Thursday, May 7, 2020

Galatians 5:7-9 NIV 2011 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.” Paul chose to use the life of a Christian as a race. 1 Corinthians 9:24,…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Psalm 107:28-30 NIV 2011 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. Some commentaries refer to this as a salvation-history psalm…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

1John 4:9-10 NIV 2011 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. This is love not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Both Paul and John agreed God loved…

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Romans 16:1-2 NLT I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a deacon in the church in Cenchrea. Welcome her in the Lord as one who is worthy of honor manning God’s people. Help her in whatever she needs, for she has been helpful to many and especially to me. Paul knew Phoebe’s success depended on the church welcoming…

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Colossians 1:13, 2 Peter 1:11 NIV 2011 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.. And you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Paul opened his letter to the Colossians with prayer and thanksgiving. Through their faith…

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Psalm 27:1a, 1 John 4:18 NIV 2011 The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. David knew his security was found in the Lord even when the enemy…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

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 addressed wisdom in James 1:5, “If any of you…

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Psalm 118:24, 119:105,121:1 RSV1952 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? Psalm 118 is referred to as a hymn of thanksgiving for…

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Revelation 22:6-7 NIV 2011 The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things must soon take place.” “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in the scroll.” To walk and act…

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Romans 10:14-15 NIV 2011 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ”How beautiful are the feet of…

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