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Compass Point

By Pete Smith
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His Head
‘And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe’ —John 19:2 ‘When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.’ —John 19:30 ‘And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself’ —John 20:7
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June 25, 2022
I Will Be with Thee
‘When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:  when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.’ —Isaiah 43:2
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June 24, 2022
He Marvelled
‘When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.’ —Luke 7:9 ‘And he marvelled because of their unbelief.  And he went round about the villages, teaching.’ —Mark 6:6
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June 23, 2022
Pray for Us
‘Brethren, pray for us.’ —1 Thessalonians 5:25 ‘Pray without ceasing.’ —1 Thessalonians 5:17
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June 22, 2022
Bridging the Gap
‘The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much:  but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.’ —Ecclesiastes 5:12 ‘For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.’ —Isaiah 57:15
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June 21, 2022
The Blue Rock
‘Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart:  for I am called by thy name, O Lᴏʀᴅ God of hosts.’ —Jeremiah 15:16
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June 20, 2022
Never Forsaken
‘And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’ —Mark 15:34
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June 19, 2022
A Benediction
‘The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all.  Amen.’ —2 Corinthians 13:14
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June 18, 2022
Thirsting for God
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee:  my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is —Psalm 63:1
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June 17, 2022
David's Anticipation
‘But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.’ —Psalm 63:9
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June 16, 2022
David's Action
‘Thus will I bless thee while I live:  I will lift up my hands in thy name. ‘My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: ‘When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. ‘Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. ‘My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.’ —Psalm 63:4-8
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June 15, 2022
David's Aspiration
‘O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; ‘To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. ‘Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.’ —Psalm 63:1–3
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June 14, 2022
But Not Knocked Out
‘Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed’ —2 Corinthians 4:9 ‘O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; ‘To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. ‘Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. ‘Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. ‘My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: ‘When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. ‘Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. ‘My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. ‘But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth. ‘They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes. ‘But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.’ —Psalm 63
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June 13, 2022
A Prayer of Francis of Assisi
‘The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:  I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.’ –John 10:10
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June 12, 2022
At the Cross
‘And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. ‘… ‘And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.’ —Luke 23:35, 48
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June 11, 2022
How to Love Our Wives
‘Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.’ —1 Peter 3:7
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June 10, 2022
Bring Them to Me
‘He said, “Bring them here to Me.”’ —Matthew 14:18 (NKJV)
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June 09, 2022
Warning Others
‘Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.’ —2 Timothy 4:2
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June 08, 2022
Fifteen Seconds Sooner
‘Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.  For what is your life?  It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.’ —James 14:4
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June 07, 2022
My Hiding Place
‘I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid.  I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lᴏʀᴅ; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.  Selah.’ —Psalm 32:5
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June 06, 2022
Not One Word
‘Blessed be the Lᴏʀᴅ, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised:  there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.’ —1 Kings 8:56 ‘It is of the Lᴏʀᴅ's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. ‘They are new every morning:  great is thy faithfulness. —Lamentations 3:22-23
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June 05, 2022
A Useful Book
‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness’ —2 Timothy 3:16
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June 04, 2022
The Book of Remembrance
‘These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.’ —Deuteronomy 1:1 ‘And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lᴏʀᴅ knew face to face’ —Deuteronomy 34:10 ‘My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. ‘With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold:  wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?’ —Numbers 12:7-8
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June 03, 2022
The Book of Murmurings
‘Do all things without murmurings and disputings’ —Philippians 2:14
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June 02, 2022
The Book on Holiness
‘But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; ‘Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.’ —1 Peter 1:15, 16 ‘For I am the Lᴏʀᴅ your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.’ —Leviticus 11:44
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June 01, 2022
The Book of Redemption
‘The Lᴏʀᴅ is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation:  he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.’ —Exodus 15:2 ‘The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.’ —John 1:29
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May 31, 2022
The Book of Beginnings
‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.’ —Genesis 1:1
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May 30, 2022
God's Written Revelation
‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness’ —2 Timothy 3:16
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May 29, 2022
‘As for Me’: Dedication
‘And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lᴏʀᴅ.’
