It depends on YOU

“If it is possible, as much as it depends on you, live peaceably with all men.”

Romans 12:18

The Apostle Paul was no stranger to adversity. He was beaten, stoned, and imprisoned.

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The Spirit Cleanse

But that isn’t what you learned about Christ. Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

Ephesians 4:20-24 (NLT)

You know what’s really funny?  The way I feel after getting a haircut, or when I wear brand new clothes. I know it’s weird, or at least I think it’s weird, but there is just something about newness that makes you feel clean, confident, and…New!

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Gift…in a Holy Spirit Wrapper

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves.  Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father”.

Romans 8:15 (NLT) 

This verse is so encouraging, and there is a TON packed into just a few words.  Yet, the biggest encouragement to me is that it say’s we have received God’s Spirit rather than a spirit of fear. 

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