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Bible Reading: James 5.19-20

My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. James 5.19-20 We have all lost our way a time or two (Guys, blame Google maps if you want). When have you come the closest to wandering from the faith? What or who he...

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Bible Reading: James 3.1-5

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. Now if we put the bits into the horses' mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Look at the ships als...

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Bible Reading: James 1.21-25

Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doer of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at ...

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Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 11.1-5

2 Samuel 11:1-5Then it happenedin the spring, at the time when kings go outto battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons of Ammon andbesieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem. 2Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around onthe roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 20.30-42

1 Samuel 20:30-42Then Saul's anger burned against Jonathan and he said to him, "You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you are choosing the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of your mother's nakedness?31Foras long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Therefore now, send and bring him to...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 14.1-15

Now the day came that Jonathan, the son of Saul, said to the young man who was carrying his armor, "Come and let us cross over to the Philistines' garrison that is on the other side." But he did not tell his father.Saul was staying in the outskirts ofGibeah under the pomegranate tree which is inMigron. And the people whowerewith himwereabout six hundred men,and Ahijah, the...

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Bible Reading: Matthew 2.13-23

Now when they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him." So Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother while it was still night, and left for Egypt. He remained there until the deat...

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Bible Reading: Isaiah 9.1-7

But there will be no more gloom for her who was in anguish; in earlier times He treated the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali with contempt, but later on He shall make it glorious, by the way of the sea, on the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles. The people who walk in darknessWill see a great light;Those who live in a dark land,The light will shine on t...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 8.1-9

1 Samuel 8:1-9 When Samuel grew old, he appointedhis sons as Israel's leaders. The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah,and they served at Beersheba.But his sonsdid not follow his ways. They turned asideafter dishonest gain and accepted bribesand pervertedjustice. So all the eldersof Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. The...

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Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 3.15-21

1 Samuel 3:15-21 So Samuel lay down until morning. Then heopened the doors of the house of theLord. But Samuel was afraid to tellthe vision to Eli.Then Eli called Samuel and said, "Samuel, my son." And he said, "Here I am." He said, "What is the word that He spoke to you? Please do not hide it from me.May God do so to you, and more also, if you hide anything from me of al...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 149

Psalm 149 PraisetheLord! Sing to theLordanew song, AndHis praisein the congregation of the godly ones. Let Israel be glad inhis Maker; Let the sons of Zion rejoice in theirKing. Let them praise His name withdancing; Let them sing praises to Him withtimbrel and lyre. For theLordtakes pleasure in His people; He willbeautify the afflicted ones with salvation. Let thegodly o...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 139.19-24

Psalm 139:19-24 O that You wouldslay the wicked, O God; Depart from me, therefore,men of bloodshed. For theyspeakagainst You wickedly, And Your enemies takeYour namein vain. Do I nothate those who hate You, OLord? And do I notloathe those who rise up against You? I hate them with the utmost hatred; They have become my enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me ...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 129

Psalm 129 Many times they havepersecuted me from myyouth up," Let Israel now say, "Many times they havepersecuted me from my youth up; Yet they havenot prevailed against me. "The plowers plowed upon my back; They lengthened their furrows." TheLordis righteous; He has cut in two thecords of the wicked. May all whohate Zion Beput to shame and turned backward; Let them be l...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 119.169-176

Psalm 119:169-176 Let mycrycome before You, OLord; Give me understandingaccording to Your word. Let mysupplication come before You; Deliver me according to Yourword. Let mylips utter praise, For Youteach me Your statutes. Let mytongue sing of Yourword, For all Yourcommandments are righteousness. Let Yourhand beready to help me, For I havechosen Your precepts. Ilong for Yo...

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Bible Reading: Psalms 119.97-104

Psalm 119:97-104O how Ilove Your law! It is mymeditation all the day.Yourcommandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are evermine.I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are mymeditation.I understandmore than the aged, Because I haveobserved Your precepts.I haverestrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.I have notturne...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 119.25-32

Psalm 119:25-32 Mysoul cleaves to the dust; Revive meaccording to Your word. 26I have told of my ways, and You have answered me; Teach me Your statutes. 27Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I willmeditate on Your wonders. 28Mysoulweeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word. 29Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law. 30I...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 113

Psalm 113 PraisetheLord! Praise, Oservants of theLord, Praise the name of theLord. 2Blessed be the name of theLord From this time forth and forever. 3From the rising of the sun to its setting Thename of theLordis to be praised. 4TheLordishigh above all nations; Hisglory is above the heavens. 5Who is like theLordour God, Whois enthroned on high, 6Whohumbles Himself to behol...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 104

Psalm 104 (Please read scripture text from bible.) As I sit here and write this I am looking out the lake house kitchen window in east Texas looking at the pine trees, the lake and deer. Its calm and peaceful out here, much the opposite of my window view in my kitchen in the bustling area of Frisco. As I look at this text, I am reminded that it's good to get away to ref...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 95

