Thursday, December 5, 2019

Isaiah 40:3 NIV 2011 A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” The second half of Isaiah’s book, the book of comforts, begins in chapter 40 with “Comfort, comfort my people.” Isaiah used differing words and voices to comfort and prepare the people’s hearts.…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Numbers 6:26, John 14:27 NIV 2011 The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” The Lord gave Moses a priestly blessing for His people. It’s…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Matthew 1:1,18 NIV 2011 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David the son of Abraham: 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. Jesus Christ was the…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Matthew 7:24-25 NIV 2011 “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 house, yet it did not fall because it had its foundation on the rock.” This is…

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Mathew 18:21-22 NIV 2011 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother and sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” Peter’s question opened the door of opportunity for Jesus to expand upon what He’d stated previously. Matthew 6:14, “For…

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Mark 8:31-32 NIV 2011 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke…

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Friday, November 29, 2019

James 4:8 NKJV 1982 Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, youdouble-minded. As a leader in the church at Jerusalem, James wrote his letter to the Jewish Christians. He offered them some simple truths. Believers were to go to God at all times and be in fellowship with Him keeping each one close. Psalm 73:28,…

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Psalm 34:1, Ephesians 5:20 NIV 2011 I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. …always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. David knew the Lord. He gave God praise for His guidance toward godly living. He committed to praise the Lord continually.…

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Luke 15:3-4 NIV 2011 Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?” Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep was His response to those gathered. He focused on the difference between…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Mark 8:29-30 NIV 2011 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. Mark’s book, the most dramatic Gospel, differs from the others. He presented Jesus as the suffering Son of God. It is at this point in his writing he quoted…

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