“Our King”

John 12: 12-19  (Jesus enters Jerusalem.) 12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.  13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the […]

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“Heaven or Hell?”

Romans 5: 1-2 1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 

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“Trials and/or Gifts”

James 1: 12-18  (God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone.) 12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.  13 Let no one say when he is […]

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Mark 9:2–9   (Jesus is transfigured in the presence of three disciples.) 2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach […]

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“Can but Won’t”

1 Corinthians 8:1–13       (Paul warns against hurting the faith of a weak brother.) 1 Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.  2 If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know.  3 […]

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“Shattering the Silence”

John 1:43–51         (Philip invites Nathanael to come and see Jesus.) 43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee.  He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”  44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.  45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom […]

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Genesis 1:1–5        (The creation of the world) 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.  3 And God said, “Let there be […]

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“Recognizing the Sign”

Luke 2:22–40         (Jesus is presented to the Lord at the temple.) 22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the […]

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“According to Your Word”

Luke 1:26–38         (The angel appears to Mary.) 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.  28 And he came to her […]

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