Monday, December 30, 2019

2 Corinthians 10:1, Colossians 3:12 NIV 2011 By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul, who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” toward you when away! Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Paul began his second letter to the Corinthians…

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Romans 13:1, 1 Peter 2:13a NIV 2011 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority. The theme for this portion of Paul’s letter to Rome centered on being “subject to”…

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Luke 18:1, Romans 1:10a, 12:12 NIV 2011 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. …in my prayers at all times… Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Prayer was an integral part of the life of Christ, His disciples and Paul. Jesus used parables to…

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Romans 12:1, 9 NIV 2011 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.  Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Paul began this chapter to the faithful in Rome calling them…

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

2 Corinthians 8:2, 9:11 NIV 2011 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. Paul began these chapters by reminding the…

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Ephesians 1:7-9 NIV 2011 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ. Paul began his letter to the…

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Luke 2:6-7 KJV And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke was a Gentile physician as well as a missionary…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Roman 12: 13, Galatians 5:22-23a NIV 2011    Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Both of Paul’s letter to the churches in Rome and in Galatia offered caution regarding their attitude toward others. Paul let the Romans know they…

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Ezra 9:13 NIV 2011 “What has happened to us is a result of our evil deeds and our great guilt, and yet, our God, you have punished us less than our sins deserved and have given us a remnant like this.” From Adam’s original sin in the Garden of Eden, sin is inherent in the lives of everyone. Exodus 32:22,…

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Luke 2:13-14 NIV 2011 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.” Luke was a disciple and Gentile physician who also accompanied Paul on missionary journeys. His letter is an historical account of Jesus.…

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