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Bible 1 Yr – Day 268 – Baptism Now Saves You

Today Peter makes a statement that must seem strange to some. He writes: … because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 266 – The First Letter of Peter

Today we begin the First Letter of Peter. The letter was written by Peter, likely dictated to a secretary, probably Silvanus, who had also traveled with Paul. Peter was martyred in Rome in A.D. 64. We can tell from the … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 261 – What is a bulwark?

Today we read 1st Timothy, chapter 3. The chapter starts out with Paul reminding Timothy of the qualifications for a Bishop. Paul says that Bishops should only be “the husband of one wife” and therefore this passage is often referenced … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 259 – The Letter to Timothy

Today we begin Paul’s letter to Timothy. The best date for this letter is that it was written between A.D. 62 and A.D. 67. It is written by Paul, to his traveling companion and friend Timothy. It has A LOT … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 258 – The Road to Emmaus

This is one of my favorite stories in the Bible because it is filled with important markers we need to understand. First, it is important to point out that this event occurs on the very day of the Resurrection. The … Continue reading

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Bible1 Yr – Day 232 – Luke’s Account of the Transfiguration

Today we read Luke’s account of the Transfiguration.  Luke provides several additional details that shed further light on the story. The account of the Transfiguration comes just after Jesus recitation of the conditions of discipleship.  Jesus says, “…If anyone wishes … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 213 – The Letter to Philemon

Paul’s letter to Philemon is the shortest but one of the most important letters. Paul is writing to Philemon about his slave Onesimus. It seems that Onesimus had run away, crossed paths with Paul and was converted. Now converted, Onesimus … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 212 – The Special Guest and the Fruit that Increases

There are three great little nuggets in today’s reading. First, there is apparently a dispute between to women and Paul encourages everyone to help them work it out. In passing, he mentions someone important: 2 I entreat Euodia and I … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 205 – What is lacking in Christ’s suffering?

Today be start the book of Colossians. Written sometime form A.D. 60 to 62, it was written to a Church that Paul had no prior relationship with and probably didn’t know. Most likely it was written at the request of … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 203 – The Bride of Christ

Still not convinced about the nature of the relationship of the Christ and his Church. St. Paul sets it out yet again. So far, the entire letter had had this theme running underneath the surface. In chapter 1, Paul wrote … Continue reading

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