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"Relationship is Important" From Acts 16:1-15

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Psalm Reading
Psalm 78:1-16
A maskil of Asaph.

1 My people, hear my teaching;
listen to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth with a parable;
I will utter hidden things, things from of old—
3 things we have heard and known,
things our ancestors have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their descendants;
we will tell the next generation
the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord,
his power, and the wonders he has done.
5 He decreed statutes for Jacob
and established the law in Israel,
which he commanded our ancestors
to teach their children,
6 so the next generation would know them,
even the children yet to be born,
and they in turn would tell their children.
7 Then they would put their trust in God
and would not forget his deeds
but would keep his commands.
8 They would not be like their ancestors—
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
whose hearts were not loyal to God,
whose spirits were not faithful to him.
9 The men of Ephraim, …
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Psalm Reading
Psalm 77:1-20
1 I cried out to God for help;
I cried out to God to hear me.
2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;
at night I stretched out untiring hands,
and I would not be comforted.
3 I remembered you, God, and I groaned;
I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.
4 You kept my eyes from closing;
I was too troubled to speak.
5 I thought about the former days,
the years of long ago;
6 I remembered my songs in the night.
My heart meditated and my spirit asked:
7 “Will the Lord reject forever?
Will he never show his favor again?
8 Has his unfailing love vanished forever?
Has his promise failed for all time?
9 Has God forgotten to be merciful?
Has he in anger withheld his compassion?”
10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal:
the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.
11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
12 I will consider all your works
and meditate…

"How Committed Are You?" from Acts 14:19-28

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Being committed is not just being a disciples. We can express our commitment by being good in our work, family and friends.

We should entrust our work to God. And always include to glorify Him in everything we do. Never forget God's grace and fellowship.

Jesus' disciples were called impostor. Specially Paul - people will mock him.

If we are committed to the scriptures we can never be swayed by mockery.

What are the things that can't keep us from being committed?
Sickness, famine, very busy at work, broken relationship, or financial needs?

Look at Paul, he had nothing but he entrusted his work to God.

If we are not committed to God we will surely give up. Stay connected with the vine and stay close to the scriptures.

Acts 9:16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”
Strengthening
Remain true
And to Keep you to be more faithful to God.

What is our source of strength?

God is our strength, in Him we have our refuge to strengthen our soul.

Help us
John 16:23-24
23 I…