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Accepting the hard truths in God’s words (John 6:60-64)

On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! 63 The Spirit gives life; the… Continue reading Accepting the hard truths in God’s words (John 6:60-64)

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The One Who Gives our Daily Bread (John 6:32-35)

Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”34 “Sir,”… Continue reading The One Who Gives our Daily Bread (John 6:32-35)

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Come and sit awhile with Him, the Spring of the Living Water (John 4:7-15)

A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8 (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews… Continue reading Come and sit awhile with Him, the Spring of the Living Water (John 4:7-15)

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How Far has Love Come to Bring Me Home? (John 4: 1-6)

Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), 3 he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. 4 And he had to pass through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town of… Continue reading How Far has Love Come to Bring Me Home? (John 4: 1-6)

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For God so Loved the World (John 3:16-21)

16 “For God so loved the world,  that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in… Continue reading For God so Loved the World (John 3:16-21)

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Thank you, Lord, for this day you have made (Psalm 118: 22-29)

The stone that the builders rejected  has become the cornerstone. This is the Lord's doing;  it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made;  let us rejoice and be glad in it. Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success! Blessed is he who… Continue reading Thank you, Lord, for this day you have made (Psalm 118: 22-29)

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Gates are open, enter with joy! (Psalm 118: 15-21)

Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the Lord does valiantly, the right hand of the Lord exalts,  the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!” I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. The Lord has disciplined me severely,  but… Continue reading Gates are open, enter with joy! (Psalm 118: 15-21)

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Shelter in His everlasting love (Psalm 118: 1-14)

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!2 Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”3 Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”4 Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”5 Out of my distress I called on the… Continue reading Shelter in His everlasting love (Psalm 118: 1-14)

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Praise Him, the God of all nations! (Psalm 117)

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! Psalm 117 ESV This is the shortest psalm with only two verses, and it is the shortest chapter of the entire Bible. There are 1189 chapters in… Continue reading Praise Him, the God of all nations! (Psalm 117)