Sunday, October 15, 2017

Colossians 2:8


Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

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Colossians 2


Not Philosophy but Christ

1 For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,

3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

4 Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words.

5 For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,

7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

8 | Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;

10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Not Legalism but Christ

11 In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,

14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,

17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.

18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.

20 Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations—

21 “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,”

22 which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men?

23 These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Proverbs 11:10


When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices;
And when the wicked perish, there is jubilation.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Proverbs 11:9



The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor,
But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Proverbs 11:8



The righteous is delivered from trouble,
And it comes to the wicked instead.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Proverbs 11:7


When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish,
And the hope of the unjust perishes.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Proverbs 11:6


The righteousness of the upright will deliver them,
But the unfaithful will be caught by their lust.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Proverbs 11:5


The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright,
But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

John 6:18-19


Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid.

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Proverbs 11:4


Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
But righteousness delivers from death.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Proverbs 11:3


The integrity of the upright will guide them,
But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.

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Proverbs 11:2


When pride comes, then comes shame;
But with the humble is wisdom.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Proverbs 11:1


Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord,
But a just weight is His delight.

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Proverbs 11


1 Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord,
   But a just weight is His delight.

2 | When pride comes, then comes shame;
   But with the humble is wisdom.

3 The integrity of the upright will guide them,
   But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.

4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
   But righteousness delivers from death.

5 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright,
   But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.

6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them,
   But the unfaithful will be caught by their lust.

7 When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish,
   And the hope of the unjust perishes.

8 The righteous is delivered from trouble,
   And it comes to the wicked instead.

9 The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor,
   But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices;
     And when the wicked perish, there is jubilation.

11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted,
     But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

12 He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbor,
     But a man of understanding holds his peace.

13 A talebearer reveals secrets, 
     But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.

14 Where there is no counsel, the people fall;
     But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

15 He who is surety for a stranger will suffer,
     But one who hates being surety is secure.

16 A gracious woman retains honor,
     But ruthless men retain riches.

17 The merciful man does good for his own soul,
     But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.

18 The wicked man does deceptive work,
     But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.

19 As righteousness leads to life,
     So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.

20 Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord,
     But the blameless in their ways are His delight.

21 Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished;
     But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered.

22 As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout,
     So is a lovely woman who lacks discretion.

23 The desire of the righteous is only good, 
     But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

24 There is one who scatters, yet increases more;
     And there is one who withholds more than is right,
     But it leads to poverty.

25 The generous soul will be made rich,
     And he who waters will also be watered himself.

26 The people will curse him who withholds grain,
      But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

27 He who earnestly seeks good finds favor,
     But trouble will come to him who seeks evil.

28 He who trusts in his riches will fall,
     But the righteous will flourish like foliage.

29 He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind,
     And the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
     And he who wins souls is wise.

31 If the righteous will be recompensed on the earth,
     How much more the ungodly and the sinner.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Mark 6:49-50


And when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out; for they all saw Him and were troubled.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

John 13:1-2



Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, 

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mark 16:18


 they will take up serpents;

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Mark 16


He Is Risen

1 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.

2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.

3 And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?”

4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away—for it was very large.

5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.

6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.

7 But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”

8 So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

9 Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.

10 She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept.

11 And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe.

Jesus Appears to Two Disciples

12 After that, He appeared in another form to two of them as they walked and went into the country.

13 And they went and told it to the rest, but they did not believe them either.

The Great Commission

14 Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.

15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;

18 they will take up serpents; | and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Christ Ascends to God’s Right Hand

19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.

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Mark 6:48


Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Matthew 14:26


And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Matthew 14:25


Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

John 18

Betrayal and Arrest in Gethsemane

1 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered.

2 And Judas, who betrayed Him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with His disciples.

3 Then Judas, having received a detachment of troops, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.

4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, “Whom are you seeking?”

5 They answered Him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jesus said to them, “I am He.” And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them.

6 Now when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

7 Then He asked them again, “Whom are you seeking?”

And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”

8 Jesus answered, “I have told you that I am He. Therefore, if you seek Me, let these go their way,”

9 that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, “Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none.”

10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.

11 So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?”

Before the High Priest

12 Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.

13 And they led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was high priest that year.

14 Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

Peter Denies Jesus

15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest.

16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought Peter in.

17 Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, “You are not also one of this Man’s disciples, are you?”

He said, “I am not.”

18 Now the servants and officers who had made a fire of coals stood there, for it was cold, and they warmed themselves. And Peter stood with them and warmed himself.

Jesus Questioned by the High Priest

19 The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine.

20 Jesus answered him, “I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always meet, and in secret I have said nothing.

21 Why do you ask Me? Ask those who have heard Me what I said to them. Indeed they know what I said.”

22 And when He had said these things, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, “Do You answer the high priest like that?”

23 Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?”

24 Then Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.

Peter Denies Twice More

25 Now Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. Therefore they said to him, “You are not also one of His disciples, are you?”

He denied it and said, “I am not!”

26 One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, “Did I not see you in the garden with Him?”

27 Peter then denied again; and immediately a rooster crowed.

In Pilate’s Court

28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not go into the Praetorium, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover.

29 Pilate then went out to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this Man?”

30 They answered and said to him, “If He were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him up to you.”

31 Then Pilate said to them, “You take Him and judge Him according to your law.”

Therefore the Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death,”

32 that the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled which He spoke, signifying by what death He would die.

33 Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

34 Jesus answered him, “Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me?”

35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?”

36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”

37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?”

Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.

Taking the Place of Barabbas

39 “But you have a custom that I should release someone to you at the Passover. Do you therefore want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”

40 Then they all cried again, saying, “Not this Man, but Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a robber.

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