Category Archives: discipleship

theology-experience disconnect

Joel 2:25-27 (JDV) Joel 2:25 I will repay you for the years that the winging stage locust ate, the crawling stage locust, the destroying locust, and the recently mature locust– my great army that I sent against you. Joel 2:26 … Continue reading

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unwitting accomplices

Joel 2:10-11 (JDV) Joel 2:10 The land quakes before them; the sky1 shakes. The sun and moon grow dark, and the stars cease their shining. Joel 2:11 Yahveh makes his voice heard in the presence of his army. His camp … Continue reading

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invitation to grieve

Joel 1:7-12 (JDV) Joel 1:7 It1 has desolated2 my grapevine and splintered my fig tree. It has stripped off its bark and thrown it away; its branches have turned white. Joel 1:8 Grieve like a young woman wrapped3 in sackcloth, … Continue reading

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miserable means

Galatians 6:17-18 (JDV) Galatians 6:17 From now on, let no one cause me trouble, because I am bearing on my body the marks of Jesus. Galatians 6:18 Brothers, the favor of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your breath. Amen. … Continue reading

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weight lifting

Galatians 6:1-5 (JDV) Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if a human is overtaken in any violation,1 you who are spiritual, restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so that you also won’t be tempted. Galatians 6:2 Carry … Continue reading

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fruit of the Breath

Galatians 5:22-26 (JDV) Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Breath is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Galatians 5:23 gentleness, and self-mastery. There is no law against such things. Galatians 5:24 But those who belong to Christ Jesus … Continue reading

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an insult sandwich

Galatians 5:19-21 (JDV) Galatians 5:19 Now the achievements of the flesh are obvious: whatever results in sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, Galatians 5:20 idolatry, alternative spiritual experiences,1 hostilities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish passions, dissensions, heretical cults,2 Galatians 5:21 … Continue reading

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animation, not stagnation

Galatians 5:16-18 (JDV) Galatians 5:16 But I am saying, walk by the Breath and you will certainly not carry out the cravings1 of the flesh. Galatians 5:17 You see, the flesh craves2 what is against the Breath, and the Breath … Continue reading

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against

Galatians 5:13-15 (JDV) Galatians 5:13 For you were invited to be free, brothers; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another by love. Galatians 5:14 You see, the whole law is fulfilled in … Continue reading

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interrupted race, defiled loaf

Galatians 5:7-12 (JDV) Galatians 5:7 You were running well. Who interrupted your being persuaded about truth? Galatians 5:8 This persuasion does not come from your inviter. Galatians 5:9 A little fermented dough contaminates the whole batch of dough. Galatians 5:10 … Continue reading

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