Acts 5:17-28 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Imprisonment and Release 17 But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates (that is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy. 18 They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail. 19 But during the night an angel of the […]

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The Freedom of Forgiveness

John 4:1-30 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Jesus Goes to Galilee 4 Therefore when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), 3 He left Judea and went away again into Galilee. 4 And He had to pass […]

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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 He set my feet upon […]

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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 apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, […]

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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 least to the greatest. He […]

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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 to register for the census, […]

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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 terribly frightened. 10 But the angel […]

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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 all from one Father; for […]

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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 child and shall bear a […]

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