Category Archives: conflict

with us strugglers

with us strugglers Psalm 46:11 (JDV) Psalm 46:11 Yahveh of Armies is with us; the God of Jacob is our high spot. Selah with us strugglers Having God with us does not mean we will be free from struggle. Remember, … Continue reading

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look over their heads

look over their heads Psalm 46:10 (JDV) Psalm 46:10 “Stop your fighting, and realize that I am God, exalted among the nations, exalted on the land.” look over their heads Fear causes us to turn on each other, and before … Continue reading

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thorn harvest

thorn harvest Jeremiah 12:5-13 (JDV) Jeremiah 12:5 If you have raced with runners and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in a tranquil land, what will you do in the thickets of … Continue reading

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after the backlash

after the backlash Jeremiah 11:18-23 (JDV) Jeremiah 11:18 Yahveh caused me to know, so I knew. Then you helped me to see their deeds, Jeremiah 11:19 because I was like a docile lamb led to slaughter. I didn’t know that … Continue reading

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conflict in missions

conflict in missions Acts 21:15-25 (JDV) Acts 21:15 After this we got ready and went up to Jerusalem. Acts 21:16 Some of the disciples from Caesarea also went with us and brought us to Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, … Continue reading

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friends in high places

friends in high places Acts 19:23-41 (JDV) Acts 19:23 About that period there was a major disturbance about the Way. Acts 19:24 You see, a person named Demetrius, a silversmith who made silver shrines of Artemis, provided a great deal … Continue reading

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public demonstration of the victory

public demonstration of the victory Acts 19:8-22 (JDV) Acts 19:8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke openly over a period of three months, making speeches and persuading them about the kingdom of God. Acts 19:9 But when some became hardened … Continue reading

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not always welcomed

not always welcomed Acts 17:1-9 (JDV) Acts 17:1 After they passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. Acts 17:2 As usual, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days made … Continue reading

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sleeping dogs

sleeping dogs Acts 14:1-7 (JDV) Acts 14:1 In Iconium they entered the Jewish synagogue, as usual, and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. Acts 14:2 But the unbelieving Jews woke up … Continue reading

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tears into prayers

tears into prayers Acts 12:1-5 (JDV) Acts 12:1 About that period King Herod forced abusive hands on some who belonged to the congregation, Acts 12:2 and he took James out, John’s brother, using a sword. Acts 12:3 When he saw … Continue reading

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