Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from October 2010

It Means What it Sounds Like

October 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Mark 9:9-10 (New International Version) 9As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what “rising from the dead” meant. This is a classic example of Jesus saying […]

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Tags: Mark · New Testament


October 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Luke 11:42 (New International Version) “Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone. The poor Pharisees. They meant so well and they […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

The Fear of the Lord

October 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Jonah 1:7-16 (New International Version) 7 Then the sailors said to each other, “Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity.” They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah. 8 So they asked him, “Tell us, who is responsible for making all this trouble for us? What do […]

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Tags: Jonah · Old Testament


October 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Luke 10:38-42 (New International Version) 38As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

Concerned about a Vine

October 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Jonah 4:5-11 (New International Version) 5 Jonah went out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city. 6 Then the LORD God provided a vine and made it grow up over Jonah to […]

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Tags: Jonah · Old Testament

A Happy Savior

October 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Luke 10:21 (New International Version) At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure. At this time, “the […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

Kill, Hate, Dishonor (Interest and Profits?)

October 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Ezekial 22:6-12 (New Century Version) 6 ” ‘Jerusalem, see how each ruler of Israel in you has been trying to kill people.7 The people in you hate their fathers and mothers. They mistreat the foreigners in you and wrong the orphans and widows in you.8 You hate my holy things and dishonor my Sabbaths.9 The […]

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Tags: Ezekial · Old Testament

We Have Heard, God is with You

October 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Zechariah 8:23 (New International Version) 23 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “In those days ten men from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, ‘Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.’ “ The LORD […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Zechariah

For Prosperity

October 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Jeremiah 29:7 (New International Version) Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” The prophet Jeremiah is writing to the Jews who are exiled in Babylon. This is an awful condition. They […]

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Tags: Jeremiah · Old Testament

He Sat and He Spoke

October 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Luke 4:20-21 (New International Version) 20Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, 21and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” Jesus had returned to His home town of Nazareth. […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament