Category Archives: commitment

why we are in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 1:1-5 (JDV) Deuteronomy 1:1 These are the words Moses said to all Israel across the Jordan in the open country,1 in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Di-zahab. Deuteronomy 1:2 It is an eleven-day … Continue reading

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against the flow

Ephesians 5:15-17 (JDV) Ephesians 5:15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you live – not as unwise people but as wise – Ephesians 5:16 making the most of the season, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:17 So don’t be … Continue reading

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decision training

Ephesians 5:9-10 (JDV) Ephesians 5:9 because the fruit of the light consists of all goodness, righteousness, and truth – Ephesians 5:10 evaluating1 what is pleasing to the Lord. decision training We are used to evaluating our life options based on … Continue reading

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don’t partner with darkness

Ephesians 5:6-8 (JDV) Ephesians 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, because God’s wrath is coming on the disobedient because of these things. Ephesians 5:7 Do not become their partners, then. Ephesians 5:8 You see, you were once … Continue reading

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the unsurrendered life

Ephesians 4:20-24 (JDV) Ephesians 4:20 But you did not learn Christ in this way,1 Ephesians 4:21 assuming you heard about him and were taught by him, like the truth is in Jesus, Ephesians 4:22 to take off your former way … Continue reading

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learning how to unsurrender

Ephesians 4:17-19 (JDV) Ephesians 4:17 Then I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer live like the Gentiles live, in the futility of their thoughts. Ephesians 4:18 They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the … Continue reading

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remember what you were

Ephesians 2:11-12 (JDV) Ephesians 2:11 For this reason,1 remember that at one time you were Gentiles in the flesh – called “the uncircumcised” by those called “the circumcised,” which is done in the flesh by human hands. Ephesians 2:12 At … Continue reading

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he who formerly

Galatians 1:21-24 (JDV) Galatians 1:21 Next, I went to the districts of Syria and Cilicia. Galatians 1:22 My face remained unknown to the Judean congregations that are in Christ. Galatians 1:23 They only kept hearing: “He who formerly persecuted us … Continue reading

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intimidation

  Psalm 31:23-24 Psalm 31:23 Love Yahveh, all his faithful ones. Yahveh protects the loyal, but fully repays the arrogant. Psalm 31:24 Be strong, and let your heart be courageous, all you who put your hope in Yahveh. intimidation It … Continue reading

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When their hour comes

John 16:1-4 Joh 16:1 “I have spoken these things to you to keep you from getting tripped up. Joh 16:2 They will ban you from the synagogues. In fact, an hour is coming when anyone who kills you will think … Continue reading

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