Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from November 2012

Blessings of Agriculture

November 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Hosea 9:1-2 (New Living Translation) O people of Israel, do not rejoice as other nations do. For you have been unfaithful to your God, hiring yourselves out like prostitutes, worshiping other gods on every threshing floor. 2 So now your harvests will be too small to feed you. There will be no grapes for making […]

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Tags: Hosea · Old Testament

Opting Out

November 24th, 2012 · No Comments

John 15:19 (New Living Translation) The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you. Christians are no longer part of the world. We have opted out for […]

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Tags: John · New Testament

Just as Bad

November 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Romans 2:1 (New Living Translation) You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. Who, me? Just as bad? This must […]

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Tags: New Testament · Romans

The Value of a Person – A Pair of Sandals

November 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Amos 2:6 (New Living Translation) This is what the Lord says: “The people of Israel have sinned again and again, and I will not let them go unpunished! They sell honorable people for silver and poor people for a pair of sandals. This is how far down the people of Israel fell. They are selling people; they […]

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Tags: Amos · Old Testament

What do We Worship?

November 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Romans 1:25 (New Living Translation) They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. This is a problem in man. We worship the first thing we see. We don’t tend to look beyond the […]

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Tags: New Testament · Romans

The Good News – Making Us Right

November 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Romans 1:16-17 (New Living Translation) 16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. 17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish […]

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Tags: New Testament · Romans

A Good Man – Seeking the Messiah

November 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Acts 10:2 (New Living Translation) He gave generously to the poor and prayed regularly to God. Read that description of a man. Read it several times. How would you describe that man? What comes to my mind is: He was a good man. He gave generously to the poor. He prayed to God regularly. Yes, […]

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Tags: Acts · New Testament

The Sycharian Woman

November 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

John 4:4-7 (New Living Translation) 4 He had to go through Samaria on the way. 5 Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. 7 Soon a Samaritan […]

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Tags: John · New Testament · Uncategorized