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May 28, 2022
‘As for Me’: Delight
‘As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness:  I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.’ —Psalm 17:15 ‘Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:  therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. ‘Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:  but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. ‘And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.’ —1 John 3:1-3
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May 27, 2022
‘As for Me’: Discretion
‘But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity:  redeem me, and be merciful unto me.’ —Psalm 26:11
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May 26, 2022
‘As for Me’: Despair
‘But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.’ —Psalm 73:2 ‘Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. ‘Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.’ —Psalm 73:24, 25 ‘But it is good for me to draw near to God:  I have put my trust in the Lord Gᴏᴅ, that I may declare all thy works.’ —Psalm 73:28
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May 25, 2022
‘As for Me’: Dependence
‘But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lᴏʀᴅ, in an acceptable time:  O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.’ —Psalm 69:13 ‘Hear me, O Lᴏʀᴅ; for thy lovingkindness is good:  turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.’ —Psalm 69:16
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May 24, 2022
‘As for Me’: Deliverance
‘As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.’ —Psalm 55:16 ‘For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ —Romans 10:13
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May 23, 2022
Look Now
‘He brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.’ —Genesis 15:5
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May 22, 2022
Get Restored Today
‘Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house.  And Peter followed afar off. ‘… ‘And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter.  And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. ‘And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.’ —Luke 22:54, 61, 62
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May 21, 2022
God’s Timing
‘But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law’ —Galatians 4:4 ‘For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.’ —Romans 5:6 ‘Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground:  for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.’ —Hosea 10:12
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May 20, 2022
Real Fellowship
‘And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon.  And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.’ —Luke 5:10
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May 19, 2022
Radical Discipleship
Am I willing to be a radical disciple, today?
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May 18, 2022
Scriptural Truth
‘I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my delight.’ —Psalm 119:174
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May 17, 2022
Our Obedience
‘Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water.  And they filled them up to the brim.’ —John 2:7
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May 16, 2022
His Presence
‘Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.’ —Psalm 37:5
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May 15, 2022
Columbus and the Trinity
‘But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.’ —John 14:26
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May 14, 2022
Beach Breakfast
‘As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. ‘… ‘Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.’ —John 21:9, 12
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May 13, 2022
Geckos
‘I will bless the Lᴏʀᴅ, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.’ —Psalm 16:7
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May 12, 2022
Stairway to Heaven
‘John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.’ —John 1:15 ‘And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven:  and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.’ —Genesis 28:12
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May 11, 2022
God as Our Guide
‘And the Lᴏʀᴅ shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.’ —Isaiah 58:11
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May 10, 2022
St. Lucia Schools
‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ —John 3:16
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May 09, 2022
Mother’s Day — Hannah
‘For this child I prayed; and the Lᴏʀᴅ hath given me my petition which I asked of him’ —1 Samuel 1:27 ‘Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.’ —1 Samuel 2:19
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May 08, 2022
The Weather Vane
‘Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out.  Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.’ —Song of Solomon 4:16
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May 07, 2022
Attention to Reading
‘Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.’ —I Timothy 4:13
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May 06, 2022
A Pattern of Leadership
‘So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.’ —Psalm 78:72
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May 05, 2022
Two Dead Sparrows
‘Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?’ —Luke 12:6
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May 04, 2022
What Proof!
