1 Thessalonians 5:15 – April 13, 2019

See that no one returns evil for evil; rather, always seek what is good [both] for each other and for all. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 NABRE      In the section with the quoted verse of the first letter to the community in Thessalonica, Paul is exhorting them to care for one another. He encourages them to support and love their Pastor. He has the care for all others completely, his ministry is love, leading people to Christ…

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Deuteronomy 7:9 – March 19, 2019

Know, then, that the LORD, your God, is God: the faithful God who keeps covenant mercy to the thousandth generation toward those who love him and keep his commandments, Deuteronomy 7:9 NABRE       The book of Deuteronomy recounts the main events at the end of the forty years the Israelite’s spent wandering in the desert under the leadership of Moses. The people are about to embark on a campaign of the land the Lord is giving…

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1 Corinthians 1:10 – September 1, 2018

I urge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and in the same purpose. 1 Corinthians 1:10 NABRE      Paul is writing to the community at Corinth, that he founded, as a father to his children, correcting abuses, one such as divisiveness. The community is creating factions…

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Hebrews 12:1 – August 31, 2018

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us. Hebrews 12:1 NABRE       Hebrews chapter twelve address three areas; 1) life is an endurance race, 2) growth toward maturity and 3) a joyful assembly on a holy mountain. The quoted verse begins the chapter with great enthusiasm. We are surrounded…

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