Monthly Archives: May 2016

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe

He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. … For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for … Continue reading

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They loved human praise more than praise from God

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. … On the … Continue reading

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I always do what pleases him

I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart. … So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.

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Their hearts are greedy for unjust gain

The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to … Continue reading

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Woe to you Pharisees because you love the most important seats

As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the … Continue reading

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An argument started among the disciples

Which of them would be the greatest. … They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued … Continue reading

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Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask

“What do you want me to do for you?” (Jesus) asked. They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”

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What can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.

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The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty

For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.

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If you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!

For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.

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