Sunday, February 23, 2020

3 John 1:11 NIV 2011 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. The Apostle John wrote his third letter to Gaius who was the leader of a church in western Asia Minor. He encouraged him because…

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NIV 2011 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. Paul urged the church at Corinth…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Psalm 18:30-32 NIV 2011 As for God, his way is perfect: the Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. This is a Psalm of David also found…

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV 2011 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians was written an encouragement…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Proverbs 3:4, 8:25, 13:15 NIV 2011 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord. Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction. Proverbs is the second of three Proverbs revealing wisdom leads to…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Psalm 133:1, Romans 12:10 NIV 2011 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Verse one of David’s short psalm offered praise for the unity of God’s people. It is much the same Abram offered. Genesis 13:8, “So Abram said to Lot, ‘Let’s…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

John 16: 5, 15 NIV 2011 “But now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’” “All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” Jesus’ disciples had spent three years with Jesus and…

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

1 John 2:12-13 NIV 2011 I am writing to you, children because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. John purposed his letter to the churches in western…

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Psalm 51:15, Hebrews 13:15 NIV 2011 Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise. Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of the lips that openly professes his name. Dancing, music, public worship, singing, witnessing to unbelievers and speaking directly to unbelievers are all ways to praise God. David praised…

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Psalm 16:5-7 NIV2011 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in the pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the Lord who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. David asked for God’s protection from the enemy that was threatening…

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