Thoughts from Scripture

Day 76 of 365 - Love each other.

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12God has chosen you and made you his holy people. He loves you. So always do these things: Show mercy to people; be kind, humble, gentle, and patient. 13Don't be angry with each other, but forgive each other. If another person does something wrong against you, then forgive that person. Forgive other people because the Lord forgave you. 14Do all these things; but most important, love each other. Love is the thing that holds you all together in perfect unity. (Easy-to-Read Version: Colossians 3:12-14)             12Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of...

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In Christ all will be made alive.

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20But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. 21For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 23But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming. (New American Standard Version: 1 Corinthians 15:20-23) 20But Christ has truly been raised from death--the first one of all those [believers] who are asleep in death. 21Death happens to people because of what one man (Adam) did. But the rising from death also...

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Day 75 of 365 - New Testament in a Year: Mark 14:1-21

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14:1 It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.” 3And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. 4There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment...

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Day 75 of 365 - If I don't have love, then I am nothing.

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1I  may speak in different languages of men or even angels. But if I don't have love, then I am only a noisy bell or a ringing cymbal. 2I may have the gift of prophecy; I may understand all the secret things [of God] and know everything; and I may have faith so great that I can move mountains. But even with all these things, if I don't have love, then I am nothing. 3I may give everything I have to feed people. And I may even give my body [as an offering] to be burned. But I gain nothing by doing...

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God can present us blameless before Himself.

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24Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy. (New American Standard Version: Jude 1:24) 24He (God) is strong and can help you not to fall. He can bring you before his glory without any wrong in you and give you great joy. (Easy-to-Read Version: Jude 1:24)

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