I can do all this through him who gives me strength

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. Continue reading

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Easter Week – 12: Tuesday before Easter – 2

Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. Continue reading

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Easter Week – 11: Tuesday before Easter – 1

Now every day Jesus was teaching in the temple, but every night He went out and lodged on the mount called Olivet, the Mount of Olives. And all the people used to come to Him early in the morning in the temple to hear Him. Continue reading

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What must I do to be saved?

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. … If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” Continue reading

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Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities

Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of the foolish. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. Show proper respect to everyone, love your fellow believers, fear God, honor the emperor. Continue reading

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Easter Week 10: Monday before Easter – 2

Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Continue reading

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Easter Week 9: Monday before Easter – 1

Early in the morning … Jesus was on his way back to the city. Continue reading

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Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap (Jesus) in his words

They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?” Continue reading

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The proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”  Jesus … told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ Continue reading

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Easter Week 8: Palm Sunday – 2

As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.” Continue reading

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