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Jehovah God in Action

May 14th, 2017 · No Comments

Genesis 12:17-20 (New Living Translation) 17 But the Lord sent terrible plagues upon Pharaoh and his household because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 18 So Pharaoh summoned Abram and accused him sharply. “What have you done to me?” he demanded. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is […]

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The Law Before the Law

May 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Genesis 12:17-20 (New Living Translation) 17 But the Lord sent terrible plagues upon Pharaoh and his household because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 18 So Pharaoh summoned Abram and accused him sharply. “What have you done to me?” he demanded. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is […]

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Too Hard for the LORD?

May 7th, 2017 · No Comments

Genesis 18:11-14 (New Living Translation) 11 Abraham and Sarah were both very old by this time, and Sarah was long past the age of having children. 12 So she laughed silently to herself and said, “How could a worn-out woman like me enjoy such pleasure, especially when my master—my husband—is also so old?” 13 Then […]

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Allowing Sins to Grow Big Enough

December 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Genesis 15:13-16 (New Living Translation) 13 Then the Lord said to Abram, “You can be sure that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign land, where they will be oppressed as slaves for 400 years. 14 But I will punish the nation that enslaves them, and in the end they will come away with […]

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Banished from the Ground

June 13th, 2015 · No Comments

Genesis 4:10-12 (New Living Translation) 10 But the Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground! 11 Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which has swallowed your brother’s blood. 12 No longer will the ground yield good crops for you, no matter how […]

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Preventing Eternal Life

June 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Genesis 3:22-23 (New English Translation) 22 And the Lord God said, “Now that the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil, he must not be allowed to stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 23 So the Lord God expelled him […]

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Hiding Among the Trees

May 31st, 2015 · No Comments

Genesis 3:8 (New English Translation) Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God moving about in the orchard at the breezy time of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard. Adam and Eve were pretty smart; Adam and Eve were close to […]

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Not a Shoestring

May 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Genesis 14:22-23 (New English Translation) 22 But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, “I raise my hand to the Lord, the Most High God, Creator of heaven and earth, and vow 23 that I will take nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal. That way you can […]

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Filled with the Spirit of God

May 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Genesis 41:37-38 (New Living Translation) 37 Joseph’s suggestions were well received by Pharaoh and his officials. 38 So Pharaoh asked his officials, “Can we find anyone else like this man so obviously filled with the spirit of God?” Joseph had impressed Pharaoh, so Pharaoh replies in verse 38. Notice what Pharaoh believes: There is a […]

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A Testimony

January 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Genesis 14:22-23 (New English Translation) 22 But Abram replied to the king of Sodom, “I raise my hand to the LORD, the Most High God, Creator of heaven and earth, and vow 23 that I will take nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal. That way you can […]

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