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FAITHFULNESS by Peggy Lively

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Core Verses:  “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”  Proverbs 3:3-4

Creed:  I have established a good name with God and with others based on my long-term loyalty to those relationships.

HUMILITY by Peggy Lively

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Core Verses:  “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”  Philippians 2:3-4

Creed:  I choose to esteem others above myself.

JOY by Peggy Lively

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Core Verses:  “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”  John 15:11

Creed:  I have inner contentment and purpose in spite of my circumstances.

LOVE by Peggy Lively

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Core Verses:  “This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.”  1 John 4:10-12

Creed:  I sacrificially and unconditionally love and forgive others.

PEACE by Peggy Lively

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Core Verses:  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7

Creed:  I am free from anxiety because things are right between God, myself and others.

SELF-CONTROL by Peggy Lively

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Core Verses:  “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope-the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ”  Titus 2:11-13

Creed:  I have the power, through Christ, to control myself.

STEWARDSHIP by Peggy Lively

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Core Verses:  “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”  1 Timothy 6:17-19

Creed:  I believe that everything I am or own belongs to God.

LILY7 Bible Studies from Peggy

ETERNITY by Peggy Lively

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Core verse: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” John 14:1-4

Creed: I believe there is a heaven and a hell and that Jesus Christ is returning to judge the earth and to establish His eternal kingdom.

COMPASSION by Peggy Lively

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Core verse: “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy: deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:3-4

Creed: I believe God calls all Christians to show compassion to those in need.

HUMANITY by Peggy Lively

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Core verse: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Creed: I believe all people are loved by God and need Jesus Christ as their Savior.

THE CHURCH by Peggy Lively

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Core verse: “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:15-16

Creed: I believe the church is God’s primary way to accomplish His purposes on earth today.

IDENTITY IN CHRIST by Peggy Lively

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Core verse: “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12

Creed: I believe I am significant because of my position as a child of God.

PERSONAL GOD by Peggy Lively


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Core verse: “I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2

Creed: I believe God is involved in and cares about my daily life.

AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE by Peggy Lively

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Core verse: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Creed: I believe the Bible is the Word of God and has the right to command my belief and action.

SALVATION by Peggy Lively

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Core verse: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

Creed: I believe a person comes into a right relationship with God by His grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.

THE TRINITY by Peggy Lively

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Core verse: “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

Creed: I believe the God of the Bible is the only true God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.