John 3:17 – December 22, 2018

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. John 3:17 NABRE      John captures Jesus teaching with Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, about eternal life, made available by the cross and into which believers are born by the Spirit’s actions. John now turns to the heart of the Gospel, the famous verse John 3:16 followed by the verse quoted above.…

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Romans 10:10 – November 29, 2018

For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. Romans 10:10 NABRE      Paul writing to the community in Rome discusses the law and righteousness. God made a covenant with the nation of Israel, speaking to them through Moses who established the law. The law creates the template for the people of Israel to follow God and be faithful to Him. God is the one…

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Hebrews 9:28 – November 7, 2018

so also Christ, offered once to take away the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to take away sin but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await him. Hebrews 9:28 NABRE      The Letter to the Hebrews speaks eloquently of a new High Priest, who is Christ. With the old covenant blood was used to cleanse the sins of the followers of the law. An annual tradition, a Day of Atonement would…

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1 Timothy 2:5-6 – October 7, 2018

For there is one God. There is also one mediator between God and the human race, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself as ransom for all. This was the testimony at the proper time. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 NABRE      The First Letter of Timothy is written to a well-organized church, but the church is having problems, even among its leaders. The letter provides important directives for the life of the Church. Today’s quoted verse is…

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Psalms 116:1 – September 26, 2018

I love the LORD, who listened to my voice in supplication, Psalms 116:1 NABRE      The psalmist in psalm one-hundred-sixteen is telling the LORD he has nothing but love for Him. The psalmist has been saved from death and it is thanks to the LORD, naturally he is very grateful. The LORD listens to his supplication. It is as if the LORD listening to the pleas of the psalmist humbly asking on his knees, receives them…

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