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• 1 T I M OT H Y 3 : 2 | So a church leader must be a man whose life is above reproach. He
must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good
He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach.
Leadership causes stress.
sin cuts you
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God. The gift is yours.
you, so you
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it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works.
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do, for there is going
Jesus. no time. She quickly gathered 200 loaves of bread . . .
100 clusters of raisins, and 200 fig cakes. She packed them on donkeys and said to her
will follow you shortly.” But she didn’t tell her husband Nabal
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into a mountain
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stable among very ordinary people to powerfully demonstrate
who sincerely seeks him.
• RE VE L AT I O N 2 0 : 1 2 | And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as
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whining, and the Lord became extremely angry. Moses was also very aggravated. And
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came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here
The Holy Spirit takes up residence in our hearts and assures us that we are God’s
I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” But the Lord said to her, “My dear
Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details!”
• M AT T HEW 1 4 : 3 0 - 3 1 | “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and
M AT T HEW 1 3 : 2 2 | “The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God’s
him. (See note on page 876.)
word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure
We cannot save ourselves from sin, guilt, judgment, and spiritual death. Only Jesus Christ
of wealth, so no fruit is produced.”
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Savior. of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed
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demands of life have the potential to overwhelm you. The expectations, the
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can save us.
Stress can cause you to focus on the trivial and miss the important. As pressure squeezes
inward, you lose the big picture. Preoccupation with the issues of the
moment blinds you to what’s really important.
• GE NE SIS 6 : 1 1 - 1 3 | Now God saw that the earth had become corrupt. . . . So God said to
creatures.” (See note on page 9.)
CORI N Tsalvation
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life? but never abandoned by God. We get knocked
down, but we are not destroyed.
• 2 CORI N T H I A N S 5 : 1 7 | This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new
Keep going! Knowing that God is by your side during times of trouble and stress can help
person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
keep you from giving up.
Salvation not only gives you hope for eternity but also hope for today. You have been given
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for living.to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not
permit the godly to slip and fall. (See note on page 508.)
should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and
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Jesus. for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your
God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
Being saved means being freed from slavery to the power of sin so that you can live as
M 6 2 :2 | He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be
• J OHN 14 :1 | “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.”
to respond. While there are many healthy and positive ways to handle stress, never neglect
Although it may sound exclusive, the Bible’s claim of “one way” to salvation is actually
the spiritual help the Holy Spirit promises to provide if you ask.
an expression of the grace and kindness of God in letting all people know how to escape
and everyone to come to him.
. . may have peace in me. Here on earth
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you will have
world.” and spiritual death. An unholy being cannot live in the presence of a holy God.
us to expect
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2 | “There
when it comes but to learn how