A WEEK IN THE LIFE

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Come Close

May 14, 2024 |

Genesis 45

So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household. Then Joseph said to his brothers, Come close…

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A Silver Cup

May 7, 2024 |

Genesis 44

Now Joseph gave these instructions to the steward of his house: Fill the men’s sacks with as much food as they can carry, and put each man’s silver in the mouth of his sack. Then put my cup, the silver one…

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Joy of Restoration

Apr 30, 2024 |

Genesis 43

They replied, Your servant our father is still alive and well. And they bowed down, prostrating themselves before him. As he looked about and saw his brother Benjamin, his own mother’s son, he asked, Is this…

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Conflicting Emotions

Apr 23, 2024 |

Genesis 42

Then, ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt. But Jacob did not send Benjamin’s, Joseph’s brother, with the others because he was afraid that harm might come to him. So Israel’s sons…

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Favor Not Power

Apr 17, 2024 |

Genesis 41

So Pharaoh said to Joseph, I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt. Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold…

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Night Dreams

Apr 9, 2024 |

Genesis 40

Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, and put them in…

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In The Darkness

Apr 3, 2024 |

Genesis 39

But while Joseph was there in the prison, the Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held…

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Divine Extraction

Mar 26, 2024 |

Genesis 38

At that time, Judah left his brothers and went down to stay with a man of Adullam named Hirah. There, Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. He married her and made…

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Faith Amid Adversity

Mar 20, 2024 |

Genesis 36-37

Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons because he had been born to him in his old age, and he made an ornate robe for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any…

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Return to Bethel

Mar 12, 2024 |

Genesis 35

So Jacob said to his household and all who were with him, Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar…

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Justice or Revenge?

Mar 5, 2024 |

Genesis 34

Then Shechem said to Dinah’s father and brothers, Let me find favor in your eyes, and I will give you whatever you ask. Make the price for the bride and the gift I am to bring as great as you like, and I’ll pay…

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Reconciliation

Feb 27, 2024 |

Genesis 33

Jacob looked up, and there was Esau, coming. He went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother. But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms…

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Wrestling with God

Feb 20, 2024 |

Genesis 32

Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until the early morning. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched…

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Running Man

Feb 13, 2024 |

Genesis 31

On the third day, Laban was told that Jacob had fled. Taking his relatives with him, he pursued Jacob for seven days and caught up with him in the hill country of Gilead. Then God came to Laban the Aramean…

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Art of the Deal

Feb 6, 2024 |

Genesis 30

After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, Send me on my way so I can go back to my own homeland. Give me my wives and children, for whom I have served you, and I will be on my way…

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All’s Fair In Love

Jan 30, 2024 |

Genesis 29

While he was still talking with them, Rachel came with her Father’s sheep, for she was a shepherd. When Jacob saw Rachel daughter of his uncle Laban, and Laban’s sheep, he went over and rolled the stone…

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Divine Encounter

Jan 23, 2024 |

Genesis 28

Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep…

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Family Matters

Jan 16, 2024 |

Genesis 27

After Isaac finished blessing him, and Jacob had scarcely left his father’s presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting. He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him…

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A Beautiful Dilemma

Jan 9, 2024 |

Genesis 26

Now there was a famine in the land and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar. The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live…

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Divine Purpose

Jan 2, 2024 |

Genesis 25

Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years. Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years, and he was gathered to his people. His sons Isaac and Ishmael…

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Timeless

Dec 26, 2023 |

Luke 2

So Joseph also went up from Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem, the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was…

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Love at First Sight

Dec 19, 2023 |

Genesis 24

He prayed, Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today. See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the town are coming out to draw water. Before he had finished praying…

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Grief Observed

Dec 12, 2023 |

Genesis 23

Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old. She died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her. Then Abraham rose from…

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Bond of Faith

Dec 6, 2023 |

Genesis 22

Abraham looked up, and there in a thicket, he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place…