Psalm 95 O come, let ussing for joy to theLord, Let us shout joyfully tothe rock of our salvation. 2Let uscome before His presencewiththanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Himwithpsalms. 3For theLordis agreat God And a great Kingabove all gods,4In whose hand are thedepths of the earth, The peaks of the mountains are His also. 5The sea is His, for it was Hewho made it, An...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 86

Psalm 86 Incline Your ear, OLord,andanswer me; For I amafflicted and needy. Preserve mysoul, for I am agodly man; O You my God, save Your servant whotrusts in You. Begracious to me, O Lord, Forto You I cry all day long. Make glad the soul of Your servant, For to You, O Lord,I lift up my soul. For You, Lord, aregood, andready to forgive, Andabundant in lovingkindness to al...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 77

Psalm 77 My voicerisesto God, and I willcry aloud; My voicerisesto God, and He will hear me. 2In theday of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night myhand was stretched outwithout weariness; My soulrefused to be comforted. 3WhenI remember God, then I amdisturbed; WhenIsigh, thenmy spirit grows faint. Selah. 4You have held my eyelidsopen; I am so troubled that Icannot sp...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 68

Psalm 68 (Please read from bible.) Time goes fast. Seasons change. People let us down. We get news that makes us sad and news that makes us happy. We like being spontaneous but we also look for structure. Amid it all we are in need of a God that is going to provide the love, security, and significance that we are all looking for. Only God can ultimately fill those needs w...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 58

Psalm 58 (Please read scripture from your bible.)David uses this Psalm to address the leaders and their unrighteousness. He asks God to deal with the evil that is being done in their work. As we see he prays for God to break their teeth which would shut down communication of their injustices. Furthermore, he prays for God to destroy these evil judges. Wow, what a prayer!It...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 49

Psalm 49 (No text provided. Please read with own Bible.) Growing up in North Carolina I developed a deep love for basketball, bacon, and cars to name just a few! The Carolinas were also known for tobacco but thankfully it did not interest me as much as the sports and food. My basketball days are over except for watching on it on TV, bacon is still as tasty but trying to e...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 39

Psalm 39I said, "I will guard my waysThat I may not sin with my tongue;I will guard my mouth as with a muzzleWhile the wicked are in my presence."I was mute and silent,I refrained even from good,And my sorrow grew worse.My heart was hot within me,While I was musing the fire burned;Then I spoke with my tongue:"LORD, make me to know my endAnd what is the extent of my days;Le...

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Bible Reading: Pslam 25

Psalm 25To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.O my God, in You I trust,Do not let me be ashamed;Do not let my enemies exult over me.Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed;Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.Make me know Your ways, O LORD;Teach me Your paths.Lead me in Your truth and teach me,For You are the God of my salvation;For You I w...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 14

Psalm 14The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds;There is no one who does good.The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of menTo see if there are any who understand,Who seek after God.They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt;There is no one who does good, not even one.Do all the ...

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Bible Reading: Psalm 5

Psalm 5Give ear to my words, O LORD,Consider my groaning.Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God,For to You I pray.In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice;In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness;No evil dwells with You.The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes;You hate al...

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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 13.5-10

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in youunless indeed you fail the test? But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test. Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even th...

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Bible Reading: Luke 2.21-35

And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "EVERY firstborn MALE THAT OPENS...

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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 10.7-17

You are looking at things as they are outwardly. If anyone is confident in himself that he is Christ's, let him consider this again within himself, that just as he is Christ's, so also are we. For even if I boast somewhat further about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be put to shame, for I do not wish to seem as...

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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 6.1-10

And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain for He says, "AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU, AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU." Behold, now is "THE ACCEPTABLE TIME," behold, now is "THE DAY OF SALVATION" giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited, but in everything commend...

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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 2.12-17

Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the Lord, I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia. But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragranc...

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Bible Reading: Titus 2.3-5

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. Titus 2.3-5 Some of us...

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Bible Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1.1-10

Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater; theref...

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Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3.11-13

Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus our Lord direct our way to you; and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you; so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. 1 Thessalonians 3.11-13 The miss...

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Bible Reading: 2 Peter 2.17-22

These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved. For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is ensla...

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Bible Reading: Joshua 22.26-34

"Therefore we said, 'Let us build an altar, not for burnt offering or for sacrifice; rather it shall be a witness between us and you and between our generations after us, that we are to perform the service of the Lord before Him with our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices and with our peace offerings, so that your sons will not say to our sons in time to come, "You h...

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Bible Reading: Joshua 18.11-28

Now the lot of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin came up according to their families, and the territory of their lot lay between the sons of Judah and the sons of Joseph. Their border on the north side was from the Jordan, then the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north, and went up through the hill country westward, and it ended at the wilderness of Beth-aven....

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Bible Reading: Joshua 12.1-24

Now these are the kings of the land whom the sons of Israel defeated, and whose land they possessed beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise, from the valley of the Arnon as far as Mount Hermon, and all the Arabah to the east: Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, both the middle of the valley a...

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Bible Reading: Joshua 5.13-15

Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?" He said, "No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD." And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed dow...

