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Faith

1. What is faith? A. Faith is a belief in the unseen: 2Cor.4:18 — We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen…which …
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ACCEPTANCE, WANTING

Definition: In the social sense, to be accepted is to be received by others in a positive way; to be considered worthy of friendship and respect. 1. The …
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ADAPTABILITY

Definition: The ability to change so as to fit a new specific use or situation. 1. Adaptability is an important and necessary quality for ministers of the Gospel. 1 …
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AFFECTION

 Definition: A tender feeling toward another; fondness. To be affectionate: Having or showing warm regard or love, to be loving and tender. 1. As Christians, we should …
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AGGRESSIVENESS

Definition: Aggressiveness has two contrasting definitions: The primary, being negative, means being inclined to act in a hostile manner; the secondary, but more positive meaning, refers …
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ANGER & TEMPER

Definitions: A strong feeling of displeasure and usually of opposition toward someone or something, often brought about by real or imagined injury; rage; fury; wrath. Anger is a …
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APPRECIATION

Definition: Recognition of the quality, worth, or significance of people and things. 1. In the Bible, the Lord often expressed His appreciation by giving people credit, …
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AUSTERITY

Definition: In the context of Lord’s service austerity is a manner of life characterized by simplicity, moderation and restraint in material concerns. 1. Austerity-mindedness means valuing what the Lord …
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BAD COMPANY

  Definition: Friendships or partnerships which have negative effects upon our attitudes, actions, or physical or spiritual well-being. 1. We are influenced, for better or for worse, by those …
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BAD PICTURES, EVIL IMAGNATION

Definition: Bad pictures can be defined as thoughts involving oneself and/or others, accompanied by mental pictures having negative, violent, destructive, or perverted themes. The Bible often …
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BEAUTY

Definition: Those qualities that delight or give pleasure to the eye, ear, mind or heart; loveliness; elegance; a particular grace or charm. 1. Real beauty is …
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BITTERNESS

Definition: Holding on to or showing feelings of intense [strong] animosity [hatred, anger], resentment or vindictiveness [wanting to get back at someone]. — Other words that describe …
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BOLDNESS

Definition: Behavior which exhibits courage; fearlessness; standing out in a very noticeable way. 1. As Christians, we should be bold and unashamed of the truth and our righteous cause.  Proverbs 28:1 The wicked …
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BROKENNESS

Definition: In the positive spiritual sense, brokenness is the condition of being completely subdued and humbled before the Lord, and as a result, completely yielded to …
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BULLYING

Definition: The use of strength or power to force or pressure others by fear; persecuting or oppressing others by force or threat of force. 1. Bullying, or “oppression” …
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CALLING, ABIDE IN YOUR

Definition: Our Christian “calling” refers to the kind of ministry for which we are best fitted and appointed by the Lord. 1. The Lord has a special calling …
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CAREFULNESS

 Definitions: Carefulness is being attentive to potential danger, error, or harm; caution means almost the same, except it  also means careful forethought to avoid danger or harm; close attention or vigilance to minimize …
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CHANGES

 Definition of “change”: To become different; to undergo a transformation or to pass through a transitional phase. 1. All things change, but Jesus never. Hebrews 1:10-12 And, Thou, Lord, …
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CHEERFULNESS

Definition: Being in good spirits; merry; reflecting willingness or a feeling of cheer. 1. Cheerfulness comes from the heart. Proverbs 15:13a A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. Proverbs 15:15b He …
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CHILDREN

Includes pregnancy, the “right to life”, childbirth, raising & training children 1. Pregnancy: A. Children are a blessing from God: Psalms 127:3 Children are an heritage of the Lord: & the …
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CHOICE & DECISION MAKING

 Definition: The act of selecting freely after careful consideration. 1. The Lord often engineers or allows situations as tests, to see what choices we will make. Exodus 32:26a Then …
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CLEANLINESS & TIDYNESS

 Definitions: Cleanliness is the careful avoidance of dirt. Tidiness is neatness; orderliness. 1. Cleanliness and tidiness is an important part of our testimony to others. 2 Corinthians 3:2 [Your sample speaks louder …
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CLIQUES

