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Entries from December 2010

A Simple Message of Acceptance

December 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Acts 10:34-35 (New International Version 2010) 34 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35 but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. Peter is speaking to Cornelius and his family. Also present are some Jews who […]

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Tags: Acts · New Testament

Giving and Prayer – from an Outsider

December 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Acts 10:1-2 (New International Version 2010) 1 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. Here we have an officer in the Roman […]

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Tags: Acts · New Testament

To Save the World

December 19th, 2010 · No Comments

John 12:47-48 (New International Version) 47 “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very […]

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Tags: John · New Testament

Innefective and Unproductive

December 18th, 2010 · No Comments

2 Peter 1:5-9 (New International Version 2010) 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these […]

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Tags: 2 Peter · New Testament

God’s Love in Our Hearts

December 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Romans 5:5 (New International Version 2010) And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. There are times when I read the Bible from a simple perspective. The recent reading of this verse was one of […]

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Tags: New Testament · Romans

From This Day On

December 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Haggai 2:15-19 (New International Version 2010) 15 “‘Now give careful thought to this from this day on—consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the LORD’s temple. 16 When anyone came to a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten. When anyone went to a wine vat to draw fifty […]

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Tags: Haggai · Old Testament

The End of Entropy(?)

December 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Romans 8:18-21 (New International Version) 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but […]

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Tags: New Testament · Romans

Disrespect for Human Life

December 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Isaiah 33:7-8 (New English Translation) 7 Look, ambassadors cry out in the streets; messengers sent to make peace weep bitterly. 8 Highways are empty, there are no travelers. Treaties are broken, witnesses are despised, human life is treated with disrespect. The prophet Isaiah is lamenting the condition of life among his people. He starts with […]

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Tags: Isaiah · Old Testament