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Bible Reading: Galatians 6.11-16

See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. Those who desire to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, simply so that they will not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh. But ma...

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Bible Reading: Galatians 4.12-20

I beg of you, brethren, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You have done me no wrong; but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time; and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself. Where then is tha...

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Bible Reading: Galatians 3.1-9

You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vainif i...

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Bible Reading: Colossians 3.1-4

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Colossians 3.1-4M...

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Bible Reading: Philippians 3.12-16

Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward ca...

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Bible Reading: Philippians 1.27-30

Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; in no way alarmed by your opponentswhich is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God. For to...

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Bible Reading: Ephesians 6.21-24

But that you also may know about my circumstances, how I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know about us, and that he may comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. ...

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Bible Reading: Ephesians 5.31-33

FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5.31-33As we ...

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Bible Reading: Ephesians 2.4-7

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness tow...

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Bible Reading: Romans 16.1-16

I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea; that you receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and that you help her in whatever matter she may have need of you; for she herself has also been a helper of many, and of myself as well. Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who for my life ri...

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Bible Reading: Romans 12.14-21

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends o...

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Bible Reading: Romans 11.7-10

What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened; just as it is written, "GOD GAVE THEM A SPIRIT OF STUPOR, EYES TO SEE NOT AND EARS TO HEAR NOT, DOWN TO THIS VERY DAY." And David says, "LET THEIR TABLE BECOME A SNARE AND A TRAP, AND A STUMBLING BLOCK AND A RETRIBUTION TO THEM. "LET THEIR EYES BE DARK...

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Bible Reading: Romans 8.31-39

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at t...

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Bible Reading: Romans 8.9-11

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ...

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Bible Reading: Romans 6.12-14

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Rom...

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Bible Reading: Romans 4.13-15

For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified; for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation. Romans 4.13-15 The Jews considered the Mosaic ...

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Bible Reading: Romans 2.17-24

But if you bear the name "Jew" and rely upon the Law and boast in God, and know His will and approve the things that are essential, being instructed out of the Law, and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the immature, having in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and of th...

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Bible Reading: Romans 1.8-15

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world. For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you, always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you. For ...

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Bible Reading: Acts 25.13-27

Now when several days had elapsed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea and paid their respects to Festus. While they were spending many days there, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, "There is a man who was left as a prisoner by Felix; and when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews brought charges against him, asking for a ...

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Bible Reading: Acts 20.25-38

"And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will no longer see my face. Therefore, I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God. Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to she...

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Bible Reading: Acts 18.12-17

But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat, saying, "This man persuades men to worship God contrary to the law." But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of wrong or of vicious crime, O Jews, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you;...

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Bible Reading: Acts 15.12-21

All the people kept silent, and they were listening to Barnabas and Paul as they were relating what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles. After they had stopped speaking, James answered, saying, "Brethren, listen to me. Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name. With this the word...

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Bible Reading: Acts 12.12-19

And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. When he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer. When she recognized Peter's voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in fron...

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Bible Reading: Acts 9.36-43

Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did. And it happened at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, having heard that Peter was...

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Bible Reading: Acts 7.1-16

The high priest said, "Are these things so?" And he said, "Hear me, brethren and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,and said to him, 'Leave your country and your relatives, and come into the land that I will show you.' Then he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. From there, after hi...

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Bible Reading: Acts 4.23-28

When they had been released, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, "O Lord, it is You who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them,who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David You...

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Bible Reading: Malachi 1.6-14

"'A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?' says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, 'How have we despised Your name?' You are presenting defiled food upon My altar. But you say, 'How have we defiled You?' In that you say, 'The table of the Lord ...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 15.12-19

Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised;and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testifie...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 10.23-11.1

All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own good, but that of hisneighbor. Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions for conscience' sake; for the earth is the Lord's, and all it contains. If one of the unbelievers invites you and you want to go, eat anything ...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 7.32-35

But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife, and his interests are divided. The woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in b...

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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 4.14-21

I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me. For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, a...

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Bible Reading: 1 Peter 4.7-11

The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaint.As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoev...

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Bible Reading: 1 Peter 1.13-16

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the graceto be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, "You shall be...

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Bible Reading: Nehemiah 9.30-37

However, You bore with them for many years, and admonished them by Your Spirit through Your prophets, yet they would not give ear. Therefore You gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands. Nevertheless, in Your great compassion You did not make an end of them or forsake them, for You are a gracious and compassionate God. Now therefore, our God, the great, the migh...

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Bible Reading: Nehemiah 8.9-12

Then Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, "This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep." For all the people were weeping when they heard the words of the law. Then he said to them, "Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepare...

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Bible Reading: Nehemiah 6.15-19

So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of the month Elul, in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God. Also in those days many letters went from the nobles of Judah to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came to t...

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Bible Reading: Nehemiah 4.1-8

Now it came about that when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious and very angry and mocked the Jews. He spoke in the presence of his brothers and the wealthy men of Samaria and said, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Are they going to restore it for themselves? Can they offer sacrifices? Can they finish in a day? Can they revive the stones f...

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