Whatever You Do

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Discipleship Study – Gratitude – Colossians 3:17 – Whatever You Do – Growing As Disciples

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:17 (NIV)

Do It All

If you can’t think a thought for me don’t think it at all. If you can’t speak a word for me don’t speak it at all. If you can’t do a deed for me don’t do it at all. You want me to think thoughts, speak words, and do deeds that come from you. That’s right. That sounds a lot easier than is the case. You’re also right about that. You can’t think my thoughts, speak my words or do my deeds without my help. If you rely on yourself you will only be thinking your thoughts, speaking your words and doing your deeds. In that case I will not be in your thoughts, words, and deeds. I want you to be in all my thoughts, words, and deeds. That is a very good desire that you have in your heart and on your mind.

How can you help me to think your thoughts, speak your words and do your deeds? That is a very good question. You must first put to death whatever belongs to your earthly nature. What belongs to my earthly nature? I’m sure that you have a good idea of what belongs to your earthly nature. When you gave your life to me you confessed all your sins to me. Yes, I did. All your sins were from your earthly nature. You turned away from them and started following me as your Savior and Lord. Yes, I did. Your sins and your past sinful life is your sinful nature. Your old sinful nature was put to death on the cross. Yes, it was. You threw away your old nature like a set of old filthy, stinky clothes. Yes, I did. Don’t ever let yourself try on those old filthy, stinky clothes again. I won’t. That’s good. Then let my word dwell in you richly. Meditate on my word day and day. Feast on my word. My word will change your heart and transform your mind. As you keep on letting my word dwell in you richly you will begin to think my thoughts, speak my words and do my deeds. As you think my thoughts, speak my words and do my deeds you will be putting on the new life that I have called you to live. Your old thoughts, words and deeds will be gone. Your old sinful nature and its practices will be dead and gone and a thing of the past. You will be filled with joy and thanksgiving because I will have made you able to live a life that is pleasing to me. That is what I want with all my heart and mind and soul and strength.

Lord, thank you that you are changing my heart and transforming my mind. You are helping me to serve you in all that I think, say and do. I want my entire life to honor and glorify you. Thank you for using me as your servant. Amen

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Look Directly Forward

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Discipleship Study – God’s Will -Proverbs 4:25-27 – Look Directly Forward – Growing As Disciples

Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil. Proverbs 4:25-27 (ESV)

Focused On You

I will keep my eyes focused on you. I will keep on moving forward with you. I will not look back. I will not swerve to the left or the right. I will not run ahead of you. I will not lag behind you. I will keep in step with you. I will follow you to wherever you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me. I will not allow myself to become distracted. I will not allow myself to be diverted. I will not allow myself to become dissipated. I will follow you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I will not retreat. I will have no regrets.  I will hold nothing in reserve. I will pursue you and the life you have for me with all that is within me. That will be very good.

What makes you so sure? Why are you so filled with passion? What spurs you on to want to follow me with all that is within you? I have nothing I would rather do. There is no place I would rather go. You have given me a new life to life. You have given my life hope and meaning and purpose. You have shown your kindness. You have allowed me to taste your goodness. You have richly blessed my life. You have lavished me with your love. I now love you because you first loved me. I am not following and serving you because I should or must. I am following and serving you because I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. That is very good.

How will you stay with me on the path of life? How will you keep on following me? What will prevent you from swerving to the left or right? How will you be sure to keep in step with me? How will you know for sure that you will not run ahead or lag behind me? My heart and mind and life will remain focused on you. I will meet with you in your word. You will have my complete attention. I will draw near to you as you draw near to me. I will hold on to you as you hold on to me. My focus will remain completely on you. I will listen to all that you want to say to me. I will follow and obey you. I will trust you with every step I will take in life. I will rely on you rather than on myself. My life will be in your hands. That will be very good.

