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Month: January 2021

The false prophets in Judah only said what they were paid to say and they misled the people with false hope. How important it is for us always to stand on the true words of God.

The false prophets in Judah only said what they were paid to say and they misled the people with false hope. How important it is for us always to stand on the true words of God.

BibleGateway: Micah 3:5-12 ESV Text: Micah 3:5-12 Micah 3:5–12 (Listen) 5   Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets    who lead my people astray,  who cry “Peace”    when they have something to eat,  but declare war against him    who puts nothing into their mouths.6   Therefore it shall be night to you, without vision,    and darkness to you, without divination.  The sun shall go down on the prophets,    and the day shall be black over them;7   the seers shall be disgraced,    and the diviners put to shame;  they shall all cover their lips,    for there is…

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The Son of Man will be lifted up (on the cross) for all people, but to receive the benefits of that death one needs to be “born again,” that is brought to faith in Christ.

The Son of Man will be lifted up (on the cross) for all people, but to receive the benefits of that death one needs to be “born again,” that is brought to faith in Christ.

BibleGateway: John 3:1-15 ESV Text: John 3:1-15 John 3:1–15 (Listen) You Must Be Born Again 3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus1 by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born…

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Nothing mattered more to Jesus than His Father’s house and His Father’s business. At the heart of His Father’s business was the Son’s death, and resurrection.

Nothing mattered more to Jesus than His Father’s house and His Father’s business. At the heart of His Father’s business was the Son’s death, and resurrection.

BibleGateway: John 2:13-25 ESV Text: John 2:13-25 John 2:13–25 (Listen) Jesus Cleanses the Temple 13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 And…

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We’re still in the Epiphany season and in this classic Epiphany text Jesus “revealed His glory.” He is the glorious Son of God and for that reason you can trust Him like the disciples did!

We’re still in the Epiphany season and in this classic Epiphany text Jesus “revealed His glory.” He is the glorious Son of God and for that reason you can trust Him like the disciples did!

BibleGateway: John 2:1-12 ESV Text: John 2:1-12 John 2:1–12 (Listen) The Wedding at Cana 2:1 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His…

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The Lord gave time for repentance, but the people would not, so they would face destruction. Help was on the way for Judah, though. One day the “king” would pass on before them, Jesus Christ.

The Lord gave time for repentance, but the people would not, so they would face destruction. Help was on the way for Judah, though. One day the “king” would pass on before them, Jesus Christ.

BibleGateway: Micah 2:7-13 ESV Text: Micah 2:7-13 Micah 2:7–13 (Listen) 7   Should this be said, O house of Jacob?    Has the LORD grown impatient?1    Are these his deeds?  Do not my words do good    to him who walks uprightly?8   But lately my people have risen up as an enemy;  you strip the rich robe from those who pass by trustingly    with no thought of war.29   The women of my people you drive out    from their delightful houses;  from their young children you take away    my splendor forever.10   Arise and go,    for this is no…

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Micah prophesied that both Israel and Judah would suffer for their idolatry. What alone can heal such sin? The blood of Jesus Christ our Lord— the blood that covers our own idolatry.

Micah prophesied that both Israel and Judah would suffer for their idolatry. What alone can heal such sin? The blood of Jesus Christ our Lord— the blood that covers our own idolatry.

BibleGateway: Micah 1:1-9 ESV Text: Micah 1:1-9 Micah 1:1–9 (Listen) 1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Micah of Moresheth in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. The Coming Destruction 2   Hear, you peoples, all of you;1    pay attention, O earth, and all that is in it,  and let the Lord GOD be a witness against you,    the Lord from his holy temple.3   For behold, the LORD is coming out of his place,    and…

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“Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish” (Ps 1:5-6 NASB).

“Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish” (Ps 1:5-6 NASB).

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 9:29-37 ESV Text: 2 Kings 9:29-37 2 Kings 9:29–37 (Listen) 29 In the eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab, Ahaziah began to reign over Judah. Jehu Executes Jezebel 30 When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it. And she painted her eyes and adorned her head and looked out of the window. 31 And as Jehu entered the gate, she said, “Is it peace, you Zimri, murderer of your master?” 32 And he lifted up his face to…

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King Ahab’s unbelief and wickedness called for judgment. Now the Lord prepared to end Ahab’s family line as He had declared (see 1 Kgs 21:21-22).

King Ahab’s unbelief and wickedness called for judgment. Now the Lord prepared to end Ahab’s family line as He had declared (see 1 Kgs 21:21-22).

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 9:1-13 ESV Text: 2 Kings 9:1-13 2 Kings 9:1–13 (Listen) Jehu Anointed King of Israel 9:1 Then Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, “Tie up your garments, and take this flask of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead. 2 And when you arrive, look there for Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat, son of Nimshi. And go in and have him rise from among his fellows, and lead him…

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The “new” Gospel of free forgiveness apart from works required a new way of thinking. You couldn’t fit the old way of the Pharisees into Jesus’ new system.

The “new” Gospel of free forgiveness apart from works required a new way of thinking. You couldn’t fit the old way of the Pharisees into Jesus’ new system.

BibleGateway: Luke 5:27-39 ESV Text: Luke 5:27-39 Luke 5:27–39 (Listen) Jesus Calls Levi 27 After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” 28 And leaving everything, he rose and followed him. 29 And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. 30 And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his…

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Jesus has power to heal us and that’s great, but even better He has shown us that He has the authority to forgive us our sins!

Jesus has power to heal us and that’s great, but even better He has shown us that He has the authority to forgive us our sins!

BibleGateway: Luke 5:17-26 ESV Text: Luke 5:17-26 Luke 5:17–26 (Listen) Jesus Heals a Paralytic 17 On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with him to heal.1 18 And behold, some men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay…

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