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Bible 1 Yr – Day 270 – The Presbyters

My footnotes define “Presbyters” as “official appointed leaders and teachers of the Christian Community”. Many translations use the term “elders”. Peter speaks about them today in chapter 5 of his first letter: So I exhort the presbyters among you, as … Continue reading

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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 267 – Did you know that you are a priest…

In today’s reading, twice Peter reminds us that we are a new nation of priests: As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones … 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 262 – “… you will save both yourself and your hearers”

Paul is continuing to encourage Timothy in his new role as Bishop of Ephesus. He reminds him of how to address some of the false notions that are being advocated. Then Paul basically tells Timothy to go in and take … 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 253 – Why does Jesus tell the Apostles to bring swords?

Did you ever notice that when Jesus and the Apostles leave for the Mount of Olives, Jesus tell the Apostles to bring swords? Here is the text: 35 And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 249 – Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things

Today we read Luke Chapter 20. It is an exciting day for me because for the first time I noticed something new. What book besides the Bible can do that? Chapter 20, starts with the priests and scribes asking the … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 227 – Enter Under My Roof

Today we are in Luke, Chapter 7 and the account of Jesus healing the slave of a Centurion. The first thing to notice is that this scene plays out in Capernaum. Recall from our discussions in Matthew that while Jesus … Continue reading

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