Thursday, March 1, 2018

Psalm 32:1-2, 5c NIV 2011 Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is not deceit. And you forgave the guilt of my sin.   David used the same words found in Psalm 1:1, “Blessed is the one…” Using…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Revelation 2:23, Philippians 4:7 NIV 2011 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.   John’s book…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

John 5:39-41 NIV 2011 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life. I do not accept glory from human beings, but I know you.   The Jewish leaders in Jerusalem were appalled Jesus healed…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Matthew 7:21-23 NIV 2011 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your…

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Sunday, February 26, 2018

Matthew 4:14-15 NIV 2011 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they…

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Philippians 1:9-11 NIV 2011 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Psalm 42:5, 8 NIV 2011 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.   The Psalter felt God was far…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Ruth 4:14-15 NIV 2011 The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel! He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mark 6:4-6a NIV 2011 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.   Jesus left the region and…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Proverbs 2:6, 15:14, 18:15 NIV 2011 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.   Writing to the people of Israel, the author of Proverbs explained…

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