‘Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.’ —1 Peter 1:21
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May 03, 2022
In Distress
‘And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lᴏʀᴅ his God.’ —1 Samuel 30:6 ‘Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have:  for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.’ —Hebrews 13:5 ‘Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:  and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.  Amen.’ —Matthew 28:20
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May 02, 2022
Converting the Soul
‘The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul:  the testimony of the Lᴏʀᴅ is sure, making wise the simple.’ —Psalm 19:7 ‘Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.’ —1 Peter 1:23
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May 01, 2022
David Thompson
‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’ —Psalm 46:1
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April 30, 2022
Our Inheritance
‘And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?’ —Mark 10:17 ‘For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:  it is the gift of God: ‘Not of works, lest any man should boast.’ —Ephesians 2:8, 9 ‘To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you’ —1 Peter 1:4
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April 29, 2022
The Hypocrite’s Heart
‘The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.’ —Luke 18:11 ‘He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.’ —Mark 7:6
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April 28, 2022
How the Christ Viewed Death
‘And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. ‘And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. ‘And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. ‘And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.’ —Like 8:52–55
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April 27, 2022
Hearing and Faith
‘And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.’ —Mark 4:20 ‘So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.’ —Romans 10:17
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April 26, 2022
The Parable of the Hearers
‘Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: ‘And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. ‘And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: ‘But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. ‘And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. ‘And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.’ —Mark 4:3–8
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April 25, 2022
The Purpose of Prophecy
‘And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! ‘And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. ‘And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, ‘Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? ‘And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: ‘For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. ‘And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. ‘For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:  and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles:  these are the beginnings of sorrows. ‘But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. ‘And the gospel must first be published among all nations. ‘But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate:  but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. ‘Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. ‘And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.’ —Mark 1:1–13
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April 24, 2022
Strong Tower
‘The name of the Lᴏʀᴅ is a strong tower:  the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.’ —Proverbs 18:10
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April 23, 2022
Magnifying Lens
‘O magnify the Lᴏʀᴅ with me, and let us exalt his name together.’ —Psalm 34:3 ‘And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, ‘And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.’ —Luke 1:46, 57
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April 22, 2022
The Gospel
‘For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures’ —1 Corinthians 15:3 ‘For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God’ —Romans 3:23 ‘But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.’ —Romans 5:8 ‘That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.’ —Romans 10:9
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April 21, 2022
Only Believe
‘While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master. ‘But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not:  believe only, and she shall be made whole.’ —Luke 8:49, 50
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April 20, 2022
Prejudice
‘But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.’ —James 2:9 ‘Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons’ —Acts 10:34
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April 19, 2022
Resurrection Stone
‘They found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. ‘And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.’ —Luke 24:2, 3
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April 18, 2022
Resurrection Hope
’Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me:  because I live, ye shall live also.’ —John 14:19
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April 17, 2022
Joseph’s Service
‘And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just: ‘(The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. ‘This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. ‘And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.’ —Luke 23:50–53
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April 16, 2022
A Centurion’s Statement
‘And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.’ —Mark 15:39 ‘Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.’ —Matthew 27:54
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April 15, 2022
A Thief’s Salvation
‘And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. … ‘And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. ‘And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.’ —Luke 23:32, 41, 42
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April 14, 2022
Peter’s Sorrow
‘And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.’ —Matthew 26:75 ‘The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed’ —1 Peter 5:1 ‘Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.’ —Luke 24:34
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April 13, 2022
Barabbas’ Substitution
‘And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.’ —Luke 23:25
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April 12, 2022
Herod's Selfishness
‘And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.’ —Luke 23:8
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April 11, 2022
Pilate's Struggle
‘Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.’ —Matthew 27:22
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April 10, 2022
Does He Care?
‘He was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow:  and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?’ —Mark 4:38
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April 09, 2022
Jerusalem's Home
‘Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!  And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.’ —John 19:27 ‘Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.’ —John 20:10
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April 08, 2022
Heaven's Home
‘We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. ‘Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.’ —2 Corinthians 5:8-9
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April 07, 2022
Go Home!
