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tested and affirmed by God

tested and affirmed by God 1 Thessalonians 2:3-5 (JDV) 1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our exhortation didn’t come from error or impurity or an intent to deceive. 1 Thessalonians 2:4 Instead, just as we have been evaluated by God to be … Continue reading

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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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