2022 Day 335 – 1 Corinthians 9-11

2022 Day 335 – 1 Corinthians 9-11

Paul warns the Corinthians to not get conceited and think that they are above committing sin,  “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.” (1 Corinthians 10:12)  But right after the warning he explains to them where they can look for help in staying away from sin.  “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he…

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2022 Day 334 – 1 Corinthians 5-8

2022 Day 334 – 1 Corinthians 5-8

Paul reminds the Corinthians that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. (1 Corinthians 6:9)  He then starts to name off many types of sinful people.  All this negative talk begins to turn positive.  “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:11)  We know that each one of us has sinned and fallen short…

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2022 Day 333 – 1 Corinthians 1-4

2022 Day 333 – 1 Corinthians 1-4

The book we know as 1st Corinthians is a letter Paul wrote to the church at Corinth to “water” the seed he had previously planted there.  Word had gotten back to him that there were contentions among the brethren there.  He knew that they needed correction and he rebuked them for having divisions in the church.  “Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I…

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2022 Day 332 – Acts 18-19

2022 Day 332 – Acts 18-19

Paul explained his example of working hard, not to benefit himself but to use what he gained to help those less fortunate.  “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35)  If our giving is with the proper motives, we please God and show our trust in His continued…

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2022 Day 331 – 1 & 2 Thessalonians

2022 Day 331 – 1 & 2 Thessalonians

In Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians he complimented them for being magnificent Christian examples to others.  “And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.  For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth…

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2022 Day 330 – Acts 17

2022 Day 330 – Acts 17

Study of God’s Word takes diligence, like the Bereans had.  “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” (Acts 17:11)  Paul also encouraged us thru his second letter to Timothy that we should make sure we understand and are living by the Word.  “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of…

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2022 Day 329 – Galatians 4-6

2022 Day 329 – Galatians 4-6

Paul used another farming analogy to explain to the Galatians that whatever they spent their time and energy on would determine how their life would turn out.  “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.  For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” (Galatians 6:7-8)  He then reminded them to…

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2022 Day 328 – Galatians 1-3

2022 Day 328 – Galatians 1-3

In his letter to the Galatians, Paul wrote to them about equality of all people when it comes to our Savior.  “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)  In the verse just prior to that statement he reminded them what it takes to get in Christ.  “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” (Galatians…

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2022 Day 327 – Acts 15-16

2022 Day 327 – Acts 15-16

Paul and Barnabas did a lot of work together, but their relationship was not without issue.  “And there arose a sharp disagreement, so that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and departed, having been commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.” (Acts 15:39-40)  Notice they did not let their disagreement stop them from doing good.  They both continued to do God’s work and actually turned what would…

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2022 Day 326 – James 1-5

2022 Day 326 – James 1-5

Have you ever wished you were a little bit wiser?  James tells us there is a way to take care of that.  “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5)  He does put a condition on these requests.  “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the…

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