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The Parentheses

Nov 28, 2023 |

Genesis 21

Now, the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and he did what he promised for Sarah. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the time God had promised him. Abraham gave…

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The Same Mistake

Nov 21, 2023 |

Genesis 20

Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while, he stayed in Gerar, and there said of his wife Sarah, she is my sister…

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Run

Nov 14, 2023 |

Genesis 19

Early the next morning, Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the Lord. He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and he saw dense smoke…

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Nothing Is Too Hard

Nov 7, 2023 |

Genesis 18

Then the Lord said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh and say, Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son…

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Active Partnership

Oct 31, 2023 |

Genesis 17

Abram fell facedown, and God said, As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father…

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The God Who Sees

Oct 24, 2023 |

Genesis 16

The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert, the spring beside the road to Shur. And She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: You are the God who sees me, for she said, I have now…

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Don’t Be Afraid

Oct 17, 2023 |

Genesis 15

After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward. Then the word of the Lord came to him: This man will not be your heir, but a son who…

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A Daring Rescue

Oct 10, 2023 |

Genesis 14

When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. During the night, Abram divided his men to attack them…

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Boundaries

Oct 3, 2023 |

Genesis 13

So Abram said to Lot, Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left…

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The Blessing

Sep 26, 2023 |

Genesis 12

The Lord had said to Abram, Go from your country, your people, and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great…

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Scattered

Sep 19, 2023 |

Geneses 10-11

Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves. But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building…

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The Promise

Sep 12, 2023 |

Genesis 9

Then God said to Noah and his sons: I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you: Never again will the waters of a flood destroy all life; never again will there be a flood to destroy the…

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God Remembers

Sep 6, 2023 |

Genesis 8

But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and livestock with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred…

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In This Generation

Aug 29, 2023 |

Genesis 7

The Lord told Noah, Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. Noah did…

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Except for Noah

Aug 22, 2023 |

Genesis 6

The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made…

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Reflection

Aug 15, 2023 |

Genesis 5

When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them Mankind when they were created. When Adam had lived…

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Inside Out

Aug 8, 2023 |

Genesis 4

Eve became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, With the help of the Lord, I have brought forth a man. Later, she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Cain said to his brother, Let’s go out to the field…

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The One Thing

Jul 31, 2023 |

Genesis 3

Now, the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals God had made. He said to the woman, Did God really say, You must not eat from any tree in the garden? When the woman saw that the fruit…

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Soul Connection

Jul 25, 2023 |

Genesis 2

Then, the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east…

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Beginnings

Jul 18, 2023 |

Genesis 1

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters…

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Gone Is The Curse

Jul 10, 2023 |

Revelation 22

No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night…

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The City of God

Jul 4, 2023 |

Revelation 21

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he…

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End Game

Jun 27, 2023 |

Revelation 20

And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him…

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Warrior King

Jun 20, 2023 |

Revelation 19

I saw heaven standing open, and there before me was a white horse whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice, he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many…

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The Fruit Is Gone

Jun 12, 2023 |

Revelation 18

They will say, The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your luxury and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered. The merchants who sold these things and gained wealth from her will stand far off. They will weep…

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The End of Babylon

Jun 5, 2023 |

Revelation 17

The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom but who will receive authority as kings along with the beast for one hour. They have one purpose and will give their power…

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Armageddon

May 29, 2023 |

Revelation 16

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne…

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The Sound of Victory

May 22, 2023 |

Revelation 15

And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and the number of its name. They sang the song of God’s…

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A New Song

May 15, 2023 |

Revelation 14

And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps. And they sang a new song before the throne…

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The Beast

May 8, 2023 |

Revelation 13

The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked…

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Not Strong Enough

May 2, 2023 |

Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great…

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Both Great and Small

Apr 24, 2023 |

We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was. The time has come for judging the dead and rewarding your servants, and the people who revere your name, both great and small…

