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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 - The Father’s patient mercy

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Father’s Mercy
Reading: The Father’s patient mercy
Reference: Neh. 9:16-28

Nehemiah 9:16: But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,
Nehemiah 9:17: And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.
Nehemiah 9:18: Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;
Nehemiah 9:19: Yet thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go.
Nehemiah 9:20: Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.
Nehemiah 9:21: Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.
Nehemiah 9:22: Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan.
Nehemiah 9:23: Their children also multipliedst thou as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them into the land, concerning which thou hadst promised to their fathers, that they should go in to possess it.
Nehemiah 9:24: So the children went in and possessed the land, and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would.
Nehemiah 9:25: And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.
Nehemiah 9:26: Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.
Nehemiah 9:27: Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.
Nehemiah 9:28: But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;
(KJV)
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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 - There is forgiveness with the Father

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Father’s Mercy
Reading: There is forgiveness with the Father
Reference: Ps. 130:1-8

Psalms 130:1: Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.
Psalms 130:2: Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
Psalms 130:3: If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
Psalms 130:4: But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
Psalms 130:5: I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
Psalms 130:6: My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
Psalms 130:7: Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
Psalms 130:8: And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
(KJV)
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 - The Father’s mercy is everlasting

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: The Father’s Mercy
Reading: The Father’s mercy is everlasting
Reference: Ps. 103:1-18

Psalms 103:1: Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Psalms 103:2: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Psalms 103:3: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Psalms 103:4: Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Psalms 103:5: Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalms 103:6: The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
Psalms 103:7: He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
Psalms 103:8: The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
Psalms 103:9: He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
Psalms 103:10: He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
Psalms 103:11: For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Psalms 103:12: As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Psalms 103:13: Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
Psalms 103:14: For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
Psalms 103:15: As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
Psalms 103:16: For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
Psalms 103:17: But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
Psalms 103:18: To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
(KJV)
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Sun, 12 Feb 2017 - A prepared army triumphs

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Be Ye Ready
Reading: A prepared army triumphs
Reference: Judg. 7:15-21

Judges 7:15: And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the Lord hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian.
Judges 7:16: And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man’s hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
Judges 7:17: And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do.
Judges 7:18: When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.
Judges 7:19: So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.
Judges 7:20: And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.
Judges 7:21: And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
(KJV)
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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 - Prepared to leave Egypt

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Be Ye Ready
Reading: Prepared to leave Egypt
Reference: Exod. 12:29-39

Exodus 12:29: And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
Exodus 12:30: And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
Exodus 12:31: And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the Lord, as ye have said.
Exodus 12:32: Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
Exodus 12:33: And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men.
Exodus 12:34: And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
Exodus 12:35: And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
Exodus 12:36: And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
Exodus 12:37: And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.
Exodus 12:38: And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.
Exodus 12:39: And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
(KJV)
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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 - Enoch walked with God

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Be Ye Ready
Reading: Enoch walked with God
Reference: Gen. 5:21-24

Genesis 5:21: And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
Genesis 5:22: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
Genesis 5:23: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
Genesis 5:24: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
(KJV)
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Thu, 09 Feb 2017 - United in preparation

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Be Ye Ready
Reading: United in preparation
Reference: Mal. 3:16-4:6

Malachi 3:16: Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.
Malachi 3:17: And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Malachi 3:18: Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Malachi 4:1: For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Malachi 4:2: But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
Malachi 4:3: And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.
Malachi 4:4: Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
Malachi 4:5: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:
Malachi 4:6: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
(KJV)
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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 - Cornelius was ready

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Be Ye Ready
Reading: Cornelius was ready
Reference: Acts 10:30-33, 47-48

Acts 10:30: And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,
Acts 10:31: And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.
Acts 10:32: Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.
Acts 10:33: Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.
Acts 10:47: Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
Acts 10:48: And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
(KJV)
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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 - Being ready while working

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Be Ye Ready
Reading: Being ready while working
Reference: Neh. 4:15-21

Nehemiah 4:15: And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.
Nehemiah 4:16: And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah.
Nehemiah 4:17: They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.
Nehemiah 4:18: For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.
Nehemiah 4:19: And I said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another.
Nehemiah 4:20: In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.
Nehemiah 4:21: So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
(KJV)
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Mon, 06 Feb 2017 - The wise virgins

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Be Ye Ready
Reading: The wise virgins
Reference: Matt. 25:1-13

Matthew 25:1: Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Matthew 25:2: And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
Matthew 25:3: They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
Matthew 25:4: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Matthew 25:5: While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
Matthew 25:6: And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Matthew 25:7: Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
Matthew 25:8: And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Matthew 25:9: But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
Matthew 25:10: And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Matthew 25:11: Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
Matthew 25:12: But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Matthew 25:13: Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
(KJV)
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Sun, 05 Feb 2017 - Covetousness leads to oppression

