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Month: October 2019

Because ungodly people do arise in the church, we are urged to “contend earnestly for the faith” and not fall prey to the unfaithful or unbelieving.

Because ungodly people do arise in the church, we are urged to “contend earnestly for the faith” and not fall prey to the unfaithful or unbelieving.

BibleGateway: Jude 1-4, 16-25 ESV Text: Jude 1-4, 16-25 Jude 1–4 (Listen) Greeting 1:1 Jude, a servant1 of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for2 Jesus Christ: 2 May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Judgment on False Teachers 3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that…

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God blesses us with so many good things and we show our thanks by returning a portion to Him.

God blesses us with so many good things and we show our thanks by returning a portion to Him.

BibleGateway: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 ESV Text: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 Deuteronomy 16:13–17 (Listen) The Feast of Booths 13 “You shall keep the Feast of Booths seven days, when you have gathered in the produce from your threshing floor and your winepress. 14 You shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow who are within your towns. 15 For seven days you shall keep the feast to…

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What can we do in this worsening world? We don’t just have to wring our hands for we’ve been given the grace to preach the word!

What can we do in this worsening world? We don’t just have to wring our hands for we’ve been given the grace to preach the word!

BibleGateway: 2 Timothy 4:1-4 ESV Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-4 2 Timothy 4:1–4 (Listen) Preach the Word 4:1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound1 teaching, but having itching ears…

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Do you think the world is getting worse? If so, you’re right. But evil will not win in the end. It will reach a point where it “will progress no further” once and for all.

Do you think the world is getting worse? If so, you’re right. But evil will not win in the end. It will reach a point where it “will progress no further” once and for all.

BibleGateway: 2 Timothy 3:1-9 ESV Text: 2 Timothy 3:1-9 2 Timothy 3:1–9 (Listen) Godlessness in the Last Days 3:1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying…

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Any soldier of Jesus Christ will endure hardship, but God will remain faithful to His people.

Any soldier of Jesus Christ will endure hardship, but God will remain faithful to His people.

BibleGateway: 2 Timothy 2:1-13 ESV Text: 2 Timothy 2:1-13 2 Timothy 2:1–13 (Listen) A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus 2:1 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men,1 who will be able to teach others also. 3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to…

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We need not be ashamed of the Gospel or any suffering we face because of it.

We need not be ashamed of the Gospel or any suffering we face because of it.

BibleGateway: 2 Timothy 1:8-12 ESV Text: 2 Timothy 1:8-12 2 Timothy 1:8–12 (Listen) 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, 9 who saved us and called us to1 a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,2 10 and which now has been…

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Helping those who are in need demonstrates love for them and love for God.

Helping those who are in need demonstrates love for them and love for God.

BibleGateway: Deuteronomy 15:7-11 ESV Text: Deuteronomy 15:7-11 Deuteronomy 15:7–11 (Listen) 7 “If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, 8 but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. 9 Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart…

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False teachers are all around us and we need to be ever vigilant lest we be led astray by them. The word of God will guide us.

False teachers are all around us and we need to be ever vigilant lest we be led astray by them. The word of God will guide us.

BibleGateway: Deuteronomy 13:1-5 ESV Text: Deuteronomy 13:1-5 Deuteronomy 13:1–5 (Listen) 13:1 “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, 2 and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the LORD your…

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God, who raised our Lord Jesus from the dead, will work powerfully in you as well.

God, who raised our Lord Jesus from the dead, will work powerfully in you as well.

BibleGateway: Hebrews 13:20-21 ESV Text: Hebrews 13:20-21 Hebrews 13:20–21 (Listen) Benediction 20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us1 that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Footnotes [1] 13:21 Some manuscripts you (ESV) KJV Text:…

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Keeping the faith through life is difficult. Be encouraged both by those Christians who have gone before you and by Christ Himself who endured suffering on account of the joy to come.

Keeping the faith through life is difficult. Be encouraged both by those Christians who have gone before you and by Christ Himself who endured suffering on account of the joy to come.

BibleGateway: Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV Text: Hebrews 12:1-2 Hebrews 12:1–2 (Listen) Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,…

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