Daily Readings

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 - Fullness of Christ in the church

Daily Readings - Sat, 07/08/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Fullness of Christ
Reading: Fullness of Christ in the church
Reference: Eph. 4:7-16

Ephesians 4:7: But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Ephesians 4:8: Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Ephesians 4:9: ( Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Ephesians 4:10: He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
Ephesians 4:11: And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Ephesians 4:12: For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Ephesians 4:13: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Ephesians 4:14: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Ephesians 4:15: But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Ephesians 4:16: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
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Fri, 07 Jul 2017 - His grace fills us

Daily Readings - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Fullness of Christ
Reading: His grace fills us
Reference: John 1:16-17

John 1:16: And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
John 1:17: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
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Thu, 06 Jul 2017 - Joy in the Lord

Daily Readings - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Fullness of Christ
Reading: Joy in the Lord
Reference: Ps. 16:5-11

Psalms 16:5: The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
Psalms 16:6: The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
Psalms 16:7: I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
Psalms 16:8: I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Psalms 16:9: Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
Psalms 16:10: For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Psalms 16:11: Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
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Wed, 05 Jul 2017 - The infilling of the Holy Ghost

Daily Readings - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Fullness of Christ
Reading: The infilling of the Holy Ghost
Reference: Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4

Acts 1:4: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
Acts 1:5: For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Acts 1:6: When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
Acts 1:7: And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
Acts 1:8: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 2:1: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Acts 2:2: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Acts 2:3: And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
Acts 2:4: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
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Tue, 04 Jul 2017 - Christ’s fullness limited by unbelief

Daily Readings - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Fullness of Christ
Reading: Christ’s fullness limited by unbelief
Reference: Matt. 13:54-58

Matthew 13:54: And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
Matthew 13:55: Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
Matthew 13:56: And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
Matthew 13:57: And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
Matthew 13:58: And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
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Mon, 03 Jul 2017 - Christ’s fullness rejected

Daily Readings - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Fullness of Christ
Reading: Christ’s fullness rejected
Reference: Matt. 23:37-39

Matthew 23:37: O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Matthew 23:38: Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
Matthew 23:39: For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
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Sun, 02 Jul 2017 - Clear vision

Daily Readings - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Christian Care
Reading: Clear vision
Reference: Matt. 7:1-5

Matthew 7:1: Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Matthew 7:2: For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Matthew 7:3: And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Matthew 7:4: Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Matthew 7:5: Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
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Sat, 01 Jul 2017 - Increase in love

Daily Readings - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Christian Care
Reading: Increase in love
Reference: 1 Thess. 3:11-13

I Thessalonians 3:11: Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
I Thessalonians 3:12: And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
I Thessalonians 3:13: To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 - Weight of words

Daily Readings - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Christian Care
Reading: Weight of words
Reference: Prov. 15:1-2; 25:8-12

Proverbs 15:1: A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 15:2: The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Proverbs 25:8: Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.
Proverbs 25:9: Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:
Proverbs 25:10: Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.
Proverbs 25:11: A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:12: As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 - Charity covers many sins

Daily Readings - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Christian Care
Reading: Charity covers many sins
Reference: 1 Pet. 4:7-9

I Peter 4:7: But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
I Peter 4:8: And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
I Peter 4:9: Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 - Overdoing a good thing

Daily Readings - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Christian Care
Reading: Overdoing a good thing
Reference: Luke 10:38-42

Luke 10:38: Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
Luke 10:39: And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
Luke 10:40: But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
Luke 10:41: And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
Luke 10:42: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
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