‘Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. ‘And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.’ —Mark 5:19, 20
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April 07, 2022
The Widow's Home
‘I went out full and the Lᴏʀᴅ hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?’ —Ruth 1:21
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April 06, 2022
The Shepherd's Home
‘And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. ‘I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.’ —Luke 15:6, 7
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April 04, 2022
A Happy Home
‘When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.’ —Deuteronomy 24:5
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April 03, 2022
God's Diagnosis
‘As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one‘ —Romans 3:10
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April 02, 2022
April Fools
‘The way of a fool is right in his own eyes:  but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. ‘A fool's wrath is presently known:  but a prudent man covereth shame. … ‘A prudent man concealeth knowledge:  but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.’ —Proverbs 12:15,16,23 ‘The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.  Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity:  there is none that doeth good.’ —Psalm 53:1
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April 01, 2022
The Heavenly Caregiver
‘Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.’ —1 Peter 5:7
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March 31, 2022
Take It to Him
‘Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee:  because he trusteth in thee.’ —Isaiah 26:3
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March 30, 2022
Trembling
‘And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.’ —Acts 24:25 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. —Romans 8:1
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March 29, 2022
His Strength
‘He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.’ —Isaiah 40:29
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March 28, 2022
Making a Difference
‘But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:  and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.’ —Acts 1:8
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March 27, 2022
Refreshing Others
‘I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus:  for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. ‘For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.’ —1 Corinthians 16:17,18
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March 26, 2022
The God in Heaven
King James Version ‘But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days.  Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these’ —Daniel 2:28 ‘There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers’ —Daniel 5:11
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March 25, 2022
Accepting Authority
‘She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her:  and happy is every one that retaineth her.’ —Proverbs 3:18
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March 24, 2022
The Bible Has the Answers
‘Through thy precepts I get understanding:  therefore I hate every false way.’ —Psalm 119:104 ‘Be not wise in thine own eyes:  fear the Lᴏʀᴅ, and depart from evil.’ —Proverbs 3:7
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March 23, 2022
More Power
‘And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.’ —Romans 5:5 ‘Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.’ —2 Corinthians 8:24
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March 22, 2022
A New Relationship
‘The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:  I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.’ —John 10:10
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March 21, 2022
The Dependant Man
‘And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.’ —Luke 2:15 ‘And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.’ —Luke 24:50
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March 20, 2022
Christ's Suffering
‘Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.’ —John 12:27 ‘For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit’ —1 Peter 3:18
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March 19, 2022
Why Is There Suffering?
‘Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.’ —Job 5:7
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March 18, 2022
God's Intervention
‘I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; ‘For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.’ —1 Timothy 2:1-2
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March 17, 2022
God's Peace
‘Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:  not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.’ —John 14:27 ‘And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.’ —Philippians 4:7
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March 16, 2022
My Trouble
‘In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. ‘… ‘For thou art great, and doest wondrous things:  thou art God alone. ‘… ‘But thou, O Lᴏʀᴅ, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.’ —Psalm 86:7, 10, 15
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March 15, 2022
Sound Advice
‘And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: ‘But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.’ —Luke 10:41-42 ‘Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.’ —Psalm 46:10
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March 14, 2022
Your Troubles Heart
‘Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.’ —John 14:1
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March 13, 2022
Athletic Rules
‘And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.’ —2 Timothy 2:5
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March 12, 2022
A Life of Faith
‘Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.’ —Proverbs 3:5 ‘I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.’ —Psalm 16:8
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March 11, 2022
Look to Jesus
‘Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.’ —Hebrews 12:2
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March 10, 2022
A Holy Race
‘Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous:  nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.’ —Hebrews 12:11 ‘Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul’ —1 Peter 2:11
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March 09, 2022
Running Well
‘Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?’ —Galatians 5:7
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March 08, 2022
The Christian Race
‘Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us’ —Hebrews 12:1
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March 07, 2022
Reverence for God
‘Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!’ —Deuteronomy 5:29
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March 06, 2022
His Comfort
‘Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.’ —Psalm 23:4
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March 05, 2022
The Need for Prayer
‘Pray without ceasing.’ —1 Thessalonians 5:17
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March 04, 2022
Tongues and Tales
‘But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.’ —James 3:8
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March 03, 2022
Idleness and Gossiping
‘And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.’ —1 Timothy 5:13
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March 02, 2022
Our Punishment
‘And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this’ —Ezra 9:13 ‘He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.’ —Psalm 103:10
