Category Archives: discipleship

the God who slaps

20220716 the God who slaps Ezekiel 7:5-9 (JDV) Ezekiel 7:5 This is what the Lord Yahveh says: Notice, one disaster after another is coming!Ezekiel 7:6 An end has come; the end has come! It has awakened against you. Notice, it … Continue reading

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relationships that matter

20220610 relationships that matter 2 Timothy 1:3-7 (JDV) 2 Timothy 1:3 I give gratitude to God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, when I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day.2 Timothy 1:4, … Continue reading

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submitting to quiet discipleship

20220510 submitting to quiet discipleship 1 Timothy 2:11-15 (JDV) 1 Timothy 2:11 A wife should be discipled1 quietly with full submission. 1 Timothy 2:12 I do not allow a wife to teach or to have authority over a husband; instead, … Continue reading

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loaded letters

loaded letters 1 Timothy 1:1-2 (JDV) 1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, a missionary of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope: 1 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my true son in the faith. Favor, … Continue reading

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no one else

no one else Psalm 89:38-45 (JDV) Psalm 89:38 But you have spurned and rejected him; you have become enraged with your anointed. Psalm 89:39 You have repudiated the covenant with your servant; you have completely dishonored his crown. Psalm 89:40 … Continue reading

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lessons from the past

lessons from the past Psalm 78:12-55 (JDV) Psalm 78:12 He worked miracles in the sight of their fathers in the land of Egypt, the territory of Zoan. Psalm 78:13 He separated the sea and brought them across; the water stood … Continue reading

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primary allegiance

primary allegiance Judges 7:16-25 (JDV) Judges 7:16 Then he divided the three hundred men into three companies and gave each of the men a trumpet in one hand and a hollow1 pitcher with a torch inside it in the other … Continue reading

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the lefty and the locked room

the lefty and the locked room Judges 3:14-26 (JDV) Judges 3:14 The Israelites served King Eglon of Moab eighteen years. Judges 3:15 Then the Israelites cried out to Yahveh, and he raised up Ehud son of Gera, a left-handed Benjaminite, … Continue reading

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a culture of compromise

a culture of compromise Judges 3:5-13 (JDV) Judges 3:5 But they settled among the Canaanites, Hethites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. Judges 3:6 The Israelites took their daughters as wives for themselves, gave their own daughters to their sons, and … Continue reading

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tests and lessons

tests and lessons Judges 3:1-4 (JDV) Judges 3:1 These are the nations Yahveh placed to test all those in Israel who had experienced none of the wars in Canaan. Judges 3:2 This was to teach the future generations of the … Continue reading

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