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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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Friends, Pt. 2

Re:Verse Passage – John 15:9-17 (day six) This is an important question: what is the basis of our friendship with Jesus? Are we friends because we obey His commands? Do we earn Jesus’ friendship because of our meritorious behavior? Sometimes we can … Continue reading

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Benefactor

Re: Verse reading–John 13:1-17 (day six) Peter meant to honor Jesus by saying, “You will never wash my feet!” Jesus knew that of course; he knew Peter’s intent, it’s just that he had everything backwards. Unless Jesus serves us, we are nothing, … Continue reading

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Smitten

Re: Verse reading–Isaiah 52:13-15, Isaiah 53 (day six) “…yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God.”-The People, Isaiah 53:4b In the ancient Hebrew mind (and even now with the prosperity gospel) suffering comes to the unfaithful. The verse above is … Continue reading

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Breathe

Re:Verse reading–2 Kings 4:8-37 (day six) Much like the Good Samaritan Elisha turns aside from his journey to meet a desperate need. There was nothing convenient about it; the diversion took time, energy, and resources. Elisha didn’t do it because it was … Continue reading

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Ancestors

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:10-32 (day six) Did you know that Shem is one of our spiritual forefathers? It’s true. The line of Shem runs straight to Jesus, and then extends to His church. This genealogy is a reminder that God is … Continue reading

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