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A Testimony

Apr 18, 2023 |

Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. He was holding a little scroll…

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Woe Is Past

Apr 10, 2023 |

During those days, people will seek death but not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. The first woe is past; two other woes are yet to come. The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard…

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All Things New

Apr 3, 2023 |

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered…

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A Moment of Silence

Mar 27, 2023 |

When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel, who had…

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These Are They

Mar 20, 2023 |

And he said, These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, they are before the throne of God…

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A Witness

Mar 13, 2023 |

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, How long, Sovereign…

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The Deliverer

Mar 6, 2023 |

And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals because you were slain, and with your blood, you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation…

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Worship Practice

Feb 27, 2023 |

Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night, they never stop saying: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is…

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Faith Cares More

Feb 20, 2023 |

I know your deeds. See, I have placed an open door that no one can shut before you. You have little strength, but you have kept my word and have not denied my name. I will make those who are…

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Don’t Leave Me

Feb 13, 2023 |

You have persevered, endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen…

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A Glorious Future

Feb 6, 2023 |

Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all peoples on earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! I am the Alpha and the Omega…

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Do You Love Me?

Jan 30, 2023 |

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these? Yes, Lord, he said, you know I love you. Jesus said, Feed my lambs. Again Jesus said, Simon, son of…

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Don’t Stop Believing

Jan 23, 2023 |

Thomas said to them, Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe. A week later, his disciples were in the house again…

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No King But Jesus

Jan 16, 2023 |

Here is your king, Pilate said to the Jews. But they shouted, Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him! Shall I crucify your king? Pilate asked. We have no king but Caesar, the chief priests answered…

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Undeniable

Jan 9, 2023 |

The other disciple, known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the servant girl on duty there, and brought Peter inside. You aren’t one of this man’s disciples, too, are you? she asked Peter. He replied…

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Prayed For

Jan 3, 2023 |

I also pray for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me…

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He Has Overcome

Dec 27, 2022 |

Do you now believe? Jesus replied. A time is coming and has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. I have told…

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The Whole Story

Dec 19, 2022 |

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was…

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The Vine

Dec 12, 2022 |

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean…

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The Best Part

Dec 5, 2022 |

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me so that you also may be where I am. I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me…

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Foot Washers

Nov 28, 2022 |

Jesus got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel wrapped…

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Easy Thank You

Nov 22, 2022 |

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above…

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Important Contrast

Nov 14, 2022 |

Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? Leave her alone, Jesus replied. It was intended that she should save this perfume. You will always have the poor among you, but you will…

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Dead Things Live

Nov 8, 2022 |

When he said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, Lazarus, come out! The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, Take off the grave clothes…

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The Good Shepherd

Oct 31, 2022 |

I am the good Shepherd. The good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the Shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep…

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Seeing Blind

Oct 24, 2022 |

Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, Do you believe in the Son of Man? Who is he, sir? the man asked. Tell me so that I may believe in him. Jesus said, You have seen him…

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Glass Houses

Oct 17, 2022 |

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone…

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A Person of Truth

Oct 10, 2022 |

Jesus answered, My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me. Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own…

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Food for the Soul

Oct 3, 2022 |

Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life…

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Like Father, Like Son

Sep 26, 2022 |

Jesus gave them this answer: Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing because whatever the Father does, the Son also does. For the Father…

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An Intentional Life

Sep 19, 2022 |

Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John. So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. Now he had to go through Samaria…

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From Heaven

Sep 12, 2022 |

John replied, A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said, I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him. The One who comes from above is above all…

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Showing Off

Sep 7, 2022 |

What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him. After this, he went to Capernaum with his mother, brothers…

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The Whole Story

Aug 30, 2022 |

In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him, all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been…

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With Great Joy

Aug 22, 2022 |

The Messiah will rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached to all nations. Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy…

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Criminal Minds

Aug 16, 2022 |

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us! But the other criminal rebuked him. Don’t you fear God, he said, since you are under the same sentence…

