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Month: August 2019

The Christian is under constant attack from the devil and temptation. Only with the “armor of God” can we survive.

The Christian is under constant attack from the devil and temptation. Only with the “armor of God” can we survive.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 6:10-20 ESV Text: Ephesians 6:10-20 Ephesians 6:10–20 (Listen) The Whole Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the…

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Notice how God’s instructions for marriage are based on the love and forgiveness Christ has shown to us.

Notice how God’s instructions for marriage are based on the love and forgiveness Christ has shown to us.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 5:22-33 ESV Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 Ephesians 5:22–33 (Listen) Wives and Husbands 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,…

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It’s important that the Spirit lead us to grow up and mature as Christians so that we are not easily misled by false teaching.

It’s important that the Spirit lead us to grow up and mature as Christians so that we are not easily misled by false teaching.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 4:7-16 ESV Text: Ephesians 4:7-16 Ephesians 4:7–16 (Listen) 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says,   “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,    and he gave gifts to men.”1 9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth?2 10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that…

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It’s not necessarily the person who shouts loudest who is right. Wise words are often spoken quietly. For example, take the still small voice of the gospel, the wisest word of all.

It’s not necessarily the person who shouts loudest who is right. Wise words are often spoken quietly. For example, take the still small voice of the gospel, the wisest word of all.

BibleGateway: Ecclesiastes 9:13-18 ESV Text: Ecclesiastes 9:13-18 Ecclesiastes 9:13–18 (Listen) 13 I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, and it seemed great to me. 14 There was a little city with few men in it, and a great king came against it and besieged it, building great siegeworks against it. 15 But there was found in it a poor, wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that poor man. 16 But I say…

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Our spiritual leaders are servants of the Lord and are placed there for our good. Let us not despise them.

Our spiritual leaders are servants of the Lord and are placed there for our good. Let us not despise them.

BibleGateway: Numbers 12:1-15 ESV Text: Numbers 12:1-15 Numbers 12:1–15 (Listen) Miriam and Aaron Oppose Moses 12:1 Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman. 2 And they said, “Has the LORD indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also?” And the LORD heard it. 3 Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth. 4 And…

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God has made us alive by forgiving our sins in Christ, bringing us to faith, and leading us in a life of thankful living.

God has made us alive by forgiving our sins in Christ, bringing us to faith, and leading us in a life of thankful living.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 2:1-10 ESV Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 Ephesians 2:1–10 (Listen) By Grace Through Faith 2:1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body1 and the mind, and were by nature…

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When you have worries or doubts, remember that God chose you to be part of His family of believers—even before you were born.

When you have worries or doubts, remember that God chose you to be part of His family of believers—even before you were born.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 1:1-14 ESV Text: Ephesians 1:1-14 Ephesians 1:1–14 (Listen) Greeting 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful1 in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Spiritual Blessings in Christ 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as…

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Like Paul, we are truly thankful for Christians like Philemon who trust in the Lord Jesus and love the brethren.

Like Paul, we are truly thankful for Christians like Philemon who trust in the Lord Jesus and love the brethren.

BibleGateway: Philemon ESV Text: Philemon Philemon (Listen) Greeting 1:1 Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker 2 and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Philemon’s Love and Faith 4 I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, 5 because I hear of your love and of the faith that…

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A wise person does not go to extremes, but respects God and follows Him faithfully and carefully.

A wise person does not go to extremes, but respects God and follows Him faithfully and carefully.

BibleGateway: Ecclesiastes 7:15-25 ESV Text: Ecclesiastes 7:15-25 Ecclesiastes 7:15–25 (Listen) 15 In my vain1 life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing. 16 Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? 17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time? 18 It is good that you should take hold…

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Why do what is good? Because what we do is not done for ourselves, but for the One who loved us even unto death.

Why do what is good? Because what we do is not done for ourselves, but for the One who loved us even unto death.

BibleGateway: Colossians 3:12-24 ESV Text: Colossians 3:12-24 Colossians 3:12–24 (Listen) 12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed…

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