Thoughts from Scripture

Day 176 of 365 - The things I say are what the Father told me to say.

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49Why? Because the things I taught were not from myself. The Father (God) who sent me told me what to say and what to teach. 50And I know that eternal life comes from what the Father commands. So the things I say are what the Father told me to say." (Easy-to-Read Version: John 12:49-50)                   49For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as...

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The gospel is the power of God for salvation to those who believe.

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16For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (New American Standard Version: Romans 1:16)   16I am proud of the Good News. The Good News is the power God uses to save every person that believes--to save the Jews first, and also to save the non-Jews. (Easy-to-Read Version: Romans 1:16)

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Day 175 of 365 - New Testament in a Year: Acts 2:22-47

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22“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—23this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be...

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Day 175 of 365 - Jesus loved me.

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20So the life that I live now is not really me--it is Christ living in me. I still live in my body, but I live by faith in the Son of God (Jesus). Jesus is the One who loved me. He gave himself to save me.  (Easy-to-Read Version: Galatians 2:20)                20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me....

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Sins separate us from God.

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2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you. (New American Standard Version: Isaiah 59:2)   2But your sins separate you from your God. The Lord sees your sins, and he turns away from you. (Easy-to-Read Version: Isaiah 59:2)

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