Lord, I will carefully consider my steps along the path of life. I will keep my heart and mind and life focused on you. I will not swerve to the right or left. I will keep on walking straight ahead with you. I will follow you to where you lead me to do all you ask of me. Amen

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Lack Of Counsel

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Discipleship Study – Plans – Proverbs 15:22 – Lack Of Counsel – Growing As Disciples

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22 (NIV)

Plans Fail

I have been proud. I have thought that I did not need wise counsel. I have made plans without seeking your advice. I have not listened well. I have not heard all that you had to say to me. I have not heeded your warnings. I have raced headlong to implement my own plans. I have wanted to achieve my own purposes and fulfill my own goals. I have experienced failure. I have suffered loss. I have gone through painful experiences because I thought I knew it all. What mistakes I have made. What missteps I have taken. Oh, how I have wasted time and expended energy going in the wrong direction to do what was not your will or plan for my life. All has not been wasted. All is not lost. I have used your mistakes and missteps. Your painful experiences have taught you valuable lessons. You have been humbled by your own pride. Was there any other way for you to learn? Hasn’t it been important for you to see the error of your own ways? In your pain and suffering you have cried out to me. You are now ready and willing to ask for my help. I have your attention. You are willing and able to listen to my voice. You are seeking my guidance. You want my plan. You want to fulfill my purposes. Yes, I want your plan. Yes, I want to fulfill your purposes. It is true, you do have my attention. My eyes and ears are focused on you. I am watching and waiting for your guidance. I welcome your instruction. I want your advice. I will go no further. I will not take another step without your wisdom and counsel guiding my life. That is very good.                                                                 

How do you think I will speak to you? How will I give you my wise counsel? How will you receive my advice? I know that you will speak to me through your word. I know that your Holy Spirit will take your word and apply it directly to my life. That’s right. How else? You will bring wise counselors into my life. You give me people to see what I cannot see. You will use others to help me to know what I do not know. You will speak to me in and through the circumstances of my life. That is also true. What do you most need in order to hear from me? I will need humility. I will need to continually remember that I desperately need wise counsel. I cannot get along without your advice. What will humility cause you to do? Humility will cause me to listen. Humility will cause me to seek wise counsel and accept advice. Will you listen carefully to my wise counsel? Will you accept my advice? Yes, Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I know that I do not know it all. I have blind spots. There are things that I do not see or understand. Instead of rushing ahead with my own plans I will seek your counsel and that of trusted advisors you have placed in my life. Amen

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Obey – Walk

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Discipleship Study – Rhythms – 1 John 2:3-6 – Obey – Walk – Growing As Disciples

We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys his word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did. 1 John 2:3-6 (NIV)

Every Step

I don’t obey you because I should. I don’t obey you because I must. Why then do you obey me? I obey you because I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. It is no sacrifice for me to follow and obey you. Following and obeying you is what I want to do. It is my joy to hear and obey your commands. I want to know and do your will. Your love guides my desire. Your love sets my course. Your love guides me every day, one step at a time. I will follow you to where you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me. I want to do what is pleasing to you. That is very good.

How will you know if you are walking in my ways? How will you know if you are doing what is pleasing to me? How will you know if you are becoming the person I want you to become? How will you know if you are living the life that I have called you to live? I have an example to follow. Yes, you do. I will walk as Jesus walked. I will do what Jesus did. I will think like Jesus thought. I will pray like Jesus prayed. I will give like Jesus gave. I will serve like Jesus served. I will follow and obey you like Jesus followed and obeyed you. Will I do this all perfectly? Not, a chance. Will I be able to live this kind of life on my own, with my own strength? No, not at all. I know that you will be working in my life. You will be molding me and shaping me into who you want me to become. Yes, I will. You will give me your power and strength so that I can do what you have given me to do for you. You can count on me. In every way and on every day, I will come to rely on you. You are my God and Father. My life is in your hands. I love you only because you loved me first. Your love drives me. Your love compels me. Your love spurs me on. You will make me able to follow and obey you. You will help me to walk as Jesus walked on every day with every step of my life. Yes, I will.

Father, I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. it is my passionate desire to come to know you. I want to know your will and walk in your ways. I want to do what is pleasing to you. I will follow and obey you. I will walk just as Jesus walked. Amen

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Because Of The Man’s Boldness

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Discipleship Study – Prayer – Luke 11:8 – Because Of The Man’s Boldness – Growing As Disciples

I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man’s boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs. Luke 11:8 (NIV)

