Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from January 2015

Eternal Life Through the Good News

January 31st, 2015 · No Comments

1 Peter 1:23-25 (New Living Translation) 23 For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. 24 As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the […]

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Tags: 1 Peter · New Testament

The Main Point about Our High Priest

January 25th, 2015 · No Comments

Hebrews 8:1-2 (New Living Translation) 1 Here is the main point: We have a High Priest who sat down in the place of honor beside the throne of the majestic God in heaven. 2 There he ministers in the heavenly Tabernacle, the true place of worship that was built by the Lord and not by human […]

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Tags: Hebrews · New Testament

Justice vs Evil

January 24th, 2015 · No Comments

Hebrews 1:9 (New Living Translation) You love justice and hate evil. Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else. The opposite of “justice” is “injustice.” That’s obvious, right? See the above verse where the opposite of “justice” is “evil.” And that leads […]

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Tags: Hebrews · New Testament


January 18th, 2015 · No Comments

2 Timothy 2:23-26 (New Living Translation) 23 Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. 24 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. 25 Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps […]

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Tags: 2 Timothy · New Testament

A Special Christian for a Special Use

January 17th, 2015 · No Comments

2 Timothy 2:20-21 (New Living Translation) 20 In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. 21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil […]

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Tags: 2 Timothy · New Testament

The Only Work God Wants

January 11th, 2015 · No Comments

John 6:28-29 (New Living Translation) 28 They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?” 29 Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.” The crowds came to Jesus. They wanted to know what they could and should do. Jesus […]

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Tags: John · New Testament

Begging the Healer

January 10th, 2015 · No Comments

Matthew 14:34-36 (New Living Translation) 34 After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret. 35 When the people recognized Jesus, the news of his arrival spread quickly throughout the whole area, and soon people were bringing all their sick to be healed. 36 They begged him to let the sick touch at least […]

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Tags: Matthew · New Testament

Does God Live in Me?

January 9th, 2015 · No Comments

1 John 4:12 (New Living Translation) No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. The second sentence here is haunting. That is a pretty big IF. God lives in me if I love others about me. If […]

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Tags: 1 John · New Testament

Sending You into the Palace

January 4th, 2015 · No Comments

Matthew 10:16-18 (New Living Translation) 16 “Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves. 17 But beware! For you will be handed over to the courts and will be flogged with whips in the synagogues. 18 You will stand trial before governors and […]

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Tags: Matthew · New Testament

This is Your New Culture

January 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Exodus 20:1-2 (New Living Translation) Then God gave the people all these instructions[a]: 2 “I am the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery. God’s people, the descendants of Jacob who was otherwise known as Israel, came out of the land of Egypt and were heading […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament