Posts tagged Online
read the bible in a year: day 55 Matthew 5:21-48
21 You have knowledge that it was said in old times, You may not put to death; and, Whoever puts to death will be in danger of being judged: 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be in danger of being judged; and he who says to his brother, Raca, will be in danger from the Sanhedrin; and whoever says, You foolish one, will be in danger of the hell of fire. 23 If then you are making an offering at the altar and there it comes More >
read the bible in a year: day 18 Luke 14:1-24
1 And it came about that when he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees on the Sabbath, to have a meal, they were watching him. 2 And a certain man was there who had a disease. 3 And Jesus, answering, said to the scribes and Pharisees, Is it right to make people well on the Sabbath or not? 4 But they said nothing. And he made him well and sent him away. 5 And he said to them, Which of you, whose ox or ass has got into a water-hole, will not straight More >
read the bible in a year: day 54 Matthew 5:1-20
1 And seeing great masses of people he went up into the mountain; and when he was seated his disciples came to him. 2 And with these words he gave them teaching, saying, 3 Happy are the poor in spirit: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4 Happy are those who are sad: for they will be comforted. 5 Happy are the gentle: for the earth will be their heritage. 6 Happy are those whose heart’s desire is for righteousness: for they will have their desire. 7 Happy are those who have mercy: for they will be given More >
James 1: 26 – 27If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
Religion. What words come into your mind when you hear this word? Your family of origin and your training, your experiences – both past and present, your geography … all this effects your emotional response to the word, ‘religion’. What images come into your mind? Ceremony? Elaborate buildings? More >
read the bible in a year: day 356 Luke 1:1-25
1 As a number of attempts have been made to put together in order an account of those events which took place among us, 2 As they were handed down to us by those who saw them from the first and were preachers of the word, 3 It seemed good to me, having made observation, with great care, of the direction of events in their order, to put the facts in writing for you, most noble Theophilus; 4 So that you might have certain knowledge of those things about which you were given teaching. 5 In the More >
read the bible in a year: day 363 Luke 4:1-30
1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, came back from the Jordan, and was guided by the Spirit in the waste land 2 For forty days, being tested by the Evil One. And he had no food in those days; and when they came to an end, he was in need of food. 3 And the Evil One said to him, If you are the Son of God, give orders to this stone to become bread. 4 And Jesus made answer to him, It has been said in the Writings, Bread is not man’s only More >
read the bible in a year: day 53 Matthew 4
1 Then Jesus was sent by the Spirit into the waste land to be tested by the Evil One. 2 And after going without food for forty days and forty nights, he was in need of it. 3 And the Evil One came and said to him, If you are the Son of God, give the word for these stones to become bread. 4 But he made answer and said, It is in the Writings, Bread is not man’s only need, but every word which comes out of the mouth of God. 5 Then the Evil One More >
Today we are considering one of the precious pictures in Christianity … a well known event to those who have experience with church and Bible study. If you are new to scripture … prepare to be amazed! It is remarkable in its simplicity … and remarkable in its profundity!
Read John 13: 1 – 17.
Some observations …
First, look again at verse 1. “Having loved His own who were in the world, He now showed them the full extent of His love.” Love behaves. Love does something. Yes, it is a choice … and, yes, there can be deep emotion. But More >
James 1: 22 – 25
But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act – they will be blessed in their doing.
Again James is concerned about our bend toward self-deception.
If he were painting the scene for More >
read the bible in a year: day 52 Matthew 3
1 And in those days John the Baptist came preaching in the waste land of Judaea, 2 Saying, Let your hearts be turned from sin; for the kingdom of heaven is near. 3 For this is he of whom Isaiah the prophet said, The voice of one crying in the waste land, Make ready the way of the Lord, make his roads straight. 4 Now John was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather band about him; and his food was locusts and honey. 5 Then Jerusalem and all Judaea went out to him, and all the More >