Monthly Archives: June 2014

Jesus and the garbage hoarder

Matthew 19:16-22. 16 And see, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good thing must I accomplish to have eternal life?” 17 But he replied to him, “Why do you ask me about a good thing? There is … Continue reading

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building up a spiritual legacy

Genesis 49:1-12 1 At that time Jacob called his sons and told them, “Collect yourselves together, that I may tell you what will happen to you in days to come. 2 “Come together and listen, O sons of Jacob, listen … Continue reading

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unqualified for his presence

Matthew 19:13-15 13 Then children were presented to him so that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples criticized the people, 14 but Jesus responded, “Allow the little children to come to me and do not … Continue reading

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passing on a spiritual legacy

Genesis 48:8-22 8 Then Israel saw Joseph’s sons, and he said, “Who are these?” 9 Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has given me here.” And he said, “Bring them to me, please, that I … Continue reading

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accepting the marriage gift

Matthew 19:7-12 7 They asked him, “Why then did Moses command the giving of a certificate of apostasy that makes the release final?” 8 He answered them, ” Moses responded to your hard-heartedness by allowing you to divorce your wives, … Continue reading

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a lasting spiritual legacy

Genesis 47:27 – 48:7 27 So Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the land called Goshen. And they gained property in it, and were fruitful and multiplied greatly. 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen … Continue reading

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the marriage gift

Matthew 19:1-6. 1 When Jesus had finished these sayings, he left Galilee and entered the region of Judea on the other side of the Jordan. 2 And large crowds followed him, and he healed them at that place. 3 And … Continue reading

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saving Egypt for Pharaoh

Genesis 47:13-26 13 There was no food in all the land, for the famine was very brutal, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan wasted away because of the famine. 14 And Joseph collected all the … Continue reading

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extravagant love is the standard

Matthew 18:15-20. 21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I keep forgiving him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I am not telling you … Continue reading

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who we belong to

Genesis 47:1-12 1 So Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, “My father and my brothers, with their flocks and herds and all that they have, have come from the land of Canaan. They are now in the land of Goshen.” … Continue reading

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