Saturday, August 26, 2017

Matthew 6:25, 27 NIV 2011 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Can anyone of you by worrying add a singe hour to your life?”   Matthew quotes Jesus’ words to…

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Friday, August 25, 2017

1 Corinthians 1:20-21 NIV 2011 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached…

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Jeremiah 9:23-24 NIV 2011 “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Ephesians 6:23-24 NIV 2011 “Peace to the brothers and sisters, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.”   Paul shares his final words with God’s people in Ephesus. He used “peace” to end his letters to the churches in Galatia and…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ephesians 1:9-10 NIV 2011 He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.   The mystery in Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus is the…

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Revelation 14:11-12 NIV 2011 “And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands…

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

1 John 5:6-8 NIV 2011 This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is Truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.  …

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

1 John 4:7b-9 NIV 2011 Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.   John reiterates words used in his…

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Friday, August 18, 2017

James 3:13-14 NIV 2011 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.   James’ letter to the faithful in Jerusalem that scattered…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

John 13:34-35 & 15:12 NIV 2011 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”   Jesus used God’s Words to Moses…

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