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August 18 Of Wine and Wineskins

No one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results. Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved. 296 more words

Daily Devotional Guide

August 18 Discerning True from False

Every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

Matthew 7:17

The Didache, one of the earliest Christian writings after the New Testament, gives several guidelines for discerning true from false prophets. 147 more words

Daily Devotional Guide

August 18

Reading for Today:

  • Job 27:1–28:28
  • Psalm 97:1-6
  • Proverbs 23:13-14
  • Romans 16:1-27

Notes:

Psalm 97:1 multitude of isles. Refers to all the continents as well as islands of the world (Is. 644 more words

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Recognizing God's Ownership

“The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it” (Psalm 24:1).

God owns everyone and everything.

One day when John Wesley was away from home, someone came running to him, saying, “Your house has burned down! 405 more words

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Treating Others with Consideration

“ does not act unbecomingly” (1 Cor. 13:5).

Considerate behavior demonstrates godly love and adds credibility to your witness.

When I was a young child, I loved to slurp my soup. 431 more words

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August 18 - Of Wine and Wineskins

“‘No one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results. Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved’” (Matthew 9:16–17). 362 more words

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August 18 Recognizing God’s Ownership

“The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.”

Psalm 24:1

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God owns everyone and everything… 351 more words

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