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For Wednesday evening services, the Lord has lead me to do a Bible study for practical Bible verses in Luke. Please come back to these Bible lessons in order to review them and learn them. Whenever we have learned the meaning of Bible verses and think about them throughout each day, we will be in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3). Not only that, but when we are in a situation in our daily lives and are tempted to sin, we can think back to what we have learned from the Bible and say to ourselves, "The Bible says to not do what I am tempted to say, think, do, and/or desire right now, so I am going to refuse to give in to this temptation." This is what Romans 12:2 means, and it says, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." This is also the pattern that Jesus used when the devil tempted Him to sin in Matthew 4:1-11.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE
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23And he said to them all (Jesus wasn't just talking to those who were already Christians; He was talking to 'them all', meaning a large crowd.), If any man will come after me, let him deny himself (give up things in their lifestyle that didn't involve Him), and take up his cross daily (be willing to tell or show people that they stand with Jesus, even though they could suffer much verbal abuse and even be put to death for following Him), and follow me (imitate and obey Him).
(Those who turned away from Jesus, literally turned away from Him. He also didn't chase after them and ask them to ignore what He said and just believe in Him. People who aren't willing to begin following Jesus (consciously or unconsciously (see the 6th point of chapter 6 of this book - www.areyousureyouaresaved.com for more explanations) live a lifestyle similar to the one explained in chapter 39 of this book - www.areyousureyouaresaved.com) after they accept Jesus as their Savior, aren't ready to become Christians. The people in John 2:23-25, who weren't willing to become true followers of Jesus, didn't receive salvation, "23Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. 24But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, 25And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man."
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