Category Archives: church

intensified influence

devotional post # 2203 2 Corinthians 10:15-18 2Co 10:15  We do not brag excessively about the hard work of others. But we do expect that as your faith increases, our degree of influence among you may be intensified,2Co 10:16  so … Continue reading

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church business

devotional post # 2191 2 Corinthians 8:18-19 2Co 8:18  Accompanying him we are sending that brother who is famous among all the churches for his proclamation of the gospel.2Co 8:19  And not only for that, but he has been appointed … Continue reading

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entertainment and advancement

devotional post # 2075 Luke 23:6-12 Luk 23:6 After Pilate heard this, he asked if the man was a Galilean. Luk 23:7 Then, when he learned that he belonged to Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was … Continue reading

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a change of tenantship

devotional post # 2042 Luke 20:9-16a JDV Luk 20:1 Then he started telling the people this story: “A man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and went on a journey for a long time. Luk 20:10 When harvest … Continue reading

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true humility

devotional post #2024 Luke 18:9-14 Luk 18:9 Jesus also spoke to some who were confident that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else. This was his illustration: Luk 18:10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, … Continue reading

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rival respect

THE CHURCH IS A FRANCHISE, NOT AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB Luke 9:49-50 Luk 9:49 John answered, “Master, we saw someone expelling demons in your name, and we tried to stop him because he is not a disciple along with us.” Luk … Continue reading

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called community of faith

WHO ARE YOU COOPERATING WITH? Luke 6:12-16 Luk 6:12 Now it was during this time that Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and he spent all night in prayer to God. Luk 6:13 When morning came, he called … Continue reading

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the other congregation

WHO ARE YOU MINISTERING TO? Luke 5:27-32 Luk 5:27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax booth. He said to him “Follow me,” . Luk 5:28 And he got up and … Continue reading

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finding Jesus among the teachers

Luke 2:42-47 Luk 2:42 And when he was twelve years of age, they went up according to the custom of the feast. Luk 2:43 And after the days were completed, while they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in … Continue reading

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holy contributions

Leviticus 22:10-16 Lev 22:10 “A lay person will not eat of a holy thing; no foreign guest of the priest or hired worker will eat of a holy thing, Lev 22:11 but if a priest buys a soul as his … Continue reading

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