Definition: A small group of people that excludes outsiders; an exclusive set of associates. 1. Cliques are contrary to the loving unity intended to be shared among Christians. 1 …
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COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS

  Definition: Comparing means examining the similarities and differences of two or more things, ideas or people. When we compare ourselves with others, it can be a …
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COMPETITIVENESS

Definition: Behavior motivated by a desire to prove oneself superior in any given contest, endeavor or field. 1. Competitiveness is considered a virtue in the world, but not with the …
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CONDEMNATION AND REMORSE

Definitions: Condemnation is a pronouncement of guilt; a strong expression of disapproval; doom. Remorse is the keen pain or anguish resulting from a sense of guilt; painful memory of …
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CONFUSION

Definition: A state in which things are uncertain, foggy or jumbled; bewilderment; when one cannot act with clarity or understanding.  1. Confusion is not of the Lord 1 Corinthians 14:33a For God is not the …
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CONSCIENCE, KEEPING A GOOD

 Definition: Conscience is the knowledge of right and wrong, and a feeling that one should do what is right. 1. Conscience is the guiding voice of God in …
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CORRUPTION & BRIBERY

Definition: Something, such as money or a favor, offered or given to a person in a position of trust to dishonestly influence that person’s views or …
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COUNTENANCE

Definition: Facial appearance or expression as a sign of mood, emotion, or character. 1. Jesus’ countenance is light. Numbers 6:24-26 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: 25 The Lord make …
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CREATION

1. God created the world, not chance evolution: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven & the earth Jonah 9:6 Thou hast made the earth, & all things therein Isaiah …
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DAYDREAMING

Definitions: Daydreaming is to have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake. Unprofitable thoughts are the result of daydreaming, idleness, or worse yet, evil, rebellious thoughts given by the Enemy. 1. The …
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DISCIPLESHIP

1. What is a disciple? A. A “follower of the teaching” & the Master Teacher: Matthew 10:24,25 The disciple [should] be as his master  (See Luke 6:40 ) John 12:26 If any man serve Me, …
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DOUBTS

  Definition: To call to question or to mistrust; the inclination to disbelieve; to be in a state of uncertainty or indecision in regards to truth; to …
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DREAMS

 Definition: A state of mind in which images, thoughts, and impressions pass through the mind of a person who is sleeping. 1. God can speak to us through …
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EMPATHY

 Definition: Identifying oneself with another person’s feelings, experiences, and emotions, particularly in regards to misfortune; compassion, sympathy, understanding. 1. We should put ourselves in the place of others, …
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ENCOURAGEMENT

   Definition: That which inspires courage, confidence, hope, renewed strength of heart and soul; moral support. 1. The positive effects of encouragement: Proverbs 12:25 Heaviness in the …
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EVANGELIZING

1. It is your duty, as a Christian, to witness: A. Jesus gave “the Great Commission” to all His disciples: Matthew 4:19 Follow Me, & I will make you fishers …
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FAIR PLAY & CHEATING

Definition: Fair play is conformity to godly rules. Cheating is obtaining advantage by unfair or fraudulent means; dishonest behavior; deception; trickery. 1. Fair play is a fundamental characteristic …
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FAITH

1. What is faith? A. Faith is a belief in the unseen: 2 Corinthians 4:18 We look not at the things which are seen, but at the …
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FALSE ACCUSATIONS

Definition: False accusation is very closely related to slander. Slander is a false report maliciously uttered, with the intention of injuring the reputation of another. 1. Accusing others …
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FAMILIARITY

Definition: Unduly intimate or forward; excessively bold, presumptuous, rude, disrespectful. 1. Familiarity leads to a loss of respect for one another. Matthew 13:55a,57 [The familiarity of Jesus’ Own family …
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FASCINATION FOR EVIL

 Definition: To fascinate is to grip so as to take away the power to move, act, or think for oneself; to attract and hold by charming …
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FEAR NOT

Includes courage, trusting, peace & fearing God 1. The Lord tells you not to fear: Isaiah 7:4 Be quiet, fear not, neither be fainthearted A. God is with you; therefore …
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FEAR OF FAILURE

