Category Archives: commitment

incense and sweet cane

incense and sweet cane Jeremiah 6:16-21 (JDV) Jeremiah 6:16 This is what Yahveh says: Stand by the crossroads and look. Ask about the path of long ago, “Which is the way to the good path?” Then take it and find … Continue reading

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wholehearted surrender

wholehearted surrender Jeremiah 4:3-18 (JDV) Jeremiah 4:3 You see, this is what Yahveh says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: Break up the unplowed ground; do not sow among the thorns. Jeremiah 4:4 Circumcise yourselves to Yahveh; remove the … Continue reading

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they will come together

they will come together Jeremiah 3:11-4:2 (JDV) Jeremiah 3:11 Yahveh announced to me, “Unfaithful Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah. Jeremiah 3:12 Go, proclaim these words to the north, and say, ‘Return, unfaithful Israel. this is what … Continue reading

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the lost in other lands

the lost in other lands Acts 21:37-22:22 (JDV) Acts 21:37 As he was about to be brought into the barracks, Paul said to the commander, “Am I allowed to say something to you?” He replied, “You know how to speak … Continue reading

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graduation in Ephesus

graduation in Ephesus Acts 19:1-7 (JDV) Acts 19:1 It so happened that while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions and came to Ephesus. He found some disciples Acts 19:2 and asked them, “Did you take the … Continue reading

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aggravations

aggravations Acts 16:16-40 (JDV) Acts 16:16 Once, as we were on our way to prayer, a slave girl met us who had a breath by which she predicted the future. She made a large profit for her owners by fortune-telling. … Continue reading

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why Paul chose Silas

why Paul chose Silas Acts 15:36-41 (JDV) Acts 15:36 After some time had passed, Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s go back and visit the brothers and sisters in every town where we have preached the word of the Lord and … Continue reading

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from murder to mission

from murder to mission Acts 9:1-18 (JDV) Acts 9:1 Now Saul was still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord. He went to the high priest Acts 9:2 and requested letters from him to the synagogues in … 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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death of a good couple

death of a good couple Acts 5:1-11 (JDV) Acts 5:1 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property. Acts 5:2 However, he put aside for himself part of the proceeds with his wife’s knowledge, … Continue reading

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