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sharing some common ground

sharing some common ground Colossians 1:1-2 (JDV) Colossians 1:1 Paul, a missionary¹ of Christ Jesus by God’s preference,² and Timothy our brother: Colossians 1:2 To the devotees³in Christ at Colossae, who are faithful brothers and sisters. Favor to you and … Continue reading

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parting gifts

parting gifts Psalm 68:15-18 (JDV) Psalm 68:15 Mount Bashan is God’s towering mountain; Mount Bashan is a mountain of many peaks. Psalm 68:16 Why gaze with envy, you mountain peaks, at the mountain God desired for his residence? Yahveh will … Continue reading

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pay attention!

pay attention! Jeremiah 18:18-23 (JDV) Jeremiah 18:18 Then they said, “Let’s make plans against Jeremiah, because instruction will never be lost from the priest, or counsel from the wise, or a word from the prophet. Let’s denounce him and pay … Continue reading

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there we found brothers and sisters

there we found brothers and sisters Acts 28:11-16 (JDV) Acts 28:11 After three months we set sail in an Alexandrian ship that had wintered at the island, with the Twin Gods as its figurehead. Acts 28:12 Landing at Syracuse, we … Continue reading

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team B

team B Acts 20:1-6 (JDV) Acts 20:1 After the uproar stopped, Paul sent for the disciples, encouraged them, and after saying farewell, departed to go to Macedonia. Acts 20:2 And when he had passed through those areas and offered them … Continue reading

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change from the norm

change from the norm Acts 18:1-17 (JDV) Acts 18:1 After these things happened, he left Athens and went to Corinth, Acts 18:2 and he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with … Continue reading

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distinction debate

distinction debate Acts 15:1-21 (JDV) Acts 15:1 Some men came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers: “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom prescribed by Moses, you cannot be rescued.” Acts 15:2 After Paul and Barnabas … Continue reading

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establishing

establishing Acts 14:21-28 (JDV) Acts 14:21 After they had preached the gospel in that town and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, to Iconium, and to Antioch, Acts 14:22 strengthening the throats of the disciples by encouraging them to … Continue reading

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off the fence

off the fence Acts 8:1-3 (JDV) Acts 8:1 Saul agreed with taking him out. On that day a severe persecution broke out against the congregation in Jerusalem, and all except the missionaries were scattered throughout the land of Judea and … Continue reading

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community, not communism

community, not communism Acts 4:32-37 (JDV) Acts 4:32 Now the entire group of those who believed were of one heart and throat, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in … Continue reading

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