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The Setup

Aug 9, 2022 |

The Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover. Where do you want us to prepare for it? they asked…

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Like We Know

Aug 1, 2022 |

There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming…

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Good Citizens

Jul 25, 2022 |

Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not…

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Dinner Guest

Jul 20, 2022 |

A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. When Jesus…

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Don’t Give Up

Jul 11, 2022 |

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. And will not God bring justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night…

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Must Forgive

Jul 5, 2022 |

Jesus said to his disciples: If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you…

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Most Valuable

Jun 28, 2022 |

There was a rich man dressed in purple and fine linen who lived in luxury every day. At his gate was a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table…

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A Changed Life

Jun 21, 2022 |

The son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. But the father said to his servants, Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him…

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Come In Second

Jun 14, 2022 |

When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more…

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Real Growth

Jun 7, 2022 |

And he told this parable: A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit…

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No Worries

May 31, 2022 |

Then Jesus said to his disciples: Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.

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Keep Knocking

May 23, 2022 |

I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity, he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. So I say to you: knock…

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Be My Neighbor

May 17, 2022 |

Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers? The expert in the law replied, The one who had mercy on him. Jesus told him, Go and do likewise…

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The Cost

May 9, 2022 |

As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, I will follow you wherever you go. Jesus replied, Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head…

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Heart Condition

May 2, 2022 |

The seed is the word of God. Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts. Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word…

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Look No Further

Apr 25, 2022 |

When the men came to Jesus, they said, John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else? So he replied to them, Go back and report to John what you have…

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Love Your Enemies

Apr 19, 2022 |

But to you who are listening, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them on the other also…

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Deep Water

Apr 11, 2022 |

One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, Put out into deep water…

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A Solitary Place

Apr 4, 2022 |

At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, I must proclaim the good news…

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Generational Wealth

Mar 28, 2022 |

When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from…

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Seen It

Mar 20, 2022 |

Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared…

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Who Cares?

Mar 13, 2022 |

My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great…

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Amazed

Mar 7, 2022 |

Don’t be alarmed, he said. You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, He is going ahead of you…

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They Said So

Feb 28, 2022 |

The teachers of the law, and the whole Sanhedrin, made their plans. So they bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. Are you the king of the Jews? asked Pilate. You have said so…

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Don’t Hold Back

Feb 21, 2022 |

When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me—one who is eating with me. They were saddened, and one…

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Here’s Your Sign

Feb 14, 2022 |

Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished? Jesus said to them: Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in my name…

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To Live On

Feb 7, 2022 |

Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, Truly I tell you, this poor widow has…

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The Unfilled Seat

Jan 31, 2022 |

When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead…

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Lead by Serving

Jan 24, 2022 |

Jesus called them together and said, You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you…

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No Distraction

Jan 17, 2022 |

If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you…

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Total Recall

Jan 10, 2022 |

During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me…

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No Lip Service

Jan 3, 2022 |

Jesus replied, Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely…

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Mission: Possible

Dec 27, 2021 |

Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits. These were his instructions: Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money…

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Not a Silent Night

Dec 20, 2021 |

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests. When the shepherds…

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The Same Reach

Dec 13, 2021 |

Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. He pleaded earnestly with him, my little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that…

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Light It Up

Dec 6, 2021 |

He said to them, Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be…

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Family Ties

Nov 29, 2021 |

Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, He is out of his mind…

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Get Up and Walk

Nov 22, 2021 |

But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins. So he said to the man, I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home. He got up, took his mat, and walked out in full view of them…

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Last Action Hero

Nov 15, 2021 |

The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. The time has come, he said. The kingdom of God has come near…

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Worship Not Doubt

Nov 8, 2021 |

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven…

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Always In Control

Nov 1, 2021 |

About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani? And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn…

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Powerful Moments

Oct 25, 2021 |

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take and eat; this is my body. Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks…

