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Month: September 2019

If you should suffer for being a Christian, do not be afraid. When His glory is revealed you will rejoice!

If you should suffer for being a Christian, do not be afraid. When His glory is revealed you will rejoice!

BibleGateway: 1 Peter 4:7-17 ESV Text: 1 Peter 4:7-17 1 Peter 4:7–17 (Listen) 7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of…

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If you should suffer for doing what is right and good, don’t let that discourage you! You’re in good company (v. 18) and you’ve already been saved through Christ in baptism.

If you should suffer for doing what is right and good, don’t let that discourage you! You’re in good company (v. 18) and you’ve already been saved through Christ in baptism.

BibleGateway: 1 Peter 3:13-22 ESV Text: 1 Peter 3:13-22 1 Peter 3:13–22 (Listen) 13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in…

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Come to the Lord and you will experience goodness and blessing, but turn from Him and you will only fail.

Come to the Lord and you will experience goodness and blessing, but turn from Him and you will only fail.

BibleGateway: 1 Peter 2:1-17 ESV Text: 1 Peter 2:1-17 1 Peter 2:1–17 (Listen) A Living Stone and a Holy People 2:1 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen…

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The Lord our God is a compassionate God. There is no reason to leave Him to chase after idols! Stay true to the Lord!

The Lord our God is a compassionate God. There is no reason to leave Him to chase after idols! Stay true to the Lord!

BibleGateway: Deuteronomy 4:15-31 ESV Text: Deuteronomy 4:15-31 Deuteronomy 4:15–31 (Listen) Idolatry Forbidden 15 “Therefore watch yourselves very carefully. Since you saw no form on the day that the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the midst of the fire, 16 beware lest you act corruptly by making a carved image for yourselves, in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, 17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird…

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Israel is called on to obey the Lord their God as they prepare to cross into the land that was promised to them.

Israel is called on to obey the Lord their God as they prepare to cross into the land that was promised to them.

BibleGateway: Deuteronomy 4:1-14 ESV Text: Deuteronomy 4:1-14 Deuteronomy 4:1–14 (Listen) Moses Commands Obedience 4:1 “And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules1 that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. 2 You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD…

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Idolatry must be driven out before the Lord.

Idolatry must be driven out before the Lord.

BibleGateway: Numbers 33:50-56 ESV Text: Numbers 33:50-56 Numbers 33:50–56 (Listen) Drive Out the Inhabitants 50 And the LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, 51 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52 then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you and destroy all their figured stones and destroy all their metal images and demolish…

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It took something of tremendous value to redeem you—the precious blood of Christ!

It took something of tremendous value to redeem you—the precious blood of Christ!

BibleGateway: 1 Peter 1:13-25 ESV Text: 1 Peter 1:13-25 1 Peter 1:13–25 (Listen) Called to Be Holy 13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action,1 and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You…

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Paul again writes to Titus about our Savior Jesus Christ, this time how He saves us in baptism.

Paul again writes to Titus about our Savior Jesus Christ, this time how He saves us in baptism.

BibleGateway: Titus 3:4-11 ESV Text: Titus 3:4-11 Titus 3:4–11 (Listen) 4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal…

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Jesus has come and brings salvation for us all through the forgiveness of our sins!

Jesus has come and brings salvation for us all through the forgiveness of our sins!

BibleGateway: Titus 2:11-14 ESV Text: Titus 2:11-14 Titus 2:11–14 (Listen) 11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his…

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The most striking verse of this section is the last one. How did Job do it? Only with God’s help to keep him faithful.

The most striking verse of this section is the last one. How did Job do it? Only with God’s help to keep him faithful.

BibleGateway: Job 1:6-22 ESV Text: Job 1:6-22 Job 1:6–22 (Listen) Satan Allowed to Test Job 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan1 also came among them. 7 The LORD said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” 8 And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my…

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