Peace and Love Poured Out

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Romans 5:1-5

“Therefore since we have been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”
Romans 5:1b

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  • Alone we stand before God unworthy and unable to have a relationship with Him. Romans 5:1 explains that you have been justified through what act?
  • Faith in Christ then enables us to have what gift?
  • Because of this faith you have gained access to what state?
  • You stand (an action word) in His grace and peace. Knowing this, even in your sufferings you can
    depend on God’s peace. Rewrite Romans 5:34 using this example…

    Suffering = perseverance
    perseverance =

  • Why does Hope in Christ bring no disappointment (v. 5)?

You always have hope and the Love of God POURED into you through His Spirit!
Soak it up and drink it in…then live today remembering the power of that precious gift!!!!!!

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Take Heart…His Peace is Yours

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
John 16:25-33

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.”
John 16:33

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  • Jesus never said that life would be easy!  But in this passage He promises that no matter what you confront in life, in Him you can have what spiritual gift?
  • Paraphrase the passage from John 16:29-33 (Read the Message for a unique perspective)
  • How has this passage moved you…

Remember – In Him you can have peace!

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The Gift of the Spirit is Peace

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
John 14:25-27


“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” – Jesus
John 14:27

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  • Who is the “Helper” (Counselor)?
  • What does Jesus tell you that the Spirit will do in your life?
  • What does Jesus promise to leave you?
  • Are you ever fearful? Jesus gives us a firm instruction in John 14:27b. Write it down! Underline it! Circle it! Live it!
  • Jesus show’s us here that His spirit of peace can overcome fear. What do you need to put in His hands today as you accept His gift of peace?

 

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Pure Joy

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.

James 1:2-4

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  • What are you instructed to consider “pure joy”?
  • The Spirit is working in you to make you mature and complete. Meditate on this passage and record what the Spirit has e revealed to you about the spirit of joy.

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Joy is Strength

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.


“And do not be grieved,
for the joy of The Lord is your strength”
Nehemiah 8:10b

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  • When you are weak…
  • Your circumstances may not bring you worldly happiness, but you can have the joy of The Lord. Write about how the power of God’s joy can change your outlook on life.

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Joyful in Hope

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.


“Be joyful in hope,
patient in affliction,
faithful in prayer.”
Romans 12:12 NIV

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  • What does it mean to put your hope in the Lord (Romans 5:1-5)?
  • Paul shares with you the attitude you should carry as you put your hope in the Lord. Describe the attitude and action you should take.
  • The gift of the Spirit is joy,  but you  must put your hope in Him and not earthly things or accomplishments. Is there anything you need to change in your perspective  to make room for the hope and joy that comes only from Christ?

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The Gift of the Spirit is Joy

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.


“This is the day The Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

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  • It is a new day! Let us trust in the Lord today for his joy and strength.  Comment on the simplicity of this verse and how you can apply it in your own life.

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The Spirit in You is Joy

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Deuteronomy 16:13-17

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  • What attitude are we to have as we worship the Lord?
  • Who is to join in the feast?
  • This gives us a picture of joyful worship as part of a community. When we bring our gifts with a grateful heart what are we promised?
  • Verses 16 & 17 instruct us on how to appear before The Lord. What does it tell us?
  • We need to remember that Joyful giving can include more than just monetary blessings. What gifts has God given you that you can share with joy today?

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God is Love

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
1 John 4:7-21

This passage is so deep and rich. I encourage you to seek past just my simple questions and really immerse yourself in these words of truth.

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  • According to this passage, where does love come from?
  • Because God first loved us,  what must we do?
  • If we live in God then He ____________. “Because he has _________his_________ v. 13.
  • This gift enables us to testify. What is our testimony?
  • God’s Spirit enables us to rely on His love. How is God’s love made complete in us and what is the confidence we have in this?
  • Ultimately we love because ____________. v.19
  • Paraphrase v. 19 & v.20, but write it from a first person perspective.

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Love is…

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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  • Paul tells us what pure love looks like. Read his description in several different translations. Using Paul’s characteristics, write out a list of what your Love should look like.
  • What characteristic really stands out to you?
  • Ok-how many weddings have you been to and heard this passage (mine included)?  But it applies to more than just your husband or wife. It is how we are to love everyone. Does that change your perspective on love your neighbor?
  • Ask the Spirit to work in your heart to grow the fruit of love!

Have you heard it?
For King & Country “Proof of Your Love”
http://www.forkingandcountry.com/songs/proof-your-love

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