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Do It For Him

Oct 18, 2021 |

For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger, and you invited me in, I needed clothes, and you clothed me, I was sick, and you looked…

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Just Be Ready

Oct 11, 2021 |

But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come…

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Burden of Proof

Oct 4, 2021 |

But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift…

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First Love

Sep 27, 2021 |

Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment…

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Save Us

Sep 20, 2021 |

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna…

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Just Mercy

Sep 13, 2021 |

As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us…

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Being Rich

Sep 6, 2021 |

Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?” Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not…

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That Is Great

Aug 30, 2021 |

At that time, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you…

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Mountain Experience

Aug 23, 2021 |

After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun…

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The One

Aug 16, 2021 |

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, Who do people say the Son of Man is? They replied, Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah…

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Satisfied

Aug 9, 2021 |

He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people…

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Winds of Faith

Aug 2, 2021 |

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, Lord, save me! Immediately Jesus reached out…

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Moral of the Story

Jul 26, 2021 |

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them…

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The Greatest Servant

Jul 19, 2021 |

Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Holy Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice…

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Refresh

Jul 12, 2021 |

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls…

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Sent

Jul 5, 2021 |

Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me…

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Need and Supply

Jun 28, 2021 |

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few…

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Completely Calm

Jun 21, 2021 |

Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him…

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Compound Strength

Jun 14, 2021 |

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that…

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Treasured

Jun 7, 2021 |

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not…

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Happy Is

Jun 1, 2021 |

Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are…

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The Winning Walk

May 24, 2021 |

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting for forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, If you are the Son of God, tell these…

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Prepare the Way

May 17, 2021 |

In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near. This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: a voice of one…

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The Return

May 10, 2021 |

After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel. So he got up, took the child and his mother, and went to…

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With Us

May 3, 2021 |

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit…

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Abide

Apr 26, 2021 |

Therefore I want you to know that God’s salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen! For two whole years, Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him…

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Storm Surge

Apr 19, 2021 |

When a gentle south wind began to blow, they saw their opportunity; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the Northeaster, swept down…

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Reasonable Faith

Apr 12, 2021 |

Festus interrupted Paul. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.” “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable…

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Stand Up

Apr 5, 2021 |

Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem, where the chief priests and the Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul…

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Stay Clear

Mar 29, 2021 |

My accusers did not find me arguing with anyone at the temple, or stirring up a crowd in the synagogues or anywhere else in the city. And they cannot prove to you the charges they are now making…

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Allegedly

Mar 22, 2021 |

This man was seized by the Jews and they were about to kill him, but I came and rescued him. I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him…

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Marks of the Mission

Mar 15, 2021 |

The crowd listened to Paul until he said this. Then they raised their voices and shouted, Rid the earth of him! He’s not fit to live! As they were shouting and throwing off their cloaks and flinging dust into the air…

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Compelled to Go

Mar 8, 2021 |

When we heard this, we and the people there pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem. Then Paul answered, Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound but also to die…

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Legacy

Mar 1, 2021 |

Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing…

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Leave No Doubt

Feb 22, 2021 |

When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. Many of those who believed now…

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Teachable

Feb 16, 2021 |

Apollos, a native of Alexandria came to Ephesus. He was a learned man with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. He spoke with great fervor, though he knew only the baptism of John…

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The Known God

Feb 8, 2021 |

People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god…

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A Song Before We Go

Feb 1, 2021 |

Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken…

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Accepted

Jan 25, 2021 |

God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith…

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Worthless Things

Jan 18, 2021 |

“Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea…

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Oldie but Goodie

Jan 11, 2021 |

We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm: “’You are my son; today I have become your father…

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The Great Escape

Jan 4, 2021 |

The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light…

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Name Change

Dec 28, 2020 |

Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians…

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Incredible

Dec 21, 2020 |

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was…

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No Favorites

Dec 15, 2020 |

Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. You know the message God sent…

