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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 260 – God Desires All Men to be Saved

Today we read Chapter 2 of Paul’s first letter to Timothy which contains the famous “one mediator” passage. It’s an absolutely great chapter the best parts of which are often missed because the perennial focus on “one mediator” tends to … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 256 – The Good Works of the Good Thief

Today we read Luke’s account of the Crucifixion. We see the scene of Jesus being crucified with two criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Often when discussing the nature of Salvation and the role of good … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 242 – The Prodigal Son

Today, in Luke, we read three parables. The lost sheep, the lost coin and The Prodigal Son. All three touch on the joy in heaven when a sinner repents. I would like to focus the most famous of the three, … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 219 – The Preaching of John the Baptist

Today we read Luke’s account of the preaching of John the Baptist. The first thing to take note of is the fact that Luke again takes great pains to establish when this is taking place. He establishes the time frame … 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 193 – The Faithful Remnant

Today we read Romans 11, which contains this interesting passage: 5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. 6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 178 – The Cheerful Giver

Most of us will recognize the verse from today’s reading, “God loves a cheerful giver”. Here is the verse: The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 154 – God’s Co-Workers

Chapter 3 of First Corinthians is one of the best Chapters to illustrate how two things that are seemingly inconsistent can both be true at the same time. Paul is gently chastising the Corinthians basically calling them “spiritual babies”. He … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 148 – Pilate

Today we read Mark’s account of Jesus trail and conviction. He says something particularly interesting about why Pilate sends Jesus to be crucified. First, take a look back to Day 52 for a reminder about why the name of the … Continue reading

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