Definition: A worrisome concern about a possibly unsuccessful performance or endeavor. Fear of failure is often born of pride; it’s fear of what others will think, …
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FEELING LEFT OUT

 Definition: Related to feelings of loneliness, isolation, or rejection; feeling left out is an awareness, either real or imagined, of being excluded from the company or …
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FELLOWSHIP

 Definition: Fellowship is the sharing of interests, ideals or experiences amongst fellow believers; companionship, friendship. Dissociation is the act of separating yourself — not only in …
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FIRST PLACE

Definition: First place, as used here, can be defined as that which is given preeminence or held supreme. 1. We are to desire the Lord above all else. Deuteronomy …
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FLATTERY

Definition: Excessive or insincere praise; praising another to promote one’s own interests. 1. Jesus gave no place to those who tempted Him with flattery. Luke 20:20-23 And they watched …
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FOOLISHNESS

Definition: Behavior which is unwise or lacking in good sense or judgement. It can  also mean behavior that is silly, shallow, or not to any positive, …
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FREEDOM

Definition: Liberty from restrictions, impediments or confinements; the capacity to exercise choice or free will. 1. The Lord can and wants to set those who are captive in …
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FRIENDSHIP

 Definition: The attachment of one person to another marked by mutual affection and trust; intimacy. 1. Seeking the right kind of friendship is encouraging, strengthening and bears good fruit. Psalm 119:63 …
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FRUSTRATION

Definition: A feeling of disappointment or defeat at being unable to accomplish one’s purpose. 1. Frustration is an indication of a lack of faith and trust in the …
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GENTLENESS

 Definition: Kindness, consideration, tenderness, friendliness; not severe, violent or loud. 1. Jesus is often characterized in both the Old and New Testaments by His gentleness. Isaiah 40:11 He shall …
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GETTING ALONE WITH GOD

Definition: Getting alone with God refers to times of private prayer and communion with the Jesus. 1. The secret of prayer is secret prayer. Isaiah 26:20 [Secret prayer protects …
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GIVING

1. The Bible commands believers to give: Deuteronomy 15:7,8 Thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand…thou shalt open thine hand wide Proverbs 3:27 Withhold not good …
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GOSSIP

Definition: Idle talk or rumor, especially about other people, and usually in a critical or condescending vein; the telling of secrets; repeating or discussing scandal. 1. The Bible …
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GREED

Definition: Desire for possessing more than one needs, especially money or property. 1. Although the objective of greed is gratification, the result is always greater unhappiness. Proverbs 15:27a He …
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HABITS

 Definition: A habit is a recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition; an established state of mind or character; customary manner …
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HAPPINESS & JOY

Definitions: Happiness is a state of well-being and contentment. Joy is a feeling of great pleasure or happiness that comes from success, good fortune, or a sense of well-being; …
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HASTE & RASHNESS

Definition: Haste is quickness; hurry; an overeagerness to act; rashness. Rashness is unwise haste; recklessness; a response without due deliberation (prayerfulness and forethought) or caution. 1. Haste is …
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HEALING

1. HEALING WAS PART OF JESUS’ MINISTRY: Matthew 4:23,24 Jesus went…healing all manner of sickness & disease Matthew 9:35 Healing every sickness & disease among the people Matthew …
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HELP, ASKING FOR

1. God designed us to need the help of others. Genesis 2:18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; …
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HOLY SPIRIT

1. The Holy Spirit’s part in our salvation: A. We must be born of & made alive by the Spirit: John 16:8,9 [The Holy Spirit reproves & …
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HUMOR

Definition: The quality that makes something laughable or amusing. The ability to express or enjoy what is amusing or comical. 1. There is a time and place for …
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INDEPENDENCE

 Definition: Freedom from outside control or support; being self-governing. In the negative sense, it is unwillingness to be under obligation to the Lord or others, epitomized …
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INSECURITY

 Definition: The tendency to feel fearful, anxious, unsafe; apprehension regarding present or future situations or circumstances. 1. We must learn to draw our security from the great stabilizers: …
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Introduction

The purpose of What does the bible say about … is to clearly outline the basic beliefs that form the foundation for true Biblical Christianity. It is …
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