Misguided Success

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Ecclesiastes 12:13 (NIV) 13 Now all has been heard;     here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments,     for this is the duty of all mankind.  

Why Can’t I forgive Myself

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Luke 15:11-24 The Parable of the Lost Son 11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for […]

It’s Crunch Time

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Matthew 25:31-46 (NIV) The Sheep and the Goats 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. […]

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, […]

If I had a Million Dollars

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Luke 12:13-21 The Parable of the Rich Fool 13 Someone from the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 “Friend,”[a] he said to him, “who appointed me a judge or arbitrator over you?”15 He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed, because one’s life is […]

The Full Impact of the Resurrection

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John 20-21 The Empty Tomb 20 On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she went running to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said to them, […]

Shalom: Experiencing God’s Peace

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John 14:27 Jesus’s Gift of Peace 27 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful.   Christian Standard Bible (CSB)The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard […]

The Triumph of God

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John 16:16-22 (CSB) Sorrow Turned to Joy 16 “A little while and you will no longer see me; again a little while and you will see me.”[a] 17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this he’s telling us: ‘A little while and you will not see me; again a little while and you […]

The Vine and the Branch

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John 15 The Vine and the Branches 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I […]

A People of Love

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John 13 Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet 13 Before the Passover Festival, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 Now when it was time for supper, the devil had already put it into […]