1 Chronicles 29:13 – November 15, 2018

Therefore, our God, we give you thanks and we praise the majesty of your name. 1 Chronicles 29:13      The Chronicles are a general collection of historical writings of the chosen people from the time of Adam through the rebuilding of the temple after the return of the exiles. This history includes the books of Ezra and Nehemiah both a continuation of Chronicles taking the history through 445 BC. These writings seem to repeat history from…

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2 Corinthians 12:9 – November 14, 2018

but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NABRE      Paul is writing to the church in Corinth, a community with many challenges. Paul is addressing some of the concerns he has heard including missionaries who have come to the community criticizing Paul.…

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Acts 20:24 – November 13, 2018

Yet I consider life of no importance to me, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear witness to the gospel of God’s grace. Acts 20:24 NABRE      Paul is journeying to Jerusalem for Pentecost. Before the final leg of the journey he meets with the church leaders from Ephesus. Having spent three years living and founding community together, and being warned from the Holy…

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1 John 3:1 – November 12, 2018

See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1 NABRE      This First Letter of John is substantial, it is a teaching about Christian faith and love. It describes the qualities of those who truly belong to God and have fellowship with Father and Son.…

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3 John 1:2 – November 11, 2018

Beloved, I hope you are prospering in every respect and are in good health, just as your soul is prospering. 3 John 1:2 NABRE      This Third Letter of John is the shortest writing in the cannon called the New Testament. It is not a letter concerned with truths of the faith or calling for love. This letter concerns relationships, and in particular the relationships between leaders in the early Church. John is writing about a…

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