Monthly Archives: December 2013

“Marriage is personal”

Matthew 5:31-32 31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a official document of divorce.’ 32 But I tell you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of discovering sexual immorality, makes … Continue reading

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Faith, obedience and worship

Genesis 11:27 – 12:7 27 Here are the generations from Terah: Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot. 28 Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his kindred, in Ur of … Continue reading

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Gouge and hack

Matthew 5:27-30 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You should not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman for the purpose of getting aroused by her has already committed adultery … Continue reading

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Only one Abram

Genesis 11:14-26 14 After Shelah had lived 30 years, he fathered Eber. 15 then Shelah lived after he fathered Eber 403 years and had other sons and daughters. 16 After Eber had lived 34 years, he fathered Peleg. 17 then … Continue reading

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Befriend quickly

Matthew 5:21-26 21 “You have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, ‘You should not murder; and whoever murders might experience judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will experience … Continue reading

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The language barrier

Genesis 11:1-13 1 Now the whole land had one language and used the same words. 2 And as people set out from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said … Continue reading

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Greater uprightness

Matthew 5:17-20 17 “Do not think that I have come to eliminate the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to eliminate them but to carry them out. 18 Because, I honestly tell you, until the sky and land … Continue reading

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A name

Genesis 10:21-32 21 To Shem also children were born. He was the ancestor of all the children of Eber, and an older brother of Japheth. 22 The sons of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram. 23 The sons of … Continue reading

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Tasteless salt and hidden light

Matthew 5:13-16 13 “You are the salt of the land, but if salt has lost its taste, with what will the land be salted?[1] It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s … Continue reading

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A Problem for Shem & Japheth

Genesis 10:10-20 10 The start of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11 From that land Ham went into Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, and 12 Resen (the great city) between Nineveh … Continue reading

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