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Jan 30, 2022

 Scripture Reading: John 15:12-17

Continuing to say things specifically designed to encourage His apostles (and us), Jesus issues a command and He gives it twice … "love one another" (Jn 15:12,17).  It is a command that Jesus had also given earlier (Jn 13:34).  This command is found at least 15 times in the New...

Jan 23, 2022

Scripture Reading: John 15:1-11

Continuing to encourage the eleven apostles on the night before His crucifixion, Jesus gives the last of His "I am" statements in John's gospel.  "I am the true vine" (Jn 15:1).  What follows is an extended metaphor of the relationship between Christ and His own.  He is the vine...

Jan 16, 2022

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:9-20

The background to this section of 1 Corinthians 6 is the occurrence in the church in Corinth of church members taking other church members to court.  Paul reasons that believers must not take other believers before a state judge because, for the most part, these judges are...

Jan 9, 2022

Scripture Reading: John 14:25-31

The concept of 'peace' is a major theme in the Bible, especially in the New Testament.  The word 'peace' occurs 95 times in the New Testament and is found in every book except 1 John.

Few passages in Scripture are as sweet and comforting as this familiar promise of Jesus in John 14. ...