Category Archives: preparation

radiance, fire and storm

radiance, fire and storm Psalm 50:1-3 (JDV) Psalm 50:1[1] The God of gods, Yahveh, speaks; he summons the land from the rising of the sun to its setting. Psalm 50:2 From Zion, the perfection of beauty, God appears in radiance. … 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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pre-work

pre-work Acts 10:1-8 (JDV) Acts 10:1 There was a man in Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment. Acts 10:2 He was a devout man and feared God along with his whole household. He did … Continue reading

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from murder to mission

from murder to mission Acts 9:1-18 (JDV) Acts 9:1 Now Saul was still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord. He went to the high priest Acts 9:2 and requested letters from him to the synagogues in … Continue reading

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from locusts to lions

Joel 1:5-6 (JDV) Joel 1:5 Wake up, you drunkards, and weep; yell,1 all you wine drinkers, over the sweet wine, because it has been cut off from your mouth. Joel 1:6 You see, a nation has invaded my land, powerful … Continue reading

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ready to go

devotional post # 2296 Numbers 10:11-28 Num 10:11 Then in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, this happened: the cloud lifted from over the tabernacle of the testimony, Num 10:12 and the … Continue reading

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paradigm change in evangelism

devotional post # 2068 Luke 22:35-38 Luk 22:35 And he said to them, “When I sent you out without moneybag or backpack or sandals, did you come up short of anything?” They said, “Nothing.” Luk 22:36 He said to them, … Continue reading

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working britches

devotional post # 1,983 Luke 12:35-36 Luk 12:35 “Get dressed for service and keep your lamps burning; Luk 12:36 be like people waiting for their master to come back from the wedding celebration, so that when he comes and knocks … Continue reading

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strong spirit, weak flesh

ARE YOU READY FOR WHAT’S COMING? Mark 14:37-42 37 He came and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not stay awake one hour? 38 Stay awake and pray that you may not … Continue reading

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called away from context

Mark 1:16-20 16 And while passing by Lake Galilee, Jesus saw Simon, and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a fishnet into the lake, because they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, Come after me, and I will … Continue reading

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