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Colossians 1:11

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 29th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Colossians 1:1-14 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 1:2 To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. 1:3 In our prayers for you we always thank God, the ...

Psalm 25:4-5

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 28th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Psalm 25:1-10 25:1 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. 25:2 O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. 25:3 Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous. 25:4 Make me to ...

Deuteronomy 30

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 27th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Deuteronomy 30:9-14 30:9 and the LORD your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all your undertakings, in the fruit of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your soil. For the LORD will again take delight in prospering you, just as he delighted ...

Guercino - Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well

Why Did The Samaritan Woman At The Well Have So Many Marriages?

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The Woman of Samaria (John 4:7-30) 7 There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. 9 Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink ...

Psalm 82

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 26th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Psalm 82 82:1 God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: 82:2 “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah 82:3 Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the ...

Teenager Traveling

What’s Really Wrong With Kids These Days?

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If I had a penny for every time a youth pastor has been asked “what’s wrong with the kids these days” …. well I guess I’d just have a stockpile of useless coins that contain no value in tender or metal. Either way, I am tired of hearing this question because the same ...

Jesus and the twelve

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 25th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 10:1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. 10:2 He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the ...

Galatians 6:1-10

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 24th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16 6:1 My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. Take care that you yourselves are not tempted. 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you ...

WHY YOUR GUY WONT GO TO CHURCH

10 Reasons Why Your Guy Won’t Go To Church With You; And What To Do About It

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This is a situation that many people find themselves in, especially if they became Christians after they got married or after they started dating someone. In other cases one spouse may decide that they no longer want to go to church which can be very confusing to deal with. But usually there is a ...

Psalm 66:2

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 23rd, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Psalm 66:1-9 66:1 Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; 66:2 sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise. 66:3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you. 66:4 All the earth worships you; they ...

Isaiah 66:14

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 22nd, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Isaiah 66:10-14 66:10 Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her– 66:11 that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast; that you may drink deeply with delight from her glorious ...

Pieter Fransz de Grebber Elisha Refusing Gift From Naaman

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 21st, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) 2 Kings 5:1-14 5:1 Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favor with his master, because by him the LORD had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy. 5:2 Now the Arameans on one of their raids had ...

Psalm 30

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 20th, 2016

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  Scripture Reading(s) Psalm 30 30:1 I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me. 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. 30:3 O LORD, you brought up my soul from Sheol, restored me to life from among those gone ...

Psalm 16.7-8

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 19th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Psalm 16 16:1 Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. 16:2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” 16:3 As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight. 16:4 Those who choose another god multiply ...

Elijah Calling Elisha

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 18th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 19:15 Then the LORD said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. 19:16 Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha ...

Psalm 77.19

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 17th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 77:1 I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, that he may hear me. 77:2 In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. 77:11 I will call to mind the deeds of the LORD; I will ...

Exorcism of the Gerasene Demoniac

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 16th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Luke 8:26-39 8:26 Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 8:27 As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. 8:28 When he saw ...

DEUTERONOMY 4Q41-4Q HEADER SECTION

Biblical Archaeology: Exploring The Dead Sea Scrolls (Deuteronomy 4Q41 – 4Q)

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What is Deuteronomy 4Q41 – 4Q? 4Q41 or 4Q is a section of Deuteronomy that also goes by the title “All Souls Deuteronomy“. The scroll was discovered in cave #4 in Qumran, which was previously discussed in our discussion on PaeloGenesis-Exodus. It was discovered in 1952 but it was ...

Galatians 3.28

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 15th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Galatians 3:23-29 3:23 Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. 3:24 Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. 3:25 But now that faith has come, we are no ...

Isaiah

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 14th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Isaiah 65:1-9 65:1 I was ready to be sought out by those who did not ask, to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, “Here I am, here I am,” to a nation that did not call on my name. 65:2 I held out my hands all day long to a rebellious people, who walk in ...

Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy by John Shelby Spong

Book Review – “Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy”, by John Shelby Spong

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Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy By: John Shelby Spong About the author:  John Shelby Spong, whose books have sold more than a million copies, was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for 24 years before his retirement in 2001. His admirers acclaim him as a teaching bishop who makes ...

Kermit needs to talk to Jesus

21 Christian Memes to Start Your Week With A Laugh

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How else would you want to start off a ...

Psalm 42:11

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 13th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Psalm 42 42:1 As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. 42:2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? 42:3 My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me continually, “Where ...

Elijah Fed by an Angel 1660-63

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 12th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a 19:1 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 19:2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life like the life ...

Cropped Pierre Subleyras Christ at the House of Simon the Pharisee and the Woman with the Alabaster Jar

Daily Bible Reading Devotional – June 11th, 2016

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Scripture Reading(s) Luke 7:36-8:3 7:36 One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. 7:37 And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an ...

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