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Month: June 2019

We should not pridefully despise the spiritual leaders whom God has placed over us.

We should not pridefully despise the spiritual leaders whom God has placed over us.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 4:6-17 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 4:6-17 1 Corinthians 4:6–17 (Listen) 6 I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers,1 that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. 7 For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as…

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It is wise to train your children in the ways of the Lord. They won’t follow His paths naturally because none of us do.

It is wise to train your children in the ways of the Lord. They won’t follow His paths naturally because none of us do.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 22:6-16 ESV Text: Proverbs 22:6-16 Proverbs 22:6–16 (Listen) 6   Train up a child in the way he should go;    even when he is old he will not depart from it.7   The rich rules over the poor,    and the borrower is the slave of the lender.8   Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity,    and the rod of his fury will fail.9   Whoever has a bountiful1 eye will be blessed,    for he shares his bread with the poor.10   Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out,    and quarreling and abuse…

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Beware of sins in the heart, for the Lord sees those too.

Beware of sins in the heart, for the Lord sees those too.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 21:1-12 ESV Text: Proverbs 21:1-12 Proverbs 21:1–12 (Listen) 21:1   The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD;    he turns it wherever he will.2   Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,    but the LORD weighs the heart.3   To do righteousness and justice    is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.4   Haughty eyes and a proud heart,    the lamp1 of the wicked, are sin.5   The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,    but everyone who is hasty comes only…

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Jealousy and quarreling can tear a congregation apart. It is not fitting for godly Christians.

Jealousy and quarreling can tear a congregation apart. It is not fitting for godly Christians.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 1 Corinthians 3:1–9 (Listen) Divisions in the Church 3:1 But I, brothers,1 could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of…

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It is the Holy Spirit who reveals the Gospel to us, a Gospel prepared by God Himself.

It is the Holy Spirit who reveals the Gospel to us, a Gospel prepared by God Himself.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 2:6-13 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 2:6-13 1 Corinthians 2:6–13 (Listen) Wisdom from the Spirit 6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they…

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The message of cross is treated as foolish by those who do not believe, but don’t let that discourage you for the cross is your salvation!

The message of cross is treated as foolish by those who do not believe, but don’t let that discourage you for the cross is your salvation!

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 (Listen) Christ the Wisdom and Power of God 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,   “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the…

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Our mouths can speak good or evil. Let them speak good.

Our mouths can speak good or evil. Let them speak good.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 20:15-20 ESV Text: Proverbs 20:15-20 Proverbs 20:15–20 (Listen) 15   There is gold and abundance of costly stones,    but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.16   Take a man’s garment when he has put up security for a stranger,    and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners.117   Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man,    but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.18   Plans are established by counsel;    by wise guidance wage war.19   Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets;    therefore do not…

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In Ephesus we see the power of the risen Lord working through Paul so that the word of the Lord could spread widely.

In Ephesus we see the power of the risen Lord working through Paul so that the word of the Lord could spread widely.

BibleGateway: Acts 19:11-20 ESV Text: Acts 19:11-20 Acts 19:11–20 (Listen) The Sons of Sceva 11 And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them. 13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I adjure…

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He chose us!

He chose us!

BibleGateway: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 ESV Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 2 Thessalonians 2:13–17 (Listen) Stand Firm 13 But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits1 to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. 14 To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the…

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Seek to encourage one another and build each other up with the Gospel as the Last Day approaches.

Seek to encourage one another and build each other up with the Gospel as the Last Day approaches.

BibleGateway: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 ESV Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 1 Thessalonians 4:13–5:11 (Listen) The Coming of the Lord 13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the…

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