Our eyes are on you

Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. Continue reading

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They will be called “children of the living God”

The Spirit of the LORD will come on you in power … and you will be changed into a different person. Continue reading

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Let your gentleness be evident to all

The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Continue reading

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Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees

You hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. Continue reading

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The truth will set you free

(Jesus) went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him.Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Continue reading

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They went in with him to the wedding banquet

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. Continue reading

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For the Lord is a God of retribution; he will repay in full

The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The LORD takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger but great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet … The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. Continue reading

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Many who are first will be last

For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. He told them, “You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.” So they went. Continue reading

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Give thanks to the Lord Almighty

The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made … The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does … The LORD is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. Continue reading

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The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field

When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. … Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. Continue reading

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