Romans 6:22-23 NLT 22 But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our […]
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1 Chronicles 16:10 (NIV) 10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV) 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into […]
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Psalms 103:12 NIV 12. as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. Isaiah 41:13 ESV For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Sunday afternoon, already 42 […]
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John 13:12-17 (NLT) 12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing? 13 You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. 14 And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you […]
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Exodus 23:12 (NLT) 12 “You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but on the seventh day you must stop working. This gives your ox and your donkey a chance to rest. It also allows your slaves and the foreigners living among you to be refreshed.” What do donkeys, ox, and slaves have […]
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Proverbs 9:12 (NLT) 12 If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer. Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NLT) 10 Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom. So often […]
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This is what we should have: Romans 8:29-31 (NLT) 29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, […]
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Ephesians 4:22-24 (NLT) 22 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. Another powerful night at the jail. Hadn’t been […]
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Genesis 1:1-2 (NLT) 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. I wonder what it was like when the world was created. What it was like […]
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Ezekiel 11:19-20(NLT) 19 And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart, 20 so they will obey my decrees and regulations. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God. […]
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Ecclesiastes 1:18 (NLT) 18 The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief. To increase knowledge only increases sorrow. Met with someone who’s son in law’s brother (call him Jim) went back out there (drug/alcohol abuse) and his marriage is in jeopardy. Two kids, 3 years and 18 months old. Wife looking to seperate. Jim is […]
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Psalm 33:3 (NLT) 3 Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy. So, we were entrusted with our neighbors dog, their family pet (we’ll call him Dog), while they went on vacation eight hours away by plane. Dog and our dogs get along very well, romping, […]
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Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. James 1:19-20 (NLT) 19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and […]
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1 John 4:7-8 (NLT) 7 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. 8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. Proverbs 21:5 (NLT) 5 Good planning and hard work lead […]
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Jeremiah 32:17 (NLT) 17 “O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you! Job 1:21 (NLT) 21 He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and […]
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Psalm 42:11 (NLT) 11 Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again — my Savior and my God! Because he delivers. He delivers out of selfless love and all we have to do is turn to him. Isaiah 9:6 (NLT) 6 […]
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Luke 12:15 (NLT) 15 Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” Merry Christmas, eh? Last night at the jail one of the guys mentioned a fact I found pretty interesting (a quick search on the single source of truth [at least that’s what […]
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Matthew 1:20-21 (NLT) 20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and […]
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Jeremiah 31:31 (NLT) 31 “The day is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. And it came in the form of Christ and the Holy Spirit. It wasn’t about more laws – God had given us all that we needed in 10. This was […]
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Nehemiah 9:30-31 (NLT) 30 In your love, you were patient with them for many years. You sent your Spirit, who warned them through the prophets. But still they wouldn’t listen! So once again you allowed the peoples of the land to conquer them. 31 But in your great mercy, you did not destroy them completely […]
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Matthew 16:24-26 (NLT) 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. 25 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for […]
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Luke 1:26-28 (NLT) 26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The […]
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Exodus 20:3 (NIV) 3 “You shall have no other gods before [besides] me. Here I am. And so it is laid out for us – don’t put anything before/above God. It’s clear, straightforward, succinct, and doesn’t leave room for interpretation. I think He wrote it for our days more than he did for the days […]
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Psalm 4:8(NLT) 8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. Nice idea, but not for today you might think. There’s too much stuff going on to trust anything but my Glock. But, that’s the way the world thinks, not how God is. We can go […]
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John 1:1-5 (NLT) 1 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He existed in the beginning with God. 3 God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. 4 The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life […]
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Proverbs 4:11 (NLT) 11 I will teach you wisdom’s ways and lead you in straight paths. Hebrews 12:1-2 (NLT) 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us […]
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Proverbs 28:10 (NLT) 10 Those who lead good people along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the honest will inherit good things. Matthew 12:36 (NLT) 36 “And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak”. Have you ever led anyone? We […]
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2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT) 14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. We’re not the first people to turn from God, probably not […]
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Matthew 12:30-37 (NLT) 30 “Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me. 31 “So I tell you, every sin and blasphemy can be forgiven—except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will never be forgiven. 32 Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can […]
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Romans 8:38-39 (NLT) 38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons (nor rulers), neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above […]
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Ephesians 5:21 (NLT) 21 And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. That line comes before the wives submit, husbands always honor and do anything for your wife, including die to protect her. That’s what relationships are supposed to look like. How different they are from reality. From Baby Mama’s and Daddy’s, […]
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Ephesians 5:25-26 (NLT) 25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. One of the gripes people throw at Christ is the whole wives shall submit to their husbands. […]
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Matthew 5:43-45 (NLT) 43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the […]
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Psalm 86:4-5(NLT) 4 Give me happiness, O Lord, for I give myself to you. 5 O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. It’s the ultimate security blanket. Such a good Lord so full of unfailing love to those who ask […]
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Luke 1:37 (ESV) 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” James 1:5-6 (NLT) 5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, […]
