A WEEK IN THE LIFE

A Week in the Life is a community of people on a journey of personal growth who have a desire to advance good and make an eternal impact in the world. We invite you to join the conversation here by clicking on the pictures below, reading the passages and articles then contributing your thoughts in the comments section under each post. You can also connect on social media by clicking the icons.

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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