Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from February 2011

As Foreigners and Strangers

February 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Leviticus 25:23 (New International Version 2010) The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers. The LORD is passing along through Moses His laws for the people. There is a group of laws about owning, selling, renting, and such for the land. […]

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Tags: Leviticus · Old Testament

How did the Angels Know?

February 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Luke 24:1-8 (New International Version 2010) 1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

Let Me Tell You How God Should Work

February 20th, 2011 · No Comments

2 Kings 5:11-14 (New International Version 2010) 11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, […]

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Tags: 2 Kings · Old Testament

Rejecting God’s Purpose for Me

February 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Luke 7:30 (New International Version 2010) 29 (All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus’ words, acknowledged that God’s way was right, because they had been baptized by John. 30 But the Pharisees and the experts in the law rejected God’s purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.) […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

What’s the Problem?

February 13th, 2011 · No Comments

2 Kings 5:6-8 (New International Version 2010) 6 The letter that he took to the king of Israel read: “With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you so that you may cure him of his leprosy.” 7 As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and […]

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Tags: 2 Kings · Old Testament

Obedience from Faith

February 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Romans 1:5 (New International Version 2010) Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith for his name’s sake. Fascinating combination of words: obedience faith Faith: I haven’t seen anything from the natural sciences to prove that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ, yet I […]

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Tags: New Testament · Romans

Victory to Aram?

February 6th, 2011 · No Comments

2 Kings 5:1-2 (New International Version 2010) 1 Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.  2 Now […]

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Tags: 2 Kings · Old Testament

The Redeemer

February 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Luke 24:19-24 (New International Version 2010) 19 “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had […]

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