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Galatians 1:10 (NLT) 10 Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. Obviously. Obviously being a Jesus freak is kind of counter cultural. Obviously, not being people pleasing is too. Look at the purpose of political correctness who’s […]
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Proverbs 23:4-5 (NLT) 4 Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. 5 In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle. In the blink of an eye we go from here to somewhere. It’s actually pretty […]
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Hebrews 12:3 (NLT) 3 Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people;[a] then you won’t become weary and give up. [a] 12:3 Some manuscripts read Think of how people hurt themselves by opposing him. Think of how people hurt themselves by opposing him. Think about it. Who is Christ and what does he […]
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John 8:32 (NLT) 32 “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Freedom. It was something that I never knew and am just now beginning to know. It’s the freedom of my soul. I may be trapped by the riches of the west in many ways, but my soul is […]
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1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT) 19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. How do your […]
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Philippians 1:6 (NLT) 6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. It is encouraging that even though I am deeply flawed, I will continue to grow and will be completed when Christ returns. […]
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Philippians 4:13 (NLT) 13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Everything. Even be patient when it doesn’t seem like I can be patient. Even be comfortable when comfort isn’t much. Looking at a couple of bills I know I can’t pay until I get back to work. Ah, get back […]
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Romans 8:29 (NLT) 29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Shouting! Why don’t people get this? Why does the world so hate Christ? What is it about His message that garners such […]
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1 John 3:17 (NLT) 17 If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Shows no compassion. Shows no compassion. What a world. I used to drive by a jail or other penal institution and think “lock […]
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Psalm 27:1 (NLT) 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? Protecting me from danger. Sutherland Springs. So many folks are blogging about what good prayer did. Nice. Compassionate. Let’s politicize it as quickly […]
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Psalm 34:8 (NLT) 8 Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! While I’ve had my share of crappy life, including losing a daughter, my father way to early, marriages (plural), jobs, etc. These are nothing like the problems others are facing and they are […]
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John 4:26 (NLT) 26 Then Jesus told her, “I am the Messiah!” Christ didn’t claim to be a god, he clearly and unequivocally claims to be God. Singular, as in the only God. That doesn’t leave room for any others to be God, only a god, a false god. 2 Samuel 7:22 (ESV) 22 Therefore […]
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John 10:27-30 (NLT) 27 “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, 29 for what my Father has given me is more powerful than anything. No one can snatch them from […]
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1 Peter 4:12-13(NLT) 12 Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 13 Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is […]
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Proverbs 12:18 (NLT) 18 Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing. Ain’t that the truth. So, why do we have so many cutting remarks and so little healing going on? Have we lost the ability to listen to wisdom or have we abandoned wisdom? Or is wisdom just shouted […]
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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT) 16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. Why be thankful? Seriously. At the jail last night we met with two guys. You might think two guys? Big deal. It was really, because […]
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John 1:1-3 (NLT) 1 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He existed in the beginning with God. 3 God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word, He existed in the beginning with God. Everything was created through […]
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Matthew 5:6 (NLT) 6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. Hunger and thirst… We all do. We all want things. The question is, what? What makes us hungry? Are you hungry for a new car? New fishing pole? New home? New bed partner? New fantasy? New world? […]
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Romans 5:17 (NLT) 17 For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. That’s pretty amazing that the creator […]
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Jude (NLT) Greetings from Jude 1 This letter is from Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and a brother of James. I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ. 2 May God give you more and more […]
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Proverbs 22:6 (NLT) 6 Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. It sure seems that way. Raise them wrong and it takes a miracle to get them back. And were good at raising them wrong. Maybe it’s because I spend so much time with the […]
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Revelation 4:11 (NLT) 11 “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.” Prove it wrong please. Please show me the definitive proof that God isn’t who he says he is. You can’t, any more than […]
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Psalm 136:1-3 (NLT) 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. 2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever. 3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 66:16-20 (NLT) 16 Come and listen, all you who fear […]
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1 John 4:20-21 (NLT) 20 If someone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? 21 And he has given us this command: The one who loves God must also love his […]
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Hebrews 13:20-21 (NLT) 20 Now may the God of peace— who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood— 21 may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in us, through the power of […]
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James 1:12-14 (NLT) 12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. 13 And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never […]
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Proverbs 25:21-22 (NIV) 21. If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, 22. for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. I’m shaking my head wondering if there’s anyone out there listening to the wisdom of […]
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“A European Astronomical Observatory is Announcing an ‘Unprecedented Discovery’ “IN BRIEF “According to an announcement from the ESO, scientists working at the observatory have witnessed an astronomical phenomenon that has never been seen before. The details of this discovery will be released next week.” I wonder why we call it unprecedented. I wonder why we […]
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Proverbs 19:11 (ESV) 11. Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. Whoa Nellie!!!! Slow to anger! His glory to overlook an offense. If we needed any clarity to how far we’re getting away from God, we need look no farther than these words. So many folks […]
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James 4:8 (NLT) 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Isaiah 32:17 (NLT) 17 And this righteousness will bring peace. Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever. Think of a divided […]
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Psalm 143:10 (ESV) Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground! Ephesians 2:4-5 (ESV) But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with […]