Persistence 

What prayers are worthy of your persistence? What will you ask for without giving up? What will you keep on asking for until you have what you ask for from me? Is there anything that you won’t stop boldly bringing to me in prayer? I am glad that you have asked me these questions. It is good for me to carefully consider what you are asking of me. There are several things that I will never stop boldly bringing to you as a prayer request. First, I want to know you. I want to live in a close and intimate relationship with you. I want you to know me. I want to be able to hear your voice. I want to be able to know and do your will. I want to live my life fully for you. I don’t want to fall short or miss the mark in loving, following and serving you. I want to do everything that you have planned and prepared for me to do in this life. I want to be found to be faithful in your sight. I want to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I want to be a bright and shinning witness for you in the world. One day I want to hear you say, “well done, good and faithful servant.” Why are you asking all of this of me? I am weak. You are strong. Only you can make me faithful. Only you can make me able to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. On my own, with my own strength, I will accomplish nothing. Only you can make me able to bear fruit for all eternity. Only you can make me able to bring glory to your name. So, I am telling you that I want what you want. I want my life to be at your service. I want to be completely at your disposal. I want to go where you guide me. I want to do all that you ask of me. I want you to work in me, through me and for me so that I can be the person you have called me to be as I do all that you ask me to do for you.  What is second? What do you mean? A little while ago you said you first wanted to ask me these things. It sounded like you had a second request. No, I don’t have a second request. I will just restate that I want to love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I want my life to be lived out as an act of joy filled praise, thanksgiving and worship to you. I know that I will serve you and others completely if this persistent prayer of mine is heard and answered. Do you have any doubts about my answering this persistent prayer of your heart? I have no doubts. I know that you will hear and answer this prayer that you placed in me as the desire of my heart. That is very good. Keep on persistently bringing your prayers to me. Yes, Lord, I will.

Lord, thank you that I have the privilege to bring the needs of others to you in prayer. Help me to be bold and persistent in prayer and to not give up when the answer does not come immediately. Instead, I will keep on praying and trusting in you for an answer. Amen 

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Give – Receive

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Discipleship Study – Rhythms – Luke 6:38 – Give – Receive – Growing As Disciples

Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” Luke 6:38 (NLT)

Give

What are you going to do with all that I have given to you? Will you hold on tightly to everything you have been given? Will you keep every one of my blessings for yourself? Why do you think I have richly blessed your life? What did I do with all that I had been given? Was I selfish? Was I stingy? Did I keep everything I had for myself? Do you see anything in me that you want to follow as your example? Is there anything that I have done that you want to do? Is there any way that I have served as a role model for you to follow? You have asked me a lot of questions. You are my role model. You have set before me a clear example to follow. You did not keep all that you had for yourself. You were not stingy. You generously gave all that you had to others. You held nothing back. You have richly blessed my life. You have given me many good gifts. I now face a test. How so? There are several questions on my test. Like what? Will I give like you gave? Will I serve like you served? Will I do what you did? How will you answer those questions? I will answer every question with a wholehearted and enthusiastic and emphatic yes. I will have no regrets in giving like you gave, serving like you served and doing what you did. I will give all that I am, all that I have and all that I hope to be away in service to others. I will hold nothing in reserve. I will make no retreats. I will go forward in doing all that you ask me to do for you. That is very good.

Why are you so willing to give like I gave, serve like I served and do what I did? That is your purpose and plan for my life. That is what you have asked me to do. This is what you have called me to be. It is your purpose and plan for me to become like you. Yes, that is my purpose and plan for your life. I am your role model. I have set before you an example to follow. What else do you know? I’m not sure what you mean. Why is it no great sacrifice for you to give like I gave, serve like I served and do what I did? I can’t out give you. As I give to others you will give more to me. You will never leave me empty. As I bless the lives of others your blessing will be on my life. As I do what you did your hand will be on me. I will bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, you will. It will be my joy to keep on giving like you gave, serving like you served and doing what you did. Yes, it will.  

Lord, I have been stingy. I have wanted to tightly hold on to what I have been given. What a sin and a mistake that has been. No more of that. I know I can’t out give you. I know that as I generously give to others I will always receive more back from you. Amen

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My Thoughts, My Ways

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Discipleship Study – Knowing God – Isaiah 55:6-9 – My Thoughts, My Ways – Growing As Disciples

Seek the LORD while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the LORD that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.   Isaiah 55:6-9 (NLT)

Your Thoughts, Your Ways

Your thoughts are nothing like my thoughts. Your ways are nothing like my ways. My thoughts and my ways are way beyond your thoughts and ways. You can’t begin to imagine my thoughts and my ways. Of that I am very sure. Would you like to know my thoughts? Would you like to know my ways? Just because my thoughts and my ways are beyond what you could possibly imagine does not mean that I will not allow you to know my thoughts and my ways. I want you to know my thoughts and my ways. Nothing would delight me more than for you to come to know my thoughts and my ways. Yes, of course I want to know your thoughts and your ways. How can I come to know your thoughts and your ways? That is a very good question.