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March 01, 2022
Let Down
‘Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear:  and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.’ —2 Timothy 4:17 ‘And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lᴏʀᴅ his God.’ —1 Samuel 30:6
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February 28, 2022
Loneliness
‘Only Luke is with me.  Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.’ —2 Timothy 4:11 ‘Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.’ —Hebrews 13:5
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February 27, 2022
Jonah and God’s Creation
‘But the Lᴏʀᴅ sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken. … ‘Now the Lᴏʀᴅ had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah.  And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.’ —Jonah 1:4, 17 ‘And the Lᴏʀᴅ God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief.  So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd. ‘But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered. ‘And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.’ —Jonah 4:6-8
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February 26, 2022
Jonah and the Children
‘And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?’ —Jonah 4:11
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February 25, 2022
A Greater than Jonah
‘The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it:  because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.’ —Matthew 12:41
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February 24, 2022
Jonah and the City
‘So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. … ‘But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. … ‘And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.’ —Jonah 3:5, 8, 10 ‘Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.’ —Acts 20:21
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February 23, 2022
Jonah and the Great Fish
‘Now the Lᴏʀᴅ had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah.  And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. ‘Then Jonah prayed unto the Lᴏʀᴅ his God out of the fish's belly … ‘When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lᴏʀᴅ:  and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.’ —Jonah 1:17–2:1, 7
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February 22, 2022
Jonah and the Sailors
‘And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you. … ‘So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging. ‘Then the men feared the Lᴏʀᴅ exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the Lᴏʀᴅ, and made vows.’ —Jonah 1:12, 15, 16
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February 21, 2022
The Word
‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’ —John 1:1
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February 20, 2022
Love’s Gift
‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ —John 3:16
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February 19, 2022
Liberating Love
‘For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:  and his commandments are not grievous.’ —1 John 5:3
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February 18, 2022
How Is God’s Love Shown
‘In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. ‘Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.’ —1 John 4:9-10
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February 17, 2022
What Love! (Dr. Benjamin Warfield's Last Lecture)
‘Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.’ —I John 3:16
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February 16, 2022
God is Love
‘He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.’ —1 John 4:8
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February 15, 2022
God's Love – Valentine's Day
‘Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.’ —1 John 4:10
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February 14, 2022
Hearing Our Prayers
‘Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.’ —2 Kings 19:20 ‘After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.’ —John 3:22
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February 13, 2022
The Fear of the Lᴏʀᴅ (Repeat)
‘The fear of the Lᴏʀᴅ is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.’ —Proverbs 9:10
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February 12, 2022
Arguing (Repeat)
‘But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.’ —1 Peter 3:4
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February 11, 2022
God Bless this Tree (Repeat)
‘Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.’ —1 Peter 2:24
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February 10, 2022
Eternity (Repeat)
‘Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.’ —Amos 4:12
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February 09, 2022
White as Snow (Repeat)
‘Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord:  though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’
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February 07, 2022
Pray for the Government (Repeat)
‘For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.’ —1 Timothy 2:2
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February 07, 2022
John's Theme (Repeat)
‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… ‘And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.’ —John 1:1,14
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February 06, 2022
God is Light
‘This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.’ —1 John 1:5 ‘This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.’ —John 3:19 ‘Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world:  he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.’ —John 8:12
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February 05, 2022
Sound Spiritual Advice
‘Rejoice evermore. ‘Pray without ceasing. ‘In every thing give thanks:  for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ‘Quench not the Spirit. ‘Despise not prophesyings. ‘Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.’ –1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
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February 04, 2022
Full of Leprosy
‘It came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy:  who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.’ —Luke 5:12
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February 03, 2022
Looking at Christ
‘We all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.’ —2 Corinthians 3:18
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February 02, 2022
The Shuttle Disaster
Richard Douglas Husband (July 12, 1957 – February 1, 2003) (Colonel, USAF) was an American astronaut and fighter pilot. He traveled into space twice: as Pilot of STS-96 and Commander of STS-107. He and the rest of the crew of STS-107 were killed when Columbia disintegrated during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. Husband is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
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February 01, 2022
The God of the Sunrise
‘As he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.’ —Genesis 32:31
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January 31, 2022
Willing Offerings
‘Let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.’ —Exodus 25:8
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January 30, 2022
The Cave of Despair
‘I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. ‘When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.  In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me. ‘I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. ‘I cried unto thee, O Lord:  I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.’ —Psalm 142:2-5