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2 Corinthians 7:1 (NLT) 7 Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God. Philippians 1:6 (NLT) 6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue […]
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Psalms 5:11-12 11. But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. 12. For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield. Isaiah 30:21 (NLT) 21 […]
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Psalm 84:11(ESV) 11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. The sun and the shield. Both, at the same time. How cool is that? He give us the light we need to see clearly. He brings […]
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Proverbs 18:10 (ESV) 10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. Who isn’t looking for shelter in the storm? I know I am. Family members dying and the grieving process, not working for extended periods of time, looking to move out of Illinois, and […]
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Psalm 16:11 (ESV) 11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Hebrews 11:1 (ESV) 11 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Romans 8:11 (NLT) 11 The Spirit of God, […]
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Hebrews 4:15(NLT) 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NLT) 17 For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. Freedom. He knows our challenges, our weaknesses, […]
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Mark 10:42-45 (NLT) 42 So Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 43 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 44 and […]
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Proverbs 16:7-9 (NLT) 7 When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them. 8 Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest. 9 We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. Sometimes I just don’t get it and I wonder how it’s supposed […]
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1 Corinthians 13:7 (NLT) 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. I guess we’ve kinda lost this concept if you think about it. Love never gives up. Never. Love never loses faith. Never. Love is always hopeful. Always. Love endures through every circumstance. Every. Love doesn’t […]
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Isaiah 26:8 (NIV) 8. In the path of your judgments, O LORD, we wait for you; your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul. Matthew 25:32-33 (NLT) 32 All the peoples will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 […]
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Psalms 4:8 (NIV) 8. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. 1 Corinthians 15:32-34 (ESV) 32 What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we […]
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1 Corinthians 13:1-7 (NLT) 13 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if […]
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Romans 8:32(NLT) 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Hope. Such a powerful thing. Light in darkness, a beacon to guide. Where does your hope come from? Do you have any hope? I know many who are hopeless […]
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Matthew 5:8 (NIV) 8. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” 1 Peter 5:8 (NIV) 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. And how do you get a pure heart, especially when we’re broken from the […]
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Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV) 19. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20. but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21. For where your treasure is, […]
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Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT) 18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all peoples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands […]
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Proverbs 8:11 (NLT) 11 For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it. Wisdom. Experience. Life. The redo button. If it were only so easy….. Wisdom is far more valuable than anything else for the simple reason that it makes everything else so much easier to obtain. Like Solomon […]
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Psalm 119:105 (NLT) 105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Imagine if Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, and Edward Witten showed up at your door and said that they were going to personally advise you for the rest of your life – and they were going to […]
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Proverbs 23:12 (NLT) 12 Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge. Philippians 4:19 (NIV) 19. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. There are two types of dogs: The ones that get skunked once and those that get skunked many, many […]
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Romans 1:16-17 (NIV) 16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith,as it is written, “The righteous shall live […]
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John 6:51 (NLT) 51 “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and this bread, which I will offer so the world may live, is my flesh.” Galatians 6:7 (NLT) 7 Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what […]
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Matthew 5:43-44 (NLT) 43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!” Proverbs 21:17 (NLT) 17 Those who love pleasure become poor; those who love wine and luxury will never be rich. Rich. Rich is being […]
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Hebrews 3:4 (NLT) 4 For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God. Acts 20:32 (NLT) 32 “And now I entrust you to God and the message of his grace that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those he has set apart for […]
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Leviticus 20:26 (NLT) 26 You must be holy because I, the Lord, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own. Jeremiah 17:9 (NLT) 9 The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? You must be […]
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Colossians 1:17-18 (NLT) 17 He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. 18 Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything. Why? We think we humans are the top of […]
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Proverbs 23:22 (ESV) 22. Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Listen to your father who gave you life. Maybe your earthly father is worth loving and listening to. Maybe he’s the POC that never should have allowed to procreate or raise a family. […]
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Matthew 6:24 (NLT) 24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” Matthew 8:26 (NLT) 26 Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he […]
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1 John 4:10-11(ESV) 10. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. Propitiation. An action. An appeasement. A satisfying. An atonement. The ultimate […]
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Ephesians 4:31-32 (NIV) 31. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. This is the way of Christ followers. There is no room for anything else – […]
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Romans 10:17 17. So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Or does it? Everyone has faith in something even if they don’t believe in Christ. Why? You have faith that you exist and that it all started somewhere, sometime, right? But we don’t know how it all started. We have […]
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Hebrews 13:5 (NLT) 5 Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” 1 John 3:24 (NLT) 24 Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the […]
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Romans 15:4 (NLT) 4 Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled. Matthew 5:13New (NLT) 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its […]
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Psalms 34:8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Colossian 2:6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Taste and […]
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Numbers 23:19 God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Isn’t that the truth. God isn’t human. The first indication is that he doesn’t lie. That tells us quite a bit about […]
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