Agape Love

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1 John 2 2 My little children, I am writing you these things so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ the Righteous One. 2 He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world. God’s Commands 3 This […]

Announcing the Kingdom

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Matthew 6:9-10 (HCSB) The Model Prayer 9 “Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Isaiah 52:7 (HCSB) 7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the herald, who proclaims peace, who brings news of […]

A Reminder of Sovereignty

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Daniel 4 (HCSB) Nebuchadnezzar’s Proclamation 4 [a]King Nebuchadnezzar, To those of every people, nation, and language, who live in all the earth: May your prosperity increase. 2 I am pleased to tell you about the miracles and wonders the Most High God has done for me. 3 How great are His miracles, and how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an […]

The Curse of Work

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Genesis 3:17-19 17 And He said to Adam, “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’: The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful labor[a] all the days of your life. 18 It will produce […]

From Conformed to Transformed

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Romans 12:1-2 (HCSB) A Living Sacrifice 12 Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.[a] 2 Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect […]

More Than Tradition

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Luke 2:21-38 (HCSB) The Circumcision and Presentation of Jesus 21 When the eight days were completed for His circumcision, He was named Jesus—the name given by the angel before He was conceived.[a] 22 And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were finished, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord 23 (just as […]

Priority

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Matthew 6:19-33 (HCSB) God and Possessions 19 “Don’t collect for yourselves treasures[a] on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The eye is […]