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January 29, 2022
The Death of a Believer
‘And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.  And when he had said this, he fell asleep.’ —Acts 7:60 ‘We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.’ —2 Corinthians 5:8
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January 28, 2022
Holocaust Memorial Day
‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’ —Matthew 11:28
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January 27, 2022
Well Pleased
‘And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’ —Matthew 3:17 ‘While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them:  and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.’ —Matthew 17:5
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January 26, 2022
No Blame
‘So he sent his brethren away, and they departed:  and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.’ —Genesis 45:24
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January 25, 2022
Silent: Listen
‘A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak’ —Ecclesiastes 3:7
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January 24, 2022
Our Unchanging God
‘For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.’ —Malachi 3:6 ‘As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried:  he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.’ —Psalm 18:30
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January 23, 2022
A Live Coal
‘Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: ‘And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.’ —Isaiah 6:6, 7
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January 22, 2022
Fire of Compassion
‘Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. ‘Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.’ —Romans 12:20, 21
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January 21, 2022
Fire of Consolation
‘And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.’ —Acts 28:3
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January 20, 2022
Fire of Restoration
‘As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.’ —John 21:9
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January 19, 2022
Fire of Temptation
‘And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.’ —John 18:18
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January 18, 2022
Fire of Destruction
‘Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.’ —Jeremiah 36:22
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January 17, 2022
Real Christian Behaviour
‘Let us have no imitation Christian love. Let us have a genuine break with evil and a real devotion to good. ‘Let us have real warm affection for one another as between brothers, and a willingness to let the other man have the credit. ‘Let us not allow slackness to spoil our work and let us keep the fires of the spirit burning, as we do our work for God. ‘Base your happiness on your hope in Christ. When trials come endure them patiently, steadfastly maintain the habit of prayer.’ —Romans 12:9-12 (J.B. Phillips New Testament)
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January 16, 2022
Hymn: May the Mind of Christ, My Saviour
‘Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus’ —Philippians 2:5 ‘May the mind of Christ, my Saviour, Live in me from day to day, By his love and pow'r controlling All I do and say. ‘May the word of God dwell richly In my heart from hour to hour, So that all may see I triumph Only through his power. ‘May the mind of Christ, my Saviour, Live in me from day to day, By his love and power controlling All I do and say. ‘May the love of Jesus fill me As the waters fill the sea. Him exalting, self abasing: This is victory. ‘May we run the race before us, Strong and brave to face the foe, Looking only unto Jesus As we onward go. ‘May His beauty rest upon me, As I seek the lost to win, And may they forget the channel, Seeing only Him.’ —Kate Barclay Wilkinson (1859–1928)
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January 15, 2022
Lazarus' Testimony
‘Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.’ —John 12:11 ‘Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.’ —John 20:29
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January 14, 2022
Jesus Cried
‘And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.’ — John 11:43
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January 13, 2022
Jesus Wept
‘Jesus wept.’ — John 11:35
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January 12, 2022
Jesus Said
‘Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:  he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live’ — John 11:25
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January 11, 2022
Jesus Loved
‘Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.’ —John 11:5
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January 10, 2022
Possessing Eternal Life
‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.’ —John 5:24
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January 09, 2022
The Second Coming
‘For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.’ —Hebrews 10:37 ‘And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.’ —John 14:3
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January 08, 2022
The Fireplace Lesson
‘Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another:  and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.’ —Hebrews 10:25
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January 07, 2022
What He Bore
‘Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:  by whose stripes ye were healed.’ —1 Peter 2:24 ‘And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’ —Mark 15:34
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January 06, 2022
X-Rays
‘Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight:  but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.’ —Hebrews 4:13
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January 05, 2022
God's Strength
‘The Lᴏʀᴅ is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?’ —Psalm 27:1 ‘I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lᴏʀᴅd in the land of the living. ‘Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart:  wait, I say, on the Lᴏʀᴅ.’ —Psalm 27:13, 14
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January 04, 2022
Your Salvation
‘And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. … ‘Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God’ —Luke 2:26,28
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January 02, 2022
Who's in Control?
‘This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones:  to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.’ —Daniel 4:17
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January 01, 2022
The Way of the Cross
‘I must needs go home by the way of the cross, There's no other way but this; I shall ne'er get sight of the gates of light, If the way of the cross I miss. The way of the cross leads home, (leads home,) The way of the cross leads home; (leads home;) It is sweet to know as I onward go, The way of cross leads home. ‘I must needs go on in the blood sprinkled way, The path that the Savior trod, If I ever climb to the heights sublime, Where the soul is at home with God. ‘Then I bid farewell to the way of the world, To walk in it nevermore; For the Lord says, "Come," and I seek my home Where He waits at the open door.’ —Jessie Brown Pounds (1861-1921)
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December 31, 2021
False Worship
‘But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.’ —Matthew 15:9
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December 31, 2021
Who Is Jesus?
