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Integrity continued…ARC Thursday Bible Study 1 5/5 (1)

ARC Thursday Bible Study October 24, 2019 with sister Edwards, Pastor Edwards and ARC Saints. The topic on Integrity continued. Some of the Scriptures mentioned during the Presentation are: Phil 4:8 (concerning our minds) Matt 7:12 (about the Golden Rule of Life) 1 Peter 1:13-15 and read up to verse 19 (in reference to our Life in Christ) plus Col 3:17 and verses 23-24 KJV.

As sister Edwards continued on the topic, she said if we live with the full Armour of God , we are living in Integrity as well. Good habits such as our Prayer Life (praying) Bible Reading and the Study of the word of God, among other things, are important habits as good habits that are essential for the success of our Spiritual Life. Good Spiritual Habits will promote Devotion to the Lord.

And Pastor Edwards did say to us that the Holy Ghost legislates what integrity is. That is, we do not decide that on our own. The Spirit of God and the word of God lead and direct us into true Biblical Integrity.

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Integrity in our Lifestyle…ARC Thursday Bible Study 1 5/5 (1)

ARC Thursday Bible Study Oct 17, 2019 with sister Edwards, Pastor Edwards and ARC Saints…Integrity in our Lifestyle (Jeremiah 18:1-4 and up to verse 9 as read.)

As sister Edwards presented, she emphasized the important point that every day we are creating a life for the better or worse. We are creating that from what we do. Therefore, we have to give up bad habits. That is not easy. But it can be done. Habits can be good, uplifting and positive, or not so good. But good habits are important for our Spiritual and secular life…lifestyle.

Pastor Edwards added that we must not compromise or squander the Gift of God (i.e. our Salvation) through bad habits and/or sin.

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ARC Bible Study Part 4 of the topic on Integrity 1 5/5 (1)

ARC Thursday Bible Study Oct 10, 2019 with sister Edwards, Pastor Edwards and ARC Saints/Families was a continuation (Part 4) of the topic on “Integrity.” Some of the Scriptures mentioned included: Job 1:20-21, Job 2:9-10, John 17:17, 1 Peter 1:23-25, 1 Thess 5:23-24 and others.

From Job’s Life in the Bible for our example on the topic of integrity, sister Edwards reminded us that Job never gave up on God or lose his integrity throughout his entire ordeal as recorded in the Bible. Job did not rebel against God. He still kept the truth about who God is, what he knows and what was happening to him and his family by trusting God. And as sister Edwards said, we are to rebel against evil. We are not to rebel against God. Job did not rebel against God.

One of the many other points mentioned by sister Edwards in her Presentation was the question: How do we retain our integrity as born again Christians? The answer can be found from the Scriptures at John 17:17, 1 Peter 1:23-25, and 1 Thess 5:23-24 among others. To be sanctified is to be holy. And our source of rebirth with sanctification comes from God through the Holy Ghost with Integrity…in God.

Apart from Job’s Life, sister Edwards also referred to Joseph’s Life Story as another good example of integrity at work in the Bible. Joseph went from being betrayed by his own family (i.e. his brothers) to the pit, to being sold, to being accused, to being imprisoned and more, but still kept his integrity as he responded to the situations and God.

And as sister Edwards said, life will shove all kinds of dirt and challenges/trials at us to try and bury us. But we can choose to die or keep our worship going while coming out of those situations. We can stay in the worship spirit in our trials and come out of them rising higher and higher in God and with God.

During the Bible Study tonight, Pastor Edwards also said true integrity does not complain. Job’s edge was really his integrity. Integrity will lead us to God and the word of God…the true word of God.

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“Integrity” Part 3 at ARC Bible Study 1 5/5 (1)

ARC Thursday Bible Study Oct 3, 2019 was about Part 3 of the Topic on “Integrity” with sister Edwards, Pastor Edwards and ARC Saints/Guests. Some of the Scriptures mentioned by sister Edwards in the Presentation were Luke 6:46, John 13:17, James 2:26, Job 1:1, Job 1:8 among others.