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See

Dec 7, 2020 |

The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him…

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Down But Not Out

Nov 30, 2020 |

On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned…

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The Witness

Nov 23, 2020 |

But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand”…

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Spirit and Wisdom

Nov 16, 2020 |

Choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word…

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Unstoppable

Nov 9, 2020 |

Therefore, in the present case, I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men…

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Good, Bad & Ugly

Nov 2, 2020 |

The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. More and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. Crowds gathered also from the towns around…

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Extraordinary

Oct 26, 2020 |

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name given to mankind by which we must be saved. When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were ordinary men…

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The Name

Oct 19, 2020 |

Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet…

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Together

Oct 12, 2020 |

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They broke bread…

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Power Move

Oct 5, 2020 |

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire…

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Don’t Stand There

Sep 28, 2020 |

They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky?…

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He Is Able

Sep 21, 2020 |

Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed…

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Bear with Me

Sep 14, 2020 |

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. May the God who gives endurance…

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Don’t Get in the Way

Sep 7, 2020 |

Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. For the kingdom of God is not a matter…

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The Unpaid Debt

Aug 31, 2020 |

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does not harm a neighbor. Therefore love…

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Change Your Mind

Aug 24, 2020 |

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will…

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Have Mercy

Aug 17, 2020 |

Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy…

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A Beautiful Message

Aug 10, 2020 |

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can…

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Care Too Much

Aug 3, 2020 |

I speak the truth in Christ — I am not lying. I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people…

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Never Forget

Jul 27, 2020 |

If Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know…

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Total Victory

Jul 20, 2020 |

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us…

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A Winnable War

Jul 13, 2020 |

Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law…

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The Rescue Story

Jul 6, 2020 |

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him…

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Peace and Hope

Jun 29, 2020 |

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand…

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Faith That Works

Jun 22, 2020 |

One who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness. David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits…

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Same Difference

Jun 15, 2020 |

This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified…

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Check Yourself

Jun 8, 2020 |

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things…

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Foolish Hearts

Jun 1, 2020 |

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became…

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Purpose and Power

May 25, 2020 |

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith…

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A Test Worth Taking

May 18, 2020 |

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed…

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Vision of Humility

May 11, 2020 |

Therefore, to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me…

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Celebrity or Servant?

May 4, 2020 |

But I don’t consider myself inferior in any way to these “super-apostles” who teach such things. I may be unskilled as a speaker, but I’m not lacking in knowledge. We have made this clear to you…

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One Voice

Apr 27, 2020 |

You are judging by appearances. If anyone is confident that they belong to Christ, they should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as they do. So even if I boast somewhat freely about…

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He Gives, We Give

Apr 20, 2020 |

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves…

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It’s Better to Give

Apr 13, 2020 |

In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability…

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Not Here

Apr 6, 2020 |

Suddenly two men stood beside them. In their fright, the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here…

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Hurts So Good

Mar 30, 2020 |

Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because…

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Clear a Path

Mar 23, 2020 |

We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles…

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A New Point of View

Mar 16, 2020 |

So from now on, we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone…

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Jars of Clay

Mar 9, 2020 |

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair…

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Confidence & Glory

Mar 2, 2020 |

Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent…

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Love to Forgive

Feb 24, 2020 |

Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. Another reason I wrote you…

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Built to Comfort

Feb 17, 2020 |

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble…

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Open Doors

Feb 10, 2020 |

A great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me. Be on your guard; stand firm in your faith; be of great courage; be strong. Do everything in love…

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Beyond the Grave

Feb 3, 2020 |

For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality…

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Build Up

Jan 28, 2020 |

What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church…

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Artificial Noisemaker

Jan 20, 2020 |

If I speak in the tongues of men or angels but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith…

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One for All

Jan 13, 2020 |

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit to form one body. Even so, the body is not made up of one part…

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The Good of Others

Jan 6, 2020 |

I have the right to do anything, you say – but not everything is beneficial. I have the right to do anything – but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their good, but the good of others…