You must want to know my thoughts and ways. I will not reveal my thoughts and ways to you if you are only curious about them. I will not reveal my thoughts and my ways if you will pick and choose which ones you will follow and obey. I will not pick and choose.  I will follow and obey all your thoughts and all your ways. You must want to know my thoughts and ways enough so that you are willing to turn away from all your old thoughts and all your old ways. I am willing to turn away from all my old thoughts and all my old ways. 

You must seek me with all your heart if you want to know my thoughts and my ways. You must be willing to live your life according to my thoughts and ways. I will live my life according to your thoughts and your ways. You must leave your old life of sin behind. You must ask for my forgiveness. You must receive my mercy. You must leave your old life of sin to follow my thoughts and my ways. I am crying out to you. I am seeking you with all my heart. I am turning from all my old thoughts and all my old ways. I am turning to follow you. I am leaving my old life of sin behind. I will not entertain the evil of my old thoughts and my old ways. I am asking for your forgiveness. I am asking for your mercy.  I want to live my life according to your thoughts and your ways. Then I will allow you to know my thoughts so that you can walk in my ways. Follow me. Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, I know my thoughts and ways have not been yours. I will seek you and call upon your name as I turn away from my thoughts and ways. Thank you for your mercy and forgiveness. Teach me your thoughts and your ways. Accomplish your purposes in me. Amen

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Please His Neighbor

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Discipleship Study – Let Us – Romans 15:1-3 – Please His Neighbor – Growing As Disciples

We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.” Romans 15:1-3 (NKJV)

Out Of My Way

Are you willing to go out of your way for others? Are you willing to be inconvenienced in order to serve people in need? Will you do for others what I have done for you? Will you humble yourself and take on the form of a servant? Yes Lord, I will do whatever you ask of me. Will you set aside your comfort and pleasure to serve me? Yes Lord, I will do whatever you ask of me. Will you give your time, talent and resources to those who are in need? Yes Lord, I will do whatever you ask of me.

I’m asking you to open your eyes to those who are in need all around you. I’m asking you to soften your heart to those who need your help. I’m asking you to reach out your hands to those I want you to serve. Will you do this for me? Yes Lord, I will do whatever you ask of me.

Haven’t I shown you how to live? Haven’t I shown you what I want you to do? Haven’t I been your example? Do you want to do for others what I have done for you? I’m thinking of a question that I dare not ask. I don’t want to seem ungrateful. Go ahead and ask it. I won’t think that you are ungrateful. I want to hear your answer so that I can serve you more fully. I want to be like you. I want to do what you have done. I want to give like you gave. I want to love like you loved. I want to live like you lived. So, here is my question, “What have you done for me?” I left heaven to come to earth for you. I became a man so that you could know me. I gave up all my rights. I humbled myself and took on the form of a servant. I allowed myself to be spurned and rejected. I allowed myself to be hurt and humiliated. I allowed myself to be crucified on a cross so that you could be forgiven of all your sins and cleansed of all your unrighteousness. I gave you salvation as a free gift. You will now live forever in heaven with me. I am so thankful for all that you have done for me. You went way out of your way for me. You gave everything that you had to give. You didn’t hold back anything. Is that what you will do for me? Will you give me all that you have to give? Will you go way out of your way to serve me? Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, I will not live to please myself. I will not live for my own comfort and convenience. Help me to go out of my way to help people in need. Use me to encourage, build up and strengthen those who are weak in their faith. Amen

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Bring Life

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Discipleship Study – Healing – Proverbs 4:20-22 – Bring Life – Growing As Disciples

My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. Proverbs 4:20-22 (NLT)

Penetrate Your Heart 

I want to live the life that you have called me to live. I know that you want me to live a full and vibrant and healthy life that bears fruit for your kingdom and brings glory to your name. Yes, I do. I know that on my own, by myself, I cannot live that kind of life. Why is that? I’m sure that you know why. Yes, I do. But, I would like you to tell me why you can’t live a full, vibrant, healthy and fruit bearing life without me and my help. Well, first of all, I have no desire to live my life without you. I have been there and done that before. My life without you was a bruised and battered and broken life. On my own, I walked on a dark and depressing path. I was lost and without hope in the world. You, rescued me from all the that. Yes, I did. You set me on a new path. You bound up my wounds and healed my broken life. You gave me a completely new life to live. Yes, I did.

