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About rockyfort

I am a retired Middle School Teacher. I share each day what God is teaching me from reading His word hoping that people can benefit from reading what God has taught me.

How to Determine if a Message is #FakeGospel or #TrueGospel – 1 John 4:1-10

As I write this, we’re involved in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is dealing with the question of who to believe and who not to believe. It’s a problem in the secular world because the only standard seems to … Continue reading

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Love One Another as God Loved You – 1 John 3:11-24

What’s the test of our Christian faith? John echoed Jesus when he wrote in this section that our faith revolves around love: God’s love for us, our love for God, and our love for others because of God. John also … Continue reading

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God’s Children Don’t Keep on Sinning – 1 John 3:1-10

John has a simple test to determine if someone is a follower of Christ or not. If they keep sinning in their thoughts, words, and deeds, then they obviously don’t have the love of the Father in them. It’s important … Continue reading

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Abide in Him – 1 John 2:15-29

15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the … Continue reading

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Standing Firm for the Truth of Christ in Love – 1 John 2:1-14

At times, it seems like Christians have difficulty with the twin commands to stand for the truth and to show love to others. John shared the message of standing for the truth, but he also continued to proclaim the need … Continue reading

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Walking With Jesus – 1 John 1

John was an apostle of Jesus who had lived with Him and learned from Him daily. His words have special meaning for me. As we begin this new study in the book of 1 John, it helps to have some … Continue reading

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Rejoicing in God’s Provision and Thanking the Church – Philippians 4:10-22

And so we come to the end of the book of Philippians. In this part of the letter, or in this first letter, depending on your understanding, Paul spent the time to thank the Philippians for their gift. It’s interesting … Continue reading

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Change Your Life, Change the World – Philippians 4:1-9

As Paul begins the end of Philippians, we’re reminded that we can change the world, but we need to change ourselves by letting God do the work in us. We decide that our relationship with Christ is more important than … Continue reading

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Pressing On Toward the Goal – Philippians 3:12-21

What’s your goal in life. Notice I didn’t ask for a list of goals, I asked for your goal, your one, overarching goal that all those other goals lead to. Paul’s goal was unity with Christ. He wanted to be … Continue reading

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Philippians – Trouble Rears its Head! (Philippians 3:1-11)

Shorter video today: Just like it looks like Paul is winding down his letter to the Philippian Church, we have an interruption. There aare different ways to look at this interruption and I discuss the problem of the transition from … Continue reading

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