Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from October 2013

Teach Us

October 27th, 2013 · No Comments

John 3:1-2 (New Living Translation) There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. 2 After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.” I […]

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Tags: John · New Testament

Trying Too Hard

October 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Acts 17:27-28 (New Living Translation) His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. 28 For in him we live and move and exist. Paul is speaking to the learned people of Athens. He discusses […]

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Tags: Acts · New Testament

Noticing Favor

October 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Ezra 9:9 (New Living Translation) For we were slaves, but in his unfailing love our God did not abandon us in our slavery. Instead, he caused the kings of Persia to treat us favorably. He revived us so we could rebuild the Temple of our God and repair its ruins. He has given us a […]

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Tags: Ezra · Old Testament

Gifts and Blessings

October 19th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 31:10 (New Living Translation) And Azariah the high priest, from the family of Zadok, replied, “Since the people began bringing their gifts to the Lord’s Temple, we have had enough to eat and plenty to spare. The Lord has blessed his people, and all this is left over.” In this instance, the people […]

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Tags: 2 Chronicles · Old Testament

A Prophet

October 13th, 2013 · No Comments

Luke 7:15-16 (New Living Translation) 15 Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother. 16 Great fear swept the crowd, and they praised God, saying, “A mighty prophet has risen among us,” and “God has visited his people today.” The people saw Jesus raise a […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament


October 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Philippians 2:5-8 (New Living Translation) 5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. 6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a […]

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Tags: New Testament · Philippians

Fear of Harm

October 6th, 2013 · No Comments

Matthew 10:28 (New Living Translation) Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Most people I know – somewhere above 99% – fear death. If they say they don’t, put them in a swimming pool […]

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Tags: Matthew · New Testament

The Perfect Bond

October 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Colossians 3:14 (New English Translation) And to all these virtues add love, which is the perfect bond. Love is the perfect, complete, wholly satisfactory bond. Love glues everything else together. All the good, great, wonderful things I may do as a Christian are just that: a bunch of nice things floating around out there somewhere […]

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Tags: Colossians · New Testament