“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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Romans 15:4–7 (We glorify the God of endurance and encouragement with one voice.) [4] For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.  [5] May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony […]

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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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“Put On the Light!”

Romans 13:11–14  (Cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.) [11] Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. [12] The night is far gone; the day is at […]

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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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Contentment

Philippians 4:6-20English Standard Version (ESV) 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is […]

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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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