Welcome Sinners!

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Psalm 14    New International Version (NIV) Psalm 14 For the director of music. Of David. 1 The fool says in his heart,     “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;     there is no one who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven     on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, […]

The Cost of Discipleship

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Jeremiah 18:1-11    New International Version (NIV) At the Potter’s House 18 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from […]

The Work of the Lord

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Genesis 1:31-2:3   New International Version (NIV) 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. 2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh […]

“Building to Claim History”

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Nehemiah 2:11-20    New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Nehemiah’s Inspection of the Walls 11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there for three days. 12 Then I got up during the night, I and a few men with me; I told no one what my God had put into my heart to do for Jerusalem. The only […]

“Stir the Pot”

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Psalm 80:8-19   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 8 You brought a vine out of Egypt;     you drove out the nations and planted it. 9 You cleared the ground for it;     it took deep root and filled the land. 10 The mountains were covered with its shade,     the mighty cedars with its branches; 11 it sent out its branches to […]

“Ready to Go”

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Luke 12:32-40   New International Version (NIV) 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your […]

“Searching for Communion”

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Luke 24:28-35   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 28 As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. 29 But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When […]

“Bible Characters You May Not Remember: Philemon”

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Philemon New International Version (NIV) 1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker— 2 also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving and Prayer 4 I always […]

“Mary, Martha and Oscar”

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Colossians 1:15-23    New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Supremacy of Christ 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and […]