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So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any…

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Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell…

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I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come…

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In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job.  This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. (Job 1:1) Some believe the book of Job is the oldest book in the Bible. The issue of suffering leads the list of the most difficult questions to reconcile in life. Why…

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Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. (Proverbs 16:3) There are moments in life when we do not operate off of any agenda or previous plan. We are just existing, floating through life, taking things as they come, and seemingly without a care in the world. Such a drift leads…

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Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her…In this same way, husbands ought to love their lives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as…

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Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” (John 20:21)   Appearing behind locked doors, Jesus shows the disciples His scars. Before He does, He speaks to calm their fears, and give them a holy directive. Two different times, He says, “Peace be with you!” Think of that…

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Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:17-18) As human beings, we are always under the control of something, whether we realize it or not. We are either under the control of our flesh,…

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I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to…

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Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” (John 21:22)  In one of Christ’s post-resurrection appearances, we find Him alone on the shore where He had first called His fishermen. After the miraculous catch of Galilean fish, Simon Peter jumped out of the…

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