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Advent: The Mystery (Isaiah 7:10-16; 9:1-7; 40:1-11; 53:1-12)

Isaiah 7:10-16 (ESV) 10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz: 11 “Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” 12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test.” 13 And he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to …

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Life in Christ (Colossians 3)

Colossians 3 (ESV) 3 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your …

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The Preeminent Christ (Colossians 1)

Colossians 1 (ESV) 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in …

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Your Neighbors

Luke 10:1-24 (ESV) 1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out …

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Contend! Awaken! Vindicate! (Psalm 35)

Psalm 35 (ESV) 35 Of David. 1     Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! 2     Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for my help! 3     Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers!        Say to my soul, “I am your salvation!” 4     Let them be put to shame and …

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I Will Never Forsake (Psalm 37)

Psalm 37 (ESV) 37  Of David. 1  Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! 2  For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. 3  Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. 4  Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the …

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The Hope of Christ (Romans 15:8-13)

Romans 15:8-13 (ESV) 8 For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9 and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.” 10 And again …

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Community (Romans 14:1-15:7)

Romans 14:1-15:7 (ESV) 14 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3 Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for …

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Mighty God (Isaiah 9:1-7)

Isaiah 9:1-7 (ESV) 9  But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. 2  The people who …

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Bitter Truth Is Better than Sweet Deceit (Romans 3:1-20)

Romans 3:1-20 (ESV) 3 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? 4 By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it …

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