Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from November 2011

Our Donkeys!

November 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Genesis 43:17-18 (New International Version 2011) 17 The man did as Joseph told him and took the men to Joseph’s house. 18 Now the men were frightened when they were taken to his house. They thought, “We were brought here because of the silver that was put back into our sacks the first time. He […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament

Strengthening, Encouraging, Comfort

November 26th, 2011 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 14:3 (New International Version 2011) But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. This is pretty simple, but often “simple” things in the Bible carry much. Why do someone prophecy or, more like what we would say today, preach? Paul writes to the Corinthian church and gives […]

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Tags: 1 Corinthians · New Testament

No Way to Live

November 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Galatians 5:19-21 (New International Version 2011) 19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will […]

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Tags: Galatians · New Testament

Jonah’s Success (?)

November 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Jonah 3:5 (New International Version 2011) 3 Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. 4 Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” 5 The […]

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Tags: Jonah · Old Testament

Blinded by Religion

November 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Luke 11 (New International Version 2011) 42 “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. Jesus is speaking to the Pharisees. Those […]

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Tags: New Testament · Romans

Great, but Look to Heaven

November 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Luke 10:17-20 (Common English Bible) 17 The seventy-two returned joyously, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit themselves to us in your name.” 18 Jesus replied, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning. 19 Look, I have given you authority to crush snakes and scorpions underfoot. I have given you authority over all the power […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament


November 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Mark 9:25 (New International Version 2011) When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” Jesus casts a demon or impure spirit out of a person. Note the instruction that Jesus […]

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Tags: Mark · New Testament

Always Ask

November 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Luke 9:18-21 (New International Version 2011) 18 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” 19 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to […]

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Tags: Acts · New Testament