‘And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. ‘Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.’ —Matthew 14:32-33
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December 30, 2021
Worship God Only
‘Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; ‘And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. ‘Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.’ —Matthew 4:8-10
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December 29, 2021
A Leper Appeals
‘And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.’ —Matthew 8:2
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December 28, 2021
Meeting Him
‘And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.’ —Matthew 2:11
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December 27, 2021
He Receives Us
‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’ —John 1:1 ‘And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.’ —Luke 15:2 ‘But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me.  Selah.’ —Psalm 49:15
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December 26, 2021
The Incarnation
‘And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.’ —Luke 2:7
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December 25, 2021
He Humbled Himself
‘For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. —Romans 12:3 ‘For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.’ —Isaiah 57:15
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December 24, 2021
Henry Bramley's Hymn
‘The great God of heaven is come down to earth, His mother a Virgin, and sinless his birth; The Father eternal his Father alone: He sleeps in the manger; he reigns on the throne: ‘Then let us adore him, and praise his great love: To save us poor sinners he came from above. ‘A Babe on the breast of a Maiden he lies, Yet sits with the Father on high in the skies; Before him their faces the seraphim hide, While Joseph stands waiting, unscared, by his side: ‘Lo! here is Emmanuel, here is the Child, The Son that was promised to Mary so mild; Whose power and dominion shall ever increase, The Prince that shall rule o’er a kingdom of peace: ‘The Wonderful Counsellor, boundless in might, The Father’s own image, the beam of his light; Behold him now wearing the likeness of man, Weak, helpless, and speechless, in measure a span: ‘O wonder of wonders, which none can unfold: The Ancient of days is an hour or two old; The Maker of all things is made of the earth, Man is worshipped by angels, and God comes to birth: ‘Then let us adore him, and praise his great love: To save us poor sinners he came from above.’ —Henry Ramsden Bramley (1833-1917)
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December 23, 2021
Why Was He Sent?
‘But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law’ —Galatians 4:4 ‘And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.’ —1 John 4:14
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December 22, 2021
He Dwelt among Us
‘And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.’ —2 Corinthians 6:18 ‘And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.’ —John 1:14
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December 21, 2021
Christmas Love
‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ —John 3:16
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December 20, 2021
Wonderful
‘For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:  and the government shall be upon his shoulder:  and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.’ —Isaiah 9:6
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December 19, 2021
Penguin's Feet (Repeat)
‘Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.’ —Isaiah 40:28
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December 18, 2021
Lazarus (Repeat)
‘Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live’ —John 11:25
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December 17, 2021
Life's Pressures (Repeat)
‘Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.’ —2 Corinthians 1:4
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December 16, 2021
The Great Wall of China (Repeat)
‘So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.’ —Nehemiah 6:15
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December 15, 2021
The African Impala's Faith Problem (Repeat)
‘But without faith it is impossible to please him:  for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.’ —Hebrews 11:6
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December 14, 2021
Sympathy (Repeat)
‘So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.’ —Job 2:13
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December 13, 2021
Excuses (Repeat)
‘And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.’ —Luke 14:17
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December 12, 2021
Your Shepherd (Repeat)
‘The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. ‘He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. ‘He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. ‘Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. ‘Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. ‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.’ —Psalm 23
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December 11, 2021
Smallest Owl (Repeat)
‘I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.’ —Psalm 102:6
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December 10, 2021
Money and God (Repeat)
‘No servant can serve two masters:  for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.  Ye cannot serve God and mammon.’ —Luke 16:13
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December 09, 2021
Largest Library (Repeat)
‘And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.’ —John 21:25
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December 08, 2021
Underwater Cave (Repeat)
‘We love him, because he first loved us.’ —1 John 4:19
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December 07, 2021
St. Paul's Cathedral (Repeat)
‘The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.’ —Psalm 19:1
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December 06, 2021
Forgiveness (Repeat)
‘To him give all the prophets wi