The Good Life from the Pit

Psalm 40:1-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB) God Sustains His Servant. For the choir director. A Psalm of David. 40 I waited [a]patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. 2 He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the [b]miry clay, And...

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The Perils of Pride

Acts 5:1-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Fate of Ananias and Sapphira 5 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,2 and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wife’s [a]full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the...

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2019: A Year of Rebuilding and Restoring the Temple of God

2 Kings 23:1-3 New International Version (NIV) Josiah Renews the Covenant 23 Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 2 He went up to the temple of the Lord with the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests and the prophets—all the people from the...

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Christmas is About the Cross

Luke 2:1-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem 2 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all [a]the inhabited earth. 2 [b]This was the first census taken while [c]Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And everyone was on his way...

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Christmas: A Glorious Message!

Luke 2:8-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 8 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were...

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The Absolute Necessity of the Incarnation

Hebrews 2:10-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the [a]author of their salvation through sufferings. 11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are [b]sanctified are...

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The Necessity of the Incarnation

Matthew 1:21-24 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for [a]He will save His people from their sins.” 22 Now all this [b]took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with...

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Give Thanks to the Lord

Psalm 107:1-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Lord Delivers Men from Manifold Troubles. 107 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary 3 And gathered from...

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Hypocrisy Seeks to Destroy Missions

Acts 4:36-5:13 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 36 Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of [a]Encouragement), 37 and who owned a tract of land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet. Fate of...

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