Category Archives: Jesus Christ

remembering the covenant

  Deuteronomy 4:11-13 (JDV) Deuteronomy 4:11 You came near and stood below the mountain, a mountain blazing with fire into the heart1 of the sky and enveloped in a totally black cloud. Deuteronomy 4:12 Then Yahveh spoke to you from … Continue reading

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he also descended

Ephesians 4:7-10 (JDV) Ephesians 4:7 Now favor was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Ephesians 4:8 For this reason it says: When he ascended on high, he took the captives captive; he gave … Continue reading

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both groups one

Ephesians 2:13-15 (JDV) Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away have been brought near because of the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:14 You see, he is our peace, who made both groups one and tore … Continue reading

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remember what you were

Ephesians 2:11-12 (JDV) Ephesians 2:11 For this reason,1 remember that at one time you were Gentiles in the flesh – called “the uncircumcised” by those called “the circumcised,” which is done in the flesh by human hands. Ephesians 2:12 At … Continue reading

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the right to restore

Ephesians 1:20-21 (JDV) Ephesians 1:20 He achieved this in Christ by raising him from the dead and seating him at his right hand in the sky realms – Ephesians 1:21 far above every priority1 and authority, power and dominion, and … Continue reading

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the One Cared About

Ephesians 1:3-6 (JDV) Ephesians 1:3 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is to be applauded,1 who has endorsed2 us with every spiritual endorsement3 in the sky realms4 in Christ Ephesians 1:4 when5 he chose us in him, … Continue reading

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from slaves to sons

Galatians 4:1-7 (JDV) Galatians 4:1 But I am saying that as long a time as the heir is a child, he does not differ at all from a slave, although he is the master of everything. Galatians 4:2 Instead, he … Continue reading

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what the law was not

Galatians 3:14-18 (JDV) Galatians 3:14 The purpose was that the endorsement Abraham received would come to the Gentiles by Christ Jesus, so that we could receive the promised Spirit by faith. Galatians 3:15 Brothers, I’m speaking human language. No one … Continue reading

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when misery hates company

  Psalm 41:4-9 Psalm 41:4 I said, “Yahveh, be gracious to me; heal my soul, because I have sinned against you.” Psalm 41:5 My enemies speak maliciously about me: “When will he die and be forgotten?” Psalm 41:6 When one … Continue reading

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a gospel twist

  Psalm 37:30-31 Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom; his tongue speaks what is just. Psalm 37:31 The instruction of his God is in his heart; his steps do not falter. Psalm 37:32 The wicked one lies … Continue reading

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