Category Archives: divisions

contentment or controversy

20220520 contentment or controversy 1 Timothy 6:3-10 (JDV) 1 Timothy 6:3 If anyone teaches differently and does not agree with the wholesome words of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the teaching that promotes godliness, 1 Timothy 6:4 he is … Continue reading

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Please say Shibboleth

Please say Shibboleth Judges 12:1-7 (JDV) Judges 12:1 The men of Ephraim were called together and crossed the Jordan to Zaphon. They said to Jephthah, “Why have you crossed over to fight against the Ammonites but haven’t called us to … Continue reading

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goal of disfellowship

goal of disfellowship 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 (JDV) 2 Thessalonians 3:14 If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take note of that person; don’t associate with him, so that he may be ashamed. 2 Thessalonians 3:15 Yet don’t … Continue reading

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what matters instead

Galatians 6:11-16 (JDV) Galatians 6:11 See what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. Galatians 6:12 Those who want to make a good impression in the flesh – these would force you to be circumcised– but … Continue reading

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when passion divides

devotional post # 1,987 Luke 12:49-53 Luk 12:49 “I have come to bring fire on the earth– and how I wish it were already kindled! Luk 12:50 I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it … Continue reading

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love and conflict

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 1Co 13:4 The love I am speaking of holds its temper, that love functions in a helpful manner, it does not envy, does not brag, does not show off, 1Co 13:5 does not behave disgracefully, does not … Continue reading

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clothing the parts respectfully

1 Corinthians 12:23-25 1Co 12:23 Just like those parts of the body, which we think to be shameful; on these we put more respectful clothing, so that our unpresentable parts have a more respectable image. 1Co 12:24 but our presentable … Continue reading

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welcoming diversity

1 Corinthians 12:17-19 1Co 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing come from? Or, if the whole thing were an ear, where would its sense of smell come from? 1Co 12:18 But God has now … Continue reading

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beast feast

1 Corinthians 11:20-22 1Co 11:20 This is such a case: when you all come together, it is not really to eat the Lord’s Supper. 1Co 11:21 Because at the meal, each one eats his own supper ahead of others. So … Continue reading

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helpful heresies

  1 Corinthians 11:17-19 1Co 11:17 But as I give this command, I cannot show appreciation, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 1Co 11:18 Because first, I hear that there are … Continue reading

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