Saturday, December 28, 2019

2 Timothy 1:7


For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

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2 Timothy 1


Greeting

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

2 To Timothy, a beloved son:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

3 I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day,

4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy,

5 when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.

6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

7 | For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Not Ashamed of the Gospel

8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God,

9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,

11 to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.

Be Loyal to the Faith

13 Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

14 That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

15 This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

16 The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain;

17 but when he arrived in Rome, he sought me out very zealously and found me.

18 The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy from the Lord in that Day—and you know very well how many ways he ministered to me at Ephesus.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Luke 9:9


Herod said, “John I have beheaded,

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

John 4:28


The woman then left her waterpot,

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Romans 6:3-5


Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,

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Romans 6


Dead to Sin, Alive to God

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?

2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?

3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,

6 | knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

7 For he who has died has been freed from sin.

8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,

9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.

10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.

13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God

15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! 

16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

17 But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.

18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.

20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.

21 What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

John 6:29


Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:8


and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Proverbs 13:19


A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul,
But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Proverbs 14:5


A faithful witness does not lie,
But a false witness will utter lies.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Proverbs 14:1


The wise woman builds her house,
But the foolish pulls it down with her hands.

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Proverbs 14



2 | He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord,
   But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.

3 In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride,
   But the lips of the wise will preserve them.

4 Where no oxen are, the trough is clean;
   But much increase comes by the strength of an ox.


6 A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it,
   But knowledge is easy to him who understands.

7 Go from the presence of a foolish man,
   When you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge.

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way,
   But the folly of fools is deceit.

9 Fools mock at sin,
   But among the upright there is favor.

10 The heart knows its own bitterness,
     And a stranger does not share its joy.

11 The house of the wicked will be overthrown,
     But the tent of the upright will flourish.

12 There is a way that seems right to a man,
     But its end is the way of death.

13 Even in laughter the heart may sorrow,
     And the end of mirth may be grief.

14 The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways,
     But a good man will be satisfied from above.

15 The simple believes every word,
     But the prudent considers well his steps.

16 A wise man fears and departs from evil,
     But a fool rages and is self-confident.

17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,
     And a man of wicked intentions is hated.

18 The simple inherit folly,
     But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil will bow before the good,
     And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor,
     But the rich has many friends.

21 He who despises his neighbor sins;
     But he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

22 Do they not go astray who devise evil?
     But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good.

23 In all labor there is profit,
     But idle chatter leads only to poverty.

24 The crown of the wise is their riches,
     But the foolishness of fools is folly.

25 A true witness delivers souls,
     But a deceitful witness speaks lies.

26 In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,
     And His children will have a place of refuge.

27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
     To turn one away from the snares of death.

28 In a multitude of people is a king’s honor,
     But in the lack of people is the downfall of a prince.

29 He who is slow to wrath has great understanding,
     But he who is impulsive exalts folly.

30 A sound heart is life to the body,
     But envy is rottenness to the bones.

31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker,
     But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.

32 The wicked is banished in his wickedness,
     But the righteous has a refuge in his death.

33 Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding,
     But what is in the heart of fools is made known.

34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
     But sin is a reproach to any people.

35 The king’s favor is toward a wise servant,
     But his wrath is against him who causes shame.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Romans 8:1-2


There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

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Matthew 10:18


You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Proverbs 13:17


A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
But a faithful ambassador brings health.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Proverbs 13:20


He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Psalm 102:15 (MT: Psalm 103:15)


As for man, his days are like grass;

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Psalm 102 (MT: 103)


A Psalm of David.

1 Bless the Lord, O my soul;
   And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
   And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
   Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
   Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
   | So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord executes righteousness
   And justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses,
   His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
   Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
9 He will not always strive with us,
   Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
     Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
     So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
12 As far as the east is from the west,
     So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father pities his children,
     So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
14 For He knows our frame;
     He remembers that we are dust.
15 | As for man, his days are like grass;
     As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
     And its place remembers it no more.
17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
     On those who fear Him,
     And His righteousness to children’s children,
18 To such as keep His covenant,
     And to those who remember His commandments to do them.
19 The Lord has established His throne in heaven,
     And His kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, you His angels,
     Who excel in strength, who do His word,
     Heeding the voice of His word.
21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
     You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
22 Bless the Lord, all His works,
     In all places of His dominion.
     Bless the Lord, O my soul!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:17


pray without ceasing,

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1 Thessalonians 5


The Day of the Lord

1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.

2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.

4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.

5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.

8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, | and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 

10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

Various Exhortations

12 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.

14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.

15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.

16 Rejoice always,

17 | pray without ceasing,

18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

19 Do not quench the Spirit.

20 Do not despise prophecies.

21 Test all things; hold fast what is good.

22 Abstain from every form of evil.

Blessing and Admonition

23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.

25 Brethren, pray for us.

26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

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