Friday, March 16, 2017

Psalm 32:4-5 NIV 2011 For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.   David offered his…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Romans 3:25-26 NIV 2011 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed before hand unpunished—he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present times, so as to be just and the one…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2017

2 Corinthians 1:20-21 NIV 2011 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us…   Paul continually pointed the churches back to God’s…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Psalm 68:19-20, 81:6 NIV 2011 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. “I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket.”   The second half of David’s Psalm is his hopeful declaration;…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2018

2 Corinthians 4:16-18a NIV 2011 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen…  …

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Psalm 22:1-3 NIV 2011 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel…

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Genesis 6:5, Jeremiah 17:9, Matthew 15:18 NIV 2011 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. But the things that come out of a person’s mouth…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Isaiah 41:8-10a NIV 2011 “But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you…”…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Matthew 5:17-18 NIV 2011 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Luke 12:6-7 NIV 2011 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.   Luke 12:1b, “Jesus began to speak first to his disciples…” He offered warnings along with encouragement to the…

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