Tag Archives: Jesus

Know

Re:Verse reading–Acts 20:17-38 (day six) “You yourselves know how I lived…”-Paul, Acts 20:18 Paul spent more time in Ephesus than any other city on his missionary journeys, all together almost three years. He knew these elders better than most; he … Continue reading

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Custom

Re:Verse reading–Acts 17:10-12, 16-34 (day six) And Paul went in, as was his custom… Acts 17:2 A custom is “something that is done regularly by a person.” (Merriam-Webster) In Paul’s case he had gospel customs, or missionary customs; things he did … Continue reading

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Nurture

Re:Verse reading—Acts 16:11-34 (day three)  “The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.”  Jesus said that his Father is always working.  He also said he had “other sheep that are not of this sheep pen” and that “they … Continue reading

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High Stakes

Re:Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day six)  The stakes were incredibly high. For some Jewish believers it may had more to do with self-preservation than salvation (gentile believers would soon outnumber them). But for Paul the stakes couldn’t have been higher; the … Continue reading

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Stephen

Re:Verse reading–Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-58, 8:1-5, 26-38 (day six)  Did Stephen really have to die? It is such a tragedy. Young man, filled with the wisdom and Spirit of God. Doing great work, working wonders, preaching the Kingdom of God, and … Continue reading

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Active Humility

Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day six) “…he did not count equality with God and thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. -Paul, Philippians 2:7 Jesus emptied himself. There is … Continue reading

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All Talk and No Action

Re:Verse reading–James 2:14-26 (day six) “Faith working through love.” (Galatians 5:6) That is how Paul describes a faith that works, much like his pastor friend James does in James 2. They were very much on the same page; both tackling … Continue reading

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Rich

Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 8:1-15 (day six) 2 Corinthians 8 teaches us very important lessons on giving. Have you ever given any thought as to why we don’t give? What keeps us from giving of our time, energy, and resources? It’s … Continue reading

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Righteousness

Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (day six) “…that we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 This is startling. This is the work of Jesus; he became “as if” he were our sin, so that we could become His … Continue reading

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Activity

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-13, 27-31 (day six) The Holy Spirit is the activity of God personified. He hovers over the deep, He reveals, He teaches, He reminds, He heals, He brings life where there was none, He bears fruit, He gives gifts; … Continue reading

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