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parting gifts

parting gifts Psalm 68:15-18 (JDV) Psalm 68:15 Mount Bashan is God’s towering mountain; Mount Bashan is a mountain of many peaks. Psalm 68:16 Why gaze with envy, you mountain peaks, at the mountain God desired for his residence? Yahveh will … Continue reading

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Caesar’s household

Caesar’s household Philippians 4:21-23 (JDV) Philippians 4:21 Greet every devotee in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send you greetings. Philippians 4:22 All the devotees send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household. Philippians 4:23 The … Continue reading

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burning words

burning words Jeremiah 20:7-18 (JDV) Jeremiah 20:7 You deceived me, Lord, and I was deceived. You seized me and prevailed. I am a laughingstock all the time; everyone ridicules me. Jeremiah 20:8 Because whenever I speak, I cry out, I … Continue reading

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cultural straitjacket

Acts 21:1-14 (JDV) cultural straitjacket Acts 21:1 After we had withdrawn from them, we set sail straight for Cos, the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara. Acts 21:2 Finding a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, we boarded … Continue reading

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new purpose — same power

new purpose — same power Acts 20:7-12 (JDV) Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week, we assembled to break bread. Paul made a speech for them, and since he was about to depart the next day, he kept … Continue reading

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public demonstration of the victory

public demonstration of the victory Acts 19:8-22 (JDV) Acts 19:8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke openly over a period of three months, making speeches and persuading them about the kingdom of God. Acts 19:9 But when some became hardened … Continue reading

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graduation in Ephesus

graduation in Ephesus Acts 19:1-7 (JDV) Acts 19:1 It so happened that while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions and came to Ephesus. He found some disciples Acts 19:2 and asked them, “Did you take the … Continue reading

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adjustable Apollos

adjustable Apollos Acts 18:24-28 (JDV) Acts 18:24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native Alexandrian, a rhetorically skilled man who was competent in the use of the Scriptures, arrived in Ephesus. Acts 18:25 He had been instructed in the way … Continue reading

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following God into the darkness

following God into the darkness Acts 18:18-23 (JDV) Acts 18:18 After staying for some time, Paul said farewell to the brothers and sisters and sailed away to Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. He shaved his head at Cenchreae because … Continue reading

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missionary work

missionary work Acts 11:19-30 (JDV) Acts 11:19 Now those who had been scattered as a result of the trouble that started because of Stephen made their way as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one … Continue reading

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