Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from September 2015

The Tassels will Help You Remember

September 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Numbers 15:37-41 (New Living Translation) 37 Then the Lord said to Moses, 38 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: Throughout the generations to come you must make tassels for the hems of your clothing and attach them with a blue cord. 39 When you see the tassels, you will remember and obey […]

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Tags: Numbers · Old Testament

Their Way of Life

September 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Leviticus 18:2-3 (New Living Translation) 2 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. I am the Lord your God. 3 So do not act like the people in Egypt, where you used to live, or like the people of Canaan, where I am taking you. You must not imitate their way of life. […]

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Tags: Leviticus · Old Testament

Jew-Gentile, Slave-Free

September 20th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 12:13 (New Living Translation) Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit. Notice how the writer illustrates the difference between Jews and Gentiles. The writer equates that […]

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Tags: 1 Corinthians · New Testament


September 19th, 2015 · No Comments

Colossians 2:20-23 (New Living Translation) 20 You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world, such as, 21 “Don’t handle! Don’t taste! Don’t touch!”? 22 Such rules are mere human teachings about things that […]

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Tags: Colossians · New Testament

The Good News in Six Lines

September 13th, 2015 · No Comments

Colossians 1:19-20 (New Living Translation) 19 For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, 20 and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. Here it is. This is the good news of Jesus […]

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Tags: Colossians · New Testament


September 12th, 2015 · No Comments

Ephesians 5:14 (New Living Translation) “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” This is a call to me and all of us. Awake, get up. More importantly, get out of the rut that is sin and death. There is no need to muddle about in the darkness. This […]

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Tags: Ephesians · New Testament

Live Wisely

September 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Colossians 4:5 (New Living Translation) Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. I follow God and His son Jesus of Nazareth. Most people who live about me do not. They don’t believe. Do I live according to the admonition of this verse? Well, uh, … God, help […]

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Tags: Colossians · New Testament


September 5th, 2015 · No Comments

Colossians 4:4 (New Living Translation) Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should. The writer asks other Christians to pray for him. He wants clarity in his proclamation of the Gospel message. I echo this prayer. Perhaps some day someone will read some of these little blog posts and take a […]

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Tags: Colossians · New Testament