Sun, 02/05/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Beware of Covetousness
Reading: Covetousness leads to oppression
Reference: Mic. 2:1-5

Micah 2:1: Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Micah 2:2: And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
Micah 2:3: Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.
Micah 2:4: In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We be utterly spoiled: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! turning away he hath divided our fields.
Micah 2:5: Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the Lord.
(KJV)
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Sat, 04 Feb 2017 - The sin of Ananias and Sapphira

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Beware of Covetousness
Reading: The sin of Ananias and Sapphira
Reference: Acts 5:1-11

Acts 5:1: But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
Acts 5:2: And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
Acts 5:3: But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
Acts 5:4: Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
Acts 5:5: And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
Acts 5:6: And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
Acts 5:7: And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.
Acts 5:8: And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.
Acts 5:9: Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
Acts 5:10: Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
Acts 5:11: And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.
(KJV)
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Fri, 03 Feb 2017 - The deceitfulness of riches

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Beware of Covetousness
Reading: The deceitfulness of riches
Reference: Matt. 13:18-23

Matthew 13:18: Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
Matthew 13:19: When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
Matthew 13:20: But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
Matthew 13:21: Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
Matthew 13:22: He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Matthew 13:23: But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
(KJV)
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Thu, 02 Feb 2017 - Ahab covets a vineyard

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Beware of Covetousness
Reading: Ahab covets a vineyard
Reference: 1 Kings 21:1-16

I Kings 21:1: And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
I Kings 21:2: And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.
I Kings 21:3: And Naboth said to Ahab, The Lord forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.
I Kings 21:4: And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.
I Kings 21:5: But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad, that thou eatest no bread?
I Kings 21:6: And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee another vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give thee my vineyard.
I Kings 21:7: And Jezebel his wife said unto him, Dost thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.
I Kings 21:8: So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.
I Kings 21:9: And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:
I Kings 21:10: And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.
I Kings 21:11: And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them.
I Kings 21:12: They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
I Kings 21:13: And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
I Kings 21:14: Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead.
I Kings 21:15: And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead.
I Kings 21:16: And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.
(KJV)
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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 - Be followers of God

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Beware of Covetousness
Reading: Be followers of God
Reference: Eph. 5:1-10

Ephesians 5:1: Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Ephesians 5:2: And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Ephesians 5:3: But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Ephesians 5:4: Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Ephesians 5:5: For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Ephesians 5:6: Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Ephesians 5:7: Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Ephesians 5:8: For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Ephesians 5:9: ( For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Ephesians 5:10: Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
(KJV)
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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 - Incline my heart

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Beware of Covetousness
Reading: Incline my heart
Reference: Ps. 119:33-40

Psalms 119:33: Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
Psalms 119:34: Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Psalms 119:35: Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
Psalms 119:36: Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
Psalms 119:37: Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
Psalms 119:38: Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
Psalms 119:39: Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
Psalms 119:40: Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
(KJV)
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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 - The root of all evil

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Beware of Covetousness
Reading: The root of all evil
Reference: 1 Tim. 6:6-12

I Timothy 6:6: But godliness with contentment is great gain.
I Timothy 6:7: For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
I Timothy 6:8: And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
I Timothy 6:9: But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
I Timothy 6:10: For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
I Timothy 6:11: But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
I Timothy 6:12: Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
(KJV)
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Sun, 29 Jan 2017 - Be no respecter of persons

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Who Is My Neighbor?
Reading: Be no respecter of persons
Reference: James 2:1-9

James 2:1: My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
James 2:2: For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
James 2:3: And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
James 2:4: Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
James 2:5: Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
James 2:6: But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
James 2:7: Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
James 2:8: If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
James 2:9: But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
(KJV)
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Fri, 27 Jan 2017 - Neighbors no longer taught

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Who Is My Neighbor?
Reading: Neighbors no longer taught
Reference: Jer. 31:31-34 & Heb. 8:10-13

(KJV)
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Thu, 26 Jan 2017 - Neighbors called to rejoice

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 00:00
Lesson: Who Is My Neighbor?
Reading: Neighbors called to rejoice
Reference: Luke 15:1-10

Luke 15:1: Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.
Luke 15:2: And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
Luke 15:3: And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
Luke 15:4: What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
Luke 15:5: And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
Luke 15:6: And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
Luke 15:7: I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
Luke 15:8: Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
Luke 15:9: And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
Luke 15:10: Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
(KJV)
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