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03/19/19 – Luke 3:23-38; Psalm 60:1-12; Proverbs 11:18-19

At the end of Chapter 3 we see Luke trace the genealogy of Jesus all the way back to Adam.   When reading these verses we may tend to read through them quickly and the ask ourselves “why are all these ‘sons of’ important?” I think the website “Enduring Word” makes several excellent points: The fact

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03/18/19 — Luke 3:1-22; Psalm 61:1-8; Proverbs 11:16-17

Matthew and Luke recorded the most details on John the Baptist teachings in preparation for the arrival of Jesus.  I found one unique detail recorded in Luke’s record.  The other gospels record that “crowds” came to John to repent and be baptized.  But Luke tells us a bit more about the types of people who

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03/17/19 – Luke 2:36-52, Psalm 60:1-12; Proverbs 11:15

As you know while there multiple conjectures and assumptions regarding the childhood of Jesus (entire movies have even been made.)  But the inspired Word of God gives us few details. Today’s reading has two verses: Luke 2: 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was

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03/16/19 – Luke 2:1-35; Psalm 59:1-17; Proverbs 11:14

Last year as we read through the Old and New Testaments we saw the “thread” of the Holy Spirit continually moving throughout the nation of Israel and the Body of Believers.  Today’s reading from Luke is a perfect example: Luke 2:  25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout.

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03/15/19 – Luke 1:57-80, Psalm 58:1-11; Proverbs 11:12-13

Maybe, like me, you find yourself sometimes “skimming” through familiar passages, particularly those that say they are someone’s “song” (e.g., “Mary’s Song” in Luke 1:46-55.) One of my goals this year is to not”skim” but to focus on these scriptures.  And today I was blessed when I read “Zachariah’s Song.”  Because what I read in

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03/14/19 – Luke 1:26-56; Psalm 57:1-11; Proverbs 11:9-11

From Miriam-Webster online dictionary:  nothing (pronoun)    1 : not any thing : no thing (ex: leaves nothing to the imagination)   So, I guess today’s Blog is about “nothing.”   But why?  — It starts with a verse from the New Kings James version of Luke 1 as Gabriel answers a very good question from Mary.

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03/13/19 – Luke 1:1-25; Psalm 56:1-13; Proverb 11:8

Just a few personal notes as we begin our readings in Luke.  All scripture is “God breathed” but we certainly see different types of writing styles & backgrounds of the earthly authors.  Mark’s gospel is a record of “Jesus’s action’s;” John’s is a literary work of beauty, and Matthew and Luke pen many details in

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03/12/19 – Mark 16:1-20; Psalm 55:1-23; Proverbs 11:7

During Bible classes and other teaching opportunities  we have explored the depression, the feeling of emptiness, the futility that can be felt by non-believers during time of sadness, such as the death of a loved one.  And in today’s reading from Proverbs we see the inspired Word of God very succinctly address the topic. Proverbs

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03/09/19 – Mark 14:22-52; Psalm 52:1-9; Proverbs 11:1-3

Mark 14: 35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him.   36 “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Evaluate your life — how many times have you prayed

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03/08/19 – Mark 14:1-21; Psalm 51:1-19; Proverbs 10:31-32

Remember how Jesus condemned the leaders of the Jews for their hypocritical offering of sacrifices when they were only doing it for “show” in front of the crowds? As you read Psalm 51:16-17 did you “hear” David (inspired by the Holy Spirit) state the true sacrifice the Lord desires? Psalm 51:. 16 You do not delight

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03/07/19 – Mark 13:14-37; Psalm 50:1-23; Proverbs 10:29-30

The first 31 verses of Mark 13 contain imagery and prophecies that are open to discussion and interpretation by readers.  But after this description of the “signs of the end of the age” Jesus provides a summary that cannot be misinterpreted and, more importantly, not neglected: Mark 13: 23 So be on your guard; I have

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03/06/19 – Mark 12:38-13:13; Psalm 49:1-20; Proverbs 10:26

“Secular Humanism” – Secular humanism holds that nature (the world of everyday physical experience) is all there is, and that reliable knowledge is best obtained when we query nature using the scientific method. Naturalism asserts that supernatural entities like God do not exist, and warns us that knowledge gained without appeal to the natural world

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03/05/19 – Mark 12:18-37, Psalm 48:1-14; Proverbs 10:26

Combining today’s reading from Mark with yesterday’s reading we, again, see the combining of the “sects” of the leadership of the Jews to try to entrap and remove Jesus from their midst. Mark 12: 13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words.  Mark 12:  18 Then the

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03/03/19 – Mark 11:1-26; Psalm 46:1-11; Proverbs 10:23

Often when you read the inspired Word of God there is nothing more to say for the Holy Spirit guides your thoughts.  Today’s reading spoke to me of assurance, no matter the events of the day:  Psalm 46: 1 God is our refuge and strength,     an ever-present help in trouble. 10 He says, “Be still, and know

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03/02/19 – Mark 10:32-53; Psalm 45:1-17; Proverbs 10:22

Mark 10:  32 They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. 33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man

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02/28/19 – Mark 9:30-10:12; Psalm 44:1-8; Proverbs 10:19

Mark 9:   33 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” 34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. Earlier in today’s reading Jesus  had, again, told his disciples His future, what the Son of

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