“Greater Things”

John 1:6–8, 19–28  (“Make straight the way of the Lord.”) 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him.  8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. … […]

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“Prepare the Way”

Mark 1:1–8   (John begins baptizing and preaching.) 1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of […]

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“The King Comes”

Mark 11:1–10 (“Jesus enters Jerusalem in triumph.”) 1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, […]

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“Sheep by Grace”

Matthew 25:31–46  (The sheep and the goats are separated.) 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.  32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the […]

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“Encourage One Another”

1 Thessalonians 5:1–11   (Encouragement at the coming of the Lord) 1 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you.  2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.  3 While people are saying, […]

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1 Thessalonians 4:13–18           (The Day of the Lord is coming.) 13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.  14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God […]

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“Being Saints!”

Revelation 7: 9–17 (The white-robed multitude of saints worship before the throne of God.) 9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in […]

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“The 500th!”

Romans 3:19–28    (A man is justified by faith.) 19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God.  20 For by works of the law no human being will be […]

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“He’s A Resolute God”

Isaiah 45: 1-7  (The Lord tells King Cyrus He will use him for the sake of Israel.) 1 Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed: […]

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“A Special Invitation”

Matthew 22: 1-14  (The parable of the wedding feast) 1 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3 and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would […]

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