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VerseD: Hebrews 10:24

and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
Hebrews 10:24, NASB

One of the reasons we gather as the Church is to encourage each other in doing good things for others, as Christ did for us.

VerseD: John 15:2

Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
John 15:2, NASB

Not all who call themselves Christians truly are. We can put on a good show, but God knows our hearts, and He judges our actions, or lack thereof.

VerseD: Genesis 1:27

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Genesis 1:27, NASB

We have been made to be creative and with the ability to do good things. Seek after the One who made us in His image to develop that image in us.

VerseD: Galatians 5:24

Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:24, NASB

We can not grow in Christ if we refuse to let go of our sinful desires. Christ died to remove our sins, not to remove all penalty if we choose to keep sinning.

Give up your evil desires, or you have not really accepted Christ, merely used Him.

VerseD: Matthew 7:24

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Matthew 7:24, NASB

On Christ the solid rock we stand … if only we believe this Son of God came and died for our sins, as He said.

VerseD: James 1:17

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
James 1:17, NASB

God does not change nor tempt with evil.

He only gives good gifts, generally to all, but specifically to His people. Most specifically, He gives grace and salvation.

VerseD: Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
Matthew 16:24, NASB

Christianity is not a simple “Just believe, and all is good” faith. Jesus expects us to deny ourselves and look more like Him, to turn aside from sin and sacrificially love others.