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All People

Dec 30, 2019 |

To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings…

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Hope

Dec 25, 2019 |

May you experience the hope that is found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ this Christmas season. Hope is the benefit and not the doubt. It is silver in the lining. It knows the sunshine is somewhere behind the rain…

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Power of Empathy

Dec 16, 2019 |

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge…

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Whatever

Dec 13, 2019 |

Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches…

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Judgy

Dec 2, 2019 |

I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus. What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside…

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First Things First

Nov 25, 2019 |

The person and character of God is the catalyst for David’s praise and thanksgiving. It is what he recognizes first before he calls attention to the things God has done. He keeps first things first and doesn’t…

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Row the Boat

Nov 18, 2019 |

This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove…

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The Grown-Up Table

Nov 11, 2019 |

Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it…

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Not Human

Nov 5, 2019 |

We speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden…

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Uncommon Sense

Oct 28, 2019 |

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is…

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It’s Personal

Oct 21, 2019 |

But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive…

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License to Love

Oct 14, 2019 |

You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free…

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All In The Family

Oct 8, 2019 |

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons…

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Reborn Free

Sep 30, 2019 |

So in Christ Jesus, you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there…

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Grace Wins

Sep 23, 2019 |

For through the law, I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God…

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Free to Live

Sep 16, 2019 |

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory…

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Suit Up

Sep 9, 2019 |

Finally, be strong in the Lord and the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Therefore take up the whole armor of God…

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Copycats

Sep 2, 2019 |

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. For you were once darkness…

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Maturity Is Awesome

Aug 26, 2019 |

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity…

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A Beautiful Mystery

Aug 20, 2019 |

Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly…

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Made Alive

Aug 12, 2019 |

You were dead in your sins, but because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved…

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In Him

Aug 5, 2019 |

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world…

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Protected Minds

Jul 29, 2019 |

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving…

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Keep Going

Jul 22, 2019 |

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it…

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Not Who But How?

Jul 15, 2019 |

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy…

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Joy In Focus

Jul 8, 2019 |

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue…

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Real Conversation

Jul 1, 2019 |

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains…

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Let It Go

Jun 24, 2019 |

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults…

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No Prisoners

Jun 17, 2019 |

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that…

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Seeing in the Dark

Jun 10, 2019 |

We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him…

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Life On Purpose

Jun 3, 2019 |

Keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. For you, yourselves know how you ought to follow our example…

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Hang In There

May 28, 2019 |

So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us…

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Resilience

May 20, 2019 |

Your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. We boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring…

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A Person of Impact

May 13, 2019 |

Acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Live in peace with each other, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened…

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Quiet Not Desperate

May 6, 2019 |

Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and mind your own business…

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Friend Me

Apr 29, 2019 |

We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith so that no one would be unsettled by these trials…

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Not Professional

Apr 22, 2019 |

On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. And we also thank God continually because…

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Rolling Stones

Apr 15, 2019 |

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered…

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Energized

Apr 8, 2019 |

Recalling unceasingly before our God and Father your work energized by faith and service motivated by love and unwavering hope in the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Thessalonians 1:3

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Bold Love

Apr 1, 2019 |

Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also…

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It’s Just Better

Mar 25, 2019 |

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us…

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Live Wisely

Mar 18, 2019 |

In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely. And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness…

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Do Good

Mar 11, 2019 |

Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are disobedient and worthless for doing anything good. – Titus 1:16 A do-gooder. This is not a term thrown around too much…

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Instant

Mar 4, 2019 |

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. – 2 Timothy 4:2 Instant. We are obsessed with this idea in our society…

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Breathe

Feb 25, 2019 |

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

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Run to Win

Feb 18, 2019 |

Anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. – 2 Timothy 2

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Flashpoint

Feb 11, 2019 |

For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline…

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