As she continued the topic, we were reminded that Integrity has a lot to do with what’s in our hearts because that will eventually come out of our mouths. From the mind, the heart, the mouth then into our walk with God and therefore our lifestyle we will see integrity or otherwise.

Integrity definition is about incorruptibility, soundness and completeness in our life. See Luke 6:46. We have to do the things God says we are to do.

And as sister Edwards also said, for integrity to be true, appropriate actions must follow good intentions. See John 13:17 and James 2:26. And the calling of the Lord in our life is important. But we need to obey God and be humble in and during the process. See Job 1:1 for how Moses and others saw Job and his relationship with integrity to God. See Job 1:8 about how God saw that as well.

Sister Edwards also mentioned that those with integrity live in transparent houses. Everyone knows who they are at all times and every where they go and live (i.e. interact with others) in this world.

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Integrity – ARC Thursday Bible Study Sept-19-2019 1 5/5 (1)

ARC Thursday Bible Study Sept-19-2019 with sister Edwards looked at Integrity with some introduction about the Character Traits of Jesus. And our character is often seen as how people see or perceive one to be. It’s sometimes misunderstood or misinterpreted. And a good reputation is hard (but not impossible) to gain back if it’s damaged by others. Our integrity in all areas of our life is essential, as Pastor Edwards said.

As sister Edwards mentioned tonight, to strive to live a life of integrity is one of the most important character features anyone can have. A character trait without integrity will not last if it’s not done within the context of the Bible.

To live a life full of integrity, we need to also be humble, show empathy in helping to lift someone up while being humble, show goodness, have authenticity or being genuine, among other things. We need to have honesty with integrity in our minds and have that all day long. What’s in our minds will become our actions and hence our lifestyle.

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Perfection in the Bible 1 No ratings yet.

At ARC Thursday Bible Study today 8/22/2019 Pastor Edwards mentioned that perfection in the Bible is about God working through us via the Holy Ghost, and in our obedience to the leading of the Spirit. Our busy physical life has a way of sucking away our Spirituality.

In a religious mood, repentance does not and will not work as biblically required from and in the Bible. When we truly repent, God gives us a new true heart not to do again and again, the sin from the repentance that was done. And we are to be careful about intentional and deliberate sin (or disobedience to God’s word) in our life.

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Dealing with a letter from the devil 1 5/5 (1)

ARC Thursday Bible Study August 15, 2019 with Pastor Edwards…dealing with a letter from the devil. Some of the Scriptures included: 2 Kings 19:14-16, 2 Kings 17:17, 2 Tim 3:5, 2 Kings 18:3-7 and others.

Pastor Edwards mentioned again that we have a relationship with God through grace. We are to be mindful of what 2 Tim 3:5 says about having a form of godliness but not serving God in the correct way with faith and obedience in reverence of who he is…God. Israel in the Old Testament (2 Kings 17:17) had that problem…a form of ungodly godliness.

In today’s world, there are “Pulpits” in people life (i.e. having the wrong kind of friends, doing the wrong jobs, going to the wrong places, etc). Those “Pulpits” in some people life have a little religion with a form of godliness. But we as the true Church are to watch and pray…be vigilant and try the spirits. (See 1 John 4:1-5 KJV.)

There is always a war going on against the Saints of God or between the Church and the devil. But we are to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Jesus. (See Luke 9:23 KJV.) Men love darkness than the light. The good and Spiritual things in our life must come from God…the light. And the opposite of evil is not good but “truth.” He that doeth truth will come to the light.

In reference to 2 Kings 18:3-17, Pastor Edwards also said we are to be careful of worshiping our Salvation and not the God or giver of our Salvation. We are to worship God. We need to worship our faith in God. And we cannot worship our past relationships in God. Religion without God is ll about symbols and worshiping symbols instead of God. (See 2 Kings 18:3-7 KJV.) We are to worship God from the tuth and our faith in God.

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