Saturday, August 29, 2020

Philippians 2:3-5 NIV 2011 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interest but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. Paul restated two ethical enemies of harmony and unity within the…

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Joel 2:13 NIV 2011  Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from ending calamity. The Lord sent His prophet Joel to advise God’s people of Judah to wake up. Joel told them to look at the destruction of…

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Psalm 119:1-3, NIV 2011 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart—they do no wrong but follow his ways. Psalm 119 is not only the longest Psalm it is the longest chapter in the Bible. This devotional poem…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Luke 24:5-7 NIV 2011 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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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Monday, August 24, 2020

John 14:26-27a and c NIV 2011 “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John shared…

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

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 shared his final words with God’s people in Ephesus. He used “peace” to end his letters to the churches in Galatia and Thessalonica…

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Judges 2:16, 5:31 NIV 2011 Then the Lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders. “So may all your enemies perish, Lord! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength.”  Then the land had peace forty years. The book of Judges begins after Joshua’s death and…

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Psalm 66:2-4 NIV 2011 Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious. Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you. All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name.” The Psalter offered a song of praise because…

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Psalm 46:1-3 NIV 2011 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Psalms 46-48 are a group of psalms each with a similar theme…

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