Will You Worship Him?

Luke 2:8-14 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 said to them, “Do not be afraid; […]

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True Meaning of Christmas

Luke 1:39-55New American Standard Bible (NASB) Mary Visits Elizabeth 39 Now [a]at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah, 40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 And she cried out […]

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Real Preaching

Luke 3:1-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB) John the Baptist Preaches 3 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, 2 in the high priesthood of Annas […]

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The day of the Lord: Blessings and Curses

Malachi 4 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Final Admonition 4 “[a]For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the Lord of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.” 2 “But for you who [b]fear My name, the sun of […]

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Malachi 3:6-15 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 6 “For [a]I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, [b]are not consumed. 7 “From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts. “But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ You Have Robbed […]

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The Perfect Offering We Can Give God

Malachi 2:10-3:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Sin in the Family 10 “Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers? 11 Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the sanctuary […]

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The Self Sufficiency of God

Malachi 1:11-2:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 11 For from the rising of the sun even to its setting, My name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense is going to be offered to My name, and a grain offering that is pure; for My name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord of hosts. 12 “But you are profaning it, in that you say, […]

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Stains on the Altar

Malachi 1:6-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Sin of the Priests 6 “‘A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My [a]respect?’ says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, ‘How have we despised Your name?’ 7 You are presenting defiled [b]food […]

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The Sovereign Electing Love of God

Malachi 1:1-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB) God’s Love for Jacob 1 The [a]oracle of the word of the Lord to Israel through [b]Malachi. 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have You loved us?” “Wasnot Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob; 3 but I have hated Esau, and I have made his mountains a desolation and appointed his inheritance for the […]

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Mark 8:11-29

Mark 8:11-29 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 11 The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a [a]sign from heaven, [b]to test Him. 12 Sighing deeply [c]in His spirit, He *said, “Why does this generation seek for a [d]sign? Truly I say to you, [e]no [f]sign will be given to this generation.” 13 Leaving them, He again embarked and went away to the other […]

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