Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from October 2012

Troubles of Every Kind of Problem

October 28th, 2012 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 15:5-7 (New Living Translation) 5 “During those dark times, it was not safe to travel. Problems troubled the people of every land. 6 Nation fought against nation, and city against city, for God was troubling them with every kind of problem.7 But as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be […]

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Tags: 2 Chronicles · Old Testament

God’s Light

October 27th, 2012 · No Comments

John 3:19-21 (New Living Translation) “And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. 20 All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. 21 But those […]

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Tags: Genesis · John · New Testament · Old Testament

Where Angels Go

October 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Luke 2:15 (New Living Translation) When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” Where do angels go after they complete a mission to earth? Simple, they return to heaven. At least that […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

Grab Your Noose Daily

October 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Luke 9:23 (New Living Translation) Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me. Jesus is talking to a crowd. Consider the subject: a cross. The cross was an instrument of capital punishment. Like a […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

Simple Missionary Message

October 14th, 2012 · No Comments

Mark 6:12 (New Living Translation) So the disciples went out, telling everyone they met to repent of their sins and turn to God. This isn’t complicated. The followers of Jesus went out with a two-point message: repent of sins turn to God I wonder how many missionary seminars they attended before they traveled with this […]

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Tags: Mark · New Testament

Tough Story

October 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Luke 18:9-14 (New Living Translation) 9 Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: 10 “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament · Uncategorized

A Closer Consideration of a Miracle

October 7th, 2012 · No Comments

Mark 7:32-35 (New Living Translation) 32 A deaf man with a speech impediment was brought to him, and the people begged Jesus to lay his hands on the man to heal him. 33 Jesus led him away from the crowd so they could be alone. He put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then, spitting […]

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Tags: Mark · New Testament

Predictable Government Woes

October 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Ecclesiastes 5:8-9 (New Living Translation) 8 Don’t be surprised if you see a poor person being oppressed by the powerful and if justice is being miscarried throughout the land. For every official is under orders from higher up, and matters of justice get lost in red tape and bureaucracy. 9 Even the king milks the land […]

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Tags: Ecclesiastes · Old Testament