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God’s Masterfully Crafted Poem

God’s Masterfully Crafted Poem

For we are God's handiwork [poiēma--masterfully crafted poem], created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)

How many of you struggle with identity issues? It doesn’t have to be some epic struggle over worthiness to live, political affiliations, or sexual identity, but could be issues caused by peer pressure, or deciding which college to go to—or the ultimate: “What will I be when I grow up?” Maybe abuse has caused an identity crisis in your life; or relocating to a new city, state, or country; or you may

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Homosexuality

Homosexuality

Our culture understands sexual orientation to exist on a continuum, with the completely heterosexual person on one end and the completely homosexual on the other. Of course, there are many facets to the subject of sexuality like: sexual morality, sexual preference, gender identity, sexual acts, bisexuality, cross-genderization, LBGTQ societal acceptance, and others. Homosexuality can be broadly defined as behavior characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desires toward a person of the same sex.

 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:17 NIV)

Occurring in 1 Corinthians Chapters 6 and 7, there

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The Seventh Commandment

The Seventh Commandment

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27–28 NIV)

Fornication and adultery are both issues of the heart. It is not what you or I say or think fornication and adultery are that counts in the end, but rather what God says fornication and adultery are and what He thinks about them. Adultery is committed when a married or betrothed person has a sexual encounter with someone who is not

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Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay

So he [Jesus] came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?" (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food). John 4:5-7 (NIV)

While we, in today’s society, enjoy great conveniences like running water from multiple faucets in our homes, and have an abundance of inexpensive “jars”

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The Great I AM

The Great I AM

Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?" God said to Moses, "I AM THAT I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" (Exodus 3:13-14)

God called Moses to bring revival to the Children of Israel who were living in a pagan nation. The Egyptians gave names to their

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