The Jewish leaders would not accept Jesus’ testimony so He gave them the testimony of John and of the Father too. He desired their repentance even though they hated Him.

The Jewish leaders would not accept Jesus’ testimony so He gave them the testimony of John and of the Father too. He desired their repentance even though they hated Him.

BibleGateway: John 5:31-47 ESV Text: John 5:31-47 John 5:31–47 (Listen) 31 If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not true. 32 There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true. 33 You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 34 Not that the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved. 35 He was a burning…

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Jesus taught that His authority was equal to the Father’s because He was equal to the Father. “Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”

Jesus taught that His authority was equal to the Father’s because He was equal to the Father. “Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”

BibleGateway: John 5:16-30 ESV Text: John 5:16-30 John 5:16–30 (Listen) 16 And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.” Jesus Is Equal with God 18 This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal…

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Joash (Jehoash) was disappointed in losing Elisha, but he wasn’t interested in wholeheartedly following Elisha’s God. The Lord invites us to lean on Him fully. Let’s take Him up on it!

Joash (Jehoash) was disappointed in losing Elisha, but he wasn’t interested in wholeheartedly following Elisha’s God. The Lord invites us to lean on Him fully. Let’s take Him up on it!

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 13:10-20 ESV Text: 2 Kings 13:10-20 2 Kings 13:10–20 (Listen) Jehoash Reigns in Israel 10 In the thirty-seventh year of Joash king of Judah, Jehoash1 the son of Jehoahaz began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned sixteen years. 11 He also did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. He did not depart from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin, but he walked in them….

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Jehoahaz did not help to turn Israel away from idolatry, but he did turn to the true God when he needed deliverance from Aram. Notice that the Lord never lost interest in helping Israel.

Jehoahaz did not help to turn Israel away from idolatry, but he did turn to the true God when he needed deliverance from Aram. Notice that the Lord never lost interest in helping Israel.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 13:1-9 ESV Text: 2 Kings 13:1-9 2 Kings 13:1–9 (Listen) Jehoahaz Reigns in Israel 13:1 In the twenty-third year of Joash the son of Ahaziah, king of Judah, Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned seventeen years. 2 He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin; he did not depart from them….

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There is no God like ours! He is compassionate, forgiving, and faithful. He sent His own Son as a sacrifice for our sin and He shepherds us all our days.

There is no God like ours! He is compassionate, forgiving, and faithful. He sent His own Son as a sacrifice for our sin and He shepherds us all our days.

BibleGateway: Micah 7:18-20 ESV Text: Micah 7:18-20 Micah 7:18–20 (Listen) God’s Steadfast Love and Compassion 18   Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity    and passing over transgression    for the remnant of his inheritance?  He does not retain his anger forever,    because he delights in steadfast love.19   He will again have compassion on us;    he will tread our iniquities underfoot.  You will cast all our1 sins    into the depths of the sea.20   You will show faithfulness to Jacob    and steadfast love to Abraham,  as you have sworn to our fathers    from the days…

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The repentant heart looks to the Lord for deliverance from troubles. As believers, we enjoy a confident expectation that our sorrows will not last.

The repentant heart looks to the Lord for deliverance from troubles. As believers, we enjoy a confident expectation that our sorrows will not last.

BibleGateway: Micah 7:8-17 ESV Text: Micah 7:8-17 Micah 7:8–17 (Listen) 8   Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;    when I fall, I shall rise;  when I sit in darkness,    the LORD will be a light to me.9   I will bear the indignation of the LORD    because I have sinned against him,  until he pleads my cause    and executes judgment for me.  He will bring me out to the light;    I shall look upon his vindication.10   Then my enemy will see,    and shame will cover her who said to me,    “Where is the LORD…

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Jesus healed the 38 year invalid—but His greater goal was to heal the man’s soul (v. 14).

Jesus healed the 38 year invalid—but His greater goal was to heal the man’s soul (v. 14).

BibleGateway: John 5:1-15 ESV Text: John 5:1-15 John 5:1–15 (Listen) The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic1 called Bethesda,2 which has five roofed colonnades. 3 In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed.3 5 One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying…

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Jesus’ own people in Galilee were the hardest to convince of his deity, but we see these signs and are reassured that He is the Son of God!

Jesus’ own people in Galilee were the hardest to convince of his deity, but we see these signs and are reassured that He is the Son of God!

BibleGateway: John 4:43-54 ESV Text: John 4:43-54 John 4:43–54 (Listen) 43 After the two days he departed for Galilee. 44 (For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown.) 45 So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast. For they too had gone to the feast. Jesus Heals an Official’s Son 46 So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made…

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Israel was filled with wickedness and misery, but the believers put their hope in the Lord. Likewise when nations today are filled with wickedness and misery the believers find hope in the Lord.

Israel was filled with wickedness and misery, but the believers put their hope in the Lord. Likewise when nations today are filled with wickedness and misery the believers find hope in the Lord.

BibleGateway: Micah 7:1-7 ESV Text: Micah 7:1-7 Micah 7:1–7 (Listen) Wait for the God of Salvation 7:1   Woe is me! For I have become    as when the summer fruit has been gathered,    as when the grapes have been gleaned:  there is no cluster to eat,    no first-ripe fig that my soul desires.2   The godly has perished from the earth,    and there is no one upright among mankind;  they all lie in wait for blood,    and each hunts the other with a net.3   Their hands are on what is evil, to…

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King Joash cared about the things of the Lord. In particular he repaired the temple and protected the temple treasury. We too show our love for the Lord when we care about the things He cares about.

King Joash cared about the things of the Lord. In particular he repaired the temple and protected the temple treasury. We too show our love for the Lord when we care about the things He cares about.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 12:1-21 ESV Text: 2 Kings 12:1-21 2 Kings 12 (Listen) 12:1 In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash1 began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba. 2 And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all his days, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him. 3 Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away; the people continued to sacrifice and make offerings on the high places. Jehoash Repairs…

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