Monthly Archives: December 2019

Standards; December 30, 2019


Luke 6:31, 36 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” These two verses reference two different standards, one subjective and one absolute. We refer to the first as … Continue reading

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Rebellion Against God; December 29, 2019


Mark 12:7-8 “But the tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.” That Jesus told … Continue reading

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Lawlessness; December 28, 2019


Matthew 24:12-13 “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Where the NIV uses “wickedness,” the Japanese uses “lawlessness.” Read that way, this sounds … Continue reading

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Titles; December 27, 2019


Matthew 23:8-10 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor … Continue reading

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Lies vs. Truth; December 26, 2019


Matthew 2:8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” This is a verse … Continue reading

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Response to Experiences; December 25, 2019


Luke 2:20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. When I have all 20 verses essentially memorized, it can be hard to know … Continue reading

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The Name of Jesus; December 24, 2019


Matthew 1:21 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Virtually every detail of the Christmas story is miraculous, but we are so … Continue reading

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