Devotionals

31 Mar Romans 8:26-28

26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of...

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30 Mar 1 Peter 1:3-5

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and...

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29 Mar Romans 3:23-24

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; In the weekend’s message, we explored the “hope” held within Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Holy Week. The...

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26 Mar Matthew 5:46-48

46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 Therefore you...

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25 Mar Matthew 5:43-45

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for...

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24 Mar Matthew 5:41-42

41 Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. The third word picture is of a disciple of Jesus, who in spite of the...

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23 Mar Matthew 5:40

40 If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. The next word picture is of a disciple of Jesus giving up not only what an enemy may “claim” to be theirs but providing additional provision as well. When someone...

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22 Mar Matthew 5:39

39 But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. Jesus provides several “word pictures” to help His followers understand an entirely new perspective relative to those who may oppose us....

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21 Mar Matthew 5:38

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ The next area Jesus addresses is known as “the law of retaliation.” What was the prevailing teaching and practice in Jesus’ day relative to retaliation for a wrong...

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19 Mar James 5:12

12 But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment. James summarizes Jesus’ teaching on oaths in Matthew...

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