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Questions related to Command 48: Receive God’s Power

Stand Alone for Truth

upholding righteousness for the glory of God
As a believer, it is likely that some time during your life you will be challenged to stand alone—to be in a situation that forces you to decide if you will obey God or “follow the crowd.” Your decision will either glorify God or give the enemies of God an opportunity to

Discouragement

defined and described
All of us deal with discouragement in one form or another, throughout our lives. “Discouragement” covers a broad range of concepts.

Rewards for Keeping the Commands of Christ

treasures to reap when living by the words of Jesus
When we keep—that is, observe, remember, and apply—the commands of Jesus Christ, Scripture explains that many rewards will follow.

Common Excuses for Not Asking for Forgiveness

avoiding God’s command to be reconciled
Sometimes when God asks us to do something, instead of obeying, we try to rationalize away the need to take action. With seeking forgiveness, our pride can get in the way, because asking for forgiveness requires us to humble ourselves before those we have offended.

Our Choices Affect Our Children

moral purity provides protection
When Satan binds a father through hidden sin, he is free to enter the lives of each family member to torment them. Struggles in a child’s life such as rebellion, lying, fears, moral failures, and other problems are often a direct result of hidden sins in the father’s life.

How Spiritual Gifts Work

using the gifts in the context of God’s love
Those who receive God’s gift of salvation in Christ are granted spiritual gifts that enable them to play key roles in the life of the Church.

Why Your Spiritual Gift Matters

take time to identify your motivational gift
God grants spiritual gifts to the Body of Christ so that every member will be edified and built up and He will be glorified.

Spiritual Gifts Influence Our Perspective on Life

learn to recognize the unique viewpoint of each gift
A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift functions like a pair of eyeglasses: it enhances his spiritual vision in a manner prescribed specifically for him by His Creator.

Regaining Surrendered Ground

repentance and restoration after the bondage of sin
We are told in Ephesians 4:27 not to “give place to the devil.” The word place refers to an area of jurisdiction. In warfare, opposing sides gain jurisdictional area whenever ground is surrendered.

Take Responsibility for Moral Failure

rebuilding a marriage damaged by hidden moral failure
When you come clean with your wife by confessing moral failures, you will have a feeling of euphoria. It will seem as though hundreds of bricks have been taken off of your shoulders. You will even feel free physically, because hiding your sin affects your entire body, soul, and spirit.

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