Hebrews 8:5-13 5 who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, “See,” He says, “that you make all things by the pattern which was shown to you on the mountain.” 6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, to the extent that He is also the mediator of a […]

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Why Christmas? To Save Sinners

1 Timothy 1:3-17 3 Just as I urged you [a]upon my departure for (A)Macedonia, to remain on at (B)Ephesus so that you would instruct certain people not to (C)teach strange doctrines, 4 nor to [b]pay attention to (D)myths and endless (E)genealogies, which give rise to useless (F)speculation rather than (G)advance [c]the plan of God, which is by faith, so I urge you now. 5 But the goal of our [d](H)instruction is love (I)from […]

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1 John 3:1-8 3 See [a](A)how great a love the Father has given us, that we would be called (B)children of God; and in fact we are. For this reason the world does not know us: because (C)it did not know Him. 2 (D)Beloved, now we are (E)children of God, and (F)it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when […]

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Matthew 1:18-23 18 Now the birth of Jesus the [a]Messiah was as follows: when His (A)mother Mary had been [b]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was (B)found to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, since he was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her, planned to [c](C)send her away secretly. 20 But when he had […]

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Jonah 4 4 But it greatly displeased Jonah, and he became (A)angry. 2 Then he (B)prayed to the Lord and said, “Please Lord, was this not [a]what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore in anticipation of this I (C)fled to Tarshish, since I knew that You are a (D)gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in mercy, and One who relents of disaster. 3 So […]

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Psalm 84 For the music director; [a]on the Gittith. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. 84 How lovely are Your (A)dwelling places, Lord of armies! 2 My (B)soul longed and even yearned for the courtyards of the Lord; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the (C)living God. 3 The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest […]

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Jonah: Part 6

Jonah 3:4-10 4 Then Jonah began to go through the city one day’s walk; and he (A)cried out and said, “Forty more days, and Nineveh will be overthrown.” 5 Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a (B)fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them. 6 When the word reached the king […]

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Jonah 3 3 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to (A)Nineveh, the great city, and (B)proclaim to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you.” 3 So Jonah got up and went to Nineveh according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was [a]an (C)exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk. 4 Then Jonah began to […]

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Jonah: Part 4

Jonah 1:17-2:10 17 [a]And the Lord designated a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the (A)stomach of the fish for three days and three nights. 2 [b]Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God (B)from the stomach of the fish, 2 and he said, “I (C)called out of my distress to the Lord, And He answered me. I called for help from the [c]depth of (D)Sheol; […]

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Jonah: Part 3

Jonah 1 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 1 The word of the Lord came to (A)Jonah the son of Amittai saying, 2 “Arise, go to (B)Nineveh the great city and (C)cry against it, for their (D)wickedness has come up before Me.” 3 But Jonah rose up to flee to (E)Tarshish (F)from the presence of the Lord. So he went down to (G)Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid […]

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