Friday, August 11, 2017

Exodus 3:11-12 NIV 2011 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

1 Peter 2:18-19 NIV 2011 Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God.   Peter encouraged the faithful who struggled at…

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Colossians 3:12, 1 Timothy 6:11 NIV 2011 Therefore, as God’s chosen peoples, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.   The Old and New Testament both use “God’s chosen people.” Israel in Deuteronomy 4:37a, “Because he…

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Nehemiah 1:8-9 NIV 2011 “Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen,…

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Ephesians 2:19-21 NIV 2011 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.  …

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God redeems His people

Isaiah 48:17-18 NIV 2011 This is what the Lord says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the…

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HOLY LIVING INCLUDES FORGIVENESS

Luke 11:4 & Colossians 3:13-14 NIV 2011 “Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.” Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.  …

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God is Merciful

2 Corinthians 12:9, Hebrews 8:12 NIV 2011 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. “For I will forgive their wickedness And will remember their sins no more.”   The…

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God is Love

Deuteronomy 33:12, Isaiah 38:17 NIV 2011 About Benjamin he said: “Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you…

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God is Accessible

Matthew 5:44-45 NIV 2011 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.   Jesus’ words spoken to the crowd gathered, possibly during the Sermon…

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