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Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab, tried to continue her father’s rule, but the Lord would not have it. When the time was right, the rightful king (who had been hidden) was given the throne.

Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab, tried to continue her father’s rule, but the Lord would not have it. When the time was right, the rightful king (who had been hidden) was given the throne.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 11:1-21 ESV Text: 2 Kings 11:1-21 2 Kings 11 (Listen) Athaliah Reigns in Judah 11:1 Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal family. 2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the king’s sons who were being put to death, and she put1 him and his nurse in a bedroom. Thus…

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The Samaritan woman’s mission efforts prepared others to receive Jesus. May our mission efforts do the same!

The Samaritan woman’s mission efforts prepared others to receive Jesus. May our mission efforts do the same!

BibleGateway: John 4:39-42 ESV Text: John 4:39-42 John 4:39–42 (Listen) 39 Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard…

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Jesus did not regret helping the Samaritan woman. This was just the sort of work He had come to do: to bring people to repentance and faith.

Jesus did not regret helping the Samaritan woman. This was just the sort of work He had come to do: to bring people to repentance and faith.

BibleGateway: John 4:27-38 ESV Text: John 4:27-38 John 4:27–38 (Listen) 27 Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” 28 So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” 30 They went out of the town…

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Jesus revealed Himself as the Messiah, willing to forgive sins and also able to teach and explain spiritual truths.

Jesus revealed Himself as the Messiah, willing to forgive sins and also able to teach and explain spiritual truths.

BibleGateway: John 4:1-26 ESV Text: John 4:1-26 John 4:1–26 (Listen) Jesus and the Woman of Samaria 4:1 Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), 3 he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. 4 And he had to pass through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son…

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The Lord had shown Israel such grace and mercy, but their lives did not reflect His love. Instead, they were filled with dishonesty and hypocrisy.

The Lord had shown Israel such grace and mercy, but their lives did not reflect His love. Instead, they were filled with dishonesty and hypocrisy.

BibleGateway: Micah 6:9-16 ESV Text: Micah 6:9-16 Micah 6:9–16 (Listen) Destruction of the Wicked 9   The voice of the LORD cries to the city—    and it is sound wisdom to fear your name:  “Hear of the rod and of him who appointed it!110     Can I forget any longer the treasures2 of wickedness in the house of the wicked,    and the scant measure that is accursed?11   Shall I acquit the man with wicked scales    and with a bag of deceitful weights?12   Your3 rich men are full of violence;    your inhabitants…

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What types of offerings please the Lord? Only offerings that flow from faith, given out of love for Him.

What types of offerings please the Lord? Only offerings that flow from faith, given out of love for Him.

BibleGateway: Micah 6:1-8 ESV Text: Micah 6:1-8 Micah 6:1–8 (Listen) The Indictment of the Lord 6:1   Hear what the LORD says:  Arise, plead your case before the mountains,    and let the hills hear your voice.2   Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the LORD,    and you enduring foundations of the earth,  for the LORD has an indictment against his people,    and he will contend with Israel. 3   “O my people, what have I done to you?    How have I wearied you? Answer me!4   For I brought you up from the land…

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The prophet foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem and He would give us peace with God and victory over the enemies of the Lord.

The prophet foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem and He would give us peace with God and victory over the enemies of the Lord.

BibleGateway: Micah 5:1-9 ESV Text: Micah 5:1-9 Micah 5:1–9 (Listen) The Ruler to Be Born in Bethlehem 5:1   1 Now muster your troops, O daughter2 of troops;    siege is laid against us;  with a rod they strike the judge of Israel    on the cheek.2   3 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,    who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,  from you shall come forth for me    one who is to be ruler in Israel,  whose coming forth is from of old,    from ancient days.3   Therefore he shall give them…

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The Lord used King Jehu of Israel to bring final judgment on the family of King Ahab and to put down the worship of Baal. Without such interventions, would there have been any faith left in Israel?

The Lord used King Jehu of Israel to bring final judgment on the family of King Ahab and to put down the worship of Baal. Without such interventions, would there have been any faith left in Israel?

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 10:17-31 ESV Text: 2 Kings 10:17-31 2 Kings 10:17–31 (Listen) 17 And when he came to Samaria, he struck down all who remained to Ahab in Samaria, till he had wiped them out, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke to Elijah. Jehu Strikes Down the Prophets of Baal 18 Then Jehu assembled all the people and said to them, “Ahab served Baal a little, but Jehu will serve him much. 19 Now therefore call to me…

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Jesus was sent from God and was greater than all the prophets. Still today He speaks the words of God to us.

Jesus was sent from God and was greater than all the prophets. Still today He speaks the words of God to us.

BibleGateway: John 3:22-36 ESV Text: John 3:22-36 John 3:22–36 (Listen) John the Baptist Exalts Christ 22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing. 23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized 24 (for John had not yet been put in prison). 25 Now a discussion arose between some of John’s disciples and a Jew over purification. 26 And they…

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We are saved by faith in the Son of God, therefore let us live in the light!

We are saved by faith in the Son of God, therefore let us live in the light!

BibleGateway: John 3:16-21 ESV Text: John 3:16-21 John 3:16–21 (Listen) For God So Loved the World 16 “For God so loved the world,1 that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already,…

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