Encouragement

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Reverence for God

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Haggai 1:1-15 A Call to Build the House of the Lord 1 In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest: 2 […]

Surviving the Storm

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Acts 27 Sailing for Rome 27 When it was decided that we were to sail to Italy, they handed over Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the Imperial Regiment.[a]2 When we had boarded a ship of Adramyttium, we put to sea, intending to sail to ports along the coast of Asia. Aristarchus, […]

I am Not Ashamed

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Romans 1:16 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

From Disaster to Victory

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2 Timothy 3 (HCSB) Difficult Times Ahead 3 But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than […]

Transitions

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Deuteronomy 8 (HCSB) Remember the Lord 8 “You must carefully follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase, and may enter and take possession of the land the Lordswore to your fathers. 2 Remember that the Lord your God led you on the entire journey these 40 years in the wilderness, […]

Freedom from Our Past

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John 1:29-36 (HCSB) The Lamb of God 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the One I told you about: ‘After me comes a man who has surpassed me, because He existed before me.’ 31 I didn’t […]

Life Lessons from Real People

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2 Kings 5 (HCSB) Naaman’s Disease Healed 5 Naaman, commander of the army for the king of Aram, was a great man in his master’s sight[a] and highly regarded because through him, the Lord had given victory to Aram. The man was a brave warrior, but he had a skin disease. 2 Aram had gone on raids and […]

The Birth of a Disciple

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Luke 5:1-11 (NIV) Jesus Calls His First Disciples 5 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,[a] the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one […]