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in the presence of God – 261

so whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. [2 corinthians 5:9]   we talk a lot about mission. being on mission. being a missionary in our everyday lives. living out our mission. but what does it mean? what is our mission and purpose? or...

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in the presence of God- 259

for we walk by faith, not by sight. [2 corinthians 5:7]   there are seven hundred million illustrations i could start with for the concept of walking by faith not by sight. and you’ve probably heard them all. anyone that has participated in a trust fall...

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in the presence of God – 258

so we are always of good courage. we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, [2 corinthians 5:6]   “so” - because we are not losing heart, as our inner self is being renewed, our afflictions are light and momentary, we will gain an...

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in the presence of God – 257

[6] so we are always of good courage. we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, [7] for we walk by faith, not by sight. [8] yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. [9] so whether...

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in the presence of God – 256

" ... and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” [matthew 28:20]   these are the last words of the great commission - "go therefore and make disciples of all the nations." these are Jesus' last words in the book of matthew. these are powerful last...

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in the presence of God – 255

when joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. and he called his name Jesus. [matt 1:24-25]   do you ever wish the Lord would just speak plainly and tell you what...

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in the presence of God – 254

all this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:“behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel”  (which means, God with us.)  [matthew 1:22-23]   the prophet isaiah was a man who saw so much of...

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in the presence of God – 253

she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” [matthew 1:21]   when joseph was told mary was going to give birth to a son, (he would be called Jesus, and he would save his people from their sins,) it...

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in the presence of God – 252

and her husband joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. but as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “joseph, son of david, do not fear to take mary as your...

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in the presence of God – 251

now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. when his mother mary had been betrothed to joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. [matthew 1:18]   Jesus, the Christ, was born in human flesh from the womb of a...

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