The Process of Becoming Like Christ

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Genesis 37:1-11 New King James Version (NKJV) Joseph Dreams of Greatness 37 Now Jacob dwelt in the land where his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. 2 This is the history of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. And the lad was with the sons of Bilhah […]

The Storms of Life

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Mark 4:35-41 – New King James Version (NKJV) Wind and Wave Obey Jesus 35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were […]

Disciples, Deacons, and Decisions

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Acts 6:1-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Choosing of the Seven 6 Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food. 2 So the twelve summoned the congregation of […]

The Purpose of Your Life

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John 15:12-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Disciples’ Relation to Each Other 12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No […]

How to Fulfill God’s Purpose In Your Life

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John 15 – New American Standard Bible (NASB) Jesus Is the Vine—Followers Are Branches 15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are […]

The Power of God’s Word

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Acts 27:21-44– New King James Version (NKJV) 21 But after long abstinence from food, then Paul stood in the midst of them and said, “Men, you should have listened to me, and not have sailed from Crete and incurred this disaster and loss. 22 And now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no […]

Three Signs of Spiritual Sickness

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Jonah 4 – New American Standard Bible (NASB) Jonah’s Displeasure Rebuked 4 But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. 2 He prayed to the Lord and said, “Please Lord, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I […]

How Does God Become Our Father

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Jonah 3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Nineveh Repents 3 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and proclaim to it the proclamation which I am going to tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh according to the word of the […]

The Chastisement of God

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Jonah 1:17-2:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 17 And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights. Jonah’s Prayer 2 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish, 2 and he said, “I called out […]

God Calls Us To Be A Part Of His Mission

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Jonah 1:1-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Jonah’s Disobedience 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.” 3 But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. […]