Category Archives: discipleship

criterion for disfellowship

criterion for disfellowship 2 Thessalonians 3:6 (JDV) 2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from every brother or sister who is undisciplined and does not walk … Continue reading

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his follow-up

his follow-up 2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 (JDV) 2 Thessalonians 2:15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold to the traditions you were taught, whether by what we said or what we wrote. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 May our Lord Jesus … Continue reading

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God’s work from the first

God’s work from the first 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 (JDV) 2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters cared about by the Lord, because from the first, God has chosen you for rescue through … Continue reading

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whew!

whew! 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10 (JDV) 1 Thessalonians 3:6 But now Timothy has come to us from you and brought us good news about your faith and care. He reported that you always have good memories of us and that you … Continue reading

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encouraging our leaders

encouraging our leaders Joshua 1:16-18 (JDV) Joshua 1:16 They answered Joshua, “Everything you have commanded us we will do, and everywhere you send us we will go. Joshua 1:17 We will obey you, just like we obeyed Moses in everything. … Continue reading

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sources of strength and courage

sources of strength and courage Joshua 1:6-9 (JDV) Joshua 1:6 “Be strong and courageous, because you will distribute the land I swore to their fathers to give them as an inheritance. Joshua 1:7 Above all, be strong and very courageous … Continue reading

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the master’s purpose

the master’s purpose Colossians 4:2-6 (JDV) Colossians 4:2 Persist in prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:3 At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the word, to speak … Continue reading

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a master in the sky

a master in the sky Colossians 3:18-4:1 (JDV) Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is suitable in the Lord. Colossians 3:19 Husbands, care about your wives and don’t be bitter toward them. Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your … Continue reading

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low things and high things

low things and high things Colossians 3:1-17 (JDV) Colossians 3:1 So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the high things, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on high things, … Continue reading

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what sharing Christ entails

what sharing Christ entails Colossians 1:24 -2:5 (JDV) Colossians 1:24 Now I celebrate while I suffer for you, and I am finishing in my flesh the balance of Christ’s afflictions for his body, that is, the congregation. Colossians 1:25 I … Continue reading

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