled with the Spirit. We must understand this is not an option or an add-on for the Christian. We must be filled with the Holy Spirit. We cannot live the Christian life apart from it.

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Use Your Time Wisely
Sermon Application

Use Your Time Wisely

You can borrow money. You might take money out of your savings account and plan to put it back; but with time you can’t do this. If you do not make the most of the opportunities that you are given for God’s glory, then it is wasted and can never be paid back.

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God has Loved us and Abides in us
First John

God has Loved us and Abides in us

God is love, therefore “all of God’s action is loving.” God works are by His love. We should love one another because God has loved us. This is hard for us to understand at times.

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Walk as Wise
Sermon Application

Walk as Wise

If we are in Christ, then we are beloved children of God and we should imitate Him. We do this by walking in love, light, and wisdom.

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Love One Another Because God has Loved us
First John

Love One Another Because God has Loved us

We have an innate desire to want to be loved. The Apostle John reminds us in this passage that we have been loved by God and God placed us in His family to be loved. We are doubly loved. We are loved by God and loved by our brothers and sisters in Christ. God has placed His children in a loving family, a family that loves because God loves them. I don’t know about you but that is something I want to be a part of.

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Walk as Light
Sermon Application

Walk as Light

We were darkness but now we are light in the Lord (5:8). The text does not say we were in darkness but rather we were darkness. Our lives were characterized by sin and ignorance of God’s truth. But that is not who we are now. Now we are light. We are holiness and we have been given knowledge of God’s truth.

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Your Place in God's Plan
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Your Place in God’s Plan

Prayerfully, we can continue to grow in our knowledge of God’s ultimate purpose, plan for the believer, and revealed will. If we know these and trust God’s good character, we can function as faithful followers even amidst the soul-wrenching chaos of life’s circumstances.

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Be Imitators of God
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Be Imitators of God

“A love that costs nothing will accomplish nothing.” We are to imitate God by having love drive our imitation of Him. If our love for others never costs us anything, we are not truly loving that person.

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