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Never Accept Condemnation From Others or Yourself – ”Who I Am In Christ” Firm Foundation 21-Day Devotional

Romans 8:1, There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. One of the complex and recurring problems that many people face is the feeling of condemnation. “Condemn” means, "To pronounce to be guilty, to sentence to punishment, or to pass judgment against.” Condemnation is complex because it can present in many ways: 1) As real, 2) As imagined, 3) From others against yourself, 4) You against...


Systems of Failure & Success | Part Seven of Navigate: How to Successful Journey Through Life and These Times

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES & NOTES Ecclesiastes 7:29 ESV, See, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes. Matthew 6:10, Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. What is a System? • A system affects the whole not only the parts, which is why we call its effect “systemic.” Systematic is doing something in steps. • Systems are embedded within and spread throughout and affecting a group, system, body, economy, market, or...


Navigate, The Conquerer‘s Mindset | Patricia A. Hudson

Romans 8:31-39 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for...


Navigating Systems of God and Men | Part Six of Navigate: How to Successful Journey Through Life and These Times

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Ecclesiastes 7:29 ESV, See, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes. Matthew 6:10, Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We are not aware of many of the systems within which we operate. When we use the word systemic, it is mostly understood within the framework of systemic racism. What is a System? A system affects the whole instead of just parts, which is why we call its effect...


10 Things You Can Do | Part Five of Navigate: How to Successful Journey Through Life and These Times

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. At times in life we hit a rough patch. Sometimes things don't go well, but that is no commentary on your life. God’s plan has not changed. There is always a way forward. You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength. Forbes Article:...


The Compass of Love | Part Four of Navigate: How to Successful Journey Through Life and These Times

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES 1 John 4:7, Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. WHAT IS LOVE? LOVE IS A COMPASS. John 3:16 Tells you everything essential that you need to know about the love of God, or what we can call “the God...


NAVIGATE: Part 3 – Power of Nurture: Preparing Children to Navigate Life

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES How we help children function or navigate early in life, charts the path for their future. How they learn to see themselves and interact with others, leads to the best outcomes. Children Need NURTURE.Defined: Care for and encourage the growth or development of. Parenting is relational, not transactional Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. 8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do...


Self Care: Fit for the Journey | Part Two of Navigate: How to Successful Journey Through Life and These Times

FOR MORE, DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES Mark 6:30, Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. 31 And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. 32 So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves. When taking a voyage of any type, before starting the navigation to the destination, check the readiness...


NAVIGATE. How to Successfully Journey Through Life & These Times - Part One

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES AND NOTES Navigate is the best word I have found to characterize living and working in this interesting and sometimes perilous season. Looking at people and circumstances both within my circle and within our local and national community, we see challenges related to navigating life. We have seen both successful voyages and shipwrecks. Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His...


Remember. Don't Look Back.

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE & NOTES One of the great challenges in life is dealing with circumstances in the present time that have roots in the past. Obviously, we are all products of our past. It’s important to separate out the negative and ungodly memories from the past and focus on the good. This is easy to say, but sometimes hard to do. Some people have lived through nightmares in their past lives. In Christ, you are a new person! Luke 9:59, Then He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said,...


Hope – What Is It? How Does It Come?

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES AND NOTES WATCH VIDEO ON YOUTUBE Colossians 1:26 (NKJV) The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. 27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.… Colossians 1:26-27...


Source vs. Resource: How to Receive the Things You Need

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES Philippians 4:11-13, Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me


Cause & Effect: God's Promises and Mercy at Work

DOWNLOAD KEYSTONE SLIDES AND NOTES Psalm 37:3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. ”Cause and Effect" is a relationship between events or things, where one is the result of the other or others. This is a combination of action and reaction. Something happens (a cause) that leads to...


Imago Dei: Qualities of a Man and Father

1 Corinthians 16:12, (TLB), I begged Apollos to visit you along with the others, but he thought that it was not at all God’s will for him to go now; he will be seeing you later on when he has the opportunity. 13 Keep your eyes open for spiritual danger; stand true to the Lord; act like men; be strong; 14 and whatever you do, do it with kindness and love 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, (KJV) Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 14 Let all your things be done with...


A New Way: From Pandemic to Promise

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES John 14:5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything...


Principles of Insight | Firm Foundation Bible Study

Firm Foundation Bible Study Bryan Hudson, D.Min. DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES 2 Timothy 2:3, You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. 7 Consider what I say, and may the...


A Place Called Forward: Commence & Invoke

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE & NOTES This is the season for graduation and commencement. It is also the time to honor educators who taught and nurtured students to prepare them for the next level of their education. God has a lot to say about beginnings, new beginnings, dedications, commencements and invocations. Graduation and commencement are the beginning of a new era or season for your life. We most often recognize this with graduation from high school and college. This truth is also connected to...


A Place Called Forward: From Crisis to Courage

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES AND NOTES There comes a time in any challenging situation, crisis, or pandemic, when you must choose courage over fear, wisdom over feelings, and facts over fantasies. Israel faced that moment at the Red Sea which blocked their physical advance. In this moment, God instructed Moses to tell the people to, "Go forward!" This remains God's instruction for us today!


Imago Dei (Image of God), Part Six - A Mother's Provision

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES Isaiah 49:1, “Listen, O coastlands, to Me, And take heed, you peoples from afar! The Lord has called Me from the womb; From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name. 2 And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword; In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me, And made Me a polished shaft; In His quiver He has hidden Me.” 3 “And He said to me, ‘You are My servant, O Israel, In whom I will be glorified.’” God's plan for helping us realize Imago Dei continues...


Imago Dei (Image of God), Part Five - The Image of Love

DOWNLOAD KEYNOTE SLIDES 1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God uses many activities to prepare people to receive the Gospel of Christ. For example, we cannot preach the Gospel to hungry people until we feed people. We cannot preach the Gospel to persons who have experienced injustice without dealing with the forces of injustice. Whatever injures...