Author: Gospel Growth Ministries Support Staff

24 Jun Interactive Teaching: Jesus is the Stairway to Heaven

Greetings friends, At Gospel Growth Ministries we believe in interactive study of the Bible. There’s joy in it. There’s hope in it. There’s power in it. Because of that, we are starting a series of interactive Bible studies for you, where we will provide a passage of Scripture, teach on it, and then ask you questions based on it. You can send this study to any of your friends and interact with them. You can also send your answers to us here at Gospel Growth Ministries by emailing them to gospelgrowthministries. We will read your answers and provide feedback to you. You can find these studies right here on this blog, and by subscribing to the blog feed at http://settingcaptivesfree.com/category/blog/. So let’s begin. Please study the following passage and answer the questions below: “Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the

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24 Jun Interactive Teaching: Jesus is the Stairway to Heaven

Greetings friends, At Gospel Growth Ministries we believe in interactive study of the Bible. There’s joy in it. There’s hope in it. There’s power in it. Because of that, we are starting a series of interactive Bible studies for you, where we will provide a passage of Scripture, teach on it, and then ask you questions based on it. You can send this study to any of your friends and interact with them. You can also send your answers to us here at Gospel Growth Ministries by emailing them to gospelgrowthministries. We will read your answers and provide feedback to you. You can find these studies right here on this blog, and by subscribing to the blog feed at http://settingcaptivesfree.com/category/blog/. So let’s begin. Please study the following passage and answer the questions below: “Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the

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11 Oct Curse Destroyed, Blessing Secured

Good News: Curse Removed, Blessing Secured Are you aware that through Jesus' death and resurrection, all believers have escaped the curse of the law and now live under the blessing of God? Maybe you were not aware that there even was a curse of the law, so notice Galatians 3:10-12: 10 All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law." 11 Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, "The righteous will live by faith." 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The man who does these things will live by them." The curse of the law simply means that if we rely on observing the law to make us right with God we're actually under a curse, because no human can continue

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19 Aug August 19, 2015

So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. Hebrews 13:13 (NASB)   The Christian life is one of continually going to Jesus. We first come to Jesus to have spiritual life. We learn to walk, and then we fall, and we are taught to come to Jesus. We begin to grow and become strong in the Lord, experience many victories in battle, and we learn to come to Jesus and give him our trophies and crowns. As we grow old we learn to come to Jesus, for he alone “sustains me in my old age.”   There is another time we learn to come to Jesus, and that is when we see all the damage that the Law can do, and we want freedom from it's curses and condemnation. The author of Hebrews 13 is quoting an Old Testament passage where the sacrifice was burned up outside the camp:   13

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14 Aug August 14, 2015

Romans 6:1-2 A Christian has died to sin. Sin has no control over a corpse. Temptation can present itself enticingly and persistently, yet a corpse will not succumb! Before you were a Christian you were keenly susceptible to sin. Sin held you in its grip. When you became a Christian, your old self died (Gal. 2:20). Sin now has no more control over you than temptation has over a corpse. You have died to sin. You can still sin, but you are no longer in sin’s power. If you choose to succumb to temptation, you are rejecting the freedom from sin that Christ gained for you by His death. God’s grace is a further motivation for us to resist sin. It was God’s grace that enabled Jesus to endure mocking, beating, and crucifixion at the hands of those whom He had come to save. It was grace that led God to forgive

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14 Aug August 12, 2015

Gospel Growth Ministries First Newsletter Greetings friends, We are sending this first newsletter to thank those of you who have signed up to receive it, and to communicate with you about some changes to the website coming in the near future. But before I do that, let me share with you a story from the Bible that I think helps to put some perspective on our transition to Gospel Growth Ministries. To preface this story, we know that it is common for people to think that they must have help for their specific sin, in the manner they think they need it, and in their specified timeframe. It is also common for people trapped in sin to think their case is especially important, that their issues are especially deep, and that they need personalized and specialized attention. These things are all common. A case in point is Naaman (2 Kings 5) who came to Elisha

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