You know something you haven’t told me yet. What is it? Even though you have given me a completely new life to live in you, I must still live it. What do you mean by that? Well, it is possible, it seems, at least to me, that I could live less than the life you want me to live, if I do not do what you ask of me. You’re right about that. But what, do you have in mind? You want to continue to change me every day as I love, follow and serve you. That’s right. You want to make me to be like you. You want me to think like you thought. You want me to speak like you spoke. You want me to do what you did. Yes, I do. That cannot be a work that I do for myself. That’s right. You are the one that will change my heart and transform my mind. You are the one that will make me able to follow and serve you. I will do that for you. Yes, I know and for that I am very thankful.

How will I change your heart and transform your mind? There is no secret there, your word is very clear on the subject. Yes, it is. You will change my heart and transform my mind as I allow your word to penetrate my heart. This is where I have a responsibility. Yes, you do. I must allow your word to penetrate my heart. That’s right. If I do not allow your word to penetrate my heart, then I will live less than the life that you have called me to live. I don’t want that. No, you don’t. Will you meet with me in my word? Will you allow my word to penetrate your heart and mind and life? Yes Lord, I will. Then you will have my fullness of health in your life and my healing in your body. You will live the life that I have called you to live. You will do what is pleasing to me.

Lord, when I was living apart from you, I was living unhealthy life. I went where I shouldn’t have gone and did what I shouldn’t have done. You rescued me from that life. Thank you that your word is penetrating my heart and giving me a new healthy life in you. Amen

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Make Known The Mystery Of The Gospel

Discipleship Study - So That - Ephesians 6:18-20 - Make Known The Mystery Of The Gospel - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Study – So That – Ephesians 6:18-20 – Make Known The Mystery Of The Gospel – Growing As Disciples

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Ephesians 6:18-20 (NIV)

Fearlessly 

Now that’s a word that has your attention. What’s that? Oh, you don’t know what I’m talking about? I suppose that I do know what you are talking about. You’re asking me about that word fearlessly. Yes, that’s right. You would like to minister to others without fear, wouldn’t you? You would like to proclaim the Gospel without any anxiety or apprehensions, isn’t that right? Yes, that’s right. If you had absolutely no fear would you rely on me? If you were completely without any anxiety would you ask me for my help? Those are great questions. You don’t even have to think about those questions. You know the answers without any hesitation, isn’t that right? Yes, I’m pretty sure that if I had no fear, anxiety or apprehensions I would most likely rely on myself and not on you. Is there any doubt in your mind? No, there is no doubt in my mind.

You have tried mightily to avoid fear, anxiety and apprehension when you have served me. You have looked for and chosen relatively easy assignments. Yes, I have done that. Have you found easy assignments that cause you no fear, anxiety or apprehension to be immensely fruitful and highly rewarding? No, not really. No, not at all.  Assignments that have no challenge are bland, mundane and boring. I am weary of doing very little and accomplishing even less. Do you think that it has been my will for you to choose bland, mundane and boring assignments? No, I don’t think so. What do you think my assignments for you might look like? I’m pretty sure that your assignments will ask me for more than I can handle. Your assignments will no doubt stretch me beyond my abilities. What you give me to do will cause me to cry out to you in prayer to ask you for your help. Yes, It will. You will give me all that I need to do what you have given me to do. Yes, I will. But, you will only give it to me, as I ask you for it, at the time that I need it. Why is that? You want me to rely on you. You want my faith in you to grow. You want me to come to you in prayer to ask you for all that I need. Yes, I do. Is that it? Can you think of any more reasons why I want you to come to me to ask me for what you need? You want me to live in a relationship with you. You want me to know that you really are working in and though my life. Yes, I do. Would you want it any other way? No, I would not. 

Lord, thank you that you have given me all I need to minister to those in need. Help me to be alert and constantly ready to pray for the needs of others. Open my mouth and give me your words to enable me to fearlessly proclaim the Gospel. Amen

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