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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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Jesus was very busy and He was willing to heal the crowds of sick, but since He came first to give spiritual help He needed to recharge His spiritual batteries sometimes too (v. 16).

Jesus was very busy and He was willing to heal the crowds of sick, but since He came first to give spiritual help He needed to recharge His spiritual batteries sometimes too (v. 16).

BibleGateway: Luke 5:12-16 ESV Text: Luke 5:12-16 Luke 5:12–16 (Listen) Jesus Cleanses a Leper 12 While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy.1 And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” 13 And Jesus2 stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him. 14 And he charged him to tell no one, but…

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God revealed to Elisha things that would come to pass both good and bad. Elisha wept at the bad— as do we who know that dark days are ahead for the wicked.

God revealed to Elisha things that would come to pass both good and bad. Elisha wept at the bad— as do we who know that dark days are ahead for the wicked.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 8:7-15 ESV Text: 2 Kings 8:7-15 2 Kings 8:7–15 (Listen) Hazael Murders Ben-hadad 7 Now Elisha came to Damascus. Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick. And when it was told him, “The man of God has come here,” 8 the king said to Hazael, “Take a present with you and go to meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD through him, saying, ‘Shall I recover from this sickness?’” 9 So Hazael went to meet him, and…

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With God there are no coincidences. The woman who left when the Lord’s Word indicated famine returned home and went to the king just as he “happened” to be learning about her.

With God there are no coincidences. The woman who left when the Lord’s Word indicated famine returned home and went to the king just as he “happened” to be learning about her.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 8:1-6 ESV Text: 2 Kings 8:1-6 2 Kings 8:1–6 (Listen) The Shunammite’s Land Restored 8:1 Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Arise, and depart with your household, and sojourn wherever you can, for the LORD has called for a famine, and it will come upon the land for seven years.” 2 So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God. She went with her household…

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Who can doubt the Lord! Some couldn’t believe that the enemy Arameans would just up and walk away, but those who had trusted the Lord’s word could believe it.

Who can doubt the Lord! Some couldn’t believe that the enemy Arameans would just up and walk away, but those who had trusted the Lord’s word could believe it.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 7:3-20 ESV Text: 2 Kings 7:3-20 2 Kings 7:3–20 (Listen) The Syrians Flee 3 Now there were four men who were lepers1 at the entrance to the gate. And they said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die? 4 If we say, ‘Let us enter the city,’ the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. So now come, let us go over to the…

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If Jesus could give His disciples such success fishing for fish, He can certainly bless our fishing for people! He can and He does.

If Jesus could give His disciples such success fishing for fish, He can certainly bless our fishing for people! He can and He does.

BibleGateway: Luke 5:1-11 ESV Text: Luke 5:1-11 Luke 5:1–11 (Listen) Jesus Calls the First Disciples 5:1 On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the…

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Jesus revealed that He was the one who had been foretold by the prophets. He was the Son of God, chosen to bring forgiveness and peace to those burdened by sin.

Jesus revealed that He was the one who had been foretold by the prophets. He was the Son of God, chosen to bring forgiveness and peace to those burdened by sin.

BibleGateway: Luke 4:14-21 ESV Text: Luke 4:14-21 Luke 4:14–21 (Listen) Jesus Begins His Ministry 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all. Jesus Rejected at Nazareth 16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up…

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John preached that Jesus was the Son of God. At Jesus baptism, the Father and the Spirit made that plain too.

John preached that Jesus was the Son of God. At Jesus baptism, the Father and the Spirit made that plain too.

BibleGateway: Luke 3:15-18, 21-22 ESV Text: Luke 3:15-18, 21-22 Luke 3:15–18 (Listen) 15 As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16 John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand,…

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